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WESTERN BHUTAN TOUR The western circuit comprises of the six western Districts in the country that includes Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Wangdue Phodrang, Punakha and Gasa. It is has the infusion of both Rural and Urban life. The west region of Bhutan is where most tourists pay to visit. Apart from being the most populated region and it is also a home to the major airport, the capital, the most popular festivals and the most spectacular Dzong's (fort-monastery) in the kingdom. Whether it’s the beginning of your trip or the only part of Bhutan that you will explore, the west is a spectacular introduction to this magical country.Note: Above mentioned Price is exclusive of the details below Flight Fare (From any sector) Language Guide ( Additional Fee has to be Paid) Luxury Hotel (for the 4 star and 5 star hotel an additional amount should be paid) Trekking, biking and Kayaking and Rafting ( an additional amount has to be paid) Laundry and international call Beverage and drinks Travel Insurance
Day 1 : (Arrival to Paro - Haa) (8,894 feet).
The Flight to Paro gives you a breathtaking with views of Major Himalaya peaks such as Everest,
Kanchenjunga and Makalu, and Bhutan’s own snowy peaks, the sacred Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang on a clear day.
As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river)
meandering down the valley below. Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) on the hills above the town will be a fine sight.
Upon arrival into Paro, and completing your visa & customs formalities, a representative of Bhutan Entire Season Traveler will be there to receive you as you exit the Airport.
###Begin your journey to Haa (via Chelela Pass) (13,083 feet) through blue pine & rhododendron
forest. Our team will stop at Chelela pass, the highest motorable pass in Bhutan for you to have a superb view of the majestic Mt. Jomolhari (24,035 feet) & Jichu Drakey (22,930 feet).
###Upon arrival in HAA, you will check into the Hotel at Haa. (Overnight at hotel in Haa).
Day 2 : (Haa - Thimphu): (7,710 feet)
###You will begin the day early by exploring the Haa Valley by foot, visiting Wangcha Village to
get a glimpse of rural life in Bhutan.
After lunch in Haa
###Drive to Thimphu, approximately of 3 hours. Upon arrival in Thimphu, explore the town by
foot and indulge in some handicraft shopping. (Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu).
Day 3 : Explore Thimphu
###You will embark on a leisurely hour-long walk to the 18 Century Wangditse monastery,
situated atop Thimphu.
###On your way back from Wangditse, stop by the Motithang Takin Preserve to see the Takin,
Bhutan’s National Animal.
###There is much to do in Thimphu - you can visit key cultural sites such as the Tashichho dong, Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Handmade Paper Factory, National Library, the Zorig Chusum Art School and the Folk Heritage Center.
After lunch you will continue to visit many of Thimphu cultural heritage sites.
### Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 4 : Thimphu - Punakha (4,200 feet)
### You will start your morning by visiting the Buddha Dordenma Statue, this massive statue of
Buddha Shakyamuni measures in at a height of 51.5 meters, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. The Buddha Dordenma is located atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley.
###You will then depart for Punakha, The Ethereal Ancient Capital. The drive will take about 3 hours. En-route you will stop by the Dochula Pass (10,100 feet), it offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Bhutanese Himalayan range. The view is especially scenic on clear day with snow capped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens gracing the
You will have lunch at Punakha. After Lunch you will visit
###Punakha Dzong, the most spectacular Dzong in Bhutan, built at the confluence of the Mo
Chhu (Female River) and Pho Chhu (Male River) in 1637. This huge fortress/monastery was the national capital until 1966 and is the place where the country’s kings have been crowned and the site for the 5th King’s Royal Wedding in October 2011. (Overnight at hotel in Punakha).
Day 5 : Sightseeing Punakha Valley (4,200 feet)
After Breakfast you will have a
###Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, this
temple is dedicated for her son Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and for the well being of the kingdom and the benefit of all sentient beings. Khamsum Yulley stands majestically on a strategic ridge above the Punakha valley and holds an example of Bhutan’s fine architectural and artistic traditions
and the only one of its kind in the world.
After lunch our team will take you to visit
###Chimi Lhakhang (popularly known for fertility temple) and learn about Bhutan’s most beloved
saint, Drukpa Kinley, the Divine Madman with rest of the afternoon a tour around the village in
Punakha. (Overnight at hotel in Punakha)
Day 6 : Punakha - Paro (7,382 feet)
After Breakfast you will depart for Paro, stop by Thimphu for lunch.
###Enroute you will visit Tachog Lhakhang (monastery), built in the 14th century. One must
actually cross one of Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo (iron chains) bridges to get to the Monastery.
Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo built the iron chain bridges in Bhutan in the late1300s, and is said to have built 108 of these bridges around Tibet and Bhutan. Some of the bridges are still in use today.
(Overnight at hotel in Paro).
Day 7 : Hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery 10,100 feet)
After Breakfast, you will hike to Paro Taktshang,
###In order to avoid the crowds and escape hiking under the day sun, you will begin our journey to Taktshang (Tigers Nest) by 7am. At a very moderate pace, you can be up at the monastery by 9:30am and back at the base by 2pm.
###Taktshang Monastery is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktshang
translates to "The Tiger’s Nest". This monastery is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 2952 feet above the Paro Valley. At about an altitude of 10,100 feet,
Taktshang was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rinpoche (learned reincarnate monk) meditated in the 7th century A.D. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site.
Afternoon, our team will escort you to,
### visit Paro Taa dzong, the ancient watch tower of Paro Dzongkhang which now houses National Museum, followed by visit to Paro Dzong (fortress) Evening,
###Open to explore Paro town for some last minute handicraft shopping, followed by a Bhutanese “dotso” hot stone bath or just relax after a long day. (Overnight at hotel in Paro).
Day 8 : Depart Paro
Your team will escort to you airport where our team will bid farewell.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 1720 /Adult|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
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There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.
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