Recommended for All Ages
Thimphu: Bhutan’s capital city is the country’s commercial and religious hub and the official seat of government. Located at an altitude of 2400 metres, it is an interesting fusion of ancient and modern, with historical architecture and ancient traditional elements juxtaposed with contemporary buildings and sensibilities. Attractions here include the Memorial Chorten, the Folk Heritage Museum, the National Library, the Textile Museum and numerous handicraft shops, among others.
Punakha: Home to the ancient Bhutanese capital of Punakha, the Punakha valley is a fertile region blessed with rich harvests of fruit and rice and a climate that is almost tropical in the summer months.
Paro: Sitting pretty at an altitude of 2200m/7218ft, Paro is the gateway to beautiful Bhutan. Planes make an incongruous sight, flying low as they prepare for landing in this Himalayan oasis, home to many of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries. There’s plenty to observe in this traditional town on the banks of Pa Chhu (Paro River). A great day excursion is to trek to the famous Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) Hermitage on the face of a sheer 1000-metre-high cliff. It’s advised to do this at the end of your trip, once you’ve acclimatised to your surrounds.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation on twin sharing.
- All transportation charges Ex-Paro (using a Toyota coach / similar - non AC).
- All excursions as per the itinerary.
- All Food charges (breakfast, lunch and dinner) Ex-Paro.
- All entry fees, Guide Charges, Permit charges.
- Expert Naturalist from Team Foliage.
- Goods and Services Tax as applicable.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Stay at Kolkata / Delhi
- Rail / Air travel.
- Mineral water / cold drinks / any other drinks during journey or at the hotels.
- Entry charges at the Tiger's Nest.
- Camera charges.
- Any other personal expenditure.
- Any other charges not mentioned in "Charges Include."
- Experience unique culture of Bhutan.
- Trek up to Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro.
- Admire stunning vistas from mountain passes.
- Visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong.
- Go walking in pristine valleys.
- Home to rare Flora and Fauna.
- Fantastic opportunities for photography and birding.
Day 1: Thimphu
Arrival in Paro at 1115 hrs. Drive to Thimphu (Approx 1 hour). Arrival at Peaceful Resort / similar for lunch. Evening at leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay in Peaceful Resort. / similar
Dy 2: Punakha
Early morning departure to Punakha. Enroute visit Dochu-La pass. Arrival at Punakha for lunch. Visit to the famous Punakha Dzong in the evening. Punakha Dzong is the administrative centre of Punakha District. This beautiful dzong is the second oldest (and largest) dzong in Bhutan. Dinner and Overnight stay at Punakha (Zhingkham Resort / similar).
Day 3: Punakha
Visit to the picturesque Pele-La and Phobjikha Valley. Also known as the Gangtey Valley ‘ this broad valley with its best-known marshland in Bhutan, is popular for its scenic splendour and cultural uniqueness. This valley is also a winter home of globally threatened species of cranes - the Black-necked Crane. Dinner and Overnight stay at Punakha.
Day 4: Paro
Breakfast at the Resort. Drive to Paro (Approx 3-4 hrs). Lunch en route. Evening at Leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Tashi Namgay Resort / similar at Paro.
Day 5: Paro
Half-day hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest). Situated at about 3120 meters from mean sea level, this ancient monastery is a ‘must visit place in Bhutan. According to the legend, it is believed that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. Evening at leisure. All meals and Overnight stay in hotel at Paro.
Day 6: Paro
Half-day visit to the picturesque Chele-la pass. Located about 3810 meters from mean sea level, Chele La top separates Ha valley and Paro valley. Drive to this pass is very scenic through dense forests. Evening at leisure. All meals and Overnight at Paro.
Day 7: Departure
Early Breakfast at the Resort. Transfer to Paro Airport. End of Services.