Bhutan - 4 nights/5 days
Private tour in Thimphu
Tour Price : 1 person US$240/night halt Duration : 5 days Languages: English
Day 01: Paro–Thimphu (2hours drive)
Your guide will be waiting for you outside the airport with a card bearing your name. After lunch drive to Thimphu. In Thimphu visit the Zulikha Nunnery (your guide will time your visit so that you are in the nunnery when the nuns are praying. That’s towards the evening), Takin reserve, Changangkha lhakhang and the folk heritage museum. Evening at leisure. Walk around the Thimphu town. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimph/Punakha (3 hours drive)
Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world, is a bustling town which is home to the revered Bhutanese royal family, the Royal Government and Judiciary and to several foreign missions and development projects.
Visit Tashichhodzong, the main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the king of Bhutan. Also it is summer residence of Je Khenpo, the chief Abbot. Bhutan’s national Library is located close to the Thangkha painting school and contains arguably the best collection of religious and historical literatures in the Himalayas. Bhutan has its own brand of Himalayan medicines and this can be seen at the indigenous Hospital near the painting school. Afternoon visit, the memorial chorten, a pious landmark for Thimphu’s residents, erected in 1974 by the mother of the third king in memory of her son. Evening drive to Punakha across dochula pass (10,500feet). Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 03: Punakha/Wangdiphodrang/Thimphu(5 hours drive)
Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. The town of Punakha, while dominated by its Dzong, developed in 1990s through several Government-sponsored development programs.
Visit Punakha Dzong. In spite of four catastrophic fires and an earthquake that destroyed many historic documents. Punakha dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (spiritual and temporal ruler). Later drive to Wangduephodrang, the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. Sitting on top of the hill looking out over the junction of two rivers, Wangduephodrang’s formidable dzong is the town’s most visible feature. In the 17th century Wang due plays a critical role in unifying western, central and southern Bhutanese districts. Also visit the local market.
After lunch drive to Drive to Thimphu. Overnight in a hotel in Thimphu
Day 04 Thimphu-Paro:
The valley of Paro contains a wealth of attractions. Morning visit castle shaped Ta Dzong. Once a watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century. Ta Dzong has housed the nation’s heritage in Bhutan’s national Museum since 1967. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Afternoon hike to taktsang monastery, it’s a good half day hike. Taktsang monastery is built on a sheer rock cliff of almost 200mts drop. Its one of the most spectacular monasteries in the kingdom. Evening visit a traditional farm house which offers opportunity to mingle with local people and to get an idea on their lifestyle. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 05: Fly out
|Tour Price: 1 person US$240/night halt|
|Duration: 5 days|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||NO|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||NO|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||NO|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||NO|