13 Days
Duration
Bhutan
Destination
3000m
Max Elevation
Mar-June / Sep-Dec
Best Time
9+ pax – US $ 2650 per person
Activity
INCLUDED
All airport transfers Accommodation in twin sharing basis
Flight fare Kathmandu-Paro –Kathmandu English Speaking guide in Kathmandu
Travel permit  Bhutan Tourism development fee
Bhutan Visa All entrance fees in Bhutan
Private transfer for the whole trip English speaking guide in Bhutan
Food: 3 meals a day in Bhutan  Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural dance in Kathmandu
Entrance fees in Nepal Govt. taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch Dinner & bar bills in Kathmandu
All bar bills & expenses of personal nature in bhutan
Travel Insurance
 Any extra cost not mentioned in cost includes.
Emergency rescue

 

Package Cost :

1 Pax : US $ 2935

2-4 Pax : US $ 2765

5-8 Pax : US $ 2595

9+ Pax : US $ 2255

Single Supplement : US $ 400

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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport

You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel. After refreshment in hotel, short briefing about the programs.

KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE: Durbar Square, one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, is a synthesis of Hindu and Buddhist temples, stupas and statues, and is often the site of festivals, marriages and other ceremonies.

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Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (1315m)

Today we explore the Kathmandu valley.

SWOYAMBHUNATH: Climb the many steps to Swayambhunath (the monkey temple) with its commanding views of Kathmandu, its whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism.

PASHUPATINATH: It’s a sacred temple complex on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. Here, monkeys run up and down the steps of the burning ghats, and trident-bearing saddhus draped in burnt-orange and yellow sit serenely meditating – when they are not posing for photos for rupees.

BOUDHANATH: The striking Buddha eyes of Boudhanath Stupa watch over a lively and colorful Tibetan community and attract pilgrims from all over the Himalayan Buddhist realm. In the midst of traditional gompas, and hung with long strings of multi-colored prayer flags, Boudhanath attracts Sherpas, Tibetans and tourists alike for daily circumambulations (koras) of the stupa.

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Day 3: Kathmandu – Paro (2180m) – Timphu (2320m)

Arrive by Druk air KB 400, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received and transfer Thimphu (65 Kms) which is the capital of Bhutan. Evening free time or walk around the market. O/N Hotel.
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Day 4: Thimpu Sightseeing

After Breakfast drive to Thimphu visit memorial Chorten built in the memory of Lt. His Majesty the King by Royal Queen Mother, visit Cahngkha Lhakhang, Motithang mini Zoo to see the National animal The Takin. Drive down to viewpoint from where you have magnificent view of Thimphu valley; visit National Library to see the large collection of traditional books, Folk Heritage museum where you can see the typical Bhutanese house and their way lifestyle and school of arts & craft (Painting School) O/N Hotel.
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Day 5: Thimpu – Punakha (1310m)

After breakfast, you visit the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, Simtokha Dzong. After the visit continue the drive to Dochu La Pass (3050m). If the weather is clear, you can see a range of high peaks toward the north east. The recently built 108 chortens gives the ridge a very beautiful and charming presence. On the way is Chhimi Lhakhang, the temple of the ‘divine monk’, Drukpa Kuenley. The approach to the temple is an easy walk through the village. Continue the drive to Punakha and check in at the hotel.
Later you visit Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. Punakha Dzong was built in 1637 by Shabdrung, the spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan prior to the present dynasty. It is an old capital which still serves as the winter residence of the monks. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned here in 1907. It has withstood damages by fire, earthquake and flood. The latest flood of Oct’ 94 caused great damage to the fortress but miraculously the statue of the Buddha Jojampa remained untouched.
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Day 6: Punakha –Tongsa (2200m)

After breakfast depart towards Trongsa. Enroute you will visit the Wangdue Dzong.
The drive is taken via the Pele La Pass (3300m) to reach Chendebji Chorten where we will stop for our picnic lunch. Further continue the drive to Trongsa and enjoy the beautiful view of Trongsa Dzong, while approaching Trongsa. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 7: Trongsa –Bumthang( 2700m)

After breakfast you will visit the beautiful Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong. You will also visit the Kuenga Rabten Palace located 22 kms from Trongsa. This ancient palace is the palace of the second king of Bhutan. Further continue the drive over Yuto La Pass (3400m) to reach the most beautiful valley in Bhutan, Bumthang. We will stop briefly at the line of shops selling Bhutanese handicrafts before entering Bumthang. Upon arrival, you check in at the hotel. Later on you will visit the Jakar Dzong in the late afternoon. After breakfast visit Ugyencholing Dzong which has been converted into a museum now.
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Day 8: Bumthang – Ura Village – Bumthang

Today after breakfast, you take a full day excursion to Ura Valley. Just before reaching the Sheltang Pass, we will have a beautiful view of the highest peak in Bhutan, Gangkar Punsum (7541m). Explore this prosperous village including the village temple with the beautiful paintings. On the way back we will visit the Shingkhar Monastery and Shingkhar village. Overnight at the Hotel.
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Day 9: Bumthang – Gangtey Valley (2800m)

After breakfast depart for Gangtey. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Gangtey is a beautiful place of rolling hills and green meadows surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It is at an altitude of 3000m. From Gangtey, one can closely view the picturesque Black Mountain ranges as well as the beautiful Phobjikha valley. Gangtey Gompa is perched atop a small hill that rises from the valley floor. The monastery is surrounded by a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens (Lay Monks). The Gangtey Gompa is the only Nyingmapa Monastery on the western side of the Black mountains and is also the biggest of its kind. Gangtey is also the winter home for the famous Black Necked Cranes who migrate here from Tibet during the winter months. While the cranes reside in the valley for 4/5 months the village folks are not allowed to make loud noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. At Gagtey, you get to visit the Gangtey Monastery and the Black Necked Crane centre. Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 10: Gangtey Valley – Paro

After breakfast, depart for Paro. Paro is a picturesque valley with quaint clusters of hamlets amid terraced paddy fields. Although the site of the nation’s first airport, Paro still retains its traditional charm in its traditional buildings and the simple way of life lead by the locals. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the time explore the town on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 11: Hike to Taktsang Monastery ( 3000m)

After breakfast take a drive up the valley to Drukgyal Dzong or the fort of Drukpa victory. The dzong, although gutted by fire and in ruins now, still attracts visitors. It was used to repel Tibetan invasions throughout the course of early Bhutanese history. Looming above the smouldered ruins is the snow-capped peak of the Chomolhari.
We will stop at the view point of Taktsang (hike uphill for about two to three hours for a close up of the Taktsang or Tiger’s nest). This is the famed site where Guru Padmasambhava alighted upon the back of a tigress. Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 12: Paro – Kathmandu (1315m)

After breakfast we’ll head towards airport to take flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
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Day 13: Departure

After breakfast we’ll head to airport for final departure or continue your onwards trips. Tour ends with THANK YOU!

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