Enter the Dragon is a tour package to the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan for a period of three nights and four days in which you get to visit various places of historical, religious and social value in and around Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.
The Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan in which the Bhutan Experience Tour takes place is a Himalayan Kingdom National following the Buddha Dharma in being its guiding principle of life. It is a country to the east of Nepal and surrounded by India on three sides and the autonomous region of Tibet to the North. Bhutan is the only country in the world which fulfills its obligations to its people by following gross domestic happiness rather than a gross domestic product to measure the quality of growth in the country. So much so, with this and the guidance got from the philosophy of the means of Buddhism followed in the country, it is the only negatively rated country in carbon sequencing. In fact, the way, the country’s ecological structure is taken care of, it gives more back to the earth than it takes from it. This makes, what the country has, a unique place to visit. It allows nature to play its part and because of this, the roars of the thunder are common as if the dragon has come, for which the country has taken its name, the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan. Hence, this makes taking the Bhutan Experience tour as important as well as the others like Bhutan Cultural Tour, Best of Bhutan Tour and Bhutan Tour with Trongsa Extension to get a prospective of what it is all about in this country, that makes it so uniquely different from other destinations.
There is much for you in this Enter the Dragon Tour of three nights and four days. The first being the flight into Paro a valley airport after having flown the lengths of the Himalayan range from Nepal. The flight takes you over some of the most astonishing landscapes with the Himalayan Mountains to the north covered with snow the year round and the rolling lush green hills with villages on them that have rivers cutting gorges into the valleys which they run through. Then the places which you visit in Bhutan in the cities of Paro, and Thimphu. The first among the visits is the exploration of the vibes of Paro filled with colour and traditions and then the guided tour of the capital city itself. The visit to Taktsang Monastery also called the Tigress Nest Monastery for the belief that the Guru Rimpoche flew on a tigress to meditate in it and the two and a half climb to it is another wonder. Then a trip to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest and most sacred shrine for the Bhutanese. And the taste of Bhutanese, culture, tradition, lifestyle and architecture and Simple Mountain living makes visiting Bhutan and taking this trip a real experience of the Dragon Kingdom.
What kind of tour is this?
This basically a cultural tour in which you get to see specific aspects of the Bhutanese culture and civilization as handed down from the past in forms of religion and architecture and lifestyle both past and modern.
Outline Itinerary for Enter the Dragon
Day 01 : Arrive Paro (2,250m) – Thimphu (2,350m)
Day 02 : Thimphu – Day tour to Punakha (1,310m) – Thimphu (2,350m)
Day 03 : Thimphu – Paro & Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m)
Day 04 : Paro – Depart
- Explore simple country of Bhutan located high up in the mountains.
- Witness spectacular bird’s eye view of the world’s tallest mountains onboard flight in/out of Paro.
- Explore city of Paro exploding with colors and tradition.
- Enjoy city tour of the tiny capital - Thimphu.
- Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan.
- Visit Punakha Dzong - the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan
- Visit Kyichu Lhakhang - the oldest & most sacred shrines in Bhutan.
- Witness Bhutanese culture, tradition and lifestyles.