SCENIC BHUTAN

 

6N/7D Bhutan Starting from INR 17990* only

{2N Thimphu – 2N Punakha – 2N Paro}

 

Suggested Itinerary,

Day 1: Arrive in Paro – Thimphu

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. Evening visit Kuensel phodrang the Buddha point is the world‟s largest sitting Buddha statue, the statue is 167 feet high. Motithang Takin preserve: The Motithang Takin Preserve also known as the Thimphu Zoo by many is a small natural preserve for the Takin Bhutan’s national animal. Later in the evening you can visit Tashichho Dzong: The Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan. Overnight stay in Thimphu.

 

Day 2: Thimphu – Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing. Visit Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory: This is a private factory and they manufacture a special watermark paper as well as products such as lampshades, envelopes and other objects made of traditional Bhutanese paper.  Folk Heritage Museum: The folk heritage museum was open to the general public in 2001 upon completion. It treasures troves of culture and rich Bhutanese heritage provide rich insights into the Bhutanese ethos. Memorial Chorten: Referred to as the Memorial Chorten, its actual name is Gongzo Chorten or Gyaldren Chorten. Changangkha Lhakhang: It is a 12th century temple sitting on top of a hill overlooking Thimphu valley with the main statue of Chenrizig (The Buddha of Compassion). Overnight stay in Thimphu.

 

Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha – Sightseeing

This morning 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 is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Punakha / Wangdue.

 

Day 4: Punakha – Gangtey – Punakha

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. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space, and extremely rare experience in Bhutan where most of the valleys are tightly enclosed. A few kilometers beyond the Gangtey Monastery, on the valley floor lie’s the village of Phobjikha. This place is the winter home of black necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter in milder and lower climate. Evening return back. Overnight stay at Punakha.

 

Day 5: Punakha – Paro – Sightseeing

After breakfast drive to Paro (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 is free for leisure.  Overnight stay in Paro.

 

Day 6: Paro – Sightseeing

Have early breakfast and drive up to the base of Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). The most famous and sacred site among all the places in Bhutan. Guru Padmasambhava is said to have come riding on a flying tigress to this place and meditated in a cave for 3 months, it wasn’t until Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal came to this place and meditated that it gained the popularity that it has now. The present structure is said to be built in the 15 th century but was destroyed by fire in 1998 and has been restored. The walk is about 2 hours till the top through wide pathways which was built during the restoration works. One hour into the climb there is a tea point from where you get a very good view of the monastery, they also serve lunch here. From there it’s about another 45 minutes climb to the 2 nd view point and the highest point in the hike. Kyichu Lhakhang: Considered the oldest temple along with Jampa and Kenchosum Lhakhang in Bumthang, it dates back to the 7th century when a Tibetan King ordered 108 temples to be built in a single night to subdue a huge ogress. Overnight stay in Paro.

 

Day 7: Paro – Departure

After breakfast it’s time to check out. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or back home.

 

Hotel Details:- 

City

Standard Deluxe Premium
Thimphu Bhutan Peaceful Resort/ Hotel Bhutan /Hotel Amodhara or similar Ramada Valley / Hotel Osel or similar

Terma Linca Resort & Spa or similar

Punakha

Damchen Resort/Hotel Pema Karpo / Punatsangchhu Cottage or similar Drubchhu Resort / Zingkham Resort or similar Rkpo Green Resort or similar
Paro Norwang Villa/ Dewachen Resort or similar Tashi Namgay Resort/ Udumwara Resort or similar

Naksel Resort & Spa or similar

 

 

Price per person in INR:- 

Category

Twin (Min. 2 Adults) Twin (Min. 4 Adults) Single Extra bed Child no bed
Standard 20990 17990 37990 8990

3490

Deluxe

30990 27990 55990 13990 5990
Premium 57990 54990 102990 24490

8490

 

Inclusions:-

  • 2 Nights in Thimphu with breakfast
  • 2 Nights in Punakha with breakfast
  • 2 Nights in Paro with breakfast
  • Local sightseeing in Thimphu, Punakha & Paro
  • All transfers & sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Services of an Escort cum Guide

 

Exclusions:-

  • Airfare & Taxes
  • Any increase in Govt. taxes, Fuel price and any applicability of new taxes from the govt.
  • Any up gradation in hotel room category
  • Any meals other than specified above
  • Any sightseeing other than mentioned above
  • Any Entrance fees or Fees for video or camera permit
  • Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • GST will be applicable on total invoice

 

Notes:-

  • The above prices are valid for travel till 31st March 2019
  • High season surcharges will be applicable
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • Rooms/Seats are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Vehicle will be not at disposal. If guest wish to go for additional sightseeing extra charges will be applicable
  • Please carry original ID Proof (Voter ID card /Passport/Driving License) etc. for security purpose & hotel policy
  • Early check in and late checkout subject to availability. Itineraries are subject to change
  • Cancellation charges applicable as per company policy
  • In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised
  • We will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature

 

We wish you a happy holiday!!