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Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destination Covered : Punakha, Thimphu, Paro

Tour Activities : Forts and Palaces, Hiking, Monuments & Historical Places, Museums, Sightseeing

Tour Themes : Culture & Heritage

USD 392

Per Person

* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

Punakha, Thimphu and Paro Tour Overview

Glimpses of Bhutan will give you overview of Bhutan with in short time period focusing on western cities with more history, architecture, culture and nature. The itinerary will take you through four major cities of Bhutan, the most developed cites in the hidden kingdom. At the end of the trip, you will realize how Bhutan could balance its cultural and tradition with modern development and pursuit “Gross National Happiness’’

Punakha, Thimphu and Paro Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Glimpses of Bhutan
Your first day travelling to Bhutan by Druk Air is going to be fascinating with first glance over the Bhutanese Himalayan Scenery. Upon arrival at Paro International airport you will be greeted by our representative and will be transferred to Thimphu. (2 hours drive) the capital city of Bhutan. Check-in hotel and latter, you will go for few warm-up visits around Thimphu.
• Tachog Lhakhang:
En-route to Thimphu, stopover for a brief walk towards Tachok Lhakhang crossing over Chakzam an iron bridge or one can choose to stay back at the roadside and equally enjoy the monastery’s picturesque view.
• Memorial chorten:
It is the Iconic figure of Thimphu valley. The stupa was built in 1974 as a memorial for the third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and it is also dedicated for the World Peace. You will find mostly the elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating the Chorten throughout the day.
• Amazing Buddha statue:
The statue is 177ft tall reputed as the largest Shakyamuni Buddha Statue in the world. It is located on the ridge of mountain overlooking the capital city Thimphu. Evening you will have leisure time and overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2
Glimpses of Bhutan
• Bhutan Post Museum:
Bhutan Post Museum portrays exclusively on the evolution of Bhutanese Postal System from the day it launched in 1962. The museum highlights with demonstration of its communication means embarked with the first post-man known to be as Gup Lungi Khorlo, meaning during those days, this man had speed as equivalent to that of wind in delivering mail. Followed by the first mail car during that time was the Indian Jeep that you can see even today.
• Traditional arts and crafts Institute:
The legacy of our fore-fathers’ culture and tradition on thirteen types of art and craft were still practiced in Bhutan. It is the heart of our culture that is preserved and taught in this institute.
• Textile Museum:
It houses both ancient and modern textiles displaying the vibrant culture and tradition of Bhutan.
• Simply Bhutan:
Simply Bhutan offers the insight of entire culture on Bhutan. One can also enjoy tasting the locally brewed wine, Ara in a traditional atmosphere, serving with singing songs by the girls. Traditional lunch is also served to those interested to taste Bhutanese dish.
• Takin animal:
It is a unique looking animal. According to Bhutanese folklore, this incredible animal was created by the famous Buddhist master, Lam Drukpa Kuenlay affectionately known as ‘The Divine Madman’. The takin was given life when he attached a goat’s skull to the skeleton of a cow. It is also the National Animal of Bhutan
• Tashi Chodzong:
It is one of the popular landmarks in Thimphu valley. It houses secretariat building, offices of His Majesty the King, Throne Room, Central Monastic Body and offices of the ministers..
Evening you will have leisure time, you may stroll around Thimphu town and Craft bazaar from where you could find some unique Bhutanese souvenirs.
Overnight stay will be at the Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3
Glimpses of Bhutan
Morning after breakfast, you will drive to Punakha en-route you will stop for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters).

• Dochu La Pass:
It is one of the most loved passes that has360-degree view point. The pass is blessed with 108 stupas built against the back drop of stunning panoramic Himalayas in the distance.
• Chimi Lhakhang: (1455-1529)
En-route you will come across the temple popularly known as Chimi Lhakhang. It is associated with Lam Drukpa Kuenlay or the Devine Mad-man whose esoteric method of spreading Buddhism continues to be revered even today. Amongst others, Drukpa Kuenlay is also greatly associated with the worship of Phallus made out of wood. It is believed that the childless couple who intend to have child can have child right after their visit to this temple. Chimi Lhakhang draws large number of tourists and locals every day.
Evening leisure time, you may walk around the Khuru town.
Overnight halt will be at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 4
Glimpses of Bhutan
Morning after breakfast, you will check out hotel and drive towards Paro via Dochu La pass.
This time reaching you at Dochu La Pass you will be visiting the new Druk Wangyel Monastery, which is the only of its kind in the country with elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works.

• Paro Rinpung Dzong:
In Paro, it is one of the landmarks, the Dzong beautifully built at the bank of Pa Chu river and it is also believed to have been built on the heap of jewel. This figure is adorned with traditional wooden cantilever bridge built in the front. The overall structure offers unique background for the Photo enthusiastic.
• Paro National Museum;
Museum that once served as a watchtower during olden days now displays some of the finest Bhutanese arts and Crafts, traditional costumes, armor, weaponry and detail exhibition on the Bhutanese diverse bio-diversity.
Evening you will visit traditional farm house which offers an opportunity to mingle with local people and get an atmosphere about their unique lifestyle.
Overnight you will halt at the hotel in Paro.
Day 5
Glimpses of Bhutan
• Taktsang Monastery:
Hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate in cave where Taktsang Monastery stands now. It is perched on the edge of steep cliff and it is about 900 meters above Paro Valley. Initially one may experience challenges to hike, but you will be rewarded once you get to the real sight. However, there are riding pony services at the base if ever you are challenged to hike. You will require paying the minimal charges for the horse service.
You will have lunch served at the Taktsang cafeteria that is located at the best view point of Taktsang. After lunch, if time favors, you will have sight-seeing to the following places.
• Drugyal Dzong (20 minutes drive from Paro town) :
Drugyal Dzong was built in 1649 to commemorate the victory of Bhutanese over allied Tibetan- Mongolian forces. The Dzong that once served as the defense fortress is said to have housed some of the finest armory in the country.

Evening you will have leisure time. You will stroll around Paro bazaar or you may go to Ngyamey Zampa (Cantilever bridge) for photography against its beautiful background.
Overnight you will halt at hotel in Paro.
Day 6
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro International airport and bid farewell by our representatives.

More Details about Punakha, Thimphu and Paro Tour


  • MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Private Cab
  • Private Guide
  • Welcome Drink
  • Accommodation
  • Mineral Water
  • Visa Services
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals
  • SDF (Government Royalty & Tax) Rs.1200/PP/D


  • Air / Train to and from Bhutan / Personal expenses / Alcoholic beverages / Travel Insurance / Entry fee to Parks & Monuments / Tips for Guide & Driver / 4 or 5 STAR accommodation (Extra charge will apply) / Others not in Inclusion.

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
  • * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Price & Rates

No of pax Age Limit Price per pax (Rs)
No of pax Adult Age Limit Above 12 years Price per pax (Rs) $ 392 / Adult


City Hotel Name Star Rating
City Thimphu Hotel Name Bhutan Boutique Residency Star Rating 3
City Punakha Hotel Name Hotel Kingaling / Punakha Residency Star Rating 3
City Paro Hotel Name Hotel Ratna Vara Star Rating 3


  • Balance payment: The remaining payment or 100% payment must be made one week prior to the arrival date or on the day of arrival in Bhutan.
  • GROUP SIZE DISCOUNT of 50% on minimum daily package shall be given to one person in a group of 11 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
  • * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
  • * Refund will be made within 15 working days from the date of receipt of the cancellation.
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