Tour Cost: Twin Room Occupancy US $3,580 pp
Duration: 14 nights in Bhutan
Group Size: Maximum 12 people
Accommodation: 13 nights in hotels and 1 night in tented camp
Altitudes: 150m/492ft – 3,822m/12,539ft.
Tour Pace and Walking: Moderate pace and undemanding walks through a pristine landscape
Expected Climate: From warm tropical to temperate and at higher altitudes, colder
Attractions: Chorten Kora festival, Bhutanese culture and heritage, architectural gems, amazing wildlife, flora and fauna in an ancient pristine landscape set against a backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayan Peaks, a chance to spend time with the people, to travel through Bhutan where few visitors have ventured with photographic excellence throughout the journey.
Photographic Opportunities: Excellent
For the Bhutanese people, life, culture and religion are intertwined and their gentle manner, their friendliness and hospitality, soon make you feel ‘at home.’ In this itinerary, you will experience true Bhutanese culture, as we stay in the farmhouses of Tangsibji, chat with monks in the dzongs, temples and monasteries and admire the magnificent hand-painted work on the thangkas and walls of these architectural wonders, some thought to be as much as 1,500 years old.
We cross high passes, strewn with prayer flags and stand in awe at the stunning views of the snow clad High Himalayan Peaks, then drive one of the most exhilarating roads in the Himalayas, descending 3,000m in just 84km!
From the lively towns of the west, through the heartland that is central Bhutan, to the isolated villages of the east, the dexterity of the craftsmen at work will amaze you; the pristine ever-changing landscape, its wildlife and plants will enthral and the heritage which we invite you to witness will provide memories to store – for ever!
Druk Yul, the Land of the Thunder dragon welcomes you.
Arrive Paro, visit Paro Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong and the atmospheric ruins of Drugyel Dzong.
Hike to Tiger’s Nest, visit Kychu Lhakhang drive to Thimphu (55km, 1.30hrs).
Thimphu, cultural visits.
Thimphu to Punakha (70kms, 3hrs) enroute visiting Chemmi Lhakhang, afternoon visit Punakha Dzong.
Punakha to Tangsibji, village stay (130kms, 4 hrs).
Tangsibji to Bumthang, visiting Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong (93kms, 4hrs).
Bumthang to Ura, visiting Jampa and Kurjey Lhakhang. (55kms, 2hrs).
Ura to Yongkola over Thrumshing La (3,780m) breathtaking views (145kms, 5hrs).
Yongkola to Trashiyangtse (184kms, 7hrs).
Trashiyangtse, Chorten Kora Festival.
Trashiyangtse to Trashigang to (53km 1-2hrs).
Trashigang visits to Radhi and Rangjung. (50km 1.5hrs return).
Tashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar, spectacular landscape (180km, 6-7hrs).
Day 15: Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati Airport, Assam, India for onward connections (110kms, 3hrs).
Twin Room Occupancy US $3,580 per person
Single Room/tent Occupancy US $250
Note: This itinerary is also available as a private tour for 1 and 2 pax. Further information please contact [email protected]
Delhi – Paro – Delhi – US $803
Calcutta – Paro – Calcutta – US $450
Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu – US $445
Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok – US $900
Included in Bhutan Land Cost:
✓ Visa and Tax
✓ Tour Guide who is expert in the field
✓ All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
✓ All accommodation based on sharing twin room
✓ All meals
✓ Tea/coffee and snacks
✓ Bottled water throughout the trip
✓ Ground transportation
✓ All necessary camping equipment
✓ All entrance fees for museums
Not Included in Bhutan Land Cost:
✖ Travel insurance (essential)
✖ Laundry, phone calls and alcoholic drinks
✖ Personal expenses
✖ Charges incurred as a result of circumstances beyond the control of Langur Eco Travels
✖ International flights