Travel Style: Small / Big Group
Start Location: Paro
End Location: Paro
Duration: 7 nights / 8 days
Accommodation: Hotels / Farm House
Period: All Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers
As with the the rest of the country, western Bhutan is a collection of valleys. The remote Haa valley in the far is separated from the Paro valley by the 3810m Cheli La. The relatively built-up Thimphu valley to the east is divided from historical centrers of Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang by the 3140m Dochu La. East of here the rugged Black mountain forms an even greater barrier that separates western Bhutan from the rest of the country.
This is the region of Bhutan that most tourists see and for good reason. It’s the heartland of the Drukpa people, home to the only airport, the capital and the largest, oldest and most spectacular dzongs in the Kingdom. Whether it’s the beginning of your trip or the all of your trip, it’s a spectacular introduction to a magical land.
-Visit the spectacular dzongs of Paro, Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha.
-Visit Drugyel Dzong, 18 kilometers away from Paro town. On a clear day one can view the sacred Mount Chhomolhari, Mountain of Goddess (24,000 ft). Visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse and sightseeing trip to the Paro Bazaar. Visit also Ta Dzong that houses the National Museum.
-Visit Simtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in Bhutan built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan.
-Admire the rhododendrons and mountain views on early- morning drive to the Dochu La
-Immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture and history at Paro’s national Museum.
-Spot black-naked cranes or just do some great hiking in The remote Phobjikha valley.
-Hike uphill to the dramatic cliff-hanging Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan’s most famous sight.
-Make a pilgrimage to the Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples
-Explore little-visited monasteries and hermitages in the Haa Valley
-Be blessed with a 10-inch pallus, if only for a day, at Chimmi Lhakhang, the monastery of Divine Madman.
This Standard Package includes:
• Standard hotels (3 stars)
• All meals
• Transport/transfers within Bhutan
• Entrance fees and permit
• Sightseeing and trekking as per itinerary with English speaking guide
• necessary arrangements
• 35% royalty to the government
• 24 hours service from Guide and tour operator
Not included in the cost
• Travel Insurance
• Airport taxes
• Expenses of personal nature
• Excess baggage
• Tips to guides and drivers
|Day 01 : Arrive at Paro Airport
|Day 02 : Day hike to Tiger Nest
|Day 03 : Paro to Haa
|Day 04 : Haa to Thimphu
|Day 05: Sightseeing and day hike in Thimphu
|Day 06 : Thimphu to Punakha
|Day 07:Punakha sightseeing and day hike
|Day 08: Punakha to Paro.
(Note: These are sample itinerary planned to give you a general idea of trip to Bhutan. We can tailor, and make tour programs to meet individual needs and preferences.)