Journey across Bhutan

Trip Facts

Journey across Bhutan
Length : 16 Days - 15 Nights
Start : Guwahati
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Cultural Tour
Discounts : Applicable on this trip
Group Size : Maximum 12, Avg 5
Group Leader : Certified Tour Leader from The DBT.
Transport : New Model Toyota Hiace /Coaster bus/Land Cruiser not more than 3 years old.
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Can it be Tailored? : Yes

Trip Overview

From rural hinterlands in the east to the semi-urban towns in the west, from extensive paddy fields, meandering rivers, and the sacred snow-clad mountains to monumental fortresses, from Tiger’s Nest to exquisite culinary adventures – this trip is set to immerse you in Bhutan’s ultimate grandeur. This itinerary is unique to Destination Bhutan. We begin this trip, unlike others, from the eastern gateway to deliberately surprise you with the sudden drop in the level of civilization by taking you into some of the remote parts of Bhutan.

The journey will start at Guwahati, the commercial hub of North-East India and introduce you to the pristine valleys of Trashigang and Mongar taking you towards Bumthang, the heartland of Bhutanese culture. Besides discovering new places and lifestyles, you will also be visiting some ancient temples, dzongs (fortresses) and art centres that house Bhutan’s rich heritage and history. Further on the lateral highway, savour the hotspots of Trongsa, Phobjikha (home of the black-necked cranes in winter), Wangdue and Punakha until you arrive to the capital, Thimphu. The trip ends at Paro after an invigorating visit to the Tiger’s Nest. While flying back, you may be amazed by the realization that Bhutan indeed remains to be the last Shangri-La on earth.

Outline Iteinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Guwahati and drive to Samdrup Jongkhar

Day 2: Trashigang

  • Drive to Trashigang and visit Sherabtse College and Trashigang Dzong (fortress). Meet the nomads from Merak and Sakteng.

Day 3: Mongar

  • Drive to Mongar and enjoy the scenic valleys. Visit Gom Kora temple on the way. Stroll around Mongar town in the evening.

Day 4: Bumthang

  • Drive to Bumthang. Explore the town in the evening and enjoy local cuisine in the evening, as this place is famous for popular Bhutanese recipes.

Day 5: Bumthang

  • Sightseeing in Bumthang town and visit some of the most popular temples in the country like Jambay Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Tamzhing monastery, etc. Also visit farms, local houses and interact with the local people.

Day 6: Trongsa

  • Drive to Trongsa, visit the Trongsa Dzong (fortress) and the Tower of Trongsa Museum. Walk around the valley in the evening.

Day 7: Phobjikha

  • Drive to Phobjikha through the Pelela pass.

Day 8: Phobjikha

  • Sightseeing hike in Phobjikha, visit the famous Gangtey Gompa. Also visit the Birds Observatory and observe the black-necked cranes through a telescope if they are there (in late fall and winter).

Day 9: Wangdue

  • Drive to Wangdue, visit the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong (fortress) and explore the town in the evening.

Day 10: Punakha

  • Visit the temple of fertility, Chhimi Lhakhang on the way to Punakha. Visit the most beautiful Dzong (fortress) the Punakha Dzong and the Nalanda Buddhist Institute.

Day 11: Thimphu

  • Arrive in Thimphu city, capital town of Bhutan. Enjoy the Dochula pass on the way that offers a great view over the Himalayan ranges in the north. Visit the Druk Wangyal stupas.

Day 12:Thimphu

  • Sightseeing in Thimphu visiting popular tourist attractions.

Day 13:Thimphu

  • Hiking up north in Thimphu to Tango and Cheri area with picnic lunch.

Day 14: Paro

  • Drive to Paro, another tourist hotspot in western Bhutan and explore the town in the evening.

Day 15: Paro

  • Hike up to Tiger’s Nest and visit the National Museum in the afternoon. Evening is a cultural bonanza, a value-added activity provided byDestination Bhutaninclusive of the package price.

Day 16: Depart from Paro

Date and Departure Information

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Price Details

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Tourism Business regulating agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan, fixes the Tourist Tariff rate. This rate is valid for all the inclusive tour packages. The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Peak Season Rate: (March, April, May, September, October and November) Cultural Tour /Trekking – US$ 250/per person per night halt.

Low Season Rate:(January, February, June, July, August and December) Cultural Tour /Trekking- US$ 200/per person per night halt.

Price Inclusions

  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

Price Exclusion

  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

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Journey across Bhutan
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