Day 1 5th October, 2019 Arrival in Paro – Thimphu
Day 2 6th October, 2019 Thimphu Sightseeing.
Day 3 7th October 2019,Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 4 8th Octber,2019 Thimphu Festival
Day 5 9th October,2019 Thimphu to Punakha.
Day 6 10th October, 2019 Punakha Sightseeing
Day 7 11th October,2019 Punakha to Phubjikha.
Day 8 12th October,2019 Phubjikha to Paro
Day 9 13th October,2019 Paro to Haa Excursion.
Day 10 14th October Paro Tigernest Hike
Day 11 15th October, Departure.
Day 1: 23rd September, 2020 Arrival in Paro – Paro to Thimphu
Flight to Bhutan offers spectacular views of the world highest mountains including Mount Everest. On arrival in Paro international airport Bhutan Travel Organiser representative will receive you and transfer to Thimphu, approximately an hour drive. On the way visit Taksogang monastery and Thimphu and Paro river meeting point. Upon arrival we will check into the hotel relax, after lunch we will visit National Memorial Chorten, stupa built in the memory of late 3rd king, Chang gangkha Lhakhang. One of the oldest temples of Thimphu Valley. National Textile Museum. Overnight in Thimphu. Altitude 2400m.
Day 2: 24th September, 2020 Thimphu Sightseeing.
After the breakfast, we will proceed to Cheri Hike.It takes anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour depending on the person. After crossing a small cantilever bridge over the Wang Chhu it’s a steady climb up hill. It is believed that Zhabdrung spend 3 years in retreat at Cheri. Even to these days Cheri is one of the most popular destinations of monks going into retreat. The surrounding area of both Tango and Cheri is home to many hermitages.
Cheri is often counted among one of the sacred places of Bhutan as it houses the remains of Zhabdrung Rinpoche’s father Tempa Nyima. The inner walls of the sanctum are covered with beautiful frescoes of Buddhist saints. As the temple standing atop a hill, it boasts a spectacular view of the surrounding forest and river. If you’re lucky there are chances of spotting a goral or two grazing by the rocky slope.
River Side Lunch. Afer Lunch Drive Back to Thimphu City. Visit Vegetablemarket, Children Park,Archary Ground where you will witness Bhutanese national game.Over night in Thimphu. Altitude 2400m.
Day 3: 25th September 2020,Thimphu Sightseeing
After your B/fast I will make an appointment with the forest official. You can visit the office and discuss over as Bhutan is 72% forest covered with carbon negative. After that visit Semtokha dzong, oldest fort of the country built on 1629 by Zhabdrung. Buddha point. Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck.it is 54m tall. Visit Takin zoo where you will see Bhutan national animal, Himalayan birds, dears etc. Folk heritage museum, Panting school,
Day 4: 26th September, 2020 Thimphu Festival
After the breakfast, we will proceed to festival site and witness the most interesting annual Thimphu (Tsechu) for whole day. Festivals are preformed to honor Buddhist saint Guru Rimpoche who brought Buddhism in the country in 7th century. Tse meaning date and chu meaning tenth, is performed annually in all the districts coinciding with tenth day of the Bhutanese calendar. Interesting and colorful mask dances are shown publicly in a open ground specially in the courtyard of the fortress, “The Dzong”, where all people gather to witness the dances. Witnessing the Tsechu is believed to accumulate the good deeds and help us to ride of the sins committed in the past. This is also wonderful opportunity to click the Bhutanese in best outfit with most expensive garments and jewelries. Don’t miss to witness the unique festivals of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu. Altitude 2400m.
Day 5: 27th September, 2020 Thimphu to Punakha.
We will checkout from the hotel and drive to Punakha over Dochula pass at 3050m. If the weather permits we can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a site that stretches almost 180 degrees. After our packaged lunch we will hike to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of fertility which is associates with religious arts of phallus, Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. Visit longest suspension bridge, Overnight in Punakha. Altitude 1350m.
Day 6: 28th September, 2020 Punakha Sightseeing
After Breakfast we will drive towards Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Chorten, It was built by the Queen Mother to ward off evil forces and bring peace and harmony for all living beings. It is one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture. It is located about 30 minutes drive from the town and a 45 minutes uphill hike from the base of the hill through rice fields. After your hick you can do river rafting (On your own cost) and River Side lunch.Visit Punakha nannury and explore Punakha Valley if time permit. Overnight in Punakha. Altitude 1350m.
Day 7: 29th September, 2020 Punakha to Phubjikha
After your decelious B/fast drive to Phubjikha, valley of endangered Black Necked Crane for approximately 2 hours drive. Black Necked Crane is one of the rare specials of the birds in the world, which migrates from Tibetan plateau to Bhutan in winters. Phobjikha valley is a paradise for nature lovers and hikers so enjoy your hike around. Take an easy valley hike to the Gompa which take about 2 hrs and called Phobjikha Natural Trail. Overnight in Phubjikha (Farm House)/hote l altitude 2900m.
Day 8: 30th September, 2020 Phubjikha to Paro
After your B/fast start your journey to Paro. Lunch on the way, In Paro Visit Kitchu Lhakhang. Muesum and Dzong.Over night in Paro. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2250m. Farm house stay
Day 9: 1st October, 2020 Paro to Haa Excursion.
After your b/fast drive to Haa Valley from Chelala pass altitude 3810m. Lunch at home stay. Visit Haa Dzong. Back to Paro. Over night in Paro altitude2250m.
Day 10: 2nd October 2020, Paro Tiger Nest Hike
Early morning drive to the base for the hike up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley. It is said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padmasambhava, flew from eastern Bhutan on the back of a tiger to overcome the demons of Paro region who were opposing the spread of Buddhism. Lunch in the cafeteria. Most of the day will go on the hike as you ascend gradually taking in the breathtaking views along the way. Overnight in Paro 2250m.
Day 11: 3rd October 2020, Departure.
The tour will end today. After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears and memories unlimited. Tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future.
- What is the cost for the trip and what type of accommodation do you provide?
Ans; The Daily Cost for peak season (March, April, May, September, October and November) is USD 250 per person per night and lean Season (December, January, February, June, July and August) USD 200 per person per night. The above cost includes minimum very good 3 Star Hotels with 3 times meal a day, Government’s Sustainable Development Fee $65 per night per person and taxes, good licensed guide, private car & driver and entry fees.
- What Additional Payment do I need to pay?
Ans: Bhutan Visa Fees USD 40 per person
- If you are single traveler you have to pay additional USD 40 per night per person as Surcharge
- And if you are two travelers you have to pay additional USD 30 per night per person as Surcharge and more than 2 travelers no need to pay surcharge.
3. What documents are required for the Visa and how many days is required to approve Visa?
Ans; We just need your clear passport copy for the Visa. It takes 4 to 5 working days to approve it. Bhutan Visa is approved by government of Bhutan upon receiving the full tour payment from you. Bhutan Travel Organiser team will do on behalf of you.
- Do you book our flight? If so, which cities outside Bhutan we can fly to and from Paro and which is the most convenient as for flying to/from Bhutan?
Ans; Yes we do book the flight for you and we don’t charge service charge. We have flights to and from cities like Bangkok, Kathmandu, Delhi, Kolkata, Dhaka, Singapore, Guwahati and Bagdogra
- What is the procedure for this Trip booking with Bhutan Travel Organiser?
Ans; You will have to book your trip at least two months prior to your arrival if you are travelling in a group more than 6 people in peak seasons since we have very limited good hotels and limited flight seats. So earlier is the best. Also you need to deposit USD 500 to confirm your booking with Bhutan Travel Organiser