10 Nights 11 Days Best of Bhutan Tour

Best of Bhutan tour itinerary is designed covering all tourists places in Bhutan. This tour includes Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Wangdi, Bumthang and Ura valley.

Explore natural beauty, landscape and traditions of Bhutanese people. Bhutan is awarded by the happiest Kingdom in the world.

Visit Paro which is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Takshang monastery also known as Tiger Nest is the mahor attraction at Paro. Paro is also home to world most colorful mask dance and festival which is know as “Paro Tsechu”.

The second destination you will visit with Best of Bhutan tour is Thimphu which is a capital of Bhutan and unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. The National Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong, National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum, Traditional Medicine Institute, Tashichodzong, Mini Zoo and Handicrafts Emporium are the major attractions.

The thrid destination during Best of Bhutan Tour is Punakha, served as the capital of Bhutan until and still it is the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot). Visit to Punakha Dzong in Bhutan is truly amazing experience to witness Bhutanese architecture.

Another major highlights during Best of Bhutan Tour is the valley of Gangtey which is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. Gangtey and Phobjika valley is also protected area and home of rare black necked crane.

Trongsa forms the central hub of the nation and is historically the place from where attempts at unifying the country were launched. Both His Majesty King Ugyen Wangchuck, the Penlop of Trongsa, who was elected the country’s first hereditary monarch and his successor, King Jigme Wangchuck, ruled the country from Trongsa ancient seat.

Bumthang has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Bumthang is also the traditional home to the great Buddhist teacher Pema Linga to whose descendants the present dynasty traces its origin.

Ura valley is one of the most interesting villages in Bhutan. There are about 40 closely packed houses along cobblestone streets, and the main Ura Lhakhang dominates the town, giving it a medieval atmosphere.

Tour Duration: 10 nights/11 days

Tour Theme: Best of Bhutan with all possibile tourist attractions

Tour Type: Private Tour

Day 01: Arrive Paro

Arrive by Druk Air. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing tour. Drive to Thimpu

Morning, visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the  Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.  A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks.  Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.  Evening drive 1 & 1/2 hours to Thimphu (54km).

Overnight at Hotel River view or similar in Thimpu

 

Day 03: Thimpu Sightseeing tours

Morning  visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. PM visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.

Overnight at Hotel River view or similar in Thimpu

 

Day 04: Drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Punakha en-route

Morning drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang via Punakha crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Proceed 45 minutes to Wangduephodrang and visit the the market area.

Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort or similar in Wangdi

 

Day 05: Drive to Bumthang visiting Trongsa en-route

Drive almost 6/7 hours crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters. The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine.  After one and half hours from Chendebji Chorten arrive at a small town known as Trongsa meaning new village. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but the most impressive of all is the Trongsa Dzong. The whole of eastern Bhutan was controlled from this fortress during the mid 17th century.  Proceed another 2 hours to Bumthang visiting the Chume weaving center.

Overnight at Lhendupcholing lodge or similar in Bumthang

 

Day 06: Bumthang sightseeing tours

Bumthang altitude 2600m, has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing – Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery

Overnight at Lhendupcholing lodge or similar in Bumthang

 

Day 07: Excursion to Ura Village

Excursion 2 hours to Ura village and visit the new Ura monastery. On the way visit the Mebartso meaning burning lake. Stroll around the village and return back to Guest house. Evening walk to the swiss farm where apple juice, cider, cheese etc… are made.

Overnight at Lhendupcholing lodge or similar in Bumthang

 

Day 08: Drive to Wangduephodrang

Drive back to Wangduephodrang.

Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort or similar in Wangdi

 

Day 09:  Drive to Paro via Lobesa

Morning drive 3/4 hours to Paro via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples.  Drive on to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 10: Hike to Taktsang monastery

Morning hike to Taktsang monastery. Horses can be arranged with an extra cost.  The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3 /4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time.Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 11: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Best Price Guarantee inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air & airport tax
  • 10 nights/11 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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7 Nights 8 Days Classic Bhutan Tour

8 Days Classic Bhutan tour covers major tourist places in Bhutan. Explore Himalayan Kingdom visiting Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Gangtey, Phobijaka and Wangdi.

This 8 days Classic Bhutan Tour itinerary provide excellent opportunity to witness colorful Culture and rituals at monastery in Paro, see lifestyle of Bhutanese people at capital city – Thimpu. Excursion to Punakaha Dzong gives insight knowledge of Old Capital. Further Gangtey and Phobjika valley offers rare opportunity to see Black Necked Crane.

Bhutan is also known as “The Land of Thunder Dragon” is ultimate Himalayan Shangri-la. The tiny Kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. While undertaking Bhutan Tour from Kathmandu, you will take flight to Paro from Kathmandu which can be truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.

Paro is home for oldest Buddhist monastery in Bhutan. This valley is dotted with many century old heritage places where every year Bhutanese people celebrate Paro Tsechu with Mask dance. Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields. Commence hike to Takshang monastery located on hill ridge. Takshang monastery is also known as “Tiger Nest” and most holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site inside Bhutan.

Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. Taschichodong is the administrative center of Bhutan. Being capital of modern Bhutan, Thimpu tour offer insight knowledge on Bhutanese culture, history, traditions and lifestyle.

Punakha  is dominated by the beautiful Punakha Dzong and is formal capital of ancient Bhutan. The way from Thimpu to Punakha provide excellent view of Himalayan range from Dochula pass (3,050 meters).

Located in the south of Punakha, the higher reaches of the Wangduephodrang valley provide rich pastureland for cattle. Further you can also enjoy excursion to Gantey and Phobjika valley which is home to rare Black Necked Crane.

We offer offer best deals on Classic Bhutan Tour from Kathmandu inclusive of Bhutan visa and necessary arrangements of hotel, guide and sightseeing tours on private basis.

Tour Duration: 7 nights/8 days

Tour Theme: Culture, Traditions, Spiritual and Natural Beauty Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour

Day 01: Arrive Paro

Arrive by Druk Air. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative. Rest of the day is free to explore Paro town.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing tour

Morning, visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 03: Drive Thimpu & sightseeing tours

Morning, drive to Thimphu (1 & 1/2hrs). Upon arrival check into Hotel.

Later visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.

Overnight at Hotel River View or similar Thimpu

 

Day 04: Thimpu sightseeing & Drive to Punakha

Morning, visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers.

 

Afternoon, drive to Punakha. In Punakha visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans.

Overnight at Hotel Zangto Pelri or similar in Punakha

 

Day 05: Drive to Wangdi & excursion to Gangtey valley

Morning, drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa.

 

Continue with excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters. The only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Currently there are 200 to 300 cranes residing in this valley and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) is taking every measure to ensure the safety of the Cranes. While the cranes reside in the winter valley for 4/5 months the village folks are not allowed to make loud noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. Explore the fascinating glacier valley and return to the Resort.

Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort or similar in Wangdi

 

Day 06: Drive to Paro

Morning, drive 4/5hrs to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 07: Takshang Hike

Morning, hike to Takshang monastery also known as “Tiger Nest”. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. On return visit Kichu Lakhang.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 08: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Best Price Guarantee inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • 7 nights/8 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

 

Service Excludes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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4 Nights 5 Days Paro Thimpu Punakha Tour

Enjoy 5 Days at Bhutan covering three major highlights of Bhutan exploring Bhutanese culture and traditions with Paro Thimpu Punakha Tour.

You will fly from Kathmandu to Paro and enjoy the tours in Thimpu, Punakha and Paro. Major highlights includes National Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Simthoka Dzong, Ta Dzong, Takshang monastery etc.

Bhutan is also known as “The Land of Thunder Dragon” is ultimate Himalayan Shangri-la. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.

During 5 Days Paro Thimpu Punakha tour you will explore the below destinations.

Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.

Major attractions at Paro:-

  • Paro Dzong also known as Ta Dzong
  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Drukgyel Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)

Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.

Places of interest in and around Thimphu:

  • Memorial Chorten
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • National Library
  • Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Traditional Medicine Institute
  • The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
  • National Textile Museum
  • Trashichhoedzong
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Changangkha Lhakhang

Punakha: Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until and still it is the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot). Blessed with temperate climate and owing to its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers, the Punakha valley produces abundant crops and fruits. There are splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula pas (alt. 3,050m) on Thimphu – Punakha road.

Places of interest in and around Punakha

  • Punakha Dzong: Built strategically atThimphu town the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. The Dzong is open for visitors during Punakha festival and in summer months when the monk body moves to Thimphu.

Excursions around Punakha

  • Chimi Lhakhang
  • Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Talo
  • Punakha Ritsha Village

Book 5 Days Paro Thimpu Punakha tour with best cost with us. Share your travel plan and inquiry with our Bhutan Tour Expert.

Tour Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Tour Theme: Cultural Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour

Day 01: Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimpu

Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flight. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu (54 kms, 1 & 1/2 hrs). Evening is free to stroll around Thimpu town on own.

Overnight at Hotel  in Thimpu

 

Day 02: Morning: Thimpu sightseeing. Afternoon Drive Punakha

After breakfast, commence on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple.

 

Afternoon, drive to Punakha. In Punakha visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans.

Overnight at Hotel in Punakha

 

Day 03: Drive to Paro & Sightseeing tours

Morning, drive back to Paro visiting the first building built in Bhutan the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist University.  On arrival in Paro visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 04: Takshang Hike

Morning, hike to Takshang monastery also known as “Tiger Nest”. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. On return visit Kichu Lakhang. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 05: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Best Price Guarantee inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • 4 nights/5 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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3 Nights 4 Days Paro Thimpu Tour

Explore Bhutan with 4 Days Paro Thimpu Tour from Kathmandu. Unleash yourself with heritage, culture, Bhutanese traditions with visit to famous Tiger Nest.

4 Days Paro Thimpu tour is short tour itinerary to see two major tourist sites in Bhutan. Explore Thimpu and Paro visiting Takshang monastery and other major attractions.

Bhutan is also known as “The Land of Thunder Dragon” is ultimate Himalayan Shangri-la. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.

Bhutan at Glance tour itinerary is prepared covering two major tourist districts of Kathmandu. This 4 days Bhutan tour itinerary is suitable for those who wish to explore Bhutan and major attractions. This itinerary can be taken as extension tour from Nepal or India.

Tour Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Tour Theme: Cultural Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour

 

Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.

Major attractions at Paro:-

  • Paro Dzong also known as Ta Dzong
  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Drukgyel Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)

 

Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.

Places of interest in and around Thimphu:

  • Memorial Chorten
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • National Library
  • Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Traditional Medicine Institute
  • The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
  • National Textile Museum
  • Trashichhoedzong
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Changangkha Lhakhang

Day 01: Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimpu

Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flight. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu (54 kms, 1 & 1/2 hrs). Evening is free to stroll around Thimpu town on own.

Overnight at Hotel in Thimpu

 

Day 02: Morning: Thimpu sightseeing. Afternoon Drive Paro & Sightseeing tours

After breakfast, commence on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and  the new  Drupthob nunnery temple.

 

Afternoon, drive back to Paro visiting the first building built in Bhutan the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist University.  On arrival in Paro visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. . Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 03: Takshang Hike

Morning, hike to Takshang monastery also known as “Tiger Nest”. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. On return visit Kichu Lakhang. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 04: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Get best deals inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • 3 nights/4 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section

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2 Nights 3 Days Bhutan Tour

Enjoy Bhutan Tour in short time covering two major tourist districts of Bhutan. You will visit Paro and Thimpu covering major highlights during short stay.

This 3 days Bhutan tour itinerary is suitable for those who wish to explore Bhutan and major attractions with-in short span of time. This itinerary can be taken as extension tour from Nepal or India. The first day after flying from Kathmandu/Delhi to Paro, you will be transferred to Thimpu which is capital city of Bhutan. Next day explore half-day Thimpu, drive back to Paro. Enjoy sightseeing tour at Paro covering Dzongs and temples to see Bhutanese Architecture and Traditional Culture.

Tour Duration: 2 nights/3 days

Tour Theme: Cultural Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour

 

Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.

Major attractions at Paro:-

  • Paro Dzong also known as Ta Dzong
  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Drukgyel Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)

Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.

Places of interest in and around Thimphu:

  • Memorial Chorten
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • National Library
  • Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Traditional Medicine Institute
  • The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
  • National Textile Museum
  • Trashichhoedzong
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Changangkha Lhakhang

Day 01: Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimpu

Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flight. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu (54 kms, 1 & 1/2 hrs). Evening is free to stroll around Thimpu town on own.

Overnight at Hotel in Thimpu

 

Day 02: Morning: Thimpu sightseeing. Afternoon Drive Paro & Sightseeing tours

After breakfast, commence on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple.

 

Afternoon, drive back to Paro visiting the first building built in Bhutan the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist University.  On arrival in Paro visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 03: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Best Deals Available inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • 2 nights/3 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section

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