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Bhutan – Land Of Happyness

Bhutan – Land Of Happyness

Rs.86400 / per person
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During this tour we will be visiting to the west of Bhutan. We start with capital of Bhutan” Thimphu”. With the touch of all modern facilities they tried to keep their tradition as it is and following it. We drive to Punakha, which has the Punakha Dzong dominating the valley floor. Lastly we will drive to Paro, probably one of the biggest and most fertile valleys. Besides visiting the museum and Dzong we hike up to Takstang monastery built on a sheer rock face.

06 Nights / 07 Days

Tour Plan

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Day 01: Paro Airport – Thimphu

(Distance: 65 kms. / 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. 
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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, Takin Preserve Centre, the national animal of Bhutan can be seen here. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.
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Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing

(Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)After breakfast drive to Punakha (4298 ft.)/ Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.). to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon 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 and easy hike to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.
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Day 04: Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha) OR Punakha Sightseeing

(Excursion to Gangtey - Distance: 78 kms. One way / Driving Time: 3 hrs.)After breakfast, start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9,840 ft.). Gangtey is the home of Black Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan. You can also visit Gangtey Gompha. Evening return back. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue. Alternatively, instead of going to Gangtey (Phobjikha), you also have an option spending the day in Punakha Valley itself. After breakfast hike Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten which is about 45 Mins easy hike to the top of the hill. It offers a breathtaking view of the Punakha Valley. Also visit Punakha Suspension Bridge and Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.
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Day 05: Punakha/Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing

(Distance: 140 kms. / 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. 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.
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Day 06: Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp). Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.
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Day 07: Paro Airport

After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.
About Vehicle:
All the vehicles provided, unless otherwise specified will be Non-A/C Vehicles. Supplement Charges will be applicable for A/C vehicles.Note - In case the number of heads including child increases, then the guest will have to take bigger vehicle with an additional cost. For instance, for 3rd adult or child traveling together with 02 Pax, the guests would have to pay supplement charges for Toyota Hiace/ Hundai H1 instead of SUV. The details of supplement costs are given below:
VEHICLE CAPACITY & DETAILS
CAPACITYBHUTAN PARTINDIA PART
1 – 2 Pax including ChildSUV like Santa Fee / TucsonNA
3 – 6 Pax including ChildToyota Hiace / Hyundai H1NA
7 – 8 Pax including ChildToyota High Roof HiaceNA
SUPPLEMENT VEHICLE COSTS
VEHICLEPARTICLARSSUPPLEMENT AMOUNT
Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H1Instead of SUV9800
Toyoto High Roof HiaceInstead of Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H15400
Toyota CoasterInstead of Toyoto High Roof Hiace19500
 
ACCOMMODATION
DESTINATIONSPREMIUM+(MAP)PREMIUM(MAP)CLASSY(MAP)LUXURY(MAP)SUPERIOR(MAP)DELUXE(MAP)
ThimphuLe Meridien (Classic)/ SimilarLe Meridien (Classic)/ SimilarHotel Ariya  / Ramada / Hotel Osel / SimilarHotel Ariya  / Ramada / Namgey Heritage / SimilarDorjee Elements / Kisa  / Pedling /Migmar /  SimilarAmodhara  / Bhutan Kubera / River Side / Om Tara /  Similar
Punakha / WangdueDhensa Boutique Resort / SimilarRKPO Green Resort / SimilarDrubchhu Resort / Zhingkham / SimilarDrubchhu Resort / Zhingkham / SimilarPunatsangchhu Cottage / Dragon Nest / Punakha Residency / SimilarKingaling (Dlx)/ Pema Karpo / Similar
ParoLe Meridien (Deluxe) / SimilarLe Meridien (Classic) /  SimilarLe Meridien (Classic)/  SimilarTashi Namgay ResortTenzinling (Balcony Room) / Metta Resort / Golden Roots /  SimilarHotel Olathang / Dewachen Resort / Tashi Phuenshok / Bhutan Mandala Resort / SimilarNamsay Choling Resort / Taktsang Paradise/ Yanki Resort / Khamsum /  Similar
Hotel Category Details:
Premium+ Packages : 5* Hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Premium Packages   : 5* Equivalent hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Classy Packages         : 4* Deluxe hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Luxury Packages        : 4* Equivalent hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Superior Packages     : 3* Deluxe hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Deluxe Packages       : 3* Equivalent hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Please note packages with Highend Hotels like Uma Group of Hotels, Taj Tashi, Amankora rates are also available on case to case basis.
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.
Permit for Bhutan:
Indian nationals do not require visa to travel in Bhutan. Only a valid passport or Voter Id card are the valid documents for obtaining entry permit.
Advance Online Permits
If you are traveling with an Indian Passport (with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of departure from Bhutan), you can avail advance online permits by sending us clear colour scanned passport copy. It should reach us before 10 working days. We shall not be responsible for any rejections or similar issues in regards to the permits due to improper documents or delay in arrival of documents.  
NOTE:
  • The above mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category.
  • The rates quoted in the packages are on per person basis & valid for Indian nationals from 01st March 2019 to 30th Jun 2019 (High seasons surcharge will be applicable during the Festivals & Peak season).
We believe in giving value for money and we believe that quality comes with a price tag. We at Neptune promise to provide the best of our services and keep by our commitments towards quality and the sensitivity of the services.
DO'S:
  • 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 and other packings as per seasons and personal requirements (including hiking shoes)
  • Please check with your mobile service provider for charges related to Bhutan.
DON'TS:
  • 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.
  • Usage of Drones is strictly prohibited in Bhutan.
  • Photography is not allowed inside temples and Dzongs.
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