This four day trip to Bhutan will allow you to explore two important towns of the Kingdom. Thimphu is home to the Royal Family and the central government, as well as some wonderful and historically important monuments. Paro, as a beautiful wide valley, quaint and tranquil, will leave you feeling cut off from time and space. This tour will be relaxing, enjoyable and give you a quick magical glimpse into the Last Shangri La.
DAY 01. Arrival at Paro Airport
Fly into the Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutan’s national carrier, or the newly privately owned Bhutan Airlines. Once in Paro, the company guide who will be with you throughout your visit will greet you. Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 02. Paro (Drugyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong) – Thimphu
Start day by visiting Drugyel Dzong, about16 km away from Paro town, built in 1644. The ruined fortress has great historical importance for the Bhutanese people as it is where they had defeated Tibetan invasion centuries ago. If weather is clear, enjoy a most spectacular sight of the sacred Mount Jhomolhari, also known as the Goddess Mountain, one the highest in the world. The Dzong was used as an administrative center until a fire in 1951 caused by butter lamp, destroyed it. Then drive to Kyichu Lhakhang. Indeed one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating back to the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century. Many elderly pilgrims go round the monastery in order to gain good merit. After lunch, visit “Ta-Dzong “, built in 1656. Initially a watchtower for the Paro Valley, it has now been converted into a National Museum.
From there, follow a trail down to Rinpung Dzong, literally translating to “Heap of Jewels”, right below the Ta-Dzong. In the evening, enjoy leisure time explore the quaint and tranquil Paro town. Then proceed to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. Sit back and enjoy the hour long drive, giving some marvellous views of the young and fresh mountains, as well as the fresh rivers. Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon to stroll through the city, before dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03. Thimphu (National Library, National Institute for Traditional Medecine, Zorig Chusum, Tashichhodzong, Memorial Chorten) – Paro
Todays’ program is dedicated to really exploring Thimphu. First stop is the National Library, safeguarding a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Then visit the Traditional Medicine Institute, followed by the Zorig Chusum, famous for “thangkha” paintings.
After lunch, proceed to TashichhoDzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room. It also serves as summer residence for the Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Proceed to the National Memorial Chorten. The building of this landmark was originally made by Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who had wanted to erect a monument for world peace and prosperity. Then, visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, where you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings made from local materials. In the evening, drive to Paro. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04. Departure from Paro airport to onwards destination
You will be driven to Paro International Airport where your guide will accompany you to bid you farewell, after breakfast. We already miss you and until next time! Tashi Delek!
Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!
In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.
The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.
1. When and how to visit Bhutan?
Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.
By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.
Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.
By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/
2. What are your itineraries?
All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.
Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.
After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.
Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.
We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.
Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.
Trip Length: 03 nights/04 days
1pax = USD 1000
2 Pax = USD 950 per person
3 Pax & above = USD 900 per person.
The above price is inclusive of the followings:
- Government Royalty USD 65/person/night
- All government Taxes.
- Lodging (3* hotel – Twin Sharing)
- Meals (Three Meals a day)
- Comfortable Land Transportation within Bhutan.
- Service of guides (English Speaking)
- Camping Equipment & Haulage of trekking tours.
- Visa Fee of USD 40/person
- Mineral Water
- Tea/coffee with snacks ever evening at hotel
- Trying and wearing of our Traditional Costumes and photo shoot.
The above price shall be exclusive of the following:
- Travel Insurance Coverage
- Medical Expenses
- Sleeping bags on treks.
- Tips to guide and driver, others
- Personal bills and others