Beautiful Bhutan Tour
Beautiful Bhutan Tours takes you around from Western Bhutan to Central Bhutan visiting all important sights and special Hikes and Walks and finally by completing the amazing Hike to Taktsang– Tiger’s Nest.This tour remains one of our popular cultural tour packages for majority of our guests.
No. of nights: 8
Mountain Pass: Dochula Pass 3100m – Pelela Pass 330m – Yotongla Pass 3350m
- Government Royalty of US $ 65 per night per person
- sightseeing within Bhutan as per the itinerary
- Accommodations in best 3 star hotels on twin sharing basis
- All meals (breakfast, lunch &dinner)
- Full time English speaking guide
- entrance fees and permits
- All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
- One time visa processing fee of US$ 40 per person
- Flight tickets
- Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, internet
- Soft drinks and alcohol
- Mineral water in hotels and restaurants
- Travel insurance
- Shopping and entertainment
- Gratuities to guide, driver, etc.
- Luxury star hotels and resorts available at an additional cost
- Specialized guides (Foreign language,photography, Bird watching, Buddhism, flora and fauna) available at an additional cost.
Day 01: Paro – Thimphu
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative. After completion of the airport formalities, drive for about 2 hours to Thimphu. Visit Changangkha lhakhang, the oldest temple in Thimphu built in 12th century. It is popular temple for pilgrims and for new born babies. Takin Preserve Park, Takin is the national animal of Bhutan.Royal Textile museum, which was established in 2001, provides fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life.Craft Bazaar, has got a wide range of authentic Bhutan made art and craft products. In the evening freely stroll around the market. Overnight, stay at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu
After breakfast visit Simply Bhutan, a living museum and a photo studio. Painting school teaches the techniques of traditional paintings, sculpture and other forms of traditional arts and one can view the students at work. National library,holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts some dating back to several hundred years.Memorial Chorten (Stupa) was built in 1974 in the memory of the Third king of Bhutan. Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue. The statue sited at kuensel phodrang is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world. Tashichho Dzong (Fortress), houses most of the government offices, throne room and office of the king. Overnight, stay at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu – Trongsa
After breakfast visit Dochula pass
(3100m/10,200ft). On a clear day to the east of the pass, the snow covered
mountain peaks of the Himalayas are seen and among them is the Mt. Gangkar
Phuensum at 7497m, which is the highest peak in Bhutan. Druk Wangyal Chorten (Stupa) at Dochula built by Ashi
Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. And, also visit Druk Wangyal
Lhakhang (Temple) at Dochula built in honour of the fourth king (head of the
state of Bhutan), Jigme Singye wangchuk. Proceed
to Tongsa via Pelela pass (3,300 m), the traditional boundary between east and
west. The pass is marked by a large prayer flag and the ground is covered with
high altitude dwarf bamboo. En-route stop at Chendbji Chorten, which was built
in 18th century by a Lama named Shida. It is Nepalese in style with eyes
painted at four cardinal points. Overnight stay at a hotel in Trongsa.
Day 04: Trongsa-Bumthang
After breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong, built in 1648, where crown prince of Bhutan traditionally becomes the Penlop (governor) of Trongsa prior to be crowned as the king of Bhutan. Ta Dzong, Built as watchtower to guard Trongsa Dzong. Then drive to Bumthang. Overnight stay at a hotel in Bumthang.
Day 05: Bumthang
After breakfast, visit Kurje Lhakhang where the saint Padmasambhava subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock, Jambey Lhakhang (7th century temple),Tamshing Monastery (one of the oldest monastic school), Jakar Dzong (administrative center of the region), Swiss Farm House. Evening freely stroll around town. Overnight, stay at a hotel in Bumthang.
Day 06: Bumthang–Punakha
After breakfast drive back to Punakha. En-route visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and town. Overnight, stay at a hotel in Punakha.
Day 07: Punakha – Paro via Thimphu
After breakfast drive to paro. En-route visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637, considered as the second oldest dzong in the country. It is built in between two rivers, Mochu River and Phochu River. Visit Khamsum yuley Namgyel Chorten, built in 1990 by queen mother, dedicated to the King and for the wellbeing of Bhutanese. En route, visit Simtokha Dzong built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. Paro Dzong (fortress) built is 1646 houses the district monastic body and most of the government administrative offices. National Museum (Ta- Dzong), once a watch tower built to defend paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), during inter valley wars of 17th century was later inaugurated as National Museum in 1968. Overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.
Day 08: Paro – hike to Taktsang (tigers’ nest)
After breakfast drive to tigers’ nest hike point. Taktsang is built on a cliff 900m above the paro valley. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhva) arrived on the back of a tigress and mediated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in cave in the 8th century where the monastery now stands. Kichu lhakhang is one of the oldest and most scared shrines of the kingdom built in 7th century by Tibetan King songshen Gampo. Visit Farm House. Overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.
Day 09: Departure
After early breakfast drive to Paro airport for flight to onward destination.