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Valley of Thimphu, Punakha & Paro

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Duration

4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

The flight into this spectacular part of the world is like no other. The green wall of hills, silvery rivers, waterfalls, forested mountains, great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalayas rising up into the sky formed the Valley of Thimphu, Punakha & Paro. We have planned the present itinerary to include many aspects of this mysterious nation, where you will meet the people, artists, religious communities, urban and village life, and nature.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8
9 Discount on 9-person group 9 9
10 Discount on 10-person group 10 10

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro - Thimphu (55kms)
On arrival at Paro airport assitance and transfer to hotel in Thimphu check in.
Later visit the The Memorial Chorten, a huge stupa built in memory of the third King who reigned from 1952-1972. Next visit Tashichho Dzong, has been the seat of the government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. Other government departments are housed in buildings nearby. Lunch, dinner & o/n at hotel.
Day 2: Thimphu - Punakha (76kms)
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Punakha, crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. Afternoon hike up to beautiful temple called Khamsum Yuley Namgyal Chorten. It is another 45 minutes uphill walk through the rice fields and the return portion downhill takes around 30 minutes.
Visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho-Chu (male) river and the Mochu (female) river.Lunch, dinner & o/n at hotel.
Day 3: Punakha - Paro (135kms)
After breakfast visit Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where couples unable to conceive come here for blessing. Drive to Thimphu and visit Kuenselphodrang where largest Buddha statue in the country is perched on the hillock overlooking the Thimphu valley and also if interested/if time permits, take a leisure walk through Kuenselphodrang Nature park and enjoy the nice view of the entire Thimphu valley below. Lunch, dinner & o/n at hotel.
Day 4: Paro
Day hike to the view point of Taktsang monastery, Horses can be arranged with an extra payment. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. Lunch, dinner & o/n at hotel.
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast we will transfer you to the airport for your flight. O/n at hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • 4 Nights' accommodation with all meals in tourist class hotels.
  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double.
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner &; light refreshments) with standard menu at 3 star hotels.
  • English speaking tour guide service.
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles.
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments.
  • All internal taxes and fees.
  • Mineral water during the day tour.
  • Any air fare
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals (optional)
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
4 Star hotels
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.

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