Wonders of Bhutan – 05 Nights / 06 Days

Find out what lights up the faces of the residents of Bhutan, the only country in the world that measures its well-being in GNH — Gross National Happiness. On a 05 Nights /06 Days adventure across this bastion of Buddhist culture, explore remote mountain villages and shrines and climb magnificent heights to the cliff-side Taktsang Monastery, 900 metres (2,953 feet) above the valley floor. Amid the soaring peaks and cultural delights of this ancient place, discover your own capacity for happiness.

Trip Highlights
Tiger’s Nest Monastery – Hike up to this famous Buddhist monastery perched on a cliff face
Paro – Enjoy a guided tour of the city, including the National Museum and Rinphung Dzong
Dochula Pass – Marvel at the spectacular Himalayan peaks and surrounding landscapes
Punakha Valley – Hike up to Chimi Lhakhand Temple and camp alongside the scenic Mo Chu River
Thimphu – Explore Bhutan’s capital city on a full day sightseeing tour including Memorial Chorten
Villages of Talo or Nobgang – explore the ancestral home of the Queen Mothers of Bhutan

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  • Paro: Arrive Paro

    The Himalayan kingdom welcomes you with the stunning view of geographical terrain with snow capped mountain peaks. At the Airport, our representatives will be waiting for your arrival and then they will directly take you for sightseeing after brief introduction.
    You will visit to paro Ta-Dzong which was built in 1649 by first governor of Paro district Tenzin Drukdra and later in 1968 it was converted to National Museum under the royal command of 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Then you will visit to Paro Rinpung Dzong (fortress on heap of jewels) which was built in 17th century by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel who is the father of united Bhutan.
    Lunch at tourist standard restaurant
    After lunch, drive to Thimphu where the road leads through the Paro valley to the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers at Chuzom (confluence). Three different styles of chortens adorn the confluence. After a short drive

  • Day 2 Thimphu: Thimphu

    After breakfast in the hotel, you will visit to Memorial stupa built in 1974 in honour of 3rd king, visit to Buddha point (a huge statue of Buddha Dordoenma) which was built in 2006 and you will visit to Changangkha temple built in 12th century by Say Nima.
    Lunch at tourist standard restaurant
    After lunch you will visit to Takin reserved centre, Folk Heritage museum, Simply Bhutan Museum, authentic craft market and evening time for exploratory walk before dinner.

  • Day 3 Punakha: Thimphu - Punakha (75 Km, 2 1/2 Hours)

    Drive to Punakha crossing the Dochula pass where you will see 108 small stupas built in honour of 4th king and for those soldiers who lost their life in 2003 battle, visit Druk Wangyel temple.
    Lunch at tourist standard restaurant
    After lunch, visit to Chimi Lhakhang (fertility temple) built in 15th century and visit to Sangchen Dorji Thekchok nunnery. Overnight at hotel in Punakha

  • Day 4 Paro: Punakha - Paro (125 Km, 4 1/2 Hours)

    After breakfast, hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, the newly built stupa for the long life and prosperous health of the 5th king and its people. After that, visit to Punakha Dzong, the 17th century fortress which has played important role in building up of modern Bhutan followed by visit to local market.
    Lunch at tourist standard restaurant
    After lunch, drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass. Overnight at the hotel in Paro

  • Day 5 Paro: Paro (Tiger Nest)

    After breakfast, drive to base point and start a hike to Taktsang (tiger nest) monastery which hangs in middle of the cliff. It was blessed by Guru Rinpoche (a precious master) in 8th century and it is believed that Guru Rinpoche transformed himself into a wrathful form (Guru Dorji Drolo) and his spiritual consort into tigress who flew from Singay Dzong in eastern side to mediate and subdue the evil spirits.
    Lunch at Taktsang Cafeteria
    Then walk down to base point where you will be picked by your car and after that town tour or shopping of traditional Bhutanese products. Overnight in hotel at Paro

  • Day 6 : Paro Depart

    After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination

Full Board

Cost Includes:

  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 & day 6 (only)
  • Cooking demonstration in Thimphu
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles
  • All Bhutan government royalties and taxes
  • 5 nights 3-4 star hotels and 1 night premium camp
  • Guided sightseeing of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and the Punakha Valley
  • Escorted by a licensed English-speaking local tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all included sightseeing
  • Bhutan Visa fee and travel Permit, excl visa admin fee of USD$20 payable upon arrival

Cost Excludes:

  • International flights, Bhutan visa administration fee payable upon arrival USD$20
  • Tipping – an entirely personal gesture

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  • Duration 6 Days EXCLUDING FLIGHTS
  • Maximum Altitude 2334m
  • Trek Difficulty Basic

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