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Historical Bhutan Tour ( 18 Days )

TOUR OVERVIEW

Best time: Throughout the year.

This in-depth cultural tour offers a rare opportunity to savour the different customs and cultures of the western and central valleys of Bhutan at a leisurely pace. Highlights include Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong and the infamous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) in the beautiful Paro Valley, The National Memorial Chorten, 12th century Changangkha Temple and the National Library exhibiting ancient scriptures in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, and after crossing the 3050m Dochula Pass with spectacular Himalayan views, a journey into the sub-tropical Punakha Valley featuring the incredible the Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang, temple of the ‘Divine Madman’. Continue onto the central districts of Trongsa, the birthplace of monarchy, and the Bumthang Valley, Bhutan’s spiritual heartland featuring 7th century Jambay Lhakhang and Kurje Lhakhang with its rock imprint of Guru Rimpoche. The tour then returns westward to the glacial valley of Gangtey/Phobjika, the winter home to the rare black necked cranes.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Paro, Paro-Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu Tour and Sightseeing.
Day 03: Thimphu Short hike to Tango Monastery.
Day 04: Thimphu-Punakha-Wangdue.
Day 05: Wangdue – Trongsa -Bumthang.
Day 06: Bumthang Tour and Sightseeing.
Day 07: Bumthang – Mongar.
Day 08: Mongar - Lhuentse - Mongar.
Day 09: Mongar - Trashigang.
Day 10: Trashigang – Mongar.
Day 11: Mongar – Bumthang.
Day 12: Bumthang (hike to Tharpaling Monastery)
Day 13: Bumthang -Trongsa with a Short excursion to Kuenga Rabten.
Day 14: Trongsa to Punakha via Phobjikha Valley.
Day 15: Punakha-Thimphu.
Day 16: Thimphu to Haa valley to Paro.
Day 17: Paro Excursion to Taktsang Monastery.
Day 18: Paro Departure.

Note : For detailed itinerary do contact us.

INCLUDES / EXCLUDES

Tour Inclusions:

  • English speaking guide, driver & private Vehicle.
  • All touring & transfers throughout your journey.
  • Bhutanese style 3 star hotels with private bathrooms.
  • All meals.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing.
  • Bhutan visa fees, Bhutan Govt royalties & local taxes.
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours

Tour Exclusions:

  • Drukair/ Bhutan Airlines flights to/from Paro.
  • Personal items – phone calls, laundry, drinks etc.
  • Travel Insurance – which is mandatory to enter Bhutan.

ACCOMMODATION

Bhutanese style 3 star hotels with private bathrooms.For 4 & 5 star hotel an additional premium is required.

ADD ON

In addition to above itinerary , World Tour Plan can also arrange a variety of “add on” options to provide a more in-depth experience of Bhutan. These include:

  • Walking Tour.
  • Cycling / Biking.
  • Wellbeing and spa retreats offering yoga, pilates, meditation, healing bodywork, hot stone baths and massage.
  • Rafting / Kayaking.
  • Photography.
  • Farmhouse stay.
  • Cultural Show.

These activities can easily be incorporated into any itinerary. Please note that some activities may attract additional fees.

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