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Pickup info

Upon arrival to Paro international airport, a car, driver and guide will await to meet you and have you escorted to the hotel. Your itinerary is flexible and picking time for daily tours will depend on what you have communicated to the guide. Most of the time pick up location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. In case of tight itinerary, your guide will have the time recommended to you.

Booking notes

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 trek. (Sleeping,Toilet, dining and shower tents are provided)
Ponies (Animals to carry your luggage)
Hot water will be served on trek
Trekking Cook and kitchen equipments

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 10% discount across the year. In addition, enjoy the complimentary upgrade to Al-a-carte meal plan in designated local restaurants.

Available days: Everyday of Week.

Discover Bhutan is designed to offer you a cultural discovery of a lifetime, without compromising the important highlights nonetheless keeping in view your limited time availability. This tour takes you through the magnificent Paro Valley, its Dzongs and Monasteries, heading out to Thimphu- Bhutan capital, getting you acquainted with traditional medicine, local markets, traditional painting school, and off course local people. The trip ends with the foray into the countryside to the monasteries of Punakha and Wangdiphodrang.

  • Group size: from 1 to 20 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Upon arrival to Paro international airport, a car, driver and guide will await to meet you and have you escorted to the hotel. Your itinerary is flexible and picking time for daily tours will depend on what you have communicated to the guide. Most of the time pick up location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. In case of tight itinerary, your guide will have the time recommended to you.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Throughout the tour you are entitled to a dedicated car, driver and guide. All drop-off location will be your hotel. Up completion of tour, you will be dropped to Paro international airport for your onward international flight or other location as agreed

  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM - 10.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (5.00 PM - 6.00 PM)

Itinerary

DAY 01: FLY TO PARO. (Lunch & Dinner)

Fly onboard Druk Air to Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be met by our Bhutanese guide and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel, Paro.

 DAY 02: PARO VALLEY SIGHTSEEING, DRIVE TO THIMPHU

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

In the morning take a tour of Bhutan's national museum, a fascinating place housed in an old watchtower above the huge Paro Dzong (monastery/fortress). The museum holds a fantastic collection of Bhutanese national treasures ranging from ancient armour to textiles and thangkha paintings. Then, we drive to the head of the valley and visit Drukgyel Dzong built in a location that was chosen for its control over the route to Tibet. Enjoy a spectacular view of Mount. Jumolhari (23,996ft /7314m) can be seen from here. Afternoon take short walks to visit villages and local farm houses. In the evening you will make the 2 hour drive to the least visited of all the Himalayan capitals, Thimphu. Overnight at hotel, Thimphu.

 DAY 03: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

There are a good many things to see in the capital which has a very relaxed, laid-back feel about it. Thimphu is relatively small having a population of approximately 55,000 people and the streets are wide and tree lined.

In the morning you will visit the indigenous hospital specializing in herbal medicine. Then visit the traditional painting school where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts).

You will also visit the Late King’s Memorial Chorten, the National Library, the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers. Overnight hotel, Thimphu.

 DAY 04: DRIVE TO PUNAKHA, HIKE TO CHIMI LHAKHANG.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

In the morning we drive to Punakha, the old winter capital. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs via a series of zigzags over the Dochu La Pass, 10,000ft/3,048m. On a clear day panoramic views can be had of the eastern Himalaya, including Bhutan's highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum, 24,770ft/7,550m. The road drops down through varied forest finally emerging into the highly-cultivated Punakha valley. In the afternoon hike to Chimi Lhakhang, the divine mad monk’s temple. It is a beautiful walk through a lovely village. The temple can be visited and there is a tree outside which is supposed to have sprouted up after Drukpa Kunley sent a thunderbolt from an adjoining valley to kill some evil spirits who had gathered at the site. Provided the head of the monastic order and his monks have not migrated from Thimphu it should be possible to view the inner courtyards of Punakha Dzong. Overnight hotel, Punakha.

 DAY 05: DRIVE TO PARO (VIA THIMPHU).

((Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner))

Early morning drive to Dochu La Pass (10,000ft) for tea/breakfast and sunrise views over panorama of peaks in the eastern Himalayas (clear day). Continue drive to Paro to visit Rinpung Dzong and time permitting visit private village homes. Overnight Hotel, Paro.

 OPTIONAL: You may also choose to hike to Taktsang instead of above. Taktsang, a highlight of Bhutan trip was burnt by fire in 1998 and is undergoing restoration at this time. Besides the famous temple, the hike is in many ways interesting for the villages you pass, the vegetation and the sanctity of the place it holds for Buddhists.

 DAY 06: PARO – DEPARTURE (Breakfast)

Early morning transfer to the airport for departure flight after breakfast at the hotel or airport.

Cancellation Policy

Please note due to logistic reason cancellation policies are stringent in Bhutan unlike other destination, as your tour, guide, transportation, accommodation and government tax may have been already pre-paid and pre-booked. Hopefully you may not need to cancel your Bhutan tour; however should you need to cancel a tour; a written cancellation is required prior to 30 day of arrival date to avoid cancellation fee. Cancellation penalties will apply as follows.

• 30 day prior to arrival – No cancellation fee will apply

• 30-15 day prior to arrival – 50% of the total cost of tour will apply

• 15-0 day prior to arrival – 100% of the total cost of tour will apply

• No show will entail 100% of the total tour cost

Children policy

Children are welcomed; however we do not recommended adventure activities such as trek and other adventure activities for children below ten years of age. Additionally please also be reminded that no facilities or very limited facilities may be available for children.

Participant Guidelines

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. Additionally also refer to Bhutanese etiquette for do and don’ts whilst visiting monasteries and public events.

Other Disclosures

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.

Dos and don’ts

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

• Locals are very sensitive, you 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 norms

• 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