Tiger Nest Tour - 3 Days

Trip Name:  Tiger Nest Tour
Trip Duration: 03 Days
Max. Altitude: 3,120m/10,240 ft (The Tiger Nest Monastery)
Best Season: March to May and September to November
Meal: Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation: Government approved 3 stars and Above
Transportation: Private car, van or bus (Depends on group size)
Trip Type: Private Tour

Itinerary Outline:

Day 01: Arrival Paro (2250m) & transfer to Thimphu (2350m)
Day 02: Thimphu – Paro, Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m)
Day 03: Paro – Depart

Trip Highlights:

  • Majestic views of the world’s highest peaks onboard flight to/from Paro and excitement level builds up as the plane cuts through different hills towards the deep valley of Paro.
  • Guided city tour of the tiny capital Thimphu.
  • Explore Paro exploding with colors and tradition
  • Visits to different dzongs, monasteries, temples & ancient fortresses
  • Discover rich Buddhist, Tibetan culture and traditions
  • Hike to the Taktsang Monastery “Tiger’s Nest” perched in a vertical cliff
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas
  • Experience the lifestyle and traditions followed by Bhutanese people

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival Paro (2250m) & transfer to Thimphu (2350m)

Arrive Paro by the Bhutanese National Carrier flying over the world’s highest mountains and finally landing at the lush green Paro valley. A cool and clean fresh air greets the visitor as stepping down from the plane, the first gift of Bhutan. After clearing customs and visa formalities, meet the representatives and the Bhutanese guide, and a short tour brief by the guide then transfer to Paro town for lunch.

Then drive towards Thimphu (the capital of Bhutan) which is about an hour’s drive. In Thimphu, visit Buddha point for a stunning view of Thimphu city and Takin Compound: One the way to the Viewpoint over Thimphu is the home of Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin, a strange looking beast which some say resembles a beestung moose. The Bhutanese have their own story to narrate about how the Takin was created by the Master Drukpa Kuenley (the divine madman).

Later on, visit Tashi Choe Dzong: The fortress of the glorious religion was initially constructed in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in the 1960s. Visit the Folk Heritage Museum – a 300 year old traditional house converted into a museum. (Both open Mon-Fri). Brush shoulders with the everyday Bhutanese grocery shopping for local produce at the Centenary Farmers Market (Open Fri – Sun). Also see the new authentic craft bazaar (Close on Tue) of 80 stalls showcasing works by artisans from rural areas will showcase. Overnight at Hotel (Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 2
Day 02: Thimphu – Paro, Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m)

After breakfast drive back to Paro and further drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. It’s about two hours hike up the cafeteria. From this point, enjoy the spectacular view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in 8th century. Then visit the Taktsang Monastery and hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Also visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan; the Dzong continues its age-old function as the seat of the district administration, district court and the monastic body. The southern approach to the Dzong has a traditional roofed cantilever bridge called Nemi Zam. Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 3
Day 03: Paro – Depart

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappears again behind its guardian mountains. (Breakfast only included)

Inclusive in Package

  • • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • • Accommodation in 3, 4 or 5 stars accommodation as per your requirements.
  • • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
  • • Route Permit
  • • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
  • • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • • Monuments entrance fees where applicable
  • • Drinking water
  • • All internal taxes and charges
  • • A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)

Not included in the package

  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
  • Note: To get a quote for the package, send us an inquiry using the form below or simply call us. The itinerary can also be modified as per your need.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 1,090 USD $ 800/person
800
Total $ 800 USD

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