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Home Tour Packages 5Night 6Days Exotic Bhutan Tour

5Night 6Days Exotic Bhutan Tour

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Phuntsholing

Tour Activities : Forts and Palaces, Mountaineering, Monuments & Historical Places

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Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour Itinerary

Fly into Paro Valley onboard Drukair or Bhutan Airlines from Delhi, India. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. The first gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane – a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. Your Personal Guide of Amulet Luxury Travel Bhutan will receive you at the arrival gate. Your driver will then drive you to Thimphu, which is a journey of approximately 1.5 hrs. Enjoy exploring some of Thimphu’s many highlights. These include the Memorial Chorten, built in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who died in 1972. Also visit Changangkha Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in the Thimphu valley, the National Library featuring an extensive collection of ancient Buddhist literature mostly in block-printed format, the School of Traditional Arts and the Folk Heritage Museum.
Late in the afternoon, visit Tashichoedzong,‘The Fortress of the Glorious Religion’.The Dzong houses some of the Ministries, His Majesty’s Secretariat, and the Central Monk Body. Evening is at leisure to explore the city Centre of the biggest city in Bhutan.
Evening is at leisure to explore the city Centre of the biggest city in Bhutan.
Overnight in the Hotel
Morning breakfast in the Hotel
Later we drive to Paro to visit one of the holiest temples in Bhutan, Dungtse Lhakhang (temple). Dungtse Lhakhang was built in 1421 by the famous Tibetan Lama, Thangton Gyelpo (1385-1464), also known by the name of Chagzampa, ‘the builder of iron bridges’ or Drubthob, ‘the realized One’. It has three floors representing hell, earth and heaven and the paintings inside are considered to be some of the best in Bhutan.
Afterwards visit Kyichu Lhakhang. King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet built this temple in 659 AD. It is believed to be holding down the left foot of a demon whose body is so large that it covers Bhutan and most of Eastern Tibet. This Lhakhang contains a 5 meter-high statue of Guru Rinpoche and another of Tara, who represents one of the wives of King Songtsen Gampo. It is one of the most sacred monasteries in Bhutan.
Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive visit to a local farmhouse and join a family for a Bhutanese cuisine cooking demonstration and tasting. You will be fascinated to know that Bhutanese actually use chillies (both dried-red chillies and fresh green chillies) as vegetables. The easiest to cook will be ema-datse, national dish of Bhutan, which is a blend of either dried or fresh-green chillies mixed with onion and cow cheese. ‘Ema’ means Chilli and datse “Cheese”. Be careful, the food will be really chilli hot.
If time permits, explore Paro town, either accompanied, or on your own. Please note that your personal guide and driver will be at your beck and call as and when you need his assistance. They will be just a phone call away (use the phone which will be provided to you upon arrival).
Overnight in the Hotel
Drive to the foothill of Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. There are two options available to enable you to reach Taktsang Monastery (Please note that riding pony downhill is not recommended). You can either choose to ride a pony or hike. It takes approximately one and a half hours uphill to reach the Taktsang cafeteria overlooking the magnificent Monastery perched on the
side of a cliff 900 meters above the valley floor. From here it is about another hour to a lookout point beside the monastery.
Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress. Guru Rinpoche then meditated in a cave for three months and converted the Paro valley to Buddhism. According to Bhutanese tradition, the tigress was a form taken by one of Guru Rinpoche’s consorts for the occasion.

After lunch, continuing on to explore Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the great “Unifier of Bhutan”. He constructed it to commemorate his victory over the Tibetans in 1644. Drukgyel Dzong was featured on the cover of the US National Geographic magazine when John Claude White published an article about Bhutan in 1914. In 1951, a butter lamp fell over and started a terrible fire, which destroyed the glorious and magnificent Dzong. Now the Dzong is in ruins and its main courtyard is closed to all visitors.

If you wish, you can also enjoy an exploration of Paro Town at leisure.
Overnight in the Hotel
After breakfast begin your drive to Punakha, a distance of approximately 125 kilometres from Paro. On arrival at the outskirts of Thimphu, the road climbs to Dochu La Pass, located 3,050 meters (10,000 feet) above sea level and marked by a large array of prayer flags and 108 chortens. On a clear day the pass offers a panoramic view of the Bhutan Himalayas. You will have the best chance of a view in the early morning between October and February. Stop here visit Druk Wangyal Chorten, standing on a crest overlooking the 108 stupas.
On arrival in Punakha visit Chimi Lhakhang, approximately a 20-minute walk from the road at Sopsokha. Lama Drukpa Kunley, ‘The Divine Madman’, built the temple in 1499. He subdued the demon of Dochu La with his ‘magic thunderbolt of wisdom’. A wooden effigy of the lama’s thunderbolt is preserved in the Lhakhang.
After lunch, continue sightseeing with a visit to the majestic Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the unifier of Bhutan. The Shabdrung died in 1651 while he was in meditation at Punakha Dzong, and his body is preserved in one of the Dzong’s temples. Punakha Dzong is the winter headquarters of the Central Monastic Body headed by the Je Khenpo. The Central Monastic Body shifts to Punakha for the winter and back to Thimphu for the summer. The three-storied main temple of the Dzong is a breathtaking example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver. The coronation of Ugyen Wangchuck, the First King of Bhutan, took place at Punakha Dzong in 1907.
Overnight in the Hotel
Morning breakfast in the Hotel
Later we drive towards Punakha Dzong to walk across the suspension bridge (about 200m long) through absolutely fresh breeze and fascinating view of the majestic Dzong.
Follow the farmhouses gradually climbing towards Dompala hills. The view of the Dzong, Pho Chhu, Mo Chhu Rivers and surrounding village is superb amidst chirpine forests. The climb is another two and a half hours to three hours approximately to Limbukha village. Limbukha farmers grow Bhutan's famous red rice, which is supposed to have medicinal values. This particular rice needs clean mountain spring so that the taste is good and nutritional value maintained.
Return to Punakha for your lunch and after lunch drive to Thimphu.
Overnight at the Hotel
Breakfast in the Hotel
Morniong we proceed to visit the Kuensel Phodrang where a huge statue of Buddha Dordenma is located. Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue under construction in the mountains of Bhutan. The statue will house over one hundred thousand (one hundred thousand) smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Buddha Dordenma itself, will be made of bronze and gilded in gold. The Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Upon completion, it will be one of the largest sitting Buddha stupas in the world, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters). Although its completion was planned for October 2010 construction is still ongoing as of June 2014.

Return back to hotel for lunch

After Lunch we begin your drive to Phuentsholing, a distance of approximately 171 kilometres, which will take about 6 hours of drive time. Phuentsholing is the border town and is the gateway to Bhutan. It shares a porous border with the twonship of Jaigoan under the district of New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India.
End of the Tour

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