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Glimpse of Bhutan Tour

Glimpse of Bhutan Tour

Overview

Trip Highlights:

  •  Experience of multi country sightseeing tour “Nepal & Bhutan
  • Sightseeing tour to major spots in Bhutan including Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong, Tiger’s Nest Monastery, The National Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakang and many more. 
  • Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests. 
  • Scenic mountain flight between the Himalayan country of Nepal and the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan with magnificent views of breathtaking valleys and chains of high peaks.

Trip Introduction:
Bhutan is widely recognized for sacred Buddhist Monasteries and holy temples, cultural attractions, several medieval fortresses (Dzongs), amazing ancient wall paintings and carvings.  Glimpse of Bhutan Tour offers amazing experience of Nepal and Bhutan tour within a short duration of time. The tour covers cultural experience as well as religious and spiritual experience by exploring and visiting the several heritage sites monasteries, monuments, museum & beautiful valleys. The tour gains the lifetime experience of Bhutanese hospitality along with rich Buddhist cultures. Early morning hiking of Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest Monastery) adds extra flame flame to Glimpse of Bhutan Tour with perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor. 

Glimpse of Bhutan tour with Nepal Guide Treks starts after having couple of day’s tour in Kathmandu. Bhutan tour starts with a flight to Bhutan’s one and only international airport Paro. We visit Ta Dzong museum, Rimppong Dzong and Taktsang Monastery (also known as Tiger Nest) in beautiful Paro valley, National Chhorten, Changangkha temple and ancient acriptures in capital city Thimpu. Tour continues to Punaka valley to explore and visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang via crossing of amazing Dochula pass 3050m. Wonderful trip to Bhutan returns Kathmandu via Paro airport for final departure to own destination.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sites at Kathmandu 
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro [2200m/7216ft]
Day 04: Drive from Paro to Thimpu [2300m/7544ft] [1 hr Drive]. Sightseeing tour at Thimpu. 
Day 05: Drive from Thimpu to Punakha [1350m/4428ft] [2-3 hrs Drive]. Sightseeing at Punakha.
Day 06: Drive from Punakha back to Paro [2200m/7216ft] [4 hrs Drive] via Thimpu.
Day 07: Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery [3180m/10430ft] [2-3 hrs Hike] & back to Paro.
Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu from Paro
Day 09: Leisure day at Kathmandu 
Day 10: Transfer to International Airport for departure. 

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel. Our representative will assist you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for brief discussion about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort 
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner 

Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sites at Kathmandu 
Click here for detailed information about World's Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro [2200m/7216ft]
Today you will be transferred to International Airport for a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu towards Bhutan's only International airport at Paro. You will be greeted by Nepal Guide Trek's representative at your arrival schedule at Paro Airport. We will then drive towards Paro City for having Lunch. After lunch we will visit Ta Dzongs which is an ancient watch tower that was converted to National Museum of Bhutan in 1968. We will get a brief glimpse of Bhutanese history, culture and tradition at the Museum. Then, we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong which is located below the National Museum. A short distance of walking will lead us through are several number of archery grounds where we might get lucky to catch an archery match in action. As a matter of fact, Archery is the national sport of Bhutan. We will spend our overnight at Paro.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Drive from Paro to Thimpu [2300m/7544ft] [1 hr Drive]. Sightseeing tour at Thimpu. 
After breakfast we will take an hour's drive towards the modern capital city of Bhutan - Thimpu. At Thimpu we will make visits to National Memorial Chorten, National Library - for witnessing piles of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, Bhutan Folk Heritage Museum - where we can learn about Bhutanese household and lifestyle as the museum exhibits items and artifacts used in rural household. After lunch we will visit Textile Museum - where traditional art of weaving is still preserved. There is a fine collection of old textiles with fascinating mixture of colors and designs. We will also visit the Handicraft Emporium that has impressive Bhutanese handicrafts for sale. In the evening , walking the streets of Thimpu is a good idea. We will spend our overnight at Thimpu.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Drive from Thimpu to Punakha [1350m/4428ft] [2-3 hrs Drive]. Sightseeing at Punakha.
After breakfast we will leave Thimpu and take a scenic drive over through Dochula Pass at 3050 meters which offers panoramic views of Himalayan ranges of Bhutan. Our drive journey heads towards the fertile valley of Punakha. At Punakha, we will visit Punakha Dzong (second oldest and second largest Dzong of Bhutan) - fortress that was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Rinpoche. Punakha Dzong is remarkably located between the two rivers of Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu and houses the most elaborated temple in Bhutan. It is the ancient capital of Bhutan and served as the winter capital (settlement) for more than 300 years. Then we will make a hike through pleasant paddy fields and farm houses to arrive at the temple of Chimi Lhakhang. Chimi Lhakhang is the famous fertility monastery that was built in 1456. The temple is significantly associated with the religious arts of Bhutan. We will spend some time exploring around Chimi Lhakhang before heading back to our hotel at Punakha for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Drive from Punakha back to Paro [2200m/7216ft] [4 hrs Drive] via Thimpu.
Today we will take a drive from Punakha and drive along the same route passing through Thimpu to reach Paro. We will make several stops along our drive journey for visiting sites with religious and cultural significance.  After arriving at Paro - we will have a rest much needed for the hike to Taksang Monastery (Tiger Nest) the following day. Feel free to explore the streets of Paro.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery [3180m/10430ft] [2-3 hrs Hike] & back to Paro.
Today we will start with a drive to Satsam Chorten. From here we will start to hike or seize a chance to ride a horse up to Cafeteria - from here on one must walk for about one and half hour to reach all the way to Paro Taktsang Monastery popularly known as Tiger's Nest. It is the most valued temple of Bhutan that literally hangs on a fascinating granite cliff overlooking the whole Paro valley below. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava, who is widely known as Guru Rinpoche flew on a tigress' back on this site to subdue a demon. After that he stayed and meditated here for three months. The monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan's most sacred religious sites. Cameras and Photography is prohibited inside the monastery so we will have to deposit our bags and cameras at the security entrance. We will be spending most of the day hiking and exploring around Tiger Nest Monastery. We descend back to arrive at our hotel at Paro. It is our last day at Paro before flying back to Kathmandu. So, grab a chance to peep into some souvenir shops at Paro for memory or for loved ones back home. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu from Paro
After the wonderful experience of learning the Bhutanese history, culture, tradition and lifestyle you will take a flight from Paro back to Kathmandu. Nepal Guide Trek's airport representative will pick you up at the airport in Kathmandu. Then a drive to the hotel in Kathmandu City. You will be spending one more additional day for exploring Kathmandu Valley. Nepal's largest city and capital - Kathmandu is a fascinating city where pagoda styled temples crowd the traffic into narrow paved lanes and where myth, religion and history intertwine at every corner. Remaining sites of world heritage within Kathmandu those wasn't possible on the second day can be visited today.     
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Leisure day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. In the evening walk around the souvenirs shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening after the completion of the wonderful Glimpse of Bhutan Tour with Nepal Guide Treks.
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort
Meals: 
BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 10: Transfer to International Airport for departure. 
Our airport representative will drop you at the airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
October 2, 2017 October 11, 2017 $ 1988 OPEN Book Now !
October 20, 2017 October 29, 2017 $ 1988 OPEN Book Now !
November 1, 2017 November 10, 2017 $ 1988 OPEN Book Now !
November 17, 2017 November 26, 2017 $ 1988 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 10 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 
  • Experienced city tour guide in Kathmandu including all entry fees 
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing tour 
  • Visa Process to Bhutan including Visa fees
  • flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu - Round Trip 
  • All required ground transportation as per itinerary [in Bhutan & Nepal]
  • English Speaking tour guide during your tour to Bhutan
  • All meals includes during Bhutan Stay
  • Hotel/Resort accommodation in Bhutan
  • All government taxes and necessary paper-work

Service does not includes

  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Evacuation cost.
  • Personal nature expances 

Useful Info

Reviews

Bhutan Tour was Fantastic !!!

We are a group of 6 people who booked the Glimpse of Bhutan Tour with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. Our tour included sightseeing of Kathmandu in Nepal and Paro, Thimpu and Punakha of Bhutan. 
We feel that we made a right choice for spending our holiday. Everything was well arranged and we were provided with every kind of detail information on our sightseeing days. Besides, we experienced the local culture and tradition which truly was inspiring. This tour is highly recommended for anyone wanting to make their holiday memorable. 
Thanks to Nepal Guide Treks !!!
Peter & group - Germany      


Amazing Tour !!! "Nepal & Bhutan"

I just finished this amazing Bhutan Tour. I choose this tour with NGT because it included the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu together with cities of Bhutan. 
Absolutely amazing tour, I have good memories and a lot of pictures to show to my frens and family. Everything in the tour , from accommodation to transportation was timely arranged. Very informative tour guides with friendly environment. Strongly recommended Nepal Guide Treks !!
Cheers & Namaste !!
 John F. - Canada


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