Grandeur of Western Bhutan

Grandeur western Bhutan
Trip Facts - 6 days Tour

Trip Overview

Grandeur Western Bhutan- 6 days Trip
• Group Size: 1+
• Best Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
• Trip Type: Popular
• Tour Grade: Moderate
• Activities: Cultural Touring, Walking tours and hikes
• Highest Altitude: 3,900m/13,000ft at Chele La
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
• Start & End Destination: Paro
• Country of Tour: Bhutan

Grandeur of western Bhutan is a unique experience any month of the year, but especially during winter, when you can have Bhutan to yourself. From November to February days are clear with intensely blue sky, bright sunshine melts the nighttime frost and by 9 o’ clock in the morning the nippy chill is out of the air, and a pleasant winter day arrives. Bhutan promises to charm you with an unspoiled ancient landscape and quietly challenges your view of the world all year round, and the following itinerary is but an introduction into the Kingdom of the Clouds and can be customized per your wishes.
Bhutan’s architecture is the best remaining example of an ancient living architecture – from the mighty ancient fortresses to the humble farm house – the stunning and strategic locations of the grand fortresses housing both monks and civil administrations.
we created a variety of cultural itineraries to enable you to explore and understand the culture of Bhutan. we provide you local expert guide who are very experienced and fluent in English.
Best time to visit Bhutan is in Autumn and Spring. but there are travelers all around the year. Your can travel easily Paro, Thimpu and Punakha year around.
we arrange Bhutan visa in advance, which you need to carry the printed copy to fly to Bhutan. Actual visa stamp will be done at Paro airport. visa processing is one week time. so you need to plan Bhutan tour all in advance.
Flying to Bhutan is very easy from Kathmandu, Delhi, Singapore, Bangkok and Dhaka. small plane flies to Bhutan so very limited seats and overbooked so please let us know in advance to get confirmed seats.
there are many festival going all around the year throughout the nation. All festivals are based on Lunar calendar. for fixed dated of each and every festival please contact us. during festivals everything is very busy so please let us organize all well a head before it gets sold out.

Trip Highlights
• Takstang Monastery, National Museum, Paro Dzong and Rinpung Dzong.
• Chele La pass.
• The School of Arts and Crafts, Textile Museum, the Heritage Museum,
• Changgangkha Lhakhang (temple), National Library, Traditional Hospital and traditional paper factory, Tashichho Dzong, seat of Bhutan’s administrative and religious centre.
• Cheri Gompa Monastery.
• Chokortse monastery
• Dhochu La pass
• Punakha Dzong, The Fetility Temple and Wangdue Phodrang.
• Gangtey Gompa and Black Mountain National Park in Phobjika Valley.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive to Paro by Druk Air, transfer to Thimphu

Fly to Paro by Bhutan’s national airline Druk Air. After clearing customs and visa control you are met by your guide. Following lunch visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and Rinpung Dzong. Late afternoon drive to Bhutan’s modern capital, Thimphu (1¹/2 hour drive). Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu

Full day sightseeing of Thimphu valley. Visit to National Library, Traditional Medicine Institute, Arts & Crafts School, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin mini Zoo, Handicrafts Emporium, local shops. Finally visit to Tashichho dzong, houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha (3 hour drive)

After breakfast drive to Punakha (an ancient capital of Bhutan). Stop en route at Dochula pass (3050 m) for refreshments. On a clear day this pass often offers panoramic views of the eastern Himalayan mountain ranges. After lunch visit the Punakha Dzong (the winter residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot and the central monastic body). Hike to Chimi Lhakhang (fertility temple) or drive to Wangdue to visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong. Overnight at Punakha.

Day 04: Punakha – Paro (5 hours)

Morning drive to Paro across Dochula pass. Lunch in Thimphu and continue drive to Paro. Enroute visit Simtokha Dzong. Afternoon Paro visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 05: Paro

After breakfast drive to visit Drukgyal Dzong and also visit a typical Bhutanese farm house of a local family for a close up view of everyday Bhutanese life. Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest). The beautiful excursion to the monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 06: Depart Paro

After early breakfast drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.

Cost

Cost Details
Trip Cost Includes
• Best available regular hotels and guesthouse accommodation on twin sharing
• English speaking local Guide.
• All intercity transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
• 3 meals a day.
• Bhutan visa fee.
• Sightseeing admission fees

Trip Cost Does Not Include
• All airfares.
• Visa fee
• Travel Insurance and emergency evacuation.
• Expenses of personal nature like drinks, tip, telephone, laundry etc.
• Extra expenses due to nature or unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, road blockade, no show etc

Dates and Prices
In Low Season
• Start and End dates – Flexible
• US$ 2300 (Single Traveler)
• US$ 2180 per person (2 pax)
• US$ 1880 per person (3 pax above)
• US$ 290 Single Room Supplement
• Airfares into and out of Bhutan extra

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