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Glimpse of Bhutan Tour

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  • Duration5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Places Covered: Thimphu, Paro and Punakha
  • Guide Option:English Speaking Guide
  • AvailbilityMar - Jun & Sept - Nov
  • Transportation: Private car, SUV's or bus
  • Highest Elevation: 3,120m/10,240 ft. (The Tiger Nest Monastery)

Detail

This itinerary is a fitting introduction to the beautiful kingdom which is also known as the last Shangri La (paradise) on earth. It takes you through the lanes of the Capital – Thimphu where you can witness an amazing fusion of modernity and traditional culture to the Old Capital – Punakha via the Do Chula Pass (3,140m). The trip ends with a hike to one of Bhutan’s most sacred sites: Taktsang Monastery (also known as the “Tiger’s Nest”) in Paro.

Price Includes

  • Visa to Bhutan
  • Twin sharing rooms at 3 star hotels(can be upgraded)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at hotels/restaurant
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide service from start to tour ends
  • Private driver
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • Route permit
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • Mineral drinking water

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets ( can be arranged with us)
  • Tips to guides and drivers.
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry etc..

What to Expect

  1. Traditional Bhutanese cuisine: You can expect to sample some of Bhutan’s delicious and unique cuisine, which often includes spicy dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.

  2. Bhutanese arts and crafts: Bhutan is renowned for its skilled artisans, who produce a wide range of traditional crafts, including intricate textiles, pottery, and wood carvings.

  3. Buddhist monasteries and temples: Bhutan is a deeply spiritual country, and you can expect to visit some of the country’s most sacred and impressive Buddhist monasteries and temples, including the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

  4. Scenic drives: Bhutan is a land of stunning natural beauty, and you can expect to enjoy some breathtaking drives through the country’s mountainous landscapes, passing through picturesque villages and enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Paro and Thimphu

Arrive at Paro, one of the most peaceful valleys in Bhutan, through the flight. Flight to Paro offers you thrilling views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and other peaks in Bhutan such as the Jomolhari, Jitchu Drake, and Tsrim Gang. You will also experience the bird-eye views of Paro valley. Upon arrival at the Paro airport, our guide will meet you. Before proceeding to Thimphu, visit Ta-Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Rinpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”), the center of civil and religious authority in this valley, built-in 1646 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal.

After lunch drive through to Thimphu. The drive is along a winding road by the Paro Chu (Chu means water or river) downstream to the confluence with the Wang Chu, then it turns upstream along with the Wang Chu to Thimphu, Bhutan’s scenically located capital city.

In the evening, we will be visiting Thimphu’s most important landmark, the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress), the main secretariat building. This massive structure houses the office of the King and the Throne Room. It also houses the State Monastic Body and the living quarters of the Chief Abbot and the senior monks, apart from other Ministerial offices.

Overnight in Thimphu

Day 2 - Thimphu - Punakha

After breakfast drive to Thimphu city and visit the following:

Buddha Point /Kuenselphodrang: This massive Buddha statue is 51.5 meters in height and it is one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. The throne that the Buddha Dordenma sits upon is a large meditation hall.

The National Memorial Chorten (stupa) which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan. The term ‘chorten’ literally means ‘ seat of faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments the ‘Mind of Buddha’. Meet the elderly generation in circumambulation, especially in the evenings, at the National Memorial Chorten.

The School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts where students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.

After lunch, we will drive to Punakha (75 km from Thimphu) across the Dochula pass (3,050m) which heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Until 1955, Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan and still, it holds the winter seat of Chief Abbot.

Overnight in Punakha

Day 3 - Punakha - Paro

In the morning, we will visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten followed by a visit to 17th-century PunakhaDzong, which looks like a giant ship rocked on a still mass of water from far. Built on the confluence of two rivers, the Pho (male) and Mo (female) rivers, the Dzong served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and is still home to the Chief Abbot in the winter months. It was built in 1637 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal and has played a prominent role in the civil and religious history of the Kingdom. Destroyed four times by fire and an earthquake in 1897, the Dzong has been now fully restored in its original splendor and visit suspension bridge.

On the way back to Paro, we will visit Chimi Lhakhang, a temple where the Phallus is worshipped and associated with Lam DrukpaKuenley, the “Divine Madmonk.”

Overnight in Paro

Day 4 - Paro

After breakfast, we drive for half an hour and start the hike, which is about 5 hours (round trip.) The trail is along an ancient path marked by river-powered prayer wheels.

Mediating in Taktshang Monastery can be a very good experience of mediating in a most important and revered Buddhist Monastery in Bhutan.

As you reach Taktshang you will be struck by the architectural wonder of this most pious Buddhist shrine in Bhutan. Perched some 1000m, 3000ft on a cliff overlooking the valley, it would justifiably qualify as one of Bhutan’s wonders. Tragically wrecked in a fire early in 1998, it has been rebuilt to its original glory. It is said that the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tigress to tame five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan in 746 A.D. Hence the name, Taktshang, or the “Tiger’s Lair.”

The next stop will be at Kyichu Monastery, one of Bhutan’s oldest, built-in 659 A.D. by the Tibetan King Songsten Goembo.

Overnight in Paro

Day 5 - Departure

After breakfast, you will be driven to Paro international Airport for your onward destination.

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FAQ

Can I change the travel date?

  1. If you cancel your tour package before 45 days of the tour start date, you will receive a full refund.
  2. If you cancel your tour package between 30 to 45 days of the tour start date, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  3. If you cancel your tour package between 15 to 30 days of the tour start date, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  4. If you cancel your tour package less than 15 days before the tour start date, no refund will be provided

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Do I need to apply for visa?

All tourists(except Indian, Maldivian and Bangladeshi) must obtain a visa clearance prior traveling to Bhutan.  Visas are processed through an online system by a licensed Bhutanese tour operators directly or through a foreign travel agent.  

Is travel insurance mandatory for Bhutan?

 
No, it is not mandatory to have a travel insurance plan for Bhutan.
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