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Kingdom in the Sky | Bhutan

It is 6 days itinerary that starts and ends at Kathmandu. This itinerary takes you different popular sites at Kingdom.

Bhutan, 'the land of hidden dragon' is one of the world's most exclusive tourist destinations. Only opened to the outside world in 1974, Bhutan still captures much mystery and exotic mysticism that can trance the world. Mahayana Buddhism is the religion that Bhutanese still fervently devote their everyday life. The cultural tours helps the visitors realize the unique aspects of religious life in Bhutanese culture as it had been obscured so long from the rest of the world. Cultural tours takes you to the long preserved ancient temples, monasteries, pilgrimage sites, religious festivals, everyday Bhutanese lifestyles and scenic beauty of the country.


Day 1 | FLY TO PARO

On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest and Kangchenjunga, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be met by your guide and start your trip to the valley of Haa, Depending on your flight timings, the option of hiking to Dzongdrakha Monastery ( total 1 hrs)(The complex is constituted of four shrines, devoted to Drolma (Tara), Tsheringma (Goddess of Longevity), Guru Rinpoche and the Buddha of the Future, Maitreya. As per local verbal custom, when Guru Rinpoche first came to Bhutan, he came from Nepal, first landing at Drakarpo, and then Dzongdrakha before arriving at Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) beyond north up the valley. Continue to Haa


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  • hotel
  • air
Day 2 | VILLAGE WALK AT HAA

This cultural landscape is exemplary of the traditionally distinct, rural Bhutan. Forest, fields and farm houses dominate the landscape. Your day begins by walking through the lower village of Lechuna and continue on down to the Haa Chhu (river) before crossing a quaint wooden bridge. From here the walk to the Jamte Gompa is a gradual ascent of not more than 1.5 hours through pristine forest which later opens up to the village. Visit the 300 year old plus monastery, which is presently undergoing renovation work due to earthquake damage. This is followed by a visit to a local farmers house for a cup of tea and 'zau'. The views of the southern Haa valley can be enjoyed best from here. After the tea break we will take a seldom-used animal track that connects onto to the main trail after about half an hour and continue on to the Chumpa Bridge to stop for a picnic lunch beside the river. After lunch we walk slowly through the beautiful Chuma village taking time to see the villagers at work and even have some interaction. Walking along the village path we continue on to our lodge in time for high tea. For those who are interested in looking around the Lechuna village our local guide can accompany them. The option of having a hot stone bath is open and can be arranged for before or after dinner.


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  • hotel
  • car
Day 3 | DRIVE TO THIMPU

After breakfast we shall take the lower road along first the Haa Chhu and after the confluence with the Wang Chhu, along the latter towards the capital at Thimphu, 115kms to the East a drive of about 3-4 hrs. Enroute we may stop at Dogar Dobji Dzong, a 16th century structure, built by the brother of the Divine Madman, Drukpa Kinley. Legend has it that the statue of the Guru Landrachen housed here, complained when the apostate Tibetan monarch Langdharma tried to smash it with a hammer. This dzong became Bhutan’s first jail in 1976 but has since returned to its monastic origins.


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  • city hotel
  • car
Day 4 | DRIVE TO PARO

In the morning, you will be transferred to Paro by a 3-hour drive. Upon arrival, start your tour with a visit to Paro Dzong, which houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro. Continue on to appreciate Bhutanese culture relics at Ta Dzong, the National Museum.


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  • hotel
  • car | explore
Day 5 | PARO SIGHTSEEING | TAKTSANG MONASTERY

This morning you’ll take the walk to Taktsang Monastery – the Tiger’s Nest. The monastery is perched some 2,000ft up on a cliff overlooking the valley and was said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tigeress to defeat five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan. It’s a steep uphill walk through woods, of about 1½-2hrs, to reach a tea house (an ascent of 340m/1,125ft.) Apart from offering welcome refreshment this teahouse is one of the principle viewpoints of the monastery, and those that prefer not to climb any further can relax here whilst others have the option to continue on. In the afternoon, time for some more sightseeing, and later in the evening farewell dinner at Nemjo Heritage.


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  • hotel
Day 6 | DEPARTURE

Have some leisure time before being transferred to the airport for the flight to your next destination.


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  • air
Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
1 Haa Fly to Paro air hotel L | D
2 Haa Village walk at Haa car hotel B | L | D
3 Thimpu Drive to Thimpu car city hotel B | L | D
4 Paro Drive to Paro car | explore hotel B | L | D
5 Paro Paro Sightseeing | TAKTSANG MONASTERY - hotel B | L | D
6 Paro Departure air - B
Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary
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  • Paro Airport

What to carry

Some information is always helpful.

  • A light jacket or a warm jacket (depending on time of year and how cold you generally get)
  • An umbrella or a rain jacket. You never know
  • Some money (in case a souvenir tempts you, or you want to have a drink)
  • A water bottle (water is available for purchase everywhere, though we do not recommend purchasing plastic bottles - garbage is a nuisance in Nepal.
  • Comfortable clothes - shorts are also fine of course..
  • Comfortable shoes - trainers are best!