Bhutan: Fall Festivals, Families and Nature
Experience Bhutan and its people by meeting families, seeing a variety of festivals, staying in small hotels and sampling regional foods. Travel routes in Bhutan may be somewhat limited, but what you do in the country is as broad as your imagination.
This special trip includes an exciting fall festival. Perhaps you can learn to make butter tea, Hontay, vegetable dumplings; Mengay, (a sort of Bhutanese Pizza, made from mashed rice, eggs, spring onions, mushrooms and other ingredients; or a chilly dish.
Traveling Bhutan as far west as Bumthang, you will meet monks and farmers, explore giant dzongs and small gompas and truly get a special 'taste' of the culture of this country!
Dates and Land Cost
Starting at $4795.00 per person (based on 3-10 people)
Dates: 2014 TRIP DATES ($4395.00 per person/based on 3-10 people): Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Saturday, November 15, 2014 (Jambay and Prakar Tsechus) and 2015 TRIP DATES: Friday, October 23, 2015 - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (Jambay and Prakar Tsechus)
Please note: Custom dates and prices available
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|Day 1||OCTOBER 23: Early morning arrival in Bhutan. Explore Paro. Drive to Thimphu. Possible stop at local home en route.|
|Day 2||OCTOBER 24: Visit Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Paper factory, village school for arts and crafts, Zilukha Nunnery.|
|Day 3||OCTOBER 25: Drive to Gangtey.|
|Day 4||OCTOBER 26: Explore Gangtey.|
|Day 5||OCTOBER 27: Drive Bumthang via Trongsa. Jambay Lhakhang Drup.|
|Day 6||OCTOBER 28: Visit Prakar or Tsechu and Jakar Valley.|
|Day 7||OCTOBER 29: Visit Prakar or Jambay Festival and some of Tang Valley.|
|Day 8||OCTOBER 30: Drive to Punakha.|
|Day 9||OCTOBER 31: Explore Punakha.|
|Day 10||NOVEMBER 1: Drive to Paro via Thimphu.|
|Day 11||NOVEMBER 2: Visit Taktsang Monastery and Kyichu. Farewell dinner.|
|Day 12||NOVEMBER 3: Depart Bhutan for home.|