|Trip Style||:||Cultural Tour|
|Trip Rating by Popularity||:||*****|
|Physical Demand Rating||:||1|
|Discounts||:||Applicable on this trip|
|Group Size||:||Maximum 12, Avg 5|
|Group Leader||:||A Certified Tour Guide|
|Transport||:||Quality and appropriate transportation will be made available.|
This trip is mainly designed for our guest from South East Countries such as; China and Thailand, who do not have much time to spend. In cases, where our guests would like to combine their holiday trip to Bhutan with neighbouring countries like Nepal, India and Thailand, we take this as an opportunity not only to help our partners in arranging such trip but take this as an occasion to present our culture, tradition and our hospitality to the extent possible within a short span of time. Whether you enjoy a stroll in the Country, or climb to breathtaking Tiger’s Nest, see living culture of the people in their traditional costumes or the enchanting folklore and history, the package still manages to usher our guests to experience the main attractions of Thimphu and Paro.
Day 1 : Arrive Paro
If your arrival to Bhutan is on a (bright) sunny day, it could (should) begin with the panoramic view of Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga, and our very own Jomolhari and Jichu Drakey (you may change your seat, if you are not on the right side). We have been told the actual descent of the flight to the airport (Paro) is usually manual, which itself becomes a memorable experience, topped by surrounding hills and houses (Feeling you could touch them). After necessary clearance from the airport, outside you’ll be received by our guide(s) with a traditional welcome khadar. In Paro valley you will visit; 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang temple. In the evening, with a local theatre company, we will organize a cultural evening at the hotel which will showcase some of our traditional music and dances, mask dances and folklore at the hotel. After dinner, a dip in the traditional hot-stone bath may help you unwind and reflect about your journey before departing.
Day 2 : Paro Sightseeing and Drive to Thimphu (50 km, 1 hour)
On day 2nd at Paro, we’ll visit the world known Taktshang monastery (translated Tiger’s nest). It is a two hours hike that would prove its worth, just by a look of the temple hanging on a 1000 feet craggy cliff. The view of the temple as our clients have been saying is “nothing short of spectacular”. The temple was built in 1692 by Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgye and in this matter, the guide will complement the visit with its history. In the afternoon, we will visit National Museum and enrich your Bhutan experience and knowledge further by witnessing some of the most treasured collections of arts, artefacts, textiles, stamps, statues etc. Drive to Thimphu in the evening and explore the city. We’ll take you to some of the best restaurants in town and enjoy Bhutanese food.
Day 3 : Thimphu Sightseeing.
On the 3rd day in Bhutan, you will wake up at the Capital City, Thimphu – here you can begin your visit from any of the following tourist sites, such as; National Folk Heritage Museum, Zorig Chusum school of 13 traditional arts/crafts, Textile Museum, Memorial Chorten (stupa), Kuenselphodrang (AKA Budha Point) and the Simtokha Dzong. These visits will showcase not only our age old heritage, tradition, customs and even fabrics (which is the present identification of a Bhutanese) but our deep commitment to preserve and promote it. Your visit to Centenary Farmers market will bring across our efforts to promote self sufficiency in agriculture produce against chemically infused vegetables imported from neighbouring states. Do visit our only Takin Reserve Center and see an unique animal (mixture of a goat and wildebeest) which is also national animal of Bhutan – the Takin. Takin is chosen as the National Animal of Bhutan, because it is unique, rare and native to Bhutan. It is closely associated to religious history and mythology of the country. The animal was called ‘Dyiong-gyem tsi’ or takin. Conclude your day with a lovely meal in one of the best restaurant with a choice of Bhutanese, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, or Thai culinary (do seek guidance from the guide).
Day 4 : Drive to Paro and Departure (50 km, 1 hour)
Being with you for last 3 days, saying farewell is usually not mechanical. However, with a hope that this trip to Bhutan has build up a friendship which is more valuable than anything else and the service has been more than satisfactory, we will say goodbye with a promise of meeting each other very soon. Additional Activities that can be included: Specialised Language Guides, Mountain Biking, Motorcycling, Swimming, Fly Fishing, Cooking classes etc..
What’s Not Included