Winter season is perhaps the best opportune time to visit Bhutan and experience a tranquil facade of the country not usually seen by most visitors. Advent of winter brings about peace and tranquility in the region, as life in Bhutan settles down quietly in preparation of the winter months. One can truly appreciate the natural beauty at this time of the season, with crystal clear view of the snow-capped mountains against the backdrop of bright azure sky. The fields in the valleys are abounding with the colors of poinsettias and green banana plants. The rooftops of the villages are covered in red with hot chilies drying in the winter sun, as the villagers pass the time leisurely. It’s a time of rest and nature’s way of rejuvenating ones body and the spirit, with every breath of fresh air. It is indeed a unique experience not to be missed.
This special program is a combination of cultural tour, bird watching and trek lasting 9 days in Bhutan . Tour begins from Paro and continues through Thimphu and Punakha. Then a short three days trek which covers the lower valley regions with elevation ranging from 4500 to 7350 feet. It is designed as a moderate trek for anyone in good physical condition to participate. A leisurely four – five hours daily hike passes through villages with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the scenery, and to experience the hospitality of the local people. The trek ends at Wangiphodrang followed by a drive to Phobijikha to witness a rare glimpse of the black-necked cranes, which migrate each winter to this beautiful valley. Spend the night at a traditional farm guesthouse, and early next morning venture to a vantage point to see the roosting grounds of the cranes.
01Arrive Paro airport and transfer to Thimpu/Over night hotel (D)
02Sightseeing in Thimphu, back to hotel for overnight. (B) (L) (D)
03Thimphu – Punakha – Leaving Thimphu – Punakha (B) (L) (D)
04Punakha – Limukha (trek), overnight at camp. (B) (L) (D)
05Sun Limukha – Chungsakha/ overnight camp (B) (L) (D)
06Chungsakha – Wangdi – Phobjikha – Overnight at a farm house, (B) (L) (D)
07Phobjikha – Thimphu – Paro (B) (L) (D)
08Paro – Sightseeing, overnight at hotel (B) (L) (D)
09Departure Paro – After breakfast transfer airport and fly to Kathmandu or Bangkok (B)
Legend: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner