Duration: 6 Days

Bhutan’s unique architecture is one of the most striking physical features. The colour of the local house to concrete buildings is a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure. The Dzong, which are more than 300 hundred years old, is built on a scale without the help of any drawings and hammering a single nail.

 

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a dream destination of most of the photographer. The beautiful snow-capped Himalayan mountain range, unique architecture and landscape of Bhutan, distinct tradition, and festival of the kingdom give a photographer an unforgettable photography experience.

 

Highlight

  • Visit Punakha Dzong,
  • Visit the World’s tallest bronze Buddha statue
  • Visit Tang valley photography
  • Hike to Tigers Nest
  • Hike/Village walk at Ura valley hike,
  • Visit the 7th Century Jampa Lhakhang,
  • Dochula mountain pass,
  • Visit Fertility temple
  • Photography all over the amazing valleys of Bhutan etc

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

With your flight bringing you to the Paro International Airport, you will be received by our guide and checked in at the hotel followed by warm refreshment. Depending upon the flight schedule. If time permits you will walk through Paro town.

Overnight at hotel in Paro.

 

Day 2: Paro Sightseeing

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 – Haa – Paro

Altitude: 2200m

Followed by the breakfast you will be going to Haa Dzongkhag. You will be driving through  Chele la. Chelela pass which is known for blessing you with the blissful Himalayan ranges stands at an elevation of 3810 metres above the sea level. You will be enjoying the uniqueness of the Haa town. With the warm lunch in Haa valley, you will be coming back to Paro.

Overnight at hotel in Paro

 

Day 4: Paro to Thimphu

Altitude: 2400m

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 declared 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 Thimphu you will be served with lunch and will be visiting:

Folk heritage museum: The museum was established in 2001. It provides a fascinating insight into Bhutanese material culture and the way of life. The museum displays artefacts from rural household and demonstrates a rural tradition, skills, habits and customs as well. The museum follows a seasonal rhythm, just like the activities of a rural household, the place has something new to offer every time you visit. The museum also indulges in grooming traditional style field for paddy, wheat, and millet which takes you history dating back to more than 100 years.

You will be going for a leisure walk in Thimphu town and explore around. With dawn, you will be served the evening tea followed by a delicious dinner.

Overnight in Thimphu/

 

Day 5: Thimphu Sightseeing

Altitude: 2400m

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

  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.
  2. 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.
  3. Tashichhodzong: The national fortress was constructed in 1641 and was restored by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1960s. It serves as the seat for the government since 1952. It presently houses the office of His Majesty, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. The fortress is built by the bank of Wang Chhu river and the entire structure is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The Dzong is showcased with a spectacular view at night.

Overnight in Thimphu

 

Day 6: Thimphu to Punakha

With an early breakfast over arising, you will be travelling to Punakha. It involves crossing Dochula Pass with is at an altitude of 3150 meters above the sea level. The car will stop by at Dochula Pass, for a walk around the Druk Wangyel Chortens built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother for the peace and stability of the kingdom.  From the stop point, depending on the weather condition a spectacular view of the eastern Himalayan ranges can be seen. Heading down from the pass, the road brings you to the Lamperlri Botanical Park where varieties of rhododendrons plants can be seen. Upon arriving at Lobesa, the lunchtime will be enjoyed over the scenic beauty of Sop Sokha village. Right after the meal, you will be visiting the following attraction in Punakha:

  1. Chimi Lhakhang: It is a Buddhist monastery in Punakha District. It was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarchy, Nawang Choegyel. It is also known for the name “The Temple of Fertility”. It includes walking through the paddy field, to the rocky mountain where the temple is built. It is also termed after the Devine Mad-Man, Drukpa Kuenley. Drukpa Kuenley was a famous teacher who is mostly associated with the phallus symbol.    
  2. Punakha Dzongkha: Standing at an elevation of 1200 metres Punakha dzong served as a capital of Bhutan from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted in the Punakha fortress in 1953. It is the second-largest dzong in the country lies in between two flowing river Pho chhu and Mo chhu. The fortress marks the wedding of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to Jetsun Pema dated on October 13, 2011. The Dzong also contains the remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (the unifier of Bhutan).

Overnight at Hotel in Punakha.

Overnight in Punakha | Altitude: 1300m