DRAGON HEART TOUR

Special Tour 14 Days
Bhutan Bhutan

Hotels
Kathmandu: Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel / Aria Boutique Hotel or similar
While trekking: Lodges and Teahouses

Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments.

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2 – 3 pax

US $ 3080 (per person)

4 – 8 pax

US $ 2970 (per person)

9+ pax

US $ 2740 (per person)

Single Supplement

US $ 560 (per person)

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport
You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel. After refreshment in hotel, short briefing about the programs.
KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE: Durbar Square, one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, is a synthesis of Hindu and Buddhist temples, stupas and statues, and is often the site of festivals, marriages and other ceremonies. Overnight at Royal Penguin Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1315m)
Today we explore the Kathmandu valley.
SWOYAMBHUNATH: Climb the many steps to Swayambhunath (the monkey temple) with its commanding views of Kathmandu, its whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism.
PASHUPATINATH: It’s a sacred temple complex on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. Here, monkeys run up and down the steps of the burning ghats, and trident-bearing saddhus draped in burnt-orange and yellow sit serenely meditating.
BOUDHANATH: The striking Buddha eyes of Boudhanath Stupa watch over a lively and colorful Tibetan community and attract pilgrims from all over the Himalayan Buddhist realm. In the midst of traditional gompas, and hung with long strings of multi-colored prayer flags, Boudhanath attracts Sherpas, Tibetans and tourists alike for daily circumambulations (koras) of the stupa.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Paro – Thimpu:
Arrive by Druk air KB 400, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received and transfer Thimphu (65 kms) which is the capital of Bhutan. Evening free time or walk around the market. Overnight stay at the Hotel (AP).

Day 04: Thimpu Sightseeing:
After Breakfast drive to Thimphu visit memorial Chorten built in the memory of Lt. His Majesty the King by Royal Queen Mother, visit Cahngkha Lhakhang, Motithang mini Zoo to see the National animal The Takin. Drive down to viewpoint from where you have magnificent view of Thimphu valley; visit National Library to see the large collection of traditional books, Folk Heritage museum where you can see the typical Bhutanese house and their way lifestyle and school of arts & craft (Painting School). Overnight stay at the hotel (AP).

Day 05: Thimphu – Trongsa
After breakfast we visit the King’s Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the takin. From there we visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts), and the School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school). After a relaxing lunch, we visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichhodzong. In the evening, you can stroll through Thimphu town and observe the life style of the people. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 6: Trongsa – Bumthang
After breakfast we visit the King’s Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the takin. From there we visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts), and the School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school). After a relaxing lunch, we visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichhodzong. In the evening, you can stroll through Thimphu town and observe the life style of the people. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 7: Bumthang
On this day we visit to Kurjey Lhakhang (Means body print), Tamzing Lhakhang (Temple of good message), (Kenchosum Lhakhang), Chakhar (Iron Castle) Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong, Mebar Tsho (Lake of Burning Fire), Ura Village ( a vantage point to have magnificent view of Mount Gangkhar Phuensum from Ura La Pass). Later we stroll around the town and explore the surroundings. Overnight stay at Bumthang.

Day 8: Bumthang – Punakha
After a hearty breakfast we drive to Punakha town. If time permits us then we visit Wangdue Dzong on the way to Punakha town. Wangdue Dzong has a unique town to look around with small huts by the side of the road and the scenic landscape.

Day 9: Punakha
On this day we visit Punakha Dzong (fortress) and then we take a drive to Paro and if we have sufficient time we also visit the National Meuseum at Ta Dzong and Paro Rimpung Dzong.

Day 10: Punakha – Paro
After a hearty breakfast we go for morning hike to Kham Sum Yule Lhakhang (Monastery) which was built by HRH Azhi (Queen) Tshering Pem Wangchuck for a successful rule of the present King.
Later we visit Punakha Dzong (fortress) and then we take a drive to Paro and if we have sufficient time we also visit the National Meuseum at Ta Dzong and Paro Rimpung Dzong .

Day 11: Paro – Taktsang Monastery, Tiger`s Nest
If you are tired then you can relax in your hotel. Today we hike to Taktsang Monastry which is Bhutan`s most recognizable cultural icon lounged up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is one of the popular Monastery of Bhutan.
Later we descend down the valley and drive back to Thimpu. In the late afternoon we will reach Thimpu and walk to the main city and get a chance to explore the Bhutanese lifestyle, tradition and culture. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 12: Thimpu – Paro – Kathmandu:
Morning transfer to Airport for flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 13: Sightseeing in Kathamndu:
Early in the morning, you could enjoy optional mountain flight tours to Mount Everest. In the afternoon, we will tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square & some other places in Kathmandu.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This Square is an open museum holding exciting palace, courtyards, royal bath, sculptures, pagodas, Shikhara style temples and Buddhist monastery along with exclusive architecture. In other words, this is the most beautiful Durbar you visit in your Nepal tours. Though 1934 earthquake brought bad luck to its structure, still the remaining monuments are the finest examples of the medieval excellence. Just near the square, you will visit the traditional painting School, the dying art of Nepal which is the best souvenir from Nepal. Besides palace complex, five storied temple with most appreciated architecture, the Pottery Square, Dattatraya Square and Peacock window are some other things to see in Bhaktapur. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Departure:
After breakfast we will head towards airport for departure or continue your onwards trips. THANK YOU!!

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