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Pickup info

Upon arrival at the airport in Bhutan. You will be received and picked by your guide and transfered to hotel. 

Booking notes

The program is just a suggestion. All Tour to Bhutan can be tailor made to suit your needs and built around it. 

Rate per person per night includes following

Accommodation
All Meals
Transportation with a dedicated driver.
Licensed English speaking guide
All site seeing indicated in the itinerary
All government taxes
Route permits and special permits
Entrance fee in monument and museums.
Mineral Water and soft drinks

On Trek, the following will be provided

Tents on the trek. (Sleeping, equipmentsToilet, dining and shower tents are provided)
Ponies (Animals to carry your luggage)
Hot water will be served on trek
Trekking Cook and equipment

Value Addition

Use of cell phone with local number
Use of internet complimentary where ever possible
Departure Bhutanese Souvenir
One time private cultural dance performance ( For stays of 15 days)

Administrative Service offered

Purchase of Druk air ticket(Can be purchased from website also)
Bhutan visa processing

Other mandatory charges not included in the Tariff

Druk Air Airfare

Special Offers

Get a Flat 15% discount on 2 or more person traveling and Flat 10% on 1 person traveling. In addition, enjoy the complimentary upgrade to Al-a-carte meal plan in designated local restaurants.

Available days: Everyday of Week.

The 15 nights Bhutan sojourn is the ultimate program to deeply immerse in the local culture, pristine environment and lush Himalayan valleys.  The program takes one, from more popular western valleys to the unchartered eastern areas of Bhutan, were time might have just stood still. The unique tourism policy has left Bhutan relatively untouched even today, since the inception of tourism in 1974. The country still maintains 75 percent of its area as forest cover and aspires to be 100 organic and carbon neutral.

The most remarkable feature of Bhutan, is essentially its culture, architecture and off course the scenic landscapes. The majestic Dzongs are a constant reminder of its architectural feats. Its walls adorned with colorful intricate tapestries depicts deep links to Buddhist way of life.  The picturesque valley, abundant flora, and fauna, makes for an alluring eye candy as one drivers from one valley to other. And makes adventure activities a surreal experience. The tranquility and sense of peace beckons travelers to look at life from different kaleidoscope. Traveling to Bhutan is blissful experience; champion of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan offers travelers a plethora of blissful ‘small things in life’. Please refer below highlights and program details.

  • Physicality: Medium
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Medium
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Group size: from 1 to 15 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Upon arrival at the airport in Bhutan. You will be received and picked by your guide and transfered to hotel. 

  • Drop-off location: 

    You will you see off by you guide post completion of your Bhutan Vacation.

  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (10.00 AM)

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Paro- Thimphu (65 KM, 1 hours)

Day 2: Thimphu- Hike to Cheri Monastery

Day 3: Thimphu- Punakha ( 76km, 3hours)

Day 4: Punakha- Trongsa ( 146km, 6 hours

Day 5:Trongsa-Bumthang (68km,3hours) 

Day 6: Bumthang- Hike to Tharpaling Monastry

Day 7:Bumthang –Local Sightseeing

Day 8:Bumthang- Mongar ( 198km,8 hours)

Day 9: Mongar –Lhuntse ( 76 km, 3 hours)- Mongar

Day 10: Mongar- Trashi Yangste-Tashigang( 91kms, 4 hours)

Day 11: Tashigang – Mongar ( 91 Kms, 04 hours)

Day 12: Mongar-Bumthang ( 198 Kms, 08 hours)

Day 13: Bumthang- Wangdue ( 212 Kms, 10 hours)

Day 14:  Wangdue- Paro

Day 15: Paro- Hike to Taktshang

Day 16:  Departure

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan
Land at the Paro International Airport. Our Chauffeur and Guide will greet you at the
Airport. You will be driven to the capital town of Thimphu which is about 60 minutes
drive through picturesque sceneries and virgin valleys. Welcome to the Kingdom of
Bhutan!! The rest of the day is spent getting used to the altitude and soaking oneself in the rich Culture.Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Thimphu- Hike to Tango:
About an hour's drive north of Thimphu lie Tango and Cheri Monasteries, two of the premier Buddhist academic institutions in Bhutan. The hike to one or both of these beautiful monasteries begins from where the road ends. The trails to Tango & Cheri monasteries take about 1½ hour uphill walk through the forest.
Tango Lhakhang,Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa founded this monastic school in the 12th century and the present building was built in the 15th century by the 'divine madman', Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Tango is the residence of an important Trulku (reincarnate lama) who is recognized as the seventh reincarnation of the highly respected fourth Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, whose previous incarnation passed away in 1830.
Cheri Lhakhang The trail starts by crossing a traditional wooden bridge that spans the Wang Chhu. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620. A silver chorten inside the monastery holds the ashes of the Zhabdrung's father.
After these hikes, we will return to Thimphu where you have time in the late afternoon to shop for handicrafts and explore the town.Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3:Thimphu- Punakha:
Thimphu is Bhutan’s capital and is located in the west of Bhutan. It is one of those quiet cities that has is modern at a glance but retains a deeper sense of traditional charm. You can almost find the hands of time at a standstill when you see its houses decorated with wooden carvings of dragons, flowers, deities and symbols; its beautiful windows and almost the entire populace in colorful dresses of maroon and yellow and orange. We shall first visit the National Library, the Traditional Medicine Institute, Arts & Crafts School, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, the Zilukha Nunnery and the National Memorial Chorten. This Memorial Chorten is dedicated to the king’s late grandfather Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. After Lunch we shall make a 3 hour drive to Punakha. En route we stop at Dochula Pass (3050 m). This pass is known for the views of the eastern Himalayas. We can see an entire stretch of snow capped peaks if the weather is clear. We then drive on towards Punakha. Punakha is a situated at a distance of 72 north east of Thimphu. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and stands at an elevation of 1,200 m. After lunch we visit the Punakha Dzong which is the winter residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot and the central monastic body. This Dzong was built in 1637 and today houses the sacred relics of the Southern Drukpa Kagyu and the remains of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, its builder.Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Punakha- Trongsa:
After breakfast we take the road to Trongsa via Wangdue. Taking this road means crossing the famed Pele-la pass (3,300m). The pass is marked by a large white Chorten prayer flags and this pass is significant because it marks as the boundary between the west and central Bhutan. We reach Trongsa late in the after about 6 hours of drive in total. We halt overnight at a hotel in Trongsa.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Trongsa- Bumthang:
In the morning we visit the Trongsa Dzong. This magnificent and colossal place built in 1644. This Dzong served as the seat Wangchuck dynasty before it became rulers of Bhutan in 1907.Therefore it could very well be counted as a monument that shaped the kingdom of Bhutan. This Dzong is massive with many levels, sloping down the contours of the ridge on which it is built. After seeing the Dzong we will drive on towards Bumthang. This 3 hour long drive will take us over the Yutong-la pass situated at a height of 3,400m. The winding road will first take us to the pass then run down through a forest into a wide, open beautiful valley of Bumthang.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Bumthang- Hike to Tharpaling:
This excursion begins with 30minute drive to Lamigompa. The hike starts with gradual climb through the chirpine forest. Through this hike we will see the entire Chumey Valley. Walk down to the Chumey Village and our car and driver will wait for us here to take us back to the hotel. The hike will take about 5hours.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Bumthang- Local Sightseeing:
The valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in the kingdom. It is also the religious heartland where many saints and masters meditated leaving their imprints as sacred places of worship and pilgrimage Tales of Pedmasambhava dominate these holy shrines. In the morning visit, Jampa Lhakhang which is built by Tibetain King Songtshen Gompa in 7th century. It is one of the oldest temple in Bhutan. It also signifies the first coming of Buddhism in the country. Then drive to Kurji Lhakhang were body imprints of Guru Rimpoche remain s preserved upon a rock. Then short hike to Tamzhing Monastery. If the weather is clear, you will enjoy the view of green valley, dotted with hundreds tempals, thousand flags and beautiful chamkhar river flow through the valley. The valley is also called mini Switzerland of Bhutan.After lunch, visit Jakar Dzong(Tthe fortress of the White Bird”) built in the 17th century. It also played an important role in protecting the valley against many invasions. The administration of the district and houses the monastic body is situated in the Dzong.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Bumthang- Mongar:
You will begin your journey to eastern Bhutan, which is different from western and central Bhutan in terms of development and lifestyle. The steepness of the region lends itself to some spectacular views with rushing waterfalls and sheer drops. The drive on this day is an exhilarating 8 hour. You can wander around Mongar town in the evening and sit down to a relaxing dinner.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.


Day 9: Mongar- Day Excursion to Lhuntse:
Day Excursion to Lhuntse is 76 km about 3 hours and road was inaugurated in 1980. The Lhuntse road winds around the hill to Chali then few houses of the Palangphu. The district is famous for the skill of its weavers. It is also the ancestral home of the royal family, Jigme Namgyel, the father of the first king of Bhutan was born in the Dungkhar village in Lhuntse. Lhuntse Dzong is overlooking the Kuri Chhu valley and sits high on a rocky out crops. Visit Lhuntse Dzong and after lunch drive back to Mongar.Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Mongar- Tashi Yangste- Tashigang:
After Breakfast drive to Trashigang, today the rides take us over Kori la pass 3000 meters. After the pass the road is very beautiful as it has lots of soft turns called Yadi loops, the best example of the roads in Bhutan. The pretty, lively town of Trashigang is a good jumping-off point to visit the kingdom's wild east. This is the most densely populated part of Bhutan but also most definitely the hinterland. Locals are fond of a tipple, and bodies sleeping off their excesses at the side of the road aren't an unusual sight. This is a good place to sample the local arra and soak up the atmosphere (in that order).


Drive towards Tashiyangtse,visit Chorten Kora - an impressive stupa similar to the famous Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. Hand made wooden bowls (dappa) are a wonderful and practical souvenir. However, they also make excellent salad or cookie bowls. Flatter areas have often been cleared for agricultural land and villages. Covering much of Trashi Yangtse district, this 1,550 sq km reserve provides sanctuary to rare animals such as blue sheep, snow leopards, red panda, musk deer and Himalayan black bear. Way back visit Gompu Kora temple, behind the temple there isTrashigang Dzong sits on a jagged piece of land jutting out from the town and is the first landmark that can be seen from the road winding up to Trashigang. The Dzong was built in 1659 and commands a spectacular view over the valley for which it is the administrative center. The Dzong is significant for the fact that it only has one courtyard.Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Tashigang to Mongar:
After the breakfast you will visit Trashigang Dzong, which was built by Pekar Chophel in 1659 and the Dzong commands a remarkable view over the surrounding countryside. Then drive to Mongar, which is 3 hours journey. Check into Hotel and later explore in the Mongar town.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Mongar – Bumthang:
The drive from Mongar to Bumthang will surely enchant you as it offers one of the most spectacular views of the country crossing the highest pass Thromshing La. Green junipers and colorful rhododendrons cover the hillsides, as fresh scenery unfolds with every twist and turn of the winding road. Sound of the rushing streams and cascading waterfalls greets you as you look down at the valley looming in the distance below the precipitous rock face. You will be so captivated by its beauty that the eight hours journey will hardly be noticed.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Bumthang- Wangdue:
The drive to Wangdue takes about 7 hours. Picnic lunch will be arranged along the way.Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Wangdue- Paro:
After the breakfast drive directly to Punakha Dzong, on the way, stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple dedicated to the Divine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. If you wish, receive the blessing from the Lama's wooden phallus!
After that you can drive to Punakha dzong, the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and still serves the winter residence of Monk body. After lunch drive to Paro.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Paro- Hike to Tigers Nest Monastery
Our Day begins after an early breakfast for the hike to view one of the Bhutan’s most pilgrimage sites of the Buddhist world, the Taktshang Lhakhang popularly known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’Monastery.The trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched precariously on a sheer rock face 3000ft above the valley floor. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche, father of Bhutan’s stream of Mahayana Buddhism arrived in the Paro valley more than a millennium ago on a back of a tigress. We begin with a pony ride to the cafeteria which serves as a midway point and has wonderful views of the Tiger’s Nest. From here it’s about an hour’s trek through some stunning landscape to reach the monastery. On our return, we stop by once more at the Cafeteria where a hot lunch is served.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.


Day 16: Departure:
Drive to airport for departure. Today we bid farewell to the tiny Himalayan Kingdom and her friendly people. Druk Air generally departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions. Therefore, after taking breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in the morning depending on the flight schedule and your destination. Our representative will bid you farewell!

Cancellation Policy

Tours booked and subsequently canceled shall be subject to the following scale of charges depending on when the notification of cancellation is received:

  1. If notification of a tour cancellation is received 45 days before your travel date, 100% of the daily tariff will be refunded. Except for airline tickets.
  2. If notification of a tour cancellation is received 30 days from the date of travel to Bhutan, 60% of the daily tourist tariff will be refunded.
  3. If notification of a trip cancellation is received 15 days prior to arrival: 50 % of the daily Bhutan tour rate will be refunded.
  4. If notification of a trip cancellation is received on and after 15 days prior to arrival: 100% Retention charges will apply:

Children policy

Children are permitted to travel accompanied by parents or guardians.

Participant Guidelines

Trekking

Anyone who enjoys outdoor life and is physically fit can participate in treks. If you have a heart condition, please check with your doctor to ensure that it is OK to undertake high altitude treks. Allow yourself some days in Bhutan to acclimatize before you undertake any trek. Altitude sickness can be a serious problem at the altitudes in Bhutan. If you feel sick, dizzy or have a worsening headache, stop and drink as much water as possible. If the symptoms persist, return to the base. Guides are trained to look out for altitude sickness and other ailments that can affect trekkers.

Festivals

Festivals are not pageants or entertainment. They are not held as tourist attractions. They are genuine manifestations of a religious tradition from thousands of years. Obtrusive, disrespectful and discourteous behavior should be refrained from. The dance ground is not a place to eat, drink or smoke, talk or laugh loudly at inappropriate times, flash cameras or intrude on the dance space. Common courtesy should rule one’s actions when photographing the dancers or onlookers.

Do and don’ts

• Refrain from passing negative comment on religion, royal family and chief abbot

• Locals are very sensitive, you may don’t want to sound rude

• Always ask for permission if you are photographing a person

• Dress modestly. Singlet and miniskirts are not well accepted norm

• Enter temples and monasteries only if you have permission. Allow your guide to lead you

• Remove your shoes before entering the temple

• Leave your camera at a safe place, if photography is prohibited

• Refrain from using hat and sunglasses inside religious places

• Use your right hand or both hands to give or receive

• Leaving a donation at the temple is on personal discretion. Normally all Bhutanese do

• Use your palm to show rather than finger, when pointing

• Refrain from pointing your feet at anyone; cross your legs or kneel when sitting in religious places

• Pass clockwise at all chortens and mani walls (elongated chortens inscribed with mantras)

• Don’t wash, swim or throw objects into lakes, many of which are considered sacred

Other Disclosures

What to pack?

Clothing

• Jacket

• Sweater

• Sun hat

• Rain deflator

• Gloves

• Woolen cap

• Hiking Boot

• Running Shoe

• casual shoes

• Thermal Pants

Photographic Equipments

• Digital cameras

• Additional Batteries

• Additional memory cards.

• Cables

Medicine

• Motion Sickness

• Head Ache

• Antiseptic cream

• Anti-histamine cream

• Vitamin C

• Food Positioning

• Insect repellent

• Small First Aid Kit

• Contact lenses and solution

• Your prescribed drug, if any.

Currency

• US Dollar or Euro – Various domination

Photo

• 4-6 pieces of passport size photographs

Others

• Mini torch lights

• Back pack

• Sun Block

• Moisturizers

• Sunglasses

• Spare glasses

• Washing kit

• Shaving kit

• Small sewing kit

• Safety pins

• lip salve

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