Bhutan is a unique country which has been keeping tradition lifestyle since Middle Ages. It is a constitutional monarchy. The population is 730,000 people. The area covers 46500 square meters. It is laying on Himalayan slopes. Our tour will take you to almost all sights of tourist attraction, we will drive around the whole country and cross the passes over 4000 m
13 - 21 March 2023
Arrival to Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. A guide will meet each member of the group in the airport. Accommodation in hotel in Thamel - a tourist zone of Kathmandu. Welcoming dinner.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Pashupatinath ancient temple, Boddnath (Tibetan quater), Swayambunath stupa, Durbar Square.
Transfer to airport of Kathmandu. Flight from Kathmandu to Paro (Bhutan). Transfer to hotel in Paro.
Visit to Drugyel Dzong (temple), 18 kilometers away from Paro town.
On a clear day one can view the sacred Mount Chhomolhari, Mountain of Goddess (24,000 ft).
Visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse and sightseeing trip to the Paro Bazaar. Visit also Ta Dzong that houses the National Museum followed by a short walk to Paro Rimpung Dzong. See a traditional wooden bridge.
Drive to Satsam Chorten and then hike to viewpoint of Taktshang, the Tiger's Nest.
This monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 3,000 ft above the valley floor. The monastery unfortunately got burnt in 1998 and has recently been reconstructed. OR Drive to Chelila Pass where you can see beautiful mountain ranges and rhododendron flowers in bloom. On the way back walk to Chela Nunnery.
Drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
Sightseeing in Thimphu includes visit to the National Library, the School of Thangka Painting, the Traditional Medicine Institute, the Memorial Chorten and the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion).
Drive to Punakha through Dochula Pass.
On a clear day, one can get an excellent view of the Himalayan range and also the Gasa Dzong at a distance. The journey continues through varying scenes of greenery all the way to Punakha. Visit Punakha town. The Punakha Dzong is set on the junction of the two rivers the Phochu (male river) and Mochu (female river) and is one of the most spectacular Dzongs in the country. At present this Dzong serves as the winter residence for the Je Khenpo, Chief Abbot of the Central Monastic Body. Afternoon, drive to Wangdue Phodrang and return to Thimphu in the evening.
Drive to Paro.
On the way, visit Simtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in Bhutan built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan. Afternoon visit Paro town and stroll through Paro town. Evening at leisure.
Early morning drive to Paro Airport for departure for Kathmandu
Transfer to airport for your flight tfrom Kathmandu to other onward destination.
The cost depends on the number of members in the group.
\The cost includes:
Visa to Bhutan
Hotel accommodation (double occupancy)
Three meals a day in Bhutan
Private transportation during the whole program
Breakfasts in Nepal (Kathmandu)
Tourist tax in Bhutan
English speaking guide