BEST OF BHUTAN

BEST OF BHUTAN
Country: Bhutan
Destination: BEST OF BHUTAN
Arrival At: Paro
Departure From: Paro
Duration: 4Nights/5Days
Accommodation: A Grade Hotels
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner (AP Plan)
Activities: Cultural Tour
Tour Grade: Easy
Transfer By: Private Vehicle
Group Size: 1-12 people

DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN PARO DRIVE TO THIMPU 2300m (1 HRS)
DAY 02 THIMPU TO PUNAKHA 1350M (2.30 HRS)
DAY 03 PHUNAKHA TO PARO (3.30 HRS)
DAY 04 PARO SIGHTSEEING
Day 05 Departure

Isolated from the outside world for centuries, Bhutan is opening her dramatic land and unique traditions to a few lucky visitors. A holiday in Bhutan is one of the few opportunities left that will expose you to an undiscovered destination that even the most seasoned traveler considers a privilege to visit. Identified as one of the 10 bio-diversity hot spots in the world, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ has cautiously opened its doors to tourism.

Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called “The Last Shangrila.” Internal peace is valued here more than a craving for worldly pleasures, and harmony with nature is the supreme principle.

Few travelers have ever heard of Bhutan and much less have travelled here. We operate short and sweet trip ‘Heart of Bhutan’ that provides a unique opportunity to experience a deeply spiritual world of elaborate temple-fortresses, ancient customs, and mind-boggling scenery.

DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN PARO DRIVE TO THIMPU 2300m (1 HRS)
Upon your arrival in Paro airport our guide will meet you and transfer to Thimphu. Lunch in the hotel and later drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a nice view of the valley. Enclosure where national animal, Takins are kept and drive to visit the largest and newly built statue of Buddha offering magnificent view of entire Thimphu valley. Overnight: Thimphu

DAY 02 THIMPU TO PUNAKHA 1350M (2.30 HRS)
Morning visit the traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used in Bhutan, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and the Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery. Lunch and drive to Punakha through Dochula pass (3200 M) If the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a site that stretches almost 180 degrees. Walk around the 108 stupas and continue to sub tropical valley of Punakha. On arrival, if time permits hike to the temple of Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. Overnight: Punakha

DAY 03 PHUNAKHA TO PARO (3.30 HRS)
Morning drive to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. This is a fine example of Bhutanese rich Art and Architecture. Retrace the drive back to Paro. After lunch visit Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on. Evening back to the hotel and enjoy the facility in the hotel. Overnight: Paro | Altitude: 2200m

DAY 04 PARO SIGHTSEEING
Morning drive to the hike starting point, walk 2 hrs uphill to reach Tiger's Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley. Lunch in the cafeteria. Back to the hotel. Farewell dinner. Overnight: Paro

Day 05| Departure:
Morning transfer (10 minutes) to the airport for your departure flight. Your guide will bid you farewell at the airport.
INCLUSIONS
Bhutan Visa arrangement service
Government royalty and all the taxes
Accommodations in A grade hotels
Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
Full time English speaking guide
Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

EXCLUSIONS Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
Single room supplement charge
Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
Travel / Medical Insurance
INCLUSIONS
Bhutan Visa arrangement service
Government royalty and all the taxes
Accommodations in A grade hotels
Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
Full time English speaking guide
Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

EXCLUSIONS Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
Single room supplement charge
Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
Travel / Medical Insurance