Bhutan Highlights Tours is a tour package, in which, you get to spend five nights and six days, in the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan, visiting places and things that are worthy of note to the Bhutanese culture, tradition, history and religion. This is a guided tour where you are confined to the cities of Thimphu, Paro and Punakha and their surroundings.
Bhutan, where the Bhutan Highlights Tours takes place, is a country that lies in the Himalayan Region to the East of Nepal. It is a landlocked country that is surrounded by India on three sides to the south and the autonomous region of Tibet to the North, from where much of its historical interaction had taken place, giving much in terms of religion, impressing upon its architecture and to an extent, its social norms had been manifested. Though much of what is there in Bhutan presently had independently evolved. Bhutan is the only country on earth where its carbon rating is on the negative side of the spectrum. It has a forest mass coverage of over 60 percent. This is because, not like other countries that measure its economic growth in its gross domestic product, in Bhutan, it is done by its evaluation of gross domestic happiness. Another thing with the country, its total agricultural output is based on sustainable and organic farming. This also makes the country self-sufficient in healthy food. The philosophies of Buddhism are enshrined in its constitution which has not only helped to keep alive its historical artifacts in pristine conditions but is used to instill into the benefit of its people. So much so, the Dragon Kingdom has much to show the world of what it has from the past and what it still frames from it, at present. In this Bhutan Highlights Tours, this is what is highlighted to you in your five nights and six days’ stay here. Plus you might consider taking other Bhutan Tour Package as per your duration or a Bhutan Hike if you like a nice unique rural setting.
What does Bhutan Highlights Tours give you in a period of five days and six nights? Much, if you take the length of time into consideration. Starting off, your entry into the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan is done afloat the National Carrier of the Nation at its only International Airport in Paro. Coming in from Nepal takes you on a two hour flight over some of the amazing terrain. To the north, it is the High Himalayan with their ever covered snow-capped mountains with heights ranging from six thousand to over eight thousand as if floating in clouds. You fly over the lush green verdure hills dotted with villages atop them, with sloping valleys and fasting flowing rivers oozing from glaciers emancipating from the north and gorges here and there cut because of them. Then you make a dramatic landing in the valley of Paro. It is from here that your tour begins to various destinations of note in the three cities of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha and their surrounding vicinities. Each having something unique to offer in their own ways. In the tours, you visit Buddha’s Point that has a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue made to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the fourth king, King Memorial Chorten, Farmer’s Market, Folk Heritage Museum, Tashichho Dzong, which is a Buddhist monastery on the edge of Thimphu on the west banks of Wang Cho River that was once a fortress. Then, there is Dochula pass (3140m), where if the weather is clear you get a lovely view of the Himalayan snow-capped mountain peaks, Chimi Lhakhang, the fertility temple dedicated to Drukpa Kunley who is also known as the Divine Madman. Then there is the visit to Gangtey while we pass over Wangdue and Phobijikha Valleys supposedly the most beautiful in Bhutan. Then there is the two and half hour hike to Taktsang Monastery where it is believed that Guru Padmasambhava flew on the back of a tigress to meditate. The monastery is atop a vertical cliff. Then again there is the visit to Kychu Lhakhang – the oldest shrine in the country and the Paro Ringpond Dzong. They and much more make this tour amazing for anyone to take a tour of in the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan.
What is the lodging like on this tour?
You get full board lodging on the Bhutan Highlights Tour where you are lodged at a three-star hotel and above with full meals of Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus while on tour from venue to venue, you are transported by private vehicle with a driver and your tour guide.
Outline Itinerary for Bhutan Highlights Tour
Day 01 : Arrive Paro (2,250m) – Thimphu (2,350m)
Day 02 : Thimphu – Punakha (1,310m)
Day 03 : Punakha – Thimphu (2,350m)
Day 04 : Thimphu – Day excursion to Haa Valley (2,740m) – Paro (2,250m)
Day 05 : Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m)
Day 06 : Paro depart
- Witness majestic views of the world greatest Himalayas onboard flying in/out from Paro.
- Explore Paro exploding with colors and tradition.
- Visit the tiny capital of Thimphu.
- Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan.
- Visit Punakha Dzong – the most beautiful monastery in Bhutan.
- Visit Kyichu Lhakhang - the oldest & most sacred shrines in Bhutan.
- Witness Bhutanese culture, tradition and day to day lifestyles of Bhutanese people.