Glimpse of Bhutan is the best selling tour package solely designed to showcase the western cultures covering three districts. This package is not limited to the cultural aspects, rafting in the swift-cascading rivers, riding pony and hike through the pristine forest gives you much appreciation for this beautiful kingdom.

DEPARTURE TIME  Upon request
INCLUDED
Transfer to and from the airport Twin-sharing accommodation in 3-star hotels
All meals at 3 star hotels Licensed Bhutanese English-speaking guide for tour
All entrance fee to museums and monuments Transportation within Bhutan
Visa fees of US$ 40 (one time fees)  All internal taxes including royalty (US$ 65/person/night)
Mineral water  FIT surcharges of $40/person/night for a solo traveler and
US$30/person/night for a group of two. And group of three and above are exempted from surcharges by law
NOT INCLUDED
Air fare (both international and domestic) Any kind of insurance
Any kind of external tax Tipping for guide and driver
Upgrades to 4-star and 5 star luxury accommodation available on request Other personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, phone call, etc
Travel insurance  Single room supplement of US$40/room/night

 

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Day 1

Arrival – Paro: Fly to Paro, Bhutan in one of the national airlines. If you get a seat on the window side of the plane and if weather permits, you would be able to get spectacular views of the high mountain Himalayan ranges. At the exit point, you will be greeted by a guide from Bhutan who will be your trip companion for the tour. Soon you would be catching the glimpse of the sites as per your scheduled tour itinerary. Paro Rinpung Dzong (fortress) which is loosely translated as the ‘fortress of a heap of jewels’. It was built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal which is beautifully perched on a hill top overlooking the valley. National Museum – it is situated on the ridge overlooking the Rinpung Dzong (Fortress) which was long ago known as Ta Dzong (watchtower). For now you would be able to see only few things kept in the exhibition hall above the main structure as the museum itself is under renovation. Kyichu Lhakhang (Temple) – the temple is one among the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. Overnight at Paro
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Day 2

Paro – Thimphu: Drive to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu which takes approximately one and half hour covering the distance of 55 km. Thimphu is in fact the only capital in the world where the traffic is regulated by the traffic personals and the rhythms of the zebra crossing is maintained on the mutual understanding between the Vehicle drivers and the pedestrians. Your sight seeing are scheduled on arrival to the capital:- Memorial Chorten (stupa) – the white tall structure built in 1974 to loving memory of His Majesty the Third king of Bhutan. Buddha Point – Kuenselphodrang where largest sitting Buddha statue in the country is perched on the hillock overlooking the Thimphu valley and also if interested/if time permits, take a leisure walk through Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and enjoy the nice view of the entire Thimphu valley. Changangkha Lhakhang – Visit the 12th century Changangkha temple which is more popular among the people of its surrounding area and the entire valley. Takin Enclosure – It is a manmade enclosure for the national animal of Bhutan, Takin which is distributed only in a few pockets of the world. Takin is unique creature which resembles goat’s head and the body of cattle. Listen to its evolution story from your guide. Overnight at Thimphu
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Day 3

Thimphu: A short hike to Tango monastery should light up your day. After breakfast, travel to the base camp of Tango Monastery which lies north of Thimphu city. From the base camp you hike up to the Monastery through a well-maintained footpath nurtured by the lush green tall trees filled with oak as well as Rhododendron flower trees which will be in full bloom during spring season. Tango Monastery – it was built in 1689 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgyal. The three-storied monastery was built with the help of the locals and was completed within two months. At present Tango Monastery is the center for higher studies for monks. The view from Tango Monastery is breathtakingly beautiful. You will experience complete peace and serenity in this area. Centenary Farmers’ market where farmers would be selling their wide range of farm products to the wild ones collected from forests, and dairy products and afterwards it’s a leisure time. Overnight at Thimphu
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Day 4

Thimphu – Punakha: Today is a fresh new day to enjoy and to open a new travel chapter. You will leave for Punakha from Thimphu, the road climbs steadily up through pine forest at the height of 3,050 reaching Dochula pass adorned with 108 stupas. If the weather is clear, you will see beautiful snowcapped mountains. On arrival to Punakha, visit Chimi Lhakhang – the distinct structure perched on the hilltop was built in 15th century by the cousin of Drukpa Kuenley, which the temple is best known for the “Temple of Fertility”. Punakha Dzong – Fortress is known as Dzong in Bhutanese term, built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel which is situated between Pho chu (Male River) and Mo chu (Female River). Overnight at Punakha
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Day 5

Punakha – Paro: Your physical ability to climb/hike to the Tiger Nest for tomorrow at Paro will be put to test with a short hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Lhakhang in Punakha. Drive through upper Punakha valley passing through farm houses and take a short hike through farmhouses to the beautiful temple, which is built by the Queen Mother of Bhutan for peace and stability in this ever-changing world. This temple is situated on the hilltop overlooking the valley below. The leisurely walk up to the temple would take about 1 hour. Visit the temple and also enjoy the breathtaking view from there. The real adventure to yet to begin and it is time for some fun. Some adventure is an essential component of travel life, so you will be rafting the slow, soft cascading Mo chu (Female river) and in the mid of enjoyment don’t forget photo-shoot (note-carry a water proof material to cover the camera) the nature and its surroundings and the magnificent Punakha Dzong with its beautiful cantilever bridge. In the evening drive back to Paro. Overnight at Paro
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Day 6

Paro: It is very visitor’s dream and the urge of the people who get to see the photo of the magnificent Tiger Nest to visit the site once in their life time. You are one of the fortunate visitors to visit and seek the blessings from such a renowned spiritual site known to the Buddhist world. Taktshang or Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro is the most amazing structure ever built in Bhutan. Hanging in middle of the rocky cliff was first built in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay. Historical accounts say that the place was founded by Guru Rinpoche alias Padmasambhava in 8th century. It is a 3 hours walk uphill from the nearest motor road head and located at an altitude of 3,120 metres above sea level. Back at Paro town, spent rest of the day in buying gifts for your loved ones back at home. Overnight at Paro
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Day 7

Departure: It is time for you to bid farewell to Bhutan with the joyful memories. Bhutan Myway would like to wish you a happy flight and safe journey. And Tashidelek (Good Luck)

If the tourist(s) seeks for the cancellation of the scheduled tour, he/she should bear the cancellation charges as mentioned below:

Number of days Charges/rate
Before 45 days and above prior to the start of the tour Free
Within 45 to 30 days 10% of the rate
Within 30 to 20 days 25%of the rate
Within 20 to 15days 40% of the rate
Within 15 to 10 days 60% of the rate
Less than 10 days 80% of the rate
Arrival in Bhutan 100% of the rate

Note: The subsequent cancellation charges apply as the payment for the hotels and flights are already being made as per their payment policies. An administration fee of USD 100 is applicable for the mobility of resources.

Note: There shall be no charges levied for the number of days for delay in arrival or departure of the visitors due to weather conditions, flight disruption or road blocks. But, respective individuals will have to bear the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transport and other services acquired.

Peak season (March, April, May, September, October & November)

  • Solo traveler: US$ 1,958 per person
  • Group of two: US$ 1,892 per person
  • Group of three or more: US$ 1,694 per person

Lean Season (June, July, August, December, January & Feburary)

  • Solo traveler: US$ 1,628 per person
  • Group of two: US$ 1,562 per person
  • Group of three or more: US$ 1,364 per person

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