Glimpses of Bhutan
Visiting major cities and their attractions in Bhutan . The tour is basically cultural, scenery and people's experience. This tour mainly visits major beautiful sights around paro, Thimpu, Punakha and Wandi.
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Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu
Transfer to airport and fly to Paro with Druk air. Upon arrival at Paro airport, our representative will receive the group then drive to Thimphu .
(72 Kms, 3 hours drive). After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. Visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male river) and Mo Chu (Female river). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang ( Palace of Great Happiness ). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952. After Lunch, drive to Wangdi Phodrang. Enroute stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang also called the " Temple of Fertility " built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley also popularly known as "Devine Mad man" in 15th century. Enroute sightseeing of Wangdiphodrang Wangdiphodrang Dzong (from outside) built in 1638. Legend relates that as the people were searching for the site of the Dzong, four ravens were seen flying away in four directions. The Dzong is situated at the confluence of Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers.
Thimphu - Punakha - Wangdi
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu and visit Folk Heritage Museum , Sangay Gang View point and excursion to Tango Monastery and meet a Lama or visit a Bhutanese home.
Punakha - Thimphu
After breakfast, drive to Paro. On the way, visit Simtokha Dzong, built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1627. While in Paro, Visit the Drukgyel dzong, now in ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644; the dzong name's means indeed "victorious Druk". The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by butter lamp destroyed it. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan 's oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century and then visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong presently houses administrative offices. After lunch visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower, which has been, since 1967, the national museum of Bhutan .
Thimphu - Paro
Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell
- Airport to hotel pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at three star hotel with breakfast (Hotel Marshyangdi or Samsara Resort or Hotel Harati)
- One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
- Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
- All additional government tax
Price Not Includes
- Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
- All Meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
- Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
- Any Airfare (Domestic & International)
- Travelers insurance
- All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx 10-12 USD)
- Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
- Tips to guide and porter
- All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike etc.
- Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking