Glimpse of Bhutan Tour
Glimpse of Bhutan Tour take you most famous destination in Bhutan. As you drive to Punakha, you pass through Dochula pass, which has 108 small Stupas. The view of the Higher Himalayas from the Dochula pass is spectacular. Punakha is an old capital of Bhutan; Magnificent Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the king in former times, is one of the finest examples of Bhutanese castle and monastery architecture. It still serves the winter residence of his Holiness, the Je Khenpo.
Glimpse of Bhutan Tour you will visit picturesque Paro valley with its venerable Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest). In Thimphu the Capital of Bhutan you can enjoy views from the viewpoint with gigantic Buddha statue and roam the street of the only world capital without single traffic lights. Not to forget Chimmy Lhakhang, the temple devoted to divine madman Drukpa Kuenley who did spread Buddhism by excessive drinking, singing and rampant sexual behavior and many other sights.
Best Season: Round the year
Tour Name: Glimpse of Bhutan Tour
Group Size: 1 pax+
Activity per day: Approx 5-7 hrs tour
Day 01: Fly to Paro and drive to Thimphu Overnight at Hotel
Afternoon visit of the Tashichhho Dzong, the seat of the king and government.
Day 02: Drive to Wangdue Overnight at Hotel
Excursion to Takin zoo, where the national animal, the mysterious Takin, is kept, After that Changankha Lhakhang, the oldest place of worship in the valley and School of traditional arts, where the young men and women learns the arts and craft of their forefathers. Drive to gigantic statue of Buddha overlooking the valley and walk to striking city viewpoint. Later transfer to Wangdue or Punakha over Dochu-la pass (3010 m) with visit of royal temple Dochu Lhakhang.
Day 03: Drive to Paro vai Punakha Overnight at Hotel
At the morning there is option for the climb to Khamsum monastery with wonderful views of the valley and it‘s terraced paddy fields. Visit of Punkaha Dzong, which counts as the most intricately decorated castle in the kingdom. Short walk to Chhimmy Lhakhang temple, devoted to 15th century saint Drukpa Kunley, know as “Divine madman”, who did taught Buddhism by singing, drinking and rampant sexual behavior. Afternoon drive to Paro
Day 04: Sightseeing of Paro Overnight at Hotel
Visit of the National Museum and Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), the castle-monastery where Bernardo Bertolucci’s Little Buddha film was shot. The pristine Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the two oldest temples built in Bhutan. Afternoon climb to Taktsang Gomba (Tiger’s Nest) is the highlight of the tour. While the hike seems to be hard, it’s very rewarding. If you don’t feel so strong, you can climb just halfway to cafeteria with nice view of the place. Late afternoon light shining on the temple and surrounding rocks is best for photography.
Day 05: Fly to back to home
If time permits, you can make visit to Drukyel Dzong, the castle ruins from where you can see the summit of holy Jomolhari Mountain in clear weather. After that you depart from Paro by flight.
Tour cost Includes:
- Double sharing Accommodation with all meals
- English speaking Tour Guide,
- Sightseeing Tours by Car, Van or Tourist bus as per group size
- All permit and entrance fees of Bhutan
- Bhutan visa fee
- Government Taxes
- Bhutan Tourism Development Fund charges
Tour cost Excludes:
- International Airfare
- Travel and Health Insurance of client
- Tips for guide and driver
- Personal beverages during the trip like Miniral Water and Beers