TOUR FACTS

Tour Cost: Twin Room Occupancy US $1,790pp

Date: February

Duration: 7 nights in Bhutan

Group Size: Maximum 12 people

Accommodation: 7 nights in hotels (3 star or above)

Altitudes: 1500m/4,921ft – 3,822m/12,539ft.

Tour Pace and Walking:  moderate with undemanding walks and one hike or mule ride in beautiful surroundings.

Expected Climate: Temperate colder at altitude.

Attractions: The unique Punakha Drupchen, strong Buddhist culture and heritage, visiting temples and fortresses, workshops and museums with spectacular landscapes with excellent photographic opportunities throughout the trip.

Photographic Opportunities: Excellent

punaka-map


SYNOPSIS

Bhutan is set high in the Himalayas between India and China; where snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, dense jungles and crystal-clear rivers combine with a calming ancient Buddhist culture. During this tour we visit the major historical and religious sites in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha; watch dawn break over the High Himalayas; perhaps ride a mule to the iconic Taksang monastery in its lofty position 900m above the Paro valley; visit Buddha point and have a bird’s eye view of the Thimphu valley; walk in the valley of the Black-neck Cranes and witness the unique Punakha Drupchen. Bhutan, home of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon, welcomes you.

Layap at Punakha festival Bhutan


ITINERARY

Day 1:
Delhi/Calcutta/Bangkok/Kathmandu – Paro Flights with Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines. Visit Paro Ta Dzong now the National Museum and Paro Dzong. Continue to Thimphu

Day 2:
Thimphu, an early morning drive to the site of the golden Buddha and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the valley below. Back in Thimphu we begin our cultural visits.

Day 3:
A morning visit to Thimphu Weekend market, lunch and continue our journey east to Punakha.

Day 4:
Punakha festival.

Day 5:
Punakha to Phobjikha-the valley of the globally endangered Black-necked Cranes

Day 6:
Phobjikha to Paro, driving through a dramatic landscape.

Day 7:
Paro, Taksang Monastery/Tigers Nest: approximately a 5 hrs walk or hire a mule! Afternoon visits to Kychu Lhakhang and the atmospheric ruins of Drugyel Dzong.

Day 8:
Exit Bhutan, Paro – Delhi/Calcutta/Bangkok/Kathmandu with Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines.

Mountain view from Kathmandu to Paro
Festival at Punakha Bhutan


GENERAL INFORMATION
Tour Cost
Twin Room Occupancy US $1,790 per person

Supplement
Single Room Occupancy US $175

Note: This itinerary is also available as a private tour for 1 and 2 pax. Further information please contact [email protected]

Flight options
Delhi – Paro – Delhi  – US $803
Calcutta – Paro – Calcutta  – US $450
Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu – US $445
Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok – US $900

Included in Bhutan Land Cost

  •   Visa and Taxes

  •   Tour Guide who is expert in the field and proficient in spoken English

  •   All activities as mentioned in the itinerary

  •   All accommodation

  •   All meals

  •   Tea/coffee and snacks

  •   Bottled water throughout the trip

  •   Ground transportation

  •   All necessary camping equipments if the tour involves camping

  •   All entrance fees for museums

Not Included in Bhutan Land Cost

  •   Travel insurance (essential)

  •   Laundry service (available at all hotels), phone calls and alcoholic drinks

  •   Personal expenses

  •   Charges incurred as a result of circumstances beyond the control of Langur Eco Travels

  •   International Flights

The longest suspension bridge in Bhutan
Layaps at the Punakha festival
people at punakha festival
Punakha Bridge visit Bhutan