Bhutan often revered as the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, and 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.
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 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 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
Yewong Eco Lodge or Hotel Jigmeling (4-star) or Hotel Olathang (3-star) in Bhutan, or similar
Accommodation on twin-sharing basis
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Sightseeing as per the itinerary and accompanying guide
Entrance fees to monuments (lists of monuments with applicable entrance fees as of date enclosed)
Any insurance for clients
Any extra cost incurred in unforeseen events
All expenses of personal nature
Anything not mentioned in 'Inclusion Notes'
Terms and Conditions
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Please note that these packages are customizable, which means that you will be able to make changes to the itinerary/activity if you so desire. The final payment will be calculated as per the activities reflecting on the website which will be outlined in the confirmatory e-mail sent to you.
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar etc., are not included
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