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Bhutan Himalayan Tour


Bhutan Himalayan Tour is a short cultural experience in the magical kingdom of Bhutan. The breathtaking Himalayan landscapes, ancient temples with strong spiritual ambiance, beautiful hamlets and imposing architecture will surely live an impression in your memory.  The trip will be a lifetime experience!

 

   Season: Year-round

   No. of nights: 5

   Mountain Pass: Dochula Pass 3100m
  • Government Royalty of US $ 65 per night per person
  • sightseeing within Bhutan as per the itinerary
  • Accommodations in best 3 star hotels on twin sharing basis
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Full time English speaking  guide
  • entrance fees and permits
  • All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
  • One time visa processing fee of US$ 40 per person
  • Flight tickets
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, internet
  • Soft drinks and alcohol
  • Mineral water in hotels and restaurants
  • Travel insurance
  • Shopping and entertainment
  • Gratuities to guide, driver, etc.
  • Luxury star hotels and resorts available at an additional cost
  • Specialized guides (Foreign language, photography, Bird watching, Buddhism, flora and fauna) available at an additional cost.

“Itinerary can be customized based on your interest & time”

Day 01: Paro – Thimphu

On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative. After completion of the airport formalities, drive for about 2 hours from Paro airport to Thimphu. After reaching Thimphu,check into your hotel.  Visit Changangkha lhakhang, the oldest temple in Thimphu built in 12th century. It is a popular temple for pilgrims and for new born babies. Visit Takin Preserve Park, Takin is the national animal of Bhutan;Royal Textile museum, which was established  in 2001, provides fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life; Craft Bazaar has got a wide range of authentic Bhutan made arts and crafts products. In the evening freely stroll around the market. Overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu

After breakfast visit Simply Bhutan, a living museum and a photo studio. Painting school teaches the techniques of traditional paintings, sculpture and other forms of traditional arts and one can view the students at work. National library holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts some dating back to several hundred years. Memorial Chorten (Stupa) was built in 1974 in the memory of the third king of Bhutan. Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue. The statue sited at kuensel phodrang is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world. Tashichho Dzong (Fortress), houses most of the government offices, throne room and office of the king. Overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha

After breakfast visit Dochula pass (3100m/10,200ft). On a clear day to the east of the pass, the snow covered mountain peaks of the Himalayas are seen and among them is the Mt. Gangkar Phuensum at 7497m, which is the highest peak in Bhutan. Druk wangyal Chorten (Stupa) at Dochula was built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. And, also visit Druk wangyal Lhakhang (Temple) at Dochula built in honour of the fourth Druk Gyalpo (head of the state of Bhutan), Jigme Singye wangchuk. En-route, stop at Lobesa and take a short hike to chimi lhakhang. Childless couple who pray in this temple is believed to be blessed with a child very soon. Punakha Dzong (fortress), which is built is 1637 is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. The Dzong is built between two rivers, Mochhu (female) and phochhu (male). In the evening freely stroll around the town. Overnight stay at a hotel in Punakha.

 Day 04: Punakha – Paro via Thimphu

After breakfast drive to Paro.  En-route visit Khamsum Yuley Namgyel Chorten, built in 1990 by queen mother and dedicated to the King and for the wellbeing of Bhutanese. Royal Botanical Park in lamperi is the first botanical park in Bhutan. It has 46 different species of rhododendrons. This blooms during the mid of March to early August. Paro Dzong (fortress) built in 1646, houses the district monastic body and most of the government administrative offices. National Museum (Ta- Dzong) above Paro Dzong, once a watch tower built to defend Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) during inters valley wars of 17th century was later inaugurated as National Museum in 1968. Overnight, stay at a hotel in paro.

Day 05: Paro – hike to Taktsang (tigers nest)

After breakfast drive to tigers’ nest hike point. Taktsang is built on a cliff at 900m above Paro Valley. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhva) arrived on  the back of at  tigress and mediated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in cave in the 8th century where the monastery now stands.  Overnight, stay at hotel in Paro.

Day 06: Departure

After early breakfast drive to Paro airport for flight to onward destination.


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