Duration : 06 Night / 07 Days
Day 1 : Arrival Paro
flight to Paro will be either from Calcutta / Bangkok / Kathmandu / Dhaka /
Delhi or depending on one's international flight connection via Road from
Phuentsholing southern part of Bhutan. Druk Air flies from these
destinations. When you are about to land Paro you will see the spectacular
beauty of our country. In clear weather, views of the world's highest peaks,
including Chhomolhari (mountain Goddess) and other magnificent Himalayan
snow peaks to the beautiful Paro valley as you land. The representative from
our travel agent will escort you to the hotel.
After lunch we will visit National Museum (watch Tower) this museum has the
very interesting assortment costumes and different treasures and
world-renowned stamps, it will bring the history of Bhutan from the 6th
century onwards. Visit Paro Dzong (Fort), Headquarter of Paro District and
walk down to the cantilever bridge over the Pa-chu River. Paro altitude:
Day 2 : Full Day Paro Sightseeing and hike to Tiger Nest.
Based on the mirror- like cliff at a height of 900 meters above the lush
valley of Paro is one of the most sacred places in Bhutan. Guru Rinpoche,
the second Buddha, flew here on a flying Tigress and meditated here for
three months in the 8th century. Here he propagated Vajrayana- Mahayana
Buddhism (Larger Wheel) that was prophesied by the Buddha at the time of
In April 1998, a fire destroyed the main structure of the buildings and its
religious contents. A complete restoration was done and resulted in a carbon
copy of the original. This place beholds the history of The Hidden Land. The
return walking time is approximately five hours. Then we proceed further to
visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. Which it was by built Shabdrung Ngawang
Namgyal in 1649. It was caught fire in 1951.
On the way back you will have the pleasure to visit one of the oldest
monasteries we have in Bhutan, The first King of Tibet Songtsen Gampo built
Kyichu Lhakhang in 7th century to introduce Buddhism into our country, while
our country was still influenced by the Bon beliefs.
Day 3 : Drive to Thimphu and sightseeing.
breakfast drive to Thimphu is 2 hours through winding roads following the
Pa-Chu (Paro River) down stream to its confluence with the Wang-Chu (Thimphu
River) and with good views of the forests, Rocky Mountains & scattered
villages. As we enter the Thimphu valley we will pass through Semtokha Dzong
built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (The man who unified Bhutan)
Semtokha now houses a language and cultural schools where scholars of all
the ages study Dzongkha (National Language).
In afternoon drive to the memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in the memory of
His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. He is regarded as the father of
modern Bhutan. Visit the National Library, which holds ancient Buddhist
texts, historical books, and some very famous manuscripts written with gold
ink and see the world's biggest picture book.
A three-minute drive to the Traditional Medicine Institute will show you
where medicines are prepared from plants, flowers and animal's bones
according to ancient practices and acupuncture is its main discipline. Visit
the Art & Painting School, where the students learn the 13 different
kinds of Bhutanese Arts. Thimphu altitude 2350 m. Driving time: 2 hours.
Day 4 : Full Day Sightseeing Thimphu. (Lot of hikes depends
on one's interests)
In the morning visit Changangkha monastery (Temple), which was built in
12th century, visit the viewpoint where we can get a birds eye view of the
capital Thimphu, visit Takin our National animal, visit Nunnery, which is
NGO in the Kingdom.
Afternoon some of the highlight visits will be, Textile Museum, Folk
heritage museum and Bhutanese traditional handmade paper factory. Visit
Dechen Phodrang monastic School; visit General Post Office, where you will
see the finest stamps of Bhutan and capital building of Bhutan (Tashi
Chhodzong) except after 5 p.m. & holiDays.
Day 5 : Drive Thimphu to Punakha.
to Punakha via Dochula -Pass 3150m above sea level overlooking the high
Himalayas and the lush green valleys of Talo and Mendigang, lunch at Punakha
and sightseeing including a visit to the exquisite Punakha Dzong, which it
was the old capital of Bhutan. On the 17th December 1907, the first king of
Bhutan was crowned here and every consecutive year on this date we celebrate
national Day in Bhutan. After visiting the Dzong drive further to do a mini
hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten and once you reach the top you will
see the winding view of the Mo-Chu River and villages below. If you look
towards the north you will see the snow capped mountains. Punakha altitude:
1350M, Driving time: 3 hours.
Day 6 : Punakha to Paro via Thimphu.
In the morning, after break fast drive towards Wangdue Phodrang another
district that is half an hours drive from your hotel. Before you reach
there, take little hike to the Divine Madman Monastery and this is the only
monastery we have in Bhutan belonging to him and by visiting this you will
know about his unorthodox teachings.
This Saint from Tibet who came to Bhutan in 15th century to introduce the
Drukpa Kagyugpa sect of Buddhism to our country built this monastery; he is
known as the Lama Drukpa kuenley and called the divine mad man. His sexual
nature and jokes were to be a very unique of spreading the religion to the
Wangdue Phodrang is another district and the Dzong was built in 1638 a year
after Puankha Dzong. The fourth temporal ruler of Bhutan, Gyse Tenzin
Rabgye, enlarged it in 1683. His reincarnation is now 15 years old and lives
in Thimphu Tango Monastery.
Just before you cross the Punatsangchu checkpoint, here they check the
passes of passengers and vehicles. You will see the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong
believed to built on the back of sleeping giant an elephant as the legend
says. After crossing the bridge if you happen to look back you will see the
beautiful village of Rinchengang, nestled on a vertical hillside and famous
for its stonemasons. Buffeted by afternoon winds, Wangdue Phodrang is an
important stop off point. Drive back to Paro for tomorrow's departure.
Day 7 : Departure.
In the morning your Tour guide will bid you farewell at Paro Airport
|MODIFIED AMERICAN PLAN
||CONTINENTAL PLAN (C.P)
Accommodation on Twin sharing basis, Meals (Bed tea, Breakfast, Evening
Tea and Dinner), sight-seeing as per the itinerary, Museums Entrance
Fees and Guide.
Accommodation on Twin sharing basis, Meals (Bed tea, Breakfast),
sight-seeing as per the itinerary and Museums Entrance Fees.
ABOVE PACKAGE RATES ARE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING HOTELS / SIMILAR:
- Airfares and Airport Taxes
- Insurance of any kind
- Expenses of personal nature
- Breakfast on the day of arrival (Morning Flight)
- Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation due any reason (Please
get insurance coverage for such expenses)
||Hotel Phuntsho Pelri
||Hotel Zangtho Pelri
The Bhutanese Currency is called (Nu) and is at
par with Indian Rupee. Credit cards (Amex and Visa Cards) are accepted by
only few limited establishments and no ATM centers are available. Indian
Rupee is acceptable all over Bhutan, however it is advisable not to carry
500 & 1000 currency notes as the same is banned in Bhutan.
Indian Nationals traveling between Bhutan and India do
not need Visa. An identity document, be it either passport or an election
commission I.D. card is, however, required for presentation at the
immigration during entry, to obtain an entry permit along with 02 passport