Bhutan Hidden Kingdom

    Day 5

    Day 05 (2-1) - Friday, November 01, 2019 - Fly to Paro, Bhutan; Overland to Thimphu; Explore on Our Own; Welcome Meeting with Tour Director

    Overseas Adventure Travel

    Bhutan - Hidden Kingdom Of The Himalayas

    Tour Director Phuntsho Wangdi

    Altitude of Paro, Bhutan: 7,218'

    Altitude of Thimphu, Bhutan: 7,656'


    Day 6

    Day 06 (2-2) - Saturday, November 02, 2019 - Walk to Acclimate with Area; Choki Traditional Art School; City Bus Ride; Archery Competition; Home-Hosted Dinner

    Happy Saturday from the kingdom of “Gross National Happiness.” We were up and looking out from our balcony as the sun was rising at 6:15....

    Day 7

    Day 07 (2-3) - Sunday, November 03, 2019 - Visit Memorial Chorten; See Kuensel Phodrang; Visit Royal Academy of Performing Arts; Visit Takin Reserve

    Our morning began with blue skies, cool weather, and Kenny Gee in the elevator - life is good!

    When we had finished our breakfast, we left...

    Day 8

    Day 08 (2-4) - Monday, November 04, 2019 - Full Day Overland to Gangtey; Stop at Dochula; Visit Rinchengang for Masonry; Campsite Orientation Walk

    Our morning began early with our bags out at 6:30 and departure was at 8:00. The sun was bright and the temperature was 37 degrees with...

    Day 9

    Day 09 (2-5) - Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - Nature Hike in Phobjikha Valley; Gangtey Nature Trail; Monastery at Gangtey Goenpa; Black Neck Crane Information Center; Massage

    We woke up to gray skies, 37 degrees, and 91% humidity. The crows woke us up at 6:15 – they were looking for...

    Day 10

    Day 10 (2-6) - Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - A Day in the Life of Taphu; Visit School; Explore a Bhutanese Village; Community-Hosted Lunch; Khewang Lhakhang

    The “wake up whistle” came early. There are no phones in our camp, so a young man came around and blew a whistle at...

    Day 11

    Day 11 (2-7) - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - Overland to Punakha; Visit Chimi Lhakhang; Explore on Our Own

    The wake up whistle was at 6:30 but we were up already and preparing for our day. Our bags had to be out at 7:00.

    Back on the bus, we began...

    Day 12

    Day 12 (2-8) - Friday, November 08, 2019 - Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Temple; Mo Chhu River Rafting Excursion; Punakha Dzong

    A very happy bird woke us up at 5:25 – he/she thought we should all be up and getting ready for the day. We had opted for an...

    Day 13

    Day 13 (2-9) - Saturday, November 09, 2019 - Overland to Paro; Hongtsho Settlement; Kyichu Temple; Time to Explore Paro

    Our departure time was at 9:00 so we had plenty of time to finish packing our bags and have breakfast. Five of the group had gone ahead with Jamyang and...

    Day 14

    Day 14 (2-10) - Sunday, November 10, 2019 - Tiger’s Nest Monastery at 10,232' ; Local Farm for Hot Stone Bath

    The wake up call was at 5:00, followed by breakfast at 5:30. We left the hotel at 6:30 just when the sun was also getting up. Told to dress...

    Day 15

    Day 15( 2-11) - Monday, November 11, 2019 - Kyichu Lhakhang Tibetan Temple; Bhutanese Attire and Cultural Performance; Farewell Dinner

    After our strenuous day yesterday, we had a leisurely morning. We woke up early on our own, but the wake up call was not until 8:00 with breakfast from 9...

    Day 16

    Overseas Adventure Travel

    Brief Exploration of Delhi, India -- BalBir Singhb

    Bhutan - Hidden Kingdom Of The Himalayas -- Phuntsho Wangdi

    Nepal - Kathmandu & Annapurna Mountain Trek -- Kunal Gurung

    Trip Evaluation

    What trip leader did well:

    Wangdi had the greatest leadership skills of any trip leader we have...

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Our hike to Mary Moore Searight Park was in the middle of the day. There were only a few people visiting the park during that time so it was very quiet. We were...

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