Luxury Bhutan Tour

9 Day(s) from $1750 USD
Luxury Bhutan Tour
Luxury Bhutan Tour

Trip Fact

Trip Grade: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast

Transportation: Private Vehicle & Aeroplane

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Destination: Nepal and Bhutan

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Luxury Bhutan Tour 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:Kathmandu Full Day Sight Seeing.

Day 03:Kathmandu - Paro by Flight and Local Sight Seeing.

Day 04:Paro to Punakha Valley via Thimphu and Dochu La

Day 05:Chimmi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

Day 06:Punakha Valley to Paro, Chuzom and Tamchog Lhakhang

Day 07:Paro Valley – Taktsang Walk

Day 08:Paro to Kathmandu by Flight.

Day 09:Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.On arrival at Tribhuwan Int’l Airport in Kathmandu, you will warmly greet by our representative. Then transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. We will brief about yours activities in Nepal. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu Full Day Sight Seeing.Breakfast and full day sight seeing of, Bouddhanath Stupa(UNESCO World Heritage Site) Pashupatinath Temple(UNESCO World Heritage Site) Patan Durbar Square(UNESCO World Heritage Site) Soyambhunath Stupa(UNESCO World Heritage Site) Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03Kathmandu - Paro by Flight and Local Sight Seeing.Upon arrival at the airport you will be greeted by our tour guide. After you check-in and spend some time settling into your new surroundings, we will take sightseeing in Paro town and a temple visit. This afternoon trip allows you to acclimatize to the rarefied air at this altitude as well as the chance to get to know your guide.

Day 04Paro to Punakha Valley via Thimphu and Dochu LaThe capital Thimphu, sprawled across the wooded western hillside of the Wang Chhu River, is Bhutan’s centre of government, religion and commerce. During the journey from Paro to Punakha, you can stop off in the nation’s largest city, with an immersive tour taking in some of the major attractions, including the Buddha Dordenma statue, the National Memorial Chorten, a view of Trashi Chhoe Dzong and the Folk Heritage Museum (exact tour itinerary varies). After leaving Thimphu, the drive to Punakha is spectacular, winding snake-like up the 3,000m-high mountain pass of Dochu La, offering views to 108 chortens (Buddhist shrines), forests of cluttering prayer flags and, on a clear day, sweeping views of the Himalayan range. Duration of drive: 3 to 4 hours (126km)

Day 05Chimmi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal ChortenThis is a full day of exploration through the lush Punakha Valley, which at 1,200m is low enough for bananas and oranges to grow. The morning starts with a short walk across farmhouses and rice paddies to reach Chimmi Lhakhang, a 15th-century fertility temple dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint, perhaps better known as the ‘Divine Madman’. This site has long been a pilgrimage for couples hoping to start a family. Heading further down the valley, the 300-year-old Punakha Dzong comes into view. Built in the 17th century by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (who founded the Kingdom of Bhutan), the fortress once housed the country’s government. It is now the winter home of Je Khenpo, the head abbot of Bhutan, along with a retinue of 1,000 monks. After lunch, the tour takes you on a walk through homesteads and farmland to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, a shrine recently built by the royal family. Duration: 6 to 7 hours Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Day 06Punakha Valley to Paro, Chuzom and Tamchog LhakhangRetrace your steps back over the Dochu La pass for a second chance to view the Himalayan mountain range. Returning to the Chuzom (the confluence of the rivers Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu), you can glimpse the three nearby shrines, built to ward off evil spirits – each with a different style of architecture: Nepali, Tibetan and Bhutanese. Time-permitting, there will be a visit to Tamchog Lhakhang, a temple built by Thangtong Gyalpo, a pioneering engineer who introduced the construction of suspension bridges into Bhutan and Tibet (several of which are still in use today). The final part of the drive to Uma Paro is through apple orchards and rice paddies back to our mountain home, where you can spend the rest of the day in this calming setting. One popular option is to try your hand at archery, Bhutan’s national sport. Duration of drive: 3 to 4 hours (126km) Difficulty: Easy

Day 07Paro Valley – Taktsang WalkThe historical Paro Valley is the focus of today’s activities, culminating in a visit to the Taktsang ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, one of Bhutan’s most important pieces of architecture. According to legend, this Cliffside is where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet. The trip starts early in order to avoid the hot sun during the two-hour climb to the Tiger’s Nest viewpoint, a steep hike passing a waterfall and ending among beautiful murals at the monastery’s main entrance. If time allows, there is the possibility of heading further up to visit remote temples. After lunch – either a prepared picnic or from the charming Taktsang cafeteria – you return to Uma Paro, where you can recharge on your final night, enjoying the herbal hot stone bath. Duration: 6 to 8 hours Difficult: Moderate to hard

Day 08Paro to Kathmandu by Flight.Transfer to Paro International Airport and fly to Kathmandu. Hotel check in to Kathmandu, and Refreshment city Walking Tours. farewell diner and Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 09Final Departure.Today is your last day of Nepal. According to your flight details we will give good bye departure to Tribhuwan int’l airport in Kathmandu for your own destination. Or you can connect for another trip with us.

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