Destinations: Thimphu, Punakha, Paro
Max Altitude: 3,120 m / 10,240 ft
Best Season: March to May and September to November
Meal: Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation: Government approved 3 stars hotels and above
Transportation: 4 wheel drive – suvs, tour vans & mini buses
A thrilling tour that provides a thorough understanding of Bhutan’s art, architecture, customs, and culture is called The Blissful West. The itinerary includes stops in Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, as well as other important sites and attractions.
1. While flying into or out of Paro, witness the breathtaking Mountains from above.
2. Trips to Punakha, Paro, and Thimphu
3. Thimphu’s Farmers Market and weekend nightlife
4. The Dochula Pass provides a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas.
5. Bhutan’s most majestic fortress is Punakha Dzong
6. Walk to the Tiger’s Nest at Taktsang Monastery
7. Have a culinary and cultural tour of Bhutan.
Day 1: Arrive at Paro International Airport/Transfer to Thimphu
The Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan, is a warm welcome. After landing at Paro International Airport, your guide will welcome you as you leave the arrivals area. We’ll take it easy today to help you adjust to the altitude. Travel to Thimphu, settle into your hotel, and have your first meal prepared by Bhutanese chefs. The National Memorial Chorten, which was constructed in memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, will thereafter be your next stop. The largest Dzong in Bhutan, Thimphu Dzong, also serves as the monarch’s official residence. The majority of Thimphu’s residents converge on the banks of the Thimphu River every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the Weekend Centennial. repository for information on history, medicine, the arts, and culture. The National Library and Institute of Zorg Chusum are both open on weekdays and on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm.
Overnight stay in Thimphu
Day 2: Thimphu – Punakha
The current Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, erected the 108 chortens at Dochula Pass to mark Bhutan’s victory over Indian terrorists and to free the souls of the deceased. Punakha Dzong was constructed in 1637 and is still used as the winter residence for the clergy, which is led by the Head Abbott, the Je Khenpo. Sitting at the confluence of two rivers, it is a magnificent example of Bhutanese architecture that, from a distance, gives the impression of a mediaeval city. The dzong was repeatedly damaged by fire and glacial floods, but it has since undergone painstaking restoration to stand as a superb example of Bhutanese craftsmanship.
Overnight stay in Punakha
Day 3: Punakha – Thimphu
Quick climb to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Constructed by the third Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon wangchuck, this Chorten is the only one of its kind in the world and is a magnificent example of Bhutanese architecture and art. It took more than eight and a half years to construct, and the features were taken directly from holy texts. Chhimi Lhakhang is a modest temple atop a mound in the middle of the valley below Metshina, 20 minutes’ walk from the roadside past the settlement of Sopsokha and terraced farms. After Drukpa Kuenlay, the “divine Madman,” had constructed a little chorten there, Ngawang Chogyel constructed the temple in the fifteenth century. It is a place where barren ladies go to pray.
Overnight stay in Thimphu
Day 4: Chele-la Pass and Paro
The picturesque Paro Valley is the location of many of Bhutan’s historic monasteries and temples. Paro is home to the only airport in the nation. In the northern end of the valley, on Mount Chomolhari (7,300 metres), glacial water from the mountain creates the Pachu, which flows through the valley. The following are a some of the popular destinations in Paro. This enormous fortress/monastery from the fifteenth century, Paro Dzong, often referred to as Rinpung Dzong, serves as the dzonkhag’s administrative hub. We arrive at the Drukgyal Dzong ruins after a morning journey to the north of Paro Valley. The Dzong, constructed in 1647 by the renowned Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the founder and unifier of mediaeval Bhutan, was destroyed by an unintentional explosion.
Overnight stay in Paro.
Day 5: Trek to Taktsang Monastery in Paro
Have you prepared? Today, we’ll embark on a climb to one of Bhutan’s most notable landmarks. Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. Taktsang Monastery: The cafeteria is a vantage point from where you may take in the breathtaking view of the monastery after an hour-long journey there. The cliffs are decorated with prayer flags, and in the eighth century, Guru Padmasambhava came here while riding a tigress. After a delectable local lunch, we will retrace our travels to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest temples, where we will pay a visit.
Overnight stay in Paro.
Day 6: Leave from Paro
We will give this lovely Himalayan nation a warm farewell today and catch an early flight back home or to your next trip location. We hope that at this point you have made some friends and have many wonderful images and memories of Bhutan. And we hope to see you again in this lovely country of limitless enchantments! Tashi Delek!
Package costs will be in addition to the SDF of USD 200 per person per night to include hotel accommodations, meals, admission fees, a guide, and a private tour vehicle. Email us a booking enquiry, and we’ll create a package just for you based on your preferences and price range.