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BEST OF BHUTAN | 4 nights / 5 days | THIMPHU (2N) PARO (2N)

Day 01:

Arrive Paro from New Delhi / Kathmandu / Bagdogra & transfer to Thimphu 65 km 1hr 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 :

Paro valley 65 km 1 hr drive
Morning drive to Paro valley and visit Paro Dzong, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered being one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred. 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. Evening at leisure. O/n at Paro.

Day 04 :

Paro day hikes / outdoor activities (optional)
Morning - if you are adventurous and physically fit to you could hike to the world famous “Tigers Nest “or popularly known as “Taktsang” one of the popular spiritual heritage sites. It was here that the great tantric master Guru Padma Sambhava flew in from Tibet on a tiger to bring Buddhist teachings to Bhutan. (round hike take 7 hours). OR Hike to Dzongdrakha temple often called as mini Taktsang, the temple is built in the cliffs above Bondey village. The walk is not as strenuous as to Tigers Nest OR Hike to Kila Gompa - if you are fit as mountain goat Kila Gompa awaits you. These magnificent clustered temples are built on the cliffs and have been home for nuns for a longtime. Kila in Sanskrit means subjugating spiritual dagger that destroys the negativities. Hike up and subjugate all your negative energies within you and if it does not give you any spiritual satisfaction you will feel physically rejuvenated after the hike. OR If you want to spend some time near by the river side before reaching Tigers Nest base you will come across a small river where you could stop and walk down near the riverbed. Experience and feel close to nature and visit some Farm House where you will be able to see the lifestyle of the villagers of Paro. Afternoon if you are left with some energy you could visit the town for shopping or leisure.O/n at Paro.

Day 05 :

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 : BEST OF BHUTAN | 4 nights / 5 days
PLACES TO VISIT : THIMPHU (2N) PARO (2N)
TOURS HIGHLIGHTS : CULTURE - MONASTERIES- WAY OF LIFE - VALLEYS - VILLAGES

Per Pax in Twin Sharing

Premium

Deluxe

Standard

Mealplan

CPAI

MAPAI

APAI

CPAI

MAPAI

APAI

CPAI

MAPAI

APAI

2 Pax

19,350

21,660

23,400

14,700

18,200

21,075

13,575

15,900

17,600

4 Pax

18,400

20,745

22,500

13,800

17,300

20,150

12,650

15,000

16,700

6 Pax

17,850

20,150

19,900

13,250

16,700

19,550

12,100

14,500

16,100

8 Pax

17,300

19,600

19,400

12,645

16,100

19,000

11,500

13,800

15,550

Extra Bed

8,950

12,400

13,900

6,650

8,950

9,500

4,350

7,800

8,375

Child without Extra Bed

2,600

4,900

8,350

1,675

3,755

5,700

1,445

3,750

6,875

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 Kisa http://www.hotelkisa.co
Standard: Peaceful Resort www.bhutanpeacefulresort.com

Paro

Tashi Namgay Resort & Spa or similar
Mandala Resort or similar
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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