Tranquil Bhutan – 5N/6D – Rs. 24,000



Overview :  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.

Today Bhutan is one of the most happiest country in the world. But in past, Bhutan was constantly harassed by repeated Tibetan invasions since 1616 shortly after the arrival of the Shabdrung. Tibetan invasions continued till 1642 until the collapse of the Tsang rulers of Tibet. Bhutan was again attacked by the forces of the 5th Dalai Lama in 1644 and then again in 1649. During the 1659 invasion the forces advanced as far as Thimpu, Punakha and Paro but were eventually beaten back. The Drukgyel Dzhong is a must stop for all travellers looking to learn about the origins and history of the mystical country. Rimpung Dzhong, the Paro Dzhong are probably Bhutan’s best known and most iconic Dzhong. The Rinpung Dzhong name translates to the “Fortress on a heap of Jewels “.

Your entry to Bhutan can be via a flight or by road from Phuntsoling. In either case you will head towards Thimphu post your arrival in Bhutan.

  • Day 1 : Paro-Thimpu (2 nights) : After arriving & visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative. Then drive up to Thimpu, crossing the famous Iron chain bridge. After you arrive in Thimphu, you will check-in at your hotel. You will relax & freshen up. Later visit the capital Thimpu. You can see the markets, shops, houses and many typical Bhutanese cultural attractions. Clock Tower Square has a tower with four clock faces. It is a famous landmark in Thimphu. Overnight stay in a hotel in Thimphu.
  • Day 2 : Thimpu sightseeing : We shall visit Sangaygany to enjoy the bird’s eye view of Thimphu valley. BBS Tower AKA Sangaygany which is located North West of the Thimphu Valley is the popular spot or famous for the dating and taking a walk around the blue pines, it’s around miles drive from the Thimphu valley. Then we shall visit The Chagkha Lhakahng, oldest temple in Bhutan. The Kuensel Phodrang or the Buddha point is the world’s largest sitting Buddha statue, the statue is 167 feet high. The statue is situated on top of a hill overlooking the city of Timphu. It can be accessed by road and is about 15 minutes away from the city center. The word Kuensel means everything is clear and from this place you will surely enjoy a great view of the Thimphu Valley on both sides. Then we visit The National Memorial Chorten was which was built by Bhutan’s third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who is also known as the “father of modern Bhutan”.
  • Day 3 :  Thimphu –via – Dochula Pass – Punakha ( 1 night) : Post breakfast we will take you for Day excursion to Dochula Pass. On a sunny day, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. The Dochu La Pass is probably the best known mountain pass in Bhutan. Another striking feature at the pass is the 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chortens, that were built for the well-being of all sentiment beings on earth. The 108 Chorten were built as a tribute to the Kings of Bhutan for their selfless service and leadership they offer to the people of Bhutan. These Stupas or Chortens also represent the peoples’ love, appreciation and loyalty towards the country’s King. Punakha Dzong is the second largest and the second oldest Dzhong in Bhutan. The Punakha Dzhong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzhong is located at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu River, combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu which in turn is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The Dzhong was constructed by Sahbdrung Ngwang Namgyal Wangchuck in 1638 on the exact spot as prophesized by the Guru Rinpoche some 800 years ago. Overnight stay at Punakha.
  • Day 4 : Punakha -Paro (2 nights) : Today post breakfast you will drive towards Paro, before that we will visit Chimi Lhakhang which is a Bhuddhist monastery located in the Punakha District of Bhutan. The monastery stands on a small hill close to the village of Lobesa and was constructed in 1499 by Ngawang Choegyel, the 14th Drukpaheirarch. In the evening you will be taken various high points & breathtaking spots where you will be given time to gather as much beauty as possible. Post that a visit to local market of Paro to shop and to take home gifts. You can shop textiles, raw silk, woven baskets, thangkha paintings etc. Please remember that buying and selling of antiques is strictly forbidden in Bhutan. Overnight stay at Paro.
  • Day 5 : Paro Hike Tiger Nest – After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning hike up to 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. From the road, the hike toward Taktshang follows an uphill route and takes approximately 3-4 hours at an average walking pace on a clear, sunny day. We recommend that you carry sunscreen lotion, large quantities of drinking water, a walking stick just in case you need, and a hat to further protect yourself from the sun. Then we visit KyichuLhakhang, The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Overnight stay in a hotel in Paro.
  • Optional Paro Sightseeing is continued today post breakfast. We will visit following places:- Drukgyel Dzhong or“Fortress of the Victorious Drukpa”, remains of the Dzhong are its fabled walls and charred remains of the main building along with the watch tower. The Dzhong is also the jump off point for many trekking routes including the Jomolhari Trek; in fact the Dzhong offers a spectacular view of Mt. Jomolhari and its surrounding peaks. We shall visit famous temples, Drukchoedin, a Chorten (Stupa) , Dumatse Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong, Druk Choeding the temple before you depart to your home country. We recommend that you must carry a flashlight with you while visiting the temple. The inner reaches of the temple are very dark and only illuminated by a few butter lamps and the odd small window. In the evening you will be taken to visit local market of Paro to shop and to take home gifts, Bhutan offers a variety of goods that revolve mainly round textiles. Overnight stay in a hotel in Paro.
  • Day 6 : Paro Departure : In the morning after early breakfast we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations. If you have opted for Phuntsoling exit, then early morning you will be leaving for the border transit.

Twin/ Double room Hotel stay, Breakfast and Dinner, Vehicle with English speaking Guide and Driver, Road permit, Airport pick up and Drop

Airfare, monument entrance fees, any other tour which is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Please follow the rules and regulations of the state.