- Tour Code: BATE BHU02
- Tour name: 5 days Journey to Drukyul
- Entry / Exit: Fly in / Fly out
- Grade: Easy
- Max Elevation: 3000m/9840ft
- Accommodation: Hotel
- Meal: Full board in Bhutan,
- Transport: Flight & Private vehicle
- Tour Days: 05
Journey to Druk-Yul is a 5-day tour that revolves around the historical and cultural highlights of central Bhutan.Paro beckons you with promises of breathtaking natural sights, cultural richness and good accommodation; you can view Mount Chomolhari from Drugyel dzong, capture Paro’s incredible landscapes from Ta-Dzong and visit indigenous hospital art & craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and handicraft centers.Thimpu remains synonymous with its colorful festivals, legendary monasteries, and coveted cultural sites. You can stroll around the local markets and see for yourself the everyday lives of Bhutanese people and their craftsmanship.You can either walk or ride on horseback to Taktsang monastery, which epitomizes the religious belief of Bhutanese people. At the end of the journey, you will be left with a feeling that you have truly seen the real Bhutan up close.
What is included in the tour
- All airport transfers as per the itinerary
- Accommodation in twin sharing basis as per the itinerary on AP basis
- Necessary transportation during tour in Bhutan
- Good English speaking guide during tour in Bhutan
- Tourism Development Fund tax
- All necessary entrance fee
- Visa fee
- Complimentary kit bag
What is NOT included in the tour
- Insurance (must cover all risk undertaken)
- Nepal Visa Fee
- Gratuities to staffs
- Alcoholic beverages & all expenses of personal nature
- All airport taxes
- Porters and other vehicles in between in case of landslides other natural calamities beyond our control
- Services not mention herein
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu – Paro (BB)
The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by representative of Basanta Adventure and transfer to Kyicho Resort. O/N Hotel.
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing (Full Board)
Visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. Late after noon drive 2 hours to Thimphu (65 Kms) which is a capital of Bhutan. Evening free time. O/N at Hotel River view or similar.
Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing: 3100m/10168ft (Full Board)
Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple. PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Dzong from outside and the market area. O/N Hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing (Full Board)
Drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed 2 hours to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university.
O/N at Kichu Resort.
Day 05: Transfer to airport for final departure
You will be driven to the airport in time to catch your flight to your final destination