Bhutan

Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu

04 Days / 03 Nights

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Thimphu: Largest Sitting Buddha, Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong Fortress, Takin, Weekend Market, Authentic Craft Bazaar, Post Office, Hikes.

Paro: Hike to Tiger’s Nest, Farm House, Stroll around the town of Paro

Day 01:  Arrive at Paro airport and driver to Capital city Thimphu( 1 hour drive Altitude 2320m above sea level)

Day Note:

  • Meet and greet by your representative and drive to the capital city Thimphu.
  • Visit, Memorial Chorten, Largest Sitting Budha, Mini Zoo, Fortress and weekend Market.
  • Overnight in Thimphu

 Later after your check in formalities are over you will visit, Memorial Chorten, Kuenschholing View Point (Largest sitting Buddha), Mini Zoo: Here you can see just one animal - Bhutan’s national - the Takin, Tashichho Dzong(Fortress), It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. Later stroll around the town of Thimphu and dress up in Bhutanese costume and go for a dinner at a local Bhutanese restaurant

Thimphu is a bustling town on the banks of the Thimphu Chhu and set gloriously in the hills of the Thimphu valley. It is home to the Bhutanese Royal Family, the Royal Government to several foreign missions and development projects. Bhutan’s only golf course, a nine-hole circuit is also located in Thimphu. Thimphu is the only capital city in the world that has no MacDonald, star bucks, bill boards and traffic lights. A must see city that has truly set an example. It is also a place for trekking, bicycling, motor biking and bird watching.

Day 02: THIMPHU TO PARO. (1 hour drive) Altitude: 2280m above sea level.

Day Notes

Morning take a hike to Tango Monastery, visit Paper Factory, Simply Bhutan Museum, General Post office and then drive to Paro. In Paro visit national museum. Stay Overnight in Paro.

Hike to Tango Monastery: 

Which is located at the farthest region north of Thimphu, It is roughly 14 kilometres away from Thimphu town. Following the trail, the walk uphill takes about 40 minutes to reach the monastery, 

visit General Post Office: Get an insight into Bhutan through its stamps, 

Hand Made Paper Factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history,

 Simply Bhutan Museum: is a living museum and a photo studio. The project is aimed at preservation and promotion of culture being one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness (GNH). 

Later in Paro visit, Ta Dzong: This means - watch tower, which it served as during the 17th century to guard the region from the Tibetan invasion. It was converted to the National Museum in 1968.

This beautiful valley is home to many Bhutan’s oldest monasteries and temples. The country’s only airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to Mount Jumolhari(7,300m) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. This is also the home to some of the famous Treks such as Jumolhari and Druk Path trek. It is also a destination for bicycling, motor biking and bird watching.

Day 03: PARO.

Day Notes:

  • Early hike to Famous Tiger’s Nest, Visit to the Farm House, take hot stone bath, eat food with the family, Stroll around the Paro town.
  • Overnight stay at Paro
  • After breakfast Hike to Tiger’s Nest

This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff, Farm House visit: Picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. 

  • Archery Practice: 

Archery is the Bhutan’s national game and the distance of the target is around 150 meters. 

  • Paro Town: 

Stroll around a tiny Paro town, interact with the people and perhaps take pictures with children and look for souvenirs that might interest you.

Day 04: Depart from Paro to Kathmandu:

Day Notes

  • Early breakfast at the hotel and drive to the airport
  • Airport Drop: You guide will drive you to the airport and bid you farewell for your onward journey.

“Wish you a safe flight with a good memory of Bhutan...”

The cost includes:

  • International flight ticket from Kathmandu to Paro and from Paro to Kathmandu
  • Accommodation under twin/double sharing with breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner in local tourist restaurants.
  • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan
  • Private transport within Bhutan (Toyota coach / Tucson / Santafe / Land cruiser / Prado) as per itinerary
  •  Museum & Monuments entrance fee.
  • Bottled water during the tour and trek.
  • Government Royalty of USD 65 per person per night
  • Tourism Development Fund
  •  Visa Fee of USD 40 per person
  • Traditional Hot stone Bath.

The cost does not include:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities,
  • bar bills,
  • telephone bills,
  • personal expenses,
  • and laundry and
  • any other thing is not mentioned on inclusion

 

 

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