Bhutan at a glance Package

Bhutan at a glance

Bhutan at a glance tour is a short tour and you will visit Paro valley at 2280 meters above the sea level which boasts of the only International airport in the country. You can see beautiful snow capped Mountains around. The visit to Taktsang monastery is spectacular. 54 km away from Paro is Thimphu, the Capital city of Bhutan. The only capital city in the world that has no traffic lights. This small city also the host to the tallest statue of sitting Buddha in the world (Sangay Dorderma). There are many hiking routes in and around Thimphu and Paro

Itenerary

Day 1

Arrive Paro International Airport. The tour guide will meet you and take you on a short one-hour drive along the Paro and Thimphu river valleys to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, at 2320 metres. You can stop on the way to take in the magnificent Tamchhog Lhakhang, the hereditary place of worship for Bhutan’s iron bridge builder. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 2

Sightseeing in Thimphu, where you can visit the National Memorial Chorten, the National Library, the National Painting School and Changangkha Temple. Browse the striking collection of intricate textiles at the National Textile Museum and visit the Folk Museum. You may also be able to visit the weekly market. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3

In the morning drive to Punakha via the Dochu La Pass, where we will stop for a hot drink and to enjoy views of the Eastern Himalaya ranges. In the afternoon visit Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility), built in the 15th century by the ‘Divine Mad Man’ (Lama Drukpa Kuenley). Overnight in Punakha.

Day 4

Today we return to Paro. This afternoon would be a good time to visit handicraft shops for souvenirs of your trip. Or you may like to visit a local farmhouse and take tea with the farmer and his family. Overnight in Paro.

Day 5

Sightseeing in Paro, including Paro Rinpung Dzong and the National Museum. After lunch visit Drukgyel Dzong (‘fortress of victory’), and the sacred Kyichu Lhakhang (temple). Overnight in Paro.

Day 6

Take a day hike to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, the sacred Taktshang monastery, and have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria. On the way back you can visit Dumtse Lhakhang, a temple built by Thangthong Gyalpo, the iron bridge builder. Overnight in Paro.

Day 7

Depart from Paro International Airport

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