Bhutan – The Land of Thunderbolt is still one of the least heard or traveled destinations, even by the young travel enthusiasts of its neighbouring country – India. But its long list of forts, monasteries, and other Buddhist relics, trekking spots, and shopping areas are surely worth a visit. Known as the Last Shangri-La, the entire country comprises of panoramic valleys, majestic Himalayas, and abundance of rare fauna and flora. The rivers, arising from the Himalayas, meander through the valleys and mesmerize with their beauty.
Offering a kaleidoscope of sceneries and experiences, the best tourist places in Bhutan must feature on your itinerary while visiting the Land of the Thunder Dragon. If not all, at least a few of them.
What is included in the tour
2 Nights in Thimphu, 2 Night in Punakha & 2 Nights in Paro
Accommodation on Double sharing in Deluxe Rooms
English Speaking Guide for the sightseeing only
Inter-city & Intra-city Transport and sightseeing as per the itinerary (Including Paro Airport pick up & drop)
Meal Plan includes - Daily Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel (buffet set menu)
Route permits for visiting municipal areas only (Punakha, Wangdue & further)
All Local taxes & service charges
Travel Insurance worth USD 50,000/ person (For 59yrs and less only)
What is NOT included in the tour
Flight fare (Kolkata/ Delhi/ Hyderabad)
Entrance/Monument Visiting Fees. To be Paid directly
Single room supplement if any.
Personal Expenses (tea/coffee/drinks/shopping/phone calls/laundry/breakage)
Extra Services if taken (rafting, cycling, playing archery, hot stone bat, etc)
Room upgrade charges incase required.
Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion are not included
Completely Leisure Tour
Private Transfers with English Speaking Guide
Day 01: Paro Airport – Thimphu
(Distance: 55km/ Driving Time: 1.5 hrs / Altitude of Thimphu: 2400m, 7874 ft.)
On arrival at Paro International Airport, our team will meet and greet, transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. En-route we will stop over Tachogang Lhakhang for taking beautiful photo of suspension bridge built over Paro River for the temple otherside. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening explore the Thimphu town by walk. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) world largest sitting Buddha statue which gives awesome views of Thimphu valley, Folk Heritage Museum gives inside of living arts of Bhutanese life of rural Bhutan. Visit National Library - Bhutan's history imprinted texts are preserved in the National Library. Later visit Weaving Center- hand-woven textiles and a great place to buy souvenirs. Evening you can walk around the crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing
(Distance: 77km/ Driving Time: 3hrs / Altitude of Punakha: 1350m, 4429 ft.)
After the breakfast, we will prepare to drive to warm valley of Punakha over the most beautiful pass in the country called Dochula pass at 3150m. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important and beautiful thus the pass is one the must visit passes in Bhutan. If the weather permits, we can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive downhill from the pass. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo religious head of Bhutan. King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.
Day 04: Punakha/Wangdue – Day at Leisure
After breakfast spend some time exploring the local markets and village on your own by foot. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha.
Day 05: Punakha/Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing
(Distance: 140km/ Driving Time: 4.5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2200m, 7217 ft.)
After breakfast drive to Paro , via Dochula pass, the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. En-route take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. On arrival in Paro, we will enjoy outdoor activities at Souvenir House on additional cost (INR 500/head) you get to enjoy wearing Bhutanese dress, enjoy shooting archery and playing dart. Overnight stay at Paro
Day 06: Paro sightseeing
After the breakfast, we will drive to Ramthangka from where we will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 900m above the valley floor. For entire Buddhist around the world, it is place of pilgrimage but for a tourist, it is one of the must visit place before we die. The hike is almost 2 hours walk, uphill at 30 to 40 degree inclined for an average hiker however we might take full day depending on your pace. First of half of the hike which we pull-up, up to cafeteria feels never ending however from the half way due to magical structure right inform us, we are all energized to push further and you actually feel very near. Finally you are done and filled with joys of happiness to be at Taktshang. For the return journey, we actually feel like walking down very fast. For those who cannot go to Tiger Nest, we will give the optional visit to Drukgyel Dzong & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 07: Paro Airport for India Deaprture
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
Capital City : Thimpu
Dial in Code : + 94
Currency : Ngulturm
Time Difference : 30 mins behind Indian Standard Time (IST)
Currency Value : 1 BTN = 1 INR approx. (USD is accepted widely)
Spoken Languages : Dzongkha
English : Widely Spoken
Crime Record : Completely Safe
Weather : Sunny for 320+ Days
Temperature : 28 C to 36 C
Monsoon : June to SeptembeR
Low Season : June to October
Visa on Arrival for Indians : Yes
Main Airport : PARO and THIMPU
Indian Cuisine : Yes, Available
Vegetarian : Yes Available widely
Must Try : Trekking
Activities of Interest : Adventure Sports, Temple visits, Trekking, Photography