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Bhutan Thunder Dragon Tour (06 days)

Trip Code:NETE-BH-BHTD

  • Trip Type Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration 06 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude
  • Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Flight
Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Bhutan is a dragon kingdom nestled on the laps of the eastern Himalayan range. It is as naturally beautiful as it is culturally vibrant. There are so many things to see and explore from Dzongs and monasteries to museums and vibrant cities. 
 
Bhutan Thunder Dragon is designed to let you have a peek at this magical kingdom. There will full day sightseeing tours in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, back to back.
 
You will visit all the important landmarks of Bhutan such as Taktsang Monastery or Tigers’ Nest founded by Guru Rimpoche, Traditional Medicine Institute, Memorial Chorten, Simkotha Dzong (the oldest fortress in Bhutan), 15th century Chimi Lakhang, and 7th century Kichhu Lakhang built by Tibetan king Songsten Gampo. 

 Trip code: NETE-BH-BHTD
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 06 days
 Trip Type: Sightseeing Tour
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
MAR-APR-MAY
JUN-JUL-AUG
 Transportaion: Flight
 Meals: 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
Standard Hotel/Lodge Accommodation in Bhutan

The mountain flight from Kathmandu to Bhutan takes you close to the great Himalayas, offering dazzling scenic views of some of the world’s highest peaks. Our representative will meet you at Paro airport, and drive you to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu.
 
Overnight in hotel.

Today's full day sightseeing in Thimphu valley. You will visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, Institute for Zorig Chusum or Painting School, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, fortress Trashichhodzong and Handicrafts Emporium. Before sun set drive to Sangay gang view point (2685 meters) to witness whole Thimphu valley.
 
Overnight at hotel.

After an early breakfast, you drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass, where you can see 108 Bhutanese Stupas and splendid Himalayan peaks. Further drive to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo. In the evening you take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang, built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century.
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Punakha.

Morning visit to Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. After lunch, drive to Paro via Simtokha Dzong. Simtokha Dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest fort in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies.
 
Overnight in hotel. 

Morning hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest) takes around 3 hours. It was in the 8th century that Guru Padmasambava landed here on the back of a tigress, and meditated for three months. The present day monastery was built it 1684. Afternoon visit to Ta-dzong, once a watchtower to defend Paro. This dzong was converted into the National Museum in 1967, and is filled with antique thanka paintings, textiles, weapons and armour. Drive to 17th century Rinpung dzong to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders.
 
Overnight in hotel.

In the morning our tour guide will escort you to the airport for your onward journey. 
 


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