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Introduction to Bhutan

Bhutan, Gangtey, Phobjikha, Paro, Punakha / Wangdue, Thimphu
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Highlights: Introduction to Bhutan takes you to exploring the beautiful Phobjikha valley also providing an enigma to Haa Valley recently opened to tourism with an in-depth view into the ancient way of life and rich culture still thriving in Bhutan today. Bhutan:-Route Thimphu, Gangtey, Punakha, Haa, Paro

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This odyssey takes you to the cultural delights encompassing region of Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjika valley and Paro. These places of interest are home to many attractions and if traveling during winter, Phobjika valley is home to sacred Black neck crane. And the festival is held to celebrate the homecoming. This slow paced itinerary takes you to Dochula and Chele la passes above 3100 m, providing vista of majestic eastern Himalaya’s peaks. And also savoring the delights of beautiful Punakha Dzong, verdant valleys, monasteries, in the natural setting will certainly provide memories to cherish forever.

    Day 1: Paro Airport – Thimphu
    Arrive in Paro . You are met by Wind Horse representative and transfer to Thimphu. Take a short tour to visit tallest Buddha statue & Tashocho Dzong in the evening get acquainted with Thimphu Valley.
    Overnight in Hotel.

    Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing.
    After breakfast  begin  full day tour of Thimphu visit King's Memorial Chorten , Changangkha Lhakang,  Takin santatury, National Library, Santeygang view point, School of Arts & Crafts, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Traditional Paper Factory and farmer market.
    Overnight in Hotel.

    Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha
    After breakfast drive to Punakha via Dochu-La-Pass. Take short and pleasant hike to Chimi Lhakhang visit Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of two rivers. Evening free for leisure.
    Overnight in Hotel.

    Day 4: Excursion to Phobjikha Valley.
    After breakfast drive to Phobjikha visit Gantey Monastery and walk through the nature trail toward the valley. Phobjikha is the winter home for Black Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. After picnic lunch trace your drive back to Punakha.
    Overnight in Hotel.

    Day 5:Punakha-Haa
    In the morning drive through one of the least traffic road, and beautiful landscapes to Haa Valley. Along the way, we will make stops in several villages.
    After our arrival in Haa, we will visit Chebri village and drive up the dirt road to Tachu Goempa village. Tonight, you will be provided traditional hot stone bath, and you try Ara, a local Bhutanese Liquor as a part of this Bhutanese experience.
    Overnight in lodge.

    Day 6:Haa-Paro
    After breakfast drive to Chele-La-Pass the highest motor able road in Bhutan. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Himalayan range. After hot picnic lunch drive to Paro. Rest of the day is free for leisure.
    Overnight in hotel.

    Day 7: Paro Sightseeing
    After early breakfast gear up for hike to visit the spectacular Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) and late afternoon visit Drugyel Dzong and Kyich Lhakhang one of the oldest temple built in 7th century.
    Overnight in Hotel.

    Day 08: Paro Airport
    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Paro airport according to your flight schedule.

    Private tour with you own dates cost varies with hotel of your choice.
    Included:
    • Route permit processing, etc.
    • Accommodations in best available standard tourists’ hotels.
    • Meals Breakfast.
    • All private transfers and sightseeing with high quality vehicle.
    • Entrance fees to all sights listed with bottled mineral water on drive only.
    • English Speaking Local Tour Guide throughout the tour.
    • All Hotel tax and services charges.

    Not Included:
    • Airfare to and from Bhutan.
    • Deluxe & luxury hotels.
    • Visa for any other country that you visit before Bhutan.
    • Travel/ Medical Insurance.
    • Use of bar and beverages in the hotels.
    • Tips and gratuities (optional) to the local staffs.
    • All Personal gears, personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, shopping etc.

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