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7 Days Discover Bhutan Tour

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Day 1: Paro - Thimphu

Stop At: Memorial Chorten, Thimphu, Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honor the late King

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. A chorten is a hemispherical shaped memorial stupa. Known as the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan, it is used as a place of meditation.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
The “fortress of the glorious religion” was initially constructed in 1641 and restored by the Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Migmar, a 3-star hotel

Day 2: Thimphu

Stop At: Buddha Point, Kuenselphodrang, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan
Buddha Point – Located at Kuensel Phodrang, the 169 feet bronze

statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne Buddha symbolizing

indestructibility will be completed soon. The Buddha statue itself is

competed awaiting paintings, but visitors can drive up to the Buddha

point and view the tallest statue of Lord Buddha. The view of Thimphu valley from Buddha point is spectacular and beautiful, especially at night.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: National Folk Heritage Museum, Pedzoe Lam, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
National Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to preserving Bhutanese

folk arts. This renovated 19th-century building is laid out like a traditional, rural household with three stories of traditional arts, cultural relics, and artifacts. Demonstrations are performed throughout the day to show how the Bhutanese people have lived over the centuries.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Textile Museum, Norzin Lam, Near the National Library of Bhutan, Thimphu Bhutan
National Textile Museum, you will learn all about the brightly colored

and beautifully designed fabrics that are worn by the Bhutanese people.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jungshi handmade paper factory, Thimphu, Bhutan
Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, you will see the ancient practice of

natural papermaking. Using the bark of two local tree species (Daphne and Dhekap), craftsmen demonstrate how to make the traditional paper Deh-sho. You can even try making your own paper for a special souvenir. Monks for writing prayers and woodblock printing used handmade papers.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bhutan Postal Museum, Thimphu Bhutan
The Bhutan Postal Museum, Evolution of Communications Systems in Bhutan, was established in November 2015 to celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

The main objective of the museum is to tell the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the lens of the evolution of communications and postal system in the country. The story is told through anecdotes, artifacts and the rich assortment of stamps the country has produced over the years.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centenary Farmers Market, Main Town, Near the Wangchhu River, Thimphu Bhutan
Centenary Farmer’s Market is a two story building with about 400 stalls that provides farmers from around the country the opportunity to display their produce and people a chance to support the local agriculture.Vendors from throughout the region starts arriving on Thursday and Friday, and remain till Sunday night. The best time to explore the market is within these three days when the rush of trade is going on. It is also a great way to get acquainted with the locals and learn about the ingredients of a Bhutanese diet. Also watch the residents’ horde the market,choosing the best of the season’s product.
Duration: 1 minute

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Migmar, a 3-star hotel

Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
Dochula Pass - The 108 chortens was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Indian militants and to liberate the souls of the souls lost.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
Punakha Dzong - Built in 1637, the dzong continues to be the winter

home for the clergy, headed by the Chief Abbott, the Je Khenpo. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance. The dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship.
Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
One of the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan, spanning 160 -180m and perched high above the very swift river of Po Chhu. Draped with prayer flags, the bridge connects the town of Punakha and the Punakha Dzong, mainly used by locals from the other side of the town as a shortcut to Punakha Dzong.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Vara, a 3-star hotel

Day 4: Punakha - Gangtey

Stop At: Chimi L'hakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
Built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa, Ngawang Choegyel, the temple was built in honor of Saint Drukpa Kunley also known as the Divine Madman. Locally sought by citizens accros Bhutan as well as foreigners, this temple is also known as the fertility temple. The veracity to this information is vouched by the locals as well as those around the world. Traditionally the recipient of the blessings from this temple will have their child named Kunley.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gangtey Monastery, Gangtey Bhutan
Gangtey Goemba is a 17th-century monastery that sits on a hill,

overlooking the entire valley. An excellent example of Tibetan

architecture, the prayer hall (tshokhang), features eight great pillars. In the 15th-century, the Buddhist saint Pema Lingpa foretold that a temple would be built there, so his teachings could be spread. In 1613, his grandson, and reincarnation of Pema Lingpa, fulfilled the prophecy by building a Nyingma temple at the location. Kuenzang Chholing, the long white building nearby, is where monks go to meditate for three years, three months, and three days.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan
Phobjikha (Gangtey) Valley. Known as the winter home of the blacknecked cranes (Grus nigricollis), you can see 600 of these elegant, shy birds that migrate here from Tibet between November and March. This bowl-shaped valley is also a wildlife preserve, so you might also see the other native animals to Bhutan, including muntjac, sambar, serow, or yak.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Dewachen Resort, a 3-star hotel

Day 5: Gangtey - Paro

Stop At: National Museum, Tag-Dzong Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001 Bhutan
The Museum is located on the hill behind the Paro Dzong. Open from 9 am to 4pm everyday except Mondays and some national holidays, a visit takes a good hour. On Sundays, it opens only at 11 am. Housed in a 17th century watch tower, it has a unique character and beautiful panoramic views over Paro Valley. Opened in 1968, its collection of fine arts, paintings and bronzes are famous. There are also textiles, jewellery, and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stuffed animals and butterflies from Bhutan. The stamps’ hall is very popular and displays, among others, 3-D stamps, record stamps, silken stamps, embossed stamps and the famous triangular stamp depicting the yeti. The top floor of the Museum is a chapel containing a “tree” depicting the main figures of the four religious schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
The Fortress of the Heap of Jewels, Paro Dzong was built in 1645 by the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It is an imposing square fortress, representative of typical Dzong architecture, with a central tower and courtyards housing the administrative quarters and the monastic section.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandala Resort, a 3-star hotel

Day 6: Paro

Stop At: Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Taktsang Trail, Paro 11001 Bhutan
The excursion to Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest is one of the highlights of the visit to Bhutan, and one of the most sacred places and a pilgrimage that every Bhutanese dreams of accomplishing. The monastery, perched on the steep cliff seems impossible to reach. But once there, you are tempted to rest, contemplate the view and enjoy the forest. The tiger’s Nest owes its name to the 8th century saint Padmasambhava who, according to myth, visited here mounted on a flying tiger. Also Known as Guru Rinpoche, he subdued the local deities and converted Paro to Buddhism. He is said to have meditated in the cave, now the lower floor of the monastery, and is enshrined in his fierce aspect of Dorji Droloe standing on a tiger.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Hot Stone Baths, Paro, Bhutan
Hot stone bath is one of the very great experiences Bhutan has to offer. The bath, made of wood is constructed on a ground level, outside of the home. Traditionally these bath are done near a river bed with plenty supplies of stones and water. And it would be an all day event with people taking turns to soak into the water. Many families would consult an astrologer to select an auspicious bathing day so as to give the bath its maximum healing power.

It is believed that the heat of the water, the minerals released from the rock, and the local herbs all combine to produce medicinal benefits for joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorders and arthritis.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandala Resort, a 3-star hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
Paro, Bhutan
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • 3 star hotel stays
  • All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Air tickets fee (You can book through us by mentioning sectors)
  • Personal expenditure
  • Tips to guides and drivers
  • Tour Insurance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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