Glimpse of Bhutan Tour takes you to the mystic land of thunder dragon and lets you endeavour the lust in nature and culture of Bhutan. Quench your thirst for serene nature and well preserved Buddhist culture as you hike up to the vantage points nearby and pay your visit to some popular monasteries and dzongs. Visit the national museum and get enlightened with the unique culture, history and origin of Bhutan and Bhutanese people.
As you walk along the streets of this picturesque nation, you will notice a separate vibrancy in the Bhutanese culture. The resemblance of which can be seen in the people and sites of cultural importance. The temples built in ancient period, dzongs, monasteries and stupas enhance the cultural beauty of the state giving it a primeval blend. The unique art in Thankas and the architecture in the monastery buildings is simply flawless. Besides, the Himalayan terrain is a treasure that makes Bhutan so majestic and sacred. The lush hills, valleys, rivers, hamlets and mountains makes the whole environment of Bhutan so pleasant, auspicious and spectacular.
Glimpse of Bhutan Tour has been especially designed by Nepal Hiking Team to serve your need for the magnificence of Bhutan. The major attractions of this tour are hike to Tiger’s monastery and sightseeing tour to Memorial chorten, Wangditse monastery, Nunnery temple, School of Art and Crafts, Changangkha monastery and many more. Walk along the magnificent trails to admire the splendour of mountains that is beyond words. The beautiful countryside with hostile people will add to your journey with joy and amusement.
- Day 1: Arrive Paro
- Day 2: Paro-Thimphu
- Day 3: Thimphu
- Day 4: Thimphu-Paro
- Day 5: Depart Paro
- All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Assistance in acquiring Bhutan visa and visa fee
- Accommodation at a 3-star category hotel approved by Bhutanese Government
- Single room surcharge when travelling 1-2 people in a group
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
- Mineral water will be supplied during the tour
- Highly experienced local tour guide and all entry/permit fees during the tour
- All applicable government taxes and tourist service charges
- Our office expenses and service charge
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary”
- International flights
- Accommodation in Kathmandu
- Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
- Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
- Pony service and porters
- Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory
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 stay at Hotel, Lunch and Dinner included.
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 stay at Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
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 stay at Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
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 stay at Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 5: Depart Paro
After breakfast, drive to the airport for departure. Our representative will bid you farewell. Breakfast included.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.