The Sacred Takila Tour

About The Sacred Takila

The world’s largest statue Of Guru Padmasambhava, with the total height of 173 feet, stands imposingly on the Takila mountain slope, which is one of the most beautiful scenic spots in Lhuntse district, overlooking the entire valley of Tangmachu. Belonging to the Tangmuchu community, an old monastery (Lhakhang) exists at the site of Guru Statue.

It is believed that the statue was built after the sacred prophesy of the the great terton Lerab Lingpa (1856 – 1926), who prophesied that, ‘At one point of time, there will be a war of horses in Kurtoe valley. To prevent this war, a statue of Guru Nangsi Zilnoen should be built’. Similarly, the late Lama Sonam Zangpo in the 20th century, the most revered Yogi of Bhutan, emphasized that, for ensuring continued prosperity in the world in general and Bhutan in particular, a giant statue of Guru Rinpoche should be built in Takila, Lhuntse district in eastern Bhutan. The statue is built by the late Ven. Khenpo Karpo Rinpoche who is one of the masters of the present 5th King of Bhutan.


Arrive any time at Paro International Airport (2200 meters above sea level) and transfer to Thimphu. In Thimphu (2300m), if time permits, take an orientation walk in town, do some shopping and get settled.

Accommodations: Hotel 

Hike to Tango Monastery in the first half of the day. After lunch, visit the majestic Tashichhodzong, Buddha Dodernma Statue, National Memorial Hospital, and Takin Park.

Accommodation: Hotel 

Travel towards Punakha.
On the way, stop at Dochula pass and visit the 108 Victory Stupas. Then visit Chimi Lhakhang, the fertility temple. Afternoon, visit to the majestic Punakha Dzong, the longest suspension bridge, and Galem’s house.

Accommodation: Hotel

Depart for Bumthang.
En route, visit the re-construction site of Wangduepodrang dzong.Then stop at the Trongsa for lunch.Our highest driving point will be a mountain pass- Pelela at 3140. From Yotongla pass, we gradually take a descent to the floor of Bumthang valley which is often filled by dense fogs.

Overnight stay in Bumthang 

Visit Tamzhing Monastery. Then walk to the sacred Kurjey Lhakhang. Resume walking towards Jambay Lhakhang.Ramble through the small Chamkhar town in the evening.

Overnight stay in Bumthang.

Leave Bumthang for Lhuentse.En route, visit the ruins of Druk Zhongkhar Dzong at Lingmithang.

Overnight stay in Lhuentse

Leave for Tangmachu and visit one of the most sacred statues of Guru Rinpoche nestled on a hill overlooking the valley that originates from the feet of Lhuntse Dzong. If time permits, we will visit other tourist sites.

Overnight stay in Takila

Depart for Mongar.Visit the majestic Mongar Dzong. In the evening, go for a walk along the street of Mongar town.

Accommodation:  Hotel

Leave Mongar for Trongsa.Have orientation walk in Trongsa town in the evening.

Overnight stay in Trongsa

Before departing for Phobjikha, visit the biggest fortress in Bhutan, the Trongsa Dzong. Then visit Ta Dzong which today is a museum.Travel towards Phobjikha.
Visit Gangtey Monastery and have a short walk along the Nature Trail.

Accommodation: Home-stay

In the morning, visit the Black-necked crane centre at PhobjikhaThen depart for Paro. Have an orientation walk along the Paro town in the evening to buy some gifts and souvenirs.

Depart from Paro International Airport

What's Included

  • Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
  • Accommodations in listed or similar hotels (pleasant hotels 3 star) during the tour.
  • All meals, including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the trip.
  • All land transfers, sightseeing with entrance fees
  • Bottled water in the vehicle and other camp services.

What's not Included

  • Luxury hotel upgrades available at additional cost.
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Drinks like beer, whisky, coke, fanta and Mineral water
  • Telephone and internet