Glimpse of Bhutan

Duration: 6 Days
  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Bhutan is a small Himalayan kingdom located south of eastern Himalaya range. Bhutanese who number only 700,000 people in the world have their own language, custom, and cuisine. What is so amazing about Bhutan is its lifestyle and tradition influenced by Buddhist principles and values and its economy that is based on sustainability.

Glimpses of Bhutan tour allows you a peek into this Himalayan Shangri-La and discover its myriads of attractions from monasteries and museums to cities and mountains. As part of this tour, you will visit Thimphu (the capital of Bhutan), Punakha and Paro where you will take full day sightseeing tours. Among the sites, you explore include Tiger Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang, painting school, Textile Museum, Traditional Medicine institute among others. You will also have the opportunity to observe and learn about Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. While driving from Thimphu to Punakha you will cross Dochula pass (3100m) to enjoy great views of Jomlohari and Gungkhar Puensum mountains.

Highlights

  • Visit the three important towns Punakha, Thimphu and Paro.
  • Hike up to the famous Tiger Nest Monastery
  • Great views of Himalayan peaks such as Jomlohari and Gungkhar Puensum
  • Visit Rimpong Dzong, Punakha Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang, Drukgyel Dzong etc.
  • Learn about Takin, the national animal of Bhutan

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Paro and drive to Thimphu
Day 02 Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 03 Drive from Thimpu to Punakha
Day 04 Drive from Punakha to Thimpu and then to Paro
Day 05 Paro Sightseeing
Day 06 Final Departure

What's included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a tourist car/van/minibus.
  • Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.
  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay.
  • Drinking water for the duration of the tour.
  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
  • Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan.
  • Monument and museums entrance fees at all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.
  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.
  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
  • Government royalty (35% of $250), which goes to the country's health and education projects.
  • All route access and monument entry permits and fees.
  • Flight to Paro and back
  • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.
  • Your travel insurance mandatory for the trip,
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry.
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal clothing and equipment. 
  • Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
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Useful Info

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