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Trip Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Itinerary: 2 Nights Thimphu | 1 Nights Punakha | 3 Nights Paro

One of the last Shangrilas in the Himalayas, Bhutan is known as the Land of Dragons. Its far-flun ... More

This package includes:
Hotel Stay
Breakfast
Sightseeing
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Thimphu - |
Punakha - |
Paro -
Starting from
INR 28,566
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Thimphu

Welcome to your 'Best of Bhutan tour'! On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu, the modern capital city of Bhutan.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu.

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like - The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, National Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue.

The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory was established in 1990 to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho using traditional techniques that have been practiced for generations. The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne and Dhekap in the manufacture of the paper.

The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue. It is the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded in gold, that have been placed within the main statue.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Thimphu (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu,Punakha

This morning, drive to the valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered mountains. This Pass on a clear day offers magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas.

In the afternoon, visit the majestic Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. One of the most picturesque ancient fortresses, it was constructed in 1637-38 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and was the seat of Bhutan's government until Thimphu was established as the new capital in 1955.

Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk's body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only.

Overnight in Punakha (B)

Day 4 - Punakha,Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro. On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Paro.

The rest of the day is at leisure. One can visit the local markets.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 5 - Paro

After breakfast, visit National Museum, Paro Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang.

The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the revamped Ta Dzong, which was formerly a watchtower. It showcases an intriguing collection that illustrates the rich and unique cultural heritage and tradition of Bhutan, including ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts.

Paro Dzong is a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa - a traditional cantilever bridge.

Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated to Guru Rinpoche.

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 6 - Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang. Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 7 - Paro

Today, bid farewell to your 'Best of Bhutan' tour, as you are transferred to the airport in Paro for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Entrance Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • Transportation

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Validity From : October 21, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Day 1 - Thimphu

Welcome to your 'Best of Bhutan tour'! On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu, the modern capital city of Bhutan.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu.

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like - The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, National Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue.

The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory was established in 1990 to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho using traditional techniques that have been practiced for generations. The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne and Dhekap in the manufacture of the paper.

The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue. It is the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded in gold, that have been placed within the main statue.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Thimphu (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu,Punakha

This morning, drive to the valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered mountains. This Pass on a clear day offers magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas.

In the afternoon, visit the majestic Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. One of the most picturesque ancient fortresses, it was constructed in 1637-38 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and was the seat of Bhutan's government until Thimphu was established as the new capital in 1955.

Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk's body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only.

Overnight in Punakha (B)

Day 4 - Punakha,Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro. On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Paro.

The rest of the day is at leisure. One can visit the local markets.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 5 - Paro

After breakfast, visit National Museum, Paro Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang.

The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the revamped Ta Dzong, which was formerly a watchtower. It showcases an intriguing collection that illustrates the rich and unique cultural heritage and tradition of Bhutan, including ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts.

Paro Dzong is a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa - a traditional cantilever bridge.

Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated to Guru Rinpoche.

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 6 - Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang. Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 7 - Paro

Today, bid farewell to your 'Best of Bhutan' tour, as you are transferred to the airport in Paro for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Entrance Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

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Validity From : October 21, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Day 1 - Thimphu

Welcome to your 'Best of Bhutan tour'! On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu, the modern capital city of Bhutan.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu.

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like - The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, National Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue.

The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory was established in 1990 to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho using traditional techniques that have been practiced for generations. The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne and Dhekap in the manufacture of the paper.

The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue. It is the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded in gold, that have been placed within the main statue.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Thimphu (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu,Punakha

This morning, drive to the valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered mountains. This Pass on a clear day offers magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas.

In the afternoon, visit the majestic Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. One of the most picturesque ancient fortresses, it was constructed in 1637-38 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and was the seat of Bhutan's government until Thimphu was established as the new capital in 1955.

Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk's body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only.

Overnight in Punakha (B)

Day 4 - Punakha,Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro. On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Paro.

The rest of the day is at leisure. One can visit the local markets.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 5 - Paro

After breakfast, visit National Museum, Paro Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang.

The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the revamped Ta Dzong, which was formerly a watchtower. It showcases an intriguing collection that illustrates the rich and unique cultural heritage and tradition of Bhutan, including ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts.

Paro Dzong is a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa - a traditional cantilever bridge.

Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated to Guru Rinpoche.

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 6 - Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang. Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 7 - Paro

Today, bid farewell to your 'Best of Bhutan' tour, as you are transferred to the airport in Paro for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Entrance Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

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Validity From : October 21, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Trip Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Phuntsholing | 2 Nights Thimphu | 1 Nights Punakha | 2 Nights Paro | 1 Nights Phuntsholing

One of the last Shangrilas in the Himalayas, Bhutan is known as the Land of Dragons. Its far-flun ... More

This package includes:
Hotel Stay
Breakfast
Sightseeing
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Phuntsholing - |
Thimphu - |
Punakha - |
...More Hotels (2)
Starting from
INR 32,143
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Phuntsholing

Welcome to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour! On arrival at the railway station in New Jalpaiguri / airport in Bagdogra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing, the border town in southern Bhutan.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Phuentsholing

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Enroute visit Kharbandi Gompa -The Kharbandi Gompa monastery is located amongst garden of tropical plants and flowers. It was set up in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron.

Later, continue your drive to thimphu.

Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu

Today, after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Motithang Takin Preserve, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichho Dzong.The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue.

A wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild.

The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts and promote the cultural and religious heritage of Bhutan.

Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, demonstrations and documentation of rural life. It has on display typical household objects, domestic tools and equipments that were used by rural families of that period.

Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which was originally built in 1641 and refurbished in 1965 in traditional style, without nails or architectural plans. The dzong serves as the administrative headquarters for the government and the religious order. The northern portion is the summer residence of His Holiness, the Je Khenpo and the central monastic body.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 4 - Punakha

After breakfast, drive to valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass and Chimi Lhakhang temple Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas. The Pass on a clear day offers a magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas. Located atop a picturesque hill surrounded by rice fields, Chimi Lhakhang is a fertility temple built in 1499. It is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint, popularly known as the \'Divine Madman\', who used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings. On arrival, check into your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Punakha. (B)

Day 5 - Paro

This morning, drive to Paro, en route visit Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. Built in 1637-38, this massive architectural edifice is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. In addition to its structural beauty, it is renowned for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani, a self-created image of Avalokiteswara.

On arrival, checkin to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Paro. (B)

Day 6 - Paro

After an early breakfast, you will proceed for an excursion to the famous place calledTaktshang Monastery or Tiger Nest(5hrs to 6 hrs hike (up and down).

Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

The people who will not able to visit Tiger Nest, we have some other places to visit:

Kyichu Lhakhang: The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche.

Drukgyel Dzong: Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

National Museum: (open till 4 pm) housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provides a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 7 - Phuntsholing

Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing - the gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Phuentsholing (B)

Day 8 - Phuntsholing

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Bagdogra/ railway station in New Jalpaiguri for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Rail
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

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Validity From : October 22, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Day 1 - Phuntsholing

Welcome to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour! On arrival at the railway station in New Jalpaiguri / airport in Bagdogra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing, the border town in southern Bhutan.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Phuentsholing

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Enroute visit Kharbandi Gompa -The Kharbandi Gompa monastery is located amongst garden of tropical plants and flowers. It was set up in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron.

Later, continue your drive to thimphu.

Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu

Today, after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Motithang Takin Preserve, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichho Dzong.The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue.

A wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild.

The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts and promote the cultural and religious heritage of Bhutan.

Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, demonstrations and documentation of rural life. It has on display typical household objects, domestic tools and equipments that were used by rural families of that period.

Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which was originally built in 1641 and refurbished in 1965 in traditional style, without nails or architectural plans. The dzong serves as the administrative headquarters for the government and the religious order. The northern portion is the summer residence of His Holiness, the Je Khenpo and the central monastic body.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 4 - Punakha

After breakfast, drive to valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass and Chimi Lhakhang temple Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas. The Pass on a clear day offers a magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas. Located atop a picturesque hill surrounded by rice fields, Chimi Lhakhang is a fertility temple built in 1499. It is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint, popularly known as the \'Divine Madman\', who used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings. On arrival, check into your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Punakha. (B)

Day 5 - Paro

This morning, drive to Paro, en route visit Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. Built in 1637-38, this massive architectural edifice is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. In addition to its structural beauty, it is renowned for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani, a self-created image of Avalokiteswara.

On arrival, checkin to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Paro. (B)

Day 6 - Paro

After an early breakfast, you will proceed for an excursion to the famous place calledTaktshang Monastery or Tiger Nest(5hrs to 6 hrs hike (up and down).

Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

The people who will not able to visit Tiger Nest, we have some other places to visit:

Kyichu Lhakhang: The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche.

Drukgyel Dzong: Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

National Museum: (open till 4 pm) housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provides a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 7 - Phuntsholing

Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing - the gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Phuentsholing (B)

Day 8 - Phuntsholing

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Bagdogra/ railway station in New Jalpaiguri for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Rail
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

Close
Validity From : October 22, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Day 1 - Phuntsholing

Welcome to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour! On arrival at the railway station in New Jalpaiguri / airport in Bagdogra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing, the border town in southern Bhutan.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Phuentsholing

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Enroute visit Kharbandi Gompa -The Kharbandi Gompa monastery is located amongst garden of tropical plants and flowers. It was set up in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron.

Later, continue your drive to thimphu.

Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu

Today, after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Motithang Takin Preserve, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichho Dzong.The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue.

A wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild.

The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts and promote the cultural and religious heritage of Bhutan.

Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, demonstrations and documentation of rural life. It has on display typical household objects, domestic tools and equipments that were used by rural families of that period.

Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which was originally built in 1641 and refurbished in 1965 in traditional style, without nails or architectural plans. The dzong serves as the administrative headquarters for the government and the religious order. The northern portion is the summer residence of His Holiness, the Je Khenpo and the central monastic body.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B)

Day 4 - Punakha

After breakfast, drive to valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass and Chimi Lhakhang temple Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas. The Pass on a clear day offers a magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas. Located atop a picturesque hill surrounded by rice fields, Chimi Lhakhang is a fertility temple built in 1499. It is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint, popularly known as the \'Divine Madman\', who used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings. On arrival, check into your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Punakha. (B)

Day 5 - Paro

This morning, drive to Paro, en route visit Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. Built in 1637-38, this massive architectural edifice is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. In addition to its structural beauty, it is renowned for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani, a self-created image of Avalokiteswara.

On arrival, checkin to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Paro. (B)

Day 6 - Paro

After an early breakfast, you will proceed for an excursion to the famous place calledTaktshang Monastery or Tiger Nest(5hrs to 6 hrs hike (up and down).

Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

The people who will not able to visit Tiger Nest, we have some other places to visit:

Kyichu Lhakhang: The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche.

Drukgyel Dzong: Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

National Museum: (open till 4 pm) housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provides a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 7 - Phuntsholing

Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing - the gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Phuentsholing (B)

Day 8 - Phuntsholing

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Dragon Kingdom' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Bagdogra/ railway station in New Jalpaiguri for your onward journey.


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  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
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  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
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Validity From : October 22, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Trip Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Itinerary: 2 Nights Thimphu | 1 Nights Punakha | 2 Nights Paro

One of the last Shangrilas in the Himalayas, Bhutan is known as the Land of Dragons. Its far-flun ... More

This package includes:
Hotel Stay
Breakfast
Sightseeing
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Thimphu - |
Punakha - |
Paro -
Starting from
INR 24,517
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Thimphu

Welcome to your 'Bhutan - Himalayan Kingdom' tour! On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu, the modern capital City of Bhutan.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu.

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, National Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue.

The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory was established in 1990 to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho using traditional techniques that have been practiced for generations. The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne and Dhekap in the manufacture of the paper.

The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Thimphu (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu,Punakha

This morning, drive to valleys of Punakha,en route visit the Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered mountains. The Pass on a clear day offers magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas.

In the afternoon, visit the majestic Punakha Dzong, majestically located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. One of the most picturesque ancient fortresses, it was constructed in 1637-38 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, and was the seat of Bhutan's government until Thimphu was established as the new capital in 1955.

Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk's body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only.

Overnight in Punakha (B)

Day 4 - Punakha,Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro, enroute visit Drukgyel Dzong and Paro Dzong.

Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

On arrival, check in to your hotel in Paro.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 5 - Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang. Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

On the way to town, visit Kyichu Lhakhang. The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche.

Overnight in Paro. (B)

Day 6 - Paro

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Himalayan Kingdom' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Paro for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Entrance Fees
  • Personal Expenses
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Validity From : October 21, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Day 1 - Thimphu

Welcome to your 'Bhutan - Himalayan Kingdom' tour! On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu, the modern capital City of Bhutan.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu.

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, National Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue.

The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory was established in 1990 to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho using traditional techniques that have been practiced for generations. The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne and Dhekap in the manufacture of the paper.

The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Thimphu (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu,Punakha

This morning, drive to valleys of Punakha,en route visit the Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered mountains. The Pass on a clear day offers magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas.

In the afternoon, visit the majestic Punakha Dzong, majestically located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. One of the most picturesque ancient fortresses, it was constructed in 1637-38 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, and was the seat of Bhutan's government until Thimphu was established as the new capital in 1955.

Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk's body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only.

Overnight in Punakha (B)

Day 4 - Punakha,Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro, enroute visit Drukgyel Dzong and Paro Dzong.

Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

On arrival, check in to your hotel in Paro.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 5 - Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang. Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

On the way to town, visit Kyichu Lhakhang. The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche.

Overnight in Paro. (B)

Day 6 - Paro

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Himalayan Kingdom' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Paro for your onward journey.


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  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

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  • Charges Not Mentioned
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  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Rail
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Validity From : October 21, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Day 1 - Thimphu

Welcome to your 'Bhutan - Himalayan Kingdom' tour! On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu, the modern capital City of Bhutan.

On arrival, check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu.

None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, National Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue.

The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory was established in 1990 to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho using traditional techniques that have been practiced for generations. The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne and Dhekap in the manufacture of the paper.

The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Thimphu (B)

Day 3 - Thimphu,Punakha

This morning, drive to valleys of Punakha,en route visit the Dochu La Pass - a mountain pass in the snow covered mountains. The Pass on a clear day offers magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas.

In the afternoon, visit the majestic Punakha Dzong, majestically located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. One of the most picturesque ancient fortresses, it was constructed in 1637-38 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, and was the seat of Bhutan's government until Thimphu was established as the new capital in 1955.

Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk's body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only.

Overnight in Punakha (B)

Day 4 - Punakha,Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro, enroute visit Drukgyel Dzong and Paro Dzong.

Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

On arrival, check in to your hotel in Paro.

Overnight in Paro (B)

Day 5 - Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang. Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley.

On the way to town, visit Kyichu Lhakhang. The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche.

Overnight in Paro. (B)

Day 6 - Paro

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan - Himalayan Kingdom' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Paro for your onward journey.


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  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Entrance Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
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Validity From : October 21, 2017
Validity To : March 31, 2018


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Trip Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Itinerary: 2 Nights Thimphu | 1 Nights Punakha | 2 Nights Paro

One of the last Shangrilas in the Himalayas, Bhutan is known as the Land of Dragons. Its far-flun... More

This package includes:
Round-trip Flights
Hotel Stay
Breakfast & Dinner
Sightseeing
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Thimphu - Wangchuk Resort |
Punakha - Damchen Resort |
Paro - Rema Resort
Economy
Starting from
INR 35,699
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Thimphu

Welcome to your 'Super saver Bhutan Ex- Kolkata' tour. On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu - the modern capital city of Bhutan. En route visit Tashichho Dzong.

Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which was originally built in 1641 and refurbished in 1965 in traditional style, without nails or architectural plans.The dzong serves as the administrative headquarters for the government and the religious order.

On arrival, check in to -the hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Thimphu. (D)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like - National Memorial Chorten,Buddha Dordenma Statue, National Textile Museum and National Zoo.

The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities.

Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue. It is the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded in gold, that have been placed within the main statue.

National Textile Museum is a part of the Royal Textile Academy. This museum educates you about the traditional Bhutanese art of weaving-thagzo. The museum focuses on royal wedding dresses. It also explains about the weaving techniques, the local fashion and the variety of textiles.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Thimphu. (B, D)

Day 3 - Punakha

This morning, drive to the valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass.

Marked by a large array of prayer flags and an impressive collection of chortens (stupas), the Dochula Pass is located at a height of 10,130 ft. offering magnificent views of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas. Another attraction here is the ornate Druk Wangyel Lhakhang (temple), located on the top of the Dochula Pass.On arrival, check in the hotel.

Later in the afternoon, visit the majestic Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. Built in 1637-38, this massive architectural edifice is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. In addition to its structural beauty, it is renowned for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani, a self-created image of Avalokiteswara.

Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk\'s body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only.

The evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Punakha. (B, D)

Day 4 - Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro, en route visit Drukgyel Dzong and Paro Dzong.

Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.

Situated at a commanding height overlooking Paro valley, Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan\'s most impressive and well-known Dzongs and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. The Dzong houses both the monastic body and district government offices, including the local courts and is symbolic as the religious and secular centre of all affairs of the valley.

On arrival, check in to thehotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure. One can visit the local markets of Paro.

Overnight in Paro. (B, D)

Day 5 - Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang (5 hours to 6 hours hike up and down).Taktsang Lhakhang also known as the Tiger\'s Nest, is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft. overlooking the northern Paro valley. According to legend, this cliffside fortress was where Guru Rinpoche landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan.It has been recognized as a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled here to meditate.

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Paro. (B, D)

Day 6 - Paro

Today, bid farewell to your 'Super Saver Bhutan Ex- Kolkata' tour, as you are transferred to the airport in Paro for your onward journey.


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  • Round-trip Flights
  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Camera Charges
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Surcharges
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Validity From : November 1, 2017
Validity To : December 28, 2017

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Trip Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Itinerary: 2 Nights Thimphu | 1 Nights Punakha | 3 Nights Paro

One of the last Shangrilas in the Himalayas, Bhutan is known as the Land of Dragons. Its far-flun ... More

This package includes:
Hotel Stay
Breakfast & Dinner
Sightseeing
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Thimphu - |
Punakha - |
Paro -
Starting from
INR 45,120
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Thimphu

Welcome to your 'Bhutan with Haa Valley' tour! On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu, the modern capital city of Bhutan. On arrival, check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Thimphu. (D)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten , Buddha Dordenma Statue , Folk Heritage Museum , Motithang Takin Preserve and Tashichho Dzong. The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet, sitting upon a large meditation hall. There are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue. Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, demonstrations and documentation of rural life. A wildlife reserve area for the takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially established as a mini-zoo and later converted into a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild. Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which was originally built in 1641 and refurbished in 1965 in traditional style, without nails or architectural plans. The dzong serves as the administrative headquarters for the government and the religious order. The evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Thimphu. (B, D)

Day 3 - Punakha

This morning, drive to valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass - marked by a large array of prayer flags and an impressive collection of chortens (stupas), the Dochula Pass is located at a height of 10,130 ft. offering magnificent views of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas. In the afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong - located at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. Also visit Chimi Lhakhang Temple, a picturesque hill surrounded by rice fields. It is a fertility temple built in 1499, dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint popularly known as the Divine Madman, who used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings. Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk\'s body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Punakha (B, D)

Day 4 - Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro, en route visit Royal Botanical Park - the park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants. On arrival, check in to your hotel in Paro. Later, afternoon, visit Ta Dzong - The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the revamped Ta Dzong, which was formerly a watchtower. It showcases an intriguing collection that illustrates the rich and unique cultural heritage and tradition of Bhutan including ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts. Also, visit Rinpung Dzong - situated at a commanding height overlooking Paro valley, the Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) is one of Bhutan\'s most impressive and well-known dzongs and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Paro (B, D)

Day 5 - Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang (2hrs hike from the base camp). Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley. On the way to town, visit Kyichu Lhakhang. The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated to Guru Rinpoche. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Paro. (B, D)

Day 6 - Paro

Early morning proceed for an excursion to Chele La Pass and Haa Valley with packed or early breakfast.Chele La Pass is the highest motorable road pass in Bhutan at about 13,000 ft offering spectacular views of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges. This sacred prayer flag-bedecked pass is an area rich in Bhutanese flora and birdlife and offers some very picturesque soft treks. Drive on to Haa, descending all the way for another 22 km (under an hour\'s drive), finally reaching Haa. Visit Haa Dzong, Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang Nagpo. Later you drive back to Paro. Overnight at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Paro. (B, D)

Day 7 - Paro

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan with Haa Valley' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Paro for your onward journey.


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  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Entrance Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Rail
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Validity From : August 12, 2017
Validity To : February 25, 2018


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Day 1 - Thimphu

Welcome to your 'Bhutan with Haa Valley' tour! On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu, the modern capital city of Bhutan. On arrival, check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Thimphu. (D)

Day 2 - Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten , Buddha Dordenma Statue , Folk Heritage Museum , Motithang Takin Preserve and Tashichho Dzong. The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet, sitting upon a large meditation hall. There are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue. Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, demonstrations and documentation of rural life. A wildlife reserve area for the takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially established as a mini-zoo and later converted into a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild. Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which was originally built in 1641 and refurbished in 1965 in traditional style, without nails or architectural plans. The dzong serves as the administrative headquarters for the government and the religious order. The evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Thimphu. (B, D)

Day 3 - Punakha

This morning, drive to valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass - marked by a large array of prayer flags and an impressive collection of chortens (stupas), the Dochula Pass is located at a height of 10,130 ft. offering magnificent views of the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas. In the afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong - located at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. Also visit Chimi Lhakhang Temple, a picturesque hill surrounded by rice fields. It is a fertility temple built in 1499, dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint popularly known as the Divine Madman, who used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings. Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk\'s body is in Punakha. All visits to Dzong and Monasteries are limited till the courtyard only. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Punakha (B, D)

Day 4 - Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro, en route visit Royal Botanical Park - the park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants. On arrival, check in to your hotel in Paro. Later, afternoon, visit Ta Dzong - The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the revamped Ta Dzong, which was formerly a watchtower. It showcases an intriguing collection that illustrates the rich and unique cultural heritage and tradition of Bhutan including ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts. Also, visit Rinpung Dzong - situated at a commanding height overlooking Paro valley, the Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) is one of Bhutan\'s most impressive and well-known dzongs and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Paro (B, D)

Day 5 - Paro

After breakfast, drive till the base of the world famous Taktsang Lhakhang (2hrs hike from the base camp). Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger's Nest is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft., overlooking the northern Paro valley. On the way to town, visit Kyichu Lhakhang. The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated to Guru Rinpoche. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Paro. (B, D)

Day 6 - Paro

Early morning proceed for an excursion to Chele La Pass and Haa Valley with packed or early breakfast.Chele La Pass is the highest motorable road pass in Bhutan at about 13,000 ft offering spectacular views of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges. This sacred prayer flag-bedecked pass is an area rich in Bhutanese flora and birdlife and offers some very picturesque soft treks. Drive on to Haa, descending all the way for another 22 km (under an hour\'s drive), finally reaching Haa. Visit Haa Dzong, Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang Nagpo. Later you drive back to Paro. Overnight at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Paro. (B, D)

Day 7 - Paro

Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan with Haa Valley' tour as you are transferred from hotel to the airport in Paro for your onward journey.


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