Bhutan is a little piece of heaven on earth—a virtually untouched world where spirituality is still the way of life, where time moves at a slow and peaceful rhythm, and nature is bestowed the respect it deserves. Its pastoral valleys are dominated by 16th-century castle-like monasteries inhabited by red-robed lamas, and nomadic yak herders roam the high mountain valleys.
These short 4 and 5 days tours to Bhutan can be added on as an additional to Nepal, India & Thailand as flights to Bhutan, are available from Kathmndu, Delhi & Bangkok. These tours will focus on the Kingdoms western valleys of Paro and Thimpu with an optional day-hike to the Taksang Monastery also known as the Tiger’s Lair.
Mode of trekking :Hotel
Trip Duration :5 days
Max. Altitude :
Best Season :Mar – May & Sept to Nov
Day 01: Arrive Paro. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and transfer to Hotel (Kichu Resort).
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing – visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. 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. Late afternoon drive 1 & 1/2 hours to Thimphu (54 Kms) which is the capital of Bhutan. Evening free time. Overnight at Hotel (Hotel River view or similar).
Day 03: AM Thimphu sightseeing – visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple. 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 Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight at Hotel (Kichu Wangdi Resort).
Day 04: AM 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 and proceed 2 hours to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at Hotel (Kichu Resort).
Day 05: Transfer to Airport for homebound flight.
2 to 3 persons US$ 4 to 6
7 to 10
11 to 15 persons
Hotel accommodation on full board basis; All transfers and sightseeing by non-AC private Toyota vehicle;Service of English speaking guide throughout the tour; Portage at hotels and airport; Monument and monasteries entrance fees.
Airtickets to/from Paro; Bhutan visa fee USD 20 per person; Alcoholic beverages; Liabilities of loss, damage and loss of life; Rescue operation by any means of transportation; International airport tax, tipping, etc. ; Nature of personal expenses; Telephone, fax and laundry bills; Personal travel insurance; Any extra expenses to any unavoidable circumstances such as road blockage, landslide, snow, political unrest, sickness or accidents.