ATTRACTIVE BHUTAN

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Price: $790

Paro is a town in the south west of Bhutan. Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. In addition, the Paro Valley is wide and verdant and is recognized a one of the most beautiful in all Bhutan. Prefer to stay in Paro if you are someone who is fond of nature and would like to spend quiet and peaceful time. However, apart from the main street (which is constructed of traditional wooden structures), the bazaar area is a nondescript hodgepodge of concrete buildings that is totally bereft of charm and character. Along with Jakar and Punakha, Paro forms the ‘golden triangle’ of popular tourist destinations in Bhutan.

Day 1

Arrival in Paro & transfer to Thimphu (65 km/ 02 hour drive approximately)

Once you arrive in Paro, you will be met,greeted & transferred  to your hotel in Thimphu. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.In the evening we will explore the city by walk or visit Trashi Chhoe Dzong. Trashi Chhoe Dzong: Also called Fortress of the Glorious Religion, situated on north of the city on west bank of the Wang Chhu, the Dzong was the site of the lavish formal coronation of the fifth King in 2008 and hosts the city’s biggest annual bash, the colourful tsechu festivities. The opening times 5-6 PM Mon-Fri, 8 AM-6 PM Sat & Sun.Spend rest of the evening at leisure enjoy a warm dinner before you go to bed.

Accommodation : Hotel Riverview/similar****

Day 2

Thimphu sightseeing

In the morning we will visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan.We will also visit nearby folk heritage museum and national library before lunch. Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. National Library: Housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) is where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. After lunch, drive pass by Memorial Chorten – This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan’s third King, His Late Majesty, and 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 viewpoint, – Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, 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. Takin’s Reserve – The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drupa Kunley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories.Overnight Stay in Thimphu

Accommodation : Hotel Riverview/similar****

Day 3

Thimphu to Punakha (72 km/ 03 hour drive approximately)

After Breakfast check out from the hotel and drive passes through Dochula pass, the most beautiful pass in Bhutan.. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens – Built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important than another passes. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees.After a photo break, we will continue our drive to warm valley of Punakha.On arrival, check into the hotel of Punakha. After some rest get ready for the amazing sightseeing

Beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan.Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Punakha,

Accommodation : Meri Punesum Resort/similar****

Day 4

Punakha to Phobjikha (72 km/ 03 hour drive approximately)

Today after the breakfast, Check out of the hotel and visit the beautiful sightseeing’s: Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple) –Situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina is the yellow-roofed Chimi Lhakhang, built in 1499 by the cousin of Lama Drukpa Kunley in his honour after he subdued the demoness of the nearby Dochu La with his ‘magic thunderbolt of wisdom’. A wooden effigy of the lama’s thunderbolt is preserved in the lhakhang and childless women go to the temple to receive blessings from the saint. It’s a pleasant 20 minute walk across fields from the road at Sopsokha to the temple. It crosses an archery ground before making a short climb to the temple.

En route visit Wangdi ruins Dzong and continues to Phobjikha over the pass Gangtey Gompa – Perched on a small hill that rises from the valley floor, the Gangtey Monastery is the only Nyingmapa monastery on the western side of the Black Mountain’s Gangtey valley, Bhutan and also the biggest Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan. The Monastery is surrounded by a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens who take care of the Monastery.Evening check in at the hotel in Phobjikha, relax in your hotel or take a stroll.  Overnight stay  in the hotel

Accommodation : Gakiling Guest House/similar****

Day 5

Phobjikha to Paro (192 km/ 06 hour drive approximately)

Today after the early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Paro. Check in the hotel in Paro and after some rest get ready for amazing sightseeing’s: National Museum of Paro: Housed inside the revamped Ta-Dzong building in Paro, National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum that has put on display the antique items gathered from different parts of the country Paro Rinpung Dzong – The Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most impressive and well-known Dzongs, and perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture you’ll see. The massive buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley.

Kichu Lhakhang – It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambey Lhakahng in Bumthang). The lhakhang complex is composed of two temples. The first temple was built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, built the second temple in original pattern.Overnight stay in Paro

Accommodation : Hotel Gangety Palace/similar****

Day 6

Paro Sightseeing

Haa Excursion – Visit the temples of Dzongdrakha on foot which studs the rock cliff. Continue driving to Chelela Pass, one of the highest road pass at 3988m. When the weather permits one can view the most scared mountain in the country Mt. Jomolhari 7314m. Picnic lunch at the pass, prayer flag hosting and mountain biking are some of the interesting activities that is possible to organize, on own expenses.Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Paro.

Accommodation :Hotel Gangety Palace/similar****

Day 7

Paro sightseeing

In the morning after the breakfast, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Temple, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900m above the valley floor. The temple is associated with Guru Rimpoche who visited in 8th century and believed to have meditated three months in this cave and converted entire valley into Buddhism. It is 2 hours walk up hill for an average hiker; however it can take our almost entire day too.Evening back to the hotel and relax.  Overnight stay in Paro

Accommodation :Hotel Gangety Palace/similar****

Day 8

Departure

Take away the sweet memories of Bhutan .Transfer to airport for your departure flight.

ENQUIRE NOW


Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in below mentioned hotels
  • Round trip transportation (SUV/Hiace/Coaster) depending on group size, including airport pick up/drop
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast in the hotel
  • All applicable hotel and transportation taxes
  • Services of a professional Escort / English speaking guide
  • Museum visiting frees those included in the itinerary
  • Internal permits for visiting temples and municipal areas