Glimpste Tour Bhutan
Welcome to Bhutan, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’. Residing in the lap of the Eastern Himalayan range, Bhutan is a small country with Himalayan Mountains in the north and Himalayan foothills in the south. The country is world famous for its breathtaking views of the gigantic peaks of Mt. Everest, Kanchanjunga, Mt. Jichu Drake and Chomolhari range. Bhutan is a culturally rich country that has been the home to many scholars, artists and noted craftsmen. Being called the Dragon Kingdom, Bhutan is a peaceful and picturesque territory vying to be explored by the tourists.
With its picturesque and untouched natural beauty, Himalayan terrain, rich flora and fauna and vivacious Buddhist culture, Bhutan is increasingly emerging as a tourist destination, especially for people who prefer to spend their holidays in the lap pf pure natural settings. Bhutan for centuries has placed a special emphasis on environmental preservation and this is the reason that even after so many years, 65% of the country is still under forest cover. Lush valleys, perennially flowing rivers, verdant hillsides, artistic hamlets and colorful monasteries make traveling to Bhutan a surreal experience.
Bhutan along with Nepal makes the highest concentration of mountains anywhere in the world. A day spent in trekking and walking the magnificent trails and treks is an experience that can not be expressed in words. Bhutan is the ideal place for individuals who are looking for a recluse in their travel. Dense forests, colorful wildlife, glorious mountains and a pure environment are some of the features that separate Bhutan from other countries of the world. Although Buddhism is the prime religion in Bhutan, the people of Bhutan embrace every religion as their own and are more than happy to treat their guests with their unmatched hospitality.
Visiting Bhutan is like revisiting an ancient book and its timeless beauty and serenity is sure to intoxicate its visitors. The grand Dzongs, primeval temples, stupas and monasteries dotting the countryside, along with a rich wildlife, bubbly waterfalls, serenading rivers and treacherous paths will transform you to some another universe. Visit Bhutan and be a part of the world which still resides in simplicity and sheer natural glory. Come drench yourself in a magical and mystical land that will remain etched in your memories for your lifetime.
Trip Duration:5 days
Accommodation:Government approved hotel
Group Size: 1 (minimum)
Best Time: : All Year Round
Tour Cost: Drop us email with numbers of people, so can send you best quotation,
Itinerary in Details
Day 1: Arrive Paro
The flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. On arrival you will be greeted by the guide and transfer to the hotel. After lunch, you will visit the Ta Dzong, once a fortified lookout tower that is now the National Museum. The museum has wide assortment of ancient paintings, armors, philatelic display and “field of Buddhas”, which helps one to visualize while meditating. Next visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D
Day 2: Paro-Thimphu
Today, you will hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. It is absolutely breathtaking, situated at 10,400 feet and perched on the edge of a steep cliff about 3,000 feet above the Paro Valley. Guru Rinpoche (great spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch is served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. Explore the monastery and hike back down to the valley floor. This evening you transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D
Day 3: Thimphu
After breakfast, you will visit Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Changangkha Monastery, Nunnery temple, School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school) and Folk Heritage Museum. After relaxing lunch, you will visit traditional paper factory, majestic Tashichhodzong and giant Buddha statue on a hill overlooking Thimphu which is reputed to be the largest Buddha Shakymuni in the world. In the evening, you can stroll freely in Thimphu city and absorb the lifestyle of the people. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D
Day 4: Thimphu-Paro
Morning will be spent hiking to Wangditse Monastery. It is one hour walk from Radio Tower on a leveled trail amidst pine forests with great view of north Thimphu Valley. On the way, you will also have an opportunity see Takins -- unique national animal that is found only in the Himalayas. After having explored the monastery, you will hike back to Thimphu town. After lunch, you will drive back to Paro. In the evening, you can tour the village in Paro to learn about daily life – perhaps visiting a farmhouse or two for a cup of butter tea or an “ara” local wine produced by a brewery of wheat or rice. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D
Day 5: Depart Paro
After breakfast, drive to the airport for departure. Our representative will bid you farewell.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus (all airport transfers)
- Standard government approved accommodation (in twin share rooms) for the duration of tour.
- Service of licensed English speaking Bhutanese tour guide
- All sightseeing tours, monument /museum entrance fees as per itinerary
- All meals fixed breakfast, lunch & dinner with Tea and Coffee for whole duration of your stay in Bhutan.
- Country presentation & tour briefing on day 1 evening with welcome drinks
- Cultural afternoon/evening consisting of traditional mask dances & folk dances
- Mineral water supply during the tour
- Government royalty (which is 35% of $200) this goes to the country's health & education projects.
- Private transport & driver within Bhutan. (Imported Prado’s, Micro Buses & Toyota Coaster Buses)
- Toyota 4 X 4 luggage vans & light trucks for group travel
- All our government taxes.
- Tourist service charge, vat.
- Official expanse.
- Bhutan visa fees and visa processing assistance
- Route permits & monument access permits
- Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations.
OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Your travel insurance.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.) (US$ 40 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival atTribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue. You required 2 passport size photos & your password copy.
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
- Personal clothing and equipments.
- Tips for guide and driver.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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