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Bhutan Cultural Tour 14 days

Bhutan Cultural Tour  
Trip Duration : 14 Days
Trek Length :
Trip Rating : Easy
Maximum Altitude : 12,628ft
Activity : Cultural tour
Lodging : Hotels
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Paro
Best Season : March to May and September to November
Trip Date :
Land Cost :
Single Supp :
Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Destinations: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang, Mongar, Lhuentse, Trashigang, Trashi Yangtse, Wangdi Phodrang and Haa Valley.
Trip rating: Easy
Best Season: March to May and September to November

High Season: March to May and September to November
These months are peak season in Bhutan and flight seats and other related services are very difficult to confirm. Full particulars of all participants should be provided at least 60 days in advance in order to hold all services on confirmed basis.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Paro (7,216ft)
Afternoon, Paro sightseeing. Visit the National Museum, Paro Rinpung dzong, Drugyal dzong and the Kichu temple. O/n Hotel Dechen Cottages in Paro

Day 2 Drive to Thimphu (7,872ft) (65kms and takes 2 hours)
Aftrenoon, Thimphu sightseeing. Visit the Memorial Chorten, the Folk Heritage Museum, the Institute of Arts and Crafts, the National textile Museum, the Changangkha temple and the Tashichodzong, the main secretariat building. O/n Hotel Riverview.

Day 3 Drive to Punakha (77kms and takes 3 hours drive)
On the way stop at Dochula pass ( 3100m / 10,168ft ) to view the most spectacular view of the entire Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges. Afternoon,Punakha sightseeing- Visit the Punakha dzong and the Khamsum Yule Nmagyel Temple. O/n Hotel Meri Phuensum in Punakha

Day 4 Drive to Trongsa (6,560ft)
Enroute visit Wangdi Phodrang dzong (129kms
and takes about 5 hours). Late afternoon, visit the Trongsa dzong and its
ancient watch Tower. O/n Hotel Yangkhil in Trongsa.

Day 5 Drive to Bumthang (8,856ft) (68kms and takes 3.30 hours)
Afternoon Bumthang sightseeing – Visit the Historical Jakar dzong, the Jambya Lhakhang, the Kurjey Lhakhang and the Mebar Tso known as the Flaming Lake, one of the most holy pilgrimage spots in Bhutan. O/n Leki’s guest house in Bumthang.

Day 6 Drive to Mongar (5,543ft) (198kms and takes 8 hours drive)
O/n Druk Zhongar hotel in Mongar

Day 7 Day Excursion to Lhuentse (75km, about 3 hours drive).
At Lhuentse, visit the Lhuentse dzong and the weaving centre.
O/n Druk Zhongar hotel in Mongar

Day 8 Trashigang (3,608ft) (98km, about 4 hours drive)
AM-Visit the Mongar dzong and drive to Trashigang.
Afternoon, Trashigang sightseeing- Visit the Trashignag dzong and its small town. O/n Druk Dejong hotel in Trashigang

Day 9 Drive to Trashi Yangtse (51km and takes about 3 hours drive)
At Trashi Yangtse, visit the Zorig Chusum institute as well as the Bhutanese wood bowl making unit. Afternoon, drive to Mongar (135km and about 4hrs drive). O/n Mongar

Day 10 Drive to Bumthang (198km and takes 8 hours)
O/n Bumthang.

Day 11 Drive to Wangdi Phodrang (4,428ft) (197km and takes 8 hours)
O/n Hotel Dragon Nest in Wangdi

Day 12 Drive to Thimphu
Afternoon, drive to Begana 28kms north of Thimphu and hike to Tango and Cheri Monasteries, built on the mountain ridge, these monasteries are the most important Buddhist teaching centres in Bhutan and also used as retreat centre.

Day 13 Haa (95kms about 4 hours from Thimphu)
After an early breakfast drive to Haa, a beautiful valley and ideal for photography with its rolling hills and gradual slopes in the pine tree filled valley. After exploring this beautiful valley, you have picnic lunch in Haa and drive back to Paro (45kms and the drive takes only 1.5 hours) via Chelila pass (3850m).
At the Chelila pass, you can get very good view of the Haa valley as well as the snow capped mountain views.
O/n Hotel Gangtey Palace / Hotel Olathang in Paro.

Day 14 Departure from Paro
Early breakfast at the hotel, drive to Paro International Airport to connect your flight to onward destination. We will help you until you depart Paro.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Thirteen nights accommodation in quality hotels in Bhutan on twin sharing (lodging is based on local Bhutanese standards and quality properties are used)
  • full-board meal plan (3 meals a day)
  • all ground transportation including arrival and departure
  • English speaking local tour guide throughout the trip
  • Royalty and taxes to the government, riding ponies and pack animals on treks
  • Entrance fees to temples and monasteries visited.

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Visa fees US$20 per person and Bhutan Tourism Development Fee (TDF) US$10 per person payable directly on arrival at Paro Airport Immigration
  • international airfares and departure tax
  • personal travel and medical insurance
  • alcoholic and soft beverages, telephone, laundry and tips
  • Festival surcharge US$30 per night per person based on number of nights at the festival
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergency rescue costs.

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