Bhutan officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas. It is bordered by China to the north and India to the south. Nepal and Bangladesh are located in proximity to Bhutan but do not share a land border. Bhutanese goal of attracting high value tourists can be criticized for actually only attracting wealthy tourists and poses the question on whether by definition "high quality" actually means "of wealth". The country currently has no UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but it has eight declared tentative sites for UNESCO inclusion since 2012. These sites include: Ancient Ruin of Drukgyel Dzong, Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary, Dzongs: the centre of temporal and religious authorities (Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and Dagana Dzong), Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP), Royal Manas National Park (RMNP), Sacred Sites associated with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants, Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS), and Tamzhing Monastery. Bhutan also has numerous tourist sites that are not included in its UNESCO tentative list. Bhutan has one element, the Mask dance of the drums from Drametse, registered in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Bhutan is also well known for mountain adventure trekking and hiking. Jhomolhari Base Camp Trek, Snowman Trek, and Masagang trek are some of the popular treks in Bhutan.
Enthralling Bhutan Journey
Tour Name: Enthralling Bhutan Journey
Destinations: Paro – Thimphu - Punakha - Wangduephodrang – Paro
Duration: 04 Nights & 05 Days
Day 01: Arrival Paro – Thimpu
Upon arrival at the Paro airport, meet our tour representative who escort you to the hotel pre-booked for you. The accommodation has been booked at a hotel in Thimpu. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimpu.
Day 02: Thimphu - Punakha
Post breakfast in the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. The places you will visit includes Trashichhodzong, Traditional Medicine Institute, Painting School, National Library, Textile & Folk Heritage Museum, Handicrafts Emporium and Memorial Chorten. On your way back to the hotel, visit the Dochula Pass. Stay overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 03: Punakha - Wangduephodrang - Paro
In the morning, explore the attractions of Punakha. The places you will visit in Punakha includes Punakha Dzong, Khamsum Yu Namgyal Chorten and the local market. Later, leave by road for Wangdiphodrang, famous for its bamboo products. Thereafter, have lunch and proceed towards Paro. On the way, stop at the scenic Dochula Pass and Simtokha Dzong. Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.
Day 04: Paro - Sightseeing
Today, embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Paro. The attractions you will visit in Paro includes Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan, remains of Drukgyel Dzong and the traditional Bhutanese Farm House. Stay overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 05: Departure From Paro
Post breakfast in the morning, drive to the airport to board flight back home.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
- All private drive for arrival and departure and sightseeing.
- English/Hindi speaking sightseeing guide
- Travel insurance
- Meals other than breakfast at hotel.
- Entrance fees to monuments
- Items of personal nature: mineral water, beverages, laundry, telephone bill.