Day 1 Arrival in Paro to Thimphu
Day 2 Thimphu
Day 3 Thimphu to Punkha
Day 4. Punakha to Paro Sightseeing
Day 5 Paro Sightseeing
Day 6 Departure
Day 1 Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1.2 hrs).
On arrival in Paro international airport you will be received by Bhutan Travel Organiser representative and transfer to Thimphu by private car. Check into your hotel. Delicious lunch will be served at your hotel and afternoon we will proceed for city sightseeing. Visit memorial chorten, stupa built in the memory of our late 3rd king and Buddha view point, which gives breathtaking pictures of entire Thimphu valley. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.
Day 2 Thimphu sightseeing.
After our leisurely breakfast we will drive to north end of Thimphu valley and hike to Tango monastery, which is converted into Buddhist college, river side lunch. After lunch we will drive back to Thimphu city and visit handmade paper factory, visit painting school, nearby folk heritage museum and national library. Evening we will explore the weekend market (Thursday to Sunday only) and some handicrafts to understand the Bhutanese arts, textiles, painting, religious artifacts and the varieties. Overnight in Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.
Day 3 Thimphu to Punakha (2.5 hrs).
After breakfast, we will checkout from the hotel and proceed to Punakha. We will stop at beautiful Dochula pass at 3050m. The pass offers stunning views of the entire northern Bhutanese Himalayas during a clear day. We have warm tea/coffee at the cafeteria and proceed to warm fertile valley of Punakha. Hike to Chimi lhakhang, the temple of fertility. Visit 17th century Punakha Dzong and nearby suspension bridge .Overnight in Punakha altitude 1350m.
Day 4 Punakha to Paro (4hrs)
Check out from the hotel after the breakfast and drive to north of Punakha valley, hike Khamsum Yulley Namgyel chorten. It was built by the Queen Mother for heading off the negative forces and transportation peace and harmony for all the living beings. (40minutes to 1 hr hike), if you wish do river rafting (at your own cost), lunch at Punkha. After your lunch re trace your journey back to Paro via, Dochula and Thimphu. If the time permits visit national museum of Bhutan, Paro dzong, Kitchu Lhakhang or visit next day. Evening we will explore the tiny Paro town. Overnight in Paro , Overnight in Punakha altitude 2200m.
Day 5 Tiger Nest Hike.
In the morning, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Temple, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900m above the valley floor. The temple is associated with Guru Rimpoche who visited in 8th century and believed to have meditated three months in this cave and converted entire valley into Buddhism. It is 2 hours walk up hill for an average hiker, however it can take our almost entire day too. We also give the option of driving of chelala pass if you can’t hike to Tiger Nest Temple.Evening back to the hotel and relax or do hot stone bath and stroll small Paro town. Overnight in Paro. altitude 2200m.
Day 6 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. Our 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