Paro Thimpu Tour 5 Night 6 Days

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Paro - Samdrupjongkhar Road, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Duration

6 Days 5 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

100 people

Languages

English, Hindi

About this tour

The Thimphu Paro Tour offers a captivating journey into the heart of Bhutan, a land renowned for its pristine natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and spiritual tranquility. This article serves as a comprehensive guide to help you plan and experience the best of Thimphu and Paro, two of Bhutan’s most enchanting destinations.

Destinations

Thimphu City

Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, is a blend of traditional charm and modern development. Visitors can explore landmarks like the Tashichho Dzong, a majestic fortress housing government offices and monastic quarters. The National Memorial Chorten is another iconic site, offering insights into Bhutanese religious practices and artistry.

Paro Valley

Nestled amidst lush greenery and snow-capped mountains, Paro Valley is a scenic paradise. Travelers can visit the Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, a sacred site perched on a cliffside offering breathtaking views. The Paro Dzong, with its intricate architecture and historical significance, is a must-see cultural attraction.

Attractions

Monasteries

Bhutan is renowned for its ancient monasteries, each with a unique story and architectural beauty. In addition to Paro Taktsang, visitors can explore other monastic sites like the Kyichu Lhakhang and the Drukgyel Dzong, reflecting Bhutan’s deep-rooted Buddhist traditions.

Museums

Immerse yourself in Bhutan’s history and culture by visiting museums like the National Museum of Bhutan in Paro and the Folk Heritage Museum in Thimphu. These museums showcase Bhutanese art, artifacts, textiles, and historical artifacts, providing a deeper understanding of the country’s heritage.

Festivals

Experience the vibrant culture of Bhutan through its colorful festivals. The Paro Tshechu and Thimphu Tshechu are annual religious festivals featuring masked dances, religious rituals, and cultural performances. These festivals offer a unique opportunity to witness Bhutanese traditions and celebrations.

Activities

Hiking

Embark on scenic hikes amidst the picturesque landscapes of Thimphu and Paro. Trails like the Druk Path Trek and the Chele La Pass offer stunning views of valleys, forests, and Himalayan peaks, making them ideal for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Sightseeing

Explore the architectural wonders of Bhutan, including traditional houses, dzongs (fortresses), and intricate woodwork. Visit landmarks like the Changangkha Lhakhang, Simtokha Dzong, and Punakha Dzong to admire Bhutan’s unique blend of spirituality and craftsmanship.

Shopping

Discover Bhutanese handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs in local markets and shops. Bhutan’s handwoven fabrics, thangka paintings, and wooden crafts make for memorable gifts and keepsakes. Don’t forget to explore the weekend markets in Thimphu for a vibrant shopping experience.

Accommodations

Bhutan offers a range of accommodation options, from luxury resorts to cozy guesthouses. In Thimphu and Paro, travelers can choose from boutique hotels with panoramic views, traditional Bhutanese lodges, and homestays to experience Bhutanese hospitality and comfort.

Transportation

Traveling between Thimphu and Paro is convenient, with options like domestic flights, taxis, and buses. The Paro International Airport serves as the main gateway to Bhutan, connecting visitors to major cities like Bangkok, Delhi, and Kathmandu. Local taxis and buses provide affordable and reliable transportation within the country.

Food

Indulge in Bhutan’s culinary delights, known for their flavors, spices, and unique ingredients. Try traditional dishes like Ema Datshi (chili and cheese stew), Momos (dumplings), and Jasha Maru (spicy chicken curry) to savor the authentic taste of Bhutanese cuisine. Don’t miss out on trying Ara, a local distilled spirit, for a true Bhutanese dining experience.

Culture

Bhutan’s culture is deeply rooted in Buddhism, reflected in its art, architecture, and way of life. Explore ancient monasteries, stupas, and prayer flags that dot the landscape, showcasing Bhutan’s spiritual heritage. Engage with local communities to learn about Bhutanese customs, rituals, and beliefs, fostering cultural exchange and understanding.

Weather

The best time to visit Thimphu and Paro is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months. These seasons offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and vibrant foliage, ideal for outdoor activities, sightseeing, and trekking. Be prepared for varying temperatures and dress in layers for comfort.

Tips

  • Obtain a Bhutanese visa and travel permit before your trip.
  • Respect local customs, traditions, and religious sites.
  • Dress modestly, especially when visiting temples and dzongs.
  • Stay hydrated and acclimatize to the altitude gradually.
  • Carry essential items like sunscreen, sunglasses, and a reusable water bottle.
  • Engage with locals, learn basic Dzongkha phrases, and immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture.

Conclusion

The Thimphu Paro Tour offers a holistic experience, combining natural beauty, cultural immersion, and spiritual exploration. Whether you seek adventure, tranquility, or cultural discovery, Bhutan’s capital city of Thimphu and the serene Paro Valley promise an unforgettable journey filled with memorable moments and enriching experiences.

Included/Excluded

  • All transfers & sight seeing in N.AC car according to itinerary.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the above mentioned or any similar category hotels.
  • Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
  • Assistance on arrival. & Escort for Bhutan part
  • Sustainable Development Fee (SDF)
  • Travel insurance
  • Toll & Parking charges
  • All applicable service & permit charge
  • Guide charge.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Entry fees, parking charges, Room Heater.
  • Rescue operation by helicopter/car or any additional charge incurred by any accident/natural calamities/ political disturbance etc.
  • Any Beverages or meals other than it is specified in the package details.
  • Any expenses of personal nature

Itinerary

Welcome to the Thimphu Paro Tour! Upon arrival at Siliguri (NJP) railway station or Bagdogra (IXB) airport, you will be met and greeted by Navigator India’s representative. Transfer from Siliguri/Bagdogra to Jaigaon/Phuntsholing at the Bhutan border. Check into your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Today, you will embark on your journey to Thimphu (7,500 ft), the capital of Bhutan. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Bhutan Himalayas along the way. Upon arrival in Thimphu, check into your respective hotel. Overnight in Thimphu.

Embark on a full day of sightseeing in Thimphu, starting with Tashicho Dzong, the seat of most of the government offices. Proceed to the National Library, which houses an exclusive collection of Buddhist manuscripts and texts, as well as modern literature. Visit Zorig Chusum, the school of traditional handicrafts and arts, Institute of Tibetology, handicraft emporium, and the National Memorial Chorten. Overnight in Thimphu.

Drive from Thimphu to Paro. Proceed for a half-day sightseeing in Paro, including the ruins of Drugyel Dzong and Paro Dzong. Overnight in Paro.

Visit the Bhutan National Museum in the morning and then proceed to Phuntsholing from Paro. Check into your respective hotel. Overnight in Phuntsholing.

Today marks your farewell day for your Thimphu Paro Tour. Drive back to Siliguri (NJP) / Bagdogra (IXB) for your onward journey, carrying happy memories to cherish.

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English
Hindi

Tour's Location

Paro - Samdrupjongkhar Road, Thimphu, Bhutan

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