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On the cliff opposite the Tang Valley, is where the Kunzangdra Monastery is located. It was founded by Terton Pema Lingpa in 1488 and is one of his residences. It takes one and a half hours to reach there on foot. Apart from Pema Lingpa’s living quarters, the monastery consists of three temples: the Wangkhang, in which the principal statue is Avalokiteshvara with a thousand eyes and a thousand hands; Oezerphug, the meditation cave of Pema Lingpa’s son, Dawa Gyeltshen; and the Khandroma Lhakhang, which contains a gilded copper statue of Pema Lingpa For pilgrims, this is one important and sacred Kunzangdra Spiritual Tour in Bhutan to visit.

Day 1: Paro–Thimphu:

Arrive at Paro International Airport.
Travel to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. En route, visit Tachog Monastery.
Afternoon, visit National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Kuenselphodrang Park, and Traditional Handmade Paper Factory.

Overnight: Tara Phendayling (or similar)

Day 2: Thimphu

Hike to Cheri Monastery.
Afternoon, visit Takin Park, Centenary Farmers’ Market, Institute of Traditional Arts and Crafts, and the majestic Tashichhodzong which houses the office of His Majesty the King.

Overnight stay at Hotel Tara Phendeyling (or similar)

Day 3: Thimphu–Punakha

Travel towards Punakha.
On the way, stop at Dochula pass and visit the 108 Victory Stupas. Then visit Chimi Lhakhang, the fertility temple.
Afternoon, visit to the majestic Punakha Dzong, the longest suspension bridge, and Galem’s house.

Overnight stay at Zhingkham Resort (or similar) 

Day 4: Punakha-Bumthang

Leave Punakha for Bumthang.
En route, stop at the reconstruction site of Wangduepodrang dzong.
Then stop at the Trongsa Dzong and the museum at Ta Dzong.
Our highest driving point will be a mountain pass- Pelela at 3140 meters. We will also come across the Yotongla pass. From there, we gradually take a descent to the floor of Bumthang valley which is often filled with dense fog.

Overnight: Gongkhar Lodge 

Day 5: Bumthang

Visit Tamzhing Monastery. Then walk to the sacred Kurjey Lhakhang.
Resume walking towards Jambay Lhakhang.
Ramble through the small ad ever-quiet Chamkhar town in the evening.

Overnight: Gongkhar Lodge

Day 6: Kunzangdra Excursion

Today, we will visit the Kunzangdra Monastery to offer our prayers and receive blessings.

Overnight: Gongkhar Lodge

Day 7: Bumthang-Phobjikha

Travel to Phobjikha.
Visit Gangtey Goenpa and stroll along the Nature Trail at Phojikha valley, the winter habitat of endangered Black-necked Cranes.

Overnight: Village Home-stay

Day 8: Phobjikha-Paro

Travel back to Paro.
En route, visit Semtokha Dzong, the oldest dzong in the country.
Afternoon, visit the National Museum, Paro Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, and have an orientation walk along the silent street of Paro Town.

Overnight stay at Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 9: Hike to Taksang Monastery

Hike to Taksang Monastery or the Tiger’s Nest.
In the evening, visit to one of the nearby homestays and have a hot-stone bath.

Overnight stay at Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 10: Paro to Haa

Drive to Haa through Chele La (3,988 m).
Picnic at Chelela Pass. Then visit Lhakhang Karpo.
Drive back to Paro.

Overnight at Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 11: Departure

We will see you at Paro International Airport. We hope that you have had a wonderful and memorable stay in our dragon kingdom.