Nepal Boutique Travel Route

【Bhutan Tour of Happiness】

Kathmandu, Nepal → Thimphu, Punakha and Paro in Bhutan

If you want to find a place to get rid of the pressure from work and the city’s hustle and bustle, Bhutan would be an ideal destination. Bhutan, a Himalayan kingdom in the mountains once topped the World Happiness Report of the United Nations, may not be the most developed country, yet it has the happiest people living there. You can experience the traditional Tibetan culture, meet sincere faces, and breathe in fresh air there. In different “dzongs” and monasteries, you may spin the prayer wheels to bless your family. There you may come to comprehend what “desiring nothing” really means. There are beautiful woods that you can trek in and appreciate the beauty of nature. The Government of Bhutan strives to protect local forests and cultures so that the pure land can be kept on Earth. Tourists are allowed to join government-regulated packaged tours only, with a minimum consumption. If you prefer a “semi individual visit”, after planning your own route, you may contact a local travel agency in Bhutan, who will then arrange a local guide to assist your exploration.

Day 1 Hong Kong—— Kathmandu, Nepal——Thimphu, Bhutan
Morning - Afternoon:

Take a flight from Hong Kong to Kathmandu, Nepal. After visiting Boudhanath, Nepal’s largest stupa, transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.

Night:

Enjoy an authentic Bhutanese dinner in town.

Day 2 Thimphu
Morning:

After visiting the Tashichho Dzong, make a unique stamp featuring your own portrait, and use it to post a postcard in the Bhutan Postal Museum. Then, visit the Buddha Dordenma Statue.

Afternoon:

Head for the National Memorial Chorten, a notable landmark and religious architecture in Thimphu. After that, go to the Weekend Market for souvenir shopping and appreciating the local life.

Night:

After visiting the 108 stupas and the temple nearby at the Dochula Pass, set off for Punakha.

Day 3 Punakha
Morning:

Appreciate the beauty of nature in the Jigme Dorji National Park.

Afternoon:

After visiting the Punakha Dzong, Bhutan’s second oldest and second largest dzong, head for the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

Night:

Savour a nice dinner of traditional dishes in town before heading for Paro.

Day 4 Paro
Morning:

Trek the mountain to see the Paro Taktsang embedded on the sheer cliffs.

Afternoon:

Visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, an essential venue for many royal ceremonies.

Night:

Enjoy local delicacies for dinner.

Day 5 Paro——Hong Kong
Morning:

Visit the Paro Dzong.

Afternoon:

After having the Bhutanese cuisine as lunch, visit the National Museum to wrap up your trip in Bhutan.

Night:

Take a flight back to Hong Kong.

Last revision date: October 14, 2020