Retracing the Divine Madman’s Trail
(One Day Trek)
- Departure point:
Tour departs from your hotel in Thimphu
- Departure time:
8 to 9 hours (approx.)
- Return details:
You will be driven and reached to your destination hotel in Thimphu at 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Inclusions of the Day Trip:
- Private full-day tour
- Hotel pickup and drop off by private SUV Luxurious vehicle depending on the group
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance/Monumental fees
- Lunch, Tea and Snacks
Package Does Not Include:
- Tips/gratuities – It is at your discretion and is optional to tip your guide and driver as per their services
- Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost
Highlights of the One day trek – Retracing the Divine Madman’s Trail
Private Guided Tour with English Speaking Guide throughout the trip
Experience the Gakidh village cluster
The production of Local Tea
Learn Pottery making
See the flora & fauna along our trek
Visit the house where the Divine Madman’s arrow landed
Visit Thinleygang Monastery
Visit the “Gakidh Village” computer lab, where monks and locals learn basic computer
This trek is one of the shortest and easiest and perfect for beginners or those who want to experience small trek without climbing extreme hills. There are two routes:
- There are no steep elevations if it started from Talhogang.
- Steep elevations trek as it is an uphill trek, if it is started from Chandana towards Talhogang.
Best part of this trek one can choose to begin from Dochula; Lamperi; Talhogang and for those who cannot walk, from Thinleygang. However, this itinerary covers the Talhogang to Chandana trail and is very suitable for those travelling to Punakha.
This trek retraces the path of Lama Drukpa Kuenley, known as the Divine Madman. He was known as Divine Madam because of his unconventional method of teaching method. He is one of the most revered masters. There are several stories, myths and legends revolving around him, one being the story that the arrow he shot from Tibet landed in a place currently called Chandana in Punakha Dzongkhag, signifying that his destiny was in Chandana.