8 Nights Bhutan Tour with Bumthang

Cultural & Theme Tours, Paro International Airport, Paro to null

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8 Nights Bhutan Tour with Bumthang is a package of 9 days that explore the mesmerizing beauty of the Bumthang Valley along with other destination of Bhutan. Bumthang houses the numbers of ancient temples and sacred sites so is known as the most historic place in Bhutan. Bumthang consist of four main valleys Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor. Bumthang Valley Tour begins from the colorful Paro traverse Thimphu, Punakha, Gantey, Bumthang and ends back at Paro. The tour also combines the spectacular hike to the Taktsang Monastery popularly known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’ perched in a vertical cliff. Witness the cultural and religious aspects of Bhutan and discover the magical serene natural beauty of the Dragon Kingdom.
Day 01: Arrival in Paro (2250m) – Thimphu (2350m)Arrive in Paro and meet our representative. After lunch drive to Thimphu and visit Buddha Terrance, Takin Preserve,Tashichoe Dzong, National Memorial Chorten, Centenary Farmers Market, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, and Folk Heritage Museum. At the evening drive towards Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m)After breakfast drive towards Punakha for about 1 and half hour passing across Dochula Pass (3,050m). Overnight at Hotel.Day 03: Punakha – Gangtey (2320m)Today drive to Gangtey crossing over Wangduephodrang Dzong, and then drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, and over a high pass down into the Phobjikha valley. Enjoy 1½ hours Gangtey nature trail from the monastery through the jungle before emerging to the valley floor. Overnight at Hotel.Day 04: Gangtey – Bumthang (2800m)Today, we drive 5 hours to Bumthang valley. On the way visit Trongsa Dzong. And then again drive  and reach the Yotong La (3400m). Descending to a low point of 2650m at a village called Chumey; the scenery is once again totally different as the route enters the wide-open Bumthang valleys. It takes about an hour to get to the roadside at Chumey, the first of the four valleys in Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel.Day 05: Bumthang Valley – sightseeing and walks in JakarAfter breakfast visit Jambay Lhakhang and continue to Kurjey Lhakang. After Kurjey, pay visit to Tamshing Lhakang. Later drive to  Jakar. Overnight at hotel.Day 06: Bumthang – Gangtey (2320m)Early in the morning after breakfast drive for about 8 hours via same route towards Gangtey and check-in at hotel in Gangtey. Overnight at Hotel.Day 07: Gangtey – ParoAfter breakfast, drive back to Paro passing Dochula Pass for about 5 hours. Upon arrival at Paro check-in at Hotel. Later in the afternoon stroll around the streets of Paro.Day 08: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3210m)After breakfast commence the hike towards the Taktsang Monastery for about 2-3 hours. Later while returning back pay visit to Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel.Day 09: Departure

What’s included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium)
  • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
  • Route Permit
  • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro (2250m) – Thimphu (2350m) Arrive in Paro and meet our representative. After lunch drive to Thimphu and visit Buddha Terrance, Takin Preserve,Tashichoe Dzong, National Memorial Chorten, Centenary Farmers Market, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, and Folk Heritage Museum. At the evening drive towards Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m) After breakfast drive towards Punakha for about 1 and half hour passing across Dochula Pass (3,050m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Punakha – Gangtey (2320m) Today drive to Gangtey crossing over Wangduephodrang Dzong, and then drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, and over a high pass down into the Phobjikha valley. Enjoy 1½ hours Gangtey nature trail from the monastery through the jungle before emerging to the valley floor. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Gangtey – Bumthang (2800m) Today, we drive 5 hours to Bumthang valley. On the way visit Trongsa Dzong. And then again drive  and reach the Yotong La (3400m). Descending to a low point of 2650m at a village called Chumey; the scenery is once again totally different as the route enters the wide-open Bumthang valleys. It takes about an hour to get to the roadside at Chumey, the first of the four valleys in Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Bumthang Valley – sightseeing and walks in Jakar After breakfast visit Jambay Lhakhang and continue to Kurjey Lhakang. After Kurjey, pay visit to Tamshing Lhakang. Later drive to  Jakar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Bumthang – Gangtey (2320m) Early in the morning after breakfast drive for about 8 hours via same route towards Gangtey and check-in at hotel in Gangtey. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Gangtey – Paro After breakfast, drive back to Paro passing Dochula Pass for about 5 hours. Upon arrival at Paro check-in at Hotel. Later in the afternoon stroll around the streets of Paro.
Day 08: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3210m) After breakfast commence the hike towards the Taktsang Monastery for about 2-3 hours. Later while returning back pay visit to Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Departure
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