This unique tour covers the main and the most beautiful sights of Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro. The trip not only provides complete satisfaction but is an amazing mixture of activities with the Tiger Nest trek included in it
You may witness a bit of rush but it is advisable for a short stopover trip to feel Bhutan!
Best suitable for a group of 3 or more.
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Places covered- 1N Thimphu, 1N Punakha, 2N Paro
Day 1 Thimphu
- Arrival in Thimphu
- Hotel check-in
- Visiting the weekend market
- Tashichho Dzong visit
- Exploring the beautiful city
Day 2- Punakha
- Visiting the Art School
- Embracing the Folk Heritage
- Visiting the memorial Chorten, Buddha Viewpoint, Dochula, and Chimi Lhakhang
Day 3- Paro
- Punakha Dzong
- Suspension Bridge
- Paro Dzong, National Museum
- Undertaking different outdoor activities
Day 4- Paro
- Hiking to Tiger Nest Temple
- Hot stone bath
Day 5- Flying back from Paro Airport
Day 1 - Arrival in Paro then traveling to Thimphu
Duration - 1.5 hours
Fly from the chaos of your city to the international airport in Paro. The clear weather witnesses the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and the sensational Mount Everest. On arrival, you will be received by our team and thereby welcomes in the land of peace. You will be taken to your Thimpu by a private vehicle. As per the schedule of sightseeing, we will proceed for the sightseeing (depending on your arrival time) or relax in the accommodation
Visiting weekend market- we will be visiting the weekend market (Thu-Sun). The weekend market is known for assembling of vegetable vendors from across the county!
After this, the evening will be followed by exploring the city by walk or visiting Tashiccho Dzong which is known for the throne rooms of His Majesty the King.
Day 2 - Thimphu sightseeing, Punakha
Duration- 2.5 hours
After breakfast, we will visit the folk heritage houses to understand the lifestyle of Bhutanese rural people. Next, we would visit the School of Arts and Crafts where the students are taught different arts for 4 years of graduation.
The sightseeing also includes driving pass the memorial of the late 3rd King and then visiting the Buddha viewpoint which has the largest sitting Buddha! After lunch, we will drive to Punakha. The route involves the beautiful Dochula pass. For the photographer inside you, the candle-like 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens on the pass will give you the best photos.
When the weather is clear, you will be enthralled by the gorgeous view of the highest mountains which stretch over the sight of 180 degrees. When the break Is over, the downhill drive begins with scenes to behold. The day will end with visits to Chimi Lhakhang.
Day 3- Travelling from Punakha to Paro
Relish the delicious breakfast and then we will on the way to visit the spectacular Punakha Dzong where you will see the best examples of arts of Bhutan. Then comes the suspension bridge which is the longest in Bhutan and you can enjoy your time there.
We will drive back to Paro via Dochula and Thimphu. In Paro, you can enjoy the outdoor activities like wearing Gho (the national dress) and play archery.
Else, you can visit Paro Dzong and the Ta Dzong national museum.
Day 4- Sightseeing in Paro
After breakfast, we will drive you to the base camp. From here, you will begin the hike to tiger nest temple
About the tiger nest temple- it is also known as Taktsang monastery and built around a cave that is famous as guru Rimpoche's meditating site. The monastery is 8th century old and perched on a rock. It is considered one of the most recommended places to visit on the list of places to visit before you die.
Hiking duration - approx 2 hours- uphill 30-40 degrees for an average trekker
It may even take a full day for those hiking at a slow pace
The first half of hike is tough but thereafter the scenic beauty embraces you and fills in you the zeal to go further.
After a day of hiking, to relax your muscles you will be going for a hot stone bath with dinner in the farmhouse. Heavenly isn’t it? This bath not only saves you money but also is a traditional therapy to heal your body inside to outside.
Day 5- Beautiful stay coming to an end in the place so serene and peaceful.
Hope you enjoyed!
The package includes:
- Visa arrangement
- All the taxes and government SDF
- Accommodation in best hotels (twin sharing)
- 3 times meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner (choose your own restaurant)
- English speaking licensed guide
- Private transfers, sightseeing (as per the itinerary)
- Entrance- museums, parks in the itinerary
- Packaged drinking water throughout the journey
- Wearing traditional dress and archery play in Paro
- Organization of visits and meals with local families
The package does not include the following:
- Flight tickets
- Personal expenses- phone calls, laundry, etc.
- Single room supplement
- Incidental charges- 25$
- Travel and medical insurance
- Check out cancellation policy before booking
- Language speaking guide
- Extra cost activities
- Visa fees per person of 40$
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