Bhutan is one of the smallest kingdoms in the world situated in the laps of eastern Himalayan ranges, close to Nepal. Bhutan tour begins with a Himalayan flight from Kathmandu after spending a day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. In Bhutan you will have four full days of sightseeing tour of Paro, Punakha and Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Among the major landmarks you will be visiting includes Ta Dzong monastery, Paro Rimpung Dzong, the palace of Lichu Lhakang, Drukgyal Dzong, National Memorial Chorten, Dupthop Lhakhang Nunnery and Taktsang monastery. This is a rare opportunity to observe and learn Bhutanese art and architecture, culture and royal history, enjoy beautiful Himalayan ranges as well as experience adventurous ride across high Himalayan passes of Dochu La and Chelela Pass en route to the naturally gifted Haa and Paro Valleys.
Bhutan Dragon Kingdom Tour is possible all the year round except in the months of July and August when it is a little damp for tourists. Spring (March, April & May) and Autumn (September, October & November) are the best seasons for travel to Bhutan as you can participate in couple of festivals in different places in these months. The spring season is warmer with flowers blooming around, while autumn, although little colder in the mornings and evenings, days are warmer with clear blue sky for great mountain sceneries.
Licensed Bhutanese travel guides representing Nexus Travels & Tours will introduce you to the many facets of this wonderful country. Our tour guides are trained and certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and updated courses are given frequently to update their knowledge and standards. They can all speak fluent English and are well versed in the country's history and traditions.
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Meet our airport representative and transport to hotel.
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Meet our airport representative and transport to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Early morning breakfast followed by a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath temple.
Early morning breakfast followed by a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath temple. Stay overnight at hotel.
Fly from Kathmandu to Paro by Druk Air or Bhutan Air. Drive to Ta Dzong.
An ancient watchtower which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong, literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”. Here you can see finest example of Bhutanese architecture. Drive to see the Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. Stay overnight at hotel in Paro.
Drive from Paro to Thimphu and sightseeing tour of Thimphu.
Visit the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). Visit the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honor of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Then visit the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. Drive to Mini Zoo where Takin, the national animal of Bhutan can be seen. Stay overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
Drive from Thimphu to Punakha takes about 3 hours.
You drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass, where you can see 108 Bhutanese Stupas. If the weather is clear you can see all Himalayan Ranges with all snow covered. Further drive to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong. You have to walk through the suspension bridge to reach the Dzong. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo. In the evening you take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang, built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century. Stay overnight at hotel in Punakha.
Drive from Punakha to Thimphu takes about 3 hours.
On the way visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest Dzong in Bhutan built in 1626. In the evening you will have leisure time in Town. Stay overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
Drive from Thimphu to Paro via Haa Valley takes about 5 hours.
Drive to Haa Valley (Valley of Gurdian Sprit) through the villages of Doakha, Susuna and Jabana visiting Typical Bhutanese Farm house along the way and you will see farmers working in their farms. Strive further on to Haa valley and after Lunch travel back to Paro Valley via Chelela Pass (3810m) on a clear day you will see Himalayan Mountain Peaks from Chelela Pass and then drive on to Paro Valley. Stay overnight at hotel in Paro.
Sightseeing in Paro.
After breakfast, hike to the great and the blessing monastery Taktshang (Tiger nest) the lunch will be arranged in the Taktshang cafeteria, after lunch you will further downhill for an hour to reach to car parking, then drive back to hotel and relax. Stay overnight at hotel in Paro.
Fly from Paro to Kathmandu.
Meet our airport representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.