Bhutan Vacation (5 Nights-6 Days)

Bhutan Vacation (5 Nights-6 Days)

Embark on an exquisite 6-day expedition, indulging in the opulence of Bhutan while immersing yourself in the captivating treasures of this enchanting kingdom. Traverse the major cities of Paro and Thimphu, and venture into the remote mountain villages nestled in the valleys of Punakha .
Experience the best of Bhutan with the comfort of your private car and guide.
In this tour you can experience the mysticism of Himalayas, celebrate the cultural extravaganza , pristine environment & beauty of Buddhist wonderland.
The tour is a a good mix of culture, short day hikes and nature

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Paro

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
Your adventure begins as you arrive at Paro, the sole international airport in this majestic kingdom. Prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring views of the towering Himalayas during your flight. As you descend into the Paro valley, the silvery Paro River, adorned with the Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong, greets you.Upon arrival, your guide will warmly greet you and accompany you on a scenic one-hour drive to Thimphu, the captivating capital of Bhutan.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tachog Lhakhang(tamchu), Tachog Lhakhang, Tachog Lhakhang, Bhutan
En route to Thimphu, you will visit the Tamchog Lhakhang, a remarkable temple built by the visionary engineer Thangtong Gyalpo. Marvel at the reconstructed iron bridge, a testament to his pioneering suspension bridge construction in Bhutan and Tibet.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
Arriving in Thimphu, you will check in to your hotel and have some time to relax. In the afternoon, your exploration of the city begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten. This revered landmark, built in memory of the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, is a hub of worship for Thimphu residents and visitors alike.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
Next, you will proceed to the magnificent Buddha Dordenma, an imposing statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. Standing at an impressive height of 51.5 meters (169 feet), adorned with over 100,000 smaller Buddha statues, it fulfills an ancient prophecy and symbolizes peace and happiness.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu’s Weekend Market, Chhogyal Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
The day concludes with a visit to the Farmers' Weekend Market, a vibrant hub of commerce and socializing. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, interact with locals dressed in traditional attire, and savor the flavors of Bhutanese cuisine. If luck is on your side, you may even witness a thrilling game of archery in the Changlingmithang stadium.
Duration: 2 minutes

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* hotel:
Hotel Norpheling/ Gakyil Hotel/ Lemon Tree

Day 2: THIMPHU CULTURAL PURSUITS

Stop At: Cheri Gompa Monastery, Norzin Lam 2 21, Thimphu Bhutan
Embark on a memorable day in Thimphu, beginning with a short hike to Tango & Cheri Goemba. This revered monastery, founded in the 12th century, is a haven for Buddhist scholars and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jigme Dorji National Park, Thimphu Bhutan
After the hike take a short hike to Jigme Dorji National Park, a majestic expanse of natural beauty and biodiversity.
We will explore the splendor of the place for awhile and break for picnic lunch by riverside
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu Bhutan
Return to Thimphu, followed by a visit to the National Institute for Zorig Chusum. This prestigious institute imparts training in the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan, playing a vital role in preserving and promoting the country's cultural heritage.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Norzin Lam, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
Continue your exploration with a visit to the Royal Textile Academy, a center dedicated to conserving and restoring Bhutan's weaving traditions. Admire the intricate artistry and vibrant colors displayed in the textiles, and gain insights into the significance of this craft. If time permits, you will have the opportunity to visit the Jungshi paper making factory. Discover the ancient craft of papermaking using natural materials, and create a unique souvenir to take home.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:



No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: DRIVE TO THE GOLDEN PUNAKHA VALLEY (74Km/3hrs drive)

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
After a delectable breakfast, embark on a picturesque journey to the Punakha Valley, a haven of natural beauty and tranquility. Enjoy a scenic drive, crossing the breathtaking Dochu La pass at an elevation of 3,140 meters (10,301 feet). Pause to admire the 108 stupas that honor the fallen Bhutanese soldiers, standing as a testament to their bravery.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
En route, make a stop at Chimi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the legendary figure Lama Drukpa Kuenley, also known as the "Divine Madman." Explore this temple known for its association with fertility and blessings, as locals visit to seek blessings for children and newborns.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha Bhutan
In the afternoon, visit the Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan's most magnificent architectural wonders. Admire the imposing white walls and intricate details of this fortress, which has served as the seat of government and holds great historical significance. The jacaranda trees in bloom add a touch of enchantment to the surroundings.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery, Punakha Bhutan
Later, visit the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery, a place of spiritual serenity nestled among the pine trees. Admire the magnificent bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara and explore the temple complex, which also serves as a center for higher learning and vocational training for nuns.
Or if you are in some adventure mood then you can try white water rafting
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Punakha
Option 1: Hotel Lobesa/ Similar
Option 2: Leki Om Homestay

Day 4: JOURNEY TO PARO ( 4-5 hrs drive)

Stop At: Ta Dzong Museum, Above the Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa Bhutan
After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a scenic drive back to Paro, a town steeped in history and cultural treasures. Traverse the picturesque landscapes, as Mt Jhomolhari stands tall in the distance, overlooking the Paro valley.
Upon reaching Paro, visit the Ta Dzong, a historic watchtower that now houses the National Museum of Bhutan. Explore the captivating exhibits showcasing Bhutanese art, relics, thangka paintings, and more. Admire the unique architecture of this circular building, originally built for defense purposes.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
Continue your exploration with a visit to Paro Rinpung Dzong, a fortress-like structure perched on a hill. Marvel at its impressive size and intricate details as you learn about its historical significance and its role in Bhutanese governance.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:



No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: TAKTSHANG HIKE AND CULTURAL IMMERSION

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail, Paro Bhutan
Embark on a memorable early morning excursion to the iconic Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest. Perched on a cliff at 2,950 meters (9,678 feet), this legendary monastery is a symbol of Bhutan's spiritual heritage. The iconic landmark awaits you through a thrilling four-hour hike through lush pine forests, unveiling awe-inspiring views of the monastery and the landscape. Uncover the legends of Guru Rinpoche's miraculous arrival on a tigress' back, bestowing the monastery its name.
The day ends with a visit to a traditional farmhouse, where you can experience the authentic rural life of Bhutan and soak in the warm hospitality of the locals and gain insights into their daily activities and traditions.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight at certified 3* hotel
Zhideychen Resort/ Khamsum Inn or Similar

Day 6: Departure

Stop At: Paro District, Paro District
After a fulfilling breakfast, bid farewell to the captivating Kingdom of Bhutan. You will be chauffeured to Paro Airport, where you will board your onward flight, taking with you memories of the extraordinary landscapes, cultural treasures, and warm Bhutanese hospitality that have made your journey truly unforgettable.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Horário de Início: 08:00 AM
Duração: 6 Days
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
There will be a designated guide and vehicle with a dedicated driver who will come to receive you at the airport on your arrival

Airports

  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan


Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluído

  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels (Can be upgraded to 4 & 5 star with additional premium)
  • Private transportation
  • A certified English speaking Guide for the entire duration of your stay
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Sustainable Development Fee(SDF) to the government for Visa approval
  • Bhutan Visa Fee ( You will receive the e-visa via email within 3-4 working days)
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery
  • Entry/Admission - Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Entry/Admission - Ta Dzong Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Dochula Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Rinpung Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
  • Entry/Admission - Cheri Gompa Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - National Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Entry/Admission - Tachog Lhakhang(tamchu)
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu’s Weekend Market
  • Entry/Admission - Jigme Dorji National Park

Não Incluído

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single Room Supplement of USD 250 per person

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