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Dragon Kingdom Vista: A 5-Night Journey through Thimphu, Punakha & Paro

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6 days
Availability : October through May
Thimpu
Min Age : 9
Home » Holiday Packages » Bhutan Tour » Dragon Kingdom Vista: A 5-Night Journey through Thimphu, Punakha & Paro

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Immerse yourself in the heart of the Himalayas with our “Dragon Kingdom Vista” tour, a six-day excursion designed to introduce you to the mystical beauty of Bhutan. From the stunning airborne approach into Paro to the spiritual highs of Thimphu and the historical depth of Punakha, this journey weaves through the cultural tapestry of a land unchanged by time. Encounter ancient monasteries, fortresses that command the landscape, and tranquil landscapes that soothe the soul. Each day promises a blend of spiritual awakening, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery, with nights spent in the welcoming comfort of handpicked hotels.

Seasonal Guide to the 5-Night Dragon Kingdom Vista in Bhutan

Embarking on a 5-night journey to the Dragon Kingdom in Bhutan can be an enchanting experience, with each season offering a distinct palette of experiences. Here’s what to anticipate when scheduling your voyage through Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro at different times of the year:

Spring (March to May)

Springtime Splendor: Bhutan’s spring season celebrates nature, with valleys adorned in vibrant blooms and comfortably mild weather, complemented by clear skies that reveal the Himalayas in all their glory.

Must-Experience: The Paro Tshechu festival, typically held in April, is a cultural spectacle featuring traditional mask dances that draw you into the heart of Bhutan’s rich traditions.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumnal Majesty: During these months, Bhutan is a haven for clear, azure skies and perfect trekking conditions. The air is brisk and invigorating, setting the stage for splendid Himalayan views.

Festive Highlight: Time your visit with the Thimphu Tshechu festival to witness a grand cultural fiesta of dance, music, and colour.

Winter (December to February)

Winter’s Quietude: For a peaceful journey with fewer fellow tourists, winter provides cooler days with a calm beauty. Snowfall is common in higher elevations, but travel remains possible in the main valleys, offering serene, snow-dusted scenery.

Cultural Insight: Enjoy the calm of winter paired with authentic Bhutanese cultural experiences and festivities.

Monsoon (June to August)

Rain-soaked Reverie: The monsoon season is less travelled due to heavy rains, leading to challenging trail conditions and potential landslides. Nevertheless, the lush, verdant landscapes that emerge offer a unique beauty for those seeking a solitary retreat.

Traveller’s Tip: Should you choose to visit during the monsoon, prepare for wet conditions and plan for potential changes in your itinerary due to weather.

Whatever the season you choose for your Dragon Kingdom Vista, Bhutan’s natural beauty and cultural richness promise an unforgettable adventure.

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Thimpu

Departure Time

3 hours earlier to departure time

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up and Drop-off From the airport to the hotel, including return trips and to other specified locations as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation5 nights in 3-star or above hotels on a sharing basis. Meals: Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • MealsDaily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • TransportationComfortable private vehicle for all transfers and sightseeing.
  • TransportationGround transportation to and from the trailhead from Kathmandu in a local jeep
  • Guided ToursProfessional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the trip.
  • Entry FeesAll entry fees to monuments, museums, and attractions listed in the itinerary.
  • Traditional Welcome"Tashi Khaddar" ceremonial scarf upon arrival.
  • Government Taxes & Service Charges: All applicable taxes and service charges.

Price Excludes

  • Personal ExpensesItems of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beverages, etc.
  • Personal ExpensesBeverages and personal snacks.
  • Travel InsuranceAny travel insurance (highly recommended).
  • Visa FeesAny visa application or processing fees.
  • Tips & GratuitiesTips for guides, drivers, hotel staff, etc.
  • Unmentioned MealsAny meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Optional ToursAdditional tours or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • International Airfare Flights to the starting point of the tour
  • Medical ExpensesAny unexpected medical treatment or emergency.

Complementaries

  • Welcome and Farewell Cultural Dance Programme
  • Nepal Hiking T-Shirt

🔍 Trip Highlights:

  • Awe-inspiring flight into the Paro Valley with panoramic Himalayan views
  • An insightful exploration of Thimphu, including visits to Buddha Point and local craft bazaars
  • Hiking excursions to spiritual sites such as Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Encounters with Bhutanese postal history at the Bhutan Post Office
  • Panoramic vistas from Dochula Pass
  • Cultural insights at the Chimi Lhakhang fertility temple and Punakha Dzong
  • Strolls across Punakha's captivating suspension bridge
  • Historical exploration at the National Museum in Paro and Rinpung Dzong
  • A spiritual and physical trek to the iconic Taktshang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Paro by Air and Transfer to Thimp

Your journey begins with the breathtaking descent into Paro. After the fresh mountain air greets you, a representative will escort you to Thimphu, offering cultural treasures like the TschogangLhakhang en route. In Thimphu, immerse yourself in its unique character with an evening stroll and visit the Local Crafts Bazaar.

Day 2Thimphu City Tour

Discover the spiritual enormity of Buddha Point, enjoy a scenic hike to Changangkha Lhakhang, and delve into the traditional ways at the Bhutan Post Office. Conclude with a visit to the regal Trashichhoedzong.

Day 3Thimpu - Punakha

Travel over the Dochula Pass, with its commanding Himalayan views, to the fertility temple of Chimi Lhakhang and the historic Punakha Dzong. The Punakha village and suspension bridge await your exploration in the evening.

Day 4Punakha - Paro

Journey back to Paro and discover the wealth of culture at the National Museum and the architectural wonder of Rinpung Dzong.

Day 5Paro

A day dedicated to the iconic Taktshang Monastery promises spiritual nourishment and physical exhilaration. Later, the serene Kichu Lhakhang calls for a tranquil visit.

Day 6Departure Paro by Air

Conclude your Dragon Kingdom Vista with a final breakfast in Paro before your departure, carrying the spiritual, cultural, and natural memories of beautiful Bhutan.

This tour is designed to offer a comprehensive Bhutanese experience, balancing guided tours with leisure time to ensure a personal journey that resonates with spiritual and cultural harmony.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need a visa to visit Bhutan?

  • All tourists (excluding citizens of India, Bangladesh, and Maldives) require a visa to enter Bhutan.
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Is there a daily tariff for tourists?

  • Yes, the government sets a minimum daily package rate for tourists, which includes accommodation, food, transportation, and guide services.

What currency is used?

  • The Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN) is the official currency, but Indian Rupees (except INR 2000 notes) are also widely accepted.

What's the official language in Bhutan

  • Dzongkha holds the title of the official language; however, English is commonly used, particularly in regions frequented by tourists.

Is it safe for solo travellers?

  • Absolutely. Bhutan is known for its peace-loving citizens and low crime rate.
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