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