Land of Thunder Dragon

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For a wonderful holiday with your family in the Kingdom of Bhutan, book a 5 nights 6 days Bhutan travel package. Available at affordable prices, HIMAVAT VOYAGES Bhutan tour itinerary is fully customizable and can be adjusted to suit the needs of varied travellers.

Beat the heat with this summer special Bhutan Holiday, which will take you to the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’. During the sojourn, you will travel through Thimphu, Punakha and Paro to explore their prominent landmarks. To ensure that you know the significance of all the attractions, a professional guide has been appointed for you. Among the oldest monasteries of Bhutan, Tiger’s Nest Temple, will fascinate you with its cliff-side location, while the Textile Museum gives an idea of the national art of weaving. The 51.5 meter high statue of Shakyamuni can be seen at Buddha Viewpoint. The itinerary also includes a visit to Takin Mini Zoo, which is home to the national animal of Bhutan. The list doesn’t end here as you will also explore Chimi Lhakhang, Trashichhoedzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Simtokha Dzong, Punakha Dzong and National Museum.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONParo airport
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
AirfareAccommodations
Breakfast & DinnerTransport Coaster Bus
Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

Itinerary

[Day 1 : THIMPHU: ARRIVAL AND LOCAL SIGHTSEEING]
Welcome to Thimphu on your 6 days in Bhutan

Arrive in Bhutan with your family where an agent’s representative will meet and greet you at the airport. Proceed for your hotel transfer and register yourself at the reception. Relax in your room before proceeding for local sightseeing. Visit Memorial Chorten and National Library as part of your Bhutan tour itinerary.

Memorial Chorten: Also known as Thimphu Chorten, this stupa located on Doe Boom Lam is unlike most stupas in the world. The Memorial Chorten does not enshrine human remains but instead represents the mind of the Buddha. Teach your kids about the culture and tradition of Bhutan as you revel in these architectural marvels.

National Library: Your final stop for the day is the National Library and Archives of Bhutan. The library was established in 1967 and has been used to promote and preserve regional culture, ever since. Go through old sacred texts and know more about the rich history of Bhutan.

Come back to the hotel after a mesmerizing day of sightseeing for a good night’s sleep.

Distance from Paro airport to Thimphu: 48 km
Travel time: 1 hour (approximately)

[Day 2 : THIMPHU: ENCHANTING LOCAL SIGHTSEEING]
Visit enchanting local sites as part of your Bhutan tour itinerary

Savor a delectable breakfast and gear up for local sightseeing in Thimphu. Visit Buddha Point and Bhutan Textile Museum with your loved ones.

Tashichhoedzong – The seat of the government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance

Buddha Point: The Buddha Dordenma statue in Thimphu at 51.5 metres is among the largest Buddha statues in the world. Located atop a hill in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, the statue is gilded in bronze and gold. Seek peace in this scenic haven and cherish the wonderful time with your kids.

Bhutan Textile Museum: Visit the textile museum located near the National Library as your second sightseeing spot for the day. Established in 2001, the museum sustains and promotes the art of weaving. One can also buy books and textiles from the museum shop.

Come back to the hotel for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Optional: Shopping (charges extra)

[Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha via Dochu La ]
Get transferred to Punakha on Day 3 of your Bhutan tour itinerary

This morning drive to low lands of Punakha valley touching Dochula Pass 10,000 ft and on the way stop at Hongtsho village. Stop at the immigration check point to stamp in your permit. You will be driving through the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan.

You will find the 108 Druk Wangyal chortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags greet you.

Stop at Lamperi and visit the Royal Botanical Park for 30 minutes. Proceed down towards Punakha. On the way stop and take a short walk through the villages to Chimmi Lhakhang – The divine madman also known, as Drukpa Kinley is a famous teacher with whom the phallic symbol is associated. Tales told by your guide would have excited you to visit Chimmi Lhakhang. Japanese and several American couples visited this temple and were blessed miraculously with children.

Afternoon visit majestic Punakha Dzong placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. It was here that the dual system of government was introduced in the 17th century and in 1907, enthroned the first King Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuk

Shop for souvenirs and come back to the hotel in Punakha for a good night’s sleep.

Optional: Shopping (charges extra)
Distance from Thimphu to Punakha: 75 km
Travel time: 3 hour 15 minutes (approximately)

[Day 4: Punakha – Paro via Simtokha Dzong]
Get transferred to Paro on Day 4 of your Bhutan tour itinerary

After a piping hot breakfast, Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies.

Afternoon in Paro, visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968.

Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam

Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Optional: Shopping (charges extra)
Distance from Punakha to Paro: 125 km
Travel time: 4 hour 15 minutes (approximately)

[Day 5: Paro: A remarkable trek to Tiger’s Nest]
Enjoy a thrilling trek to Tiger’s Nest today as per your Bhutan travel itinerary.

Arise fresh amidst unpolluted expanses and gorge on a delicious breakfast. The day presents you an incredible trek to Tiger’s Nest. The ascent is an easy one and you can reach the top in almost 2 hours, if you are an enthusiastic trekker. Beginners might take a little more time.

Tiger’s Nest: Also known as Taktshang Goemba or Paro Taktsang, Tiger’s Nest is a monastery that is perched on a cliff and offers you a spectacular scenery of blue pine and rhododendrons forest. Legends state that Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tigress’ back to mollify a local demon. Later, he meditated here for three months.

Once you have enjoyed the adrenaline rush with this Bhutan trekking, come back to the hotel and relax your weary self.

Tip: Clicking pictures is not allowed inside the monastery. So, make sure you hold back the photographer in you.

[Day 6: Paro: The trip culminates]
Your 5 nights 6 days Bhutan India package culminates.

Enjoy a healthy breakfast and checkout from the hotel. You will now be transferred to the Paro airport to board your flight back home.

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