7 Days Bhutan Glamping Tour

  • Glamping View

    Glamping View
    Explore the beauty of Bhutan

  • Glamping Cottage

    Glamping Cottage
    Rest with the fresh natural air

  • Glamping

    Glamping
    Enjoy the natural view

‘Glamping’ is a form of glamorous camping that is gaining popularity amongst travellers and there is no better place to have a memorable glamping experience than in Bhutan! Glamping is one of the best ways to experience nature with some tinge of modern comfort. Tenzinling Luxury Villa Tents is the first of its kind in Bhutan set in exquisite pine forest - a natural paradise for travellers to immerse themselves in pristine nature and wake up to breathtaking landscapes. 
 
There is also a bar, spa, traditional hot stone bath and meditation space located within the villa. 
 
This ultra-luxurious tented accommodation is located in Lango town, in Paro city. The city is home to the country’s sole international airport and the iconic landmark, Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as Tiger’s Nest. The villa is situated in a strategic location overlooking the charming Paro Valley. There are also many popular attractions in Paro such as Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest, most beautiful and sacred temples in Bhutan.
 
This 7-day Bhutan glamping tour package is perfect for those who are looking to declutter their minds, relax their bodies and rejuvenate their souls. Get in touch with Druk Asia travel consultant now and we will be able to help you customise your best glamping experience in Bhutan.
 

Day 1

Arrival in Paro, Bhutan

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Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by
your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatise to the altitude.
 
Paro Valley [0 hrs] - The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. The valley is also home
to Mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing
through the valley.
 
Walk around the Paro Town [1.5 hrs] - Walking around the Paro town, exploring the Bhutanese traditional shops,
handicrafts and cafe.

Day 2

Paro to Thimphu Day Excursion

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Drive to Thimphu for the day and drive back to Paro after the sightseeings in Thimphu.
 
Buddha Point [1 hrs] - Located at Kuenselphodrang Nature Park, the 51.5-metre-tall bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma,
Vajra Throne Buddha is one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The Buddha Dordenma symbolises
indestructibility, and is said to emanate peace and happiness to the world.
 
National Memorial Chorten [1 hrs] - Meet the elderly generation in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten.
Chorten means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha’. Treat yourself with the
fantastic depiction of Buddhist teachings in the form of paintings and sculptures at this temple. As the name denotes this
National Memorial Chorten was consecrated on July 28, 1974, in memory of the Third King.
 
Simply Bhutan [1 hrs] - Simply Bhutan is an interactive living museum that gives an introduction to Bhutanese traditions.
There’s also a café that dishes nosh that locals eat at home.
[Opening hour Summer 09.00 AM - 17.00 PM, Winter 10.00 AM - 16.00 PM]
 
Takin Enclosure [1 hrs] - On the way to the viewpoint over Thimphu is the home of Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin, a
strange looking beast some say looks like a bee-stung moose.
 
Tashichhodzong (Thimphu Dzong) [1 hrs] - The “fortress of the glorious religion” was first constructed in 1641 and restored
by the Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Tashichhodzong houses the offices of some ministries, His
Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monastic body.
 
Opening hour:
Weekday 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Weekend 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Winter 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

 

Day 3

Paro to Gangtey Via Punakha

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We will set off early from Paro after breakfast. Then proceed to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan, about 2 1/2 hours
drive from Thimphu across Dochu-la pass. Once you cross the pass, you wind down into a warm fertile valley and meander
along a gently flowing aquamarine river that leads you to the Punakha Dzong, the second dzong to be built in Bhutan.
 
Dochula Pass [2 hrs] - At 3,100 metres, this beautiful pass located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu offers stunning
360-degree panoramas of the Himalayas mountain range. Here you will also see 108 chortens built by Her Majesty The
Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. The pass is a popular spiritual destination for both locals and tourists.
 
Punakha Dzong [1 hrs] - Located strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the Dzong was built in 1637
by the Great Unifer of Bhutan as the religious and administrative seat of the region. It was here that the dual system of
government in Bhutan was introduced in the 17th century. The first King Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned here in
1907. Damaged by four fires and an earthquake over the centuries, the Dzong was fully restored in recent years by the 4th
King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. It is now the winter home of Je Khenpo, the head abbot of Bhutan, along with a retinue of
1,000 monks. Marvel over intricate woodwork by the best craftsmen in Bhutan.
 
Visiting Window:
11:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M
3:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M
 
Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge [1 hrs] - At 160 metres, this is known as the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. From here,
you will get spectacular views of Punakha Dzong and the Pho Chhu Valley.
 
Rest At Gangtey [0 hrs] - After the long drive, we will rest for the night at Gangtey.

Day 4

Gangtey

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Gangtey Goempa [1 hrs] - Situated on a forested hill overlooking the entire Phobijkha Valley is Gangtey Goemba, a
monastery dating back to the 17th century. The largest Nyingma monastery in western Bhutan, it was founded in 1613 by
Gyalse Pema Thinlay, the grandson and reincarnate of Pema Thinley, a 15th century “treasure seeker” who had predicted
that a goemba named gang-teng (hilltop) would be built on this site and that his teachings would spread from here.
 
Gangtey Nature Trail [1.5 hrs] - Located in the beautiful, broad and U shaped glacial valley of Phobjika. The Gangtey Nature
Trail is the most popular hike and takes about 90 minutes to complete. It begins near the Gangtey Monastery and descends
towards Semchubara Village and ends near the primary school on the other side of a metal bridge
 
Phobjikha Valley [0 hrs] - Well known as the winter home of the Black-necked Crane (Grus Nigricollis). Bhutan is home to
around six hundred black-necked cranes with Phobjikha being one of the popular places that the birds migrate to in the
winter months from the Tibetan plateau. The elegant and shy birds can be observed from early November to an end of
March. Overlooking the Phobjikha valley is the Gangtey Goempa. This is an old monastery that dates back to 17th century.
 
Black-Necked Crane Information Centre [1 hrs] - The valley of Phobjikha is known as the winter home of the Black-necked
Crane (Grus Nigricollis). Bhutan is home to around six hundred black-necked cranes with Phobjikha being one of the
popular places that the birds migrate to in the winter months from the Tibetan plateau. The elegant and shy birds can be
observed from early November to an end of March.
 
Black-Necked Crane Information Centre, which has informative displays about the cranes and the valley environment. You
can use the centre’s powerful spotting scopes and check what you see against its pamphlet ‘Field Guide to Crane
Behaviour’. If the weather’s iffy you can browse the library and handicraft shop, and watch videos at 10 am and 3 pm (Nu
200).
 
Remarks [0 hrs] - For Gangtey, our first choice of Hotels is Dewachen, but due to Dewachen having only 18 rooms and a
huge demand among tour operators sometimes we may not be able to host your stay at Dewachen. In that case, we shall
either go back to Wangdue to spend the night there, or we can arrange a home stay for you in Gangtey.

 

Day 5

Gangtey to Paro

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The beautiful valley of Paro is home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. The country's only Airport is in Paro.
The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water
forms the Pachu flowing through the valley
 
Paro Dzong (aka Rinpung Dzong) [1 hrs] - Explore Rinpung Dzong, which the locals call the ‘fortress of a heap of jewels’.
Built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the dzong stands on a hill above Paro Township. It is linked by a traditional
cantilever bridge called the Nemi Zam over the Po Chhu. Walk up the stone paved path running alongside imposing outer
walls. Once inside the Dzong, you will be welcomed by the monks, architecture and beautiful frescoes. This dzong is a
highlight for art and history lovers.
 
National Museum (Ta Dzong) [1 hrs] - On a ridge immediately above Rinpung Dzong is Ta Dzong, originally built as a
watchtower. In 1968, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as the first National Museum, and now holds a fascinating collection of art,
relics, religious thangka paintings, Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, together with a small natural
history collection. Start or end your trip with a visit to this marvellous museum.
 
Kyichu Lhakhang [1 hrs] - At 1,300 years old, this is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Like the Jambhay Lhakhang in
Bumthang, it is one of 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo to subdue and vanquish an ogress that was
obstructing the spread of Buddhism. Legend has it that all 108 temples were built in a single night.
The Kyichhu temple’s name means “reservoir of peace”. Next to the temple is a museum dedicated to the late Dilgo
Khyentse Rinpoche. You will see photographs and other personal artefacts belonging to the Rinpoche.
 
Paro Town [1 hrs] - Explore the main street of Paro town and check out if there's anything you will like to pick up as a
souvenir

Day 6

Paro

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Taktsang Monastery [7 hrs] - Also known as the Tiger’s Nest, this monastery set dramatically on the cliffs of Paro Valley, is
Bhutan’s most famous landmark. In fact, some tourists would even say that “A trip to Bhutan is not complete without
climbing to Taktsang.”
 
According to local folklore, the Guru Rinpoche flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress (his consort Yeshey
Tshogyal) and meditated in one of the caves, before emerging in eight manifestations.
A hike up to Taktsang draws people with different interests. It fills those who are spiritually inclined with a sense of peace,
while avid hikers feel a sense of achievement upon reaching the monastery.
Take time to process the mental and physical sensations that wash over you during the uphill climb as you ascend more
than two thousand feet from the valley floor to reach the monastery.
 
Hot Stone Bath [0 hrs] - You can go for a locally own Hot Stone Bath, which can take four people at one time. This bath will
help loosen your joints, release muscle tension and invoke a profound sense of relaxation. The cost is approximately USD
25 per person.

Day 7

Depart Paro

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Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to Singapore. We hope by
now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward
to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments! Tashi Delek!
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