Bhutan Druk Adventure

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An Enchanting Realm Tour

Tour Code Culture Tours
Duration 6 Nights / 7 Days
Destination Covered Thimphu, Paro, Punakha
Price (Starting From) USD 1540 Per Person

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Guaranteed: Any day - starts Paro / ends Paro
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 experienceAirfares to and from commencement point
Beverages & personal expenditure
Visa fees & travel insurance

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Paro - Thimphu

Today take flight to Bhutan by the kingdom's national carrier - Druk Air.
If the weather is clear view Kangchenjunga, Mt. Everest and Chomolhari, Bhutan's sacred mountain can be seen. Please arrive at the airport early if need seats of your choice. There is no booking of seat in advance. Upon arrival in Paro, please get your visa stamped at the Immigration counter and then process for check out. Your guide will meet you outside the terminal. Since the time is limited, we will start our sightseeing after short tea and coffee break (if you like).
Our first stop today will be 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. Then, we will visit the Paro Dzong, which houses the District Administrative Office and the Monk Body of Paro District. The Paro Dzong, known as the "Heap of Jewels" in the Bhutanese was built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.
Before, we start our final journey to the Capital City of Bhutan - THIMPHU - we will go and visit one of the oldest temples in the Kingdom, the famous Kyichu Lhakhang, built in 7th century by a Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo. The legend says that to subjug ate a demon, which was terrorizing in the Himalayan region, was prophesized to build 108 temples. Therefore, with his miraculous powers, he built 108 temples in one day. After seeing this temple and getting blessing, we will then proceed to Thimphu. The journey will take about 1 ½ hours.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Thimphu

THIMPHU: Our first stop this morning will be the impressive Memorial Chorten - build in memory by the Queen Mother for her late husband, the third King of Bhutan. We will visit Takin, Bhutan's national animal, School of Arts and Crafts, national library (under renovation), Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, handicrafts emporiums, weekend markets (if in weekend), temples and probably archery, the national sport.
• Tashichhoe Dzong , a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.
• The Memrial Chorten which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan.
• Changankha Lhakhang (temple): This temple situated atop a small hound overlooking the Thimphu valley was built in the 13th century by the illustrious Lam Phajo Dugom Zhigpo. The temple is considered the spiritual home of children born in the Chang valley.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha

THIMPHU to PUNAKHA: After breakfast you will drive to Punakha, with a stop en route at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalaya. Drive to see the fortress of Wangdiphodrang and begin following the Puna-tsang chhu up towards Punakha. On the way to Punakhah, we will stop at Metsina to take a 40-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lakhang, a temple which is a famous for fertility blessing. After the hike, visit the dramatic Punakha Dzong, which formally served as the seat of government and is still the winter residence of the Dratsheng (Central Monk Body). This is Bhutan’s most spectacular Dzong and an excellent example of how a medieval fortress and a centre of both monastic and administrative functions, has adapted and evolved for modern day use.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Punakha - Phobjikha

Morning drive to Phobjikha, one of the most beautiful valley in the country. This is the winter home to the black necked cranes. The cranes migrate to this place in the winter from the Tibetan plateau. It’s a wide valley with natural beauty of scenic surrounding mountains, pine trees, juniper and stunted bamboos and surrounding villages. One can also visit the centuries old gangtey Goenpa monastery which is stragically located on top of a hill overlooking the whole Phobjikha village.
• Walk through nature trails in Phobjikha and if time permits we will take you to the crane center where you will get to see a documentary on Black Neck Cranes.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Phobjikha - Paro

Today is a day-long journey heading back to Thimphu via Wangdue Phodrang. The journey passes through the awe-inspiring mountains and lush vegetation along the highway and will photo stops during the journey. Afterwards, there may also be time to visit the Centenary Farmer’s Market on the banks of the Wangchhu River selling farm produces, local arts and crafts, etc. The evening is at leisure to relax or go for shopping to buy souvenir items for your loved ones back home.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Paro.

PARO: This morning we drive the winding road beside the Pa Chu (chu means river or w at er) to Satsam Chorten. From this point, we begin the challenging hike to Taktsang - "The Tiger's Nest." A vantage point directly across a gorge from the temple can be reached in about 2 hours. This magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 2,000' above the valley floor. Legend says that Guru Padmasambhava flew to a cave on this cliff riding a tiger - hence the name - to meditate. The tiger was actually his favorite consort, Yeshe Tsogyel, whom he transformed to a flying tiger for the purposes of this journey. They meditated in the cave and when the Guru left he instructed that the monastery be built. Nothing like a day hike to finish your wonderful stay in Bhutan.
This evening is at your leisure. If want to see anything more, your guide will take your around. Your guide and a car will be with you for the entire duration of your stay in Bhutan.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Paro - Bangkok

After breakfast, we return to the airport for your departure from the Land of the Thunder Dragon. We hope that you had wonderful time in Bhutan.

Meals : Breakfast

Tour Detail

Inclusions :

  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transport
  • Transfers

Exclusions :

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

Departure Cities with rates :

Climb up to Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro. Experience Bhutan's unique culture. Take in spectacular Himalayan scenery. Visit Punakha's Dzong. Go walking in pristine valleys.