Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days Visiting Places : Paro – Thimphu - Punakha /Wangdue via Dochula pass - Paro
- Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
- Visiting Places : Paro – Thimphu - Punakha /Wangdue via Dochula pass - Paro
When the tranquil surroundings sooth your senses, being in the state of perpetual happiness is not a daydream. Bhutan is considered among the happiest nations in the world and the Himalayan kingdom has numerous reasons for that. With various monasteries ensconced in calm confines, you are directly in touch with your inner soul, the real you. The scenic beauty of the monasteries like Tongsa, Taktsang, Tango and Chery will enthrall you to the core and still you remain as calm as ever.
Day 01 - Paro – Thimphu
On arrival at Paro Airport, meet our representative & transfer to Thimphu ( Alt. 2400m/7875ft). Check in at the hotel. Afternoon you can relax in the hotel or you can visit interesting weekend market (The Centenary Farmer’s market ) (Open only from Friday to Sunday ) -Vegetable vendors from different area of the country come to sell their products. In the evening you can 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. You can explore only outer view of Tashichho Dzong or you can visit Monk Body’s block between 5:30-6:00 p.m ( Timing may change). Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 02 - Thimphu
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing includes National Memorial Chorten- This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan's third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan ; Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang), visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from here; Chang Gangkha Monastery, the oldest temple in the valley; Takin Zoo, Preserve center of Takin - National Animal of Bhutan. Afternoon visit Changlimthang Stadium & Archery ground; The Jungshi handmade paper factory ( Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Govt. Holiday), that uses traditional methods to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho; Institute for Zorig Chusum Commonly known as 13 Arts & Crafts School or Painting School ( Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Govt. Holiday),where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan and local crafts shops. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 03 - Thimphu to Punakha /Wangdue via Dochula pass ( Approx 70 kms / 2.30 hrs)
After permit (Permit is not issued on Saturdays, Sundays & Govt holidays) 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) Also visit Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery in Punakha. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.
Day 04 - Punakha /Wangdue to Paro ( Approx 160 kms / 4 hrs)
After breakfast 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. Overnight in Paro.
Day 05 - Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing includes Ta Dzong (National Museum) - the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (also known as Paro Dzong) which has a long and fascinating history. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Later 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 Paro.
Day 06 - Excursion to Chele La (pass )
After breakfast proceed for an excursion to Chele La (pass) ( Alt. 3988 meters /13084 ft) , considered to be one of the highest motor able passes in Bhutan. After driving through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km ( Approx 1.30 hrs drive one way), reach Chele-la pass. Where on a clear day from this point one can have a superb views of Mount- Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey. This is a very good place to walk around for few minutes enjoying the view. Return at Paro. Evening stroll at Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Overnight at Paro.
Day 07 - Paro Departure
After breakfast drop to Paro airport for your onward journey...............
Ø 06 nights accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
Ø Breakfast at hotels
Ø Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.
Ø All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
Ø Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
Ø Air Fare/Train fare.
Ø Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage.
Ø Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
Ø Entrance Fees.
Ø Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
Ø Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
Ø Service Tax & Travel Insurance.
Ø Anything which is not include in the inclusion.
Ø Government Service Tax
ü GST is not included in the price. The same will be charged on the total package cost payable.
ü Child Policy: 3 years old to 12 years old.
ü No refund for un-utilized tour or cancellations which may occur due to weather conditions.
ü All SIC rates are based on minimum guests traveling. Change in the number of guests could lead to a change in the cost of the package.
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ü In the event of non-availability of the quoted package, an alternate similar category hotel would be offered.
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ü Company reserves the right to furnish fresh quote for the package with additional or different inclusions from those offered in the above quote.
ü We do provide the Jain/Gujarati and Veg food for FIT and Groups.
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§ Vehicle will be available as per itinerary only.
§ Vehicle is available as per itinerary only (point to point basis) & not on disposal.
§ We do not allow night driving keeping safety of guest.
§ Service tax extra as applicable.
§ Cancellation as per company policy.
§ Valid from 01st Sep to 31st Dec 2016 - High season surcharge will be applicable for some hotels on during Thimpu Tshechu, Durga Poja & X-Mas- New Year
§ Indian nationals do not require any visa for Bhutan. A permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a passport or Voter ID and 04 passport size photographs.
§ Adults must carry original & valid Passport or original Voter ID card. Children must carry original & valid Passport or original birth certificate & school photo ID card.
§ Tobacco & Tobacco products are banned in Bhutan.
§ Do not bring any plant or agricultural product out of Bhutan. It is illegal.
§ Credit cards are accepted in selected establishments in Bhutan.
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