Sandwhiched between the two of the world’s most densely populated nations (India and China), Bhutan has a remarkably low population that’s been estimated to be anywhere between six hundred thousand and two million. Partly due to this small population, partly because of Bhutan’s isolated past, and partly due to the government’s focus on conservation of Bhutanese culture, environment and a state policy of promoting happiness the country retained its past better than most of its south Asian neighbours. Buddhist temples and monastries dating back centuries are more than just a ruin for visitors to get their photo taken in front of: they are as significant in daily life as ever. Bhutan is the only Himalayan Buddhist state.
Bhutan – A Magical Kingdom Tour- 4 Nights / 5 Days
The flight into Bhutan takes you the great Himalayas, offering you the most scintillating scenery of the world’s highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the silvery Pa-chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley,the Paro Dzong (fortress) and the Ta Dzong. Assistance upon arrival at Paro airport and drive to Thimphu.Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the time at leisure to discover the Capital on your own.O/N THIMPU.
After breakfast visit the Memorable Chorten dedicated to the 03rd King of Bhutan, The Textile Museum & Folk Heritage Museum that provides a fascinating insight into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. Drive to the 15th century Changakha Lhakhang spectacularly localted on the spur. The Takin Sanctuary near the lhakhang will give the visitor a chance to glance at the National animal of Bhutan, Takin. Also visit the school of Arts and Crafts and the National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion. Evening visit the Tashichho Dzong; the main secretarial building which houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan and also the head seat of Chief Abbot of Bhutan. O/N THIMPU.
After breakfast depart for Paro. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Visit the National Museum which houses and impressive collection of fine arts, paintings, bronzes,textiles, jewellery and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stamps for which the Country is very popular. Also visit the Rinpung Dzong, the Fortress of the Heap of Jewels, built in 1645 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.It is an imposing square fortress, representative of typical Dzong architecture, with a central tower and courtyards housing the administrative (Dzongkhag) and has a community of about 200 monks. A hike down the moderate slope to the cantilever bridge, one of the finest specimens in Bhutan with its shingle roof and two guard-houses at each end.O/N PARO.
After breakfast drive 20 minutes to the end of the valley to Drukgyel Dzong from where one can see the towering peak of Jomolhari (7,316m, 24,003 ft). This mountain, also revered as a powerful goddess, forms the border with Tibet and provides magnificent background to the ruined Drukgyel Dzong and village.Drive to Rumthangka and have the glorious view of Taktsang. The hike is optional.Taktsang Monastery, clinging on the steep rock, is one of the holiest temple in Bhutan.It is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew on the Tigress back and meditated here. The trek to the temple through the pine tree and sweet aroma of the air is indeed a very special and memorable event. The return hike will take about 05-06 hours.On Our way back, we will visit Kyichu Temple (built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo in the 7th century).Rest of the time free for souvenir shopping in the small town of Paro.O/N PARO.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to onwards destination.
All passengers must carry passport or Voting Card (Election) rates are valid for Indian passport holder.
Please dont carry 1000 Rs & 500 Rs notes it is not acceptable in Bhutan it is punishable.
Carrying of Tobacco product is punishable offense to Bhutan.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis in below hotels
- Transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary (vehicle not at disposal, AC not used on hills)
- Paro airport pick up and drop
- CP-daily breakfast in hotel
- Tour escort / English speaking guide for the sightseeing only
- Museum visiting frees and all taxes
- Internal permits for visiting temples and municipal areas
- Flight fare/Train fare
- Nature of personal expenses
- Lunch and meals as specified under inclusion
- Anything that is not mentioned under inclusion
- Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
- Guide Charges extra
- Travel Insurance
- Doesn’t include bed tea or evening tea
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Cost Includes"
- Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control