Four and Eight Day tours into the Hidden land of BhutanVery close to Nepal is the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Nestled between India and China, it is located only a few miles from Nepal's eastern border.
It is a land known for its isolation. For centuries, it was not a place that people visited. It is steeped in Buddhist traditions and features some incredible scenery that is found in the Himalayas. Monasteries hang off the sides of cliffs, the valleys are green and alive while the mountains are capped with brilliant white snow. The air is clean, and the architecture is unique to this mountain kingdom.
We at Sabbatical Explore Nepal are proud to be able to offer tours into this isolated and forbidden land. We have both a four day and eight day tour available. Why not come and experience Bhutan while in this part of the world? Kathmandu is the gateway to the kingdom of Bhutan.
Day 1: Flight Kathmandu-Paro
The flight into the Himalayas reveals breathtaking views of great peaks. You fly right into the Dragon Kingdom's cloud scraping airstrip at Paro (Altitude 7000 ft.). A Bhutanese escort from Bhutan Tourism Corporation Limited (BTCL) will greet you on arrival and drive you through the beautiful Paro valley to your hotel situated on a breezy, pine scented hillside.
After a refreshment take a stroll around the little town at Paro.
Day 2: Paro-Thimpu
After breakfast a 2-hour drive through the Paro and Thimpu valleys to Thimpu the capital of Bhutan (Altitude 7500- ft.). Enroute visit the Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of its kind. This fortress built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1627 once guarded the Thimpu valley.It is now a religious University. Drive to hotel for lunch, then visit the National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts, the School of Thangkha painting and the Traditional Medicine Institute where centuries old healing arts are still practiced. Visit the Memorial Chorten to His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and take a 15 minute drive to Decheachholing to witness the gold and silver smiths at work. Then, the Tashichhodzong ("Fortress of the Glorious religion"), built in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namkgyel. and reconstructed in 1961, using traditional methods. Without the use of any nails or plans the reconstuction was completed under the rule of late King Jigme Dorje Wangchuck, the father of modern Bhutan.
Day 3: Thimpu-Paro
Day 4: Paro-Kathmandu
Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to the airport to board the flight. Your BTCL escort will assist and bid you farewell.