Highlights Of Bhutan

  • Bhutan - Culture and History

  • Trip ID: 1588

5 Day Trip
Per Day Price Level $$$$
Per Day Budget $ 204
Per Day USD ranges:
$$$$ < $250
$$$$ $250-500
$$$$ $500-750
$$$$ $750+
  • Understand the history and culture of beautiful Bhutan on an adventure through the valleys of Paro and Thimpu.
  • Travel to the enchanting Dzongdrakha Goemba: a cliff-side temple complex on the western side of the Paro Valley .
  • Visit  the Memorial Chorten, the beautiful 15th century Changangkha Monastery and the Mini Zoo.
  • Visit Kuensel Phodrang, the largest statue of sitting Buddha in the region.
  • Hike uphill through a gorgeous pine forest the famous Taktshang Monastery (Tigers Nest), and enjoy the breath-taking views and delve into its interesting heritage.

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 01 : Arrival at Paro

    The flight offers you beautiful view of the mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and be transferred to the hotel.
     

    Accommodation: Kichu Resort

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 02 : Paro Sightseeing and drive to Thimphu

    After breakfast, proceed through the beautiful valley to the watchtower, locally known as Ta-Dzong. After your visit, continue on a short downhill walk to Rimpong Dzong (Paro Dzong) and walk further down through Traditional Cantilever Bridge, where your vehicle will be waiting for you. Explore Paro Town till lunchtime and enjoy lunch at the resort.
     

    After lunch, visit Dzongdrakha Goemba, often called the mini Takstang. Dzongdrakha is a cliff-side temple complex on the western side of the Paro Valley.  Four shrines make up the complex, dedicated to Drolma (Tara), Tsheringma (Goddess of Longevity), Guru Rinpoche and the Buddha of the Future, Maitreya.
     

    Drive to Thimphu.
     

    Accommodation: Peaceful Resort

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 03 : Thimphu Sightseeing and drive to Paro

    After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (the largest statue of sitting Buddha in the region). Visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15th century Changangkha Monastery and the Mini Zoo to see rare animals.
     

    After lunch, drive to Paro and visit the oldest Dzong in the country: Simtokha Dzong.
     

    Accommodation: Kichu Resort

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 04 : Paro

    Day hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tigers Nest): it is uphill and takes about 3 to 4 hours through pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff, 800 meters high, from the Paro Valley. It is believed that the great saint Guru Padmasambhava came in the 17th century on a flying tigress and meditated there for three months. The demons that were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism were subdued and converted the Paro Valley to Buddhism. At the end of the 17th century, a monastery was built on the spot where the saint would meditate .It is an important pilgrimage site for all Buddhists.
     

    Evening at leisure.
     

    Accommodation: Kichu Resort

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 05 : Departure by flight

    Transfer to airport for departure.

  • Duration
    5 days
    Difficulty
    Easy
    Primary Activities
    Culture and History
    No. of travellers
    Min. 1
    Other Activities
    None
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
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    Super luxury

    Our highest-end category of accommodation, Super Luxury is defined by top quality customer service and premium amenities. Hotels in this exclusive category include the Aman resorts, Oberoi Vilas hotels, and certain independent purveyors.

    Luxury

    Luxury Hotels meet the standards of most well-known 5-star hotel brands around the world, and include premium accommodations and amenities. In some cases our Luxury category overlaps with the "boutique" hotels, many of which are equally luxurious and accommodating.

    Boutique

    Boutique hotels are typically smaller, or independently owned hotels that offer top-end service and amenities equivalent to luxury providers. Boutique hotels often differentiate themselves from bigger hotel brands through their unique character, location, or history.

    Glamping

    Glamping (short for “glamorous camping”) and lodges denotes outdoor-focused accommodations that combine the best of nature with a designer / comfort angle in mind, so customers can get the best of both worlds.

    Camping

    Camping refers to a wide range of tented accommodation, which will most likely apply to outdoor / adventure trips like trekking, hiking, etc.

    Others

  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season Jan to Dec $ 1,020 $ 204 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • Twin share accommodation on full board. (Lunch at tourist standard restaurant)
  • Airport transfers in Bhutan, all transfers & s/seeing with an English speaking guide as per the itinerary. 
  • Service is as per itinerary max 8 AM to 6 PM.
  • One Booklet on Bhutan with best pictures of all the tourist spot at the end of the tour
Cost Excludes
  • Airfare, airport tax.
  • Any Insurance.
  • Bar and beverages bill. 
  • Tips & expenses of personal nature. 
  • Language Guide charges other than English Speaking Guide.
  • Emergency services - (Rescue/Evacuation during the Trekking) – All cost + 10% service charge.
  • Medical treatment during the tour – All cost + 10% service charge – If applicable.
Day 01 : Arrival at Paro

The flight offers you beautiful view of the mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and be transferred to the hotel.
 

Accommodation: Kichu Resort

All meals included.

Day 02 : Paro Sightseeing and drive to Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed through the beautiful valley to the watchtower, locally known as Ta-Dzong. After your visit, continue on a short downhill walk to Rimpong Dzong (Paro Dzong) and walk further down through Traditional Cantilever Bridge, where your vehicle will be waiting for you. Explore Paro Town till lunchtime and enjoy lunch at the resort.
 

After lunch, visit Dzongdrakha Goemba, often called the mini Takstang. Dzongdrakha is a cliff-side temple complex on the western side of the Paro Valley.  Four shrines make up the complex, dedicated to Drolma (Tara), Tsheringma (Goddess of Longevity), Guru Rinpoche and the Buddha of the Future, Maitreya.
 

Drive to Thimphu.
 

Accommodation: Peaceful Resort

All meals included.

Day 03 : Thimphu Sightseeing and drive to Paro

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (the largest statue of sitting Buddha in the region). Visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15th century Changangkha Monastery and the Mini Zoo to see rare animals.
 

After lunch, drive to Paro and visit the oldest Dzong in the country: Simtokha Dzong.
 

Accommodation: Kichu Resort

All meals included.

Day 04 : Paro

Day hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tigers Nest): it is uphill and takes about 3 to 4 hours through pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff, 800 meters high, from the Paro Valley. It is believed that the great saint Guru Padmasambhava came in the 17th century on a flying tigress and meditated there for three months. The demons that were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism were subdued and converted the Paro Valley to Buddhism. At the end of the 17th century, a monastery was built on the spot where the saint would meditate .It is an important pilgrimage site for all Buddhists.
 

Evening at leisure.
 

Accommodation: Kichu Resort

All meals included.

Day 05 : Departure by flight

Transfer to airport for departure.

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season Jan to Dec $ 1,020 $ 204 per day
Months not available Jun to Jul
Cost Includes
  • Twin share accommodation on full board. (Lunch at tourist standard restaurant)
  • Airport transfers in Bhutan, all transfers & s/seeing with an English speaking guide as per the itinerary. 
  • Service is as per itinerary max 8 AM to 6 PM.
  • One Booklet on Bhutan with best pictures of all the tourist spot at the end of the tour
Cost Excludes
  • Airfare, airport tax.
  • Any Insurance.
  • Bar and beverages bill. 
  • Tips & expenses of personal nature. 
  • Language Guide charges other than English Speaking Guide.
  • Emergency services - (Rescue/Evacuation during the Trekking) – All cost + 10% service charge.
  • Medical treatment during the tour – All cost + 10% service charge – If applicable.
Climate

The southern part of Bhutan is tropical and shares its border with the Indian plains. Eastern parts enjoy a warmer climate than the west. The central valley of Punakha, Wangdue, Mongar, Trashigang and Lhuntsi are semi tropical, with cool winters. Thimphu, Trongsa, Paro and Bumthang have pleasant summers and very cold winters with occasional snowfall blocking the passes leading into central Bhutan. The monsoon usually arrives in mid June till the end of August. From mid September, after the last rains, autumn arrives and is a best time for trekking, which last till end of November.

Visas, Travel Documents and Special Permits

The Bhutan visa will be issued 20 days prior to your arrival.  Your passport must have more than 6-month validity from the date of departure from Bhutan. 

Physical Fitness/Skills

Person travelling for this trip must be physically fit to hike uphill and downhill for 4 to 6 hours. Person having breathing difficulties may escape the hikes but can join the group on cultural tour.

Immunizations / Medical Requirements

Hiking shoes, Personal Medical kit to be carried and must be healthy.

Recommended Packing List

Due to a wide range of temperatures and climatic conditions it is advisable to bring appropriate clothing. For protection against cold, layered clothing is better than thick clothing. You may offend the locals if you walk around in skimpy or tight fitting clothes although there are opportunities to wear shorts. We would advise men and women to wear full or loose trousers. During your visits monasteries, Dzongs and other religious institutions please do not wear shorts or hats.

Meals provided

Usually Bhutanese delicacies are rich in spicy chilies and cheese but prepared in a mild way for tourist. Other choices like Continental and Indian cuisine is also served. During treks, well-trained cooks prepare dishes suitable to western tastes from continental, Indian and Bhutanese.

Other useful tips

  • Credit card facilities are not available.
  • Must carry sufficient cash all the time, as remote places don’t have ATM facilities.
  • We can also provide cash to the client here if the client doesn’t wish to carry instead transfer to our account.

Operator ID

3904

Operator Profile

Performing at top-level efficiency throughout Bhutan for 25 years, these experts are masters of their misty mountain country, from every inch of its staggering forest cover, every specimen of its prolific wildlife, and every facet of its charmingly quaint culture. Led by a master of Himalayan tourism since the late-70s, they have served over 50,000 satisfied customers in their long, silver-jubilee journey. Find out first-hand, through these experts, why Bhutan is one of the happiest countries in the world.

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