Kingdom of Bhutan Travel Course

The itinerary and travel dates are customizable.

This initial itinerary is a sample itinerary and does not reflect any academic program. ARAMFO offers its travel courses to all fields of study. Therefore, our initial itineraries serve as a reference for the types of activates and locations available in the region. All customizations for academic programs are made on a case by case basis.

Initial Itinerary

Day

Program

Day 1

Depart for Tribhuvan

Day 2

Arrive in Tribhuvan Int'l Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Welcome and transfer to hotel.

Days 3 and 4

Explore ancient and historical cities including Kathmandu's Durbar square with its stone paved lanes and colourful market, virgin Goddess and many temples of different kinds of architecture. Pasupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath stupa.
Discover Patan, the city of art and beauty and finally visit Bhaktapur, with its famous wood-carving. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 5

Early morning fly from Kathmandu to Paro.
Arrive at Paro airport and take the 2½ hour drive to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan.
Overnight in Thimpu.

Day 6

Commence sightseeing in Thimpu including a visit to Tashichhodzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the government offices and the King's throne room. Overnight in Thimpu.

Day 7

After breakfast drive from Thimpu to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula pass (3050m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan.

Visit to Punakha Dzong,

Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, the newly built Stupa.

Drive to Wangduephodrang to visit Dzong and some other local markets. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 8

After breakfast drive from Punakha to Paro enroute visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies. Afternoon in Paro, visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight in Paro.

Day 9

After breakfast drive north of Paro valley to the ruins of Drukgyel Dozng.

Visit a traditional Bhutanese farm house which offers good insight into the everyday lifestyle of local people.

Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries.
On the return to Paro town visit enroute Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight in Paro.

Day 10

After breakfast depart for Paro Airport for your onward flight.

Day 11

Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 12

Departure day

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