4 Days 3 Nights West Bhutan Cultural Tour | Ex-SIN

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Overview

The Kingdom’s capital city is home to approximately 100,000 inhabitants including the Royal family. This bustling little city is the main center of commerce, religion, and government in the country. The juxtaposition of ancient tradition and modernity make Thimphu the ideal location for visitors to break away from their tour itinerary to immerse themselves in the contemporary Bhutanese lifestyle.

Thimphu is the most modern city in Bhutan with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs, and shopping centers. However, it still retains its’ cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization. Thimphu is one of the few towns in Bhutan that have been equipped with ATM banking facilities and is a good place to stock up on some currency.

There are several attractions in Thimphu such as the National Post Office, the Clock Tower Square, the Motithang Takin Preserve, Tango and Chari Monasteries, Buddha Dordenma, National Memorial Chorten, Centenary Farmer's Market, Semtokha Dzong to name a few. These form the most important tourist attractions in the capital city.

The culture of Bhutan is fully reflected in Thimphu in respect of religion, customs, national dress code, the monastic practices of the monasteries, music, dance, literature and the media. Tshechu is an important festival where mask dances, popularly known as Chams, are performed in the courtyards of the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu. It is a four-day festival held every year during autumn (September/October), on dates corresponding to the Bhutanese calendar. One of the most curious features of Thimphu is that it is the only capital city in the world that does not use traffic lights. Instead, a few major intersections have policemen standing in elaborately decorated booths (small pavilions), directing traffic with exaggerated hand motions. 

Day 1 | Arrival in Paro – Thimphu
Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Tashichho Dzong
           Overnight: Thimphu
 
Day 2 | Thimphu – Paro
Traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, Folk Heritage Museum, Dechenphodrang Monastic
            Overnight: Paro
 
Day 3 | Paro Sightseeing
Tiger’s Nest, Kichu Lakhang
            Overnight: Paro
 
Day 4 | Departure
Day 01 | Arrival in Paro – Thimphu
Upon your arrival in Paro airport our guide will be there to welcome you and transfer to Thimphu. After Lunch visit the Memorial Chorten built in memory of the late 3rd King. This place now happens to be a get together point for the elderly people, who spend their whole day chanting prayers and meeting their friends. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a beautiful view of the valley. Enclosure where the national animal, Takins are kept and drive to visit the largest and the newly built statue of Buddha offering magnificent view of entire Thimphu valley, After 5 PM, visit the fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, which houses the throne of the king. Evening walk around the happening town, the largest and the most crowded town in Bhutan
Overnight: Thimphu
 
Day 02 | Thimphu – Paro
Morning visit the traditional Hand Made Paper Mill. Visit the School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Visit Folk Heritage Museum which explains how a traditional house used to be like in the olden days, later visit the National Library which houses the collection of Bhutanese rich religious text and the contemporary Buddhism teachings from master all around the world. Drive further up to visit the Dechenphodrang monastic school and meet the young monks. Later continue to Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them.  
 Afternoon drive to Paro, when reach, will visit Paro Dzong on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on, Evening back to the hotel
Overnight: Paro 
 
Day 03 | Paro Sightseeing
Morning drive to the base for the hike (3 hrs uphill) to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley. Most of the day will go on the hike. On the way back, if you have the energy and time visit the Kichu Lakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan which marks the beginning of Buddhism in the country. Hot stone bath available at an additional cost, farewell dinner with your guide
Overnight: Paro 
 
Day 04 | Departure
Morning transfer (15 mins) to the airport for your departure flight, your guide will bid you farewell at the airport.

Terms & Conditions

  • The above rates are for 3 persons and above travelling together.
    • For single traveller- package price: USD$ 1255
    • For 2 person travelling together – package price: USD$ 1045
  • There shall be no charge other than visa fee of USD 40 for children below the age of 5 years.
  • Children rate are applicable for children between the ages of 5-12 years sharing the same room with an adult with extra bed or without extra bed.
  • Student Rates are applicable for full time students below the age of 25 years, holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions
  • Children below 5 years are not accounted in the group size
  • All the rates are in US Dollars.

 

Includes
  • International Flight Airfare Ex-SIN: Singapore - Paro, Bhutan - Singapore
  • Visas to Bhutan
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • All meals in a designated restaurants or hotels
  • Private sightseeing as per itinerary
  • A licensed English-speaking guide
  • A standard tourist vehicle with an experienced driver
  • All Airport transfers
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • All taxes, government charges and Entrance Fees to Monuments
  • USD$ 65 Royalty per day per person
  • USD$ 40 surcharge per day for solo traveller and USD$ 40 surcharge per day per person for 2 travellers
  • Mineral bottled water & snacks
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
Excludes
  • Meals at restaurants other than the designated restaurant
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Expenditure of personal expenses
  • Tips and gratitude to guide and driver
  • Alcoholic Consumption's
  • Any taxes which is not under the purview of Bhutan Government
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything which is not included in the Inclusions
  • Any other expenditure of personal nature. (Laundry, smoking, Liquor consumption)
All accomodations in 3 Star Hotels
Hotel options:
 
Thimphu
Paro
  1. Tenzinling Resort (www.tenzinling.com.bt) or Similar
Trip Facts
  • Image Trip Duration : 4 Days
  • Image Area : Thimphu & Paro
  • Image Group Size : 3 (Minimum)
  • Image Flight Options : Yes
  • Image Bhutanese Price: NA
  • Image International Price:USD1807
  • Image SAARC Price: NA
  • Image Max. Altitude : 1 m
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