The Classic Tour to Bhutan presents the highlights of two major cities of the Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan: Thimpu and Paro with a scenic drive (2½ hrs) to Punakha via Dochu La (pass of 3,100 m). Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan. Paro is a rich valley with farming, culture and nature and Punakha is not only one of the 20 administrative districts of Bhutan, but also an ancient capital of Bhutan having a stunningly beautiful Punakha Dzong which is regarded as the 2nd biggest and captivating in Bhutan.
The Classic Tour to Bhutan is of 5 days that covers the best of Bhutan. Its 3 full day sightseeing including all major sites of Thimpu and Paro with a scenic drive to Punakha including an interesting visist to Punakha Dzong (a combo of administrative and Buddhist monastic centre) makes not only the tour a Great Tour to the Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan, but also a highly memorable one for your life time.
- Mountain flight offering a long range of Himalaya including Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Kanchanjunga etc., on your way to and back from Bhutan,
- Age old rich Buddhist culture and heritage uniquely preserved till date,
- Well conserved nature – the first carbon negative country in the world,
- The only ‘No Smoking’ country in the world,
- Beautiful twin cities of Paro and Thimpu with lovely dzongs (monasteries),
- Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery) located on a mid-hill point
- Memorable ruins of Drukgyal Dzong
- Lovely Paro Valley
After breakfast, transfer to airport and take a flight into the Himalaya with breathtaking views of the great peaks MT EVEREST, MT KANCHANJUNGA, MT CHOMOLHARI, MT JICHU DRAKE, etc., and lands you right into the Dragon Kingdom’s scraping airstrip at PARO. On arrival our guide will greet and transfer through the beautiful PARO valley to your hotel - overnight at hotel.
A guided sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the ruins of DRUKGYAL DZONG (18 Km.). This Dzong is of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, the 24,000 ft. white-domed peak of sacred CHOMOLHARI (Mountain of Goddess) looms overhead. After lunch at the hotel, visit TA DZONG, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and artifacts. Evening scenic drive to THIMPU (2 hrs), capital city of BHUTAN and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, guided sightseeing to the MEMMORIAL CHORTEN of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the heart of Thimpu town, TASHICHHO DZONG (the Fortress of the Auspicious Religion, presently Govt. secretariat building, which requires a special permit for the visit). So, sometimes, permit could be declined. In that case, visit is organized to have just an external view). Afternoon, visit SCHOOL FOR ARTS, PAINTING & MEDICINE, the national library and Bhutanese handicraft center (worth undertaking) – Evening drive back to PARO (2 hrs) - Overnight at hotel.
AM: After breakfast drive to SARTSHAM CHORTEN and then two hours of horse riding uphill will take you to the TAKTSANG MONASTERY. After refreshment, a short trek to the view point to witness a fascinating eye-level view of the famous TAKTSANG MONASTERY also known as the tigers’ nest. PM: After lunch a slow downhill trek to SARTSHAM CHORTEN and then drive back to hotel. - Overnight at hotel.
After early breakfast, drive to airport for departure flight to your onward destination.
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