Best of Bhutan – 4 Nights

4 Nights  –  from $1,199.00

Bhutan, Punakha, Taktsang Monastery, Valley of Paro

Experience The Kingdom of Bhutan, with this all inclusive 5 day, 4 night adventure. Called Druk Yul by its people, Bhutan is a tranquil country where you can explore the ancient cultures, beautiful landscapes and magnificent architecture. Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, it is one of the world’s most beautiful, yet mysterious places, located on the eastern edge of the Himalayan Mountain region. This landscape makes it the perfect place to trek through the majestic valleys or steep mountains to visit ancient architecture and Buddhist temples, allowing it to become the ultimate tourist destination for adventurers, spiritual awakenings, and serene visages.

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DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN BHUTAN

Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimate to the altitude. Drive to Thimphu, check into the hotel and lets have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine. Highlights of day one include: National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point, Visit to the Archery Ground, Centenary Farmers’ Market, and Tashichhodzong the “fortress of the glorious religion”.

Monks debating at Rinpung Dzong in Paro, Bhutan

Accommodation at Hotel Norbuling, Dorji Elements, Peaceful Resort, Kisa Hotel or equivalent
(L,D)

DAY 2 – THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA

We will set off early from Thimphu after breakfast, perhaps with a visit to the weekend market first. Then proceed to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan, across Dochu-la pass. Once you cross the pass, you wind down into a warm fertile valley and meander along a gently flowing river that leads you to the Punakha Dzong. Placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the Dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. Highlights along the drive include the Chhimi Lhakhang and Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge.

Prayer Flags Bhutan

Accommodation at  Hotel Lobesa, Meri Puensum, Hotel Vara or equivalent
(B, L, D)

DAY 3: VALLEY OF PARO

The beautiful valley of Paro is home to many of Bhutan’s old monasteries and temples. The valley is home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. Spend the afternoon exploring the Rinpung Dzong, which the locals call the ‘fortress of a heap of jewels’ and the National Museum (Ta Dzong), before ending the day with time to explore the main street of Paro town. Be sure to check out if there’s anything you will like to pick up as a souvenir.

Accommodation at Metta Resort & Spa, Tenzinling Resort, Tashi Namgay or equivalent
(B, L, D)

DAY 4 – JOURNEY TO TIGERS NEST

Today we will be making the hike up to one of the key highlights in Bhutan! Tiger’s Nest aka Taktsang Monastery. The hike itself can take 6-8 hours but the view is worth every second! Tiger’s Nest, perched on the cliffs, has awestruck many a visitor. Take a trip to this dramatically set Buddhist relic hanging from a cliff. Experience the uphill climb as you ascend more than two thousand feet from the valley floor. Other highlights today include Drukgyal Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang.

Takshang Tigers Nest Bhutan

Accommodation at Metta Resort & Spa, Tenzinling Resort, Tashi Namgay or equivalent
(B, L, D)

DAY 5 -FAREWELL

Today we will bid a fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! We look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments! Tashi Delek!

What’s included in this tour:

  • All meals (B/L/D)
  • Bottled Mineral Water
  • Expert Local Guide (English Speaking)
  • Bhutan Entry Visa Paperwork
  • All Transfers & Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation at 3 Star Boutique Hotel & Resorts
  • Experienced Driver & Tour Vehicle
  • Entry Fees & Road Permits
  • Government Fee, Royalty, Taxes & Surcharges
  • Set of Traditional Costume (to be returned at the end of your stay)

What’s not included in this tour:

  • Round-trip Airfare from Home Country
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals at 4-5 Star Restaurants
  • Personal Expenses (laundry, telephone, etc)
  • Tips for Guides & Drivers ($10 per day per traveler)
  • Hotel Stay Outside of Bhutan
  • Alcoholic Drinks

1 review for Best of Bhutan – 4 Nights

  1. 5 out of 5

    Great team at BEFORE. Their tours are superb, safe and totally off the beaten path.

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