Amazing Bhutan

Bhutan in South Asia. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the states of Assam and West Bengal in the south. Bhutan is geopolitically in South Asia and is the region's second least populous nation after the Maldives. Thimphu is its capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial center.
The independence of Bhutan has endured for centuries and it has never been colonized in its history. Situated on the ancient Silk Road between Tibet, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, the Bhutanese state developed a distinct national identity based on Buddhism. Headed by a spiritual leader known as the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, the territory was composed of many fiefdoms and governed as a Buddhist theocracy. Following a civil war in the 19th century, the House of Wangchuck reunited the country and established relations with the British Empire. Bhutan fostered a strategic partnership with India during the rise of Chinese communism and has a disputed border with China. In 2008, Bhutan transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy and held the first election to the National Assembly of Bhutan. The National Assembly of Bhutan is part of the bicameral parliament of the Bhutanese democracy.

Day 1 : Paro Airport – Thimphu

Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in atthe hotel. Evening explore the Thimpu town by walk. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 2 : Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast visit KuenselPhodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top ofthe KuenselPhodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit SangaygangView Point, Changangkha Monastery, Taking Preserve Centre, The talking national animal of Bhutan can be seenhere Tashichho Dzong(Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 3 : Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing

After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.). to view the higherHimalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong wasnamed DrukPungthangDechenPhodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpoand King Jigme DorjiWangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion tripto visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley,“The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 4 : Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha)

After breakfast, start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9,840 ft.). Gangtey is the home of Black Necked Crane whichmigrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan. You can also visit GangteyGompha.Evening return back. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 5 : Punakha/Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park - The park contains arich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. Onarrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics,religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as theadministrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 6 : Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the basecamp) & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay will be at Paro.

Day 7 : Excursion to Chele-La-Pass

After breakfast excursion trip to Chele-La-Pass (13,088 ft.) – the highest motorable road in Bhutan. Enjoy the scenic beauty& memorable landscapes from Chele-La-Pass. Back to Paro. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 8 : Paro Airport

After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Meal Plan as mentioned in our Package (CP/MAP/AP).
  • Exclusive non AC Vehicle as per itinerary on point to point basis not on disposal
  • Please note that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be on point to point basis only.
  • All hotel taxes

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • Any Air Fare/Train fare/Helicopter fare.
  • Personal Expenses (Laundry, telephone, tips, Mineral water, soft/hard drinks, cable car ride, rafting, Toy Train)
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in our itinerary.
  • Guide charges, camera fees & Entrance Fees.
  • Room Heater charges
  • If any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances, etc. (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in fuel price & Taxes - package cost will be increase, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Insurance & service tax
  • Anything which is not include in the inclusion.

TRAVEL TIPS

  • The hotels & rooms are subject to availability
  • Cost is based on the Minimum / base category rooms of the hotels mentioned in our packages
  • If the above mentioned hotels are not available then the similar category hotels will be provided
  • Please carry valid Voter ID Card / Passport (Original & photocopy) along with 8 copies of recent   passport size photographs.
  • Child below 5 yrs are complimentary and child of age 6yrs to 10 yrs will be chargeable (child with bed / child without bed)
  • Keep identity card/passport with yourself while travelling
  • Take care of local traditions and customs especially while visiting religious places.
  • Change money only at authorized Foreign Exchange Outlets/Banks/Hotels. Insist on receipt for money changed.
  • Himalaya has a wide range of weather conditions. Do check the type of clothing and other equipment you may require for the region you are visiting.
  • Dispose all litter carefully. The use of plastic bags is banned in Northeast.

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