Western Bhutan In A Week 7 Days/6 Nights Tour


Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha

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  • Western Bhutan In A Week 7 Days/6 Nights Tour

Tour Detail

Come and visit one of the Himalaya's least known region shrouded in mystery and mysticism. It’s unique culture and spiritualism combined with a beautiful unscathed natural environment gives all the more reasons for international travelers to visit Bhutan. Count on an opportunity Snow Lion in STYLE can offer you to visit this dragon kingdom where not many people have treaded this part of the planet. Enjoy our hospitality services to your heart’s content.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Thimphu

Arrive to Thimphu- the Capital city straight from Paro International Airport. Visit the Textile Museum- Folk Heritage Museum- and the Memorial Chorten on the first day. Continue exploring Thimphu on the second day including the School for Traditional Arts and Crafts- the traditional Paper factory- the Zilukha Nunnery- the Craft Bazar- the Buddha Dordenma site- and the Tashicho Dzong.

Day 2: Thimphu

Arrive to Thimphu- the Capital city straight from Paro International Airport. Visit the Textile Museum- Folk Heritage Museum- and the Memorial Chorten on the first day. Continue exploring Thimphu on the second day including the School for Traditional Arts and Crafts- the traditional Paper factory- the Zilukha Nunnery- the Craft Bazar- the Buddha Dordenma site- and the Tashicho Dzong.

Day 3: Dochula Pass and Punakha

Start early and head off to the beautiful Dochula pass at 10-000 feet- around 1 hour away from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear- winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass. From Dochula pass- en route to Punakha hike and visit the temple dedicated to the Divine Mad Monk - Drukpa Kuenley. The hike takes about an hour and about 40 minutes return to the car road. Next day begins with a short hike through rice fields- chilies and cabbage- to the Khamsum Yuley Namgyal Chorten- a monument dedicated to the King of Bhutan. The next stop will be the magnificent Punakha Dzong built on the confluence The next stop will be the magnificent Punakha Dzong built on the confluence of the Po and Mo (male and female) rivers. This fortress is the winter residence of the monastic order’s head. After lunch visit a farmhouse and meet with the farmer and family.

Day 4: Dochula Pass and Punakha

Start early and head off to the beautiful Dochula pass at 10-000 feet- around 1 hour away from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear- winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass. From Dochula pass- en route to Punakha hike and visit the temple dedicated to the Divine Mad Monk - Drukpa Kuenley. The hike takes about an hour and about 40 minutes return to the car road. Next day begins with a short hike through rice fields- chilies and cabbage- to the Khamsum Yuley Namgyal Chorten- a monument dedicated to the King of Bhutan. The next stop will be the magnificent Punakha Dzong built on the confluence The next stop will be the magnificent Punakha Dzong built on the confluence of the Po and Mo (male and female) rivers. This fortress is the winter residence of the monastic order’s head. After lunch visit a farmhouse and meet with the farmer and family.

Day 5: Paro

After breakfast- retrace the journey back to Paro and reach by lunch time. After lunch- visit the Ta Dzong- a 17th century monument- which now houses the National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiques. It served as a watch tower during the Tibetan invasion and played a strategic role in Bhutan’s successful defenses. Next- visit the Paro Dzong. This again as with all Dzongs- is the centre for civil and religious activities. The evenings are free to look around the small quaint town of Paro.

Day 6: Taktsang

After breakfast- drive to Satsam Chorten to start the pilgrimage to Takstang - The Tiger's Nest. This serene monastery clings to a steep granite cliff about 700 meters above the valley floor. Being one of the most revered Buddhist sites- thousands of pilgrims travel here each year from all over the World. Lunch can be served at the cafeteria on the way- from where one can get a most spectacular view of the monastery on the opposite cliff. It takes about 2 and half hours to get there and about 2 hours to return down.

Day 7: Departure

Drive to Paro International airport for onward journey by Drukair/Bhutan Airlines in the morning. Our guide shall escort right to the airport to see you pass safely through customs and immigration formalities.


Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Meals

Terms & Conditions

Tourist Profile : Age No Bar; Enjoys History- Culture- Spirituality And Prefers To Travel By Car.

Packages by City

Paro (18) Thimphu (18) Punakha (10) Kathmandu (1) Bumthang (1) Bangkok (1) Trongsa (1) Wangdue Phodrang (1)

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