PLAN BHUTAN TRIP OVERVIEW
Bhutan Trip Seasons
This trip can be done through-out the year.
Bhutan Trip Type
Cultural and Spiritual tour of Bhutan
Plan Bhutan Trip Length
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang
Available as small group/join-in or Independent.
|Day 01||Paro Cultural Sightseeing||Rema Resort|
|Day 02||Thimphu Sightseeing||Hotel Peacefull Resort or similar|
|Day 03||Thimphu to Punakha sightseeing via Dochulla Pass||Hotel Lobesa|
|Day 04||Punakha to Trongsa Via Gangtey||Hotel Yangkhil Resort or similar|
|Day 05||Trongsa to Bumthang||Hotel Yugharling|
|Day 06||Bumthang Sightseeing||Hotel Yugharling or similar|
|Day 07||Bumthang to Paro via Flight||Hotel Rema Resort|
|Day 08||Thimphu to Paro and Taktsang Hike.||Hotel Gangtey Palace or similar|
|Day 09||See off.|
Day 1. Arrive Paro by Air:
Fly in the Himalayas and land in the Last Sangri-la on Earth then drive you the short division to the Hotel. After Tea, drive to the remainders of the Drukgyal Dzong 16 km up the valley worked in 1647 by the exceptional Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father, and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was devastated by unplanned fire and left in ruins as a suggestive token of the incredible triumphs it was worked to celebrate.
Explore the defenses and on a sunny morning experience an exceptional perspective on Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m) In travel back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, worked in 659 A.D by the Tibetan ruler Srongsen Gampo. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02.Paro-Thimphu Sightseeing (60km 1-hour drive):
After breakfast drive to Thimphu. The day starts with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) worked out of appreciation for our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of only a handful hardly any enduring religious shelters in Bhutan.
After lunch, we at that point visit the National Library, supplied with antiquated Buddhist compositions, and the Painting School where customary workmanship is as yet kept alive through guidelines in the craft of painting Thangkas (sacrosanct Buddhist strict parchments).
Different features incorporate a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government, and the Central Monastic Body, including the late spring living arrangement of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). We drive to Simtokha Dzong; the most established and oldest Dzong of Bhutan worked by Shabdrung in 1627. Spent the night at the Hotel.
Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha: (72 Kms, 3 hours drive):
Today is a beautiful day because you will be visiting the old capital of Bhutan. On the way, you shall cross over Dochula pass. The pass presents you with 360 degrees of Himalayas Mountain Ranges.
Visit Chime Lhakhang the fertility temple which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley.
Meanwhile, visit Punakha Dzong worked in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is planned between Pho Chu (Male conductor) and Mo Chu (Female stream). The war materials found during the battle with Tibetans are secured here. Punakha is starting not very far in the past the winter living strategy of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk met the new national Assembly here in 1952.Overnight in Hotel.
Day 04. Punakha – Gangtey – Trongsa
We start early today. After breakfast drive to Trongsa via Gangtey valley. En-route visiting in the valley of Wangdiphodrang, it fuses, visits Wangdiphodrang Dzong (from outside) worked in 1638. The Dzong is masterminded at the crossroads of Mo Chu and Tang Chu streams.
After Lunch, drive to Trongsa. Visit Trongsa Dzong, the most stunning dzong in Bhutan, worked in its present structure in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, the official who was sent by Shabdrung to unite eastern Bhutan and widened close to the completion of the seventeenth century by Desi Tenzin Rabgay. Trongsa Dzong is the genealogical home of the present Royal Family.
Day 05. Trongsa – Bumthang Trip:
A fresh drive to Bumthang. After lunch, visit Jakar Dzong, which signifies “The Castle of White Bird”. The present structure was established in 1667 and is said to be the biggest Dzong in Bhutan and afterward visit Lamey Goemba, a huge castle and cloister worked in eighteenth-century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi.
Visit Jambay Lhakhang said to have been built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet in the year 659 on a similar day as Kichu Lhakhang in Paro. The sanctuary was visited by Guru Rimpoche during his visit to Bumthang and was remodeled by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rimpoche reestablished his life power. In October one of the most terrific celebration, “Jambay Lhakhang Drup(naked Dance Festival)” is organized here. Stay over at Hotel.
Day 06. Bumthang Sightseeing:
Bumthang is a beautiful valley in central Bhutan. The elevation in this valley ranges from 2400m to 6000m. Ura valley(3100M) is the highest of the main inhabited valley. Bumthang also is the home to some of the Kingdom’s most ancient and precious Buddhist sites.
Your tour begins with a Visit to Chakhar (Iron Castle) Lhakhang, which is the site of the royal residence of the Indian King, the Sindhu Raja who welcomed Guru Rimpoche to Bumthang.
Another place you can visit is Kurjey Lhakhang that is named after body print of Guru Rimpoche, worked in 1652 by Minjur Tempa. Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the great message), built up in 1501 by Pema Lingpa and is the most significant Nyingmapa sanctuary in the realm.
After lunch, visit Membartsho (Literally signifies “Consuming Lake”), a short separation up the street prompting Tang valley. The Terton Pema Lingpa found a few of Guru Rimpoche’s covered-up Terma/relics here. At night, visit Mathra production line and Cheese Factory. Night in Hotel
Day 7. Bumthang – Paro Airport:
Here you can take domestic flights which will save your time. The flight takes just 25 minutes to Paro from Batpalathang Domestic airport in Bumthang. Upon arrival, our guide will receive you at the airport and take you for Paro Tour. Overnight at Hotel in Paro.
Day 08. Paro Taktsang Monastery Hike:
An extremely uncommon day, with a journey, to see the breathtaking Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) cloister – After breakfast, one hour drive takes us to Satsam Chorten from Thimphu. We stop a while for some snacks at the Taktsang Zakhang (cafeteria) and afterward walk a short separation until we see, unmistakably and apparently close enough, This amazing temple sticks to the edge of a sheer stone bluff that dives 900 meters into the valley beneath.
After lunch, visit Ta Dzong (assembled in 1656 and revamped in 1968), an old watchtower, which presently houses the National Museum. Underneath the exhibition hall is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (actually signifying “Stack of Jewels”, worked in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. A short walk takes you to the base of the Dzong and over a conventional cantilevered, secured bridge. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 09. Paro Airport:
Today is the departure day after Bhutan Trip. Our guide will drop you to the airport. It’s very important to carry all your documents before leaving the hotel. The airport in Bhutan mandates the passenger to reach at least 3 hours prior to taking off.
Dos and Dons during Bhutan Trip
Its important to know dos and dons in Bhutan.
Smoking is not allowed in public places.
No shorts or t-shirt allowed while visiting the monastery.
Meals are usually provided in buffet system and most of the tourist food is blend and if you need to change the foods varieties we are very open to change and you need to discuss with a guide. We have Indian, Chinese, and authentic Bhutanese restaurants where you can have very spicy food.
Planning Bhutan Trip
Bhutan is a unique travel destination with some special considerations. It is highly recommended that you undertake some background reading before Planning your Bhutan Trip. The more you learn about your destination, the more rewarding your travel experience will be.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLAN BHUTAN TRIP?
ANS: You can take this Journey of Bhutan any time of the year. You can also club this tour of Bhutan with a special festival tour happening in any place in this journey.
WHAT IS THE DRIVING TIME BETWEEN EACH PLACE?
ANS: Driving time from each district is not more than 3 to 4 hours at the maximum per day. The drive is comfortable and the roads between each district are good.
DO I NEED A VISA TO PLAN BHUTAN TRIP?
ANS: Yes you need a visa for a trip to Bhutan. We are licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan to apply Bhutan Visa.
WHAT IS THE VISA COST FOR BHUTAN TRIP?
ANS: The cost of a Bhutan Visa is just USD 40 per person and it’s a one-time fee. All have to pay Visa fees except for Indian, Bangladeshi, and Maldives National.
WHAT DOES BHUTAN DAILY TARIFF OF USD 250 INCLUDE?
ANS: Your daily tariff includes all your accommodation, all meals, transportation, all entrance fees to monuments, a professional guide, and royalty. This daily tariff is mandated by the TCB
CAN I GET A DISCOUNT ON THE DAILY TARIFF?
ANS: Yes there are ways to get the discount and that is by forming a group of more than 10 people. The group leader will get a 50% discount both in tickets and land costs.
HOW CAN I PLAN BHUTAN TRIP FROM THE USA?
ANS: Planning Bhutan Trip from the USA is easy. You need to take a flight from the USA to any of these states in India (Kolkatta, Delhi, Gauhati) or to Bangkok in Thailand and take a direct flight to Bhutan.
CAN I UPGRADE MY HOTEL IN BHUTAN IF I WANT TO?
ANS: Yes you can upgrade your accommodation during your trip to Bhutan upon paying the extra cost.