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5 Days Taste of Bhutan

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Duration

5 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English

Overview

The traditions of most countries in this world are artificially preserved for tourists only. But in Bhutan, you can see and feel the distinct culture and tradition. This Self-reliant kingdom proudly stands with its unique heritage. Being manifestations of living culture, arts and crafts are practiced and ceremonies and festivals are performed because they continue to have a religious and spiritual significance. Bhutan has been isolated from the world for many centuries, it’s sacred towering mountains and spiritual Buddhist culture make remarkable journeys.

Our Bhutanese tour guide with in-depth knowledge of local culture will help you to experience and understand the true Bhutanese way of life. Explore and interact with local people to learn the meaning and how the living art of weaving, painting, sculpting, wood carving and many other crafts were creating.

Drive from one valley to another visiting dzongs, monasteries, isolated villages and it’s people. Visit or stay at the homes of Bhutanese family to experience and get closer look of the unique Bhutanese culture. Any of our Bhutan trip is an incredible immersion into Bhutanese culture, where daily life itself is a form of art.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
  • Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
  • Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
  • Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Paro-Thimphu


  • Arrival at the Paro International Airport

  • Drive to Thimphu (Capital city of Bhutan)

  • Visit Memorial Chorten, (Built in 1974 in loving memory of the Third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck)

  • Changangkha Lhakhang, (Built in 13th Century by Lam Phajo Dugom Zhigpo)

  • Takin Reserve (The National Animal of Bhutan)

  • Tashichho Dzong (The Fortress of the Glorious religion)

  • Buddha Dordenma. It is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue of 177ft in height built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our Fourth King.

  • Textile Museum


Day 2: Thimphu-Punakha


  • On the way we can catch the spectacular Views of the Mountain Ranges from Docholla. Docholla Pass also consists a cluster of 108 interesting Monuments that was built as a tribute to the selfless service and visionary leadership of our Fourth King

  • Typical Bhutanese village at Sopsokha and Chimi Lhakhang, The Fertility Temple blessed by the Devine Mad man Drukpa Kuenley.

  • Halt at Punakha

Day 3: Punakha


  • Hike to Khamsum Yueley Namgyel Chorten built by The Queen Mother, Her Majesty Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck for the protection of the country and universal peace in the world.

  • Journey back to Paro

  • Visit Rinpung Dzong (A magnificent Fortress built on the heap of jewel) by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1646.

Day 4: Paro sightseeing with Taktshang hike


  • Hike to Taktsang Monastery. ( Taktsang meaning “Tiger’s Nest’’ ) clings seemingly impossible to a cliff at 914m above the Valley. Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of the tigress and meditated there.

  • Visit the Ruins of Drugyel Dzong. It was built in 1946 to commemorate the Bhutan’s victory over the Tibetan invaders.

  • Visit to Kyichu lhakhang. It is one of the 108 temples built by King Songsten Gampo of Tibet in one day.

Day 5: Departure from Paro Airport.

Included/Exclude

  • check-1 Visas for Bhutan.
  • check-1 Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  • check-1 All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
  • check-1 Accommodation
  • check-1 All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • check-1 English speaking, trained and experienced local guide
  • check-1 Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  • check-1 Sightseeing.
  • check-1 Mineral water.
  • remove Airfare for international flights to and from Bhutan
  • remove Travel and medical insurance
  • remove Payments for service provided on a personal basis
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  • remove Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • remove Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges.
  • remove Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services

FAQs

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Why are your tours so expensive?
In an effort to protect Bhutan's environment and culture, the government has placed a minimum fee of $200 per person per day for visitors to Bhutan – this makes visiting Bhutan one of the most expensive trips in the world.
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Can you book a hotel for me?
Yes, we provide full package including transportation, all meals, guide, entry fee and accommodation at 3 star hotel.
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What is your cancellation policy?
Bhutan Tour cancellation policy. Tour programs booked and subsequently canceled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows: Up to 30 days prior to the date of travel: USD 150 administrative fee per person. 29 to 21 days prior to the date of travel: 10% of the travel arrangement.
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Can you send us the final itinerary before we book the tour?
Yes, we send you the final itinerary before you book the tour.

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