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Bhutan Highlights

TRIP OVERVIEW

7 Days Bhutan Highlights Tour give you the best highlights of what Bhutan offers to the tourist. In this one week best Bhutan tours, you will visit the Bhutan’s highlight called Taktsang monastery (Tigers Nest). Beside that, it will also indulge you into the authentic Bhutanese cultural experiences like playing archery – national game of Bhutan. Above all, you will also visit the local family home and have the traditional dinner with hot stone bath experience.

HIGHLIGHT
  • Visit to some of the most sacred monuments in Bhutan such as the memorial chorten in Thimphu built in the memory of 3rd Bhutanese Monarch
  • Visit to the folk heritage museum, the national institute for zorig chusum and the traditional medicine to offer you glimpses of Bhutanese tradition
  • Visit to Phobjikha valley, winter home to the rare and exotic black-necked crane and one the most famous Nyingma Temples, Gangtey Goenpa
  • Visit to Taktsang monastery, a temple complex built around the cave complex where Guru Padmasambhava meditated to end your journey on a spiritual note
  • Duration 7Days
  • Tour Type Classic
  • Destination Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Phobjikha

During this flight one will enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan Mountains including the sacred Mt. Jhomolhari & Mt. Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro Airport a representative of Rabsel Nima Bhutan Adventure will receive you and drive to Thimphu.

After lunch visit:

  • Buddha Point – Is the largest Buddha statue in the country, from there you can get a good view of the Thimphu valley.
  • Memorial Chorten – Built in the year 1974 in the memory of our third king of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
  • Tashichho Dzong – The “fortress of the glorious religion” was initially erected in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Tashichho Dzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.

Overnight at hotel.

  • Changangkha Lhakhang – It is right above Thimphu Valley, this temple and a monastic school was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo.
  • Motithang Takin Preserve – Houses the rare national animal of Bhutan. Takin is listed by international conservation agencies as a vulnerable species and it is a rare animal found only in Bhutan, Nepal and Burma.
  • Traditional Medicine Institute – In Bhutan, equal emphasis is given to both allopathic and traditional medicines. The rich herbal medicines made up from medicinal plants are prepared and dispensed here.
  • Folk Heritage Museum – The house replicates a traditional farmhouse and is furnished, as it would have been about a century ago.
  • National Institute for Zorig Chusum – The school of Arts and crafts is an institute where student undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.

Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast, drive to Phobjikha – approximately 6-hours drive through picturesque valleys and mountain slopes dotted with typical Bhutanese villages. From the Dochula pass, at over 10,000ft, vast panoramic views of the high snowcapped peaks of the Bhutanese Himalaya can be enjoyed on a clear day. Continue drive down into the Phobjikha visit Gantey Goenpa as it is a major attraction with an old monastery date back to the 16 century. Later walk around the valley, which is also the winter home to the rare black-necked cranes, which migrate, from remote parts of Tibet, China and Siberia during winter to this valley.  Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast drive to Punakha. On the way visit Chhimi Lhakhang – This was founded in 15 Century by Lama Dukpa Kinley also known as divine mad man. It is half hour walk across a local village and rice field. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong – built in 1637 by Zhabdrung. It is one of the most beautiful Dzong in the country. Later walk around Punakha and Khuruthang town.  Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast, drive to Paro. Driving time approximately 4 hours.

Drive to Paro visit:

  • Kyichu Lhakhang – One of the oldest and most sacred temple in the kingdom, dating back to the 7th century.
  • Ta Dzong – Former Watch Tower which now houses the National Museum
  • Rinpung Dzong – Which houses the monastic school and the office of the civil administration and walk down passing close by crossing the Bhutanese typical wooden roofed bridge to Paro town.

Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast, drive for half an hour and start the hike, which is about 5 hours (round trip.) The trail is along an ancient path marked by river-powered prayer wheels. As you reach Taktsang you will be struck by the architectural wonder of this most pious Buddhist shrine in Bhutan. Perched some 1000m, 3000ft on a cliff overlooking the valley; it would justifiably qualify as one of Bhutan’s wonders. Tragically wrecked in a fire early in 1998.  It has been rebuilt to its original glory. It is said that the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, 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.”

Descend back to Ramthangka. If the time permits, drive further north to visit another symbolic structure, which is now under reconstruction. Drugyel Dzong, or “”Castle of the Victorious Drukpa,” which was also built by the Shabdrung to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over the Tibetans in the 16thcenturies. From here, the Jomolhari Peak (“Mountain of the Goddess”) can be seen on a clear day (Alt. 7,329m/24,029ft.).  Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast, drive to Paro international airport for your onward flight. The representative of Rabsel Nima Bhutan Adventure will see off and bid farewell.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Bhutan Visa & Royalty Taxes
  • Accommodation in Bhutan based on twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above as per the itinerary
  • Daily buffet breakfast served at all places in the hotels
  • Other meals (lunch & dinner) will be served at the hotel / local restaurants
  • Land transportation throughout the trip including airport pickup and drop
  • Professional English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Entrance tickets to all places mentioned in the program
  • Mineral water throughout the trip
  • Tourist Sim- card with 4G data connection.

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Flight cost to and from Bhutan
  • Tips for Guide & Driver
  • Personal expenses
  • 4 or 5 star accommodation (extra charges will apply)
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages

City Hotel Thimphu

This hotel is another example of tranquil get away from the midst of everyday life yet in the heart of a town. It features modern furnishings to offer you an unbeatable comfort with modern amenities as well.

  • FREE WIFI FREE WIFI
  • TV TV
  • RESTURANT RESTURANT
  • SPA SPA
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Dhensa Boutique Resort

Dhensa Boutique Resort at Punakha is a mix of modern and traditional design ideas crafted for the peace of mind for any visitor. It boasts ideas and amenities that specifically deliver the essence Bhutanese hospitality and unforgettable comfort. Located at the heart warm Punakha valley, it sits among a vast field of paddy giving guests a rusty feel.

  • TV TV
  • FREE WIFI FREE WIFI
  • RESTURANT RESTURANT
  • SPA SPA
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Six Senses Gangtey

Six Senses Gangtey is an extraordinarily scenic lodge is located in Gangtey-Phobji valley, which is winter home to the magnificent black-necked crane. Located at an elevation of 3000m, it provides a perfect panoramic view of the valley and the famous Gangtey Goenpa and inside it is a living sanctuary offering a living room, all-day dining restaurant, a bar and lounge, banquet facilities, movie and gaming room, fire pit relaxation center, and a Spa and Wellness center with two Swedanas.

  • FREE WIFI FREE WIFI
  • YOGA YOGA
  • SPA SPA
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Tashi Namgay Resort

This resort is located conveniently opposite to the Paro airport away from the fuss of urban life. Boasting tradition and modern design ideas, this perfect blend offers you all the opulent amenities of modern life. The open field layout of the resort with lush green lawn provides yet another spiritual experience.

  • FREE WIFI FREE WIFI
  • TV TV
  • RESTURANT RESTURANT
  • SPA SPA
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Terms & Conditions

Reservations and Payments: 

  • Reservations will be confirmed, based upon availability, upon receipt of the Booking Form and 100% payment to the Tour Operator.

Tour cancellation policy:

The tour cancellation policy is as follow:

  • 90 days+           100% refund of trip cost
  • 30-89 days        75% refund of trip cost
  • 15-29 days         50% refund of trip cost
  • 00-14 days        100% cancellation fee

Flight cancellation policy:

The flight cancellation policy is as follow:

  • 30 days+ 90%         refund of ticket cost
  • 10-29 days       75% refund of ticket cost
  • 04-09 days      50% refund of ticket cost
  • 00-03 days      100% cancellation fee

Note: Fee applicable for date change and passenger name change.

Insurance:

  • Client is responsible for travel insurance, including health and accident insurance coverage and medical evacuation.

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