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Tiger’s Nest Temple

A Visit to Tiger’s Nest Temple, as the trip name proposes, is a short tour suitable for those travelers with time constraints. If you are visiting Nepal or Tibet, it will be a wise idea to take this trip as an add-on or extension. You can fly to Paro from Bangkok, Delhi, or from Kathmandu or if you are traveling Sikkim or Darjeeling then you can also travel overland.

A Tiger’s Nest Temple covers the two main cities of Bhutan such as Paro and Bhutan. Paro has the only airport in Bhutan and has a few famous Dzongs. You will have a grand opportunity to visit some farmhouses and interact with local citizens and experience rural life.

Thimphu is the capital town of the small beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan. Besides Dzongs and administrative features, you will visit the Arts School, Museums, Libraries, and Textile emporiums that offer you an insight into Bhutanese culture and tradition. If you are in Thimphu during Weekends, do not forget to visit the weekend Market. It is an amazing experience to be up there!

From

$1944

per person

Detailed Program

  • Be totally enchanted by the breathtaking landscape and pristine environment of the Paro valley upon arrival at our international airport. You will be warmly received by our friendly, traditionally dressed representative with the offering of a white welcome scarf.
  • Transfer to the hotel in Thimphu (about a 1.5-hour drive from the airport).
  • Arrive at the hotel in Thimphu, relax with welcome tea followed by check-in at the hotel.
  • Rest till lunch in a hotel / nearby restaurant.
  • After lunch, take a 10-min drive to Changangkha Temple (built in the 15th century by famous Lama Nima). Inside the temple is the “God of Compassion” made out of platinum. You may witness the blessing of a newborn baby in this temple.
  • Drive to Mini Zoo, Bhutan’s only zoo to see the national animal Takin.
  • Drive to Sangay Gang, the lookout point of Thimphu city.
  • Visit the nunnery founded by 16th Dupthob Thangtong Gyalpo in 1976. More than 40 nuns study Buddhism in this nunnery.
  • Visit Zorig Chusum (meaning 13 arts and crafts) which is popularly known as the painting school. Students in this school learn traditional arts and crafts like painting, sculpture, woodcarving, weaving, and embroidery.
  • Visit the National Library which consists of 2 buildings. On the ground floor of the old building are the largest book in the world and religious books on the upper floor. English books are kept on the ground floor in the new building.
  • Drive to Thimphu Tashicho Dzong, a fortress built in 1772 by the temporal ruler Zhabdrung and Younten Thaye the Chief Abbot.

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  • Drive back to Paro: Visit the National Museum, Paro Dzong, Drukgyel Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, and stroll around Paro town, which was developed after the airport was built in 1983, or
  • Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery, the holiest monastery in the Buddhist World.
  • Check-in at the hotel and prepare for the next day’s program.

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Breakfast in the hotel.

Drive to the airport for departure.

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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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