Thimphu, Punakha, Paro
5D/4N Valid Until Dec 31, 2019
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
DAY 1 Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1.5 Hrs)
On arrival in Paro, you will be received by representative and transfer to Thimphu by car/bus. The drive takes about an hour thirty minutes to reach the city. Thimphu is one of the most beautiful and smallest city in the world. Visit interesting weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products. We will explore the city by walk on our own or relax in the hotel. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2300m
DAY 2 Thimphu Sightseeing to Punakha (3 Hrs)
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) world largest sitting Buddha statue which gives awesome views of Thimphu valley, National Memorial Chorten (Stupas) which remembers the father of modern Bhutan. Later visit Changangkha Monastery the oldest temple in the valley, Sangaygang View Point often known as BBS tower and lovers point. Later, we will prepare to drive to warm valley of Punakha over the most beautiful pass in the country called Dochula pass at 3150m. 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important and beautiful thus the pass is one the must visit passes in Bhutan. If the weather permits, we can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive downhill from the pass. Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m
DAY 3 Punakha to Paro (4.5 Hrs)
After the breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and retrace the drive to Paro. En-route we will take awesome walk through the rice field of Mesina to Chimi Lhakhang, Temple of fertility. On arrival in Paro we will visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicraft stores or we will provide the options to enjoy other activities while in Paro. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m
DAY 4 Paro sightseeing
After the breakfast, we will drive to Ramthangka from where we will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 900m above the valley floor. For entire Buddhist around the world, it is place of pilgrimage but for a tourist, it is one of the must visit place before we die. The hike is almost 2 hours walk, uphill at 30 to 40 degree inclined for an average hiker however we might take full day depending on your pace. First of half of the hike which we pull-up, up to cafeteria feels never ending however from the half way due to magical structure right inform us, we are all energized to push further and you actually feel very near. Finally you are done and filled with joys of happiness to be at Taktshang. For the return journey, we actually feel like walking down very fast. Overnight in Paro
DAY 5 Paro Airport
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner will be served in buffet style (Bhutanese, Thai, Indian, Continental and Chinese available)
Payment: (NO credit card facility in Bhutan)
25% payment required while confirming the tour for land part.
100% payment required for the flight tickets before the purchase of ticket.
Balance payment for the land must be paid one month prior to the arrival date.
Bhutan visa will be approved by the government only after we deposit full payment received from the guests.
Bank details given in below link
** Rates are quoted in USD on a per person basis and subject to change without prior notice **