04 Nights / 05 Days: $ 960 Per Person
Bhutanees woman with her kid
Day 01 Arrive Paro-Thimphu (02 Hrs drive)
Our executive will received you at Paro airport & transfer to Thimphu (55 km, 02 hrs drive), the modern capital town of Bhutan). Evening visit
The National Memorial Chorten
Day 02 Thimphu-Sightseeing
After leisurely breakfast proceed for a guided tour of Thimphu. Start with the visit of National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion. Walk a little further down to visit Painting School this school teaches the techniques of traditional thangkha paintings. On a visit, one can see students at work producing intricate design on cloth.Visit textile and Folk Heritage Museum: These museums, both of which opened in 2001, provide fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life.You can also visit weekend market which runs from Friday afternoon till Sunday evening.Late afternoon visit Trashichhoedzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot and central monk body.Overnight stay
Djong in Thimphu
Day 03 Thimphu- Paro (02 Hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Paro, en route visit Simtokha Dzong on way to Paro, this is the oldest fortress of the Kingdom which now houses the School for religious and cultural studies.After checking into hotel, proceed on to visit Ta Dzong (remains closed on government holidays) once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum in 1968. It holds fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps.Visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight stay
Thimphu Tsechu Festival
Day 04 Paro (Tiger’s nest hike)
Morning after breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery (5hrs hike) : It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Visit Kyichu Lakhang : It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambey Lhakahng in Bumthang). Overnight stay
Day 05 Leave Paro
After breakfast transfer to Paro airport to board your flight to onward destination.
This amazing 4nights 5 days tour starting from Paro airport to Thimphu to and then back to the Paro airport. This is a great tour to witness the modern capital town of Bhutan covering all the important fascinations of the city that include the National Memorial Chorten, National Library, Painting School, textile and Folk Heritage Museum and Trashichhoedzong. After the sightseeing tour through Thimpu, this tour allows you to visit Simtokha Dzong that lies on way to Paro and is known to be one of the oldest fortress of the Kingdom. The Highlights of Bhutan Tour is a delightful experience covering all important attractions from Thimpu to Paro. You get an insight into Buddhist culture all through this tour visiting enticing monasteries. The tour ends at the Paro airport from where you can head back home.
HOTELS: HIGHLIGHTS OF BHUTAN TOUR
|Thimphu||Hotel Kisa or similar||02 Nights|
|Paro||Olathang or similar||02 Nights|
|Based on Twin sharing||USD RATES||EURO RATES||GBP RATES|
|Twin sharing cost on hotels||960 Per Person||785 Per Person||676 Per Person|
*Above tour cost validity from 01 October 2013 till 30 September 2014
*Above quoted figures are net per person in respective currencies.
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