JOURNEY TO DRUK-YUL(4 nights / 5 days)
Bhutan is one of the last bio-diversity hotspots in the world. 72% of the country is forested and 60% of the total land area is protected and it is home to some of the world's rarest and most endangered flora and fauna species, making it an environmentalist dream.A nation driven by strong environmental preservation policies, Bhutan is now one of the top 10 global hotspots, and home to many of the world's magnificent and endangered species of flora and fauna. Hydro power, Tourism and agricultures are main industries in Bhutan. Bhutan is a paradise with fascinating natural beauty. It is widely depicted as a modern day Shangri-La. It is the most peaceful and almost crime free country. Beggars and homeless hardly exist in Bhutan.
Bhutan is the one of the best tourism destination in south Asia. . Less than 50,000 tourists visit the country every year because of the government's policy of 'high value-low impact tourism. According to a global survey of Business Week in 2006 it was evaluated the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest nation in the world. You can’t sell tobacco and its products are banned and smoking in public area is a punishable offense in the country.
Bhutan is often referred to as the “living museum” of the world. We heartily well come to all of you to join us to have a memorable and wonderful adventure in Bhutan. We an offer you many tour and adventure trekking as per your desire and timeframe.
Day 01 : Arrive by Druk air A319, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by MJTT member and drive to Thimphu. Afternoon if time permit s/seeing. O/N at Hotel.
Day 02 : AM Thimphu sightseeing - visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple. PM drive 3 hours to PUnakha by crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Over night at Hotel Zangtopelri or similar.
Day 03 : AM visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed 2 hours to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Afternoon visit Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Als visit Rinpung Dzong.. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 : Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. Day hike to Taktsang monastery. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. Evening free time. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05 : Transfer to airport for departure.