The Himalayan Kingdom Tour includes the major destination Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and Gangety during visit. This Tour offers its visitors an exclusive insight into the culture and tradition of its nation. It provides ample opportunity to interact with the native people and closely understand their lifestyle. It is a known fact that Bhutan has very distinctive culture and tradition and that every stone in the country has a story. Likewise, every majestic fortress and monastery in the nation has its own story of the origin and a reason to be built. This popular tour package in Bhutan explores the highlights of Bhutan’s western valleys, where one can enjoy the many cultural sites of Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital including the Memorial Chorten, Tashicho Dzong, and the National Library. Besides, this amazing The Himalayan Kingdom Tour takes you for a visit to the Traditional Medicine Institute where one can witness ancient healing arts which are still in practice. You will also visit the Painting School and the Motithang Takin Reserve in the capital city. Other highlights not to be missed are the Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple of Bhutan, and the Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory.
The Himalayan Kingdom Tour offers you to experience with the Dochu La Pass, this spectacular trip carries you off to Punakha, where you will visit the Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang Temple atop a small hillock. We could take the opportunity to meet villagers and weavers in their own homes, and travel right into Bhutan’s interior. Further drive through amazing valleys will lead the journey to Phobjikha valley in Wangdue Phodrang district, where you will visit the Gangtey monastery and the Black-Necked Crane Information Center. Back at Paro, you will gear up for an incredible hike to Taktshang monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest, a prominent landmark in Bhutan. Next, you visit the Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, Ta Dzong – the national museum, and Rinpung Dzong also known as Paro Dzong.
Although there is no major trekking included in The Himalayan Kingdom Tour, you will explore the towns on foot and also enjoy some gentle village walks, and a hike up to Tiger’s Nest. Centuries of isolation have left the country of the thunder dragon a unique place. The architectures are unlike anything else found in the Himalayas – houses are painted with magic symbols to keep out evil spirits. Come and join one of the most popular tour packages in Bhutan with AID Journeys & Adventure and explore all aspects of Bhutan and get under the surface of the diverse Bhutanese culture. Also, we would suggest some Nepal Tour or Trekking packages in Nepal before flying to Paro.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro & transfer to Thimpu (B,L,D) - Overnight in Thimpu
After arriving & visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan.
The Tashichho Dzong
The National Memorial
Day 02: Thimpu sightseeing (B,L,D) - Overnight in Thimpu
Today after breakfast, we will drive to Thimphu
The Changangkha Lhakhang
The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory
Day 03: Thimpu to Punakha (B,L,D)- Overnight in Punakha
Post early breakfast, you will drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass. We will stop over for tea at Dochula (3,100 m), where on a sunny day; you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges.
Visit The Chimi Lhakang
Day 04: Punakha to Gangtey (B,L,D) - Overnight in Gangtey
Post early breakfast, you will visit The Punakha Dzong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzong is located at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu River, combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu which in turn is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River.
Visit The Gangtey Monastery
Visit Nyingmapa school of Buddhism
Day 05: Gangtey to Paro (B,L,D) - Overnight in Paro
After early morning breakfast, we will be driven towards Paro and visit, The Paro Dzong is probably Bhutan's best known and most iconic Dzong.. The Rinpung Dzong's names translate to the “Fortress on a heap of Jewels ". The fortress was constructed in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal on the foundations of an ancient monastery.
The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the six storied circular Ta Dzong. The Ta Dzong is a medieval watch tower situated above the Rimpung Dzong. The Ta Dzong was constructed in 1656.
Day 06: Paro sightseeing (B,L,D) - Overnight in Paro
After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the Taktshang monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold.Later after the hike, we will visit; The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The temple was built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th Century AD.
Day 07: Departure Paro to Kathmandu
In the morning after early breakfast we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.
- Accommodation on 3-star hotels under twin sharing with breakfast.
- Lunch and Dinner at local restaurants and hotels.
- Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
- Private transport within Bhutan as per the itinerary.
- The museum, monuments entrance fee, sightseeing
- all applicable taxes.
- Bottled water during the tour.
- Visa Fee and Mean Bhutan
- AID Journeys & Adventure Personal Care and Attention.
- Travel Insurance
- Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.
- Horse charge for Tiger’s Nest Hike
- Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath