About Trip

Bhutan is one of the world's smallest nations, yet, the sights and hospitality it offers are unlimited. Labeled as the most joyful nation on the planet, this place is something other than slopes and valleys. The culture and tradition of this kingdom make it an excellent tour site. Short Bhutan Tour brings you the maximum coverage of Bhutan in the shortest amount of time.

Short Bhutan Tour will start off on a high note, visiting the capital city of Thimpu via a flight that offers you some of the most breathtaking scenes of the Himalayas. Once in Thimpu, you will cover most of the scenery points, like Thimpu Kuenselcholing View Point and Buddha Point, from atop hills from where the entire sprawling city is seen in all its glory. Not just that, you will likewise visit the wonderful Buddha Dordenma Statue, thought to be one of the biggest statues of Buddha on the earth.

Other sites of interest will also mark your journey, including the famous Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of the Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, considered to be a must visit place in the country. The fortress of Tashichho Dzong, now the seat of power in the country and also functioning as a monastery, provides a serene aura due to its location at the foot of beautiful green hills.

An optional hike to Taktshang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest, will offer you an insight into the rich culture of Tibetan Buddhism. The mixture of natural beauty with the warm glow of culture is what makes this tour one of the unique experiences in life.

Index Adventure brings you this tour with a well-planned itinerary and excellent, knowledgeable guides. Although Short Bhutan Tour is set for a short period of time, Index Adventure guarantees you with quality on every step of the way in order to make this tour a memory you will look back with the highest regard and ultimate fondness.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport after the drive to Thimpu (1hour 30 minutes’ drive). 2320 M.
  • Day 02: Drive to Paro.
  • Day 03: Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation  
  • Necessary Bhutan travel permits 
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide and Driver
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing/ Single room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis
  • Bhutan Government Royalty fee ($ 65 per person / per day)
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Flight fare  Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes:

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

Important Note

Checklist for Bhutan Tour

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or incase of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit and Debit Cards are accepted in Bhutan. However travelers’ cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULLAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Bhutan.)

WHAT TO BRING DURING THE TOUR IN BHUTAN

  • Warm Jackets with water proof or rain coats
  • Hiking shorts (for men) or skirt
  • Winter clothes
  • Hiking/trekking boots
  • Socks for hiking boots Sunscreen for lips and face
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Long and short T- shirts or cotton shirts
  • Sun Hats
  • Walking Sticks
  • Back pack or Suitcase

DRESS CODE FOR VISITING FORTRESSES, MONASTERIES AND TEMPLES IN BHUTAN

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Paro Airport after the drive to Thimpu (1hour 30 minutes’ drive). 2320 M.You will arrive at the town of Paro. The representative from Index adventure will welcome you on arrival at Paro Airport. From Paro, you will drive towards Thimpu where your Short Bhutan Tour starts. You will travel to Kuenselcholing View Point which provides a beautiful view of the entire valley of Thimpu. Also, you will visit Kuensel Phodrang which is considered to be one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. Other historical landmarks that you will visit include Memorial Chorten and Tashichho Dzong. Memorial Chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, also known as the father of modern Bhutan. Overnight in Thimpu (L/D/A)
  • Day 02Drive to Paro.From Thimpu, you will drive back towards Paro where you will spend the day exploring the town. You will visit one of the most famous sites of Bhutan is the Taktsang Monastery which lies at an altitude of 2640m. It is trusted that in the eighth century, the great tantric Guru Rimpoche/Padmasambhava (second Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the religious community now stands. Also, you will visit a local farmhouse which will give you the ambiance of the countryside of Bhutan. Overnight in Paro. (B/L/D/A)
  • Day 03Departure After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight to onward destination. (B)

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