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4 nights 5 days Bhutan Tour

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Wonderful Bhutan Tour - 4nights 5days

Trip Facts

Duration: 4 nights 5 days

Places to Visit: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Culture: Buddhist

Tour Type: Easy

Visited Country: Bhutan

Best Time: Spring and autumn

Wonderful Bhutan Tour - Overview

Wonderful Bhutan tour of 4 nights 5 days package covers the sightseeing of Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha city of Bhutan. The Himalayan kingdom, Bhutan has preserved the unique lifestyle, culture, and Buddhist tradition in very rewarding way. It is worth to visit the land of thunder dragon to explore the real life of traditional Himalayan people.

We have projected this 4 nights 5 days Bhutan tour package to cover the major historical and cultural sites of Bhutan in very contented way. During the tour, one can enjoy the beautiful land, preserved culture, hospitality of locals and real taste of Bhutan.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Paro, Paro to Thimphu 

Day 02: Thimphu - Punakha & Wangduephodrang

Day 03: Punakha / Wangduephodrang –Paro

Day 04: A Day Hike to Paro Taktsang Goempa (Tiger's Nest Monastery)

Day 05: Departure from Paro

Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Paro, Paro - Thimphu (Distance: 54 km, estimated travel time: 1 hr)

On arrival at Paro airport and after completing your Bhutan visa formalities, you will be met our representative of local Bhutan tour operator. Then travel to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan.

On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel and after refreshments or lunch visit the following: Takin Preserve, Centenary Farmers’ market, Tashichhoedzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. Craft Bazaar -A one stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and buy Bhutan made art and craft product. In the evening you may visit local handicraft stores.

Stay overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu - Punakha & Wangduephodrang

Morning Activities:  

After breakfast, travel to Punakha through Dochula Pass (3,088m/10,130ft). In the clear spring sky; enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. Then pass by the beautiful 108 Chortens built on a hillock by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo (Queen Mother of Bhutan) for the security and well being of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. You may visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang .The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple) was built to honor His Majesty the fourth DrukGyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The past and future appear to merge in the details of the lhakhang (temple) that tells the story of a supreme warrior figure whose vision pierces the distant future then drive onto Wangdue and on the way visit the Divine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.

Afternoon Activities: 

After lunch visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho Chu (male river) and the Mo chu  (female river). The dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. It was here that the dual system of government was introduced in the 17th century and in 1907, enthroned the first King Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck. Damaged over the centuries by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the dzong has been fully restored in the recent years by the 4th King Jigme Singye Wangchuck.  At the dzong you can see the highest standards in woodwork. Also visit the massive Kuenray, the Coronation Hall of all Bhutanese kings, the Dzongchung at the entrance to the dzong and the cantilever bridge over the Mochu that has been recently renovated.

In the evening visit local markets in Punakha .

Stay overnight at hotel in Wangdue/Punakha.

Day 03: Punakha / Wangduephodrang –Paro

After breakfast travel to Paro via Dochula Pass and southern part of Thimphu. On arrival at Paro, check into hotel in Paro and after lunch visit the following:

National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. It is also known as the Rinpung Dzong which means a “fortress that sits on a heap of jewels”. This imposing dzong located above the Paro River is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture with its inward sloping walls that rise to an impressive height. The dzong was built in the 16th century on the foundation of a monastery built by Guru Rinpoche (who is regarded as the "second Buddha.") .From the dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa, an oldest traditional cantilever bridge in Bhutan.

In the evening stroll through the Paro town and visit local handicraft stores.

Stay overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 04: A Day Hike to Paro Taktsang Goempa (Tiger's Nest Monastery)

After breakfast, hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around one and half  hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria.Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former beauty.After visiting the monastery, walk back down to the road on the way stop for lunch at the view point cafeteria and then walk further down to the road point. Then drive back to hotel. On the way visit Kichu temple, one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples, which would be placed on all the points of her body. Of these 108 temples, 12 were built in accordance with precise plans. Thus, it happened that in about the year AD 638 the temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built over the very heart of the demon.

In the evening relax and stay overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 05: Departure from Paro

In the morning, your tour guide (Bhutan travel agent) will see you off at the Paro airport for your onward flight.

Cost Info

Service includes:

  • Bhutan Government Royalty
  • Bhutanese Tourist Visa fee
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) at 3star hotels
  • English speaking tour guide service from start to tour ends
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Office service charges .

Service Excludes:

  • Single room supplement
  • Airfares
  • Travel issuance (recommended)
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals (optional)
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry etc

We Accept Payment Via

  • Visa
  • Master Card
  • Western Union

We are Associated with

  • Nepal Gov
  • TAAN
  • NTB
  • NMA
  • KEEP

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