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Wonders of Bhutan

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Day Destination
1 Paro     
2 Paro/Punakha     
3 Punakha     
4 Punakha/Gangtey Gonpa     
5 Gangtey Gonpa     
6 Gangtey Gonpa/Thimphu     
7 Thimphu/Haa Dzongkhag     
8 Haa Dzongkhag/Paro     
9 Paro     
10 Paro     
Number of Nights: 9
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Wonders of Bhutan
Find out what lights up the faces of the residents of Bhutan, the only country in the world that measures its well-being in GNH - Gross National Happiness. On a 10-day adventure across this bastion of Buddhist culture, explore remote mountain villages and shrines and climb magnificent heights to the cliff-side Taktsang Monastery, 900 metres (2,953 feet) above the valley floor. Amid the soaring peaks and cultural delights of this ancient place, discover your own capacity for happiness.

Highlights
Visit one of the most remote countries in the world, enjoy a meeting and lecture with a monk about Buddhist culture in Bhutan, learn how to cook ema datshi (chili cheese) with a local farm family, hike along peaceful nature trails and thrilling cliffs, experience the pristine and peaceful nature of the "Dragon Kingdom"

Accommodation
Hotel/lodges (9 nts).

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 15, Avg 10.

Meals Included
9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

What's Included
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Family Farm Meal, Gangtey Gonpa National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet a Buddhist Monk, Thimphu. Arrival and departure transfer. Visit the Rimpung Dzong. Hike to Punakha Dzong monastery and fertility shrine. Visit the town of Wangdue and walk to Khamsum Yueley Chorten shrine. Visit the village of Khewa. Hike to the monastery of Gangtey Goempa. Walk across Phobjikha and Khewa valleys. Visit the National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (arts and crafts) and the Thimphu Chorten. Hike to Kila Goempa nunnery. Explore shrines and temples of the Haa Valley. Visit the fortress of Drukgyal Dzong and hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). Visit Kyichu Lhakhang Temple. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Travel Date Range Price From   Information  
Nov 04, 2017 - Nov 25, 2017 $3,699.00   2 departures, variou...   View Details
Mar 17, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 $3,749.00   21 departures, vario...   View Details
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