Highlights of Bhutan Tour

Duration: 8 Days
Price: US $1275
  • DestinationBhutan
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • ActivityTour
  • TransportationNA
  • AccomodationHotel
  • Max Person12
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Highlights of Bhutan Tour covers the important historical, religious and cultural landmarks in Bhutan. The tour visits some of the age-old beautiful monasteries and shrines dating back to as early at the 10th century and you will get to witness Bhutanese culture and tradition and get enthralled by the country’s natural beauty. The flight into Paro itself is spectacular flying over the tallest mountains series of the world and into the green lush valley of Paro. You will explore around the tiny capital of Thimphu which is also renowned in the world as city with no traffic lights, the old capital Punakha- the place to learn more about Buddhism. Hike to the Taktsang Monastery perched in a vertical cliff, which is also popular known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, is the another great feature of the tour. Besides other significant landmarks like Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Chime Lhakhang, Kyichu Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong are visited during the tour. Overall, the tour covers the prime highlights of Bhutan and also gives full insight of the age-old culture and traditions of the Dragon Kingdom.

Trip Highlights of Highlights of Bhutan Tour

2 Nights in Hotel Raddison in Kathmandu with continetal breakfast on double acupancy basis. One day Kathmandu Valley guided tour. 5 Nights 6 Days Inclusive Bhutan Tour, Meals and Accommodation in 3 Star Hotel. English speaking Bhutan and Nepal tour guide service. 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: In Kathmandu (1300m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Fly to Paro (2250m) from Kathmandu and to Thimphu (2350m)
  • Day 04: Thimphu - Punakha (1310m)
  • Day 05: Punakha – Wangdue (1,240m)
  • Day 06: Wangdue – Paro
  • Day 07: Paro - Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m)
  • Day 08: Further destination from Paro

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :In Kathmandu (1300m) Arrive in Kathmandu and you will be received by our company representative and transferred to the selected hotel. Welcome evening dinner is held in the hotel for all clients arriving today. And a short brief about your trip. Stay overnight in hotel.
  • Day 02 :Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. City sightseeing tour to world heritage sites; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath(known as a monkey temple among westerners).The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. Stay overnight in hotel.
  • Day 03 :Fly to Paro (2250m) from Kathmandu and to Thimphu (2350m) Welcome to Bhutan. Upon arrival, obtain your Bhutan visa which will be pre-paid, and after clearing Immigration and Customs, you will be meet outside at the exit point by representatives of Wilderness Excursion travel agent in Bhutan and escort you to the hotel. After settling down and relax visit Ta Dzong (National Museum), which towers above the Paro Dzong and viewing its well-interpreted collection of historic artifacts makes for a great prologue to the journey yet to come. Next visit Paro Dzong. This massive fortress is located in the Paro valley and is approached by a gently sloping flagstone road and a beautiful wooden bridge roofed with shingles and abutted by two guardhouses. Today, the Dzong is the Administrative seat of the district of Paro and it also contains a state monastic community of about 200 monks. The central tower (“Utse”) of the Dzong is one of the most beautiful in Bhutan with its superb woodwork. The Dzong was built in 1646 A.D. Drive to Thimphu in evening. Overnight Hotel.
  • Day 04 :Thimphu - Punakha (1310m) After breakfast, visit the National Memorial Chorten with it’s golden spines shining in the sun, its tinkling bells built in honor of third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Institute of Traditional Medicine, where old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies are still practiced. Also visit the Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to the Bhutanese rural past with it’s exhibition of items & artifacts used in rural households, the Textile Museum, where the art of traditional weaving is still kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles rich in its colour and design. Afterwards, drive to Punakha from Thimphu for about 3 hours. First the road climbs steeply through the pine & cedar forests festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m). Often panoramic Himalayan views can be spotted from the pass. After stopping for tea, the road descends along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 05 :Punakha – Wangdue (1,240m) After breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong crossing the bridge. It’s the ancient capital of Bhutan connecting the Mo Chu & Pho Chu Rivers. It is also the winter capital for the monks and the Je Khenpo (chief abbot). Afterwards, drive to Lobeysa for lunch. After lunch hike another 20 minutes to Chime Lhakhang, temple of the “Divine Madman” built in 1499 and today mostly visited by the women who couldn’t bear Children, thus also known as the temple of fertility. Afterwards, drive to Wangdue. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 06 :Wangdue – Paro After breakfast, visit the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, the center of attraction of Wangdue. The Dzong is an ancient fort atop hill built in 1638 but serving as monastery nowadays. This fort is at the confluence of two rivers and originally meant to protect the southern invasion. Afterwards, drive back to Paro which is about 4 hours drive. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 07 :Paro - Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m) Early in the morning, make an excursion to Taktsang Monastery – this has to be the monastery with the most outstanding setting in Bhutan. Set on a vertical cliff face at 2950m above sea level, it defies all engineering logic. For the energetic, hike 2 hours up to get a more dramatic view of the monastery. (The hike demands a certain level of fitness and a pony ride to the monastery can be arranged at additional cost). Just on the outskirts of Paro town, visit Kyichu Lhakang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan and have the opportunity to meet the local villages in a local farm house. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 08 :Further destination from Paro After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers in Nepal and Bhutan.
  • 2 Nights deluxe room with breakfast in Hotel Radisson with continental breakfast on double occupancy basis.
  • Guided tour to UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night.
  • 5 Nights deluxe room at 3 star hotels in Bhutan.
  • 3 Times meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) with standard menu at 3 star hotels in Bhutan.
  • English speaking Bhutan and Nepal tour guide service.
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles in Bhutan.
  • All entry fees to museums and monuments in Bhutan.
  • All internal taxes and fees in Nepal and Bhutan
  • Mineral drinking water 

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Single room supplement charge.
  • Visa fee (USD 40 person (must be paid in advance with tour cost)
  • Airfares (optional, we can handle Kathmandu to Paro flight on request)
  • Travel insurance (recommended) 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals (optional)
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry etc.
  • Trip booking advance deposit transfer fee from client's home country.
  • Tips for your guide, driver, bell boy or helpers (not mandatory but expected) 

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