8 Day Tour
Price on Request
Bhutan – The Last Shangri La lies along the lofty ridges of the eastern Himalayas. The Himalayas have successfully kept Bhutan untouched and pure from the outside world.
Buddhism plays an important role in the religious lives of the people of Bhutan. Druk Yul or the ‘Land of Thunder Dragon’ is the country of magnificent mountains, dense forests, delightful people, pristine air, marvelous architecture and many more in store.
Discover with us the country of beautiful Himalayas, rich flora and fauna and vibrant Buddhist culture, which has made Bhutan an increasingly popular destination for international tourists.
DAY 1 - PARO ARRIVAL - THIMPHU
The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest and other Himalayan mountain ranges.
Touching down at Paro International Airport, your guide will be waiting for you just outside the arrival hall. Make the one hour drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, and check-in to the hotel. Time to acclimatise to the altitude.
This afternoon visit, Zorig Chusum Institute, Textile museum, Paper factory, Memorial Chorten, Mini zoo where you will see just one animal – Bhutan’s national animal- the Takin. (L/D)
DAY 2 - IN THIMPHU
Morning visit to the weekend market to see the people dressed in full colour and gathered to meet and barter. Later visit Cheri Monastery. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body here. A chance to spot birds such as Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Long-billed Thrush, Ultramarine Flycatcher. Continue to the Folk Heritage museum and the Thangtong Dewachen (Nunnery). (B/L/D)
DAY 3 - THIMPHU TO TRONGSA
Morning drive towards Trongsa crossing the Dochula Pass from where a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range can be seen, especially in clear winter days. (B/L/D)
DAY 4 - TRONGSA TO GANGTEY VALLEY
A morning visitto Trongsa Dzong which was built by Chhogyel Mingyur Tempa in the year 1644. The dzong dominates the horizon, dwarfing the surrounding buildings. Both the First and the Second King ruled the country from this Dzong. Also visit the Trongsa Museum. Later drive to the Gangtey valley for overnight. (B/L/D)
DAY 5 - GANGTEY TO PUNAKHA
Morning visit the Phobjikha (Crane) Visitor Centre. Undertake a walk on the Gangtey Nature Trail. This is one of the most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trail. On this trail you visit the magnificent Goemba (Monastery), and pass some villages, rivers, and crane nesting grounds. Later drive to the Punakha valley. (B/L/D)
DAY 6 - PUNAKHA TO PARO
Morning visit to Punakha Dzong which was built in 1637 and is located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of the second king it served as a seat of the king. The Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility) was built in 1499. It is a thirty minute walk across fields from the road – Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also phalluses are painted on the walls of houses. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits.
On arrival in Paro visit Ta Dzong, which served as a watch tower during the 17th century to guard the region from the Tibetan invasion. It was converted to the National Museum in 1968. Rimpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang (Monastery) which is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. (B/L/D)
DAY 7 - IN PARO
Walk to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest). This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched up a seemingly sheer cliff. Later stroll around the town and see how locals live. (B/L/D)
DAY 8 - DEPART FROM PARO
Early breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the airport to board the flight. Your guide will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell. (B)
PRICES ON REQUEST
There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of hotels), the season, the duration of your trip, the class of flights on Druk Air, the level of private guiding and the complexity of the itinerary.
The prices for the various packages are set by the Royal government of Bhutan and the payment must precede the guest’s arrival to Bhutan. All payments are made in US dollars.
Price for a package includes:
- Client’s choice of hotels, inclusive of breakfast.
- Dining in indigenous cafes and hotels.
- Licensed tour guide with fluency and confidence in English.
- Preference for private transportation.
- Entrance fee to museums and memorials.
- Safe drinking water during the whole stay.
- Government Royalty.
- Tourism Development Fund.
- Personal care and service from our Bhutanese partners..
Following are the services that a package does not support:
- Air fare.
- Travel Insurance.
- Tip and other personal expenses.
Discover Bhutan - 8 Days
Discover with us the country of beautiful Himalayas, rich flora and fauna and vibrant Buddhist culture, which has made Bhutan an increasingly popular destination. (RTT)