Blissful Bhutan

    Uplift yourself in the happiest country on the planet

    • Pkg Id

      0000229

    • Destinations

      4

      ThimphuPunakhaParoWangdiphodrang
    • Duration

      6 Days

    • Attractions

      8

      Taktsang MonasteryTashichho DzongChangangkha LhakhangPunakha DzongParo International AirportRoyal Takin PreservePunakha DzongSemtokha Dzong

    Explore gorgeous, untouched landscapes punctuated by the sounds of rich wildlife and gurgling rivers. Discover monasteries majestic and peaceful, and absorb the colorful culture of the only carbon free country in the world.

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    DAY 1
    Arrival Paro
    • Arrival at International airport , Our tour escort will host you from outside airport
    • Transfers to Hotel at Paro
    • Check in to Hotel
    • Afternoon after lunch hike to the view point of Taktsang monastery
    • Horses can be arranged with an extra payment
    • The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests
    • The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley
    •  It is believed that the great Saint Padma Sambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months
    • The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism
    • During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time
    • Transfers back to Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    •  Overnight  stay  at  Hotel
    DAY 2
    Paro
    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Enjoy Paro Sightseeing visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort .
    • Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong.
    • It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
    • The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century
    • A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks
    • Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town
    • Transfers back to Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight stay at Hotel
    DAY 3
    Paro-Thimpu
    • Breakfast at Hotel
    • Drive to Thimphu
    • Upon arrival check into Hotel River view or similar
    • PM sightseeing Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further up for a good view of the Thimphu valley.
    •  Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market
    • Transfers back to Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    •  Overnight stay at Hotel
    DAY 4
    Thimphu-Wangdiphodrang
    • Breakfast at Hotel
    • Visit the Painting school,National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers
    • PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters
    • On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters
    • The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa
    • Visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong and the market area
    • Transfers back to Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight stay at Hotel

    DAY 5
    Wangdi-Punakha-Paro
    • Breakfast at Hotel
    • Drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan
    • This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire
    • Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans
    • Drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch
    • Proceed 2 hours to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan , the Simtokha Dzong
    •  It now serves as a Buddhist university
    • Transfers back to Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight stay at Hotel
    DAY 6
    Paro-Airport Drop
    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Transfer to Paro airport for departure for your flight Schedule for onward Journey

    Inclusions

    Uplift yourself in the happiest country on the planet

    Top Attractions

    Uplift yourself in the happiest country on the planet

    Taktsang Monastery

    Paro Taktsang is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan. A temple complex was first built in 1692 around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for Four Months in the 8th century.

    Tashichho Dzong

    Tashichhoedzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan on the western bank of the Wang Chu.

    Changangkha Lhakhang

    Changangkha Lhakhang is one of the oldest Lhakhang in Thimphu and its a wish-fulfilling temple. It is situated in a small hill .

    Punakha Dzong

    - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952.

    Royal Takin Preserve

    Motithang Takin Preserve located in the Motithang district of Thimphu Bhutan is a wildlife reserve area for takin the national animal of Bhutan. Originally a mini-zoo it was converted into a preserve when it was discovered that the animals refrained from inhabiting the surrounding forest even when set free.

    Punakha Dzong

    - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952.

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    • Please note that these packages are customizable, which means that you will be able to make changes to the itinerary/activity if you so desire. The final payment will be calculated as per the itinerary and inclusions reflected on the confirmatory e-mail sent to you.
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