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Bhutan Tigers Nest Tour

05 Nights 06 Days

Bhutan Tiger's Nest Tour offers the very best of Bhutan with combined our rich culture, exquisite heritage, unique way of life and scenic beauty to make your stay here in the magical.

Itinerary - Bhutan Tigers Nest Tour

Arrival in Paro

Our Bhutanese tour guide will meet you at Paro airport and transfer you to the Hotel. Free evening walk with your guide.

Overnight in Hotel.

Airport-Pick Up
Sightseeing in and around Thimphu

In the morning we first stop at Bhutan’s National Bank to exchange currency as well as visit the post office to view and purchase elaborate and exquisite Bhutanese collector item stamps. We then will visit the National Memorial Chorten which was built in 1974 in memory of the third king. Also, the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved and the Takin Reserve which protects the national animal of Bhutan. After lunch visit the Textile Museum and the Arts and Crafts School. A visit to the House of Incense and House of Paper are always favorites as well. 

Overnight at a hotel.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Drive from Thimphu to Punakha for a day sightseeing - return back to Thimphu

Leaving Thimphu we drive about 3 hours, with the road climbing steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near the Dochula Pass (3,050m). This pass offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges on a clear day. You will see Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Junipers and pine forests with chirping sounds of the many rare species of birds found in Bhutan. We drive onto Lobesa to take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang Temple. It is believed that this temple blesses women who seek fertility. Driving North to the majestic Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 which strategically occupies the land between the two rivers Phochu and Mochu. After our day of sightseeing we head back to Thimphu.

Overnight at a hotel.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Guide and Transport
Drive from Thimphu to Paro

An early morning drive towards Paro we stop to visit the Ta Dzong which houses the National Museum and visit Paro’s Rimpung Dzong, along the way down we cross the 16th century cantilever bridge. Also visiting the Drugyel Dzong victory fortress, built in 1647 which is 18 kilometers from the Paro town. Explore the magnificent ramparts of the erstwhile fortress which defended the country against several incursions. On a clear day one can also view the sacred Mount Jomolhari, from the northern battlements. We take a visit to a farm house and observe the traditional Bhutanese way of life and living.

Overnight at a hotel.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Guide and Transport
Excursion to the Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger's Nest)

The trail to the Tiger's Nest climbs through beautiful Pine and rhododendron forests. You stop at the cafeteria which offers magnificent up close views of the tigers nest for refreshments. Then we continue the hike for short while until you see Taktsang monastery. Built in 1600s, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m into the valley below. History states that Guru Padmasambhava, the Tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, landed here on the back of a flying tiger and meditated here for three months.

Overnight at a hotel.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Guide and Transport
Depart from Bhutan

Transfer to international airport for your final departure from Bhutan

Meals - Breakfast

Cost Includes - Bhutan Tigers Nest Tour

01. Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport

02. Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.

03. Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay.

04. Drinking water for the duration of the tour.

05. Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides

06. Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan.

07. Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations, if required.

08. Monument and museums entrance fees at all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.

09. Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.

10. Government royalty (35% of $200), which goes to the country's health and education projects.

11. All route access and monument entry permits and fees.

12. All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.


Cost Excludes - Bhutan Tigers Nest Tour

01. International airfare and airport departure tax.

02. Your travel insurance (mandatory for the trip, see the travel insurance page).

03. Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry.

04. Alcoholic and cold drinks.

05. Personal clothing and equipment.

06. Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)

07. Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

Trip Highlights - Bhutan Tigers Nest Tour

01. Sightseeing in Thimphu

02. Trashichho dzong

03. Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger's Nest)

04. Handicrafts emporium

05. Punakha Dzong

06. Drugyel Dzong victory fortress

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Trip Facts
Bhutan Tigers Nest Tour

Group Size (Min.): 1

Max. Altitude: 3,050 m

Best Season: Jan-Jun / Sep-Dec

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