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Bhutan Trips

It is believed that Bhutan was inhabited as early as 2000 B.C. due to the presence of early stone implements discovered in the region. Modern Bhutan has its unique culture, disciplined way of life and well maintained buddhist temples and monasteries.  In the clean, idyllic and welcoming nation you will get to see a glimpse of its ancient culture, experience being among the himalayas and also see some stunning landmarks. At Blue Planet we have designed the perfect trips keeping in mind both the budget and time available.

Trips and Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive Paro, drive to Thimphu (D):

Upon arrival in Paro, clear customs and immigration. Keep your copy of the visa clearance letter handy. P.P size pictures are no longer required and your visa has been paid. Meet your Guide and driver outside the terminal building and transfer to Thimphu. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight.

Day 02: Thimphu (B/L/D) Full day sightseeing in Thimphu.

Visit Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin Sanctuary, Indigenous Hospital, Textile Museum, and Heritage Museum, Traditional School of arts & crafts and Tashicho Dzong. Upon available time, you will also visit Zangdopelri temple, paper factory and other sights. Overnight.

Day 03:Thimphu – Paro (B/L/D):

After breakfast, retrace your drive back to Paro. In Paro visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang) and Farm House, National Museum and Local Market Overnight.

Day 04: Paro – Depart (B):

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight to onward destination.


Prices For 2016

No. of Pax

Tour Cost (Standard Hotel)

01 Pax

$240

02 Pax

$228

03 Pax

$216

04 – 06 Pax

$204

*Chinese Guide Extra Per day $106

Flight Fare:  $415.00 (KTM – PARO – KTM) And Visa Fee: $50.00 

Note: Above Cost is Nett Per Person And Per Night Basis.


Cost includes:

·      Private transportation.

·      All necessary travel permits

·      English speaking local guide.

·      Accommodation on single/twin room basis.

·      Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary

·      Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Cost excludes:

·      Insurance of any kind.

·      Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance

·      Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

                                                      

 

Day 01:Arrive Paro, drive to Thimphu (D):

Upon arrival in Paro, clear customs and immigration. Keep your copy of the visa clearance letter handy. P.P size pictures are no longer required and your visa has been paid.Meet your Guide and driver outside the terminal building and transfer to Thimphu. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight.

Day 02: Thimphu / Punakha ( 75 Km, 3 Hours ): After breakfast proceed on to visit Thimphu valley.

Visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popul and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Late afternoon drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3,080m ). Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 03 :Punakha / Wangduephodrang / Paro ( 150 Km, 5 Hours ):

After breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored. Then drive to Wangdiphodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. After lunch drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 04:In Paro:

After breakfast take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is acting as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

 Day 05: Depart Paro:

After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.


 

Quotations For 2016

No. of Pax

Tour Cost (Standard Hotel)

01 Pax

$240

02 Pax

$228

03 Pax

$216

04 – 06 Pax

$204

 

Chinese Guide Extra Per day $80

Flight Fare:  $415.00 And Visa Fee: $50.00 

 Note: Above Cost is Nett Per Person And Per Night Basis.


Cost includes:

·      Private transportation.

·      All necessary travel permits

·      English speaking local guide.

·      Accommodation on single/twin room basis.

·      Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary

·      Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Cost Excludes

·      Insurance of any kind.

·      Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance

·      Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

Day 01:Arrive Paro, drive to Thimphu (D):

Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport, received by our representative and then transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight.

Day 02: Thimphu (B/L/D) Full day sightseeing in Thimphu.

After breakfast Thimphu sightseeing. Visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery  which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo,the Chief Abbot.Then visit National Library  which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts.After that drive to Arts & Crafts School,famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see ,students at work producing intricate design on cloth.

After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully handwoven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 03:Thimphu/ Punakha ( 75 Km, 3 Hours )

After breakfast drive to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula pass

(3,080m) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana – finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.

Later visit Punakha Dzong, built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored.

After that drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 04: Punakha – Paro (125 Km, 4 Hours)

After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies.

Afternoon in Paro visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is serving as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps.

Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic

body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district.Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 05: Paro: 

After breakfast drive north of Paro valley to ruins of Drukgyel Dozng.

From this fort Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies.

Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people.

Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip.

While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 06:Depart Paro

After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.


Quotations For 2016

No. of Pax

Tour Cost (Standard Hotel)

01 Pax

$200

02 Pax

$190

03 Pax

$180

04 – 06 Pax

$170

Chinese Guide Extra Per day $80

 Flight Fare:  $415.00 And Visa Fee: $50.00 

Note: Above Cost is Nett Per Person And Per Night Basis.


Cost includes:

·      Private transportation.

·      All necessary travel permits

·      English speaking local guide.

·      Accommodation on single/twin room basis.

·      Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary

·      Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Cost excludes:

·     Insurance of any kind.

·     Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance

·     Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc. 

Day 01:Arrive Paro, drive to Thimphu (D):

Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimphu. Altitude: 2320m/ 7656ft above sea level The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges. After checking into the hotel later visit,Your representative from the agency will greet you on arrival and drive you to the capital city, Thimphu.On the way to Thimphu visit, Tamchhog Lhakhang which is located on the opposite side of the river. This is a temple built by Thang Thong Gyalpo of Tibet, who was responsible for building numerous iron bridges throughout Bhutan.Kuenselcholing View Point: A place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.Memorial Chorten: This particular chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan.Tashichho Dzong : The names means – Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.Later relax for the day and stroll around the city.Overnight in Thimphu

 Day 02: Thimphu (B/L/D) Full day sightseeing in Thimphu.

Morning take a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina and Jigme Dorji Wild life Sanctuary): Hike about 1hrs (to and fro) leds to Cheri Goemba (Cheri Dorji Dhen). Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body here. A chance to spot birds such as Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Long-billed Thrush, Ultramarine Flycatcher.Paper factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes as valuable National heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved through all the ages. The Traditional paper is recognized and held high esteem both in home and outside world.

The weekend market: Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in full colour and gathered to meet and to barter, much like the street markets in London!Bhutan Craft bazaar:The private stalls had a variety of high-end quality products from places across the country such as wood carved national symbols, bags and western wears with touch of traditional designs, wooden and clay utensils, Bangchung, Dhapa, key hanger of jewelry boxes, bookmarks and handmade packing papers (Deysho) in different patterns, antique items and etc. The stalls have a distinctly rich outlook with fine tones of elegance, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The craft bazaar is also an exemplary of how bamboo can be used to construct houses in the country.Later you can stroll around the city.Overnight in Thimphu.

 DAY 03: THIMPHU TO GANGTEY (B, L, D)

Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (5 hours drive)

Morning driving towards Gangtey, we come across a pass known as Dochula (3140m, 10362ft) from where a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range can be seen, especially in clear winter days. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens– a 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate. Overnight in Gangtey.

 DAY 04: GANGTEY TO PUNAKHA/WANGDUE (B, L, D)

Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (2 hours drive)

Morning visit, Gangtey Goemba: In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate.Hike to Chimi Lhakhang(Temple of fertility): This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. It is about thirty minutes hike across fields from the road –Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also phalluses are painted on the walls of houses. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits.(30 minutes hike to and fro, gentle steep, good footh path across th e valleys and villages). Overnight in Punakha.

DAY 05: PUNAKHA/WANGDUE TO PARO (B, L, D)

Altitude: 2280m/7524ft above sea level.(4 hours drive)

Morning Visit, Punakha Dzong (fortress): Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of second king it served as a seat of the king.

Later drive to Paro and later visit, Rimpung Dzong: The Bhutanese Dzongs are huge architectural structures constructed for a variety of functions throughout the country, from administrative buildings to monasteries and temples, yet they are carefully and thoughtfully designed and are strikingly beautiful. The Rimpung Dzong, known as the “fortress of the heap of jewels” in the picturesque setting of the Paro valley, is of course no exception, built in the time of the dynamic spiritual and political leader Zhabdrung in 1644. Once a year, as part of the Tsechu festival, one of the oldest Thongdol (gigantic scroll paintings) is ceremonially unfurled here.

Kichu Lhakhang(Monastery): It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo.Overnight in Paro

 DAY 06: IN PARO (B, L, D)

Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest): This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. (Five hours hike to and fro, some gentle and some steep hike, some stony foot path and some good ones) If you ride a horse upward it will c person.

Visit Farmhouse: Picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Thrill yourself as the farmers welcome you to their homes with genuine smiles. The two to three-storied Bhutanese farm houses are handsome in appearance, with colorfully decorated outer walls and lintels, and are traditionally built. A visit to a farm house gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family. (If you take hot stone bath in the farm house it will cost extra US$25 per person.)Later stroll around the town and see how locals live.Overnight in Paro.

Day 07:Depart Paro(B)

After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.

 


Quotations For 2016

No. of Pax

Tour Cost (Standard Hotel)

01 Pax

$240

02 Pax

$228

03 Pax

$216

04 – 06 Pax

$204

 Chinese Guide Extra Per day $80

 Flight Fare:  $415.00 And Visa Fee: $50.00 

Note: Above Cost is Nett Per Person .And Per Night Basis.


Cost includes:

·      Private transportation.

·      All necessary travel permits

·      English speaking local guide.Accommodation on single/twin room basis.

·      Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary

·      Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Cost excludes:

·     Insurance of any kind.

·     Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance

·     Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

Day 01:Arrive Paro, drive to Thimphu (D):

Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimphu. Altitude: 2320m/ 7656ft above sea level. (1 hour 30 minutes drive)

The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges. After checking into the hotel later visit,Your representative from the agency will greet you on arrival and drive you to the capital city, Thimphu.On the way to Thimphu visit, Tamchhog Lhakhang which is located on the opposite side of the river. This is a temple built by Thang Thong Gyalpo of Tibet, who was responsible for building numerous iron bridges throughout Bhutan.Kuenselcholing View Point: A place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.Memorial Chorten: This particular chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan.Tashichho Dzong : The names means – Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.Later relax for the day and stroll around the city.Overnight in Thimphu

 

Day 02: Thimphu (B/L/D) Full day sightseeing in Thimphu.

Morning take a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina and Jigme Dorji Wild life Sanctuary): Hike about 1hrs (to and fro) leds to Cheri Goemba (Cheri Dorji Dhen). Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body here. A chance to spot birds such as Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Long-billed Thrush, Ultramarine Flycatcher.Paper factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes as valuable National heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved through all the ages. The Traditional paper is recognized and held high esteem both in home and outside world.

The weekend market: Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in full colour and gathered to meet and to barter, much like the street markets in London!Bhutan Craft bazaar:The private stalls had a variety of high-end quality products from places across the country such as wood carved national symbols, bags and western wears with touch of traditional designs, wooden and clay utensils, Bangchung, Dhapa, key hanger of jewelry boxes, bookmarks and handmade packing papers (Deysho) in different patterns, antique items and etc. The stalls have a distinctly rich outlook with fine tones of elegance, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The craft bazaar is also an exemplary bamboo can be used to construct houses in the country.Later you can stroll around the city.Overnight in Thimphu.

 

DAY 03: THIMPHU TO GANGTEY (B, L, D)                

Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (5 hours drive)

Morning driving towards Gangtey, we come across a pass known as Dochula (3140m, 10362ft) from where a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range can be seen, especially in clear winter days. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens– a 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate. Overnight in Gangtey.

DAY 04:GANTEY TO TRONGSA (B, L, D)

Altitude: 2200m/ 7260ft above sea level. (5 hours drive)

Morning you will hike across Gangtey Nature Trail: (Duration: Half day: two hours at a quicker pace): This is one of the most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trail. In this trail you have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Goemba(Monastery), it also leads to sloping area of green grass, flanked by pine trees on either side. You will even come across some villages, rivers, crane roosting ground.Trongsa Museum: Situated strategically above the Trongsa dzong, the Ta Dzong served as the watch tower for centuries. It was built byChoeje Minjur Tempa in 1652.The museum is equipped with state of the art technology and includes a media room where visitors can watch a documentary programme on the history of the monarchy.The Ta Dzong was renovated and converted as a museum at a cost of Nu. 97 millions with funds from the Austrian government. The museum is dedicated to the coronation and centenary celebrations. Overnight in Trongsa.

DAY 05: TRONGSA TO PUNAKHA (B, L, D)

Altitude: 1350m/ 4455ft above sea level. (6 hours drive).

Morning drive to Punakha visit Punakha Dzong (fortress): Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of second king it served as a seat of the king.Hike to Chimi Lhakhang(Temple of fertility): This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. It is about thirty minutes hike across fields from the road –Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also phalluses are painted on the walls of houses. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits.(30 minutes hike to and fro, gentle steep, good footh path across the valleys and villages).Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.

DAY 06: PUNAKHA/WANGDUE TO PARO (B, L, D)

Morning drive to Paro and visit, Rimpung Dzong: The Bhutanese Dzongs are huge architectural structures constructed for a variety of functions throughout the country, from administrative buildings to monasteries and temples, yet they are carefully and thoughtfully designed and are strikingly beautiful. The Rimpung Dzong, known as the “fortress of the in the picturesque setting of the Paro valley, is of course no exception, built in the time of the dynamic spiritual and political leader Zhabdrung in 1644. Once a year, as part of the Tsechu festival, one of the oldest Thongdol (gigantic scroll paintings) is ceremonially unfurled here.

Kichu Lhakhang(Monastery): It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo.Drugyel dzong: This ruined dzong is of historical importance. It was built in 1649 by Zhabdrung to commemorate the victory of the Drukpas over the Tibetan invasion in 1644. The Bhutanese still vividly recall and celebrate this victory which was tremendously important to the history of the area. On a clear day (7326m/ 24176ft), you have a fascinating view of the white domed peak of sacred Jhomolhari (Mountain of Goddess).Overnight in Paro.

 DAY 07: IN PARO (B, L, D)

Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest): This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. (Five hours hike to and fro, some gentle and some steep hike, some stony foot path and some good ones) If you ride a horse upward it will cost extra US$25 per person.

Visit Farmhouse: Picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Thrill yourself as the farmers welcome you to their homes with genuine smiles. The two to three-storied Bhutanese farm houses are handsome in appearance, with colorfully decorated outer walls and lintels, and are traditionally built. A visit to a farm house gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family. (If you take hot stone bath in the farm house it will cost extra US$25 per person.)Later stroll around the town and see how locals live.Overnight in Paro.

Day 08:Depart Paro(B)

Early breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the airport. Your escort will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.


 Quotations For 2016

No. of Pax

Tour Cost (Standard Hotel)

01 Pax

$240

02 Pax

$228

03 Pax

$216

04 – 06 Pax

$204

 

Chinese Guide Extra Per day $80

Flight Fare:  $415.00 And Visa Fee: $50.00 

Note: Above Cost is Nett Per Person And Per Night Basis.


Cost includes:

·      Private transportation.

·      All necessary travel permits

·      English speaking local guide.

·      Accommodation on single/twin room basis.

·      Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary

·      Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Cost excludes:

·     Insurance of any kind.

·     Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance

·     Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.