Tucked away in the cradle of the Himalayas Bhutan is often called the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Also known for introducing the concept of Gross National Happiness or GNH to the world, Bhutan has become the must visit destination for all.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01 : Arrival At Paro International Airport And Drive To Thimphu
Welcome to Paro. The last 15 minutes or so is amazing with snow covered peaks jutting majestically out of the clouds and then mountains either side as Druk Air zooms down the valley getting lower and lower and closer to the airport. On the view are settlements on the ground, the bare paddy fields, the meandering tracks, the river and streams, the trees and finally the town of Paro and the International Airport. Located at an elevation of approximately 2200 meter above sea level, this airport sometimes is called as “straight out of the fairy tales”.
Drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan. During this drive, you will pass through idyllic countryside giving some idea about what you might come across on your journey in the next 5 days. Thimphu (2,280m) is a small, bustling city in the heart of the Himalaya. Thimphu’s charm comes not only from its wealth of museums or places of historic interest, but also from the strong national character of its architectural style. Arrive Thimphu and then transfer to your hotel.
Relax in Hotel Or Afternoon / Evening Leisure walks in the City.
Day 02 : Thimpu Sightseeing
fter breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following: the National
Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum
(commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan's
13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of
the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. Then, visit the government-run Handicrafts
Emporium and local crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you
can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry,
The Memorial Chorten of Thimphu was conceived by Dungse Rinpoche (1904-1987), according to the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism . It was erected in 1974 in memory ...
Doeboom Lam Thimphu, Bhutan
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Day 05 : Drive To Punakha
After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the
view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road.
If skies are clear, numerous peaks can be seen from this pass
Evening drive past Trashichhoedzong, "fortress of the glorious religion". This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch's throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional But Later visit to Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637
by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region,
Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan's history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and
an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King.
anese manner, without nails or architectural plans.