Best of Bhutan Tour

Best of Bhutan Tour

07 Nights / 08 Days (Fly In - Fly Out)

overview

As mystical as its name may sound, the Land of the Thunder Dragon is not existing culture and possibly one of the last living examples of a rich Himalayan society. While tourism may be important as a revenue earner to support the country’s free health and education service, Bhutan sees no gain in succumbing to over commercialism even in the field of tourism. Best of Bhutan Tour will give you an immense chance to explore the surrounding of inner Bhutan. Book your tour of 8 days to Bhutan with local tour operator at Royal Nepal Holidays Pvt. Ltd which has decade’s experiences of the area.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL AT PARO – THIMPHU (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)

    Arrive Paro by Druk air the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by Royal Nepal Holidays members transfer to Thimphu (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 02

    THIMPHU

    After breakfast go for morning sightseeing – visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. Afternoon visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 03

    THIMPHU – WANGDI (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts)

    After breakfast drive for 3 HRS to Wangduephodrang via Punakha crossing the Dochu la pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa. Visit Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Further proceed 20 minutes to Wangduephodrang (17 KMS / 20 Mins, 1350Mts/4430Fts) and view the Dzong from outside and stroll around the market area. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 04

    WANGDI – GANGTEY – WANGDI (70 KMS, 2 ½ Hrs ONE WAY)

    After breakfast go for Full day Gangtey excursion. Gangtey Gompa in the Phobjikha Valley is a 16th century monastery. It is the only monastery in Bhutan, which follows the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. The Phobjikha valley is home to rare Black Necked Crane, an endangered species, which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winters. About 250-300 of these reside in this beautiful valley. Return to Wangdiphodrang in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 05

    WANGDI – PARO (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)

    After breakfast go for drive (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts) to Paro via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples. Lunch at Thimphu (optional) and drive to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 06

    PARO

    After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing – visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Opening Hours – whole week – 0900HRS TO 1600HRS & Closed On National Holidays , which was built in 1651 as a watchtower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 07

    PARO

    Today day free for shopping at Paro Market. Overnight at Hotel.

    OR OPTIONAL TOUR TO HAA VALLEY (ON EXTRA COST)

    PARO – HAA VALLEY – PARO (65 KMS / 02 HRS – ONE WAY)

    Day excursion to Haa Valley (04-05 hrs to & fro). This valley remains one of Bhutan’s most pristine regions. At the Chuzom confluence, the road ascends the dramatic Wang Chu valley where there is time to view the Dobji Dzong and if time permits, hike around its high ramparts. The road into Haa winds up through quaint villages and thick conifer forests before leading into a valley carpeted with fields of millet, barley, potato and wheat. The patchwork fields are dotted with farmhouses all adorned with intricately painted cornices and door and window frames. Visits to both Chhundu Lhakhang and Lhakhang Karpo provides an insight into the history of the valley. There are arrangements to see the Wangchulo Dzong as well. The winding road then ascends through pastureland past grazing yaks, before reaching the 3,900m Cheli La pass. Descending into the Paro Valley, the scenery transforms from sub-Alpine pasture brilliant with wild mountain flowers, to lush forests of blue pine, cypress, larch, fir and rhododendron. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 08

    PARO – ONWARD CONNECTION

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for onward connection.

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board
1855 1715 1550 1645 1399 1330 395 - -

include/exclude

cost include
  • Paro Arrival & Dep by Luxury Car, Van or Bus depending on group size.
  • 3 Star Luxury Hotels on twin sharing basis for all nights as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Hotel throughout the trip.
  • All Private transfers throughout the tour /trekking.
  • English speaking guide, monument entrance fees, sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Royalties
  • Entire Expenses of Guide & driver including Toll Tax & other fees if any.
  • Visa and Permit Fees / Bank Charges applicable in Bhutan because of Govt. policy.
  • Mineral water in the car during sightseeing
  • All Tax and Service Charges ( 10+10%)
cost exclude
  • International and Domestic Airfares if any ( We can book your flights if required)
  • All beverages including water consumed at hotels/restaurants
  • Hotel facilities, laundry, phone calls
  • Taktsang horse fee
  • Insurance etc

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
14 08 16 10 17 19 13 20 19 09 19 25

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 Adults Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 Adults Toyota Hiace 13 Seated with Roof for Baggage
11-14 Adults Toyota or Nissan Jumbo Hiace – 16 Seated with Roof for Baggage
15-21 Adults Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22-30 Adults Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31-35 Adults Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotels
 Thimphu: Amodhara Resort, Peaceful Resort. Thimphu: Hotel Jomolhari, Hotel Migmar. Thimphu: Le Meridian, Taj Tashi
Punakha: Pema Karpo, Meriphunsum. Punakha: Grupchu Resort, Green Resort Punakha: Uma Resort
Paro: Mandalla Ressort, Tigersnest Resort. Paro: Naksel Resort, Ravens Nest Resort. Paro:Uma Resort, Zhiwaling

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Payment Terms :

  • 30  % payments : At the time of confirmation.
  • Full payment: 7  Days Prior to Nepal arrival in our account only.

 

Cancellation:

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds

 

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

 

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