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Luxury Tours for Bhutan

Trip Facts:

Trip Name: Luxury Tours for Bhutan
Trip Id: LTFB284
Trip Duration: 07 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:

Luxury tours for Bhutan are all about discovering the cultural, historical and heritage sites in Bhutan. Luxury tours of Bhutan also allow staying at the best luxury hotels in Bhutan which have state-of-the-art facilities. A luxury trip to Bhutan visits the prominent cities in Bhutan like the colorful Paro, the tiny capital – Thimphu, the old capital – Punakha, Gangtey and one of the beautiful valleys in Bhutan ‘Phobjikha Valley’ including Haa Valley.

A luxury trip to Bhutan cost depends upon the category of hotels you choose and the tour begins landing at Paro International Airport. Cool and fresh air greets the visitors as they step down from the plane at Paro airport. Sightseeing near Paro is to pay a visit to Paro Rinpung Dzong. Sightseeing of Thimphu takes you to several sightseeing places in Thimphu like King’s Memorial Chorten, Buddha’s point, farmer’s centenary market, Tashichoe dzong, handicraft market, folk heritage museum. luxury private tours of Bhutan then crosses over Dochula pass (3050m) to Punakha. Dochula pass offers a magnificent view of the eastern Himalayas on a clear day. Getting closer to Punakha, take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang ‘the fertility temple’ dedicated to Drukpa Kunley. After Punakha is Gangtey and the beautiful Phobjikha Valley. Phobjikha Valley is winter home to black-necked cranes that flew all the way from Tibet during the winter season.

Soon luxury trips Bhutan traces the same route back to Paro en-route visiting the Haa Valley closer to Paro. In Paro, go for 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. Then visit one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan ‘Kyichu Lhakang’. Best luxury tours of Bhutan are witnessing Bhutan’s rich culture and heritage and observing the majestic Himalayan panorama.

Trip Highlights:

  • Witness dazzling bird’s eye view of the world’s tallest mountains while flying in/out from Paro
  • Explore Paro exploding with colors and tradition
  • Guided Thimphu city tour of the tiny capital
  • Hike Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan
  • Visit Gangtey (Phobjikha Valley), the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan
  • Kyichu Lhakhang – the oldest & most sacred shrine
  • Visit Punakha Dzong – the most beautiful monastery in Bhutan
  • Experience culture, tradition and lifestyles of Bhutanese people

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Paro (2250m) – Thimphu (2350m)
Day 02: Paro – Punakha (1310m)
Day 03: Punakha – Gangtey (2320m)
Day 04: Gangtey – Thimphu (2350m)
Day 05: Thimphu – Haa – Paro (2250m)
Day 06: In Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m)
Day 07: Paro depart

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Paro (2250m) – Thimphu (2350m)
Arrive at Paro International Airport where cool and fresh air immediately greets you as you step down from the plane. Flying in/out of Paro is blessed with flying past some of the world’s tallest mountains. After clearing customs 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 being sightseeing visiting Buddha’s point, Takin preserve. Then continue to Tashi Choe Dzong- the fortress of the glorious religion was initially constructed in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in the 1960s, Folk Heritage Museum – a 300 year old traditional house converted into a museum, Centenary Farmers Market, the new authentic craft bazaar. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 02: Paro – Punakha (1310m)
After breakfast, drive to Punakha from Paro which is about four hours drive. On the way is Dochula pass (3050m) which offers spectacular views of the eastern mountains on a clear day. Visit the nearby restaurants at the pass, have some tea/coffee with great mountain views. Continue to drive to Punakha and getting closer to Punakha Valley, take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang ‘the fertility temple’ dedicated to Drukpa Kunley. After the hike driving for some time will soon reach Punakha and check-in hotel. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 03: Punakha – Gangtey (2320m)
Today, drive being in the morning where from Wangude the road climbs up passing along oak and rhododendron forests. Then it arrives at the Phobjikha Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan. This glacial valley is the winter home to black-necked cranes that flew all the way from Tibet during the winter season. In Gangtey, take the 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 – Thimphu (2350m)
After breakfast, trace the same route back to Thimphu. Before that visit Gangtey monastery located amid the Gangtey Village. En-route, Gangtey to Thimphu is again crossing Docula pass and once more good chance to witness the eastern mountains. Upon Thimphu arrival, check-in hotel or you can explore the city as well or relax at your luxury hotel. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 05: Thimphu – Haa – Paro (2250m)
Drive to Paro from Thimphu en-route to the beautiful Haa Valley located closer to Paro town. Getting closer to Haa will encounter Chelela pass (3899 m) from where get a good view of the Himalayas and the valley below. Then continue the drive towards Haa. Haa is made up of five counties and was closed to the outside world until 2002. There is a military camp by the Indian Army. In Haa valley, visit Wangchucklo Dzong dating back to 1915 and Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple) is said to have been built by pigeon emanation of King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and Lhakhang Karpo (white temple). After the visit drive to Paro. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 06: In Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m)
Early in the morning after breakfast, drive to the base of the monastery and begin hike upwards. After two hours hike will reach the cafeteria. From here, get an exclusive view of the monastery, rest a while, have some tea/coffee. Afterward, continue to hike upwards towards the monastery, upon reaching explore around, get pictures. It’s believed Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century here and meditated. Then hike downwards to the road-head and drive to Paro. En-route visit Kyich Lhakhang, one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. Overnight at Luxury Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 07: 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 involved 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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