Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
A Glimpse Of Bhutan Tour (3 Night 4 Days)
A Glimpse of Bhutan is an ideal way to experience the glory and the myth of this Himalayan Kingdom at its most magnificent – a perfect blend of culture and nature exploration. It gives you a chance to meet people, enjoy the pristine forest with rare glimpse of wildlife and observe the ancient old traditions of arts and crafts while traveling through the less frequented areas of Bhutan.Flying into the country’s only airport, in the beautiful Paro valley, the clear mountain air, forested ridges, imposing monasteries and welcoming Bhutanese people in their striking national dress, provides a breath-taking first impression
This shortest trip gives you an introduction of the religion, culture, people and the natural beauty of the Dragon Kingdom. You will visit Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan and Paro. You will visit the Dzongs, monasteries, and school of Thanka paintings.
A Glimpse Of Bhutan Tour itinerary Details:
DAY 01:Fly to Paro; Transfer to Thimphu 2350m: in a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to Thimphu. Sightseeing in Thimphu includes the visit of Late King\'s Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Zangtopleri Lhakhang, Drubthob Nunnery, takin preserve, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), Gold and the Silver Smiths workshop and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also varieties of textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, jewellery etc.
Also take a tour of the king’s administrative building known as Tashicho Dzong. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 02: Full Day Sightseeing in Thimpu 2350m: Morning Visit Pangri Zampa Monastery, situated just beyond Dechencholing Palace (5kms from Thimphu). This temple was the first residence of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. It was built during the first quarter of the 16th century by Ngawang Chogyel, the great ancestor of the Shabdrung, After noon Visit the Memorial Chorten, a huge stupa built in memory of the third King who reigned from 1952 - 1972. Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Visit the Painting School where traditional art is still preserved. Artists are taught to paint Thankas here (sacred Buddhist scroll). Visit the Handicrafts Emporium where one can buy Bhutanese textiles and other arts and crafts.
Day 03: Thimpu to Paro visit Taktsang (Tiger Nest Monastery)
After breakfast, drive back to Paro. In Paro visit Tiger's Nest
Monastery (Taktsang) and Farm House.
After breakfast drive to Paro from thimpu and Hike to Taktsang: Drive to north of Paro town for about ½ hr and embark on a trek to the famed Taktsang (Tiger's lair) monastery. Taktsang monastery is located on the
face of a 1,000m seemingly impossible sheer, vertical cliff, above Paro valley
Legend has it that this Cliffside was where Guru Rinpoche landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing the Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet in eight century. The hike is for three hours climb via cafeteria to the Tiger’s nest view point. Descend down and climb up to monastery passing the water fall. Visit the monastery for the offering and get the blessing from viewing the important site and relics. In the afternoon drive up to Drukgyel dzong which was built in seventeenth century to celebrate the Bhutanese victory over Tibetan invasion and also to control the trade route towards south. It is in ruin after the fire in 1951.
DAY 04: final departure: After taking breakfast, we transfer you to the airport to connect Druk Air flight to Kathmandu or on your onward destination.
ost hotels in Bhutan meet the recent standardization policy and are approved and classified by the government, most tourists accommodate in a 2/3 star category, All are inspected regularly and have en-suite bathrooms. Hotels and lodges become slightly more basic the further east you travel into the country. However town like Thimpu, Paro has 5 star category hotels also available and town like towns like Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang also have a variety of hotels that are comfortable. Away from town, you may find it tempting to camp outside in the forest or make a night halt at the purpose-built in cabins sprinkled along some main trekking routes. To use the special deluxe 4 and 5 star hotels take an supplement fee please Contact US for more details.
MealsAll your meals included during your stay in Bhutan. A variety of meals are available in most hotels – Most Bhutanese dishes are rich and spicy with a lot of cheese and chilli. It is advisable that visitors stick to the Chinese, Continental or Indian cuisine that is served in most restaurants. Visitors can also choose among the various vegetarian and non-veg food. You can also try out momos, the Tibetan dumplings, you may try out the ema datshi dish served with cheese and chili and other typical Bhutanese dishes.
Airport pick ups and drops
Transportation on comfortable vehicle by private car or Hiace as per the group size
All necessary travel permits
Experienced English speaking Bhutanese guide and local staff.
Accommodation on twin sharing room basis
All city tour with Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
All the meals during the trip full board basis (B/L/D),
All government taxes
Bhutan Visa fee
Airfare To/From Paro, Bhutan
Travel Insurance, Personal equipment, telephone calls, internet, laundry
Personal expenses such as a drinks, beverages, tips and gratitude
Extend your HolidayA glimpse of Bhutan tour do not included any services in Kathmandu like hotels, tour and trekking in Nepal, but on your request we can help you to get any level of accommodation, Airport pick up, arrangements of Trekking, Day Hiking, Sightseeing and Cultural Tour , Rafting, Jungle Safari, Flight, Paragliding, Car Rental and more. Contact us for any services in Nepal, Tibet and India.