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8 days - 7 nights


Day 01: Flight Delhi / Paro (not included) - (Royal Bhutan Air).
Transfer to Thimphu (65 km, approx. 1.5 hour drive). The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular flights in the entire Himalayan region. The flight along the Himalayas from Kathmandu offers fascinating views of the mountain range. Cool, clean, fresh mountain air awaits you after landing. be. After the entry formalities you will be expected with a name tag. Then drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan with a short photo stop in Chuzom, the confluence of the Thimphu (Wong Chu) and Paro (Pa-Chu) rivers (Father Mother River). Here we see stupas in 3 different styles: Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese. We move into our hotel in Thimphu. Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and the center of government, religion and business. The capital, Thimphu, is a unique city, a mix of modern facilities and ancient traditions. Around 80,000 residents live in the capital - a capital without traffic lights. Overnight in Thimphu. 2,320 m.

Day 02: Timphu. F.M.A.
After breakfast we drive about 20 minutes to Pangri Zampa, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan (16th century). There is a well-known monastery school here where Lamaism astrology, based on Buddhist philosophy, is taught to Buddhist students. We continue to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang), where you have a unique view of the Thimpu Valley. Then we visit the Takin enclosure. Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi. It can only be seen in Bhutan and nearby areas. After lunch we visit the monument created by Buthan's third king and completed before his death. The Kings Memorial Chorten is constantly visited by Bhutanese with their prayer wheels. A monument that stands for the veneration of the 3rd king and for “world peace and prosperity”. Weekend Market: Every Saturday and Sunday, most of Thimphu's residents and many valley residents gather on the banks of the river where the weekly market takes place. It is an interesting place where you meet the traditional population. Overnight in Thimphu. 2,320 m.

Day 03: Thimphu - Gangtey (150 km, approx. 5 hours by car). F.M.A.
After breakfast you will experience an interesting, scenic drive over the high mountain pass of Dochula (3,080m) and through the Phobjikha Valley through dense oak forests. The tour continues over the 3,080 m high mountain pass, where on a clear day the towering Himalayan peaks are clearly visible. In the afternoon we take a walk through the Gangtey village, which is inhabited by 140 families. There we visit the impressive Gangtey Monastery, which lies on a hill above the Phobjikha Valley. The Gangtey Monastery, called "Gangtey Gompa" in Bhutan, is one of the most important Buddhist schools in the country. Overnight in Gangtey. (3,000 m).

Day 04: Punakha & Wangdue (85 km, approx. 3 hours by car). F.M.A. After breakfast we explore the Phobjikha Valley (2,900 m). This valley is home to the black-necked cranes in winter, which come from the north as it is milder here in winter. We visit the information and observation center. After lunch we drive to Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan (until 1955). Punakha is a small town in the west of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, has around 7,000 inhabitants and lies at an altitude of 1,400 m. It is also an administrative district of Bhutan. The climate is subtropical due to its relatively low altitude. We then visit the Punakha Dzong, the Palace of “Great Happiness”, located at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers, which was built in the 17th century. was built. This dzong served as the religious and administrative center of Bhutan in the past. It measures approximately 600 x 240 meters and has a six-story, gold-domed tower. Inside there are courtyards and religious statues that embody history and spiritual tradition. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue. (1,300m).

Day 05: Punakha and Wangdue (85 km, approx. 3 hours by car). F.M.A. After breakfast we take a beautiful hike to the royal temple Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten, from where you have a unique view of the mountain peaks of Gasa (a sparsely populated district on the border with Nepal). We then drive in the middle of the valley to the Chimi Lhankang Temple - the "Temple of Fertility" - a pilgrimage site for women who wish to have children. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare insight into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers. Continue to Talo - a village scattered along the mountain slopes and known for its cleanliness. We visit the village's beautiful farmhouses, which are decorated with colorful flower gardens, and experience the rural life of Bhutanese families. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue. (1,300 m).

Day 06: Punakha and Wangdue – Paro (125 km, approx. 4 hours by car). F.M.A. After breakfast we drive through a scenic landscape to Paro. On the way we visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in this country (1627), which today serves as a school for Buddhist studies. After lunch we visit the National Museum where you can see an extensive collection of thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor and many more historical artifacts. One of the finest examples of a Bhutanese monastery, this Dzong houses Paro Tsechu i.e. “the festival of masks”. The film “Little Buddha” was filmed here in 1995. The scenic beauty around the monastery is definitely worth it. Overnight in Paro.

Day 07: Paro – “Tiger’s Nest”. F.M.A.
The highlight of our journey through mystical Bhutan, through the country, is the fascinating excursion to thetaktshang monastery, also called the “Tiger’s Nest”. It is the “holiest monastery” and most famous monastery in Bhutan, perched on a rocky cliff 900 m above the Pao Valley. We get to the monastery by walking for about 4 hours (you can also go up on horses - prior registration is necessary). According to tradition, the second Guru of Bhutan is said to have landed here on the back of a tigress and performed his meditations. Thetaktshang monastery should be visited by every Buthan once in their life. Halfway along the way there is a restaurant with a magnificent view of thetaktshang monastery.
Overnight in Paro. (2,280 m).

Day 08: Transfer to Paro airport. 


Included services:
- Program and sightseeing as listed, all transfers, all entrance fees
- Travel in good cars (2 people) and minibuses (3-6 people)
- 7 nights
- Meals: Full board, as listed (B=breakfast, L=lunch, A=dinner).
- Visa application (visa fees of 40 US$ to be paid upon entry).

- German speaking tour guide for an additional fee. English speaking tour guide included.


To pay extra:

- Flights to/from Paro.

- Visa fees upon entry US$40


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