Glimpses of Bhutan - 5 Days
Bhutan or the “Land of the Peaceful Dragon” is a country of sprawling forests, venerated monasteries, overpowering fortresses; lush green valleys fed by bountiful rivers and age-old practices. Cultivated fields surrounded by pitched roof houses with their typical trefoil-shape windows and Dzongs (fortresses) dominate the scenery with their sheer size. Its people are hardworking, vibrantly attired and deeply religious while the land is immaculate.
Undoubtedly, Bhutan is home to many spiritual dzongs, fortresses and monasteries and this itinerary is ideal for many tourists wanting to visit these hermitages and interact with the monks and residents within a stipulated time.
Out of the many breathtaking sights one of the most striking is the Taktsang monastery that is suspended on the side of a vertical cliff 3000m north of Paro. Also known as Tiger’s Nest, it is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. A pilgrimage site for both tourists and locals, keeping the spirituality aside, it is moreover a hiker’s delight. Hiking up to a wooden teahouse provides you a close view of the monastery and is a complete joy for photographers.
Explore Bhutan’s architecture by visiting the many fortresses, palaces.
Get in touch with spirituality whilst visiting Dzongs and Monasteries around Bhutan.
Drop by the famous “Tiger’s Nest Monastery”, perched on the side of a vertical cliff at 3000 m.
Drive past Dochula Pass onward to Punakha famous for its monasteries and Dzongs, catch a breathtaking sight of hundreds of prayer flags on the hillsides.
Day 01 - Arrive in Paro and drive to Thimphu
Day 02 - In Thimphu, Day excursion to Punakha
Day 03 - In Thimphu and drive to Paro
Day 04 - In Paro
Day 05 - Final Departure
Trip Duration: 5 Days
Arrival In: Paro
Departure From: Paro
Best Season: September – April
All necessary arrival and departure transfers
2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Thimphu – in a twin sharing room on full board basis
2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Paro – in a twin sharing room on full board basis
All the sightseeing tour and transfers as per the itinerary with English speaking guide by private vehicle
Bhutan Visa Fees
Tourism development fee & Entrance fee in Bhutan
Lunch and dinner will be served at selected restaurant as per the program
International airfare. [Will be quoted separately]
Insurance and rescue of any form
Items of personal nature such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls, extra mileage, personal gratuities as tips to guide, porters, drivers etc
Personal insurance policy – suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization
Gratuities, tipping to guides and drivers
Expenses incurred by re-routing, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances
Any items and services not mentioned on cost inclusions