Travel to Bhutan

Bhutan Tour (3 nights /4 days)

Bhutan Tour (3 nights /4 days) is a short tour and you will visit Paro valley at 2280 meters above the sea level which boasts of the only International airport in the country. You can see beautiful snow capped Mountains around. The visit to Taktsang monastery is spectacular 54 km away from Paro is Thimphu, the Capital city of Bhutan. The only capital city in the world that has no traffic lights. This small city also the host to the tallest statue of sitting Buddha in the world.

Bhutan Tour Day 01. Arrive at Paro (2280 meters) – Thimphu (54 km, 1 hr):

You will be received by the Representative at the airport and drive to Thimphu. On the way, view Tamchog Lhakhang.

After lunch, visit to:

  • Memorial Chorten – built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan’s third King, His Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
  • Changangkha Monastery- It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang.
  • Takin Preserve centre – The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat.
  • Sangay Gang view point – It is the view point and in fact the best place for photographers.
  • Tashichho Dzong – built in 1641 and later rebuilt in its present form by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1965.

Dinner and over night in Hotel Ser Nya or similar www.hotelsernya.com

Optional activities you can choose:

  • Hike to Phajoding/ Tango/ Cheri  Monastery.
  • Village walk to Kabisa
  • Mountain biking around Thimphu valley.
  • Talk on GNH/Buddhism
  • Bhutanese Cultural Show

***NOTE: You also have an option for accommodation up gradation in Thimphu.  Please contact us for the up gradation cost.

Thimphu: 

Bhutan Tour Day 02. Thimphu – Paro: (Altitude 2320 m, Distance 58 km, Drive Time 1 hour):

 

After breakfast, visit to:

  • Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) – visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang).
  • National Library – The history of Bhutan lies imprinted in archaic texts, which are preserved at the National Library.
  • Painting School – 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.
  • Folk Heritage Museum – It is dedicated to connect people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programmes and documentation of rural life.

After lunch, drive to Paro and visit to:

  • Ta dzong (National Museum) – watch tower built to defend Rimpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, since 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the country.
  • Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) – built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan
  • Farm House (traditional village house) – Bhutanese farm houses are very colorful, decorative and traditionally built without the use of single nail.

Dinner and overnight in Tashi Namgay Resort or similar www.tnr.bt

Optional activities you can choose:

  • Hike to Dzongdrakha Monastery.
  • Hike to Nunnery (Kila Goenpa).
  • Village walk.
  • Mountain biking around Paro valley.
  • Drive to Chelila pass to view Higher Himalayas bordering Tibet including Mt. Jumolhari & Jichu Drake.

***NOTE: You also have an option for accommodation up gradation in Paro.  Please contact us for the up gradation cost.

Paro:

Bhutan Tour Day 03. Paro sightseeing: (Altitude 2280 m).

 

After breakfast, visit to:

  • Drukgyel dzong – built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. The glory of Drukgyel Dzong remained even when it was destroyed by fire in 1951.
  • Kyichu Lhakhang – the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang).
  • Excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) – one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor.

Dinner and overnight in Tashi Namgay Resort or similar.

Optional activities you can choose:

  • Hike to Dzongdrakha Monastery.
  • Hike to Nunnery (Kila Goenpa).
  • Village walk.
  • Mountain biking around Paro valley.
  • Drive to Chelila pass to view Higher Himalayas bordering Tibet including Mt. Jumolhari.

***NOTE: You also have an option for accommodation up gradation in Paro.  Please contact us for the up gradation cost.

Paro:

Bhutan Tour Day 04. Departure (Altitude 2280 m): After early breakfast, drive to the Airport and Farewell.

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The Tour Cost Includes:
a. All Meals
[Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
b. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
c. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
d. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
e. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
f. Visa Fee.
g. English speaking Local guide.
h. Sightseeing.
The Tour Cost Does Not Include:
* Druk Air fares.
* Insurance Premiums
* Payments for service provided on a personal basis
* Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head"
* Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
* Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water
* Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services