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Kingdom in Cloud

BELGIUM

“Tsheten took us to charming places, telling about the country and its people, and wonderfully survived our never relenting stream of questions”

USA

“Journey to Discover Bhutan, organizes specialist tours for studying Bhutan’s natural history; cultural endeavors, especially those centered on the exuberant Buddhist religious festivals”

AUSTRALIA

“Tsheten has arranged my previous three visits to Bhutan in a professional and stress free manner (and he is currently arranging my fourth). “

AUSTRALIA

“Tsheten has arranged my previous three visits to Bhutan in a professional and stress free manner (and he is currently arranging my fourth). “

“Tsheten took very good care of me and introduced me at easy pace to Bhutan culture, customs, history and people. “

    OVERVIEW

    Kingdom in Cloud

    Embark on a captivating journey to the enchanting Kingdom of Bhutan, renowned for its majestic landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and unwavering commitment to Gross National Happiness. This famous Bhutan tour offers a unique blend of spiritual exploration and breathtaking scenery, with visits to iconic landmarks such as the cliffside Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the historic Punakha Dzong, and the vibrant capital city of Thimphu.

    Immerse yourself in the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality as you traverse through picturesque valleys, adorned with prayer flags and traditional architecture. Discover the nation’s deep-rooted traditions during colorful festivals, savor delectable Bhutanese cuisine, and witness the harmonious coexistence of tradition and modernity in this serene Himalayan haven.

    09

    DAYS

    A fascinating journey into Bhutan, the only country in the world that measures its well-being in GNH—Gross National Happiness. Explore remote villages and shrines nestled in the mountains, and enjoy spectacular hikes through rice terraces and forests. Hike up to the cliff-top Taktsang Monastery, Looking high above the Paro Valley ( 3000m), and discover your own capacity for happiness as you meet with families, artisans, students, and more.

    WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?

    When to visit for Bhutan Luxury Tour

    Bhutan experiences distinct seasons, with a monsoon season bringing heavy rainfall from June to September, nourishing the lush green landscapes. Winters, from November to February, bring cooler temperatures and occasional snowfall in higher elevations. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, offer pleasant weather with clear skies and blooming flora.


    4-25
    °C
    20-50
    MM
    Spring
    MAR – MAY
    15-27
    °C
    90-120
    MM
    Monsoons
    JUN – AUG
    3-26
    °C
    0-70
    MM
    Autumn
    SEPT – NOV
    (-2)-17
    °C
    5-10
    MM
    Winter
    DEC – FEB

    Trip Highlights

    Paro

    Zoom into a cluster of quaint farmhouses that embroiders the beauty of Paro Valley. Visit National Museum, 1400-year-old Kichu temple, Rinpung Fotress, The best in Paro is hike to Taktsang Monsatry, the most renowned Buddhist structure in the entire Himalaya, built on sheer cliff wall 900m above the valley. Only the sounds are murmurs of winds, waterfall, birds and the chanting of monks.

    Thimpu

    Capture the unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient tradition in Thimphu. Visit academy of Art & Craft, World Biggest Buddha Statue, Takin Enclaves, Memorial Stupa, Textile Factory, Indigenous paper factory, Tashi Cho Dzong “ The Glorious Fort of Happiness” & weekend market to mix with locals and get a closer view of their traditions fields and the part of Jigme Dorji National Park

    Punakha

    Stop over at Dochula for the breath taking view of Eastern Himalaya. Visit Dochu-la Temple and 108 Stupas. Drive through a beautiful dense forest of spruce, pine, rhododendron and larch. Stopover at Chimi Lhakhang the “ Temple of Fertility”. The best for the day is the visit to the magnificent Punakha Fortress considered the best specimen of Bhutanese architecture and epitome of beauty and ancient political power. Also sock in the beauty at Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel another an impressive fine Bhutanese Art & Architecture and capture the beautiful landscape of Punakha valley with farms, rice

    Gangtey

    Capture some breathtaking view of Phubjikha valley, home of the graceful endangered Black –Necked Crane, the Biggest Nymimapa Monastery in Western Bhutan. Weave your journey through beautiful villages, springs, waterfall, and numerous species of birds, mammals & flowers.

    Tour Includes

    • Accommodation: Luxury Hotels

    • Meal Plan: All the meals

    • Transport: Very Comfortable Transport (SUV/Mini Bus/Coaster Bus)

    • Guide: Professional English Speaking

    • Visa / Permits: Bhutan Visa & All Permits

    • Sightseeing: Extensive Sightseeing & Touring

    • Entrance fees: All Historic Monuments

    • Tax: Government Royalties And Taxes

    Tour Excludes

    • Airfare

    • Laundry

    • Private Calls

    • Beverages or Drinks

    • Insurance for travel and other contingencies.

    • Bank Charges

    Single room supplement charges of US $ 40 per night halt per person will apply for any single room requirement.

    Itinerary

    DAY 01: Arrival at Paro (2280m)

    As the plane banks over the mountain slopes, the Paro Valley greet you with luminous paddies rippling in the breeze and tiny houses sprinkled on the bank of the meandering river. The air is crystal clear, light translucent and on horizon, snowcapped mountains frame the idyllic like painting. It does not matter how many times you land in Paro, the bucolic valley unfolds like a dream. If you are lucky, you will have a glorious view of the Snowcapped Himalayas.

    After visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will meet by our representative from Journey to Discover Bhutan. Visit Rinpung Dzong, a school for monks, and take an orientation walk in town before dinner.

    DAY 02: Punakha

    Drive to Punakha, Bhutan’s ancient capital, crossing the Dochu La pass (10,000 feet) and enjoying stunning views of the Himalaya through flickering prayer flags. Afternoon: Visit Talo Compa and Village home of current Royal Family.

    DAY 03: Punakha

    Visit the Punakha Dzong, an elaborate fortress guarding the southern end of the valley at the confluence of the Pho (male) and Mo (female) Rivers. Hike to the Chime Lhakhang temple and continue on to the town of Wangdue Phodrang.

    In the afternoon, hike through rice terraces and forests to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, a spectacularly situated temple, and take in sweeping views of the valley below

    DAY 04: Gangtey Valley

    Travel to the village of Khewa get a taste of Bhutanese life. Visit the farm of a local family and enjoy a home-cooked dinner.

    DAY 05: Gangtey Valley

    Walk to Gangtey Goemba, one of the oldest Nyingmapa monasteries in Bhutan, perched atop a hill amid a cluster of cottages. Explore the restored temple complex and examine some of the finest craftsmanship in Bhutan. Visit a community school, followed by a spectacular walk through the valley to visit an age-old temple and make an offering.

    DAY 06: Thimpu

    Drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan and home to the royal family. Visit the National Library and observe pilgrims circling the beautiful National Memorial Chorten, a whitewashed stuppa stopped by a golden spire. Then head to the National Institute for Zorig Chusum, an arts-and-crafts school where we can watch students practicing traditional arts such as woodworking, painting, and ceramics. Meet with a Buddhist monk and scholar to discuss Buddhist beliefs and traditions.

    DAY 07: Cheli-la Excursion

    Drive to Cheli La pass (12,500 feet) hike to the top to view the Western Himalaya. En route, hike to the Kila Goemba nunnery and take in spectacular views from the temple complex, which was built on a steep cliff face.

    DAY 08: Paro

    Embark on a vigorous hike to the famed pilgrimage site of Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger’s Nest Temple, which clings to a vertical granite cliff nearly 3,000 feet above the valley floor. Take in some of the best views in the region.

    Later, visit the seventh-century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest temples, and walk the local archery grounds.

    DAY 09: Departure

    Drive to Paro Airport for your onward flight.

    “The Last Shangri-la”.

    DISCOVER BHUTAN

    If you’re unsure or still deliberating where to travel in Bhutan, we’ll put you in touch with our Travel Specialists to offer you sound advice and an honest take on any places you might be considering for your trip.

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