Enchanting Bhutan: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha
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Explore the enchanting kingdom of Bhutan on this captivating journey through Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. Discover Bhutan's rich cultural heritage as you visit iconic landmarks like Paro's National Museum and Rinpung Dzong. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Dochula Pass and the serenity of Chimi Lhakhang in Punakha. Immerse yourself in Thimphu's vibrant atmosphere and explore the impressive National Memorial Chorten. End your adventure with a breathtaking hike to the legendary Taktsang Monastery. This Bhutan tour offers a perfect blend of culture, nature, and spirituality, leaving you with cherished memories of this Himalayan gem.
Day 1: Arrival in Paro - Half Day Sightseeing
Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, a warm welcome awaits you as your guide transfers you to your hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a captivating half-day sightseeing tour of Paro. Begin by visiting the National Museum of Bhutan, located in the ancient watchtower of Paro Dzong. Explore its impressive collection of traditional Bhutanese art and historical relics. Continue to Paro Rinpung Dzong, a magnificent fortress-monastery with intricate architecture that overlooks the Paro valley. Immerse yourself in its serene atmosphere. Overnight in Paro.
Day 2: Paro to Punakha (115 km)
Start your day with a scenic drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. On the way, savor the breathtaking views from Dochula Pass, at an altitude of 3,100 meters, where you'll witness the iconic 108 memorial chortens. Continue your journey and stop at Chimi Lhakhang, the "Temple of Fertility," dedicated to Drukpa Kunley, the "Divine Madman." In the evening, explore the majestic Punakha Dzong, situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu rivers. Marvel at its grand architecture and serene surroundings. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 3: Punakha to Thimphu (75 km)
After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in Bhutan, which now serves as a language school. Continue to Thimphu and check in at your hotel. In Thimphu, explore the National Memorial Chorten, a Tibetan-style stupa honoring Bhutan's third king. Visit the imposing Buddha Dordenma statue with panoramic valley views. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu
Start your day with a visit to the Takin Preserve, home to Bhutan's national animal, the takin. Learn about their history and conservation. Explore the grand Tashichho Dzong, housing the king's throne room and government offices. Discover its exquisite architecture and courtyards. In the evening, explore local craft markets for traditional Bhutanese handicrafts. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 5: Paro (Taktsang Hike)
After breakfast, journey to the base of Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) for a thrilling hike. Trek through pine forests, enjoying breathtaking Paro valley views. The hike takes 2-3 hours. Arrive at Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff at 900 meters. Explore the monastery and its sacred caves where Guru Rinpoche meditated. Soak in the spiritual atmosphere and incredible scenery. Descend and return to Paro.
Day 6: Paro - Departure
After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to Bhutan. Your guide assists you with the check-out process and ensures a smooth departure from Paro International Airport. Depart with cherished memories of Bhutan.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to factors like weather conditions, trekking pace, and unforeseen circumstances. Your guide will keep you updated and make necessary adjustments for a safe and enjoyable journey.
- All transfers and transportation as per the itinerary
- Accommodation in 3-star or 4-star hotels, based on your preference
- Daily breakfast at the hotel
- English-speaking local guide for sightseeing tours
- Bhutanese visa fees and processing assistance
- Entrance fees to monuments and attractions as per the itinerary
- Drinking water during tours and transfers
- International airfare to and from Bhutan
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and dinner expenses
- Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, etc.
- Tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff
- Optional activities and tours not included in the itinerary.