‘A Glimpse Of Bhutan Tour’ - 5 Days

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‘A Glimpse Of Bhutan Tour’ the land of  “Thunder Dragon”, Bhutan is a paradise where you can explore well-preserved Buddhist culture while visiting some sacred religious destinations and hike up to spectacular viewpoints. With the grassy floodplains and riverine forests in the south to a semi-tropical and alpine forest to the north, this small landlocked country carries an environmentalist’s dream.

A glimpse of Bhutan tour is a 5 days tour which has been designed by Heaven Nepal Adventure agency to help you dwell into the perfect blend of natural wonders like lush hills, rivers, valleys, and mountains with cultural landmarks. The major attractions of this trip are Tiger’s monastery, Memorial Chorten, Nunnery temple, Wangditse the monastery, Changing a monastery and more.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro
Day 2: Paro to Thimpu
Day 3: Thimpu tour
Day 4: Thimpu to Paro
Day 5: Depart Paro

Best Season for ‘A Glimpse of Bhutan Tour’

‘A Glimpse Of Bhutan Tour’ we recommend you to plan your Bhutan tour during Spring (March, April, May), Autumn (September, October, November) and Summer (June, July, August). You can also plan for early Winter according to your ease as the daytime temperatures during these months are moderate. It is the best time to avoid the crowd and catch the Black-Necked Cranes. But, it may be a little chilly in the mornings and evenings in the months of Autumn and Early Winters.

Bhutan Permit/Visa

  • Except for India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, visitors from all country need Bhutan
    permit/visa.
  • All other tourists must get a visa clearance prior to their travel to Bhutan.
  • Visas are processed via an online system by a licensed Bhutanese tour operator or through a foreign travel agent.  Visa clearance processing will require around 72 hours.
  • The most important document is the passport with at least 6 months’ validity.

Kathmandu to Bhutan 5 days tour package is the best package you can plan for your short holiday. We have planned this tour package with a motto to help travellers enjoy their tour without facing any kinds of problems that may appear duress you time.

Overview

The tour embraces the opportunity to visit the tiny Himalayan kingdom. Bhutan lies in a hidden corner high in the eastern Himalayas, surrounded by Tibet and the Indian States from the north, Assam from the south, Sikkim from the west and Arunachal Pradesh from the East. A Glimpse of Bhutan tour package is designed to cover all the sightseeing destinations that feature some of the outstanding artefacts of Bhutanese regular tradition and history.

Along with the breathtaking views of some of the well-known Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake. This 5-days Bhutan tour package also comprises of the visit to the national museum. Don’t miss this chance to get enlightened with the unique vibrancy in the culture and origin of Bhutan and Bhutanese people within a short period of time. The unique arts of Thankas and architectures in the monasteries, which is a vivid representation of Bhutanese people’s skills, are the major highlights of Bhutan tour.

 

Day 1
Arrive Paro

The flight from Kathmandu to Paro is arguably the world’s most spectacular mountain flights, with the magnificent panorama of some of the highest peaks in the world. As soon as you arrive at Paro airport, our representative will meet you and help you through customs formalities. We serve you launch and guide you for sightseeing around Paro.

One of the important parts of this tour is a visit to the Ta Zhong Monastery Museum, which has housed many religious leftovers, fine arts, and handicrafts. The museum located on the hill behind the Paro Dzong remains open from 9 am to 4 pm every day except Mondays and some national holidays. Opened in 1968, the museum has different sections for the display of textiles, jewellery, and handicrafts. The topmost floor of the museum is a chapel containing a tree that illustrates the main figures of the four religious schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Next, visit another cultural landmark, Rimpong Dzong and see the ancient painting of the saint Milarepa, who has been considered as the master of meditation by the Bhutanese. It houses the district Monastic Body and administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. Then visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest Himalayan temple in the country. It was initially built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo. It has been believed that Padmasambhava concealed many spiritual treasures when he first visited the temple in the 8th century. In the evening visit Drukgyal Dzong, a fortress and Buddhist monastery, built in 1649 by Tenzin Drukdra at the request of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to celebrate the victory over Tibet invasion. Stay overnight at Hotel, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 2
Paro - Thimpu

The second day of glimpse of Bhutan tour package will start with a hike to Taktsang Monastery aka Tiger’s Nest, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. This sacred system is situated at around 10,400 feet in the Cliffside of the upper Paro valley. The complex structure was built in 1962 around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave where Guru Padmasambhava was believed to have meditated for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days and 3 hours in the eighth century. Padmasambhava is the tutelary deity, who is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. The visit to this sacred place is also packed with extreme adventure as it is perched on the edge of a cliff about 3,000 feet above the Paro Valley.

Your lunch is served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After exploring the monastery, hike back down to the valley floor. Then, in the evening 1.5 hours drive across the Pachu River will take you to Bhutan’s capital city, Thimpu, where your guide will orient the Bhutanese custom. Stay overnight at a hotel in Thimpu.

Day 3
Thimpu tour

On day 3, after breakfast, you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing of Thimpu, Bhutan’s capital city. Visit National Memorial Chorten, which was first initiated by the 3rd King of Bhutan (reigned from 1952 to 1972) as a protection from the negative elements of modernization. The Royal Queen Mother completed the construction of a memorial stupa of the third king, who passed away in 1972. Your visit will continue to the 12th century Changangkha Temple, one of the oldest temples of Bhutan, which is serving locals since its construction about 800 years ago. In this pilgrimage site, people ask protector deity Tamdrin to bless their children. Everyone bows before the mesmerizing outsized statue of Chenrezi, thousand-armed deity of ultimate compassion, whose mantra is renowned as “om mani Padme Hung.

” Pilgrims in a quiet state may be able to feel the vibe of compassion that permeates peace to their the inner soul. Drubthob Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in the small country of Bhutan. Also known as Zilukha Nunnery, it was established by later incarnation of Druthob Thangtong Gyalpo or Drubthob Chakzampa. It is the biggest nunnery in Bhutan and is a good place to take photographs and experience what it feels like to be a Bhutanese Buddhist nun. Many Bhutanese people are admitted here to learn Buddhism. At present, it is home to about 60 nuns. The next attraction of Thimpu is Folk Heritage Museum, which was founded in 2001 by Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk. The 3-story museum includes paddy, wheat and millet fields, hot stone bath, kitchen gardens and more.

The ground floor of the museum seems like a barn, the first floor seem like a safe store and top floors like dining and living area. You can find various materials like ancient artefacts, rural households, and tools that depict the Bhutanese culture and lifestyle. It is open during the weekdays (10:00 am to 4:30 pm) except on government holidays. You need to not worry if you happen to be there during the weekend as it is opened from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays and from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on Sundays.

Day 4
Thimpu - Paro

Possibilities of day hikes are high all over this mountainous kingdom Bhutan. On day 4, we will escort you through the adventurous hiking to Wangditse Monastery. In this one hour walk through the pine forest enjoying the magnificent view of north Thimpu Valley, you will get to see Takins, a unique animal found only in the Himalayan region. Wangditse Monastery, also known as Wangditse Goemba, was founded in 1750 and was renovated in 2001 and 2016. This hillside monastery houses a two-story statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. There are also statues of other deities, including Palden Lhamo (aka Mahakali), Yeshey Goenpo (Mahakala) and Tsheringma (goddess of longevity). After exploring the monastery, you will hike back to Thimpu and drive to Paro after lunch. You can spend the rest of the time strolling in the Paro village and learning the lifestyle of the locals. The specialties of the place are butter tea and ara, a local wine produced from wheat or rice. You will stay overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 5
Depart Paro

It’s the last day of Glimpse of Bhutan Tour. We will drive to the airport for departure to your onward destination following breakfast. Our agent will bid you goodbye from the Paro airport.

Cost Includes

  • ● Airport pickups and drops
  • ● Transportation on the comfortable vehicle by private car or Hiace
  • ● Accommodation
  • ● All the meals during the trip (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • ● All city tour with Sightseeing and entrance fees as per our itinerary
  • ● Well-experienced English speaking Bhutanese guide
  • ● All necessary travel permits
  • ● All government taxes
  • ● Bhutan Visa fee

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • personal expenses like drinks,
  • telephone calls, internet, laundry, and any
  • personal equipment.
  • All airport taxes and travel insurance are also not included in the cost.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance.
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

Check List

  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, passport photo (4 copies min)
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Money pouch
  • Swiss army knife
  • Spare Boot Laces
  • Down Sleeping bag/down jacket-provided by Mountain Mart Trek
  • Duffel bag
  • Lightweight Towel
  • Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Alarm clock and torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Sarong a multitude of uses
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided with each trekker for trekking)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and Waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt – Long Sleeved
  • Pants – lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing – thermals

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