Bhutan from the Sky Tour

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In this trip, we will take you to see Bhutan, the Land of Thunder Dragon, from the sky. We will take you to see high mountain peaks, deep forests, long rivers, giant dzongs and monuments, countless lakes and snaked terrains. You will fly with the different rare birds of Bhutan on the wings of Bhutan Helicopter and you will tour the entire Bhutan. But to make you touch the pristine beauty that you have seen from above, we will drive you to most of the western part of Bhutan.


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Day 1: Arrival

Arrive at the world’s happiest country.
Visit Paro Rinpung Dzong and the National Museum. In the evening, you may ramble through the ever silent Paro Town.

Accommodation: Zhiwaling Hotel
 
Day 2: Helicopter Flight

Board a helicopter and fly around the country

Accommodation: Zhiwaling Hotel
 
Day 3: Paro-Thimphu

Travel to Thimphu.
In Thimphu, visit Buddha Point, National Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong and Takin Park.
Have an orientation walk along the Thimphu town in the evening.
 
Accommodation: Aman Kora
 
Day 4: Thimphu-Punakha
 
Enjoy a full day of exploration including a visit to Dochula Druk Wangyel Chorten (108 victory stupas) at Dochula Pass (3150m), Chhimi Lhakhang (temple of fertility), Punakha Dzong (1200m), and Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery.
 
Accommodation: Densa Boutique Resort
 
Day 5: Punakha-Paro
 
Travel to Paro.
En route, we will visit Semtokha Dzong. And in Paro, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples built in 8th century.
 
Accommodation: Zhiwaling Hotel
 
Day 6: Taktsang Hike
 
Hike to tiger nest famously known as Taktsang Monastery. It will take at least 2 hours to reach the monastery.
Enjoy cultural program and dinner in pure Bhutanese style in the evening.
 
Accommodation: Zhiwaling Hotel
 
Day 7: Departure

Depart from Paro International Airport
Note:  helicopter charges is not included

 
Day 1: Arrival

Today, you will set your feet on the country of happiness. Cool breeze will greet you as you walk out of the plane and high mountain peaks will smile at you. As you exit the airport gate, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and drive with a silken scarf. They will take you to your hotel.

This afternoon, you will first visit the majestic Paro Rinpung Dzong. This giant fortress is said to be built on a heap of jewels and it was built in 15th century. The present structure was built in 17th century by Zhabdrung Rinpoche. Today, it serves as the administrative centre of the district. From there, we will head towards National Museum. It was once a watch tower. Today, it is a museum that displays ancient arts and crafts and also weaponries. In the evening, you may have a walk in the town and see Bhutanese market and shops.

Accommodation: Zhiwaling Hotel
 
Day 2: Helicopter Ride

Today, we will take you to see Bhutan, the Land of Thunder Dragon, from the sky. We will take you to see high mountain peaks, deep forests, long rivers, giant dzongs and monuments, countless lakes and snaked terrains. You will fly with the different rare birds of Bhutan on the wings of Bhutan Helicopter and you will tour the entire Bhutan.
Accommodation: Zhiwaling Hotel
 
Day 3: Paro-Thimphu

You will leave for Thimphu right after having your breakfast.
En route, we will try to visit Tachog Monastery. This monastery was built 500 years ago by a great yogi who also was an iron bridge builder.
After lunch in your hotel, we will begin exploring Thimphu. We will first visit Buddha Point where the world’s tallest Buddha Dordenma Statue stands. From there, you will have a great view of Thimphu valley.

We will head towards National Memorial Chorten from there. This great stupa was built in the memory of His Majesty the Third King. We will then drive towards Tashichhodzong where His Majesty has His office.

Before entering the town, we will visit the Takin Park to see the national animal of Bhutan. You will see a strange animal in Takin, sheep-like creature with a body of cow.

Accommodation: Aman Kora
 
Day 4: Thimphu-Punakha
 
Today, we will leave Thimphu for Punakha.
We will first stop at Docula Pass (3150m) and visit Druk Wangyel Chortens. Here, there are 108 stupas and it was built under the command of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, to celebrate the victory over Indian Militants in 2003.

Then, we will descend down and stop as Chhimi Lhakhang. The temple here is known as the temple of fertility because it is strongly believed that all of the childless couples who seek the blessings of this temple will be granted their wishes.

This afternoon, we will visit the majestic Punakha Dzong (1200m). This fortress served as the capital of Bhutan for year in the past. If time permits, we will visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery.
 
Accommodation: Dense Boutique Hotel
 
Day 5: Punakha-Paro

Right after early breakfast, we will travel towards Paro. It is almost four hours journey.
On the way, we will stop at Semtokha to visit the oldest dzong in the country which was built in 1629 by the father of Bhutan, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It is about 12 kilometers away from Thimphu town.

Then, after lunch at Paro, we will visit one of the oldest temples built in 8th century, Kyichu Lhakhang.
 
Accommodation: Zhiwaling Hotel
 
Day 6: Taktsang Hike
 
Travel to Bhutan and if you go back without hiking to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, famously known as Taktsang Monastery (2900M), you have not completed your Bhutan trip. Thus, today, we will hike to the monastery. It will take at least two hours to reach the monastery.
The monastery was built by Guru Padmasambava in 8th century. The legend has it that Guru came riding on the furious tigress at the monastery site and subdued a demon that devoured human living in the valley.
After the hike, we will visit a home-stay and enjoy cultural program with dinner in pure Bhutanese style in the evening.
 
Accommodation: Zhiwaling Resort
 
Day 7: Departure
 
In Bhutan, there is a saying that a journey that begins must end. Thus, your journey to Bhutan comes to an end today. We will see you off at Paro International Airport.

Note:  helicopter charges is not included
 

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