Wangdue Phodrang Sightseeing Tour

After leaving the capital city, you proceed on a further drive for about 6/7 hours to Wandue Phodrang. As the nation receives a lot of rainfall in summer, thick forests cover the mountain slopes, even as the rivers and streams rush through deep gorges in tumultuous currents. The most important of hilltops in Bhutan are filled with magnificent forts. Locally known as Dzongs in Bhutan, they served as the protection against enemies in the past, but serve as monasteries now. The Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is just such place, a defining landscape of Bhutan. Visit the Dzong, take in its magnificent architecture, muse on its strategic significance, and get the full joy of panorama the hilltop offers.


Day 1: Arrrival, transfer and sightseeing

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath

Day 3: Kathmandu to Paro (2280m) flight

Day 4: Sightseeing around Paro

Day 5: Sightseeing in Thimphu and drive to Wangdue Phodrang

Day 6: Sightseeing in Wangdue Phodrang (1300m) and drive back to Paro

Day 7: Paro to Kathmandu

Day 8: Bhaktapur sightseeing and purchasing souvenir

Day 9: International departure


Day 1: Arrrival, transfer and sightseeing
As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our office staff will meet you there and transfer you to your hotel. Then get refreshed, enjoy lunch and go on a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu Durbar square, a UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu that showcases magnificent art and architecture of medieval Nepal.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath
These are other World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley (1330m) displaying magnificent carvings, statues, and other historical monuments dating back to centuries. Among them the first two fall among the holiest sites for Buddhists and the third one is one of the most sacred pilgrimage for the Hindus.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Paro (2280m) flight
It’s a very scenic mountain flight offering views of great section of Himalayan range from Nepal to Bhutan including that of Everest, and Kanchanjunga. At the airport, a representative of our counterpart in Bhutan will meet you and transfer you to hotel.

Day 4: Sightseeing around Paro
Today go on a sightseeing tour of Ta-Dzong museum, the national museum of Bhutan and Taktsang Monastery, a magnificent structure standing on a spectacular hilltop. This monastery is built in honor of the famous Bodhisatwa Padmashambha who visited Bhutan in the 8th century A. D. Then drive to Thimphu and spend your night at Thimphu.

Day 5: Sightseeing in Thimphu and drive to Wangdue Phodrang
Thimphu (2350m) is the capital city of Bhutan and it has a number of attractions for all the visitors. There are ancient monasteries, nunneries, a famous art school of the nation, and the hospital where traditional indigenous healing is practiced. In the afternoon, drive to Wangdue Phodrang and stay for the night at this place.

Day 6: Sightseeing in Wangdue Phodrang (1300m) and drive back to Paro
The centre of attraction in this town is an ancient fort built atop a hill in 1638. This fort, built at the confluence of two rivers, was originally meant to protect the invasions from the southern direction.

Day 7: Paro to Kathmandu
You will return to Kathmandu on a flight from Paro. Our office staff will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Use the rest of the day for the relaxation.

Day 8: Bhaktapur sightseeing and purchasing souvenir
Bhaktapur is the city in Kathmandu which has still remained largely immune from modern influences. If you visit there, you will see centuries old lifestyle of locals, their vocations and of course, a lot of temples and ancient palaces.

Day 9: International Departure
You will say goodbye to you, expecting that you will return to Nepal for your next vacation as well.


Documents required:

  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance



Country: Bhutan
Duration: 11 days
Grade: Easy
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