Highlights

  • Sightseeing around Timpu, Paro
  • Tiger Nest Monastery
  • Outstanding architecture of Dzongs
  • Beautiful landscapes with river and valley
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Total Duration
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100 km

Average Dist. per Day
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Paro

Starting Point
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Paro

Ending Point
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6hrs

Average Time per Day
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2PAX

Min. Group Size
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Highest Point
Apex Trip Gradeing System Easy

Easy

Difficulty Level

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Overview

Bhutan is the best destination for a short trip. On the basis of the tour, Bhutan Vistas trip will be around Thimpu and Paro, which gives a good impression of Bhutan. The main attractions of the trips are Paro Dzong and National Museum in Paro, and Taktshang Goemba, a dramatic Tiger’s Nest, Punakha Dzong, and other Gompas.

Itinerary

The Druk Air, a national airline of Bhutan takes you to Paro. You can immediately feel the cool, clean and fresh air of Bhutan when you step out from the plane. Afterward clearing Visa control and customs you will be welcomed by our airport representative, and transferred to the hotel in Thimpu after an hour’s drive.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After having breakfast in the hotel, we leave for the day tour around Thimpu. First, you will stop at Bhutan’s National Bank to exchange currency, then you will visit the National Memorial Chorten, which was built in 1974 on the memory of 3rd King. Next to visit is the National Museum, National Library, where you can see ancient manuscripts, the Textile Museum and art-crafts school.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today you travel to Punakha, a beautiful destination of Bhutan. On way to Punakha across the Dochu La Pass (3050 m); that gives panoramic views of Himalayas. Road under the forest of pine and cedar festooned with hanging lichen high up near the Dochu La Pass. After crossing the pass you drive to Lobusa and take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang Temple. It is believed that the Goddess bless women for fertility. The next is Punakha Dzong, which was built in 1637 AD between two rivers Phochu and Mochu. After finishing the tour you will drive back to Thimpu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel back to Paro. You visit Rimpung Dzong, on the way down you cross the cantilever bridge, which was made in the 16th Century. And also you will visit Drgyel Dzong victory fortress, built in 1647 A D. In the clear day you can see the Mt. Jomlahari. In the late afternoon of the day, you will visit farmhouses and lifestyle of traditional Bhutanese people.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today you will hike up to the Taktsang Monastery a dramatic Tiger Nest built in 1600; incredible monastery grips to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m. According to the history, a Guru called Padma Sambhava landed here on the back of flying tiger to meditate. He had meditated there for three months and established Buddhism.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, our airport representative will pick you up and drop off to the international airport.

Meals included: Breakfast


Price Details

Includes

  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staff.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking/tour gear
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Important Trip Info

In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

Most of the activities in Nepal is in the high Himalaya. Where you can to think about the very quality of accommodation. The mountain lodge/ tea houses are least facilitate with neat and clean. However, in the cities, there are multiple options to chose the hotel from general guesthouse to a five-star hotel.

In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

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Private Trip

Depending on your requirements, we can make this a private trip for you and your group. Please mention this at the time of booking online.