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Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is a Himalayan kingdom with a reputation for mystery and magic, where the traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments. Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors. Ranked as the happiest country in all of Asia, Bhutan is the place to be. If you’re looking for a short, refreshing, and alleviating break from the stressful and hectic life, pack your bags and leave to this Happiness Kingdom.
Blessing by touching forehead - Feel the magical charming of Tibetan Buddhism
Feel the charm of the most solemn welcome ceremony in Bhutan by offering a scarf
Home visit - perceive local people happy lifestyle
Specially arranged stay at hotels, Farmhouse and resorts at PUNAKHA, THIMPHU & PARO
The Tiger’s Nest will leave you startled and amazed in awe
Distance yourself from the worrisome and hectic routine
Get chance to taste traditional local delicate: Cheese; beef rice; Butter tea; Yogurt; Highland barleywine
“Happiness” Campfire, enjoy Bhutanese classic songs & dance, get a chance to try the traditional costume
Traditional Hot Stone Bath heal the pain from a hike to TaktshangFlight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
Flight on another airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
Tips for the guide and driver
Day 1 : Arrive At Paro
The Flight to Paro gives you a breathtaking view of Major Himalaya peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu, and Bhutan’s own snowy peaks, the sacred Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang on a clear day. As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley below. Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) on the hills above the town will be a fine sight. Our team will welcome you in Bhutan by offering scarf and then take you for a lunch.
After Lunch, drive to Thimphu
Enroute, you will visit Tachog Lhakhang, a popular tourist spot. To reach the temple, one has to cross the iron bridge built by the great saint Thangtong Gyalpo.
Followed by a visit Buddha Dordenma Statue on reaching Thimphu. This massive statue of Buddha Shakyamuni measures in at a height of 51.5 meters, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. The Buddha Dordenma is located atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley.
And a visit to Thimphu Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of our late 3rd king of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It holds paintings and statues which provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Our team will then take you to your hotel for a rest and dinner at your hotel. If there is a party being held on the same day, our team will inform you about the party if in case you are interested, our team can take you there. (Overnight at Thimphu)
Day 2 : Thimphu Sightseeing
You will embark on a leisurely hour-long walk to the 18 Century Wangditse monastery, situated atop Thimphu. From the monastery, you can view the whole Thimphu valley. On your way back from Wangditse, stop by the Motithang Takin Preserve to see the Takin, Bhutan’s National Animal.
Followed by a visit to Thimphu Changangkha Lhakhang, The fortress-like temple perched on a ridge above central Thimphu hums with pilgrim activity. It was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo. It is traditionally popular among the parents with newborns. They come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessings for their young children from the protector deity Tamdrin. You too can get an auspicious name for your children from this temple. After offering prayers, you will receive a blessing by touching your forehead. Our team Will then take you for a lunch Afternoon,
Visit the Centennial Farmers Market, where the farmer from all the district of Bhutan come to sell their agriculture and farming products. You will get to see a variety of products available in Bhutan.
Followed by a visit to the Folk Heritage Museum, A living museum of rural life which provides visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life.
And evening with a visit to the massive Trashi Choe Dzong. This splendid Dzong, north of the city on the west bank of the Wang Chhu, seems to fit seamlessly into the valley, lending the city both regal splendor and monastic weight. The Dzong was the site of the lavish formal coronation of the fifth king in 2008 and hosts the country biggest annual festival known as Thimphu festival. It hosts the Office of the King, Prime Minister, Some Ministry and religious body of Thimphu district. It is also a summer residence of the religious head, Jekhenpo. Our team will then drop you at your hotel for a rest and dinner (Overnight at Thimphu).
Day 3 : Thimphu - Punakha
You will then depart for Punakha, The Ethereal Ancient Capital. The drive will take about 3 hours. Enroute you will stop by the Dochula Pass (10,100feet). This pass is a popular location among visitors as it offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Bhutanese Himalayan range. The view is especially scenic on a clear day with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the
108 Druk Wangyal Chortens gracing the mountain pass. Our team will stop there for you to take a photograph and an explanation.
Visit Punakha Dzong, the “Palace of Great Happiness” built in 1637 by the Zhabdrung, the ‘Unifier of Bhutan’. It is the winter headquarters of the Je Khenpo and hundreds of monks who move En masse from Thimphu to this warmer location. The three-story main temple of the Punakha Dzong is a breathtaking example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver. It was here in 1907 that Bhutan’s first king was crowned.
Our team will then take you to the farmhouse where our host will be waiting for you. You will be welcomed with Suja and a walk around the house. Some of the activity you will have at the farmhouse are Experiencing archery,
Hot stone bath while drinking locally brewed wine,
Cooking Bhutanese cuisine as a dinner by yourself with the help of host,
Dance with the local at the farmhouse
Overnight/rest at the Traditional Bhutanese house/farmhouse. The farm house gives you a unique experience, detached from internet facilities, mobile networks and lets you enjoy a peaceful mind blooming night. (Overnight at a farmhouse in Punakha).
Day 4 : Punakha Sightseeing
After your breakfast with the local, you will depart from the village and drive to Yabesa village,
From where you will hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten through rice fields. It was built by her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck. It is Perched high on a hill on the bank of the river and houses paintings belonging to Nyingmapa Traditions.
Followed by a walk to Bhutan’s second longest suspension bridge for you to have a heart-pumping experience and an authentic Bhutanese view. You will then break for a lunch.
Drive through the countryside as it affords a glimpse of everyday life in this most remote of Himalayan kingdoms and visit Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of the Drukpa Kuenley who is also known as the Divine Madman. He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time. He taught the people that religion is an inner feeling and it’s not necessary that one should be an ordained monk. He is also considered a symbol of fertility and most childless couples go to his temple for blessing. Our team will then take you to your hotel in Punakha for dinner and rest. (Overnight at Punakha)
Day 5 : Punakha - Paro
Drive you to Paro with lunch at Thimphu.
Enroute visit Tachog Lhakhang crossing one the iron bridge built by Thangtong Gyalpo. Thangtong Gyalpo is a popular figure in olden days for his iron-built bridge across the country.
Followed by a walk around the Paro Town for you to get a glimpse of typical Bhutanese town. It has the infusion of Both Rural and Urban Center. Our team will then take you to your Hotel for rest. In the evening there will be a “Happiness campfire“. It is named so as all the travelers will be a part of classic songs, happy dance moves, and smiles and trying a traditional Bhutanese costume. The travelers will show some of their moves too on their song as well to create a good memory. Bhutanese classic songs & dance and traditional costume have been a part of every occasion. For the campfire, we will leave behind every grief, pain or personal issues, and make the day a big one through song and dances. This will be one of the highlights of the tour. (Overnight at Paro).
Day 6 : Paro (hike to Paro Taktshang)
You will Hike to Taktsang Monastery. The trail is broad and the walk of approximately 2 hours uphill takes you almost a kilometer above the Paro valley floor. It is believed that if a person can walk to reach the monastery then his/her sins are purified (for those who cannot hike we will arrange a horse for transfer up to the viewing point). The view of Taktsang Monastery built on a sheer cliff face 900 meters above the valley floor is a spectacular sight. The monastery is also an important pilgrim site for the Buddhists. The great Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. He then meditated in a cave there for three months where the monastery was later built. Refreshments and lunch will be arranged at Taktshang Cafeteria.
On the return drive to Paro,
Visit 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo to subdue the demon that lay across the Himalayan region.
Followed by a stone bath for relaxation after a long day walk and dinner at Ecolodge. (Overnight at Paro).
Day 7 : Departure
Our team will drive to the Paro International Airport for your departure to your onward destinations.
|High Season: March, April, May, September, October and November||Lean Season: January, February, June, July, August and December|
|USD 1,630 for 1 person||USD 1,360 for 1 person|
|USD 1,570 per person for 2 person travelers||USD 1,300 per person for 2 person travelers|
|USD 1,390 per person for group of 3 and above||USD 1,120 per person for group of 3 and above|
Suitable Month The whole year round, for the Different season the tour cost will be different High Season: March-May and September-November Low Season: December-February and June-August
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The whole year round, for the Different season the tour cost will be different
High Season: March-May and September-November
Low Season: December-February and June-August
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