Overview

Recommended for All Ages

Thimphu: Bhutan’s capital city is the country’s commercial and religious hub and the official seat of government. Located at an altitude of 2400 meters, it is an interesting fusion of ancient and modern, with historical architecture and ancient traditional elements juxtaposed with contemporary buildings and sensibilities. Attractions here include the Memorial Chorten, the Folk Heritage Museum, the National Library, the Textile Museum, and numerous handicraft shops, among others.

Punakha: Home to the ancient Bhutanese capital of Punakha, the Punakha valley is a fertile region blessed with rich harvests of fruit and rice and a climate that is almost tropical in the summer months.

Paro: Sitting pretty at an altitude of 2200m/7218ft, Paro is the gateway to beautiful Bhutan. Planes make an incongruous sight, flying low as they prepare for landing in this Himalayan oasis, home to many of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries. There’s plenty to observe in this traditional town on the banks of Pa Chhu (Paro River). A great day excursion is to trek to the famous Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) Hermitage on the face of a sheer 1000-meter-high cliff. It’s advised to do this at the end of your trip, once you’ve acclimatized to your surroundings.

Bumthang: 
Dubbed the mini Switzerland of Bhutan, Bumthang is a patchwork of rural farmlands that form a splendid tapestry in the valleys of Bumthang. Forested hills meet the valley floor, offering a lush landscape for exploring the surrounding natural environment. Look out for Burning Lake, a quiet riverside spot offering an ideal opportunity to sit and meditate. Bumthang is made up of four valleys: Ura, Chumey, Tang, and Choekhor, each with its own dialect. Ancient temples and monasteries abound in this beautiful environment. Visit Jambay Lhakhang, one of the 108 monasteries built by Tibetan King Gampo to subdue evil spirits in the Himalayan region. Other sights include the Kurje Lhakhang monastery and the local brewery.

7 Nights 8 Days 14 Apr Paro, Bhutan
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  • Highlights
    • Experience unique culture of Bhutan.
    • Trek up to Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro.
    • Admire stunning vistas from mountain passes. 
    • Visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong.
    • Go walking in pristine valleys. 
    • Home to rare Flora and Fauna.
    • Fantastic opportunities for photography and birding.
    Itinerary

    Day 1: Thimphu
    Thimphu (2320 Mts / 7656 Fts, 65 Kms / 01½ to 02 Hrs drive approx)


    On arrival at Paro Airport and after completing your Visa / Permit formalities you will be received by our Bhutan representative who will assist you in boarding your vehicle for transfer from Paro Airport to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan. En route stop at Tamchog Lhakhang (Iron Bridge) & at Chuzom (Confluence) Meeting point of Thimpu River (Wong Chu) & Paro River (Pa Chu). A leisurely walk in the Thimphu Market. On arrival at Thimphu, check in to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
    (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
     

    Day 2: Wangdue - Phodrang
    Punakha / Wangdi (1273 Mts / 4177 Fts, 70 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs one-way drive approx)

    After breakfast,  drive to Punakha/Wangdi. The drive is over Dochu La pass (3080Mts / 10102Fts) which is very scenic with a fascinating view of the mountains of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong and Suspension Bridge. Overnight at Hotel. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner)
     

    Day 3: Bumthang
    Bumthang (2600 Mts / 8530 Fts, 216 Kms / 07 to 08 Hrs drive approx).

    After breakfast, checkout and then drive from Punakha / Wangdi to Bumthang. The drive to Bumthang involves crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters plus the town of Trongsa. The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forests of rhododendrons and pine trees. Upon arrival at Bumthang, check in to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel. 
    (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
     

    Day 4: Bumthang
    After breakfast go for Bumthang local sightseeing covering  Jakar Dzong  &  Burning Lake. Back to the hotel. Excellent birding opportunities around the river. Overnight at Hotel. 
    (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

     
    Day 5: Paro
    Paro (2200 Mts / 7218 Fts).

    After breakfast, checkout and then transfer from Bumthang to Paro by flight. On arrival at Paro. Check-in at the hotel. Evening visit to the local market. Overnight at hotel. 
    (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

     
    Day 6: Paro
    Start the day early for a day hike with packed breakfast to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest Monastery) (Entrance fee INR 2000 (Approx) per person Adult / Child). The hike which is a uphill climb for about 2 ½ to 3 Hrs (Depending on Fitness level) one way through pine forests.  Later return back to the base where the vehicle will be waiting to take you back to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel. 
    (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner)


    Day 7: Paro
    Chele-la pass (3988 Mts / 13080 Fts, 40 Kms / 02 to 02 ½ Hrs - One-way drive approx from Paro)


    Early morning excursion to  Chele-la pass. Later drive back to Paro for breakfast. Evening visit to the local market. Overnight at Hotel.  
    (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Day 8: End of Itinerary
    After breakfast checkout and then transfer from Paro to Paro Airport (PBH), for onward connection. End of services. 
     

    Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • The mentioned rates per person rates are valid for Indian National / Passport Holder only
    • SDF (Sustainable Development Fee) as charged by the Bhutan government. 
    • Permit charges. 
    • Bumthang to Paro Airfare.
    • Meet & Greet upon arrival. 
    • Accommodation as per the itinerary, on Twin Sharing Basis. 
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
    • Services of a local Guide will be as per the itinerary. 
    • 2L Packaged drinking per pax per day. 
    • All applicable Transfers & Sightseeing by 01  AC Toyota Coaster Bus.
    • Services of an Expert Tour Leader from Team Foliage. 

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • 5% GST (Goods and Service Tax). 
    • 5% TCS (Tax Collected at Source) for Indian National only, as applicable from 01/10/2020, which will be on & above, the total Invoice amount including GST. 

    v  Cost for Air-ticket (which is always given separately, unless mentioned).

    v  Cost for supplementary service, optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges,

    v  Monuments entrance fees.

    v  Cost for Train fare, Travel / Any kind of Insurance & Premiums, Rafting Charges.

    v  Cost for service provided on a personal request.

    v  Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips, etc.

    v  Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” head.

    v  Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

    v  Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like - landslides, road blockage, etc.

    Camp Category
    Camp With Rahul
    Pickup point
    Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan View on Map