GLIMPSE OF BHUTAN (03 DAYS)
Glimpses of Bhutan will give overview of Bhutan with in the short time period focusing on western cities with more history, architecture, culture and nature. The itinerary will take you through four major cities of Bhutan, the most developed cites in the hidden kingdom. At the end of the trip, you will realize how Bhutan could balance its cultural and tradition with modern development and pursuit “Gross National Happiness”
Day 1: Arrive Paro by Druk Air – Thimphu
Flying into Bhutan through Drukair will be wonderful start of your trip to Bhutan.Your journey to Bhutan will be started with exciting scenery of foothills, green vegetation and landscape and Himalayan mountains covered by snow. With an exciting journey, you will finally reach to your much awaited destination, Bhutan.
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative. On completion of airport formalities, about 2 hour drive will take you to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. On Reaching Thimphu, as you already had an exciting and tiring day, just have an overview at the city and surrounding and take a rest at the hotel.
Day 2: Thimphu – Paro, 55 km, 2 hours drive
Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan is the seat of government, home to Bhutan’s Royal family, and it is the most populated place in Bhutan. This bustling town is home to the civil servants, and foreign missions with representation in Bhutan. It is also the headquarters for a number of internationally funded development projects.
Take a morning visit to Trashichho dzong, the beautiful monastery built in traditional unique architectural style. The monastery houses Government’s office, King’s Throne room, and is the summer residence of Jekhenpo, the Chief Abbot.Then visit the National Memorial Chorten and Changangkha Lhakhang. Also visit the Folk & Textile Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of Bhutan’s living traditions. Then drive to Paro.
At Paro, visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century. Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit historical Rinpung Dzong. At evening take a walk around Paro town. Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.
Day 3: Depart from Paro
After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.
Private guided tour
Visas for Bhutan
Daily 3 meals
3 star accommodation
A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
An experienced driver
A tour vehicle
Entry fess & road permits
Taxes & surcharges
Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay)
Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
Tips for the guide and driver