Bhutan Thunder Dragon Tour

 

Tour Detail
Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights.
Locations: Thimphu & Paro valley.
Type of Tour: Cultural tour.Highlight:Visit to the T Dzong (National Museum), Worlds tallest bronze Buddha statue, Tigers nest hike, 7th Century Jampa Lhakhang, Souvenir shopping at Paro and Thimphu town etc

Description: Bhutan Thunder Dragon Tour is a short day cultural tour of western Bhutan. Yelha Bhutan Tours has organized this tour to give our guests the maximum sightseeing of the two western parts of Bhutan in the available short duration. Thimphu valley “Capital” and Paro valley is one of the most highly visited and popular valleys in the kingdom.

This tour is for our guests who doesn’t have much time for their vacation and would like to see and visit the must visit sites in the two popular valleys of the Kingdom. We will be visiting the Ta Dzong (National Museum),Paro Dzong, the world largest bronze Buddha statue,  memorial stupa, Tashichhodzong and hike the most sacred site for Buddhism in the world the Taktsang Goempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) at Paro.

This tour will be one of the most memorable vacations that you have ever undertaken. Our Guides and drivers will serve you will in the best possible manner

Day 01: Arrive Paro (2280 Meters)                                                                                                  

Fly into Kingdom of Bhutan via Druk air Or Bhutan airlines. The great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up to the heavens can be seen during clear weather. Bhutan is a most peaceful and beautiful destination for travelers. After landing at Paro sightseeing of

  • Paro Dzong,.The Dzong was built in the 16th century on the foundation of a monastery built by Guru Rinpoche (who is regarded as the “second Buddha.”) .
  • National Museum built in the 17th century as a watchtower for the Paro Dzong. This dzong was converted into the National museum in 1967 and is filled with antique thankha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor.

Overnight at Paro (Options: Tashi Namgyel Resort, Gangtey Palace, Tigers Nest resort, Tenziling Resort etc)

Day 02: Paro – Thimphu (2320 Meters)

  • Distance: 54 km
  • Estimated travel time: 1 hour

Travel to Thimphu and check into your hotel. Then visit the following as per your interest and time availability.

  • The School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts.
  • Centenary Farmers.
  • The Memorial Chorten.
  • Tashichhoe Dzong.
  • Takin Preserve.
  • Changangkhag Temple.
  • Largest bronze Buddha statue.
  • Craft Bazaar.

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

Day 03: Thimphu-Paro and Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

After breakfast, travel to Paro which will take about 1 hour.

Taktsang Goempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) hike at Paro. It was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup, a cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three months in the 8th century.  It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) flew to this location from Khenpajong, Tibet on the back of a tigress and subdued a demon.

Visit Kichu Lhakhang on the way. Kichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo.

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

Day 04: Departure from Paro

After breakfast, we will bid you farewell at the Paro International 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$ 850 per person
2 person: US$ 760 Per person
3 plus person: US$ 730 per person

Low Season: January, February, June, July, August & December
Single traveler: US$ 700 per person
2 person: US$ 640 Per person
3 plus person: US$ 610 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