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Glimpse of Bhutan


If you do not have much time but like to see most of Bhutan, then Glimpse of Bhutan is the best tour you can opt for.

Don’t go with the name, this tour will not just give you glances at the pure culture and amazing structures, monasteries and religion; it will give you a wider view of Bhutan and covers all the best of Bhutan.

Discover wonders of Thimphu- Punakha & Paro valley. The tour initiates from Paro, which showcases its natural amazingness, elegance and customary-styled homes of the residents. Paro has become so famous due to its location which is surrounded by hills and its latticed pattern. Relishing at the remarkable views of the rising and falling mountains, while driving to Thimphu, you can stop by Tachogang Lhakhang where you can get the feel of medieval time.

Next day, after looking at different local tourist spots like the giant statue of Buddha at Thimphu , we head towards Punakha valley via Dochula Pass where you can witness the grand Himalayas, you will be left with loads of memories and cherish-able experiences.

You can take the hike to famous Divine Madman temple or try out rafting at Puakha. And on your last day you will be visting one of the top spots, The Tiger’s Nest; it is one of the traditional icons of the nation.

Package Details :

Duration : 03 Nights/ 4 Days .

Destination Covered : Thimphu- Dochu La- Punakha - Paro .

Day 01: Arrive at Paro Airport:  Paro - Thimphu (55kms/1.5hours)

The flight into Bhutan takes you close to the great Himalayas, offering dazzling scenic views of some of the world’s highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley. Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) on the hills above the town offer a fine sight. Your guide and vehicle will receive you from the airport and drive to Thimphu along scenic views and sightseeing on the way.

Discover the majestic mountains speckled with sacred temples and monasteries on your journey from Paro to Thimphu.

  • On the way stop at Tachhog Lhakhang (the Iron Chain Bridge), a temple located across the famous iron chain bridge built over the meandering Pa Chhu (Paro River). Devour yourself to the invigorating ambience of the cool-sweeping breeze and bright colored prayer flags. The whole set up a feast to the eye.

  • Upon arriving Thimphu (2,300 meters), check-in your hotel and freshen up before visiting the exquisite massive structure of Thimphu Tashichoe Dzong- a fine example of Bhutanese architecture. Set into the Grand Kuenrey, the most splendid room of the Tashichoe Dzong. The assemblies of monks perform their daily prayers here before the enormous statue of the Buddha.

  • Visit the local archery ground where the locals celebrate the national sport with dance and song with every hit.

  • Take a stroll in evening around Thimphu town and absorb the magical atmosphere of the capital city while capturing the sight of the contemporary Bhutanese life.

Overnight at hotel in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu- Punakha (71kms/3-4hours)

In the morning your guide and vehicle will come to pick you up from the hotel and proceed for sightseeing.

  • Buddha Dordenma: Capture the vibrant Buddha Dordenma statue in the early morning sunrise. Apart from the serenity of the place the view of the Thimphu city from this mountain is gorgeous. 
  • On the way, we take a break at DochuLa Pass at 3,100 meters. Sip a cup of hot coffee at the DochuLa cafeteria while enjoying the mesmerizing panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. If  skies are  clear, the  high  Himalayan  peaks towards the north east  will  be  revealed  in all  their  glory. Take in the 108 stupas beautifully adorned on the pass with the blue sky making the backdrop.
  • On arriving Punakha; walk along the path through the traditional houses of Sopsokha village amidst agricultural fields of rice and mustard, leading to a hillock where the temple of the Divine Mad monk is located. Sopsokha village is a typical example of clustered settlement. You may witness unusual paintings of phallus on walls of the houses. The phallus paintings are traditionally believed to ward off evil influences and bad-mouth/gossips of others that bring bad luck.
  • Punakha Dzong is just as striking inside as outside and it is arguably the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan. Located magnificently between Pho Chhu (Male River) and Mo Chhu (Female River) confluence, the intricate carving and amazing architecture of the Dzong is a great source of inspiration. This famous structure built in 1637 has a lot to tell about the historical background and various Tibetan invasions won from this strategically located Dzong. It also houses the kingdom’s most sacred relic, the “Rangjung Karsa-pani”.
  • Try out river rafting (Optional)

Overnight at hotel in Punakha

 

Day 03: Punakha- Paro (130kms/4.5hours)

Start your journey to Paro after a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Punakha.

  • Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Hike (4-6 hours)

Venture through the pristine surroundings of the Tiger’s Nest monastery. Be rewarded to an overwhelming sight monastery resting on the edge of a cliff at 900 meters above Paro valley. Tiger’s Nest Monastery or Taktshang Goemba is one of the holiest and the most beautiful sites of Bhutan and acquires its name from the legend of its foundation, when in the 8th Century Guru Rinpoche, widely revered as the second Buddha, arrived at this place from Tibet flying across the mountains on the back of a tigress and blessed the entire place.

The hike can be broken down into various stages. The first stage is the trek to the cafeteria (where lunch will be served later today) which is situated on a rocky outcrop across a ravine from the monastery. This leg of the trek takes approximately 45 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on your level of fitness. At the Cafeteria we can stop for some tea or coffee and biscuits whilst pondering the journey ahead and looking at the monastery, the distance above us.

The 2nd stage of the walk is from the cafeteria to the lookout opposite of the monastery. This leg takes close to one hour. At this point some may be content to snap photos and return to the cafeteria. The next stage is the trek/climb down the 475 steps in the cliff face to the bottom of the ravine which crosses over a stream and a waterfall before the path again ascends another 300 odd steps to the entrance of the monastery. Once here we should be able to enter into the monastery and view the cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated. 

  • Visit the ancient Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples built in the 7th century.

Overnight at hotel in Paro

Day 04: Departure

Our team will drive you to the Airport and bid farewell.

 

 

Read Customer Reviews

5.0 / 4 Reviews

Brandon L
USA

An Experience Of A Lifetime!!!

Bhutan had been on my bucket list for a while, so I did a lot of research to find the best tour group possible for this once in a lifetime experience. Thinley, the primary travel agent I interacted with before my trip, was very resourceful and accommodative in helping me set up an itinerary and arranging my flights. I arrived in early March and did the 4D/3N tour. I visited various attractions in Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha, including the famous Tiger’s Nest and Bhudda Dordenma. I also had the chance to attend a Masked Dance Festival in Punakha. Rooms were clean and food was delicious throughout my trip!
A special thanks also goes out to my tour guide (Phurba Tahering) and driver (Chencho Dorji) for teaching me about Bhutan’s rich history and culture. Also, Phurba specifically called the hotel rooms ahead of time to reserve the rooms with the best views for me. It’s this attention to detail and personal care that made this trip such a wonderful experience!
If you are looking for an exceptional travel experience in Bhutan, I highly recommend Bhutan Inbound!

 


Daisy
Hong Kong

Incredible experience in Bhutan

I joined Bhutan Inbound tour and came to Bhutan alone after 2 weeks of trekking in Nepal. I didn't know what to expect and all I wanted was to sit back, relax and enjoy some good food and great hospitality. And I did! I had one of my best travel experience. My guide Dorji provided me with in-depth knowledge about the Bhutanese culture, Buddhism, architecture, music and countless local stories. He had answers to all my questions, indeed a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. Driver Tenzin was such a safe driver, also very humorous and entertaining throughout my 4D3N stay in Bhutan. The 3* hotels I stayed at were of very high standard, needless to say the food was awesome too. I had an amazing time in Bhutan, thanks to my guide and driver. I strongly recommend Bhutan Inbound Tour.


Wendy
San Francisco, California

Thanks for an amazing trip to Bhutan!

My boyfriend and I wanted to spend 3 days in Bhutan since we were coming to India for a wedding, so I reached out to several tour companies who would be willing to work with us for a short private tour. I reached out to several companies, and I found Thinley with Bhutan Best Inbound Tour to be the most responsive and flexible during the booking process. Thinley allowed me to pick and choose the 4-star hotel option I wanted (we upgraded to 4-star hotels) for a flat fee. Other companies gave me different prices for different 4-star hotels, so I found that I got more value as another company wanted more for the upgrade to the same 4-star hotel.

To pay, we had to do an international money transfer for avoid some serious credit card fees ($100+ for our tour), and Thinley was very patient with us, as this process took a while. We did a test transfer first since we didn’t want to risk losing a large amount of money into an international banking black hole, and that took about a week to arrive, so we were worried that we weren’t going to submit our payment in time, as our plane tickets were about to be released. Thinley offered to pay for our tickets while we finished our entire payment, which we really appreciated, as the company was willing to foot our very expensive plane tickets for us while they awaited the rest of our payment.

When we were in Bhutan, we really got the VIP treatment. Our guide, Dorje, was wonderful and incredibly accommodating, and our driver was also nice and always showed up right on time. When we provided feedback after the first day that we wanted to stick to our original itinerary (I had expressed concern that we might be missing sites based on the original itinerary sent to me), Dorje immediately remedied the situation. Thinley also called us and apologized for not meeting us in person, which is way more than was necessary. She gave us some prayer flags and parting gifts, which really went above and beyond my expectations.

We had a lovely time in Bhutan thanks to the Bhutan Beat Inbound team, and we would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to visit Bhutan :)


Farida
Jakarta, Indonesia

Remakable Journey in Bhutan

Our journey in Bhutan with Bhutan Best Inbound Tour (Mr Thienly & Mrs Unisha) was such a remarkable and amazing. Just like their tour name they are the best and most amazing tour that we ever had, It's started from the beginning until the end of our 3 nights and 4 days journeys, they have arrange best itinerary for us (we have visited amazing places in timphu,punakha and paro), they made everything so easy and comfort for us from picking the seat for our flight where we can see clearly the amazing Himalayan mountains view, take their time to meet us at the Hotel and give some beautifull souvenirs.

They also given us the best guide Mr
Namgay Wangchuk, and lovely driver Mr Tandjin. Who greet us warmly with white slayers on our arrival.
Farida was not feeling well during our arrival in Bhutan (she was hospitalized just 2 weeks before our journey) and they take a very good care of her to make sure that the next day she'll be strong enough to continue the journey, they even pay attention to every and each details during our journey like what are our liking and dislikes, give clear information regarding the places that we visit, helping us to ask favours to the bhutanesse so we can take pictures with them and so much more to make sure that we really can enjoy Bhutan in the very best way.

The highlight is when we treck on the tiger nest, we thought we cannot make it but because of continous encourage from Mr Wangchuk and even Mr Tandjin support Farida all of the way up and down of the tiger nest, we finally make it. Mr Wangchuk even give and put the prayer flag for us in the mountain. After the tiring trecking they take us to experience hot stone bath which given back our strength and we even take a picture on Bhutanenesse traditional dress.

Overall it's been remarkable and memorable journeys for us, thanks to the hospitality and excelent service from Best Bhutan Inbound Tour.
Our biggest gratitude to : Mr Thienly, Mrs Unisha, Mr Wangchuk, and Mr Tandjin to make the best journeys for us in Bhutan.

-Farida and Kartika-