23rd Dec, 2008

Glimpse of Bhutan

Glimpse of Bhutan 4night 5days

Day 01: Arrive Paro, Paro – Thimphu
On a clear day, Druk Air’s flight to Bhutan provides a wonderful view of Himalayan scenery. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata, it is a breathtaking journey, culminating in an exciting descent past forested hills into the kingdom.
Paro International Airport Paro International Airport

On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by Bhutan Majestic Travel representative. On completion of airport formalities, there will be an interesting drive of about 2 hours’ duration to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Evening free after dinner.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha
Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world, is the seat of government. This bustling town is home to Bhutan’s royal family, the civil service, and foreign missions with representation in Bhutan. It is also the headquarters for a number of internationally funded development projects.
Morning visit to Tashichho Dzong, the main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King. Tashichho Dzong is also the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and the central monk body. Proceed to the National Library, which houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature, with some works dating back several hundred years. Visit the nearby Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School), where a six-year training course is given in the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. Also visit (outside only) the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, where the medicinal herbs abundant in the kingdom are compounded and dispensed.
Bhutan Eastern HimalayasEastern Himalayan view from Dochula Pass.
After lunch, visit the National Memorial Chorten. The building of this landmark was originally envisaged by Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who had wanted to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (“the father of modern Bhutan”), and a monument to peace. Visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and privately owned crafts shops, which offer a wide range of handcrafted products, including the splendid thangkha paintings and exquisitely woven textiles for which Bhutan is famous. Also visit the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums, opened in 2001.
In the early evening, drive over Dochu-la pass (3,088m/10,130ft) to Punakha. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 03: Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Paro

Punakha DzongPunakha Dzong

Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955, when the seat of government moved to Thimphu. Originally situated on the riverbank and dominated by the towering walls of Punakha Dzong, the township was relocated to a safer site a few kilometers down the valley, consequent upon extensive flooding in the early 1990s. At the same time, extensive renovation work was undertaken on Punakha Dzong itself, which is now a breathtaking and glorious sight as you first glimpse it from the road. Although four catastrophic fires and an earthquake in past times destroyed many historic documents, Punakha Dzong still houses many sacred and historic artifacts and also the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
Later drive to Wangduephodrang, the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. Situated on a ridge overlooking a river junction, the formidable Wangduephodrang Dzong is the town’s most visible feature. In the 17th century, Wangdue played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern regions of the country. Also visit the local market.
After lunch drive to Paro, visiting Semtokha Dzong en route. This Dzong, built in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies. Arrive Paro and check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 04: Paro
The valley of Paro contains a wealth of attractions. In the morning, visit Ta Dzong. Once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history.
After lunch, drive up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, 18 km. from Paro town on the north side of the valley. It was from here that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century. Also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the kingdom.
In the evening, visit a traditional farm house for an opportunity to interact with a local family and learn something of their lifestyle. Later on, take an evening stroll along the main street, and perhaps visit a few handicrafts shops, or take refreshments at a local café or bar. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 05: Depart Paro
After breakfast, drive to Paro airport for flight to onward destination.

Responses

I am interested in learing more about this trip and the available dates. I would like to visit Bhutan in late march or early april 2009. Will be coming from Dhaka in Bangladesh from where Druk air flies directly.
Thank you for getting back to me,

Best regards,
jenni Christensen

I plan to visit Bhutan during 11-15 Apr. and intereseted in this 5 days trip. Is it possible to organize private trip for us. We are group of 2-4 pax. travel from Bangkok.
Could you pls estimate cost for us.
Thanks,
Anothai

What is the rate of above itinerary? And what is the name of the hotls we stay in? Thanks for your attention.

2-4 Pax for 5 days 4 nights PLEASE ADVICE the Total Price per person for the entire trip with no further hidden costs. Plan to go around Jul month, good time to visit? Many thanks.

My apology… we will be flying in from Bangkok.

I will be flying in from Katmundu. I would like a seven day tour of Bhutan but wish to stay in 5 star hotels where possible. Kindly send me a quote for myself and my wife sharing and provide details of the selected hotels. I would like to arrive between 3rd and 5th January 2010 for 7 days.
Many thanks
Alexander Gilbert

I am interested in this tour and will be flying from Kath mandu. There will be 1-2 people on my trip, nomal service is fine. I intend to come Dec 17-22nd for 5 days

many thanks

Cynthia

I am very keen on the above mentioned trip. I would like to book it for 3 people. I will fly from Kolkata and finish my trip at Kolkata too. I am flexible about travel dates between 16th-25th September, 09. Can you please send me the details on how to book it and how much will it cost in total? Also what will the price include and what extra cost do I have to take under consideration? I will be grateful if you kindly get back to me at the earliest.

Would love to attend Paro Festival in March, 2010.
We are a family of 5–2 adults, 3 children–traveling for 6 months. My 12 year old son dreams of visiting Bhutan.
We would need to fly from Bangkok. We arrive in Bangkok from Shanghai on March 25 at 12:40. I don’t believe there is an afternoon flight so we probably counld not get a flight to Paro until early March 26th? We need to fly out of Paro to Dehli on March 30 or March 31st. Look forward to hearing from you.

I plan to visit Bhutan during 7th-14th Feb 2010. and intereseted in this 5 days trip. Is it possible to organize private trip for us. We are group of 2-4 pax. travel from Kolkatta.
Could you pls estimate cost for us.
Thanks,

Varoon

Glimpse of Bhutan 4night 5days
What is the pricing. 2 ppl May 20-25 or somewhere around there

Hi,
My husband and I are planning to do a 7N/8D trip to Bhutan covering Paro, Thimphu, Bhumtang & Trongsa. We would like you to plan an itinerary for us that could involve a short trek if possible.
We will be travelling from Darjeeling and will be taking a bus into Bhutan. Our travel dates are 25th May- 1st June 2010. Awaiting you response.
Thanks.

I am interested in the Glimpse of Bhutan itinerary for the first week in Nov. 2010 for 4 or 5 people coming in from Bangkok. What would be the total price for that trip per person? Is that a good time of year to visit? Thanks.

Hi,
here are my questions:

Which is the best month november or january for visiting for Bhutan?

What is the t otal price Glimpse of Bhutan 4night 5days for 2 person?
do you arrange Nepal trip ( 4 or 5 night )with Bhutan trip and what is the totall price for 2 person

thank you very much…..

Hello,
We have read all about Bhutan and would like to visit Bhutan in March 14th to 21st (7 days). We dont have special plans. we just want to visit. Could you please send us the travel plan made by your agent and price for 7days? we will be coming from bangkok. We are 6 people from Germany.

Thank you
Greg

I plan to visit Bhutan from Oct 19th to 26th 2012. and intereseted in a 4 day trip. I am a person inbound from Katmandu.
Could you pls estimate cost for me (for a 3/4 day tour)

Thanks

Amine

Looking for family (3members) trip to bhutan from 8th to 11th October, 2014 (full 4 days available with us).

We are Indians

Need to visit Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Let me know the tariff and itinerary for the following :

guided tour to above places (transport alone)

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