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Stopover Bhutan

Three nights in Bhutan

4

Days

CULTURE

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Trip highlights

Short visit to Bhutan
Highlight of Paro & Thimphu

This is shortest tour we have on our shelves. Yet it covers comprehensively two most importantly town in western Bhutan – Thimphu and Paro.
These towns flourish on verdant valley that houses major sightseeing attractions in the country. And they epitomise the perfect harmony of modernity with traditional and cultural heritage.
Thimphu, revamped capital of modern Bhutan lies in the temperate valley at about 7,500ft, with about 100,000 people. It houses many of Bhutan’s tourists attractions, vibrant and colourful markets, including age-old monasteries and fortresses.
The serene Paro valley, except at the town centre with cluster of close traditional houses.  The next door is more like a typical village with scattered houses in elongated Paro valleys with terraced field, with chimney emitting wooden smoke, and at closer look and encounter with people, a countenance of contentment, peace irrespective of their social status become more pronounced!

Paro valley has one of most beautiful iconic attractions, Taktsang or Tiger’s nest Monastery and hike into it which is perched precariously on cliff can be a very rewarding experiences.
For some reasons those who wish to skip Taktsang hike, we take them to excursion to quaint and tranquil Haa valley.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Paro drive to Thimphu
Upon arrival you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu. Later in the afternoon, visit Memorial Chorten and Buddha viewpoint. Evening visit Tashichho Dzong and take a leisurely walk in and around Thimphu town.
Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 2: Thimphu to Paro
After breakfast, visit School of Arts and Craft, visit national library. After lunch drive to Paro visit National Museum. Visit Paro Dzong on foot and continue walking through the oldest cantilever wooden bridge to Paro Town.
Overnight in Paro.

Day 3: In Paro
Sightseeing After breakfast drive to north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger Nest Monastery. En-route visit Kichu Lhakhang, historic Drugyel Dzong (Fortress) and evening at leisure
Optional: Excursion to Chele la passes if you wish to skip the Hike.
Overnight in Paro.

Day 4: Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onwards flight.

  • Group SizePrivate with your Own Group

  • MealsAll meals

  • Trip Accommodation3 * & 4* Hotels

  • RouteThimphu-Paro

  • Trip TypeCulutral Tour

  • Trip SeasonsThrough out the year

  • Best MonthsJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Prices & Dates

Price on request

Included

  • Accommodations in listed hotels or similar (best available standard tourist hotels)
  • All meals including some evening tea
  • All transportation by good quality private vehicle.
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • English Speaking guide.
  • Bhutan Visa fees, tourists fees (royalties)
  • Travel permits etc

Not included

  • Flight cost.
  • Travel /Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as bars, beverages, optional tips/gratuities.
  • All personal gears/clothing and sleeping bags.
  • All other costs not listed in the included section

Accommodations

In Thimphu:- Hotel Druk- Namgay Heritage Hotel
In Paro:-Tashi Namgay Resort- Gangtey Palace Hotel


Hotels in Thimphu

Hotels in Paro

Trip Guide/Leader


  • Dechen Duba

    Dechen Duba

  • Chencho Dem

    Chencho Dem

  • Kezang Norbu

    Kezang Norbu

  • Kinley Tenzin

    Kinley Tenzin

Reviews / Testimonials

  • Binay
    Jan 1970
    Highly Recommend! ( Highly Recommend!)
    5 " Binay " We got back from a 5 day trip to Bhutan with Wind Horse Travels and cannot rave enough about the planning, attention to detail, professionalism and overall experience we had with them. We did not had a long lead time to plan the trip, but the team at Wind Horse

    Highly Recommend! We got back from a 5 day trip to Bhutan with Wind Horse Travels and cannot rave enough about the

  • Jasmine
    Japan
    May 2018
    Bhutan Tour for Jasmine ( Bhutan Tour for Jasmine)
    5 " Jasmine " Dear Anand, Thanks for reaching out to me. My first trip to Bhutan was fantastic. In particular, coming from Dhaka, the place was peaceful and civilised (I know I had some issues with public loos - Rebekah teased me a lot on this). Bhutan reminds me of 40-50 years ago rural

    Bhutan Tour for Jasmine Dear Anand, Thanks for reaching out to me. My first trip to Bhutan was fantastic. In particular, coming from Dhaka, the

  • Bob & Linda
    USA
    Jan 1970
    We can’t say enough good things about both guides. ( We can’t say enough good things about both guides.)
    5 " Bob & Linda " Dear Wind Horse Tours, Please excuse this belated note concerning our Paro tour 30Nov-03Dec 2014, as we have been quite busy since our trip to Bhutan. We are writing just to let you know how very much we enjoyed our 3 days in Paro and how well-organized everything was. We managed

    We can’t say enough good things about both guides. Dear Wind Horse Tours, Please excuse this belated note concerning our Paro tour 30Nov-03Dec 2014, as we have been quite busy

  • Nancy L
    Johnson city, Tennessee, USA.
    Jan 1970
    It was not only the most beautiful country, it was the best experience I had ( It was not only the most beautiful country, it was the best experience I had)
    5 " Nancy L " TID 644 Bhutan Tour from 28 Sept - 02 Oct 2013 Bhutan was one of the places I visited on my trip around the world. It was not only the most beautiful country, it was the best experience I had. With the most pleasant people and the best service. Your selection

    It was not only the most beautiful country, it was the best experience I had TID 644 Bhutan Tour from 28 Sept - 02 Oct 2013 Bhutan was one of the places I visited on my

  • Dr. Eugenia Farkas
    Szeged, Hungary
    Jan 1970
    I am writing now to thank you for organising this memorable trip to Bhutan. ( I am writing now to thank you for organising this memorable trip to Bhutan.)
    5 " Dr. Eugenia Farkas " Paro Festival Trip, March 2010 - Dear Ugen, We returned to Hungary from our trip to Bhutan and Nepal a month ago, but I had to catch up with quite a few things, so I am writing now to thank you for organizing this memorable trip to Bhutan. Our guide Kado

    I am writing now to thank you for organising this memorable trip to Bhutan. Paro Festival Trip, March 2010 - Dear Ugen, We returned to Hungary from our trip to Bhutan and Nepal a month

  • Emil Russ S & Lars Erik D
    Stavanger, Norway
    Jun 2009
    Bhutan was amazing and we had a wonderful time. ( Bhutan was amazing and we had a wonderful time.)
    5 " Emil Russ S & Lars Erik D " Dear Ugen, We have been busy and suddenly it was November and we still hadn't replied. Bhutan was amazing and we had a wonderful time. We would have liked to stay there for a longer period of time, unfortunately it is pretty expensive. However, next time we would probably like

    Bhutan was amazing and we had a wonderful time. Dear Ugen, We have been busy and suddenly it was November and we still hadn't replied. Bhutan was amazing and

  • Valerie & Miguel
    Spain
    Apr 2018
    Going to Bhutan was like going back in time, a gentle country and gentle people ( Going to Bhutan was like going back in time, a gentle country and gentle people)
    5 " Valerie & Miguel " Trip of a Life Time: 18-21 April 2002 Going to Bhutan was like going back in time, a gentle country and gentle people, where one encountered peace, and tranquility, as mists intrigue settles in at eventide later hiding a happy good morning where the sun rises over the pine clad

    Going to Bhutan was like going back in time, a gentle country and gentle people Trip of a Life Time: 18-21 April 2002 Going to Bhutan was like going back in time, a gentle country