Ancient Capital Tour (04 Nights & 05 Days)

Tour Brief

  • Duration: 04 nights & 05 days tour in Bhutan
  • Entry & Exit: Paro, Bhutan
  • Seasons: Throughout the year
  • Places of visit: Paro, Thimphu & Punakha

 Brief Description of the Tour

This type of tour is considered as the best tour in a country because you will be linked with momentous occasion held in a Bhutanese history. It served as the capital of the country and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953 and it is one of the most majestic structures in the country. This tour offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range, when the weather is scenic clear.

Tour Attractions/Highlights

  • Paro Rinpung Dzong
  • Taktshang sacred monastery
  • Oldest temple of Bhutan, Kyichu temple
  • Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan
  • Divide Madman`s temple and Punakha Dzong
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Day 01: Arrive to Paro –Thimphu

On the arrival at Paro International Airport, the representative from Tashi Yangyel Tours – For Your pleasant Bhutan Experience! Will warmly welcome & greet you all. Then, you will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan through the sound of peaceful river flowing of Paa-chu and Thim-chu. The drive will take 1 hour and 30 minutes along a river valley, past small villages and traditional farmhouses. It`s a small & charming capital city located in the heart of the Himalayas. On reaching at Thimphu, we can have a lunch in one of the restaurant. After lunch, visit Memorial Chorten, built in 1974 in the memory of third late king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the temple inside gives good examples of tantric Buddhist and its philosophy. Big Buddha Point is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue under construction in the mountains of Thimphu valley. The Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuk, the thirteenth Druk Desi. Upon completion, it will be one of the largest Buddha in the Bhutan, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters). Mothithang mini-zoo, to see the National Animal of Bhutan Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor). The Takin as a National Animal of Bhutan is attributed to a legend of the animal’s creation in Bhutan in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley. Zulikha Nunnery, the Thangtong Dewachen nunnery was founded in 1976 by Rikey Jadrel and today it houses the sixty nuns engaged in Buddhist study and practices. Evening, stroll around Thimphu city, then visit Tashichho Dzong, seat of the National Government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). Dinner & Overnight stay in Hotel, Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu –Punakha

After our breakfast, we will drive to Punakha/Wangdi via Dochula Pass (3150m). Here you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges. The pass is adorned with 108 small Chorten and many kinds of prayer flags. The road climbs steeply through forests of blue pine, spruce and rhododendrons up to Dochula and then the road descends through lush forests to the fertile valley of Punakha & Wangdi Phodrang. The drive will take around 3 hours. Lunch will be serving on the way to Punaka/Wangi. On reaching at Lobesa, visit to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. The temple is known as ‘the temple of fertility’.  This place was founded by divine madman Lama Drukpa Kunley in the 15th century. Later, this temple was built by his cousin Lama Ngawang Chogyel. At Punakha, visit the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong. The winter resident for Central Monastic Body and head of the administrative purposes, even this is the best venue for the coronation of our kings in Bhutan. Dinner and Overnight stay in Hotel, Punakha/Wangdi.

Day 03: Punakha – Paro.

After breakfast, we will drive back to Paro. The road ascends up to the Dochula Pass (3150m) and descends till reach to Semtokha. Today, drive will take almost 5 hours and lunch will be on the way to Paro. On reaching at Paro, visit to Paro Rimpung Dzong, the center of civil and religious authority in this region and drive to the village of Drukgyel and visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invasion. Dinner and Overnight stay in Hotel, Paro.

Day 04: Paro Halt

Today after having breakfast, we will make a hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery, the most famous and sacred monastery in Bhutan. Taktshang means “Tiger`s Nest” named after Guru Rinpoche reportedly flew to this site riding on the back of a flying tigress in the 8th century. We have to walk about 2hours and 30minutes up steep from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. Lunch will be served at Taktshang cafeteria. While coming back, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, it is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo (the 33rd Tibetan king, who is also the manifestation of avoloketeshivara, commonly known to Bhutanese as Chenrize). Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight stay at Paro Hotel

Day 05. Paro-Airport.

After our breakfast, we will drive to Paro International Airport for your onward flight. Our guide and driver will bid you farewell here at the airport. We wish you a very safe and pleasant flight for your onward destinations.

Duration: 04 Nights/05 Days in Bhutan

Season

High Season (March to May, September to November)

Low Season (December to February, June to August)
No. of PersonTour Fee (US $)/PersonTour Fee (US $)/Person
1 PersonUS $1000US $1000
2 PersonUS $1000 per personUS $1000 per person
3 Person & aboveUS $1000 per personUS $1000 per person

The above price covers the following services.
 A Sustainable Development Fee (SDF): US $65 per person per night
 A minimum of 3 stars accommodation (4 & 5 star require an additional premium)
 All meals (3 meals in a day)
 A licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide (English Speaking)
 All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
 Entry fees and all internal taxes
 Mineral water
 FIT Surcharges, and
 Visa fees
The above price shall not include the following:
 Air fare.
 Airport Taxes
 Medical Expenses
 Travel Insurance
 Drinks, and
 Laundry

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