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Bhutan Short Tour

Trip code
Package name Bhutan Short Tour
Duration 4 Days
Max. elevation m
Level beginner
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation 3*** star hotel
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 0 per person

Overview

Bhutan is a tiny landlocked country in South Asia. It is a country that believes in Buddhism and people spend religious life. The rate of happiness is high in Bhutan. By organizing 03 Nights/04 Days Bhutan Short Tour, we take you to some of the historical and cultural sites of Bhutan. Historical Dzongs, Chhortens, temple, museum and other attractions. Bhutan short tour begins after you reach Paro. You drive to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan and the tour takes a clear shape, exploring various historical and spiritual sites. Thimpu sightseeing offers Changkha temple, National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Statue, Takin Zoo, and Thimpu Dzong. Then you drive to Paro and explore the National Institute of Zorig Chusum, Dochula Pass (3140m) (lunch place), Tachogang temple, National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. On the third day, you can visit the Tiger’s Nest and Kichulhakhang. Spending evening time on shopping, you conclude the trip on the 4th day and fly to the further destination.

For the excellently organized 03 Nights/04 Days Bhutan Short Tour, please, contact Vertex Holiday and have an outstanding tour.

Highlights

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Paro International Airport, Bhutan Head to Thimphu (2320m).

1. Changkha temple

Established in the 12th century, Changangkha Lhakhang is an old fortress-like temple and a school hovering on an edge on top of Thimphu, southeast of Motithang. Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet, chose the place and it was built.

2. National Memorial Chorten

National Memorial Chorten was built in the late twentieth century with a red prayer wheel and a shrine. The visitors or the Buddhist devotees always take some rounds. The Chorten was built in the honor of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. It is a place for mental solace, where one can feel peace, devotion, and integrity of souls from various social backgrounds. You visit the place and feel wonderful.

3. Buddha Statue

Located on the top of Thimpu, Buddha Statue is 51 meters tall. This is popularly known as the Buddha point due to this statue. This tallest point of the valley is also the best viewpoint of the capital city. The scenario is remarkable.

4. Takin Zoo

Preserved in a large walled area, Taking Zoo has become an attraction in Bhutan. Taking is the national animal of Bhutan. It is a different type of animal than the usual ones. Go there in the morning and see the activities of it. From this place, the view of Thimpu city can be explored.

5. Thimphu Dzong

Thimpu Zong is the largest zong, which is the abode of Trashi Chhoe Dzong. It was built by Lama Gyalwa Shingpo but later, it was taken by the Lama named Phajo Drukgom Shigpo. Later, it was again taken by Zhabdrung and given the name as Trashi Chhoe Dzong, which means wonderful. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Thimphu Tour sightseeing and drive to Paro

1. National Institute of Zorig Chusum (morning + drive to dochula pass )

The Institute for Zorig Chusum was built in 1999, which has become an art center of different types. They include painting, calligraphy, embroidery, wood carving, and sculpture. They also teach about Metalwork, weaving, gold-grinding, and the making of religious drums.

2. Dochula Pass (3140m) (lunch place)

Dochula pass is a popular site, where you can see the 108 chhortens built by the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. The stunning Himalayan views can be explored. Druk Wangyel Lhakhang is another wonderful site. Overnight at the hotel.

3. Tachogang temple

Tachogang temple (where is the old bridge, golden opportunity to take a memorial photo) is located along Paro-Thimphu highway. It was built in the early 15th century by the great iron bridge builder and Poet - Yogi Thangtong Gyalpo.

4. National Museum of Bhutan

The National Museum of Bhutan is an educational institution that preserved the history and traditions of Bhutan. Several cultural artifacts can be found there that are collected from different parts of the country. It is significant in terms of research work and exploration of history.

5. Paro Dzong

Paro Dzong is the administrative seat of the Paro district. It was built in 1644 under the regulation of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Paro Dzong full name is Rinpung Dzong, which means the head of jewels. It was established by Gyelchok.

Day 3 : Punakha to Paro.

1. Hike to Paro Taktsang (Tiger Nest)

Morning hike to Tiger Nest (Taksang Monastery). It takes a couple of hours to reach there. The Tiger’s Nest has got a link with Guru Padma Sambhava, who flew to this Nest and spent a long time meditating there. It has become a famous Buddhist pilgrimage destination.

2. Visit Kichulhakhang (rest time shopping)

It was built in the 7th century, which is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan Songtsen Gyampo. Evening shopping time in paro.

Day 4 : Depature.

Drive to the airport and fly to your destination.

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