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Thimphu And Paro Family Package

3N Thimphu and 2N Paro
6 days

From

US$ 261

per person

About the tour

Tucked away between China and India in the heart of the Himalayas, Bhutan remains a uniquely distinct country. Few photographers have been granted permission to reside in this long-inaccessible kingdom, now a democracy, where life quietly unfolds to the rhythm of traditions amid the magnificent, unspoiled landscape.

Accommodation

Hotel Sambhav or Similar

3 night(s) in Thimphu

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: None

Ugyen Phendeyling Resort or Similar

2 night(s) in Paro

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: None

Included in the price

Thimphu

  • Airport transfers by Non ac Hyundai Tucson or Santa fe SUV
  • Sightseeing tour by Non ac Hyundai Tucson or Santa fe SUV

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Paro Transfer To Thimphu 65 Km 1hrs Drive

Our representative will be at the airport to assist you, meet and greet and transfer to the hotel and transfer to the capital city. Day at leisure. Over night at Thimphu.

Day 2: Thimphu – Capital City Sightseeing

Morning transfer to Thimphu and when in Thimphu you got to prepare for surprises where this unique capital has no traffic lights but adopted its own version of the British – Indian colonial times traffic policemen who can startle you and memorize others with his elaborate hand gestures, sometimes he may be signaling stop when it looks like go but don’t worry you can observe the flow and notice his smile as you stare at him. Sightseeing includes the Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Handicrafts Center to view the traditional arts, the indigenous Medicine Hospital, the Painting School and from the road point take a glimpse of Trashichho Dzong. Further drive uphill and visit Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan. Afternoon visit National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue. Evening take a leisure walk to the main city from Clock tower square. Over night at Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu Day Excursion To Tango Cheri Monastery

  • Morning half day excursion to Chagri Monastery, 45 minutes drive towards north of Thimphu. These two monasteries are located in two opposite hills hike up to Cheri monastery.
  • Hike to Cheri Monastery – was built in 1620 on a hilltop. A silver chorten or temple inside the monastery holds the ashes of Zhabdrung father Yap Temei Nima. The short hike starts by crossing a lovely wooden bridge that spans the Thimphu Chhu(river). If you are lucky and have never seen mountain goats this is the place and find out how mountain goats can walk on steep cliffs. Return to the city and rest of the day at leisure. Over night at Thimphu.
  • Tango Monastery located on the opposite side of the hill – is now an important centre for higher learning for monks and is associated with Lama Drukpa Kunley and Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The three storied temple is dedicated to the body, speech and mind of the Buddha. The monastery was founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa in the 12th century. The short hike will take about 30 minutes walk through beautiful forest from the road point. The name Tango means head of a horse and here you could look out for a rock that looks like head of a horse.

Day 4: Thimphu - Paro Valley 65 Km 1 Hr Drive

  • Morning drive to Paro valley and visit the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. Just below Ta Dzong lies Paro Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred.
  • Afternoon visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a 17th century fortress that used to keep invaders from Tibet and in 1951 the fort was destroyed by fire. Evening at leisure. Over night at Paro

Day 5: Paro – Hike To Tigers Nest

Morning - if you are adventurous and physically fit you could hike or take a horse ride till (one-way) the world famous “Tigers Nest “or popularly known as “Taktsang” one of the popular spiritual heritage sites. It was here that the great tantric master Guru Padma Sambhava flew in from Tibet on a tiger to bring Buddhist teachings to Bhutan. (Round hike take 6 - 7 hours).Afternoon visit the town for shopping or leisure. Over night at Paro.

Day 6: Departure

Morning transfer to Paro International Airport for your next destination.

Exclusions

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  • Air fare, personal travel insurance, lunch & dinners, alcoholic beverages & mineral water, English speaking guide, entry fee to museums, laundry, tipping, personal shopping, telephone calls, anything not specified in the “cost includes”.

Terms and Conditions

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  • Transportation (Non AC vehicles)
  • 1 – 2 pax Hyundai Tucson / Santa Fe
  • 3 – 8 pax Toyota Hi-ace bus 9 seater
  • 9 – 18 pax Toyota Coaster bus 21 seater

Starting from

US$ 261

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