Embarking on a Bhutan weekend adventure trip is a good idea to see some amazing places of interest in the kingdom in a short span of time. Your experience begins when you land in Paro and undertake a journey through the Eastern Himalayas to Thimphu. Upon arriving in the Bhutanese capital, explore Tashichho Dzong, National Handicrafts Emporium and National Memorial Chorten. The next day, continue sightseeing in the city, and see the BBS Tower, Motithang Takin Preserve, Changangkha Lhakhang, Buddha Dordenma Statue and Changlimithang Stadium.
On the third day of the tour, this Bhutan weekend adventure package will take you to Paro for sightseeing. See the numerous interesting exhibits of the National Museum of Bhutan in Ta Dzong. Also, get a taste of trekking as you walk towards Rinpung Dzong, which houses a number of stupas and temples. Later, see the ruining Drukgyel Dzong and the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang to end your wonderful venture.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN PARO | PARO TO THIMPHU (51 KM/1.25 HOURS) | CITY SIGHTSEEING
On arrival at Paro Airport, meet our representative and begin a road journey to Thimphu. Thimphu – the capital of the Buddhist kingdom – is a picturesque city. High mountains, lush pine trees; and the hissing Thimphu Chu (river) mark the landscape of Thimphu. Mild summers and cold, snowy winters characterise the subtropical highland climate of the region. A number of palaces, museums, Buddhist temples, dzongs and stupas can be visited in and near the Bhutanese capital.
On reaching Thimphu, transfer to the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, begin your Bhutan weekend adventure tour with a round of local sightseeing. See Tashichho Dzong, a huge fortress that houses the seat of the national government, royal thrones and the offices of the monarch. Also in the evening, pay a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, which is dedicated to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third king of the country. The chorten or stupa contains beautiful paintings of various Buddhist deities and photos of the emperor.
Buy locally produced objects like cloth paintings, shoes and textiles at the government-run handicrafts emporium and local shops. After sightseeing, return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN THIMPHU | THIMPHU TO PARO
Today, your Bhutan weekend adventure package takes you to more amazing sites in and around the city. Relish breakfast at the hotel, and then visit Motithang Takin Preserve, which seeks to protect the national animal of Bhutan, the takin. Another site that you will visit today is the BBS Tower, which offers panoramic views of the picturesque Thimphu Valley. See a statue of Avalokitesvara that has 11 heads; inscribed prayer wheels and large Buddhist texts at the 12th century Changangkha Lhakhang.
Travel to Buddha Point during the course of the day to see the approximately 169 feet high bronze Buddha Dordenma statue. Also explore Changlimithang Stadium, the centre of sports in the kingdom, while touring the city. The arena is used for football, and more famously for hosting the traditional archery competitions. Later in the day, travel by road to Paro, and upon your arrival here transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 03: PARO SIGHTSEEING
Post a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, tour the city and the Paro Valley. Upon recommencing your Bhutan weekend adventure trip, visit the cylindrical tower of Ta Dzong that houses the National Museum of Bhutan. Farming equipment, weapons, bamboo and cane objects, preserved animals, clothes, jewels, religious and prehistoric articles, ornate paintings, Buddhist sculptures, stamps and objects, belonging to Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal are exhibited here.
Later, indulge in some trekking as you make your way through the winding mountainous trails towards Rinpung Dzong. The dzong contains an assembly hall, residence of monks, and numerous Buddhist temples and stupas. In the afternoon, explore the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, where you will be able to see remnants of stone walls. The dzong houses several towers, a central building, called Utse; and other smaller structures. Also during the day, pay homage at Kyichu Lhakhang, a pagoda-style shrine, dating to the 7th century. After visiting these peculiar sites, come back to the hotel and stay overnight in Paro.
DAY 04: DEPARTURE FROM PARO
Check-out from the hotel following your breakfast, and transfer to Paro Airport to board your return flight to India.
Duration: 3 Nights/ 4 Days
Places Covered: Paro, Thimpu
Best Time to go: April to June, October to March
1. Accommodation With Daily Breakfast
2. Price based on 4 people travelling together
3. Exclusive NAC Vehicle for all transfer & Sightseeing
4. All Taxes except GST
1. Extras of personal nature such as personal tips, laundry charges, additional tour charges
2. Insurance, Medical & Emergency rescue costs
3. Entrance fees at monuments, monasteries, museums etc.
4. Hard drinks or liquor
6. GST @ 5.0%