BHUTAN AT A GLANCE

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From To Base Fee Final Price Note
01/01/2021 31/10/2022 710 € 820 € Price per person "starting from"

 

 

 

TOUR BHUTAN AT A GLANCE
4 days - 3 nights

Day 01: Paro to Thimphu

Driving Distance: 55 km

Minimum Altitude: 2195 m, Maximum Altitude: 2334m

Flying into the country’s only international 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.

On arrival at Paro airport, you will be greeted by our representatives. On completion of airport formalities, drive towards Thimphu.

  •  On the way to Thimphu visit Tachog Lhakhang Temple.
  • In Thimphu visit Tashichho Dzong/Fortress of the Auspicious Religion and office of the Golden throne of the Dragon King of Bhutan.
  • The beautiful Memorial Chorten/stupa in town is another favorite with the tourists and a regular sight for congregation of devout Buddhists circumambulating the Chorten from dawn till dusk. The main statue of the Buddha inside the Chorten is said to grant wishes for the earnest and honest hearted!·
  • Visit Kuensel Phodrang and Soak in the panoramic view of the Thimphu valley from the site of the gigantic Lord Buddha, a 51-meter bronze Buddha statue gilded in gold. It is the tallest sitting Buddha in the world.

Overnight- in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu

Altitude: 2334m

Thimphu with a population of about 130,000 people is one of the last few capital cities without traffic lights and the traffic still managed by traffic policemen. While strictly maintaining the aesthetic beauty and traditional style of architecture in the modern buildings, there are also very old temples and numerous monasteries in and around the city, a few discotheques, Karaoke joints and pubs.

  • After breakfast, drive up to Dochula. Dochula pass (3150 m) is located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass.
  •  Come back to Thimphu & visit the oldest place of worship in the capital, Changangkha Lhakhang is located on a small hill. The shrine houses a brilliant statue of Chenrizig ( The Buddha of Compassion.)
  •  Visit Folk Heritage Museum
  •  The Institute of the 13 Arts & Crafts of Bhutan
  •  Then visit Postal Musuem. The postal museum narrates the story of the evolution of communication, transportation and postal services in Bhutan's history. Its five galleries trace the development of the Bhutanese postal system, from the earliest mail runners to Bhutan's idiosyncratic and highly collectable modern stamps

Later in the evening drive to Paro valley with its slate-roofed farmhouses, graceful willow trees and rushing glacial river beneath snow covered peaks. In Paro visit Kyichu Lhakhang, RInpung Dzong and National Musuem of Bhutan.

Overnight in Paro

Day 03: Paro Hike to the World Famous Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest Temple.)

Minimum Altitude: 2195 m, Maximum Altitude: 3120m

No journey to Bhutan is complete without a visit to Taktsang monastery. After breakfast drive through Paro valley-one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan, graceful willow trees and rushing glacial river beneath snow covered peaks to take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, (one of the most sacred places in Bhutan due to its association with the Patron Saint Guru Rinpoche). It is believed that Guru Rinpoche reputedly flew to Paro Taktsang cliff in the form of Guru Dorji Drolo, mounted on a flaming dakini-tigress in the 747 A.D., where he meditated and subdued evil spirits.

On the way back from Taksang take a drive to Drukgyel Dzong

(Fortress) where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago, once a ruined fortress now being reconstructed. The snowy dome of sacred Jhomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. In the evening stroll around Paro town to explore at your own.

Overnight in Paro

Day 4: Depart Bhutan

Drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will then bid you farewell.

PRICES
Price per person in double room in Low Season: starting from 710 euro
Price per person in double room in High Season: stating from 865 euro
Single supplement: euro 50

LOW SEASON: January, February, June; July, August, December
HIGH SEASON: March, April, May, September, October, November

The price includes:

  • accommodation in a double room for 3 nights in a 3/4 star hotel
  • meals as scheduled
  • English speaking guide for the whole tour
  • car / minivan available for the whole tour - support
  • Bhutanese entry fee
  • visa

The price does not include:

  • Flights from
  • drinks, meals not mentioned
  • tips (around USD 10 per day)
  • currency adjustment
  • everything not expressly specified in "the price includes"