Overview for Classic Tour in Bhutan
- Trip Code: CT-10077
- Package: Classic Tour in Bhutan
- Duration: 5 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 3,750 M./12,300 Ft. (Tiger Nest )
- Trip Level:
BeginnerRequires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Start At: Paro
- Ends At: Paro
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Hotels
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov.
- Trip Route: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Tiger-nest
- Exploration of beautiful Thimpu city
- Unique Bhutanese culture, art, handicraft, and architecture
- Historical museums in Thimpu and Punakha
- Hike to Taktsang Goempa (The Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
- Bhutanese farm houses and handicraft stores
Our 5 Days Classic Tour in Bhutan is crafted with major beautiful cities included, Thimphu and Paro. The tour gives you in-depth exploration of Bhutan’s culture, art, handicraft, and architectural style. The country has low population density as compared to Nepal and it is huge on Buddhism and peacefulness. Out of the two calm cities, Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan with the only international airport, whereas Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and buildings scattered throughout the town.
Furthermore, the trip takes you through the beautiful scenery of Wangdue and Punakha valleys. Rich in Buddhist culture and heritage, Bhutan is an undoubtedly one of the most beautiful place to visit. The small Himalayan country offers beautiful Buddhist shrines that reflect peace and prosperity among the people. Despite the exotic Land of high mountains, lush valleys and fascinating springs, the country has remained mysterious to the outer world for a very long time. Now that the country is open, CoreTreks welcome you to explore the place full of mysteries and fascination. However, since the country still limits the number of visitors, please feel free to contact us to learn more.
Trip Itinerary of Classic Tour in Bhutan
Arrival at Paro
Upon landing at Paro Airport, one of our representative will pick you from the airport and drive you down towards the town. After reaching the city, we will be exploring some of the Bhutanese farm houses, Kyichu Temple, Rinpung Dzong and stroll around some of the handicraft stores. Then we will be driving towards Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will be of approximately one and a half hours. On our way, we will be scope some of the beautiful landscape and scenery of Bhutan. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Thimphu tour & drive to Punakha
Bhutan Postal Museum:
The Bhutan Postal Museum consists of all the achievements and evolutions that Bhutan has made in communication and postal sector. Here, you will be able to print postage stamps with the photo of your choice and send it to our loved ones.
National Textile Museum:
The National Textile Museum preserves a collection of ancient colored textile and traditional art of waving. The exhibits are exquisitely waved by locals.
Traditional Arts and Crafts Painting School:
The Traditional Arts and Crafts Painting School is where students are taught painting for six years on 13 different traditional arts and crafts.
Folk Heritage Museum:
The Folk Heritage Museum holds the primitive living philosophy which is preserved well by the modern Bhutanese people. The museum provides the architectural style from 19th century.
To end the day, we will visit Tango Monastery, a religious site in Thimpu which is the home of highly revered Buddhist monks who brought the Drukpa Kagyupa School of Buddhism to Bhutan. The monastery is situated as such one can enjoy a spectacular view from it. Once we are done exploring the monastery, we will drive to Punakha. Our overnight stay will be at a hotel in Punakha.
Wangdue & Punakha Sightseeing and Drive to Paro
Today, after breakfast, we will be exploring Punakha. The place is regarded as one of the most beautiful destination in Bhutan which had also been the capital of Bhutan once. We will be visiting to Devine Madman’s Monastery – Chhimi Lhakhang. The monastery has been regarded as the fertility shrine from a long time and one can receive efficacious fertility blessings there. Then visit to Wangdue which shares its name with Punakha Dzong, an island of Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River) in order to appreciate the highest state of wood crafts. Furthermore, we will drive to upper Punakha valley, for an hour hike to beautiful Bhutan characteristic Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Lhakhang (Temple) built by Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck (The Queen Mother of Bhutan for peace and stability. After touring the temple we will drive to Paro. Our overnight stay will be at a hotel in Paro.
Hike to Taktsang Goempa
Today we start early. After having our breakfast, we will prepare for the hike to Taktsang Goempa. The climb up to the viewpoint serves a stunning view of the monastery clinging to the side of the sheer vertical cliff. After a short refreshment rest at the view point at 3,140m, we continue to ascend higher to Taktsang Goempa also known as The Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
The monastery offers an amazing overlook of the sceneries underneath. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the monastic complex was built on 1692 originally. Taktsang has been renovated completely after it was damaged severely by fire in 1998. To end the day, we will then visit a farm house in Paro valley in order to experience the farmer’s lifestyle in Bhutan. Our overnight stay will be at a hotel in Paro.
Our 5 Days Classic Tour in Bhutan is finally over. After bidding our goodbyes a representative from CoreTreks will transport you to Paro airport for the flight departure. Since, it might take some time for you to board a plane, we make sure that there is enough time for all the procedures at the airport.
- Accommodation under twin sharing with breakfast.
- Lunch and Dinner in local restaurants and hotels.
- Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
- Private transport within Bhutan (Toyota coach / Tucson / Santafe / Land cruiser / Prado) as per itinerary.
- Museum & Monuments entrance fee.
- Bottled water during the tour.
- Government Royalty
- Personal Care and Attention.
- Visa Fee of US$40 per person
- Air ticket(flight fare) both International and Domestic
- Travel Insurance.
- Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.
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Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.