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Glimpse of Bhutan Tour – 4 Days

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Country Bhutan Max-Altitude 3,180m/10,430 ft
Trip StartParo, Bhutan Trip End Paro, Bhutan
Group Size Min 2, Max 12
Meals All meals, tea and snacks throughout the trip
Accommodation A category hotel throughout the trip
Starting At $ 1,450 USD
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    Glimpse of Bhutan Tour is a short four-day tour that introduces you to two of Bhutan's most popular tourist destinations, Paro and Thimphu. Get a glimpse of Bhutanese culture and their unique lifestyle by visiting these two cities.

     

    Nestled deep in the eastern Himalayas, between India and China, Bhutan has long remained hidden from the outside world. The country opened its doors to outsiders only in the mid-seventies when the fourth king of Bhutan introduced tourism in the country.

     

    Covered by endless stretches of verdant forests, alpine valleys, and snow-covered mountains, Bhutan is one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. Once you step inside this tiny Himalayan kingdom, you will breathe better and cleaner air as it is the only carbon-negative country in the world.

     

    You start your journey to this mystical kingdom with a spectacular flight across some of the highest mountains in the world. After landing at Bhutan's only international airport in Paro, you will take a scenic drive to Thimphu, the country's capital.

     

    Thimphu is home to some of Bhutan's ancient and modern wonders, and you will explore the city's famous landmarks. An insightful visit to the National Institute of Zorig Chusum will introduce you to Bhutan's thirteen traditional arts and crafts.

     

    At the Royal Takin Preserve, you encounter the takins, Bhutan's national animal. These strange-looking mammals are found only in the eastern Himalayas. From Kuensel Phodrang, you can admire the magnificent gilded statue of Buddha Dordenma while enjoying a bird's eye view of Thimphu valley.

     

    Before you wrap up your visit, take a hike through a picturesque trail to the cliffside monastery of Taktsang or Tigers Nest in Paro. The monastery, hanging precariously on the face of a rocky cliff, is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site. Guru Rimpoche or Padmasambhava, who introduced Buddhism in Tibet and Bhutan, is said to have meditated here for three years, three months, three days, and three hours.

     

    Glimpse of Bhutan Tour can be an ideal choice if you want to get a taste of Bhutan before booking a more extended trip. Within a short time frame, you can experience Bhutanese culture and visit some popular sites.

    Why Do Trekkers Like You Love This Itinerary?

    • Travel to an off-the-grid destination which is also one of the last surviving Himalayan kingdoms
    • Explore Bhutan's iconic sites within four days
    • Discover the 13 Bhutanese traditional arts and crafts
    • Enjoy close encounters with the takins, a rare mammal found only in the eastern Himalayas
    • Hike through a picturesque trail to Tiger's Nest, the sacred monastery hanging on the side of a cliff
    • Experienced local guide who will share insider's knowledge, information, and stories

    When Is The Best Time To Go?

    Glimpse of Bhutan Tour can be done all year round. You can expect clear skies and pleasant weather during spring and autumn. The monsoon or summer season can be wet and humid, while winter is chilly.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • You love exploring off-the-grid destinations
    • You find experiencing new cultures and places interesting
    • Nature and mountains stimulate you
    • You can walk and hike without any problem
    • The hike to Tiger's Nest involves walking on a well-maintained trail
    • The maximum elevation you will reach is 3,180 meters

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    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Bhutan Visa Fee
    • Government's Sustainable Development Fee USD 200 per night per person
    • Government-approved 3-star deluxe hotels with breakfast
    • All transport by comfortable private vehicle and bottled water in car
    • English speaking government license holder Bhutanese guide
    • All necessary travel permits, entrance fees for museums, monuments and sightseeing
    • Company services charges and all government taxes
    What's Not Included
  • International Airfare to/from Bhutan
  • Personal expenses, drinks and beverages, laundry, phone, insurance
  • Tips for guide/driver
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Other services which are not in services included section
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    Accommodation and meals

    During your travel, you will be staying at Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro, All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost USD 200. Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of the booking, A and B category hotels will be provided in this tour. You will be accommodated in A category hotel in Paro.

    All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included during your stay in Bhutan. A variety of meals are available in most hotels – the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in most parts of Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.

    Important notes ( Read before you book )

    Some important things to know before you go
    • Visa & Passport Information

      All foreign nationals are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Bhutan. A Bhutanese Visa must be obtained prior to your arrival i.e. before entering in Bhutan because Druk Air allows boarding only after your visa clearance from Bhutan government. Since, no embassy abroad or foreign mission can grant a tourist visa, your visa needs to be processed by local tour operator, thus we will be assisting you to obtain tourist visa. Your passport must be at least 6 months valid after you leave Bhutan. Please send us a copy of your passport in order for us proceed to apply for the visa. Also, bring at least 3 recent passport photos (for your Bhutan Visa, Entry permit, etc.)

      For further information please visit http://www.mfa.gov.bt/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/b...

    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for joining any of the Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be insured, it is strongly recommended that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      You need to keep extra money to cover miscellaneous expenses. It is advised to carry US$ for personal expenses. This would be for travelers’ spending money for requirements like beverages both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, purchasing toiletries, souvenirs, paying for laundry service, bar bills, phone bills, extra porters, bottled water, tipping, and other services not listed and recreational expenses. You need to consider your own spending habits when it comes to using money for the above mentioned expenses. There could be unforeseen circumstances like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, flight cancellations etc that are beyond Extollo Adventures' control, for which emergency funds will be highly recommended.

    • Solo Travelers

      Generally, we do not charge solo travelers any extra charge. You will be paired up with another traveler of same gender and hotel room will be provided on twin sharing basis in Bhutan. On request, you will be provided a single room in Bhutan with a single supplement charge.

    • Couple of Rules

      Dress Code: One should remember to dress appropriately while visiting Dzongs, monasteries and temples.

      Must wear:

      Collared shirt (either full or half sleeve)

      Full-length pants/long skirt

      Shoes with socks

      * Tie is not required.

      You will not be allowed to enter if you are wearing:

      Hats/caps

      Shorts/short skirt

      Slippers/sandals

      T-shirts

      Photography: Bhutanese in general pose for photographs. However, make sure to ask for permission from the concerned person before you take a shot. Taking pictures inside dzongs, temples, monasteries and museums are prohibited.

      Smoking/Tobacco prohibition: Bhutan bans smoking in public places, and prohibits growing or importing tobacco. You must always be able to produce proof of purchase of products such as Invoice or bill at the airports or entry points (borders). On demand, you must also produce a receipt of tax payment, failing to adhere to this rules will result in third degree felony punishable by three years in prison.

      The maximum number of tobacco or tobacco products a person can carry for personal consumption at a single time includes:

      200 sticks of cigarette or

      30 pieces of cigar or

      150 grams of other tobacco and tobacco product

      *Tobacco products imported from India shall pay 100% Sales Tax and from countries other than India shall pay 200% duty.