5 days 4 nights Majestic Bhutan Tour
- 5 day 4 night
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- 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals (optional)
- Airfares (optional)
- All entrance fees to museums and monuments
- All internal taxes and fees
- All meals ( breakfast
- All meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) at 3 star hotels/tourist standard restaurants
- All necessary trekking equipments like sleeping tents
- All necessary trekking equipments like sleeping tents, dinning tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags
- All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
- Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
- Bhutanese Tourist Visa fee of US$40/person (must be paid in advance with tour cost)
- Charges for porters ponies/mules for transportation on trekking trail
- dinner & light refreshments) at 3 star hotels/tourist standard restaurants
- dinning tents
- English speaking tour guide service
- Fees for Trekking cooks/ all meals on trekking
- FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double
- kitchen tents
- Mineral drinking water
- Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry,etc
- Single room supplement of US$40/room/night during low season and US$ 50/room/night during high season (optional)
- sleeping bags
- sleeping mats
- toilet tents
- Travel inssurance (recommended)
- Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
5 days 4 nights Majestic Bhutan Tour
Day 01:Arrive Paro, Paro – Thimphu (Distance: 54 km, estimated travel time: 1 hr)
Your exciting journey into the land of Thunder Dragon begins with a flight to Paro. On arrival at Paro international airport, you may carry on with your customs and immigration formalities. Then once you are done, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative from Advent Bhutan Tours and Travels. You will be driven to Thimphu, the present capital town of Bhutan.
On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel and after ents or lunch visit the following:
The National Folk Heritage Museum – The museum was launched on 28 July 2001 under the initiative of founder Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo. The outdoor museum give an insight into rural life.The museum exhibit diverse materials associated with the Bhutanese culture and way of life.The exhibition comprises of rural households’ artifacts, equipment, objects and tools.
Centenary Farmers’ market – Thimphu weekend market is one of the largest domestic markets for Bhutanese farmers. Farmers sell their own produced vegetables, flour, rice, roasted rice, rice flakes, spices, fruits and livestock products (cheese and butter). And also sell wild ferns or bamboo shoots which are collected from forests. People from villages from different cities as well as from town come to this weekend market.
Takin Preserve – which houses the national animal, Takin (The national animal of Bhutan). The reason for declaring Takin as the national animal is attributed to a legend of the animal’s creation (goat’s head and cattle’s body) in Bhutan in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley. Drive further to Sangaygang to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Thimphu valley.
Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, aligned neatly below Norzin Lam, opposite to Nehru Wangchuk Cultural Centre, to witness Bhutanese fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, and other eye-catching items made from local materials.
In the evening you may tip toe around the town.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02:Thimphu – Punakha & Wangduephodrang
Distance: 71 km, estimated travel time: 2 1/2 hrs
After breakfast, travel to Punakha through Dochula Pass (3,088m/10,130ft). In the clear spring sky; enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. Then pass by the beautiful 108 chortens built on a hillock by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo (Queen Mother of Bhutan) for the security and well being of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. You may visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang .The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple) was built to honor His Majesty the fourth DrukGyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The past and future appear to merge in the details of the lhakhang (temple) that tells the story of a supreme warrior figure whose vision pierces the distant future.
Take a light refreshment at Dochula Resort and then drive onto Wangdue and on the way visit the Divine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.
After lunch visit the Punakha Dzong , it was built by Zhabdrung Ngwang Namgyal back in 1637. Punakha Dzong was beautifully built in the middle of Pho Chu(Male river) and Mo Chu (Female River). It served as the religious administrative center in those days. It was here that the dual system of government was introduced in the 17th century and in 1907, enthroned the first King Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck. You may also visit the massive Kuenray, the Coronation Hall of all Bhutanese kings, the Dzongchung at the entrance to the dzong and the cantilever bridge over the Mochu (the female river).
In the evening stroll around Punakha local market.
Overnight at hotel in Wangdue/Punakha.
Day 03: Punakha / Wangduephodrang -Paro
Distance: 125 km, estimated travel time: 3 1/2 hrs
After breakfast travel to Paro via Dochula pass. On arrival at Paro, check into your hotel in Paro and after lunch visit the following:
- National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.
- Walk down to Paro Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress which houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. It was built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. From the Dzong, march further down to Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge which lies below the sheer walls of Rinpung Dzong. Stroll through Rimpung Bridge ( The oldest bridge in Bhutan)
- In the evening stroll through the Paro town and visit local handicraft stores.
Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 4: Paro Excursion to Taktsang (3hours 30 minutes Walk)
Drive to Satsam Chorten and then hike to the Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest. Normally it takes about three and half hours to complete the hike but might take longer depending on your fitness. Paro Taktsang, also known as the Tiger’s Nest, is an important Buddhist sacred site which clings to the rock face, 900 metres above the valley floor. To the rear of the Taktsang lies Senge Samdup cave where Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Today, Paro Taktsang is popularly known for the thirteen taktsang or “tiger lair” caves in which he meditated. It is believed that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to Taktshang from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. This place was consecrated to tame the Tiger demon.
In the evening relax and overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 05:Departure from Paro
In the morning, your tour guide from Advent Bhutan Tours and Travels will see you off at the Paro international airport for your onward journey.
Tour Program Ends
Bhutan Trip Cost for the 4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour
|Travel Time||1 pax||2 pax||3 pax & above|
|Low Season:Dec,Jan, Feb,Jun, Jul & Aug||US$ 960/person||US$920/person||US$800/person|
|High Season:Mar,April, May,Sept,Oct & Nov||US$1160/person||US$1120/person||US$1000/person|
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