Journey To The Land Of Happiness Kingdom
[ 5 days Tariff both in high & low season)
USD1205/1005 for a solo traveller and USD1065/885 each for a couple and USD945/765 per head in a group of three +. The above price excludes all flight tickets but included surcharge, visa fee and tourism development fee in the package.
Above Cost Inclusions:
1.All transfers and city transportation for your own use 2.Entrance fees. 3.Private car with English speaking guide. 4. Hotels with daily meals. 5. Permission paper to visit temples and dzongs. 6. Government royalty 35%. 7. 2% Government Tax. 8. Tea and snacks. 9. The above private escorted tour is customized for you and your group exclusively. No other travellers will join in your group.
Above Cost Exclusions:
1. Tips to your tour guide and driver. 2. Personal expenses. 3. Excess baggage charges. 4. Air fare
Day 01 : Arrive Paro
Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02 : Thimphu / Punakha ( 75 Km, 2.1/2 Hours )
After breakfast Thimphu sightseeing. Visit to Trashichhodzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts.
After that drive to Painting School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth. Also visit to Traditional Medicine Institute is worthwhile where centuries old healing arts still practiced. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions.
After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully handwoven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Evening drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3,050m ). Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 03 : Punakha / Wangduephodrang / Paro ( 150 Km, 5 Hours )
After breakfast visit to Punakha Dzong, the 17th century fortress which has played important role in building up of modern Bhutan followed by visit to local market. Also visit here, Khamsum Namgyal Chorten, the newly built stupa. Then drive to Wangdiphodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.
After lunch drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass. Later enroute visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 04 : Paro
After breakfast visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is acting as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history.
After lunch drive north of Paro valley to ruins of Drukgyel Dozng. From this fort Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people. While return to Paro town visit enroute Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 05 : Paro Depart
After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.
Guru Rinpoche's Meditation Caves Pilgrimage
Many important masters have come to Bhutan to pray homage to Guru Rinpoche's meditation Caves. On your spiritual tour, You discover Guru Rinpoche caves, Dzongs, monasteries and local temples;