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Bhutan - The Himalayan Splendour
 

Bhutan - The Himalayan Splendour   

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Paro Paro 01-Aug-2016 31-Dec-2016 9 Nights /
10 Days
Rs. 42,699.00
Highlights of the tour


Accommodation on twin sharing basis, meals as per the package, sightseeing as per itinerary

 
Day 01: Paro Airport - Thimphu (Distance: 65 km / Driving Time: 2 hrs / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts)
 

Meet & greet on arrival at Paro airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Evening explore the Thimpu town by walk. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing
 

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Taking Preserve Centre, The talking national animal of Bhutan can be seen here - Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu - Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing (Distance: 77 km / Driving Time: 3 hrs / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts)
 

After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, on the way stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.), to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as "The Temple of Fertilit" was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, "The Divine Madman". Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 04: Punakh - Bumthang (Distance: 212 km / Driving Time: 8 hrs / Altitude of Bumthang: 2600 mts)
 

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Trongsa across Pele-La-Pass (11.120 ft.) traditional boundary between East & West Bhutan. There is an abrupt change in vegetation, with mountain forest replaced by high altitude dwarf bamboo. Stop enroute Chendbji Chorten - built in the style of the great Bodhanath Choten of Nepal. Further ahead visit Trongsa Dzong - it was the seat of power over Central & Eastern Bhutan and Ta Dzong - An ancient watch tower. The chapel inside is said to be dedicated to the Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal. Then drive further to Bumthang over the Yutong-La-Pass (11,155 ft.). While in Chumey valley in Bumthang, visit the Yathra Weaving Factory - It is the most famous textile product of Bumthang. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Bumthang.

Day 05: Bumthang Sightseeing
 

After breakfast, 1st half visit Jakar Dzong: Literally meaning the Castle of White Bird. The current structure was built in 1667. Lamey Goemba: A large palace and monastery built in 18th century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi Jambay Lhakhang: built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet. In October one of the most spectacular festival, "Jambay Lhakhang Drup" is staged here. Chakhar Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Iron Castle, the original palace was made of Iron and hence the name "Chakhar". Kurjey Lhakhang: Named after body print of Guru Rimpoche. Afternoon 2nd half visit Tamshing Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Temple of the good message, established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa. Membarstho: Literally meaning, "The burning Lake. The evening ends with a visit to a local handloom weaving house and interact with the weavers. Overnight stay at Bumthang.

Day 06: Bumthang - Punakha / Wangdue (Distance: 212 km / Driving Time: 8 hrs / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts)
 

After breakfast drive to Punakha. Reach Punakha by late afternoon. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 07: Punakha / Wangdue - Paro Sightseeing (Distance: 140 km / Driving Time: 5 hrs / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts)
 

After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park - The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious Thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 08: Paro Sightseeing
 

After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery - called "Tiger's Nest" (2 hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay will be at Paro.

Day 09: Excursion to Chele-La-Pass (Distance: 35 km One way / Driving Time: 2 hrs / Altitude of Chele-La-Pass: 3810 mts)
 

After breakfast excursion trip to Chele-La-Pass (13,088 ft.) the highest motorable road in Bhutan. Enjoy the scenic beauty & memorable landscapes from Chele-La-Pass. Back to Paro. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 10: Paro Airport
 

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drop at Paro airport for your onward journey.

Type of Hotels

Destination

No. of Nights

Standard Hotels

Deluxe Hotels

Super Deluxe Hotels

Luxury Hotels

Thimpu

02

Shantideva / Similar

Sambhav / Khamsum Inn / Similar

Amodhara / Migmar / Pedling / Gyelsa Boutique / Similar

Ariya / Similar

Punakha / Wangdue

02

Kingaling / Similar

Kingaling / Similar

Pema Karpo / Punatsangchhu Cottage / Similar

Drubchhu / Similar

Bumthang

02

Tashi Yangkhel Guest House / Similar

Pelling Resort / Similar

Pelling Resort / Kuenzang Norling Int.

Yu Gharling Resort / Similar

Paro

03

City Hotel / Similar

Dewachen / Similar

Drukchen / Mandela / Similar

Tashi Namgay / Similar

Package Prices Per Person (for Indian Nationals)

No. of Pax

Standard Hotels

Deluxe Hotels

Super Deluxe Hotels

Luxury Hotels

02 Pax

Rs.42,699

Rs.49,799

Rs.53,199

Rs.65,599

04 Pax

Rs.31,499

Rs.38,699

Rs.41,899

Rs.54,299

06 Pax

Rs.27,199

Rs.33,299

Rs.37,699

Rs.49,999

Ex Adult / Child with Bed

Rs.13,499

Rs.20,499

Rs.28,199

Rs.36,299

Child No Bed

Rs.3,799

Rs.5,099

Rs.12,899

Rs.18,599

Important Notes

Permit for Bhutan:

  • Indian nationals do not require any visa for Bhutan. A permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a passport or Voter ID and 04 passport size photographs.

DO'S:

  • Air fare/train fare.
  • Adults must carry original & valid Passport or original Voter ID card. Children must carry original & valid Passport or original birth certificate & school photo ID card.
  • Remember to carry sufficient woolens including hand gloves.
  • Please check with your mobile service provider for charges related to Bhutan.

DONT'S:

  • Tobacco & Tobacco products are banned in Bhutan.
  • Do not bring any plant or agricultural product out of Bhutan. It is illegal.
  • Credit cards are accepted in selected establishments in Bhutan.

Important:

  • Check-in 12:00 hrs. / Check-out time is 11:00 hrs.
  • The guest should always keep cool with the drivers as they are not tourism educated and come from different remote villages.
  • On arrival of guests we will provide them with local contact numbers of our executive, who will handle the entire operation.
  • If any tourist spot do not complete for closing day & if they want to do the same on next day then they have to pay the extra cost for the vehicle.
  • Please inform your guest to maintain the timing for the sightseeing / transfers which will advisable by our executive. Once our vehicle will leave the hotel area without picking up the guests & come back at parking stand then guest must have to arrange their own to reach at the parking stand.
  • Room Heater available with an extra cost Bourne by the guest directly (Excet at Premium & Luxury Packages).
  • Due to shortage of power the guest sometimes, may have to bear it with candle light.
  • Category of Rooms in the packages normally remains to deluxe / super deluxe rooms.
  • For Extra adult in the room we will provide an extra bed (wherever possible), but some hotels only provide a roll out bed and have no provision of an extra bed.
  • Operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in each destination and without compromising any services.
  • Child sharing parent's room will not be provided an extra bed.

What is included in this price?

Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation for 09 nights / 10 days on twin / double sharing basis.
  • Daily fixed menu / buffet breakfast & Dinner. (Hotels serve both Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian food which would be basic & freshly prepared. Specific regional Indian cuisine will not be available. Only the basic Indian Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian food can be arranged.)
  • Exclusive Non AC vehicle for transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary only. (Point to Point basis)
  • Guide charges.
  • All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).

Cost Excludes:

  • Air fare/train fare.
  • Any other item not mentioned in "Cost Includes".
  • Entrance Fees to monuments, museum, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, liquor, boating & joy rides.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to an increase in surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Government Service Tax @ 4.50%

Terms & Conditions : (Show General Terms & Conditions)
  • Prices are based on a minimum of 2 adults traveling together.
  • Prices are based on Standard Rooms.
  • Surcharge is applicable for a passenger traveling alone.
  • 'Child Rate' applies to children, between the ages of 2 to 12 years.
  • Prices for Non Indian Nationals are available on request.
  • These rates are not applicable during any Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Trade-fairs and High Season.
  • All bookings and confirmations are subject to availability.
  • Amendment charges, cancellation charges will be applicable as per our terms & conditions.
  • Any increase in the hotel tariffs, fuel charges or taxes, which may come into effect prior to the departure, will lead to an increase in the tour price. Any difference in the price will be payable by the client.
  • There will be no refund on unused service.
  • The hotel names are given for guideline purpose. The confirmation could be in the same or an alternate hotel in a similar category, subject to availability.
  • Rates are subject to change, without prior notice.
  • All booking terms & conditions of Arzoo.com will apply.

 

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