This tour is basically designed for our guests who need the luxury services in the kingdom of Bhutan. This tour package provides a perfect blend of luxury services in harmony with the natural environment through our customized and tailors – made itinerary…
Immerse yourself in Bhutan’s extraordinary landscape and cultural heritage with this five-night Bhutan Explorer package using the luxury resorts, Uma Punakha and Uma Paro. In this tour, we will be exploring the valley of Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, Punakha valley, Ethereal Ancient Capita and Paro Valley, Valley of Surpassing Beauty, with activities including days hikes, visit to monasteries like Tiger’s Nest and some Dzongs of Bhutan with ample of free time to relax and enjoy at the Uma Lodges.
Your stay will be only in Uma Como Resorts in Paro & Punakha (Western Bhutan) only.
Private vehicle, guide & driver for the entire journey in Bhutan and also for your flexible touring based on your interests and requirements.
Complimentary laundry services on a daily basis.
Complimentary government road permits, monument permits and processing the visa to Bhutan.
Special activities such as playing traditional games like archery, Khuru&Degor, private hiking, farmhouse visits for local alcohol, hot stone bath and dinner and many more.
DAY 1 Arrive to Paro International Airport –Paro.
The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks like Gangkar Puensum, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours- For Your Bhutan Experience! will warmly welcome & greet you on arrival, and then drive to our resort and check in the hotel. Lunch will be served at the resorts.
After lunch sightseeing in Paro valley like visit to Paro RimpungDzong, the center of civil and religious authority in this region. If time permits, we will visit Paro national Museum, it houses a fine collection of art, relics, religious thangkas, paintings, animals, armory and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. Dinner and over night stay at the Resorts, Uma Paro.
DAY 2 Paro – Punakha.
Today after our breakfast, we will drive to Punakha via Thimphu. The drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan is along a river valley, past small villages and traditional farmhouses, through peaceful countryside. It’s a small & charming capital city located in the heart of the Himalayas.
We will do some sightseeing in Thimphu like visit to Memorial Chhorten, built in 1974 in the memory of third king late Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, and the temple inside gives good examples of tantric Buddhist and its philosophy. Mothithang minizoo to see the National Animal of Bhutan (Takin), Zulikha Nunnery, the Thangtong Dewachen nunnery was founded in 1976 by Rikey Jadrel and today it houses the sixty nuns engaged in Buddhist study and practices. Folk Heritage Museum, this Folk Heritage Museum is a showcase, the 19-century farmhouse and the living style of the Bhutanese family and then visit Buddha point, the tallest Buddha statue in the world. We can also see the Thimphu town so beautifully from the Buddha Point. Lunch will be served at Thimphu.
After lunch we will visit Handicraft shops in Thimphu for shopping. Then we will continue our journey to Punakha. The road climbs steeply through forests of pine, hemlock spruce and rhododendrons.
At Dochula Pass (3150m) you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges. The pass is adorned with 108 small stupas and many kinds of prayer flags. Then the road descends through lush forests to the fertile valley of Punakha & Wangdi Pghodrang valley.
Dinner and over night stay at Punakha Resorts, Uma Punakha.
DAY 3 Punakha Stay
Today we will do sightseeing in Punakha & wangdiphodrang Valley. After our breakfast at resort, we will do the hike to Khamsum Yule Namgyel Chhorten, a shrine recently built by the royal family (the chorten can be clearly spotted from our breakfast table).This ornate and elaborate structure has a rainbow of Guru Rinpoche images and superb views. This hike is through the farmer’s field and then through the pine forest. The hike is about 1 hour up steep climb. On your way back, you can take through the fields of Kabesa Village along the riverside.
Lunch will be served at resorts. After lunch we will visit the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong and then hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. The temple is known as ‘the temple of fertility’. It has long been a pilgrimage spot for couples hoping to start a family.
DAY 4 Punakha – Paro.
After the early breakfast we will drive to Paro. The road ascends up to the great Dochula Pass . O n the way back to Paro offers another chance to view the amazing Himalayan ranges. Stop along the way to take photos wherever you find the best spot for the photography. Returning to the Chuzum or confluence we catch a glimpse of the three shrines in Nepali, Tibetan and Bhutanese style which were built to ward off evil spirits near the checkpoint.
Time permitting the journey can be broken with a visit to Tamchog Lhakhang built by Thangtong Gyalpo (the so-called Iron Bridge Builder). This former saint from the 14th century introduced the art of building suspension bridges with iron chains; the only way to reach his temple is by one of these bridges.
Then we continue our journey to Paro. After check-in the resort, lunch will be served and a show round, we invite you to spend the rest of the day relaxing around the property, enjoying the facilities like swimming pool or perhaps trying some other activity like visiting Bhutanese Farm house and trying the Hot stone bath, traditional bath in Bhutan.
Dinner and over night stay at Paro Resort, Uma Paro.
DAY 5 Paro Stay
Today after our breakfast we will hike to Taktshang Monastery, Tiger’s Nest, the most famous and scared monastery in Buddhism world. Taksang means “TigerNest” named after Guru Rinpoche reportedly flew to this site riding on the back of a flying tigress late in the 9th century. We have to walk about 2hours up steep from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. Lunch will be served at Taktshang cafeteria.
On our way back, drive to the village of Drukgyel and visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invasion and Kyichu Lhakhang, it is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo (the 33rd Tibetan king, who is also the manifestation of avoloketeshivara, commonly known to Bhutanese as Chenrize). Evening stroll around the Paro vally town, the valley of surpassing Beauty.
Dinner and over night stay at Paro Resort, Uma Paro.
DAY 6 Paro – Paro International Airport
After our breakfast, we will drive to Paro International Airport for your onward flight. Our guide and driver will bid you farewell here at the airport. We wish you a very safe and pleasant flight for your onward destinations.
Thank You & Tashi Delek!
Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!
In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.
The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.
1. When and how to visit Bhutan?
Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.
By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.
Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.
By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/
2. What are your itineraries?
All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.
Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.
After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.
Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.
We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.
Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.
Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)
Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).
I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.
Weaving in Bhutan
The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.
We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.
Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.
The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.
Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest
Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.
It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.