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The Kora festival at Gomphu Kora was initiated 400 years. The Gomphu Kora Tshechu is one of the biggest festivals in eastern Bhutan providing a welcome break for locals to trade, socialize, and celebrate before the start of the farming season. Gomphu Kora is a sacred site where, around 850 AD, Guru Rimpoche subdued an evil spirit, he chased from Lhasa Samye, Tibet.

Day 1: Arrival (Paro-Thimphu)

Arrive at Bhutan. You will be transported to Thimphu. After lunch, you will visit Buddha Point, the National Memorial Chorten, and Tashichhodzong.

Accommodation: Hotel Tara Phendeyling

Day 2: Thimphu to Gangtey

We will be leaving Thimphu for Gangtey valley. En route, visit Druk Wangyel Chorten at Dochula and Wangduephodrang Dzong.

Accommodation: Village Homestay

Day 3: Gangtey

Explore Phobjikha valley

Accommodation: Village Homestay

Day 4: Gangtey to Bumthang

Travel to Bumthang. En route to Bumthang are Trongsa, the ancestral home of the ruling dynasty, and the Taa dzong.

Accommodation: Hotel Riverlodge (or similar)

Day 5: Bumthang

Explore Bumthang. In the morning, visit places like Tamshing Goemba, Jambay Lhakhang, and Kurjey Lhakhang.
In the afternoon, we will hike up to Thangbi Valley

Accommodation: Hotel Riverlodge

Day 6: Bumthang to Trashigang

It is a long journey. We will be traveling through the biggest national park in Bhutan called the Thrumshingla National Park. If time permits, we will visit the ruined Druk Zhongkhar Dzong at Lingmithang.

Accommodation: Lingkhar Resort

Day 7: Gomkora Tsechu

We will drive towards Gomphu Kora to witness the tshechu. It is an hour’s drive from Trashigang town.

Accommodation: Lingkhar Resort

Day 8: Trashigang to Bumthang

We begin our drive back to Bumthang through the lush environment of the east.

Day 9: Bumthang to Punakha

We will again be traveling for the whole day toward Punakha

Accommodation: Zhingkham Resort

Day 10: Punakha to Paro

We will visit the majestic Punakha Dzong before leaving for Paro. En route, we will stop for a while to visit Chhimi Lhakhang— the temple of fertility.

Accommodation: Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 11: Taktsang Hike

Begin hiking to Taktsang Monastery early in the morning. It usually takes five hours to complete the round trip. On the way back to your hotel, we will Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

Day 12: Departure

Today, your journey ends.