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Glimpse of Bhutan Tour - 4 Nights and 5 Days

location_iconParo, Thimphu, Punakha, Taktsang Monastery

Country

Bhutan

Duration

4 Nights 5 Days
altitude

Max. Altitude

2,250m / 7,382ft

Accommodation

Hotel

Grade

Easy

Best Seasons

March to December.

Group Size

Private.

Transportation

Private Vehicle.
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Overview

Bhutan, also known as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon," is a beautiful and isolated country located in the eastern Himalayas. Citizens here, live in close harmony with nature, which has led to the development of a unique identity and rich religious, cultural, and heritage traditions. Bhutan is the only country in the world that follows Mahayana Buddhism, with a population of around 700,000 that highly values respect for all living beings and the protection of its pristine vegetation and wildlife.

Bhutan has never been colonized and has had limited contact with the outside world. Its unique arts, crafts, festivals, events, and basic socio-cultural values have caught the attention of people from all over the world, who are keen to experience the richness of Bhutan's culture. The impressive architecture of Bhutan is a fusion of modern engineering skills and aesthetic beauty, reflected in the design of everything from massive monasteries to houses and bridges. The exquisite traditional paintings found on these structures add to their beauty and allure.

Bhutanese architecture is regarded as top-class in today's modern world, characterized by traditional shapes and distinctive color patterns on walls, windows, and doors. In addition to its impressive architectural style, Bhutan is blessed with abundant natural beauty, with 80% of its land still covered in pristine forests and home to rare vegetation and wildlife. Despite the global concern for harsh ecological damage, this small and charming Himalayan Kingdom is emerging as a model for sustainable development in the international community.

Bhutan is also less visited place as it was isolated from world and has limited contact with other countries. Lately we could number of visitors in increasing numbers and Bhutan has perfectly managed the flow of the tourist and preserved its identity as well as environment. 

Tiger's Nest, also known as Paro Taktsang, is a Buddhist monastery and temple complex located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is one of the most famous landmarks and tourist attractions in Bhutan. Situated on a cliff at an altitude of 3,120 meters (10,240 feet), it is believed that Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Buddhism in Bhutan, flew to the site on the back of a tiger and meditated there for several months in the 8th century. The monastery was built in the 17th century around the cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated.

 

To reach Tiger's Nest, visitors must hike up a steep trail that starts from the base of the mountain. The hike takes about 2-3 hours each way and is considered moderate. Along the way, there are several viewpoints where visitors can stop and take in the stunning views of the valley below. Visitors to visit Tiger's Nest are required to dress modestly and remove their shoes before entering the temples. Photography is also not allowed inside the temples.

Overall, a visit to Tiger's Nest is a must-do experience for anyone traveling to Bhutan. The stunning scenery, rich history, and spiritual significance of the site make it a truly unique and unforgettable destination.

Require documents for Bhutan Visa

  • Clear scan copy of your passport.
  • 1 passport size digital photographer.

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Itinerary

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Day
1
Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimpu. (1 hour 30 minutes drive) (2320m/7656ft.)
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

An early morning a scenic flight to Paro Airport, in a clear weather you will be amazed to see the highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest. Global Holidays Adventure representative will receive you in the Airport terminal.

 

Afternoon visit memorial Chorten built in the memory of Lt. His Majesty the King by Royal Queen Mother, then after visit Budha view point from where one can have panoramic view of Thimphu city. Evening visit Tashihchodzong the parliament house of the country and scroll by the King’s palace

Day
2
Thimphu Sightseeing Tour and drive to Punakha via Dochula pass.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Morning visit Changangkha Lhakhang, Motithang (National animal) The Takin preserve centre, later drive to Dochula pass (10,000ft) from where you can see the beautiful view of Eastern Himalayan range in the clear sunny day. After Lunch yuo will drive to Punakha.

Day
3
Punakha Sightseeing and drive to Paro.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today you will visit Punakha town and visit the Punakha Dzong, which is the summer residence of Central Monastic body. Later visit Wangdi town and you will drive to Paro via Dochula pass and Thimpu Town.

Day
4
Paro sight-seeing and Taktshang Monastery (5 hours hike).
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

After an early breakfast, we will hike to popular Taktshang Monastery (Tiger's Nest Monastery), century old cultural icon of Bhutan.

 

Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest) is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. (Five hours hike to and from, some gentle and some steep hike, some stony foot path and some good ones) If you ride a horse upward it will cost extra US$20 per person. After back from Taktshang Monastery you will have sightseeing of Paro Dzong and Local sightseeing of Paro market.


It is optional as tour can be done as per your requirement instead of hiking. In the Farmhouse we indulge in eating, taking bath and staying for a night at a local farmhouse gives a different variation, and a chance to see the inside of such a home, rather than just the brightly decorated exteriors. If you take hot stone bath and eat in the farm house it will cost extra US$25 per person. Later in the evening, we stroll around the beautiful streets of Paro.

Day
5
Paro – Departure.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Our representatives will drop you to airport for your flight to onward destinations to Kathmandu/ Delhi / Bangkok/ Singapur.

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Inclusions

  • Daily government Royalties and Taxes ($100 Each night.)
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • English Speaking Guide trained and licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, will be together throughout trip.
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private transportation.
  • Accommodation on twin room basis - 3 stars hotels. 
  • Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner at the hotel and lunch at the local tourist restaurants.
  • Drinking water (2 bottle per day each person).
  • Bhutan Visa fees.
  • All necessary travel permits.
Excludes
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance.
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.
  • Paro flight from Kathmandu (USD 480.00) / Delhi/ Bangkok/ Singapore
  • Tips and Gratuities to Guides/drivers/trek crew.
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FAQs

Why Bhutan is expensive for visit?
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This is true that Bhutan is more expensive than Nepal and India. The government of Bhutan has imposed an all-inclusive nightly tariff structure for all tourists so Bhutan tour can appear more expensive. A regular tour operator of Bhutan from 10 years we receive comments from returning clients that they get the real value of money genuinely. Considering the tour every visitors has access to a private guide, vehicle, driver, and package includes all meals, accommodation, sightseeing, entry fees, transfers, taxes, Government Royalties and visa fees which is indeed excellent value of money as well as Bhutan is such a pleasure to visit. 

Can I travel independently in Bhutan?
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No! It is not possible to get entry visa to go Bhutan unless you pre-arranged land tour itinerary with a licensed and approved tour operator and pay the appropriate nightly all inclusive government tariff. Bhutan government avoid the independent visitors to maintain its strict culture and ecological value. However you can enjoy a high degree of flexibility during the hike, visit local markets, villages and interact with locals as you wish. You can arrange your own private tour and you do not need to join with other group but it just must be pre-paid and pre-arranged. 

What will weather be like in Bhutan?
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Bhutan, like Nepal and other countries in the planet is experiencing some climate change. Summer (June to mid- September) are warm, humid and raining. Winter (December to Early march) cold and dry. Winter nights are cold but days are clear and sunny. The western valleys only average 2 snowfall per annum. August to early September is wettest period.

How to get Bhutan ?
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There are two way to reach Bhutan either from overland from India or by flight from Nepal, Indian and Thailand. Flight from Kathmandu is most amazing which offers the spectular views of Everest, Makalu, kanchanjunga and thousands of Himalayan peaks.

How can I Obtain Bhutan Visa?
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We Global Holidays Adventure will help you for visa procedures. We must submit the visa application to the Bhutan government at least 1 week before you go. Here you will get paper visa and once you arrive at Paro get actual stamped in your passport. For Visa application we need your clear scan copy of your passport.

When is the best time to visit Bhutan?
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October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the weather is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February is clod after then march to May is the climate remains dry and pleasant and end of the spring rhododendron bloom spectacularly and flooding the hills with varieties of colors. May to june is little hot and high humidity, from June from September the monsoon rain covers the mountains.

Is there any altitude problems in Bhutan?
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Most visitors will have No problems of altitude in Bhutan. Our cultural tour itineraries does not reach higher than 3500 meters from sea level. Of course if you are doing some trekking in Bhutan then you have to aware from altitude.

Is there any altitude problems in Bhutan?
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Most visitors will have No problems of altitude in Bhutan. Our cultural tour itineraries does not reach higher than 3500 meters from sea level. Of course if you are doing some trekking in Bhutan then you have to aware from altitude. 

What should I Pack for Bhutan tour?
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Pack list is depends on the season of travel in Bhutan. Except for summer warm clothing like down jackets, and sweaters are recommended and for summer cottons and lightweight woolens clothes are better.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
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Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying you name card. After that you will be transferred to hotel. 

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