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Today, Bhutan or the land of the Thunder Dragon is one of the most highly acclaimed travel destinations. This is a land of remarkable natural beauty with a pristine and intact environment and a friendly, tradition-bound people. To the discerning international traveler, Bhutan has become an exotic and enticing final frontier.

Bhutan’s present travel status comes as no surprise given that this tiny kingdom, the size of Switzerland, was zealously sequestered from the world for centuries. The door to this mythical Buddhist kingdom was opened to limited tourism only three decades ago.  Travel to Bhutan is still regulated through a policy of high value tourism.

At this time and age when tourism most often dictates national economics, travel to Bhutan is a refreshing experience. Here, a deeply ingrained sense of hospitality, a universally acknowledged ecosystem and a living culture ensures every traveler the best that any nation has on offer. Travel to Bhutan is really an exploration.

Explore a tradition and culture that has been preserved through the centuries. In Bhutan, it is not about seeing a display showcased for tourists but living and sharing an experience with the Bhutanese. From religious festivals to a celebration on a farm or a game of archery, become a part of it all. This is true interactive travel.

Bhutan Travelers is a product of the very evolution of tourism in the kingdom. From state-run tourism in the early years to privatization, Bhutan Travelers has always been there. Its strength lies in the deep understanding and insight of the nation and its people and the knowledge of clients acquired through years of experience.

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Thimphu Bhutan
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+975 232 8868 (phone)
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Trekking in Bhutan : Gasa Hot Spring

 

Gasa Hot Spring Trek

Trip length: 10 Days
Level: Moderate
Season: February to March & October to December

Day 1: Arrive Paro
On arrival at Paro airport you will be received by Bhutan Travelers representative and transfer to Thimphu. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.


Day 2: Thimphu
After break fast visit Memorial Chorten (third King's memorial stupa), Tashichho Dzong (capital of Bhutan), Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute, Handicrafts Emporium and Folk Heritage Museum in Kawajangsa. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.


Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha - Tashithang
Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass (3,100m), through magnificent forests of rhododendron and magnolia. On the clear days, you can have the panoramic view of eastern Himalayan peaks. Picnic lunch at Punakha at the riverside. Enjoy the view of Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 during the time of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong is now used as the winter residence of monk body and administrative centre of the district. After lunch drive on to Tashithang following Mo Chhu River. Camp at Tashithang 1,600m.


Day 4: Tashithang - Damji - Gasa
The trek starts by the riverside, following a well-made path through semi tropical forest. For flower lovers there is abundant wild orchids here. The day’s walk is fairly gentle climbing up to Damji village at an altitude of 2,250m, walking time 5/6 hours. After lunch, you will continue walking through sub-tropical forests and villages up to Gasa Tsachu (hot spring). The Tsachu is a famous place where people from all over the country come to have bath, due to its curative powers. You will walk up to the Dzong in the evening. Camp below the Dzong at an altitude of 2,900m. Walking time 6-7 hours.



Day 5: The day at Gasa Tsachu
You can either laze in the hot spring or take a pack lunch and climb about two hours to visit Gasa village and the Dzong. Overnight camp.


Day 6: Gasa Tsachu - Geon Damji
After a short climb, the trail winds through the rolling hills and passes through the pine and oak forests, villages and wheat fields. You will also see a beautiful view of the Gasa Dzong glued to the valley wall seeming to float in space. Camp. Alt. 2280m. Distance 21 km. Time 6-7 hours.


Day 7: Geon Damji - Tashithang - Punakha
The trail descends from the high agricultural benches above the Mochu ( Chu means River ) into a lush semi-tropical gorge filled with banana trees, creepers and various tropical vegetation. You will also see monkeys and few other animals occasionally. Arrive at Tashithnag at an altitide of 1700m after walking 17 km for about 6-7 hours. Your car will be waiting here to transfer to Punakha. Relax in the hotel and overnight in Punakha.


Day 8: Punakha- Thimphu
Mornin, visit the Punakha Dzong the former capital of Bhutan. The Dzong lies between two rivers known as Phochu and Mochu, which mean ‘Male River and Female River’. It was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal the founder of Bhutan in 1637 AD and is one of the most important and historical Dzongs in Bhutan. In the Dzong are kept the sacred remains of Pema Lingpa and Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong now houses the District Administration office and the winter residence of the state Monastic Body and its Chief Abbot. After lunch, drive to Thimphu. While in Thimphu you will stroll in the town visiting some handicraft shops. Overnight in Hotel in Thimphu.


Day 9: Thimphu - Paro
After breakfast drive Paro and on arrival, you will check into hotel. Then hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery. The hike is about 3 hours to the Monastery. It is said that 8th century spiritual master (Guru Rimpoche) meditated in the cave for three months. Hike back to Paro in the evening. Evening stroll freely in Paro town. Overnight hotel in Paro.


Day 10: Depart
Drive to the airport. Our representative will bid you farewell.


For details contact us:

Bhutan Travelers
P.O Box #1298
Thimphu Bhutan.

+975 232 8868 (phone)
+975 232 8869 (fax)
info@bhutantravelers.com (email)

 
Festival Schedule 2014
Bhutan Festivals
Punakha Festival
11 - 13 March 2014
Punakha Drubchen
08 - 10 March 2014
Gomkora Festival
07 - 09 April 2014
Talo Festival
07 - 09 April 2014
Paro Festival
11 - 15 April 2014
Domkhar Festival
09 - 11 May 2014
Ura Yakchoe Festival
11 - 14 May 2014
Nimalung Festival
05 - 07 July 2014
Kurjey Tshechu Festival
07 July 2014
Wangdi Tshechu Festival
01 - 03 October 2014
Thimphu Drubchen
28 Sept - 02 Oct 2014
Khaling Tshechu
03 - 05 October 2014
Tamshing Phala Choedpa
03 - 05 October 2014
Thimphu Tshechu Festival
03 - 05 October 2014
Thangbi Mani Festival
07 - 09 October 2014
Jakar Tshechu Festival
31 Oct - 03 Nov 2014
Jambay Lhakhang Drub
06 - 09 November 2014
Mongar Tshechu
28 Nov - 01 Dec 2014
Trashigang Tshechu
30 Nov - 02 Dec 2014
Trongsa Tshechu Festival
09 - 11 January 2014
Lhuntse Tshechu Festival
09 - 11 January 2014
 
 
       
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