BhutanEnchanting Bhutan tour package 5Nights/6 Days – Thimpu/Punakha/Paro (Flights not Included) Ex.Paro Airport/Hasimara Railway Station – Rs.10250/- Per person

bhutan Shangrila perfectOverview

The Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is an extraordinary little kingdom in the Himalayas that lies between Tibet and India..Blend of pristine nature with social harmony in a deeply spiritual land, that has earned this gentle nation the title “The Last Shangri-la”. The magnificent mountains and quaint valleys of Bhutan are truly magical. Explore Dzongs, rivers & mountains of Bhutan, enjoy Taksang Monastery trek, river rafting at Punakha, indulge in a hot stone massage,etc…The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a first hand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.

Itinerary

ThimphuDay 1 :Arrive Hasimara/Paro and Proceed to Thimphu (70 kms in approximately 1½ hours from Paro) 

The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in entire Himalayas. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkatta, the journey offers fascinating views and an exciting descent intothe Kingdom..On arrival at Paro Airport, (2200Mts). After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas ; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On arrival, in Thimphu check-into the hotel. Evening an exploratory walk around Thimphu main street and market area. Overnight at the Thimphu hotel.

Thimpu ChortenDay 2 :Thimpu  : Local Sightseeing in Thimpu City

After breakfast, proceed for  sightseeing covering some of the major attractions of Thimpu:
Simtokha Dzong: monastery was built in 1627 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It houses the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies. The carvings behind the prayer wheel in the courtyard are a major attraction of this temple.
Memorial Chorten: also known as the Thimphu Chorten, is a chorten in Thimphu, Bhutan, located on Doeboom Lam in the southern-central part of the city near the main roundabout and Indian military hospital.
Kuensel PhodrangBuddha View Point: Another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.
Now have lunch in some of the local restaurants in Market on your own. Post lunch, leave for some more sightseeing:In the evening, return to your hotel and rest overnight after a delicious dinner.

Dochula view point stopDay 3 : Punakha – Thimpu  to Punakha via Dochula pass (75 Kms/3hrs.)

After breakfast today, proceed to Punakha.
Dochula view point stop: The first stop after leaving Thimphu is Dochula pass at 3100m. Only about 45 minutes from Thimphu, it offers visitors their first glimpse of the Himalayan range. The road to Punakha branches left and curls its way down to the relatively low lands of the Punakha valley. As you are just about to reach Punakha visit :-
Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple): Situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley is the yellow-roofed Chimi Lhakhang, built in 1499 by the cousin of Lama Drukpa Kunley in his honour after he subdued the demoness of the nearby Dochu La with his ‘magic thunderbolt of wisdom’. A wooden effigy of the lama’s thunderbolt is preserved in the lhakhang, and childless women go to the temple to receive a blessing or empowerment from the saint. It’s a pleasant 20 minute walk across fields from the road at Sopsokha to the temple. It crosses an archery ground before making a short climb to the temple.
Punakha DozangPunakha Dzong: Majestically standing on an island between the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, the city’s dzong is one of the most photogenic of all Bhutan’s ancient fortresses, and you will see pictures of it hanging in hotels and restaurants throughout the country. The dzong is joined to the mainland by an arched wooden bridge, and contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reined the kingdom from this valley.
In the evening, return to your hotel in Punakha for overnight stay.

National Museum of ParoDay 4 Punakha – Paro (150 Kms / 4 hours)

After breakfast this morning check-out of the hotel and proceed to Paro. On reaching Paro, have lunch on your own in local restaurants in market and later proceed for sightseeing.
National Museum of Paro: Housed inside the revamped Ta-dzong building in Paro, National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum that has put on display the antique items gathered from different parts of the country.

Kyichu Lhakhang: Built in 659 by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. It is believed to be one of the 108 temples built to subdue a demoness residing in the Himalyas and is also one of the oldest Temples in Bhutan.
In the evening, return to your hotel and rest overnight after a delicious dinner.

Taktsang-Palphug-Buddhist-Monastery-Bhutan Day 5 Paro : | Local Sightseeing  

After breakfast, hike up the hill to visit famous Tiger’s nest temple:

Taksang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Temple): The most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called Tiger’s Nest. Precariously perched on the edge of 1,200 meter cliff, this monastery creates an impressive sight, and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. It is about 2 hour up-hill hike or ride a horse from the parking lot to the monastery. If the full hike sounds a bit tough you can hike for 1 hour to the cafetaria, a wooden tea-house restaurant which offers a good view of the monastery.
In the evening, return to your hotel, enjoy your dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

 Day 6 Paro : DEPARTURE

After early breakfast checkout from Hotel & transfer to Paro Airport or for onward journey to Hasimara Railway station, lunch en-route own cost.Tour ends with sweet memories.

Inclusions

    • 2 night’s accommodation in Thimpu
    • 1night’ accommodation in Punakha
    • 2 night’s accommodation in Paro
    • Daily breakfast except on Day 01
    • Airport pick-up and drop /Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary on sharing basis
    •  Sightseeing as per itinerary
    • Immigration Charges
    • The rate and Terms and conditions valid for Indian Citizens

Exclusions

    • Domestic/International air ticket, domestic Rail/Air ticket if any, Airport taxes, Visa charges, Over-seas Mediclaim Insurance.
    • GST of 4.50%
    • Meals other than those specified (if any).
    • Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
    • Entry Fees.
    • AC Heater
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