Exotic Bhutan will take you to Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. It gives you the glimpses of culture of Bhutan. Dochula is a place where you will see the memory of the victory over enemy of our severing land. Astounding panoramic view of Himalayan Mountains on the other side of the horizon offers you a refreshing breath and a take away memory of Bhutan.
Finally take a hike to Takshang monastery in Paro without which your visit to Bhutan remains incomplete. Welcome to Bhutan!
- Government Royalty: USD 65 per Person per Night.
- 2% Government Tax per Person per Night.
- All Meals.
- Daily Mineral Water.
- English Language Speaking Guide.
- Comfortable and Luxurious Imported Cars for Internal Transportation with Skilled Driver.
- Entrance fees for Museums.
- The Government set package rate is valid for accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
- Airfare international & Domestic.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal shopping.
- Tips for Guide & Driver.
Cost: US$1250 per person in a group of three or more.
DAY 1- PARO – THIMPHU
DAY 2- THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
DAY 3- THIMPHU SIGHTEEING WITH A SHORT HIKE
DAY 4- THIMPHU – DOCHULA – PARO
DAY 5- HIKE TO TAKSHANG MONASTERY
DAY 6- DEPARTURE TO NEXT DESTINATION
DAY 1- ARRIVAL IN PARO, BHUTAN
Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. As you arrive at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. After reception you will driven to Thimphu, check in to the hotel and you got to have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine and some light sightseeing in Thimphu if time permit.
Visit Memorial Chorten– dedicated to world peace. It was built in 1974 in memory of the third king of Bhutan.
Visit Heritage Museum– Dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past though exhibition of artifacts used in rural households.
Visit Textile Museum – Witnesses the art of traditional weaving.
Visit Papermaking Factory – Witnesses the art of papermaking.
Visit Simtokha Dzong – Five miles from Thimphu, on a lofty ridge, stands Semtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in the Kingdom.
Visit Centenary Farmers’ Market – The Market was built on the banks of the river Wang-chu to celebrate the 100 years of peace and prosperity of Bhutan. The market is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Here villagers from Thimphu valley and other parts of the country come to sell their agriculture products.
Today after breakfast in the morning, you will start your day with a short hike to the Cheri a 17th century monastery. After 15 km drive from Thimphu, it is an hour walk from the road head uphill to Cheri Monastery. The monastery serves as a school of higher learning for Buddhist monks where they come for retreat and practice meditation. It is also an important site for pilgrimage. You will come across a private painting school and also a pangrizampa monastery where monks study Buddhist astrology. On the way back to city, we may stop at Dechencholing Palace, a residence of Queen Mother. Late afternoon you could go to the Changlimithang archery range and watch archery play by locals, it’s a national game of Bhutan.
Elevation 2320m – 3100m
In the morning we drive through a beautiful mountain pass called Dochula Pass on an elevation of 3,100 m. It has a concentration of 108 memorial stupas built is honor of Bhutanese soldiers who dies in a 2003 military operation known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens.” There will be a spectacular view of Snow Mountains on the horizon other side.
Hike to Taksang Monastery – where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. A one hour hike to the cafeteria is also a vantage view whereby you can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery. Prayer flags adorn the cliffs and this is also where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century for meditation.
In the afternoon, visit Ta Dzong (the watch tower) now housing the National Museum. Built on top of the hill above Rimpong Dzong, it was originally used to defend Rimpong Dzong and the Paro valley during times of war. Its unusual circular construction resembles a conch shell and it now contains a magnificent collection of Bhutanese artifacts – costumes, religious paintings, arms, textiles and a fascinating collection
DAY 6- paro departure to next destination