Paro-Taktsang-Tigers-Nest
Best of Bhutan Tour
June 27, 2016
Jimilang Tsho
Druk Path Trek Tour
June 28, 2016

Package Details

Package Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
Package Validity Custom
Destination Covered Thimphu – Paro – Wangdue – Punakha
Package Cost 22900 INR

Day 1: Arrive Paro/Thimphu

Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Flying along the Himalayan range over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport, our representative will receive you and then transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan.

Meals : Continental, Indian or oriental

Day 2: Thimphu

After breakfast Thimphu sightseeing. Visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts.

Later, drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth.

In the afternoon visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Meals : Continental, Indian or oriental

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast drive to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula pass
(3,080m) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana – finally Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.

Later visit Punakha Dzong, built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored.

Late afternoon, drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Meals : Continental, Indian or oriental

Day 4: Punakha to Paro

After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies.

In the afternoon, visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is serving as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps.

Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Meals : Continental, Indian or oriental

Day 5: Paro

After breakfast drive north of Paro valley to ruins of Drukgyel Dzong.
From this fort Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies.
Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people.

Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rimpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip.

While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Meals : Continental, Indian or oriental

Day 6: Paro

After breakfast drive to airport for departure to abroad.

Meals : Continental, Indian or oriental

  • Accommodations on Twin sharing
  • Welcome drinks
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Professional Guide
  • All sightseeing, transfers and excursions as per itinerary by Luxury car
  • In-car mineral water
  • Monuments Fee where ever necessary
  • Flight Tickets/Train Tickets
  • Personal Expenses
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of car other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Other services which is not mentioned in the Inclusions
+ Includes with Tour
  • Accommodations on Twin sharing
  • Welcome drinks
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Professional Guide
  • All sightseeing, transfers and excursions as per itinerary by Luxury car
  • In-car mineral water
  • Monuments Fee where ever necessary
+ Excludes from Tour
  • Flight Tickets/Train Tickets
  • Personal Expenses
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of car other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Other services which is not mentioned in the Inclusions

Thimphu Bhutan

Paro Landscape

Punakha Dzong

Exotic Environment of Bhutan