Mysterious Bhutan

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Duration
6 Days
Departure Day
Daily
Group Size
Private Tour
Tour Type
Luxury Trip
Trip Grading
Easy
Breakfast
Daily Breakfast
Other Meals
1 Dinner
Hotel Category
5 Star Hotels
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Learn more about Bhutan‘s “gross national happiness” from a local professor. Get an interactive introduction into the local culture during a lesson in traditional Bhutanese painting, a fortune telling session at the astrology school and a an archery-competition. Explore Bhutan’s most iconic Dzongs and join a Tshewang ceremony.

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival - Paro - Thimphu

Welcome to the Land of Happiness! The flight into Paro is one of the most spectacular in the entire Himalayas. It offers fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom. Bhutan’s first gift to you, as you disembark from the aircraft, will be cool, clean, fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by your tour guide for the drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan stopping on route at Chuzom. Check-in to the hotel and take a rest. In the evening, we will organise a talk by a local expert on Gross National happiness along with a Bhutanese welcome dinner. Overnight at Taj Tashi Thimphu for two nights.

DAY 2

Thimphu -The Capital of Happiness

After breakfast, begin exploring Thimphu valley. We start your tour at the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. Afterwards visit the Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) and try your hands at some easy painting. Later visit the Textile Museum, which provides insight into one of Bhutan’s most distinct art forms. Also visit Simply Bhutan, a living museum and studio encapsulating the cultural heritage of the Bhutanese people. Finally get a glimpse of your destiny, during a future reading by monks at the Astrology School Pangri Zampa. Pay your respects and offer prayers to the Buddha at Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) the largest statue in the country. Then visit King’s Memorial Chorten continuously circulated by people murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. In the evening enjoy an Archery game – the national sport of Bhutan and amongst the most colourful and picturesque events!

DAY 3

Thimphu - Punakha

Early this morning take part in the Tshewang Ceremony – held by a team of Monks for peace, prosperity and good health, you are required to light a butter lamp at the monastery alter. Return to the hotel for breakfast before beginning the drive to Punakha. On arrival in Punakha, transfer to the hotel. Later enjoy exploring Punakha with a visit to Punakha Dzong. Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. Visit a nearby traditional Farmhouse which offers a great insight into the lifestyle of the local people. Overnight at Uma Punakha.

DAY 4

Punakha - Paro

After breakfast drive to Paro. On arrival in Paro, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. The Ta Dzong visit is followed by a short walk to visit Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong), meaning ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’, which has a long and fascinating history. In the evening take a stroll around Paro’s Main Street and visit shops and the local market. Overnight at Uma Paro for two nights.

DAY 5

Paro

After an early breakfast, embark upon a fascinating excursion to Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest. Taktsang is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. Later enjoy a Traditional Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath. Many Bhutanese believe that the bath helps in curing joint pains, relaxing and other medical problems.
In the evening enjoy a colourful Traditional masked dance & cultural show. The music of Bhutan is an integral part of its culture and plays a leading role in transmitting social values. Traditional Bhutanese music includes a spectrum of subgenres, ranging from folk to religious songs. Dances are performed wearing ornate costumes and masks; each aspect dance has a symbolic meaning – and you are welcome to join the troupe!

DAY 6

Paro - Departure

After breakfast transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.

Hotel Description

Taj Tashi

5/5

Uma Punakha

5/5

Uma Paro

5/5

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