Spend seven days in Bhutan and witness the monastic beauty of Thimphu, the raw beauty of Punakha and the adventures of Paro!
Bhutan, a country nestled in the Himalayas, is a blend of colours, of mountains and plains, snow and greens, skins and traditions, Bhutan is where brotherhood is best defined. Let’s take a journey to this land, where National Gross Happiness defines the country’s progress. Come and explore the beauty of the snow clad mountains, the luscious green forests, the untouched traditions, the peaceful monasteries and the smiling faces of Bhutan.
- Day 1: Phuentsholing: Arrive at Bagdogra International Airport and drive to Phuentsholing
- Day 2: Thimphu: Drive to Thimhpu and local sightseeing
- Day 3: Thimphu: Day trip to Punakha via Dochu La Pass
- Day 4: Paro: Drive to Paro and Local Sightseeing
- Day 5: Paro: Tiger’s Nest Trek
- Day 6: Phuentsholing: Shopping in Paro, drive to Phuentsholing and rest
- Day 7: Departure: Today we drive to PHB and Depart
- 2N in Phuenthsoling
- 2N in Thimhpu
- 2N in Paro
Room with Breakfast and Dinner
A mix of SUV and Wagon R
Day 1: Bagdogra to Phuentsholing
Arrive at Bagdogra International Airport, Siliguri. Drive to Phuentsholing and rest.
Day 2: Thimpu
After breakfast, we drive to Thimhpu. Arrive at the capital of Bhutan and settle into homestay.
Later we go for sightseeing. Below are some places you could visit:
National Memorial Chorten
Visit the National Memorial Chorten which is built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Thimphu Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan, is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan
Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park
Thereafter, we will drive up to Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park where the 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne Buddha is located. It one of the largest statue of Buddha in the world.
Have lunch at the Traditional Arts and Crafts Museum. You can also visit the National Textile Industry and the National Library if possible.
Day 3: Day Trip to Punakha
After breakfast, we will drive you to Punakha and stop at Dochula Pass, where you will have a coffee break, regard the grand 108 stupas (sacred structures) and appreciate the stunning view of the Himalaya’s if it is a clear day.
Later we will hike around 1.5 hours to Chimi Lhakhang, which is a temple dedicated to the divine Madman and people come here to pray for children.
Continue to Punakha Dzong, a large and spectacular Bhutanese architecture, located at the confluence of Pho Chu and Mo Chu Rivers. It was the religious and administrative centre of Bhutan until 1950 when the capital moved to Thimphu.
After that we visit the nearby Suspension Bridge, which is the longest bridge of Bhutan.
We do an evening drive to Thimphu
Day 4: Drive to Paro
Visit the Paro Dzong and the Ta Dzong..
You can also visit the auspicious Kyichu Lhakhang, a sacred monument pinning down the left foot of a treacherous ogress, which is built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo.
Overnight halt at Paro.
Day 5:Tiger’s Nest Monastery trek
Tiger’s nest monastery: This is a strenuous day as we will hike up to the holiest Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). It is located in a cliff about 900 meters (3000 feet) above the Paro Valley. After about 2 hours hiking, we arrive at this spectacular monastery, where you will appreciate the awesome architecture and take in the beauty of the Paro Valley.
The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 1⁄2 hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former beauty.
Day 6: Paro-Phuentsholing
After breakfast we go for shopping in Paro. Later we drive to Phuentsholing. You can visit the Zangto Pherli Lakhang if time permits.
Day 7: Departure
Drive from Phuentsholing to Bagdogra International Airport and fly out with memories to cherish for a lifetime!