Bhutan

Bhutan

Tour Duration – 6 night / 7 days

20,500/- per person

Hasimara Railway Station to Hasimara Railway Station

Bhutan is a small Kingdom in the Himalayas that borders China to the North and India to the East, South and West. The country has approximately 635,000 inhabitants (2005) and a per capita GDP of USD 1,410. The size of the country is approximately the same as Denmark. The UN classifies Bhutan as an underdeveloped country, ranked 133 out of 175 countries on the UNDP’s Human Development Index.

In Bhutan, Tibetan Buddhism is practiced as the state religion. The whole Bhutanese society is afflicted by the Buddhist living guidelines, and everywhere you see monasteries, temples and monks dressed in their typical red robes. The government of Bhutan is, therefore, working eagerly to protect religious sites, documents and monuments, which makes Bhutan one of the most important areas for practiced Buddhism in the world.

Until recently, Bhutan was a closed country for many people, but since 1961, the country has focused on a systematic development by implementing development plans for all sectors. Together with the previous King, the present King Jigme Singye Wangchuk (also called the Dragon King) has led this development towards a more modern public system.

Situated in the remote Himalayan Mountains, Bhutan has a sensational nature and very rich flora and fauna. In the southern regions of the country, you find subtropical animals and plants; while in the far north of the country, there are high snow covered peaks and extremely cold winters, only Yaks and very tough plants live here.
Bhutan is steeped in ancient history, culture and religious customs. Its visitors enjoy the ornate monasteries, interesting architecture and traditional people. The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a must see amongst other memorable landmarks in this mysterious country.

Day – 1, Arrive Hasimara station – Thimphu (167.2 km / approx 5 hour drive)

Pick up from Hasimara Railway Station & transfer to Thimphu. Arrive & check in to the hotel. After lunch visit local sightseeing of Thimphu, enjoy the breathtaking view of the Thimphu valley. Memorial Chorten, Kuensel Phodrang, Takin Reserve, Mini Zoo and BBS Tower . Overnight stay at the hotel Thimphu.

Day – 2, Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast visit to the Folk Heritage Museum, Royal Textile Academy & Museum, Anim Dratshang (Nunnery), Trashichhodzong and Handicrafts Emporium.Evening visit local market for shopping. Overnight stay will be in Thimphu.

Day – 3, Thimphu – Punakha ( 85 km / approx 3 hour drive)

After breakfast drive to Punakha ,visit Punakha Dzong. Travel via a high mountain pass to Punakha. One the way, visit Dochu La Pass.Arrive & check in to the hotel. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lake. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

Day – 4, Punakha – Paro ( 127 km / approx 4 hour drive)

After breakfast drive to Paro. The Paro valley extends from the meeting point of Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu Rivers. Arrive & check in to the hotel. After lunch visit Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lakhang and Ta Dzong. Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

 Day – 5, Paro Sightseeing

 After breakfast visit to the  Chele La Pass. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mt Jhomolhari, the second highest peak in the cultural Bhutan and other Himalayan mountains. Visit Paro Dzong while returning back to Paro. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

Day – 6, Paro – Phuentsholing (144 km /  approx 4 hour drive)

After Breakfast drive to Phuentsholing.  En route visit Simtokha Dzong. Thimphu / Phuentsholing road was built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian Border road organization. The drive on this route is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route. Arrive & check in to the hotel. After lunch visit Kharbandi Goemba, the monastery built in 1967. It houses the large and attractive statues of Sakyamuni, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche. Then back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing.

Day – 7, Phuentsholing – Hasimara station( 22 km / approx 50 min drive)

After Breakfast drop to Hasimara Railway Station.

Tour End.

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