Glimpses of Bhutan - 5 Days

 

Overview

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.

 

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Highlights

  • 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.

 

 

Itinerary

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 Facts

Destination: Bhutan

Trip Duration: 5 Days

Arrival In: Paro

Departure From: Paro

Best Season: September – April

Activity: Tour  

Grade: N/A

Includes

  • 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

 

Excludes

  • 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

  • Excess baggage

  • 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

 
 

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