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Bhutan: Land of Thunder Dragon

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The Kingdom of Bhutan is a tiny landlocked country diverse in cultural and natural between the massive China and India. Bhutan: Land of Thunder Dragon is the last Buddhist Kingdom in the world which is perched in the Himalayas. This short trip to the Dragon Kingdom offers you the best of Bhutan’s culture, history and nature including the visit to isolated mountains in serenity. It is a golden opportunity to experience your days in the happiest countries in the world with the happiest people on this earth. 

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit Bhutan’s unique cultural hotspots
  • Relish the areal vista of the Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest
  • Opportunity to visit the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan 
  • Indulge in Bhutanese culture and lifestyle 

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Twin sharing accommodation on B/B (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • English speaking city guide
  • Flight fare to/from Paro
  • Bhutan visa and travel permit
  • Private vehicle and Entrance fees
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • International flight fare to/from Nepal
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Drinks & Beverages of personal interest
  • Additional tours and accommodations
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal insurance and personal expenses

Day 01: Arrival Day

Our Airport Representative will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to your respective hotels. After check-in and some rest, you will be taken to the main touristic hub in the city for a short introduction tour. Your trip guide will briefly give information about your trip in the evening.

Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 02: Fly to Paro (2250) & drive to Thimpu

Flight Duration: 1 hour

Drive duration: 1 hour 

Your flight to Bhutan with Druk Air will be an amazing as your plane flies over the Himalayan peaks including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. You will be mesmerized by the Bhutanese landscape along with its green and lush mountains, waterfalls and river valleys. After short lunch break in Paro, you will head towards the capital, Thimpu. Once you reach the city, you will checking in at the hotel and relax for some time. You will explore nearby markets and streets in the evening. 

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimpu (2320m)

Early morning breakfast and you will visit the Memorial Chorten; built in the memory of the third Bhutanese King. Afterward, you will visit top tourist attractions in Thimpu such as the National Library which houses ancient manuscripts, the nunnery temple, and the school of arts and crafts. After lunch, you may visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, the Handicraft Emporium, Textile Museum, and the traditional paper factory.  In the evening, you may take a walk to the streets of the surroundings and have a look at the lifestyle of the locals. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 04: Thimpu to Punakha

Drive duration: 3 hours

Early morning, you will have a refreshing drive towards Punakha via Simtokha Dzong, a former Buddhist monastery, now a language learning institute built in 1629 and it is the oldest Dzong in Bhutan to survive till this day in its original form. The trail to Punakha from Thimpu is awe inspiring as it takes you through the beautiful pine forests and pretty rural villages.  En route, you will stop by Dochu La Pass: a mountain pass at the elevation of 3100 meters with 108 memorial chortens. 

Punakha was once the capital of Bhutan until Thimpu was declared as capital in 1995. 72 km away from the current capital, Punakha is one of the beautiful places to explore the culture and history of the country. The first sightseeing place will be Punakha Dzong which is positioned at the confluence of Pho Chu and Mo Chu River. The Dzong is second oldest, second largest and one of the important Dzongs in Bhutan. 

You will also pay visit to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, dedicated to the 5th king of Bhutan. The chorten was constructed with the intention of bringing peace and clear all the obstacles for the country. 

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 05: Punakha to Paro

Drive duration: 4 hours

Today morning, you will go for a short hike to Chimi Lakhang which was built in 1499 by Ngawang Choegyel, the 4th Drukpa. Legend states that the site was once blessed by the famous “Divine Madman”, Drukpa Kunley. The monastery is a very important pilgrimage, especially for the women seeking for the blessing of fertility.  After lunch at the hotel, you will drive to Paro city. In the evening, you will explore the surroundings.

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 06: Paro sightseeing

Morning breakfast and you will hike for around 4-5 hours to the famous monastery of Bhutan Takstang Monastery which is also called Tiger’s Nest Monastery situated at the elevation of 3180 meters. The monastery hangs on the edge of a steep cliff which is 900 meters above the Paro Valley. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (the second Buddha) flew on the back of tigress and meditated for years where the monastery is built. A cafeteria restaurant situated in the halfway of the mountain is one of the highlights of the monastery. After lunch in the cafeteria, you will hike down to Paro. After relaxing for a short period of time and lunch, you will begin your sightseeing in Paro by visiting the National Museum called Ta Dzong; once a traditional watchtower. Next, you will visit to the oldest temple in the country, Kichu Lakhang. 

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 07: Fly to Kathmandu

Flight duration: 1 hour 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro International Airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will greet you and escort you to your respective hotel. During the leisure time today, you can go for shopping in the streets of Kathmandu city. 

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included. 

Day 08: Departure Day

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination by a representative from our company 3 hours prior as per your flight schedule.

Breakfast included.