Bhutan Tour – A Tour to the Kingdom of Dragon, a Mystical Land
Bhutan tour explores the cultural and historical sites in Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang. Bhutan tour gives enlightening experience of Bhutan’s rich and remarkable culture. Centuries old tradition and customs are still preserved and are intact in Bhutan. From 8th century Buddhism is the predominant religion in Bhutan which is reflected in Bhutan’s art, music, dance and drama. Visiting remote monasteries and spiritual temples in Bhutan tour enriches the cultural and religious insight of Buddhism in Bhutan.
Thimpu and Paro are the vibrant cities filled with art and culture of Bhutan. Variant colorful 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. During Bhutan tour we visit museum, galleries and workshops which display cultured craftsmanship of Bhutan whether they are fine carving, weaving or wonderful embroidery reflecting old age craft.
Bhutan considered the last Shangri La in the world is noted for spectacular mountain scenery, varied flora and fauna and awe-inspiring landscapes. It has kept natural environment intact. Besides the cultural spectaculars, Bhutan tour takes to Dochula pass for the majestic views of brilliantly faceted silvery mountains.
Sightseeing Highlights in Bhutan Tour
Bhutan tour begins with the visit to Tashichho Dzong, fortress of the glorious religion and Handicrafts Emporium noted for its exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. Driving to Punakha via Dochula Pass offers the majestic views of mountains. We explore Punakha Dzong in Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang Dzong including Chimi Lakhang known as “Temple of Fertility “ in Wangdue Phodrang.
Drving back to Thimpu we visit National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan which reflects insight into Buddhist Philosophy. We see National Library with vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art and Folk Heritage Museum.
We drive back to Paro and make an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, an amazing monastery perched attractively on the side of a rock cliff, Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan, Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) which 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.
Tour: Bhutan Tour
Duration: 5 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy Tour
Best Season: March, April, May/September, October, November, DecemberEnquire This Trip
Day01: Arrive in Paro (2280 meters).
Arrival at the airport in Paro and drive to Thimphu. Visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) and Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles.
Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha – Wangdi Phodrang (1310 meters): (83 Kms, 3 hours drive). Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass with great views of Himalayas in clear weather. Visit Punakha Dzong believed to be constructed as foretold by Guru Rimpoche. Drive to Wangdi Phodrang visiting Chimi Lakhang which is also known as the “Temple of Fertility”. Visit Wangdi Phodrang Dzong.
Day 03: Wangdi Phodrang – Thimphu (2320 meters) 76 kms
Drive to Thimphu and visit the National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Then visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art and Folk Heritage Museum.
Day 04: Thimphu – Paro Sightseeing: (Altitude 2320 m)
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. Visit the Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan, 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: Departure
Transfer to Paro 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