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A trip for those who want to understand the diversity of Bhutan! Where most people go half way across the country only to Bumthang, you will travel from Paro in the west, all the way across the country to Mongar in the east, and drive into India for a flight back to Delhi. Along the way you can stay with families or in small hotels, visit monasteries and holy sites, sip tea with the monks, spend time in local hospitals, visit schools and libraries, explore markets, and meet with the artisans and local people. In the spring, you can enjoy Ura Tshechu in Bumthang - quite a special way to get inside the culture!


Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $4995.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)

Dates: Monday, April 21, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014

Please note: Custom dates and prices available


Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts
  • Religion and Pilgrimage Sites

Customized Travel

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If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.

So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.

2. E-mail us at travel@mythsandmountains.com or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.

3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.

5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive in Paro. Visit Dzong, Drukyel Dzong, and town.
Day 2 Visit Tiger's Nest and Kyichu. Drive Thimphu.
Day 3 Tour Thimphu. Visit Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, paper factory, Tashicho Dzong, and the Zulekha Nunnery Temple.
Day 4 Visit Chari Gompa, the village School for Arts and Crafts. Overnight Thimphu.
Day 5 Drive to Punakha, stopping at the Simtokha Dzong. Late afternoon visit Chime Lhakang.
Day 6 Rafting, explore Punkha Dzong and walk to Khamsum-Yuelling.
Day 7 All drive to Bumthang Valley. Overnight in Jakar.
Day 8 Sightseeing to Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, walk to Tamshing Langrub Chholing.
Day 9 Visit Ura for the festival and to see the town.
Day 10 Drive to Mongar, stopping along the way for lunch, sightseeing and walks.
Day 11 Am in Mongar to sightsee. PM drive to Trashigang.
Day 12 Sightseeing in Trashigang. Visit Sherubtse College and Ranjung.
Day 13 Drive Samdrup Jongkar.
Day 14 Early drive to Guwahati and connect to Delhi for evening flight home.

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Myths and Mountains is THE adventure travel company for the discerning and inquisitive globe-trotter seeking a hand-crafted, life-changing experience. With more than 25 years of expertise in designing award-winning trips focusing on cultures and crafts, religion and pilgrimage sites, environment and natural history and natural healing and traditional medicine, we promise adventures beyond the guidebooks, excellence beyond expectations, and guaranteed departures.

Want a custom-designed trip just for you and your friends? It's our specialty! Welcome to a remarkable experience - Myths and Mountains style!

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