Bhutan Short Tour
Bhutan Short Tour – Excursion to the Vibrant Cities Paro & Thimpu in Bhutan
Bhutan short tour focuses to the exploration of the cultural and historical sites in Paro and Thimpu. Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan kingdom known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon and the last Shangri La on the earth is highly praised travel destination in the world. Bhutan shares with Nepal the greatest chain of the mountains of the Himalayas and the vibrant Buddhist tradition. The profound teaching of living Buddhism has been well preserved and is reflected in Bhutan’s art, music, dance and drama. Visiting monasteries and spiritual temples in Bhutan short tour enriches the cultural and religious insight of Buddhism in Bhutan.
Thimpu and Paro are the vibrant cities in Bhutan with amazing dzongs, artistic temples and monasteries. Variant cultural festivals are celebrated all the year round throughout the country which range from the local festivals in remote local villages to the nationally recognized festivals in the cities. During Bhutan short tour we visit museum, galleries and workshops which display cultured craftsmanship of Bhutan.
Bhutan is acclaimed for spectacular mountain scenery, varied flora and fauna and awe-inspiring landscapes. It has kept natural environment intact. Bhutan short tour offers the opportunities to experience pristine nature and the living tradition of Buddhism in the country untouched by modern civilization.
Bhutan Short Tour Highlight
Bhutan short tour begins with the visit to National Museum of Paro before proceeding to Thimpu. We visit National Library which houses the priceless collection of Buddhist manuscript, Folk and Heritage Museum, which displays day to day livelihood of typical Bhutanese farmers. We explore Late King’s Memorial Stupa, Painting School, which preserves traditional paintings, sculpturing and wood curving and majestic Tashichho Dzong, which houses office for the king and the ministers of Bhutan.
Driving back to Paro we make an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, an amazing monastery perched attractively on the side of a rock cliff, Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) which houses administrative offices. We visit Drukgyel Dzong which now is in ruins, Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century.
Tour: Bhutan Short Tour
Region: Nepal & Bhutan
Duration: 6 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy Tour
Best Season: March, April, may/September, October, November, DecemberEnquire This Trip
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Meeting at the airport and transfer to a hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Paro and Drive to Thimpu.
Fly to Paro in the morning. It After landing at Paro and immigration and custom formalities visit the National Museum of Paro before driving to Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu Sightseeing.
Visit to National Library, the priceless collection of Buddhist manuscript, Folk and Heritage Museum, which displays day to day livelihood of typical Bhutanese farmers in medieval period and their accessories, Late King’s Memorial Stupa, Traditional Handmade Paper Factory, Painting School, which preserves traditional paintings, sculpturing and wood curving, majestic Tashichhodzong, which houses office for the king and the ministers of Bhutan and National Handicraft Emporium, the best place to look for souvenir from Bhutan.
Day 04: Thimphu – Paro (B/L/D)
Drive to Paro and take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, an amazing monastery which clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. We explore Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) which presently houses administrative offices, Drukgyel Dzong which now is in ruins, Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century.
Day 05: Fly to Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu. Commence sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Visit Swayambhunath – the Buddhist stupa believed to be 2500 years old and the most profound expression of Buddhist symbolism in Nepal and possibly in the world, Kathmandu Durbar Square (old royal palace) noted for distinctive pagoda roofed temples, stone sculptures and old monuments. Visit nine storey Basantapur Tower with outstanding wood carving, Taleju Temple for its artistic richness and religious importance, Kasthamandap – a huge building believed to be built from the wood of a single tree and Kumari Chwok – abode of living goddess, KUMARI.
Day 06: Airport Transfer
Transfer to the airport for international departure
Cost will be provided on request
- Airport arrival and Departure.
- Accommodation on twin sharing on full board ( breakfast, lunch and dinner included )
- All land transportation
- Royalty and government taxes
- Visa fee
- Entrance fees for museum and monuments
- English speaking local guide
- Guided sightseeing tour as per the itinerary
Cost does not include:
- Druk Airfares
- Travelling insurance
- Payments for service provided on a personal basis
- Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”
- Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, camera Charges, bottle water, incidentals, portage, bellboy charges tips or any other services