Take on this Bhutan holidays tour through the land of the dragons and the ravishing Himalayas and enrich yourself to the core. Purely Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan has unsurpassed scenic majesty and vibrant culture. The kingdom is still regarded as one of the last Shangri-la’s in the Himalayan region and is living heritage of Buddhism.
Sandwiched in the Himalayas between India, Nepal and the Tibet region of China, shares the world’s greatest mountains which makes Bhutan an exotic tourist destination.
This is a short and sweet manual for first timers who are excited to explore Bhutan and wish to avoid those “classic first time mistakes” during your Bhutan holidays. Also, we have listed a few tips and giveaways for you so that you know your destination a little bit better and can have an absolutely stress free holiday in Bhutan. Take note of these little pointers and you are good to go.
Welcome to Bhutan holidays!
(Distance: 65 kms. / Driving Time: 2 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)
Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and get transferred to Thimphu (7,710 ft.), the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival, check in at the hotel.
In the evening, you are free to spend time at your leisure.
After breakfast, we will go for Thimphu sightseeing. Today’s itinerary covers-
Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong, Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodong),Changangkha Lhakhang (Monastery), Motithang Takin Preservation Centre, Drupthob Goemba / Zilukha Nunnery, National Library), Institute for Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School-Closed on Saturday , Sunday, National Holiday & During Summer & Winter Vacations), Textiles Museum, Zangthopelri Lhakhang (Monastery).
Overnight in Thimphu.
Today, after breakfast, we will drive to Punakha (1200Mts / 3936Fts, 77 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs) / Wangdi (Wangdiphodrang) (1350Mts / 4430Fts, 70 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs). Punakha / Wangdi is theend town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan.
The drive is over Dochu La pass (3080Mts / 10102Fts), quite scenic with breathtaking view of mountains of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong, If time permit visit the Suspension Bridge and then proceed to Chimi Lhakhang (Monastery).
Overnight at the Hotel in Wangdi.
After breakfast today you the Punakha Valley or can even take the Rafting Options on Punakha River. Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Punakha / Wangdi- Gangtey Excursion- Punakha/ Wangdi
Today, we start early for full day excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha Valley ( 9845fts , 85Kms / 3 to 3½ Hrs One way). The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. At Gangtey visit Black Necked Crane Information Centre , Gangtey Goempa (Monastery). Later, back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, get transferred to Paro ( 7000Fts, 135 Kms / 05 Hrs). Enroute, we will stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Garden. On arrival in Paro, check in to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing Drukgyel Dzong (Presently closed for tourist),Ta Dzong (National Museum-Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery). Later, back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
PARO – FULL DAY HIKE TO TAKTSANG LHAKHANG (TIGER`S NEST)
Start the day early for a day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) – The hike consumes about 2 /3 hours one way through beautiful pine forests. Afternoon is at leisure and shopping in the market. Overnight at Hotel.
Start the day early for a full day excursion to Haa via Chele-la pass (3800Mts / 12465Fts, 65 Kms / 02 to 03Hrs – One way) with packed or early breakfast. Visit Haa Dzong, Lhakhang Karpo, Lhakhang Nagpo, Wangchulo Dzong. Depending on the weather, Road conditions and time, Haa excursion could be either taken from Chele-la Pass or from Chozum side. You can also opt for going from Chele-la Pass and returning from Chuzom side or vice versa. Evening, you drive back to Paro. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro Airport for departure. Your Bhutan holidays end here today. Depart with sweet memories.
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There may be certain surcharges applicable at the time of booking. All above rates are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and can be changed without prior notice
Actual ROE is charged at the time of confirmation.
All tours are subject to weather conditions and will operate only if weather permits, no refund will be given if services are not operated due to weather or natural problems.
Please make sure you follow the timings given by the driver and guide for all the services and transfers. In case you fail to follow the timings, the Driver will leave for which no refund will be given.
Hotel and airline cancellations to be applied.
Hotels suggested in the itinerary can be changed and will be equivalent or more to the one given to you in terms of price as per the official rate sheet of the hotel.
Please note to take care of the visa processing and its time as we will not be responsible for any kind of delays or refusal of visa from the concerned consulate and the cancellation policy of the holiday will be applied.
The above tour cost is calculated as per the current taxes, visa charges and other charges as per the current date. Any change till the time of departure and any additional cost of such nature will have to be taken care by the client.
Service tax extra as per new GST rules
Any kind of delays in flight such as fog or technical problem is not the responsibility of Trip Tap Toe and any kind of hotel cancellations and no shows will be the responsibility of the client.