Bhutan Classic 6-Day Tour
The itinerary includes Bhutan's essential tourist attractions Thimphu, Paro, Haah, Punakha and Vongdi, our team is 5 nights and 6 days in Bhutan, no longer the traditional rush of 4 nights and 5 days, but also added the beautiful Haa Ah River Valley and Ha ah Dzong! This gives you more time to enjoy Bhutan's most pristine beauty and cultural customs
- Itinerary Details
- Paro - Thimphu
Flights to Paro (PARO altitude 2,280 meters, 1-hour flight time), a major town in the western part of the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Kathmandu/Paro route will offer a more spectacular Himalayan landscape than any other route. After the plane leaves the Kadu River Valley, the captain will show you a series of world-famous peaks: Mount Everest (resembling a black pyramid), Makalu (a chair-shaped gray peak), the third highest peak in the world - Kanchenjunga Peak (Kanchenjunga Peak was worshipped as the world's first peak until the 40s of the 20th century), as well as Shishabangma, GAURI SHANKAR, Cho Aoyou Peak, Lhotse, Bhutan's second highest peak - Everest (Jhomolhari), etc. The plane landed an hour later at Paro Airport - Bhutan's only international airport.
The Bhutanese guide will pick you up and drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan (55 km, Thimphu, altitude: 2320 m, about 1 hour), to visit the "Trashi Chhoe Dzong", a stately and grand castle on the west bank of the Wangchu River, which is the office of the current king, the seat of the internal affairs and financial departments, and the summer residence of religious chiefs and central religious institutions.
- Vendi - Punakha
After breakfast, take a drive to Wangduephodrang (2.5 hours, 1240 meters above sea level), take a break at the 3140-meter "Dochu La Pass" to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Eastern Himalayas, and photograph the "108 stupas" here, called the "Wangkchuye Monument" It was built in 2005 to commemorate those killed in the eradication of the Assam rebels in southern Bhutan, while also praying for world peace. Then continue to Phunaka, the old capital of Bhutan (1250 meters above sea level). On the way, visit "Chimi Lhakhang", a temple built in honor of Lama Drukpa Kunley's cousin. Jukkula is a saint widely revered by the Bhutanese and called the mad sage. It is said that childless women can become pregnant when they come to worship. If time permits, visit Wangdue Phodrang Dzong (if time is pressed, only the appearance and photos will be arranged.) Abbreviated as Wang Disong), this is the only Zongbao that can be seen throughout the journey that has not been renovated after its initial construction, and its simple characteristics can be imagined. It is said that when people chose the site, they saw four crows flying in all directions, which was regarded as an auspicious sign for Buddhism to spread far and wide, so they settled on the site. Then visit the beautiful "Punakha Dzong" at the confluence of the Father and Mother rivers, Bhutan's second castle, which until 1950 remained the seat of the national government. It is recognized as the most beautiful Dzongpu in the country, especially in spring, when the blue-purple blue flowers that surround Dzongpu are in full bloom.
After breakfast, drive to the north of Punakha to visit the "Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten", where only one monument dedicated to the gods and Buddhas can be found in the world, and as a stupa that protects the country, each floor of which enshrines the statues of different protectors. Drive to the top of Dalo Mountain, exterior Dalo Temple (the royal temple of the Bhutanese royal family, no admission without royal approval). At the top of Dalo Hill, if the weather is good, you can overlook the entire Punakha River Valley. Guests can walk through the Bhutanese villages near the Dalo Hills to fully experience the most pristine Bhutanese countryside scenery and cultural customs.
After that, drive back to Thimphu and head to the Bhutan Radio Transmission Tower overlooking the Thimphu River Valley and to the "Takin Little Zoo" to see Bhutan's national animal, Takin, a sheep-headed animal that can only be seen in Bhutan, and legend has it that the mad sage lama Jukakula created the Takin from animal bones. Then visit the sights of the Thimphu Valley: the National Memorial Chorten, a landmark built on the vision of His Majesty King Jigme Dorjee Wangchuk of Bhutan III (father of modern Bhutan) to commemorate world peace and prosperity. He died in 1974 when the pagoda was completed, a monument built to commemorate the late king and world peace, and the place where the daily pagoda of the Thimphu people is concentrated. Then visit Bhutan's "National Post Office", Bhutan's wide variety of stamps is a major feature of the country, and it is a fun experience to try personal avatar stamps, or buy CD stamps and 3D stamps. Then head to the "Folk Heritage and National Textile Museum", first opened in 2001, which offers an insight into Bhutan's fascinating material culture and lifestyle. If time permits, head to the Handicraft Mall, a government-run enterprise that displays a large collection of beautifully hand-woven textiles and crafts, accompanied by a small library on Bhutanese, Buddhist and Himalayan culture.
- Haah - Paro
After breakfast, drive about 3 hours to Bhutan's most beautiful Ha'a River Valley, passing Bhutan's famous Dobji sect, which was a prison for prisoners for the Bhutanese government in 1976 and is now a temple. Winding up the winding road, a sparkling river meanders through. The rice paddies on both sides of the Haa River Valley are turquoise, and the tender yellow of the willow trees along the river is intertwined. The farmhouse is surrounded by light pink apricot blossoms in orchards, while the hillsides are covered with the first blooming azaleas and wild roses. Arriving at the Qilela Pass at an altitude of 3,988 meters, looking northwest from the Qilela Pass, the snow-white pyramid summit of Mount Everest and the sister peaks behind her, Jichuzaj and Tseringong are the shape of dark peaks in white snowsuits. Behind the peaks is the Pali in Yadong County, Tibet, China, also known as the Pali Sacred Mountain in Tibet. To the southwest, Ha'azong, traditionally Bhutan's trade route with China, is also the main route from South Asia into Tibet. The Kalongs, the indigenous people here, are mostly descendants of ancestors who migrated from Tibet, their language is close to the dialect of Wei-Tibet, and their social life is similar to that of south-central Tibet, growing rice and barley, and grazing cattle and sheep.
After visiting Ha'azon, continue the drive to Paro. VISIT "RINPUNG DZONG", WHICH MEANS "CASTLE ON A PILE OF TREASURES". It is Bhutan's most recognizable castle and perhaps the best example of Bhutanese architecture you'll ever see, built in 1644 and now home to the Paro Town Government Office, Paro Court and religious association. Then visit the "Pagoda" that was used as a watchtower of Paro Dzong, and now the "National Museum" in Bhutan, whose circular exterior is said to be in the shape of a conch conch, a Buddhist auspicious vessel. The museum is divided into 6 floors, and the cultural relics on each floor are different, including religion, national development history, stamps, old photos, production and life, animals and plants, etc. Then head to "Drukgyel Dzong", built in 1649 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders. The castle was destroyed by fire and is now a charming Dzongsberg ruins. Fort Duqueje at sunset is very beautiful. If the weather is good, it's also the best place to see the snow peaks of Everest, the second highest peak in Bhutan.
After breakfast, head to Taktshang Goemba ("Tiger's Den"), which is located on a cliff face and rises 900 meters above the floor of Paro Gorge. It is said that Guru Padmasambhava came here on a female tiger mount to practice, and for this reason it is also enshrined as a sacred place, and all Bhutanese believers come to worship here. FROM THE FOOT OF TAKTSHANG CLIFF, YOU NEED TO CLIMB FOR 3 HOURS TO THE TAKTSHANG TEMPLE, WHICH IS BUILT ON THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF. Lunch is arranged in a simple cafeteria halfway up the mountain. The descent also takes about 3 hours.
After breakfast, we will depart to the airport and take a flight back to Kathmandu.
- Tour Cost
Feel free to leave the tour
- Service Included
1. Bhutan Paro/Kathmandu round-trip ticket includes tax;
2. Bhutan tourist visa fee;
3. Bhutan section tourist bus; Entrance fees to listed attractions;
4. Service fee for local excellent Chinese tour guides; Not to worry about the language barrier, the first in China to launch a full Chinese tour guide for the Bhutan section!
5. Overseas hotels: Bhutan boutique A-grade hotels (equivalent to domestic 3-star hotels, Paro staying in luxury hotel Wula Tang Hotel, equivalent to domestic 4-star hotels, if the hotel is fully booked during the tourist season, then stay in a boutique A-grade hotel).
6. Meals listed in the itinerary (5 morning and 10 a.m.);
7. Outbound travel accident insurance
1. Bhutan tour guide and driver tip 6 USD/person • 7 days × 7 days = 42 USD/person;
2. Passport (valid for more than half a year, please sign the last page of the passport);
3. Tour leader fee (less than 15 people), departure list fee, single room difference, free time meal fee;
4. Self-paid items, personal consumption (such as: telephone bill, laundry fee, excess baggage fee, additional tip, etc.);
5. Hotel bellman tip 10 n/piece per piece of luggage (remarks: 1 RMB≈10 nift);
6. Domestic round-trip air tickets and taxes to Nepal.
7. Nepal visa
- Trip Notes
If Thimphhu/Paro Bhutan stays at a top luxury hotel, the difference is as follows:
1) If Paro stays in a top hotel (Zivalin Hotel, Uma Hotel, Langsai Hotel, Paradise Resort), the difference of 2600 yuan / person (2 nights, two people sharing a room) will be added to the above quotation.
2) If Thimphu stays in a top hotel (Taiji Tashi Hotel, Demarinka Hotel), the difference will be 3200 yuan / person (2 nights, two people sharing a room) on the basis of the above quotation.
3) If Paro stays in the standard room of the top Amman hotel, the difference of 10,000 yuan / person will be added to the above quotation (2 nights, two people sharing a room).
4) If Thimphu stays in the standard room of the top Amman hotel, the difference of 10,000 yuan / person will be added to the above quotation (2 nights, two people sharing a room).
5) Children under 12 years old (excluding 12 years old) do not occupy a bed, and 2000 yuan will be deducted from the adult quotation.
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