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Glimpse To Hidden Kingdom: Land of Thunder Dragon Tour

Package Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered
Paro - Thimphu - Punakha

  • Day 1 : Arrival

    • National Museum

    Description :

    Arrival at Paro and sightseeing at Paro. After check in hotel visit Paro Museum an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics. Next visit to Paro Dzong built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative Centre. Later visit Kichu lhakhang one of the oldest temples to have been built in Bhutan by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century AD and Dumtseg lhakhang a Chorten-like temple built in 1433 by the iron bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo.

    Day 2 : Paro to Thimphu (55km-1½hours)

    Description :

    Today we will drive to capital city Thimphu(2400m/7875ft). Check in hotel and visit Memorial Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan‘s third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Chorten literally means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha and also visit Buddha point the largest statue of Buddha and walk around and take a glimpse of Thimphu valley.

    Later visit National Library established in the late 1960s primarily to conserve the literary treasures which form a significant part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. Then visit Institute for Zorig Chusum the Institute offers you a glimpse of novices learning 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. The Folk Heritage Museum This museum provides glimpse into the traditional Bhutanese life. The artifacts which are kept inside the house remind the visitors about how the rural Bhutanese live today. In the evening visit Trashichhodzong "fortress of the glorious religion" was initially erected in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.

    Day 3 : Thimphu to Punakha (70km-3Hours)

    Description :

    Today after breakfast you will drive to Punakha (1300m/4265ft) the former capital of Bhutan. On the way after 45 minutes’ drive from Thimphu will reach at highest pass between Thimphu and Punakha the place called Dochula pass (3140m) where you can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on clear day. Proceed to Chhimi Lhakhang a temple dedicated to the Devine Madman and a sacred place where people pray for children. Upon arrival check in hotel and visit Punakha Dzong a very beautiful Bhutanese architecture armed by the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River) rivers, built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan which houses some rich Buddhist collections.

    Day 4 : Punakha to Phobjikha (70km-3Hours)

    Description :

    Drive to Phobjikha (3000m/9845ft)valley a paradise for nature lovers and hikers, so one can enjoy the hike around the remote valley of Phobjikha.

    Phobjikha valley is one of the winter roosting grounds of the rare Black-necked Cranes, where they come in hundreds after spending their summer in Tibet and then migrates to the Himalayas of Bhutan to spend their winter - they arrive in the months of September and October and fly back to Tibet between February and March. After check in hotel visit Gangtey Goempa the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan. Later visit Black Necked Crane Information Centre which provides all the information about birds. Then visit traditional house to get the rural life of the people. Later walk in and around to get the glimpse of Phobjikha valley.

    Day 5 : Phobjikha to Trongsa (125km -4½ hours)

    Description :

    After breakfast we will drive to Trongsa (2300m/7545ft) via Pele-la pass (3300m) the highest pass between Wangdue and Trongsa. The Pele-la pass separates the western and central Bhutan. You may stop at Pele la for a while for photo shooting on clear weather. Upon arrival check in hotel and visit Trongsa Dzong the home of the royals and now the administrative and monastic body.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • Airfare and airport taxes
    • One time Bhutan visa fee ($40 per person)
    • Insurance for travel and other contingencies
    • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
    • Luxury hotels (4 & 5 stars)

Contact Detail

Magnificent Bhutan Tour

Contact Person :-

Sangay Rinzin

Address :- Lower Mothithang, Kunzang Lam, Near Mothithang Petrol Station., Thimphu, Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan - 11001

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