Bhutan at Glance
GAT has been offering this miracle exclusive trip to Bhutan since our establishment in 1998. The advantage of booking your trip with us is flexibility, friendly guide, safe Driver and best hotel. Not only that we give you the best optional services for your life time gift. If you would like to have your own propositions please kindly let us know and we will offer you the new itinerary. Bhutan short trip is a costumizes tailor made trip.
Day 01 : Arrive at Paro (2280 meters): You will be received by the Representative from GAT at the airport and drive to the Hotel.
Day 02 : Paro Sightseeing - Thimphu: (58 km. Altitude 2320 m).
Day 03 : Thimphu – Punakha – Thimphu (1310 meters): (76 Km one way, 3 hours drive).
Day 04 : Thimphu sightseeing – Paro (58 km):
Day 05 : Final departure
Day 01Arrive at Paro (2280 meters): You will be received by the Representative from GAT at the airport and drive to the Hotel. After lunch, visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which has been, since 1967, the National Museum of Bhutan then visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong presently houses administrative offices. Dinner and overnight in Tashi Namgay Resort or similar.
Day 02Paro Sightseeing - Thimphu: (58 km. Altitude 2320 m). After early breakfast, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery: Taktsang is the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries. A short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, the trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees decorated with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay; this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padma, the Tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favorite consort. After Lunch, visit the Drukgyel Dzong, now in ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644; the dzong name’s means indeed “ victorious Druk “. The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by butter lamp destroyed it. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century. This temple is said to have been built in 659 by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet. It holds down the left foot of an ogress whose body is so large that it covers Bhutan and most of eastern Tibet. On the way, visit Tamchog Monastery built by Thangthong Gyalpo in the 15th century. Visit Thang Thong Gyalpo (1385 – 1464 ) In the evening drive to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Migmar or similar.
Day 03Thimphu – Punakha – Thimphu (1310 meters): (76 Km one way, 3 hours drive). After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass (3140m). If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. Enroute stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang also called the “Temple of Fertility” built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley who is popularly known as “The Devine Mad Man” in 15th century. Lama Drukpa Kuenley (1455 – 1529) was one of the Bhutan’s Favourite Saints who was born in Tibet, trained at Ralung Monastery and was a contemporary and a disciple of Pema Lingpa. He Travelled throughout Bhutan and Tibet as a “Neljorpa” (Yogi) using songs, humor and outrageous behavior to dramatize his teachings of Salvation through sex. After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River).
Day 04Thimphu sightseeing – Paro (58 km): After breakfast, visit the National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. His Late Majesty King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Then visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art and Folk Heritage Museum. Then visit Sangay gang view point, Takin Preserve centre, Changangkha Monastery and Nunnery. After lunch, visit to the tallest statue of Buddha (In the world), weekend market and witness archery match. Visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. In the evening drive to Paro. Dinner and overnight in Tashi Namgay Resort or similar.
Day 05Final departure It's time to say bye to beautiful Bhutan as you are taken to the airport for your onward destination.
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Special catagory : Sightseeing tour
cost: Please write us
Meal plan: Full board
Mode of transport: private transport
Accommodation: Hotel and Resort