4 nights 5 days Bhutan tour is to get highlights of Bhutan. It is cultural tour exploration main historical cities and country site. Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Hike toTiger's Nest Monastery and The most beautiful Punakha Dzong is the main highlights of the tour. 05 Days Bhutan tour is most selling tour in Bhutan. You will visit major dzong, most popular Hiking trail in Taktsang Valley, local farmer’s market, Farmhouse where you can enjoy with traditional hot stone bath.
In 04 nights, 05 Days tour to Bhutan, we firstly land at Paro airport by Druk Air. This is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or other destinations, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom of Bhutan. On arrival at the airport received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan.
· Flight to Paro airport a best mountain flight
· Visit capital city of Bhutan “Thimphu”
· Most Beautiful Dzong “Punakha Dzong”
· Explore Bhutanese culture and tradition
· Chime Lhakhang "The Fertility temple"
· Hike to Famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery
· Local Farmer’s Market
· Dinner at local Farmhouse with local family.
We provide Full board meal( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)while your are in Bhutan tour. Meal comes on the package tour. Mostly providing Bhutanese food while your are in Bhutan, It is means that they want you to feel that you are in Bhutan now. Breakfast will be serve as european/continental ( tea/Coffee, Toast with Jam and Butter, Pincake, Omlet/boiled-egg). Lunch and dinner serve as read rice, fry Noddles and veg or chicken curry as per your interest.
NEPAL=-BHUTAN- KATHMANDU- POKHARA- TREK-15 DAYS
22nd Sept Day 01: Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m (14:00, EK 2446)
Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pickup you from international airport and transfer to Hotel at Thamel, Touristic hub. Depend one time, we can discuss about the trip and make sure your trekking equipment. O/N at Hotel Jampa or Similar
23rd Sept Day 02: Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel
After your breakfast, our tour guide leads you to sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. We cover three major highlights which are UNESCO heritage sites. Patan Durbar Squire, Old king palace with living arts and architectures. Bauddhanath Stupa, A biggest Buddhist stupa. Pashupatinath temple, a Biggest Hindu temple. Come back to hotel and final preparation of trekking. Introduce with your guide and porter O/N at Hotel Jampa Or Similar
24th Sept DAY 03: ARRIVE IN PARO AIRPORT (BHUTAN) (B, L, D)
Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimphu. Altitude: 2320m/ 7656ft above sea level. (1 hour 30 minutes drive)
The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan Mountain ranges. After checking into the hotel later visit,
Your representative from Dream Tibet Travel will greet you on arrival and drive you to the capital city, Thimphu.
On the way to Thimphu visit, Tamchhog Lhakhang which is located on the opposite side of the river. This is a temple built by Thang Thong Gyalpo of Tibet, who was responsible for building numerous iron bridges throughout Bhutan….
Kuenselcholing Viewpoint: A place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.
Memorial Chorten: This particular chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan.
Overnight in Thimphu
25th Sept Day 04: in Thimphu (Thimphu Tschechu Festival)
Tashichho Dzong: Enjoy with Festival ceremony : The names means - Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.
Later relax for the day and stroll around the city. O/N at Hotel.
26th Sept DAY 05: IN THIMPHU (B, L, D)
Morning take a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina and Jigme Dorji Wild life Sanctuary): Hike about 1hrs (to and fro) leds to Cheri Goemba (Cheri Dorji Dhen). Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body here. A chance to spot birds such as Mrs Gould's Sunbird, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Long-billed Thrush, Ultramarine Flycatcher.
Paper factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes as valuable National heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved through all the ages. The Traditional paper is recognized and held high esteem both in home and outside world.
The weekend market: Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in full colour and gathered to meet and to barter, much like the street markets in London!
Bhutan Craft bazaar: The private stalls had a variety of high-end quality products from places across the country such as wood carved national symbols, bags and western wears with touch of traditional designs, wooden and clay utensils, Bangchung, Dhapa, key hanger of jewelry boxes, bookmarks and handmade packing papers (Deysho) in different patterns, antique items and etc. The stalls have a distinctly rich outlook with fine tones of elegance, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The craft bazaar is also an exemplary of how bamboo can be used to construct houses in the country.
Later you can stroll around the city.
Overnight in Thimphu.
27th Sept DAY 06: THIMPHU TO GANGTEY (B, L, D)
Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (5 hours drive)
Morning driving towards Gangtey, we come across a pass known as Dochula (3140m, 10362ft) from where a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range can be seen, especially in clear winter days. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens- a 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.
In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate.
Overnight in Gangtey.
28th Sept DAY 07: GANGTEY TO PUNAKHA/WANGDUE (B, L, D)
Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (2 hours drive)
Morning visit, Gangtey Goemba: In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate.
Hike to Chimi Lhakhang(Temple of fertility): This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. It is about thirty minutes hike across fields from the road –Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also phalluses are painted on the walls of houses. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits.(30 minutes hike to and fro, gentle steep, good footh path across the valleys and villages)
Overnight in Punakha.
29th Sept DAY 08: PUNAKHA/WANGDUE TO PARO (B, L, D)
Altitude: 2280m/7524ft above sea level.(4 hours drive)
Morning Visit, Punakha Dzong (fortress): Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of second king it served as a seat of the king.
Later drive to Paro and later visit, Rimpung Dzong: The Bhutanese Dzongs are huge architectural structures constructed for a variety of functions throughout the country, from administrative buildings to monasteries and temples, yet they are carefully and thoughtfully designed and are strikingly beautiful. The Rimpung Dzong, known as the “fortress of the heap of jewels” in the picturesque setting of the Paro valley, is of course no exception, built in the time of the dynamic spiritual and political leader Zhabdrung in 1644. Once a year, as part of the Tsechu festival, one of the oldest Thongdol (gigantic scroll paintings) is ceremonially unfurled here.
Kichu Lhakhang(Monastery): It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo.
Overnight in Paro.
30th Sept DAY 09: IN PARO (B, L, D)
Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest): This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. (Five hours hike to and fro, some gentle and some steep hike, some stony foot path and some good ones) If you ride a horse upward it will cost extra US$25 per person.
Visit Farmhouse: Picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Thrill yourself as the farmers welcome you to their homes with genuine smiles. The two to three-storied Bhutanese farm houses are handsome in appearance, with colorfully decorated outer walls and lintels, and are traditionally built. A visit to a farm house gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family. (If you take a hot stone bath in the farm house it will cost an extra US$25 per person.)
Later stroll around the town and see how locals live.
Overnight in Paro.
01st Oct DAY 10: DEPART FROM PARO (B)
Early breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the airport. Your escort will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.
Kathmandu – Pokhara
Pick you up from Kathmandu airport and drop to Domestic terminal for your domestic flight to Pokhara O/N at Hotel Batika or Similar
New trekking proposal Its easy trek
02nd Oct Day 11:- Pokhara to Australian Camp ( 5 hours)
After Breakfast, drive to Phedi (45minuets) and Trekking to Australian camp via Dhampus Village it may takes 5 hours O/N at Guest House.
03rd Oct Day 12: Trek to Sarangkot (5 hours)
Breakfast at Tea house lodge, trek to Naudada (Nine hill) stopped there for lunch and continus trek to Sarangkot O/N at Hotel.
04th Oct Day 13: Trek to Pokhara
Enjoy the best view of the mountains and Sunrise from Sarangkot, then trek to Pokhara, You will have free time in Pokhara, You may enjot with boating at Fewa Lake or take a rest O/N at Hotel
05th Oct Day 14: - in Pokhara
Sightseeing tour of Peace Stupa, Mountain Museum, David Falls and seti George O/N at Hotel.
06th Oct Day 15: - Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight
Departure to airport for your flight to Kathmandu or you can stay in Pokhara on your own for few more days. Your own Hotel
07th Oct: Own activities
08th Oct : Pokhara to Kathamndu by flight O/N at Hotel Jampa
09th Oct: Departure