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Beyond the Journey Bhutan Tour - 15 Nights 16 Days in 2017

Day 01 | Arrival in Paro Airport, Bhutan
Day 02 | Paro Sightseeing tours
Day 03 | Paro – Thimphu (1 Hr)
Day 04 | Thimphu sightseeing tour
Day 05 | Thimphu – Punakha (2 ½ Hrs)
Day 06 | Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)
Day 07 | Punakha – Trongsa (4 Hrs)
Day 08 | Trongsa – Tang (5 Hrs)
Day 09 | Tang – Jakar (2 Hrs)
Day 10 | Jakar Sightseeing
Day 11 | Jakar – Mongar (7 Hrs)
Day 12 | Mongar – Lhuntshe (3 Hrs)
Day 13 | Mongar – Trashi Yangtse (5 Hrs)
Day 14 | Trashi Yangtse – Trashigang (3 Hrs)
Day 15 | Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar (6 ½ Hrs)
Day 16 | Samdrup Jongkar – Guwhati (India) (2 Hrs)

Detailed Itinerary Bhutan Tours - one of the longest Bhtuan tours

Day 01 | Arrival in Paro Airport
Flight to Paro valley has spectacular views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drakey in Bhutan are awesome. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner.
Overnight at Paro | Altitude 2200m

Day 02 | Paro Sightseeing
Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley. Evening at leisure.
Overnight at Paro

Day 03 | Paro – Thimphu tours (1 Hr)
Visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17th century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Continue driving to Thimphu.
Overnight at Thimphu | Altitude: 2300m
 
Day 04 | Thimphu sightseeing
Morning visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Lunch in town. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery.
Overnight at Thimphu

Day 05 | Thimphu – Punakha (2 ½ Hrs)
Spend morning in Thimphu. Afternoon drive through Dochula pass, the second highest road pass in your trip at 3010m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon visit the Souvenir Making Center and the Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country.
Overnight at Punakha | Altitude 1350m

Day 06 | Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)
Check out of the hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. En route visit Wangdi town and continue to Phobjikha over the highest road pass on your trip at 3140m.Visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan.Evening relax in your hotel or take a stroll.
Overnight at Phobjikha | Altitude 2900m

Day 07 | Punakha – Trongsa (4 Hrs)
Check out from the hotel, take a 2 hrs Phobjikha Natural Trail. The trail ends beside Gantey Monastery, further drive to Trongsa over the Pelela pass at 3300m which forms the part of the Black Mountains that divides the country into east and west. In the afternoon visit the watch tower which houses a museum now. A quick stop for photo opportunity at Chendipje and Kukhubji, evening relax in your hotel.
Overnight at Trongsa | Altitude 2200m

Day 08 | Trongsa – Tang (5 Hrs)
Morning visit the majestic Trongsa Dzong (Fortress), the home of the royals. Drive pass by the second highest road pass in your trip at 3425m (Yotong La). En route stop by the weaving place, beside the road where “Yatha”(wool weaving) is hand done which Bumthang is famous for. Pass Jakar town and drive on the dirt road for 1 hr. 30 min to the most remote valley of Tang. Cross the bridge and walk uphill for 35 min to the Ugyencholing palace which houses a museum and has a guest house.
Overnight at Tang | Altitude: 2800m

Day 09 | Tang – Jakar (2 Hrs)
Morning visit the museum that has a historic private collection of the lord of the valley. Walk downhill for 30 min. Continue drive. En route visit the Burning Lake of Mebar tsho. Evening spend your time independently.
Overnight at Jakar

Day 10 | Jakar Sightseeing
Visit Jampay Lakhang, the one of the first 2 Buddhist temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performed annually. Visit the Kurjey Temple, the site where Bhutan’s royals are cremated. One can either walk cross the suspension bridge and visit the village of Parar and Tamshing or drive there. End your day with a walk passing by the Swiss farm. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancakes and noodles.
Overnight at Jakar

Day 11 | Jakar – Mongar (7 Hrs)
Today drive takes you through Thrumshingla, the highest road pass in the country at 3900m making this the most spectacular drives in the country, descending 3200m just in a distance of 84 km. En route visit Ura village, made of cluster of large stone houses.
Overnight at Mongar | Altitude 1800m

Day 12 | Mongar – Lhuntshe (3 Hrs)
Make an excursion to the north and visit the province of Lhuntshe, ancestral home of the Bhutan’s royal family. Visit the picturesque Lhuntshe Dzong (Fortress). This region is famous for bamboo basket and silk brocade dress.
Overnight at Mongar

Day 13 | Mongar – Trashi Yangtse (5 Hrs)
Drive pass by the famous Yadi loops to the province of Trashi Yangtshe famous for wooden containers made here using water-driven and treadle lathes. En route, visit Gom Kora temple. Visit Chorten Kora, the biggest and most important white washed stupa in the country. Stroll around the town.  
Overnight at Trashi Yangtse | Altitude: 1900m

Day 14 | Trashi Yangtse – Trashigang (3 Hrs)
Visit the School of Arts crafts and the Drive to Trashigang. Afternoon visit Trashigang Dzong (fortress) which is perched majestically on the tip that overlooks the deep gorge and Ranjung Monastic School. Evening stroll in town.
Overnight at Trashigang | Altitude: 2100m

Day 15 | Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar (6 ½ Hrs)
Drive pass by the first Bhutanese college. En route, stop to visit the government handloom factory. Evening- relax in your hotel.
Overnight at Samdrup Jongkhar | Altitude 180m

Day 16 | Samdrup Jongkar – Guwhati (India) (2 Hrs)
Transfer to the Guhauti Airport for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.

Transportation and Travel situation in Bhutan
Ground transportation is by private  vehicles based on number of travelers. we provide clean Air conditioning  and  heat in vehicles . expect bad roads with uphill and narrow tracks too, travel time might delay due to weather too.

please consult your doctor before you come to travel. in Bhutan we have local doctors to assist incase if needed.

Hotels / Resorts / Tents
We choose nice and best available hotels based on your budget. you will have private rooms with hot and cold showers

Guide, Driver and helpers
local expert guides and drivers.
this program can be customized based on your time and interest

Service Includes during Bhutan Tour

  • Bhutan Visa arrangement service
  • Government royalty and all the taxes
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons
  • Accommodations in A grade hotels
  • Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Full time English speaking Bhutanese guide
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

 Excludes in the package / supplement during Bhutan Tour

  • Flight fares from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Mumbai, Guwahati, Gaya to Bhutan- please choose the route and let us know we book for you
  • Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
  • Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
  • Travel / Medical Insurance

Visa processing

  • Bhutan visa is pre-process by our company we need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. we will send you electronic visa on your mail. you need to print and carry to fly to Bhutan. at immigration authorities will stamp on your passport.
  • your passport must be valid more than 6 months at the time  of travel in Bhutan
* Notes: There are regular flights from Kathmandu Nepal, Bangkok Thailand, Delhi India to Bhutan . for flights and package please contact us now

Some useful Bhutanese phrases during tours
Hello :              Ku-zu-zam-po-la (meaning good health)
Thank You :     Ka din chey la
See you :          Lok jey gay
Good bye :       Lus la “or” Laso la

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Dear Rajan,
Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

We spent one night in Thimphu, two nights in Phunakha, and two nights in Paro. Phunaka's Lobesa hotel became one of the most impressive splendid hotels we have ever stayed! Its view from the window was just gorgeous and took our breath away.

Nawang was a knowledgeable, kind and caring guide and we learned a lot about your beautiful country from him. Ugay was a safe driver and we felt so comfortable in the lovely Nissan four wheels.

The tour was both very informative and fun. In addition, Nawang accommodated many of our requests and re-arranged the original schedule to our satisfaction. Going to the weekend market in Thimphu became one of the highlights of this tour for us !

We'd like to visit Bhutan again in the future and we will definitely ask you again to organize tour for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Rajan for being such a friendly coordinator. Your responses were always so prompt!!

Yours sincerely,
Nory and Mayuri from Tokyo, Japan
Email: mayurih@hotmail.com

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