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JOURNEY THROUGH BHUTANESE EYES - 10 Days

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JOURNEY THROUGH BHUTANESE EYES
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The itinerary covers Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, Phobjikha, Trongsa, Bumthang & Paro. Scenic drive, rough roads between Pelela-Bumthang, tiger nest trek included, best photo stops, unique valleys and amazing nature included. Best for photographers.
Group Size : Three persons or more for traveling in specific months, check the packages.

Day 1
Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1.5 Hr)

Fly on the wings of Dragon to international airport in Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day, the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Mt. Everest (if you are flying from Delhi and Kathmandu), but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. On arrival in Paro you will be received by Phen-kiet Adventure team by offering welcome scarfs and transferred to Thimphu by private vehicle. Depending on your arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. If time permits, visit weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products. In the evening we will explore the city by walk or visit Tashichho Dzong, which houses throne room of His Majesty the King. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m

Day 2
Thimphu sightseeing

After the breakfast, visit folk heritage houses to understand the life style of Bhutanese at rural community, visit School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) students are taught 13 different arts that takes over 4 year to graduate from the training school. Drive pass by memorial chorten built in memory of late 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, world largest sitting Buddha. Visit Takin reserve national animal which has unique creation history behind, visit textile museum collection house of the expensive textile of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu

Day 3
Thimphu to Punakha (2.5 Hr)

After the breakfast, drive to Punakha over the most beautiful Dochula pass 3150m. Candle like 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass gives amazing photo stop. On clear day, you can enjoy spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After the break, continue scenic downhill drive. Visit Lamperi Botanical Garden that gives wide knowledge of flora and fauna of Bhutan. Visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Enjoy the walks on the suspension bridge over Male River, said to be the longest of its kind in Bhutan. Join the nuns for evening prayer at Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup nunnery which ends the day. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m

Day 4
Punakha to Trongsa (5 Hr)

After our breakfast, take a hike to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of fertility. The rough journey to Trongsa, crosses Pelela pass called black mountain range. As the condition of the road after Pelela is not good, lots of car massage is expected which will continue tomorrow as well. Stop at Rukhubji village, Chendipji and Tshangkha before the final stop at Trongsa view point. Enjoy taking picture of longest Dzong in Bhutan. Visit historical Trongsa Dzong and explore the town in the evening. Overnight in Trongsa, altitude 2200m

Day 5
Trongsa to Jakar-Bumthang (3 Hr)

After breakfast; visit Ta Dzong which houses the ancient artifacts. Further continue the drive to Jakar over Yotongla pass, stop at yatha wool weaving center, well known for woolen products, cheaper and good place to buy woolen products. Check into the hotel and later in the evening visit Jakar Dzong meaning white bird fortress. Explore the Jakar town. Overnight in Jakar-Bumthang, altitude 2650m

Day 6
Jakar-Bumthang Sightseeing

Post breakfast, visit Jampay Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performed annually. Visit Kurjey temple, the site where Guru Pedmasambhava left the body imprint on the rock behind the temple. One can either walk cross the suspension bridge to visit Tamshing Lhakhang. Enjoy the visit to Swiss farm tasting red panda beer and Swiss cheese. Later join the monks of Kharchu Dratsang Monastery for the evening prayer. This is an amazing experience to see monks chanting the mantras. Stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles, special about the valley. Overnight in Jakar-Bumthang

Day 7
Jakar-Bumthang to Phobjikha (7 Hr)

After our breakfast, escape to valley of black necked cranes and rhododendron forest Phobjikha, often called as Gantey. The drive will retrace until Pelela pass through Trongsa before entering into Phobjikha. Visit between May to Jun is greeted with beautiful rhododendron and November to February gives the chance to see the world rare bird black necked cranes. On arrival, visit Gangtey Gompa, the oldest and largest monastery. From the temple, take beautiful downhill gangtey trail talk for two hours, walk not recommended for rainy days. Depending on time, visit crane center, house of information about world rare bird, black necked cranes. Overnight in Phobjikha, altitude 2900m

Day 8
Phobjikha to Paro (6 Hr)

After our breakfast, retrace the drive back to Paro via Dochula and Thimphu. In Paro, visit 17th century Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong unique national museum having master piece of various collections. Visit 8th century Kyichu Lhakhang and enjoy outdoor activities wearing Gho/kira, play archery at HBT outdoor center. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m

Day 9
Paro sightseeing

After our breakfast, drive to the base of trekking point, from here you will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple, which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff at 900m above the valley floor. Tiger Nest Temple is considered, one of the must visit places around the world before we die. The hike is almost 2 hours, uphill at 30 to 40 degree inclined for an average trekker however it might take full day for some depending on your pace. First of half of the hike pulls up to cafeteria feels never ending however from the half point due to magical structure at your close sight, you are energized to push further. You actually feel very near, push yourself little further you are at the feet of the Tiger Nest, filled with joys and happiness never like before. And on the way back, you can run down, its easy always. After the trek, since you will be totally exhausted you will end the day with perfect hot stone bath with dinner at the farmhouse. You will save for going expensive massage and enjoy the traditional therapy bath. Enjoy the heavenly services. Overnight in Paro

Day 10
End of the tour in Kingdom of Happiness

Cost Inclusions

  • Visa arrangement for your stay in Bhutan
  • Government royalty and all the taxes
  • Accommodations in best 3 star hotels or above on twin sharing basis, options available
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner), options available
  • Full time English speaking Heavenly Bhutan’s guide
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

Cost Exclusion

  • Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, shopping, etc
  • Gratitude/Tippings
  • Single room supplement
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
  • Specialized guides available on supplement cost
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Activities available on extra cost (mountain biking, river rafting, tiger nest horse ride, hot stone bath etc) or single person traveling alone we charge USD 40/night extra
  • For two persons traveling together we charge USD 30/person/night extra
  • Cancellation policy, please refer terms and conditions

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Price From USD$1,840 USD$1,835/person
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Total $ 1,835 USD