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Trip Duration 12 Days
Destination Bhutan
Trip Grade Gentle
Activity Tour
Max. Altitude 3,950m.
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Transportation Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Starts in Paro (Bhutan)
Ends in Paro
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Discover the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan by taking this cultural tour. Visits to ancient dzongs (forts), monasteries, museums, cultural centers, and excursions to picturesque Bhutanese villages are all there in your itinerary. Your journey starts from Paro, the only place in Bhutan low enough to have an air strip. You get to survey the ancient Drugyel Dzong in Paro and capture the awesome view of the entire valley from Ta-Dzong. A scenic drive to the capital city Thimphu, where you get to discover the rich Bhutanese heritage and culture. Gangtey, another stop in your itinerary, has the famous monastery, Gangtey Gompa. Gangtey Gompa, perched atop a small hill that rises from the valley floor and is the only Nyingmapa Monastery on the western side of the Black mountains. The monastery is surrounded by a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens (Lay Monks).  Experience Bhutanese village life at Wangduephodrang, observe the traditional art of healing diseases at the Indigenous Hospital and learn more about the rich Bhutanese art and culture by visiting the Art & Craft School, National Library, Royal Goldsmith Workshop and Handicraft centers.

Trip Highlights

  • Fantastic introduction to cultural delights of Paro
  • Mesmerizing sight of Mount Chomolhari from Drugyel dzong
  • Insightful visits to Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and handicraft centers
  • Fabulous excursion around Thimpu, Gangtey Gompa (2800 meters), Ura Village and Swiss farm
  • Close encounter with Bhutan's culture in Bumthang and Wangduephodrang
  • Fulfilling hike to Taktsang Monastery, most dotted pilgrimage site for Bhutanese

Detail Itinerary

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Spring Itinerary

Outline Tour Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival at Paro airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Thimpu Sightseeing.
Day 03: Thimpu – Punakha.
Day 04: Punakha – Trongsa.
Day 05: Trongsa – Bumthang.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Bumthang.
Day 07: Sightseeing in Bumthang – Excursion around Ura village and Swiss farm.
Day 08: Bumthang – Gangtey.
Day 09: Gangtey – Paro via Wangduephodrang.
Day 10: Paro Sightseeing.
Day 11: Hike to Taktsang Monastery.
Day 12: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Outline Tour Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival at Paro airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Thimpu Sightseeing.
Day 03: Thimpu – Punakha.
Day 04: Punakha – Trongsa.
Day 05: Trongsa – Bumthang.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Bumthang.
Day 07: Sightseeing in Bumthang – Excursion around Ura village and Swiss farm.
Day 08: Bumthang – Gangtey.
Day 09: Gangtey – Paro via Wangduephodrang.
Day 10: Paro Sightseeing.
Day 11: Hike to Taktsang Monastery.
Day 12: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Trip length: 12 Days
    Grade: Gentle
    Trip type: Cultural tours
    Starts in: Paro (Bhutan)
    Ends in: Paro
    Accommodation: Hotel and Guest-house
    Maximum altitude: 3,950m.

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