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Literally translated Kuzuzangpo la means ‘is your body well?’. This happy greeting makes the Kuzu Bhutan tour 5 days of fun and discovery. Designed to introduce you to Western Bhutan, the Kuzu trip will you on a relaxing tour to the Capital and Paro Valley. In Thimphu, take day hikes to nearby monasteries and roam markets as the smiling locals fill you with good vibes! Meander back towards Paro and make the climb to Taktshang Monastery (known the world over as the Tiger’s Nest). Visit some of our holiest sites that will leave you planning your next trip before you finish this one!

Trip at Glance:

Day 1 – THIMPHU –Drive 1 Hr. Altitude 2320m

Day 2 - THIMPHU - Altitude 2320m

Day 3 - PARO –Drive 1 hr. Altitude 2280m

Day 6 – PARO - Altitude 2280m

Day 7 - DEPART

 

DETAIL ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Arrival in Paro, Bhutan's International Airport

Elevation 2,280m / Drive time 50 mins to Thimphu

Welcome to the Land of the Thunder Dragon-Bhutan! On arrival at Paro International Airport you will be greeted by your guide and head of field operations. Today, to acclimatize you to the altitude we will leisurely drive to Thimphu, check you in to your hotel where you will have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine and then a little sight-seeing in Thimphu if you are up for it.

Take a short drive up the mountain to the Takin enclosure to be welcomed by the national animal of Bhutan.

 

Day 2 - Tour of Thimphu

Elevation 2,320m

Viewpoints around Thimphu that may be viewed;

The Textile Museum– Fantastically preserved textiles and traditional weaving at your viewing pleasure.

Paper making factory – on the other side of the valley across the river you can find out all about the art of traditional Bhutanese rice paper making.

The Heritage Museum– Dedicated to connecting people with past Bhutan through an exhibition of artefacts used in rural households and our way of life years ago.

The National Memorial Chorten – a serene monument built in honour of our Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

Thimphu Dzong (Tashichho Dzong) – the largest Dzong in Bhutan, is also the seat of the offices of the King of Bhutan and the Monk body.

Simtokha Dzong – Take a 3 mile drive South of Thimphu, to Semtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in the Kingdom.

Centenary Farmers’ Market – Fridays through Sundays most of the Capital's population congregate on the banks of the Thimphu Chhu (river) where the weekend market is held. Here villagers from the valley and other nearby places come to sell a wide variety of exotic vegetables and handicrafts.

To put a fine end to your day join your host actor Kelly Dorji for conversation over a traditional dinner.

 

Day 3 - Paro

Elevation 2,280m / Drive time four and a half hours

Paro Valley- The beautiful valley where it all began for you is home to many of Bhutan’s old monasteries and temples. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu River that flows through the valley. Some of the important places to visit in Paro are as follow;

Paro Dzong- also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century fortress is also the administrative centre of the Dzonkhag (district).

Ta Dzong- Built as a watch tower; it was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique Thangkas, textiles, weapons and armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artefacts.

 

Day 4 - In and around Paro

Elevation 2,280m

Drukgyal Dzong- A morning drive to the north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong that was built in 1647 by the great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of Bhutan. The Dzong was almost completely destroyed by an accidental fire in the early 1950s and left in ruins as an reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore its ramparts and relive the memories of its glorious past.

Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) – Take a one hour hike to the cafeteria point which is also a vantage viewpoint whereby you can capture a stunning view of the monastery. Prayer flags adorn the cliffs and this is the site where Guru Padmasambhava arrived on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. Estimated climbing time is 2 and half hours.

Kyichu Lhakhang- After a scrumptious lunch, we will retrace our steps to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in the 7th Century.

 

Day 5 - Depart Paro

Elevation 2,280m

 

1. Accommodations is on twin sharing basis


2. All meals with evening tea


3. Full time services of an English speaking Terton guide

4. All entry fees to Museums and monuments


5. Full time service of an imported SUV/coaster and driver
(s)

6. Complimentary bottled water supplied by Terton


7. Permit services

8. 10% Discount at Terton Gallery on Antiques and Kelly Dorji artworks.

 

Room and hotel up gradation (supplement).

2. Tipping of Guide, Driver


3. All alcohol and Bar bills.

4. Laundry bill, phone bills and other bills of a personal nature.

5. Hire of knowledgeable resource person; (differs from person to person).

6. Airfare

 

Please note that due to government holidays, some venues and sites maybe closed on the date of your visit. Fortunately we can easily make some minor changes to let your visit remain unhampered.

Features

Nights: 4   Days: 5

2320

Moderate

1

Thimpu

Paro

Location

Activities

  • Birdwatch
  • Bonfire
  • Hiking
  • Jogging
  • Nature Photography
  • Nature walk

Ideal For

Tour Owner

Kelly
Tour code : BH/TER/001
About : In Bhutan Gross National Happiness is valued more than gross Domestic Product. So it’s no wonder that we choose to put service above price for all our guests. In a world travel market where emphasis has been laid on price competition, we pride ourselves in being competitively service based. This means we work that much harder to prove that we spearhead Bhutanese hospitality, which is amongst the best in the world. We are licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.While facilitating group travel is second nature to us, we know that many travelers sometimes enjoy private trips. Whether you are taking a solitary sojourn or holidaying with just your friends or family, we offer you a chance to visit Bhutan.