6 Day Mystical Bhutan Tour

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Surrounded in mystery like the clouds that surround its peaks, Bhutan has always been a mystical destination. Let yourself be swept away with the winds, the majestic mountains form frontiers with Tibet and India, prayers across the boundless vitae of Drukyul giving a sense of peace and tranquility.

 

Our representatives of Wild Voyager have carefully crafted a six days trip to mystical Bhutan that showcases the magnificent temples, fortresses and cultural attractions that the tiny nation boasts about. You will see the beautiful valleys of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha and the tour will give an insight into Bhutan’s heritage, culture and traditions. In the singularly unique capital city of Thimphu, you will have the opportunity to see one of the tallest statues of Buddha and to visit the Memorial Chorten. You will also learn more about Bhutanese life, arts and crafts from the visit to the folk museum, the Institute of arts and crafts and the Institute of traditional medicines. One highlight is the visit to the Trashichho Dzong, the seat of the administrative and religious power in Bhutan and which houses the throne room. In Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan, you can see the Punakha Dzong nestled between two rivers and also make a visit to the sacred Chimi Lhakhang. In Paro, for a memory of a lifetime, you can visit the memorable Tiger’s Nest temple which is perched high up in the cliffs, and also visit Drugyel Dzong, a fortress of historical significance.

 



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Glimpses of Bhutan’s cultural and historical heritage sites such as fortresses, monasteries and temples

 

  • Hike to Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery - one of Bhutan’s most sacred places

 

  • Visit Trashichho Dzong and Punakha Dzong and see the beautiful architecture of the fortresses

 

  • Visit the beautiful Dochula Pass from where you can get a spectacular view of the Himalayas

 

  • See how people live and learn about the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan

 

  • Experience the local culture and taste Bhutanese cuisine

 

  • Visit the Bhutanese farmhouse and enjoy a hot medicinal stone bath 

 

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Paro
Paro
Tiger's Nest Monastry, Paro
Thimpu
Buddha Dordenma, Thimpu
Punakha Dzong, Punakha
Inside Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong

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  • Day 1: Arrival at Paro

     

    Paro – Thimphu:

    By Road in 1.5 hours


    The flight into Bhutan will give you a spectacular view of the Himalayan mountain ranges. On a clear day, you may be able to see wonderful views of Himalaya.

     

    Our tour representative will receive you upon your arrival. The journey from Paro to Thimpu will give you the unique Bhutan experience. The drive will take you through the great views of rice terrace, winding Pho Chu and Wang Chu rivers, gorges and hills of Bhutan.

     

     

    After Lunch in the afternoon, visit Kuenselphodrang Nature Park where a 169 feet statue of Buddha Dordenma, one of the largest statues in the world has been built which is made of bronze and gilded in gold overlooks southern entrance of the Thimpu valley.

     

    In the evening after some light snacks, visit the Memorial Chorten, a white-washed structure with a gold spire, is a revered Buddhist Shrine dedicated to Bhutan’s third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.

     

    Night stay will be at Thimpu.

     

  • Day 2: Thimphu

    In the morning our Wild Voyager representative will plan a trip to visit the Institute of Traditional Medicines & Folk Heritage Museum. Established in 1978, this Institute collects plants from remote corners of the Bhutanese Himalaya, such as Lingzhi, laya and Lunana, and then distributes pills, tablets, ointments and medicinal teas to regional health care units. 

     

    The Folk Heritage Museum located in Kawajangsa, in the heart of the capital city Thimpu. This Museum dedicates itself to connecting people with the rich Bhutanese folk heritage and rural history through demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life.

     

    In the afternoon our representative will take you to visit the National Institute of Zorig Chusum (13 traditional crafts) which includes painting, sculpture, carving, calligraphy, paper making, casting, embroidery, weaving, carpentry, masonry, bamboo and cane weaving, gold and silversmithy and blacksmithy. After seeing Bhutan’s artistic heritage our representative will guide you to the Tashichho Dzong which houses the King's Throne Room & Government offices.

     

    After lunch visits the town and craft bazaar in Thimpu. The market consists of 80 shops which are made of bamboo huts aligned together. You can look for hand-woven stoles popular 'yathra' items wooden bowls and utensils etc. at the craft bazaar. If the time permits, you can see the Takin, Bhutan’s National Animal, at the national zoo.

     

    Overnight will be at Thimphu.

     

  • Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha

    By Road in 2.5 hours

     

    After breakfast, our representative will drive you to Punakha over Dochula pass.

     

    On a clear day, one can get a view of the majestic snow clad mountain peaks from Dochula pass is something not to miss and memorable. We can also see the Gasa Dzong at a distance. Our representative will also take to visit Druk Wangyel Chortens (108 stupas) are built in memory of soldiers who died fighting the war against insurgents are in Bhutanese architectural style on the pass.

     

    Our representative will en route to Punakha to visit Chimi Lhakhang (The Fertility temple) located on a small hillock and well known for fertility. Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan.

     

    After lunch, visit the Punakha Dzong, is arguably the most beautiful Dzong in the country built at the junction of two rivers Pho Chu (male river) and Mo Chu (female river). The Dzong is still the winter residence of the Dratshang(official monk body).

     

    Night stay at Punakha.

     

    Overnight will be at Punakha. 

     

  • Day 4: Punakha – Paro

    By Road in 5 hours

     

    After lunch, our representative will take you to visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum. It is a cultural museum. 'Ta Dzong' means watch towers it was used to serve as a watch-tower and fortress to protect Paro Rinpung Dzong. The museum has different galleries which display anthropology, arms and armor, pre-history, textiles, decorative arts etc. After the visit to the National Museum, a short trip to visit Paro Rimpung Dzong and a traditional wooden cantilever bridge.

     

     

    In the evening, our representative will guide you to visit Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built in the 7th century AD and Drugyel Dzong, a ruined fortress from whose ramparts the Bhutanese once repelled Tibetan invaders. It was originally a small structure at the time of its establishment. Over the years the temple was visited and blessed by many famous Buddhist saints.

     

    After the above visit a stroll to the Paro town.

     

    Overnight will be at Paro. 

     

  • Day 5: Paro – Excursion to Taktsang Monastery

    Paro – Ramthongkha:

    By Road in 35 mins

     

    After breakfast, our Wild Voyager representative will take you on a drive to Ramthongkha.

     

    Hike uphill for about 2-3 hours to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). It is one most sacred sites in Bhutan. It is one of the most challenging monasteries to get to located at an elevation of 10,000feet clings to a vertical granite cliff 3000 ft above the valley floor. One must visit this place when you visit Bhutan.

     

    In the afternoon, a drive to Drugyel Dzong. The Dzong, now in ruins, is a place of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese once repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, one can view the sacred Mount Chhomolari, Mountain of Goddess (24,000 ft).

     

     

    After hiking and a trip to Drugyel Dzong, our Wild Voyager representative will take you to a great experience of Hot Stone Bath, made of wood is constructed on a ground level. Traditionally these baths are done near a river bed with plenty of supply of stones and water. It is believed that it produces a medicinal benefit to many ailments such as pains and aches. Evening experience will be followed by a typical Bhutanese dinner consisting of rice, local produce meat and Ema datshi (Chili  and Cheese) in a traditional Bhutanese House.


     

    Overnight will be at Paro. 

     

  • Day 6: Paro – Back Home

    Early morning drive to Paro for departure. Your tour representative will see you off at the airport.

    After this six days tour, one can revive his own spirits in this realm of this peaceful place,  their smiles, and kind words.

     

    Tour ends