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7Days Land of Thunder Dragon - Bhutan (BHUT7)


The Kingdom of Bhutan is a tranquil country where you can explore the ancient cultures, beautiful landscapes and magnificent architecture. Bhutan, called Druk Yul by its people, is known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”. It is one of the world’s most beautiful, yet mysterious places. Ctc Travel designs the 7 days Bhutan Tour takes the visitors to the realm of multiple exposures, adventures and a sigh of relief as if the person has reached to the seventh heaven on earth. We also initiate to provide visitors the real taste of the existing daily lives of the Bhutanese in a close shot.

DAY 1: Singapore - Paro - Thimphu

Early morning flight into Paro (via Kolkada). Paro is at an altitude of 2300m above sea level. Met by our representative and then drive to Thimphu - the only capital in the world without any traffic lights, which is about one hour drive from Paro. First to visit the Memorial Chorten, The Chorten is also a center of worship for the people living in Thimphu. Then go to General Postal Office Bhutan, an old Post Office Building where you can make your own stamps with your own photos right on the spot! Continue the journey to Archery Stadium and have a chance to watch field archery competition (if any). If weekends and time permits, you will visit weekend market before dinner. Overnight at Thimphu.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: Thimphu

Thimphu is the capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Bhutan. After hotel breakfast first proceeds to visit Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang), it is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue constructed in the mountains of Bhutan. The statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues. You can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point, the largest statue of Buddha in the country also sits there. Next to visit the Motithang Mini Zoo where you can see the National animal Takin research centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. Continue to visit Tashichhoe Dzong, the fortress of the glorious religion’s houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King, the main secretariat building and the central Monk body. The National School of Traditional Arts(it will be close during Bhutan school holiday period), where young monks learn the art of Buddhist thangkha painting; the workshops for mask making and fine metal craft, weaving, ceramics and paper. Overnight in Thimphu.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: Thimphu - Punakha

Morning drive to Punakha at about 3 hours from Thimphu crossing the Dochula pass - This Pass offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens - with 108 stupas built by the Queen. In clear weather, you can see the Himalaya Ranges with all snow covered. A short hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple). A gentle walk thru beautiful farm houses and vast plains of rice fields. The monastery is dedicated to the Divine Madman who is popularly known as Drukpa Kinley. He inherited the divine madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time. The temple is regarded as a sanctum of fertility and most childless couples usually makea visit to this temple to seek the fertility blessings. Overnight in Punakha.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Punakha

Further north of Punakha is an interesting temple called Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal stands majestically on a strategic ridge above the Punakha valley. It is a splendid example of Bhutan’s fine architectural and artistic traditions and the only one of its kind in the world. Next to visit the Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It is arguably the most beautiful dzong in the country. Overnight in Punakha tonight.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: Punakha - Thimphu - Paro

Upon arrival, visit Rinpung Dzong, built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. A fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. The Dzong is now used as anadministration center and school for monks. After Rinpung Dzong, take a slow walk down to Rinpung Dzong Bridge, one of the oldest bridges in Bhutan. Ta Dzong, which means “watchtower”, was built by Choeje Minjur Tenpa, the first governor of Trongsa, in the year 1652. The tower stood guard over the Trongsa Dzong to protect the main stronghold of the town. We will take a drive to the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong which was once a historic monument built as a symbol of victory for the Bhutanese against the northern invaders. Overnight in Paro.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: Paro

In the morning drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), one of today’s sacred pilgrimage site where Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. The hike up the monastery takes up to 3-4 hours. The monastery is perched on the side of the cliff at the height of 900 meters above the Paro Valley. In the afternoon to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, built in 7th century, is one of the two oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: Paro - Singapore

After breakfast, free till transfer to Airport for your flight to Singapore, we hope you have enjoyed this wonderful trip with CTC Travel !

Meals Plan: Breakfast


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  • Tour subject to confirmation.
  • 1. Tipping for local guide/driver: GV2: USD 8/day/passenger; GV3 and above: USD 5/day/passenger
  • 2. Tour deposit is S$1500/pax; and final balance of tour funds are due no later than 40 days prior to your departure
  • 3. Chinese / English speaking tour guide; need to book in advance if request for Chinese speaking guide, no surcharge but subject to availability.
  • 4. Tour fare has included the Bhutan visa fee, a clear color scan copy (full photo page) is needed while processing entry visa
  • 5. Grade A hotel accommodation throughout, but hotel condition and facility cannot compare with other modern cities, we seek for your kind understanding.
  • 6. Bhutan is a challenging region to travel in for a wide variety of reasons. We CTC Travel, along with our partner operator reserve the right to make necessary changes to your pre-arranged and prepaid itinerary structure where unforeseen circumstances dictate such changes. Depending on circumstances a refund may not be offered for such late changes
  • 7. After deposits have been paid they become totally non-refundable and it is essential you have your travel insurance in place for your protection. CTC Travel and our partner ground operator take no responsibility for airlines amending flight times and/or cancelling and/or rerouting flights for operational reasons.

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