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6 Day Glimpse of Bhutan

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Duration

6 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English

Overview

This cultural tour through the mystical Western valleys of Bhutan is an ideal introduction to the Dragon Kingdom. Experience Bhutanese hospitality, admire the ever-changing landscapes, and immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich buddhist culture. Highlights include Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong with its wooden cantilevered bridge and the infamous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) in the beautiful Paro Valley, The National Memorial Chorten, 12th century Changangkha Temple and the National Library exhibiting ancient scriptures in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, and after crossing the 3050m Dochula Pass with spectacular Himalayan views, a journey into the sub-tropical Punakha Valley featuring the incredible the Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang, temple of the ‘Divine Madman’.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.
  • Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests.
  • Incorporate a Value-Added Option such as a cooking lesson or meditation session with a monk.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Paro - Thimphu


  • Arrival at the Paro International Airport

  • Visit Capital City, Thimphu.

  • Memorial Chorten. (Built in 1974 in loving memory of the Third King, His Majesty JigmeDorji 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)

Day 2: Thimphu


  • National Library. ( It holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts)

  • Institute of Zorig Chusum (Thirteen Traditinal Arts and Crafts)

  • Textile Museum

  • Handicraft Emporium

Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha


  • On the way we can catch the Spectacular View of the Mountain Ranges from Dochulla. Dochulla Pass also consists the 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.

Day 4: Punakha

  • Visit Khamsum Yueley Namgyel Chorten. It is an hour and 30 minutes hike to reach there. It was built by the Queen Mother, Her Majesty Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck for the protection of the country and universal peace in the world.
  • Drive back to Paro

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

Day 5: Punakha - Paro

  • Hike to Taktsang Monastery. ( Taktsang meaning “Tiger’s Nest’ that clings seemingly impossible to a cliff at 914m above the valley. Guru Rinpoche (Also known as 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 that was built in 1946 to commemorate Bhutan’s Victory over the Tibetan invaders.

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

Day 6: Depart

  • 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.
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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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