Glimpses of Bhutan
Package price 1300 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA31
Bhutan promises to charm you with an unspoiled landscape and quietly challenge your view of the world. Join this private 5-day tour, led by a professional Bhutanese guide. Bhutan awaits those seeking a pampered getaway with the promise of discovery as the country has had many cultural & religious wonders. This tour include all meals inclusive accommodation, led by a professional private local guide.
Day 1: Arrive Paro - Transfer to Thimphu (65kms/ 2hrs drive)
Pick-up from Paro airport & transfer to Thimphu (Alt.2400m/7875ft), check in at the hotel.
Later visit interesting market, explore the city by walk or visit Tashichho Dzong, presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. Also visit Tashi chhoe Dzong. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Thimphu - Punakha/ Wangdue via Dochula pass (70kms / 2hrs drive)
AM: After breakfast proceed for sightseeing and visit National Memorial, Buddha Point from here visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley.
Afternoon drive to Punakha/Wangdue, with a stop en route at Dochu La Pass ( 3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the highest mountains of Bhutan. After a photo break, drive to warm valley of Punakha. Visit Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. (Note: The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk's body is in Punakha) Overnight at hotel in Punakha/Wangdue.
Day 3: Punakha /Wangdue to Paro (Approx 160kms / 4hrs drive)
After breakfast visit Chhimi Lhakhang in Punakha. Later drive to Paro (Alt. 2200 m/7,300 ft). On the way enjoy the view of Shaba River Point and Paro airport view. Check in at the hotel. Visit Rinpung Dzong (also known as Paro Dzong) which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Hike to Taktsang
Today after the leisurely breakfast proceed for an excursion to the famous place called Taktsang Monastery (5hrs hike). Taktshang Monastery (Tiger Nest) is located at top of about 800 meter cliff in Paro. It takes slightly more than an hour and a half to reach the monastery on foot from the nearest road point. “Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktshang”, says one tourist. Indeed it’s true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss.
On the way back into town visit: Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Evening stroll at Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Return at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Paro – Departure
After breakfast, drop to Paro airport for flight to onward destination.
Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double
Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) with standard menu at 3 star hotels
English speaking tour guide service
All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
All entrance fees to museums and monuments
Mineral drinking water ( Day Tour)
Visa fee of US$40/person (must be paid in advance with tour cost)
All internal taxes and fees
Hotel offered or similar 3 star
Thimphu x 1 night: White Tara/ Kuenden Boutique hotel
Punakha x 1 night: Hotel Lobesa / Pema Karpo
Paro x 2 nights: Tashi Namgay Resort
Any air fare
Travel insurance (recommended)
4-star and 5-star accommodations (optional)
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.