6-Day Best of Bhutan
Bhutan is not an ordinary place, it has been the most loved country by tourists. Be its colourful culture or enigmatic mountain, the tourist places in Bhutan has always attracted tourists from across the world. The country of rolling hills and charming culture always exudes the charm that cannot be missed. Delightful people, dense forest, gigantic mountains and exclusive cuisine, always give a delightful experience. Bhutan is a place to experience and feel its warmth that will stay in your for lifelong. It evokes a sense of emotion that retains its opacity to keep you hooked. Bhutan is surprising and its traditions are visible.
Highlights of this tour:
Home visit with taste of Bhutanese rice wine.
Free stamp printing with your own figurine.
Experience traditional Bhutanese archery.
Free pony ride to Paro Taktsang.
Wear traditional Bhutanese costume throughout the day and get into Bhutanese culture style.
Visit the local weekend market (Friday to Sunday only).
Well-arranged cooking classes to cook Bhutanese dishes.
Watch traditional Bhutanese dances with unlimited drinks.
Unlimited drinking water throughout Bhutan.
Special Cuisine: Bak Kut Teh, Nasi Lemak, Thai Style etc.
DAY 01 PARO ARRIVAL - THIMPHU
Upon arrival, proceed to Thimphu directly. Today proceed to the Memorial Chorten, a stupa conceptualized by the Third King to ward off negative influences. Then transfer to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) which is the place with a good view of the Thimphu valley. After dinner walk around the Thimphu Town or visit local Bhutanese pub. Overnight at Thimphu.
DAY 02 THIMPHU
Visit Weekend Market, only for Friday to Sunday. It is an interesting place to visit, where village people jostle with well-heeled Thimphu residents for best and cheapest vegetables and other food products. Next visit to the Motithang Takin Preserve Mini Zoo where houses the National animal Takin research centre. Here you can see these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. Afterwards, we will continue with a visit to the Post office where you can make your very own stamps. Later we will head to Textile Museum, the textile weaves of Bhutan, showcase a creative array of traditional and contemporary textile that have been woven to strict, intricate specifications. After that, we will head to Bhutan Traditional Handmade Paper Factory. The paper factory continues to preserve and promote this age-old Bhutanese tradition.
DAY 03 THIMPHU - PUNAKHA
Head to Punakha, visit Chimi Lhakhang, a temple built by Lama Drukpa Kunley, the Divine Madman. It is renowned for blessing barren women with fertility. In the evening, we will have a tour of Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned here in 1907. Before dinner, we will make Special arrangements for home visits so you may taste Bhutanese wine and enjoy local culture. You have the opportunity to experience Traditional Archery too! Overnight at Punakha hotel.
DAY 04 PUNAKHA - PARO
We have an elaborate arrangement for you to experience Whole Day Wearing Bhutanese Traditional Costumes. Later, we will drive back to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass (3,050m). If the weather is good, you will get to enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains. On the way we will visit 14th century built bridge TAMCHO Suspension Bridge. We will head to Kyichu Lhakhang the oldest Temple, a temple which dates back to the 7th century. According to the Bhutanese legend, the first Buddhist King of Tibet established a temple here on the left knee of an ogress so as to subdue her. The temple was restored in the 19th century and a similar one was added in 1968 by the grand Queen Mother of Bhutan. Special tour of Bhutanese Cooking Class will be arranged. You have a chance to learn how to cook Bhutanese cuisine. Overnight at Paro hotel.
DAY 05 PARO
After breakfast, we will drive to the foot of the Taktshang cliff before walking up hill for 2 hours to reach the monastery, giddily perched on a sheer 800m rock face. Taktshang means Tiger's Nest as legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this spot on the back of a tigress in the eighth century. He once meditated here, making this temple a sacred pilgrimage destination for Buddhists. Pony Riding is arranged to help ease your trip as going up the temple will take almost 4-5 hours. (Remark: Climbing up to the Tiger nest will take almost half day. Many attraction places will not be arranged on the same day. You will be given enough time to slowly climbing up and avoid rushing itinerary). Tonight you will have the chance to enjoy Bhutanese Cultural Dance. There will also be free flow of hard & soft drinks.
DAY 06 HOME DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport after breakfast. Home Sweet Home!