EXOTIC BHUTAN – EX-MUMBAI

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  • Duration: 7 days
  • Starting Price: ₹ 46,599

Escape the monotonous life and take a holiday to Bhutan, a small country which will please you with its serenity and beauty. Enjoy picturesque drives as you hop from one beautiful town to the other. Beautiful river streams, lush green valleys, exotic wildlife and precariously positioned monasteries paint the landscape of Bhutan. Stay in comfortable hotels and get to interact with the humble locals.
While Flying to Bhutan on a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya’s which are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro.

Day 1
Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1 Hr)
Upon arrival in Paro International airport you will be received by Heavenly Bhutan and drive to Thimphu by private vehicle. Depending on arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. Visit interesting weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products. In the evening we will explore the city by walk or visit Tashichho Dzong, which houses throne room of His Majesty the King.
Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2300m.
Day 2
Thimphu sightseeing

In the morning, we will visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. We will also visit nearby folk heritage museum and national library before lunch.

After lunch, day at leisure

Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3
Thimphu sightseeing

In the morning, we will visit memorial chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery.

Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 4
Thimphu to Punakha (2 ½ hrs)

Today’s drive passes through Dochula pass at 3150 making the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important than another passes. 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 photo break, we will continue our drive to warm valley of Punakha. On arrival, check into the hotel. Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan.

Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m

Day 5
Punakha to Paro (5 hrs)

Start early retracing the drive to Paro. Afternoon we will visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the two oldest temples built in 7th century. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.

Day 6
Paro sightseeing

In the morning, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Temple, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900m above the valley floor. The temple is associated with Guru Rimpoche who visited in 8th century and believed to have meditated three months in this cave and converted entire valley into Buddhism. It is 2 hours walk up hill for an average hiker, however it can take our almost entire day too. Evening back to the hotel and relax.

Overnight in Paro.

Day 7
Departure:

End of the tour.

[Package Cost valid from 01-Feb-2016 to 31-Dec-2016]
5% supplement cost applicable on above Packages: Christmas/New Year & Festivals Christmas/New Year: 20-Dec to 5-Jan

3 Star 02 PAX 03-05 PAX 06-09 PAX 10 & Above PAX
Per Person on Twin Sharing 57099 50599 47699 46599
Per Person on Triple Sharing N/A 49399 46599 45399
Child With Bed 45399 45399 43199 40899
Child Without Bed 41699 41699 39399 37199
Single Person Travelling with Others 63899 57399 54499 53399
Single Person Travelling Alone 79699 79699 79699 79699
Meal Supplement 3599 3599 3599 3599
Child below 04 years 21500 21500 21500 21500
Child below 02 years (Infant) 9500 9500 9500 9500
4 Star 02 PAX 03-05 PAX 06-09 PAX 10 & Above PAX
Per Person on Twin Sharing 67799 64299 59399 57299
Per Person on Triple Sharing N/A 62199 57299 55199
Child With Bed 55799 52199 47299 45199
Child Without Bed 55799 52199 47299 45199
Single Person Travelling with Others 89299 85799 80899 78799
Single Person Travelling Alone 104299 104299 104299 104299
Meal Supplement 6299 6299 6299 6299
Child below 04 years 21500 21500 21500 21500
Child below 02 years (Infant) 9500 9500 9500 9500
5 Star 02 PAX 03-05 PAX 06-09 PAX 10 & Above PAX
Per Person on Twin Sharing 89299 85799 80899 78699
Per Person on Triple Sharing N/A 78499 73599 71499
Child With Bed 67299 63699 58799 56699
Child Without Bed 62999 59399 54499 52399
Single Person Travelling with Others 134399 130899 125999 123899
Single Person Travelling Alone 149399 149399 149399 104299
Meal Supplement 12199 12199 12199 6299
Child below 04 years 21500 21500 21500 21500
Child below 02 years (Infant) 9500 9500 9500 9500

HOTEL ENVISAGED:

DESTINATION 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
THIMPHU Hotel Kisa / Similar Ariya Hotel / Similar Le Meridien /Similar
PUNAKHA Dragon’s Nest Resort / Similar Green Resort / Similar Green Resort /Similar
PARO Hotel Tashi Phuntshok / Similar Raven’s Nest / Similar Le Meridien /Similar

  • Round trip economy class airfare on Druk Air/ Tashi Air with taxes till Paro.
  • Accommodation on the above mentioned or similar hotels
  • Daily breakfast at all places
  • Transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary (vehicle not at disposal, AC not used on hills)
  • Paro airport pick up and drop
  • Services of Tour escort / English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Museum visiting frees and all taxes
  • Internal permits for visiting temples and municipal areas
  • All applicable Hotel / Transport taxes.
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Cost of Lunches and Dinners
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle
  • Any Gala Dinner during Christmas / New Year Period
  • Any personal expenses, room service & special orders, mineral waters alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages, porterage, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Camera fees
  • Any incidental and other expenses which are not specified in the inclusions.
  • 4.50% GST will be applicable as per prevailing rates.
  • Tour price is subject to change as per the occupancy on the tour. Early birds get the best deal!
  • Costs are valid for Indian nationals possessing valid Indian passport or voter’s ID & is subject to 3.63% service tax
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).
  • Passengers with children need to carry Birth Certificate along with School ID card (ID proof should be valid for 6 months from the travel Date)
  • To travel to Punakha you need to obtain permit by submitting clear scanned copies of the voter ID card and Passport for adults and birth certificate for kids. You also need to carry the original of these documents while travelling to Bhutan
  • Indian Rupees of the denomination of 500 & 1000 are valid tender currency in Bhutan but upto INR 25000/- per person only. Indian tourists travelling via
  • Non-Indian sectors (Kathmandu /Bangkok/ Singapore/ Dhaka etc) valid passport is must Indian tourists traveling via Non-Indian sectors (Kathmandu /Bangkok/ Singapore/ Dhaka etc) valid passport is must
  • Extra mattress on floor provided where proper extra bed isn’t available.
  • It is mandatory to carry photo ID card (except Pan Card) while you are on tour.
  • Please consult driver / local representative for next day’s sightseeing schedule / Transfers timings.
  • Due to acute shortage of water supply on the hills, there will be restricted water supply by the hotels in the rooms. Please co-operate with hotels on this front.
All  Hotels/Transport rates are based on current tariff & subject to change with¬out prior notification; the revised rates will be charged extra. All arrangements made by TDS are in the capacity of an agent only. TDS will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights & acts of force majeure.