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The Thunder Dragon Tour

8 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic flight to Paro airport from Kathmandu
  • Magnificent view of Nepal and Bhutan Himalayas
  • Explore historical and cultural Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang City
  • Unforgettable view of Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugan Mountain
  • Explore the Dochu-la pass (3,088m)
  • Abundant flora and fauna
  • Visit to National Library in Thimphu

Bhutan Land of Thunder Dragon Tour gives its guests an opportunity to get to know Bhutan’s rich culture and landscape. On this 7N/8 Days -road trip we visit significant Bhutanese municipalities of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and investigate its delightful landmarks. Thunder Dragon tour is focused mainly on Culture and History at Paro, Thimpu, Bumthang and Punakha cities. For easy remembering AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions also call it 7/8 days Bhutan overland tour.

The last remaining examples of an ancient living architecture from the mighty ancient for tresses to the humble farm houses – the stunning and strategic locations of the grand for tresses housing both monks and civil administrations are the major attractions of trip. We have created a variety of cultural and natural destinations to enable you to explore and understand Bhutan in deep.

Why bhutan is called as land of thunder dragon :> A druk shows up on the banner of Bhutan, holding gems to speak to riches. In Dzongkha, Bhutan is called Druk Yul “Land of Druk”, and Bhutanese pioneers are called Druk Gyalpo, “Thunder Dragon Lords”. … Concluding this was a sign, he named the religious community Medication Ralung, including “thunder dragon” to the name.

In Bhutan Land of Thunder Dragon Tour we have included Paro traditional architecture city tour, Thimbu sightseeing, Bumthang heritage site tour and Punakha natural site trip. The highlight of the trip is historical and cultural Paro including Tiger’s Nest monastery, Magnificent view of Nepal and Bhutan Himalayas by scenic flight to and from Paro, Unforgettable view of Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugan Mountain, Dochu-la pass (3,088m), Abundant flora and fauna and the National Library in Thimphu. Thimpu is the current capital city of Bhutan and Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, which is the winter residence of the chief abbot and monks.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu (TIA) to Paro Airport (2195m)
Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing tour
Day 03: Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (1310m)
Day 04: Drive from Punakha to Trongsa (2180m)
Day 05: Drive from Trongsa to Punakha (1,310m)
Day 06: Drive from Punakha to Paro
Day 07: Paro (Day hike to Tiger’s Nest)
Day 08: Final Departure

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Group Size:
Min 2 Max 12
8 Days
Please: The price given below includes Kathmandu to Paro and Paro to Kathmandu flight tickets!
All inclusive cost  $3599.00 / per person

Trip Info

We would like to provide some information that will help you with each of your considerations. Please read below for the more information.

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the client’s desire (budget)
  • The included itinerary above price is a guideline and standard pattern which AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions advises you. This touring itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The itinerary shall be changed after an understanding between both AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions and the client. Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the tour.
  • Price above the, shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding, that is, if the client intends to add some services we shall charge him/her for those additional services and if he/she intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • Please feel free to contact AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions for any information about in your selected package.

Details Itinerary

Fly from Kathmandu International Airport to Paro with Druk Air, Bhutan's National Airline. Our representative will welcome you in the Paro airport. Drive from paro to Thimphu which is the capital of Bhutan and the modern town of Bhutan it has about 90 thousands inhabitants. Today you will see the National animal, Golden Takin, Zulekha nunnery, National Handicraft Emporium and in the evening walk to Thimphu city. Dinner and overnight Stay at Thimphu.

After breakfast, You will have full day sightseeing, you will visits to Memorial Chorten(stupa), the most impressive stupa built in 1974 by the Grand Queen Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden in the memory of the Third King of Bhutan; National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts and also modern academic books; Handicrafts Emporiums that displays wide range of beautifully woven fabrics for man and women, crafted products and other decorative items; Painting School,famous for traditional thangka paintings from where you can also buy if u like them; Institute of Traditional Medicine where rich herbal medicines abundant in the kingdom are prepared Tashichhodzong. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

After breakfast you will proceed to Punakha which is acroos Dochula pass (3100m). The pass offers the most spectacular view over the greater eastern Himalays including the highest peak of Bhutan. En route you will make short excursion about an hour to the temple of divine. You will visit Punakha which was the previous capital city of Bhutan till 1955.Dinner and overnight at Punkha.

Today we will drive early to Trongsa which is about 4-5 hours journey which is located in central part of Bhutan. Check into hotel and after some rest, visit to Ta Dzong(Musuem) and Trongsa Dzong(Fortress) Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Today we will drive back to Punakha valley for overnight, crossing Chendebji Stupa. If we find any interesting scene we will stop for a photo. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Early in the Morning after breakfast you will have short excursion to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten. This Chorten is dedicated to our present crown prince and for the world peace. Which has fascinating paintings and statues of tantric teachings then Hike will take you around 45 minutes each way. Later drive to Paro via Thimphu. Free walk in Thimphu City, the best place to buy souvenir from Bhutan and then drive to Paro. Overnight at Punkha.

Today you have challenging hike to Tiger’s nest which is almost 3 hours hike also you can take a horse ride. Taktshang which means the Tiger’s air, a Buddhist Monastery perched on a steep cliff is another awe striking place. After lunch you will take to visit Ta Dzong built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, currently the National Museum that once served as the watchtower for Paro Dzong; Drukgyel Dzong built in 1647 by Zhabdrung to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in1644 which is now in ruins; Kyichu lhakhang, one of the most sacred temples in Bhutan built in 636 AD by a Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo. It houses the Crowned Buddha (Jowo) and Padmasambhava. Overnight stay at Paro.

Fly from Paro to Kathmandu or alternatively join the next program

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • Assistance at the International airport by AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  • 7N/8 Days full board package in Tourist standard Hotel in Bhutan
  • All land transportation by luxury vehicle, depending upon group size
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the tour.
  • All kind of Permit, National Park entry fee, and movement charge
  • Private Vehicle Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary
  • Guide and Private vehicles will be available for Paro and Thimphu Sightseeing as per above Itinerary
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid kit )
  • Escorted English speaking tour guide during the tour period as per Itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees to museum and monuments during festival.
  • Bottle of mineral water during long road drive.
  • Complete pr-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • All hotel taxes/ service charges FITS surcharge
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Complete pr-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)

Cost Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Airfare of international flights except KTM - Paro -KTM.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved tour staff .
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control.

Equipment List

It is better to wash and use instead of bringing a lot of clothes. While choosing clothes to pack, pack clothes made of cotton/poly bend. Keep in mind to pack t-shirt, half pant, pant to stay in the summer and you will often be walking on unpaved roads during the tour, remember to pack shoes and slippers.

— Rain jacket/ Umbrella
— Water bottle
— Day sack
— Hand sanitizer
— Flash light
— Pocket Knife
— First aid supplies and medicine
— Camera
— Sunglasses
— Sunscreen cream
— Insect repellent
— Passport photocopy
— 4 copies of passport size photo (It will be better if — you have)
— Laptop/Ipad
— USB drive
— Books
— Ear plugs
— Pair of flip flops
— Toiletries

Trip Map

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The Thunder Dragon Tour

Trip Facts

  • 7 nights, 8 days
  • Easy
  • 2195m/7200ft.
  • March/ April
  • KTM/ Paro
  • Paro/ KTM
  • Private car, Flights
  • Full Board Service
  • Min 2 - Max 25

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