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Grandeur of Western Bhutan

Bhutan, Haa, Paro, Phuentsholing, Punakha / Wangdue, Thimphu
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Highlights:Start in Phuentsholing the gateway to Bhutan! With the in-depth cultural tour of Western Bhutan you have a 9 day tour taking you from Paro to Punakha via Haa valley and through Thimphu the capital of Bhutan. This tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as farm houses with luxury camping with expert guide, Traditional Bhutanese cuisine and luxury transport.

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This tour covers the in-depth cultural highlights of the western Bhutan. Travel into the heart of the picturesque Haa valley to the vibrant streets of Thimphu. Discover authentic haap dish with traditional hot stone bath with local wine. Hike to breathtaking sights in the cliff to Taktsang(Tigers nest) and Dzongdrakha monastery, see the Iconography of the Buddhist art and culture. Delve into beautiful subtropical valley of Punakha with deluxe camping and white water rafting then concludes this adventure tour with the sunrise view of the Bhutan’s highest peak Gangkar Puensum from Dochula pass in western frontier of Bhutan.

    Day 1: Arrival In Phuntsholing.
    Upon arrival in Phuentsholing meet our representative depending on your arrival time clear your route permits. There are few sight we can cover such as crocodile breeding centre, Visit Pelden Tashi Choling Lhakhang, Kharbandi Geompa later stroll in and around Phuenstsholing town with visit Zangto pelri chorten in the heart of the town.
    Overnight in hotel of your choice.

    Day 2: Drive to Paro.
    After breakfast clear immigration formalities if pending later drive to Paro. We cross many small villages along the route with a view of Taktikoti water fall and Chukha Dam sight. In Paro if time permits visit some of the sight such as Kyichu Lhakhang,Bondey farm as per available time.
    Overnight in hotel of your choice.

    Day 3: In Paro.
    After breakfast we gear up to hike to Taktsang(Tiger’s Nest) upon return visit Taa Dzong and Rimpung Dzong from there we take a easy walk through cantilever bridge toward Paro town.
    Overnight in hotel of your choice.

    Day 4: Drive to Haa Valley.
    Today we drive to Haa valley en-route visit Dzongdrakha Lhakhang with stopover in Chele la Pass on a clear day you can see spectacular view of Mt. Jumolhari peak from the pass. Visit Kila nunnery and drive to Haa valley visit Chebri village. Evening you have an option for hot stone bath with Bhutanese local wine.
    Overnight in hotel of your choice.

    Day 5: Drive to Thimphu.
    After breakfast we spend half of the day visiting villages and meeting local people in Haa valley with short hike to visit Juneydra Lhakhang later drive to Thimphu crossing small settlements along the way with visit to Dobji Dzong considered to be the first model Dzong of Bhutan. Evening at leisure in and around clock tower.
    Overnight in hotel of your choice.

    Day 6: In Thimphu.
    Today we have a full day to visit sight in Thimphu such as Memorial Chorten, Takin Sanctuary, Santaygang view point, Zilukha nunnery, Textile museum, Indigenous Hospital, Tashicho Dzong, School of art and craft, Weekend market etc.
    Overnight in hotel of your choice.

    Day 7: Drive to Punakha.
    After breakfast we drive to Punakha valley via Dochula Pass with a strover in the pass from where the view is spectacular of the northern  Himalayas Mt. Gangkar Puensum and its adjoining peaks. Later drive to sub tropical valley of Punakha/Wangdue with a short hike to visit Chimi Lhakhang(Temple of the divine mad man Drukpa Kuenley)
    Overnight in Deluxe camp.

    Day 8: Punakha to Dochula.
    After Breakfast we drive north of the valley to visit Khamsum Yurley Chorten with a short hike, later visit Colossal Punakha Dzong with rafting as an option then drive to Dochula Pass. Evening at leisure.
    Overnight in Dochula resort.

    Day 9: Drive to Phuentsholing.
    Early morning we hike to Lungchutse Monastery with sunrise view of the northern Himalaya’s from the monastery retrace our walk to Dochula. After Breakfast we drive to Phuentsholing.
    Several Options are to visit National Park in Jaldapara with an additional day or depart from Hasimara to Kolkota or overnight in Phuentsholing for your flight next day from Bagdogra.

    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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