Chhubu Tshachhu Hot Spring Tour
Chhubu Tshachhu has two ponds separated by a flight of concrete steps. Measuring 43.50 degree Celsius, the first pond is found to cure skin and stomach diseases, tuberculosis and some minor ailments. The second pond, which is 145 average man’s steps below by the bank of the tumbling Tshachhu Phu stream, measures 45.60 degree Celsius.
This hot spring is also located by the banks of the Pho chu river and can be reached within a days journey from Punakha town.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro (by Druk Air)
The flight into Paro by Bhutanese National carrier; Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. The first gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you are met by your guide and transferred to your hotel to settle in. After lunch drive to visit the Paro (Rinpung Dzong). A flagstone path rises gradually from a beautiful wooden bridge with shingle roofing and abutted by two guardhouses, to the Dzong. Today, the Dzong is the seat of the district administration as well as the home for the monastic school. The central tower (Utse) of the Dzong, with its superb woodwork, is one of the most beautiful in the nation. The Dzong was built in 1645 A.D. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Paro sightseeing – Thimphu
This morning we visit Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries. It has long been recognized as a holy place as it was said that in the 8th century, the Guru Rinpoch flew to the site of the monastery on the back of a tiger and then meditated in a cave here. This site is located in the rocky cliffs over 900 meters above the floor of Paro Valley.
then drive to Drugyal Dzong (a ruined fortress – 16 km away from Paro town). The Dzong, although in ruins, holds great historical significance. It was from this fortress that the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. The name means the victorious Bhutanese. This spot offers a magnificent vista of Mount Chomolhari, “Mountain of Goddess” (7329 m).Visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse on the way back. A short distance south of the road is Kyichu Lhakhang. This temple is said to have been built in 659 by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet. It holds down the left foot of an ogress whose body is so large that it covers Bhutan and most of eastern Tibet. Afternoon drive to Thimphu. The drive will take around 1½ hour. Thimphu has a population of about 98,500. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. Check In at hotel your hotel. Dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Thimpu.
Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha – Wangdue
After breakfast transfer to Punakha. En-route stop at Dochula Pass (3150 m), 30 km from Thimphu, for tea and biscuits and enjoy a view of the Eastern Himalayan Mountains. From Dochula to Punakha, it’s another two hours drive. Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is perched on a spur at the confluence of 02 rivers. The position of the Dzong is remarkable as it completely covers the spur and commands an impressive view over both the north-south and east-west roads. The main road climbs the length of the spur and on the left, across the river, comes the first glimpse of the picturesque village of Rinchengang whose inhabitants are celebrated stonemasons.After lunch in Lobesa, visit the Punakha Dzong. This is the winter residence of Bhutan’s spiritual leader, the Head Abbot, and the Central Monastic Body. The Dzong is built between two rivers known as “Phochu” (Male River) and “Mochu” (Female River). Check into Hotel. Dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Wangdue.The transport will reach you near Chubu Tshachu.Overnight at the camp site. O/n Camp
Day 04 : Punakha To Chubu Tshachu
morning Walk to Chubu Tsachu, located by the banks of the Pho Chu River and is within a day’s journey from Punakha town. However, road has reached, Walathang from where the journey is just two hours. Located at 2,930 metres above sea level, the mountain trail gently snakes through a chir pine forest into the cool, temperate mixed forest.
Day 05 Punakha – Dochula
In the morning head back to Punakha and drive to Paro. En-route one can visit the ruins of Wangduephodrang dzong that was tragically gutted by fire in 2012. The dzong was originally built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1637. Arrive at Dochula and night halt at Dochula Resort.
Day 06 Dochula – Paro
You will be escorted by our representatives to fly out of Paro.