Duration
4 Nights / 5 Days
Season Type
All Season
Location
International
Bhutan
Thimphu, Paro Valley
Thimphu, Paro valley, Dochula pass

NATURAL BHUTAN .

Bhutan - Wedged between the world’s giants, India and the Tibetan region of China, BHUTAN - the Land of the Thunder Dragon - one of the most sought after travel destinations today. The land of the thunder dragon kingdom is a trekker’s paradise and an environmentalist’s dream. Bhutan is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, with 79 percent of the people living in rural areas. Bhutan is the only country to maintain Mahayana Buddhism in its Tantric Vajrayana form as the official religion.

The Bhutanese architectural landscape is made up of chortens, stonewalls, temples, monasteries, fortresses, mansions and houses. Associated with a number of clear-cut architectural concepts and building types rooted in Tibetan Buddhism, there is a strong association between state, religious and secular forms. You can now discover the cultural and natural wonders of this last remaining Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom of the Himalaya. Here is a kingdom that is just throwing off the veil of mystery, and opening its doors to visitors.

Bhutan is truly Shangri-la, a mythical country hidden deep in the mountains.

Location Bhutan, Thimphu, Paro Valley
Destination Thimphu, Paro valley, Dochula pass
Cost Start from 30300 per person
Car

Details

Day 1
Thimphu, Paro valley, Dochula pass
Day 1 Arrive Paro Int. Airport & transfer to Thimphu 55 km 1hrs drive
Day 1 Arrive Paro Int. Airport & transfer to Thimphu 55 km 1hrs drive

Flying in from the heat of the plains of India one can witness from the left side of the aircrafts window a series of the world’s highest peaks. Your pilot will announce the names of the peaks if the weather is clear. You will descend into the high mountains and as the plane lowers you will not find any airstrip or any city but instead you will enjoy the view of the approaching valley of Paro, the alpine forests, little monasteries, temples and farm houses. Before the plane touches the runaway you will get a glimpse of the fertile valley of Paro, the Paro Dzong and Paro chu(river). Our representative will be at the airport to assist you, meet and greet and transfer to the capital city Thimphu and rest of the day at leisure. O/n at Thimphu

Day 2
Thimphu, Paro valley, Dochula pass
Day 2 Thimphu – capital city
Day 2 Thimphu – capital city

When in Thimphu you got to prepare for surprises where this unique capital has no traffic lights but adopted its own version of the British – Indian colonial times traffic policemen who can startle you and memorize others with his elaborate hand gestures, sometimes he may be signaling stop when it looks like go but don’t worry you can observe the flow and notice his smile as you stare at him. Sightseeing includes visit to the National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue, Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan and drive downhill stop at the junction to take a glimpse of Trashichho Dzong. Proceed towards National Library and Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon take a short walk to Handicraft Bazaar to view the traditional arts. Afternoon at leisure or take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square for shopping.. O/n at Thimphu.

Day 3
Thimphu, Paro valley, Dochula pass
Day 3 Thimphu – enroute excursion to Dochula pass 10,000ft - 25 km 45 min drive & transfer to Paro 5
Day 3 Thimphu – enroute excursion to Dochula pass 10,000ft - 25 km 45 min drive & transfer to Paro 5

After breakfast transfer to Dochula pass 10,000 ft on the way stop at Hongtsho village and at the immigration check point please get a stamp in your permit. Next to the check point you will find small local stalls selling fresh juicy local apples available for sale in plastic bags you could try some. You will be driving through the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan. Stop at 108 Druk Wangyal chortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags greet you. You could take three rounds and offer prayers, take some best photo shots. If the weather is clear during the day or in the morning you will be able to see the highest peaks towards the north, Gangar Punsum among others is the highest unclimbed peak (24,000 ft) in the world. Afternoon transfer to Paro and afternoon at leisure. O/n at Paro. Enroute tea/coffee at Dochula pass

Day 4
Thimphu, Paro valley, Dochula pass
Day 4 Paro sightseeing
Day 4 Paro sightseeing

Morning drive to Paro valley and later visit Paro Dzong, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered being one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred. Afternoon visit one of the fFarm houses, view point of Drukgyel Dzong, a 17th century fortress that used to keep invaders from Tibet and in 1951 and Tigers Nest view point. Evening at leisure. O/n at Paro.

Day 5
Thimphu, Paro valley, Dochula pass
Day 5 Departure
Day 5 Departure

Morning transfer to Paro International Airport for your next destination.

End of the trip