MESMERIZING BHUTAN

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Price: $705

This country of rolling hills and towering crags certainly exudes charm. The mountains are magnificent, the forest are dense, the people are delightful, the air is pure, the architecture inspiring, the religion exciting and the art superb. Like timeless images from the past, the traveler encounters the full glory of this ancient land through its strategic fortresses known as Dzongs, numerous ancient temples, monasteries and stupas which dot the countryside, prayer flags which flutter along the high ridges, wild animals which abound in dense forests, foamy white waterfalls which are the ethereal showers, and the warm smile of its friendly people.

Day 1

Paro Airport to Thimphu, 65kms in 2 Hrs

We receive you on your arrival and after airport formalities drive to Thimphu (Alt 8979Ft / 2736M) the modern capital town of Bhutan. Check in at Hotel. Free Evening Overnight at Thimphu.

Accommodation : Hotel Kisa/similar
Day 2

Full Day city tour of Thimphu

Visit Tashichhodzong, BBS Tower, Government Run Handicraft Emporium, National Memorial Chorten, Buddha View Point, Folk heritage, National Textile Museums, National Institute of Traditional Medicine (out side view) andZoo. Free Evening Overnight at Thimphu.

Accommodation : Hotel Kisa/similar

Day 3
Thimphu to Punakha, 70Kms in 3 Hrs

After breakfast checkout and drive overDochu-la Pass (Alt 10130ft/3088M) to reach Punakha(Alt 4300Ft ft/1310M) and check inn to Hotel. Post lunch Punakha Sightseeing. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong, was strategically built at the confluence of the Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers by the first Shabdrung of Bhutan, Ngawang Namgyel in 1637. Overnight at Punakha.

Accommodation : Damchen Resort/similar
Day 4
Punakha to Paro, 120Kms in 4 Hrs

Checkout and drive to Paro(Alt 7300 ft/2230M)En-route visit Simtokha Dzong, This dzong, built in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. Evening at Leisure. Over Night at Paro.

Accommodation : Drukchen/similar
Day 5

Full day city tour of Paro

Visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, 18 km. from Paro town on the north side of the valley, Also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the kingdom. Post lunch Paro sightseeing. After Lunch visit National Museum which used to be a watch tower for Paro Rimpong Dzong (Fortress). It was converted into Museum in 1968. Visit Paro Rimpong Dzong, the Dzong was built in 1646 AD. Overnight at Paro.

Accommodation : Drukchen/similar

Day 6

Taksang Monastery (Taktsang Lhakang/Tiger Nest) excursion

After breakfast drive to Satsam Chorten (10 Km from Paro) and from there walk or take a pony ride (4.5 hrs Round hike) to reach the Monastery. Walkers can enjoy a rest at the Taktsang Teahouse situated at a wonderful vantage point overlooking the monastery. On clear days you can get a clear view of mount Chomolhari the sacred peak of Bhutan. Return back to Paro. Over Night at Paro.

Accommodation : Drukchen/similar

Day 7

Paro to Phuentsholing, 174Kms in 7 hrs

After breakfast drive toPhuentsholing.Checkinn to hotel and have leisure evening. Over Night at Phuentsholing.

Accommodation : Hotel Druk/similar

Day 8

Phuentsholing to IXB/NJP, 165Kms in 4.5hrs

After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to IXB/NJP. Farewell and tour ends.

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Inclusions
1)Accommodation for 07 nights in the below mentioned hotels/similar.2)Daily breakfast.

3)Full day city tour of Thimphu.

4)Punakha sightseeing.

5)Full day city tour of Paro.

6)Taksang Monastery excursion.