The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has a rich and interesting history, and is also rich in natural wealth. This tour takes you to some of the best cultural destinations in this tiny mountain nation, giving you a glimpse into Bhutan’s rich past, and a front seat view to how it influences life even today.
Arrive at Paro International Airport, you will meet Asian Adventures representative and transferred to Thimpu (48 km / 2 hr.). Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay
Today visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve Centre, the national animal of Bhutan can be seen here. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay
Today drive to Punakha / Wangdue (77 km / 3 hr. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.), on the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.), to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short and easy hike to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay
Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha) distance 78 km on way/ driving 3 hrs.
After breakfast, start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9840 ft). Gangtey is the home of Black Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan. You also visit Gangtey Gompa and return back to Punakha.
Or other option for the day:
Hike to Khamsum Yuley Namgayal built by her Majesty queen mother Ashi Tshering Yangden. On the way back if you are interested you can do a river rafting in Mochu river. The cost of the rafting is not included in the package. Then visit the Nunnery.
Today drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious Thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay
Today hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2.5 hr. hike from the base camp). Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery. Overnight stay
Chelela mountain pass is the highest motor able road in Bhutan. The pass is at 3998 Meters, apparently the highest paved road in Bhutan. It's alovely drive up to the pass. There are a series of switchbacks as you leave Paro with great views back to Paro. When we drove here in July there were wild flowers along the road - orchids and rhododendrons. The top of the pass has lots of prayer flags and can see the view of second highest mountain peak of Bhutan called Jomolhari and Haa valley. Overnight stay
Drop at Paro Airport for onward journey. Tour Ends.
- 02 night's accommodation at Thimphu 01 night accommodation at Gangtey
- 01 night accommodation at Punakha 03 night's accommodation at Paro
- Meals as per the itinerary Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Dedicated AC vehicle for entire tour All applicable taxes
Gir National Park Gujarat
Sometimes it's not just the species spotted but also the amazing moments. Some of our guests had the unique opportunity to witness the mating of Asiatic Lions in the Gir Forest, truly a special moment.
Surajpur is an amazing wetland close to the nation’s capital. Apart from being one of the monsoon homes for the Bristled Grassbird, it is also home to another sought-after species: the Bengal Bush Lark.
One advantage of living near the birding hotspot of Bharatpur is that you can see some amazing birds, like the graceful Sarus Crane, in your backyard during this lockdown