Peaceful Bhutan Tour

Tour Itinerary

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    Arrival at Paro International Airport

    After arriving at Paro International Airport, you will be welcomed by your dedicated certified guide, and after immigration & baggage collection you will proceed to your hotel in Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. After refreshment you will start your trip according to below itinerary with certified guide and dedicated vehicle.

    Tashichho Dzhong
    It is a Buddhist monastery and fortress in the city of Thimphu Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wang Chu River. This was built in 1641 Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal acquired it but finding it too small, he built another one, known as the lower Dzong. Tashichho Dzong has been the seat of the government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance.

    National Memorial Chorten
    Memorial chorten has been designed to present it as “One of the most visible religious structures in Thimphu”. The Memorial Chorten, in the heart of the city, is designed is a Tibetan style chorten, also called as the Jangchup Chorten, patterned on the design of a classical stupa. The feature that is distinct here is the outward flaring of the rounded part to give the shape of a Vase, unlike a dome shape. National Memorial chorten is an extraordinary example of Buddhist architecture and artwork with its gorgeous paintings and intricate sculptures. You will find elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating this throughout the day. 

    Kuensel phodrang (Buddha Point) 
    Buddha Dordenma is massive statue of Shakyamuni measures in at a height of 51.5 meters, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within the Buddha Dordenma statue, 100,000 8 inch tall and 25,000 12 inch tall statues respectively. Each of these thousands of Buddhas has also been cast in bronze and gilded. The throne that the Buddha Dordenma sits upon is a large meditation hall. The Buddha Dordenma is located atop a hill in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley. The statue fulfills an ancient prophecy dating back to the 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa (Religious Treasure Discoverer) and is said to emanate an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world. Overnight stay in hotel.

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    Thimphu Sightseeing

    Takin preserve National Park

    Motithang Takin (National animal) Preserve National park is located in the Motithang in Thimphu, a wildlife reserve area for Takin. This was started as a mini zoo, later the King of Bhutan felt that it was improper for a Buddhist country to confine animals for religious and environmental reasons. He therefore ordered the release of the animals and the closure of the mini-zoo on converted into a preserve. The reason for declaring takin as a National Animal of Bhutan on 25 November 2005 (Budorcas taxicolor) is attributed to a legend of the animal’s creation in Bhutan in the 15th century by Lama. The preserve also holds a few sambar and barking deer.
    Folk Heritage Museum 
    Folk Heritage Museum was established in 2001 and provides visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk Heritage Museum is set inside a three storied, 19th century traditional house. The museum gives you a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle, in addition to artifacts from rural households.

    National handicrafts emporium 
    The National Handcrafts Emporium is a state run Handicrafts showroom in 4 different cities of bhutan. The emporium is run by the National Woman’s Association of Bhutan as a Non-Government Organization that is run under the royal supervision of Her Royal Highness Ashi Sonam Choden Wangchuk. The Handicrafts Emporium showcases the finest handicrafts Of the country and supports one of Bhutan’s most important income generating activities. The products on sale at the emporium include; locally manufactured hand woven fabrics, wooden masks, cane and bamboo products, traditional wooden utensils such as cups and bowls, handmade paper, statuettes, prayer wheels etc.

    National institute of Zorig Chusum
    The Institute Zorig Chusum falls under the national technical training authority which was created in 1990 to improve the quality of vocational training. The art taught today, in Bhutan was introduced in the fifteenth century, by Terton Pema Lingpa. These traditional crafts represent hundreds of year’s knowledge and ability that has passed down the generations. Here you can see the amazing skills for art and craft.

    National library
    The National Library of Bhutan (NLB) was established in 1967 under the patronage of HM Queen Ashi Phuntso Choden (1911–2003), with a small collection of precious texts, for the purpose of "Preservation & Promotion of the rich cultural & religious heritage" of Bhutan. This is located in the Kawajangsta area of Thimphu, just above the Royal Thimphu Golf Course, nearby Bhutan Folk Heritage Museum. Overnight Hotel in Thimphu

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    Thimphu to Punakha

    Dochula Pass
    Dochula Pass known as the Druk Wangyal Chortens- the construction of these 108 chortens was commissioned by the eldest Queen Mother, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk. The pass is also popular spiritual destination for both locals and tourists because an important (Druk Wangyal Lhakhang) temple is located on the crest of Dochula pass. 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. Bhutanese families enjoy visiting the pass during holidays and weekends to picnic and simply enjoy the scenery. For tourists this is ideal location to capture beautiful pictures of Himalayan mountain range during clear, warm days.

    Punakha Dzong
    It is also the country's most beautiful Dzong. It is the winter residence of Bhutan's Central Monastic Body led by HH the Je Khenpo. Punakha Dzong was the administrative Centre and the seat of the Government of Bhutan until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. Punakha Dzong is built at the confluence of Pho Chhu & Mo Chhu Rivers and is an especially beautiful sight on sunny days with sunlight reflecting off the water onto its white-washed walls. Punakha Dzong is notable for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani. The wedding of the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and his fiancé, Jetsun Pema, was held at the Punakha Dzong, on 13 October 2011 Overnight Hotel in Punakha.

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    Punakha – Gangtey

     Gangtey Monastery
    The Gangtey Monastery generally known as Gangtey Gonpa, is an important monastery. It is located in the Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan, is perched a top a small hill that rises from the valley floor. The Monastery is surrounded by a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens who take care of the Monastery.The entrance to the monastery displays a large painting of Hayagriva. The monks’ ‘dwellings are all around the courtyards while the central tower houses five temples. The porch of the central tower contains paintings of cosmic Mandalas, a Wheel of life, Zangtopelri – The Heaven of Guru Rinpoche, as well as a rare (In Bhutan) picture of the mythical land of Shambala shown inside its circle of snow-capped mountains.

    The Phobjikha valley
    The Phobjikha Valley is a vast U-shaped glacial valley, also known as Gangteng Valley,where the black-necked cranes – visit central Bhutan to roost, circling the monastery three times on arrival and repeating this circling when returning to Tibet. Black-necked cranes in Bhutan are winter visitors during late October to mid-February to the Phobjikha Valley as well as Ladakh, India, and Arunachal Pradesh, India. They arrive from the Tibetan Plateau, where they breed in the summer.The phobhijikha valley is popular for its scenic splendor and cultural uniqueness. The valley is rich in faunal biodiversity and has, apart from the globally threatened black-necked cranes Grus nigricollis, 13 other globally threatened species the valley is enclosed by the mountain ranges, which experience snowfall. Overnight Hotel in Gangtey.

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    Gangtey – Paro

    Simtokha Dzong
    It is a small dzong located about 5 km south of the capital of Thimphu; this was built in 1629 by Ngawang Namgyal. Simtokha Dzong known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang (Place of the profound meaning of secret mantras), it is often said the first Dzong built in Bhutan. However, there were dzongs in Bhutan in early 1153, but Simthoka Dzong was fist Dzong built by the Shabdrung, is the oldest that has survived as a complete structure and it the fist administrative facilities. It is the home of the institute for language & culture studies, the students are both monk & lay people. You can find countless statues and paintings of various Buddhas, deities and religious figures including The Eight Manifestations of Guru Rimpoche, Jampelyang the Bodhisattava of Wisdom, Shakya Gyalpo the Buddha of Compassion and many more, all carved and painted in exquisite detail.

    Druk choeding 
    Druk choeding also known as Tshongdoe Naktshang, the quiet and peaceful Druk Choeding is the town temple. It was built in 1525 by Ngawang Chhogyel (1465–1540), one of the prince-abbots of Ralung in Tibet and an ancestor of the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The main statue is of a seated Jampa (future Buddha). Also present are the local protectors Gyenyen, Jichu Drakey and Hong Gyelri, surrounded by a fearsome collection of old Bhutanese

    Dumtse Lhakang
    To the west of the road leading to the National Museum is Dumtse Lhakhang, an unusual chorten-like temple that was built in 1433 (some sources say 1421) by the iron- bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo. The temple was built to subdue a demoness and so is chained firmly to the ground. Its three floors represent hell, earth and heaven, and hold some of the finest murals in Bhutan. It's essential to bring a good torch. Your travel agency may need to have Dumtse listed on your permits, so mention you'd like to stop here in advance. Overnight Hotel in Paro.

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    Paro Sightseeing

    Tiger Nest Monastery 
    Tighter Nest Monastery (Taktsang Lhakhang) is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom. It is believed that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. This place was consecrated to tame the Tiger demon, was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rimpoche meditated in a cave, in the 7th century A.D. for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours in order to subdue evil demons residing within it. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled to meditate in it.

    Kyichu Lhakhang
    Kyichu Lhakhang was originally a small structure at the time of its establishment in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsän Gampo. It is considered to be one of the 108 border taming temples he built. It is believed the temple was visited by Padmasambhava in the 8th century and he concealed many spiritual treasures here. Further the temple was looked after by the Lhapa Kagyu tradition and that during the 13th century it was handed over to a descendant of Phajo Drugom Zhigpo's son Nyima. There is a belief that the two orange trees in the courtyard of Kyichu Lhakhang bear fruit throughout the year.

    Rinpung Dzhong (Paro Dzong)
    The construction of the Rinpung Dzhong (Paro Dzong) began in 1644 on the order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of modern-day Bhutan. Unlike most of the other dzongs in Bhutan, it survived the massive 1897 earthquake though it was damaged by fire in 1906. Paro Dzong’s full name is Rinpung Dzong, which means ‘the fortress of the heap of jewels’.

    Ta Dzong (National Museum)
    Ta-Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. It is located about five and a half kilometers away from the main town of Paro and 500 feet from the Rinpung Dzong located below the museum. Cameras are not allowed inside the museum, but you can photograph the ta dzong and surrounding grounds. Overnight Hotel in Paro

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    Today your trip is over and after breakfast your guide will take you to Paro International Airport to board your departure flight, and you return back with lots of good memories.

Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Airport Transfers
    • Stay in hotels as indicated in the itinerary
    • All three meals, tea and coffee
    • Dedicated SUV vehicle with a driver and
    • English Speaking Guide throughout the Trip
    • Short hikes, Packed lunches and snacks wherever required
    • Monumental Fees
    • Bhutan Tourism Development Fee
    • VISA processing Fee


    • International Air fare
    • Refreshments and bottled drinks and alcohol
    • Tips/gratuities
    • Cost arising out of Flight Cancellation/road blockades/ landslides and events beyond our control
    • Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost


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