WELCOME TO BHUTAN!
Bhutan is well known for its rugged beautiful landscape and for its drive to achieve Gross National Happiness for its citizens. The country is landlocked, nestled in the Himalayan highlands, with India to the South and China to the North.
Our nine-day tour program offers a glimpse of Bhutan’s rich cultural and traditional heritage and spectacular mountainous landscape. You will see the beautiful valleys of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Phobjikha.
Thimpu, the capital and the largest city of the kingdom of Bhutan, is situated in the western central part of Bhutan, and surrounding valley is the Dzongkhags, the Timohu District. In the capital city of Thimphu, you will have the opportunity to see one of the largest 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. The ancient capital of Bhutan was Punakha and was replaced as the capital by Thimpu in 1955, and in 1961 Thimpu was declared the capital of Bhutan. 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 Phobjikha, you will have the opportunity to walk through the pristine natural environment which is winter roosting ground of the endangered black-necked cranes. 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. The arts and crafts of Bhutan represent the exclusive “spirit and identity of the Himalayan Kingdom” is defined as the art of Zorig Chosun, which means the ‘thirteen arts and crafts of Bhutan.”
- A quick glance of rich cultural and traditional heritage and eye-catching impressive mountainous, landscapes of Bhutan’s cultural and historical heritage sites such as fortresses, monasteries and temples.
- Hike uphill for about 2-3 hours (most challenging monasteries to reach) to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). It is one most sacred sites in Bhutan.
- 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
- Explore the beautiful valley of Phobjikha, the winter home of the black-necked cranes
- 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
Day by Day plan
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Day 1: Arrival at Paro
Day 2: Thimphu
Day 3: Thimphu – Phobjikha, by Road
Day 4: Phobjikha – Punakha
Day 5: Punakha
Day 6: Punakha – Paro
Day 7: Paro
Day 8: Paro – Excursion to Taktsang Monastery
Day 9: Paro – Back Home