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RATES FOR INDIANS

 

Group Size Two Three Four Six
Standard ₹ 00,000 ₹ 0,000 ₹ 0,000 ₹ 0,000
Deluxe ₹ 00,000 ₹ 0,000 ₹ 00,000 ₹ 0,000
Children ₹ 0,000/child

Rates are inclusive of all taxes and entry charges including.
Rates include Vehicle ( Guwahati to Guwahati) accommodation for 02 nights, all meals, one elephant safari and one jeep safari
One children below the age of 05yrs can stay free with their parents. However any forest dues if applicable will have to be paid extra
Children above 11 years will be regarded as adults.
Inclusions

  1. All Transfer and sightseeing by the same vehicle acording to Numbar of Guest
  2. Accommodation in Twin sharing basis.
  3. Daily Breakfast.
  4. Safari.

RATES FOR FOREIGNERS

 

Group Size Two Three Four Six
Standard ₹ 00,000 ₹ 0,000 ₹ 0,000 ₹ 0,000
Deluxe ₹ 00,000 ₹ 0,000 ₹ 00,000 ₹ 0,000
Children ₹ 0,000/child

Rates are inclusive of all taxes and entry charges including.
Rates include Vehicle ( Guwahati to Guwahati) accommodation for 02 nights, all meals, one elephant safari and one jeep safari
One children below the age of 05yrs can stay free with their parents. However any forest dues if applicable will have to be paid extra
Children above 11 years will be regarded as adults.
Inclusions

  1. All Transfer and sightseeing by the same vehicle acording to Numbar of Guest
  2. Accommodation in Twin sharing basis.
  3. Daily Breakfast.
  4. Safari.

Tour Descriptions

Tour Program

DAY 1
 Your tour starts just over the border in Phuntsholing where our Purely Bhutan guide will be waiting to receive you at the Bhutan border gate. We will drive from Phuntsholing to Thimphu, about 7 hours from the warmer climes of the south up to the foothills of the Himalayas. Take an early evening stroll around town and soak in the atmosphere of this magical capital with its busy shops and bazaars and photogenic citizens in national dress.

Overnight in Thimphu

DAY 2
 Thimphu sightseeing. We will visit the weekly market, the revered Memorial Chorten, the National Library and the School of Traditional Arts. You could visit Changangkha temple, perched on the hilltop overlooking the town. Devotees flock throughout the day to circumambulate and turn the prayer wheels. The temple also contains beautiful wall paintings and hundreds of religious scriptures written in gold. In the afternoon you can take in more of the sights and culture of the capital, with the option of a trip to Simtokha Dzong (one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan, dating from 1629 AD). If you prefer to stay closer to town you could visit the huge statue of Buddha Dordenma, which commands a tremendous view of Thimphu valley. The huge 3-storey throne holds several chapels and the body itself is filled with 125,000 smaller statues of Buddha. You can also visit the Takin Reserve showcasing the unique national animal, the Takin, browse the striking collection of intricate textiles at the National Textile Museum or visit the Folk Heritage Museum. You may also like to visit the newly opened postal museum, detailing the history of Bhutan’s postal system and showcasing Bhutan’s rich assortment of interesting stamps. If you would like to view or buy Bhutanese handicrafts you may like to visit the new market opposite Taj Tashi hotel which has an array of stalls run by local handicraft shops selling purely home made articles with no imports. Tell your guide what takes your interest.

Overnight in Thimphu

DAY 3
 Thimphu to Punakha. In the morning drive approximately 3 hours to the old capital, Punakha, via Dochu La pass at 3050 metres, where we will stop for a hot drink and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Eastern Himalaya ranges. You will notice the change of climate and vegetation as we approach low-lying Punakha at 1250 metres. Take a pleasant walk for an hour or so across the terraced fields of Sopsokha village to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility) built in the 15th century by the ‘Divine Madman’ (Lama Drukpa Kuenley). Then we will visit the imposing Punakha Dzong, “Palace of Great Happiness”. Built in 1637, it is strategically placed at the confluence of two rivers, the Po Chu and the Mo Chu.

Overnight in Punakha

DAY 4 After breakfast hike to Chorten Ningpo, which dates back to the 17th Century. The chorten is a little-known spot with a magnificent statue of Maitreya (the future Buddha) and images of the great lamas of the Drukpa lineage. This magical spot was once a dense forest inhabited by evil spirits. The great oak tree outside the monastery is said to have grown out of the blazing log that the ‘Divine Madman’ threw (the tree’s bark is still black from where it was burnt). In 2005 the monastery began to house orphans from the nearby village, and founding a small Buddhist educational institution where the children can study traditional Buddhist scriptures and texts as well as Western subjects. The hike back to Punakha is around 45 minutes, going past Thodrup Lhakhang. Then you can drive approximately 3 hours to Gangtey at 2900 metres. Enjoy the views of the immense and remote Phobjikha valley and the black mountain ranges. Visit Gangtey Gompa (one of Bhutan’s oldest monasteries and recently extensively renovated) and explore the valley where the villagers continue to live a traditional Bhutanese rural lifestyle. This is the site where black-necked cranes visit in their hundreds in November each year after spending the summer in Tibet.

Overnight in Gangtey

DAY 5 Today you can do a day walk around the Phobjikha Valley. You can start your walk at the Dewachen hotel and walk from here to the Black-Necked Crane Information Centre, which has lots of information on the valley and its famous migrating birds. From here you can walk to Beta Village, then continue to Gangtey Gompa from where you can walk along the Gangtey Nature Trail, past Semchubara village, through forests of blue pine trees covered with lichen (known as old man’s beard) and where you can hopefully see some birds. Continue from the end of the nature trail to Kingathang village where you can visit a temple built by the Queen Mother. From Kingathang, you can walk via Yusa village back to your hotel. Total distance 12 to 13 km (6 to 7 hrs).

Overnight in Gangtey

DAY 6 Today we return to Paro, a drive of approximately 7 hours, via Wangdi. Wangdi (also known as Wangdue Phodrang) was originally considered Bhutan’s secondary capital and it commands an important central position. Sadly Wangdi Dzong was gutted by fire in June 2012, destroying in a few hours not only a magnificent building that had stood proudly for hundreds of years, but also the painstaking work that had been in progress for many months to rebuild recent earthquake damage using traditional construction methods. There is little now to see in Wangdi and after a brief stop for lunch continue on your way. In the afternoon there will be time to visit some handicraft shops to purchase some souvenirs of your trip. Then you can meet your host family for an overnight stay in a local farmhouse allowing you to experience traditional Bhutanese village life. Take the opportunity to try the restorative properties of a hot stone bath. If you prefer your creature comforts, you can take tea or dinner with the family and then return to your hotel.

Overnight in Paro

DAY 7 This morning you can visit the impressive Paro Rinpung Dzong, one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture. You can also visit the National Museum. This was previously housed in the Ta Dzong (watch tower) built on top of the hill above Rinpung Dzong to defend Rinpung Dzong and the Paro valley during times of war, in an unusual circular construction resembling a conch shell. Unfortunately, an earthquake in September 2011 damaged the Ta Dzong and the contents of the museum were moved to a neighbouring building. You can still see a magnificent collection of Bhutanese artefacts – costumes, religious paintings, arms, textiles and a fascinating collection of Bhutan stamps. The National Museum is due to reopen in the Ta Dzong in 2017. Near to the museum you may also be able to see a demonstration of traditional wood turning skills by local artisans who make traditional wooden bowls and cups – and you can try your hand as well if you wish. Nearby you can also visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, a temple of historical significance and one of the most sacred shrines in Bhutan.

Overnight in Paro

DAY 8 Take a day walk to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, the sacred Taktshang monastery which clings to the rock face 900 metres above the valley floor. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site riding on a tigress. He subsequently meditated here for three months. It is one of Bhutan’s most holy sites and draws pilgrims not only from Bhutan but also from neighbouring Buddhist countries. You can have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria from where you get a spectacular view of the monastery. On the way back you may be interested to visit a manor house turned museum in a local village. The house dates from the 17th Century and the museum is designed to showcase the culture of medieval rural Bhutan. Afterwards you may also have time to visit Dumtse Lhakhang, a temple built by Thangtong Gyalpo, the iron bridge builder.

Overnight in Paro

DAY 9 Early in the morning we will drive to Gelephu from Paro which will take about 8 – 9 hours. Your guide will accompany you to Gelephu to see you off and wish you Tashi Delek (goodbye and good luck).

N.B:- TOUR PLAN WILL BE FURNISHED ACCORDING TO GUEST REQUEST.

Activities

  • Elephant Safari
  • Jeep Safari
  • Night Safari (Walk/Jeep)
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Rafting
  • Car / Bike Ride in Track
  • Pera Sailing / Pera Glyding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Tea Plucking
  • Angling
  • Shooting in Rang
  • Photography
  • Handycraft
  • Folk Dance and Song