Validity: Until December 2022
Minimum 2 pax
* Rates are subject to change and availability without prior notice.
Php 56,100 per pax
- 4 Nights hotel accommodation based on 4* hotel
- Thimpu: Osel hotel
- Paro : Tshang Tshang Villa
- Breakfast and Dinner at Hotel
- Lunch at selected local restaurant
- All the sightseeing tour and transfers as per the itinerary
- Private transfers as per the above program with comfortable vehicle
- English Speaking knowledgeable guide
- Bhutan visa fee
- Entrance fee in Bhutan where applicable
Arrive Paro by Air & transfer to Thimphu
The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in entire Himalayas. Whether flying along the Himalayan range, the journey offers fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom. Bhutan’s first gift, as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On arrival in Thimphu check-in to the hotel. The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of Government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Situated in western Bhutan, with the population of about 100,000, it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light. Evening an exploratory walk around Thimphu City Centre.
Morning after breakfast, proceed to visit nearby Institute for Zorig Chusum: commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School (closed on Sat, Sun; Government Holidays), the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Located at a short drive from Thimphu City Centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu Valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. King & Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. Later visit to Trashichhoedzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot and central monk body. Back to hotel.
Thimphu - Paro
After breakfast go to Paro. On the way to Paro visit Simtokha Dzong meaning atop of Demon, the oldest fortress of the country constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1926. At Paro visit Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. It is also known as the Rinpung Dzong which means a “fortress that sits on a heap of jewels”. This imposing dzong located above the Paro river is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture with its inward sloping walls that rise to an impressive height. The dzong was built in the 16th century on the foundation of a monastery built by Guru Rinpoche (who is regarded as the “second Buddha.”) . From the Dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa, an oldest traditional cantilever bridge in Bhutan and also visit the National Museum which is now being housed at a hall near the Ta Dzong (National Museum) as it is now closed to the visitors due to major cracks formed during the September 2011 earthquake that hit Bhutan quite hard. Check-in to the hotel.
After breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery (approx. 5 hours round trip walk): It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro Valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. The hike to the monastery makes a splendid half day excursion. While return to the hotel, along the way, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan.
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to airport for departure.