Chorten kora trashiyangtse festival tours

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Activities Cultural Tours, Festival Tours
  • Total Duration: 15 days

17th - 19th November, 2018, Attend Chorten Kora Festival Tour with Trashiyangtse Excursion

Outline Itinerary

Day-01: ARRIVE IN PARO AIRPORT (B, L, D)
Day-02: IN PARO (B, L, D)
Day 03: PARO TO THIMPHU (B, L, D)
Day 04-: IN THIMPHU (B, L, D)
Day -05: THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA/WANGDUE (B, L, D)
Day -06: IN PUNAKHA (B, L, D)
Day -07: PUNAKHA TO GANGTEY (B, L, D)
Day -08: GANGTEY TO TRONGSA (B, L, D)
Day 09: TRONGSA TO BUMTHANG (B, L, D)
Day- 10: IN BUMTHANG (B, L, D)
Day -11: BUMTHANG TO MONGAR (B, L, D)
Day 12-: MONGAR TO TRASHIGANG (B, L, D)Day 12-: MONGAR TO TRASHIGANG (B, L, D)
Day 13-: IN TRASHIGANG (Day excursion to Trashiyaangtse) (B, L, D)
Day 14: TRASHIGANG TO SAMDRUPJONGKHAR (B, L, D)
Day-15: DEPART FROM SAMDRUPJONGKHAR (B, L, D)

Detail Itinerary

Day-01: ARRIVE IN PARO AIRPORT (B, L, D)
Altitude: 2280m/ 7524ft above sea level The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges. Your representative will greet you on arrival and drive you to the hotel where you will be staying. Later you will visit Kichu Lhakhang(one of the oldest temple in Bhutan), visit the national Museum and later stroll around the town. Overnight in Paro.
Day-02: IN PARO (B, L, D)
Today morning you will hike to nations iconic cultural place known as Tiger's Nest. Perched at 800 mts from the valley. It takes maximum 6 hours to go up and come down for a normal paced hiker. Later in the afternoon you will be taken to visit Farm House and try Hot Stone bath as well as their food. We will also let you try archery. Later stroll around the Paro town. Overnight in Paro.
Day 03: PARO TO THIMPHU (B, L, D)
Altitude: 2320m/ 7656ft above sea level(1 Hour Drive) Morning you will drive to the capital city Thimphu and ater you will visit Kuenselcholing View Point, Memorial Chorten and Tashichoo Dzong(Fortress). Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 04-: IN THIMPHU (B, L, D)
Today morning you will go for a hike to Tango Monastery. Later after lunch you will visit Post Office to get your own customized stamps, visit Paper Factory, Mini Zoo to see our national animal, Craft Bazar to look for some souvinier. Later stroll around the town. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day -05: THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA/WANGDUE (B, L, D)
Altitude: 1350m/4455ft above sea level(3 hours drive) Today morning you will drive to Punakha . On the way you will also come across Dochula Pass giving you 180 degree panaromic view of the snow capped mountains. Later visit Punakha Dzong(fortress)giving you country architectural landmark. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue
Day -06: IN PUNAKHA (B, L, D)
Today morning you will visit Talo village and Rinchengang village giving you two different contrasts of villages. You can talk with people and take pictures. Later a soft hike to the temple of fertility. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.
Day -07: PUNAKHA TO GANGTEY (B, L, D)
Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (2 hours drive) Today morning you will drive to a glacial valley known as Gangtey which is famous for its black necked cranes(a migratory bird from Tibet) Later in Gangtey visit black necked crane center and Gangtey monastery. Overnight in Gangtey.
Day -08: GANGTEY TO TRONGSA (B, L, D)
Altitude: Altitude: 2200m /7260ft above sea level. (6 hours drive) Today morning you will hike across the gangtey valley providing you with picturesque view of the valleys. Later drive to TRONGSA. Overnight in Trongsa.
Day 09: TRONGSA TO BUMTHANG (B, L, D)
Altitude: 2600m/ 8580ft above sea level.(3 hours drive) Before embarking yet another drive to Central Bhutan you will visit Trongsa Museum giving you some unique collections of Bhutan and its Fortress which is one of the longest Fortress in Bhutan. Later drive to Bumthang. Overnight in Bumthang.
Day- 10: IN BUMTHANG (B, L, D)
Bumthang being one of the place from where Buddhism flourished in Bhutan. Today you will go for numerous visit of temples including small cottage factories and visit to the town. We will start the visit to Kurjey, Tamzing and Jambay Lhakhang(temple). Later we will drive to see Burning Lake. After lunch we will go to Cheese and beer factory. Later stroll around the town of Bumthang. Overnight in Bumthang.
Day -11: BUMTHANG TO MONGAR (B, L, D)
Altitude: 1690m/5575ft above sea level ( 8 Hours drive) Mongar, one of the six districts that make up eastern Bhutan borders Bumthang, Lhuentse, Pema Gatshel and Trashigang. The district covers an area of 1,954 sq.kms with elevations ranging from 400m to 4,000m and has a population of about 38,000. The landscape is spectacular with stark cliffs an gorges and dense conifer forests. The region is known for weavers and textiles and fabrics considered one of the best in the country. Overnight in Mongar
Day 12-: MONGAR TO TRASHIGANG (B, L, D)Day 12-: MONGAR TO TRASHIGANG (B, L, D)
Altitude: 1144 m/3775ft above sea level.(4 hours drive) Trashigang spans the easternmost corners of the kingdom, skirting up to the edge of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and is the country's largest district. The district has an altitude ranging from 600 m to over 4000m and Bhutan's largest river, the Dangmechu, flows through the district. Trashigang town, on the hillside was once the center for a brisk trade with Tibet. Today it is the junction of the east-west highway, with road connections to Samdrup Jongkhar and then into the Indian state of Assam. Trashigang town is also the principle market place for the semi-nomadic people of Merak and Sakteng, whose way of dress is unique in Bhutan. Later you will just stroll around the town. Overnight in Trashigang.
Day 13-: IN TRASHIGANG (Day excursion to Trashiyaangtse) (B, L, D)
Morning day excursion to Trashiyangtse(altitude 6000 feet): Trashiyangtse is also home to the black necked crane especially in Bumdeling. This is the eastern most part of Bhutan and borders Arunachal Pradesh in India. Today you will visit Trashiyangtse to attend the famous Chorten Kora festival. You will witness people from East and neighbouring country(India) coming to attend the festival and feasting together. Overnight in Trashigang.
Day 14: TRASHIGANG TO SAMDRUPJONGKHAR (B, L, D)
Altitude: 150 m/495ft above sea level.(7 hours drive) The road from Trashigang to Samdrupjongkhar was completed in the 1960s and it enables the eastern part of the country to access and benefit from trade with the south as well as across the Indian border. There is little for travelers to see in this area but it is used as more of a convenient exit town. Overnight in Samdrup Jongkhar.
Day-15: DEPART FROM SAMDRUPJONGKHAR (B, L, D)
Early breakfast at the hotel and your escort will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell. We will help you to get an Indian cab to drop you until Guwahati Airport.

CHECKLISTS

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver's license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Bhutan. However, travelers' cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Bhutan.)

WHAT TO BRING DURING THE TOUR IN BHUTAN

  • Warm Jackets
  • Hiking shorts (for men) or skirt
  • Winter clothes
  • Gloves
  • Warm hats
  • Hiking/trekking boots
  • Socks for hiking boots
  • Sunscreen for lips and face
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Long and short T-shirts or cotton shirts
  • Sun Hats
  • Walking Sticks
  • Backpack or Suitcase

DRESS CODE FOR VISITING FORTRESSES, MONASTERIES, AND TEMPLES IN BHUTAN

  • Shirt(either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

APPROXIMATE TEMPERATURE DURING YOUR VISIT

  • IN MAR: MAX: 25.0 DEGREE CELSIUS
  • MIN: 5.0 DEGREE CELSIUS

Transportation and Travel situation in Bhutan
Ground transportation is by private vehicles based on the number of travelers. we provide clean Air conditioning and heat in vehicles. expect bad roads with uphill and narrow tracks too, travel time might delay due to weather too.

please consult your doctor before you come to travel. in Bhutan, we have local doctors to assist in case if needed.

Hotels / Resorts / Tents
We choose nice and best available hotels based on your budget. you will have private rooms with hot and cold showers

Guide, Driver and helpers
local expert guides and drivers.
“this program can be customized based on your time and interest ”

Service Includes during Bhutan Tour

  • Bhutan Visa arrangement service
  • Government royalty and all the taxes
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons
  • Accommodations in A grade hotels
  • Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Full time English speaking Bhutanese guide
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

Excludes in the package / supplement during Bhutan Tour

  • Flight fares from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Mumbai, Guwahati, Gaya to Bhutan- please choose the route and let us know we book for you
  • Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
  • Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
  • Travel / Medical Insurance

Visa processing

  • Bhutan visa is pre-process by our company we need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. we will send you electronic visa on your mail. you need to print and carry to fly to Bhutan. at immigration authorities will stamp on your passport.
  • your passport must be valid more than 6 months at the time  of travel in Bhutan

Notes: There are regular flights from Kathmandu Nepal, Bangkok Thailand, Delhi India to Bhutan . for flights and package please contact us now

Some useful Bhutanese phrases during tours
Hello :              Ku-zu-zam-po-la (meaning good health)
Thank You :     Ka din chey la
See you :          Lok jey gay
Good bye :       Lus la “or” Laso la

Cost and Dates

You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

Reviews

Amazing Bhutan Experience

Dear Rajan,
I can't thank you enough for all your help to make my trip to Bhutan an amazing experience. You always responded to my (many) questions so quickly that it almost seemed that you really weren't half a world away. You were wonderful through all the changes that I and other sources through at you; through it all you planned the perfect itinerary. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and courteous; I feel I have made new friends with each and every one of them. The accommodations were outstanding everywhere and you were able to get me into all the special events I want to attend, with your guidance it really was the trip of a lifetime!
As the COO of a major travel company I will make sure my agents and clients know to contact you for the perfect Himalayan journey.
Again, many, many thanx for everything!

Daniel Hanes
COO
Morrison International, A Travel Corporation
San Mateo, CA 94401, 32 East Third Avenue
E-Mail:- danielh@morrisontravel.com
Phone: - (+1) 650-274-6112


Bhutan’s Best Tour

Dear Rajan;
Thank you for the most amazing trip to Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, your itinerary was a very good one, well planned and had all the needed components: from spiritual, to culture, to accommodations and many others.
Beyond all that your friendly and cooperative attitude made our trip an unforgettable one. Please pass our regards and thanks to all three companies in Tibet Nepal and Bhutan.
Special thanks to yourself, and to Yontan in Bhutan and Lapka in Tibet. Hope we could meet in the near future again.

Anyone who wants to ask me more about this trip feel free to contact me
E-mail - saulakry@aol.com | Shaul & Orly, Los Angeles


Excellent Trip

Dear Rajan,
My wife, son and I want to thank you for providing us with an excellent trip to Bhutan . Your company was very organized with all of the necessary plane and hotel reservations made well in advance of our trip. Your company arranged all the necessary Visas and the guides in each country were knowledgeable and helpful. My wife appreciated the Bhutanese guide's assistance in walking her safely down the steep hill from the Tiger's Nest monastery Thanks again.
Sincerely,

Richard, Jacqueline and Scott Swanberg
Los Angeles, Ca, USA
cell 818 497-8692
E-mail- rjsswan@sbcglobal.net


Bhutan – land of happiness

From USA,
In February and March 2015, my wife and I were able to visit Bhutan. Our best tour trip was arranged with the assistance of Rajan and his company. We were extremely pleased with the accommodations, tours, guides and drivers which served us during this three-week holiday; and can highly recommend this company and its owner to anyone who is considering traveling in these beautiful countries.
We also visited Nepal and Myanmar. Thanks again for everything.
Sincerely,
Chip & Madeline Thomas
Mercer Island, Washington

best tour
Chip & Madeline Thomas,
USA

We will certainly be recommending the “Bhutan experience”

Our time in Bhutan was particularly enjoyable, perhaps partly by contrast with Delhi and Kathmandu. If all of the guides and drivers you employ in your company are of the same quality as Ngawang and Bhim then you must receive many critiques praising their performance. Bhim's skills as a driver were manifest any number of times from congested traffic in Thimpu to the rugged road between Thimpu and Punakha. He also has good English and a sense of humor. We felt very secure in his car.

Ngawang is a perfect blend of calm (perhaps even serene) and knowledge. He patiently explained and reexplained some very difficult (for us) aspects of life in Bhutan and Buddhism. He was flexible (we wanted to skip the Paro Dzong) as you said he would be. Highlights of our time in Bhutan had to be our hike to the Taktshang Monastery and the meal we had on the last evening with the rice farming family.  I don't know if it was coincidental, but we had commented earlier that we were tiring of continental cuisine for seemingly every lunch and dinner. This entirely Bhutanese meal was a perfect way to end our visit.

All hotels were excellent. We especially enjoyed the view from the veranda of our hotel in Punakha.
In short, not much to complain about. We will certainly be recommending the "Bhutan experience" and your company to our friends.
Good luck and all the best.

Jim Reese,
Atlanta, United States

Exciting and an adventurous trip

Hello Deepak
We have come back last Sunday from and exciting and an adventurous trip to your country. It was exciting climbing and trekking those mountains .We stayed at some decent hotels, however the food was average. The guide and the driver you provided were excellent. Nawang was a font of knowledge , both local and international, the driver Jeevan was very good and careful, and he made the journey very comfortable.We enjoyed all the sights we visited and every day we looked forward to a ne destination. The downside to the trip was the condition of the roads, I understand that the Government has undertaken the road widening project from Thimphu to Bumthang . We found it extremely tiring because of the many bad road conditions on the way.Bhutan is unspoilt and we would visit again.The whole experience was well worth the visit.

John Pereira ,
USA

Our unforgettable trip!

Dear Rajan,

Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

We spent one night in Thimphu, two nights in Phunakha, and two nights in Paro. Phunaka's Lobesa hotel became one of the most impressive splendid hotels we have ever stayed! Its view from the window was just gorgeous and took our breath away.

Nawang was a knowledgeable, kind and caring guide and we learned a lot about your beautiful country from him. Ugay was a safe driver and we felt so comfortable in the lovely Nissan four wheels.

The tour was both very informative and fun. In addition, Nawang accommodated many of our requests and re-arranged the original schedule to our satisfaction. Going to the weekend market in Thimphu became one of the highlights of this tour for us !

We'd like to visit Bhutan again in the future and we will definitely ask you again to organize tour for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Rajan for being such a friendly coordinator. Your responses were always so prompt!!

Nory and Mayuri,
Tokyo, Japan

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