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Bhutan Dragon Kingdom Tour

Bhutan Dragon Kingdom Tour is also recognized as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon Tour" due to Bhutan's symbolic name and its breathtaking landscapes, cultural richness, and spiritual aura.

Bhutan Dragon Kingdom Tour offers an enthralling journey through the mystical landscapes of Bhutan, providing a unique and immersive experience in the heart of the Himalayas. The majestic peaks seamlessly complement the nation's distinctive cultural tapestry, inviting travelers to traverse scenic valleys, visit ancient monasteries adorned with intricate architecture, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Bhutan, known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon. This tour promises an unforgettable adventure, seamlessly blending cultural exploration with the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan's natural wonders. From Thimphu's bustling markets to Punakha and Paro's serene landscapes, the Dragon Kingdom Tour offers a professional and captivating odyssey through the hidden gem of Bhutan in the heart of the Himalayas.

Discover an enchanting journey through Bhutan with the Dragon Kingdom Tour, aptly named "The Dragon Kingdom." This circular expedition, commencing and concluding in Paro, unveils the splendors of Bhutan, focusing on the iconic Taktsang Monastery, also known as "The Tiger's Nest." Imagine Bhutan's cultural richness as you meander through scenic valleys, visit charming villages, and engage with the welcoming locals. The tour showcases the country's natural beauty, providing glimpses of glaciers and panoramic views of the eastern Himalayas, creating a mesmerizing experience that encapsulates Bhutan's essence and cultural heritage professionally and captivatingly.

Embark on a professional and captivating tour through Bhutan, revealing the richness of its cultural tapestry. Immerse yourself in the embrace of Buddhist culture, explore significant landmarks, and soak in the natural allure of the country. Noteworthy stops include the iconic Taktsang Monastery in Paro and a diverse array of cultural treasures, from temples and chortens to museums and the National Library. Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, unveils artistic marvels, including the renowned Painting School. The towns encountered exude a quaint charm reminiscent of villages, with serene streets adorned by charming shops and houses. This expedition encapsulates a captivating odyssey through the heart of Bhutan, fostering an intimate connection with its vibrant heritage, friendly people, and breathtaking landscapes.

Bhutan Dragon Kingdom Tour
Bhutan Dragon Kingdom Tour Highlights and Attractions
Region

Bhutan

Duration

5 Days

Group Size

2-10 Pax

Activities

Tour

Transportation

Plane l Overland

Accommodation

Hotel

Meal Plan

AP

Trip Grade

Easy

Max. Altitude

3,300m

Best Season

Round The Year


Trip Itinerary

  • 01 Fly: Kathmandu to Paro (2,200m). Drive to Thimphu (65km, 1hr)

    Experience the ultimate journey with Druk Air to Paro, Bhutan. On clear days, indulge in breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas, including the iconic Everest. The highlight is the thrilling descent through the Bhutanese foothills, leading to a captivating landing on Paro's petite airstrip. Post-immigration and customs procedures, our dedicated representative will warmly welcome you at the airport and accompany you to Thimphu. Take a leisurely evening stroll through the charming streets of Thimphu town. Your comfortable overnight stay awaits at the hotel.

  • 02 City Tour in Thimphu

    After enjoying a hearty breakfast, embark on a scenic 20-minute drive to the northern edge of the valley, marking the beginning of an exciting journey to Cheri Gompa, a serene monastery. The route leads you through picturesque rural landscapes, gently ascending a valley adorned with lush paddy fields and serene woodlands, passing by a Tibetan village along the way.

    Upon reaching Dodena, a cantilevered bridge marks the starting point for a 30-45 minute steep uphill climb. This ascent leads you to the historic Cheri Dorji Dhen, originally constructed in 1620 by Shabdrung, Bhutan's inaugural ruler, who also founded the monastery's first order of monks. At Cheri, you'll likely have the opportunity to enter the tranquil courtyard and explore the inner sanctums of the shrine.

    Afterward, descend to the base of the hill, where your transportation awaits to comfortably return you to Thimphu. Later in the afternoon or evening, venture to the vibrant site of the Colorful Weekend Market. Here, people from diverse backgrounds converge to trade and acquire various goods. This bustling market offers a unique window into Bhutanese lifestyle, tradition, and culture, allowing you to immerse yourself in the vibrant local experience.

  • 03 Drive back to Paro

    In the morning, enjoy a scenic one-hour drive to a renowned attraction in Paro Valley. Along the way, take a detour to the captivating Chele La Pass at around 3900m/1300ft elevation. From here, you'll witness panoramic views of both Paro and Haa valleys. Enjoy a short stroll in the cool weather to stretch your legs and absorb the refreshing atmosphere. If the weather is clear, you might see impressive peaks like Gangar Puensum (7,546m) and Jumolhari Peak (7,314m) in the Bhutanese Himalayas.

    Upon returning to Paro, consider an optional hike to Dzondrakha Monastery. This monastery resembles the famous Tiger's Nest but is more easily accessible. The hike involves a gentle walk through agricultural fields followed by a manageable uphill climb, taking less than an hour to reach the monastery's summit. Here, you'll be treated to sweeping views of the lush Paro valley. Your guide will accompany you into the main temple, sharing spiritual insights.

    If time permits, explore the cultural landmarks of Dungtse Lhakhang and Rinpung Dzong, enhancing your enriching day's experience.

  • 04 Hike to Taktsang Monastery

    Begin your day by driving to Ramthangkha, the final point accessible by road. From here, commence a hike to the revered Tiger's Nest , a Buddhist temple of immense significance within the Himalayas. Should you prefer, there's an option to ride a pony for an additional fee ranging from USD $10 to $15.00 per person. This will cover half the distance to the temple, providing an alternative for your ascent to this remarkable spiritual site.

    In the afternoon, your exploration continues with visits to various cultural treasures. Start at Kyichu Lhakhang, an ancient Bhutanese temple steeped in history and spirituality. Proceed to Ta Dzong, transformed into the National Museum, which houses a diverse array of historical artifacts, textiles, armors, and captivating collections of flora and fauna. Concluding the day's journey, explore Paro Rinpung Dzong, a 17th-century fortress erected as a defense against Tibetan invaders. This historic watchtower offers a fascinating glimpse into Bhutan's heritage, showcasing an array of old and new textiles, armors, and captivating displays of flora and fauna.

  • 05 Transfer to Paro International Airport for departure

    Following a hearty breakfast at your hotel, it’s time to bid farewell. You’ll be transferred to Paro Airport for your departure flight. To ensure a smooth departure process, please remember to complete check-in procedures at least 2 hours before your scheduled flight time. As your journey concludes, carry with you the cherished memories and experiences gathered during your Bhutan Taktsang Tour. Safe travels!

Included in package cost
  • Private Transportation: Depending on the group size, comfortable private vehicles will be provided for transportation.
  • Hotel Accommodation: Enjoy a 2-night hotel accommodation in Thimphu with twin-sharing rooms, ensuring your comfort and relaxation.
  • Hotel Accommodation: Enjoy a 2-night hotel accommodation in Paro with twin-sharing rooms, ensuring your comfort and relaxation.
  • Bhutanese English Speaking Tour Guide: Benefit from the expertise of a knowledgeable Bhutanese English-speaking tour guide who will accompany you throughout the journey.
  • Travel Permits: All necessary travel permits will be arranged to facilitate your exploration of Bhutan's wonders.
  • Sightseeing and Entrance Fees: Experience various sightseeing spots and monastery visits, with entrance fees covered as per the itinerary.
  • Meal Plan: Indulge in a full board meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) to savor the flavors of Bhutanese cuisine.

Please note that this comprehensive package encompasses private transportation, comfortable accommodations, expert guiding, necessary permits, entrance fees, and a satisfying meal plan, ensuring a seamless and enriched experience throughout your Bhutan visit.

Not included in package
  • Bhutan Visa Fee: The cost of obtaining a visa to enter Bhutan is not covered in the package.
  • International Flight Tickets: The expenses related to international flight tickets to and from Bhutan are not included.
  • Personal Insurance: This includes travel, accident, medical coverage, emergency evacuation, and protection against lost luggage. It's recommended to ensure your safety and well-being.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses such as aerated drinks, beverages, laundry, postage, and telephone usage are not part of the package.
  • Tips and Bonuses: Gratuity for guides, drivers, and service staff, as well as any additional bonuses, are not covered.

Please be aware of these exclusions and make necessary arrangements for personal insurance, visa fees, international flights, and any other personal expenses not covered in the package. This will ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey during your Bhutan Dragon Kingdom Tour.


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