GLIMPSE OF BHUTAN (4D/3N) - CUSTOMIZED FOR MS DAO
- This special offer is just customized for Group of 3, go to Bhutan on January Glimpse of Bhutan Tour is one of the most popular tour in the country. In this tour, you will arrive by air at the dramatic mountain-bound Paro valley. Western Bhutan is heartland of the Bhutanese people and is home to the major airport, the capital, the most popular festivals and the most spectacular dzongs (fort-monastery) in the kingdom. Whether it's the beginning of your trip or the only part of Bhutan that you will explore, the west is a spectacular introduction to this magical kingdom.
Price per Participant
1 - 10 people
1) Hotel Accommodation (twin sharing) 2) All meals / tea and snacks / mineral water 3) English speaking licensed tour guide 4) Vehicle and driver 5) Museum fees 6) All Sightseeing 7) Government royalty and Taxes 8) Visa and Tourism Dev. Fund tax
Tips (min. $7 / guest / day) and other personal expenses.Travel insurance. Tips for guide and driver. Flight ticket from Gaya to Paro and from Paro to Dehli
Cancellation Charges: Tour programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows: Within 01 month - 100% Within 15 days of tour start date - 50 % No refund One week or less - no refund Delay of Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines Flights: Local operator shall not be liable to refund tour payment for flight delays up to 48 hours for any reason which is beyond their control. For delays more than 48 hours, clients may choose to either claim refund or extend tour. Insurance: There is no personal insurance of any kind included in the tour price, so travel insurance should be obtained from your place of residence, before commencement of trip. Rainbow Tours and Treks will not hold liability for any illness, injury or death sustained during a tour/trek
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Rainbow Tours & Treks
- This special offer is just customized for Group of 3, go to Bhutan on January
- Glimpse of Bhutan Tour is one of the most popular tour in the country. In this tour, you will arrive by air at the dramatic mountain-bound Paro valley. Western Bhutan is heartland of the Bhutanese people and is home to the major airport, the capital, the most popular festivals and the most spectacular dzongs (fort-monastery) in the kingdom. Whether it's the beginning of your trip or the only part of Bhutan that you will explore, the west is a spectacular introduction to this magical kingdom.
Day 01: Paro – Thimphu (65kms/1.5hrs)
Paro Altitude: 2400m. Paro is a town and seat of Paro district in Bhutan. It is also the home to the only international airport in the country. The flight to Paro is considered one of the most spectacular flight experiences in the world. While flying in and out of Bhutan, one can see Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makula, and other high peaks such as Jumolhari, Jichu Drakey, and Tsrim Gang. You will be received by representative of Rainbow Tour & Treks. Paro Valley After landing drive to Thimphu Thimphu Altitude: 2320m. Thimphu is a small, charming capital city nestled in the heart of the Himalayas with a population of about 100,000 people. Thimphu is capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce. It is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. Check into hotel, have some refreshment and explore Thimphu Town / Tashichho Dzong Overnight in Thimphu: Namgay Heritage www.nhh.com
Day 02: Thimphu – Paro (65kms/1.5hrs)
Morning: Sightseeing at Thimphu Memorial Chorten: This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan's third King, His Late Majesty the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Buddha Point: Visit the world’s largest sitting Buddha, an immense statue housing a monastery and visitors center. Enjoy a stunning view of Thimphu city from this point. Takin Reserve: is where Takins, the national animals of Bhutan resides. These odd-looking creatures have a very strange shape and a very strong smell. Locals believe that it was created by the famous Lama Drukpa Kuenley (popularly known as “the Divine Madman”). It was said that to make the takin, he had joined the head of a goat and the body of a cow together. Enjoy another beautiful view of Thimphu city from a different angle from this point. Centenary Farmer’s Market: Talk a walk though this market and shop/interact with the local farmers. Thimphu’s new weekend market is by far the largest domestic market for the farmers in Bhutan. Farmers come from all over the country to sell their farm products in the market. With its wide assortment of fresh, organic produce, the Farmer’s Market has become a favorite spot for tourists and a recreational place for people from all walks of life. Nearby, across a cantilever footbridge, Kuendeyling Bazaam, to the west bank is a collection of stalls selling clothing, textiles and handicrafts. After lunch, drive to Paro and visit following places: Rinpung Dzong: Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring. National Museum: Ta- Dzong (the watchtower) one time watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dozng during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, since 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the country. It holds fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. The museum circular shape augments its varied collection displayed over several floors. Kyichu Lhakhang: It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambey Lhakahng in Bumthang). The lhakhang complex is composed of two temples. The first temple was built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, built the second temple in original pattern. Farm House: visit a local farm house for an experience of an authentic Bhutanese lifestyle and the local hospitality. Evening: Explore Paro Town Overnight in Paro: Naksel Boutique Hotwl & Spa www.naksel.com
Day 03: Paro - Hike to Tiger’s Nest (3-4hrs)
Bhutan’s most scenic icon or the most important landmark, Taktshang the Tiger’s nest clings to the side of a steep cliff 300 meters above the Paro valley. The place was first visited by Guru Rimpoche, founder of the tantric form of Buddhism in Himalayan countries, in the 8th century. It was said that he meditated there for about three months. The original temple was built in the 17th century, but tragically, it was consumed by fire in 1998. Like a phoenix, the temple was rebuilt to its fullest glory in 2003. Takshang is considered to be the 10th-holiest site in the Buddhist world. You can visit three different temples inside the main Takshang complex. Riding Ponies provided upon request. Afternoon: Relax and enjoy the Manchu spa at Naksel Boutique Hotel or explore neighboring village. Overnight in Paro: Naksel Boutique Hotel and Spa www.naksel.com
Day 04: Departure: Paro – Delhi
After breakfast transfer to the Paro airport for departure
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