HIDDEN KINGDOM OF BHUTAN

Duration:                     5 Nights 6 Days

Destinations:               Bhutan

Activities:                    Cultural Tours

Transportation:           Private  vehicles based on number of travelers
Trip grade:                  Easy

Meals:                         All meals

Accommodation:         A grade hotels

DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN PARO DRIVE TO THIMPU 2300m (1 HRS)

Arrival in Paro airport meet by our guide and transfer to Thimphu. Lunch in the hotel and later drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a nice view. Enclosure where national animal, Takins are kept and drive to visit the largest and newly built statue of Buddha offering magnificent view of entire Thimphu valley. Overnight: Thimphu

DAY 02 THIMPU TO PUNAKHA 1350M (2.30 HRS)

Morning visit the traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and the Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them. Lunch in the town and drive to Punakha throughDochula pass (3200 mts) If the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. Walk around the 108 stupas and continue to sub tropical valley of Punakha. Overnight: Punakha

DAY 03 PUNAKHA TOUR

Morning drive to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. This is a fine example of Bhutanese rich Art and Architecture. Drive further up to visit the Souvenir Making Center for girls supported by Youth Development Fund. Interact with the students and back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch could relax in the balcony of the hotel to enjoy the view and the nature. Or could go for an hour hike to the temple of Khamsum Yuley Lakhang or the temple of Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. Overnight: Punakha

DAY 04 PUNAKHA TO PARO (3.30 HRS)

Retrace the drive back to Paro. After lunch visit Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on. Evening back to the hotel and enjoy the facility in the hotel. Overnight: Paro

DAY 05 PARO SIGHTSEEING

Morning drive to hike starting point for Tiger’s Nest which will take 2 hrs uphill, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley. Lunch in the cafeteria.. Back to the hotel and enjoy the facility. Hot stone bath for available on Clients personal expenses. Farewell dinner in the town.
Overnight: Paro

DAY 06 DEPARTURE

Morning transfer (10 mins) to the airport for your departure flight. Your guide will bid you farewell at the airport.

Inclusions:

Bhutan Visa arrangement service
Government royalty and all the taxes
Accommodations in A grade hotels
Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
Full time English speaking guide
Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

Exclusions    

Flight fares from
Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
Travel / Medical Insurance