Glimpse Of Bhutan Tour

Glimpse Of Bhutan Tour

Trip Cost

$ 1130

Glimpse Of Bhutan Tour

Nestled in the heart of the great Himalayas, Bhutan saunters towards modernization, while fiercely protecting its ancient culture and it’s deeply Buddhist way of life. This tour will bring you…

Duration

4 Days

Country

Nepal

Grade

Easy

Max altitude

N / A

Transportation

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Accommodation

Hotels and lodges

Best season

All Seasons except Harsh Winter

Group Size

1-16

Overview

Glimpse Of Bhutan Tour


Nestled in the heart of the great Himalayas, Bhutan saunters towards modernization, while fiercely protecting its ancient culture and it’s deeply Buddhist way of life. This tour will bring you the opportunity to see the Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan perhaps which is the only city without traffic light. The highlights of this expedition include exploring of beautiful Paro valley a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, the country’s only airport.

Detail Itenerary


  • day 1

    Day 01; Arrive Paro (2280m) & Drive to Thimpu: 65KM/ Approx 1 hr. O/N At Hotel

    Flight into Paro with Druk Air, Bhutan’s national Airline is spectacular. The flight takes you over the great Himalayas, offering most beautiful scenery of the world’s highest peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the Paro Dzong (fortress) on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (river), with Ta Dzong, formerly a watch tower and now National Museum, above it. On arrival you will be greeted by our representative from Yeoong Travels and drive to Thimphu.

    The first stop will allow you to view the magnificent Tachocho Lhakhang, the hereditary place of worship for Bhutan’s Iron Bridge Builder and further drive will reach to Chuzom marks by the confluence of Paro Chu (river) and the Wang Chu.

    Opposite of you, at the confluence, are three protecting chortens each built in a different style. Evening stroll through the market and mingle with the local people and visit shops.
    Overnight stay at Hotel, Thimphu.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 2

    Day 02; Sightseeing at Thimpu

    Today's exploration of Thimphu begins will take with visit to National Memorial Chorten, a stupa dedicated to world peace and prosperity in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan; the Kingdom's rich culture at the National Library; the National Institute of Zorig Chusum where students undergo training course in Bhutan’s thirteen traditional arts and crafts; Folk Heritage Museum which will provide an insight into traditional Bhutanese farm house and rural past through exhibits and documentation of rural life.

    After lunch visit Changangkha Lhakhang, a fortress likes temple which lies perched on a ridge above Thimphu; Taken Preserve to see the rare national animal of Bhutan. This animal is chosen as the national animal of Bhutan for its uniqueness and its association with the country’s religious history and mythology. A further drive towards the BBS tower will provide a bird’s eye view of the capital; visit nunnery temple and followed by a visit to Tashichho Dzong or "the fortress of the glorious religion" which is Bhutan's administration and religious centre and houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan, other Government offices. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot.
    Overnight stay at Hotel, Thimphu.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 3

    Day 03; Paro Tiger Nest Hike. O/N at Hotel

    Today’s day will begin driving back to the Paro valley to take on a stunning hike on foot to visit the Taktshang Gompa or Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. Our hike to Taktshang from the road point will take through the well maintained path which is quite uphill and it takes around 3-4 hours at an average walking speed. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees adorned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. You stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria.

    This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger Dorji Drolo, said to be his consort.

    You will visit the auspicious Kyichu Lhakhang, a scared monument pinning down the left foot of a treacherous ogress, which is built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demoness that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries; Drugyel Dzong the imposing fortress which was the strategic vantage point for numerous defeat of invading Tibetan armies and here in clear weather can view the spectacular view of mount Jomolhari 7314m.

    In the afternoon drive to the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. The third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck housed it into the National museum in the 1960s. The seven floor museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks, and walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.
    Overnight stay at Hotel, Paro.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 4

    Day 04; Departure to Kathmandu or Onward Journey.

    Early morning, drive to the airport, your journey begins and a future pilgrimage to further explore the hearts and lands of the Kingdom’s charming farmers, fascinating weavers, enchanting monks and charismatic leaders awaits.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure


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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • All airport transfers to/from hotel.
    • Government approved 3-star level logging (in twin share rooms) in Bhutan.
    • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese Tour Guide.
    • All sightseeing tours, Monument /Museum Entrance Fees.
    • All meals fixed breakfast, lunch & dinner with Tea and Coffee in Bhutan.
    • Country Presentation & Tour Briefing on Day 1.
    • Mineral water during the trip.
    • Government Royalty.
    • Private Transport & Driver.
    • All government and local taxes
    • Tourist service charge, vat.
    • Bhutan Visa Fees and Visa Processing assistance
    • Flight ticket; Kathmandu-Paro- Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

    • Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service, and carte meals.
    • Medical and Travel Insurance (compulsory)
    • International airfares and airport taxes.
    • Filming charges.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone call.
    • Personal Equipment.
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Tips for guides, restaurants, hotel lobby, porters and tour staff. (Tipping is expected.)
    • Any others expenses not mentioned on the itinerary.

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.