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9 Days

Gasa Hot Spring

The hot springs are a fun and relaxing trek. Bhutanese people also believe that the springs have great medicinal value. You’ll see that many of the Bhutanese people will be at the springs enjoying themselves.

Enjoy amazing views, local interaction, and tours of our most magnificent cultural sites.

From

$3918

per person

Detailed Program

You will be received by our Host at the Paro International Airport and escorted to your hotel for refreshments. After lunch, visit Paro National Museum and Dzong. Overnight in Paro.

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Your journey into the Thunder Dragon Kingdom will truly begin with a drive in the morning to the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong 10 miles end of Paro Valley. Hike one hour to Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest).

Overnight at hotel.

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After early breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Morning visit to the National Library, Paper Factory, and animal reserve to see Bhutan’s national animal (Takin). Also, visit the memorial Chorten (Stupa built in memory of the Third King of Bhutan) and the Zulikha Nunnery. After lunch, visit the Pangrizampa Monastery at Dechenchholing.

Overnight at hotel.

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After an early breakfast, drive to Punakha On the way; stop at Dochu-la Pass for a hot cup of tea or coffee. On a clear day, see the most spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayas. After lunch, visit the Punakha Dzong, the former winter capital and present administrative seat of the district.

It is also the winter residence of the central monastic body. The Dzong lies between two rivers, the Pochu and Mochu, meaning male and female rivers. It was built in 1637 AD. Evening hike to Chimi Lhakhang, 20mins.

Overnight at hotel.

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Early breakfast drive to Gasa Hot Spring. The trail begins by winding through rolling hills and passing through the pine and oak forest, villages, and wheat fields. A bamboo walking stick will come in handy for this section of the trek, for those ups that always go down.

In the distance, you will get a view of the Gasa Dzong glued to the valley wall. You will say, “We are going there?” It is off in the distance and yes we are going there! Picnic lunch along the way, perhaps by the swinging bridge over the river or by a gorgeous waterfall.

Camp at Gasa Hot Springs.

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Spend relaxing time in the Tsachu (hot springs) or pack lunch and climb about 2 hours to Gasa Village and the Dzong.

Overnight camp.

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Back to Damji, where our car and driver will be waiting for us. Say goodbye to our trekking staff and Damji and drive to Punakha.

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Drive back to Paro, about 5 hours. Evening stroll around the Paro town. Overnight at hotel.

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Early morning drive to Paro international airport after breakfast.

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Our Host

Bhutan is one of the most unusual and beautiful countries in the world. You’ll find a land that is blessed with abundance, a deep connection to the past, and a unique culture. Truly Bhutan’s Host is second to none. Handpicked, highly experienced, and scrupulously trained, they bring a wealth of skill and knowledge to each trip. They are fun and friendly, whose aim is to ensure that each trip remains an unforgettable experience. Creating colorful, discovery-oriented tours in a combination of safety and comfort is the mission of our guides. All Host have earned the tour guide’s certificate from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

Dechen Dema

Dechen Dema | Culture & Trekking Expert

host

Pelden Dorji | Culture & Trekking Expert

Damchoe Lhendrup

Damchoe Lhendrup | Culture & Trekking Expert

Trek guide

Jigme Dorji | Culture & Trekking Expert

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