Trip Duration- 3nights 4days
Places Covered – Paro, Thimphu
Day 1 – Paro – Thimphu
After you arrive in Paro international airport, you will be received by our representative from Colorful Bhutan Travels.
The flight into Paro on Druk Air/Bhutan airlines (only international flight) is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. If the weather is clear you can see magnificent views of the peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land on arrival at Paro international airport
From Paro, we drive to Thimphu, where you will check in to your Hotel. After Lunch, we will visit Kuenselphodrang, popularly known as the “Buddha Point” where a statue of the Buddha measuring 54 meters tall sits above the Thimphu valley. Visit the Memorial Chorten(temple) which was built in 1974 in memory of the Late Third King of Bhutan. On any given day, you shall find people circumambulating this temple in order to gain merits for all sentient beings. Later in the evening we will be visiting Tashichhoe Dzong the “Fortress of Auspicious Religion” where today like most of the other fortresses in Bhutan serves as the Administrative and Religious Center.
Evening at leisure in Thimphu town.
Overnight at Thimphu
Day 2– Thimphu – Dochula – Paro
After breakfast, we drive out of Thimphu to Dochula Pass. At Dochula pass, where 108 stupas were built as a war monument after the 2003 war in the southern Bhutan against Indian insurgents and on a clear day you will also see Himalayan mountain ranges. Then we will drive back to Thimphu for lunch. A short drive from Dochula pass, we will visit Royal Botanical Garden where you can get to see different flora. Later after lunch we will visit The National Institute of ZorigChusum: is the center for Bhutanese Art education. It was set up by the Government of Bhutan with the sole objective of preserving the rich culture and tradition of Bhutan and training students in all the traditional arts forms. The curricula cover a comprehensive course of drawing, painting, wood and slate craving, embroidery, sculptures, weaving and paper making. Later in the evening we will head back to Paro. If time permits then we will visit Paro Rinpung Dzong.
Overnight at Paro
Day 3- Paro – Paro
After an early breakfast, we drive towards the base of the Tiger’s Nest Monastery for a hike. Taktsang is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan World. The temple itself is perched on a granite cliff that drops 2,000 feet to the valley floor. The name is derived from a legend that Guru Rinpoche flew across the mountains to this spot on the back of a tigress.
After the hike we will then visit Kychu Monastery which was built by one of the Tibetan king in 7th century. This monastery is considered as one of the oldest monastery we have in the country. If time permits then we will visit Paro National Museum. It was established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building under the command of His Majesty, the king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. It houses for some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art, including masterpieces of bronze statues and painting. Suitable galleries were constructed to house the extensive collections. The works of art is elegantly displayed on scientific lines.
Evening we will stroll around Paro town for leisure.
Overnight at paro
Day 4– After breakfast, your driver and guide will drive you to the airport for your out bound journey.
Tour cancellation & refund policy
Tour Programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
In the event of cancelled or shortened trips due to unforeseen reasons after arrival in Bhutan, no refund will be made due to the company already having paid for hotels and other logistics.
No refund will be made for missed connections or no show at the airports.