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9 Nights Bhutan Tour

9 Nights Bhutan Tour is a package of 10 days that traverses the cultural heartland of Bhutan. The tour starts with mystical city Paro, then goes towards Thimphu followed by Punakha and finally reaches the Bumthang along with the beautiful Ura Valley. The tour provides an opportunity to explore the colors of Paro and discover historical and religious monasteries, temple and shrines in Thimphu and Punakha. The tour also includes the hike to the Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ perched in a vertical cliff. Bumthang is the religious heartland of Bhutan where some of the oldest temples and monasteries are located, important feature of Bumthang is Jambey Lhakhang, a temple built by Tinetan king Songtsen Gompo in 659 AD. Bumthang and Ura Valley Tour gives full insight of the Bhutanese tradition and culture and explores the many historical ad religious landmarks of the Dragon Kingdom.

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$3,718

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Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 9x Dinner
    • 9x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
    • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium)
    • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
    • Route Permit
    • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
    • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
    • All land transportation by private vehicle
    • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary
    • All internal taxes and charges
    • A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Rinpung Dzong
    • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
    • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
    • Entry/Admission - Jambay Lhakhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Kurje Lhakhang
    • Entry/Admission - Tamshing Lhakhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Thangbi Lhakhang
    • Entry/Admission - Jakar Dzong
    • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
    • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
    • Entry/Admission - Kyichu Lhakhang
    What's excluded :
    • Airfare & Travel Insurance
    • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
    • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m)

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    Arrive Paro & meet at the airport then transfer to Paro for lunch. Visit Paro Ringpung Dzong in Paro then drive to Thimphu. Proceed with sightseeing in Thimphu visiting King’s Memorial Chorten, Buddha’s point, Centenary farmer’s market, handicraft market etc.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan
    Paro airport is the only international airport in Bhutan.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
    Paro Rinpung dzong is the center of attraction in Paro.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
    Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
    King's Memorial Chorten is one of the sightseeing attractions of Thimphu.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Thimphu’s Weekend Market, Chhogyal Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
    Weekend market is where the local farmers sell their rest and organic produces.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Thimphu Handicrafts Market, Nordzin Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
    Handicraft market is closer to the weekend market where one can find many collectible items for gifts etc.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
    Buddha's point is the largest statue of Lord Buddha atop a hill overlooking the beautiful Thimphu Valley.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 2: Thimphu – Wangdue (1310m) – Gangtey (2320m)

    Stop At: Thimphu District, Thimphu District
    After breakfast, drive to Gangtey crossing over Dochla pass (3050m) which commands great views of the eastern Himalayas on a clear day. Getting closer to Punakha Valley, take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang ‘the fertility temple’ dedicated to Drukpa Kuneley. After Wangdue, the road climbs up and finally to the beautiful Phobijikha Valley and eventually to Gangtey.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
    Dochula pass is en-route Thimphu to Punakha and commands spectacular Himalayan panorama of the eastern mountains in a clear day.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Wangdue, Wangdue, Wangdue Phodrang District
    Wangdeu is en-route Thimphu to Punakha.

    Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
    Chimi Lhakhang is the temple dedicated to Drukpa Kunley.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Gangtey, Gangtey, Wangdue Phodrang District
    Gangtey is a beautiful village in Bhutan.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang District
    Phobijikha Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 3: Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang (2800m)

    Stop At: Gangtey, Gangtey, Wangdue Phodrang District
    Visit Gangtey Dzong at the center of Gangtey Village. Then drive towards Bumthang. En-route pass along Trongsa, a small highway town. Trongsa has the enormous fortress-monastery Trongsa Dzong. Further, continue drive will reach Bumthang.is a small town along Gangtey to Bumthang highway.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Trongsa, Trongsa, Trongsa District
    Trongsa is a small town along Gangtey to Bumthang highway.

    Pass By: Tongsa Dzong, Trongsa Bhutan
    Trongsa dzong is a huge monastery fortress located in Trongsa town.

    Pass By: Chendebji Chorten, Chendebji, Trongsa Bhutan
    Chendebji Chorten is en-route Gangtey to Trongsa and chorten resembles Swayambhunath 'Monkey Temple' of Nepal.

    Stop At: Bumthang, Bumthang, Bumthang District
    Bumthang is the cultural heartland of Bhutan with some of the oldest temples and monasteries of Bhutan.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 4: In Bumthang - Sightseeing

    Stop At: Bumthang District, Bumthang District
    After breakfast, go for cultural sightseeing around Bumthang visiting several monasteries and temples like Jambay Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang including Jakar Dzong. Afterward, back at the hotel.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Jambay Lhakhang Temple, Near Bumthang River, Jakar Bhutan
    Jambay Lhakhang is said to be one of the 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in 659 CE on a single day.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kurje Lhakhang, Bumthang Bhutan
    Kurje Lhakhang is the final resting place of the remains of the first three Kings of Bhutan.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, Bumthang Bhutan
    Tamzhing monastery was built in 1501 by Pema Lingpa. This temple is well known for most unique mural paintings.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Thangbi Lhakhang, Kurjey, Bhutan
    Thangbi Lhakhang is located beyond Kuje Lhakhang with an easy 2 hr walk through the beautiful upper Chhoekhor Valley from where the motorable road ends. It was founded in 1470 by the 4th Shamar Rinpoche (the red hat Karmapa)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jakar Dzong, Chamkhar Valley, Jakar Bhutan
    Jakar Dzong is the monastery or fortress in Bumthang. It is located on a ridge above Jakar town in the Chamkhar valley of Bumthang.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 5: Bumthang – Ura (2850m) – Bumthang (2800m)

    Stop At: Bumthang, Bumthang, Bumthang District
    After breakfast, visit Ura Valley located 42 kilometers at a distance from Bumthang. En-route pass along Ura Shelthangla from where a magnificent view of Bhutan’s highest peak, Gangkhar Puensum (7,500 m) can be seen. Then reach Ura Valley inhabited by people whose main occupation is raising yaks and sheep. Also, visit Ura Lhakhang at Ura then back to Bumthang.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Ura Valley, Bumthang Bhutan
    Ura located at an altitude of 3100m is the highest of the four valleys in Bumthang district. The village of Ura has about 50 or so clusters of traditional homes.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 6: Bumthang – Gangtey (2320m)

    Stop At: Bumthang District, Bumthang District
    Trace the same route back to Gangtey from Bumthang passing along Trongsa en-route. Upon arrival, check-in hotel & take a rest or you can explore the beautiful Phobijikha Valley.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gangtey, Gangtey, Wangdue Phodrang District
    Gangtey is a small village in western Bhutan.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 7: Gangtey – Punakha (1310m)

    Stop At: Gangtey, Gangtey, Wangdue Phodrang District
    Drive to Punakha from Gangtey crossing over Wangdue. In Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong arguably one of the most beautiful monasteries in Bhutan.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Punakha District, Punakha District
    Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
    Punakha Dzong is arguably one of the most beautiful monasteries in Bhutan.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 8: Punakha – Paro (2250m)

    Stop At: Punakha District, Punakha District
    After breakfast, drive to Paro from Punakha once again crossing over Dochula pass and one more time to witness the spectacular views of the eastern mountains from the pass. Upon arrival in Paro, check-in hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
    Dochula pass is en-route Thimphu to Punakha and commands a spectacular Himalayan panorama of the eastern mountains on a clear day.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    Paro is the entry and exit point of Bhutan if you are flying in/out of Bhutan.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 9: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m)

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    In the morning, drive to the base of Taktsang Monastery outskirts of Paro town then begin the hike up to the monastery. After two hour’s hike will reach the cafeteria from where a beautiful view of the monastery can be seen. Then further hike up to reach the monastery, explore around and head downwards to the road point. Drive to Paro en-route visit Kychi Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples of Bhutan.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
    Takstang monastery is the main highlight of any Bhutan tour. The monastery is perched in a vertical hillside defying all engineering logic where it's believed that Guru Padma Sambhava came on a back of a flying tigress from Tibet in the 8th century and meditated here, thus the name 'Tiger's Monastery'
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Kyichu Lhakhang, Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001 Bhutan
    Kyichu Lhakhang is the oldest temple in Bhutan.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 10: Paro depart

    Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan
    After breakfast, drive to the Paro International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination & bidding farewell to the land of the thunder dragon.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Breakfree Adventures Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-9984P64

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