Bhutan Magical Tour
Tourism in Bhutan is unique as it is referred as the “Switzerland of Asia.” From quant farming villages to magical forests to mountains where Yeti’s supposedly live, Bhutan is a place which has escaped the civilized touch of the rest of the world. It is The Land of “Gross National Happiness” whose philosophy is being practiced worldwide.
With its beautiful and largely unspoiled Himalayan setting, its rich flora and fauna, the mesmeric rolling hills and towering crags magnificent mountains, dense forests, pure air, delightful people and its vibrant Buddhist culture, Bhutan the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” or ‘Druk Yul’ has become an increasingly popular destination for international tourists. Bhutan often revered as, is still regarded as one of the last “Shangri-La’s” in the Himalayan region because of its remoteness, its spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries besides timeless images of its history.
The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.
Arrival at Paro airport and a short drive to hotel. In the evening an oriental talk will be given by our local escort with a short documentary film on Bhutan. Overnight.
Morning drive to Drukgyel Dzong, (18 Kms. Away from the hotel). On the way back visit a tyopical Bhutanese farmhouse and a sightseeing trip to Paro Bazar. After lunch drive to Ta Dzong which houses the National Museum followed by a short walk to paro Rimpung Dzong. Overnight.
A short drive to Satsam Chorten From there a 2 hour horse ride to Takstang till the view points of the monastery. Light refreshment and lunch will be served at the Cafetera, sollowed by a short walk to Satsam Chorten and a 2 hour drive to Thimpu. O/N. Hotel.
In the morning witness mask and folk dances performed by the Royal Academy of Performing Arts and visit the Memorial Chorten and National Library. After lunch, a visit to the Handicrafts Emporium and sightseeing trip to Thimpu town. In the evening, a visit to Tashichho Dzong. Overnight at hotel.
A two-hour morning drive to Punakha across the Dochula Pass (Alt. 3100 m.). After lunch a visit to Punakha Dzong and Punakha high School. O/N at Hotel.
Drive to Thimpu. After lunch in Thimpu, drive to Paro.
Evening visit Paro Bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.
Open for Optional Tours. Lunch/dinner & O/N at Hotel.
Early morning drive to Paro airport for departure.