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BEST OF BHUTAN TOUR 6D/5N
BEST OF BHUTAN TOUR 6D/5N
HighLights:    Thimphu - Paro - Punakha
Tour Code:    BHVTA 0010
Category:    Short Break Holidays

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is an independent authority and highest decision-making body on all matters relating to tourism and its management in Bhutan. It regulates all tourism related activities in Bhutan. All the Bhutanese travel agencies & Bhutanese tour operators are registered with them, and they also fix the daily Bhutan tour prices and Bhutan Tourist Taxes or Bhutan Government Royalty.

1. Transfer only 20% of the Bhutan Tour Cost together with the whole Drukair fare ( if flying to Bhutan by Drukair) soon after you have confirmed your Bhutan travel schedules and then transfer the rest of the amount together with your visa processing fee of US$ 20/person 3 weeks before your actual Bhutan travel date

2. Transfer your entire Bhutan tour cost together with your visa processing fee and Drukair fare ( if flying by Drukair to Bhutan) at once as soo Bhutan Tourist visa processing is approved by Tourism Council of Bhutan only after you have confirmed your Bhutan tour schedules.

For high season travel (March, April, May,Sept, Oct & Nov), it is advisable to remit payment for Druk Air flights at least 3 months in advance. This will help us to obtain confirmed seats on the requested flights.

We will provide you full information on your Bhutan tour cost as per the duration,number of people travelling,etc.

Daily Tour Rate during the High Season-March, April, May, September, October and November:

  • For a group of 3 persons or above, the minimum tour price US$ 250 per night per person
  • For a group of 2 persons, the minimum  tour cost is US$ 280 per night per person (daily tariff US $ 250 +surcharge US $ 30)
  • For a lone traveler, the tour rate is US $ 290 per night per person (daily tariff US $ 250 +surcharge US $ 40)

Daily Tour Prices during the Low season- January, February, June, July, August and December:

  • For a group of 3 persons or above, the tour cost is US$200 per night per person.
  • For a group of 2 persons, the tour price is US$230 per night per person which is inclusive of surcharge of US$ 30 per night per person.
  • For a single traveler, the tour rate is US$240 per night per person which is inclusive of surcharge of US$40 per night per person.

The above tour cost is inclusive of the following:

  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$65 per night per person
  • Twin sharing hotel Rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All Meals at 3 star hotels
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Refreshments (tea,coffee and snacks)
  • All transfers and sightseeing/treks/tours within Bhutan
  • Riding ponies and pack animals on treks
  • Trekking equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • Mineral drinking water

The rates given above are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan. On the day of departure, the local Bhutan tour operators / Bhutan travel agents' obligation shall be limited to breakfast only.

The following is not included in the daily tourist tariff:

  • Visa fee US $40 each (must be paid in advance with tour cost).
  • Airfares (optional)
  • Travel insurance (recommended but not available in Bhutan)
  • Single Room supplements US$ 40 per room per night  (optional)
  • Other personal expenses, calls overseas, laundary, etc.

Discount on Tour Prices:

  • There shall be no charge for CHILDREN up to the age of 5 years. However, those between the age of 6 to 12 years accompanied by elders/guardians shall be given a 50% discount on daily rates.
  • Full time Students below the age of 25 years holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions shall also be given a 25% discount on daily rates
  • A discount of 50% on daily rates shall be given to one person in a group of 11 to 15 persons.
  • A 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
  • A discount of US$32.5/person/night from 9th night and a discount of US$65/person/night from 15th night.


We reserve the right to modify or rescind these terms according to new changes by government in whole, or in part at any time with or without prior notice.

Day 01:Arrive  Paro
Fly into Paro by Druk Air, Bhutan’s National Airline. The great snow-capped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up to the heavens can be seen during clear weather. As the plane approaches Bhutan, if you look down farmhouses as dots on the hillsides can be seen. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, you will see Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (river), with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it.
You will be received by our travel representative who will be your Bhutan travel guide throughout your tour.
Check into your hotel in Paro and after refreshments, visit the following:
Ta Dzong, built in the 17th century as a watchtower for the Paro Dzong. This dzong was converted into the National museum in 1967 and is filled with antique thankha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor.
Rinpung Dzong, built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The Dzong is now being used as an administration center and school for monks.Then walk down to Rimpung Bridge (Traditonal Bridge), oldest bridge in Bhutan.

In the evening stroll through Paro town and you may visit local shops. Overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 02: Paro-Thimphu and Thimphu Sightseeing
Distance: 54 km, Estimated driving time: 1 hr
After breakfast travel to Thimphu and check into your hotel. The full day Thimphu tour includes  visit to the following:
The National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. The National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only), where Bhutan’s famed traditional herbal medicines are compounded and dispensed.
The Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.
The National Folk Heritage Museum to get an insight into the typical Bhutanese way of life.
The Textile Museum to get an understanding of the beautiful hand woven Bhutanese textiles.
Centenary Farmers' Market ( open from Thusday to Sunday) where farmers sell their farm produces ( vegetables, fruits, cereals, spices, wild vegetable collections,livestock products,etc) and free interaction with local people who come shopping to this market, especially on weekends.
Takin Preserve which houses the national animal- takin which is found only in Bhutan. Takin is an extremely rare member of goat family.
Craft Bazaar where artisans and craftsmen from across the country come to sell their products.
Drive to Kuensel Phodrang and take a short leisure hike to the Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and enjoy the full view of Thimphu Valley below.
Visit Buddha Point and offer your prayers to the largest Buddha statue in the country and walk around to enjoy the great view of Thimphu valley below. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu-Punakha/Wangdue
Distance: 71 km, Estimated driving time: 2 1/2 hrs
After breakfast, drive to Punakha  via the Dochula pass. An hour's drive from Thimphu will take you to this pass (3140 m) where one can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on a clear day with a powerful binocular telescope. Visit the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo for the security and well being of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. Also visit Druk Wangyel Temple which was built to honor His Majesty, the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The past and future appear to merge in the details of the temple that tells the story of a supreme warrior figure whose vision pierces the distance future.
Drive onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. Visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho-Chu (male) river and the Mochu (female) river. Visit the Dho Jha Gha Lam Temple.
In the evening, walk through the Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where couples unable to concieve come here for blessing.
Overnight at hotel in Wangdue/Punakha.

Day 04: Wangdue/Punakha -Thimphu
Distance: 71 km, Estimated driving time: 2 1/2
After breakfast, travel through upper Punakha valley through the village of Kabjisa and walk through farmhouses to khamsum Yuelley Namgyel  temple which was built by the queen of Bhutan for peace and stability in this ever-changing world. This temple is situated on the hillock overlooking the valley below.
Then travel to Thimphu with lunch enroute. On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel and after refreshments, visit the following:
National Memorial Chorten, chorten literally means ' seat of faith' and Buddhists often call such monuments the 'Mind of Buddha'. Meet the elderly generation in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten.
Tashichhodzong, “the fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the center of government and religion, site of the monarch’s throne room and seat of the Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in the 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plan
In the evening, free to relax or stroll around Thimphu town, do shopping, etc. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 05:Thimphu-Paro & A Day Hike to Taktsang Ghoempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
Distance: 54 km, estimated travel time: 1 hr
After breakfast, drive to Paro which takes about an hour and hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 ½ hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria.Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former glory.After visiting the monastery, walk back down to the road on the way stop for lunch at the view point cafeteria and then walk further down to the road point. Then drive back to hotel. On the way, visit Kichu temple,one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples, which would be placed on all the points of her body. Of these 108 temples, 12 were built in accordance with precise plans. Thus, it happened that in about the year AD 638 the temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built over the very heart of the demon.
In the evening relax and overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 06: Departure from Paro
In the morning tour guide will escort you to the Paro airport for your flight to your onward destinations.

The above Bhutan tour package prices includes the following:

  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) with standard menu at 3 star hotels
  • English speaking tour guide service
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • Mineral drinking water

The above Bhutan tour costs do not include the following:

  • Single room supplement of US$25/room/night during low season and US$ 40/room/night during high season (optional)
  • Visa fee of US$20/person (must be paid in advance with tour cost)
  • Airfares (optional)
  • Travel issurance (recommended)
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals there (upgrading optional)
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry,etc

HOTELS LIST

HOTELS IN THIMPHU HOTELS IN BUMTHANG HOTELS IN PARO
Amankora Thimphu
Bhutan Suites
Hotel Galingkha
Hotel Jumolhari
Hotel Kisa
Hotel Migmar
Hotel Olathang
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri
Khang Residency
Namgay Heritage Hotel
Ro-Chog-Pel Hotel
Taj Tashi
Amankora Bumthang
Hotel Kuenzang Norling International
Jakar Village Lodge
Kaila Guest House
Amankora Paro
Bhutan Metta Resort and Spa
Haven Resort Bhutan
Tashi Phuntshok
Tiger Nest Resort
Uma by COMO, Paro
Village Lodge
Zhiwa Ling Hotel

 

 

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