6 Days Bhutan Tour

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6 Days Bhutan Tour.

Glimpse of Bhutan.

This 5 Nights / 6 Days Bhutan tour will let you explore across four major districts in Bhutan and famous ancient monasteries with short hiking tours to Tiger’s Nest (Paro) and Tango Cheri Monastery (Thimphu).

6 Days Bhutan Tour.

Day 01. Arrive Paro – Thimphu (Distance: 54 km, 1 hr drive):

Statue-of-Buddha-at-Kuensel-PhodrangMeet and greet at the Airport and drive to Thimphu.

On the way, a short stop to view Tamchog Monastery:

  • This Monastery was built by Thang Thong Gyalpo, popularly known as “The Iron Bridge builder”. He built 108 bridges across Tibet and Bhutan, out of which 8 were built in Bhutan.

In the Afternoon, visit to:

  • Memorial chorten, as the name suggests, is built in memory of the Late His Majesty Third King of Bhutan.
  • Tallest Statue of Buddha, simply marvel at the immense size of the Buddha statue that sits majestically on the hilltop. The statue was made in China and shipped and trucked into Bhutan after it was cut into pieces. At a height of 169 feet (51.5 meter), it is one of the biggest Buddha Dordenma statues in the world.
  • Changangkha Lhakhang, this temple perched on a hilltop just above the valley constantly buzzes with pilgrim activity. Tibetan lama, Phajo Drugom Shigpo established it in the 12th century.
  • Takin Preserve center, a Mini zoo where Takins (Budorcas Taxicolor) are housed. Bhutanese believe that Takin was created in Bhutan by a Yogi, Drukpa Kuenley (Devine Madman) in the 15th Hence Takin is declared as the National animal of Bhutan.
  • Sangaygang view point.
  • Dupthop Lhakhang, located in Zilukha on a high hill above Tashichho Dzong, it houses over 70 nuns. One of the re-incarnations of Thang Thong Gyalpo founded this nunnery.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel Galingkha.

Day 02. Thimphu Sightseeing:

6-days-bhutan-tourIn the Morning, visit to:

  • National Postal Museum where you can also print your pictures on the official Bhutanese stamps.
  • Craft Bazaar.
  • Textile Museum
  • School of 13 Arts and Crafts (Painting school).

Lunch at Simply Bhutan Museum restaurant, where you can enjoy typical Bhutanese dishes, Ara (Local wine), witness Folk dances, visit to the Folk Museum and many more.

In the Afternoon,

  • Witness the Archery match at Changlimithang stadium.

In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong, built along the bank of a River, is an architectural delight. It houses the Throne room, offices of His Majesty the King and Ministries of Home Affairs and Finance. It also is the summer residence of the Dratshang (Monk body).

Dinner and overnight in Hotel Galingkha.

Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha (76 Km, 2 hrs drive):

6 Days Bhutan TourIn the morning, drive to Punakha. On the way, visit to:

  • Dochu La Pass (Altitude 3140 m) with its 108 stupas and view the beautiful Himalayan Mountain Ranges in the North.
  • Chimi Lhakhang: Of all the religious figures of Bhutan, perhaps no one is as popular as Drukpa Kuenley or “The Divine Madman”. The maverick saint was so revered that a temple – Chimi Lhakhang (Popularly called The Temple of Fertility) was built in his honor. He was known as The Divine Madman for his unorthodox ways of teaching Buddhism often with sexual overtones.
  • Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is the winter residence of Je Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the First National Assembly here in 1952. Punakha was also an ancient capital of Bhutan until the rule of the Second King of Bhutan.

In the Afternoon, hike to the beautiful Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery.

  • This temple is built on a hill top overlooking the valley below. It was built to remove negativity and promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing world.

In the evening, walk the Longest Suspension Bridge in Bhutan (160 meters).

  • This Bridge is considered the longest of its kind in Bhutan and connects the two sides of the Po Chu River. You will get a great view of the river, valley, temple, and a good boost of adrenaline as well.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel Vara.

Day 04. Punakha –Wangdiphodrang – Paro (151 km, 4 hour drive):

The-View-of-Wangdiphodrang-Dzong-and-the-valleyIn the Morning, drive to Paro via Wangdiphodrang and take a view of the Dzong.

  • This Dzong was built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It was razed by fire in 2012 and is under repair now. The Legend relates that as the people were searching for the site of the Dzong; four ravens were seen flying away in four directions. This was considered auspicious sign, representing the spread of religion to the four points of the compass.

In the Afternoon, visit to:

  • Ta Dzong built in 1649, an ancient watch tower which now houses the National Museum of Bhutan. This unusual building is in a conch shape with 2.5m thick wall.
  • Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Rinpung Dzong means ‘The Fortress on a Heap of Jewels’. It is the finest illustration of Bhutanese architecture and craftsmanship you’ll see. So impressive it is that even scenes of 1995 film, Little Buddha were filmed here.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Tashi Namgay Resort.

Day 05. Paro Sightseeing – Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery:

Taktsang-Monastery-in-ParoIn the Morning, drive to Satsam Chorten and 2 hour hike till the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang).

  • This Monastery is without a doubt the most visited and the most photographed of all the monuments in Bhutan. It is nestled above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons, overlooking the Paro valley. The monastery was built in 1692 to honor and worship the Guru. The hike up to the Tiger’s Nest is give-or-take a two-hour ascent.

In the Afternoon, visit to:

  • Drugyal Dzong which means, the Fortress of the Victorious Bhutanese. A 16 km road passes up the valley to the ruins of this fortress-monastery, which was partly destroyed by fire in 1951. The fortress was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 to commemorate his victory over raiding and pillaging Tibetan armies. It was raged by the fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight still. It is under repair now.
  • Kichu Lhakhang, by far, this temple is one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan. The King of Tibet, Srongtsen Gampo built it in 659 AD. It is one of the 108 temples built by him in a single day across the Himalayan region.

In the inner courtyard, you’ll see a mural of King Gesar of Ling. He was a popular Tibetan warrior-king, whose epic poem is said to be the longest in the world.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography. Dinner and overnight in Tashi Namgay Resort.

Day 06. Paro – Departure:

After breakfast, drive to the Airport and farewell.