4 Nights 5 Days Cultural Tours

Day 1

Arrival at Paro Airport and drive to Thimphu

Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide from Himalayan Travel Experts guide and driver.
Upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatise to the altitude. Drive to Thimphu (Capital of Bhutan) about 55kms from Paro takes little less than 1 hr.. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

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Day 2

Sightseeing in and around Thimphu

Thimphu (alt. 2400m/7875ft) – The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.

Memorial Chorten

This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan’s third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.


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National Ceremonial

Trashichhodzong

Also known as “fortress of the glorious religion”, it was initially built in 1641 and later rebuilt in its present form by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1965. The Dzong houses, main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. The National Assembly Hall is housed in a modern building on the other side of the river from the Dzong. During the warmer summer months, the monk body headed by His Holiness, the Je Khenpo, makes its home in the Dzong.



Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang)

Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang).You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, tls.he largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.

Day 3

Thimphu to paro

After morning breakfast, will drive to Paro valley. It is a one and a half hour drive .

Paro (alt. 2200m/7218ft)

The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture,scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro River). Paro is also one of the most fertile valleys in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.

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. The approach tothe Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring.

Ta Dzong

One time watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dozng during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, since 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the country. It holds fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. The museum circular shape augments its varied collection displayed over several floors.

Day 4

Hike to Tigers Nest

Taktsang Lhakhang is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 hundred meters above the Paro Valley.
It was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated in the 7th century A.D. Legend states that Guru Rinpoche flew to the site atop the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours in order to subdue evil demons residing within it. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled to meditate in it.
Taktsang Lhakhang is located approximately 10 km north of Paro town at an altitude of 3.120 meters. In order to arrive at the temple visitors must trek for around 2-3 hours through beautiful, shady pine forests. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site.

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Day 5

Departure

Your guide & driver will transfer you to Paro Airport after a leisurely breakfast. The transfer time is approximately 30 minutes and you are advised to arrive at the airport two hours before your international flight departure.

Service Includes during Bhutan Tour

  • All Transportations Ex Hub’s
  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Accommodations3 star category Hotel
  • All Meals
  • Local Sightseeing
  • AllEnroute Meals
  • All sightseeing with A/c coachesf

Excludes in the package / supplement during Bhutan Tour

  • Flight fares from, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Mumbai, Guwahati.
  • Please choose the route and let us know we book for you
  • Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
  • Travel / Medical Insurance
  • Travel insurance . 

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