7 Days Discover Best Bhutan Tours – Group Vacation Tours
7 Days Bhutan tour plan will provide an opportunity to visit some of the most significant historical and religious sites in the country. The name 7 Days Discover Best Bhutan Tours explores more on sightseeing the best cultural places including fortress, Dzongs of Bhutan, Museum, ancient relics, longest suspension bridge of Bhutan and Monasteries.
This 7 Days Bhutan tour will lead to you an exciting attractions of Bhutan covering central and western Bhutan. Discover the magnificent monasteries and stunning scenery of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan with your own week-long private tour accompanied by a local guide.
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Arrive Paro - Transfer to Thimphu
When you arrive at the Paro International airport, our guide will meet you and drive you to Thimphu, (Approx 1hr 30 min) to the capital of Bhutan. After checking in at the hotel, we will head for the Buddha Dordenma Statue, which is made of bronze and gilded in gold one of the largest sitting Buddha in the world . We will visit the Takin Sanctuary (a goat-antelope) was declared the national animal of Bhutan because it is strongly associated with the country’s religious history and mythology. From there we will visit the Zilukha Nunnery and the Bhutan Post Office Headquarters & Postal Museum Here you can have stamps made with your own photo images on the stamps and go back in time of the postal era. Today’s last destination is the Thimphu Dzong (Trashi Chhoe Dzong), the largest religious building in Thimphu which also houses the offices of the King and the offices of the Bhutan’s Central Government.
Hike to Tango Monstery
The whole morning will be spent in the Tango Monastery/Tango Buddhist College, the most important religious school in Bhutan. It takes about 1.5 hours hiking up to the monastery. The scenery along the road is really spectacular. The afternoon visit is scheduled for you to learn much about Bhutan’s culture, history and local people’s life. You will visit the Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts School and the Folk Heritage Museum, before continuing to the National Library and the Traditional Paper Making Factory.
Thimphu - Punakha
Today we will set off for Punakha, the former capital city of Bhutan. It is 77 kilometers from Thimphu and it takes around 3 hours to drive there. On the way, we will stop at Dochula Pass, for a coffee break and to admire the 108 grand stupas. On a clear day there are great views of the Himalayan ranges from the cafeteria.
As we continue, we see Chimmi Lhakhang, a Buddhist monastery standing on a round hillock that was blessed by the Devine Madman. Now it is a sacred place, particularly for women seeking blessings to have children. Continuing we reach today’s highlight Punakha Dzong, the second of Buddhist’s dzong with majestic structures. Located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers in the Punakha valley, the Dzong is a six-storied structure with a scenic and mountainous background. It was the seat of Bhutan’s government until 1955 when the capital was moved to Thimphu. Nearby we will visit the longest bridge in Bhutan, a Suspension Bridge spanning the Mo Chu River. We will spend the night in Punakha.
Punakha - Paro
After breakfast, we drive back to Paro, which will take about 4 hours. Upon reaching Paro,The sightseeing tour starts from Paro Dzong, also named Rinpung Dzong. It is one of the most impressive dzongs in Bhutan and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. It was built in 1644 as a fortress and Buddhist temple, and it also house the government administrative center. The annual Paro Tshechu is held here every spring, is the most important local religious festival and attracts thousands of visitors.
Later we visit Ta Dzong at the top of the hill above the Paro dzong. It was originally the watch tower of Paro Dzong, now it houses the National Museum with over 3000 art treasures. Our next destination is the Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songsten Gampo. Our last stop of the day is a typical local farmhouse where you can have some homemade wine and chat with the family members to learn more about their life.
Excursion to Haa Valley
Start the day early for drive to Haa via Chele-la pass. 4 Km away at Bondey village the road to Haa diverts towards the right hand side and the climb up towards the chele-la pass starts. After driving through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km, reach Chele-la pass (4200 meters). From this point one can have superb views of Mount. Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey. This is a very good place to walk around for few minutes enjoying the view. Drive on to Haa, descending all the way for another 22 km (under an hour’s drive), finally reaching Haa. The Haa Dzong is presently occupied by military, but the view from outside is stunning. After picnic lunch visit to the famous Monastery Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple) followed by visit to Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple). The central shrine in Lhakhang Nagpo is said to have no difference with that of Lhasa JOWO in Tibet. The construction of the Lakhang Karpo is believed to have been assisted by the locality. As a result the place came to be locally known as “Hay” meaning” surprise” which later became “Haa” due to the differences in interpretations and pronunciations of different people over time.
The three giant hills looming over the fringes of Haa valley were called”Me Rig Puen Sum” especially after the incidence of the Lhakhang Kdarpo construction. Today the three hills are popularly known as “Rig Sum Goenpa” signijfying three deities-Jambayang Chana Dorji and Chenrizig.
Later, other Buddhist saints like Guru Rinpoche and “Machi Labdorn” came to the Jungney Drag in Haa and blessed the locality. The principal religion followed is Drukpa Kagyud. After the arrival of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the chief guardian deity of Haa became Ap Chundu. After that we drive back to Paro.
Hike to Tigers Nest
This is a strenuous day as we will hike up to the holiest Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). It is located in a cliff about 900 meters (3000 feet) above the Paro Valley. After about 2 hours hiking, we arrive at this spectacular monastery, where you will appreciate the awesome architecture and take in the beauty of the Paro Valley and Later we move to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong for a brief visit
After breakfast, transfer and departure from Paro airport.