Glimpse of Bhutan Today

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An eight days tour that takes in all the essential sights of this peaceful Himalayan Kingdom. This tour can be taken at any time of the year or can be tailored entirely to your needs. Day 1: Arrive Paro On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Paro for an
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Activities: City, Local Culture, Shopping, Sightseeing, Walking, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Bhutan, Thimphu (Bhutan), Paro (Bhutan)
  • Group size: 4 persons
  • Duration: 8 Day(s)

Your Tour

An eight days tour that takes in all the essential sights of this peaceful Himalayan Kingdom. This tour can be taken at any time of the year or can be tailored entirely to your needs.

Day 1: Arrive Paro
On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Paro for an overnight stay. Afterwards, we set out to see the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong (fortress), built in 1646 to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, enjoy a splendid view of the Bhutan’s sacred mountain, Mt Jomolhari from this spot.

Day 2: Excursion to Paro Taktshang
After breakfast, begin the day with a hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). No visit to Bhutan would be complete without a trip to Taktshang. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 m above the Paro valley and takes about a 2-hour climb on a well-maintained trail through beautiful pine forest, trees festooned with Spanish Moss and fluttering prayer flags. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to Paro Taktshang cliff in the form of Guru Dorji Drolo, mounted on a flaming tigress in the 8th century. In the evening, we will drive a distance of 65-km for about one hour journey to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing
Today we explore a fascinating full day tour to see the best of Thimphu city at an altitude of 2,300 m. First stop is at the National Memorial Chorten, built in memory of the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Next, visit the 13th century Changgangkha Temple and the Folk Heritage Museum, a showcase of the Bhutanese artefacts used in rural households. Later, drive up to the Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point) offering a panoramic view of the Thimphu valley. After lunch, visit the Mini Zoo for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan and continue to the Centenary Farmer’s Market on the banks of the Wangchhu River selling farm produces, local arts and crafts, etc. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 4: Thimphu – Tango – Thimphu
This morning drive to the end of the road before climbing into the beautiful pine forest, where an incredible Tango Monastery/Tango Buddhist College stands to the farthest north of Thimphu, which is about 14-km away. The Buddhist College is an institution for the higher studies of Buddhist philosophy, metaphysics, poetry and mathematics. The present day monastery was built in 1689 by Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa and was later renovated in 1977 by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Kesang Choden Wangchuck. Enjoy the spectacular views of the valleys and mountains from this spot. If time permits, visit the Tashichhodzong, which houses some ministries, the office and throne room of His Majesty the King and the central monk body. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 5: Thimphu – Punakha
After breakfast, you’ll travel to Punakha for a distance of 77-km for about 3 hours journey and stop off at Dochula Pass at an altitude of 3,050 m. On a clear day, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the snow capped eastern Himalaya ranges and also a magnificent distant view of the Gasa Dzong from this spot. Punakha, at an altitude of 1,300 m, was once the old capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955. Afterwards, visit the Punakha Dzong (also known as the Pungthang Dechen Phodrang Dzong) built in 1637, which is strategically located at the confluence of the Phochhu (male) and Mochhu (female) rivers. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 6: Punakha – Wangdue Phodrang
Begin your day by travelling a 13-km journey to Wangdue Phodrang at an altitude of 1,300 m. En route visit the Chimi Lhakhang, which is dedicated to the legendary Lama Drukpa Kinley (known as the Divine Madman). The monastery is also revered as a sanctum of fertility. Legend has it that the couples wishing to have a baby from across Bhutan and occasionally from overseas are blessed with a child after visiting the temple – Japanese and several American couples visited this temple and were blessed miraculously with children. Lunch at Wangdue Phodrang and then visit the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. The dzong was founded in 1639 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, which is perched on a ridge overlooking the Punatshangchhu and Dangchhu Rivers. Overnight in Punakha or Wangdue Phodrang.

Day 7: Wangdue Phodrang – Thimphu
This morning we drive a distance of 70-km for about 3 hours journey to Thimphu for a final overnight stay. The rest of the day is yours to relax or go for shopping to buy souvenir items for your loved ones back home.

Day 8: End of Tour
Your tour ends in Bhutan with a departure transfer to the Paro Airport for your onward journey. Your guide from Bhutan Green Travel will see you off. Goodbye and Good Luck!


Departure Dates

Available all-year-round
[It’s always advisable to contact us 2 or 3 months in advance. You decide dates depending on your plan of travel, however, our festival dates have been indicated where applicable in order to help plan your journey accordingly]


Glimpse of Bhutan Today Location and other villas and tours nearby

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Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Paro
Thimphu
Punakha
Wangdue Phodrang


Additional Pricing Information

Services Included
• Transfers to and from the airport
• Twin-sharing accommodation in 3-star hotels
• Upgrades to 5-star luxury accommodation available on request
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• Baggage handling at all hotels and camps
• Licensed Bhutanese English-speaking guided tours
• All entrance fees to museums and other attractions
• Comfortable transport within Bhutan
• All applicable internal taxes and service fees (including royalty)
• Mineral water
• Visa fees

Services Not Included
• International airfare (round-trip from hometown departure gateway to destination)
• Travel insurance
• Gratuities to guides and driver (we provide suggested guidelines)
• Single room supplement
• Beverages with included meals
• Other personal expenses

Tour Prices

Peak Season [March, April, May, September, October & November]
• Solo Traveller: US$ 2085
• Group of two: US$ 2015 per person
• Group of three or more: US$ 1805 per person

Low Season [January, February, June, July, August & December]
• Solo Traveller: US$ 1735
• Group of two: US$ 1665 per person
• Group of three or more: US$ 1455 per person

Single Room Supplement [Not Included]

Peak Season [March, April, May, September, October & November]
• From US$ 40 – 50 per person per night

Low Season [January, February, June, July, August & December]
• From US$ 25 – 40 per person per night


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