Bhutan Kingdom Above the Clouds 5Night 6Days
Experience the best of Bhutan in just over a week! Those who make the rare journey into the Kingdom will discover that this is indeed an exclusive place with a truly indigenous experience to offer. Bhutan’s beautiful unspoiled and pristine landscape, ancient Buddhist culture, imposing architecture and friendly people will enchant you. The air and the environment are not polluted and there are no crowds.
We can help you develop your trip around your schedule and according to your interests. Come and join us for an exceptional Bhutan experience with our unparalleled service!
Our Bhutan Tours & Luxury Exclusive representative will meet you at the hotel in Phuntsholing and later proceed with Permit formalities and proceed to Thimphu, stopping en route at Kharbandi Gompa. This beautiful monastery was built by Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedon in 1967. There is a splendid view of Phuntsholing and the Indian plains from the splendid monastery gardens of tropical plants and flowers. From this point, the road climbs steeply up and down mountainous ranges through light mountain jungle displaying lianas and orchids and small townships such as Chukha and Chimakothi. Lunch is served en route.
After passing through Chapcha, the road reaches its highest point of about 2,800m, then descends steeply and runs along the bank of the Wang Chu (river) to Chuzom (meaning confluence), where it meets Paro Chu. From here it is only 2 hours’ drive up the valley to Thimphu and Rest of the day will be dedicated to the following Sightseeing:
Visit the majestic Tashichho Dzong, Golden Buddha, which also offers an excellent 3 km hike option with sensational valley views.
Other recommended places to visit are Zorig Chusum, Folk Heritage Museum; the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts; the hand-made paper making factory & the colorful weekend markets (Fri-Sun) where everyone goes to buy an array of fresh fruits & vegetables, home-wares, handicrafts and clothes.
For those who have an interest in quality weavings and local arts, check out the Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre, where you can interact with the weavers, and the adjacent S. Bishwa art gallery. The city bars are also worth a visit. Your guide will advise you on the best options. Please note Tuesday is ‘dry day’ in Bhutan and most bars in the city will remain closed.
Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu.
This morning you will be transferred by road eastwards to the Punakha Valley. En-route pass the Semtokha Dzong built in 1629 the oldest fortress of its kind that guarded the Thimphu valley, which today is a monastery. Continue ascending to Dochu La (pass) to view 108 Stupas, commissioned by a former Queen as a memorial to those who lost their lives during a low-intensity conflict in late 2002 when Bhutan evicted Indian rebels camped in the jungle on the Bhutan – Indian border. On a clear day, you will witness a breathtaking view of the eastern Himalaya.
On arrival into the Punakha valley stop and visit Chimi Lhakhang, a monastery built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley (also known as the Divine Madman or Mad Monk) who has a very colorful history, and which is an easy 20-minute walk across paddy fields. It is believed that childless women who visit the temple will conceive after receiving a “wang” (blessing) from the resident monk.
After lunch (Picnic Lunch) enjoy an orientation tour of the valley including the nunnery and, dramatic Punakha Dzong, which formerly served as the seat of government and is still the winter residence of the Dratshang (Central Monk Body). This is Bhutan’s most spectacular Dzong and an excellent example of how a medieval fortress and a Centre of both monastic and administrative functions, has adapted and evolved for modern day use.
Overnight hotel in Punakha
Depart Punakha early morning for your transfer westwards to the Paro Valley, once again traversing Dochu La, and arriving in Paro town in time for a late lunch.
This afternoon enjoy an orientation tour of the major features in Paro town including Paro Dzong with its cantilever bridge; Kyichu Lhakhang – one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples boasting an orange tree that perpetually bears fruit; and the old ruined fortress of the Drugyel Dzong (14km from Paro). This is the historical site of the Fort of Drukpa Victory, from which the Bhutanese used to repel the Tibetan invaders again and again. On a clear day, views of the 7314-meter snow domed peak of sacred Mt Jomolhari can be seen.
Overnight: Hotel in Paro
Morning, hike to Taktsang Monastery viewpoint. Taktsang, meaning "Tiger's nest," is built in the 8th century at an around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava/Second Buddha) mediated, clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 3,000 feet above the valley floor.
For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the viewpoint opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Eastern part of Bhutan that is Lhuentse particularly from the Singye Dzong and meditated in the cave for three months and subdue the evil spirits and also turn Paro valley, one of the oldest valley to received the Buddhism in Bhutan
Afternoon, if time permits visit the 200-year-old Watch Tower which was renovated and converted into National Museum in 1968. It houses a fine collection of national costumes and fabrics, gallery of Thangkas, an impressive stamp gallery with three dimensional and CD stamps issued as early as 1960 that are remarkable and other galleries showcasing armor and silverware with the handsome Royal teapots. On the top floor, there is a four-sided temple complex depicting the history of Buddhism and its Propagation.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.
The drive from Paro to Phuntsholing is a very beautiful journey and you pass numerous majestic waterfalls on the way. There is a small stretch of road near Phuntsholing where it is always misty and you could witness, a lot of past landslide areas and evening leisure at Phuntsholing.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Phuntsholing.
Early morning drive Back to NJP for around 4 hours and upon reaching NJPa we will help you in your check in Formalities and bid the last goodbye with wishes and hope to visit Bhutan Again
Total Cost for 7 Days 6 Nights is Amount:25500/ Per Person
Transportation and Travel situation in Bhutan
Ground transportation is by private vehicles based on number of travelers. We provide clean Air conditioning and heater in vehicles.
Hotels / Resorts / Tents
We choose nice and best available hotels during your stay in Bhutan. You will have private rooms with hot and cold showers
Guide, Driver and helpers
local expert guides and drivers.
“This program can be customized based on your time and interest ”
- Bhutan visa/Permit is pre-process by our company we need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. We will send you electronic visa/Permit on your mail. You need to print and carry to fly to Bhutan. At immigration authorities will stamp on your passport.
Your passport must be valid more than 6 months at the time of travel in Bhutan
- Sustainable Development Fees
- Bhutan Visa fee
- Accommodations in 3|4|5 star Hotel/Resort on Double Occupancy basics.
- Lunch, Dinner, Evening Tea and Snacks(Dinner & Lunch will be served at Tourism board certified restaurent only)
- All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees to the sights visited.
- Local English Speaking Tour Leader/Guide.
- Full time luxury SUV or luxury Coaster Bus.
- All necessary permits and their fees.
- Plenty of drinking mineral water.
- All necessary trekking arrangements (1 tent for 2 guest for trekkers).
- Individual’s special gifts hamper.
- Free Bhutan tourist maps and other information pamphlets.
- Wearing of Bhutanese dress during your stay in Bhutan only if you are interested.
- Visit of traditional Bhutanese house and dinner with Bhutanese locals.
- International & Domestic Airfare
- Travel / Medical Insurance (recommended)
- Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
- Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
- Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
- Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
- Travel / Medical Insurance
One of the most unique features of our tours is that all the itineraries are fully customizable. At Bhutan Tours & Luxury Exclusive we don’t do standard tours, you have the power to customize your trips from A to Z, for example, accommodation, transportations, trip length, activities, places of interest, the pace of travel and more.