Nestled in the heart of the great Himalayan range, Druk Yul (The land of thunder dragon) - the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, is one of the world’s most beautiful travel destinations. Often referred to as the last Shangri-la, this tiny Himalayan kingdom hosts a remarkable variety of climate and ecosystem, with 72% of it under forest cover, high mountain terrain and deep fertile valleys. Out itinerary and gives participants an opportunity to interact with the people of Druk Yul
Glimse of Bhutan Tour
Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air. Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom.On arrival at the airport received by ourrepresentative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan.Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu / Punakha (75 Km, 2.1/2 Hours).After breakfast Thimphu sightseeing. Visit to Trashichhodzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room it is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts.
After that drive to Painting School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings.Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth. Also visit to Traditional Medicine Institute is worthwhile where century’s old healing arts still practiced. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions.
After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully handwoven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan's Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.Evening drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3,050m).Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Punakha / Wangduephodrang / Paro (150 Km, 5 Hours). After breakfast visit to Punakha Dzong, the 17th century fortress which has played important role in building up of modern Bhutan followed by visit to local market. Also visit Khamsum Yul, Namgyal Chorten, newly built stupa. Then drive to Wangdiphodrang visiting Dzong and local market.The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.
After lunch drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass. Later enroute visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627; it now houses the School for Buddhist studies.Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Paro Sightseeing. After breakfast visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is acting as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history.After lunch drive north of Paro valley to ruins of Drukgyel Dozng. From this fort Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies. Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people. While return to Paro town visit enroute Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Halt overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Paro Depart. After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.
Inclusive Standard Package
Visitors may experience Bhutan only on all-inclusive package for which a fixed minimum tariff. This tariff covers the following land costs for a Standard Package:
Exclusive Standard Package