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Punakha - Bhutan
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8
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Max. Elevation
3600 m / 11811 ft
Group size
Min 1+
Level
Easy
Transportation
All ground transportation and flight as per itinerary.
Best Season
Oct - Nov, Mar - May
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Hotel/Lodge during the trip.
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trip.
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Bhutan - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Visit the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang), perched on a cliffside.
  • Explore the historic Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) and the National Museum.
  • Discover the vibrant capital city, Thimphu.
  • Visit the Buddha Dordenma, a giant Buddha statue offering panoramic views.
  • Explore the Tashichho Dzong, a beautiful fortress and monastery.
  • Marvel at the stunning Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of the Pho and Mo Chhu rivers.
  • Walk across the Punakha Suspension Bridge, one of the longest in Bhutan.

Overview

A Bhutan Tour offers an enchanting journey through the "Land of the Thunder Dragon," a country known for its pristine natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and commitment to preserving its unique traditions. This tour provides an immersive experience in Bhutan's stunning landscapes, ancient monasteries, and vibrant local culture.

1. Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest Monastery): Perched on a cliffside, this iconic monastery is one of Bhutan's most famous landmarks. The hike to Tiger's Nest offers breathtaking views and a sense of spiritual tranquility.

2. Paro Rinpung Dzong: This impressive fortress-monastery is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture and serves as an important religious and administrative center.

3. National Museum of Bhutan: Housed in a former watchtower, the museum showcases Bhutan's rich cultural history through a collection of artifacts, art, and historical relics.

4. Tashichho Dzong: This grand fortress is the seat of the Bhutanese government and houses the throne room and offices of the king. It is also a major religious site.

5. Buddha Dordenma: This massive statue of Buddha overlooks the Thimphu Valley and is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world, offering panoramic views of the surroundings.

6. National Memorial Chorten: A revered religious monument, the Memorial Chorten is a place of daily worship for the people of Thimphu and a hub of spiritual activity.

7. Folk Heritage Museum: This museum provides insights into Bhutanese rural life and traditions, showcasing typical household objects, tools, and farming equipment.

8. Punakha Dzong: Known as the "Palace of Great Happiness," this stunning dzong is located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. It is renowned for its beautiful architecture and historical significance.

9. Chimi Lhakhang: Also known as the "Temple of Fertility," this monastery is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley and is a popular pilgrimage site for couples seeking blessings for fertility.


Cultural Experiences
1. Traditional Arts and Crafts: Visit the Institute for Zorig Chusum in Thimphu, where students learn Bhutan's traditional arts and crafts, including painting, sculpture, and weaving.

2. Local Festivals (Tsechus): If your visit coincides with one of Bhutan's vibrant festivals, such as the Paro Tsechu or Thimphu Tsechu, you can witness masked dances, traditional music, and colorful costumes that reflect Bhutan's deep cultural heritage.

3. Bhutanese Cuisine: Savor Bhutanese dishes like Ema Datshi (chili cheese), Phaksha Paa (pork with red chilies), and Momos (dumplings) while experiencing the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality.

Natural Beauty
1. Dochula Pass: Offering stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, Dochula Pass is adorned with 108 chortens (stupas) and vibrant prayer flags.

2. Phobjikha Valley: Known for its scenic beauty and as the winter home of the endangered black-necked cranes, Phobjikha Valley offers serene landscapes and opportunities for nature walks.

3. Trekking and Hiking: Bhutan offers various trekking routes, from the challenging Snowman Trek to the scenic Druk Path Trek, allowing you to explore its untouched natural beauty.

A Bhutan Tour provides a profound and enriching experience, blending natural splendor, spiritual depth, and cultural richness. From ancient monasteries and grand dzongs to stunning mountain landscapes and vibrant festivals, Bhutan offers a unique and unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas.

Himalayan Forever Treks ensures a seamless and enriching experience throughout your Bhutan Tour. Our knowledgeable guides provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and spirituality of Bhutan, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of this enchanting kingdom. We take care of all the details, including transportation, accommodations, and meals, ensuring a memorable and rewarding journey.

Join Himalayan Forever Treks on this extraordinary Bhutan Tour and create lifelong memories as you explore the serene landscapes, vibrant culture, and spiritual heritage of the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and recover from your journey. In the evening, join a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine and cultural performances. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, explore on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, exploring its rich cultural heritage. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, return to your hotel and enjoy some leisure time or explore the vibrant Thamel area. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Paro, Bhutan. The scenic flight offers stunning views of the Himalayan range. Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be welcomed by our Bhutanese guide and driver. After completing the immigration formalities, drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. En route, visit the Tachogang Lhakhang (Iron Bridge Temple). Upon reaching Thimphu, check into your hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon, visit the National Memorial Chorten and Tashichho Dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.

After breakfast, start your day with a visit to the Buddha Dordenma statue, which offers panoramic views of the Thimphu Valley. Continue to the Folk Heritage Museum, the National Library, and the School of Arts and Crafts. After lunch, drive to Punakha via the Dochula Pass (3,100 m), where you can see the 108 chortens and, on clear days, spectacular views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Punakha, visit the Punakha Dzong, one of the most beautiful monasteries in Bhutan, located at the confluence of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Punakha.

In the morning, take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the Fertility Temple, dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley. Afterward, drive back to Paro, with a stop at the Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan, built in 1629. Upon arrival in Paro, check into your hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Ta Dzong, which houses the National Museum of Bhutan, and the Paro Rinpung Dzong, a fortress-monastery overlooking the Paro Valley. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

After an early breakfast, prepare for a hike to the iconic Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), perched on a cliffside 900 meters above the Paro Valley. The hike takes about 4-5 hours round trip and offers breathtaking views of the monastery and surrounding landscapes. After visiting the monastery, hike back down and have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred temples in Bhutan. Spend the evening at leisure or explore Paro town. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

After breakfast, transfer to Paro International Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, doing some last-minute shopping or relaxing at your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Depart with wonderful memories of your Bhutan tour and the warm hospitality of Nepal and Bhutan. Safe travels!

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Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport in Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation on single/twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis
  • Airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu to Paro / Bhutan and back at Kathmandu.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips etc
  • Personal gear and medical kit.

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