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Taste of Bhutan - 6 Nights / 7 Days

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Taste of Bhutan - 6 Nights / 7 Days

Witness: Extraordinarily beautiful mountain scenery and the traditional lifestyle of the Bhutanese people Be inspired: By the notion of “gross domestic happiness” rather than growth economics Luxuriate: In having sole access to your driver / guide, ensuring that you enjoy a rich and cultural experience • Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor. • Experience Bhutan’s unique culture

DAY 1

ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU

The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world, with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. This beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest monasteries and temples, and the country’s only International airport. After being welcomed with “Khadar” (traditional scarf), a BDA representative will provide you with the necessary assistance for completion of all immigration and customs formalities. Our first visit at Paro will be to visit the impressive Ta Dzong - the ancient watchtower above the Paro Dzong which now houses the National Museum. The museum houses some of the ancient Buddhist status besides housing finest thanka, scrolls. It also houses Bhutan animals, birds and other interesting Bhutan way of life. We will have lunch and then go to visit the popular Paro Dzong (known as Rimpung Dzong, meaning “heap of jewels”. The dzong was built in 1645 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Paro Dzong is a very historical dzong. We will then visit one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, the famous Kyichu Lhakhang built in 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. Late in the evening, we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan for night halt. Read more

Thimphu 1 Night
DAY 2

THIMPHU

• Day Hike to Tango in the afternoon Visit Arts and Craft Schools • This massive statue of 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. 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within the Buddha Dordenma statue, 100,000 8 inch tall and 25,000 12 inch tall statues respectively. Each of these thousands of Buddhas have also been cast in bronze and gilded. The throne that the Buddha Dordenma sits upon is a large meditation hall. The Buddha Dordenma is located atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley. The statue fulfills an ancient prophecy dating back to the 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa • Witness Archery match • Memorial Chorten • Changangkha Lhakhang • ThimphuTashiChheDzong • Farmars Market Read more

Thimphu 1 Night
DAY 3

THIMPHU – PUNAKHA

We recommend you to drive early morning before the sunrise to be able to capture the golden rays of the panoramic view of the north east Himalayas. It would be worth to drive towards Dochula right before the dawn to shoot the stunning vistas, (assuming clear weather.) Enroute you will stop at Do chula Pass at 10,000ft/3,080m which offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of Eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan’s highest mountain, GangkarPunsum, 24,770ft/7,550m (provided the day is clear). However skies are mostly clear during the month of October till February. Also of interest are the *DrukWangyel Lhakhang* built by Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan. After breakfast at Dochula cafeteria, continue drive to Punakha where you will take a short hike to Chime Lhakhang (the fertility temple) built in 1499. It is an half an hour leisurely walk across a local village, The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana where you may photograph local farmers at work and traditional farm houses. You will be served with picnic lunch near the temple which is located on a hill lock, after lunch visit the impressive Punakha Dzong also known as Palace of Happiness which is considered to be the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan. Read more

Punakha 1 Night
DAY 4

PUNAKHA – GANGTEY

After breakfast continue on to the Phobjikha Valley. Around the Phobjikha valley the only electricity is from solar or mini hydro plants (electricity will soon be common place in the valley all via underground cables, no overhead wires). Potatoes are this regions primary cash crop and are exported to India. Phobjikha is a glacial valley on the western slopes of the Black Mountains and is one of the most beautiful open valleys in Bhutan. It is also one of the most important wildlife preserves in the country and the winter home of the rare black-necked crane. While we are here why not stop and visit the Black Crane nature information centre, and the sacred Gangtey Monastery. Between late October and early February we can view the roosting place of the black cranes from a hide about 15-minute walk from the road. And if time permits we will hike through the nature trails Read more

Gangtey 1 Night
DAY 5

GANGTEY – PARO

After the breakfast drive we will be driving back to Paro via Thimphu (6 Hrs drive) and in the evening free time to explore Paro Valley.

Paro 1 Night
DAY 6

PARO

After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from SingyeDzong in Lhuntse to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. Lunch will be served at Cafeteria restaurant located up on the mountain. After having explored the monastery, you will have back to Paro and on the way Visit KichuLhakahang. Evening visit Paro town which offers opportunity to mingle with local people and to get an idea on their lifestyle. Overnight at hotel in Paro. Read more

Paro 1 Night
DAY 7

DEPART PARO

Early morning transfer to Paro airport for your onward journey

Onward destination

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Thimphu
Hotel Hotel KIsa
Day 3
Location Punakha
Hotel Hotel Vara
Day 4
Location Wangdi
Day 6
Location Paro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Thimphu
Day 3
Location Punakha
Day 4
Location Wangdi
Day 6
Location Paro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Thimphu
Hotel Le Meridien
Day 3
Location Punakha
Hotel UMA
Day 4
Location Wangdi
Day 6
Location Paro
Hotel UMA

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfers from / to the airport and all local transportation
  • Accommodation with all meals
  • Extensive sightseeing as indicated in itinerary and entrance fees as applicable
  • Services of an English-speaking driver / guide.

Package excludes

  • Airfares to and from commencement point
  • Beverages & personal expenditure
  • Visa fees & travel insurance
  • TIPS

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Lisa, Switzerland

Fantastic Trip What a privilege to travel to Bhutan! Very comfortable accomodation, great food and learnt so much about the country and culture from our guides and driver. Will definately go back and will travel again with Bhutan Druk!

Margaret B, Canada

More than a visit to the land of happiness The best guide, the best driver, the surprisingly great companions, with physical challenges, beautiful natives and amazingly pristine surrounding, Bhutan will be cherished in my memory for a long time.

Adam, Austria

More than a visit to the land of happiness The best guide, the best driver, the surprisingly great companions, with physical challenges, beautiful natives and amazingly pristine surrounding, Bhutan will be cherished in my memory for a long time.

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