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8 Days Exotic Bhutan TourHectic and Adventurous

This is a hectic and fast moving tour where in 8 days, you will be driven till Bumthang, the centre of Bhutan and also explore the western Bhutan. This tour will take you through a cultural extravaganza of the valleys of Western Bhutan till Central, Bhutanese cuisine, culture and traditions, stunning landscape and warm and hospitable people

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Your Travel Group:
  • Tour Highlights
  • Package Inclusions
  • Transport
  • VISA and Others

Tour Highlights

  • Hectic and Adventurous Tour Package
  • Visit Bumthang the Central part of Bhutan in 8 Days
  • Tiger’s Nest/Taktsang Monastery. Hanging onto a precarious almost vertical mountain cliff, it’s a spectacular sight in terms of location, setting and history and is one of the holiest sites in the Buddhist arena.
  • Visit Dochula Pass and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas
  • Visit Tashi Chodzong or the fortress of the Auspicious Religion – the office of the Dragon King of Bhutan
  • Punakha and Wangdue and Bumthang Valley Excursion

Other Highlights

  • Included quality wining and dining : a welcome reception with drinks at every hotels of your stay,
  • Welcoming Dinner by the founders of Bhutan Swallowtail Tours and Travels,
  • Throughout your holiday to Bhutan, escorted by one of the Bhutan Swallowtail’s expert tour guide- your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Baggage handling everywhere on your tour.
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet in most of the hotel rooms and lobbies.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Bhutan Swallowtail’s Luxury air conditioned SUV and coach with extended leg room.
  • Airport Transfers as per the scheduled flights.

Package Inclusion:

  1. Airport Transfers
  2. Stay in hotels as indicated in the itinerary
  3. All three meals, tea and coffee
  4. Dedicated SUV vehicle with a driver and
  5. English Speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  6. Short hikes, Packed lunches and snacks wherever required
  7. Monumental Fees
  8. Bhutan Tourism Development Fee
  9. VISA processing Fee

Package Does Not Include:

  1. International Air fare
  2. Refreshments and bottled drinks and alcohol
  3. Tips/gratuities
  4. Cost arising out of Flight Cancellation/road blockades/ landslides and events beyond our control
  5. Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost

The vehicles of Bhutan Swallowtail are all luxurious and air conditioned catering to the comforts of our guests as well as ensuring a smooth ride over the mountainous and winding roads of Bhutan. With high ride quality and extended legroom you can enjoy the beautiful landscape from the inside of our cars. We have Toyota SUVs, Hi Ace buses and coaster buses with carrying capacity of up to 30 people in one bus. Driven by experienced and licensed drivers we will make sure you enjoy your holiday to Bhutan and the comforts of our luxurious fleet of cars.

VISA to Bhutan

 

All tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.

You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.

At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.

 

Terms and Conditions:

 

Tour prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

Day 1 Paro -Wangduephodrang – Your first glimpse of Bhutan

Meriphunsum Resort or Similar, 


Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

 

All Meals Inclusive

Wangdue Valley Bhutan1

On arrival at the Paro International Airport you will be met by your guide and driver. You will be driven straight to Wangdue Phodrang via Dochu La Pass  which is about 3150 meters The 108 small stupas built over a small hill is a beautiful sight. Enjoy the spectacular view of the snow capped Himalayan Mountains and as you drive, enjoy the scenic view and the quaint little settlement along the way.

Check into your hotel and relax after dinner. Overnight stay in the hotel in Wangdue.

Day 2

Wangdue Phodrang to Bumthang Valley – 197kms 7 hrs drive approx

Hotel Kunzang Norling International or Similar, 


Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

All Meals Inclusive

After an early breakfast drive on to Bumthang Valley thru Pele La pass which is about 3375m approx. UraVillage Bumthang Bhutan1As you drive, you will pass thru Langthel, Rukubji village on the other side of the river, Nika Chu, Chendebji Chorten and Tsangkha Village before the view point of Trongsa at Thowa Dra. From there you can see the Majestic Trongsa Dzong on the ridge. Take pictures and continue your trip further towards Bumthang. Next pass is Yotong La pass which is about 3354m. Then you pass thru Gyetsa, Chumey and Nanger village before you climb up to Kiki La pass which is about 2835m. Finally you descend and approach Chamkhar town under Choykhor valley.

Check in to your hotel and relax after dinner.

Day 3

Bumthang valley Excursion

Hotel Kunzang Norling International  Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

All Meals Inclusive

Begin your day with a visit to Jakar Dzong – Castle of the White Bird followed by Jambay Lhakhang. This is a 7th century temple built by the Great Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. From there hike ( optional ) up to Kurjay Lhakhang, blessed by none other than The Great Indian master Guru Padma sambhava in the 8th century. Hike further up to Tamzhing Lhakhang, seat of Terton – Treasure discoverer Pema Lingpa. After that, you can have lunch in a local tourist standard restaurant and drive on to Tang Mebar Tso – better known as The Burning Lake. Your guide will explain in details at the site. Overnight in hotel in Bumthang

Day 4

Bumthang to Punakha – 220 kms – 8hrs approx

Meriphunsum Resort or Similar,

 

Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

All Meals Inclusive

PhobjikhaView Bhutan1Today you drive back to Punakha via Yotongla Pass (3400m), Trongsa, Pelela Pass and descend down the warmer valleys of Wangdue and into the lush and wide Punakha valley. Since the drive is about 6 hours you can relax and rest at your hotel for the night.Today you drive back to Punakha via Yotongla Pass (3400m), Trongsa, Pelela Pass and descend down the warmer valleys of Wangdue and into the lush and wide Punakha valley. Since the drive is about 6 hours you can relax and rest at your hotel for the night.Today you drive back to Punakha via Yotongla Pass (3400m), Trongsa, Pelela Pass and descend down the warmer valleys of Wangdue and into the lush and wide Punakha valley. Since the drive is about 6 hours you can relax and rest at your hotel for the night.

Day 5

Punakha valley Excursion

Meriphunsum Resort or Similar,

 

Dedicated SUV vehicle 

 

All Meals Inclusive

Punakha valley was the old capital city of Bhutan and the Punakha Dzong meaning the fortress of Great Bliss was built by 1673 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (the first spiritual & political leader of Bhutan) to commemorate the final victory against numerous Tibetan invasions. Punakha Fortress Bhutan1Located on a piece of land between two rivers Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu (literally meaning male and female rivers), the Dzong is massive, huge and magnificent in all its architectural grandeur. Although ravaged by flood, fire and earthquake many times, the Dzong was always rebuilt with its original pattern and design. The Dzong has hosted significant events such as the crowning of the first king of Bhutan, The Royal Wedding ceremony of the Fifth King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to Jetsun Pema on 13th October 2011 was conducted in Punakha Dzong and important religious ceremonies are still held in the Dzong.

Walk for about an hour to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten stupa. It is a beautiful walk through the pine trees, the stupa is stunning and so is the view from there. Enroute you will also be walking through a suspension bridge over the Puna Tsang Chhu – Punakha River.

After visiting the Punakha Dzong/Fortress of Great Bliss, drive to the Nunnery and enjoy the spectacular views of Punakha and Wangdue valleys. 

 

Day 6

Thimphu valley Excursion

Peaceful Resort or Similar, 

 

Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

All Meals Inclusive

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and is one of the last few capital cities without traffic lights and the traffic managed by traffic policemen. Thimphu is the most populated city with about 100,000 people and truly a combination of the ancient and the modern. While strictly maintaining the traditional style of architecture in modern building, there are also very old temples and numerous monasteries in and around the city, and few discotheques and Karaoke.

MemorailChorten Bhutan1Soak in the panoramic view of the Thimphu valley from the site of the gigantic Lord Buddha, a 51 meter bronze Shakyamuni Buddha statue gilded in gold

The beautiful Memorial Chorten/stupa in town is another favorite with the tourists and a regular sight for congregation of devout Buddhists circumambulating the Chorten from dawn till dusk .The main statue of the Buddha inside the Chorten is said to grant wishes for the earnest and honest hearted!

If you want to mingle with the Bhutanese people and jostle with local farmers amongst the aroma of organic fruits and vegetables, the Centenary Farmers Market is the place to be. Smiling tourists watch in awe as locals bargain with the vendors and you could even stock up on your organic fruits for the coming days.

Visit the Simply Bhutan Museum which is a living studio showcasing the age old culture and traditional heritage of Bhutan. Walk for a few minutes from the Museum to Changangkha Lhakhang the oldest temple in Thimphu. In the evening visit the Tashichho Dzong/fortress of the Auspicious Religion and office of the Golden throne of the Dragon King of Bhutan. Stroll through the market places and the craft bazaar. 

Day 7

Thimphu – Paro about 54 kms – 1hr drive

Bhutan Mandala Resort or Similar, Punakha

 

Dedicated SUV vehicle

 

All Meals Inclusive

Paro Tigers Nest Bhutan1

After an early breakfast, drive to Paro and begin Taktsang hike. It’s about 5 hrs round trip. Located around 900 meters above the Paro valley on a precarious almost vertical mountain cliff, Taktsang Monastery is truly a wonderful and spectacular sight in terms of its location, setting and history. In the 8th Century this was one of the major sites where Guru Padmasambhava – the patron saint of Buddhism in Bhutan meditated with his consort Khandro Yeshey Tshogyal. It is believed that Guru flew on a female tigress in pursuit of a demon which he subdued at the current site of the Monastery. It is one of the holiest site in the Buddhist arena and the most important cultural icon in Bhutan.

Lunch at the Taktsang cafeteria or in town (optional). Then visit Kichu Lhakhang and later soak in the warmth of hot stone bath at the farm house. This bath will help you heal all your aching muscles from the days hike. Have dinner with the family and back to the hotel

Day 8 Departure
Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast you will drive for about 2 hours from Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati International Airport where your guide and driver will bid you farewell. We hope you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you in Bhutan again.

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Trip Summary


Tour Type: Cultural Tour

Travel Difficulty: Moderate


6 - 7 hours of activity a day and/or elevation gain, higher altitude, longer distance, uneven terrain.

Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

Start : Paro


Places to Visit:

Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Wangduephodrang


Finish : Paro

Starting Price USD 1,750

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Please Note:

  1. Travel Difficulty: The average elevation in Bhutan is 8000 ft above Sea level and this tour is moderately challenging.
  2. Includes major sight seeings and all possible nature hikes
  3. The package includes stay in 3 star hotels in Bhutan as approved by Tourism Council of Bhutan. Our Best Choice is Bhutan Suites and Thimphu Tower in Thimphu, Bhutan Mandala Resort in Paro, Wangdue Ecolodge in Wangduephodrang and Hotel Dewachen in Phobjikha. We have the flexibility of incoproating  your choice of hotels as well.
  4. For a quality and meaningful tour, the group will be limitted to 16 only
  5. Except for your personal shopping, tips and gratutity there are no additional or hidden cost
  6. Tipping is at your own discretion. 

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