A Glimpse of Bhutan

Himalayan Splendor

Trip Overview

This trip allows you to experience the culture of West Bhutan as well as of south. You will fly into Paro valley, visit Thimpu-the capital of Bhutan and you will exit Bhutan overland via Phuntsoling. Phuntsoling is the gateway to the south and is a thriving commercial centre. Phuntsoling is famous for world-renowned Bhutanese stamps. From Phuntsoling, you can continue to Sikkim or Darjeeling .

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Paro and drive to Thimpu.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Thimpu..
Thimphu valley sightseeing for full day which includes: Memorial Chorten (Stupa), Bhutan Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, School of Fine Arts, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Tashicho-dzong (the seat of the Royal Government), Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional Handmade Paper Factory and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight in Thimphu.  .

Day 03: Thimpu to Paro and sightseeing in Paro
Morning drive to Paro (2 hrs). En-route visits Semtokha Dzong (oldest dzong in Bhutan). Visit 8th century Kichu Monastery. After lunch drive to Ta-Dzong (National Museum), Rinpung Dzong and Paro’s local market.
Night halt: Paro

Day 04: A day excursion to Takstang monastery ( Tiger’s nest)
After breakfast drive to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong (the Fortress where Drukpas won over joint Tibetan-Mongol Invasions in 1700s). Along the way, one can view the sacred Mount Jhomolhari (7,314m) – The abode of the Goddess Jhomo. Drive back to Satsam Chorten and then hike up to view the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) built on the face of a 1000 m rock cliff.  End the day by visiting typical Bhutanese farmhouse to experience the daily life of the local people.
Overnight in Paro.

Day 05: Transfer to airport for onward flight.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:05 Days
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Best Time: Ever
  • Group Size: 2pax - 12pax + Above

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