Mountain Bhutan Tour

Tour Itinerary

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    Arrival at NJP Station � Phuentsholing

    Railway station to transfer you at Peling Resort at Phuentsholing.Phuentsholing, the border town & administrative seat of Chukha district.
    Dinner, overnight halt at hotel.

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    Phuentsholing � Thimphu

    After morning breakfast drive From Phuentsholing to Thimphu. The capital city of Bhutan which is almost 180km away from Phuentsholing. On our way to Thimphu, we will visit small monastery & in each Of our climb to next destination we will stop for Fine views over the foothills &plains. Take a break. After a break, continue with our journey without Leaving scenery of landscapes, waterfalls & distant villages. On arrival in Thimphu,Check-in at hotel & Break for noon meal.

    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. 

    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. 

    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. Overnight in hotel white Tara.

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    Thimphu Sightseeing

    Changangkha Lhakhang
    This is an old fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south east of Motithang. It was established in the 12 century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. The Central statue is Chenresing in a 11-headed manifestations, and the books in the temple are larger in size than usual Tibetan texts. Here are large prayer wheels inside the monastery and small wheels on the walls outside the monastery. Please assure you have a special permit to enter in to this monastery, otherwise you can have a excellent view of Thimphu from the courtyard.

    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.

    Sangaygang View Point
    Sangaygang is located north west of the Thimphu Valley and famous for the dating and taking a walk around the blue pines. Sangaygany is the most heard place with the lovers around the Capital City of Thimphu, as the lovers and people of all kind rush towards the top of the hills, their feeling and sentiment changes watching the picturesque Thimphu Valley from a point as when in evening, you get to see the sun closest the Thimphu valley and the lovers or people just feel warmth inside 
    their heart. You go there, get yourself refresh from the routine life or to ease the tension or just take your loved one or with family in cool evening of the Thimphu breeze.

    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. Dinner & overnight stay in Hotel White Tara.

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    Thimphu � Paro

    Tiger Nest Monastery (Hike for Meditation)

    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. In order to arrive at the temple you must trek for around 2-3 hours through beautiful, shady pine forests that is colorfully festooned with moss and prayer flags. On many days, clouds shroud the monastery and give an eerie feeling of remoteness. Here you will do meditation for half day; you also can hire a monk to tips or guidelines, as per direct pay. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site.

    Kyichu Lhakhang
    Kyichu Lhakhang was originally a small structure at the time of its establishment in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songts�n 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. Overnight in Hotel in Paro.

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    Paro Sightseeing

     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.

    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 thatwas 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. 

    Local Market
    In this evening you has a time to explore local market in Paro, here you have a chance to interact with local Bhutanese and understand their way of living, trade,
     & Tradition. Also, you can shop for colorful masks, hand-woven bamboo items, wood carvings, stamps (Great collections), silver, silk and bronzes. 
    Handmade paper products, Buddhist paintings and religious thangkas are also popular items.Overnight Hotel in Paro.

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    Paro - NJP

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

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Inclusions
    • 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


  • Exclusions:
    • 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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