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Bhutan Luxury Tour - 6 Days

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Bhutan Luxury Tour

Trip Facts:

Trip Name: Bhutan Luxury Tour
Trip Id: BLT281
Trip Duration: 06 Days
Max. Altitude: 3,120m/10,240 ft (The Tiger Nest Monastery)
Best Season: March to May and September to November
Meal: Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation: 4 & 5 star hotels
Transportation: Private car, van or bus (Depends on group size)
Trip Type: Private Tour

Trip Overview:

Bhutan Luxury Tour is a great journey covering the famous places of Bhutan with stays at luxurious hotels in Bhutan. Bhutan luxury tours go around exploring the colorful Paro town, the tiny capital –Thimphu, the old capital – Punakha and finally Gangtey with one of the beautiful valleys in Bhutan ‘Phobijikha Valley’. A luxury tour of Bhutan proceeds ahead with landing at Paro International Airport where immediately cool and fresh air greets you as you step down from the plane. Paro sightseeing itinerary takes you to Paro Rinpung Dzong closer to Paro town. Thimphu sightseeing packages take you to sightseeing places in Thimphu like King’s Memorial Chorten, Buddha’s point, farmer’s centenary market, Tashichoe dzong, handicraft market, folk heritage museum.

A luxury tour of Bhutan then goes to Punakha from Thimphu crossing over Dochula pass (3050m).  Dochula pass gives spectacular views of the eastern mountains in a clear day. Getting closer to Punakha Valley, take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang ‘the fertility temple’ dedicated to Drukpa Kunley. From Wangdeu in Punakha, the road climbs up then descends to Gangtey and the beautiful Phobjikha Valley. Phobjikha Valley is the winter home to black-necked cranes that flew all the way from Tibet during the winter season. Luxury tour to Bhutan then traces the same route back to Paro to embark the ever-popular hike to the Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ located in Paro outskirts. It’s believed Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century and meditated here. Bhutan luxury travel deals are the best option to witness the land of the thunder dragon and to learn more about its unique culture and traditions.

Trip Highlights:

  • Witness astonishing view of the Himalayas while flying in/out from Paro.
  • Check out Paro town exploding with colors and tradition.
  • Catch upon the tiny capital Thimphu.
  • Day excursions to the beautiful Haa Valley
  • Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most popular monasteries in Bhutan.
  • Punakha Dzong – the most beautiful monastery in Bhutan.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Paro (2250m) – Thimphu (2350m)
Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha (1310m)
Day 03: Punakha (1310m) – Gangtey (Phobjikha Valley) (2320m)
Day 04: Gangtey (Phobjikha Valley) – Paro (2250m)
Day 05: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m)
Day 06: Paro depart

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Paro (2250m) – Thimphu (2350m)
Arrive Paro by flight flying over some of the highest mountains in the world and into the lush green Paro Valley. As your step down from the plane, cool and fresh air immediately greets you. After clearing the custom and immigration formalities meet your representatives and guide outside the airport. Drive to Paro for lunch and also visit Paro Rinpung Dzong. Afterward, drive to Thimphu (1 hr drive) and begin sightseeing visiting sites like Buddha’s point, Take a view of the majestic Tashichoe Dzong, the seat of the government before circumventing the Memorial Chorten – a monument erected in memory of Bhutan’s third king H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Visit Centenary Farmers Market, the new authentic craft bazaar, National Institute of Traditional Medicine that still dispenses traditional herbal medicines to the locals, the Folk Heritage Museum – a 300 year old traditional house converted into a museum. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha (1310m)
After breakfast, drive to Punakha en-route passing over Dochula pass (3050m). The pass is a popular viewpoint to witness good views of the eastern mountains on a clear day. Then drive to Punakha where getting closer to Punakha, take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang ‘the fertility temple’ dedicated Drukpa Kunley. After the hike, soon the beautiful valley of Punakha is reached. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 03: Punakha (1310m) – Gangtey (Phobjikha Valley) (2320m)
Today drive to Gangtey where from Wangdue the road climbs up over oak and rhododendron forest, then to the Phobjikha Valley, one of the beautiful valleys in Bhutan. It’s one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan and also the chosen home for the black-necked cranes which flew from Tibet during the winter season. One can also enjoy 1 & half hour Gangtey nature trail hike starting from Gangtey monastery through the forest and into the valley floor. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 04: Gangtey (Phobjikha Valley) – Paro (2250m)
After breakfast, drive back to Punakha to visit a stunning hill-top nunnery – Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing. Have a chat with the nuns and enjoy the charm of the surroundings! The main temple is dedicated to the bodhisattva of compassion (Avaloketeshvara) and next to the temple is a beautiful Stupa and there are slate carvings of religious figures. Re-crossing Dochula and drive towards Thimphu upon arrival check-in hotel. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 05: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m)
Drive to the base of the monastery and start the hike where about two hours of walk will reach the cafeteria. From here, get a good view of the monastery, rest a while and continue the hike up to reach the monastery. It’s believed Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century here and meditated. Explore around the monastery and hike downwards to the road-head. Drive to Paro en-route visiting Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 06: Paro depart
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains. (Breakfast only included)

Cost Details:

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Includes the following service during Bhutan tour:

• Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
• Accommodation in 4 or 5 stars hotel as per your requirements.
• Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
• Route Permit
• Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
• A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
• All land transportation by private vehicle
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Monuments entrance fees where applicable
• Drinking water
• All internal taxes and charges
• A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)

Excludes in the package cost:

• Airfare & Travel Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
• Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Note:

– On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on a usage basis.
– Our entire Bhutan tours are private journeys and tailor-made programs suited for any independent travelers according to their chosen traveling dates. Should you wish, the tour can be easily customized as per your interest and activities you wish to get involve in or spend more time in your places of interest. Contact us to customize this tour as per your requirements. This tour can be undertaken round the year.

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