bhutan may 2011
23 day itinerary
Day 1 (Arrive Kathmandu), Day 2 (Fly Kathmandu-Paro drive Thimphu), Day 3 (Thimphu sightseeing/Tango gompa drive Dochu La), Day 4 (Drive Dochu La-Gangtey/Phobjika valley), Day 5 (Drive Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang valley), Days 6-9 (Bumthang valley stay), Day 10 (Drive Bumthang – Wangdue), Day 11 (Visit Punakha dzong and Chimi gompa), Day 12 (Drive Wangdue - Dochu La - Thimphu - Paro), Day 13 - 19 (Seven nights/eight days Jumolhari trek), Day 20 (Last day of trek - return Paro), Day 21 (Paro sightseeing), Day 22 Visit Taktsang gompa), Day 23 (Depart Paro - Kathmandu)
Drive Bumthang – Wangdue
It is always difficult to say goodbye to Bumthang with all its richness and peace but today will see us return towards the west. We will take our lunch near the Chendebji chorten, a replica of the Buddhist chorten at Boudhanath in Kathmandu. Built in the 19th century on the banks of a rushing mountain river, the huge mysterious eyes on the top of the chorten stare out compassionately at all who come to pay their respects.
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After crossing Pele La once more, we will descend to our riverside resort near Wangdue.