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BHUTAN TOUR - 05 NIGHTS/06 DAYS TOUR

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BHUTAN TOUR - 05 NIGHTS/06 DAYS TOUR

Bhutan is unique as it is referred as the “Switzerland of Asia.” From quant farming villages to magical forests to mountains where Yeti’s supposedly live, Bhutan is a place which has escaped the civilized touch of the rest of the world. It is The Land of “Gross National Happiness” whose philosophy is being practiced worldwide. Bhutan the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" has become an increasingly popular destination for international tourists.

DAY 1

PARO-THIMPHU

The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in the entire Himalayas and offers one of the greatest arrivals anywhere during the decent to Paro Airport. Stepping out of the aircraft, the first impressions of Bhutan are the cool fresh air and deep blue skies. You will be received by our representative . The short transfer to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan, leads through the Paro valley to the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers at Chuzom (confluence). On arrival, in Thimphu check-into the hotel . Evening an exploratory walk around Thimphu Main Street and market area. Overnight stay at Thimphu Read more

THIMPHU 02 NIGHTS
DAY 2

THIMPHU

Thimphu (alt. 2,320m), the capital town of Bhutan and the center of government, religion and commerce, is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With a population of about 90,000 it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light. After breakfast proceed for a guided tour of the city’s main highlights: Textile Museum: is worth a visit to experience the living national art of weaving. Exhibitions introduce the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men. National Library: The history of Bhutan lies imprinted in archaic texts, which are preserved at the National Library. Besides thousands of manuscripts and ancient texts, the library also has modern academic books and printing blocks for prayer flags. Institute for Zorig Chusum: Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School, the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school. Simply Bhutan Museum: The newly commissioned museum depicts ancient Bhutanese architecture, which is slowly being lost to modernization. The uniqueness of the structure is in its composition of the materials used. The structure is built reusing old timber, window and door frames and other items from traditional and old demolished houses. One highlight is the portrayal of the age-old life styles of the Bhutanese people. Lunch is followed by a city tour that includes: Memorial Chorten: The stupa built in the memory of Bhutan's third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Located just a short drive from Thimphu city center, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Conclude the tour of the day with a visit of Trashichhoedzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans. Overnight stay at Thimphu Read more

THIMPHU
DAY 3

THIMPHU - PUNAKHA

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3,O8Om). In Bhutan, the passes are marked by a large Bhutanese Chorten and prayer flag. Dochula pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas on a clear day. One Arrival Check in to the Hotel On arrival vist Punakha Dzong, built strategically at 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 now fully restored. A short drive follows day excursion to ChimiLhakhang. The ChimiLhakhang, situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning ‘field’. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers. Overnight stay at Punakha Read more

PUNAKHA 01 NIGHT
DAY 4

PUNAKHA – PARO

After breakfast depart to Paro, the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,080 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to river valley. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the place of profound tantric teaching, this dzong now houses a school for the study of the Dzongkha language. On arrival check hotel Later in the day set out on an exploratory excursion in around Paro valley. Paro (2,280m) - 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 the 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 valleys in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields. Visit Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala. Overnight stay at Paro Read more

PARO 02 NIGHTS
DAY 5

PARO – TIGER’S NEST HIKE

After breakfast take a short drive to Satsam Chorten, stop en route at the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. On arrival at trail-head point, embark on a walking excursion to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest closed on Tuesdays): It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognised as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendour. Lunch at the famous Taktsang cafeteria overlooking the Tiger’s nest hanging on to the Cliffside. On the way back to town stop at Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. Evening an exploratory walk around main street and market area. Overnight stay at Paro Read more

DAY 6

DEPART PARO

After an early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for the flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location THIMPHU
Hotel Hotel Kisa
Day 3
Location PUNAKHA
Hotel Khuru Resort
Day 4
Location PARO
Hotel Tashi Phuntshok
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location THIMPHU
Hotel Hotel Ariya
Day 3
Location PUNAKHA
Hotel Zhingkham Resort
Day 4
Location PARO
Hotel Rave’s Nest Resort
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location THIMPHU
Hotel Le Meridien
Day 3
Location PUNAKHA
Hotel Dhensa Boutique Resort
Day 4
Location PARO
Hotel Le Meridien

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All meals
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • English speaking accompanying guide
  • Government Royalty / Taxes
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bhutan Visa Fee

Package excludes

  • Insurance of any kind / medical expenses
  • Beverages (alcoholic / non – alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature (like tipping, laundry, Telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees etc.)
  • Airfares and Airport Taxes

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Sabrina Mante, Spain

I only can recommend this agency to organize your trip in India. Everything was perfect, from the driver to the hotels, the guides... really professionals and they took care really well of us. You can trust them

Mohammed Atba , France

Bonjour Varun, ​ ​ Nous sommes arrivés tôt ce matin à Paris, mais avec des regrets , il faisait 9°.​ Nous ne vous remercierons jamais assez pour le séjour que vous nous avez organisé.​ Désormais, nous connaissons un peu l'Inde grâce au dévouement et à la gentillesse​ de toute l'équipe.​ Nous ne manquerons pas de proposer la destination Inde à nos connaissances et aux clients de l'agence.​ L'Inde est un pays qui mérite d'être visité par beaucoup de touristes de tous les pays du monde.​ ​ Votre initiative de concocter un programme pour les musulmans de l'Europe et d'ailleurs est positive, et attirera j'en suis​ convaincu beaucoup de touristes , et notre désir est d'en être une partie prenante.​ ​ Encore une fois je te prie de remercier tout le staff pour la qualité de l'accueil.​ ​ Le guide Amer et le chauffeur ont été remarquables , ce sont de vrais professionnels.​ ​ En espérant te voir à ta venue en France, je t'adresse mes remerciements les plus chaleureux.​ Read more

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