Glimpse Tour Of Bhutan
Bhutan is a little piece of heaven on earth virtually untouched world where spirituality is still the way of life, where time moves at a slow and peaceful rhythm, and nature has 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.
Day 01. Arrive at Paro:
Fly by Druk Air and upon arrival at Paro airport, received by arepresentative of Bhutan Guide, transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 02.Paro – Thimphu:
After breakfast, drive to the ruins of DrukgyelDzong, now in ruins was built by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644; the dzong name’s means indeed ” victoriousDruk “. The Dzong was used as an administrative centre until 1951 when a fire caused by butter lamp destroyed it. Then visit KyichuLhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century and then visit RimpungDzong (ParoDzong) built in 1646 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal. The Dzong presently houses administrative offices. After lunch visits the Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which has been, since 1967, the national museum of Bhutan. In the evening a two hours drive to Thimphu, check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 03.Thimphu Sightseeing:
After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu. It includes: Visit TashichhoDzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built in 1641 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty King JigmeDorji Wang chuck, who is regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. Then visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by avisit to Painting School, famous for carving and freehand art.
After lunch visits the National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. His Late Majesty King JigmeDorjiWangchuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Then visit Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. Evening free for shopping and leisure.Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 04.Thimphu – Punakha:
After breakfast drive to Punakha across the Dochula Pass alt. 10,000 ft., site of one of Bhutan’s most enchanting views. While in Punakha, visit PunakhaDzong; built by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal in 1637, this sacred Dzong has played a prominent part in the country’s life in both civil and religious fields. PunakhaDzong is open to visitors only in summer when the monk body has moved Thimphu.
After Lunch, visit KhamsungYulleyNamgyalCholing Monastery and WangdiphodrangDzong. In the evening return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
DAY 05 – Punakha – Gangtey:
After breakfast drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey. Enroute, visit Chimed Lhakhang. Packed lunch would be served at Gangtey. On arrival, visit GanteyGompa and explore the Phobjikha valley, said to be the most beautiful valley in the Himalayas. Overnight in Gangtey Guest house.
DAY 06.Gangtey – Thimphu:
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. After lunch, visit SimtokhaDzong (The oldest fort of Bhutan built in 1627 and Folk Heritage Museum. In the evening, drive to Paro.
Day 07.Paro Airport:
Early morning, drive to the Airport and farewell
Twin sharing accommodation in the best available hotel or tourist lodge/cottage / Full board meals package / All transfer facilities as per above itinerary with sightseeing / English speaking tour or trek Guide / Entrance fees and Permit.
Air Fare & airport tax
Personal Expenses bar bills, laundry, tips etc
Bhutan Visa Fee & Tourism taxes
Nepal re-entry visa fee / Travel insurance