Bhutan Tour- 4 days

The land of happiness – Bhutan is a tiny Buddhist country that is sandwiched between two giant countries China & India and is popularly known in the world as Druk – Thunder Dragon country. It is also known as last great Himalayan Kingdom enshrouded in mystery and magic. Bhutan is often said last Shangri-La, as it has the amazing Himalayan landscape, where snow-capped peaks rise above shadowy gorges cloaked in primeval forests.  This country is deeply Buddhist country where there are the majestic fortress like dzongs and monasteries. Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Treks offers you various tours to Bhutan that gives you opportunity to enjoy one of the most fascinating sacred Buddhist country.

Highlights of Bhutan

  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • Enchanting forest of blue pines and rhododendrons
  • Enchanting Thimphu – the capital city of Bhutan
  • Beautiful Waterfall by the Snow Lion Cave
  • Breathtaking view of Paro valley
  • Explore small local Bhutanese villages
  • Opportunity to explore Buddhism through respectable Buddhist masters, Buddhist monasteries and other holy places
  • Explore Local lifestyle and cultures of Bhutan

Suggested Outline itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Paro and Drive to Thimphu (about 1 hour)

DAY 02: Sightseeing of Thimphu and Transfer to Paro

DAY 03: Day Hike to Taktsang Monastery (TIGER NEST)

DAY 04: Departure from Paro to Kathmandu

 

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Paro and Drive to Thimphu (about 1 hour)

You will be taking one of the most memorable flight (about 1.15 hrs ) from Kathmandu to Thimphu enjoying window seat (almost guaranteed) that offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival in Paro, you will have to complete visa formalities and then you will be received by our representative at Paro airport and then transferred to Thimphu (about 65 Km, about 1 hour drive) which is the capital of Bhutan.

After Lunch, we will visit one of the famous stupa – Memorial Chorten which was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan’s third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. After that we will take a short drive from Thimphu City Centre to visit the largest statue of Bhutan -Buddha View Point (Kuensel Phodang). After that we walk around to see the glimpse of the Thimphu Valley. Later drive down to city and visit Handicraft Market and explore the local Bhutanese market. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

DAY 02: Sightseeing of Thimphu and Transfer to Paro

After Breakfast, we drive to the Dochula Pass (3080 m) which is also known as the Druk Wangyal Chortens, offers a stunning panoramic view of Himalayan Mountain Range. Later we drive back to Thimphu and visit remaining site of Thimphu, visit Cahngkha Lhakhang, Motithang mini Zoo to see the National animal The Takin. After that we drive down to viewpoint from where we can have magnificent view of Thimphu valley, visit National Library to see the large collection of traditional books, Folk Heritage museum where you can see the typical Bhutanese house and their way of lifestyle and school of arts & crafts (Painting School). Late afternoon, we drive to Paro (about 65 km, 1 hour) and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel in Paro.

DAY 03: Day Hike to Taktsang Monastery (TIGER NEST)

After Breakfast, we drive to base of Taktsang then we start uphill hiking to the Taktsang Monastery for about 2 /3 hours through local villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley.

Interesting Fact – It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and turned the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is believed by every Bhutanese that this pilgrimage site must be visited once in their life time.

In afternoon, if time allows, we will also visit Kyichu Lhakang and then return back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel in Paro.

DAY 04: Departure from Paro to Kathmandu

Today is your departure day.  You will be dropped by our representative to Paro Airport 3 hours before schedule flight. It’s time to bid farewell to Bhutan.

 

Cost Include:

Tours mentioned as in the above itinerary
Standard category Hotel
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
All necessary transportation within Bhutan as mentioned in itinerary
English speaking guide (Government License holder)
Museum fees and other special entry fees
Airfare Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu
Visa fee (US $ 40 per person)
Tourism Development Fund (US$ 10 per person)

Cost Exclude:

Travel Insurance
Excess baggage charges
All person expenses such as bar bills, hard and Soft Drinks, snacks etc
Pony hiring charge during Taktsang Hike
Other extra expenses of personal Nature like Phone calls, Laundry etc
Gratuity for staff
Other things which are not mentioned above

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