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5 days Glimpse of BhutanTwo Western Popular Regions of Bhutan

In 5 days, you will have a good glimpse of Bhutan exploring the rich culture and tradition of the country and understanding the Bhutanese way of life in the western regions

With the information, we will get back to you with the Customised itinerary for your feedback and Review:
Your Travel Group:
  • Tour Highlights
  • Package Inclusions
  • Transport
  • VISA and Others

Signature Highlights:

  • Tiger’s Nest/Taktsang Monastery. Hanging onto a precarious almost vertical mountain cliff, it’s a spectacular sight in terms of location, setting and history and is one of the holiest sites in the Buddhist arena.
  • Visit to Tashi Chodzong, the office of the Golden Throne of the Dragon King of Bhutan.
  • Visit to Dochula Pass and 108 stupa at an altitude of 3150m above sea level and a panoramic view of the Himalayas
  • Traditional farmhouse experience 

Other Highlights:

  • Included quality wining and dining : a welcome reception with drinks at every hotels of your stay,
  • Welcoming Dinner by the founders of Bhutan Swallowtail Tours and Travels,
  • Throughout your holiday to Bhutan, escorted by one of the Bhutan Swallowtail’s expert tour guide- your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Baggage handling everywhere on your tour.
  • Free Wi-fi and internet in most of the hotel rooms and lobbies.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Bhutan Swallowtail’s Luxury air conditioned SUV and coach with extended leg room.
  • Airport Transfers as per the scheduled flights.

Package Inclusion:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Stay in hotels as indicated in the itinerary
  • All three meals, tea and coffee
  • Dedicated SUV vehicle with a driver and
  • English Speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  • Short hikes, Packed lunches and snacks wherever required
  • Monumental Fees
  • Bhutan Tourism Development Fee
  • VISA processing Fee

Package Does Not Include:

  • International Air fare
  • Refreshments and bottled drinks and alcoholTips/gratuities
  • Cost arising out of Flight Cancellation/road blockades/ landslides and events beyond our control
  • Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost 

The vehicles of Bhutan Swallowtail are all luxurious and air conditioned catering to the comforts of our guests as well as ensuring a smooth ride over the mountainous and winding roads of Bhutan. With high ride quality and extended legroom you can enjoy the beautiful landscape from the inside of our cars. We have Toyota SUVs, Hi Ace buses and coaster buses with carrying capacity of up to 30 people in one bus. Driven by experienced and licensed drivers we will make sure you enjoy your holiday to Bhutan and the comforts of our luxurious fleet of cars. 

VISA to Bhutan

All tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.

You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.

At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.

Terms and Conditions:

Tour prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

Day 1 Paro International Airport – Your first glimpse of Bhutan

Peaceful Resort or Similar,


Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

 

   All Meals Inclusive

On arrival at the Paro International Airport you will be welcomed by your tour guide and driver. Cantilever Bridge in Paro BhutanCheck into your hotel and after a brief rest, start your magical experience of Bhutan by first visiting the impressive 3 storied Dungtse Lhakhang/temple, built in the mid 1430’s by Thangtong Gyelpo, the iron bridge builder, to subdue a demon and the temple is firmly chained to the ground. The three floors of the temple represent hell, heaven and earth and house some of the finest murals in Bhutan. In the evening, visit a traditional farmhouse replete with paddy fields, vegetable garden and farm animals. Enjoy a hot stone bath in a wooden tub, get some cooking tips and help in preparing your dinner which you will eat in the traditional Bhutanese style with the whole family.

Drive to Thimphu and overnight at Hotel in Thimphu

Day 2

THIMPHU VALLEY EXCURSION – Combination of the Ancient and the Modern

Peaceful Resort or Similar, Thimphu


Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

 

All Meals Inclusive

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and is one of the last few capital cities without traffic lights and the traffic still managed by traffic policemen. Thimphu is the most populated city in Bhutan with about 100,000 people and is truly a combination of the ancient and the modern. While strictly maintaining the traditional style of architecture in modern building, there are also very old temples and numerous monasteries in and around the city, and few discotheques and Karaoke.

MemorailChorten Bhutan1Soak in the panoramic view of the Thimphu valley from the site of the gigantic Lord Buddha, a 51 meter bronze Shakyamuni Buddha statue gilded in gold.

The beautiful Memorial Chorten/stupa in town is another favorite with the tourists and a regular site for congregation of devout Buddhists circumambulating the Chorten from dawn till dusk.  The main statue of the Buddha inside the Chorten is said to grant wishes for the earnest and honest hearted!

If you want to mingle with the Bhutanese people and jostle with local farmers amongst the aroma of organic fruits and vegetables, the Centenary Farmers Market is the place to be. Smiling tourists watch in awe as locals bargain with the vendors and you could even stock up on your organic fruits for the coming days.

Visit the Simply Bhutan Museum which is a living studio showcasing the age old culture and traditional heritage of Bhutan. Walk for a few minutes from the Museum to Changangkha Lhakhang one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. In the evening visit the Tashichho Dzong/fortress of the Auspicious Religion and office of the Golden throne of the Dragon King of Bhutan. Stroll through the market places and the craft bazaar.

Day 3

THIMPHU-DOCHULA- PARO VALLEY

Bhutan Mandala Resort, or Similar,
Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

All Meals Inclusive

From Thimphu, drive for an hour to Dochula Pass at 3150 meters to view some of the most popular and spectacular Himalayan Ranges and the cute little 108 stupas built on a small hill. Drive back and continue towards Paro valley.

108 Stupa at DochulaAfter checking into your hotel, visit the impressive Rinpung Dzong/fortress of Heaped Jewels, a fine example of the ostentatious Bhutanese art and architecture.  Located above the Dzong is the National Museum showcasing various artifacts and relics of ancient Bhutan.

In the evening visit a traditional farmhouse replete with paddy fields, vegetable garden and farm animals. Enjoy a hot stone bath in a wooden tub, get some cooking tips and help in preparing your dinner which you will eat in the traditional Bhutanese style with the whole family

Day 4

TAKTSANG MONASTERY/TIGER’S NEST –The highlight of your holiday to Bhutan

Bhutan Mandala Resort, or Similar,

 


Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

 

All Meals Inclusive

Paro Tigers Nest Bhutan1Have a sumptuous breakfast for your hike to Taktsang Monastery / Tiger’s Nest which is about 3 hours uphill and 2 hours down. Riding ponies are also available if you think the hike is a bit daunting. Located around 900 meters above the Paro valley on a precarious almost vertical mountain cliff, Taktsang Monastery is truly a wonderful and spectacular sight in terms of its location, setting and history. In the 8th Century this was one of the major sites where Guru Padmasambhava – the patron saint of Buddhism in Bhutan meditated with his consort Khandro Yeshey Tshogyal. It is believed that Guru flew on a female tigress in pursuit of a demon which he subdued at the current site of the Monastery. It is one of the holiest site in the Buddhist arena and the most important cultural icon in Bhutan.

You can have your lunch, tea/snacks at the cafeteria midway.

Before you drive back to your hotel visit the Kyichu Lhakhang/temple, one of the oldest temples built in the 7th Century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gyembo.

If you wish you can go for a stroll through the valley or rest in hotel.

Day 5 Departure
Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast you will drive Paro International Airport where your guide and driver will bid you farewell. We hope you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you in Bhutan again.

 

 

Trip Summary


Tour Type: Cultural

Travel Difficulty: Moderate


6 - 7 hours of activity a day and/or elevation gain, higher altitude, longer distance, uneven terrain.

Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights

Start : Paro


Places to Visit:

Paro, Thimphu, and Wangdue


Finish : Paro

Starting Price USD 800

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Please Note:

  1. Travel Difficulty: The average elevation in Bhutan is 8000 ft above Sea level and this tour is moderately challenging.
  2. Includes major sight seeings and all possible nature hikes
  3. The package includes stay in 3 star hotels in Bhutan as approved by Tourism Council of Bhutan. Our Best Choice is Bhutan Suites and Thimphu Tower in Thimphu, Bhutan Mandala Resort in Paro, Wangdue Ecolodge in Wangduephodrang and Hotel Dewachen in Phobjikha. We have the flexibility of incoproating  your choice of hotels as well.
  4. For a quality and meaningful tour, the group will be limitted to 16 only
  5. Except for your personal shopping, tips and gratutity there are no additional or hidden cost
  6. Tipping is at your own discretion. 

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