A country that has remained in isolation for centuries has today become one of the world’s most enchanting travel destinations. Bhutan is the dream land for every traveler who has heard of it and who dreams of making the holiday of a lifetime.
This little known Buddhist country is bountiful in amazing beauties and secret treasures, those that a visitor can never finish discovering. From mighty peaks to mysterious villages, from spectacular festivals to extraordinary architecture, from charming people to characteristic culture, Bhutan has it all.
Day 01 Arrival at Paro (by Druk Air) – Transfer to hotel.
The flight into Paro on our 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 then drive you the short distance to your hotel. Afternoon drive to visit the Rimpung Dzong, built in 17th century to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The dzong is now used as an administration centre and school for monks.After that hike to Zuri and on the way visit Uma. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Paro - hike to Taktsang – Thimphu
After breakfast drive the winding road to Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions. Mount Jhomolhari, can be seen them on a clear day from Drukgyal village. Then drive back to Ramthangkha to hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). The hike to the cafeteria will take around one and half hour. At the view point enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. Walk back to the road point and then visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temple in Bhutan. Later depart to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. Thimphu has a population of about 100,000. 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. In the evening visit Tashichhoe Dzong. The Dzong places the main building of the Secretariat and Monastic Body in summer and the office of the King.Visit Handicrafts Emporium, this has all types of Bhutanese handicrafts for sale and visit weekend market. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha
After breakfast drive to visit National Memorial Chorten with its golden spines shining in the sun, its tinkling bells built in honor of third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Institute of Traditional Medicine, where old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies are still practiced. Also visit the Folk Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artefacts used in rural households, Textile Museum, where the art of traditional weaving is still kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its colour and design via Takin and drive to sangaygang point (BBS Tawer via enclosure)Finally drive to bhddha point Buddha point. Later in the afternoon depart to Punakha, an ancient capital of Bhutan. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Punakha - Wangdue – Paro
After breakfast walk across the bridge and visit Punakha Dzong, an ancient capital of Bhutan, spanning the MoChu and Pho Chu rivers. It is also the winter capital for the monks and the Je Khenpo (chief abbot) and after the visit drive to Lobeysa for lunch. After lunch hike another 20 minutes to Chime Lhakhang, temple of the “Divine Madman” built in 1499 and today it is mostly visited by the women who couldn’t bear Children. Also it is known as temple of fertility. After the visit walk back to the road point and then drive Paro via confluence. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Paro – Kathmandu (By Druk Air)
After breakfast your representative will help you with the exit formalities and bid you farewell and wish you happy journey back
Tours specified in the itinerary.
Best hotel accommodation
Meals (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Mineral Water)
Transport within Bhutan
Services of experienced guides
Supply of pack and riding ponies
Cultural programs when and where available
Museum fees and other special entry fees.
US$ 10 per pax for Tourism Development Fund
Visa fee of US $50 per person.
Excess baggage charges