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Delhi to Bhutan tour package takes you further east into the Himalayan mountains where uou explore the rich diversty of the Kingdom of happiness – Bhutan. From the histoc capital of Delhi, we will journey to the jungle-covered foothills up into rhododendron forest and within sight of some of the world’s highest peaks.
This Delhi to Bhutan tour package will quietly fit into your days and we will explore through the lanes of the Capital – Thimphu where you will be introduced to the fusion of modernity and traditional culture to the Old Capital – Punakha via the Dochula Pass (3,140m). The trip ends with a hike to one of Bhutan’s most sacred sites: Taktshang Monastery in Paro.
Route/s:Delhi (02 nights)* Thimphu (02 nights)* Punakha (02 nights) *Paro (02 nights)* Delhi (01 night)
When to go: Year-round
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3 Hours Before Flight Time
Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and customs formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check-in for your stay.
After breakfast, proceed for the full day city tour of Delhi including India Gate, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s tomb. Drive Past Red Fort; visit Jama Mosque, Normal Rickshaw ride in the markets of old Delhi. Later visit
In the morning you will board a flight to Paro. The best part about taking a flight to Paro is the breathtaking views of some of the major Himalayan peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu, and on the final approach Bhutan’s own snowy peaks, the sacred Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang.
In the evening, on your arrival, you will meet our representative and driving from Paro to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. Later, you can choose to visit ITashichho Dzong: The “fortress of the glorious religion” that 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. Or, just take a stroll along the town’s main street.
Today, we will be taking a full day sightseeing tour of the capital. First stop is Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point) which is a place from where one can get a complete view of the town of Thimphu. The viewpoint has the largest statue of the Buddha. Then we will visit the National Memorial Chorten that is a monument to world peace and prosperity.
Later, we will visit Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre that is a private weaving centre that frequently produces ceremonial textiles
for Bhutanese royals, including the gho and Kira (traditional attire) worn by the King and Queen for their marriage ceremony. For those interested in history, can proceed to National Library, which holds a vast collection of Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion.
After an early breakfast, we will leave for Punakha, where we will drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/10,130ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. After lunch, hike to the nearby Chimi Lakhang, a temple dedicated to the “Divine Madman”, an eccentric monk from the 16th century famous for many his many amusing, Rabelaisian folklore stories. Later visit Punakha Dzong, the Dzong built-in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region.
This day you will hike up the fields of rice along the banks of the Mo Chhu to the upper end of the valley to the Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, a stunning monument recently built by the Queens and consecrated in 1999. It is an hour walk through
rice fields and forest.
In the afternoon, drive up to explore the picturesque villages of Talo or Nobgang, the ancestral home of the Queen Mothers of Bhutan. The villages are scattered along a ridge above the Punakha valley at an altitude of around 2,800m and are known amongst Punakha villages for its neat and clean appearance. The women here are particularly known for their beauty.
Enroute visit Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery, perched on a ridge with spectacular views of the Punakha and Wangdue valleys.
Visit Nalanda Monastery to visit the monks who are pursuing higher Buddhist studies and learning English as well. You may interact with the monks and chat with them.
Today we will be taking off to Paro crossing over Dochula Pass. Then, visit the National Museum where an intriguing collection of artefacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Later, take a short walk to dominating Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture.
After lunch you can visit the auspicious Kichu Lhakhang, a sacred monument pinning down the left foot of a treacherous ogress. This is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan dating back to the 7th century.
Today, we are back in Paro and we will hike up to view one of Bhutan’s most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, more commonly referred to as the “Tiger’s Nest”. We will be trekking for four to five hours that offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 900m above the valley floor. In the evening visit to a Farmhouse to share a cup of traditional butter tea with the family.
You will be boarding your flight back to Delhi. Overnight stay is arranged.
Indiaologist excels in customising trip itineraries for you! Absolutely, anything you want! If you loved our itinerary and would, in addition, want something new and exciting to do, we can add that too. Have a large group visiting like family or a corporate? We can easily tailor to your wants and needs – new destinations, more attractions or extend the number of people.
For booking the trip, you would need to use the United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£) and for shopping during the trip, you would need Indian Rupee.
Unlike many tour companies, we include a selection of entrances in our tour prices. Any other entrance fees will be at your own expense.
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