Incredible Bhutan By Le Méridien & Taj Tashi 4 Days
Experience the best of Bhutan in over a short period of time! Those who make the rare journey into the Kingdom will discover that this is indeed an exclusive place with a truly indigenous experience to offer. Bhutan’s beautiful unspoiled and pristine landscape, ancient Buddhist culture, imposing architecture, and friendly people will enchant you. The air and the environment are not polluted and there are no crowds. We can help you develop your trip around your schedule and according to your interests. Come and join us for an exceptional Bhutan experience with our unparalleled service!
Arrive at Paro International Airport. The flight will be a breathtaking experience as you will be able to see the treasures of the Himalayas, embodied in majestic forms, such as Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jomolhari, Mount Jichu Drake and others. The landing at Paro will be a thrilling moment, too. Representatives from Pinda Bhutan Travels will meet you at the airport, after which you will drive for about an hour to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city. After lunch, the rest of the Day will be dedicated to sightseeing. 1. Then, visit King’s Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect the monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. 2.Evening visit Tashichho Dzong, the main secretariat building, which was built in 1641. This massive structure houses the office of the King, the Throne Room and part of the government Ministries. While walking into the Dzong, on the right side take a few seconds eyesight of Small beautiful palace of HM King, HRH Queen, and HRH Prince. 3. Evening time can be spent strolling through the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts bazaar, to browse through an example of Bhutan’s fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, Thangka paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, interesting items made from local materials & Overnight at Taj Tashi/Le Méridien(5-star Hotel).
Early breakfast, drive around 45 minutes from Hotel towards Dochula pass to get the amazing sunrise and amazing view of Dochula pass (3,100m), offering you the 200 miles panoramic view of eastern Himalayas. During the stopover there, you can also see the 108 stupas (chorten) built around a mound and many different kinds of prayer flagsInternational the visit to Dochula drive to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Located at a short drive from Thimphu city Centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Prince visit to Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese living traditions. After lunch, visit the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts and the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 different traditional arts and crafts. Then, drive to Takin Preserve. The Takin is national animal of Bhutan and looks like a cross between a cow and goat. And later you can drive back to Paro for Overnight at Le Méridien/Taj Tashi(the Hotel).
After breakfast, drive towards the based of Tiger’s nest were the famous hike begins. As you hike up5-star you will be struck by the architectural wonder of this most International Buddhist shrine in Bhutan. Perched some 1000m above Prince valley, on a cliff overlooking the valley; it would just qualify as one of Bhutan’s wonders. It is said that the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padmasambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tigress to tame five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan in 746 A.D. Hence the name, Taktsang, or the “Tiger’s Lair”. Your day will end with the wonderful walk and blessings from Tiger’s nest, and upon returning from Tiger’s nest you can also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century. The Lhakhang complex is composed of two temples. The first temple was built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, built the second temple in original pattern, this is a popular monastery for wedding blessing among our travelers, Later then proceed to visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) – One time watchtower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, since 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the country. It holds the fascinating collection of art, relics, religious Thangka paintings the and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. The shape augments its varied collection displayed over several floors. Rinpung Dzong 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the First spiritual and secular ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town & Overnight at Le Méridien/Taj Tashi(5-star Hotel).
After breakfast, you will be driven to Paro International Airport for your journey out of Bhutan.
- Sustainable Development Fees
- Bhutan Visa fee
- Accommodations in 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.