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Daily Tour

Highlights of Bhutan

Paro, Bhutan

Discover this relatively unknown Himalayan country with its wealth of scenic wonders to explore.

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    Price

    $2,175.00

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    9 days 8 nights

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    Group Size

    Max 18 people

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    Location

    Bhutan, Paro, Thimphu

OVERVIEW TOUR

Travel to Bhutan on our 14-day Bhutan Holiday Highlights  to discover this relatively unknown Himalayan country with its wealth of scenic wonders to explore. Wander the streets of Thimphu, the ‘cosmopolitan’ capital, with its wide, tree-lined avenues where the modern world is most in evidence living alongside traditional Bhutanese culture. Spin the prayer wheels at Punakha Dzong with its stunning representations of the life of Buddha as well as visit Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of Lama Drukpa Kunley, also known as the divine mad monk.

Head to the remote Haa Valley and atop the Cheli La Pass enjoy panoramic views of the valley below as well as impressive Mount Jomolhari rising over 7,300 metres in the distance. End with a hike to Taktshang Goemba, Bhutan’s most revered monastery, perched aside a cliff with sweeping views down the Paro Valley. Explore the complex and light a butter lamp in the chapel before descending for a well deserved cup of tea.

Highlights of Bhutan Holiday:

  • Discover the capital of Thumphu
  • Explore the scenic Bumthang Valley
  • Hike to ‘Tiger’s Nest Monastery’
  • Visit the temple of the ‘divine mad monk’
  • Drive over the Cheli La Pass
  • Observe stunning mountain landscapes

Trip Price Includes :

  • Bhutan visa.
  • All transfers including airport collections in Paro.
  • Twin share or double rooms at all places on the itinerary.
  • All meals as well as mineral water included while in Bhutan.
  • All tour arrangements including Bhutanese guide (English speaking trained and licensed by the Department of Tourism).
  • Meals allowance for your guide and driver.
  • Transportation will  be provided via a comfortable as well as clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.
  • All entrance tickets as noted in the tour’s itinerary.

 

Note: All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 370.

Trip Price Excludes :

  • International flight to/from Paro.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Use of bar as well as beverages in hotel, laundry, telephone calls or internet and personal shopping.
  • Tips for your guide as well as driver.
  • Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.

 

 

ITINERARY

We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay. Our representative would be at airport to receive you please look for the placard having your name.
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Bhutan tour.
On a clear day the flight to Paro is sensational with views of the Himalaya to the north. Upon arrival our guide will receive you at the airport and drive you through the hamlets of Paro along the riverside to Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. You will immediately notice the unique architecture and Bhutanese lifestyle with many people wearing traditional clothes (men wear the ‘Gho’ and women ‘Kira’).
The drive from Paro to Thimphu takes about one hour, on reaching Thimphu you will check into the hotel. You can discuss with your guide what to do for rest of the day depending on your arrival time. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu (Meals: B,L,D).
You can discuss with your guide where you would like to visit in and around Thimphu. There are several places to see and the most popular are the Thimphu Dzong, Takin sanctuary (Takin is the national animal of Bhutan with the head of a goat and body of a bull), folk heritage museum, the textile weaving center and the Institute of Arts and Crafts. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu (Meals: B,L,D).
Today we leave for Punakha which is the old winter capital of Bhutan. En route we drive over the Dochu La pass at an altitude of 3,050m known as one of the finest viewpoints of Eastern Himalaya. On a clear day you can see the peaks Masangang, Tsendagang, Terigang and Gangkar Punsum (the highest unclimbed mountain in the world).Overnight at hotel in Punakha (Meals: B,L,D).
There are a number of options for more places to explore in Punakha valley. For a good view of the valley you can walk up to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal chorten perched on a hill above Mo Chhu river. It takes about 45 minutes to walk up to the chorten after crossing the suspension bridge over the river. Overnight at hotel in Punakha (Meals: B,L,D).
After breakfast there is a long climb to Dochu La where there is superb view of the Himalayas including Gangkar Punsum, from the pass the road descends to Thimphu. We continue our drive for a further hour to Paro. Overnight at hotel in Paro (Meals: B,L,D).
After breakfast we will organise an optional walk up to the Taktsang monastery known as the “Tiger’s Nest”. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to walk through pine forest and up to the monastery perched on a cliff overlooking the valley. Lunch will be served in the viewpoint cafeteria. We will also arrange sightseeing where we visit Kichu monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Genpo who built 108 monasteries around the region. Also visit the Drugyal Dzong at the end of the valley. Overnight at hotel in Paro (Meals: B,L,D).
This morning you will be transferred back to the airport to catch your international flight back home. (B)

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$2,175.00 9 days 8 nights

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