Intro to Bhutan Tour

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2 Night and 3 Days Tour

Day 1
Arrive Paro - Thimphu

Paro-Thimphu (Distance : 54 Km, estimated driving time :1 hr)

Arrive at Paro by Drukair flight, Royal Bhutan Airline. You will be welcomed by our

representative who will be your tour guide during your entire tour in Bhutan. Drive to Thimphu

and check into your hotel at Thimphu and after lunch visit the following

The National Textile Museum is dedicated mainly to preserve and promote Bhutan’s living

arts of weaving. which is a good place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and

preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in colors

and designs. You will also see people weaving with intricate designs.

The folk heritage museum, an outdoor museum that gives an insight old way of Bhutanese

living style.

The Institute of 13 Arts and crafts where students undertake a six-year course on the 13

traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan which was found Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel(founder of

Bhutan) in 17 th century.

Centenary Farmers’ market where farmers would be selling their wide range of farm

produces (vegetables from farms and wild ferns or bamboo shoots collected from forest, flour,

rice, roasted rice, rice flakes, spices, yams both cultivated and wild ones collected from forests,

fruits, etc) and livestock products (mainly cheese and butter). Free interaction with people from

town as well as from villages comes to this weekend market. Weekend market opened from

Thursday-Sunday.

Bhutan is the only country in the world that doesn’t have a single traffic light in its capital city.

Instead, policemen in Thimphu stand at major intersections and direct traffic. Supposedly a set

was installed, and then quickly removed, because the Bhutanese preferred the policemen.

Tashichhoe Dzong, (fortress of the glorious religion). It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung

Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969.It houses the secretariat building, the throne

room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.

Watch Archery match : Bhutan’s national game

Craft Bazaar –A one stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and Bhutan made arts and crafts

product. The Bazaar in its 80 stalls covers all aspects of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.

At this Bazaar craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts.

And also visit other handicraft stores. 

In the evening scroll the town.

Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2
Thimphu - Paro

A Day Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)

Distance: 54 km, estimated travel time: 1hour and 30mins

After breakfast, drive to Paro which takes about an hour and half and hike up to Taktsang

Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 ½

hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of

the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the

monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on

the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan (Singye Dzong) to this place and meditated in a cave

here for 3 years,3months and 3 days. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present

monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now

been fully restored to its former glory.After visiting the monastery, walk back down to the road

on the way stop for lunch at the view point cafeteria and then walk further down to the road

point. Then drive back to hotel. On the way, visit Kichu temple(oldest temple in Bhutan),one

of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the first Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story

goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Himalayas and was preventing the spread

of Buddhism. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples, which

would be placed on all 108 energy points of her body. Kyichu temple is one of the 108 temples.

In the evening relax and overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 3
Departure

In the morning, your Bhutan tour guide from Avoya Bhutan adventures will escort you to the airport for your onward destinations. End of the Tour.

Trip Includes

  • Government Royalty and taxes
  • Dedicated English speaking tour guide
  • Dedicated tour vehicle and driver
  • 3-star accommodation (twin sharing)
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D)
  • Airport transfers
  • Bottled water
  • Entry fees to parks and monuments

Trip Excludes

  • Flights to and from Bhutan
  • Personal expense/shopping
  • Beverages (soda/juice/alcohol)
  • 4 or 5 star accommodation (extra charges will apply)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver

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Intro to Bhutan Tour

Trip Facts

  • Cultural
  • No Size Limit
  • Car
  • Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Paro, Thimphu
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