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Highlights Of Bhutan
An adventure to the remote mountain kingdom of Bhutan is a journey few travellers ever experience. This tour has been designed to showcase the main highlights of this magical country.
- Style: Private Tour
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Thimphu
Guide Price £2130
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Charming thimphu
- Stunning scenery
- Cultural heritage
- Bhutan’s dzongs
- Taktsang (tiger’s nest) monastery
Day 1 Thimphu
Arrive in Paro and drive to Thimphu, the tiny capital of this remote mountain kingdom.
Day 2 Thimphu
Today enjoy a full day tour of Thimphu. Highlights include the Folk Heritage Museum which provides a fascinating insight into the Bhutanese way of life, Tashi Choe Dzong, an impressive medieval fortress and monastery which houses the King’s Throne Room, and the National Institute for Zorig Chusum, more commonly known as the ‘Painting School’. You will also have the opportunity to visit Thimphu’s craft shops, which offer a wide range of handcrafted products, including the splendid thangka paintings and exquisitely woven textiles for which Bhutan is famous.
Day 3 Thimphu to Punakha
Leaving Thimphu, cross the Dochula Pass (3,088m) and take in the spectacular views of the Himalayas as you head to Punakha where you will visit Punakha Dzong. Sitting at the junction of two rivers, this is one of Bhutan’s most impressive dzongs.
Day 4 Punakha
This morning head to Wangdue Phodrang to visit the bustling market. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 5 Punakha to Paro
Drive to Paro stopping en route at Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in Bhutan.
Day 6 Paro
Spend the morning exploring Paro with a visit to the National Museum housed in a former watchtower and the beautiful hillside Rinpung Dzong. The rest of the day is free. Why not consider joining our Paro Cookery Class?
Day 7 Paro
The highlight today is a visit to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery perched on a rocky edge 900m above the valley floor. The moderate hike up to the monastery (3,120m) takes 3-5 hours there and back and affords spectacular views across the valley. Return to Paro pausing en route to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred shrines.
Day 8 Paro
Transfer to the airport.
Your Bespoke Tour can depart on any day you please.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Private vehicle & driver and private guides.
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
- International flights
Please Note:Price based on Standard accommodation; prices for upgraded accommodation options available on request.
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