Enjoy places of interest and ancient stories connected to them. Visit Phobjikha valley – winter home of the black necked cranes. An elaborate tour that covers the whole of western Bhutan including an excursion to Haa valley and the central region. From Chele la get a superb view of Chumolhari and Jichu Drakey mountains.a
Your tour guide representive from our company will receive you at the airport with Tashi Khadar and drive you the short distance to the hotel. After Tea, drive to Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. This unusual round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell. The centerpiece of this Museum is a complex four-sided carving depicting the history of Buddhism and its propagation. One side is Sakyamuni and the great teacher Atisha, representing the Sakya school. On the next is Geylup, a disciple of Dalai Lama. Another is Nyingma lineage, the head is Guru Padmasanva, and the final is Drukpa Kagyu with the figure of Vajra Dhara. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. Here you can see finest example of Bhutanese architecture. Enroute visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demoness that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries. In the evening drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). Dinner and overnight in Hotel at Paro.
Get a glimpse of Bhutan as you start by disembarking into a breathtaking scene. Travelling between Paro and Thimphu, the capital city, explore majestic architectural fortresses (dzongs), monuments and museum and enjoy pleasant walks along the fast growing streets of Paro and Thimphu.
Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
Places covered: Phuntsholing, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro
Important remarks: Day 3 will have to fall on a week day as most sites are closed on the weekends. Also note that some sites may be closed during govt. holidays as well.
Zorig Chusum will be closed on Jan, Feb and Jul due to winter and summer vacations for the students
Please note that some of the sights/itinerary may change due to season, weather, national holidays, and special events. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience in Bhutan.
Get glimpses of Bhutan in 15 days as you journey across the country exploring places of interest and getting connected to its way of life. We start from the west towards central and eastwards and back, driving across spectacular scenery and views. It also exposes you to the traditional arts and crafts and textiles of Bhutan.
This tour takes you as far as Bumthang with an excursion into Ura valley giving you a magnificent view of Bhutans highest mountain Gangkar puensum. On your way back to Paro enjoy another excursion to Haa valley giving you superb view of high peaks Chumolhari and jigchu Drakey. Visit many places of interest and learn ancient stories linked to them.
Enjoy the mountains and the marvelous view of high Himalayan peaks in Bhutan as you travel towards the central region. Visit the beautiful Bumthang valley, known for many historical and religious sites. Get a good insight into the lifestyle of local people and culture.
This tour grants privileged access to the holiest Buddhist sites in Bhutan. From the famous, majestic Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) balanced among the clouds high above Paro, blessed by Guru Padmasambhava himself, to Jambay Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, built by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo, this tour provides a true insight to the rich religious culture of Bhutan.