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Bhutan 9 Days Tour

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November 12, 2019

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8 Nights / 9 Days
Availability : Any Time of the year
Tour Details

This is a trip in which we discover western and central parts of Bhutan. We will visit a beautiful and sacred places, Hike on the unbeaten trails, get an amazing view from Tiger Nest, meet with locals, explore culture heartland –Bumthang , Scenic valley of Black necked crane –Phobjikha, and many more.

Tour Cost
Number of travelers in the group High season (Mar,Apr,May &Sept,Oct,Nov) Off-Season (Dec,Jan,Feb &Jun,July,Aug)  
01 USD 2180/per person USD 1820/per person +Air fare (to & from Bhutan)
02 USD 2100/per person USD 1740/per person +Air fare (to & from Bhutan)
03 and more USD 1860per person USD 1500/per person +Air fare (to & from Bhutan)

Price Includes

  • Bhutan Visa Fee of USD 40 per person per trip.
  • All meals (B, L &D), tea & snacks
  • Bottle of Mineral water everyday on tour.
  • Minimum of 3star Accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
  • Transportation in comfortable Toyota Coaster Bus/SUV 4WD vehicle for 01 /02 person in the group.
  • All required government taxes
  • Also includes USD 65 sustainable fee and USD 40/30 surcharges (01/02 person in the group, per night per person) to Govt. for alleviation of poverty, building infrastructure, free health, and education.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Monuments Fees
  • Tour payment transfer charges.
  • Compliment Bucket list activities:- Traditional Hot-stone Bath, Traditional Archery & Prayer flags hoisting

Price Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
  • Medical/evacuation insurance
  • Travel insurance
Flight Cost

Bhutan have only two Airlines which fly in/out of country. Below mentioned airfare are average air fare for the flight to/from Bhutan as it fluctuates.

 

Route/Sector

Round trip Fare(USD)

Economy

Bangkok –Paro- Bangkok (Thailand) 730
Delhi-Paro-Delhi (India) 580
Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu (Nepal) 410
Dhaka- Paro-Dhaka(Bangladesh) 450
Kolkata- Paro-Kolkata (India) 390
Bagdogra-Paro-Bagdogra(India) 270
Singapore-Paro-singapore(Singapore) 890
Discounts
  • Children between the ages of 5-12 years shall be given 50% discount on minimum daily package rate.
  • Full time students below the age of 25 years, holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions, shall be given 25% discount on minimum daily package rate.
Trip Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • 0% charges will be made for the tour cancelled 7 weeks or more prior to arrival date.
  • 50% penalty on the total tour cost for the tour cancelled less than 7 weeks prior to arrival date. This is because by this time hotels would be already booked and company is subject to cancellation charges for rooms and other logistics cancelled in less than 7 weeks.
  • 100% charges after arrival in Bhutan, no refund will be made.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival and Paro(2250m /7382ft) to Thimphu (2320m), 55km -1hr

As we fly to Bhutan we can get a spectacular views of the Himalayas .At the airport, we will be greeted by a representative from A Bucket list Adventure. We will visit National museum and Ringpung Dzong, built in 17th century which now houses administration and Monastic body of Paro District. After lunch, we drive to Thimphu and visit the majestic Tashichho Dzong and stroll around the main street. Overnight at the hotel, in Thimphu.

Day 2Thimphu to Punakha(1250m) -75km (2-3hrs)

After breakfast drive to Punakha, the old capital town of Bhutan. Stop enroute at Dochula pass (3,150m, from where if the sky is clear we can see Himalayan range. We will host the prayer flags for the sentiment being around the world. Then we further drive downhill through the Rhododendrons, coniferous and broad-leaved forest to Punakha. We stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple dedicated to the Devine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley .On arrival, check into the hotel. Evening visit Punakha Dzong, the fortress between male and female river. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 3Punakha to Bumthang (2,850m/9,350ft): 214 km, 6 hours

After an early breakfast, we drive to Bumthang, the cultural heartland of Bhutan. The route is along a spectacular winding road, crossing 3,300-meter-high Pele La Pass. There is even a chance of spotting yaks on the trail at certain times of a year. We stop in Trongsa for lunch. After which we visit Trongsa Dzong, a masterpiece in Bhutanese architecture. Then, proceed to Bumthang through lush valleys and forests. Along the way we stop at a yathra (textile weaving) factory, where the yathras are designed with patterns unique to Bumthang, and we can even watch some of the weavers at their looms. Overnight at the hotel in Bumthang.

Day 4Bumthang

Todays sightseeing in Bumthang includes Jakar Dzong, the administrative center of the valley; Jambey Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan, dating back to the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan; and Kurje Lhakhang, a sacred place where Guru Rinpoche is believed to have left his body imprint on the cave when he was meditating. After the tour, we have lunch then visit Tamshing Lhakhang, a treasure house of interesting religious Buddhist paintings. In the evening, we can visit local shops. Overnight in Bumthang.

Day 5Bumthang to Gangtey/Phobjikha (2,600m/8,580ft): 197 km, 5 - 6 hours

We begin the day by touring Bumthang market then drive to Gangtey. On the way, we stop at Chendebji Chorten for lunch. The chorten was built in the 18th century by lama Shida. It is built in the Nepalese style with eyes painted at the four cardinal points. Next, we cross two spectacular high passes {Yongtong la(3,400m) and Pele la (3,300m)} before reaching Gangtey. The Gantey monastery is located on the hill which overlooked the Phobjikha valley, a winter home of the Black necked cranes. Overnight in Gangtey.

Day 6Phobjikha /Gangtey to Thimphu. 130km- (4-5hrs)

After breakfast, we will visit Gangtey Monastery,a seat of the body reincarnation of Terton Pema Lingpa (treasure discoverer) and then drive to Thimphu. After reaching Dochu La pass(3150m) we visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery. With elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works, the Druk Wangyal Monastery is the one of its kind in the country. Drive back to Thimphu for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7Thimphu

In the morning, we will visit National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute, Takin Zoo, Buddha Point( a giant statue,169ft tall of Buddha sitting on hill),Paper making factory, Folk Heritage Museum, Nunnery. After lunch we will drive to Paro for an overnight.

Day 8Paro - Hike to Tigers Nest Monastery

After breakfast, we drive to base point and hike for 4 -5 hours to Taktsang (Tigers Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. In 8th century Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we will stroll around the main street of Paro town and if you wish to, we can visit farm house for a typical Bhutanese dinner, a traditional hot-stone bath and play Traditional Archery. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 9Departure

After breakfast, we will drive to Paro Airport and our representative will bid you farewell at the Airport. If you have enough time before flight, probably you can discuss with your guide and visit some places around.

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