Bhutan is one of the last areas still pristine in all its nature, where nature and people live in harmony. Untainted flora, un-hunted fauna, rare botanical plants, the colourful birds and the scenic beauty offers a great treat for both young and old. Festivals with mask dances depicting its great cultural past and Himalayan Ranges in the background definitely deserves a visit. Highest unclimbed mountain in the world, Gangkar Puensum (7,570-M) is also located in Bhutan. Besides Bhutan, Assam, Sikkim and Darjeeling are popular destinations located in the same Himalayan Belt. Bhutan is great for the adventurous and a treat for the sore eyes.
Day 01: Arrive PARO (L/D)
Arrive at the Druk Air check in counter, International Airport, 2 hours prior to departure time.Fly into Paro Bhutan. As you start approaching Bhutan, you can see breathtaking views of the Great Himalayas on this flight. Arrive Paro where you will be welcomed to the Kingdom by your guide.
Drive to Thimphu. The drive from Paro to Thimphu is spectacularly scenic and magnificent Monasteries and Stupas in the valleys and mountain tops. Experience the "Last Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom" on Earth and take precious memories back home. Overnight Thimphu at Hotel.
Day 02: THIMPHU (B/L/D)
Full day sightseeing. Some of the highlights of Thimphu includes:
Purchase world's most beautiful postage stamps from General Post Office
Arts and Crafts school and the Traditional Medicine Institute.
Memorial Chorten built in memory of Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, popularly known as the Father of Modern Bhutan. A multi-storied stupa that will introduce you to the vitality of Tantric Buddhism.
Observe traditional paper making from Daphnia and Edgeworthia
Visit Botanical garden (Zoo) where one can see Yak and Takin, the National wild animal of Bhutan.
Drive up to viewpoint and take a hike beyond to see the clear picture of Thimphu Valley.
Downtown Thimphu on foot visiting Handicrafts Emporium and other Arts & Crafts stores. Buy stunning kiras which can be used and bed covers or wall decoration, jewelry and many more. Overnight Thimphu.
Day 03: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA – (B/L/D)
Morning, transfer to Punakha. Afternoon, sightseeing in and around Punakha Valley including visit to the magnificent Punakha Dzong. Punakha was the old capital of Bhutan and it is still the winter residence of Central Monastic Body. Punakha Dzong is the most Magnificent and Largest Dzong in Bhutan. Overnight Punakha at Hotel
Day 04: PUNAKHA – WANGDUE – PARO - (B/L/D)
Morning, sightseeing to Wangdi Valley. Late afternoon, transfer to Paro for Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: EXCURSION TO TAKTSANG MONASTERY (B/L/D)
Day hike to Taktsang Monastery view point. Taktsang, meaning "Tiger's nest," is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhawa) mediated, clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 3,000 feet above the valley floor. For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the view point opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave there for three months. Overnight Paro.
Day 06: PARO - HAA - PARO (B/L/D)
Full Day sightseeing excursion to Haa Valley. If the day is clear, you can enjoy beautiful view Mount Jumolhari and nearby areas from Chelela Pass. Return to Paro for Overnight.
Day 07: PARO/ (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Paro Airport your departure flight.
1 person US$ 1899
2 person US$ 1665 per person
3+ person US$ 1435 per person
SGL supplement: US$ 240
Departures: As per your choice dates.
01. Twin sharing accommodation on full board (all meals)
02. solo traveler would be single room throughout the trip
03. Airport transfers in Bhutan
04. All transfers and guided sightseeing tour with English speaking tour guide
05. Royalty and taxes to government
06. Fees to temples & monuments
07. Bhutan Visa and entrance fees
Cost does not include:
01. Airport departure if applicable
02. Expenses of personal nature, laundry, bar bills,etc
03. Airfare: Kathmanu to Paro US$ 250 one way(round trip US$ 450 per person) - airfare are subject to change without prior notices
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- Price : USD 1435
- Destinations : Paro, Thimpu,Punakha, Wangdue, Taktsang Monastery, Haa valley
- Max Elevation : 3500
- Weather : Spring and Autumn is good time to visit Bhutan
- Trip Duration : 7 days
- Trip Grade : Easy
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