Best of Bhutan

Day 1 : ARRIVAL AT PARO – THIMPHU (Approx 1 - 2 hrs)

Arrive Paro, meet and greet and transfer to Thimphu, the capital city. In the evening enjoy a leisurely walk in the breathtaking valley.

Overnight at Thimpu


Day 2 : THIMPHU

After breakfast – visit Memorial Chorten - the Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Also visit Mothinthang zoo and Viewpoint.

Overnight at Thimpu


Day 3 : THIMPHU – WANGDI (Approx 3 - 4 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Wangdiphodrang, the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. The drive over Dochu La pass is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong (All visit to Dzong and Monasteries limited till courtyard only) built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. The Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.

Overnight at Wangdi Hotel


Day 4 : WANGDI – GANGTEY – WANGDI (Approx 2 – 3 Hrs)

After breakfast go for a full day Gangtey excursion. Gangtey Gompa in the Phobjikha Valley is a 16th century monastery. It is the only monastery in Bhutan, which follows the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. The Phobjikha valley is home to rare Black Necked Crane, an endangered species, which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winters. About 250-300 of these reside in this beautiful valley. Return to Wangdiphodrang in the evening.

Overnight at Wangdi Hotel


Day 5 : WANGDI – PARO (Approx 5 - 6 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Paro via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples. Drive to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university.

Overnight at Paro Hotel


Day 6 : PARO

After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. Proceed through the spectacular valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Opening Hours - Tuesday to Saturday - 0900HRS TO 1600HRS & Closed On Sunday, Monday & National Holidays , which was built in 1651 as a watchtower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.

Overnight at Paro Hotel


Day 7 : PARO – ONWARD CONNECTION

After breakfast transfer to the airport, with the wonderful memories of your vacation.



  • Meet & Greet upon arrival at Airport

  • 02 Nights in Hotel Riverview or Similar in Thimpu

  • 02 Nights in Dragon Nest Resort or similar in Wangdi

  • 02 Nights in Tashi Namgay Resort or similar in Paro

  • Daily breakfast

  • Transfers & local sightseeing by per itinerary

Exclusions:

Any air fare or train fare. Peak Season Surcharges. All items of personal nature, tips, entry fees, optional tours, beverages, telephone Charges, laundry. Any natural calamity which is beyond the control of the tour operator. Anything not mentioned in "Package Includes". GST 5%.

Disclaimer:

Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.