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Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Bhutan (/bu??t??n/; Dzongkha: ?????????? druk yul), officially the Kingdom of Bhutan (Dzongkha: ?????????????? druk gyal khap),[10] is a sovereign state landlocked in the Eastern Himalayas in South Asia. Bhutan borders China to the north and India to the south, east and west. To the west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim; and further south it is separated from Bangladesh by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal. Thimphu is Bhutan's capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is Bhutan's financial centre.

The King of Bhutan is known as the Druk Gyalpo, meaning the "Thunder Dragon King". The country's landscape ranges from lush subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan mountains in the north, where there are peaks in excess of 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The highest mountain in Bhutan is the Gangkhar Puensum, which is also a strong candidate for the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.

Bhutan enjoyed strong cultural links with Tibet and was located on the Silk Road between China and the Indian subcontinent. Its territory was composed of minor warring fiefs until the early 17th century. At the time the lama and military leader Ngawang Namgyal, the first Zhabdrung Rinpoche, unified the area and cultivated a distinct Bhutanese identity. In the early 20th century, Bhutan established relations with the British Empire. During the rise of Chinese communism and its spread to Tibet, Bhutan signed a friendship treaty with newly independent India in 1949. The country departed from its historic isolation under the fourth Druk Gyalpo. In 2008, Bhutan transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy and held its first general election.[11] During the same year, the throne passed to the fifth Druk Gyalpo. Bhutanese democracy has evolved as a two-party system.

A member of the United Nations, Bhutan has diplomatic relations with 52 countries and the European Union; but does not maintain formal ties with the five permanent members of the UNSC. It has a close strategic partnership with neighboring India. It is a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It is also a member of BIMSTEC. The economy of Bhutan depends greatly on hydropower exports.[12] Bhutan's per capita income is the second-highest in SAARC after the Maldives.

 

Quotation as under Valid for Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec’2016

 

Cost per person on twin

 

 

Bhutan package

 

 

Bhutan package

 

 

Bhutan package

 

 

sharing – USD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3N / 4D

 

 

 

 

4N / 5D

 

 

 

 

5N / 6D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 star

 

4 star

 

5 star

 

3 star

 

4 star

 

5 star

 

3 star

 

4 star

 

5 star

 

Based on min 1 Pax

 

750

 

950

 

1437

980

 

1320

 

1954

1200

 

1630

 

2409

 

Based on min 2 Pax

 

660

 

776

 

1102

860

 

1062

 

1464

160

 

1302

 

1789

 

Based on Min 3 9 Pax

 

519

 

635

 

961

672

 

874

 

1276

815

 

1067

 

1554

 

Based on Min 10 Pax onward

 

504

 

620

 

946

652

 

854

 

1256

800

 

1042

 

1529

 

Single room Supplement

 

1050

 

234

 

395

185

 

323

 

555

215

 

393

 

685

 

Quotation as under Valid for Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov’2016

 

Cost per person on twin

 

 

Bhutan package

 

 

Bhutan package

 

 

Bhutan package

 

 

sharing – USD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3N / 4D

 

 

 

 

4N / 5D

 

 

 

 

5N / 6D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 star

 

4 star

 

5 star

 

3 star

 

4 star

 

5 star

 

3 star

 

4 star

 

5 star

 

Based on min  - 1 Pax

 

820

 

1040

 

1782

1100

 

1440

 

2354

1390

 

1780

 

2839

 

Based on min  - 2 Pax

 

750

 

860

 

1260

980

 

1170

 

1660

1210

 

1412

 

1815

 

Based on Min 3 9 Pax

 

615

 

715

 

1225

800

 

990

 

1480

985

 

1227

 

1790

 

Based on Min 10 Pax onward

 

600

 

710

 

1110

780

 

970

 

1460

960

 

1202

 

1765

 

Single room Supplement

 

165

 

255

 

597

205

 

315

 

779

240

 

428

 

924

 

IMP Note: Same price applies for any group size of 3 pax onward as per the policy set by the government of Bhutan, however, 100% discount for one person, for every 16 pax. Airport tax and entry fee are applicable to the leader. The discounted person has to pay visa and tourism development fee of USD 50 (USD 40+USD 10).

 

AIR FARE EXTRA Plz check on closer to the dates - Eco class

 

KTM/PBH/KTM     = USD 380 per person

BKK/PBH/BKK     = USD 630 per person

 

Please note: Kindly check the exact fare on closer to the dates. Fare subject of availability.

 

COST INCLUDES:

 

  • Accommodation in sharing twin as per the itinerary.
  • All meals as per the itinerary.
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per your itinerary
  • Services of an accompanied English speaking guide.

 

  • Entrance fees – for single visit only.
  • Govt. Royalty and taxes
  • Bhutan Visa fee

 

COST NOT INCLUDES:

 

  • Airfares and Airport Taxes

 

  • Expenses of personal nature such as tell calls, alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages etc
  • Any Tips.
  • Any insurance surcharge
  • Still / video cameras fees.

 

  • Any other expenses which are not included in above mention services.
  • Tourism Development fee

JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF PEACEFUL DRAGON - 03 Nights / 04 Days

 

Places Covered: - Paro – Thimphu – Paro

DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO, TRANSFER TO THIMPHU (55 KM, 1:30 HOURS DRIVE)

The flight to Paro on a clear day is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. One can see Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and other peaks in Bhutan such as Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsering ghang. The first gift from Bhutan will be cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the aircraft. You will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu. On arrival in Thimphu, check into the hotel.

 

Afternoon, proceed to visit National Memorial Chorten: a monument for world peace and prosperity. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Later visit Trashichhoedzong (opens until 4 pm): This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot and central monk body. Afterwards, drive to Buddha Point (Kuenselphodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2400m).

 

Day 02: Thimphu – Paro

Morning after breakfast, proceed sightseeing of National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion: (Closed on Weekends). Also visit nearby Institute for Zorig Chusum: Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School (closed on Sat, Sun & Government Holidays), the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school.

 

Textile Museum: With the opening of Textile Museum, Bhutanese textile have reached new heights as one of the most visible distinct art form. (Closed on Sundays). Followed by a visit to ‘Simply Bhutan’ - an exclusive project under the Bhutan Youth Development Fund . It is a living Museum and Studio encapsulating the cultural heritage of the Bhutanese people. The infrastructure portrays ancient Bhutanese architecture which is being lost to modernization. After lunch drive to Paro.

 

In the afternoon in Paro, proceed to visit Ta Dzong (CLOSED ON GOVT. HOLIDAYS): once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum in 1968. It holds fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. The museum circular shape augments its varied collection displayed over several floors

 

Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring.

 

Day 03: Paro

Morning excursion to Taktshang Lhakhang ( approx 5 hrs walking excursion ) : perched on the side of cliff 900m above the

Paro Valley floor , it is undoubtedly one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries. Lore has it that Guru Rinpoche arrived here

On the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery thus the name “Tiger’s Nest”.  This site has been recognized as a most

Sacred place and visited by shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at leasr once in thier lifetime.

On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhitanese jewel has been restored to its

Original splendor.

On the drive towards Paro town en route visiting Kyichu Lhakhang, one  of the oldest monasteries of the Kingdon reflecting

Introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Dinner and Overnigth at the hotel in Paro.

 

Day 04: Depart Paro

After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

 

JOURNEY TO DRUK YUL – 04 Nights / 05 Days

Places Covered: - Paro – Thimphu – Paro

 

DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO, TRANSFER TO THIMPHU (55 K M 1:30 HOURS DRIVE)

The flight to Paro on a clear day is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. One can see Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga,

Makalu and other peaks in Bhutan such as Chomolhari, jichu Drake and Tsering ghang. The first gift from Bhutan will be cool,

Clean fresh air as you step out of the aircraft. You will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu. On arrival in

Thimphu, check into the Hotel.

 

Afternoon, proceed to visit Natioonal Mermorial Chorten: a monument for world peace and prosperity. Thr paintings and statues

Inside the monument provide a deep insigth into Buddhist philosophy. Later visit Trashichhoedzong (opens until 4 pm): This impressesive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, rhe throne room of his Majesty, the King and Various Goverment

Offices.it  is also the summer residence of chief Abbot and central monk body. Afterwards, drive to Buddha Point

(kuenselphodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Overnigth at the hotel in Thimphu (Attitude 2400m).

 

Day 02: Thimphu

Morning after breakfast, proceed for sigthseeing visit National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient buddhist texts and manucripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and

Religion: ( Close on Sat, Sun & Sun & Goverment Holidays), the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school. Textile Museum: With the

Opening of Textile Museum, Bhutanese textile have reached new heights as one of the most visible district art form. ( Closed on

Sundays).

 

In the afternoon in Thimphu visit Changangkha lhakhang : It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. The temple

 was established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo, who came from  Tibet. The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. From  temple courtyard, there is fascinating view of Thimphu valley.Takin Sanctuary : The Takin is nationa animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that than the anima wa created by the great Buddhist yogi Drupa Kunley, and ot can be found only in Bhutan amd nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to  fit established categories. Then, visit the goverment-run Handicrafts empoium and local crafts bazaar, to browse throuh example of Bhutan's fine traditiona; arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, interesting items made from local materials. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2400m).

Day 03: Thimphu - Punakha (75km, 3hrs drive)                                                                                                                                                                                                   After breakfast drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass ( left to rigth) : Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7,060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of  Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.

En route take a short excursion to Chimi Lhakhang : situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 25th century used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatise his teachings and due to this also known as 'Divine Madman'. This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple , they are usually blessed with a child very soon. It is about 30 minute  walk across field from the road to temple. The trail leads across rice  fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning 'field'. It then follows a tiny stream downhill to Yoaka and accross more fields before making a short climi Lhakhang.

Later visit Punakha Dzong : Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan's history. Damaged by tour catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. Overnigth at the Hotel in Punakha.

Day 04: Punakha / Paro (125 km, approx 4 hours drive)

Morning after breakfast drive to Paro : en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute forLanguage and Culture Studies.

In the afternoon in Paro visit Ta Dzong (CLOSED ON GOVT HOLIDAYS) : once a wratchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of thr 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum in 1968. It holds fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintaings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. The museum circular shape augments its varied collection displayed over several floors.

Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the firt spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring. Overnigth at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2200m) 

Day 05: Paro 

Morning excursion to Taktshang Lhakhang ( approx 5 hrs walking excursion) : perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro Valley floor , it is undoubtedly one of the most famous of Bhutan's monasteries. Lore has it that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on he back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery thus the name 'Tiger's Nest'. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structue of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendor .

On the drive towards Paro town en route visiting Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries of the Kingdom reflecting introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Overnigth at the hotel in Paro.

Day 06:Depart Paro

After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

 

END TOUR

 

 

 

 

VEHICLE USED:

 

AC not required in Bhutan, however if clients specially request USD 15 per day per pax additional cost apply.

1

– 2 pax

=

4 x 4 Hyundai Tucson/ Santa Fe / Prado

3

– 5 pax

=

Toyota Hiace

6

& above pax

=

Toyota Coaster (a luggage van will be provided for 16 clients at no extra cost)

 

HOTEL USED AS UNDER:

 

City

3 star hotel

4 star hotel

5 star hotel

Thimpu

Hotel Kisa (www.hotelkisa.com) / Hotel

Namgay Heritage deluxe room / Hotel

Hotel Le Meridian / Similar /

 

Migmar (www.hotelmigmar.bt) /

Ariya (Superior) / Similar

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Thimphu Tower / Hotel Gakyil

 

 

 

(www.gakyilbhutan.com) / / Namseling

 

 

 

Hotel (www.namselinghotel.com) /

 

 

 

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Hotel Zhiwa Ling Junior

 

Phuntshok (www.hhlbhutan.com) /

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Tashi Namgay Resort (www.tnr.bt) /

Udumwara Resort Dlx room / Similar

 

 

Tenzinling Resort

 

 

 

(www.tenzinling.com.bt) / Hotel

 

 

 

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BHUTAN VISA- Visa is required for traveling to Bhutan

In order to process Bhutan visa we require clear readable color copy of passport  (page containing passport no and face picture in JPEG or PDF format) at least 30 days prior to date of entry into Bhutan (excluding the travelling month).

Tourism Council of Bhutan issues visa clearance letter closer to travelling date which we email or fax you or you local travel agent. Travellers are required to produce aforsesaid visa clearance copy at the time of check-in  for Druk Air fligth while those entering Bhutan by surface via

 

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