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Glimpse of Bhutan Tour

Glimpse of Bhutan Tour
A glimpse of Taktsang Monastery. It takes 2 hrs steep hike from Paro city.

Trip Highlights

  • View of the majestic Himalayas
  • Explore the Buddhist traditions and practices at its fundamental level
  • Sightseeing in Paro and visit the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tigers nest)
  • Visit the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu
  • Ancient dzongs (fort-monasteries) and monasteries in Thimphu.
  • Trip Facts

    Trip Code: HA-BT-001
    Trek Duration: Paro - Thumphu - Punakha - Paro
    Trip Duration: 6 days(s)
    Max Altitude: 3,100 meters
    Trip Grade: 1
    Lodging: 3 star hotel categories
    Meals: Full board on Bhutan tour
    Transportation: Private vehicle
    Communication: Available most of part
    Group Size: Min. 1 pax
    Best Season: Sept - Nov, Mar - May
    Room Included: Twin sharing basis, single must pay supplementary US$ 30.00 per night
    Prices: Standard → USD $ 1490.00 P/P

    Overview

    Bhutan is no ordinary place. A Himalayan kingdom of mystery and magic, Bhutan is traditionally Buddhist cultured that extensively embraces global development. It is the only country wherein Gross Domestic Happiness is deemed more important than Gross Domestic Product.

    Bhutan is a deeply Buddhist land, where the monasteries are part of the mainstream. The Bhutanese are well educated, fun loving and lively. Visiting Bhutan will give a chance to experience the natural charm of the 1st country where Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than GDP. At least 60% of the country of Bhutan remain the forested for next generations, by law. You will experience Bhutan's natural wonders dominated with rhododendron blossom in spring when travelling the mountain passes. Botanical riches and unique mammals and birds are protected in several national parks within the nation.

    Bhutan has an amazing Himalayan landscape, where snowcapped peaks rise above shadowy gorges disguised in primordial forests. A Mountain trek is one of the best ways to experience the Himalayas. The country has plenty of majestic fortress-like dzongs and monasteries- designed with unique architecture that embodies Buddhist culture and sets the scene for spectacular Tsechus (dance festivals). Then there are the handicrafts and textiles, outrageous archery competitions, high-altitude trekking trails, and stunning flora and fauna.

    How much is the Bhutan tour cost?

    High season rate (March, April, May, September, October, November)

    1 person = US$1490.00 P/P inclusive of visa fee (Inclusive $40.00 as surcharges per night)
    2 persons = US$1440.00 P/P inclusive of visa fee (Inclusive $30 as surcharges P/P per night)
    More than 3 persons = US$1290.00 P/P inclusive of visa fee (Who own single accommodation most pay single supplement US$ 30.00 per night extra)

    Low Season rate (December, January, February, June, July, August)
    1 person = US$1240.00 P/P inclusive of visa fee (Inclusive $40.00 as surcharges per night)
    2 persons = US$1190.00 P/P inclusive of visa fee (Inclusive $30.00 as surcharges P/P per night)
    More than 3 persons = US$ 1040.00 P/P inclusive of visa fee (Who own single accommodation most pay single supplement US$ 30.00 per night extra)

    Note:

    Some of the sights/itinerary may change due to season, weather, national holidays, and special events. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience in Bhutan.

    The driving and hiking times mentioned are approximate times and do not include breaks in the journey for sightseeing, photo/tea/meal/rest stops. There may be delays in transfer time due road conditions, road repair/widening works, inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances. During the treks/hikes, there may be delays or diversion of hiking trails due to trail conditions, inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that at the moment there are numerous areas where road conditions are not very good due to road widening/repair works and you may experience rough and bumpy drives.

    Trip Outline

    Day 01: Arrive Paro – Thimphu overnight
    Day 02: Visit Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan
    Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha sightseeing
    Day 04: Punakha – Thimphu - Paro
    Day 05: Paro city tour
    Day 06: Depart Paro

     

    Service includes

    • 5 nights at 3*** twin sharing hotel accommodation with WiFi (Luxury hotels will be charged separately)
    • Personal specialized English Speaking guide & driver with SUV
    • Visa Fee
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (excluding alcoholic drinks)
    • Tea & Snacks
    • All entrance fees & sightseeing including Monasteries & Dzongs etc.
    • US$65 Bhutan Government daily royalties which goes for free education and free health services for the Bhutanese people, and other taxes
    • Mineral water all time during the Bhutan tour

    Service does not include

    • Airline tickets
    • Travel Insurance
    • Meals, other than mentioned 
    • Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs etc.
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    2. Detail Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrive Paro – Thimphu overnight
      As the plane flies north towards the Tibetan border- Rivers thread the valleys, waterfalls plunge down the forested mountainsides, and to the north, the great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalaya rise up into the sky. You will be received by our representatives at the airport. We will drive to Thimpu (Capital of Bhutan) through the fascinating valley of Paro. After the narrow rock lined section, the road opens up as Thimphu approaches. On arrival in Thimphu, we will check into a hotel wherein we will be spending the night.

      Day 02: Visit Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan
      Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan, is a bustling town positioned gloriously in the hills of its own valley. Thimpu is home to the revered Bhutanese Royal family and to several Foreign mission and development projects.Thimpu charm is not only embedded in its wealth of galleries, museums or places of historic interest. Visitors must wander along the main street and into shops, all of which are decorated in traditional style. Thimphu’s shopkeepers are very helpful and will do their best to attend even the smallest request. Widest range of Bhutanese products like masks, fabrics, stamps, Thankas (religious painting), handicrafts, and carpets can be purchased from these markets.

      Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha sightseeing
      The 10km drive from Thimphu to Paunakha has splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochu La pass (alt. 3,050m) to offer. There are several ways in which we can spend the day at Punakha. Visitation to Panakha Dzong, a strategically built monastery at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu river that serves as the religious and administrative center of the region, can be one of the options. From Punakha Dzong, we can walk across a suspension bridge (about 200m long) and climb towards Dompala hills. The view of Dzong, Pho Chhu, Mo Chhu rivers and surrounding village is superb.Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the “temple of fertility”, situated on a hillock in the center of the valley, is another beautiful temple we can pay visit to. We will spend the night in Panukha in a hotel.

      Day 04: Punakha – Thimphu – Paro
      On this day, we will drive to Paro through the capital city of Thimpu. Paro is home to the only international airport of Bhutan. Along the main street there is a complex of traditional architecture with richly decorated buildingshousing small shops, institutions and restaurants. Upon reaching Paro, we will check into a hotel. You will have rest of the day free to yourself to explore the city as you please. We will spend the night in a hotel in Paro.

      Day 05: Paro city tour
      On this day we will explore the city. We can pay a visit to Dungtse Lhakhang which is a chorten-like temple. It has three floors representing hell, earth and heaven and the paintings inside are known to be some of the best in Bhutan. Then there is Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest) which is one of the most famous of Bhutan's monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. Another remarkable place to visit is the Chelela Pass which is at an elevation 3,988 meters and is considered to be one of the highest passes in Bhutan.The pass offers stunning view of the sacred mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. It is also marked by hundreds of prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Kyichu Lhakhang, another famous destination, is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. We will spend the night in Paro in a hotel.

      Day 6: Depart from Paro
      Our wonderful holiday comes to an end on this day. We can also extend our memorial trip into a more fun and adventurousone by involving in activities like hiking and jungle safari. You will be escorted to the international airport for your flight back to your next destination. Himalayan Advisor would love to serve you for your future trek and tour holiday in Nepal & Tibet again.

       

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      Things you need to know about Bhutan:
      You will need a passport valid for at least six months following the date of your arrival in Bhutan and a visa to enter and exit Bhutan. All visas are approved in the capital, Thimphu. Visitors are advised to carry cash or travelers checks, since credit cards are not widely accepted in Bhutan, particularly outside the cities. Indian rupees are usually accepted for purchases in Bhutan, but not denominations above 100. Denominations above this amount can be confiscated if found. A limited number of ATMs are available in Thimpu. 

      Best season to visit Bhutan:
      Spring and autumn are the best time to visit Bhutan. However, summer and winter have their own draws and attractions. Nature lovers who are keen on local flora should consider visiting Bhutan end of April or in May. Fall is another high and crowded season in Bhutan. Thimphu Festival usually takes place at the end of September or early October. If you like to avoid the higher tariff and the cold of winter, consider visiting Bhutan early June. If the monsoon is late, the whole of June will be great for traveling. The monsoon will be in its earnest in July. To catch Himalayan blue sky without paying the additional tariff, consider visiting Bhutan in December. 

      Food and accommodation:
      We will be staying at standard 3 star hotel in Paro, Thimpu and Punakha. Snack, bottled drink and alcoholic beverages are not included in the price. The package is in American plan that has cover your meal 3 times (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Additional choices on your own.

    Departure Dates
    Date:
    The given date is on group joining date for Glimpse of Bhutan Tour 5 nights/6 days. START DATE means your arrival date in Paro and END DATE means final departure date from Paro. The access point can be from Nepal, India & Bangkok as per airlines schedule.

    Price:
    The price for Bhutan is different on season and number of traveler. This given price is based on high season rate for single traveler. If you are travelling 2 or 3+ pax the cost is lower than this and the price categories is given on trip overview page.
    Start Date End Date Price in US $ Availability Booking
    June 2, 2017 June 7, 2017 $ 1490 SPACE Book Now !
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    November 17, 2017 November 22, 2017 $ 1490 SPACE Book Now !
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