- Thimphu 1N
- Wangdue / Punakha 2N
- Paro 4N
- Hotel Stay
- Cab Transfer
Bhutan has some of the world’s most beautiful places that are so close to nature that it makes you feel heavenly. The state is known as the largest Himalayan Kingdom and it takes pride in that title.
The places are shrouded with magic and the traditional Buddhist culture is carefully embraced here. The state of Bhutan holds many surprises for its tourists. It is a land full of beautiful mountains, spiritual temples and monasteries. The place where monks check their smartphones after performing divination but are still so well connected to their culture and land.
So just pack your bags, and set out to discover the magic of Thimphu, Wangdue/Punakha and Paro.
Upon your arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and you will drive straight to Thimphu. After your 1 hour 15 minutes journey, you will reach your hotel in Thimphu and complete your check-in formalities.
Once you settle down in your room, you can head straight out for the sightseeing tour. Your first place in Thimphu will be the National Memorial Chorten. The Chorten is a daily place of worship for most of the locals. The highlight of the place is the Tibetan style structure. The place is known for its whitewashed walls and golden tiered roofs. You will also find beautiful mandalas and murals here.
After the tour of the Chorten, you can visit the Handicrafts Market of Thimphu. It is also known as the Authentic Bhutanese Crafts Bazaar. From here you can also buy souvenirs to take back home. The shops sell colourful and beautiful authentic handicraft of Bhutan.
Later on, head back to your hotel for a comfortable night stay.
After your early morning meal at the hotel, you will be heading to Wangdue today. The road trip will take around 1 hours 48 mins (69.3 kms).
Upon your arrival at the hotel and after completing the check-in formalities, you can start with your sightseeing tour. The first place on your itinerary is The Temple of Sha Radap. The temple is also known as the Rada Lhakhang and houses the image of the guardian deity of the region, known as Sha Radap. The locals pay a visit to this temple to seek blessings and also go there to name their children. It is said that one could roll the dice and receive the blessings hoping to have their wishes come true.
You can then take a walk around the streets of the place and visit the local markets and enjoy your leisure time.
Post that, head back to your hotel for dinner and a good night’s sleep.
After your early morning meal at the hotel, you will be heading to Punakha today. The road trip from Thimphu to Punakha will take around 2 hours 22 mins (84.1 kms).
Your first destination in Punakha is the Punakha Dzong. The Dzong is renowned for its ancient architecture and it offers a stunning sight of the whitewashed walls. In addition to that, the golden, red and black painted woods add to the charisma of this striking architecture.
Later on, you can head back to your hotel to catch up on some rest.
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you can continue your sightseeing tour in the city. The first place for today will be the Rinchegang Village. If you love photography then you are in for a treat. The view from this place is mesmerizing. It overlooks a small cluster of houses and has a backdrop of the mountains. The place is also well-known for the practice of stone carvings and there are many samples of stone masonry in this village.
After the tour of the village, you will head to the Wangduephodrang Dzong. It was built in 1638 and it is located on a wonderful ridge that overlooks the confluence of the rivers Dang Chhu and Punakha Chhu. Although it was burnt to the ground in 2012, it is still worth a visit.
Your last destination for the day is the Phobjikha Valley. It is one of the few glacial valleys in the country and is distinctly different from the others. It is shaped like a bowl due to the glacier that existed before and hence is flatter. It is said to be the perfect place for all nature-lovers, hikers and trekkers.
After this tiring day, it is time to catch up on some rest at the hotel.
Post your breakfast at the hotel, you can continue with your sightseeing tour. The first place on your list for today is the Torsa Strict Nature Reserve.
Being the only Nature Reserve in Bhutan, it is the most famous tourist attraction. It boasts of beautiful alpine and broad leaves tree forests that make it a favoured trekking route.
The next destination is the Punakha Suspension Bridge. The bridge offers a mesmerizing view of natural beauty to the beholder. It is set amidst this natural setting, where lies the second longest suspension bridge of the country. The wooden bridge connects Punakha Dzong with Punakha City.
Your last destination of the day will be the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. The Chorten is a beautiful monastery, which is situated at a ridge. This four storey majestic temple was built by Bhutanese carpenters, painters and sculptors in a period of 9 years. It is worth a visit.
Later on, you can head back to your hotel to catch up on some rest.
Today, you will be travelling to Paro. So after your breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a beautiful road trip.
After you arrive at your hotel in Paro, complete the check-in process and then set out for your sightseeing tour. Get ready for some thrill because your first destination in the city is your tour of the Archery Ground. The Archery Ground holds traditional archery games. Archery being the national sport of Bhutan, the archers take great pride in the sport.
Post this tiring day, you must head back to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Follow your breakfast routine at the hotel and then step out to explore the beauty of Paro. Your first destination for the day is the Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang Temple. This place is all about folktales. There are endless numbers of tales attached to this Buddhist temple. It is believed that Lhakhang was constructed to vanquish a serpentine force and another tale says that it was erected on the head of a demoness. Paro Sightseeing isn’t complete without visiting this temple.
Your next destination for the day is the Chele La Pass. Bhutan’s mountainous landscape is connected through a number of passes and one of them is the Chele La. It is the highest road-pass in Bhutan between the picturesque valleys of Paro and Haa.
End your day by visiting the Namgay Artisanal Brewery. You must try the Bhutan Dark Ale and the Bhutan Red Rice Lager. The Bhutan Red Rice Lager is brewed from red rice and The Dark Ale is made from the roasted burnt grains.
Post this hectic yet interesting day, it is time to catch up on some sleep and have delicious dinner.
Have the first meal of the day at the hotel and head straight to the airport. Not to fly back home, but to enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city from there. Paro Airport Bird’s Eye Viewpoint is one of the major Paro sightseeing points. It is a must-visit because you can enjoy the vistas from atop this vantage point.
Your next destination for the day is the Tiger’s Nest (Paro Taktsang). Paro Taktsang is said to have been ordained to tame a tiger demon. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew here on the back of a tigress and hence the name. The place is a 2 km hike to the monastery. You can enjoy the majestic mountain views and lush green valleys from the place. The highlight is the exciting tales of the ‘Tiger’s Nest’ you can learn there.
Finally, you will be making your day to the Zuri Dzong Fort. An ancient fortress built in the mid-fourteenth century; it has a five storey tall edifice. The structure is exemplary, which still stands today protected by double walls.
After the tour of your last destination, make your way to the hotel and get some rest.
Post your delicious meal at the hotel, head to the Rinpung Dzong Monastery. It is a site of beautiful Bhutanese architecture and has been built with amazing precision. An interesting aspect of this structure is that it is interlocked firmly without the use of nails. It is also known as the ‘Fortress on a Heap of Jewels’.
Your next destination for the day is the Dasho Nishioka Chorten Museum. The place is a tribute to the late Dasho Keiji Nishioka. He was a Japanese agricultural expert who helped Bhutan modernise.
The last destination in Paro is the Tamchoe Monastery. The place is also referred to as Tachog Lhakhang. Built between Paro and Thimphu, this monastery dates back to the 15th century. To reach the monastery you will have to cross a hefty iron bridge, which was once washed away in the flood of 1969.
After you finish the tour of the temple, you can head back to your hotel to pack for your departure the next day.
After a memorable trip in Bhutan, it is time to head back home. You will leave for Paro airport after breakfast at the hotel and board your airplane for your return journey. We hope you had a great time on your tour and we wish to connect with you again to help you make some wonderful memories on your vacation.
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