Thunder of Dragon Bhutan Tour

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5 Days / 4 Nights

Duration

Bhutan

Country

Easy

Grade

2200m/7218ft

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Lodge/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Throughout the year

Best season

- Max 14

Group Size

Overview


The Thunder of Dragon Bhutan Tour is one of the top cultural tours you can embark in the land of the thunder dragon, the last Shangri-La. This spectacular Bhutan tour provides several opportunities to exalt the artistic grandeur, innate finery, exotic adventures and the age-old history. Immerse in this tiny Himalayan nation and discover the charming cities of Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, and Wangdue Phodrang. This The Thunder of Dragon Bhutan cultural tour in Bhutan carries you off in the lap of nature situated in the most ideal destination. Thimphu is the only capital city in the world without traffic lights. Other significant landmarks in Thimphu covered by this short and easy tour in Bhutan are the Memorial Chorten, Tashicho Dzong, the National Library, the Traditional Medicine Institute, Motithang Takin reserve and Kuensel Phodrang, the famous Buddha point with the largest Buddha statue in the country.

In this Thunder of Dragon Bhutan Tour offers major highlights of this splendid cultural tour in Paro are, visit to Rinpung Dzong – the fortress of the heap of jewels, Kyichu Lhakhang – the Jowo Temple, which also happens to be the oldest temple in Bhutan and Ta Dzong, the national museum. A spectacular hike to Taktshang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest is the most significant landmark in the entire country. A brilliant hike to this familiar sight is included in almost all the top tour packages of Bhutan. This popular monastery is located in the cliff-side of the upper Paro Valley and it is believed that Guru Padmasambhava meditated here for three years three months three weeks three days and three hours in the 8 th century. Driving to Punakha through the Dochu La Pass is a scenic experience that depicts Bhutan’s countryside.

After a visit to Wangdue Phodrang, it is an enjoyable short walk to Chimi Lhakhang Temple, a Buddhist monastery. This monastery, known as the temple of the Drukpa Kuenley, and better known as the Divine Madman is renowned for blessing barren women with fertility. Amongst numerous Bhutan tour packages, this cultural tour in Bhutan exposes the diverse Bhutanese landscape, culture, and traditions. Come and join AID Journeys & Adventure to enjoy the magnificence of the mystical Himalayan kingdom with our carefully crafted cultural tour itinerary. Make this tour one of your special and most memorable journeys ever.

Outline Itinerary


Day 1: Fly to Paro from Kathmandu and Drive to Thimpu (L/D)- Overnight in Thimpu
After breakfast, proceed to airport for flight to Bhutan – Paro. During the journey offers fascinating views of the eastern Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest. 
Arrival Paro, enjoy the Bhutan local lunch. 
Visit to Rimpung Dzong or the 'fortress of the heap of jewels' drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.

Day 2: Thimphu / Wangdue Phodrang/Punakha (B/L/D)- Overnight in Punakha
After breakfast, we will drive towards Punakha and on the way with a short stop at Dochula pass (3,050m) where if the weather is good, enjoy spectacular view of mountains. 
Visit the Punakha Dzong 
Drive to Wangdue
Visit Chimi Lhakhang

Day 3: Punakha / Paro (B/L/D)- Overnight in Paro
After breakfast, drive back to Paro via Thimphu and visit Tashicho Dzong, the center of government and the monastic order.
After that, continue to visit the Motithang Mini Zoo
Visit the Memorial Chorten
Visit the National Post Office 
Visit Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang)
Drive to Paro

Day 4: Paro (B/L/D)- Overnight in Paro
After breakfast, drive to the foot of the Taktshang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest cliff before walking uphill for 2 hours to reach this monastery, giddily perched on a sheer 800m rock face. 
Taktshang means 'Tiger's Nest' as legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this spot on the back of a tigress in the eight century. He meditated here making this temple a sacred pilgrimage destination for Buddhists.  The trip to and fro takes 4 hours for which riding ponies can be arranged (USD 15/per pax). 
After lunch, Visit 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang
After dinner, if you have special needs, we can arrange for you to experience the Bhutanese Traditional Hot Stone Bath (USD30 /per pax), booking must be made 6hours in advance), to eased past few days journey fatigue. Transfer back to hotel in Paro. (Over night in the hotel of Paro)

Day 5: Fly to Kathmandu from Paro (B)
After breakfast, proceed to the airport for flight to onward destinations. 

Cost Includes

    • Accommodation on 3-star hotels under twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Lunch and Dinner at local restaurants and hotels.
    • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
    • Private transport within Bhutan as per the itinerary.
    • The museum, monuments entrance fee, sightseeing and
    • all applicable taxes.
    • Bottled water during the tour.
    • Visa Fee and Mean Bhutan
    • AID Journeys & Adventure Personal Care and Attention.

Cost Excludes

    • Travel Insurance
    • Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.
    • Horse charge for Tiger’s Nest Hike
    • Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath

Detail Itenerary


After breakfast in Kathmandu, you will board Drukair and fly into Bhutan. The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular trips in the entire Himalayas, which offers astounding views of the mountains, green vegetation, and meandering rivers. On arrival at Paro airport and completing all the immigration formalities, you will be met by a representative of AID Journeys & Adventure who will lead your drive towards Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. You will stop briefly at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. This confluence is adorned by three different styles of stupas: Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese. After arrival in Thimphu, you will be transferred to your hotel where you may rest for a while. Later, you will visit some significant landmarks of Thimphu including Tashicho Dzong, the impressive fortress, and the Memorial Chorten, a prominent sight in the city with golden spires and bells. This stupa is popularly known as the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan that was built to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Also, visit the Local Crafts Bazaar where you may explore through Bhutan’s fine traditional arts. Overnight in Thimphu.
After breakfast today, you will drive over the Dochu La pass from where stunning views of the Himalayan peaks can be sighted. The scenic drive through the countryside to Punakha showcases a glimpse of the everyday life of the remote areas of Bhutan. In Punakha, you will visit the Punakha Dzong, the palace of great happiness, which is situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu (mother) and Pho Chu (father) Rivers. Punakha used to be the ancient capital of Bhutan where the first king was crowned in 1907. After lunch, you will board on a short drive to Wangdue Phodrang, a district of central Bhutan. After visiting Wangdue Phodrang, you will enjoy a short walk to Chimi Lhakhang Temple, a Buddhist monastery also called as the temple of the Drukpa Kuenley, better known as the Divine Madman renowned for blessing barren women with fertility. Overnight in Punakha.
Today, you will leave Punakha and drive back to Paro after breakfast. You will first reach Thimphu, where you will visit the National Library, a treasure trove of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, and the Traditional Medicine Institute where ancient healing arts like acupuncture and herbal remedies are still practiced. You will continue to visit the Motithang Mini Zoo, a wildlife reserve area for the taking, the national animal of Bhutan. Before driving to Paro, you will visit Kuensel Phodrang, also known as the Buddha point – from where you get a fantastic overview of the Thimphu valley. Here lies the largest statue of Buddha in Bhutan, where you may offer prayers, walk around and savor the magnificent views. On arrival at Paro, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will stretch your legs and relax. Overnight in Paro.
After a hefty breakfast, you will drive to the starting point of a fascinating hike to Taktshang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest. Taktshang is one of the most popular monasteries of Bhutan, and it is perched on a side of a cliff 800 meters above the Paro valley. Returning back after the fabulous hike en route your hotel, you will visit Kyichu Lhakhang; the Jowo Temple built by the Tibetan Emperor during the 7 th century and is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Dzong, the national museum that houses an extensive collection of antique thangka paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. You will then engage in a short walk to visit Rinpung Dzong, better known as the Paro Dzong, the fortress of the heap of jewels. In the evening, you may take a stroll around Paro main streets, visit shops and local markets. Overnight in Paro.
Today is the day your wonderful holidays in Bhutan has come to an end, and you will be flying back home with ample memories of the experiences you had in the tiny Himalayan kingdom. A representative from AID Journeys & Adventure will escort you to the airport well ahead of your scheduled flight for your onward journey. With plenty of time on board, you may plan your next trip in the Himalayan realms of Bhutan or Nepal.

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Package Category   Hotels *Per Person Cost (Min 2 Person)
Deluxe Package3 Star    USD 1,080 Per Person

Cost Includes

    • Accommodation on 3-star hotels under twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Lunch and Dinner at local restaurants and hotels.
    • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
    • Private transport within Bhutan as per the itinerary.
    • The museum, monuments entrance fee, sightseeing and
    • all applicable taxes.
    • Bottled water during the tour.
    • Visa Fee and Mean Bhutan
    • AID Journeys & Adventure Personal Care and Attention.

Cost Excludes

    • Travel Insurance
    • Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.
    • Horse charge for Tiger’s Nest Hike
    • Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath

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