Bhutan Tour

Bhutan Odysseycultural tour

Trip Overview

This trip covers Thimpu-the capital city of Bhutan , Paro, Punakha-the old capital of Bhutan , Wangdiphrodang and Phubjika. Phubjika is the winterhome the rare black-necked cranes that fly over from Tibet . Phubjika has one of the only two Ngimgma monasteries of Bhutan .

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Paro international airport from where you will be picked up by our counterparts/representative and drive to Thimpu. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Thimpu.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Thimpu.
Thimphu valley sightseeing for full day which includes: Memorial Chorten (Stupa), Bhutan Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, School of Fine Arts, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Tashicho-dzong (the seat of the Royal Government), Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional Handmade Paper Factory and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight in Thimphu.  .

Day 03: Thimpu to Punakha and Wangdiphodrang.
Morning drive to Punakha via Dochu La pass (3,050 m), which offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. Afternoon visit to Punakha Dzong (previously the winter capital of Bhutan).Overnight at Punakha.

Full day excursion to Punakha and Wangdue valleys with sightseeing at Dochula pass(3.050 m). Lunch at Punakha Valley. Evening drive back to Thimphu.
Night halt: Thimphu.

Day 04: Punakha to Wangdue and Gangtey/Phobjikha
Morning visit Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. Then proceed to Gangtey Valley. Evening free or walk on your own to Phobjikha Valley. Night halt: Gantey

Day 05  Gangtey to Paro via Thimpu.
After breakfast visit Gantey Monastery. Drive to Paro, Overnight.

Day 06  Sightseeing of Paro.
After breakfast drive to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong (the Fortress where Drukpas won over joint Tibetan-Mongol Invasions in 1700s). Along the way, one can view the sacred Mount Jhomolhari (7,314m) – The abode of the Goddess Jhomo. Drive back to Satsam Chorten and then hike up to view the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) built on the face of 1000 m rock cliff.  End the day by visiting typical Bhutanese farmhouse to experience the daily life of the local farmer. Night Halt: Paro.

Day 07  Takstang Retreat.
After breakfast drive to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong (the Fortress where Drukpas won over joint Tibetan-Mongol Invasions in 1700s). Along the way, one can view the sacred Mount Jhomolhari (7,314m) – The abode of the Goddess Jhomo. Drive back to Satsam Chorten and then hike up to view the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) built on the face of a 1000 m rock cliff.  End the day by visiting typical Bhutanese farmhouse to experience the daily life of the local people. Overnight in Paro.

Day 08  Final Departure and Transfer to airport for onward flight

Cost Included

  • KTM-PARO-KTM Airfare by Druk Air (Economy class)
  • Bhutan visa fee,Tourism development fee
  • Bhutan airport tax
  • Airport pick up and drop-off
  • Hotel accommodation as per above itinerary
  • Service of licensed and trained guide
  • All meals and hot beverages
  • Local transportation as per above itinerary
  • National park/conservation area entry permits
  • All necessary documents permit (where applicable)
  • Coordination quick rescue service incase of emergency

Cost not Include

  • Airfare to/from Paro, Bhutan (Tickets are arranged upon request).
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.).
  • Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Excess baggage charge if more then 20Kg and hand bag more then 5kg
  • Rescue charge (Incase of emergency)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tipping for guide and driver

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:08 Days
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Best Time: Ever
  • Group Size: 2pax - 12pax + Above

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