Glimpse of Bhutan (3Night/4Days)
Considered one of the best travel destinations in the world, Bhutan is often regarded as the last Shangri La. This tiny Himalayan kingdom hosts a remarkable variety of climate and ecosystem, with 72% of it under forest cover, high mountain terrain and deep fertile valleys. Out itinerary and gives participants an opportunity to interact with the people of Druk Yul and experience the Bhutanese way of life in its undiminished natural form.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro (by Druk Air) – Thimphu
The flight to Paro, Bhutan’s only international airport is considered by many as one of the most spectacular, as it offers a view of the lofty Himalayas and some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest. As you disembark, our guide will receive you at the airport after you have cleared customs and visa and then drive on towards Thimphu, the capital city. Thimphu is the only capital city without a traffic light and a lone police officer directs traffic from a booth. In the evening, we will visit the Handicrafts Emporium, where all types of Bhutanese handicrafts are made and sold, overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Thimphu day excursions to Punakha – Thimphu
In the morning, we will visit the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Chorten, which was built in memory of the third Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan. Next we will visit the national library where you get to see preserved ancient manuscripts. We will then drive on towards Punakha through the Dochula pass, which offers stunning views of the Himalayas. We will rest for a short tea break and then continue onwards to Punakha to visit the Punakha dzong, the winter seat of the Je Khenpo and ancient capital of Bhutan, which is located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. We will then drive on to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Thimphu – Paro sightseeing and hike to Taktshang
We will depart early to Paro and check into our hotel. We will then drive towards Drugyel dzong, which is under reconstruction today. In the medieval times, the dzong served as an important landmark that defended several Tibetan invasions.
We then drive to Ramthangkha, to hike up to the Taktshang monastery (Tiger’s nest). We will stop for a short while at the Taktshang cafeteria, where you can enjoy the view of the Taktshang monastery over some light beverages. After visiting the monastery, we will then walk back to the road point and then visit Kyichu lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. In the afternoon, we will visit the national museum and the Paro Rinpung dzong Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Depart from Paro (by Druk Air)
In the morning we will escort you to Paro airport. Good-bye and happy journey back home.