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$2295 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Bhutan Tour With Bumthang Extension

Day 01: Arrive Paro & transfer to ThimphuArrive in Paro and meet our representative. Take a break for lunch and then carry out sightseeing program at Paro visiting the famous places like Rinpung Dzong and Ta Dzong. Later drive towards Thimphu.Day 02: Thimphu to PunakhaEarly in the morning after breakfast, sightseeing around Thimphu and drive towards the Punakha crossing the famous Dochula Pass (3050m) which provides the spectacular view of majestic mountains. On way also pay visit to Chimmi Lhakhang.Day 03: Punakha to Gangtey Today drive to Gangtey via Wangdue. After Wangdue is a drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, and over a high pass down into the Phobjikha valley, surely one of the loveliest high altitude valleys in Bhutan. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau.Day 04: Gangtey - BumthangToday, we drive 5 hours to Bumthang valley. The road climbs rapidly through a series of hairpins out of Trongsa and there are great views back to the Dzong and out across the valley. After passing through cultivated fields for a while, the trail re-enters the forest 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. Day 06: In Bumthang - SightseeingAfter breakfast visit Jambay Lhakang along with Kurjey Lhakang. Later cross the suspension bridge and visit the Tamshing Lhakang. Afterwards, visit Swiss farm along with homeopathic hospital, the cheese factory and the castle of "White Bird".Day 06: Bumthang – Gangtey After breakfast, re-trace the same route back towards Gangtey and the road journey today is bit longer with 8 hours of drive. Upon arrival at Gangtey, check-in hotel. Day 07: Gangtey - Paro After breakfast, drive back to Paro cross Dochula pass which is about 5 hours drive. PM: Stroll around the streets of Paro. Day 08: In Paro -  Hike to Taktsang Monastery 'Tiger's Nest'After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger's Nest which takes about two hours. The Monastery offers the spectacular view of Paro valley. While returning back visit the Kyichu Lhakhang.Day 09: DepartureAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.

$1784 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 Nights Enchanting Bhutan Tour

Day 01: Arrival in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m) Arrive in Paro meet our representative and Bhutanese guide and transfer to Paro for Lunch. After lunch pay visit to the beautiful Rinpung Dzong and drive towards Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m) After breakfast visit National Memorial Chorten Institute of Traditional Medicine, Folk heritage Museum Textile Museum. Later drive towards Punakha for about 1 and half hour passing across Dochula Pass (3,050m). Overnight at Hotel. Day 03: Punakha-Gangtey (2320m) After breakfast drive to Gangtey via Wangdue. Drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, over a high pass down into the Phobjikha Valley. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau. Visit Gangtey Monastery. Later, drive for an hour through the jungle before emerging to the valley floor. Overnight at Hotel. Day 04: Gangtey-Trongsa(2200m) Drive to the Pele la Pass and enter the traditional eastern region. Then the road gradually drops passing through Kgebji village, Sephu village, Chendebji village followed by large Chendebji Chorten. Now the road passes through farms, villages and reaches the Trongsa Dzong. Visit Trongsa Dzong which is the largest and most impressive Dzong in Bhutan built in 1644 by the Shabdrung. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: Trongsa-Wangdue (1310m) Early in the morning after breakfast, drive for about 6 hours re-tracing the same route back to Trongsa. Overnight at Hotel. Day 06: Wangdue – Haa Valley(3050m) – Paro (2250m) After breakfast, drive over Chele La Pass (3899m) and then continue the drive towards Haa. Visit Wangchuckli Dzong, Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple), and Lhakhang Karpo in Haa. Afterwards, drive back to Paro. Overnight at Hotel. Day 07: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery Early in the morning after breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang and then commence the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. Afterwards, hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Also visit Rinpung Dzong. Later drive back to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 08: Departure Your 7 Nights Enchanting Bhutan Tour terminates today, after breakfast, drive towards the international terminal, board the flight and bid farewell to remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom.

$2278 Cultural & Theme Tours

9 Nights Bhutan Tour with Ura Valley

Day 01: Arrive in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m) Arrive at the Paro airport and meet our representative. Enjoy delicious lunch at Paro and then drive towards Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Thimphu – Wangdue (1310m) – Gangtey (2320m) Early, in the morning, visit the folk Heritage Museum,Texile Museum, Bhutanese Handmade Paper factory. After lunch, depart for Punakha via Dochula pass (3,050 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges.Now head towards fertile valley of Wangdue, and finally halt at Gangtey (Phobjikha). Visit Gangtey Monastery and then explore the Phobjikha Valley. Overnight at hotel. Day 03: Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang (2800m) Today drive to Bumthang via Trongsa which is about six hours crossing over Pelela Pass (3,300 m) and Yotongla Pass (3,400 m). En route cross Chendebji Chorten. After lunch, visit Trongsa Dzong,  Afterwards drive to Bumthang valley. Overnight at hotel. Day 04: In Bumthang Spent the day in Bumthang visiting Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing Monastery, Thangbi Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: Bumthang – Ura (2850m) – Bumthang (2800m) After breakfast, drive to Ura valley and visit Ura Lhakhang and picnic lunch will be served at one of many inviting spots. Later in the afternoon drive back to Bumthang. Overnight at hotel. Day 06: Bumthang – Gangtey (2320m) After breakfast, re-trace the same route back towards Gangtey and the road journey today is bit longer with 8 hours of drive. Upon arrival at Gangtey, check-in hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 07: Gangtey – Punakha (1310m) After early breakfast, drive towards Punakha for about 3 hours. En-route take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang. And visit Punakha Dzong located at the confluence of the Pho-chu (male-river) and Mo-chu (female-river). Overnight at Hotel. Day 08: Punakha – Paro (2250m) After breakfast, trace the route back to Paro. In Paro, visit Rinpung Dzong. Overnight at Hotel. Day 09: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m) After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest for about 2-3 hours. Afterwards, visit the Taktsang Monastery and hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Afterwards, back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 10: Paro depart After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight.

$2525 Cultural & Theme Tours

10 Nights Bhutan Cultural Tour

Day 01: Arrive in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m) Arrive in Paro Airport and meet our representative. And after lunch drive towards Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Thimphu – Wangdue (1310m) – Gangtey (2320m) Early, in the morning, visit folk Heritage Museum, Texile Museum, Bhutanese Handmade Paper factory. After lunch, depart for Punakha, via Dochula pass (3,050 m) and reach fertile valley of Wangdue then continue to drive until reaching Gangtey (Phobjikha). Vist Gangtey Gompa and the walk towards Phobjikha Valley. Overnight at hotel. Day 03: Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang (2800m) Today drive towards Bumthang via Trongsa which is about six hours crossing over Pelela Pass (3,300 m) and Yotongla Pass (3,400 m). En route we cross Chendebji Chorten and after lunch view the impressive Trongsa Dzong later drive to Bumthang valley. Overnight at hotel. Day 04: In Bumthang Spend your day in Bumthang visiting Jambay Lhakhang, Kurhey Lhakhang, Tamshing Monastery, Thangbi Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: Bumthang – Tang valley (2800m) – Bumthang After breakfast, drive from Choekhor valley to Tang Valley (2hrs Approx.) En-route Tang valley carry out a short walk to Membar Tsho “The flaming lake” afterwards visit Rimochen Lhakhang, and later return back to Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 06: Bumthang – Ura (2850m) – Bumthang After breakfast, drive towards the Ura valley which is 42 kilometers from Bumthang. Visit Ura Lhakhang. Afternoon: drive back to Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 07: Bumthang – Gangtey (2320m) After breakfast, re-trace the same route back towards Gangtey and the road journey today is bit longer with 8 hours of drive. Upon arrival at Gangtey, check-in hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 08: Gangtey – Punakha (1310m) After early breakfast, drive towards Punakha for about 3 hours. En-route take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang and then visit the Punakha Dzong. Overnight at Hotel. Day 09: Punakha – Paro (2250m) After breakfast, trace the route back to Paro for 3 hours. In Paro, visit Rinpung Dzong. Overnight at Hotel. Day 10: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m) After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest which might take about 2-3 hours. Afterwards drive for Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 11: Paro depart Early in the morning after breakfast depart for Paro Airport.

$2015 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bhutan Tour With Gangtey Trongsa Extension

Day 01 : Arrive Paro (2250m) - Thimphu (2350m)Arrive Paro and clear customs and visa formalities, meet the representatives and the Bhutanese guide.Then drive towards Thimphu (the capital of Bhutan) for about 1 & half hours drive. In Thimphu visit Buddha point for a stunning view of Thimphu city and Takin Compound. Then continue to Tashi Choe Dzong, Folk Heritage, Centenary Farmers Market, the new authentic craft bazaar. Day 02 : Thimphu - Punakha (1,310m) via Dochula La (3140m)After early breakfast, drive towards Punakha for about 3 hours passing along Dochu La Pass at 3140m and reach the highly cultivated valley of Punakha. En-route take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang. In the afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong located at the confluence of the Pho-chu and Mo-chu River. Day 03 : Punakha - Gangtey (2,900m)Drive to Gangtey via Wangdue and reach Phobjikha, one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau. Enjoy 1½ hours Gangtey nature trail from the monastery through the jungle before emerging to the valley floor. Day 04 : Gangtey - Trongsa (2,300m) via Pele la pass (3,420m)Rejoin the east west highway to Pele la pass (3420m) marked by prayer flags. On a clear day Jumolhari, Kangbum & Jichu Drake can be spotted from the pass. After Pele la pass enters the traditional eastern region. The road then follows the side valley to cross the bridge at the upper reaches of Mangde Chhu river to arrive at Trongsa. Later visit Trongsa Dzong, the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan.Day 05 : Trongsa - Wangdue (1,310)After breakfast, re-trace the same route for drive back to Wangdue from Trongsa. The drive is about 5 hours. Upon arrival in Wangdue, check-in hotel. Afterwards, explore the beauty of Wangdue. Day 06 : Wangdue - Haa Valley (3,050m) - Paro (2,250m)After breakfast, drive towards Haa Valley. In Haa valley, visit Wangchucklo Dzong dating back to 1915 and Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple) and Lhakhang Karpo (white temple). After the visit drive back to Paro. Day 07 : Paro - Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (3,120m)This morning, make an excursion to Taktsang Monastery – this has to be the monastery with the most outstanding setting in Bhutan. For the energetic, hike 2 hours up to get a more dramatic view of the monastery. Just on the outskirts of Paro town, visit Kyichu Lhakang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan and have the opportunity to meet the local villages in a local farm house. Day 08 : DepartureAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.

$2950 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explore Bhutan with Treks, hikes and cultural visits

DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHUYou will be received at Paro International Airport by one of our company representatives.After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the Ta Dzong Museum housing many religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Next, visit the Rimpong Dzong. Afterwards, drive to the capital, Thimphu (1.5 hours).DAY 02: THIMPHUEnjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, completed by the Royal Queen Mother as a memorial stupa for the Third King who passed away in 1972. Continue on to 12th century Changangkha Temple and Zilukha Nunnery. If there is time, you may visit Tashichhodzong, ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’ housing ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.DAY 03: THIMPHU – PHOBJIKHA VALLEYTransfer to Phobjikha Valley (5.5-6 hrs). Drive  over the Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters) which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley (about 3 hrs total driving time).DAY 04: PHOBJIKHA VALLEY – BUMTHANGFollowing breakfast visit the Phobjikha Sanctuary to view the majestic black necked cranes (Nov-Mar only) and Gangtey Gompa (Monastery), dating back to the 16th century. Continue driving towards Bumthang (2.5 hrs), the spiritual of the kingdom. Bumthang is home to some of Bhutan’s oldest Palaces, Buddhist temples and monasteries.DAY 05: BUMTHANGIn the morning visit Kurjey Lhakhang, one of the most sacred places in the kingdom where Bhutan’s patron saint Guru Rimpoche meditated and 7th century Jambay Lhakhang. It dates back to the origins of Buddhism in Bhutan and is one of the Kingdoms oldest temples. After lunch continue sightseeing.DAY 06: BUMTHANG – PUNAKHADepart for Punakha stopping along the way at Trongsa for lunch.DAY 07: PUNAKHAAfter lunch enjoy a hike to  Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten through the rice fields. In the afternoon you have an option of returning toyour  hotel for time at leisure, or a short excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of Drukpa Kuenly. He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time.DAY 08: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU – PARODrive back to Thimphu  where you will have an opportunity to visit handicraft and souvenir stores, and enjoy lunch. Afterwards proceed to Paro and check into your  hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore the Paro township.DAY 09: PAROAfter breakfast hike to Taktsang Monastery. DAY 10: DEPART PAROAfter breakfast we drive to the Paro airport.