Bhutan the Thunder Dragon Tour

Code: CT6D5N
6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS
Category:
  • Paro Taktshang
  • Punakha
  • paro
  • Thimphu
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5 night/ 6days Bhutan Tour

This 6 days Bhutan tour package will take you through the western districts of Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha valley on an exploration of important cultural sites, monuments, the country’s unique culture and tradition, its people and villages, mediation and nature trail walk.

Bhutan Tours – 5nights 6days

Day 01| Arrival in Paro, Bhutan – Thimphu

Day 02| Thimphu – Punakha

Day 03| Punakha – Thimphu

Day 04| Paro

Day 05| Paro Sightseeing and hike to Tiger Nest

Day 06| Departure

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Paro International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Depend Upon flight schedule
INCLUDED
Bhutan visa
Twin sharing rooms at 3 star hotels
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at
hotels/restaurant
Licensed English speaking tour guide service from start to tour ends
Private driver
All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
Route Permit
All entrance fees to museums, monuments, cultural landmark, etc.
All internal taxes and fees
Mineral drinking water
Bhutan Government Royalty
NOT INCLUDED
Flight ( Can arrange with us)
Tips to guide and driver
Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry etc

1

Day 01: Arrival in Paro, Bhutan – Thimphu

Arrive at Paro international Airport. The flight will be a breath taking experience as you will be able to see the treasures of the Himalayas, embodied in majestic forms, such as Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jomolhari, Mount Jichu Drake and others. The landing at Paro will be a thrilling moment, too.

Representatives from Pelyang Bhutan Tours will meet you at the airport, your Bhutan tour will begin with visits to places of historical importance in Paro.

It will begin with a visit to Paro Rimpong Dzong (Fortress on a Heap of Jewels), followed by the Ta Dzong, which was formerly a watch tower and now the country’s national museum.

After which you will drive for about an hour to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city. En route to Thimphu, you will make a short stop to visit Tachhogang Lhakhang.

After lunch, we will begin with visits to the School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts where students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.

Overnight at Hotel

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Elevation 2,320m

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DAY 02: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast, we will be moving further away from Thimphu to Punakha, which is a three hour drive.

45 minutes from Thimphu is the Dochula pass (3,100m), offering you the first glimpse of the eastern Himalayan Ranges, consisting of snow-capped mountain peaks with heights ranging from 6000m to 7554m. During the stopover there, you can also see the 108 stupas (chortens). You will also visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (monastery) which was built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck ( the Queen Mother of Bhutan) as a tribute to His Majesty the fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck

The drive then descends and passes through beautiful forests, comprising rhododendron, fields of dwarf bamboo green meadows, beautiful wildflowers, gushing waterfalls and constantly changing vegetation. Before reaching Punakha, we will visit Chimi Lhakhang, a temple where the Phallus is worshipped and associated with Lam Drukpa Kuenley, the “Divine Madmonk.” It is about 1 hour hike (to and fro) from the road point. We will have our lunch here.

As we near our next destination, Punakha, we will witness an awe-inspiring image of the Punakha Fortress, which looks like a giant ship rocked on a still mass of water from far. Built on the confluence of two rivers, the Pho (male) and Mo (female) rivers, the Dzong served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and is still home of the Chief Abbot in winter months. It was built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and has played a prominent role in the civil and religious history of the Kingdom.

After that, We will be visiting suspension bridge.

Overnight at Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Elevation 1,300m

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DAY 3: Excursion to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten

After breakfast, we will drive about an hour to Punakha. Today we will begin a hike up through rice terraces taking in the workers in the fields, and along the banks as we ascend to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, a stunning monument recently built by the Queens and consecrated in 1999. The temple is located on top of the hill with breath-taking views of the valley, paddy fields and the Mo Chu River that gently meanders through the valley floor. It is an hour walk through rice fields and forest.

After lunch, you will be driven few minutes to the raft put-in point. Prior to rafting, river guide provides a thorough briefing about the safety measures and guidelines. Thereafter, begins your rafting journey for about 2-3 hrs down to Raft put-out point. Once we are done with rafting (self payment)

Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.

Overnight at Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Elevation 2,320m

4

DAY 04: Thimphu- Paro

Thimphu has a lot to offer and after breakfast, we will begin with visit to Buddha point from where you can have a picturesque view of Thimphu valley. Memorial Chorten (Stupa), one of the most beautiful ones in Bhutan, built in memory of the Father of Modern Bhutan, Late Third King Jigmi Dorji Wangchuck.

An hour drive back to Paro, Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores.

Overnight at Hotel:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Elevation 2,320m.

5

DAY 05: Hike to Taktsang monastery

After breakfast, we drive for half an hour and start the hike, which is about 5 hours (round trip.) The trail is along an ancient path marked by river powered prayer wheels.

Mediating in Taktshang Monastery can be a very good experience of mediating in a most important and revered Buddhist Monastery in Bhutan.

As you reach Taktshang you will be struck by the architectural wonder of this most pious Buddhist shrine in Bhutan. Perched some 1000m, 3000ft on a cliff overlooking the valley, it would justifiably qualify as one of Bhutan’s wonders. Tragically wrecked in a fire early in 1998, it has been rebuilt to its original glory. It is said that the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tigress to tame five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan in 746 A.D. Hence the name, Taktshang, or the “Tiger’s Lair.”

On our way back, the next stop will be at Kyichu Monastery, one of Bhutan’s oldest, built in 659 A.D. by the Tibetan King Songsten Goembo.

Overnight at Hotel: Drukchen

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Elevation 2,320m

6

DAY 06: Departure

After breakfast, you will be driven to Paro international Airport for your journey out of Bhutan.

Meals: Breakfast

Elevation 2,320m

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