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Bhutan at a Glance - 4 Days

These tour offers unique opportunities to explore the Bhutanese culture and traditions in brief. The tour includes the most important museums, galleries, places of historic interest and activities to give you a diverse experience of our unique country and its people in fewer days.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu  - Paro – Thimphu, Drive – 1 hr

Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing – Paro Drive – 1 hr

Day 03: Paro Sight seeing

Day 04: Paro - Kathmandu

Day 01: Kathmandu  - Paro – Thimphu, Drive – 1 hr

You board Druk-Air flight to Bhutan which provides the most fascinating views of the Himalayas. As you enter Bhutan the plains come to an abrupt end and the mountains keep rising. The silver river threads the valleys, waterfall plunge down the forested mountains and to the north the great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up in the sky.

As you enter Paro you will see the Paro dzong and one of the most fertile valleys of Bhutan. After lunch at Paro, drive to Thimphu. In the evening free time to explore the city. Overnight in a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing – Paro Drive – 1 hr

Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital in the world, is a bustling town which is home to the most revered Bhutanese family, the Royal government and the judiciary and to several foreign missions and development projects.

Bhutan's National Library is located close to the thanka painting school and contains the best collection of religious and historical literatures in the Himalayas.

Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and drive further down with good views of the Thimphu valley.

Visit one of the Handicraft Emporium where one can buy Bhutanese textiles and other Arts & Crafts stores. Here you can buy stunning Kiras that can be used as bed covers or wall hangings, jewelry and much more.

Evening drive back to Paro, on the way visit the Simtokha Dzong. Check into hotel. Overnight at Paro.

Day 03: Paro Sight seeing

Hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). The climb up to the view

point will take around three hours. Enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambava landed on the back of a tiger in the 8th century, and mediated for three months. The monastery was later built in this holy place in 1684.

Visit the old fort ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, which offers a very scenic drive of a typical Bhutanese landscape. The dzong was destroyed by fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. On a clear day the Mt. Jhomolhari(7314metres, 24000 feet),the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong.

Afterwards visit the Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. This unusual round building is believed to be in the shape of a conch shell.

Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. Here you can see finest example of Bhutanese architecture.

Visit the Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demons that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries.

Day 04: Paro - Kathmandu

Morning your guide will escort you to the airport for your onward journey.

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