The one and only best suggestion to learn about Bhutan and its happy people and culture is doing 7 days best Bhutan tour. This is one of the most popular Bhutanese tour packages covering major cities including Thimphu, Paro and Punakha.
With two direct flights a week from Singapore, Bhutan is now even more accessible. Meticulously designed by experienced Brothers Team, 7 Days Bhutan Tour is a bespoke, private and 100% customisable itinerary, which lets you explore the best of the Kingdom of Bhutan. A small landlocked country, located entirely within the Himalayan mountain range, Bhutan is a sovereign nation, with an approximate total land area of 46,500 sq-km and estimated population of 774,830. It is sandwiched between the sovereign territory of two nations: the People’s Republic of China in the north and northwest and the Republic of India on the south, southwest, and east. The Republic of Nepal to the west, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the south, and the Union of Myanmar to the southeast are other close neighbours.
Depart from Singapore to Paro. Upon arrival in Paro Airport, you will be received by our guide and will proceed to drive to Thimphu. Upon arrival at Thimphu, you will check into Hotel. After lunch, we will proceed to visit Buddha Point (Kunsel Phodrang). It is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue constructed in the mountains of Thimphu. The Statue houses over one thousand smaller Buddha Statues. You can get a good overview of the Thimphu Valley from there. After lunch, we will visit the Takin Zoo, which is a Mini Zoo of wild life reserve area for Takin, the National animals of Bhutan. After that, we will visit the National Textile Museum, where you will find displays of various Bhutanese textiles that are extensive and rich in traditional culture. Next we will visit the General Post Office in Thimphu, where you can make your own stamps with your own photos and also will visit the Bhutan Postal Museum. After dinner will be free for you to explore Thimphu..
After breakfast, we will drive to Punakha, pass by Dochula Pass - This Pass offers a panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens - with 108 Stupas built by the Queen. In clear weather, you will be able to see the Himalaya Ranges covered with snow. After we arrived in Punakha, we will take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple), a gentle walk thru beautiful farm houses and vast plains of rice fields. The monastery is dedicated to the Divine Madman who is popularly known as Drukpa Kinley. The Temple is regarded as a sanctum of fertility and most childless couples usually make a visit to this temple to seek for the fertility blessing. Next, we will visit the Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and is still serves as the winter residence of the monks.
After breakfast, day excursion to Phobjikha Valley, this is a bowl-shaped glacial valley on the wastern slopes of the Black Mountains, bordering the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. Because of the large flock of black-necked cranes that winters here, it is one of the most important wildlife preserves in the country. In addition to the cranes, there are also muntjacs (barking deer), wild boars, Sambars, Serows, Himalayan black bears, leopards and red foxes in the surrounding hills. The Nakey Chhu drains the marshy valley, eventually flowing into the lower reaches of the Punak Tsang Chhu. Next, we will visit the Gantey Goemba, one of the oldest and largest Nyingma Buddhist center in Bhutan. Overnight stay will be in Gantey valley.
After breakfast, we will drive to Thimphu, (129 km, approx 4 hrs drive), to visit the Memorial Chorten, this large Tibetan - style chorten is one of the most visible religious structure in Thimphu, and for many Bhutanese, it is the most visible religious structures in Thimphu. Next, we will visit the Traditional handmade paper factory. After lunch we will proceed to the 'LIVING MUSEUM" Simple Bhutan, where you can learn Bhutanese traditions and experience the National Sport of Bhutan, Archery and you can taste the Bhutan Local wind "ARA" and Butter Tea.
After breakfast, we will proceed our journey to Paro. On the way. we will visit the Kyichu Lhakang, the first and oldest temple of Bhutan, and also famous Hong Kong actor Tony Leong wedding ceremony was held there. Than we will drive to Paro valley and visit Paro Dzong, also known as Rinpung Dzong. This 14th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag. Perched over Paro Rinpung Dzong which is also the Ta Dzong (watchtower) built in 1649 to protect the dzong and was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique Thanka, textile, weapons and armor, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Evening, you will enjoy a Bhutanese Cultural Show Dinner and can try out the Bhutanese traditional Costume Gho & Kira. The Bhutanese Cultural Show Dinner only for a group size minimum of 10 persons & above.
After breakfast, we will take a short drive to Satsam Chorten, from there, we will take a 2 hours walk till we reach the viewpoint of the Taktsang Monastery (TIGER NEST). The most famous of Bhutanese monasteries, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew to this location on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called Tiger's Nest. Precariously perched on the edge of 1,200 meter cliff. This monastery creates an impressive sight, and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. If time permits, we will visit Paro Town Shopping Street. (horse & Pony ride charges a minimum of US$40 and is paid directly to the local tour guide). Note: Please wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots. Not recommended for pregnant women and those with health condition.
After breakfast, free and easy till transfer to airport for departure back home.
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