Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon Tour gives its guests an opportunity to get to know Bhutan's rich culture and landscape. On this 7 nights and 8 Days -road trip we visit significant Bhutanese municipalities of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and investigate its delightful landmarks. Land of Thunder Dragon tour is focused mainly on Culture and History at Paro, Thimpu, Bumthang and Punakha cities. For easy remembering Satori Adventures also call it 7/8 days Bhutan overland tour.
The last remaining examples of an ancient living architecture from the mighty ancient for tresses to the humble farm houses - the stunning and strategic locations of the grand for tresses housing both monks and civil administrations are the major attractions of trip. We have created a variety of cultural and natural destinations to enable you to explore and understand Bhutan in deep.
Why bhutan is called as land of thunder dragon :> A druk shows up on the banner of Bhutan, holding gems to speak to riches. In Dzongkha, Bhutan is called Druk Yul "Land of Druk", and Bhutanese pioneers are called Druk Gyalpo, "Thunder Dragon Lords". ... Concluding this was a sign, he named the religious community Medication Ralung, including "thunder dragon" to the name.
In Bhutan Land of Thunder Dragon Tour we have included Paro traditional architecture city tour, Thimbu sightseeing, Bumthang heritage site tour and Punakha natural site trip. The highlight of the trip is historical and cultural Paro including Tiger's Nest monastery, Magnificent view of Nepal and Bhutan Himalayas by scenic flight to and from Paro, Unforgettable view of Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugan Mountain, Dochu-la pass (3,088m), Abundant flora and fauna and the National Library in Thimphu. Thimpu is the current capital city of Bhutan and Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, which is the winter residence of the chief abbot and monks.
Highest access: (2195m/7200ft)
Duration: 08 Days
Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.
Co-ordinates: 27.4333° N, 89.4167° E
Airport: KTM (TIA)/Paro
Departure From: KTM
Accommodation: Three star to five star as request
Meals: Full Board Service
Transportation: Private car,Flights
Best season: March/April
Major Activity: Tour
Include Activity: Sights trips of Kathmandu
Mode of Travel: Tea House
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu (TIA) to Paro Airport (2195m/7200ft)
Fly from Kathmandu International Airport to Paro with Druk Air, Bhutan's National Airline. Our representative will welcome you in the Paro airport. Drive from paro to Thimphu which is the capital of Bhutan and the modern town of Bhutan it has about 90 thousands inhabitants.Today you will see the National animal, Golden Takin, Zulekha nunnery, National Handicraft Emporium and in the evening walk to Thimphu city. Dinner and overnight Stay at Thimphu
Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing tour
After breakfast, You will have full day sightseeing, you will visits to Memorial Chorten(stupa), the most impressive stupa built in 1974 by the Grand Queen Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden in the memory of the Third King of Bhutan; National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts and also modern academic books; Handicrafts Emporiums that displays wide range of beautifully woven fabrics for man and women, crafted products and other decorative items; Painting School,famous for traditional thangka paintings from where you can also buy if u like them; Institute of Traditional Medicine where rich herbal medicines abundant in the kingdom are prepared Tashichhodzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 03: Drive from THIMPHU to PUNAKHA 1,310m/4,300ft)
After breakfast you will proceed to Punakha which is acroos Dochula pass (3,100m). The pass offers the most spectacular view over the greater eastern Himalays including the highest peak of Bhutan. En route you will make short excursion about an hour to the temple of divine. You will visit Punakha which was the previous capital city of Bhutan till 1955.Dinner and overnight at Punkha.
Day 04: Drive from PUNAKHA to TRONGSA (2,180m7,150ft
Today we will drive early to Trongsa which is about 4-5 hours journey which is located in central part of Bhutan. Check into hotel and after some rest, visit to Ta Dzong(Musuem) and Trongsa Dzong(Fortress) Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Drive from TRONGSA to PUNAKHA (1,310m/4,300ft)
Today we will drive back to Punakha valley for overnight, crossing Chendebji Stupa. If we find any interesting scene we will stop for a photo. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Drive from PUNAKHA to PARO
Early in the Morning after breakfast you will have short excursion to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten. This Chorten is dedicated to our present crown prince and for the world peace. Which has fascinating paintings and statues of tantric teachings then Hike will take you around 45 minutes each way. Later drive to Paro via Thimphu. Free walk in Thimphu City, the best place to buy souvenir from Bhutan and then drive to Paro.Dinner and Overnight at Punkha.
Day 07: PARO (DAY HIKE TO TIGER’S NEST)
Today you have challenging hike to Tiger’s nest which is almost 3 hours hike also you can take a horse ride. Taktshang which means the Tiger’s air, a Buddhist Monastery perched on a steep cliff is another awe striking place. After lunch you will take to visit Ta Dzong built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, currently the National Museum that once served as the watchtower for Paro Dzong; Drukgyel Dzong built in 1647 by Zhabdrung to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in1644 which is now in ruins; Kyichu lhakhang, one of the most sacred temples in Bhutan built in 636 AD by a Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo. It houses the Crowned Buddha (Jowo) and Padmasambhava.Dinner and overnight stay at Paro.
Day 08: Final Departures
Fly from Paro to Kathmandu or alternatively join the next program
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This was my third time travelling with Satori Adventures. This time we spent just a few days in Kathmandu and almost two weeks in the magnificent Land of The Thunder Dragon, Bhutan. Mr. Rishi Bhandari organised this amazing trip for us, and as usual, it was a fantastic and flawless experience. I love Nepal and this part of the world and I will continue to go back there. Every time I will go I will travel with Satori, they are a wonderful group of people who I consider to be my friends.
Thank you, Rishi, and all my Nepali friends, for once again making us feel at home in your country!
Best wishes from Canada,