7 Days Bhutan Tour

Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro

Overview

Thriving traditional culture together with modern sensibilities is the identity of Bhutan. The kingdom of Bhutan is a must-visit for avid travelers wanting to explore the well-preserved traditional culture. ‘Bhutan, Land of Gross National Happiness’ is an ideal tour package, designed for 6 nights 7 days Bhutan tour. The itinerary is well-planned, including a visit to all popular destinations of Bhutan such as Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha. There also are major landmarks and attractions, such as Punakha Dzong, Bhutan National Library Bhutan Textile Museum, and the Tiger’s Nest temple, included in the tour package.

Trip Highlights
  • Seeks blessings at Trashi Chhoe Dzong in Paro
  • Enjoy the excellent views of the valley from the Buddha Point in Thimphu
  • Relish the culture and traditions of Bhutan by exploring the Textile Museum, National Museum, and the Institute of Zorig Chusum.
  • Pay homage at Punakha Dzong
  • Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Tour Map route map
Itinerary Details

Fly to Paro and upon your arrival at the Paro Airport, get welcomed by our representatives. Thereafter, get assisted and transferred to Thimphu by road. Thimpu is the capital city, best known for its great significance in terms of culture, economy, and history. The city also presents the perfect mix of the old and new worlds. Reach hotel, check-in and take a little rest. You may use the remaining day in visiting these attractions:

Trashi Chhoe Dzong- The popular fortress of the glorious region, Trashi Chhoe Dzong is situated on the western shores of the Wang Chhu River. The fortress had witnessed the enthronement ceremony of Bhutan's 5th King. The vibrant Tsechu festivities are also organized here every year.

National Library- Established in the year 1967, the library was mainly to conserve and promote the religious cultural heritage of Bhutan. Additionally, the library also features an extensive collection of valuable Buddhist manuscripts. The architecture of this four-storeyed building also wins the heart of the visitors.

You may spend the remaining hours of the day at leisure. Later return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

On the 2nd day of the Bhutan 6 nights 7 days package, after having breakfast get ready to enjoy the sightseeing tour in Thimphu. The attractions included in the sightseeing tour are:

Buddha View Point - This is one of the best sites in Thimphu to enjoy excellent views of the valley. The site also hosts a super-size statue of Lord Buddha. Kuensel Phodrang is the proper name for the Buddha Point. Take pleasure in enjoying the verdant scenery from the high altitude viewpoint.

Simtokha Dzong- Built-in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Simtokha Dzong is a small and the oldest Dzong in Thimphu. This Buddhist monastery is now regarded as a major landmark and historical monument. Simtokha Dzong also hosts the Institute for Cultural Studies and Language.

Memorial Chorten- Constructed in the memory of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the 3rd king of Bhutan), the Memorial Chorten is also popularly known as Thimphu Chorten. This is one of the prominent landmarks of Thimphu, located on the Doeboom Lam. The structure is white and features bells and golden spires.

Thereafter, return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Thimphu.

Post breakfast, get ready to enjoy the second phase of the sightseeing tour at Thimphu. The attractions to be covered on this day are:

Institute for Zorig Chusum- The institute is also famed as 'the painting school' where students acquire specialization in about 13 indigenous arts and crafts of Bhutan. The duration of each course varies between 4 to 6 years.

Craft Bazar / Handicraft Emporium- Explore an enthralling collection of colorful craft products and handwoven textiles. The emporium is operated under the flagship of the Bhutan Government. Visitors may buy the handicrafts as souvenirs.

Textile Museum- The Bhutan Textile Museum is popularly known as the 'National Textile Museum'. This is the best place to visit and acquire in-depth knowledge about the national weaving art of Bhutan, along with local dresses, hand-woven textiles, and varied traditional weaving techniques.

Takin Mini Zoo/Motithang Takin Preserve Center- Visit the mini zoo and spot the national animal of Bhutan, Takin. This is an endangered species and appears to be a hybrid of a goat and a cow. This mini zoo provides shelter to Takin and also preserves their population. Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th King of Bhutan, established this zoo.

Later, in the evening, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Thimphu.

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and get ready for the road trip to Punakha. Stop at Dochula viewpoint en route to Punakha from Thimphu. Dochula viewpoint is located at an altitude of 3,100 m high pass and takes about 45 minutes of drive from Thimphu. Visitors can enjoy thrilling views of the majestic Himalayan ranges. Reach hotel, check-in and take a little rest. Thereafter, get ready to enjoy sightseeing in Punakha.

Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple) - This temple or monastery is located on a round hilltop. The temple was built in the year 1499 by Ngawang Choegyel, the 14th Drukpa hierarch, and it is believed that if any childless woman visits this temple gets the blessing of Saint Lama Drukpa Kunley.

Punakha Dzong- Punakha Dzong is the common name for Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, which means the 'Palace of Great Happiness' (when translated). The structure is positioned at the confluence of River Pho Chhu and River Mo Chhu. Punakha Dzong was built by Zhabdrung (Shabdrung) Ngawang Namgyal in 1637-38 and is the second oldest Dzong of Bhutan. A wooden bridge connects the attraction to the mainland.

In the evening, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Punakha.

In the morning, after breakfast, check-out and leave for Paro via road. Upon your arrival, check in to the hotel, freshen up and take a little rest. Thereafter, get ready to enjoy the sightseeing tour in Paro and visit attractions like:

National Museum of Paro- The museum was established in 1968, is a cultural museum. It was formerly founded in a building, which was known as Ta-Dzong. In this museum, the visitors get to explore a huge collection of several specimens of Bhutanese paintings, art, statues and a lot more.

Outdoor Activities- You can also participate in various outdoor activities like Khuru and Archery, which are regarded as Bhutan's National Sport. You can also get some amazing photographs in traditional dresses of Bhutan, Kira (for women) and Gho (for men). Moreover, you may also explore the local markets and purchase some collectibles as souvenirs.

Thereafter, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Paro.

This day is dedicated to exploring the famous Tiger's nest temple via an up-hill trek and one of the oldest temples of Bhutan. In the morning, after breakfast, get ready to visit these attractions:

Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest Temple) - Constructed in 1692, on a cliff, near Guru Padmasambhava meditation cave. Located at a height of 1200 m above the sea level, the visitors can reach the temple through horse ride along with an up-hill hike around 2 hours. There also are a few small cafeterias for refreshments, after hiking of around 1 hour.

Kyichu Lhakhang- Songtsen Gampo, 7th century Tibetan king, originally built the temple. The temple has been visited by locals, visitors and the huge number of saints like Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century, Lam Kha Nga and Phajo Dugom Zhigpo.

Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Paro.

In the morning, after breakfast, get assisted and transferred to the Paro Airport to board the flight for your onward journey.

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