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Destination- Bhutan

Overview

Overview

: 06 Nights / 07 Days
: Paro, Thimpu, Punekha, Gangtey, Paro
: Paro
: Paro
   

On the roof of the world, shoe horned into the grand Himalaya, Bhutan, the thunder Dragon, is a fiercely independent kingdom. With an area slightly larger than Switzerland, there are only about 600,000 people. The name Bhutan appears to derive from the ancient Indian term "Bhotanta" which means the end of land of the Bhots, it could also extend from the Sanskrit word Bhu'uttan or highland.


The Kingdom lies east of Nepal and west of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Located in the heart of the high Himalayan mountain range, Bhutan is a land-locked country surrounded by mountains in north and west. The rugged east, visited by few Western travellers, the high Himalaya in the northern steppes separates the kingdom from Tibet..


Isolated from the outside world till the 1960s, Bhutan manages to retain all the charm of the old world. Like timeless images from the past,the traveller encounters the full glory of this ancient land through its strategic monastic fortresses known as Dzongs, numerous ancient temples, monastries and stupas which dot the countryside, prayer flags which flutter along the high ridges, wild animals which abundant in the dense forest, foamy white water falls which are like the real showers, and warm smiles of its friendly people. Each moment is special as one discovers a country which the people have chosen to preserve in its magical purity.

 

You are reaching to the unspoiled and untouched Bhutan. The 'Land of the Thunder Dragon' opened its doors to travellers in the 1970's. Bhutan's landscape of mountains and green valleys and its strong Buddhist religion shape the kingdom's identity with monasteries and chapels scattered throughout the land.  Bhutan is an extraordinary place, unlike anywhere else, it has its own little surprises that we don't want to ruin by explaining it all right now.

 

 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive / Paro

Fairy Tale India representative will receive you at the airport and drive you the short distance to the hotel. After Tea, drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong,. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). On the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo.


Day 02 - Paro / Thimphu with day excursion to Taktsang Monastery

After breakfast 20 minutes drive takes you to Satsam Chorten. From the road point the hike up to Taktshang, on a well maintained path, is quite uphill and it takes around 3-4 hours at an average walking speed. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria.
After lunch,visit Ta Dzong



Day 03 - Thimphu

After breakfast, visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting


After lunch we drive to the Traditional Medicine Institute where medicines are prepared according to ancient practices, and to Lungtenzampa to observe the Royal silver smiths and Bhutanese paper factory at work.


Day 04 - Thimphu / Punakha

After breakfast 3 hours drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. On the way, visit Chimi Lhakhang, The Temple is also known as "the Temple of Fertility ".


Day 05 - Punekha / Gangtey

After breakfast drive to Gangtey. En-route sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang, it includes: visit to Wangdiphodrang Dzong (from outside) built in 1638. Drive further to Gangtey. While in Gangtey, visit Gangtey Gompa. Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter. After lunch, explore the valley.


Day 06 - Gangtey to Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro. Your dinner at typical Bhutanese farm house to experience the Bhutanese living. Before dinner you will have hot stone baths which are the Bhutanese equivalent of a sauna to the Swedish. It’s a wooden bath with a partition in the end where stones that have been lying in a hot fire for hours are placed in. This heat up the water and apparently the stones has some healing properties. The stones make the water sizzle and bubble because they are so hot.


Day 07 - Departure

Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell.


 

 

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Prices

Price

For customised pricing please contact us.

 

Destination

Standard

Deluxe

Nights

Paro

Amankhora

Uma Paro

01

Thimpu

Amankhora

Taj Tashi

01

Punakha

Amankhora

Kichu Resort

02

Gangtey

Amankhora

Amankhora

01

Paro

Amankhora

Uma Paro

01

 

Prices include the following: -

  • 06 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Assistance on arrival / departure of Fairy Tale India Representative
  • All transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa, sightseeing, excursions in air-conditioned car 
  • Local English speaking guide at each destination
  • Monument entrance fees  
  • All applicable taxes

* Luxury Guests will have Luxury Toyota Inova car / Cola & beer in the car throughout the tour

Does Not include: -

  • International flight
  • Fees for video cameras during the sightseeing
  • Personal expenses / Gratuities
  • Everything that was not mentioned as "included services"

 

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