Bhutan, “The Thunder Kingdom” is the wonderland of Himalaya known for its unique cultural settlements, fortresses and unusual landscapes that range from lowland subtropical region to steep hills and deep valley. Located between autonomous region of China and India, Bhutan boasts the mixture of unique, culture, religion and tradition where Gross National Happiness (GNH) matters more than Gross National Product (GNP). The cultural and religious harmony of Bhutanese people binds them together and sets them apart from other big neighboring country.
2 days 3 nights Bhutan travel packages are specially designed to allow you enough time to travel ancient monasteries, unique architecture, impressive high hill valley and Himalaya landscapes, where snow-capped mountains stand nearby the shadowy gorges nestled in a dense forest. This itinerary package of Bhutan tour unveils the mystery land Thimpu and unlocks the hidden treasure of Paro. This short but exotic tour to Bhutan is a comprehensive package that satisfies a lot and gives a cultural insight of Bhutanese people within a short period of time.
Day 01:Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimphu. Altitude: 2320m/ 7656ft above sea level. (1 hour 30 minutes drive)
The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges. Upon arrival in Paro, clear customs and immigration. Keep your copy of the visa clearance letter handy your visa has been paid. After checking into the hotel later visit, Your representative from Dream Tibet Travel & Tours will greet you on arrival and drive to Thimphu…
Kuenselcholing View Point: A place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.
Memorial Chorten: This particular chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan. drive).
Tashichho Dzong : The names means - Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. Later relax for the day and stroll around the city.
Overnight in Thimphu
Day 02:Thimphu - Paro (B/L/D)
After breakfast, retrace your drive back to Paro. In Paro visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang) and Farm House, National Museum Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest): This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. (Five hours hike to and from, some gentle and some steep hike, some stony foot path and some good ones) If you ride a horse upward it will cost extra US$25 per person. It is optional as tour can be done as per your requirement instead of hiking Visit Farmhouse: Eating, taking bath and staying for a night at a local farmhouse gives a different variation, and a chance to see the inside of such a home, rather than just the brightly decorated exteriors. If you take hot stone bath and eat in the farm house it will cost extra US$25 per person. Later stroll around the town and see how locals live.
Overnight in Paro.
Day 03:Paro – Depart (B)After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight to onward destination.