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Bhutan at Glance Tour (Indian Travelers)

Trip Overview: This is a quick over view of the country without much details of the country.

Day 01. Arrive at Paro: You will be received by the representative from Excursion to Himalayas at the airport and after lunch, drive to Thimphu. In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wang chuck, who is regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. Then visit Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. Over night in Hotel Peacefull resort.

Day 02. Thimphu – Punakha – Wangdiphodrang : (72 Kms, 3 hours drive). After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. While in Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (MaleRiver) and Mo Chu (FemaleRiver). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government.The construction of the Dzong was foretold by Guru Rimpoche, who predicted, “…a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. There was a smaller building here called Dzong Chu (Small Dzong) that housed a statue of Buddha. It is said that Shabdrung ordered the architect, Zowe Palep, to sleep in front of the statue, while Palep was sleeping; the Shabdrung took him in his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the palace of Guru Rimpoche. From his vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong, which in keeping with the tradition, was never committed to paper. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952. After Lunch, drive to Wangdi Phodrang. Enroute stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang also called the “Temple of Fertility” built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley also popularly known as “Devine Mad man” in 15th century.

Day 03. Wangdi-Thimphu- Paro :After breakfast, sight seeing in Thimphu. It includes: visit the National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. His Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Then visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art and Folk Heritage Museum.

After lunch, drive to Paro. Dinner and over night in Hotel.

Day 04. Paro Sightseeing After Lunch, visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower, which has been, since 1967, the national museum of Bhutan then visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong presently houses administrative offices. In the evening, visit the Drukgyel dzong, now in ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644; the dzong name’s means indeed “ victorious Druk “. The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by butter lamp destroyed it. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century and Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro at Hotel Tashi Phuntshok.

Day 05. Departure: Early morning, drive to the Airport and Farewell.

04 NIGHTS/05 DAYS BHUTAN TOUR (BASED ON HOTELS).

 

The cost is valid from January,February,May,June,July,August,November and December 2015.

 

02 PAX RS 15300/PER PERSON
03 TO 06 PAX RS 14200/ PER PERSON
07 TO 09 PAX RS 13200/  PER PERSON
10 TO 15 PAX RS 12200/  PER PERSON
16 TO 20 PAX RS 11600/  PER PERSON
21 TO 25 PAX RS 10200/  PER PERSON
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT RS 5100/ PER PERSON
EXTRA BED RS 700/  PER BED
Children 5-11 YRS IN PARENT’S ROOM RS 6575/  PER CHILD

 

Cost includes: –

Accommodation in 3 star hotel  on  CP Plan as per the itineraries.

Transportation by AC Cars/Toyota Hiace Bus, with maximum 6 Pax per Vehicle for transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary.

For individuals 2 to 4 Pax separate vehicle will be provided.

Entrance fee of Taa Dzong in Paro and ,textile museam in Thimphu.

Guiding for group of 10 Pax and above

Assistance on Arrival/Departure

Hotels Used:Hotel Tashi Phuntshok in Paro, Hotel Peacefull resort in Thimphu and Hotel Meri Puensum In Punakha.

Rates does not include any air/train fare, meals not specified, table drinks, laundry, tips, camera/video fee, Gondola/Pony/Sledge riding at Gulmarg/Pahalgam/Sonamarg, personal expenses of clients or any other expenses incurred beyond our control such as bad weather, flight cancellation, road closure, landslides, etc.