Bhutan Forbidden Kingdom Tour

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Duration

12 Days

Trip Grade

Easy

Max Height

3150M

Accommodation

Hotel / Guesthouse

Transportation

Private vehicle & flight

Best Season

Oct-Dec / Mar-May

Trip Overview

Travel Bhutan with us and visit a land like no other land on this earth. On this Forbidden Kingdom Bhutan tour package, you will discover Bhutan through its monasteries, dzongs(fortress), temples, serpentine roads, and rivers lined up with fluttering prayer flags. You will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet one of the happiest Bhutanese people on the planet. You will see glimpses of a way of life deeply rooted in religion, a lifestyle, and a way of dressing that has not changed in centuries. Immerse in Buddhist chants unchanged from the day they were bestowed.

Trip Route: Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Bumthang, wangdue, Haa ValleyTaktsang Monastery tour with sightseeing and Accommodation in Kathmandu with city sightseeing

Private Trip: Departures & Availability

We do not have a fixed departure date for this trip. This trip can only be organized upon your request. There is an option of private and tailor-made journeys best suited for you, your family, and your friends. We have price discounts according to your group size. We allow complete flexibility on your departure date; please choose your preferable date.

What's Included In The Cost

  • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private vehicle (car, van, Bus)
  • Accommodation hotel in Kathmandu on a share basis with breakfast(BB)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing- heritage sites Tour, entry fee, Tour Guide with private vehicle
  • Flight Kathmandu to Paro and Paro to Kathmandu.
  • All grounded transport during the Tour
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the Bhutan tour
  • Accommodation 3* Hotel /guesthouse in Bhutan twin sharing. Room
  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
  • Government royalty (35% of $200)
  • Monument entry permits and fees.
  • All government taxes, official expenses, and tourist service charges.

What's Not Included In The Cost

  • International airline fare & airport tax,
  • Travel insurance,
  • Personal nature expenses include Drinks, beverages, and chocolate.
  • Meals; Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Tips for guide, Driver
  • Any Other expenses that are not mentioned in the include section.

Trip Itinerary

Sightseeing tour in the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath), and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which are listed as World Heritage Sites. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Dinner)
Upon your arrival in Paro, you will be picked up by your tour guide at the airport and then escorted to the hotel. After a short rest, you will go to tour the Paro city. The first landmark in Paro you will visit is the Ta Dzong Museum, the national museum located on the hill behind the Paro Dzong. It houses many fine arts, religious relics, handicrafts, as well as textiles, jewelry, etc., offering a great orientation into Bhutan's historical, cultural, and religious past. Then head to visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, which is one of 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. Built like the Jokhang in Lhasa, Tibet, the temple has the great golden image of Buddha Shakyamuni. After that, you will go to explore the famous Paro Rinpung Dzong. It is a large Dzong, Buddhist monastery and fortress built in the 17th Century to protect Paro valley. Rinpung Dzong houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, you will drive to Punakha and Wangdue. The route will first take you to Chunzom, the confluence of Pachu and Wangchu Rivers. Both two rivers are the cradle of Bhutan's civilizations and flow through the Paro and Thimphu valleys respectively. On the way, you will visit Tachog Lhakhang called Tachong Temple, the 14th-century temple built by the great master-level architect Thangtong Gyalpo and houses some of unique and precious statues. You will also stop for a rest at the scenic DochuLa Pass (3,100m). The pass is a perfect vintage point where you can have an unobstructed vista of the mighty Himalayas. After lunch, you will keep driving to Punakha. In Punakha, you will visit the celebrated Punakha Dzong, the second largest Dzong in Bhutan, built in 1657 at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu Rivers. After that, you will go to visit Chimi Lhakhang, also known as Chime Lhakhang. Located near Lobesa, it stands on a round hillock and was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarchy, Ngawang Choegyel. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, we will set out in the early morning after breakfast and travel to Bumthang (2700m). On-the-route scenery is amazing, the bus will take you to lush forests of oaks and pine trees and you can see view changes as you ascend the mountain. Get a fantastic panoramic view from the Pele La Pass (3300 m). Meanwhile, the open green meadows with rhododendron-ridden valleys will lead you to visit Chendebji Chorten, a large Nepalese-style chorten that sits quietly by the side of the road. The Chorten is modeled after the Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. It is said that Chendebji Chorten was built in the 19th century by Lama Zhida to cover the remains of an evil spirit who was killed at this spot. Continue your drive to Bumthang by passing through Yotong La Pass (3400 m). The route during this section takes you to the Yathra Waving Center at Zugney village where you can witness the locals waving Yathra, a name that refers to the colorful and woolen cloth with geometric design in Bhutanese. Then the bus takes you further to Bumthang Valley. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, you will enjoy sightseeing in Bumthang. Deep in the central regions of the country, Bumthang Valley is broad and presents a different landscape you may not see in west Bhutan. You will first visit Tamshing Lhakhang, which is famous for its collections of printings exemplifying the region's style. Then crossing the suspension bridge to the Kurjey Lhakhang. Not far from Kurjey Lhakhang sits the Jambay Lhakhang, a temple built by King Songtsen Goempo of Tibet in the 7th century. Next, you will continue to visit Jakar Dzong, a wonderful architecture in Bhutan, with a circumference of more than 1500 meters Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, you will start your journey to Wangdue. On the way, the bus will first make a temporary stop at Gangtey Monastery, a can't-miss monastery of the Nyingmapa School of Buddhism. Then drive towards the Phobjikha valley which is one part of the beautiful Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. During the winter, a large flock of black-necked cranes, the endangered species, gather there to escape from the chilly weather. Besides, the forest-covered mountains around the valley have been widely accepted as the most remote areas where only the rarely seen nomadic shepherds and yak herders can find the trails. In the afternoon, you will have plenty of time to explore the Phobjikha valley and visit the Black Necked Crane Center. Then continue your trip to Wangdue Phodrang, the capital of Wangdue Phodrang District. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the early morning after breakfast, we will head straight forward for Thimphu. Upon arrival, you will visit some of the landmarks in this city. First visit the National Memorial Chorten, constructed in memory of the third King of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, in 1974. The King was generally regarded as the father of modern Bhutan and widely esteemed by the Bhutanese. Then head to the National Textile Museum, which keeps the traditional art of waving preserved and exhibits a good collection of ancient colored textiles in various forms. keeps the traditional art of waving preserved and exhibits a good collection of ancient colored textiles in various forms. Next, go to the Traditional Paper Making Factory, which originated from the old tradition in the 8th century, Bhutan papermaking has been well preserved and listed as the valuable national heritage of Bhutanese culture. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, we will first enjoy a half-day tour around Thimphu. You will visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, to see the productive process of Bhutan's traditional medicine, herbs mostly, and watch the medical practitioner training. Visit the Takin Preserve and get a closer look at the housed national animal Takin which is only found in Bhutan. Also explore the Craft Bazaar, which is a unique shopping site to get an in-depth knowledge of Bhutan culture. You can buy handcrafts with Bhutan characteristics that you are interested in. After lunch, we will drive to the base camp of Tango Monastery which lies north of Thimphu city. Starting from the base camp you follow the route in dense oak and pine tree-dominated forest to the monastery, along which the red rhododendron flowers are in their full blossom, and the fresh air drives away all the tiredness you suffer. Tango Monastery is eminent for its home of the highly revered Buddhist monks who once brought the Drukpa Kagyupa school of Buddhism to Bhutan. Here you can enjoy a spectacular view of it. After that, we will return to Thimphu. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, we will first head to Haa Valley, a steep north-south valley with a narrow floor in Haa District. Along the route, distinguished Bhutanese farmhouses can be sighted and you will be treated to local wines and butter teas with kinds of Bhutanese snacks. Then continue your journey to Haa Valley before heading either to Lhakhang Karpo (The white temple) Lhakhang Nagpo (The black temple) or both depending on the time and your interests. Then drive to Paro along the mountainside road winding up to the Chele La Pass (3822 m), and you can take in spectacular views of the Bhutan Himalayas all the way. After passing a few wild farmlands and scattered hamlets, we will finally reach Paro. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, we will leave for Paro to enjoy the exciting trek to the Taktshang Goemba, also known as Tiger's Nest. Standing incredibly on the side of a sheer cliff 900m above the Paro Valley, Taktshang Goemba (3210m) is the landmark of Bhutan and also the holiest temple of the country. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) had flown here on the back of a tigress and meditated in the caves on the cliffside for three months. The temple has therefore become the holy site worshipped by all Bhutanese devotees, and known as one of the world's top ten temples. After the trek, we will head back to Paro. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Tour service ends, and our guide will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for Departure. Meals: Breakfast

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement and you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time frame and budget limits.

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