essence of bhutan

Essence of Bhutan


This tour covers the western Bhutanese grandeur of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdue valleys. It is a gently paced 7-day trip enabling you to experience the captivating sights and exhilarating hikes. Highlights include: visits to sacred Buddhist sites, beautiful landscape, villages, massive fortresses, and meeting people.

DAY 1: PARO – THIMPHU(54km)

  • Arrive at Paro International Airport
  • Meet the representatives from Bhutan Journeys
  • Shuttle to Thimphu (The Capital of Bhutan), 2 hours drive
  • En-route visit Iron chain bridge
  • Leisure excursion in Thimphu city

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 2: THIMPHU

Visit following places of cultural interest:

  • National Memorial Chorten (Stupa)
  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) 169ft
  • Institute of Arts & Crafts
  • Takin Enclosure
  • Tashi Cho Dzong- (Fortress of Glorious Religion)
  • Changangkha monastery
  • Archery
  • Handicrafts

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 3: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA ( 71km)

  • Drive to Punakha (an ancient Capital of Bhutan) via Dochula pass (3050m / 10,000ft).
  • Descend to Lobesa
  • Hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of fertility- Drukpa Kunley, Divine Madman)
  • Visit Lobesa Village.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 4: PUNAKHA VALLEY EXPLORATION

  • Hike to Khamsum yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Visit Punakha Dzong “Palace of Great Happiness”
  • White water rafting.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 5: PUNAKHA – PARO ( 130km)

  • Transfer to  Paro
  • En-route visit Simtokha Dzong
  • Paro Dzong (Heap of Jewels).

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 6: PARO

  • Excursion hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest) monastery, most sacred site in Bhutan
  • Kyichu Monastery
  • Experience hot stone bath

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

  • Drive to airport for your destination flight

Price

For travel during high season

  • USD 1, 783 for 1 person
  • USD 1, 723 per person for 2 person
  • USD 1, 543 per person for group with 3 or more

For Travel during low season

  • USD 1, 483 for 1 person traveler
  • USD 1, 423 per person for 2 person travelers
  • USD 1, 243 per person for group of 3 and above

Included

  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • All meals included (B/L/ D) at 3 star hotels and restaurants
  • Transportation for the entire tour
  • Service of licensed English-speaking guide
  • Experienced driver
  • Visa for Bhutan
  • Government fee, Royalty and taxes & surcharge for group travelling as one or two person
  • Entrance fee museum, monument, permits etc.
  • Mineral water

Not Included

  • Airfare for your desired flight sector to fly into and depart from Bhutan
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
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