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Self-Drive Central Bhutan Adventure
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Self-Drive Central Bhutan Adventure

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Bhutan, the secret Shangri la or the Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon is the best-kept secret in the travel industry. Due to its relative isolation, the country is not known to the outside world and until 1960, western visitors rarely visited the country. Today still, few people know of the beauty of Bhutan.

The few who do visit this magical place find an ancient Buddhist culture thriving in a landscape of incredible natural beauty.

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All about the Self-Drive Central Bhutan Adventure.

Bhutan, the secret Shangri la or the Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon is the best-kept secret in the travel industry. Due to its relative isolation, the country is not known to the outside world and until 1960, western visitors rarely visited the country. Today still, few people know of the beauty of Bhutan.

The few who do visit this magical place find an ancient Buddhist culture thriving in a landscape of incredible natural beauty.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  •  Wedding ceremony in Bhutanese style
  •  Tours specified in the itinerary
  •  Accommodation in 4 star hotel/ Complimentary Deluxe rooms.
  •  Meals (Breakfast; lunch; dinner, mineral water) as per your choice
  •   Transportation within Bhutan (Toyota Hiace Bus/High roof)
  • Services of experienced and licensed culture tour guide
  •   Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  •   US $ 10 per pax for Tourism Development Fund
  •   Visa fee of US$ 40 per person
  •  Tax and government royalty
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air fare
  • Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free )
  •  Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free wifi facilities)
  •  Tips for guide and driver
  • Alcohol, beverages in resorts.
  • Shopping and Entertainment
  1. Day 1 Arrive Bhutan to Thimphu

    After you arrive in the Kingdom of Bhutan, you will be received at the Paro International Airport by the guide and driver who will be you throughout the tour.

    Drive to Ta Dzong the national museum

    After visit to Paro town, we will travel to Thimphu,

    Kezang Weaving centre: Kezang weaving centre at changzamto is a very popular weaving centre and store where most of the royals and

    Kuensel phodrang (commonly known as Buddha Point)

    The National Memorial Chorten

    Centenary Farmer’s Market (open from Thu-Sun only)

  2. Day 2 Thimphu Sightseeing

    After breakfast visit the following: School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts where students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.

    • Traditional Bhutanese paper making factory
    • Takin Preserve canter.
    • Changangkha Lhakhang (temple
    • Tashichhoe Dzong

    In the evening stroll through Thimphu downtown.

  3. Day 3 Thimphu to Punakha

    After breakfast, travel to Punakha through Dochula Pass (3,088m/10,130ft

    Travel onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan

    Evening, walk through the Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang,

  4. Day 4 Punakha to Trongsa

    After breakfast, drive to Trongsa through Wangdue Phondrang and lunch will be served enroute. Trongsa is the ancestral home of the royal family. The drive will take you through dense forests of oak trees and rhododendrons and through the tropical vegetation through the village of Nobding and Pele la pass (11,000ft).

    You will also pass through open meadows, and valley of yak herders and several other villages via Chendebji Chorten (Stupa) and drive for another 2 hours to Trongsa.

    On arrival at Trongsa and after the refreshment visit the National Museum which is housed in the Ta Dzong (watch tower).

    Option: You can also visit Trongsa Dzong, which is the most impressive dzong in Bhutan. Built in 1644 by the Shabdrung, the dzong is an architectural masterpiece.

    In the evening visit Trongsa town

  5. Day 5 Trongsa to Bumthang

    After breakfast drive to Bumthang,

    On the way, visit the “Yathra” Weaving Centre at Zugney. Yathra is the name for the colourful, hand-woven woolen cloth (often with geometric designs)

    On arrival at Bumthang Check into your hotel and after lunch visit Jakar Dzong. The fortress is now used as an administrative centre of the valley and summer residence of monks.

  6. Day 6 Bumthang Sightseeing

    Sightseeing includes visit to the following:

    Jambay Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by the King Songtsen Goempo of Tibet. In his effort to propagate Buddhism he had a plan to build a total of 108 temples in Tibet and neighboring kingdoms.

    Kujey Lhakhang (Kujey means, ”Body imprint”)..

    Hike from Kurje temple to Tamshing temple. The hike is through the plain and cross the bridge and it will take around 30 minutes to conquer.

    Tamshing Lhakhang. This temple is also known as Tamshing Lhendrup Chholing (Temple of the Good Message).

    Visit the popular Swiss cheese stall shop and enjoy the red panda beer which is brewed in the distillery nearby.

  7. Day 7 Bumthang to Phobjikha

    After breakfast drive to Trongsa and we will have tea at trongsa, later drive to phobjikha after lunch at chendibji cafeteria.

    Optional: After lunch or in Morning visit Gantey Goenpa – This monastery is a major attraction with an old monastery date back to the 16 century.

    Later walk around the valley which is also the winter home to the rare black-necked cranes, which migrate, from remote parts of Tibet, China and Siberia during winter to this valley.

  8. Day 8 Phobjikha to Paro

    Today after well rest we will drive to Paro.

    We will do some sightseeing on way and also stop at Thimphu for while if there are any last minute shopping. We will stop en-route for any last minutes shopping or visit any other place as per the interest of the guest.

    Later stroll through the town and rest in Resort.

  9. Day 9 Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery

    After breakfast, drive up to the base camp of Taktsang and then hike up to the most famous Tigers nest Monastery in the entire kingdom of Bhutan perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley.

    Later visit the 7th century Kyichu temple.

    Farewell dinner at a Farm house and overnight at a hotel in Paro valley.

  10. Day 10 Departure from Bhutan

    In the morning, your tour guide from Bhutan will escort you to Paro International Airport for your departure

     

Accomodation

we hope to provide the ultimate best value for all our guests. We choose some of the finest hotels, offer free upgrades to make our visitors feel the most welcomed and well-taken care of while traveling in Bhutan. We take pride in providing first class accommodations for our travelers.

A wide variety of accommodations are available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels, homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes to camping under the stars. Visitors can be assured of comfort, ambiance and hospitality.

The types of accommodations can be divided into:

  • Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains
  • Village Homestay
  • Camping

Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels & Resorts

Hotels in Bhutan are rated according to a National 5 Star rating System. All Tour Operators are required to provide their guests with Government Categorized Hotels and Resorts, a minimum of 3 Star accommodations so you can be assured of your comfort. Most hotels provide their guests with Basic Necessities, Room Service, Free Wi-fi, Television and some of them also have Fitness Centers and Spas

Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains

The luxury packages are based on 4 star luxury hotels and 5 star International Hotels Chain (Aman Kora, COMO Uma, Zhiwaling, Le Meridien and Taj Tashi) with extra charges in addition to the Mandatory Daily Tariff of USD $250/person/night.

Village Homestay

Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House with a Bhutanese family. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood among the Bhutanese people and a farm-stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll be able to observe age old Bhutanese farming traditions as the family goes about its daily tasks. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host.

Camping

There’s nothing like camping in some of the most breath taking landscapes of Bhutan. Visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where you stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

Your Bhutan Visa and Bhutan tour will be 100% confirmed once the company receives your full payment. You will receive you Bhutan Visa and confirmed tickets 24-48 hours after you transfer us the full tour payment.

You can visit western Bhutan (Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangduephodrang) anytime of the year. Avoid central and eastern Bhutan during the monsoon months of July and August when the weather is sometimes a little wet for sightseeing.

Licensed Bhutanese travel guides will introduce you to the many facets of this interesting country. The English-speaking guides undergo regular training and, where required, specialized guides will lead you on bird watching, botany or other special tours.

Yes, tipping is a standard practice in Bhutan and it is part of a Bhutanese culture. All your service staff such as guide, driver, hotels staff will expect tips from you at the end of the service.

All visitors in Bhutan are advised to get their insurance coverage from their own country.

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