Bhutan Tour from Singapore 7 days

Background
Explore the ancient Dzongs (Stone fortresses), intricately designed Buddhist monasteries, enigmatic forested valleys, and the pristine Himalayas in Bhutan on the Bhutan Tour from Singapore. Located at the eastern end of Greater Himalaya, Bhutan is also referred to as the hidden kingdom or the Shangri-La (the fabled hideaway in Himalaya). The tour takes you on a week-long journey across the historical destinations around the mountainous country.

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The ancient legend suggests that the Indian King Sandal dip once ruled over the Bhutanese region. The earliest history of Bhutan goes back to the immigration of a large flock of Tibetans in the 9th Century. Today, over three-quarters of Bhutanese practice Vajrayana Buddhism, a form of tantric Buddhism. You will find the people revering the imagery of “Druk,” the Thunder Dragon. Although not as big as Eight-Thousander, the mountains in Bhutan, such as Gangkhar Puensum (7570m) and Chomolhari (7326m), range over 7,000 meters. One of the highlights of this tour includes witnessing the magnificent sight of confluence between Mo Chhu and Po Chhu River in Punakha Valley. Explore the legacy of Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche, who meditated in the caves at Paro for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours.

The 7-day Bhutan Tour from Singapore begins upon your arrival in Paro via Singapore. You can find many connecting flights from Singapore, India, and Nepal to Bhutan. Upon arrival, you’ll embark on a road journey overlooking the majestic peak of Jomolhari towards Thimpu City. Explore the historical sight of Memorial Chorten at Thimpu, followed by the tour to Folk Heritage Museum and Motithang Takin Preserve. Drive over the mountainous Dochula Pass (3150m) overlooking the giant Gangkhar Puensum. Witness the 108 Buddhist memorial Chortens en route to Punakha. The scenic Punakha valley is where the massive Mo Chhu River meets Po Chhu River. It is home to the historical monument of Punakha Dzong. A short drive will take you to Phobjikha valley that is home to the endangered Black Necked Cranes, who migrate to Bhutan every winter. You will also witness Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmpa monastery in the country. Retrace your path and drive back to Paro valley. Enjoy a lifetime experience of trekking to the mountain-top Paro Taktsang Monastery. Also known as Tiger’s Nest, Paro Taktsang is the 16th Century Monastery built to mark the legacy of Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche. The tour concedes upon your return to Singapore.

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Bhutan Tour from Singapore highlights
Explore a unique tour to Bhutan, a pristine country located on the foothills of the Himalayas.
Trace the history of Vajrayana Buddhism through the impressive art and architecture.
Visit the popular monastic destinations of Rinpung Dzong, Thimpu Memorial Chorten, Paro Dzong, Punakha Dzong, and Gangtey Monastery.
Visit the most popular tourist site of Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest situated at an altitude of 3,120 meters.
Enjoy the unique traditions and social norms of the Bhutanese people.

Bhutan Tour from Singapore Facts
Geography: Hills, Valleys
Location: Bhutan
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trip: 07 days
Max Altitude: 3120m
Religions: Vajrayana Buddhism
Ethnic People: Bhutanese
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private Vehicle and Flight
Minimum Pax: 02

Itinerary
Day 01: (Tue/Thu/Sun) Singapore – Via Kolkata – Paro- Drive to Thimphu (1 hr)
This day marks the arrival in Paro. You will catch a connecting flight to Paro from Singapore via Druk Airways. The flight from Singapore to Paro via Kolkata conducts every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide. Embark on a private jeep and head towards Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. The road journey may last an hour, and it will take you along the scenic Mt. Chomolhari. Spend the rest of the day exploring the popular Thimpu’s memorial Chorten built in the memory of Bhutan’s third King in 1974. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha tours (2 ½ Hrs)
Embark on a scenic tour to the School of Arts and Crafts in Thimpu. You can interact with the local students. From here, you will walk towards the Folk Heritage Museum. Visit the nearby National Library before going to the local restaurant for lunch. If time permits, you can drive towards the Motithang Takin Reserve to witness Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Embark on a scenic drive through the Dochula pass (3150m) to reach Punakha. At Dochula Pass, you will get to explore the 108 Buddhist Stupas along with enjoying the magnificent sight of the massive Gangkhar Puensum. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 03: Punakha sightseeing
The day begins with breakfast at the hotel, and you drive towards Punakha Dzong (fortress). It is an ancient fortress that houses the most elaborated temple and is the most beautiful example of rich Bhutanese architecture. Built-in the 16th Century, it is the second oldest and second-largest Dzong in Bhutan. From here, you’ll take a short drive to the Souvenir Making Center supported by Youth Development Fund. Here, you will get to interact with the students. You can choose to spend the evening hiking towards Khamsum Yuley Lakhang, the temple of Chimi Lakhang, or fertility. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 04: Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)
Enjoy an early breakfast and embark on a drive along the countryside towards Phobjikha valley. Leaving Punakha, you’ll head towards the least visited region of Bhutan. Phobjikha is an isolated valley that is home to the endangered species of Black Necked Cranes. The rare birds migrate to Bhutan every winter. If you’re at the right time of the year, you will get to witness the bird. Later, you take a short drive towards Gangtey Gompa. The Gangtey Monastery is the only monastery of Nyingma Sect. Overnight in Phobjikha.

Day 05: Phobjikha – Paro (6 Hrs)
After breakfast, you indulge on a half-day drive towards Paro. Leaving Phobjikha, you’ll begin driving through Wangdue Phodrang and Thimpu City towards Paro. Catch the majestic sight of Chomolhari along the trail. After enjoying a delicious lunch, you’ll embark on a short hike towards Paro Dzong. Paro Dzong is an ancient fortress located on the outskirts of old Paro. Explore the fortress and head further east to explore the old Paro Town. Observe the locals involved in the traditional occupation, including making handicrafts. Overnight in Paro.

Day 06: Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast, you’ll embark on an adventurous hike towards the Tiger’s Nest. The two-hour hike will take you above Paro Valley towards the cliff located at 3,120 meters. Tiger’s Nest or Paro Taktsang Monastery is a landmark of Bhutan. Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye built the monastery to pay reverence to Guru Rinpoche in the 16th Century. The locals believe that Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche meditated in the nearby caves for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours. Retrace your path back to the hotel. Overnight in Paro.

Day 07: (Mon/Wed / Sat) Paro via Kolkata – Singapore KB500 0720/1515 B – Final Departure OR Extend your tour to Nepal / India / Tibet
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and drive towards the airport. You’ll embark on a connecting flight back home via Singapore. The flights from Paro for Singapore via Kolkata leave every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

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