Unspoilt and Unforgettable – Bhutan (4 nights/ 5 days)
One of the truly unspoilt countries in the world, Bhutan is a landlocked Himalayan kingdom. Whether you are there to explore the snow-capped mountains, witness its time-old Buddhist culture or experience the mesmerising rural life, Bhutan will simply take your breath away. Wander amidst emerald terraced rice-paddies, visit enchanting medieval monasteries, and trek in the mountains. After all, Bhutan is sure to awe you with its surreal beauty.
Arrive at Paro International Airport and meet our tour representatives. Drive to Thimphu, you will drive past Tachogang Lhakhang. Stop at Chuzom on your way. Reach Thimphu (late morning) Check-into the hotel. Rest and enjoy refreshments. Visit the fortress temple Tashichho Dzong in the afternoon, walk the vibrant market streets of Thimphu in the evening and revel in local color. Overnight stay at Thimphu Hotel
Start off the day with breakfast. Go on a road trip to Kuensel Phodrang aka Buddha Point – Witness the largest Buddha statue in Bhutan and enjoy a panoramic view of the valley. Visit the Memorial Chorten- This striking building was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third king of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang – This is a traditional Bhutanese temple set atop a ridge above Central Thimphu. Renowned for its ornate Cherezing statute featuring eleven heads, this temple hums with pilgrim activity. Visit the National Textile Museum and explore traditional Bhutanese costumes. Go on road trip to Punakha along Dochu La Pass after your lunch. Explore Wangdue town in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel in Punakha
Start off the day with breakfast. Visit the Punakha Dzong – Nestled where two rivers converge, Punakha Dzong is the administrative centre of Bhutan. Punakha Dzong is a stunning manifestation of traditional Bhutanese architecture. Next, visit Chimi Lhakhang – Also known as the Temple of Fatality, Chimi Lhakhang is perched on top of a small hillock. Go on a walking tour around the little village of Pana. A road trip from Punakha to Paro- Enjoy beautiful scenery as journey through Douchu La Pass, Paro Town, Paro Chuhu River Valley, and Wang Chhu River Valley during this 4-hour road trip. Stop at Simtokha Dzong before reaching Paro. Once your road trip comes to an end in Paro, check-into your hotel. Go on a walking tour and explore the city centre of Paro in the evening. Overnight stay at Paro Hotel
Enjoy your breakfast. Visit the Taktsang Monastery on a road trip (This road trip and the walking trail leading to the monastery takes five hours). Visit Ta Dzong in the afternoon- Built in 1649 to safeguard the undefended dzong, this watchtower was renovated in 1668 to be christened as the National Museum. Afterwards, visit Paro Dzong or Rinpung Dzong- Also known as the Fortress of Heap of Jewels, this remarkable edifice is rich in history and traditional architecture.
Check out of the hotel after your breakfast. Your tour representative will escort you to the airport to catch your flight
• Return air ticket
• Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
• All meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Private transfers and sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
• The services of an English-speaking guide
• Entrance fees – for single visit only
• Sustainable tourism development fee and taxes
• Bhutan Visa fee
(Please note that all tours and transfers are private. That said, there may be other people around at the sites)