Gasa Hot Spring Tour.

7 nights / 8 days Bhutan tour.

Located a 15-minute walk from the nearest road, the Gasa Hot spring boasts three bathing houses with varying water temperatures.  Sometimes, geological fissures allow water to percolate to the earth’s fiery insides. Often, this water, now warmed by geothermal heat, surfaces again in pools known as natural hot springs. The Himalayas, the youngest fold mountain range in the world, is dotted by a profusion of such springs. In Bhutan these are known as tsachus which means Hot Springs. The mineral-rich water is believed to heal a variety of diseases and ailments. Perhaps the best known tsachu is the one in Gasa.

You could hence choose the one you’re most comfortable in. Although it is common practice to start at the coolest pool and then progressively move to the warmer ones. Be assured that animals in Bhutan, wild or domestic, haven’t learned how to open doors. So the bath houses remain free from contamination by them.

Detailed Itinerary for Gasa Hot Spring Tour:

Day 01. Arrive Paro – Thimphu (2320 m) (Distance: 54 km, 1 hr drive):

Tamchog-Lhakhang

Tamchog Lhakhang.

Our guide will meet you at the Airport and drive to Thimphu.

On the way, we stop to view Tamchog Monastery built in the 15th century by Thangthong Gyalpo also known as Lama Cha Zampa.

In the evening, visit to:

  • Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 02. Thimphu Sightseeing:

In the morning, visit to:

  • National Postal Museum,where you can make personalized Bhutanese stamps.
  • National Memorial Chorten built by the Queen Mother Ashi Kesang Choden in the memory of Third King, Late His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
  • Tallest Statue of Buddha at Kuenselphodrang Park which stands at 51.5 m.
  • Dupthop Nunnery, one of the surviving nunneries in Thimphu.
  • Changangkha Monastery, one of the oldest temples in Thimphu founded in the 13th century by Phajo Dugom Shigpo.
  • Takin Preserve centre.
  • Sangaygang view point.

In the afternoon, witness the Archery match at Changlimithang stadium.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha (76 Km, 2 ½ hrs drive):

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Dochu La pass (3100 m).

In the morning, drive to Punakha valley.

Enroute we visit to the 108 stupas at the Dochu La Pass (3100 m).

  • Rhododendron Garden at Lamperi.
  • Chimi Lhakhang or the Temple of Fertility built in the 17th century by Lama Drukpa Kuenley.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • Punakha Dzong built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This Dzong is beautifull situated between Pho Chu River and Mo chu River.

In the evening, walk the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan built across Pho Chu River (160 m)

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04. Punakha – Gasa (73 km. 3 hour drive):

Gasa Hot Spring Tour

Gasa Hot Spring.

In the morning, drive to Gasa.

On the way, we hike to the awesome Khamsung Yulley temple perched on a hill top.

Packed lunch will be served.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • Gasa Dzong also called Gasa Tashi Tongmön Dzong built in the 17th century by Tenzin Drukdra the 2nd Druk Desi (Governor of Bhutan).
  • Explore Gasa village.

In the evening, visit to Gasa Hotspring.

Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 05. Gasa – Punakha:

In the morning, visit to Gasa Hotspring and drive to Punakha.

In the afternoon, visit to Talo Monastery.

Explore Talo village.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 06. Punakha –Wangdiphodrang – Paro (Distance 132 km, Drive Time 4 hours):

Wangdiphodrang-Dzong

Wangdiphodrang Dzong.

In the morning, we drive to Paro via Wangdiphodrang.

  • We view the Dzong from outside: This Dzong was destroyed by fire in 2012 and is under renovation..

In the afternoon, we visit:

  • The Watch tower of Paro (Ta Dzong) built in 1656 which has been converted to the National Museum.
  • Rinpung Dzong which literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal,

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 07. Paro Sightseeing: (Altitude 2280 m):

Tiger’s-Nest-(Taktsang)-Monastery

Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.

In the morning, drive to Satsam Chorten.

  • Hike to the World Heritage site, Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The hike is for 4 hours (Up and down).

In the afternoon, we visit:

  • The ruined Drukgyal Dzong built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal
  • Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King, Srongsen Gampo.

In the evening, visit to a Bhutanese Farm house.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 08. Departure:

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell.