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Eastern Bhutan Extension

This is an extension of our Rivers and Dzongs of Bhutan itinerary for those who want to see the central and eastern regions of Bhutan. We will fly from Paro to Bumthang, head east, and do a three day rafting trip on the Drangme Chhu.

Days 1 to 7 – Drive to Bumthang

Arrive in Paro and drive to Bumthang as part of our 9 day Rivers & Dzongs of Bhutan Itinerary.

Nights at hotels (B,L,D)

Day 8 – Drive to Trogon Villa

We enjoy Jakar in the morning and say goodbye to our friends who are not continuing East. In the afternoon we drive to Trogon Villa, a lodge above the Kuri Chhu.

Bhutan's Kuri Chhu
Bhutan’s Kuri Chhu

Night at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 9 – Drive to Kenghar, Hike to Put-in

In the morning we drive 3-4 hours to Kenghar Village where we begin and hour hike down to the Drangme Chhu River where we spend the night.

Camping (B,L,D)

Days 10 to 12 – River Trip on Drangme Chhu

We spend 3 days and 3 nights rafting the Drangme Chhu to the Indian Border.

Camping (B,L,D)

Day 13 – Finish River Trip, Drive to Enducholing

We finish our rafting trip in the morning and then drive 3-4 hours up the Mangde Chhu to Enducholing. Here we enjoy traditional Bhutanese dancing.

Camping at Enducholing
Camping at Enducholing

Camping (B,L,D)

Day 14 Drive Enducholing to Thimphu

Today we have a long drive (7-8 hours) back to Thimphu. We’ll have time in Thimphu for some last minute shopping and to enjoy Thimphu. (Hotel)

Night at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 15 – Drive from Thimphu to Paro, Fly from Paro to Bangkok

Drive and hour back to Paro and catch our flight to Bangkok. Spend a few days in Bangkok, or head directly home the following day. You are responsible for lodging and meals in Bangkok.