Private tour

Bhutan: 2-Night Private Tour of Thimpu and Monasteries

Activity provider: Alpine Club of Himalaya

Bhutan: 2-Night Private Tour of Thimpu and Monasteries

Activity provider: Alpine Club of Himalaya

From US$ 1,899 per person

Fly over the Himalayas, hike to cloud-shrouded monasteries, and get to know first-hand the small Himalayan Kingdom that blends the ancient with the modern on this 2-night private tour.

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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike to Takstang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery in the cliffs of the Paro Vally
  • Take in stunning views of mountainous valleys on the flight from Kathmandu
  • Discover the history and culture of this little-known country
  • Enjoy 2 nights in A-grade hotels in Bhutan
Full description
Meet your guide in central Kathmandu for the airport transfer. On the 1-hour Druk Air flight, sit back and enjoy the spectacular descent through mountainous valleys into the Kingdom of Bhutan. Once in Paro, your English-speaking guide will escort you through customs and accompany you on the 2-hour private transfer to the capital city, Thimpu. The next day, drive to Satsam Chorten and hike to Takstang  (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, the cloud-shrouded site built around the cave in which Guru Rimpoche meditated. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche flew to the site of the monastery from Tibet on the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave for 3 months. The monastery was re-built after a disastrous fire in April 1998 and can now only be viewed from afar, however the view will be well worth the 1.5-hour hike. After lunch, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan before settling in for a night in the hotel. On the final day, enjoy an early breakfast before your guide escorts you to the airport for the return flight to Kathmandu. Day 1: Fly to Paro (2,300 meters/ feet) explore Thimphu (2334 meters/ feet) Catch a flight from Kathmandu towards Bhutan, which usually takes around an hour or so with spectacular views of mountains and valleys. Once you arrive at Paro and are done with your immigration, you’ll meet up with your Bhutanese guide who will accompany you throughout the journey. A short, picturesque drive of about 2 hours along the valley brings you to the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. After lunch at a local restaurant, start your sightseeing with a visit to the Textile Museum, a traditional paper-making factory, and the post office to see Bhutan’s beautiful stamps which also depict the country’s myths, traditions, and culture. Alternatively, you can choose other sightseeing locations and attractions around or stroll with your guide. Overnight at Thimphu. Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Day 2: Explore Thimphu: (2334 meters/ feet) After breakfast, head towards Satsam Chorten and then a hike to the famous Takstang also known as The Tiger’s Nest Monastery, which is built on a sheer cliff around a cave where Guru Rimpoche meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours in the 8th century. Hike up on the hillside for around a couple of hours to witness breathtaking views of the valley. After lunch, visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Overnight at Thimphu. Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Day 3: Departure Day After breakfast, your Bhutanese guide will escort you to the airport before one hour of your flight and bid you farewell to Bhutan and the friends you made along this journey. If you have any inquiries or require assistance and further information about this trip or any other trips, please feel free to contact Alpine Club of Himalaya – Walk of the Himalaya.
Includes
  • Airport and internal transfers in private vehicles
  • A-grade hotels In Bhutan
  • Breakfast (3), lunch (2), dinner (2)
  • Government taxes, permits, and sightseeing entrance fees
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
  • Guide for Whole Trip
  • Kathmandu to Paro and Return by Flight
  • Entrance Fees
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Bar bills , Drinks and laundry
  • Travel insurance including evacuation
  • Gratuities
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Please meet us at Alpine Club of Himalaya, Chaksibari Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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What to bring

  • Passport

Product ID: 346611