In the Lap of Luxury

Pamper yourself with the exotic locations and world class hospitality, breath taking views and scenery: above all - the peace, tranquility and serene environment in the lap of mother nature and it would be fair to say that she has been kind to Bhutan in all possible ways. Away from all the Jazz of your well furnished offices and appointments thats runs from 9 to 6 every day, Bhutan is the ultimate destination for a silent, peaceful retreat in the lap of luxury. Take a break and enjoy what Bhutan has to offer amidst the majestic himalayan mountains.
Bhutan Travel Buddies has carefully crafted a perfect holiday package to give you a combination of luxury bundled with interesting yet discovering tour of Bhutan and we assure you it will not be tiring. Every day would be like a gust of fresh air and let you enjoy the quality time that you wish for.


Day 1 : Thimphu

  • The thrill of visiting Bhutan starts mid air when you witness the spectacular view of the grand Himalayas and its snow capped mountain ranges filling up the horizon. The thrill grows more as you near the Paro international airport as the aircraft is maneuvered between the curves and gorges in-between mountains by our experienced Bhutanese pilots leading to the picturesque Paro valley with its almost square paddy fields, traditional houses built on hill tops making the landing most thrilling and a memorable one. Bhutan Travel Buddies welcomes you to Bhutan and you will be received at the airport by our executive team to a warm welcome in Bhutanese tradition. After a short stop for a refreshing tea/coffee/fresh fruit juice, proceed towards Thimphu which is a 1 hr 30 mins drive 60 kilometres (KM) in a luxury vehicle at 2320 masl (meters above sea level). Check in at 5 star hotel and freshen up. Your travel guide will give you a small familiarisation talk on the ways of Bhutan and the Bhutanese people so as to make you more aware and feel more at home, though away from home. A brief sight seeing in Thimphu. A relaxed evening followed by a cultural show and then followed by a sumptuous Bhutanese dinner. Good night rest for an exciting tomorrow.

Day 2 : Thimphu

  • After breakfast, its time to explore Bhutan and best way to do is: start from the capital, Thimphu. Sight seeing around Thimphu with your guide. After lunch, relax for a while and then proceed towards Takin preserve to witness the mythological national animal of Bhutan. Many other interesting activities follows through the day. A delicious dinner and a good night rest for an exciting trip tomorrow.

Day 3 : Punakha

  • Puankha, located on the banks of Pho chu & Mo Chu (Chu means river) at an altitude little lower than other valleys, 1310 masl and slightly warmer than the rest. its a 4 hours drive covering 76 KM. Stop en route at Dochula pass and Chimmi Lhakhang. Check in at hotel & freshen up. Sight seeing around Punakha and you get to discover and understand about Punakha and its significance in the history of Bhutan. Night halt at Punakha.

Day 4 : Gangtey

  • Today will be tour of Gangtey covering 83 KM and around 4 hours drive. It is little cooler than Punakha at 3120 masl. Sight seeing around Gangtey. Evening at Gangtey is one of the quietest and peaceful giving you a relaxed feel amid the beautiful lush green nature cover.

Day 5 : Paro

  • After breakfast move to Paro via Thimphu. Stop for lunch at Thimphu and check in at hotel in Paro. After a refreshing tea/coffee/juice set out to explore Paro. Paro has so many interesting places to explore and gives you a better understanding of Bhutan. A warm hot stone bath to relax you from the tiredness of the journey. A silent night to revive you for Tiger's nest climb tomorrow morning

Day 6 : Paro

  • Hike to Tigers Nest (Taktshang) in the morning. Spend the rest of the day in sight seeing. Spend a relaxing evening in Paro. Spend a nice evening and have a peaceful sleep for a long flight back home the next day.

Day 7 : Seeoff

  • Awaken Bhutan Tours & Treks will see you off at the airport and give you a warm farewell wishing you a safe journey to your next destination.

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What is included?

  • * All night stay at 5 star hotels
    * Luxury vehicle throughout the tour
    * All meals(B/L/D) at Luxury hotel & restaurants
    * All entry fees to monuments and museums
    * Bottled mineral water/juice/tea/coffee
    * Snacks, chocolates & confectionaries
    * Fruits & Nuts
    * Expert & veteran guide service
    * Airport pick & drop
    * Government Royalty
    * Doctor consultation
    * Raincoat during rainy season

What is excluded?

  • * Airfare cost
    * Upgrade to specific language guide
    * Personal purchases & expenses
    * Cost escalation due to natural calamities
    * Cost escalation due to delays
    * Travel insurance
    * Helicopter services (1 month advance notice required)

Things to Carry?

  • * Warm clothing
    * Sunglasses
    * Skincare ointments
    * Photography equipments


Memorial Chorten

Built in 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty the 3rd King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–1972), it is one of the most prominent landmark of Thimphu. People from everywhere come here to do the Chorten Kora (going round the chorten). It looks magnificent a great place to visit and pray

Buddha Dordenma

Buddha Point is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue completed construction on September 25th 2015 celebrating 60th birth anniversary of fourth king His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck. It houses 100,000 8-inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall gilded Buddhas respectively, each of which, like the Buddha Dordenma itself, will be made of bronze and gilded in gold. it will be one of the largest Buddha rupas (Form of the Awakened One) in the world, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters). Big ground in front makes it a nice place to stroll around and enjoy the scenic beauty of Thimphu

Changangkha Lhakhang

Lam Phajo Drugom Zhipo built it in 12th century, one of the oldest lhakhangs in the country. Lam Phajo Drugom Zhipo chose the site and the monastery houses Chenrizig (Avolokitesawara), an 11-headed, thousand-armed manifestation as the central statue. New born are brought here for naming them

Zorig Chusum

In 1680, Ngawang Namgyal, the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, ordered the establishment of the school for instruction in the thirteen traditional arts. Although the skills existed much earlier, it is believed that the zorig chusum was first formally categorised during the rule of Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye (1680-1694), the 4th Druk Desi (secular ruler). You get to witness artisans & craftsman in action in these 13 different crafts & arts which is rare view in today's machine manufacturing era. It trains the Bhutanese students on all the 13 crafts and is leading the race to preserve the culture of Bhutan

Tashichho Dzong

Traditionally been the seat of the Druk Desi (or "Dharma Raja"), the head of Bhutan's civil government, an office which has been combined with the kingship since the creation of the monarchy in 1907, and summer capital of the country. The original Thimphu dzong (the Do-Ngön Dzong, or Blue Stone Dzong) was built in 1216 by Lama Gyalwa Lhanapa (1164-1224). In 1641 Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal took over that Dzong from the Lhapa Kagyu, reconsecrated, and renamed it Tashichö-dzong. Tashichö Dzong has been the seat of Bhutan's government since 1968. It presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the cabinet secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. Lowering of the national flag in the evening around 5 pm is an event not to be missed and the lights during the night makes it a visual treat.

Takin Preserve

Takin - the national animal of Bhutan is a peculiar animal with head of a goat and body of a cow, is believed to be created by Lama Drukpa Kuenlay - The Divine Madman upon his follower's request to show a miracle. He created it by attaching the skull of a goat and bones of a cow. It is an area of 3.4 hectares (8.4 acres). It is a collaborative effort of the Royal Government of Bhutan and World Wide Fund, WWF (Bhutan), including a traditionally styled entrance gate, a small information center, signage and trash receptacles.

Simtokha Dzong

It is the 1st Dzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1629 in Bhutan. Earlier called Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang (Bhutanese language meaning: "Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras") is a small dzong in size compared to other dzongs in Bhutan. It is believed that the dzong provided protection against a demon which had disappeared into a rock close to the site and hence taken the name 'Simtoka' meaning "simmo" (demoness) and 'do' meaning "stone". The Buddhist school of Linguistics was established as part of the dzong.

Punakha Dzong

Also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong (meaning "the palace of great happiness or bliss"). Built by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, in 1637–38 and houses sacred relics of the southern Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, including the Rangjung Kasarpani and the sacred remains of Ngawang Namgyal and the tertön Pema Lingpa. It is the winter capital of Bhutan and 2nd largest dzong. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion

Chimi Lhakhang

Also know as Chime Lhakhang stands on a round hillock and was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel, after the site was blessed by the "Divine Madman" the maverick saint Drukpa Kunley (1455–1529) who built a chorten on the site. Believed to be the Temple of Fertility, pilgrims & women visiting are blessed with wooden phallus (have been intended to drive away the evil eye and malicious gossip) decorated with a silver handle. Lama Drukpa Kuenley is revered for his unorthodox ways of teaching Buddhism by singing, humour and outrageous behaviour, which amounted to being bizarre, shocking and with sexual overtones

Dochula Pass

Built on the pass overlooking Thimphu valley on one side and Wangdue/Punakha on the other, it is on the way to Punakha from Thimphu on a hill top where 108 memorial chortens or stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. Apart from the chortens there is a monastery called the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple), built in honour of the fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

Built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck for the well being of the kingdom, it's people and all sentient beings took 9 years to complete this magnificent 4 storied Chorten showcasing the expertise and marvel of Bhutanese architecture, art & paintings. Lovely view of Punakha valley awaits you after a hike on 30 to 60 minutes from the suspension bridge.

Rinpung Dzong

Built in 1644 by Ngawang Namgyal, the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, it stands as a majestic symbol of authority and governance. The administrative and religious seat of Paro Dzongkhag (a state of Bhutan). Located just above Paro Chu (river) making it a picturesque delight.

Taa Dzong - National Museum

The national museum of Bhutan - Taa Dzong has artifact from around the country and some of the artefacts ranging back to even 4000 B.C E. and to the present day. Here you get to see the ancient Bhutanese culture and it is a must visit if you are interest to know and understand Bhutan better

Tiger's Nest - Taktsang

Taktshang or the Tiger's Nest got it's name from the myth that in 8th century Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew here on a Tigress Back and meditated to in a cave here t0 subdue the demons and provide relief to the local people of Paro. Built on a cliff that stands 10,000 feet/3,048 meter above sea level overlooking Paro valley. It is a visual treat and a holy place for pilgrimage

Kyichu Lhakhang

Also known as Kyerchu Temple or Lho Kyerchu) is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lamgong Gewog of Paro District in Bhutan. Built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsän Gampo, the Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was visited by Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century and believed to have concealed many religious relics and treasures. A holy place for pilgrimage

Drukgyal Dzong

Once a fortress constructed in 1649 by Tenzin Drukdra on the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche to commemorate the victory over Tibet invasion, it was in ruins due to a fire in 1950's that engulfed almost everything. It has been restored now to it's full standing and it is a magnificent view surrounded by beautiful scenery around it

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