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Trip Overview

    The Glimpse of Bhutan Tour offered by Himalayan Marvel Adventures provides the perfect
    opportunity to explore the captivating land of Bhutan within a 5-day itinerary. Known as the land
    of the thunder dragon" and often referred to as the last Shangri-la, Bhutan boasts remarkable
    people, breathtaking scenery, and fascinating culture.

    This tour allows you to discover the cultural and natural wonders of Bhutan, immersing yourself
    in the last remaining Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom of the Himalayas. The comprehensive 5-day program encompasses popular tourist attractions, cultural heritage sites, and the mesmerizing
    natural beauty of the country.

    While Bhutan embraces modernization, it remains dedicated to preserving its ancient culture
    and deeply rooted Buddhist way of life. The Glimpse of Bhutan Tour provides a glimpse into the
    capital city of Thimphu and other highlights, including the exploration of the enchanting Paro
    Valley, known for its rich cultural heritage, scenic splendor, and countless myths and legends.

    Commencing upon your arrival at Paro International Airport, the tour begins with a journey to
    Thimphu for your first overnight stay. The following day, you’ll drive to Punakha, where you’ll
    have the opportunity to visit the renowned Punakha Dzong. Returning to Paro, you’ll enjoy two additional nights in this captivating town. The tour culminates with an exhilarating hike to the
    iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, followed by a return flight from Paro Airport.

    The Glimpse of Bhutan Tour is available through Himalayan Marvel Adventures in both group
    and private departures. You can choose from a list of scheduled departure dates for group tours
    or contact us to arrange a customized tour to suit your preferences. Rest assured, the Glimpse of Bhutan Tour is available year-round, allowing you to embark on this remarkable journey at
    your convenience.

    At Himalayan Marvel Adventures, we are dedicated to curating exceptional experiences, and we
    invite you to embark on this extraordinary adventure with us. Get ready to be captivated by the
    land of the Thunder Dragon!

Trip Highlights

    ● Explore the revered Kyichu Lhakhang, a must-visit religious site.
    ● Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage at the National Museum located in
    Ta Dzong.
    ● Discover the authentic Bhutanese way of life by visiting a local farmhouse and
    exploring the vibrant Paro market.
    ● Journey to Punakha and witness the grandeur of Punakha Dzong, a magnificent
    fortress that holds historical significance.
    ● Indulge in breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Bhutanese Himalayas and be
    captivated by the awe-inspiring natural scenery.


Day 1 Arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimpu

Welcome to Bhutan! Your adventure with Himalayan Marvel Adventures starts as soon as you
arrive at Paro International Airport. Our team will assist you with immigration and customs, and
your experienced tour guide will drive you to Thimpu, the capital city. Enjoy the scenic route while learning about Bhutan’s history and culture. Upon reaching Thimpu, settle into your hotel
and explore the charming streets, markets, and indulge in delicious Bhutanese cuisine. End the
day with a delightful dinner at our cozy hotel. Get ready for an incredible journey ahead!
Overnight at a hotel.

Day 2 Drive from Thimpu to Punakha

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, and get ready for an exciting excursion to
Punakha with Himalayan Marvel Adventures. Our first stop will be the magnificent Punakha
Dzong, the second oldest dzong in Bhutan, was constructed in 1637. Situated amidst the
convergence of the Male and Female rivers, this architectural marvel was built by the revered
spiritual leader, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Prepare to be captivated by the rich history and
spiritual significance of this remarkable fortress.

Following our visit to Punakha Dzong, we will continue our exploration by visiting the sacred
Chime Lhakhang. This revered temple holds great cultural and religious importance in Bhutan,
with a fascinating legend associated with it. Discover the tranquil ambiance and immerse
yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of Chime Lhakhang.

Our knowledgeable guides will be with you every step of the way, providing insightful
commentary and ensuring a memorable experience. Embrace the enchanting beauty of
Punakha and its cultural treasures with Himalayan Marvel Adventures.

Overnight at a hotel.

Day 3 Drive from Punakha to Paro

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your hotel before embarking on an incredible journey with
Himalayan Marvel Adventures. Today, we will bid farewell to Punakha and return to the vibrant
capital city of Thimphu. As we make our way back, we have a special opportunity to explore the
Hontsho village, home to Tibetan refugees. Immerse yourself in the unique culture and
traditions of these resilient individuals as we take a leisurely walk through the village.

After our visit to Hontsho village, our journey continues as we drive towards the picturesque
town of Paro. As we traverse the scenic landscapes, keep your eyes peeled for breathtaking
vistas and charming villages along the way. Our team at Himalayan Marvel Adventures ensures
a comfortable and seamless travel experience, allowing you to soak in the beauty of Bhutan
throughout the journey.

Day 4 Hike to Tiger Nest and sightseeing at Paro Sight

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel as we embark on an extraordinary
adventure with Himalayan Marvel Adventures. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to
conquer the iconic Tigers Nest, one of Bhutan’s most renowned and sacred sites. This exhilarating hike will take approximately four hours to complete, offering breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment as you reach the legendary monastery perched on a cliff.

Upon descending from the Tiger’s Nest, if time permits, we have more treasures to explore.
We’ll pay a visit to the revered Kichu Lhakhang, an ancient temple with deep historical and
religious significance. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance and witness the rituals that
have been performed here for centuries.

To enrich your understanding of Bhutan’s rich heritage, we’ll continue our journey to the
National Museum. Delve into the captivating exhibits that showcase the country’s cultural
treasures and historical artifacts, providing a deeper insight into Bhutan’s unique identity.
If there is still time left, we have a special treat in store for you. Experience the traditional
lifestyle of a Bhutanese farmer by visiting a local farmhouse. Discover the authentic rural charm
and engage with the warm-hearted locals who will gladly share their customs and traditions with

At Himalayan Marvel Adventures, we ensure that every moment of your journey is filled with
awe-inspiring experiences and cherished memories. Join us as we unveil the wonders of
Bhutan, one step at a time.

Day 5 Transfer to Paro Airport for your final departure.

On your final day in Bhutan, savor a delicious breakfast before we accompany you to Paro
International Airport for your departure. It has been our pleasure to be a part of your incredible
journey through Bhutan with Himalayan Marvel Adventures. We sincerely hope that your
experience was nothing short of fantastic. Wishing you a safe and pleasant flight back home.
Until we meet again on another remarkable adventure!

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Price Includes

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
  • Accommodation on full board basis as per the itinerary.
  • All transfers and sightseeing within Bhutan.
  • Services of accompanied local guide in Bhutan.
  • 35% royalty & taxes to the government.
  • Fees to museums & monuments.

Price Excludes

  • Your personal equipment.
  • International flight to and from Bhutan.
  • Tips to local guides and staff attending you if you are happy with their services.
  • Emergency evacuation, if required during your trip.
  • Your alcohol/beverage drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned above in the included section.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best time of year to visit Bhutan for a 5-day tour?

The best time to visit Bhutan for a 5-day tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and vibrant landscapes, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. However, Bhutan can be visited year-round, and each season has its own charm.

What is the level of physical fitness required for a 5-day Bhutan tour?

A moderate level of physical fitness is generally sufficient for a 5-day Bhutan tour. While there may be some hikes or walks involved, most activities can be tailored to suit different fitness levels. However, it's advisable to inform your tour operator about any specific physical limitations or requirements you may have.

Are there any age restrictions for a 5-day Bhutan tour?

There are no specific age restrictions for a 5-day Bhutan tour. Bhutan welcomes visitors of all ages. However, it's important to consider the physical requirements of certain activities, such as hiking to Tiger's Nest, and assess the suitability for individuals with mobility limitations or young children.

What should I pack for a 5-day Bhutan tour?

It is recommended to pack comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking and hiking. Additionally, pack layers to accommodate changes in temperature, as well as a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a small backpack for day trips. It's also essential to carry any necessary medications, travel documents, and a converter/adaptor for electrical outlets.

Are there any special permits required for a 5-day Bhutan tour?

Yes, there are permits required for visiting certain restricted areas in Bhutan. Your tour operator will handle the necessary permits and paperwork on your behalf. It's important to provide them with accurate information and any supporting documents required for the permit application process.

Are there any cultural norms or customs I should be aware of during a 5-day Bhutan tour?

Bhutan has a rich cultural heritage, and it's respectful to be aware of and adhere to certain customs. For example, it is customary to dress modestly, especially when visiting monasteries and dzongs. It's also important to seek permission before taking photographs of people or religious sites. Respecting local traditions and being mindful of local customs will enhance your experience in Bhutan.

Can I customize my itinerary for a 5-day Bhutan tour?

Yes, many tour operators allow customization of itineraries to some extent. You can discuss your preferences, interests, and time constraints with your tour operator to create a personalized itinerary for your 5-day Bhutan tour, ensuring that you visit the places you're most interested in.

Is it possible to extend my 5-day Bhutan tour?

Yes, it is possible to extend your Bhutan tour beyond the initial 5 days.


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