HOLIDAY IN BHUTAN

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Price: $960

With its beautiful and largely unspoiled Himalayan setting, its rich flora and fauna and its vibrant Buddhist culture, Bhutan has become an increasingly popular destination for international tourists. In addition to generating hard-currency revenue, tourism is also providing impetus for the development of services sector and hence balanced and holistic development of entire region. In an effort to safeguard its rich natural and cultural environment, the country has consciously adopted a controlled tourism and development policy.

Day 1

Paro Airport to Thimphu, 65kms in 2 Hrs

We receive you on your arrival and after airport formalities drive to Thimphu (Alt 8979Ft / 2736M) the modern capital town of Bhutan. Check in at Hotel. Free Evening Overnight at Thimphu.

Accommodation : Hotel Kisa/similar

Day 2

Full Day city tour of Thimphu

Visit Tashichhodzong, BBS Tower, Government Run Handicraft Emporium, National Memorial Chorten, Buddha View Point, Folk heritage, National Textile Museums, National Institute of Traditional Medicine (out side view) andZoo. Free Evening Overnight at Thimphu.

Accommodation : Hotel Kisa/similar

Day 3

Thimphu to Trongsa, 250Kms in 8 hrs

After breakfast drive over Dochu-la Pass (Alt 10130ft/3088M) and continue to drive till Wangduephodrang town and take a break for Lunch then continue on to Trongsa across Pele-la pass (3,300m/10,830ft), the traditional boundary between east and west.  The pass is marked by a large white chorten and prayer flags. Reach Trongsa late afternoon. Over Night at Trongsa.

Accommodation : Yangkhil Resort/similar

Day 4

Post breakfast sightseeing of Tsongsa

After breakfast, walk by Trongsa Dzong (built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1647) and climb up a steep path to visit the Ta Dzong(watchtower), dedicated to the epic hero, King Gesar of Ling. Tsongsa to Bumthang, 68 Kms in 3Hrs.After lunch checkout and drive over Yutong-la pass (3,400m/11,155ft) and reach Bumthang.Over night at Bumthang

Accommodation : Yu Gharling Resort/similar

Day 5

Bumthang full day sightseeing

After breakfast visit the village and explore the beautiful valley of Bumthang. Drive through the picturesque valley of Bumthang and visitJambay Lhakhang Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, and Kuenshusum Lhakhang. Post lunch sightseeing, Visit Jakar Dzong, built by Minjur Tempa, the 3rd Desi in 1646 AD (Desi means temporary ruler appointed by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal) and drive to Member (Tsho) the burning.Over Night at Bumthang

Accommodation : Yu Gharling Resort/similar

Day 6

Bumthang to Punakha, 212Kms in 8hrs

After breakfast checkout and drive toPunakha(Alt 4300Ft ft/1310M).free evening.Overnight at Punakha.

Accommodation : Damchen Resort/similar

Day 7

Post Breakfast Punakha Sightseeing

After Breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, was strategically built at the confluence of the Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers by the first Shabdrung of Bhutan, Ngawang Namgyel in 1637. Punakha to Paro, 120Kms in 4 Hrs.Checkout and drive to Paro(Alt 7300 ft/2230M) En-route visit Simtokha Dzong, This dzong, built in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. Evening at Leisure. Over Night at Paro.

Accommodation : Drukchen Resort/similar

Day 8

Full day city tour of Paro

Visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, 18 km. from Paro town on the north side of the valley, Also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the kingdom. Post lunch Paro sightseeing. After Lunch visit National Museum which used to be a watch tower for Paro Rimpong Dzong (Fortress). It was converted into Museum in 1968. Visit Paro Rimpong Dzong, the Dzong was built in 1646 AD. Overnight at Paro.

Accommodation : Drukchen Resort/similar

Day 9

Taksang Monastery (Taktsang Lhakang/Tiger Nest) excursion

After breakfast drive to Satsam Chorten (10 Km from Paro) and from there walk or take a pony ride (4.5 hrs Round hike) to reach the Monastery. Walkers can enjoy a rest at the Taktsang Teahouse situated at a wonderful vantage point overlooking the monastery. On clear days you can get a clear view of mount Chomolhari the sacred peak of Bhutan. Return back to Paro. Over Night at Paro.

Accommodation : Drukchen Resort/similar

Day 10

Paro to Phuentsholing, 174Kms in 7 hrs

After breakfast drive toPhuentsholing.Checkinn to hotel and have leisure evening. Over Night at Phuentsholing.

Accommodation :Hotel  Druk/similar

Day 11

Phuentsholing to IXB/NJP, 165Kms in 4.5hrs

After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to IXB/NJP. Farewell and tour ends.

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Inclusions
1)Accommodation  for 10 nights in the below mentioned hotels/similar.2)Daily breakfast.

3)Full day city tour of Thimphu.

4)Sightseeing of Tsongsa.

5)Bumthang full day sightseeing.

6)Punakha sightseeing.

7)Full day city tour of Paro.

8)Taksang Monastery excursion.