Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
For a wonderful holiday with your family in the Kingdom of Bhutan, book a 5 nights 6 days Bhutan travel package. Available at affordable prices, TRVME Bhutan tour itinerary is fully customizable and can be adjusted to suit the needs of varied travellers.
Beat the heat with this summer special Bhutan Holiday, which will take you to the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’. During the sojourn, you will travel through Thimphu and Paro to explore their prominent landmarks. To ensure that you know the significance of all the attractions, a professional guide has been appointed for you. Among the oldest monasteries of Bhutan, Tiger’s Nest Temple will fascinate you with its cliff-side location the itinerary also includes a visit to Takin Mini Zoo, which is home to the national animal of Bhutan. The list doesn’t end here as you will also explore Trashichhoedzong.
Places To Visit
- Tiger’s Nest
- Paro Dzong
- Nyme Dzong
- Buddha Park
- Tashichho Dzong
Day Wise Itinerary
Package 1 :
Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu Pick up from PBH airport - you will be transfer to Thimphu. (178 kms / 06 hrs) which lies at an elevation of 2300m. Thimphu lies in a beautiful valley, sprawling up a hillside on the west bank of the Thimphu Chhu River and has a total area of about 1,809 sq. kms. Evening at your own leisure. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Be sure to sink your teeth into momo kopi, steam dumplings filled with finely chopped cabbage, onions, cheese and butter.
Overnight at Thimphu. After breakfast go for morning sightseeing - visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. Afternoon visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Buddha Park , Tashichho Dzong,Buddha Park, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.
Overnight in Paro After breakfast transfer to Paro,(approx 2hrs drive) covering some on way sightseeing. Every turn on the way comes with surprise and scenic view of the mountain and nature. Visit the historic ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647. Check in at resort . Also visit Paro Dzong,Ta Dzong ,Rinpung Dzong & Nyme Dzong . Paro’s Main Street features shops on both sides, all crammed with brasswares, silk and cotton scarves, incense sticks, silver filigree jewellery, gho (Bhutanese National Dress for Men) which can be matched with elaborately embroidered boots, kira (wrap-around sarong worn for Bhutanese Women) and prayer flags that one could string across any open space to seek blessings for loved ones and friends. Evening at leisure.
Evening at your own leisure. O/N at Paro . - After breakfast drive 12kms north of Paro to visit Taktshang: or “Tiger’s Nest” is one of the most famous places to visit in Bhutan and one of the holiest sites in Bhutan. It is perched on a steep granite cliff at 2950 metres overlooking northern paro valley. The place is especially venerated because of its association with Guru Rimpoche and is believed that more merit is gained if we meditate even for a minute in Tasktshang than many months in other places. The main temple was built in 1692 and the temple was badly damaged by fire several times with the most recent one being in 1998.It will take about 2-3hr to hike to the monastery.
service ends with sweet memories Post breakfast check out & drop to PBH airport.
Package 2 :
Day 1: Bagdogra - Phuentsholing
Arrive to Phuntsholing and check in to your hotels. PHUENTSHOLING: Phuentsholing (alt. 300m / 985 ft.) - The frontier town, it is a thriving commercial centre, situated directly at the base of Himalayan foothills. It is a fascinating place where different ethnic groups mingle prominently Indian, Bhutanese and Nepalese. Being the border town, Phuentsholing serves as the convenient entry/exit point for Bhutan and also the important link to visit the Indian state of West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam. Later visit; Evening take a down town walk. Overnight at the hotel in Phuntsholing Distance from Bagdogra to Phuentsholing: 172 km Travel time: 4 hour 10 minutes (approximately)
Day 2: Thimphu: Immigration Process
Get transferred to Thimphu on Day 2 of your Bhutan Itinerary After an early breakfast move for immigration formalities after done with immigration transfer to Thimphu, on arrival check-into the hotel. The capital town ofBhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With the population of about 90,000, it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light. Also take a walk to the Coronation Park. Located on the banks of the river (near the city stadium), this 5.6 acres of parkland offer a pleasant and relaxing environment to stroll or to sit and watch the river flow by. Evening time can be spent strolling through the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and woodcarvings, jewellery, interesting items made from local materials. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. (Altitude 2,320m) Distance from Phuentsholing to Thimphu: 165 km Travel time: 4 hour 45 minutes (approximately)
Day 3: Thimphu: Enchanting local sightseeing
Visit enchanting local sites as part of your Bhutan tour itinerary Savor a delectable breakfast and gear up for local sightseeing in Thimphu. Memorial Chorten: Also known as Thimphu Chorten, this stupa located on Doe Boom Lam is unlike most stupas in the world. The Memorial Chorten does not enshrine human remains but instead represents the mind of the Buddha. Teach your kids about the culture and tradition of Bhutan as you revel in these architectural marvels. National Library: Your final stop for the day is the National Library and Archives of Bhutan. The library was established in 1967 and has been used to promote and preserve regional culture, ever since. Go through old sacred texts and know more about the rich history of Bhutan. Tashichhoedzong - 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 Buddha Point: The Buddha Dordenma statue in Thimphu at 51.5 metres is among the largest Buddha statues in the world. Located atop a hill in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, the statue is gilded in bronze and gold. Seek peace in this scenic haven and cherish the wonderful time with your kids. Bhutan Textile Museum: Visit the textile museum located near the National Library as your second sightseeing spot for the day. Established in 2001, the museum sustains and promotes the art of weaving. One can also buy books and textiles from the museum shop. Come back to the hotel for a peaceful night’s sleep. Optional: Shopping (charges extra)
Day 4: Thimphu – Paro (A remarkable trek to Tiger’s Nest)
Enjoy a thrilling trek to Tiger’s Nest today as per your Bhutan travel itinerary. Arise fresh amidst unpolluted expanses and gorge on a delicious breakfast. The day presents you an incredible trek to Tiger’s Nest. The ascent is an easy one and you can reach the top in almost 2 hours, if you are an enthusiastic trekker. Beginners might take a little more time. Tiger’s Nest: Also known as Taktshang Goemba or Paro Taktsang, Tiger’s Nest is a monastery that is perched on a cliff and offers you spectacular scenery of blue pine and rhododendrons forest. Legends state that Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tigress’ back to mollify a local demon. Later, he meditated here for three months. Once you have enjoyed the adrenaline rush with this Bhutan trekking, come back to the hotel and relax your weary self. Tip: Clicking pictures is not allowed inside the monastery. So, make sure you hold back the photographer in you Evening free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m) Optional: Shopping (charges extra) Distance from Thimphu to Paro: 48 km Travel time: 1 hour (approximately)
Day 5: Paro - Phuentsholing
Half day Paro sightseeing later drive to Phuentsholing on Day 5 of your Bhutan tour itinerary After Breakfast visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala. Evening an exploratory walk around Main Street and market area. Overnight at the hotel in Phuntsholing Optional: Shopping (charges extra) Distance from Paro to Phuentsholing : 160 km Travel time: 4 hour 30 minutes (approximately)
Day 6: Phuentsholing: The Trip Ends
After a hearty breakfast, check-out from the hotel and head to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station /Bagdogra Airport Tour Ends.