Scenic Bhutan Tour

Scenic Bhutan Tour

08 Nights / 09 Days (Fly In - Fly Out)

overview

The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by ITT members transfer to Thimphu (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan. Afternoon / Evening time at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

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 ITT members transfer to Thimphu (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan. Afternoon / Evening time at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 02

    THIMPHU

    After breakfast go for 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. PM 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 Afternoon / Evening time at leisure. 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

    DAY 04 : WANGDI – BUMTHANG (197 KMS / 08 HRS, 2477Mts /8125Fts)

    After breakfast drive almost (197 KMS / 08 HRS, 2477Mts /8125Fts) Crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters. The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine.  After one and half HRS from Chendebji Chorten arrive at a small town known as Trongsa meaning new village. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but the most impressive of all is the Trongsa Dzong. The whole of eastern Bhutan was con trolled from this fortress during the mid 17th century. Visitors are not allowed inside the building. Proceed another 2 HRS to Bumthang visiting the Chume weaving center. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 05

    BUMTHANG

    After breakfast go for sightseeing of Bumthang which has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing – Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery. This sightseeing is a round trip so it is more interesting done on foot. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 06

    BUMTHANG – WANGDI

    After breakfast drive back to Wangduephodrang (197 KMS / 08 HRS, 1350Mts /4430Fts). Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 07

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

    After breakfast drive 5 HRS to Paro (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts) 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 08

    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 09

    PARO TO 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
2300 2200 2100 2000 1850 1800 350 - -

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
3 4 3 2,4 5,9 2 5 13 13 2,8,6 2 23

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

Hotels Name

A Grade (TOP HOTELS)

Meal Plan

Thimphu

River View or Similar

BB

Wangdi / Punakha

Kichu Resort or Similar

BB

Bumthang

Lhendupcholing or Similar

BB

Paro

Kichu Resort or Similar

BB

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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