Land of Thunder Dragons – Bhutan

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Enjoy a Visit to the World's Only Vajrayana Buddhist Nation

Blessed with immense natural beauty Bhutan is a small country situated between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India. Bhutan is known to be the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world. The teaching of this Buddhist sect seems showing a strong influence on routine activities of people living in there. “The Last Shangila’ is another name to kingdom of Bhutan for pleasant society and sublime natural beauty.

The country has developed the philosophy of Gross National Happiness that is unique to anywhere in the world. Under the idea development is not measured on the basis of happiness but not just based on gross domestic product. Still a third world country the subsistence farming is practised in most of the Bhutan. Bhutanese people primarily consist of the Ngalops and Sharchops, called the Western Bhutanese and Eastern Bhutanese, and Lhotshamphas (Southern Bhutanese), a people of Nepalese Gurkha Origin, respectively.

Along with natural beauty, Bhutan is also known for its reputation established as a premier destination for adventure sports. Now it is deemed among adventure seekers a ideal destination for Hiking, Trekking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking and Fishing.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Paro

Arrive at Paro airport, and get assisted to your hotel. The day is free for actualization Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02 Paro toThimpu

Drugyal Dzong, now in ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in 1644 the Dzong name's means indeed "victorious Druk". The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by butter lamp destroyed it. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8 th century. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 03 Thimpu sightseeing

Visit to Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty King Jigme DorjiWang chuck, who is regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. Then visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art. After lunch visit the National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. Evening is free for shopping and leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 04 Thimpu to Wangdiphodrang

Today we will drive to Punakha and Wangdi. Upon arrival, check in hotel. Later visit Punakha Dzong; built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1637, this sacred Dzong has played a prominent part in the country's life in both civil and religious fields. Punakha Dzong is open to visitors only in summer when the monk body has moved Thimphu. Overnight stay is at hotel.

Day 05 Punakha to Thimpu

After breakfast, drive to Thimpu en route visitng the sacred Drajanchu monastery at Khotokha, Khotokha is one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan surrounded by mountains. Later continue our drive to Thimpu, and check into your hotel.

Day 06 Thimpu to Paro

Today, we drive to Paro, and take a short trek of Taktsang monastery which is about 10 kms from Paro. Evening is free for own activities, spend overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07 Paro departure

Today you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for onward destination.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

06 nights in handpicked hotels

Meals

06 Breakfasts, 06 Dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

06 nights and 07 days in beautiful located handpicked standard hotels of Bhutan. Our hotels in Bhutan tour package ‘Land of Thunder Dragon’ offer tastefully decorated spacious rooms with ensuite facilities and restaurants offering delicious cuisines.

Single room supplement is available upon request for those travelling solo and need a single occupancy room or travelling in a group but do not want to share room with co-travellers.

Remark : Extension tours to Sikkim and/or Nepal and/or Tibet are available with this trip.