TOUR FACTS

Tour Cost: Twin Room Occupancy US $3,040pp

Date: October

Duration: 12 nights in Bhutan
Group Size: Maximum 12 people
Accommodation: 11 nights in hotels, 1 night in tented camp.
Altitudes: 1,300m/4,265ft – 3,822m/12,539ft.

Tour Pace and Walking: Moderate pace, undemanding walks.

Expected Climate: Temperate and cold to warm tropical

Attractions: The largest of all Bhutanese festival, Thimphu Tshechu, the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, architectural gems of Punakha and Trongsa Dzongs and the heritage museums of Paro, Thimphu and Trongsa. The mystique and legends of the sacred heartland of Bhutan and the wildlife, flora and fauna of this ancient, pristine landscape set against a backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayan Peaks. Excellent photographic opportunities throughout the trip.

Photographic Opportunities: Excellent


Route Map
 


SYNOPSIS

Bhutan has a pristine landscape, primeval forests, where man adheres to a Buddhist philosophy creating a bio-diversity hotspot, unlike any other on earth. This is a land where man and wild-life live in harmony; where religion, culture and tradition, intertwine.

This journey of discovery has been developed in conjunction with our photographic expert who spent time studying in America and the United Kingdom with solo and joint exhibitions. Returning to Bhutan, a land he understands enables him to show you those ‘off the beaten track’ places, a short village stay a trek, visits to ancient religious sites; some are beautiful ruins while others remain sacred sites often housing a body of monks where practicing English always brings smiles.

The dappled sunlight on ancient stone paths; prayer-flag adorned wooden bridges; the fauna and flora; dawn breaking over the high Himalayas and bear witness at a Tshechu. Documentary, people, landscape, architecture, or wild-life; Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon, welcomes you.​


ITINERARY

Day 1: Fly into Paro. Visit the Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong.

Day 2: Chele La pass (3822m) and sunrise over the high Himalayas, hike to Taksang Monastery.

Day 3: Paro to Punakha over Dochu La (3116m), en route visit Chemmi Lhakhang.

Day 4: Punakha to Trongsa, crossing Pele La (3390m). Visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong.

Day 5: Trongsa to Bumthang crossing Yotong La (3425m).

Day 6: Bumthang, visiting ancient, sacred monasteries.

Day 7: Bumthang to Ura and back (approx 83 kms, 3 hrs).

Day 8: Bumthang to Tangsibji (93kms, 3.5 hrs). Overnight farmhouse or tented camp.

Day 9: Tangsibji to Wangdue (110kms, 4 hrs).

Day 10: Wangdue to Thimphu (70kms, 3 hrs drive), visit the Golden Buddha site.

Day 11: Thimphu Festival. (08-11 October 2019)

Day 12: Thimphu, weekend market and cultural visits late afternoon drive to Paro (1.5hrs).

Day 13: Depart Paro.



GENERAL INFORMATION
Tour Cost
Twin Room Occupancy US $3,040 per person

Supplement
Single Room/tent Occupancy US $300

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