Bhutan is known as one of the happiest places in the world and sits between India and China. With the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas, spiritual and cultural progression and the ancient mystical dragon kingdom makes Bhutan a truly spectacular destination. The age old traditions of the Buddhism renders it the untouched and unspoiled heritage and beauty. Popularly, Bhutan is known as the kingdom of thunder dragon amongst the clouds! Many people throng Bhutan for a soul searching rendition, explore various monastries and serene hills which has a mystic beauty! Make sure to catch the mystic wonders on Bhutan.
Summer and Spring: 17^C to 22^C (May), Winters: 0^C - -7^C (March to May).
You can arrive to Bhutan at Thimpu international airport from major cities.
Best Time to visit
Bhutan is best seen during Summers and springs. During autumn though, there can be a lot of leeches.
Day 01 Paro arrival :
Ta dzong (watch tower) built in 1951 to use as a watch tower to defend Ringpung Dzong and Paro valley during the time of war and converted into national museum in 1967 which recorded in UNESCO world heritage. Paro Ringpung Dzong which is one of the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. If still feel energetic you can take a short walk down to the cantilever bridge. PM: Drive to Thimphu, enroute visit 15th Century Iron Chain Bridge.
Day 02 Thimphu Sightseeing :
Memorial chorten,built in 1974 by her majesty Azhi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuk. Bhuddha point where you will see 169 feet big seating Buddha which one of the largest Buddha statue in the world as well to see the bird's eye view of Thimphu city. Weaving Center where you will see some of the ladies weaving some beautiful clothes Bhutan Post, from where you can buy some Bhutanese post card and post it or if you want you can also make your own personalize stamps. Heritage Museum to see typical example of traditional farm house Takin reservation centre to see our Bhutan’s unique national animal takin. View point of Tashichoe Dzong the beautiful fortress 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. Evening shoping or stroll in Thimphu Market.
Day 03 Thimphu to Punakha :
Drive to Punakha. Enroute will stop at Dochula pass (3100 meters) where you will see 108 stupas and you can see the snow capped Himalayan ranges if weather is good. Punakha fortress which is one of the impressive fort in Bhutan which is built on the confluence of 2 rivers(Male and Female). It is also the winter residence of Chief Abbot. Longest suspension bridge on male river.
Day 04 Punakha to Paro :
Chimi Lhkahang(Devine Madman’s temple) which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century (This monk is popularly known as the Devine madman for his philosophy, “Salvation through sex”). He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “The Temple of Fertility”. Then will continue to Paro. Stroll in Paro Town and if you want can do some shopping. Towards evening we can take you to the Traditonal Hot stone bath on your own additional expenses. Dinner at farm house so that you can experience the real Bhutanese style of dinning.
Day 05 Hike to Paro Taktshang :
After Breakfast will Hike to Taktshang(Tigers Nest) which is one of the most popular monastery visited by the tourist. It was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup, a cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three months in the 8th century. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) flew to this location from Khenpajong, Tibet on the back of a tigress and subdued a demon. He then performed meditation in one of the caves here and emerged in eight incarnated forms (manifestations) and blessed the place. Subsequently, the place came to be known as the "Tiger's Nest". Guru Padmasambhava is known for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen caves in which he meditated. In the evening stroll in Paro town. Dinner and night halt at Paro.
PER PERSON COST: INR 29,900 /- onwards.
(Additional 9% of the tour cost would be charged as service tax).