Discover Central Bhutan – 11 Days

 

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Overview

This program completely presents its culture, landscapes and the people of Western Bhutan including Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, with its magnificent monasteries, fortresses and shrines perched on the cliffs of the mountains.

This program also covers driving to places in Central Bhutan like Trongsa, Bumthang and Ura valley that is said to have been home to the earliest inhabitants of Bhutan. Here you will also find the most ancient and sacred temples and sites.  Walking down the streets you would believe to have travelled back in time with an unusual yet attractive atmosphere where women still wear the traditional sheepskin shawls on their backs which double as a blanket and cushion.

 

Highlights

  • Drive and hike through quaint hamlets, and towns.

  • Explore Bhutan’s architecture by visiting the many fortresses, palaces.

  • Get in touch with spirituality whilst visiting Dzongs and Monasteries around Bhutan.

  • Drop by the famous “Tiger’s Nest Monastery” Perched on the side of a vertical cliff at 3000 m.

  • At Bhumthang visit ancient monasteries and meet the inhabitants.

  • Hike through medieval cobbled streets, villages and farm houses.

 

Trip Facts

Destination: Bhutan 

Trip Duration:11 Days

Arrival: In Paro

Departure: From Paro

Meals: Bed & breakfast basis (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Best Season: September – April

Activity: Tour 

Grade: N/A

 

Includes

  • Meet and assistance at the airport

  • 10 night’s hotel accommodation in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang and Gangtey in sharing twin on full board basis as per the itinerary in standard tourist class hotels in the respective places

  • All the sightseeing tour and transfers as per the itinerary with English speaking guide

  • Private transfers by land cruiser/SUV

  • Bhutan Visa fee

  • Tourism development fund & Entrance fee in Bhutan

 

Excludes

  • Domestic airfare

  • Items of personal nature such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls, extra mileage, personal gratuities as tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.

  • Personal insurance policy – suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization.

  • Excess baggage

  • Expenses incurred by re-routing, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances

  • Any items and services not mentioned on cost inclusions.

 

Skeleton Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive in Paro and drive to Thimphu

Day 02 - In Thimphu

Day 03 - Sightseeing & drive to Paro

Day 04 - In Paro

Day 05 - Fly to Bumthang

Day 06 - Day excursion to Ura Valley

Day 07 - Drive to Trongsa

Day 08 - Drive to Gangtey

Day 09 - Drive to Punakha

Day 10 - Drive Punakha to Paro

Day 11 - Final Departure

 

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