Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
Day 01 Paro - Thimpu (Distance 55 km, estimated time 01 hr 30 min) (L/D)
Upon arrival at the airport and meet our representative. Check in at hotel and overnight. Afternoon, proceed to visit National Memorial Chorten: a monument for world peace and prosperity. Later visit Trashichhoedzong (opens until 4 pm). Afterwards, drive to Buddha Point (Kuenselphodrang). Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu
Day 02 Thimphu) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing visit National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Also visit nearby Institute for Zorig Chusum, Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School. Textile Museum: With the opening of Textile Museum, Bhutanese textile have reached new heights as one of the most visible distinct art form. (Closed on Sundays). In the afternoon in Thimphu visit Changangkha Lhakhang: It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 03 Thimphu – Punakha (Distance 75 km, estimated time 3 hrs) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft). Next, visit Punakha Dzong : Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. Overnight at the Hotel in Punakha.
Day 04 Punakha / Paro (Distance 125 km, estimated time 4 hrs) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Paro and visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. Upon arrival in Paro, check in at the Hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 05 Paro (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Taktshang Lhakhang or Tiger nest (approx 5 hrs treking), perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro Valley floor , it is undoubtedly one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries. Lore has it that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery thus the name ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On the drive towards Paro town en route visiting Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries of the Kingdom reflecting introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 06 Paro – Excursion Ha Ha Valley (B/L/D)
After breakfast, proceed to Haa via Chele-la pass. 4 km away at Bondey village the road to Haa diverts towards the right hand side and the climb up towards the chele-la pass starts. After driving through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km, reach Chele-la pass (4200 meters). Later in the afternoon drive to Paro same way back. The drive will be under 3 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 07 Depart Paro (B)
After breakfast, free at leisure until scheduled transfer to airport.
Ground Tour cost valid till 31 March 2022
COST PER PERSON IN MYR:
- Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure by our representative
- Accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis/single supplement/CWB/CWOB as per itinerary
- Daily breakfast
- Private tour and Transportation as per itinerary
- Entrance fees, government taxes and service charges
- Includes toll, parking & fuel Cost
- Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites
- English speaking tourist guide
- Return international flight ticket
- Indian E- Visa MYR 210 per person : 1 year validity, multiple entry
- Travel Insurance VIP Plan (Applicable for Malaysian Passport Holder only) – MYR 85 per person
- Lunch and Dinner
- Camera fees etc. not specified
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Tipping for guide, porterage, driver and restaurant
- Optional tour and any other expenses or services not mentioned
- Any transport during the day at leisure or services or any additional rides
- Price valid till 31 March 2022
- 15 Nov – 20 Dec 2021 – Peak + 10%
- 21 Dec 2021 – 05 Jan 2022 & CNY 2022 – Super Peak + 15%
- Rate and itinerary subject to change without prior notice