Glimpse of Bhutan 4 Days

$920 USD
- 4 Days
- Easy
2-10 Pax

Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Private Car

Hotel

Hotel

2350m

Full board basis

Paro-Thimpu-Paro

Glimpse of Bhutan Overview

The land of the Thunder Dragon, also known as Shangri-La,  is a land-locked country which lies between Tibet to the north and India to the south, east and west.  Bhutan's landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan heights in the north, with some mountain peaks exceeding 7,000 meters (23,000 ft). The state population is 691,141, the majority being Buddhist with the second largest group being Hindu. Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan. The climate of Bhutan varies with altitude, from subtropical in the south to all-over snow in the north. Bhutan has five different seasons: summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and spring. Western Bhutan has the heavier monsoon rains; southern Bhutan has hot humid summers and cool winters; central and eastern Bhutan is temperate and drier than the west.
  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Paro

Day 02: Drive to Thimpu. 2350m\7710ft- 54km (2 hours)

Day 03: Explore Thimpu

Day 04: Drive to Paro and final departure from Bhutan tour

Glimpse of Bhutan Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Paro

Up on arrival at Paro International Airport, we will greet you and take you to the Hotel. We then visit to Rinpung Dzong (built in 1646), buildings of government offices and religious institutions including Dzongs (Fort).  Then cross a traditional wooden bridge on the way to the Dzong. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, which is the oldest temple of Bhutan. Visit Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), built in 1646. Overnight at Paro.
 

Day 02: Drive to Thimpu. 2350m\7710ft- 54km (2 hours)

After breakfast, hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, Bhutan's most popular monastery. It is said that Guru Rimpoche has flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery exists at present. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro. The hike to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria on the way. We drive to Thimphu. In the evening we explore Thimphu, a capital of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Explore Thimpu

After breakfast, proceed to visit the King's Memorial Chorten (built for memory of the third King of Bhutan), the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan after that proceed to visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (which has ancient manuscripts) and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. Stop for lunch and then visit the Textile Museum, the Handicraft Emporium, the traditional paper factory and the majestic Tashichhodzong. In the evening, stroll around Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel.
 

Day 04: Drive to Paro and final departure from Bhutan tour

After breakfast,, proceed to airport for final departure. Flights from Paro especially Druk Air departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions. After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport in the morning to catch your onward flight.

Glimpse of Bhutan Cost :- US$920

Include

All meals, Tea\Coffee and snacks
Government approved A category hotels on twin sharing basis
Airport transfer (Pick up and drop)
Land transportation with comfortable vehicle
An experienced English speaking guide and other staff if required
Monument entrance fees and museum entrance fees
Visa and all government taxes

Exclude

Airfare (to Paro and return)
Personal nature expenses ( personal equipments, phone calls, internet, laundry, hard drinks etc)
Insurance (Trip cancellation, medical and rescue evacuation)
Tips

Glimpse of Bhutan Information

Important Trip Notes & Activities
You are joining us for an adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary. We'll try our best to keep the original schedule. Please note that our guide will make the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. 
 
Accommodation
All hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified from the Government. These hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star standard. We will provide you with a similar hotel in Paro and Thimpu. In Paro, hotel TASHI NAMGAY RESORT or similar and in Thimpu hotel MIGMAR or similar. Note that, accommodation which we provide you is on twin sharing basis but if you prefer having single room, single supplement applies.

Meals
All meals are included during your trip. 
Pack list
You can carry maximum of 20kg while you fly to Paro by Druk Air. You can carry aprox 5 kg of hand luggage. Your carry-on bags are restricted to one piece, and the size should not exceed 17" x 13" x 8". The packing items are divided in to two different items. One for trekking items and another is non trekking items. Your trek items will be locked at our office if you carry them.
Here are some suggested items:
A pair of lightweight long pants
Pair of dress pants / dresses for evening
pairs shorts
short-sleeved shirts/blouses
long-sleeved shirt for sun protection (also while visiting dzongs, temples & monasteries).
Underwear
Socks
Sleepers
Warm jackets (if trip falls in Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb)
sweater or light weight jacket
windbreaker
pair comfortable walking shoes
pair of sandals
pair of dress shoes
Personal toiletries
Insect repellent
Spare nylon duffel for purchases
Sunscreen rated 20 SPF or higher
Lip Balm
Sunglasses
Prescription glasses
visor/sun hat
Flashlight
Daypack/Hip pack for day trips
Beach Towel
First-Aid kit with pain medications, antiseptic/anesthetic for sunburn, prescription medications

Other optional gears
Camera, memory cards and spare batteries
Electronics/battery charger
Spare contact lenses or glasses
Reading and writing materials
Passport pouch or money pouch
Motion sickness tablets
  

Necessary official documents
Passport with minimum validity of 6 months
Copy of first page of passport
Airline tickets
Visa approval for Bhutan (bring with you)

Some essential tips,
Always check that your pack contains essential items such as your passport, money, eyewear, a change of clothing, hiking boots and medications in your carry-on baggage. 
Gifts: Please don't bring extra gifts which might be a burden to you. If you wish to show your appreciation to the staff, the best gift would be through conversations or tips where appropriate.
Cultural Sensitivity: It`s better for women to wear pants (or Capri length pants) and/or a skirt (mid-calf or longer. Tights, hiking shorts and sports tops are not advisable. For men, pants are best. Men may wear longer hiking shorts that come near the knees. Never go shirtless.
For women: Women are advised to bring their necessary health supplies with them, as such items might not be available in Bhutan.
Boots: Wear boots that are broken-in. To minimize the risk of blister, wearing thin liner socks under regular hiking socks may help. 
Clothing: Cotton is the most favorable in warm weather. Once wet, cotton also drains body heat. Better to bring wool or synthetics such as Capilene, MTS and Thermax. 
Layers: Always test your layers before a trip. See if the outer layer fits easily over the inside ones. 
Toilet Kit: For trekking & sightseeing, bring your own "toilet kit," and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Always remember to discard the toilet tissue a waste basket and not along a trail or in the toilet. 
Heating: In Bhutan, portable electric heaters are generally provided for heating in rooms. Blankets are also provided. Bring an extra set of long underwear for extra warmth.