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Thimphu Festival

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Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport:

During the journey, one will experience from the left hand side of the plane breath taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jhomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by representative from Bhutan Majestic Travel who will escort you to Hotel. Afternoon: Paro town stalling and acclimatizing with the altitude of Paro which is at 2200mts. Overnight hotel in Paro

Day 2 Paro and Thimphu:

Drive to Thimphu, the Capital, 65 Kms. It takes about 2 hours drive. The drive to Thimphu takes you along the Paro Chu (Chu means water or river) down stream to the confluence with the Wang Chu, then turn upstream and travel along the Wang Chu to Thimphu. Check in at the hotel. Visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972.Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved Visit the Painting School where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive. Visit the handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts and crafts are displayed and can be purchased. Visit Simtokha Dzong. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan. It was built in 1629 A.D. Overnight Hotel in Thimphu

Day 3 Thimphu Tshechu:

After an early breakfast attend the first day of the Tshechu which is mask2held in the courtyard of Tashichho Dzong. This is the main Secretariat Building, where the government ministries, the office of His Majesty the King, the Throne Room, the offices and living quarters of the monk body and its Chief Abbot are housed. Thimphu Tshechu. Evening: relax at the hotel or stroll through Thimphu Town. Overnight hotel in Thimphu
Video of Black Hat Dance during Thimphu Festival

Day 4 Morning – attend Tshechu:

Visit Dechen Chholing, (about 30 minutes drive from Thimphu to view the palace of the Queen Mother from a hill -top. Visitors are not allowed to enter the palace complex, especially when the Queen Mother is in residence. This is also the Headquarters of the Royal Body Guard. Overnight hotel in Thimphu

Day 5 Thimphu and Punakha:

Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass at 3150mts. The drive would about 3hours. Check in and Lunch at Hotel. After lunch visit the Punakha Dzong and Punakha town stalling. Overnight hotel in Punakha.

Day 6 Punakha and Gangtey and Wangdue:

Drive to Gangtey Gompa via Wangdue Phodrang which takes about 5hours round trip back to Wangdue. Gangtey is well known as the Black Necked Crane which comes here from higher Himalayas in Tibet, China in winter and goes back in Spring. Picnic lunch at Gangtey. Overnight hotel in Wangdue

Day 7 Wangdue and Paro:

Drive to Paro. Drive takes about 5hours. Stop in Thimphu for last shopping. Lunch in Paro. Afternoon: visit the national Museum and the Paro Rinpung Dzong. Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Day 8 Paro- Paro:

Drive to the base of Tiger’s Nest and hike up to the Taktsang, the round trip takes about 4hours. Its worth climbing and enjoy lunch at the Cafeteria. Visit the Drukgyal Dzong which is located 16 Km away from the Paro Town. The name Drugyel means “Victorious”. Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. From here, the peak of Chomolhari “Mountain of the Goddess” can be seen on a clear day (Alt. 7314m/24,029ft.) Evening: Take a stroll through Paro town. Overnight hotel in Paro

Day 9 Paro – International Airport: 
See off by your Tour Guide and Driver.


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The Black-necked Crane Festival

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DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU (55 Km, 2 Hrs)

Arrive in Paro airport and drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. In the evening, leisure time in town. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

DAY 02: THIMPHU

Whole day sightseeing in Thimphu visiting popular tourist attractions. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

DAY 03: THIMPHU – GANGTEY / PHOBJIKHA ( 135 Km , 6 Hrs)

Drive to Phobjikha, winter residence of the Black necked cranes.

Overnight stay at hotel in Phobjikha

DAY 04: BLACK NECKED CRANE FESTIVAL

Witness this beautiful festival the whole day and other cultural programmes.

DAY 05: GANGTEY / PHOBJIKHA – BUMTHANG ( 188 Km , 7 Hrs)

Morning some more sightseeing and drive to Trongsa. After Lunch visit the Ta-Dzong and the Trongsa Dzong (fortress) and drive to Bumthang.

Overnight stay at hotel in Bumthang.

DAY 06: BUMTHANG

Wholeday sightseeing and visit the most popular temples in the country like Jambay Lhakhag, Kurje Lhakhang and Tamzhing Lhakhang. Visit Mebartsho in the afternoon and leisure time in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Bumthang.

DAY 07: BUMTHANG – PUNAKHA (212 Km, 8 Hrs)

Arrive in Punakha and explore the town in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

Day 08 : PUNAKHA – PARO (143 Km, 5 Hrs)

Visit the most beautiful Dzong (fortress) of Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong and the temple of the Divine Madman, Chhimi Lhakhang.After lunch in a restaurant drive to Paro. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

DAY 09: PARO

Hike up to the famous Tiger’s Nest in the morning and after lunch visit other popular tourist attractions. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro

DAY 10: DEPART PARO

After breakfast, you will drive to Paro airport for departure.


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Lifestyle of Bhutan

Category : culture

Day 1: ARRIVE AT PARO

Arrive at Paro Airport. Visit the Ta-Dzong and Rinpung Dzong.

Liesure Time in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2: PARO-HAA-THIMPHU (180 Km , 7 1/2 Hours)

Drive to Haa in the morning through chelela, the highest pass in Bhutan. Visit popular places and monasteries in Haa and proceed to Thimphu after Lunch.

Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3: THIMPHU

Whole day sightseeing in Thimphu visiting popular tourist attractions.

Overnigt stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4: THIMPHU-PUNAKHA (70 Km, 3 Hours)

A hike to Tango Monastery should give you a good start in the morning.

After lunch in a restaurant in Thimphu drive to Punakha via Dochula ,one of the highest passes where in a clear weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges.

Explore the town in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

Day 5: PUNAKHA-PARO (143 Km, 5 Hrs)

Visit the most beautiful Dzong (fortress) of Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong and the temple of the Divine Madman, Chhimi Lhakhang.After lunch in a restaurant drive to Paro.

Overnight stay at hotel in Paro

Day 6: PARO( 68 Km, 3 Hrs)

Hike up to the famous Tiger’s Nest in the morning and after lunch visit other popular tourist attractions

Overnight stay at hotel in Paro

Day 7: PARO DEPART

After early breakfast , drive to Paro airport for onward destination


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Journey with Mountains

Category : culture

Day 1

Fly into Paro by Drukair flight or Bhutan Airlines. After immigration and customs formalities, you will be received by the representative of Soedhar Bhutan Travels. Check into your respective hotel, get some refreshments. Travel to Thimphu. Getting everthing settled in the hotel and making a plan for trip.

Day 2

Sight seeing Thimphu valley, go to weekend Centenary Vegetable market and visiting the statue of Buddha Dordenma in Kuensel Phodrang overlooking Thimphu city, about 100 metres (330 ft) above the Wang Chuu river bed. This location was the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the 13th Desi Druk. The statue will house over one lakh (one hundred thousand) smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Buddha Dordenma itself, will be made of bronze and gilded in gold. Upon completion, it will be one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at a height of 51.5 metres (169 ft).

Day 3

On the second day drive uphill to the Dochula pass from Semtokha. Visiting Chimi Lhakhang the temple of Drukpa Kuenley(Devine Madman). On the way you will see the beautiful chortens when you reach to the summit of the Dochula pass and colorful rhododendron forest above the pass. Sight seeing and visiting Punakha Dzong standing in it best height between Pho Chu( Male) and Mo Chu (female) river. Punakha valley is famous in Bhutan for rice farming. Both red and white rice are grown along the river valley of Pho and Mo Chu, two of the most prominent rivers in Bhutan.

Day 4

From early morning drive to Wangdi Phodrang Dzong and the town near by. The town shares its name with the dzong built in 1638 that dominates the district. The name is said to have been given by Ngawang Namgyal, the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, who was searching for the best location for a dzong to prevent incursions from the south. Drive to Phobjikha valley where you will get a chance to visit Gangtey Goenpa and the place is also famous for seeing one of the endangered species black necked cranes which can be seen on the month of November to February.

Day 5

From Phobjikha drive over Pelela to Trongsa. There you can visit Trongsa Dzong and Museum. Chökhor Raptse Dzong at Trongsa which was built in 1644, used to be the seat of power of the Wangchuck dynasty before it became rulers of Bhutan in 1907. Traditionally the King of Bhutan first becomes the Trongsa Penlop (governor) before being named Crown Prince and eventually King. Then drive to Bumthang Valley.

Day 6

Sight seeing Bumthang valley. Start visiting Chumey and Zungney village. This place is known for its woolen and yak hair textiles called Yathra. After lunch, visit the famous Jakar dzong and the old Wangdichholing palace. The Jakar Dzong or the “Castle of the White Bird” dominates the Chamkhar valley and overlooks the town.

Day 7

Choekhor Valley Trip: Spend one day around Choekhor valley visiting Jampey Lhakhang, Kurjay Lhakhang and walking to Bumthanf Tamshing Goenpa.

Day 8

Tang Valley Trip: On the second day explore and travel around Tang valley visiting Membar Tsho (Burning Lake). The Burning Lake, Mebar Tsho is located along the way to the Tang village over the feeder road under Bumthang valley.According to the legend Terton Pema Lingpa had a vision of the sacred treasures that Guru Rimpoche had hidden within the lake centuries earlier. However the people of Tang and the local ruler were cynical of his claims. In order to prove his claims, Pema Lingpa held a butter lamp in his hand as he jumped into the lake. After remaining under water for a long time he re-emerged holding a chest and a scroll of paper with the butter lamp held in his hand still burning bright. Thereafter, the lake came to be known as Mebartsho (the burning Lake).

Day 9

Drive back to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 10

Visiting Chari and Tango Monastry which is located at the Northern part of Thimphu valley. If you are interested in arts and handicrafts of BHUTAN visit National Textile Museum and National Institute for Zorig Chuzum (13 varieties of arts and crafts). Then in the mid afternoon, after having lunch, drive back to Haa. The road goes over highest motorable road pass in Bhutan, Chelia La.

Day 11

Next morning explore the Haa valley including Jurney Drak Hermitage and Chungdu Lhakhang before leaving to Paro.

Day 12-13

From the morning hike, up to the legendary Taktsang Monastary (Tiger’s Nest) with horse riding. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 hundred meters above the Paro Valley and visit Kichhu Lhakhang and Dumtse Lhakhang located at a few miles from the Paro town.
Visit the Paro National Museum which shows varieties of art and art facts from all over Bhutan. The Museum is housed in the ancient watch tower to Paro Dzong. After visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, which is an ancient castle fortress built in 1645. If there is time, visit Bumdra Lhakhang and Chumbu Naye.


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Sight of Bhutan

Category : culture

Day 1 - ARRIVAL AT PARO

Arrive at Paro Airport. Visit the National Museum and Rinpung Dzong in the afternoon. Liesure time in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

Day 2 - PARO

Hike up to Tiger's Nest and on return journey visit the ruins of Drugyel Dzong and the oldest monastery, the Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

Day 3 - PARO-THIMPHU (55 Km , 2 Hours)

Drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. After Lunch sightseeing in Thimphu, visiting popular tourist attractions. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4 - THIMPHU

Visit Tango Monastery and Cheri Monastery. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu

Day 5 - THIMPHU-PUNAKHA (70 Km, 3 Hours)

Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. Enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges. Visit the temple of fertility called Chhimi Lhakhang and Punakha Dzong (fortress).

Explore the town in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

Day 6 - PUNAKHA - PHOBJIKHA/GANGTEY ( 78 Km , 3 Hrs)

Drive to Phobjikha, winter residence of the Black necked cranes.

Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

Day 7 - PHOBJIKHA/GANGTEY

Whole day sightseeing hike in Phobjikha and visit Gangtey Gompa. Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtey.

Day 8 - PHOBJIKHA/GANGTEY - TRONGSA - BUMTHANG ( 188 Km , 7 Hrs)

Drive to Trongsa in the morning through the 3,300m high Pele la pass.Visit Ta-Dzong and Trongsa Dzong and after lunch drive to Bumthang .

Overnight stay at hotel in Bumthang.

Day 9 - BUMTHANG

Wholeday sightseeing and visit the most popular temples in the country like Jambay Lhakhag, Kurje Lhakhang and Tamzhing Lhakhang.

Visit Mebartsho in the afternoon and leisure time in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Bumthang.

Day 10 - BUMTHANG - MONGAR( 198 Km, 8 Hrs)

Drive to Mongar and enjoy the scenic valleys. Overnight stay at hotel in Mongar.

Day 11- MONGAR - TRASHIGANG( 91 Km, 4 Hours)

Drive to Trashigang and visit Tashigang Dzong (fortress). Overnight stay at hotel in Trashigang

Day 12 - TRASHIGANG - TRASHIYANGTSE - TRASHIGANG ( 110 Km , 4.5 Hrs)

Excursion to Trashiyangtshe. Visit the famous Chorten Kora and return to Trashigan.

Overnight stay at hotel in Trashigang.

Day 13 - TRASHIGANG-SAMDRUPJONGKHAR ( 180 Km , 7 Hrs)

Drive to Samdrup Jongkhar while passing by Sherubtse College,founded in 1978 which is the oldest college in Bhutan.

Overnight stay at hotel in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Day 14 - SAMDRUPJONGKHAR-GUWAHATI ( 110 km , 3 hrs)

After breakfast, your guide will arrange an Indian vehicle your transfer to Guwahati, the capital town of the Indian north-eastern state of Assam, for your onward flight.


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Glimpse of Bhutan

Category : culture

Day 1: Arrive Paro Drive to Thimphu

Pick up from Paro Interational Airport (2280m). Depending on the arrival time of the Druk Air flight, you will either be served a meal in Paro or be driven straight to Thimphu, the capital city, which is about 53 kilometres away. The drive normally takes about an hour and a half. If Thimphu is reached early, you can go out in the town and mingle with the Bhutanese people. Dinner will be served in hotel.

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing

Sightseeing in Thimphu (2320m) includes visits to : National Library which was established in 1967 and has many ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts); Painting School or the National Institute for Zorig Chusum (the 13 traditional arts and crafts like painting, woodcarving, embroidery and statue making; National Memorial Chorten which was built in 1974 in memory of the third King of Bhutan; Semtokha Dzong which is about five kilometres south of Thimphu. Semtokha Dzong was built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Today it houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies.); Tashichhodzong the seat of the government of Bhutan. It houses the secretariat, the Throne Room, His Majesty’s secretariat, the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs and the Ministry of Finance. If the sight seeing falls on the weekend you can visit Thimphu’s open vegetable market where farmers from the nearby regions gather to sell their produce.mask

Day 3: Thimphu to Paro. Paro Sightseeing

The first stop on this road journey is at Dochula pass at 3,140 meters. Dochula is about 23 kilometres from Thimphu and during a clear day it offers a clear view of the Himalayas. After refreshments in Dochula the journey continues to Paro. It is about 72 Km journey from Dochula to Paro. Lunch will be served in the hotel at Paro. In the afternoon the sightseeing of Paro starts. Sightseeing include a visit to the Ta-Dzong (National Museum) which was built in 1656 and served as the watch tower of Paro Dzong in the past. After the Ta-Dzong visit you can go to the town and interact with the local Bhutanese people and do some shopping. Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Day 4: Paro Sightseeing

After the Breakfast, proceed towards Drukgyel Dzong, 14 kilometres from the Paro town. Also known as the fortress of victory Drukgyel Dzong was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 1644. On the way to Drukgyel Dzong you can view Takshang Monastery, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the floor of Paro valley. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the eighth century flew to a cave in Taktshang spot on a tigress and mediated for three months. Return to Paro town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit Paro Dzong also called the Rinchen Phug Dzong, which means fortress on a heap of Jewels. Paro Dzong is one of the most impressive and well-known dzongs of Bhutan and was built in 1644. Return to the hotel and have Tea/Coffee. Visit the town for last minute shopping. Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Day 5: Departure

After an early breakfast, our representative will see you off at the Paro International Airport.


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