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Bhutan Holiday

by Chen-Ray Travel & Tours

8 Days / 7 Nights 4 Destinations 1 Country

Thimphu (Thimpu) (2N) | Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey) (1N) | Punakha (2N) | Paro (2N)

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Bhutan

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Overview
Destinations Thimphu (Thimpu) (2N) | Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey) (1N) | Punakha (2N) | Paro (2N)
Countries Bhutan
Regions Central Bhutan | Punakha District | Western Bhutan | Thimphu District | Paro District | Wangdue Phodrang
Tour Theme Historical Tours | City Tours & Sightseeing
Inclusions
Accomodation/Hotels Included
Destination Nights Accomodation Rating
Thimphu (Thimpu) 2 Nights Hotel Riverview or similar
Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey) 1 Nights Hotel Dewachen or similar
Punakha 2 Nights Meri Phuensum Resort or similar
Paro 2 Nights Tenzingling Resort or similar
Accommodation Double/Twin sharing
Meals Included
Meal Plan: CP (Breakfast Only)
Breakfast
Private Car Included
- Airport Transfers - SUV vehicles for all transfer and sightseeing for up to 3pax, Toyota Hiace/Hyundai H1 for 4- 7 pax and Toyota Coaster for 8 pax and above.
Hotel Transfers Included
- Airport Transfers - SUV vehicles for all transfer and sightseeing for up to 3pax, Toyota Hiace/Hyundai H1 for 4- 7 pax and Toyota Coaster for 8 pax and above.
Tour Guide Included
Language spoken: English
English Speaking Guide
Sightseeing Included
Sightseeing as per Itinerary
Tour Operator Chen-Ray Travel & Tours Tour Length 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tour Starts Paro Tour Ends Paro
Tour Type Private Category 3 Star
Age Group Any
Short Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive At Paro - Thimphu
Day 2 Thimphu
Day 3 Thimphu - Gangtey - Phobjikha
Day 4 Phobjikha - Punakha
Day 5 Punakha
Day 6 Punakha - Paro
Day 7 Paro - Taktshang Hike
Day 8 Depart Paro
Highlights
Go on 8 day trip to Bhutan where you will see and savor attractions like Go on 8 day trip to Bhutan where you will see and savor attractions like Paro Dzong, Kuenselphodrang, Chang Gangkha Lhakhang, Tashichho Dzong, Dochu-la pass and more.
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Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive At Paro - Thimphu
The flight into Bhutan takes you close to the great Himalayas, offering dazzling scenic views of some of worlds highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley below. Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) on the hills above the town will be a fine sight. Chen-Ray Travel & ours representative will receive you and will drive you to Thimphu with sightseeing en route and check into your hotel. After lunch, drive to Kuenselphodrang where worlds tallest Buddha (Dhordenma) Statue (169 feet) sits overlooking the Thimphu Valley. Enjoy the spectacular view of Thimphu city. Visit the memorial chorten (Stupa) located in the center of the City which was built in the memory of our beloved Third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Evening free
Meals Included Breakfast
Accommodation Included Hotel Riverview
Overnight Thimphu (Thimpu)
Day 2
Thimphu
Visit Chang Gangkha Lhakhang one of the oldest Monasteries in the country. Visit the zoo at Motithang to gaze upon Takin, the National animal of Bhutan. Drive upward towards BBS tower to view the Thimphu city opposite to Kuenselphodrang. Drive down to the view point of Tashichho Dzong, the impressive fortress which houses the secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty the King and various government offices. Visit craft bazaar where one can find all kinds of authentic handmade Bhutanese handicrafts including the national dress of Bhutan, Gho and Kira. Evening visit Tashichho Dzong the impressive fortress which houses the secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot and central monk body. Witness the Flag lowering ceremony before you enter the Dzong.
Meals Included Breakfast
Accommodation Included Hotel Riverview
Overnight Thimphu (Thimpu)
Day 3
Thimphu - Gangtey - Phobjikha
After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/10,130ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the 108 chortens, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the high Himalayan peaks towards the north east will be revealed in all their glory. On a clear day, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right) Masagang (7,158m), Tsendegang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158m), Kangphugang (7,170m), Zongaphugang (7,060m) a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana, and finally, Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.Drive through angdiphodrang valley. The Wangdi Dzong one of the oldest in the country was destroyed by fire in the year 2012. Visit Gangtey Monastery which is about 4 hours drive from Dochula Pass. Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grandson and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa founded the Temple in 1613, and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup, the second re-incarnation, built the temple. The present Abbot, Kunzang Pema Namgyal is the ninth re-incarnation. It is a Nyingmapa monastery and is affiliated to other Nyingmapa monasteries including Tamshing in Bumthang. Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter.
Meals Included Breakfast
Accommodation Included Hotel Dewachen
Overnight Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)
Day 4
Phobjikha - Punakha
After breakfast drive out of the beautiful valley of Phobjikha. En route sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang includes visit to the ruins of Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638 was destroyed by fire in 2012. Legend relates that as the people were searching for the site of the Dzong, four ravens were seen flying away in four directions. This was considered auspicious sign, representing the spread of religion to the four points of the compass. The Dzong was situated at the confluence of Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers. Drive further to Gangtey. Hike to Chemi Lhakhang through a nice walk along the rice field and through farm houses. The temple was built by Lama Nawang Chogyel in 1499 and is today a popular temple where barren women come to pray for a child. The temple is popularly known as the Fertility Temple. Evening free
Meals Included Breakfast
Accommodation Included Meri Phuensum Resort
Overnight Punakha
Day 5
Punakha
Drive to Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. Punakha was Bhutans capital until 1955, and Punakha Dzong still serves as the winter residence of the central monk body. Bhutans first king, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned here in 1907. The fortress has withstood damage from fire, earthquake and flood over the centuries. The latest flood, in October, 1994, caused great damage to the fortress but miraculously spared its most holy statue. After Dzong we drive further to take a small hike to Nyzergang to visit the Khamsum Yuelly Namgyal Temple.Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge -The 160 metres Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge is known for the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan, which gives you spectacular views of Punakha Dzong and the Pho Chhu Valley.
Meals Included Breakfast
Accommodation Included Meri Phuensum Resort
Overnight Punakha
Day 6
Punakha - Paro
After breakfast in the hotel drive to Paro. Evening visit Ta Dzong, which in the past served as watchtower for Paro Dzong and now houses the National Museum. Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
Meals Included Breakfast
Accommodation Included Tenzingling Resort
Overnight Paro
Day 7
Paro - Taktshang Hike
After early breakfast, drive to Ramthangka, Paro till the road end and hike to Taktshang Monastery, one of the holiest and the most beautiful sites of Bhutan.  Taktshang, the tiger’s lair, acquires its name from the legend of its foundation, when in the 8th Century Guru Rinpoche, widely revered as the second Buddha, arrived from Tibet flying across the mountains on the back of a tigress.
Meals Included Breakfast
Accommodation Included Tenzingling Resort
Overnight Paro
Day 8
Depart Paro
Your travel to Bhutan ends. After an early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport for the flight back home.
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Traveller Occupancy Remarks Price Per Person
Adult (+12 yrs) Twin/Double Sharing 2 Person (SUV) Rs. 25,110
4 Person (Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H1) Rs. 23,903
6 Person (Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H1) Rs. 21,291
8 Person (Toyota Coaster) Rs. 21,618
10 Person (Toyota Coaster) Rs. 20,508
12 Person (Toyota Coaster) Rs. 19,767
14 Person (Toyota Coaster) Rs. 19,238
16 Person (Toyota Coaster) Rs. 19,030
Single Occupancy Rs. 43,452
Extra Bed Rs. 14,245
Child (5-12 yrs) With Bed Rs. 14,245
Without Bed Rs. 7,700
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Inclusions & Exclusions
What's Included
Accommodations/Hotels
Destination Nights Accomodation Rating
Thimphu (Thimpu) 2 Nights Hotel Riverview or similar
Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey) 1 Nights Hotel Dewachen or similar
Punakha 2 Nights Meri Phuensum Resort or similar
Paro 2 Nights Tenzingling Resort or similar
Hotel Notes:Accommodation Double/Twin sharing
Meals
Meal Plan CP (Breakfast Only)
Breakfast
Private Car - Airport Transfers - SUV vehicles for all transfer and sightseeing for up to 3pax, Toyota Hiace/Hyundai H1 for 4- 7 pax and Toyota Coaster for 8 pax and above.
Sightseeing Sightseeing as per the Itinerary
Tour Guide
Language spokenEnglish
English Speaking Guide
Hotel Transfers - Airport Transfers - SUV vehicles for all transfer and sightseeing for up to 3pax, Toyota Hiace/Hyundai H1 for 4- 7 pax and Toyota Coaster for 8 pax and above.
Inclusion Notes:
  • Welcome drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation Double/Twin sharing
  • SUV vehicles for all transfer and sightseeing for up to 3pax, Toyota Hiace/Hyundai H1 for 4- 7 pax and Toyota Coaster for 8 pax and above.
  • All local taxes
  • Route Permits
  • All sightseeing
  • Entrance fees/tickets
  • English Speaking Guide
What's Excluded
  • Any meals other than those mentioned.
  • Airfare
  • Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, drinks, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature
  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances etc
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