Best of Bhutan Tour

Tour Detail
Duration: 6 Days, 5 Nights.
Locations: Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangduephodrang valley.
Type of Tour: Cultural tour/Adventure.

Highlight: Hike to the beautiful khamsum Yuelley Namgyel temple, visit to the Ta Dzong (National Museum), Punakha Dzong, Worlds tallest bronze Buddha statue, Tigers nest hike, Dochula mountain pass, Fertility temple, Souvenir shopping at Paro and two nights stay in (Capital)Thimphu town.

Description: Cradled in the folds of the Himalayas, Bhutan has relied on its geographic isolation to protect itself from outside cultural influences. A sparsely populated country bordered by India to the south, and China to the north, Bhutan has long maintained a policy of strict isolationism, both culturally and economically, with the goal of preserving its cultural heritage and independence.

Only in the last decades of the 20th century were foreigners allowed to visit the country, and only then in limited numbers. In this way, Bhutan has successfully preserved many aspects of its culture, which dates directly back to the mid-17th century.

During the 6 Days Bhutan tour in the Kingdom we will showcase the best of Bhutan.

Bhutan is paradise for all travelers. This tour will be a unique experience for you. Experience and enjoy the unique and rich culture of Bhutan during this memorable trip.

Day 01: Arrive Paro

Fly into Paro. After arriving you will be received by the representative of Yelha Bhutan Tours & Travels .Visit the following:

Ta Dzong built in the 17th century as a watchtower for the Paro Dzong. This dzong was converted into the National museum in 1967.

Rinpung Dzong built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The Dzong is now being used as an administration center and school for monks.

After Lunch drive to Thimphu

  • Altitude: (2280m)
  • Distance: 65 km
  • Estimated driving time: 1 hrs

Drive to Kuensel Phodrang.,National Memorial Chorten and other sightseeing.

Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu (Options: Dorji Elements, Galingkha, and Hotel Phuntsho Pelri)

Day 02: Paro-Thimphu and Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast full day Thimphu tour includes visit to the following:

  • The National Library.
  • The Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.
  • The National Folk Heritage Museum to get an insight into the typical Bhutanese way of life.
  • The Textile Museum to get an understanding of the beautiful hand woven Bhutanese textiles.
  • Centenary Farmers’ Market (open from Thursday to Sunday) where farmers sell their farm produces.
  • Takin Preserve which houses the national animal- takin which is found only in Bhutan. Takin is an extremely rare member of goat family.
  • Tashichhodzong, “the fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the center of government and religion,

Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu (Options: Dorji Elements, Galingkha, and Hotel Phuntsho Pelri)

Day 03: Thimphu-Punakha/Wangdue

  • Altitude: (1300m)
  • Distance: 77 km
  • Estimated driving time: 2 ½ hrs

After breakfast, drive to Punakha via the Dochula pass.

Visit the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo for the security and well being of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. Also visit Druk Wangyel Temple which was built to honor His Majesty, the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

Drive onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. Visit the Punakha Dzong.

In the evening, walk to the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where couples unable to conceive come here for blessing.overnight at a hotel in Paro. (Options: Meri Phuensum, Damchen, Zangtopelri, Vara resort etc)

Day 04: Wangdue/Punakha -Paro

  • Distance: 120 km
  • Estimated driving time: 4 hours

After breakfast, travel through upper Punakha valley through the village of Kabjisa and walk through farmhouses to khamsum Yuelley Namgyel temple. Then travel to Paro with lunch enroute.

In the evening, free to relax or stroll around Paro town, do shopping, etc.

In the evening relax and overnight at a hotel in Paro. (Options: Tashi Namgyel Resort, Gangtey Palace, Tigers Nest resort, Tenziling Resort etc)

Day 05: A Day Hike to Taktsang Ghompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)

After breakfast, drive to Paro which takes about an hour and hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 ½ hours then stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. After the rest walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour.

On the way, visit Kichu temple, one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo.

In the evening relax and farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 06: Departure from Paro
In the morning tour guide from Yelha Bhutan Tours will escort you to the Paro airport for your flight to your onward destinations.

Cost & Special offer
Tour Cost including Bhutan Visa Fees
(Not including Bhutan air fare)

High Season: March, April, May, September, October & November
Single traveler: US$ 1390 per person
2 person: US$ 1240 Per person
3 plus person: US$ 1190 per person

Low Season: January, February, June, July, August & December
Single traveler: US$ 1140 per person
2 person: US$ 1040 Per person
3 plus person: US$ 990 per person                                                                                                

Tour Discounts:

  • No charge for children under 5 years. 50% discount for children in age group 6-12 years and accompanied by their guardians:
  • 25% discount on daily rates to full time students below the age of 25 years with valid identity cards
    50% discount on daily rates to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people.
  • 100% discount to one member in a group exceeding 26 persons.

Please Note: The rate may go higher depending upon the nature of services desired beyond specified details above

Air Fare

  • Bangkok-Paro-Bangkok = US$ 660
  • Singapore-Paro-Singapore = USD$ 860
  • Delhi –Paro-Delhi = USD$700
  • Kolkata-Paro-Kolkata= USD$410
  • Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu = USD$410

(Note airfares are subjected to change as per the notice by Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines)

Airfare Discount

  • Infant under the 2 years pay 10% of airfare plus relevant taxes.
  • A child’s between 2-11 years inclusive of 67% of the quoted fare.
  • Full time Students under the age of 25 years with identity cards may receive discount up to 25%.

Included

  • Deluxe rooms on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Tea/Coffee with snacks as and when required)
  • Accommodation in the best 3-4 star Resorts/hotels in Bhutan.
  • Brand new Bus, SUVs’ (not exceeding 4-5 years)
  • 1 complimentary Bhutan air ticket if group exceeds 17 Pax
  • Tea, coffee and snacks during the long drive and tour.
  • Complimentary 1 Hour cultural program and farewell dinner for 8 plus pax.
  • All Trekking Equipments (2 men sleeping tents, Kitchen Tents, Dining tents, Toilet Tents, Cooking Utensils etc.
  • Trekking Guide and trekking cook along with supporting staffs
  • Medical Facilities on free of cost (consulting doctors & medicine)
  • Mineral water on long trips both on trek and cultural tours
  • Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.

Excluded

  • Laundry/Drinks / Telephone calls and any personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended but not available in Bhutan)
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Single room supplement USD$40 per night.
  • Tips and Gratuities