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Day 01
Depart for - Delhi
Check in for your flight at the airport for your overnight flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 02
Arrive Paro - Thimphu (55Km/ 01hr)
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Delhi to Paro. The flight into the Himalayas is truly a memorable experience. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong overlooking the Paro chu(river) with Ta Dzong (National Museum) above it. Upon arrival at Paro Airport we drive to Thimphu (54km) for an hour, the capital of Bhutan a via Chhuzom (24km) where the Pachhuand Wangchhu Rivers join. Arrive in Thimphu and explore the Centenary Farmers Market, a platform for Bhutanese farmers to sell farm produces, local arts, and crafts. Evening visit the Tashichho Dzong, the head seat of the King and the Je Khenpo, the highest abbot of Bhutan. Tonight, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with authentic traditional Bhutanese meals. Overnight in Thimphu.
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Day 03
Thimphu City Tour - Takin Sanctuary
Today we explore the best attractions of Thimphu city at 2,300m, home to approximately 138,736 inhabitants. Thimphu is a small city but has many attractive places. Morning begins with a visit to the Kuenselphodrang (the largest 169ft Buddha Dordenma statue in the world), built in 2006 and sits atop a hill, overlooking the Southern entrance to Thimphu city. Our next stop is at the Motithang Takin Reserve (national animal of Bhutan), followed by the National Library, where you'll encounter the world's largest book, 'Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom.' This impressive tome weighs over 60 kg, stands at 1.52 meters in height, and spans 2.13 meters in width. Continue to Ludrong Memorial Garden (8.35 acres) at Langjophakha, initiated in 2012 by Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother Kesang Choeden Wangchuk. Later, we’ll drive to Changlingmithang (Sports Complex). If lucky, witness the locals engaging in lively archery matches, the national game of Bhutan, and perhaps even a game of football Use your free time to relax or explore the streets of Thimphu city. Overnight in Thimphu
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Day 04
Thimphu - Dochu La Pass - Punakha (71 kms/ 03 hours)
After breakfast, we travel (71-km) about 3hours to Punakha, once the winter capital of Bhutan until 1955. It is situated in western Bhutan with a warm and temperate climate, bordered by Gasa to the north, Thimphu to the west and Wangdue Phodrang to the east and south. Stop off at Druk Wangyal Chortens (108 Stupas) before crossing over Dochula Pass(3,050m). On a clear day, you can enjoy panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Bhutan’s highest mountain (Mt. Gangkar Puensum at 7,564m).Along the way, visit the Royal Botanical Park in Lampelri, about 35-km from the capital city of Thimphu. Of the 46 rhododendron species recorded in the country, 29 are found in the park. Thepark is a great learning destination for the students, researchers, and naturel overs. Arriving in Punakha(1,350m), visit the fertility Chimi Lhakhang (temple) en route, nestled on a round hillock near a village called Sopsokha, built in 1499 by Saint Drukpa Kunley (known as the Divine Madman). Legend has it that the childless couples wishing to have a baby from across Bhutan and occasionally from overseas are blessed with a child after visiting this mysterious temple. Evening is at leisure where you’ll have some time to stroll along the streets of a small Punakha town. Overnight in Punakha.
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Day 05
Punakha
Discover the delights of Punakha–Wangdue Phodrang Valley, situated in western Bhutan with a warm and temperate climate. Kickstart your day with a visit to the Punakha Dzong, strategically located at the confluence of the Phochhu (male) and Mochhu (female) Rivers. This grand fortress is adorned with jacaranda trees, colouring the landscape with vibrant purple blooms in spring. Next, why not take a stroll to Bhutan's longest suspension bridge spanning the Phochhu River. In the afternoon, explore the charming Talo and Nobgang villages. Talo, renowned for its picturesque landscapes, is home to 368 households and a population of 1594 people. The women from Talo are known for their beauty. The Royal Queen Mothers, four sisters married to The Fourth King of Bhutan, hail from the Talo region. The scattered village of Talo, nestled along the hill slopes, is renowned for its remarkable cleanliness and hygiene, setting it apart from other villages in Punakha. On the way back, we arrive at our last stop at the Sangchen DorjiLhuendrup Nunnery Buddhist College in Wolakha, spectacularly located on a hilltop. The Queen Mothers’ parents built it in 2008 for nuns to pursue higher Buddhist studies. Overnight in Punakha.
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Day 06
Punakha - Bumthang
After an early breakfast, continue to the Bumthang Valley in central Bhutan, home to some of the oldest temples and monasteries in the country. You’ll at first travel to Trongsa about 4-5 hours via Pelela Pass(3,390m) and Nobding, a small town en route. It is not uncommon to encounter grazing yaks by the roadside along the East–West highway. On the way we pass by the Chendebji Chorten below the road. This 18th century monument resembles the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal with eyes painted at the four cardinal points. Enjoy a scenic journey, changing landscapes from the awe-inspiring mountains to lush vegetation. From the viewpoint (Thumangdra) opposite to the Tronsa Dzong, youcan take photos of the beautiful landscapes and dzong. Lunchtime is at Trongsa, the ancestral home of the present Royal Family of Bhutan (where the Institutional Monarchy of Bhutan was born). Continue your journey to Bumthang about 2.5 hours via Yotongla Pass (3,425m). You have an option to explore the Yathra Weaving Centre in Chumig village en route, where the Bumthap women weave yak and sheep wools into the beautifully patterned fabric called “Yathra” including woollen mattresses (Drumzeedhen). Enjoy a tranquil evening strolling the streets of as mall Bumthang town Overnight in Bumthang.
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Day 07
Bumthang
We explore the pristine Bumthang Valley (also known as Jakar), the religious heartland of Bhutan. Visit the Kurjey Lhakhang complex, which consists of three temples. A 108-chorten walls surround these impressive temples with a huge front yard on the side of a hill. Next, travel out to Mebar Tsho (burning lake) located on the way to Tang village, where the renowned treasure reveller, Terton Pema Lingpa, discovered religious treasures from the lake in the late 15th century. We then make our way(41-km), taking roughly 1.5 hours, towards the quaint and beautiful Ura Valley(3,100m). It is home to Bhutan’s largest clustered settlement, nestled near the Ura Lhakhang (temple). Our journey winds through the easternmost reaches of Bhutan, treating us to breathtaking vistas of majestic mountain landscapes and quaint villages along the way. One of the highlights is a stop at Ura Shelthangla, a vantage point offering a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, Bhutan's highest unconquered peak at 7,564m. Throughout this scenic journey, diverse flora such as rhododendron species, ranunculi, primula orchids, and captivating conifers grace our path, painting a vibrant natural tapestry. Return to Bumthang in the evening for an overnight stay. Overnight in Bumthang.
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Day 08
Bumthang - Phobjikha
After breakfast, our return journey takes us to Phobjikha Valley via Trongsa (about 4-5 hrs), home to the rare, Black-Necked Cranes that migrate from the Tibetan plateau from late October to mid-March. Take the opportunity to visit the 17th century picturesque GangteyGonpa (monastery) on the hillock with amazing views of the valley. The monastery is the only Nyingmapa School of Buddhism taught here in western Bhutan. Afternoon is set aside for a short and gentle nature hike(4-km) about 2 hours. The best way to soak up this magnificent valley is to head downhill from the start point (nearby the monastery) to Semchubara village. This trail takes you through beautiful forests, flower meadows and into vast plains of Phobjikha Valley, ideal for spotting some birds, grazing cows, farmhouses, people, and the local life. After passing a chorten and Khewa Lhakhang through gentle grassy slopes carpeted with purple primluas, your hike ends at the local community school. Overnight in Phobjikha.
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Day 09
Paro (122km / 4hrs)
This morning, our return journey (122km) about4 hours takes us to Paro, pausing en route at Dochula Pass (3,050m) and soak up the panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Bhutan’s highest mountain (Mt. Gangkar Puensum at 7,564m). Continue to Paro, home to the famous Taktshang Monstery (also known as Tiger’s Nest). Arrive in Paro, we can drive to the Sangchen Chokhor Buddhist College, situated at a height of 2,800mon a hill. It takes around 25-30 minutes to cover the 13.7 km distance. The college hosts about 150-200 students who study Buddhism for six years before moving on to Tango Buddhist University. Time permitting, explore the Kaja Throm, a row of stalls offering fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and incense sticks, among other items. Additionally, there are food stalls managed by De-Suups trained in diverse culinary arts through the De-Suung Skilling Programme. The evening is at leisure to relax and enjoy; we have allowed sometime for this and to explore the small town of Paro and its surroundings. Spend the night in Paro.
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Day 10
Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Bhutan’s famous Paro Taktshang Monastery(Tiger’s Nest) is an unforgettable sight. No visit to Bhutan would be complete without a trip to Paro Taktshang (3,120m). It is stunning in its beauty and location. Today is a real highlight as you take a short hike to the Taktshang Monastery, clinging on a rock cliff at 900m above the Paro Valley floor. The monastery is one of the most revered pilgrimage places in Bhutan because Guru Rinpoche (one the founding fathers of Tibetan Buddhism) is believed to have flown to the site on the back of a flying tigress in the 8thcentury. An 11-km (round-trip) hike starts from the base of the mountain from the road point (Ramthangkha),which is 2km drive from Paro town. Enjoy your rewarding hike about 4 hours(round-trip) with extra one hour to tour the monastery at a leisurely pace. There is a small teahouse halfway through from where a view of the spectacular monastery to enjoy! Gentle horse/pony rides are permitted till the viewpoint. The latter part of the afternoon is at leisure - why not soak up in a hot stone bath at farmhouse? Spend the night in Paro.
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Day 11
Paro - Delhi
After early morning breakfast, we transfer you to the Paro International airport for flight to Delhi. Depending on your return flight to UK, you are free to explore Delhi at your own costs.
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Day 12
Arrive Home
Arrive Home
Bhutan Tour 12 Days
CityNights
With Flight From UK   Rating Without Flight   Rating
Delhi
1 N
Novotel New Delhi Aerocity or Similar
5 Star Novotel New Delhi Aerocity or Similar
5 Star
Thimphu
2 N
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri or Similar
NA Hotel Phuntsho Pelri or Similar
NA
Punakha
2 N
Hotel Sonamgang or Similar
NA Hotel Sonamgang or Similar
NA
Bumthang
2 N
Gongkhar Hotel or Similar
NA Gongkhar Hotel or Similar
NA
Phobjikha
1 N
Dewachen Hotel & Spa or Similar
NA Dewachen Hotel & Spa or Similar
NA
Paro
2 N
Olathang Cottages or Similar
NA Olathang Cottages or Similar
NA
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2024 Tour Departures

From London

Departure Date
31 May 2024
Arrival Date
11 Jun 2024
Available
Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
(With Flight From UK) USD 6369 ,
(Without Flight) USD 5579

Passengers
Rates
With Flight From UK Without Flight
USD USD
Sharing
Per Adult
6369 5579
Twin Room
Per Adult
6369 5579
Double Room
Per Adult
6369 5579
Triple Room
Child 2-11 yrs
5099 4310
1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
Child 2-11 yrs
4836 4047
2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
Infant 0-23 Months
1185 922
Infant
Per Adult
7007 6218
Single Room
Departure Date
12 Sep 2024
Arrival Date
23 Sep 2024
Available
Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
(With Flight From UK) USD 6461 ,
(Without Flight) USD 5606

Passengers
Rates
With Flight From UK Without Flight
USD USD
Sharing
Per Adult
6461 5606
Twin Room
Per Adult
6461 5606
Double Room
Per Adult
6461 5606
Triple Room
Child 2-11 yrs
5165 4310
1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
Child 2-11 yrs
4902 4047
2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
Infant 0-23 Months
1185 922
Infant
Per Adult
7099 6244
Single Room
Departure Date
05 Nov 2024
Arrival Date
16 Nov 2024
Available
Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
(With Flight From UK) USD 6283 ,
(Without Flight) USD 5560

Passengers
Rates
With Flight From UK Without Flight
USD USD
Sharing
Per Adult
6283 5560
Twin Room
Per Adult
6283 5560
Double Room
Per Adult
6283 5560
Triple Room
Child 2-11 yrs
5027 4303
1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
Child 2-11 yrs
4764 4040
2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
Infant 0-23 Months
1185 922
Infant
Per Adult
6922 6198
Single Room
Departure Date
10 Dec 2024
Arrival Date
21 Dec 2024
Available
Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
(With Flight From UK) USD 6632 ,
(Without Flight) USD 5645

Passengers
Rates
With Flight From UK Without Flight
USD USD
Sharing
Per Adult
6632 5645
Twin Room
Per Adult
6632 5645
Double Room
Per Adult
6632 5645
Triple Room
Child 2-11 yrs
5310 4323
1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
Child 2-11 yrs
5047 4060
2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
Infant 0-23 Months
1185 922
Infant
Per Adult
7270 6283
Single Room
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