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  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels

Overview

Within this prescribed period of time, one can cover two western districts of Bhutan,Punakha Bumthang,  Paro and Thimphu (capital). This tour is best suitable for those who are deprived of time but needed the glimpse of what Bhutan stands for and its beauty. Scores of historical sites are located within these two districts. This cultural tour through the mystical Western valleys of Bhutan is an ideal introduction to the Dragon Kingdom. Experience Bhutanese hospitality, admire the ever-changing landscapes, and immerse yourself in Bhutan's rich buddhist culture. Highlights include Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong with its wooden cantilevered bridge and the infamous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) in the beautiful Paro Valley,

  • 4 h 9 min (164.3 km) via NH 17 to drive from Bagdora to Phuntsholing Bhutan….
  • 3 h 56 min (157.2 km) via NH 17 to drive from siliguri to Phuntsholing Bhutan

Phuentsholing is a frontier and thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian plains and five-six hours drive south of Thimphu and Paro International airport. Situated at the foothills of Himalaya, it serves as the main trading zone for Bhutanese with other neighboring countries of South Asia . Visitors can reach Phuentsholing by road from Sikkim, Darjeeling and Bagdogra airport in West Bengal . It takes between 3 - 6 hours by drive from these places. 

Places you can see are Kharbandi Gompa (Rinchending), built in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, the monastery contains paintings on the life of Buddha and statues of Shubdrung Nawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpochey. The view from the monastery garden towards the Phuentsholing and surrounding Indian plains are superb. 
Zangdopelri Temple, located in the center of Phuentsholing town, represents the abode of Guru Rinpochey. On the ground level there are statues of Guru and his eight manifestations. And the wall is covered with paintings of Buddha's life. On the second floor it contains of eight Bodhisattavas and statues of Avalokiteshwara and Shubdrung Nawang Namgyal while on the top floor the main statue is of Buddha Amitabha

Zangto Pelri Lhakhang. Zangto Pelri Lhakhang is home to the exact replica of Guru Rinpoche, with eight life-size idols of different manifestations of the revered Guru. ...

Karbandi Monastery. ...

Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre

Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, occupies a valley in the country’s western interior. In addition to being the government seat, the city is known for its Buddhist sites. The massive Tashichho Dzong is a fortified monastery and government palace with gold-leaf roofs. The Memorial Chorten, a whitewashed structure with a gold spire, is a revered Buddhist shrine dedicated to Bhutan’s third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

There's a wonderful view of Thimphu valley from the hillside below the telecommunications tower (elevation 2685m), high above the town at the end of a road that branches off from . The complex also houses the broadcasting studios of Bhutan television

The Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimpu to Punakha where 108 memorial chortens or stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother.a Apart from the chortens there is a monastery called the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple), built in honour of the fourth Druk Gyalpo (head of the state of Bhutan), Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The pass with 108 memorial chortens is adjacent to the country's first Royal Botanical Park

The Dzong is located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley. The source of the Mo chu river is in the northern hills of Lighsi and Laya in Bhutan, and in Tibet. The Po Chu River is fed by glaciers in the Lunana region of the Punakha valley. After the confluence of these two rivers, the main river

is known as Puna Tsang chu or Sankosh River and flows down through Wangdue Phodrang, crosses the Bhutan–India border at Kalikhola and eventually meets the Brahmaputra River.

In view of the healthy climate in the region, Punakha is the winter capital of Bhutan. The head of the clergy of Bhutan with his entourage of monks spend the winter in this dzong. Jacaranda trees grow around the dzong, blooming with mauve flowers in the spring.

As Punakha Dzong is located at only 1,200 meters, you will not suffer from oxygen shortages as you would in higher places such as Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest), so it is a good place for beginner hiker to start from, as you may struggle with altitude sickness in the first few days. Punakha is also the center of Bhutan’s longest suspension bridge (Punakha Suspension Bridge) and is about 7.5 km (4.5 miles) by car to Chimi Lhakhang, the Divine Madman’s fertility temple

The Gangteng Monastery, also spelt Gantey Gonpa, bounded on the west side by the Black Mountains (Bhutan) (range above 5,000 metres (16,000 ft) elevation) is located on a spur amidst the Gantey village, overlooking the vast U-shaped glacial Phobjika Valley, which is at an elevation of about 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) and which has marshy land. The Nake Chuu river runs through this valley. The monastery commands striking views of the Phubjika Valley below. The Black Mountain Region is inhabited by nomadic shepherds and yak-herders.

Wangdue Phodrang, the district headquarters, is 45 kilometres (28 mi) from the Nobding village in the Phobjika Valley on the Trongsar road from where a short diversion road leads to the Gonpa. It is 75 kilometres (47 mi) to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. The Gonpa lies on the popular trekking route of the 'Gangte trail' which starts from the bottom of the Phobjika valley, passes through the Gangteng Valley, then climbs up to the Gangteng Gonpa, then goes through the Kumbu village on the east of the Gangteng Gonpa, passes through Gedachen, Khebaythang, the Kilkhorthang villages and finally touches the Kungathang Lhakhan

This town is situated on a steep ridge and offers spectacular views of the deep valleys surrounding it. The various hotels, guesthouses and restaurants all offer stunning views from

their balconies. Trongsa Dzong is easily visible from anywhere in the town and is always an impressive sight as it is situated atop a steep ridge that drops off into the clouds on its south side.

Trongsa also boasts an impressive museum. The watchtower of Trongsa has been converted into a museum dedicated to the Wangchuck dynasty and is a good place to learn about the history of the kingdom

Bumthang Dzongkhag consists of four main valleys Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor. Choekhor is the largest of the four mountain valleys and is widely considered as ‘Bumthang Valley’. The valleys are broad and gentle carved by the ancient glaciers. The wide and scenic valleys draws a large number of tourists each year.The name Bumthang has two probable origins; the first is that it is named after a Bumpa, a vessel for holy water which the valley resembles in shape. The second origin implies that it is the Valley of Beautiful Girls as Bum translates to ‘Girl’ and Thang means ‘flat piece of land’.

These fertile valleys are covered in fields of buckwheat, rice and potatoes. Apple orchards and dairy farms are also common sights here. This serene region is one of the most peaceful places in the kingdom.This dzongkhag is one of the most richly endowed districts in terms of historical and spiritual legacy. Some of Bhutan’s oldest and most venerated temples are found in Bumthang, including Jambey Lhakhang. According to legend this ancient temple was built by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo in 659 A.D. as part of a chain of 108 simultaneously constructed temples in order to subdue an evil demoness that lay over the Himalayan region. It is the oldest lhakhang in Bhutan.

There are numerous other temples and shrines worth visiting in Bumthang and many of them are linked to Guru Rinpoche’s visit in 746 A.D

It takes about 7hrs to cover the distance of 192kms from Jakar (Bumthang) to Mongar. From Jakar, we follow the east bank of Chamkhar Chu river, and after around 20mins, climb up the ridge to Tangsibi village, ascend and cross Sertangla pass (3590m) and make a descent to Ura, which is around 48km from Jakar (1 ½ hr drive). Ura is an interesting village with about 40 closely packed houses at an altitude of 3100m. From Ura, the road enters the National Park, climbing the overhanging cliffs, cedar trees, past road worker's campsites and reaches Thrumshingla pass (3750m) after about 1hr drive. On a clear day, Bhutan’s highest peak, Gangkar Phuensum can be seen from here and you have now officially entered Eastern Bhutan. After crossing the pass, the drive to Sengor descends for about 700m in 22km. After Sengor, the short stretch of road is one of the widest in Bhutan. The road begins a steep descent into Kuri chu valley, clinging to the side of rock cliffs, with numerous waterfalls and streams, leaping onto the road. In some places, the road is literally hacked into the sides of vertical cliff. Finally, the road leaves the Thrumshingla Park area, and emerges into upper part of large side valley of Kuri chu, lush with bamboos and ferns. The area is also good for bird watching. The winding road gradually descends through corn fields, rice terraces and tropical fruit plants such as Mangos, Guavas begin to appear. At Kuri Zampa (bridge), we get to the lowest point at 570m, after amazing descent of 3200m from Thumshing La pass. From here, the road climbs up through Chir-pine forests and cultivated fields, for about 25kms, to Mongar, located on the top of the hill, which takes nearly an hour, ascending 1000m

Distance between Mongar and Trashigang is around 92km but it is expected to take over 3hrs. Plus add the stops and add 2hrs if you are taking an excursion to Drametse Goemba. The road from Mongar climbs past fields, to Kilikhar with its Buddhist college (shedra) and then through blue pine forests. Soon the road begins the climb clinging to the side of the cliffs and passing through deep forests of mainly rhododendron trees, up to Kori la pass (2400m) with mani (prayer) walls and prayer flags. From Korila pass, the road descends, switch backing down through broadleaf forests to the village of Naktshang. Continue descent through corn and mustard fields to arrive after one hour from the pass to a large village of Yadi (1480m). From here, the meandering road (Yadi loops) drops to Sherichhu valley, then meet Drangme Chhu river and the roads winds in and out of the side valleys to Thungdari (71km from Mongar or 20km from Trashigang). A side road leads to Drametse (18km of dirt road takes around 1hour each way). The road from Thungdari continues along the side valleys of Drangme Chhu river to Chazam (literally meaning iron bridge, named after chain bridge, built in 15 century, which stood here once). Chazam is the junction for road to Gomkora and beyond to Tashiyangste. From Chazam, the road climbs up for about 20minutes to Trashingang.

Samdrup Jongkhar is a town and seat of Samdrup Jongkhar District in Bhutan.The town is located at the south-eastern part of Bhutan and borders the Indian state of Assam. Though there is no clear historical record of the development of the town, it is said to have developed as a result of the construction of the Samdrup Jongkhar-Tashigang national highway in the 1960s. In the past the Sharchops of Tashigang, Dundsan, Orong and Yangtse used to trade in a small Indian border town in Assam called Gudama (current day Daranga or Darranga Mela, better known as Mela Bazar. Today it is one of the most important trading towns for the eastern districts of Bhutan. Near the border is Hanumaan Mandir in NK Darranga, a temple run by Hanumaan Mandir Charity in which there are both Bhutan and Indian people member. After 2003, due to insurgency problems, much of the business was halted, causing a ripple effect on the developmental and socio-economic life of the people of most of eastern Bhutan.Samdrup Jonkhar Dzongkhag has a mix of population largely dominated by the Sharchops and by Lhotshampas in Bangtar. It is also an important economic center of the country where coal mining is an important contribution to the country's economy

DAY 12 SAMDRUP JONGKHAR TO GUAWTHI

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