Bhutan Heavenly Drive Tours 10 Days
Bhutan is also known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”. It is one of the world’s most beautiful, mysterious places. The country has the geographical region from subtropical valleys and plains to snowcapped mountain ranges. This landscape makes it the perfect place to trek through the majestic valleys or steep mountains. We can help you develop your trip around your schedule.
Our representative will meet you on arrival at Bagdogra airport, Siliguri, Indian. After three hours drive with lush green tea gardens, you will reach Phuntsholing, the gateway to Bhutan. The place has developed as a Bhutan as a commercial Centre. Overnight stay at your hotel.
We proceed to Thimphu crossing the Kharbandi Gompa. The monastery was built by Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedon. From here a marvelous view of Phuntsholing and the Indian plains can be seen. From this very point, the road becomes mountainous steep up and down. Passing through Chapcha, the road reaches its highest point of 2,800m, and then descends and runs along the bank of the Wang Chu river to Chuzom (meaning confluence), meeting Paro Chu. It is only 2 hours’ drive up the valley to Thimphu from there. Before we reach out our destination, we will shortly stop at Semtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in the kingdom. Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu.
Next morning we take a city tour in Thimpu and visit the majestic Tashichho Dzong and Tara Lhaden Zhingkham lhakang. And then we take our tour to Zorig Chusum – the Institute of the 13 Arts & Crafts of Bhutan; the Folk Heritage Museum; the National Library, where a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts are preserved. Thimphu main street, Norzin Lam, The city bars of Thimpu are worth a visit. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.
Next day, we will be driving by road towards the Punakha Valley. On the way, we can see the Semtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress that guarded the Thimphu valley, which today turned into a monastery. Under the clear sky, you will witness a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. On arrival into the Punakha valley, we visit Chimi Lhakhang, a monastery built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley (also known as the Divine Madman or Mad Monk). After lunch, we shall roam around the valley including the nunnery and dramatic Punakha Dzong. Architecture is Bhutan’s most spectacular Dzong and an excellent example of a medieval fortress. Overnight stay hotel in Punakha.
We begin to move forward to Gangtey via Wangduephodrang after breakfast, 105 km drive which will take us about 4 hours. On the way, we pass through the vegetation of altitude dwarf bamboo, rhododendrons flowers and Magnolia, fir and pine trees. And finally, reach Phobjikha valley. The valley is the home to the very rare black-necked crane. The birds migrate from Tibet to Bhutan in winter (from October -March). We will be visiting Gangtey Gompa, one of the oldest Nyingmapa monasteries. Then you can visit the beautiful Phobjikha valley. The valley is the forest of high altitude dwarf bamboo and pine trees. Impressive carvings of art and wood can be found on the farmhouse. Overnight Farm stays in Phobjikha.
We transfer to the Paro Valley, through Wangdue, Dochu La, and arriving in Paro. It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered throughout the area. It is also home to Paro Airport, Bhutan's sole international airport. The afternoon, enjoy the tour of the major features in Paro town like Paro Dzong with its cantilever bridge; Kyichu Lhakhang – is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lango Gewog of Paro District in Bhutan. This is one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples. Overnight: Hotel in Paro.
Drive to Haa through Chele La. From this particular place, you can see Paro valley on one side and then Haa valley on the other at the same time. In Haa, we will have some sightseeing and make a round tour in Katso village and the Katso Lhakhang. The valley of Haa was only opened to Tourist in 2002. The place is least visited valley in Bhutan due to the lack of tourist infrastructure. Return back to Paro. Overnight hotel in Paro.
Taktsang Monastery is also known as Tigers Nest monastery. It is one of the most scared and admired monasteries in the Kingdom. Bhutanese Buddhists wish to make a pilgrimage visit to Taktsang at least once in their lives. Tigers Nest is the place where Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress to suppress the local demons for 3 months meditation. The scene of restraining is still visible in the monastery. The monastery was seriously damaged by fire and has since been painstakingly reconstructed to its original condition and consecrated. Afternoon, we check out the old ruined fortress of the Drugyel Dzong. This is the historical site of the Fort of Drukpa Victory, from which the Bhutanese used to keep away the Tibetan invaders. Overnight hotel in Paro.
The way from Paro to Phuntsholing has beautiful and numerous majestic waterfalls on the way. On your last day in Bhutan, we will organize gala dinner with cocktails. Overnight in hotel at Phuntsholing.
Early morning we will drive Back to Bagdogra airport and bid you farewell.
- Sustainable Development Fees
- Bhutan Visa fee
- Accommodations in 3/4/5 star hotel/Resorts on Double Occupancy basics.
- Lunch, Dinner, Evening Tea and Snacks(Dinner & Lunch will be served at Tourism board certified restaurent only)
- All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees to the sights visited.
- Local English Speaking Tour Leader/Guide.
- Full time luxury SUV or luxury Coaster Bus.
- All necessary permits and their fees.
- Plenty of drinking mineral water.
- All necessary trekking arrangements (1 tent for 2 guest for trekkers).
- Individual’s special gifts hamper.
- Free Bhutan tourist maps and other information pamphlets.
- Wearing of Bhutanese dress during your stay in Bhutan only if you are interested.
- Visit traditional Bhutanese house and dinner with Bhutanese locals.
- International & Domestic Airfare
- Travel / Medical Insurance (recommended)
- Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
- Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
- Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
- Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
- Travel / Medical Insurance
One of the most unique features of our tours is that all the itineraries are fully customizable. At Pinda Bhutan Travels we don’t do standard tours, you have the power to customize your trips from A to Z, for example, accommodation, transportations, trip length, activities, places of interest, the pace of travel and more.