Glimpse of Bhutan Tour is a collection of moments into the Land of Thunder Dragon, which is often considered as a natural paradise or a heavenly place to be at. Owning to its strict and controlled tourism policy, this small Himalayan nation has been able to preserve its natural glory and cultural richness intact. As you travel through the villages, town and other places of this nation, you will feel like you have traveled back to a time, same traditional people on their cultural attire, lush and stunning landscapes without a pinch of modernization and glorifying mountains to add to the overall beauty of Bhutan.
Grasp the opportunity of getting some meaningful insights on the natural and cultural richness of Bhutan with Glimpse of Bhutan Tour. It starts with a mesmerizing flight above the Himalayas to the Paro airport which is followed by sightseeing to Paro and Thimpu. Thimpu is the best places to visit in Bhutan. These cities are adorned with rich religious, cultural and historical sites. You can visit various architecturally rich and artistic dzongs, monasteries and museums here. At Paro, you can visit the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery, Rinpun dzong, Kichu Lakhang, and Drugyal Dzong. Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan is an even more exciting place for sightseeing. You can visit national Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum & School of Traditional Painting of Arts, National Library, the Traditional Paper Factory, Folk Heritage Museum, Tashicho Dzong and Simtokha Dzong etc.
A Glimpse of Bhutan Tour is all about the cultural exploration in the major cities of Bhutan like Paro and Thimpu. Get some insightful knowledge on authentic Bhutanese culture and Mahayana Buddhist religion as you walk through the streets of Paro and Thimpu. The authentic culture and hostile behavior of charming Bhutanese people are not to be missed aspects of Glimpse of Bhutan Tour.
- Flight over the Himalayas to Paro
- Paro and Thimpu sightseeing
- Hike to Tiger’s Nest monastery
- Visit national Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum & School of Traditional Painting of Arts, National Library, the Traditional Paper Factory
- Kichu Lakhang, Rinpun dzong, Tashicho Dzong, Drugyal Dzong, and Simtokha Dzong, exploration
Fly to Paro above the scenic Himalayan ranges down below. As you arrive in Paro airport, a representative of our company will pick you up and escort to your hotel for check in. Freshen up and enjoy your lunch for a sightseeing journey ahead. First of all, you will be escorted to Ta dzong museum, a treasure of many historical and religious antiques and art crafts. Next we head to Paro Rinpung dzong and then to Kichu Lhakhang. Kichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temple of Bhutan. Last we head to visit the ruins of Drugyal Dzong, an old fortress. In the evening, you can just wander around the streets of Paro.
Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan is just two hours’ drive from Paro. Early in the morning, after breakfast, we head to Thimpu and enjoy the full day of sightseeing to different places in Thimpu. We visit national Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum & School of Traditional Painting of Arts, National Library, the Traditional Paper Factory, Folk Heritage Museum, etc. if we couldn’t visit all the sites today, we will complete the tour tomorrow. In the evening, after concluding the sightseeing tour, you can explore around the streets of Thimpu for some fresh air and city life exploration of Thimpu.
A day sightseeing tour in Thimpu is not just enough as there is so many places more to explore. Hence we spend another day sightseeing around Thimpu city. Early in morning, you will be escorted to Pangri Zampa Monastery which is situated just beyond Dechencholing Palace, a beautiful palace 5kms from Thimphu. It was the first residential site of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal when he entered into Bhutan in 1616 A.D. Next we visit National Textile Museum where you can explore art of traditional weaving that is still preserved through exhibition. We also visit The Memorial Chorten, a memorial built in 1974 for the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Later, we head towards radio tower for an incredible view of Thimphu Valley, Thimphu Dzong and a zoo which consists of Takin- the national animal of Bhutan. We further have lunch and head towards the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory which is followed by a visit to Tashichodzong, Simtokha Dzong and the Folk Heritage Museum.
After the sightseeing tour in Thimpu, we take a drive back to Paro. Today is an exciting day as we will visit the famous – Tiger’s Nest monastery in Paro. It is a beautiful monastery perched on the top of a cliff, in a dramatic location. We should hike up to the monastery for one to one and half hours until we reach the monastery. From the cliff, you can get some spectacular views of Paro city as well. The monastery lies on the place where the great Guru Rinpoche had flown in the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave. After visiting the monastery, you will be escorted to your hotel. You can enjoy rest of the time on your own.
- Airport pick up and drop
- All the ground transportation during the trip
- Experienced English speaking Bhutanese guide
- Necessary travel permits, entry fees to different sites during sightseeing tour
- Accommodation in a three-star category hotel as approved by the Bhutanese government.
- Three board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
- Applicable government taxes and service charges
- Surcharges to be paid to government for travelling solo or in group
Price Not Include
- International flight fares
- Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc.
- Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc.
- Travel insurance
- Tips for support crew members
- Airport taxes