Study Tour to Bhutan of 5 Nights and 6 Days to Bhutan will also take you to the heart of the beauty by Nature to learn and know about western part Bhutan. The top most and very beautiful about this tour will is Phobjikha Valley in Winter and Spring time. You will get to visit like Taktsang (Tiger Nest) do hiking and other adventure activities. Study Tour to Bhutan will introduce students to a country which survives as an ancient culture in a modern world, a Shangri-La. It features outdoor types of adventure activities such as camping, short treks and the Bhutanese national sport of archery. These activities will also enable us to move in closer to the local population and be true travelers, instead of simply tourists who view ‘the locals’ through the panes of a bus window. There will also be many opportunities for appreciating the arts and magnificent Himalayan landscape. This course is for students who are seeking cultural and geographical wonder and understand the true sense of community-based tour by camping nearby villages and exploring their day to day activities by working with the farmers.
Day 1: Paro –Thimphu and explore Thimphu
On arrival at Paro your tour guide and driver from Charisma Bhutan Tours & Treks will greet you and then drive to your hotel in Paro and after lunch explore Paro.
Bhutan Postal Museum, the museum tells the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the evolution of communications and postal system in the country.
National Textile Museum which is a good place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in colors and designs.
Folk Heritage Museum– A living museum of rural life which provides visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk Heritage Museum is set inside a three storied, 19th century traditional house.
Overnight Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2: Explore Thimphu
After breakfast, continuing your Bhutan travel and Bhutan trip takes you to Thimphu and after lunch visit the following:
Takin Preserve, which houses the national animal the Takin that is only found in Bhutan. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family.
Witness Archery game (National sport of Bhutan) at the Changlimithang National Satdium.
Buddha Point where the largest Buddha statue in the country is perched on the hillock overlooking the Thimphu Valley and enjoy the magnificent few of Thimphu Valley and mountain peaks.
Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969.
National Memorial Chorten, chorten literally means ‘ seat of faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments the ‘Mind of Buddha’. Meet the elderly local in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten.
Craft Bazaar -A one stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and buy Bhutan made art and craft product. The Bazaar in its 80 stalls covers all aspects of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.
Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu
Day 3: Drive towards Punakha from Thimphu
After breakfast, drive to Punakha through Dochula Pass. In the clear spring sky, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. .
Dochula pass, the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (Queen Mother of Bhutan) for the security and well being of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan.
On the way, stop for lunch at Metsina village and then visit the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.
Then visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho – Chu (male river) and the Mochu (female river). The dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (the person who unified Bhutan) to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region.
In the drive through upper Punakha valley and take a hike through farmhouses to the beautiful Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Lhakhang (temple) built by Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck (the Queen Mother of Bhutan) for peace and stability in this ever-changing world.
Overnight a hotel in Punakha.
Day 4: Drive from Punakha to Paro
Farm houses in Paro Valley and a visit to a farm house offers a good glimpse into the lifestyle of a farmer and where you can enjoy authentic Bhutanese lunch.
Kyichu temple,one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples, which would be placed on all the points of her body.
Paro Dzong, built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The Dzong is now being used as an administration center and school for monks.Then walk down to Rimpung Bridge (Traditonal Bridge), oldest bridge in Bhutan.
National Museum (Ta Dzong), circular museum
Overnight at a hotel in Paro.
Day 5: Thimphu-Paro & A Hike to Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
After breakfast drive to Paro for about 1 hour and hike up to Taktsang Monastery.
Also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’, the hike to Tiger’s Nest will surely be the highlight of your Bhutan tour and Bhutan trip as it was for many who visited Bhutan. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months.
Visit Drukgyel Dzong a 17th century fortress that used to keep invading Tibetan forces at bay and it was destroyed by fire in 1951.
Kichu Lhakhang, the temple is one of the two among 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century to subdue a demon that lay supine across Tibet and Bhutan.
Overnight at a hotel in Paro.
Day 6: Paro Departure
After breakfast, drive your tour guide and drive from Charisma Bhutan will see you off at the Paro International Airport for your flight to your onward destinations.
The total tour cost includes minimum daily tariff, surcharges and Bhutan visa fees
(March, April, May, September, October &November)
USD $ 1295 per person
(December, January, February, June, July & August)
USD $ 1160 per person