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Gurus Path Tour

Gurus Path Tour

Guru Padmasambhava (meaning "Lotus-Born") also known as Guru Rinpoche, was an 8th-century Indian Buddhist master. He is widely believed to be the 'second Buddha' across Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Himalayan states of India. He during his lifetime had made three visits to Bhutan.

His first visit was in the year 746 when he was invited to Bhutan to heal the ill Sindha Gyab, the ruler of Bumthang. His visit led to the spread of the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. The second visit was from Tibet through Singye Dzong in Lhuntse. From Singye Dzong, Guru, in his wrathful form of Dorji Drolo, he flew to Taktsang in Paro on the back of a tigress. He meditated there for three months and subdued the demon. His third visit was not very significant as it was just to put in exile Khikharathoed, the Dog mouth and goat skull king who was anti-Buddhist. The Guru banished him beyond Tibetan Border.

This tour covers various places associated with Guru Rimpoche in Bhutan along with other key sacred places. Also in this itinerary, you would be visiting some of the other holy places in Bhutan. Apart from the holy places, you would also visit the other renowned sightseeings. This is a spiritual tour and by the end of it, you would truly feel blessed.

Brief Description of Cities

Thimphu: Capital and the largest city of Bhutan - Only capital city in the world that does not have traffic lights - Main center of Commerce, Religion and Government in the country - Most modern city of Bhutan and has abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping center. It is one of the few cities of Bhutan having ATM facilities. 

Paro: Small town in the western part of Bhutan - Also home to Paro Airport, Bhutan’s only International Airport - The valley has many isolated small villages and is known for red rice - Also home to most of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries.

Punakha and Wangdue: Punakha and Wangdue is located in the same valley. These two places are located within a distance of 13 km. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955 - The valley is fed by the Pho Chhu and the Mo Chhu rivers - It is one of very few places in Bhutan which offers Rafting facilities - It is the winter seat of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and the monk body at present.

Gangtey/Phobjikha: The famous Phobjikha Valley is located in Wangdue district - Phobjikha is the winter roosting place for endangered black necked crane and the valley is considered one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the Himalayas.

Trongsa: Also known as the Vanguard of the Warriors - The first and Second Kings of Bhutan ruled Bhutan from Trongsa - The Crown Prince normally holds the position of the Trongsa Penlop before ascending to the Throne.

Bumthang: Bumthang District is one of the 20 districts comprising Bhutan - The most historic dzongkhag if the number of ancient temples and sacred sites is counted - Consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor, although occasionally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley - Literally, Bumthang directly translates to "beautiful field". "Bum" is said to be the abbreviation for either "Bumpa" (a vessel for holy water) describing the shape and the nature of the Valley, or simply "Bum" meaning Girl, thang means field or ground.

Trip Facts

Our aim is to ensure that the travel to Bhutan is a "Life Time Experience" for our guests. Except the overnight destination, the itineraries are flexible and can be modified as per the convinience and the requirement of our guests. 

Travel type: Religious / Cultural / Hikes

Pick up: Paro

Drop: Paro

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days

Destinations: Paro,Thimphu,Wangdue Phodrang,Punakha/Wangdue,Trongsa,Bumthang,Gangtey/Phobjikha

Possible Departures:

Throughout the year.

The departures would depend upon flight schedule and seats availability. 

In case of unavailability of rooms in the desired hotels or to accomodate any exigencies, we reserve the right the modify the itinerary as may be needed to confirm the booking.

If a particular sight seeing is closed because of Government Holiday and other occasions, we would provide, alternate sightseeing in its place to capture and experience Bhutan.

Valued Added Services:

We can provide following additional valued added experiences in Bhutan at additional cost wherever applicable -

  • Candle Light Dinner.
  • Picnic lunch at Riverside.
  • Preaching session by the Monk followed by blessing ceremony.
  • Archery Session.
  • Traditional Hot Stone Bath in a rural home.
  • Traditional Cultural Show for 1 hour.
  • Evening with Bhutanese family in farm house, dinner and local ara experience.
  • Ara (Rice liquor) brewing lessons.
  • Overnight Home Stay, where experience local life, learn to cook Bhutanese Dishes, learn about Bhutanese Life and interact with host family, join family in their daily activities.
  • Village walk to experience Rural Bhutanese life.
  • Bhutan Culinary Session.
  • Apple harvesting & plucking tours in Paro (Main Season – End of September)
  • Traditional Gho & Kira wearing session.
  • Personalized Stamps.
  • Traditional wedding to renew the vows.
  • Camping options at Thimphu (outskirts), Paro, Punakha and Haa.
  • Experience Rafting at Punakha.
  • One side bicycle between Thimphu – Paro and return by vehicle.
  • Day excursion on Royal Enfield Motor Bikes to Chele La Pass.
  • Additional day hiking options in Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Gangtey.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1. Paro - Thimphu

Day 2. Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 3. Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 4. Thimphu - Gangtey/Phobjikha

Day 5. Gangtey - Trongsa - Bumthang

Day 6. Bumthang Sightseeing

Day 7. Bumthang Sightseeing

Day 8. Bumthang - Punakha/Wangdue

Day 9. Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing

Day 10. Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing

Day 11. Punakha - Paro

Day 12. Paro Sightseeing

Day 13. Paro Sightseeing

Day 14. Departure