Bhutan Insight Tour introduces you to the rich cultural heritage of this tiny Himalayan kingdom which begins with sightseeing in capital city.
You get to survey the ancient Drugyel Dzong in Paro and capture the awesome view of the entire valley from Ta-Dzong. Thimphu gets you to discover the rich Bhutanese heritage and culture. Gangtey, another stop in your itinerary, has the famous monastery, Gangtey Gompa. The monastery is surrounded by a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens (Lay Monks)
Upon arrival at the airport our representatives will receive and drive you through the beautiful Paro valley to Thimphu, Later sightseeing of the valley, Evening at leisure in town, Dinner & overnight Hotel
Full day sightseeing: visit Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Changangkha Monastery, Zilukha Nunnery, National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts, Zorig Chosum (Painting School), Lunch at a local restaurant and continue sightseeing, Visit Handicraft Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textile then take a stroll through the streets for a little shopping, Evening visit Tashichhodzong, the central secretariat building that houses the office & thrown room of the King and leisure time in town, Dinner & overnight at Hotel.
Sightseeing to continue – visit Buddha Point with an option to hike through the nature trail (appx.1 hr.), Visit Bhutanese Hand Made Paper factory, Folk Heritage Museum, Textiles Museum, After lunch transfer to Punakha, evening visit Punakha town, Dinner & overnight Hotel
Following early breakfast, drive to take a short hike to Khamsum Yulley Monastery, Later visit Punakha Dzong and stroll around on foot in the valley until lunch time, After lunch transfer to Gangtey/Phobjikha valley which is the winter home of the rare endangered species bird ‘Black Neck Crane’, Dinner & overnight Hotel/Guest House
Following early breakfast, Visit Gangtey Monastery, Later hike around the wide valley on foot along the nature trail, After lunch transfer to Paro, Photography stop at Dochula pass, Dinner and overnight Hotel
An excursion to view & visit the spectacular Takshang Monastery. “Takshang” literally means Tiger’s Nest. The Monastery is believed to have been built in 1684 on the spot where Guru Rimpoche (founder of Buddhism in Bhutan) flew on the back of a Tigress and meditated to subdue the demons in Paro valley. The trail to the Monastery climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. This incredible Monastery clings vertically to the edge of a granite rock cliff that plunges 900 meters above the valley floor, Lunch at Takshang Cafeteria.Later visit Taa Dzong, the national museum of Bhutan & Rimpong Dzong. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Early breakfast and transfer to Paro Int’l Airport for departure.
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All meals, tea & snacks
Government approved A and B category hotels on twin sharing basis
All airport pick up and drop
Ground transport in comfortable private vehicle
Experienced English speaking guides and local staff
All city tour with permits, entrance fees for museums and monuments
Bhutan Visa Fee.
Airfare to/from Paro, Bhutan
Items of personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet , laundry etc.)
Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
Tips for Staff (guide and driver ).