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Day 1: Arrive in Paro by Druk Air
The flight to Bhutan takes you close to the great Himalayas, offering dazzling scenic views of some the world highest glacial peaks. Our representative will meet you at Paro airport once you arrive in Bhutan, and transferred to Thimphu, an exciting blend of tradition and modernity.

Day 2: Thimphu Tour
Full day of sightseeing in Thimphu valley includes- National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion;

Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as Painting School) where students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. Textile and Folk Heritage Museum- These museums, both of which opened in 2001, provide fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life.

National Memorial Chorten -The building of this landmark was envisaged by the third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, as a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (the Father of modern Bhutan) and a monument to world peace. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Trashichhodzong -This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot and central monk body.

Handicrafts Emporium -This government-run enterprise displays a wide range of beautifully hand-woven textiles and craft products. It also carries a small collection of books on Bhutan, Buddhism and Himalayan culture.

Day 3: Thimphu to Trongsa (200 Km, 6 hours drive)
After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.

Then continue onwards, reaching Wangduephodrang town in time for lunch. From Dochu-la pass, it is a long, winding descent into the Wangduephodrang valley, which is about 1,700m below the pass. Take lunch at Wangduephodrang town, and then continue on to Trongsa across Pele-la pass (3,300m/10,830 ft), the traditional boundary between east and west. The pass is marked by a large white chorten prayer flags. There is an abrupt change in vegetation at this point, with mountain forest replaced by high altitude dwarf bamboo.

Stop en route at Chendbji Chorten, patterned on Kathmandu Swayambhunath Stupa, with eyes panted at four cardinal points. It was built in the 18th century by Lama Shida from Tibet, to cover the remains of an evil spirit that was subdued at this spot. Arrive at Trongsa late afternoon and check into the lodge for the night.

Day 4: Trongsa to Bumthang (68 Km, 3 hours drive)
After breakfast, visit Trongsa Dzong built in 1648 it was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. Both the first and second Kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancient seat. All four Kings were invested as Trongsa Penlop (governer) prior to ascending the throne, and the present Crown Prince now holds the post. The Dzong is a massive structure with many levels, sloping down the contours of the ridge on which it is built.

Then drive to Bumthang, 68 km from Trongsa, a journey of about 3 hours, over the Yutong-la pass (3,400m). The road winds steeply up to the pass, 28 km from Trongsa, then runs down through coniferous forest into a wide, open cultivated valley known as the Chumey valley.

Day 5: Bumthang
Bumthang is the general name given to combination of four valleys – Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura with altitude varying from 2,600m to 4,000m. It is home to many of prominent Buddhist temples and monasteries.

Visit Kurje Lhakhang, where the saint Padmasambhava subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock. The Jambey Lhakhang is the 7th century temple), Tamshing Lhakhang is housing some of the oldest wall paintings in Bhutan and Jakar Dzong is the administrative center of the region. Stroll in the village, visit the little handicrafts shop at the entrance to the town, and perhaps take refreshments at a local restaurant.

Day 6: Bumthang to Gangtey / Phobjikha (190 km, 7 hours drive)
After breakfast drive to Gangtey / Phobjikha. In the mountains east of Wangduephodrang lies black necked crane Bhutanthe beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is ituated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km, down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quite, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate. Explore Gangtey village and Phobjikha valley.

Day 7: Gangtey / Phobjikha to Punakha (70 km, 3 hours drive)
After breakfast drive to Punakha. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. Punakha was capital of Bhutan until 1955, and Punakha Dzong still serves as the winter residence of the central monk body. The  first King of Bhutan, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned here in 1907. The fortress has withstood several damages from fire, earthquake and flood over the centuries. The latest flood, in October, 1994, caused great damages to the fortress but miraculously spared its most holy statue. Also visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, the newly built stupa.

Day 8: Punakha to Paro (125 km, 4/5 hours drive)
After breakfast, drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies.

Visit Ta Dzong, which in the past served as watchtower for Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) and now houses the National Museum. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first painting at Paro dzongspiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda , the district administrative head and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring.

Day 9: Paro Tour
After breakfast, drive to Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1647 by the Shabdrung to commemorate the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetans in war of 1644. Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery view point. It is one of the most famous monastery of Bhuta, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called Tiger Nest. This site has been recognised as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. While returning to hotel visit en route, Kyichu Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo.

Day 10: Paro Airport
After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to onward destination. Say goodbye to Bhutan. Thanks for joining on Bhutan Himalaya Tour.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Receive and departure transfer
  • Personal guide & driver with private vehicle or minibus.
  • All touring & transfers throughout your journey.
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation with private bathrooms.
  • All meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All entrance fees & sightseeing.
  • Bhutan Government royalties & taxes.
  • When trekking tented campsites replace hotels.
  • When trekking additional support crew and ponies are included.

Cost Excludes

  • Bhutan visa fees.
  • Flight Cost like Kath/Paro/Kath
  • Expenses of personal nature like shopping souvenir, drinks, telephone, and internet
  • Tips for guide and driver.
  • Travel Insurance

 

 

 

Note: The daily tarrif per night for both the high season and the low season is set by the government of Bhutan. In addition; there is a government surcharge per night for individual travelers and for groups of two. For group of three or more there is no government surcharge.

Tourist high season rate: March to May and Sep to Nov.

1 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.

2 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person

3 pax group and above: USD 250 per night per person, no surcharge.

Tourist low season rate: December to February and June to August.

1 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.

2 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person

3 pax group and above: USD 200 per night per person, no surcharge.