Bhutan Home Stay

Bhutan Home Stay

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Bhutan Home Stay

Bhutan Home Stay

 

While visiting Bhutan, one is sure to discover the pleasure of taking one’s tea salty rather than sweet. The richness of butter tea can warm the coldest of hands and sooth the hungriest of souls. As with Bhutanese tea, so is the warmth of a homestay. A homestay feels like home away from home, offering travellers – foreign, regional or national – an opportunity to experience daily life on a farm in Bhutan’s countryside. The concept is catching on. Visitors can opt to stay with villagers in private homes when travelling to attend a festival, work on a project, or take part in a cultural trek.

A Home-Stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host. All officially sanctioned and listed home-stays are located in the gorgeous Bhutanese countryside, far from the noise and crowds of population centers. Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood among the Bhutanese people and a farm-stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll be able to observe age old Bhutanese farming traditions as the family goes about its daily tasks. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host. All officially sanctioned and listed Farm-stays are located in the gorgeous Bhutanese countryside amidst lush farmland far from the noise and crowds of population centers. In order to experience a traditional life, electricity and running water are not available at Farm-Stays. Hot water can be provided by the family but will be served in a wash basin/bow.

 

Package Details:

Duration: 8 nights/9 days

Destination Covered:Thimphu, Paro, Punakha ,Wangdue and Gangtey

Day 1
Paro

Fly into Paro via Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines the only two airlines in the country at present. (If you get a seat on the left side of the plane and the weather cooperates, you might have spectacular views of the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas, including peaks in Bhutan such as Chomolhari, Jichu Drakye, and Tsering Kang.) After clearing customs and immigration, we drive into town for lunch. We’ll visit the National Museum, housed in an old watchtower above the Paro Dzong. The museum’s collections include displays of spectacular thangkas (religious scroll paintings), bronze statues, Bhutan’s beautiful stamps, and the Tshogshing Lhakhang (Temple of the Tree of Wisdom), with its carvings depicting the history of Buddhism. Time permitting; we will also visit the Paro Dzong itself, built in 1644 by the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

(Overnight at Homestay)

Day 2
Paro – Thimphu

Morning we will drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, where we check into our hotel. In the afternoon we will visit some of the sites in town. These may include Tashichho Dzong, seat of Bhutan's administrative and religious center; the Traditional Hospital of Herbal Medicine; and a school that trains students to paint, sculpts, and carves religious artwork.

(Overnight at Homestay)

Day 3
Thimphu – Punakha :-

Morning we will drive across the Dochu La pass at 10,000 feet, where we might view the snow-covered peaks of the eastern Himalaya (weather permitting). The pass is marked by hundreds of colorful fluttering prayer flags and is an awesome sight. Continue to Punakha, winter seat of the highest lama in Bhutan until the 1950s.Lunch on the way. After lunch we will hike to Chimmi Lhakhang and visit Punakha Dzong.

(Overnight at Homestay)

Day 4
Punakha - Bumthang (7 – 8 Hrs. Drive) :-

Drive to Bumthang takes appro.7 - 8 hrs. Stop lunch at Chendepji. After passing through the domain of yak, sheep and short bamboo brush, past the Nikkarchu bridge is the Trongsa district; as you approach Trongsa you cannot miss viewing the never reaching Trongsa Dzong in the distance, visible yet elusive before you actually get near it. It used to be the old gateway between the east and the west. The Dzong built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal is the masterpiece in architecture. From Trongsa drive to Bumthang takes approximately 2 ½ hrs. Tales of great teacher Guru Rimpoche dominates this holy valley. From the view point you can see Jakar Dzong “The castle of the white bird “.

(Overnight at Homestay)

Day 5
Bumthang :-

Bumthang is the cultural heart of Bhutan and is considered the most beautiful valley in the country, a haven for hikers and religious pilgrims. Numerous monasteries and pilgrimage sites are located here, making it the cultural and historic center of Bhutan. One could spend months exploring this fascinating valley: almost every little valley or hill has a background of interesting myths and legends.

Bumthang is dotted with the religious relics left by the famous Guru Rimpoche and his reincarnation, the Treasure-Finder, Terton Pema Lingpa, who is known to have found the sacred Ters of Buddhist texts after diving into Membartsho Lake (which we will visit on an optional hike). Places of interest are the Jakar Dzong, the Jambey and Tamshing Lhakhangs, two of the oldest temples dating as far back as the 7th century, and Kurje Lhakhang. While in Bumthang, we will visit the many temples and monuments of this picturesque valley.

(Overnight at Homestay)

Day 6
Bumthang - Wangdue Phodrang :-

After breakfast we’ll retrace much of our route across the country to Wangdue Phodrang, the site of an impressive monastery perched on a promontory above the river. Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is noted for its silver-shingled roof and narrow courtyards with long balconies.

Gangtey(Phobjikha Valley) : The valley is popular for its scenic splendor and cultural uniqueness.. Phobjikha is well known as the winter home of the Black-Necked Cranes (Grus Nigricollis), that migrate from the Tibetan plateau. The birds can be observed from early November to end of March.

Places to visit and experience

Gangtey Goenpa : is the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition which was established in 1613 by Gangteng Sangngak Choling. It overlooks the Phobjikha Valley.

In the evening take natural herbal hot stone bath which has all the healing properties.

(Overnight at Homestay)

Day 7
Gangtey - Paro :-

Drive back to same road via Dochula pass. Stop lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro.

(Overnight at Homestay)

Day 8
Paro Taktsang Hiking :-

Taktsang Monastery : The Taktsang, popularly known as the “Tiger’s Nest” is perched on the side of a cliff at a height of 900m above the Paro valley. It is considered as a signature spot for the tourist. It is a Gem of a Paro Valley. Nestled up in a cliff, it is considered as one of the twelve wonders of the world.

After breakfast, drive to Ramthangka to hike up to the view point of Taktsang (Tiger’s nest) (2950m). The round trip will take about two to three hours. The legend says that in the 8th century, Guru Rinpoche visited and meditated here for some time. The place now is one of the holiest pilgrim sites for the Mahayana Buddhist

(Overnight at Homestay)

Day 9
Departure

Departure from Paro International Airport

Note: We can provide you with all kind of homestay and farmhouses ( Typical, Modern Homestay or luxury ). Based on your requirement we can arrange your homestay /farm house stay

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