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Bhutan: Kingdom in the Sky Tour Package

BHUTAN: KINGDOM IN THE SKY TOUR PACKAGE

Bhutan

6D/5N

Taktsang Monastery, Paro, Bhutan

Taktsang Monastery, Paro, Bhutan

Tashicho Dzong, Thimpu, Bhutan

Tashicho Dzong, Thimpu, Bhutan

Druk Wangyel Chortens (108 stupas), Punakha, Bhutan

Druk Wangyel Chortens (108 stupas), Punakha, Bhutan

Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha, Bhutan

Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha, Bhutan

Wangdi Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan

Wangdi Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan
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Travel Period : Valid until December 31, 2017

Description

Unravel the mystery of Bhutan with our 6D/5N Majestic Bhutan Tour Package. Perched among the peaks of the Himalayas, the tiny kingdom of Bhutan has been described as "The Last Shangrila." Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbours. Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence on all aspects of life. It has developed the philosophy of Gross National Happiness; where development is measured using a holistic approach of well-being, not just based on gross domestic product. In Bhutan, people come to visit the remote monasteries and spiritual temples, to trek the wondrous Himalaya and admire the mountainous pastures.

Our extraordinary travel adventure begins in Thimphu, the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the nation's largest city. We will visit the Trashi Chhoe Dzong, an impressive fortress built in the 18th century,  which houses the national government and the central monastic body.

Spend two nights in the beautiful alpine valley of Paro, a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. The Paro Valley is wide and verdant and is recognized as one of the most beautiful in all Bhutan. Not to be missed is a visit to the Taktsang Monastery. Precariously perched on the edge of a 1,200 meter cliff, this monastery creates an impressive sight and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan.

Take a 6D/5N Tour of Majestic Bhutan, which offers a fascinating insight into the Buddhist culture where time has stood still and you will have the unique opportunity to experience Himalayan landscapes of astounding, untouched beauty. 

Inclusions

    • 5 nights room accommodation based on twin-sharing occupancy
    • Domestic Airfare (Bangkok-Paro)
    • All meals at hotels (some lunches en route)
    • Private transfers and sightseeing as per given itinerary
    • Services of an accompanying English speaking guide
    • Entrance fees in tours indicated in the itinerary – for single entry only
    • Bhutan visa fee

    Exclusions

    • International Airfare with taxes
    • Airport taxes
    • Personal expenses and other services that are not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tip to guide, driver, porter
    • Beverages

Things we love

    • Bhutan's tranquil and serene ambience and the gentle influence of Buddhism, is a welcome respite to the cut throat and materialistic world we live in.
    • Love the country's philosophy where Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross National Product.
    • Pore over Bhutan's traditional arts and crafts displays on your visit to Zorig Chusum, a local art school.
    • Have a cup of tea and biscuits at Taktsang Cafeteria in the midst of your walk to Taktsang Monastery and marvel at the breathtaking views of the monastery

Note:Pre and post-accommodation maybe necessary before and after the tour

Things to do

    • AWE. Marvel at Bhutan's  Dzong, a unique architecture which embodies Buddhist culture and has been in existence for over 300 years.
    • HIKE. Take a 3 to 5 hour hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), the most famous of Bhutan's monasteries. Perched on the side of a cliff, where the only sounds are the murmurs of the wind and water and the chanting of monks.
    • PERUSE. Peruse through the impressive collection of Thangkas (Buddhist paintings on cotton or silk, which serve as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha), both ancient and modern on your visit to the National Museum in Paro.
    • VISIT. Visit the Simtokha Dzong, a small dzong built in 1629 and the first of its kind built in Bhutan. 

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