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Best of Bhutan Tour( Culture- Hikes- Architecture- Short Trek- Festival )

This Tour Includes the Best Flavor of Bhutan. It has a mix of Tradition- Culture & Heritage- Beautiful Nature Hikes- Camping-Village Visit, National Park, Adventure , Authentic Bhutanese Experience and Colorful festival.
In this 10 days tour you would be witnessing the untouched ancient world where fascinating cultural traditions are just as plentiful as the far reaching views of the Himalayas.

per adult from

$2,787

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Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Bhutan Visa, Accommodation,Camping Equipment, Private transportation, Guide,Taxes, Fees and Charges
    • Entry/Admission - Rinpung Dzong
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Namgay Artisanal Brewery
    • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
    • Entry/Admission - Chimi Lhakhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
    • Entry/Admission - Black Necked Crane Center
    • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
    • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
    • Entry/Admission - Jigme Dorji National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Those not included in inclusion

  • Day 1: Arrive at Paro - Paro Sight Seeing

    Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
    Rinpung Dzong means the fortress on the heap of jewels or the fort of Paro.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: National Museum, Tag-Dzong Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001 Bhutan
    Once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum in 1968.
    It holds fascinating collection of Arts, relics, religious thangkas paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamp.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Namgay Artisanal Brewery, Dumsibu, Paro 11001, Bhutan
    This is a beer factory where they brew different flavor of Bhutanese Beer.
    You can take a tour of the brewery and taste the various flavors of beer and satisfy your taste palate.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Luxury Hotel

    Day 2: Bumdra Trek Begins

    Stop At: Bumdrak Monastery, Bhutan
    From your hotel drive to Sang Choekhor, a Buddhist College located in Paro district on a mountain top (2,800m). You will meet your ponies and trekking staffs here and while your luggage is being loaded you can visit the temple.

    From here you climb further up through the thick forest of blue pine, oak and rhododendron till you reach an opening from where you can have a spectacular view of the Paro valley.

    About 2 hours walk further, you will reach Choetse Temple built in the 17th century which served as a meditation cave. After about 40 minutes we will reach a wide meadow close to Bumdra Monastery -we will spend a night here.

    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Luxurious Camp at Bumdra


    Day 3: Bumdra to Tiger's Nest ( Trek Ends)

    Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
    In the morning visit Bumdra Monastery founded by a Great Tibetan Yogini called Machig Labdron.
    After the visit descend to the magical Tiger's Nest.
    Visit the most Iconic monument of Bhutan, Taktshang Goenpa hanging on edge of a cliff -awe-inspiring view.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Paro Penlop Heritage Home Museum, Carpenters Road, Paro Bhutan
    After a tiring days hike we will visit a heritage home and try out a traditional hot stone bath and have a farmhouse dinner, set in typical Bhutanese style. If interested you can also participate with host in making the famous ema datshi, the popular Bhutanese dish prepared out of chillies
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Paro.

    Day 4: Paro- Punakha (120 KMS/4HOURS)

    Stop At: Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, Paro-Thimphu Highway, Paro 12001 Bhutan
    On the way stop at Tachoggang and visit the temple and the bridge built by handmade iron chain
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
    Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge - The 160 meters Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge is known for the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan, which gives you spectacular views of Punakha Dzong and the Pho Chhu Valley.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Punakha

    Day 5: Punakha Sightseeing

    Stop At: Sopsokha, Bhutan
    After Breakfast drive to a village at Sopsokha, a tiny village located in the midst of paddy field. It is believe that Lam Drukpa Kinley the divine madman was followed by demoness till Sopsokha village. It is here where he has subdued the evil spirits.He used the phallus as a medium to subdue and discipline the malevolent Spirits. And to celebrate the victory , on the exact spot Chimi Lhakhang was constructed later on by Lama Ngawang Chogyal.
    So that's why you may see the phallus painting at almost all the house of Sopsokha Village.
    We can stroll the village for sometimes, interact with the locals , take pictures and then head for Chimi Lhakhang

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
    Hike to Chimi Lhakhang which is just about five minutes walk from Sopsokha Village .
    This temple is also popularly known as the divine mad monk's temple or the temple of fertility.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha Bhutan
    - Drive further to take a small hike to Nyzergang to visit the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. The scene from the stupa is spectacular. The Stupa stand majestically on the high hill top of the Punakha Valley. This structure is a classic example of gorgeous traditions and architecture and was built by the Queen Mother for dispelling negative forces and to maintain peace and harmony in the country and for all the living beings.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Punakha, Punakha, Punakha District
    You can try white water rafting under the guidance of experience Rafters. It offers the unique chance to enjoy the scenic view of Punakha Valley and at the same time you can get your adrenaline pumped.
    However if you do not want to do white water rafting then we can opt to visit other cultural sightseeing places like Talo Monastery

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Phobjikha Valley

    Day 6: Witness Punakha Festival, Evening Drive To Gangtey

    Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
    Today is a special day for you as you will witness one of the most awaited festival for the Bhutanese at Punakha Dzong. You will see the local people wearing the traditional dresses called as “Gho” for men and “Kira “ for women with different designs and intricate patterns . The colors of the Mask dancer and the traditional folk music all makes it even more interesting to be there. The clowns called as Atsara ( Achariya for sanskirit meaning the master) will entertain you throughout the day with some objects in their hand and a phallus hanging from the top of their mask ready to fly over the women. Different kinds of dances will be portrayed followed by Traditional folk dance. You can mingle with the people and you can notice yourself not being able to keep your camera away from you.

    After a good lunch and some break drive back to the courtyard. It will still amaze you with many more different mask dances to be displayed

    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Punakha

    Day 7: Gangtey Village

    Stop At: Gangtey, Gangtey, Wangdue Phodrang District
    After a good lunch begin your hike down the Gangtey Trail through the pine forests. It offers you beautiful landscape of the Phobjikha Valley.Phobjikha valley is without doubt one of the beautiful valley. The hike will take you about 1 hour to 2 and half hour. Meet your driver waiting for you at the other end of the road. .

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Black Necked Crane Center, Bhutan
    Visit The Black Necked Crane Information Center. The center is well equipped with the Powerful Telescope and it has the best view for spotting birds if you are in the right time
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gangtey Monastery, Gangtey Bhutan
    After lunch we will visit Gangtey monastery. If interested we will light butter lamp, make incense offering, hoist prayer flags or interact with the monks.
    Later you can try a traditional hot stone bath which is suppose to have a lot of healing properties
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Paro

    Day 8: Gangtey-Thimphu

    Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
    ● Visit National Memorial Chorten: The building of this landmark was envisaged by the third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, as a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (” the father of modern Bhutan “) and a monument to world peace. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
    Visit to Kuensel Phodrang, called as Buddha Point, where you will be visiting the World's tallest sitting Buddha Statue
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Property

    Day 9: Thimphu Sightseeing, Thimphu-Paro

    Stop At: Jigme Dorji National Park, Thimphu Bhutan
    We can drive to Dodina, the northern end of Thimphu (8,600meters') and hike through Jigme Dorji National Park to a steep hill to visit Cheri Monastery, or Goemba, built in 1620 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and established with an original staff of 30 monks. Today the monastery serves as the main meditation
    Center of the country and has more than 70 monks undergoing their three year, three-month retreat. Inside is a silver chorten holding the ashes of the Shabdrung's father. On your return you'll visit Tango Goemba (another Steep one-hour climb), founded in the 12th century (the present building was constructed in the 15th century). It is now a Buddhist institute for higher learning. Time permitting; you'll visit Tashichho Dzong, seat of the royal government and central monastic body, upon your return from the hike. (1 hour driving; 4 hours hiking)
    Later in the evening return to Paro
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight At 3* Hotel in Paro

    Day 10: Departure

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    End of your travel to Bhutan. Our team will drive you to the Airport and bid farewell.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Paro International Airport, Airport Road Paro, Paro 12001, Bhutan
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be entering Bhutan from Paro International Airport ( the only International Airport in Bhutan)- Our Team will be at the Paro Airport with your placard and pick you up from there.Airports
    • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/30/2020 - 12/20/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • The rate given is starting from the lowest end (For Indian, Bangladeshi & Maldivians) as there are no royalties, visa fee and Surcharges applicable for them as per Tourism Council of Bhutan. For other nationalities other than the mentioned one, the Government royalties (Sustainable Development Fund) of USD 65 per person per night is applicable and also the one time Visa Fee of USD40 per person and if travelling in a group of one or two then the additional Government Supplement of USD 40 & USD 30 per person per night is applicable respectively. This is the minimum daily package requirement for visa approval.
    • The given itinerary is for 9 Night 10 Days and can be customized as per one’s preference of Festival
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Bhutan Best InBound Tour

Activity ID: V-102883P10

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