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Enthralling Bhutan
7 Days · 6 Nights
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Overview

Visit the world's first carbon negative country with a guide throughout the tour. When in Bhutan, get to explore Paro, Thmphu and Punakha. The people are delightful, the air is pure, the architecture inspiring, the religion exciting and the art superb. Check out the detailed itinerary below for more information.

Itinerary
  • Arrive in Paro
  • After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative
  • Afterwards, enjoy a drive to Thimphu
  • Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel
  • In the evening, go for an exploratory walk around Thimphu main street and market area
  • Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2,320 m)
  • After breakfast, drive to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre
  • Then, visit King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels
  • Afterwards visit the Textile Museum to experience the living national art of weaving
  • Then, head towards the Folk Heritage Museum
  • Post lunch, visit Changangkha Lhakhang - a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu
  • Head to Pangri Zampa where Buddhist students monks learn Lamaism and astrology based on Buddhist philosophy
  • Later in the afternoon, visit Trashichhoe dzong, ‘fortress of the glorious religion’
  • In the evening, time can be spent strolling through the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts bazaar
  • Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2,320 m)
  • After breakfast, drive to Thimphu with an en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers
  • Explore three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence
  • After breakfast, drive to Punakha / Wangduephodrang across Dochu La
  • Located at a height of 3,088 m or 10,130 ft, Dochula is a scenic location with chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate this highest point on the road
  • If skies are clear, it may be possible to see peaks from this pass
  • In the afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong or the Palace of Great Happiness
  • Later in the day, go for an excursion to Chimi Lhakhang
  • The Chimi Lhakhang, situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, is also known as the temple of fertility
  • A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers
  • Overnight at the hotel in Punakha / Wangduephodrang (Altitude 1,300 m)
  • After breakfast, a beautiful hike (total about 2 hours round trip walk) takes you to the regal Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten
  • In the afternoon, visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang (nunnery)
  • Perched on a ridge amid pine trees and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangduephodrang, gleams the magnificent structures of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang (Temple)
  • Later, go on an excursion to Talo village
  • The village of Talo (alt. 2,800m) which is scattered along the hill slopes, known for its cleanliness and hygiene among Punakha villages
  • Later in the afternoon, drive back to Punakha / Wangduephodrang, for overnight stay Altitude 1,300 m)
  • After breakfast, drive back to Paro descending back down from Dochu La
  • Follow the way back up the dramatic Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu river valleys, before crossing through Paro town towards the north end of the valley
  • En route, visit Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest fortress of the country and known as the place of profound tantric teaching
  • Later in the day after checking into the hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum
  • Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels”
  • Overnight at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2,280 m)
  • After breakfast, head out for an excursion to Taktshang Monastery (approx. 5 hours round trip walk) 
  • It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor
  • Or, after breakfast, go on a driving excursion to Chalela Pass
  • Chele la (pass), at an elevation 3,988 meters is considered to be one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan
  • About an hour's drive along a thickly-forested road, is this Pass-a botanical paradise
  • The pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake
  • Later, en route go on an excursion to Dzong drakha Goempa
  • Often called as mini Takstang, Dzong drakha is a cliff-side temple complex on the western side of the Paro Valley
  • Located approx. 20 minute drive away from Paro, these temples are built on a cliff above Bondey village but the walk is not as strenuous as Taktshang
  • By road, it is about 30 minutes walk to reach here 
  • In the afternoon, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo
  • The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan
  • The evening is at leisure in Paro city centre
  • Overnight at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2,280 m)
  • After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination
  • Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell
Hotel Details
  • Yewong Eco Lodge or Hotel Jigmeling (4-star) or Hotel Olathang (3-star) in Paro, or similar
  • Y.T. Hotel (3-star) or Meri Puensum Resort (3-star) in Punakha, or similar
  • Hotel Phuntsho Pelri (2-star) or Wangchuk Hotel (3-star) or Yeedzin Hotel (4-star) in Thimphu, or similar
Inclusions
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation on twin-sharing basis
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary and accompanying guide
  • 5% GST
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to monuments (lists of monuments with applicable entrance fees as of date enclosed)
  • Lunch/evening tea/snacks
  • Any insurance for clients
  • Any extra cost incurred in unforeseen events
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Anything not mentioned in 'Inclusion Notes'

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