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Tour Code : BHPWT-FIFO

Dazzling Bhutan

Starting From
43,300/-

Facilities You Get

  • International hotel booking services from Life Holidays
    Hotel
  • Breakfast service from Life Holidays
    Breakfast
  • Visa consulting services Life Holidays
    Visa
  • Taxi transfer services from Life Holidays
    Transfer
  • Mountain sightseeing with Life Holidays
    Sightseeing

Overview

THIMPHU

Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, occupies a valley in the country’s western interior. In addition to being the government seat, the city is known for its Buddhist sites. The massive Tashichho Dzong is a fortified monastery and government palace with gold-leaf roofs. The Memorial Chorten, a whitewashed structure with a gold spire, is a revered Buddhist shrine dedicated to Bhutan’s third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

 

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PUNAKHA

Punakha is a town in the Himalayas of Bhutan. It's known for the Punakha Dzong, a 17th-century fortress at the juncture of the Pho and Mo Chhu rivers. The fortress hosts the Punakha Tshechu, a religious festival featuring masked dances and music. In the surrounding Punakha Valley, temples include the fertility-focused Chimi Lhakhang and the hilltop Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which has river and mountain views.
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PARO

Paro is a valley town in Bhutan, west of the capital, Thimphu. It is the site of the country’s only international airport and is also known for the many sacred sites in the area. North of town, the Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley. Northwest of here are the remains of a defensive fortress, Drukgyel Dzong, dating from the 17th century.

Hotel

Option 1Regular Package
# City Name Hotel Name Nights
1THIMPHUNamgay Heritage2
2PUNAKHA Drubchhu Resort2
3PAROTenziling Resort 3
Option 2Delux Package
# City Name Hotel Name Nights
1THIMPHUNamgay Heritage2
2PUNAKHA Zhingkham 2
3PAROTashi Namgay3
Option 3Premium Package
# City Name Hotel Name Nights
1THIMPHUNamgay Heritage2
2PUNAKHA Zhingkham 2
3PAROTashi Namgay3

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Paro Airport – Thimphu

On arrival at Paro Airport and after completing your Visa / Permit formalities you will be received by our Bhutan representative who will assist you in boarding your vehicle for transfer to Thimphu (2320Mts / 7656Fts, 65 Kms / 01½ to 02 Hrs), Thimphu is the capital town of Bhutan. Evening free at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2

Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfasts go for Thimphu sightseeing covering – Memorial Chorten,  Tashichho Dzong, Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodong),Changangkha Lhakhang (Monastery), Motithang Takin Preservation Centre, Drupthob Goemba / Zilukha Nunnery, National Library (Closed on Saturday , Sunday & National Holiday), Institute for Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School-Closed on Saturday , Sunday, National Holiday & During Summer & Winter Vacations), Textiles Museum (Handicrafts Shops - Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Zangthopelri Lhakhang (Monastery). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3

Thimphu – Punakha / Wangdi

After breakfast drive to Punakha (1200Mts / 3936Fts, 77 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs)  / Wangdi (Wangdiphodrang) (1350Mts / 4430Fts, 70 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs). Punakha / Wangdi is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan. The drive is over Dochu La pass (3080Mts / 10102Fts) which is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong, If time permit visit the Suspension Bridge and then proceed to Chimi Lhakhang (Monastery). Overnight at the Hotel in Wangdi. 

Day 4

Punakha / Wangdi

After breakfast today you the Punakha Valley or can even take the Rafting Options on Punakha River.  Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

OR

PUNAKHA / WANGDI - GANGTEY EXCURSION – PUNAKHA / WANGDI 

Today the day start early for full day excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha Valley (3000Mts / 9845fts , 85Kms / 3 to 3½ Hrs One way ) The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. At Gangtey visit Black Necked Crane Information Centre , Gangtey Goempa (Monastery),Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5

Punakha / Wangdi – Paro

After breakfast transfer to Paro (2134Mts / 7000Fts, 135 Kms / 05 Hrs). Enroute Stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Garden. On arrival Paro, check in to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6

Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing covering Drukgyel Dzong (presently closed for tourist), Ta Dzong (National Museum-Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery),Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

OPTIONAL

PARO - FULL DAY HIKE TO TAKTSANG LHAKHANG (TIGER`S NEST)

Start the day early for a day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tigers Nest Monastery) - The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours one way through pine forests. Afternoon at leisure for go for shopping in the market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7

Paro – Haa Valley Excursion – Paro

Start the day early for a full day excursion to Haa via Chele-la pass (3800Mts / 12465Fts, 65 Kms / 02 to 03Hrs – One way) with packed or early breakfast. Visit Haa Dzong, Lhakhang Karpo, Lhakhang Nagpo, Wangchulo Dzong. Depending on the weather, Road conditions and time Haa excursion could be either taken from Chele-la Pass or from Chozum side one can also opt for going from Chele-la Pass and returning from Chuzom side or vice versa. Evening you drive back to Paro. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 8

Paro - Onward Connection

After breakfast transfer to Paro Airport for taking onward connection

Inclusions

  • Non Ac Car (Tucsan or similar) from Paro Airport to Paro Airport as per itinerary
  • Local Guide service in Bhutan
  • Thimpu Sightseeing
  • Excursion to Punakha including Dochu La Pass
  • Visit Punakha Valley
  • Enroute Stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Garden
  • Paro Sightseeing
  • Haa Valley Excursion

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Porterage, personal expenses
  • Hotel deposits if any
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Anything not included in Inclusions list is excluded
  • Overseas Travel Insurance

Hotel

Option 1Regular Package
# City Name Hotel Name Nights
1THIMPHUNamgay Heritage2
2PUNAKHA Drubchhu Resort2
3PAROTenziling Resort 3
Option 2Delux Package
# City Name Hotel Name Nights
1THIMPHUNamgay Heritage2
2PUNAKHA Zhingkham 2
3PAROTashi Namgay3
Option 3Premium Package
# City Name Hotel Name Nights
1THIMPHUTermalinca 2
2PUNAKHA Rkpo Green Resort 2
3PARONak-Sel Boutique Hotel & Spa3

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Paro Airport – Thimphu

On arrival at Paro Airport and after completing your Visa / Permit formalities you will be received by our Bhutan representative who will assist you in boarding your vehicle for transfer to Thimphu (2320Mts / 7656Fts, 65 Kms / 01½ to 02 Hrs), Thimphu is the capital town of Bhutan. Evening free at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2

Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfasts go for Thimphu sightseeing covering – Memorial Chorten,  Tashichho Dzong, Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodong),Changangkha Lhakhang (Monastery), Motithang Takin Preservation Centre, Drupthob Goemba / Zilukha Nunnery, National Library (Closed on Saturday , Sunday & National Holiday), Institute for Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School-Closed on Saturday , Sunday, National Holiday & During Summer & Winter Vacations), Textiles Museum (Handicrafts Shops - Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Zangthopelri Lhakhang (Monastery). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3

Thimphu – Punakha / Wangdi

After breakfast drive to Punakha (1200Mts / 3936Fts, 77 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs)  / Wangdi (Wangdiphodrang) (1350Mts / 4430Fts, 70 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs). Punakha / Wangdi is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan. The drive is over Dochu La pass (3080Mts / 10102Fts) which is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong, If time permit visit the Suspension Bridge and then proceed to Chimi Lhakhang (Monastery). Overnight at the Hotel in Wangdi. 

Day 4

Punakha / Wangdi

After breakfast today you the Punakha Valley or can even take the Rafting Options on Punakha River.  Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

OR

PUNAKHA / WANGDI - GANGTEY EXCURSION – PUNAKHA / WANGDI 

Today the day start early for full day excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha Valley (3000Mts / 9845fts , 85Kms / 3 to 3½ Hrs One way ) The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. At Gangtey visit Black Necked Crane Information Centre , Gangtey Goempa (Monastery),Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5

Punakha / Wangdi – Paro

After breakfast transfer to Paro (2134Mts / 7000Fts, 135 Kms / 05 Hrs). Enroute Stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Garden. On arrival Paro, check in to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6

Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing covering Drukgyel Dzong (presently closed for tourist), Ta Dzong (National Museum-Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery),Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

OPTIONAL

PARO - FULL DAY HIKE TO TAKTSANG LHAKHANG (TIGER`S NEST)

Start the day early for a day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tigers Nest Monastery) - The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours one way through pine forests. Afternoon at leisure for go for shopping in the market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7

Paro – Haa Valley Excursion – Paro

Start the day early for a full day excursion to Haa via Chele-la pass (3800Mts / 12465Fts, 65 Kms / 02 to 03Hrs – One way) with packed or early breakfast. Visit Haa Dzong, Lhakhang Karpo, Lhakhang Nagpo, Wangchulo Dzong. Depending on the weather, Road conditions and time Haa excursion could be either taken from Chele-la Pass or from Chozum side one can also opt for going from Chele-la Pass and returning from Chuzom side or vice versa. Evening you drive back to Paro. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 8

Paro - Onward Connection

After breakfast transfer to Paro Airport for taking onward connection

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