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Journey to Druk-Yul – 5 Days
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Journey to Druk-Yul – 5 Days

Journey to Druk-Yul – 5 DaysThe tour is perfectly tailored to offer you an insightful cultural immersion in Bhutan. Taking in the relentless succession of astonishing cultural wonders, you travel from Paro to Thimpu and thereon to Wangduephodrang.  The journey is silhouetted by outstanding panoramic views. Drugyel dzong majestically towers Paro with dominating views of Mount Chomolhari. Fabulously perched high overlooking the entire valley, Ta-Dzong houses distinctive cultural monuments and artefacts that reflect a long and varied history. In Thimpu you get to experience indigenous culture at its most authentic form on visiting monasteries, museum, stupa, library, chortens and many such sites of cultural importance. You can explore the local markets for a good selection of crafted artifacts, ceramics, basketry, traditional wood carvings and contemporary paintings. Wangduephodrang and Punakaha Dzong further acquaint you with the deep-rooted cultural values of Bhutan.

TRIP FACTS
Trip length:
5 Days
Grade: Gentle
Trip type: Cultural Tour
Starts in: Paro (Bhutan)
Ends in: Paro
Accommodation: Hotel, Resort – Guest House

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A myriad of activity choices in Paro
  • Perfect vantage points from Drugyel Dzong and Ta-Dzong
  • Insightful sightseeing tour to Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and handicraft centers
  • Ample opportunity to immerse in the local culture of Wangduephodrang

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival at Paro airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing and drive to Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing and drive to Wangduephodrang.
Day 04: Visit the Punakha Dzong and drive back to Paro.
Day 05: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

TRIP DEPARTURE DATES:

Bhutan Tour Cost: USD    Per Person.

 

Bhutan Tour & Trek Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation: Transfers and sightseeing by a deluxe vehicle and Airport/Hotel/Airport & tours pick up & drop).
  • Hotel accommodation at all places and 3 meals; breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
  • 1 Professional English speaking local tour guide & all temples, monuments entry fees.
  • Bhutan visa, tourism development fees, government royalty fees.
  • All applicable taxes.
  • Daily wages for support crews and their health insurance.
  • Basic first aid Medical Kit Box for support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

 

Bhutan Tour & Trek Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Personal tours gears.
  • Personal Nature expenses. (Extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, accidents, road blockage, and other occurrences beyond our control.)
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.  (Bar Bill, laundry and telephones calls.)
  • Airfare: to & from your country and internal domestic flights.
  • Personal travel insurance. (Liability for insurance against sickness, accidents, loss of baggage, loss of life and medical expenses if any kind etc.)
  • Tips for support crews.


Note: If Traveling Bhutan via Nepal

  1. All land transportation by private vehicle tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  2. Sightseeing activities in Kathmandu with professional English speaking tour guide & temple entry fees.
  3. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  4. Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu – Nepal.
  5. Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees & international airport departure taxes. ((It is suggested you apply for a multiple entry visa for Nepal initially saving you the Nepal re-entry fee).
  6. Personal nature’s expenses and transportation except given programs.

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Paro Airport, BhutanDay 01: Arrival at Paro airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Arrival at Paro airport by air. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our member and transfer to Kichu Resort.

Ounakha Buddhist MonasteryDay 02: Paro Sightseeing and drive to Thimphu.
Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. The drive to Thimphu is 2 hours and will be a pleasant one mainly due to the well maintained road through out Bhutan. Evening free time. Overnight at Hotel Druk or River view.

Taksang Monastery - BhutanDay 03: Thimphu sightseeing and drive to Wangduephodrang.
Morning Thimphu sightseeing - visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple. PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula passes 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.

Day 04: Visit the Punakha Dzong and drive back to Paro.
Morning drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed 2 hours to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight Kichu Resort.

Day 05: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Transfer to airport and the guide will help you with the formalities for final departure.

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