Journey to Druk Yul Tour

Duration: 5 Days

Bhutan, also known as ‘’’Druk Yul’’ (meaning the Land of the Thunder Dragon in Bhutanese), is a country where the ancient traditions and religions of the Buddhists are still intact. The country has become travelers’ favorite due its richness in culture and history, and heart-warming hospitality.

This five-day-long Journey to Druk Yul Tour is an opportunity to explore the magnificent country of Bhutan in a short period. We visit major landmarks in the capital city Thimphu including King’s Memorial Chorten and TashichhoDzong. Then, we will explore the National Library that houses the priceless Buddhist manuscripts.

Learning about the ancient method of healing and herbal medicine while in the Traditional Institute of Medicine is an informative period of the trip. Journey to Druk Yul Tour also takes you to Thangka Painting School where you can see students learn the art of painting thangka. We then drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan where we visit PunakhaDzong, KhamsumYulleyNamgyalChorten and blend in with the local while strolling the Punakha market.

In Paro, we hike up to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) hanging on to the edge of a cliff. It is the major attraction in Bhutan, and a must visit the site. Also, we explore other attraction in the city including DrukgyelDzong and KyichuLhakhang. Want to explore Bhutan even better? Adventure Club Trek offers a very convenient but exciting Bhutan Cultural Tour with Three days Bumthang Trek- 12 Days itinerary which takes you sightseeing in Thimphu and Paro, and gives you the opportunity to trek for three days in this secluded country.

Trip Highlights:

  • Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) located at an altitude of 3,120 m
  • Visit major tourist site in Thimphu- King’s Memorial Chorten, National Library and National Institute of Medicine
  • Sightseeing in Paro
  • Explore Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Flight to Paro and transfer to Thimphu (2,320m): 50 km, 1 hour
  • Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m): 86 km, 3 hours
  • Day 03: Punakha to Paro (2,250m) : 127 km, 4 hours
  • Day 04: Excursion to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)
  • Day 05: Flight Paro to Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration 5 Days
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Style Tour
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