6-Day Land of Happiness

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Overview

Bhutan is one of the most appealing destinations for tourists. It has such an incredible diversity of attractions and so much to offer that people find themselves coming back time and again. Go to Bhutan to enjoy authenticity, remoteness and a well-protected cultural heritage and natural environment.
Sightseeing
Hiking & Trekking
Culture & Arts

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Destination:

Bhutan

Start:

Paro, Bhutan

Finish:

Paro, Bhutan

Itinerary

Day 1

Paro and Thimphu Sightseeing

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Paro and Thimphu Sightseeing

After lunch visit the fascinating Rinpung Dzong meaning ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’, which is the seat of the Paro district built in 1645 by Shadrung Ngawang Namgyal. Then visit a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu. This has traditionally been the seat of the Druk Desi (or "Dharma Raja"), the head of Bhutan's civil government, an office which has been combined with the kingship since the creation of the monarchy in 1907.

Day 2

Thimphu to Punakha

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Thimphu to Punakha

The drive from Thimphu to Punakha takes us first to the Dochula Mountain Pass in the snow covered Himalayas. Here are 108 memorial chortens or stupas built by the eldest Queen Mother. A must visit to Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful dzong in the country, especially in spring when the lilac-coloured jacaranda trees bring amazing colours to the dzong's characteristically towering whitewashed walls. After lunch hike to the Devine Madman’s Monastery, famously known for its fertility shrine.

Day 3

Punakha to Thimphu

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Punakha to Thimphu

This small factory produces traditional Bhutanese paper handmade from the bark of the daphne bush and you can see the whole process. Another unique structure is the prominent National Memorial Chorten, which is predominantly white with spires of gold, was erected in 1974 in honour of the father of modern Bhutan, the third king of the country. A visit to Kuensel Phodrang alias Buddha Point is a gigantic Buddha statue, which houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues.

Day 4

Thimphu to Paro

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Thimphu to Paro

Visit one of the oldest monasteries in the country built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo and the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. This fortress was built around 1644-49 to commemorate the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetan-Mongol forces. It was later burnt in an accidental fire in 1951.

Day 5

Hike to Tiger's Nest

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Hike to Tiger's Nest

Paro is a valley of religion and myth. The most famous landmark, the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), stands on a granite cliff about 800m above the valley. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, a famous Buddhist saint, flew to Paro on a tigress and meditated at Taktsang. The monastery is considered as a national treasure of Bhutan.

Day 6

Market visit (only on Sunday) and Departure

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Market visit (only on Sunday)  and Departure

Visit Paro's weekend market before your departure. This market isn't very large but it has a traditional feel and has some unique local products like organic Tsirang honey, squares of dried jellied cow skin known as khoo (a local snack). Drive to the airport for your departure.

Included in Price

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 11 activities
  • 3 lunches
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation

Not Included in Price

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits

Notes

Included

- All private transfer & transportation during the tour in 4 x 4 deluxe Car/Hi-ace bus
- Tours & excursions as mentioned in the program.
- All entrance fees for museums & monuments.
- Accommodations in 3 star hotels with Full Board
- Government Royalty of USD 65/person/night.
- All Government Taxes.
- One bottled mineral water/person/day

Excluded

- Personal expenses, laundry, drinks etc
- Horse ride to Tiger's Nest
- Travel/Medical Insurance
- Tips to guide and driver
- Hot stone Bath Charges
- Bank Transfer charges
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