BHUTAN GATEWAYS

Destinaton Route

Includes

Highlight of Tours

  • Return Air Tickets included ex Bangkok or Kathmandu with all the taxes
  • Explore the valley of happiness .
  • Traditional Bhutanese Welcome with Khadar (white scarf)
  • Visit the most famous of monasteries – Taktsang Monastery - ‘Tiger’s Nest
  • Variety meals arrangement for local Bhutanese, India, & Chinese cuisine to suits your appetite
  • Visit to Local Farm House to see how Bhutanese farmers live and have chance to taste the local rice wine “ara”.
  • Try your hand in making of Chili Cheese (Ema-datshi) Bhutanese Signature Dish
  • Dress yourself in Bhutan local Dress “Kira and Goh”
  • Unlimited Mineral Water during Sightseeing in Bhutan
  • 01 Complementary Personalized Posting Stamp (Each Person).

Day 01: Arrival Paro - Punakha

Your experience commences the moment your flight land in Paro International Airport, the only International Airport in Bhutan. Once you have clear the custom and immigration procedure, you will be warmly received by an English speaking Bhutanese tour guide. We will start your journey visiting Paro Dzong. The monument was built in 1646 AD. It is a large Drukpa Kagyu Bhuddist Monastery and house the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro. After Lunch, proceed to Phunakha, the old Capital of Bhutan. Punakha is 4 hours and 30 minutes away from Paro which the drive will pass by Thimphu the Mordern Capital of Bhutan and Dochu La Pass (Alt. 3050m) where you can enjoy the first view of the eastern Himalayan Mountains. Over Night stay

Day 02: Punakha - Trongsa

Upon arrival, we will visit the Punakha Dzong which lies between two rivers known as Phochu and Mochu, symbolizing the masculine and the feminine co-existing, their currents are of different colours and two rivers unit at this spot. Continue drive down to Trongsa which is situated in Central Bhutan, 6 hours and 30 minutes away from Punakha. We will drive over the Black mountains and Pele La Pass (Alt. 3300m). Tour highlight will be the Trongsa Dzong founded in 1543, a master piece of architecture. Over Night stay

Day 03: Trongsa – Bumthang

Proceed to Bumthang which is 2 hours away from Trongsa. Located just to the east of the centre of Bhutan, Bumthang is the general name given to a complex of four valleys - Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura - with altitudes varying from 2,600 to 4,000 metres. The beauty of the area is renowned with rich and fertile high lands covered mostly in pine are known for their buckwheat and apple production, sturdy stone houses, and plethora of monasteries. Your visit in Bumthang includes Jakar Dzong, the administrative center of the valley; Jambay Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries in the Bhutan, dating from the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan; and Kujey Lhakhang, one of the most sacred places, where Guru Rinpoche left his body imprint on the cave when he was meditating. Over Night stay

Day 04: Bumthang – Mongar

Drive 8 hours from Bumthang to Mongar.Enroute visit Ura valley and it is one of the most beautiful valley. The valley is shrouded with beautiful meadows and breath taking sceneries laid with buck wheat and barley fields. Over Night stay

Day 05: Mongar - Trashigang

After breakfast, proceed on to Trashigang. 4 hours of drive will bring you into the most eastern part of Bhutan. Trashigang lies in the far east of Bhutan, and is the country's largest district. Trashigang town, on the hillside above the Gamri Chu (river), was once the centre for a busy trade with Tibet. Today it is the junction of the east-west highway, with road connections to Samdrup Jongkhar and then into the Indian state of Assam. This town is also the principle market place for the semi-nomadic people of Merak and Sakteng, whose way of dress is unique in Bhutan. Over Night stay

Day 06: Trashigang

Visit Trashigang Dzong, the dzong was built in 1659 by Trongsa Penlop Minjur Tenpa and served for centuries as an administrative headquarters and monastery, though government offices mostly relocated by 2011. Drive into Khaling. Enroute, visit Sherubtse, Bhutan's only college and the sacred Zangtokpelri Monastery. At Khaling, visit the Traditional weaving centre and return to Trashigang in the evening. Over Night stay

Day 07: Trashigang – Mongar

After breakfast, drive to Mongar which is 4 hours away from Trashigang. Enroute, visit Gom Kora. 24 kms from Trashigang, the temple of Gom Kora is set on a small alluvial plateau overlooking the Dangmechu River. Surrounded by rice fields and clumps of banana trees, it looks like an oasis in an arid landscape. Visit Mongar Dzong which was built in 1930. This Dzong was constructed in the year as the administrative Headquarter for the District and to house the spiritual monks. The Dzong also houses the artifacts of the old Zhongar Dzong besides the other relics. Over Night stay

Day 08: Mongar - Bumthang

Today will drive back to Bunthang which is 8 hours away from Mongar. Have a nice stroll through the small little town of Bumthang and enjoy the relaxing life style of Eastern Bhutanese. Over Night stay

Day 09: Bumthang – Phobjikha Valley

After breakfast, we will continued our journey to Phobjikha Valley, am important cultural, historical ad natural site. It is 6 hours driving distant from Bumthang. The first stop will be at Gantey Gompa, a monastery perched atop a small hill that arises from the floor of Phobjikha Valley. It is also the home of migratory black-necked crane (from November till March) and one of the most beautiful spot in Bhutan. Over Night stay

Day 10: Phobjikha Valley - Thimphu

Today we will head to the Modern Capital of Bhutan, Thimphu, which is 6 hours away from Phobjikha Valley. Entering Thimphu, visit Trashicho Dzong which stands on left side of Thimphu. This Dzong is the home of the main secretariat of the government, offices of the King, ministries of Home Affairs and Finance and also the throne of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. It is an impressive large structure, surrounded by well-kept lawns and beautiful gardens. Over Night stay

Day 11: Thimphu

Today sightseeing starts with the National Memorial Chorten, Traditional Medicine Institute, National Library, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum and School of 13 Arts & Crafts. Trashicho Dzong stands on left side of Thimphu. This Dzong is the home of the main secretariat of the government, offices of the King, ministries of Home Affairs and Finance and also the throne of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. It is an impressive large structure, surrounded by well-kept lawns and beautiful gardens. After Lunch, Continued sightseeing in Thimphu. Visit the Takin mini zoo, Zilukha Nunnery, General Post Office and traditional paper factory. Proceed back to Paro which is 1 hours and 30 minutes away from Thimphu. Over Night stay

Day 12: Thimphu - Paro

After breakfast, proceed back to Paro, 1 hours and 30 minutes drive away. Upon arrival, have a stroll in Paro town. Along the main street, there is a complex of traditional architecture with richly decorated buildings housing small shops, institutions and restaurants. Evening programme will be visiting the local farm house where you can experience the making of the famous local dish "ema datshi" (Chilli & Cheese) and have a taste of their local rice wine "Ara". Over Night stay

Day 13: Paro – Haa Valley - Paro

After breakfast, depart for a day tour to Haa Valley. It is a 2 hours drive via Chele La pass (Alt. 3810m) where you will get a good view of the highest mountains of Bhutan and the Himalayan peaks. Proceed on will driving through the deep pine forest and into narrow valley of Haa. Haa Valley is made up of five counties and was closed to outside world until 2002. Haa Dzong is current occupied by military and strictly no visitation but the view is stunning. After picnic lunch, visit the famous monastery of Lhakhang Karpo (White temple) and Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple). Over Night stay

Day 14:: Paro

Today, visit the Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger Nest Monastery. It is perched precariously on a side of a cliff. Guru Padmasambhava, known as the Second Buddha, arrived on a flying tigress and meditated at this shrine in the second half of the 8th century. As a result, it is the dream destination for Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. Over Night stay

Day 15: Departure back home

Your Gateways of Bhutan will end today. Have a safe trip back home. End Of Tour & Our services

Includes

  • Return Air Tickets included ex Bangkok or Kathmandu with all the taxes
  • 14 night's accommodation in Bhutan based on twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar as per the itinerary..
  • Daily buffet breakfast at all places in the hotels
  • Other meals (lunch & dinner) will be served at the hotel / local restaurants.
  • Entrance fees at all monuments (one time only) as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa & Tourism Development Fee
  • Services of an accompanying English speaking local guide shall be provided during sightseeing & excursion tours as per the itinerary all the way
  • Special welcome at the airport on arrival with Khadar (white scarf)
  • 02 bottle of Mineral water will be provided everyday during sightseeing tour.
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by Non Ac Cars.
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porter age at all hotels & airports.
  • All currently applicable taxes, including Bhutan Government service tax.

Excludes

  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
  • Any meals other than the mentioned.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Our Cost is not valid for any period other than mentioned above.
  • Alcohol beverages, Expenses of personal nature, Pony ride to Taktshang (Tiger Nest), Evacuation in case of Emergency, Medical and Personal Insurance

Special Notes

  • Hotel Check-In / Check-out time 1200 hrs (Noon)
  • Prices are subject to change with if any increase in the land cost & taxes camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
  • The sequence of itinerary, meals and hotel arrangement are subject to the final confirmation .
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • We strongly recommend you to purchase travel insurance before departure.
  • Bhutan Visa

    Visa: Included in the packages price & Colour Scan copy of your Passport should be send to us by email and we shall issue E-Visa for you to enter Bhutan *Note: All passengers are advised to check their passport validity which should not be less than 6 months from the date of travel.

    Remarks

    • Any date fall from High Season to Low season Vice Versa – High Season rates will be applicable for that Tour
    • Upon booking a scan copy of your International passport document is required to process for Bhutan Tourist visa application.
    • There is totally no refund for any cancellations from the Bhutan Government Tourism Department regardless of any reasons.
    • Above package prices and airfares is subjected to changes with or without prior notice
    • Optional Pony ride up Takstang Monastery (Tiger Nest) (USD25), one way only
    • Tipping (USD 5 per person per day) must pay to Tour guide & Driver Directly at the time of departure from Paro.
    • All travel arrangement and sightseeing tour is provided with English speaking guide services only any kind of language guide additional charges will be applicable and subject to availability.

Package Cost

LOW SEASON: January, February, June, July, August, December
Destination Minimum : 2 PAX Minimum : 4 PAX
Ex Kathmandu US$ 3099 per person US$ 2699 per person
Ex Bangkok US$ 3399 per person US$ 2899 per person
HIGH SEASON: March, April, May, September, October, November
Destination Minimum : 2 PAX Minimum : 4 PAX
Ex Kathmandu US$ 3599 per person US$ 3199 per person
Ex Bangkok US$ 3888 per person US$ 3499 per person

Remarks

Packages also available Ex Delhi, Ex Kolkata & Ex Singapore
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