Itinerary 09 Days

Bhutan Sonamite Travels (BTS) cordially welcomes you to discover Bhutan in a sustainable and eco-friendly way. With our leading experience in Tour and Adventure planning in Bhutan, we promise a best out of what Bhutan is really known for. Bhutan is known for its rich culture and tradition, which is one reason why it remained independent throughout its history. Recognized as a Gross National Happiness (GNH) country, you will want to have keen interest on wanting to know more. This tour package is exclusively designed to meet your expectations while aligning with happiness and adventure.

Bhutan is also believed to be one of the safest destination to travel around. The green environment covering more than 70% of the nation, makes the most beautiful landscapes for the visitors. The tour takes you from International Paro Airport to the central region of the country.

Day 1: Arrive Paro Airport – Drive to Thimphu (65km/h)

With your flight bringing you to the Paro International Airport, you will be received by our guide. By the time you reach to the airport, you will already be enjoying the beautiful Himalayas depending on the weather. The first gift as you step to this dragon land, it will be the clean fresh air. Form the airport our guides will take you to the hotel followed by refreshment. In the afternoon, you will be visiting:

Rinpung Dzong:  The fortress is a Buddhist Monastery and houses many offices of the higher government officials in Paro. The site is listed as the tentative list for travellers in Bhutan by UNESCO. The Dzong is also known for the film Little Buddha in 1993. The annual ritual of the western region is performed in the fortress known as Tshechu.

In the evening, leisure walk through paro town to explore, the Bhutanese handicrafts and other captivating things, followed by dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro.

 

Day 2:  Hike to Taktsang Monastery.

After the breakfast, the driver will take you to Ramthangka base, after which the guide will lead you to Taktsang Monastery. The monastery is also known as the Tiger’s nest. It takes 45 minutes to arrive at the tea house which is halfway to the destination. With another hour of hike, you will be reaching to the temple.

Note: There is an option for horse ride till the tea house for the individuals facing difficulty to walk.

Upon reaching the higher elevation, you will get the spectacular view of the monastery built right on the cliff. It is said that a trip to Bhutan is never completed until the site is visited. The tiger’s nest, the air itself is known for spiritual blessing while it also provides a dramatic landscape for photographer and vloggers. The trip takes about 5 hours. Right after the visit, you will walk down to the tea house for a complete vegetarian lunch. After lunch, you will walk down to the base and drive to the hotel with a refreshing dinner.

Overnight at hotel in Paro.

 

Day 3:  Paro-Thimphu

After your breakfast you will be going to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. Thimphu being the capital city holds the highest population compared to any of the Dzongkhags. Thimphu thus started to develop after it was termed the capital city of Bhutan after 1961. The development of the city is credited to King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Today the city sprawls across the western slopes of wangchuk river valley. After reaching to Thimphu you will be served with lunch and will be visiting:

  1. National Memorial Chorten: Memorial Chorten which was built on July 28, 1974, in the memory of the 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck is now presently seen to be visited by numbers of old aged people and portion of citizen scatter in Thimphu city. The stupa is a large white structure crowned with a golden spire. Serving as one of the most iconic monument, the historic figure is known for leading peoples to gain merit and is dedicated to world peace. Various rituals are performed on important occasions depending on the Buddhist calendar.

After the visit, leisure walks in Thimphu town.

 

Day 4: Thimphu

After the breakfast you will be visiting following attracting in Thimphu Dzongkhag:

  1. Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Dordenma Point): The Buddha Dordenma statue is located at the Kuensel Phodrang Natural Park. The statue of Buddha Shakyamuni measures to a height of 51.5 metres, marking it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is said to fulfil an ancient prophecy dated back to 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa (Religious Discoverer). The statue is said to spread an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world. The statue of Buddha as a whole holds 125,000 smaller Buddha statues placed within the great statue.

After visiting, you will be returning to hotel for lunch. After the lunch you will be left for leisure walk to explore Bhutanese products in Thimphu.

 

Day 5:  Transfer to Paro International Airport.

You will be leaving the country on this day. After the last breakfast in Bhutan, the guide and the driver will drive you to the Airport and see you off J.