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Day 1: Arrive in Paro and drive to Thimpu.
Upon arrival at Paro airport in Bhutan, Bhutan tour guide will receive you there and transfer to your hotel in Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. The rest of the day in the afternoon, explore Thimpu by yourself.
Day 2: Thimpu Tour
Unlike any other capital, Thimphu is a small and quiet city. Proceed to visit the National Memorial Chorten, a stupa built to honour the late 3rd king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The painting and images inside the monument provide a rare insight into Buddhist philosophy.Thereafter, visit Changangkha Lhakhang , which was built in the 12th century and is the oldest temple in Thimphu. On a lofty ridge at the end of the valley is the oldest Dzong in the country, Simtokha Dzong . Built from 1627 to 1629, the Dzong houses the School for Buddhist Studies. Thereafter, visit the painting school, National Library and the new Drupthob nunnery temple.
Day 3: Thimpu –Punakha –Wangdue Phodrang.
Depart Thimphu and continue to Punakha. Cross Dochu la Pass, where on a clear day you may get spectacular views of the Himalayas. Visit Punakha Dzong, situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Po Chu rivers. Along the way, stop at Metshina Village and take stroll through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, a pilgrimage site for childless couples. Continue south to Wangdue Phodrang for your overnight stay.
Day 4: Wangdue Phondrang –Gangtey –Wangdue Phondrang.
Explore Wangdue Phodrang, the last western town before entering central Bhutan. Not far away is Gangtey Gompa, the largest Nyingma monastery in Bhutan. At Phobjikha Valley, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the endangered black-necked cranes which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winter.
Day 5: Wangdue Phondrang to Paro.
After breakfast, depart for Paro. Visit Ta Dzong which houses a collection of costumes, art, religious paintings, relics, national stamps and handicrafts. Thereafter, drive to Drukgyel Dzong, the victory fortress built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders led by Mongolian warlord, Gushri Khan in 1644.
Day 6: Paro Tour
Clinging precariously to a granite cliff 800 metres above the Paro Valley is the Taktsang monastery which means tiger’s nest. Legend has it the great Guru Padmasamb has landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet. Have an early start for the 2-hour climb to the viewpoint at the monastery. The monastery is built around the cave and is a hallowed shrine for Bhutanese pilgrims. Thereafter, visit Rinpung Dzong, built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The Dzong is now used as an administration centre and school for monks. It is also the venue of the great Paro Tsechu, an annual spring festival.
Day 7: Paro Airport.
If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping before you transfer to the airport for your flight home. Say good bye to your tour guide in Bhutan and hope you enjoy the Bhutan holidays very much and once thanks for joining on Bhutan holidays.
Bhutan visa fees.
Flight Cost like Kath/Paro/Kath
Expenses of personal nature like shopping souvenir, drinks, telephone, and internet
Tips for guide and driver.
Note:The daily tarrif per night for both the high season and the low season is set by the government of Bhutan. In addition; there is a government surcharge per night for individual travelers and for groups of two. For group of three or more there is no government surcharge.
Tourist high season rate: March to May and Sep to Nov.
1 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
2 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
3 pax group and above: USD 250 per night per person, no surcharge.
Tourist low season rate: December to February and June to August.
1 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
2 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
3 pax group and above: USD 200 per night per person, no surcharge.