BHUTAN-THE WONDERLAND (04 DAYS)
For those who do note have the time, Take a quick tour and discover what is Bhutan
Day 1: Arrive Paro by Druk Air
Fly into Bhutan with Drukair (Royal Bhutan Airline). As you arrive at Paro Airport, you will have magnificient view of the mountains, green vegitations, river, farmland and houses around airport. Received by our representative at the airport and after completion of airport formalities, drive to the hotel at Paro. Evening, take a visit to Paro market and town and enjoy the sceneries around you. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 2: Paro – Thimphu, 60 Km, 2 Hours
Take a Morning visit to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress from where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. From the Dzong, in a clear sky has a fascinating view at the sacred snowy Chomolhari, “mountain of goddess’
After that visit 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gembo. One of the most sacred places in Bhutan, it reflects the introduction of Buddhism in the country.
After lunch, visit to Ta Dzong, originally built as Watch Tower, it now houses National Museum of the Kingdom and boasts antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.
Then take a short walk from the Ta Dzong and vist Rinpung Dzong. Along the wooden galleries lining the courtyard of the Rinpung Dzong are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the lofe of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala.
After that, drive towards Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan. It will take about 2 hours drive to reach there. On the way look at the fascinating valleys, fields, rivers, mountains and hills. You can also see the Tachog lhakhang on the other side of the Pachhu, Semtokha Dzong and Buddha point enroute to Thimphu.
On arrival in Thimphu, check into the hotel. Evening, time for exploratory walk before dinner.
Day 3: Thimphu – Paro
Todays sightseeing in Thimphu valley includes, visit to National Library, a treasure trove of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. The Traditional Medicine Institute, where centuries old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies are still practised. The Painting School, where young monks learn the art of Buddhist thangkha. Also visit mask maker workshop and workshop for fine metal craft, weaving, ceramics and paper making. Then visit, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of Bhutanese material culture and living traditions.
After lunch, visit Tashichhodzong, ‘the fortress of the glorious dharma’. It is the centre of government and religion, site of King’s throne room, National assembly hall, and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Also visit King’s Memorial Chorten continuously circumbulated by His Majesty’s subjects, spinning prayer wheels and murmuring mantras. Then, visit Handicrafts Emporium and local shops if you like to browse through example of Bhutan’s fine traditional arts. Here you can buy textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewellery, interesting items made from local materials, and all manner of unique objects.
In the evening drive to Paro for overnight stay.
Day 4: Depart from Paro
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.
Private guided tour
Visas for Bhutan
Daily 3 meals
3 star accommodation
A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
An experienced driver
A tour vehicle
Entry fess & road permits
Taxes & surcharges
Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay)
Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
Tips for the guide and driver