A Bucket List Adventure
About A Bucket List Adventure
A Bucket List Adventure is a registered under Tourism Council of Bhutan (under license number 1031510) , Royal Government of Bhutan. Hold places, people and customs through professional guides, modern transportation, quality hotels, fine restaurants and other key vendors. Established by a proficient tour guide, recently in 2014, it provides a felicitous choice to ecotourism and with the flexi package of any desire and lives up to the expectation of international standard where logistics is of a high concern. New Travel company but with an old experience and reputed team members with the excel service quality and let you explore the unexplored.
This trip starts from Paro to the beautiful Thimphu, the capital city and to Punakha, and Back to Paro, excursion to Haa with a Bucket lists in different areas to be completed and tricked. First on the list is Mountain Biking around the Thimphu city; Second, Hike to Lungchoktse; Third, Rafting in Female River; fourth hosting prayer flags at chelela pass(highest motorable road in Bhutan); fifth hike to tiger nest and finally ending with a relaxing time in traditional Hot-stone bath.
Bucket lists; - Hike to Tiger nest and Hot-stone Bath in Paro +Mountain Biking in Thimphu+Hike to Lungchoktse in Dochula + Rafting in Punakha+ Hosting Prayer flags at chele la Pass(3898m).
Places to Visit
Day 1: Arrival at Paro International Airport (2280m/7524ft)and Drive to Thimphu (2320m/7656ft) for 01 hr (55km).
As we fly to Bhutan we can get a spectacular views of the Himalayas .At the airport, we will be greeted by a representative from A Bucket list Adventure. We will drive to Thimphu through the Paro valley with an amazing view of landscape. On reaching Thimphu, We will visit Tashichoedzong(Fortress of glorious religion) and stroll around the main street of the capital. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2; -Thimphu;- Mountain Biking(Bicycle)
Safety measures; - Ride on left side of the road and slow on Curves.
Biking Areas; - Buddha point, Takin Zoo/BBS tower, Memorial chorten to chubachu to Zilukha nunnery.
In the Morning,we will ride to Buddha point,(a giant statue (169ft tall) ,on the hill overlooking Thimphu valley).Then we ride on the trail of Kuenselphodrang Parkover the side of mountain giving us amazing view of capital city. We can ride downhill to the restaurant for lunch. In the Afternoon we can ride around the city and make a little climb to Takin Zoo, Takin is a national animal, the legend has it that Divine madman created Takin, head like Goat and Body like cow. Then we can ride further uphill to the BBS tower Point from where you will get an amazing view of north Thimphu valley and south too. Then we will ride downhill passing by zilukha nunnery with a majestic view of Tashichoeedzong. We can also stop at Bhutan Post (to make our own stamp and send it family and friends around world), Paper making factory (handmad paper), and Farmers Vegetable market, if the day falls on weekend.Making a stop at Changlimithang to see locals on Archery. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha (1250m/4125ft) + Hike to Lungchoktse+ Rafting-75km (3hrs)
After breakfast drive to Punakha, the old capital town of Bhutan. Stop enroute at Dochula pass (3,150m) from where we will hike to Lungchoktse(3400m), a temple on the hill from where we can literally touch sky and overlooking mountains from the top. After lunch at Dochula, we will take a scenic drive to Punakha. We pass through rice fields along river banks and reach Punakha. In the afternoon we will raft in the female river for about 10km where we get chance to spot different birds. Overnight at hotel in Punakha.
Day 4:Punakha to Paro (130km,4hrs)
Today we will drive to Paro and on the way we will visit Punakha Dzong, a fortress in between Male River and Female River.Then we will walk for 2o minutes through the sobsokha Village and rice field to Chimi Lhakhang,a fertility monastery dedicated to Divine madman lama Drukpa Kuenley. We will continue on our journey to Paro. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 5: Paro to Haa(2600m/8580ft),Day Excursion ,2and half hrs,63km-Host prayer flag
After Breakfast we will visit Ringpung Dzong and National Museum, then drive to Haa through the Pine, Rhododendrons and coniferous forest. We will host prayer flag at Chele la(3898m/12863ft) Pass, with an amazing view of Paro valley on one side and Haa valley on other. We will have lunch at the restaurant in Haa town. After lunch we will walk around and meet the locals of the lonely town of Haa, a district has been recently open to tourist. Then we drive back to Paro for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Paro;- Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery,
After breakfast, we hike for 4 -5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. In 8th century Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley and stroll down the main street of Paro town. In the evening we will visit farm house for typical dinner and traditional hot-stone bath. Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 7; Departure
After breakfast our representative will take you to airport and bid you farewell. If there is enough time before flight, you can probably discuss with your tour guide and plan to do something on that time.