Bhutan Odyssey-8 Days
Bhutan is one of the most exotic destinations in the world today. This is the land of outstanding people, remarkable scenery and natural wonders and a proud place for the wonderful culture. It is just a rare place where just few people get the privilege of visiting.It is situated in between the world’s two giants, India and the Tibetan region of China; Bhutan is today slowly opening up to the world through a sensitive approach to tourism.You can discover the cultural and natural wonders of this only Buddhist Kingdom of the Himalaya. This kingdom is throwing off the veil of mystery, and opening its doors to visitors.
Bhutan has a wonderful environment, almost no pollution, and a living culture where festivals and cultural events are a part of daily life; they are not created for the promotion of tourism.The scenic landscapes and historic buildings in Bhutan are considered as the last Shangri – la by many travelers.
The capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu, sits on a hillside adjacent to the river by the same name. Within its boundaries, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong fortress and the Memorial Chorten monuments are the places which must be visited.
The citty of Paro has to be listed among the name of the cities that are to be visited where the Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) is located, which also has some of the oldest temples and monasteries of the country. In a place called Bumthang, there are quite a number of dzongs, temples and palaces which will definitely make you feel that you would have definitely missed a lot in your life if you had not visited the kingdom of Bhutan.Important points-of-interest include the Black Mountain National Park; Satkeng Wildlife Sanctuary; cascading waterfalls in East Bhutan, and the Bumthang Valley.
Bhutan has limited connections with the outside world, thus making it somewhat difficult for foreigners to travel. Only a few thousand tourists are allowed in each year and are required to book their travel in advance through a registered tour operator in Bhutan.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro and, reception by our representative at the airport and drive to Thimpu. Overnight hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Thimpu:
Morning visit to colorful vegetable market; the Memorial Chorten and the National Library. After lunch visit the handmade paper factory and the school of Thangka painting. Stroll around town. Overnight hotel.
Day 03: Thimpu to Punakha and Wangdi Phodrong:
Drive to Punakha – the former capital of Bhutan. After picnic lunch by the Wangdi river continue to Wangdi Phodrong Dzong, the most picturesque in Bhutan. Overnight hotel.
Day 04: Punakha to Phubjika (Gangtey)
Excursion to serene Gangtey valley, home of the rare black-necked cranes that fly over Tibet in the winter; visit the Gangtey Monastery. Overnight hotel.
Day 05: Gangtey to Paro Via Thimpu:
Retrace the way via the Simtokha Dzong the oldest one in Bhutan. After lunch visit hospital of traditional medicine, national library and continue to Paro. Overnight hotel.
Day 06: Sightseeing of Paro:
In the morning visit the fortified tower Ta Dzong, the impressive Srukgyel Dzong ruins (monastery fortress) and Kyichu Temple of 7th century. Overnight hotel.
Day 07: Takstang Retreat:
Today you will hike up to Takstang Monastery situated in a cliff overlooking the valley. This is the highlights of your trip. You will walk back to Paro. Overnight hotel.
Day 08: Departure:
Transfer to airport for departure.
-KTM-Paro-KTM air ticket
-All meals and accommodation in 3 star hotel
-All private transport with guide
-Major sightseeing as per our Itinerary.
-Bar bills and personal expenses