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5 Days 4 Nights - Bhutan Cultural Tour

  • In this tour, you will arrive by air at the dramatic mountain-bound Paro valley. Western Bhutan is heartland of the Bhutanese people and is home to the major airport, the capital, the most popular festivals and the most spectacular dzongs (fort-monastery) in the kingdom. Whether it's the beginning of your trip or the only part of Bhutan that you will explore, the west is a spectacular introduction to this magical kingdom.

Tour Information

Duration
5 Days
Departure
08:00
Price per Participant
0,00 SGD
Languages
Group size
1 - 14 people
Transportation
Airplane
Car
Walking
Includes
1) Hotel Accommodation 3-5* 2) All meals  / mineral water 3)English speaking licensed tour guide 4)Vehicle and private driver 5) Entrance tickets to all attractions 6)Government royalty and Taxes 7)Visa fee and travel insurance 8)Round ticket Vietnam- Paro 9) Wearing Bhutan traditional Gho and Kira
Excludes
1) Personal expenses (shopping, laundry, iron, etc) 2) Tips for guide and driver ( min 10$/pax/day)
Cancellation
1) No less than 30 days before the departure date, return 100% land tour fee for customer, no refund air tịcket price. 2)  Incase customers cancel the tour after deposit -  no return the deposit.

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Best Bhutan By Triip Triip.me

Best Bhutan By Triip Triip.me

  • In this tour, you will arrive by air at the dramatic mountain-bound Paro valley. Western Bhutan is heartland of the Bhutanese people and is home to the major airport, the capital, the most popular festivals and the most spectacular dzongs (fort-monastery) in the kingdom. Whether it's the beginning of your trip or the only part of Bhutan that you will explore, the west is a spectacular introduction to this magical kingdom.

Day 1: Arrival: Paro – Thimphu (65kms/1.5hrs)

Paro: It is a broad and beautiful green bowl valley surrounded by jagged Himalayan Mountains and forested hillsides, crossed by beautiful rivers and dotted with medieval fortresses. It was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 AD and has been the legislative, executive, judicial and religious centre for the people of Paro. Also the nations home of National Museum and International Airport. The flight to Paro is considered one of the most spectacular flight experiences in the world.  While flying in and out of Bhutan, one can see Mt.Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makula, and other high peaks such as Jumolhari, Jichu Drakey, and Tsrim Gang. After immigration and customs formalities you will be received by the representatives from Rainbow Tours and Treks.

-> Escort to Thimphu passing by Tamchog Lhakang Iron Bridge en-route.

Thimphu (2320m above sea level): Is the capital of Bhutan with a population of about 100000 and is the nation's largest city. It depicts strong national character in its architectural style yet it is legislative, executive, judicial and religious centre of the government.


*Check in hotel and visit the following places:

Memorial Chorten

  • Built in 1974 as a monument for the 3rd king of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It signifies the “Seat of Faith” otherwise “Mind of Buddha”.

Buddha point

  • Built in 2006, world’s largest sitting Buddha housing over Hundreds of Thousands of small statues inside. It is the center of attraction to all the people radiating its splendor in all directions and harbinger of happiness and peace.

Thimphu post office

  • Create your own stamp with your photos. 

Tashichho Dzong

  • Tashichho Dzong has been the seat of the government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. Other government departments are housed in buildings nearby.


Evening: Free to explore Thimphu Town and Bhutanese Authentic Local Crafts Bazaar.

Overnight in Thimphu


Day 2: Thimphu – Punakha

Distance:77km (3hrss)

Elevation: 1,200m/3,900ft

Morning: Tango Monastery

 => Drive to Punakha , Dochula pass.

*After checking into hotel visit the following places:

Chimmi Lhakhang (45 min hike round trip)

  • Situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humor, songs and outrageous behavior to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as "Divine Madman". Commonly known as fertile temple among and is frequented by childless couples and others alike for blessings. 

Overnight in Punakha 

Evening: the guests will stroll through Punakha/Wangdue town. Programs afterward are optional to the guests.

Day 03: Punakha - Paro

Distance: 130km (4-5hrs)

Elevation: 1,200m/3,900ft

*After breakfast visit: 

Punakha Dzong

  • The name means Palace of Great Bliss. This Dzong stands magnificently on the spit of land where two rivers (Phochu and Mochu) meet. Punakha Dzong has special significance in Bhutanese history as the place where Bhutan's first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned in 1907.

Punakha Suspension Bridge

  • This Bridge is located near Punakha Dzong and is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. The bridge connecting the nearby villages and mountains adjacent gives a magnificent view.

=> Drive back to Paro

Upon reaching check into hotel

Overnight in Paro

Day 04: Hike to Tiger's Nest

Bhutan’s most picturesque landmark, Taktshang the Tiger’s nest clings to the side of a steep cliff 300 meters above the Paro valley. The place was first visited by Guru Rimpoche, founder of the tantric form of Buddhism in Himalayan countries, in the 8th century.  It was said that he meditated there for about three months.  The original temple was built in the 17th century, but tragically, it was consumed by fire in 1998.  Like a phoenix, the temple was rebuilt to its fullest glory in 2003.  Takshang is considered to be the 10th-holiest site in the Buddhist world. The programs afterward are optional to the guest


Evening: Stroll through Paro downtown and visit local handcraft stores.


Overnight in Paro


Day 5: Departure

After breakfast visit the following places:


National Museum (Ta Dzong)

  • Was built in the 17th century to guard the Paro Rimpong dzong (fortress) below.  It was said that the future first king was kept in this tower as a prisoner for a week. It was the third king who restored the Ta-dzong and converted it into the National Museum.  The visit to the museum will familiarize you with the Bhutanese way of life and will also acquaint you with the natural and cultural history.

Kyichu Lhakhang

  • It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambey Lhakahng in Bumthang). The lhakhang complex is composed of two temples. The first temple was built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, built the second temple in original pattern.


After that, representatives from the Rainbow tour and Treks will see you off at Paro International Airport for your onward journey


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