TOUR BHUTAN DISCOVERY

Let yourself be surprised: this magical land is waiting for you!

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From To Base Fee Final Price Note
01/01/2021 31/10/2022 940 € 1050 € Per person "starting from" in low season

TOUR BHUTAN DISCOVERY
5 Days - 4 nights

Day 1: Paro to Thimphu
Driving Distance: 55 km
Minimum Altitude: 2195 m
Maximum Altitude: 2334m

Flying into the country’s only international airport, in the beautiful Paro valley, the clear mountain air, forested ridges, imposing monasteries and welcoming Bhutanese people in their striking national dress, provides a breath-taking first impression.

On arrival at Paro airport, you will be greeted our representative. On completion of airport formalities, drive towards Thimphu.

  • · Visit the Tashichho Dzong/Fortress of the Auspicious Religion. It houses the Golden throne of the Dragon King of Bhutan and seat of the Center Monastic body.
  • The beautiful Memorial Chorten/stupa in town is another favorite with regular sight for congregation of devout Buddhists circumambulating it from dawn till dusk. The main statue of the Buddha inside the Chorten is said to grant wishes for the earnest and honest hearted!
  • Visit Kuensel Phodrang and Soak in the panoramic view of the Thimphu valley from the site of the gigantic Lord Buddha, a 51-meter bronze Buddha statue gilded in gold.

Overnight in Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu
Altitude: 2334m

Thimphu with a population of about 130,000 people is one of the last few capital cities without traffic lights and the traffic still managed by traffic policemen. While strictly maintaining the aesthetic beauty and traditional style of architecture in the modern buildings, there are also very old temples and numerous monasteries in and around the city, a few discotheques, Karaoke joints and pubs.

  •  After breakfast visit oldest place of worship in the capital, Changangkha Lhakhang is located on a small hill. The shrine houses a brilliant statue of Chenrizig, the Buddha of Compassion.
  •  Visit the National Library of Bhutan established back in 1967 and has one of the largest collection of literature on Tibetan Buddhism anywhere in the world. It has as many as 6100 books and manuscripts in Tibetan and Bhutanese, and holds over 9000 printing blocks used to create religious texts. (Closed on weekends)
  • Visit Folk Heritage Museum (Closed on Weekends)
  • The Institute of the 13 Arts & Crafts of Bhutan (Closed on Weekends)
  • Then visit Postal Museum. The postal museum narrates the story of the evolution of communication, transportation and postal services in Bhutan's history. Its five galleries trace the development of the Bhutanese postal system, from the earliest mail runners to Bhutan's idiosyncratic and highly collectable modern stamps (closed on weekends)

Overnight in Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu- Punakha
Driving Distance: 77 km
Maximum Altitude: 3150m
Minimum Altitude: 1242m

After breakfast drive to Punakha. En-route stop over at the Dochula Pass (3150 meters) and on a clear day enjoy the spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. The 108 small stupas built over a small hill is also a beautiful sight. The road from the Pass winds down to the warm and fertile valleys of Punakha.

In Punakha enjoy a fascinating hike through fields and small hamlets to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten.This beautiful structure was built by the 5th King’s mother for the benefit of all sentient beings.

In the evening visit the impressive Punakha Dzong / Fortress of Great Bliss built in 1673 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (the first spiritual & political leader of Bhutan) to commemorate the final victory against numerous Tibetan invasions. Located on a piece of land between two rivers Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu (literally meaning male and female rivers), the Dzong is massive, huge and magnificent in all its architectural grandeur. The Royal Wedding ceremony on 13th October 2011 of the Fifth King was conducted in here.

From the Dzong enjoy a short walk through a beautiful pathway of giant flowering trees and flowers and on to the longest iron suspension bridge.

Overnight in Punakha

Day 4: Punakha – Paro
Driving distance: 125 Km
Maximum Altitude: 3150m
Minimum Altitude: 1242m

After breakfast drive back to Paro. On the way visit Chimi Lhakhang which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley {popularly known as “The Devine Madman”} in the 15th Century. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”. The divine madman is a famous teacher with whom the phallic symbol is associated. Japanese and several American couples visited this temple and were blessed miraculously with children. A photo album of the couples with their children can be seen in the temple.

On the way to Paro, visit Tachog Lhakhang. It was built by the Thangtong Gyalpo, The Iron Bridge Builder Saint.

Later in Paro visit:

  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Rinpung Dzong
  • National Museum of Bhutan.

Overnight in Paro

Day 5: Paro- Hike to Tigers Nest
Minimum Altitude: 2195 m
Maximum Altitude: 3120m

No journey to Bhutan is complete without a visit to Taktsang monastery. After breakfast drive through Paro valley-one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan, graceful willow trees and rushing glacial river beneath snow covered peaks to take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, (one of the most sacred places in Bhutan due to its association with the Patron Saint Guru Rinpoche). It is believed that Guru Rinpoche reputedly flew to Paro Taktsang cliff in the form of Guru Dorji Drolo, mounted on a flaming dakini-tigress in the 747 A.D., where he meditated and subdued evil spirits.

On the way back from Taksang take a drive to Drukgyel Dzong (Fortress) where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago, once a ruined fortress now being reconstructed. The snowy dome of sacred Jhomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. In the evening stroll around Paro town to explore at your own.

Overnight in Paro

Day 6: Depart Bhutan

Drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will then bid you farewell.

Price per person in double room in Low Season: starting from 940 euro
Price per person in double room in High Season: stating from 1140 euro
Single supplement: euro 50

LOW SEASON: January, February, June; July, August, December
HIGH SEASON: March, April, May, September, October, November

The price includes:

  • accommodation in a double room for 05 nights in a 3/4 star hotel
  • meals as scheduled
  • English speaking guide for the whole tour
  • car / minivan available for the whole tour
  • support
  • Bhutanese entry fee

The price does not include:

  • Flights from 
  • visa (€ 50)
  • drinks, meals not mentioned
  • tips (around USD 10 per day)
  • currency adjustment
  • everything not expressly specified in "the price includes"