TOUR FACTS

Tour Cost: Twin Room Occupancy US $2,540 pp

Date: May

Duration: 10 nights in Bhutan
Group Size: Maximum 12 people
Accommodation: 10 nights in good standard hotels
Altitudes: 1,300m/4,265ft – 3,822m/12,539ft.

Tour Pace and Walking: Moderate pace with undemanding walks

Expected Climate: Temperate, cold at altitude

Attractions: Ura Yak Choe (festival), the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, architectural gems of Punakha and Trongsa Dzongs and the heritage museums of Paro, Thimphu and Trongsa; the legends, mystic and heritage of Central Bhutan, a pristine landscape with a backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayan Peaks and excellent photographic opportunities throughout the trip.

Photographic Opportunities: Excellent


Route Map


SYNOPSIS

Towns have grown bigger and the roads have grown longer, but little else has changed in Bhutan since visitors first arrived in the 1970s even today few visit this magical kingdom. You will be our welcome guest in this land where culture and religion are an integral part of everyday life; in this itinerary we offer you the chance to experience this way of life for yourselves. We will travel over the high passes where you will have spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of the high Himalayas; follow rivers as they flow through verdant valleys, walk on wooden bridges across the crystal-clear rivers to reach ancient dzongs (fortresses) and follow prayer-flag lined paths to isolated villages. In Bumthang we will attend the Yak Choe Festival and walk through some beautiful landscapes to ancient temples and monasteries. We offer you a glimpse into another world, another way of life. Bhutan is a spiritual country, but fun is never far away!


ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Paro; visit Paro Ta Dzong now the National Museum and Paro Dzong. Continue to Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu, drive to the site of the Golden Buddha, Back in Thimphu we begin our cultural visits

Day 3: Thimphu to Chemmi Lhakhang, continue east to Punakha

Day 4: Punakha to Trongsa, crossing Pele La Pass, spectacular views

Day 5: Trongsa to Ura, visiting Chumme weaving centre

Day 6: Ura Yak Choe (festival)

Day 7: Ura to Bumthang over Shelthang La (3,596m)

Day 8: Bumthang to Wangdiphodrang (Wangdue)

Day 9: Wangdiphodrang to Paro, cultural visits

Day 10: Paro, hike to Taksang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)

Day 11: Depart Bhutan, Paro – Delhi/Calcutta/Bangkok/Kathmandu​



GENERAL INFORMATION
Tour Cost
Twin Room Occupancy US $2,540 per person

Supplement
Single Room Occupancy US $250

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