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Bhutan Dragon Kingdom Tour


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, often hailed as "The Dragon Kingdom," stands as a Himalayan Shangri-La, renowned for its captivating charm. The Dragon Kingdom Tour emerges as a captivating exploration within Bhutan, embarking on a circular path that commences and concludes in Paro, the city of origin. Central to this journey is the awe-inspiring Taktsang Monastery, renowned as "The Tiger's Nest."

This tour encapsulates the quintessence of Bhutan's splendor and cultural heritage. It winds through picturesque valleys and quaint villages, fostering personal interactions with the hospitable Bhutanese populace and the country's stunning natural landscapes. Alongside, encounters with glaciers and sweeping vistas of the eastern Himalayas amplify the experience, offering a mesmerizing glimpse of the region's magnificence.

This voyage unfolds as a breathtaking revelation of Bhutan's opulent tapestry. Immerse in the embrace of Buddhist culture, traverse significant landmarks and bask in the country's natural allure. Notable stops include the iconic Taktsang Monastery in Paro and a medley of cultural gems, from temples and chortens to museums and the National Library. The artistic marvels of Thimphu, Bhutan's capital, are a treat, encompassing the Painting School.

The towns you'll encounter are quaint, reminiscent of villages, where serene streets are adorned with charming shops and houses. This expedition embodies a captivating odyssey through the heart of Bhutan's vibrant heritage and captivating landscapes, offering an intimate connection with its people, culture, and natural splendor.

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  • 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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