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Bhutan Heartland Walking Tour

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Bhutan 13 days 7 - 19 MAY, 2020
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A walking tour to central Bhutan

This 13-day trip is a wonderful combination of walking and cultural sights. Gain a deeper understanding by travelling to the spiritual heartland of central Bhutan, with a number of excellent walking trails en route to explore.

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The Tiger's Nest Monastery

Location : Bhutan

The location of the Tiger's Nest, on the side of a steep cliff, is astounding but it is also a great walk to get there.

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Punakha Dzong

Location : Bhutan

Punakha dzong thoroughly deserves its reputation as the most beautiful in Bhutan. It also has an incredible location, on the confluence of two rivers, the Mo Chu and Po Chu, mother and father rivers.

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Gangtey Monastery

Location : Bhutan

Gangtey monastery is a great place for observing Buddhist monks as they go about their daily life.

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Gangtey Nature Trail

The Gangtey Nature Trail is a lovely easy grade walk that skirts the Phobjikha Valley, home to the endangered black necked cranes, who make this valley their home during the winter months. The walk takes us on the gentle slopes of the valley so to avoid the cranes' sensitive nesting area on the valley floor.

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Trongsa Dzong

Location : Bhutan

Trongsa dzong was once an important fortress, with its incredible location on the edge of a steep gorge providing a stategic vantage point. It has been added on to since it was first built in the 16th century, creating many unique, multi-level courtyards.

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Ura Valley Walk

Location : Bhutan

Enjoy this gentle walk through the pine trees as you wind your way down to the traditional village of Ura.

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Temples of Bumthang

Location : Bhutan

Bumthang is spiritually very important to Buddhism in Bhutan, as it has a number of significant temples, including one of the oldest in Bhutan. Jampey Lhakhang , like Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro, dates from the 7th century.

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Kila Nunnery and the Chele La

A scenic drive takes us to the Chele La, the highest road pass in Bhutan at 3,810 metres. From here we can walk to the Kila Nunnery, dating back to the 9th century.

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Lungchu Tsey Pilgrimage

Walk uphill through beautiful rhododendron and daphne forest to reach Lungchu Tsey Gompa, a small monastery dating back to the 18th century.

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