Visiting Bhutan is commonly a cultural oriented visit covering the western districts of the nation. Exploring Dochu la Pass, Chimmi Lhakhang, Khamsum Yueley Namgyal Chorten, Rinchengang; one of the oldest villages and Nobgang where it is the parental home to our 4 Queen Mothers. This is one of the most authentic Bhutan Visit.
Bhutan Visit Overview.
- Visit the heritage and tradition of Bhutan’s timeless culture that still thrives today. It provides a deeper insight into the lives of the diverse people of Bhutan.
- The visits also includes Bhutan’s breathtaking cultural sites such as, Ta Dzong (The National Museum), Rimpong Dzong with its wooden cantilevered bridge and the Legendry Taktsang Monastery in the Paro Valley.
- Visit the National Memorial Chorten and the National Library, exhibiting the ancient scriptures of Bhutan in the capital city, Thimphu.
- Visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang (Lhakhang: Temple) in the sub-tropical Punakha Valley. The best time to do this tour is during the months of December to late March when the nomadic tribe, “Layaps” migrate south to Punakha during winter.
ITINERARY for VISIT to Bhutan.
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU. DAY 02: THIMPHU. DAY 03: THIMPHU. DAY 04: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA. DAY 05: PUNAKHA. DAY 06: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU. (DOCHULA HIKE) DAY 07: THIMPHU – PARO. DAY 08: PARO. (EXCURSION TO TAKTSANG MONASTRY/ TIGERS NEST MONASTRY) DAY 09: DEPARTURE.
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU.
The visit to Paro is one of the most picturesque flights on the planet, with a continually changing scene of the absolute most noteworthy mountain tops on earth. Your Tour Operator in Bhutan will arrange everything including from visa, customs, collection of baggage’s and transferring to the Hotel.
Your tour begins with visit to the Rinpung Dzong, presumably be the first building you will see when you land at Paro. Ta Dzong the Fortress was a medieval watch tower which presently houses National Museum. There is a little area devoted to the National History of Bhutan. This structure will presumably be your first memory in Bhutan.
DAY 02: VISIT THIMPHU THE CAPITAL CITY.
Thimphu is the probably the first city you will visit after Paro and it is the capital City of Bhutan.
Fun Fact: It is the only capital in the World which doesn’t have traffic signals. While in Thimphu a portion of the exceptional locales you should visit would be Zorig Chusum – the Institute of the 13 Arts and Crafts of Bhutan (sometimes closed for visiters) and Gagyel Lhundrup weaving center, where you can interact with the weavers and perceive how weaving functions in Bhutan.
The Takin Preserve, home to Bhutan’s most uncommon national mammal not to be overlooked.
The Art Yantra Gallery houses the assortments of extraordinary workmanship and creativity of different known artist of Bhutan. These are some of the best places to visit in Bhutan.
DAY 03. THIMPHU TOUR
Thimphu is culturally situated landmark and give you an unmistakable cultural experiences in Bhutan. From exploring the twelfth century Changangkha Sanctuary, situated on an edge above central Thimphu, with a beautiful perspective of the western valley of Thimphu. It is a popular temple attracting unseasoned parents looking for promising names and blessing for their new borns.
Visit to National Library; lodging the collections of Bhutanese sacred writings going back to the eighth century.
We’ll head to Kuensel Phodrang to visit the Buddha Dordenma Statue prominently known as Buddha Point. As you drive to the Statue, the winding slope rods offers an unrivaled perspective on the city and is an incredible spot to take pictures, particularly around evening time as the City illuminates sparkle in the valley.
The handmade paper factory is a must visit because the dark woody paper fiber is produced and found only in Bhutan.
It is your Tour to Bhutan, so you can generally ask your guide in Bhutan to modify your visit program as per your taste and preference
DAY 04: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA TOUR.
Drive to Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters), to see the 108 stupas and a magnificent view on the Himalayan tops before diving down to Punakha valley. The valley inherits the title as the Winter Capital of Bhutan. A delightful site to be explored is the Punakha Dzong. This is Bhutan’s most tremendous Dzong and a excellent example of medieval fortress and a center point of both monastic and authoritative capacities.
A visit to Khamsum Yueley Namgyal Chorten cannot be overlooked; this Chorten holds exceptionally uncommon significance devoted for the protection of the present King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Driver further and from the road you will see Rinchengang, perhaps one the oldest villages, which didn’t have access to water, power or tutoring until the mid 1990’s
Drive back to Punakha valley and a short stroll to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of the Drukpa Kuenly who is otherwise called the devine Madman. It is believed that childless women who visit the sanctuary will conceive after receiving a “wang” (blessing) from him. It will give you an encounter of meditation tour in Bhutan.
DAY 05: PUNAKHA to PHOBJIKHA VALLEY.
Drive to Phobjikha Valley, a frosty valley on the fringe of the northern west tip of the Black Mountain. Phobjikha valley is additionally one of the roosting grounds for the Black necked cranes. These exquisite and bashful winged birds can be seen from early November till the end of March. It is likewise one of the most significant natural life preserves in Bhutan and winter home to the rare blacked necked crane. The Crane migrates annually and flies from Tibet.
Hike the Gangtey Nature Trail, a refreshing encounter we will include for your Bhutan Tour Package.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Halt at Phobjikha.
DAY 6: PHOBJIKHA TO PUNAKHA AND THIMPHU
Climb crossing Dochula go at 3150m beginnings from Dochula and completions at Hongtsho Village. Along the path you will explore Lungchutse Temple and Trashigang village temple. If you have had enough climbing for the day visit Hongtsho village temple. Do not miss your visit to the small village of Nobgang, originally home to the 4 previous Queens (all sisters) of the past Great Fourth King. A short climb to Trashigang Goemba, a significant intercession place and also to Hongtsho Goemba.
Later drive to Thimphu and appreciate the night tea or espresso in neighborhood cafés.
DAY 07: VISIT THIMPHU – PARO BHUTAN.
In Morning visit Simtokha Dzong. It is the first of its kind worked in Bhutan. A significant recorded landmark and previous Buddhist religious community, today it houses one of the chief Dzongkha language learning foundations. Continue to Drubthob monastery housing the Zilukha Convent. Following lunch, leave for Paro. In the event that conceivable, we will mastermind a narrator to engage you with Bhutanese folktales before supper to guarantee you have the best possible time in Bhutan.
DAY 08: PARO. (EXCURSION TO TAKTSANG MONASTRY/ TIGER’S NEST MONASTRY)
A journey to the Monastery, based on a sheer cliff, 900 meters over the valley offering a dynamite sight for photography. It is the most mainstream and known monastery in the nation. The tiger’s Nest monastery is the most looked and googled sanctuary in Bhutan. The cave is supposed to be the cause of Buddhism in Bhutan.
DAY 09: DEPARTURE from Paro Airport.
Breakfast in the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.
Tashi Delek! Best wishes!
Travel Information for this Tour.
To visit Bhutan you need Visa. All national visiting Bhutan require visa except nationality from India,Bangladesh and Maldives. Visa will take at least 3 working days to process and upon approval your eVisa will be emailed to you. You need to show this while boarding the flights to Bhutan. Your actual visa will be stamped upon arrival. Check more on how to apply Bhutan Visa.
Accommodation for Bhutan Visit
Your daily tariff for Bhutan covers standard 3 star Hotel in throughout your Bhutan Visit. If you do not find the hotel up to your expectation you can always change to same category if the rooms are available. Check the Top Bhutan Hotels.
I would recommend at least a night stay at farm house to add more experience to your Bhutan Visit.
Bhutan Visit Cost
All Bhutan visit cost is calculated as per the government daily tariff that is $200 in lean season and $250 during peak season. If you take this trip in peak season (March,April,May,September,October and November) it is $2360 for solo traveller,$2280 per person for couple and $ 2040 for groups above 2 pax.