Bhutan Rhododendron Tour

Bhutan Rhododendron Tour

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With the Bhutan Rhododendron Tour, you will visit some of the prime Rhododendron and other flowering sites in Bhutan. Still, Bhutan remains unexplored largely.

With the Bhutan Rhododendron Tour, you will visit some of the prime Rhododendron and other flowering sites in Bhutan. Still, Bhutan remains unexplored largely. The kingdom of Bhutan still remains largly unexplored, however, about 4500 species of flowering plants has been documented so far. About 46 species and 10 subspecies of Rhododendrons grow largely wild in Bhutan and most of them blossom during the months of April, May and June. You will not only see the Rhododendron flowers but also other flowers too, like wild orchids, magnolia and many more. The best season for visiting this tour would be Mid March till end of May.

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  • Day 01: Arrival – Paro: Arrival to Paro Intrenational Airport and received by the representative from Makalu Adventure. Depending upon our arrival time, we will also do some sightseeing of Paro. Evening at leasure. Welcome dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Paro

  • Day 02: Paro: In the morning we will drive via Chele-la 3800m. Chele-la that connects Haa to Paro valleys has been one of the important routes in old day for any travelers that would visit Bhutan from Northwestern India. Chele-la harbors one of the most exciting sites for Bhutanese flora. Many species of Primulas, Rhododendron and many more. Lunch will be packed and whole day we will explore here at Chele-la. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Paro.

  • Day 03: Paro – Thimphu: We will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital in the world, is the Bhutanese seat of government. We will strat the tour with a visit to toTashichho Dzong the main secretariat building which houses the throne room of the King of Bhutan. Proceed to the National Library, which houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature, with some works dating back several hundred years. Visit (outside only) the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, where the medicinal herbs abundant in the kingdom are compounded and dispensed. After lunch, visit the National Memorial Chorten dedicated to Bhutan’s third king. Completed in 1974 after the king's untimely death, it is both a memorial to the late king and a monument to peace. Spend some time visiting craft shops offering a wide range of handcrafted products, including the splendid thangkha paintings and exquisitely woven textiles for which Bhutan is famous.

    The drive will take about 2hours. On reaching Thimphu, we will do some sight seeing in Thimphu. Lunch in hotel, Thimphu. Afternoon we will continue with the sight seeing. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Thimphu.

  • Day 04: Thimphu – Wangduephodrang: Drive to Punakha over Dochula pass. Dochula is home to 16 species of Bhutanese Rhododendrons. It also harbors different species of Primula, Lauraceae such as Litsea, Cinnamomum, Neolitsea etc., oaks, Viburnum, Magnolia, Daphne, and many others. Recently, on the pass of Dochula, 108 small chortens were erected which add beauty to the natural setting of the area. On clear days, we can see in the distant, the beautiful eastern Himalayan mountain ranges bordering in the north. From the pass, we will trek downwards, about 1 hour to have better idea of natural forest and other biota.

    Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Wangduephodrang

  • Day 05: Wangduephodrang – Phobjikha: We will drive to Phobjikha. At first we will drive to Pelela Pass and we will walk around the old road side and to the Telecome tower. Here you will see the Rhododendrons in full bloom. We have pack lunch here. On the way to Phobjikha, we will again stop where ever necessary. Evening walk around the Phobjikha valley. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Phobjikha.

  • Day 06: Phobjikha- Sengor: We will drive to SEngor, Lunch in Bumthang, dinner and overnight stay in camp, Sengor.

  • Day 07: Sengor: Botanization in Sengor and Thrumshingla National Park. A special botanization will be done in recently declared Royal Rhododendron garden. Established in 1998, the Thrumshingla La National Park covers Bumthang, Lhuentse, Zhemgang and Mongar districts. In 2001, the Royal Government of Bhutan designated one of the areas close to the pass as insitu-Rhododendron garden; Thrumshingla La National Park is home to many endemic species viz. Daphne ludlowii, Lobelia nubigena, Vanda griffithii, Rubus sengorensis and Pedicularis spp. It is also home to some of the species such as Red Panda, reptiles, amphibiasns and ne can watch different avian fauna. Night halt in Sengor.

  • Day 08: Sengor – Trongsa: We will drive to Trongsa. In olden days, Trongsa was home to Royal family of Bhutan and seat of power. The dzong at Trongsa is the magnificent dzong in Bhutan. On the way we will stop where ever necessary for exploring the sights of interests. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Trongsa.

  • Day 09: Trongsa – Paro: Today we will drive to Paro. We will be stopping in many places to see what have been left out for new blossom, reconfirmation etc. Lunch will be served at Wangdu and dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Paroo.

  • Day 10: Final departure: Transfer to Paro International Airport for final departure.
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