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The ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is famous for its spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries. The mountains are magnificent, the forests are dense, the people are delightful, the air is pure, the architecture inspiring, the religion exciting and the art superb. In an effort to safeguard its rich natural and cultural environment, the country has consciously adopted a regulated tourism and development policy. Check out the detailed itinerary below for more information.

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
  • Arrive in Paro
  • After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative
  • Afterwards, transfer to the hotel
  • In the evening, go for an exploratory walk around Paro main street and market area
  • Overnight at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2,280 m)
  • After breakfast, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum
  • The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons, armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts
  • Then, walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history
  • Along the wooden galleries lining, the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore
  • Or, if you are interested you can go on a 5-hour round trip hike
  • After breakfast, embark on a fascinating 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 900 m above the Paro valley floor
  • It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’
  • 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.
  • In the evening, explore the local market in Paro
  • Overnight at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2,280 m)
  • After breakfast, drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with 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
  • Today’s sightseeing in Thimphu starts with a visit to Memorial Chorten
  • It is the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan's third king, his late majesty, king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as father of modern Bhutan
  • Then, proceed to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang)
  • Visitors can pay obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley
  • After that, proceed to the Folk Heritage Museum
  • A museum dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life
  • Then, head towards the Textile Museum
  • It is worth a visit to experience the living national art of weaving
  • Exhibitions introduce the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men
  • Time to visit Trashichhoe dzong
  • This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot
  • We will then, explore local crafts bazaar to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts
  • Here, you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, interesting items made from local materials
  • In the evening, return to Paro for overnight stay (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
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation on twin-sharing basis
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary and accompanying guide
  • 5% GST
  • 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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Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar etc., are not included

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