Senior Citizen Trip to Bhutan
|Trip Name||Bhutan Best Itinerary|
|Duration||6 Nights & 7 Days|
Day 1 Arrival in Paro- Paro to Thimphu
Day 2 Thimphu Sight Seeing – Thimphu to Paro
Day 3 Thimphu to Punakha
Day 4 Punakha Sightseeing
Day 5 Punakha to Paro
Day 6 Paro Tiger Nest hike
Day 7 Departure
Day 1: Paro to Thimphu (1.5hrs)
On arrival at the airport, you will be greet by the representative of Bhutan Travel Organiser. Then transfer to the hotel. Enroute stop over at Chunzom- confluence of Pa Chu- the river flowing through Paro valley & Wang Chu- the river flowing through Thimphu Valley.
Tacho Gang: meaning the “Temple of the hill of the excellent horse’ was built by Bhutanese Legendary, the great iron bridge builder namely Thangthong Gyalpo. It is a great spot for pictures and offers beautiful views.
Continue your drive to Thimphu and check in to the hotel. You can stroll around the town on your own if interested. Overnight at Thimphu. Altitude 2400m.
Day 2 Thimphu Sightseeing
National memorial Chorten : It was built in 1974 by Queen mother Ashi Phuentsho Choden Wangchuk in honor of the third king of Bhutan who was also known as father of Modern Bhutan. It is located at south centre of Thimphu city. Inside you will find mandalas, paintings, statues and shrines dedicated to the king.
Buddha Point: The great Buddha Dordenma 51.5 m is located on the hill top in kuensel phodrang Nature Park overlooking the Thimphu valley, the capital city of Bhutan. It is approximately 10 minutes drive from Thimphu city.
Takin zoo: The Takin Zoo is located on the top hill of Thimphu City. Here you will see Takin, the National animal of Bhutan, few spices of deer and birds.
Simply Bhutan: A “living” museum, with an interactive environment where you can presume to live a life of a traditional Bhutanese lifestyle in just one visit.
Trashichhoedzong (Thimphu Fortress): The Thimphu Dzong was built in 1641. The Dzong houses, main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan and during the warmer summer months, the monk body headed by religious leader His Holiness, the Je Khenpo, makes its home in the Dzong.
Weekend Market: Mostly Saturday and Sunday, this market is full of vegetable venders from across the country with their local products. It is two storied building, while visiting one can see local products on the top floor and imported vegetable and fruits on the ground floor.
Overnight in Thimphu. Altitude 2400m
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha
After breakfast drive to Punakha by Dochula pass.
Dochula Pass : Dochu la Pass of Bhutan is located on the top of a mountain on the road from Thimphu to Punaka, It is 45 minutes drive from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains ranges. The view is especially scenic on clear winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass. It contains of 108 chortens (stupas) built in memory of Bhutanese soldiers killed in the 2003 war against insurgents from India.
Chimi lhakang: Chimi Lhakhang, known to the English speaking world as The Fertility Temple, is a Buddhist monastery, in the Punakha valley of Bhutan, and it is built on a round top hill. The temple was built over half a millennium year ago by Ngawang Choegyel, the 14th Drukpa hierarch. The stupa, meditation hall, was constructed by the “Divine Madman,” the eccentric Yogi and saint Drukpa Kunley, who blessed the entire valley. The monastery is renowned throughout Bhutan as a fertility Temple, pledging that all who wish to conceive a baby will find guidance at the temple.
Punakha Dzong ( Fortress): Punakha lies at the elevation of 1300m/4265ft. Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1950s and still it is the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot). Punakha dzong lies in between two rivers Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu which provides Punakha valley fertile for crops and fruits. All of Bhutan’s kings have been crowned in this dzong.
Suspension Bridge: The Punakha Suspension Bridge is located very near to the Punakha Dzong and is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan built above the Male River. This hanging bridge in Bhutan is draped with prayer flags all along and provides a perfect spot for bird watching and nature photography.
Day 4 Punakha Sightseeing
After Breakfast drive to the north of the Punakha valley for beautiful day hike.
Khansum Yulley Namgyal Chorten: It is located in the north of Punakha valley on the hill top and it takes 40 minutes hike to reach the Chorten. On the way you come accross adventurous suspension bridge and the lush green rice fields. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is a classic example of beautiful traditions and architecture of Bhutan. The temple was built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother for warding off the negative forces and bringing peace and harmony for all living beings.
After returning you can deep yourself in the female river and enjoy the cold river rafting with green vegetations. River side picnic Lunch
Day 5 Punakha to Paro (4 hrs)
After breakfast drive back to Paro via Dochula and Thimphu.
Paro Dzong: Paro Dzong is the administrative seat of the district of Paro. The Paro Dzong was built in 1644 under the order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Paro Dzong full name is Rinpung Dzong, which means the fortress of the heap of jewels.” Gyelchock founded Paro Dzong.
National Museum: Paro National Museum was one time a watchtower built to defend the Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century. It holds fascinating collections of art, relics, religious Thangka paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps.
Kitchu Lhakhang: Kyichu Lhakhang is located in the north of Paro town about 5km away. It is considered to be the sacred Jewel of Bhutan. The temple was established by the Buddhist King Songstsen Gampo of Tibet to spread the Buddhism. Kyichu Lhakhang was among the 12 temples out of the 108 temples that had been constructed in seventeenth century. The temple’s construction was done overnight. In the 8th century, Guru Padmasambhava was believed to have visited the Kyichu Lhakhang and hidden many treasures in the temple.
Evening leisure,.Overningt in Paro. Altitude 2200m
Day 6 Paro Sightseeing Tiger Nest Hike
Taktsang Monastery: Taktsang Monastery, famously known as Tiger Nest Monastery, is located in Paro, Bhutan. The monastery is one of the most venerated places of pilgrimage in Bhutan. It is 4 KM distance and 3 hours hike for average hiker. Taktshang is located on the rock towering 800 meters (over 2,600 feet) above the valley, and is located 2,950 meters (9,678 feet) above the sea level. It takes about 3 hours walk to reach the monastery from the road at Ramthangkha, 12 kilometers away from Paro town. We drive to Chelala Pass (3980M) to those who cannot hike the Tiger Nest Temple to see the great Himalayas.
After lunch explore small town. Evening visit farm house for dinner with locals with traditional hot stone bath (Dhotsho). We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Evening back to hotel & relax. Overnight in Paro.
Day 7 Departure:
The tour will end today. After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears and memories unlimited. Tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future.
Thimphu: Thimphu Tower/Similar
Paro: Mandala Resort/Similar/Farm House Stay
- Visa Fees USD# 40/- single entry
- Sustainable development fee USD # 65/- per night per person
- All the government taxes.
- Three star hotel with all meals (APAI) (4 & 5 star Hotel are available in supplement cost)
- One English speaking guide entire your tour for your sightseeing
- Private comfortable car with driver for entire your tour including pickup and drop to airport
- Medical Pick/drop and check up in Emergency
- Entrance fees to events, historic sites, museum, and park
- Complimentary bottle drinking water entire your tour
- Complimentary 1 tourist SIM (4G) in a group
- Complimentary Archery and Darts game
- Complimentary Bhutanese dress wearing and photo sessions.
- Airfare ( International or Domestic)
- Alcoholic products
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Shopping
- Tipping to staffs
- Any other outdoor activities which are not mention in inclusion.