10 Day Bhutan Journey to Druk-Yul
Journey to Druk Yul offers the Paro sightseeing and Thimpu which exhibits the unique landscapes, monasteries, dzongs and monuments.
Thimpu sightseeing offers the visit to various memorial Chortens along the Drupthob temple and the ancient monasteries towards Punakha Dzong which is known as the old capital of Bhutan. This unique and exceptional fortress located between the rivers has withstood many floods and natural calamities.
Day 1Arrival Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu or meet our representative in Kathmandu Airport – transfer to hotel.
Day 2In Kathmandu - Sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up from the Hotel Lobby & Depart for sightseeing tour
Sightseeing tour of Patan, Patan Durbar Square
After Lunch sightseeing tour of Boudhnath and Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) Overnight Hotel.
Day 3Kathmandu - Paro
After breakfast, transfer to airport & fly to Paro- The flight offers you beautiful view of mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by T&T members. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative. If time permits Paro Sightseeing, proceed through the beautiful valley to the watchtower locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National Museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. Short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as an administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Evening drive 1 and half hours to Thimphu.
Day 4Thimpu - Sightseeing
Thimphu sightseeing – Visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 115-centuryChangangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with to a good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and Buddha point where the largest sitting Buddha statue in the world stands here. Also, visit Folk Heritage museum which provides the fascinating insight into the Bhutanese culture and way of life.
Day 5Thimpu Sightseeing and drive to Punakha (2.5 hr -75km)
AM visit the Painting school, National Library, National Institute of traditional medicines, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centres. PM drive 3 hours to Punakha crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather, you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobes. Visit Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans.
Day 6Punakha to Paro (5 hrs drive -130km)
AM: Visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the market area.
Day 7Paro Sightseeing
Day hike to Taktshang monastery (Tigers Nest).Horses can be arranged with extra cost. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3 to 4 hours through pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800meters high from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint GuruPadmasambhava came in the 07th Century on a flying tigress and meditated there for 3 Months. The demons who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism were subdued and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. At the end of the 17th Century, a monastery was built on the spot where the saint meditated. It is an important pilgrimage site for all Buddhist, Dungtsho Lhakgang & Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temple in Bhutan.
Day 8Paro - Kathmandu
Transfer to airport for departure & fly back to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu & our representatives will meet you at the airport then drive to Bhaktapur – sightseeing around Bhaktapur. Afternoon drive to Nagarkot.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses which is 15 km far from Kathmandu.
Nagarkot (2170m) is a quiet and scenic hilltop about 32 km from Kathmandu, very popular as a mountain viewpoint. One can see the panorama of the Himalayas including Mt Everest from Nagarkot.
Day 9Nagarkot - Kathmandu
Early morning view the sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast, drive to Changunaryan – sightseeing around Changunaryan then drive to Kathmandu. PM: At leisure/Free for shopping.
Changunarayan Temple was built in pagoda style around 5th century by the king Manadev. The historic temple is decorated by some of the best samples of stone, wood, and metal craft in the Valley. Overnight Hotel.
Day 10Last day of trip
After breakfast -Transfer to International airport for departure.
Prices & Fixed Departure Dates
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Included and Additional Expences
- Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers.
- 3 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
- Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary with English speaking city guide and all monument fees.
- 1 Night Hotel accommodation in Nagarkot on MAP Basis with Tour Escort.
- All surface transportations as per the itinerary.
- 05 Nights Bhutan tour on Full Board Basis.
- Airport transfers in Bhutan.
- All other transfers & s/seeing with an English speaking guide in Bhutan.
- Visa & entrance fee.
- Kathmandu/Paro/Kathmandu Flight.
- Duffel bag to put your equipment (can take as a Souvenir after the trip)
- All Government taxes
- Meals in Nepal except where mention.
- Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and mineral water.
- Your travel insurance (mandatory).
- International airfare.
- Nepal entry visa.
- Any Service which is not included in service included section or any unforeseen expenses that may be incurred due to circumstances beyond our control.