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Bhutan is one of the best destinations for soft trekkers. Bhutan is known as happiest country in South Asia and carbon neutral country in the world. In this tour, you’ll visit most visited places of Bhutan. In Bhutan, we travel to many townships and tour several dzongs (fortresses), temples, and other cultural and historical landmarks. While in Bhutan, we also pass through the high Dochu La pass and hike to the enchanting Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. However, our Nepal and Bhutan Tour does not end here. We fly back to Kathmandu and visit Patan and Bhaktapur cities that have charmed millions of tourists over the years with its historical architecture and rich cultural heritage.
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Day 01: Flight: Kathmandu-Paro and drive to ThimpuUpon arrival in Paro, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatize to the altitude. Drive to Thimphu, check in to the hotel. And then you will visit the National Memorial Chorten which is built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Thimphu Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan, is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan. Every Saturday and Sunday most of the Thimphu population congregate on the banks of the river where the Weekend Centenary Farmers’ Market is held. Here villagers from the valley and other nearby places come to sell their agriculture products. Thereafter, we will drive up to Kuenselphodrang Nature Park where the 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne Buddha is located. It one of the largest statue of Buddha in the world. You can enjoy the night walking around Thimphu Town after dinner. Accommodation: 3 star hotel Included Meals: Dinner
Day 02: Visit Thimpu and drive to PunakhaToday, you’ll visit Dochula Pass - the 108 chortens was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over indian militants and to liberate the souls of the souls lost. Punakha Dzong - Built in 1637, the dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by the Chief Abbott, the Je Khenpo. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance. The dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten - Built by the third Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon wangchuck this Chorten is a splendid example of of the Bhutanese architecture and art and is the only one of its kind in the world. It has been built over eight and a half years and its details have been drawn from religious scripture. Accommodation: 3 star hotel Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 03: Visit Punakha and drive ParoToday you’ll visit Chhimi Lhakhang - A 20 minutes walk across terraced fields through the village of Sopsokha from the roadside to the small temple located on a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina. Ngawang Chogyel built the temple in 15th century after the ’divine Madman’ Drukpa Kuenlay built a small chorten there. It is a pilgrim site for barren women. Paro Valley - The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan’s old monasteries and temples. The country’s only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro. Paro Dzong also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag. A morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate.Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past. Accommodation: 3 star hotel Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 04: Visit ParoToday morning after your breakfast you will go for a hike / excursion towards Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the Taktshang monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold. Accommodation: 3 star hotel Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 05: Flight: Paro-KathmanduDepending on flight time, you’ll transfer to Paro airpot and then fly to Kathmandu.
- Ground transfers as per program and airport pick and drop
- 2 nights in Thimpu at three star hotel in twin sharing with full board basis
- 2 nights in Paro at three star hotel in twin sharing with full board basis
- All required entrance fees during the tour
- One English speaking guide during the tour
- Kathmandu-Paro & Paro-Kathmandu flight ticket
- Bhutan Visa Fee USD 40 per person
- Small group supplement USD 40 per night if group is 1 pax, USD 30 per person/night if group is 2 pax
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, porter-age etc
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes) etc to be borne by the client directly
The Cost we have given is 3 pax and above. If group size is less than 3 pax, cost would be USD 1000 per person plus small group surchanges.