Glimpse of Bhutan

Glimpse of Bhutan

A 4 nights 5 days Bhutan tour provides a brief yet enriching experience, giving you a taste of the country’s culture, traditions, scenic beauty and natural wonders of this enchanting Himalayan kingdom.

Itinerary

Day 1: Paro - Thimphu

Stop At: Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, Paro-Thimphu Highway, Paro 12001 Bhutan
visit Tamchogang where old Iron Chain bridge is built.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
National Memorial Chorten where we see elderly people pray and circumambulate the stupa.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu Bhutan
The Motithang Takin Preserve is a wildlife reserve located in Motithang, Thimphu, Bhutan. It is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the takin, which is the national animal of Bhutan. The takin is a unique and rare animal, often described as a cross between a goat and a cow.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery, Gadhen lam, Thimphu Bhutan
Zilukha Nunnery is also known as Druthob Goemba. Housing around 60 nuns in its premises, a visit to the site energizes the soul because of its peaceful surroundings, which lures one’s mind to never leave the site.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jungshi handmade paper factory, FJFV+7J9, Thimphu, Bhutan
The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory is located in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. This factory produces handmade paper using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground, Chang Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
Visit Changlimithang to see local folks play archery. Archery in Bhutan transcends mere sport; it's a cherished cultural practice steeped in tradition and history. Dating back centuries, it symbolizes Bhutanese identity and values.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Centenary Farmers Market, Main Town, Near the Wangchhu River, Thimphu Bhutan
The Centenary Farmers' Market, is one of the most vibrant and bustling marketplaces in Bhutan's capital city, Thimphu. Located in the heart of the city, this market is a hub of activity and commerce, offering visitors a glimpse into the daily lives of Bhutanese people and the country's rich agricultural heritage.
The market is renowned for its wide array of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. You'll find colorful stalls brimming with seasonal produce, including Bhutanese staples like red rice, potatoes, chilies, and various organic vegetables.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
Tashichho Dzong, also known as the Tashichhoedzong, is a prominent fortress and monastery located in the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. It serves as the seat of the Bhutanese government and houses the throne room of the King of Bhutan
Duration: 50 minutes

Meals included:


Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 2: Thimphu - Punakha

Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
visit Kuensel Phodrang where big Buddha Statue is built. From there you get the best view of Thimphu valley with the mountain behind.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
on the way stop over the Dochu-La Pass (3,100 meters), which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks snowclad mountains from the pass. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyel Chorten – 108 stupas.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
Chimi Lhakhang, temple of Fertility blessed by Lam Drukpa Kuenley, who is known as the Divine Madman for his eccentric behaviours. He is also considered a symbol of fertility and many childless couples go to his temple for blessing.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha Bhutan
Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, is one of the most beautiful and important dzongs in Bhutan. One of the most iconic dzongs in Bhutan is situated at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers, the dzong is an architectural masterpiece with intricate woodwork and vibrant murals. It is arguably one of the most beautiful dzongs in the country.
Duration: 55 minutes

Stop At: Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
Spanning 160m over the Phochu River, and connects the Punakha Dzong (fortress) with the nearby villages and agricultural lands. The bridge gently sways in the wind offering an extra touch of thrill to your journey. The bridge is located just a short walk from the iconic Punakha Dzong and it treats you to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, river, and the Punakha Dzong itself, making it a favorite spot for visitors to take photos and enjoy the scenery.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 3: Punakha - Paro

Stop At: Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha Bhutan
The Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is a stunning Buddhist shrine situated on a ridge above the Punakha Valley, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and rice fields. The trail winds through lush rice paddies, small villages, and across a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu River before ascending towards the chorten. Along the trail, hikers are treated to breathtaking views of the Punakha Valley and the surrounding countryside. The landscape is dotted with terraced fields, traditional Bhutanese farmhouses, and pristine forests, providing ample opportunities for photography and enjoying nature. The chorten itself is a magnificent example of Bhutanese architecture and craftsmanship. Built to promote peace and prosperity, the four-story structure is adorned with intricate paintings and statues depicting Buddhist deities. The hike to the Khamsum Yulley Chorten is relatively moderate and takes about 1-1.5 hours each way, depending on your pace.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
Paro Rinpung Dzong is a striking fortress and monastery located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. Paro Rinpung Dzong is situated on the banks of the Paro River. The dzong, originally built in the 15th century, has a rich history deeply intertwined with Bhutanese culture and politics. It was established by the Tibetan Buddhist master, Ngawang Chogyel, to defend the Paro Valley against Tibetan invasions. Paro Rinpung Dzong is host to several annual religious festivals, including the famous Paro Tsechu. During these festivals, monks perform sacred masked dances and rituals, attracting thousands of pilgrims and spectators from all over Bhutan.

Paro Rinpung Dzong is set against a backdrop of lush green hills and towering mountains, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The picturesque setting adds to the charm and allure of the dzong.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: National Museum, Tag-Dzong Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001 Bhutan
The Paro National Museum, also known as the Ta Dzong, is a prominent cultural institution situated on top of a hill overlooking the Paro Valley, adjacent to the Paro Rinpung Dzong. Its strategic location provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

The museum is housed in a former watchtower, known as the Ta Dzong, which dates back to the 17th century. It was originally built to defend the Paro Rinpung Dzong and the Paro Valley from external threats. In 1968, it was converted into the National Museum to preserve and showcase Bhutanese art, culture, and heritage.

The museum’s exhibits offer insight into Bhutanese history, religion, art, and culture. Visitors can explore a diverse range of artifacts, including ancient manuscripts, religious relics, traditional costumes, ceremonial masks, intricate thangka paintings, and exquisite handicrafts.
Duration: 55 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 4: Paro

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail, Paro Bhutan
hike to Taktsang Monastery, the wooded structure stands bravely on a cliff in the upper Paro Valley. The walk of approximately 2 to 2.5 hours one way. It is said that the great Guru Rinpoche have flown here on the back of a tigress and set up this monastery when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Namgay Artisanal Brewery, Dumsibu, Paro 11001, Bhutan
Namgay Artisanal Brewery is a microbrewery located in Paro, Bhutan. It is known for producing a variety of craft beers using locally sourced ingredients and traditional brewing techniques. The brewery was founded by Namgay, who studied brewing in Germany before returning to Bhutan to establish his own brewery.

Namgay Artisanal Brewery offers a range of beers, including lagers, ales, stouts, and seasonal brews, each crafted with care and attention to detail. The brewery emphasizes using high-quality ingredients, such as Himalayan spring water and locally grown barley, to create unique and flavorful beers that reflect Bhutanese tastes and traditions.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tshering Farmhouse, Damji, CCWC+7CW, Paro 21001, Bhutan
Tshering Farmhouse is a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse located in Paro, Bhutan. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience rural Bhutanese life and hospitality firsthand.
The hosts are often happy to share their knowledge of Bhutanese customs, traditions, and way of life, providing guests with a truly authentic experience.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:


• Dinner: Dinner at local farm house to experience traditional Bhutanese cuisine and dip into Traditional hot stone bath.
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 5: Departure

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan
Drive to airport for your departure.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duración: 5 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Paro International Airport, Airport Road Paro, Paro 12001, Bhutan

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Private transportation
  • 3 Star Accommodation
  • Monument/Museum fee
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay.
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Tshering Farmhouse
  • Entry/Admission - Motithang Takin Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum

No Incluye

  • Flight
  • Drinks & Beverages
  • Sustainable Development Fee
  • visa fee

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