EXPLORE BHUTAN IN ALL ITS GLORY

EXPLORE BHUTAN IN ALL ITS GLORY

trip highlights  PLAN YOUR TRIP

  • Visit Kyichu Lhakhang and Paro Rinpung Dzong at Paro
  • Explore Taktsang Monastery in Paro
  • Visit Changkha Monastery and mini zoo at Thimpu
  • Enjoy the shopping of arts and textiles of Bhutanese, Thimpu
  • Explore Punakha Dzong and Chime Lhakhang in Punakha

Hidden away high amongst the mighty Himalayan range, the hidden kingdom of Bhutan is a destination that even the most seasoned traveler considers a privilege to visit. Sacred monasteries sit precariously on sheer cliffs, fluttering prayer flags line high mountain ridges, red robed monks chant in distant temples, and colorful masked dancers perform ancient rituals on sacred Dzong (fortress) grounds during Buddhist festivals. The people of Bhutan have drawn a rich culture from this heritage and made it the essence of their timeless identity. It only opened its doors to tourism in 1974, with the number for tourists visiting Bhutan kept to an environmentally manageable level through government regulated tourist tariff. A totally Buddhist kingdom, Bhutanese are renowned for their happiness, and are a proud people who wear their national costume with pride. Travel to Bhutan with Bhutan Travel Bureau and we will expose you to the awe-inspiring mysteries that this land has to offer. From the landscapes of snow-clad mountains, lush valleys, dense forests and rushing streams, to hidden rituals in remote monasteries and the daily life in far flung rural communities. Bhutan Travel Bureau will open the door to your Himalayan dream.

Day

1

Arrival Paro-Thimphu by Road 65kms/02hrs - Local sightseeing
Thimphu

Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival, check- in at the hotel. Afternoon start for half day Thimphu sightseeing consist of Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten - This Chorten was built in 1974 in a typical Tibetan style. It is also a center of worship for the people living in Thimphu. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) - The Dzong is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) at present. In the evening, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

2

Thimphu - Punakha by Road 77kms/03hrs
Punakha

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Punakha. On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.) for a view of higher Himalayas. On arrival at Punakha, check-in at the hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short and easy hike to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha.


Day

3

Punakha - Paro by Road 140kms/05hrs
Paro

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Paro. After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning fortress of the heap of jewels. The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.


Day

4

Paro - Local sightseeing
Paro

After breakfast, proceed for a hiking tour to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp). Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.


Day

5

Departure
Paro

After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.


Paro - 2 Nights

Bhutan Metta Resort And Spa

3 Star

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 04nights/05days 
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner
  • Transfers & Sightseeing by AC Car
  • All Applicable Hotel Taxes

Exclusions

  • Any airfare/train fare 
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST  5% additional 

Is Bhutan safe to visit?   

Bhutan is a very safe place and should be visited by everyone atleast once in their lifetime.

What is the best time of year to visit Bhutan?   

October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder

Is Indian currency accepted in Bhutan?   

INR 100 & 50 Rupee denomination may be used in Bhutan. Indian Rupee denomination note of INR 500, INR 1000 and INR 2000 are not accepted in Bhutan.

Do I need a passport to go to Bhutan from India?   

Indian nationals intending to visit Bhutan are required to carry any of the two valid 'Travel Documents' (a) Valid Indian Passports having validity of minimum 6 months; and/or (b) Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India. No Visa is required to visit Bhutan.

What can you buy in Bhutan?   

Brilliantly carved colorful masks, Dzi Beads- Himalayan Beads, Items made of cane and bamboos, Hand-woven textiles, Sculptures and Buddhist Paintings.

What to pack before you go?   

Warm jacket, Good leather or waterproof fabric boots or shoes with good soles, Sunglasses , Sunhat and sunscreen, Backpack, Backpack

Type of Vacation


Family


Adventure

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Hidden away high amongst the mighty Himalayan range, the hidden kingdom of Bhutan is a destination that even the most seasoned traveler considers a privilege to visit. Sacred monasteries sit precariously on sheer cliffs, fluttering prayer flags line high mountain ridges, red robed monks chant in distant temples, and colorful masked dancers perform ancient rituals on sacred Dzong (fortress) grounds during Buddhist festivals. The people of Bhutan have drawn a rich culture from this heritage and made it the essence of their timeless identity. It only opened its doors to tourism in 1974, with the number for tourists visiting Bhutan kept to an environmentally manageable level through government regulated tourist tariff. A totally Buddhist kingdom, Bhutanese are renowned for their happiness, and are a proud people who wear their national costume with pride. Travel to Bhutan with Bhutan Travel Bureau and we will expose you to the awe-inspiring mysteries that this land has to offer. From the landscapes of snow-clad mountains, lush valleys, dense forests and rushing streams, to hidden rituals in remote monasteries and the daily life in far flung rural communities. Bhutan Travel Bureau will open the door to your Himalayan dream.

Detailed Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival Paro-Thimphu by Road 65kms/02hrs - Local sightseeing
Thimphu

Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival, check- in at the hotel. Afternoon start for half day Thimphu sightseeing consist of Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten - This Chorten was built in 1974 in a typical Tibetan style. It is also a center of worship for the people living in Thimphu. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) - The Dzong is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) at present. In the evening, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

2

Thimphu - Punakha by Road 77kms/03hrs
Punakha

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Punakha. On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.) for a view of higher Himalayas. On arrival at Punakha, check-in at the hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short and easy hike to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha.


Day

3

Punakha - Paro by Road 140kms/05hrs
Paro

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Paro. After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning fortress of the heap of jewels. The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.


Day

4

Paro - Local sightseeing
Paro

After breakfast, proceed for a hiking tour to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp). Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.


Day

5

Departure
Paro

After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.


Hotels

Paro - 2 Nights

Bhutan Metta Resort And Spa

3 Star

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation for 04nights/05days 
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner
  • Transfers & Sightseeing by AC Car
  • All Applicable Hotel Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any airfare/train fare 
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST  5% additional 

Know before you go

Is Bhutan safe to visit?   

Bhutan is a very safe place and should be visited by everyone atleast once in their lifetime.

What is the best time of year to visit Bhutan?   

October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder

Is Indian currency accepted in Bhutan?   

INR 100 & 50 Rupee denomination may be used in Bhutan. Indian Rupee denomination note of INR 500, INR 1000 and INR 2000 are not accepted in Bhutan.

Do I need a passport to go to Bhutan from India?   

Indian nationals intending to visit Bhutan are required to carry any of the two valid 'Travel Documents' (a) Valid Indian Passports having validity of minimum 6 months; and/or (b) Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India. No Visa is required to visit Bhutan.

What can you buy in Bhutan?   

Brilliantly carved colorful masks, Dzi Beads- Himalayan Beads, Items made of cane and bamboos, Hand-woven textiles, Sculptures and Buddhist Paintings.

What to pack before you go?   

Warm jacket, Good leather or waterproof fabric boots or shoes with good soles, Sunglasses , Sunhat and sunscreen, Backpack, Backpack

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