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BHUTAN ODYSSEY (8 days-7 nights) Terms & Condition
Departure dates in 2001
Maximum group size: 11 person,
Land & Air: USD 1640 (Ex KTM)
Single supplement: USD 175

This trip covers Thimpu-the capital city of Bhutan, Paro, Punakha-the old capital of Bhutan, Wangdiphrodang and Phubjika. Phubjika is the winterhome the rare black-necked cranes that fly over from Tibet. Phubjika has one of the only two Ngimgma monasteries of Bhutan.


Day 1 Arrival at Paro and drive to Thimpu
Meet Windhorse representative at the airport and drive to Thimpu. Overnight hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing of Thimpu.
Morning visit to: colorful vegetable market; the Memorial Chorten and the National Library. After lunch visit the Handmade Paper Factory & the School of Thangka Painting; stroll about town.

Day 3: Thimpu to Punakha and Wangdiphodrang.
Early morning scenic drive on the mountain route towards the former capital of Bhutan passing through the Dochula pass (alt. 10,000 feet); stunning scenery of Himalayan ranges. Descend to Punakha & tour the town. After picnic lunch by the Wangdi River continue to Wangdiphodrang Dzong, the most picturesque in Bhutan.

Day 4: Punakha to Phubjika ( Gangtey)
Excursion to serene Gangtey valley, home of the rare black-necked cranes that fly over Tibet in the winter; visit the Gangtey monastery.

Day 5: Gangtey to Paro via Thimpu.
Retrace the way via the Simtokha Dzong the oldest one in Bhutan. After lunch visit hospital for Traditional Medicine; National Library. Continue to Paro. Overnight hotel.

Day 6: Sightseeing of Paro.
In the morning visit the fortified tower Ta Dzong, now a natural history museum- one of finest in Asia, the impressive Drukgyel Dzong ruins (monastery fortress) and Kyichu Temple of 7th century. Overnight hotel.

Day 7: Takstang Retreat.
Today you will hike up o Takstang monastery situated in a cliff overlooking the valley. This is the highlight of your trip. You will walk back to Paro. Overnight hotel.

Day 8: Departpure
Transfer to airport for departure.