This is your opportunity to enrich your soul. Take on this exciting Bhutan Vacation through the land of the dragons and the ravishing Himalayas and discover yourself in the most original form.
Purely Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan has unsurpassed scenic majesty and vibrant culture. The kingdom is still regarded as one of the last Shangrl-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 about to visit Bhutan. We want to ensure that you have a shock proof experience during your Bhutan vacation and avoid those “classic first time mistakes” while you are there. Also, we have listed a few tips and giveaways for you so that you know your destination a tad bit better and can have a stress free vacation. Take note of these little pointers and you are good to go.
Pick-up from Paro airport & transfer (65 kms – 1.15 hrs drive) to Thimphu. Pari Airport is one of the smallest and beautiful airport, before landing one can have a breathtaking view of Himalayan ranges from the flight.
Check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Tashichho dzong ( Outside view), National Memorial Chorten, Government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops. Overnight stay in Thimphu.
Thimphu is the only capital city of the world without any traffic signal. The traffic policeman stands at busy intersection to manage the traffic and all the vehicle mover so smooth and organizedly one can never believe that it doesn’t have a single traffic signal.
After breakfast visit to
● Takin Preserve – A wildlife reserve area for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan.
● Buddha Point – One of the largest Buddha Statue in the world, at 169 feet (52 m) and contains 100,000 8-inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall gilded bronze Buddhas.
● BBS Tower – Amazing view of entire Thimphu City from here
● Arts and Crafts School
● Simply Bhutan Museum
After lunch visit to Changlimithang Stadium & Archery ground. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
After permit ( Permit is not issued on Saturdays, Sundays & Govt holidays) drive (70 kms / 2.30 hrs) to Punakha/Wangdue, en route halt at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), the pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snow-capped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass.
Enroute visit Chimi Lakhang, Punakha Dzong and Suspension Bridge. Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue
Today, your Bhutan vacation will take a really beautiful turn. After breakfast excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha- [alt. 3000m] : The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space. On the valley floor lays the village of Phobjikha. This place is the winter home of black necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter in milder and lower climate. Phobjikha,at an altitude of 2900 m, falls under the district of Wangduephodrang and lies on the periphery of the Black Mountain National Park. Return at Punakha.
Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.
After breakfast, transfer to Paro & visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. While getting back stop at. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom and Tiger’s Nest View Point and Paro Brewery Factory. Return at hotel. Overnight stay at Paro.
This is the most awaited day of your Bhutan vacation. Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site, is located approximately 10 km north of Paro town at an altitude of 3.120 meters. In order to arrive at the temple visitors must tre for around 2-3 hours through beautiful, shady pine forests. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable world heritage site. Overnight stay at Paro.
Today after breakfast, proceed to the airport for your flight back home.
This Amazing Bhutan Vacation is a seasonal package with limited validity period. Kindly confirm before booking the same.
This Rate is based on 2 pax tour.
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.
Children above 10+ years will be charged 100% as per EPSR
Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent’s room with bed / rollaway or mattress will be charged as per CWB
Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent’s room without bed / rollaway or mattress will be charged as per CNB
Children below 5 years Complimentary without bed (Sharing the parent’s room)
* (Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced when needed)