7 Days sightseeing across beautiful passes, mountains and visit to monasteries and temples
Available throughout the year.
The tour revolves round understanding the concept of GNH. The term GNH or Gross National Happiness is a development philosophy or an attempt to measure development based on well-being and not so much on the conventional concept of GDP. Gross National Happiness has four pillars, which are given below.
Equitable and equal socio-economic development,
Promotion and preservation of cultural and spiritual heritage,
Protection and conservation of environment,
In this tour we will experience happiness from the day we land at Paro airport.
The draft itinerary has been developed considering the interest of groups in studying and seeing how the GNH concepts are infused in our day-to-day affairs and in our developmental processes. The itinerary can be revised in feasible order, to incorporate local events or celebrations depending on your interest
Day 1: Arrival: Paro and drive to Thimphu (1 hour)
Arrive at Paro airport, I will be with you throughout your visit. Visit Tachog Lhakhang. Sightseeing towards Thimphu valley.
Day 2: Thimphu, Start time 8:00 am.
Visit National Library, Tarayang centre, visit monk body and listen to lecture on happiness. Night Halt: Thimphu
Day 3: Thimphu
Visit to landmarks around Thimphu including famous Tashichhodzong.
Day 4: Thimphu- Punakha (drive: 2-3 hours)
Enjoy sight seeing, visit important landmarks and enjoy beautiful passes along the way. Night halt at Punakha.
Day 5 : Punakha
Enjoy sight seeing in Punakha, visit to Punakha Dzong, Khansumyule Chorten.
Day 6: Punakha - Wangdue Phodrang
Enjoy sight seeing, visit Gangtoe monastery, Bird watching
Night halt: Paro
Day 7: Paro
Body chilling hike to world famous Paro Taktsang, Drugyel Dzong
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport
Duration: 7 days
This is very beautiful 7 days 6 nights tour where we will be visiting 4 different places experiencing different climatic conditions and vegetation. We will also come across serene and beautiful landmarks on the way, the roads are smooth. We will find true happiness from simple things you see on the tour.
We will be using a 10-12 seater FWD rented vehicle driven by an experienced licensed driver to make it safe, memorable and equally exciting.
This tour is designed for up to 8 travellers. If your group is larger, just contact me for details and a quote and I will customize the tour for you.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
7000 Nu. - The amount Nu. 7000(100 USD) are related to buying personal souvenir, private food in a restaurant and local specialty like handicrafts etc. in case you wish to do some personal activities which is outside of my list.
- Personal Expenses
#I am not a driver but I can arrange air conditioned vehicles to an individual's as well as for groups with licensed professional driver.
#I can also cater assistance to visitors with disability with the help of able and dedicated care givers.