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Bhutan 4 Nights/5 Days

This Tour is for travelers to Bhutan who have limited days to spare for Bhutan but do not want to rush too much. They want a leisure time in Bhutan.

These Few days tour will take you visiting to places in the Bhutan Districts of Paro and Thimphu. Paro being where you will land in the only International Airport in Bhutan.These two districts are most visited by tourists to Bhutan, as travel distance is less and many sites to visit, including the Sacred National treasure “The Taktsang Monastery” also known as the “Tigers Nest”

Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive via Air at the Paro International Airport.

Bhutan Paro International Airport

Bhutan Paro International Airport

As you enter the Bhutan Air space you will notice the high hills and mountain ranges and can see temples perched on cliffs and hilltops. You can assume your Bhutan Tour begins right away with the thrilling experience of the plan maneuvering between the hills and through the valley until you land. As you disembark from the Plane,you will enjoy the fresh clean air and feel tranquilized maybe…Bhutan Jewel Travel Guide and Driver will meet you at the airport. Check in Hotel and after a meal or snacks,and if time permits,your Guide will start touring you the nearby sites. Night in Paro.

Day 02: After an early breakfast and before the sun comes up,start hike to the World famous Taktsang Monastery.

Bhutan Taktsang Monastery Tigers Nest

Bhutan Taktsang Monastery Tigers Nest

The Hike at a leisurely pace takes about 4 to 5 hours up and back down. Tea and snacks will be served half way to the Monastery where along with your tea you can enjoy the view of the Tigers Nest Monastery on the other side. Taktsang Monastery is perched on a cliff of 900 meters and its where the Guru Rimpoche came flying on the back of a tigress. He meditated here and henceforth the Paro valley is believed to have flourished with abundance in food and religion.

Enroute back from this Hike and if you are not too tired then, visit the Kyichu Lhakhang(Temple),one of the oldest temple in the country. Night in Paro

Day 03: PARO TO THIMPHU

After breakfast, visit the Taa Dzong(Fortress) now a National Museum (which was a former sentinel and watch tower) and now houses Bhutan’s rare and cultural artifacts. Taa-Dzong has a maze of secret tunnels and passages exhibiting some rather eccentric materials, like the horse egg. Perched on a hill top, the pleasant surroundings command a 160 degree view of the Paro valley. A short vertical walk down will reach you to  the Rinpung dzong. Dzong means Fortress

Rinpung dzong houses the local monastic body,the offices of the district judiciary and the governor’s administrative offices. Finally a cobbled footpath leads you out, winding down in tricky swerves to the traditional cantilever bridge. This whole Rinpung Dzong and the Bridge was where the International Hollywood Movie “Little Buddha” was shot,starring Reanue Reeves.

Evening Depart to Thimphu: Check in Hotel and rest for the night.

Day 04: Thimphu Tour: Thimphu is the Capital City of Bhutan,tiny compared to the other Capitals of the world but its so beautiful lying in the valley with a river at the side. Thimphu has the largest population in Bhutan of about 1,00,000 people. Its a bit modern yet very traditional compared to the rest of the World’s capital cities.

You can visit the Local Crafts Bazar, Tashichhodzong which houses the Royal Kings Throne,the national textile museum, handicrafts emporium, the National animal takin zoo, and the local vegetable markets where people from all over Bhutan bring their products for sale, and if you are here during the summer season then you will see many exotic foods like jungle wild fern, orchids,mushrooms etc. Visit the site of the tallest sitting Buddha.

Buddha Dordenma Statue Thimphu Bhutan

Buddha Dordenma Statue Thimphu Bhutan

Night Halt in Thimphu.

Day 05: Depart Bhutan from the Paro International airport.

NOTE : This Itinerary could change at the time of travel to Bhutan as we have to take into consideration weekends and other Public Holidays that may clash with your travel dates and sites that might be closed.