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6 Days

Himalayan Kingdom

This short and compact tour is a road trip around the best of Bhutan, it takes a circuit beginning and ending in the city of Paro. One of the major highlights of this tour is a visit to the stunning Taktsang Monastery, better known as the tiger’s nest. This tour takes in all the best sights and culture of Bhutan, it visits some stunning valleys and small villages allowing you to get up close and personal with the friendly and welcoming Bhutanese people and the stunning natural beauty of this country. This tour is great for people who want to grab a taste of Bhutan and dive into some of its religious sights and culture.

From

$2988

per person

Detailed Program

Welcome greeting at the airport by our Truly Bhutan team. You will be escorted to the hotel for refreshments and a briefing on your tour program. (Please note; that your itinerary shall be flexible and your guide shall give you options based on your interest)

Paro Sights & Acclimatization Day!

  • Visit the National Museum to get glimpses of the Bhutanese culture & history.
  • Rinpung Dzong means “fortress of the heap of jewels.”
  • After lunch, a leisurely drive to Drukgyel Dzong (a ruined victory fortress located 16km from Paro town. Walk in the ruins and feel ancient Bhutan.
  • On the way back, get a blessing at the oldest temple of the kingdom – Kichu Lhakhang Overnight Paro (Alt; 2280m).

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  • En route stop by Dochula pass (3150m) to enjoy spectacular views of the eastern Himalayan mountain range.
  • Stroll around 108 stupas and enter Druk wangyel (Royal temple).
  • After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong, “Palace of the Great Happiness”. This beautiful fortress lies between two rivers, the Pochu and Mochu, male and Female rivers.
  • In the evening, hike to Chimi Lhakhang, a solitary “fertility temple” where a childless couple who comes to pray is usually blessed with a child. Overnight Punakha/ Wangdue. (Alt; 1240m).

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  • Morning walk on the riverbank of Punatsangchu, enjoy tea & the fresh breeze. After breakfast, drive to Thimphu, a charming capital city nestled in the heart of the Himalayas.
  • Drive to Buddha Gang, which offers the best city view of Thimphu. This giant Buddha statue overlooking Thimphu is one of the biggest in the world.
  • Circumambulate around Memorial chorten (a huge stupa). This is the favorite spot for locals of all ages to chant mantras, prostrate, pray and practice their devotion.
  • Witness/ participate in an archery match played by the locals with lots of hue & cry.
  • In the evening, explore the bustling city on foot; Hongkong market, Norzin lam, Main traffic area, Wogzin lam, Clock tower, etc. Overnight Thimphu (Alt; 2320m).

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  • On the rise, drive to Sangay-gang where the national animal of Bhutan, the Takin, is found in captivity. This hilltop is also called the “romantic point” as lovers often come here to enjoy the panoramic view of the Thimphu valley. En route interact with the nuns at Zulikha Nunnery
  • National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. They also have on display the largest Picture Book on Bhutan in the world.
  • Folk Heritage Museum to embrace the cultural lifestyle of ancient Bhutan.
  • Traditional Medicine Centre which includes an indigenous hospital and herbal medicine manufacturing unit.
  • Zorig Chusum “School for Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts” followed by a visit to Textile Museum & Handicraft Emporium.
  • Farmer’s weekend market. All vegetables & fruits in Bhutan are grown organically.
  • The Tashicho Dzong, the main secretariat building, the office of the King and Throne room, and also the house of the State Monastic Body.

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  • After a wholesome breakfast, drive to Paro (53km/ 1.5hr). Check-in the resort and prepare for the excursion.
  • Hike up the forested path to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan’s most famous and scenic icon. Tiger’s Nest clings to sheer cliffs of 900m above Paro valley. The climb is steep and takes about 4-5hrs round trip. (Ponies & horses optional; fees not included)
  • Picnic lunch at the hillside cafe with a close Tiger’s Nest view.
  • In the evening, Bhutanese-style farewell dinner at a typical village home with local liquor called “Ara.” Hot stone bath, optional. River rocks are heated and dunked into a large wooden tub with herbs. This type of bath is considered to have medicinal properties of healing. Overnight Paro.

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Our representative will bid you farewell at the airport. Tashi Delek!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Prior to departure, all foreign tourists seeking to visit Bhutan must acquire visa approval. It must be scheduled in advance via an Internet system with a legitimate Bhutanese tour operator, such as Truly Bhutan.

Today’s reliable, modern transportation system makes visiting Bhutan simple and convenient. Bhutan is accessible to visitors both by air and by land. The sole international airport within Bhutan is in the western city of Paro. Drukair and Bhutan Airlines are the two airlines that currently fly to Bhutan.

There is no annual limit on the number of tourists allowed into the country. To protect our culture, traditions, and natural environment, the government has implemented a strict “High Value, Low Impact Tourism” policy. This policy aims to attract discerning tourists who will respect Bhutan’s unique culture and values while also providing visitors with an unforgettable one-of-a-kind experience.

The spiciness of Bhutanese cuisine is its most distinguishing feature. The ethnic diversity of the people is reflected in the ethnic diversity of the food. In daily dishes, Northern Indian cuisine is frequently combined with Tibetan chilies. In nearly all of the valleys, mushrooms, apricots, asparagus, a variety of chilies and a variety of spices are abundant. Spices, fruits, and vegetables are cooked with beef, chicken, pork, and dried yak meat, and the dish is similar to Chinese and Indian cuisine. Rice, dried beef or pork, and chilies cooked with soft, white cheese are also common ingredients. Tea is the most popular beverage, and it is served in a variety of ways.

After receiving your inquiry, we will send you a detailed note about the related trip that you are looking for via mail or phone. You can also browse our website for your preferred trip and download it for yourself. If you want to tailor your trip to your specific needs and interests, our staff has extensive knowledge of the trips we offer and can provide first-hand advice to ensure you get the best. Our staff will be available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Host

Bhutan is one of the most unusual and beautiful countries in the world. You’ll find a land that is blessed with abundance, a deep connection to the past, and a culture that is unique. Truly Bhutan’s Host is second to none. Handpicked, highly experienced, and scrupulously trained, they bring a wealth of skill and knowledge to each trip. They are fun and friendly, whose aim is to ensure that each trip remains an unforgettable experience. Creating colorful, discovery-oriented tours in a combination of safety and comfort is the mission of our guides. All Host have earned the tour guide’s certificate from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

Damchoe Lhendrup

Damchoe Lhendrup | Culture & Trekking Expert

Dechen Dema

Dechen Dema | Culture & Trekking Expert

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