Bhutan is one of the safest country to visit if you want to do a solo or back packing trip. This tour provide a close encounter with living and unique culture, tradition and religions values along with its spectacular natural beauty, pristine environment, fabulous architecture. All along the beautiful valley of Thimphu and Paro that forms the major portion of western Bhutan.
Enjoy the many cultural sites of Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital including the National Memorial Chorten, the National Library, the arts and crafts school and Tashichhoedzong. After visiting Thimphu valley, drive back to Paro where you will hike to famous Tiger’s nest (Taktsang) monastery.
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|01||Arrival Paro – Thimphu||Hotel|
|03||Sightseeing in Paro||Hotel|
|04||Tiger Nest Hike||Hotel|
|05||Tiger Nest Hike|
Flight to Bhutan in the Kingdom’s only airline, The Druk Air. In-flight offers breathtaking scenery of Himalayan Mountain ranges including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga. Traditional reception will be given by your local tour executive on arrival at Paro International airport. Following the pick up, you will be driven for sightseeing at Paro Ringpung Dzong and Paro Museum. Upon completion, lunch will be served in one of the finest local restaurant in Paro followed by visit to Kichu Monastery and Drugyal Dzong. Evening take a 45 minutes drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
This affluent and vibrant province has been a home to the Royal families and government ministries for more than six decades. Thimphu, the city of happening also serves as the cultural hub for ten and thousands of foreigners and locals. Well preserved cultural heritages, serene environment and easy accessibility of modern amenities are peculiarities that sets Thimphu apart from rest of the provinces in Bhutan.
Your tour program in Thimphu includes, sightseeing visit to Folk heritage museum, National library, painting school, Changangkha Lhakhang, Sangaygang view point, Takin zoon and Thimphu Dzong. Evening leisure hour at clock tower square and experience the sights and sound.
his morning, we will check out of our hotel and move over to Paro via Haa valley. Before our journey, we will visit the Buddha Doderma, which is the largest sitting Buddha in the world at 170 feet. We will have our prayer flag hoisting ceremony here in the auspicious premises for the blessings of sentient beings and oneself. The view of the Capital city is incredible from here.
After that, we will drive to Paro. We will first visit the National Museum of Bhutan that houses so many ancient artifacts & religious items. Next visit the Paro Dzong (16th century fort) that is home to about 500 monks and also offices of the governor and the district judge. Next we will walk a gradual downhill for about 30 minutes to the cantilevered bridge where the vehicle awaits you. Drive to our lunch spot at a farm house where we will have a demonstration of traditional archery & dart games. Those interested can participate & try the game. We will wind up the day with a visit to the most auspicious 7th century Kyichu temple near your hotel. Here you will be treated to a ritual ceremony that is to instill peace in ones disturbed mind & ward off evil from harming you. Back to the hotel for dinner.
The highlight of this excursion will be graded as unforgettable memory as the incredible “Tiger Nest Hike” unveils the era of rescue by Guru from the darkness period. Taktshang, literally means the Tigers Lair, is adventurously perched on the rocky cliff elevating 1000 meters from the basement. The history dates back to eight century when the Guru Rinpochhe flew on the back of tigress from Tibet en route Singye Dzong in the north east Bhutan in the eighth century. His mission to subdue evil spirits dwelling in the Himalayan region of Bhutan was brought to fruition after meditating for three months in the existing cave. Up on his blessing, the current stature of the monastery was initiated in 1694 and unfortunately the old structure was engulfed by fire in 1998 and it was revamped in 2004, which you will behold on your visit. The fascinating hike could vary in duration depending on the physique of an individual. However, on an average it is only three hours hike. Further, option lies at your decision, whether to make up till the nest or enjoy the breathtaking up view of the nest from the cafeteria viewpoint.
After the break fast straight drive to airport to board your flight to onwards destination.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Bhutan Tourist Tariff Royalty & Visa fees.
- Food and lodging in 3star category hotels and resorts in twin room sharing basis (4 & 5 star requires additional cost)
- Tourist standard transport vehicles will be provided depending upon the number of Guest travelling.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- All internal taxes will be included
- One time special cultural show program will be organized by Exotic vacations Bhutan for group above 10 pax and if number of pax is exceeding 16 pax .Troop leaders (1pax) will be give complimentary trip to Bhutan
- Local English speaking guide/tour leader.
- All entrance fees and permits.
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Air tickets cost any sector you choose
- Single room supplementary of USD 40 per night
- All personal expenses such as bars, beverages, laundry, telephone and tips.
- Guide and Driver Tipping's
- Pottery pony hire charge of USD 30 per head for visiting Tigers nest for those who cannot walk up to tigers nest
- Surcharge of USD 40 per person per nights and USD 30 and above 3 pax .no surcharge will be charged
- Medical / Travel Insurance.