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.
Depart for Tribhuvan
Arrive in Tribhuvan Int'l Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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.
Early morning fly from Kathmandu to Paro.
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.
After breakfast drive from Thimpu to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula pass (3050m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast depart for Paro Airport for your onward flight.
Leisure day in Kathmandu.