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Land of the Thunder Dragon

Culture and environment have made the kingdom of Bhutan be called
 

Date of Departure :

    • 19th May 2017

Duration : 7 Days & 6 Nights Tour

Country / Places Covered : Thimpu, Paro & Wangdi (Bhutan)

Tour Details & Programme :

DAY 01
  • ARRIVAL AT PARO – THIMPHU (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)

    On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by ITT members transfer to Thimphu (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 02
  • THIMPHU 

    After breakfast go for Thimphu sightseeing – visit Memorial Chorten - the Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Also visit Mothinthang zoo and Viewpoint. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 03
  • THIMPHU – WANGDI (70KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts)

    After breakfast drive to Wangdiphodrang (70KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts), the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. The drive over Dochu La pass is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. The Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Further drive to Wangdiphodrang (17 KMS / 20 MINS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts) the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 04
  • WANGDI – GANGTEY – WANGDI (70 KMS, 2 ½ Hrs ONE WAY)

    After breakfast go for Full day Gangtey excursion. Gangtey Gompa in the Phobjikha Valley is a 16th century monastery. It is the only monastery in Bhutan, which follows the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. The Phobjikha valley is home to rare Black Necked Crane, an endangered species, which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winters. About 250-300 of these reside in this beautiful valley. Return to Wangdiphodrang in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 05
  • WANGDI – PARO (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)

    After breakfast go for drive (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts) to Paro via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples. Lunch at Thimphu (optional) and drive to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 06
  • PARO 

    After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Opening Hours – whole week - 0900HRS TO 1600HRS & Closed On National Holidays , which was built in 1651 as a watchtower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Overnight at Hotel. NOTE: Kindly note that due to recent earthquake (18th September 2011) earth quake, Ta Dzong (Paro Museum) had been closed and shifted to exhibition hall just above the museum. Now the exhibition hall will be open throughout the week except for government holidays)

DAY 07
  • PARO – ONWARD CONNECTION 

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for onward connection.

DAY 08
  • ARRIVAL AT PARO – THIMPHU (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)

    On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by ITT members transfer to Thimphu (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 09
  • THIMPHU 

    After breakfast go for Thimphu sightseeing – visit Memorial Chorten - the Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Also visit Mothinthang zoo and Viewpoint. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 10
  • THIMPHU – WANGDI (70KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts)

    After breakfast drive to Wangdiphodrang (70KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts), the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. The drive over Dochu La pass is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. The Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Further drive to Wangdiphodrang (17 KMS / 20 MINS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts) the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 11
  • WANGDI – GANGTEY – WANGDI (70 KMS, 2 ½ Hrs ONE WAY)

    After breakfast go for Full day Gangtey excursion. Gangtey Gompa in the Phobjikha Valley is a 16th century monastery. It is the only monastery in Bhutan, which follows the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. The Phobjikha valley is home to rare Black Necked Crane, an endangered species, which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winters. About 250-300 of these reside in this beautiful valley. Return to Wangdiphodrang in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 12
  • WANGDI – PARO (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)

    After breakfast go for drive (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts) to Paro via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples. Lunch at Thimphu (optional) and drive to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 13
  • PARO 

    After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Opening Hours – whole week - 0900HRS TO 1600HRS & Closed On National Holidays , which was built in 1651 as a watchtower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Overnight at Hotel. NOTE: Kindly note that due to recent earthquake (18th September 2011) earth quake, Ta Dzong (Paro Museum) had been closed and shifted to exhibition hall just above the museum. Now the exhibition hall will be open throughout the week except for government holidays)

DAY 14
  • PARO – ONWARD CONNECTION 

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for onward connection.

Tour Highlights :

  • Mothinthang zoo
  • Punakha Dzong
  • Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel
  • Phobjikha Valley
  • Ta Dzong (National Museum)
  • Drugyel Dzong

Meals : As per programme

Package Includes :

  • Tour starts & ends at Paro
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis with daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transfer & Sightseeing by Toyota Coaster Bus
  • All Taxes

Package Excludes :

  • Air fare
  • Train fare
  • Personal expenses & Tips
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Entry fees as per Itinerary
  • Additional Meal
  • Govt Service Tax 3.09%

Package Price Per Adult:

  • 24000 
 

Package Price Additional Info :

  • Service Tax on total Package price (3.09%)
 

Payment Terms :

  • During Registration : Rs. 10,000/- Per Person
  • Balance payable 4 weeks of the departure date.

N.B.:

All pricings are based on minimum Group size of 15 passengers and worked out as per rates available on 08/12/2013, which are subject to change without notice if such rates change prior to Departure. In case group size not fulfill then group will be automatic cancel as per prior notice. We will provide the above hotels or similar category hotels according to the availability.

Package Cost

 

24000  ( price per person )

7 Days / 6 Nights Package ( package excludes 3.09% Service Tax )

Map (Location)

 

Fast & Facts

  • Capital : Thimphu
  • Currency : Bhutanese Ngultrum, Indian Rupee
  • Language : Dzongkha Language
  • Famous Foods : Ara, Ema Datshi, Dal