Bhutan Tour

Duration : 6 Days/5 Nights

Destination : Thimphu-Wangdue/Punakha-Paro

Highlights

Bhutan is on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas, landlocked between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and the Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam to west and south and the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh to the east.

Bhutan maintains strong economic, strategic, and military relations with India. Bhutan's economy is based on agriculture, forestry, tourism and the sale of hydroelectric power to India. Bhutanese tradition is deeply steeped in its Buddhist heritage. Bhutan is also well known for mountain adventure trekking and hiking. Jhomolhari Base Camp Trek, Snowman Trek, and Masagang trek are some of the popular treks in Bhutan.

DAY 1
Paro Airport – Thimphu Sightseeing

Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon start for half day Thimphu sightseeing consist of Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, King's (National) Memorial Chorten - This Chorten was built in 1974 in a typical Tibetan style. It is also a center of worship for the people living in Thimphu. Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) - The Dzong is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) at present & Folk Heritage Museum.

Meals: Dinner Only I Overnight stays at hotel in Thimphu.

DAY 2
Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing

After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.). to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha / Wangdue.

DAY 3
Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha)

After breakfast, start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9,840 ft.). Gangtey is the home of Black Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan. You can also visit Gangtey Gompha. Evening return back.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha / Wangdue.

DAY 4
Punakha/Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast drive to Paro (140 km./5 hrs./7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park - The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

DAY 5
Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger's Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay will be at Paro.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

DAY 6
Paro Airport

After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast Only

Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.

Meal Plan (as per mentioned above).

Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.

All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).

Guide charges (Only Bhutan Portion).

Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.

    Air fare / train fare.

    Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage.

    Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.

    Entrance Fees.

    Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).

    Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.