4 Nights 5 Days Paro Thimpu Punakha Tour

Enjoy 5 Days at Bhutan covering three major highlights of Bhutan exploring Bhutanese culture and traditions with Paro Thimpu Punakha Tour.

You will fly from Kathmandu to Paro and enjoy the tours in Thimpu, Punakha and Paro. Major highlights includes National Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Simthoka Dzong, Ta Dzong, Takshang monastery etc.

Bhutan is also known as “The Land of Thunder Dragon” is ultimate Himalayan Shangri-la. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.

During 5 Days Paro Thimpu Punakha tour you will explore the below destinations.

Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.

Major attractions at Paro:-

  • Paro Dzong also known as Ta Dzong
  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Drukgyel Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)

Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.

Places of interest in and around Thimphu:

  • Memorial Chorten
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • National Library
  • Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Traditional Medicine Institute
  • The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
  • National Textile Museum
  • Trashichhoedzong
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Changangkha Lhakhang

Punakha: Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until and still it is the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot). Blessed with temperate climate and owing to its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers, the Punakha valley produces abundant crops and fruits. There are splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula pas (alt. 3,050m) on Thimphu – Punakha road.

Places of interest in and around Punakha

  • Punakha Dzong: Built strategically atThimphu town the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. The Dzong is open for visitors during Punakha festival and in summer months when the monk body moves to Thimphu.

Excursions around Punakha

  • Chimi Lhakhang
  • Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Talo
  • Punakha Ritsha Village

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Tour Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Tour Theme: Cultural Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour

Day 01: Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimpu

Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flight. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu (54 kms, 1 & 1/2 hrs). Evening is free to stroll around Thimpu town on own.

Overnight at Hotel  in Thimpu

 

Day 02: Morning: Thimpu sightseeing. Afternoon Drive Punakha

After breakfast, commence on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple.

 

Afternoon, drive to Punakha. In Punakha visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans.

Overnight at Hotel in Punakha

 

Day 03: Drive to Paro & Sightseeing tours

Morning, drive back to Paro visiting the first building built in Bhutan the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist University.  On arrival in Paro visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 04: Takshang Hike

Morning, hike to Takshang monastery also known as “Tiger Nest”. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. On return visit Kichu Lakhang. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 05: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Best Price Guarantee inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • 4 nights/5 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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