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 Taste of Bhutan

Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a special place.  It is a Kingdom of myths and legends, where ancient traditions still thrive, particularly in the arts.
Take a unique opportunity to discover sacred mountain temples and monasteries with the incredible Himalayan peaks towering in the background.

 Holiday Length: 06 days
 Start City: Paro
 End City: Paro
 Departures: Daily
 Private holiday

 
 
 
  Day 1
  Paro - Thimpu
      Welcome to Bhutan.  Meet, assist and private transfer from the airport to your Thimphu hotel.
       
  Day 2
 

Thimphu

      Spend the day exploring the capital city of Bhutan.  Visit the National Library - home to an extensive collection of Buddhist literature, and the Institute for Zorig Chusum, known as the Painting School.  Continue to the National Memorial Chorten erected in the name of World Peace & Prosperity.  In the afternoon explore craft and textile shops and later in the evening visit the beautiful Trashichhodzong fortress, which houses most of the Government's offices and the Kings Throne room. (B, L, D)
       
  Day 3
 

Thimphu - Punakha

      Today venture onto the mountain roads; cross the Dochu-la pass at over 3,000 metres and continue to the 17th century Punakha Dzong fortress and Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten stupa.  Explore local markets and visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang nunnery and artisan school, perched on a ridge amid pine trees and overlooking the valley.  Continue to Punakha for overnight stay. (B, L, D)
       
  Day 4
 

Punakha - Paro

      This morning visit Simtokha, the oldest dzong in Bhutan now converted into the Institute for Language and Culture Studies.  Continue to Paro.  On arrival visit Ta Dzong, home to Bhutan's National Museum since 1968, before continuing down a hillside trail to discover the fascinating history of Rinpung Dzong. (B, L, D)
       
  Day 5
 

Paro

      This morning explore the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, where the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century.  Continue to a traditional Bhutanese farm house for an insight into the local lifestyle.  In the afternoon visit Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of the Bhutanese monasteries, also known as "Tiger's Next" due to the legend of Guru Rinpoche who arrived at this spot on the back of a tigress and meditated at the monastery.  Later return to Paro, along the way visiting Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom of Bhutan.  (B, L, D)
       
  Day 6
 

Paro

      Departure transfer to the airport.
       


  Inclusions





  • Private transfers and transportation
• Accommodation in your choice of tourist or deluxe class hotels
• Professional private English-speaking local guides
• Private sightseeing, activities and entrance fees as per the itinerary
• All meals
• Bhutan visa fee
       
  Extension
  4 day Kathmandu (Nepal) extension
 

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