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Discover Bhutan Trip

Trip code
Package name Discover Bhutan Trip
Duration 6 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

Discover Bhutan Trip (5Nights/ 6 Days) is an extended itinerary that includes various significant sites that are widely renowned. National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Statue, Takin Zoo, Thimpu Zong, Zilukha Nunnery, Dochula pass, Gangtey Monastery, Chhimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Paro Dzong, Tachogang temple and other sites are included in this package. Vertex Holiday organizes 5 Nights/6 Days trip by the experienced local guides and luxurious vehicles along with excellent accommodation.

Please, feel free to contact us for detailed information about Bhutan tour itinerary and overall arrangement.  

Highlights

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Paro and drive to Thimphu (driving 1.5hr)

1. 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.

2. Buddha Statue

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

3. Takin Zoo

Takin Zoo has been preserved in a large walled area, that 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.

4. Zilukha Nunnery

Zilukha Nunnery is home of nuns, who are devoted to Lord Buddha. You can visit this nunnery exploring the spiritual life of nuns. Meditation comes along with their daily routine. The place is peaceful, which is located beside the Highway. During the visit of Zilukha Nunnery, you can also get eternal pleasure with a meditation.

5. Thimpu Zong

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 : Thimhu to Phovjikha (driving hour 6/7hr)

1. Dochula pass

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.

2. Visit Gangtey Monastery

Visit Gangtey Monastery (evening program in Phovjikha) special time in winter to see beautiful black-necked crane. It is a significant monastery of Nyingmapa School. It is situated in the central part of Bhutan.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Phovjikha to Punakha (driving hour 3/4 hrs)

Early morning Gangty trail hike (then driving to Punakha ).

Getting up quite early in the morning, we set out for the hiking on the Gangty trail and drive to Punakha.

1. Chhimi Lhakhang

Chhimi Lhakhang is one of the significant Buddhist monasteries in Punakha district. It has got a pyramid temple shaped structure. This monastery was built in 1499 by Drukpa Hierarch, which is believed to have been blessed by the divine madam. It is situated on the hill side of Lobesa.

2. Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong was built in a model of the capital city, which is a central place of government administration. It was built with an order of Guru Rinpoche for the abode of Namgyal. Later Thimpu served as a capital city.

Overnight at hotel

Day 4 : Punakha to Paro (driving 4hr)

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : Paro sightseeing

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.

Visit Kichu Temple. 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.

Overnight at hotel

Day 6 : Departure

Drive to the airport and fly to your destination.

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