Luxury Bhutan package
7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang
Bhutan is a small and landlocked state located in the Eastern Himalaya, surrounded by China, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Bhutan is enriched with unique culture and traditions which make it a very distinctive country in the world.
Bhutan is the only country in today’s world that still retains the Tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism as its official religion. This form of Buddhism was introduced to Bhutan by Guru Padmasambhava (the second Buddha) in the 8th century. According to legends, Guru Padmasambhava made his legendary trip from Tibet to Bhutan on the back of a flying tigress to subdue evil spirits who hindered the spread of Buddhism teachings.
The place he landed in Bhutan is known as “The Tiger’s Nest” in Paro Valley where he meditated for 3 months. Till now, this place remains as one of the most prominent and sacred places in Himalayan Buddhism. Taktsang Palphug Monastery was first built on this precipitous cliff at 3,120 metres above Paro Valley in 1692.
The most important festivals in Bhutan are those that dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, which Bhutanese believe that by attending these holy spiritual events, one will gain merit for the next life. At the end of some festivals, a huge Throngdrel or religious appliqués will be unfurled before dawn for attendees of the festivals to be blessed by the Throngdrel.
Before Bhutan was unified in 1616 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, it was ruled by different leaders and clans. This created a lot of conflicts and civil wars among Bhutanese. In 1907, Bhutan’s first King was elected, which started the monarchy of Wangchuck Dynasty. The current Majesty is Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the fifth King of this monarchy.
In today’s world, Bhutan is well-known for its unique and bold philosophy, “Gross National Happiness” (GNH) which was propounded by fourth King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. In 1972, fourth king led Bhutan into the age of modernization while still preserves the Buddhist spiritual values. The four pillars of GNH are the promotion of sustainable development, preservation and promotion of cultural values, conservation of the natural environment, and establishment of good governance.Any Services not mentioned in the Inclusions
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Fly to Paro, Transfer to Thimphu (2300m – 3 hours). Arrival at Paro at different times & since this is the first day of the tour, there are no other activities planned except for arrival at Paro and transfer to your hotel. The tiny town of Paro is bursting with color and tradition overlooked by a dramatic dzong. Fields cover most of the valley floor while hamlets and isolated farms dot the countryside - the houses here are considered to be among the most beautiful in the country. Paro is believed to be one of the first valleys to have received the imprint of Buddhism.
Today your visit at Thimphu where you see a curved building, the white walls had wooden windows sticking out of the walls. This place has admirable architecture and fantastic history.
This day sightseeing tour includes the Tag Dzong and watches tower for Rinpung Dzong. You can see the Trashichho dzong houses the secretariat, throne room, and offices of the King of Bhutan.
Punakha Dzong is the winter residence of Bhutan’s spiritual leader, the Head Abbot, and the Central Monastic Body. The Dzong is built between two rivers known as "Phochu" (Male River) and "Mochu" (Female River). It takes almost four hours to drive between the windswept town of Wangdue and Trongsa. Here you visit Eastern Himalayas where you enjoy kayaking or rafting in the clean and clear waters of Pho Chhu River. You experience Kayaking and Rafting in class-3 rapids.
After early breakfast, set off on the road to Jakar. Here at this beautiful place and you will see the 'castle of the white bird'. At this tour, you will see its picturesque location overlooking the Chokhor valley.
After breakfast, move to see the Chendebji Chorten, which gives you an admirable surrounding. Here at this place you will see a large white structure built in the style of Swami Nath in Kathmandu. Here you will see Monk dormitories and study rooms line the path to the main temple. You can also enjoy quick buffet lunch at restaurant and souvenir shop. You'll get an opportunity to click amazing pictures to cherish the lifetime memories.
Drive back to Paro for nearby sightseeing. Visit at Paro Dzong and see the priceless collection of sacred masks and costumes and the beautiful prayer wheel out front amazingly beautiful. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Transfer to airport. Fly back to home.
- Daily Breakfast
Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary
All transfers on SIC basis
Airport transfers and assistance
Accommodation in choice of hotels
All internal transfers
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- * Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
- * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.