Bhutan short tour is one of the best tours offering you the cultural, historical, and natural highlights of Bhutan. The entire short trip to Bhutan is designed covering all the popular sightseeing destinations and the chance to see wonderful artifacts of typical Bhutanese culture and historical spots. This tour assures the Bhutan tourist of fascinating cultural discovery, while Bhutan geography, in the mighty Himalayas, promises spectacular natural vistas.
You visit ancient monasteries and Dzongs, Hike through lush green valleys and villages with opportunities to interact with the locals. The combination of engineering skill and aesthetic beauty is unparalleled in all structures, from the massive monastic fortresses to houses and bridges. The huge Dzongs were built without using a single nail and strategically located, protecting and overlooking the valley. Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country and Drugyal Dzong. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum and School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Craft. Hike to Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) and also visit 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong) including the ruins of historical Drugyal High School.
Bhutan is regulated and controlled as it aims to preserve its customs and culture and discourages western or outside influence. Murals and carvings on Lord Buddha and other deities can be seen on walls of streets. The distinct architecture, the intricate paintings, unusual handicrafts, and the cottage industries are awe-inspiring and inspiring during your short tour to Bhutan.
Duration: 06 Days
Best Travel Time:the best time to travel is Spring and Autumn, Spring : March, April, May ( Flowers would be on full bloom) Autumn: Sept, Oct, Nov (with clear and crisp blue skies) Summer: June, July, August ( best to avoid the higher tariff and the cold of winter) Winter: Dec, Jan, Feb (To avoid the crowd and catch the Black-Necked Cranes)
Transportation: Private Car/Van/Hiace depends on group size.
Day 01: - Fly to Paro International Airport
You will have a spectacular scenic flight of the Himalayas including Everest and Bhutanese foothills and the landscapes to the Paro Airport of Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by our representative after lunch enjoys afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the Ta Dzong Museum housing many religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. Visit Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort). In the evening, visit Paro town, stroll through its quaint two streets and browse through the shops.
Day 02: - Paro to Thimpu drive
We will have 2hrs drive to Capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten. National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts is some worthy places of visit. Also take a tour of the king’s administrative building known as Tashicho Dzong. Tashichho dzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Visit the National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century; the Traditional Paper Factory displays the Bhutanese paper making process, and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 03: - Full Day Sightseeing in Thimpu (2350m)
Today is another day of full-day sightseeing in Thimpu. Visit Pangri Zampa Monastery, situated just beyond Dechencholing Palace (5kms from Thimphu). This temple was the first residence of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. visit National Textile Museum which is an excellent place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and preserved through the exhibition. The Memorial Chorten which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Visit the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the takin. After lunch, visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichodzong, the Simtokha Dzong (the oldest fortress in the kingdom), and the Folk Heritage Museum. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: - Thimphu – Excursion to Cheri Gompa
After breakfast, we will drive towards the northern end of the valley for about 20 minutes to get started for a refreshing walk to Cheri Gompa (monastery). The trail begins by crossing a lovely bridge that spans the Thimpu River. The walk passes through blue pine, spruce, and rhododendron forest. A short distance beyond the turn-off to Tango Goemba, the road ends at Dodina (elevation 2600m). A walk of about 1 ½ hour leads to Cheri Goemba (Cheri Dorji Dhen). Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620. You can enter the courtyard of the Gompa, but the entrance to the main shrine is not permitted for Non-Buddhists. Descend to the bottom of the hill, where your transport arrives to take you back to Thimphu. In the late evening drive to the site of Colorful Weekend Market where people from all walks of life come to sell and buy their stuff.
Day 05: - Thimpu to Paro visit Taktsang (Tiger Nest Monastery)
After breakfast at Hotel, drive for Paro. Drive through the Paro valley to see the Drukgyel Dzong/kyichu Lhakhang. Hike to Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). Taktsang is the most famous of all Bhutanese monasteries. The hikes up to the viewpoint will take about 1 1/2 hours, and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. We also take you to visit 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong) including the ruins of historical Drugyel High School. On the return drive to Paro, visit 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo.
Day 06: - Final Departure
After breakfast, we will bid you farewell at the Paro International Airport for your flight to your onward destinations.
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