Bhutan Himalayan Wonderland Tour

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  • Bhutan Himalayan Wonderland Tour - Private Tours,
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Explore the splendours and famous sights of the Kingdom of Bhutan in less than 11 days. This tour experience the breathtaking views of the scenery and charming villages: Paro Taktshang, very young capital city of Bhutan (Thimphu) still without traffic light, Farmer’s Market, Chhimi Lhakhang (the
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Activities: City, Local Culture, Sightseeing, Walking, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Bhutan, Thimphu (Bhutan), Paro (Bhutan)
  • Group size: 6 persons
  • Duration: 11 Day(s)

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Explore the splendours and famous sights of the Kingdom of Bhutan in less than 11 days. This tour experience the breathtaking views of the scenery and charming villages: Paro Taktshang, very young capital city of Bhutan (Thimphu) still without traffic light, Farmer’s Market, Chhimi Lhakhang (the fertility temple), Punakha-Wangdue Phodrang valleys, Black Mountain that separate eastern and western Bhutan, Phobjikha glacial valley, the impressive Trongsa Dzong (a masterpiece of the Bhutanese architecture), Bumthang valley, the Mebar Tsho (flaming lake) and don’t forget the rare Black-necked cranes! This tour can be taken at any time of the year or can be tailored entirely to your needs.

Day 1: Arrive Paro
On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Paro for two nights. After lunch, visit the Ta Dzong (ancient watch tower) which now houses the National Museum of Bhutan and continue to the Paro Dzong (also known as the Rinpung Dzong), built in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The evening is at leisure to relax – so why not stroll in the Paro town?

Day 2: Excursion to Paro Taktshang
Today morning we will begin a hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery (also known as the Tiger’s Nest). No visit to Bhutan would be complete without a trip to Taktshang. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 m above the Paro valley and takes about a 2-hour climb on a well-maintained trail through beautiful pine forest, trees festooned with Spanish Moss and fluttering prayer flags. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche flew to Paro Taktshang cliff in the form of Guru Dorji Drolo, mounted on a flaming tigress in the 8th century. Later, there may also be time to visit the ruined Drugyal Dzong (fortress), built in 1647 to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders or the Kichu Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan (7th century). Overnight in Paro.

Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing
We depart Paro this morning and head to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan for a distance of 65-km for about one hour journey. Today we explore a fascinating full day tour to see the best of Thimphu city at an altitude of 2,300 m. First stop is at the National Memorial Chorten, built in memory of the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Next, visit the 13th century Changgangkha Temple and the Folk Heritage Museum, a showcase of the Bhutanese artefacts used in rural households. Later, drive up to the Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point) offering a panoramic view of the Thimphu valley, Mini Zoo for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan and the Centenary Farmer’s Market on the banks of the Wangchhu River selling farm produces, local arts and crafts, etc. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 4: Thimphu – Punakha
Today begin the day by travelling a distance of 77-km for about 3 hours journey to Punakha via Dochula pass at 3,050 m. En route visit the Chimmi Lhakhang, which is located near Lobesa on a round hillock. The temple is revered as a sanctum of fertility, built by Lama Drukpa Kinley (the Divine Madman), who was fond of women and adopted unorthodox ways of teaching Buddhism. Legend has it that the couples wishing to have a baby from across Bhutan and occasionally from overseas are blessed with a child after visiting the temple – Japanese and several American couples visited this temple and were blessed miraculously with children. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 5: Punakha – Gangtey (Phobjikha)
After breakfast, take a 45-minute walk to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, dedicated to the universal peace in this world, which lies 7-km up the Punakha valley. In the afternoon, drive a distance of 78-km for about 3 hours to Gangtey via Wangdue Phodrang. Phobjikha valley is one of the winter roosting grounds of the rare Black-necked Cranes, where they come in hundreds after spending their summer in Tibet and then migrates to the Himalayas of Bhutan to spend their winter – they arrive in the months of September and October and fly back to Tibet between February and March. Along the highway to Gangtey, you’ll photo stops as there are loads of breathtaking views during the journey. Tonight you will stay in Gangtey.

Day 6: Gangtey – Trongsa
The altitude of Gangtey in Phobjikha valley is 3,000 m. This morning you will visit the picturesque Gangtey Gompa (monastery). Enjoy the views of the remote Phobjikha glacial valley and the black mountain ranges. After lunch we travel a distance of 120-km for about 5 hours to Trongsa via Pelela Pass at an altitude of 3,300 m. This pass is an important dividing range that separates western from central and eastern Bhutan. En route stop off at Chendebji Chorten (stupa) located just below the road. Spend the night in Trongsa.

Day 7: Trongsa – Bumthang
Today morning you’ll visit the Trongsa Dzong or the Ta Dzong (ancient watch tower), the ancestral home of the present Royal Family where the first two Kings ruled from this dzong. After lunch, drive a distance of 68-km for about 2 hours to Bumthang, the most beautiful valley and cultural heartland in the Kingdom. En route we will stop for a quick visit to the Yathra Weaving Centre at Chumey, where they use yak and sheep wools for yathra products with patterns unique to Bumthang. The evening is at leisure to relax, enjoy and explore the delightful surroundings of Bumthang valley. The altitude of Bumthang is 2,600 m. Overnight in Bumthang.

Day 8: Bumthang Sightseeing
After breakfast, we set out for a full day sightseeing to experience more of this spiritual heartland of Bhutan. You will visit the following legendary monasteries, temples and dzong: the Jakar Dzong, the Jambay Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by the King Songsen Gampo of Tibet, the Kurjey Lhakhang, built in 1652 and named after the body imprint of Guru Rinpoche who introduced the Buddhism in Bhutan, the Tamshing Lhakhang, built in 1501 which is the most important Nyingma temple in Bhutan. If time permits, visit the famous Swiss Cheese Factory and Diary Farm in Bumthang. Overnight in Bumthang.

Day 9: Ura – Bumthang
Today we will travel to Sheltangla and walk down hill to Ura Lhakhang. Admire the diverse flora and fauna along the trek. En route you’ll visit the Mebar Tsho (flaming lake) located along the way to Tang village, where the renowned treasure reveller, Terton Pema Lingpa, discovered treasures from the lake in the late 15th century. Later, we drive back to Bumthang for overnight.

Day 10: Bumthang – Thimphu
This morning we drive a distance of 267-km for about 10 hours to Thimphu via Trongsa and Wangdi Phodrang for a final overnight stay. The journey passes through the awe-inspiring mountains and lush vegetation along the highway and will photo stops during the journey. Enjoy some leisure time in Thimphu town in the evening.

Day 11: End of Tour
Your tour ends in Bhutan with a departure transfer to the Paro Airport for your onward journey. Your guide from Bhutan Green Travel will see you off. Goodbye and Good Luck!


Departure Dates

Available all-year-round
[It’s always advisable to contact us 2 or 3 months in advance. You decide dates depending on your plan of travel, however, our festival dates have been indicated where applicable in order to help plan your journey accordingly]


Bhutan Himalayan Wonderland Tour Location and other villas and tours nearby

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Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Paro
Thimphu
Punakha
Wangdue Phodrang
Trongsa
Bumthang


Additional Pricing Information

Services Included
• Transfers to and from the airport
• Twin-sharing accommodation in 3-star hotels
• Upgrades to 5-star luxury accommodation available on request
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• Baggage handling at all hotels and camps
• Licensed Bhutanese English-speaking guided tours
• All entrance fees to museums and other attractions
• Comfortable transport within Bhutan
• All applicable internal taxes and service fees (including royalty)
• Mineral water
• Visa fees

Services Not Included
• International airfare (round-trip from hometown departure gateway to destination)
• Travel insurance
• Gratuities to guides and driver (we provide suggested guidelines)
• Single room supplement
• Beverages with included meals
• Other personal expenses

Tour Prices

Peak Season [March, April, May, September, October & November]
• Solo Traveller: US$ 2890
• Group of two: US$ 2790 per person
• Group of three or more: US$ 2490 per person

Low Season [January, February, June, July, August & December]
• Solo Traveller: US$ 2400
• Group of two: US$ 2300 per person
• Group of three or more: US$ 2000 per person

Single Room Supplement [Not Included]

Peak Season [March, April, May, September, October & November]
• From US$ 40 – 50 per person per night

Low Season [January, February, June, July, August & December]
• From US$ 25 – 40 per person per night


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