6 Days Bhutan Tour Package

Paro - Thimpu - Punakha - Thimpu - Paro

Overview

The Kingdom of Bhutan is known as a place where traditional culture thrives along with modern sensibilities. If you wish to visit a place that has best preserved its traditional culture, Bhutan it is. Opt for Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon, a well-planned tour of 5 nights and 6 days by Tourism in Bhutan. During the itinerary, you visit popular destinations of Bhutan including Paro, Thimpu and Punakha. Some of the highlights of this itinerary include Punakha Dzong, the Tiger’s Nest temple, Bhutan National Library and Bhutan Textile Museum

Trip Highlights
  • Explore the religious and cultural heritage at National Library of Bhutan, Textile Museum, and National Institute of Zorig Chusum
  • Seeks blessings at the various Dzongs and Lhakhang in Punakha, Paro, and Thimphu
  • Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • Get dressed in the national dress of Bhutan
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Itinerary Details

Board a morning flight to Paro. On arrival at the Paro airport, meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Thimpu. The capital city of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Thimpu is known for its cultural, historical as well as economic significance. It is no exaggeration to call Thimpu, an amazing blend of the old and new worlds. Complete the check-in formalities. Later, leave for sightseeing:

National Library of Bhutan: Founded in 1967, the prime purpose of this library is preservation and promotion of religious heritage and culture of Bhutan. It also houses an exhaustive collection of valuable Buddhist manuscripts. This four-storeyed building also boasts of amazing architecture.

National Institute for Zorig Chusum- Also known as 'the Painting School', this is an institute where students specialize in different, around 13, indigenous arts and crafts of Bhutan. The courses are from 4 to 6 years.

Trashi Chhoe Dzong- Placed on the western bank of river Wang Chhu, Trashi Chhoe Dzong is also known as Fortress of the Glorious Religion. This place was the venue of the formal coronation ceremony of the 5th king of Bhutan and every year plays host to the vibrant Tsechu festivities.

Dinner and overnight stay in Thimphu.

Post breakfast, leave for sightseeing. The list of today's attraction includes:

Takin Mini Zoo/Motithang Takin Preserve Center- Visit the Takin Mini Zoo to get a look at Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. This endangered animal looks like a crossbreed of a goat and a cow and this zoo acts like a preserve for this animal. This Zoo was founded on the orders of the Fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

Buddha View Point- One of the most amazing sites in Thimpu, Buddha View Point offers an excellent view of the Valley. It also houses a mega-size statue of Lord Buddha in a seated position. Admire the nature's lush scenery, spread all around.

Memorial Chorten- Memorial Chorten or Thimphu Chorten was built in the memory of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third King of Bhutan. An important landmark in the city, this white-colored structure has bells and golden spires and is placed on the Doe boom Lam.

Bhutan Textile Museum- Also known as National Textile Museum, it is the best place to visit if one wishes to gain knowledge about Bhutan's national art of weaving, different traditional weaving techniques, hand-woven textiles, and local dresses.

Simtokha Dzong- It is a small Dzong that was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in the year 1629. A former Buddhist monastery and now an important historical monument, this Dzong also houses the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies.

Back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Thimphu.

After breakfast on the 3rd day, leave for a day's excursion to Punakha. While on the way from Thimpu to Punakha, take a halt after around 45 minutes at the Dochula Pass, a 3100 meters high pass. Dochula view point stop offers a mesmerizing view of the majestic Himalayan ranges. After entering the Punakha Valley, explore the popular tourist attractions:

Punakha Dzong- Also known as the Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, meaning the 'Palace of Great Happiness', this structure stands on an island on the meeting point of river Mo Chhu and river Pho Chhu. Bhutan's second oldest dzong, it was constructed in 1637-38 by Zhabdrung (Shabdrung) Ngawang Namgyal. It is connected to the mainland through a wooden bridge.

Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple) - Placed on a round hilltop, this monastery or a temple was built by 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel, in the year 1499. It is believed that childless women visit this temple to seek the blessing of Saint Lama Drukpa Kunley.

Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay in Punakha.

On day 4, after breakfast, check-out of the hotel and get an assisted transfer to Paro, by road. After reaching Paro, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Leave for a city tour, including major attractions like:

National Museum of Paro: Founded in 1968, the National Museum of Paro is a cultural museum. It has been founded in a building that was formerly Ta-Dzong. This museum holds a collection of several specimens of Bhutanese art, paintings, statues and more.

Later, you can partake in a number of outdoor activities such as trying your hands at Khuru and Archery, Bhutan's National Sport. Get dressed in the national dress of Bhutan- Kira (for women) and Gho (for men) to get yourself clicked. If you wish, you can also visit the local market for collecting souvenirs.

Dinner and night stay in Paro.

Have your breakfast and get ready for day's sightseeing. The morning is scheduled for visiting Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as the Tiger's nest.

Taktsang Monastery- This Bhutanese Monastery was built on a cliff in the year 1692, around the meditation cave of Guru Padmasambhava. Lying on an altitude of 1200 meters above the sea level, this temple complex is accessible by a horse ride or an up-hill hike of around 2 hours. After hiking for around 1 hour, you can have some refreshments at a small cafeteria, built here.

In the evening, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest temples.

Kyichu Lhakhang- This temple was originally constructed by Songtsen Gampo, a Tibetan King in the 7th century. Over the years, this temple has not only been visited by locals and tourists but also by a number of saints including Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century, Phajo Dugom Zhigpo and Lam Kha Nga.

Back to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay in Paro.

On the last day of the tour, post-breakfast, get transferred to the Paro Airport to board the flight for your onward journey.

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