Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture embraces global developments. Bhutan is a beautiful country with every inch a picture-postcard scene. The temples and Dzongs are all stunning buildings each highly decorated. In spite of the short time, we will visit mainstream Bhutanese milestones in Paro and Thimphu. In Paro, we visit Rinpung Dzong, national gallery and Kichu Lhakhang, the most established Bhutanese sanctuary before climbing to the unprecedented Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery the following day. In Thimphu, we visit the portion of its mainstream milestones including the Memorial Chorten, convent Temple, Bhutanese conventional painting school, society, legacy gallery, and others.
ARRIVE PARO, DRIVE TO THIMPHU:-Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimphu. Altitude: 2320m/ 7656ft above sea level. (1 hour 30 minutes drive)
Thimphu Full day sightseeing in Thimphu:-Morning take a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina and Jigme Dorji Wild life Sanctuary):
THIMPHU TO GANGTEY:-Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (5 hours drive).Morning driving towards Gangtey, we come across a pass known as Dochula (3140m, 10362ft)
GANGTEY TO PUNAKHA/WANGDUE:-Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (2 hours drive)Morning visit, Gangtey Goemba
PUNAKHA/WANGDUE TO PARO:-Altitude: 2280m/7524ft above sea level.(4 hours drive) Morning Visit, Punakha Dzong (fortress): Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of second king it served as a seat of the king.
IN PARO:-Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest): This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff.
Depart Paro:-After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.
|Length of trip||06N-07D|
|Co-ordinates:||27.4333° N, 89.4167° E|
|Airport:||KTM (TIA) to Paro Thimpu.|
|Accommodation:||Three star to five star as request|
|Meals:||Full Board Service|
· Private transportation.
· All necessary travel permits
· English speaking local guide
· Accommodation on single/twin room basis.
· Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
· Meal plan: Full Board Basis
· Insurance of any kind.
· Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
· Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips &, etc.
You are advised to consider the following types of equipment as essentials while packing for the trip.