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WESTERN BHUTAN TOUR 5 n / 6 d | THIMPHU (2N) - PUNAKHA (1N) - PARO (2N

Day 01:

Arrive Paro from New Delhi / Kathmandu / Bagdogra & transfer to Thimphu 65 km 1hrs drive
The most spectacular mountain flights you will ever experience in a life time. Flying in from the heat of the plains of India one can witness from the left side of the aircrafts window a series of the world’s highest peaks. Your pilot will announce the names of the peaks if the weather is clear. You will descend into the high mountains and as the plane lowers you will not find any airstrip or any city but instead you will enjoy the view of the approaching valley of Paro, the alpine forests, little monasteries, temples and farm houses. Before the plane touches the runaway you will get a glimpse of the fertile valley of Paro, the Paro Dzong and Paro chu(river). Our representative will be at the airport to assist you, meet and greet and transfer to the capital city Thimphu and rest of the day at leisure. O/n at Thimphu

Day 02 :

Thimphu - capital city
When in Thimphu you got to prepare for surprises where this unique capital has no traffic lights but adopted its own version of the British - Indian colonial times traffic policemen who can startle you and memorize others with his elaborate hand gestures, sometimes he may be signaling stop when it looks like go but don’t worry you can observe the flow and notice his smile as you stare at him. Sightseeing includes visit to the National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue, Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan and drive down hill stop at the junction to take a glimpse of Trashichho Dzong. Proceed towards National Library and Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon take a short walk to Handicraft Bazaar to view the traditional arts. Afternoon at leisure or take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square for shopping.. O/n at Thimphu.

Day 03 :

Thimphu - Punakha via Dochula pass 77 km 3 hours drive
Morning drive to low lands of Punakha valley touching Dochula pass 10,000 ft and on the stop at Hongtsho village. Stop at the immigration check point to stamp in your permit. Next to the check point you will find small local stalls selling fresh juicy local apples available for sale in plastic bags you could try some. You will be driving through the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan. You will find the 108 Druk Wangyal chortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags greet you. You could take three rounds and offer prayers, take some best photo shots. If the weather is clear you will be able to see the highest peaks towards the north,Gangar Punsum among others is the highest unclimbed peak (24,000 ft) in the world. Proceed down towards Punakha through Thinleygang village and upon reaching Lobesa turn left and drive down further. Stop and take a short walk through the villages to Chimmi Lhakhang - The divine madman also known, as Drukpa Kinley is a famous teacher with whom the phallic symbol is associated. Tales told by your guide would have excited you to visit Chimmi Lhakhang. Do not miss the master’s deeds painted on the walls. Japanese and several American couples visited this temple and were blessed miraculously with children. Afternoon visit majestic Punakha Dzong placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. It was here that the dual system of government was introduced in the 17th century and in 1907, enthroned the first King Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuk. Evening at leisure. O/n at Punakha.

Day 04 :

Punakha - Paro 145 km 4 hrs drive
Morning drive to Thimphu via same road and stop at Lamperi. Visit the Royal Botanical Park for 30 minutes. If you are lucky you could see red pandas, different species of birds, you can take some photo shot close to the natural lake. You could watch a short documentary about the park. Proceed to Paro via Semtokha and check in the hotel. Day at leisure. O/n at Paro.

Day 05 :

Paro sightseeing
Morning visit Paro Dzong, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. Afternoon visit Paro Penlop Heritage Farm house the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a 17th century fortress that used to keep invaders from Tibet and in 1951 the fort was destroyed by fire. Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred. Your last stop for the day will be at the base of the Tigers Nest. Evening visit the town for leisure or shopping. O/n at Paro.

Day 06 :

Departure

Morning transfer to Paro International Airport for your next destination.


FOR INDIAN NATIONALS VALID FROM 1ST APRIL 2015 TO 31ST MARCH 2016

NAME OF TOUR : WESTERN BHUTAN TOUR 5 nights / 6 days
PLACES TO VISIT : THIMPHU (2N) - PUNAKHA (1N) - PARO (2N)
TOURS HIGHLIGHTS : CULTURE - MONASTERIES- WAY OF LIFE - VALLEYS - VILLAGES

Per Pax in Twin Sharing

Premium

Deluxe

Standard

Meal plan

CPAI

MAPAI

APAI

CPAI

MAPAI

APAI

CPAI

MAPAI

APAI

2 Pax

26,000

29,100

31,750

18,650

21,750

24,400

16,550

18,650

20,200

4 Pax

25,150

28,300

31,000

17,800

21,000

23,550

16,000

17,800

19,350

6 Pax

24,600

27,750

30,400

17,300

20,400

23,050

15,200

17,300

18,850

8 Pax

23,850

27,250

29,900

8,150

10,250

10,750

5,000

9,200

9,700

Extra Bed

11,300

15,500

18,100

8,150

10,250

10,750

5,000

9,200

9,700

Child without Extra Bed

4,500

6,550

11,500

2,350

5,500

9,400

1,850

4,450

8,350

Cost includes: Accommodation in twin sharing, daily breakfast, all evenings complementary hot tea/coffee at the hotel, all transfers, sightseeing & transportation within Bhutan, all internal permits, internal taxes, 1 dinner complementary on the last night stay at the hotel in Phuentsholing.

Cost excludes: Air fare, personal travel insurance, English speaking guide, lunch & dinners, entry fee to museums, laundry, tipping, personal shopping, telephone calls, anything not specified in the “cost includes”.

Hotels & Resorts

Thimphu

Premium: Namgay Heritage or similar
Deluxe: Hotel Migmar www.hotelmigmar.bt / Hotel Kisa http://www.hotelkisa.com
Standard: Peaceful Resort www.bhutanpeacefulresort.com or similar

Punakha
Premium:
Not Available (guests will be accommodated in best properties (3 star) available in Punakha / Wangdi.
Deluxe: Hotel Pema Karpo, Hotel Vara or similar
Standard: Meri Puensum Resort, Hotel Lobesa or similar

Paro
Premium: Tashi Namgay Resort or similar
Deluxe: Mandala Resort or similar
Standard: Hotel Sonam Trophel or similar

Transportation (Non AC vehicles)

1 - 2 pax Hyundai Tucson / Santa Fe
3 - 8 pax Toyota Hi-ace bus 9 seater
9 - 18 pax Toyota Coaster bus 21 seater

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Note :

  • Weekends and Supplement charges are not included.
  • In a room only one extra bed is provided.
  • Person above 6 years and below 12 years is considered as child.
  • Rates are not valid from 20th dec -2015 - 10th jan-2016.
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