Druk Yul Journey for Indian Tourist

This eight-day tour program offers a glimpse of Bhutan’s rich cultural and traditional heritage and spectacular mountainous landscape. You will see the beautiful valleys of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Phobjikha.

The tour will give an insight into Bhutan’s heritage, culture and traditions. In the singularly unique capital city of Thimphu, you will have the opportunity to see one of the largest statues of Buddha and to visit the Memorial Chorten. You will also learn more about Bhutanese life, arts and crafts from the visit to the folk museum, the institute of arts and crafts and the institute of traditional medicines. One highlight is the visit to the Trashichho Dzong, the seat of the administrative and religious power in Bhutan and which houses the throne room. In Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan, you can see the Punakha Dzong nestled between two rivers and also make a visit to the sacred Chimi Lhakhang. In Phobjikha, you will have the opportunity to walk through the undisturbed natural environment which is winter roosting ground of the endangered black-necked cranes. In Paro, for a memory of a lifetime you can visit the memorable Tiger’s Nest temple which is perched high up in the cliffs, and also visit Drugyel Dzong, a fortress of historical significance.

 


DAY 01 ARRIVE PARO - THIMPHU

DAY 02 THIMPHU

DAY 03 THIMPHU - PUNAKHA

DAY 04 PUNAKHA – PHOBJIKHA

DAY 05 PHOBJIKHA - PARO

DAY 06 PARO

DAY 07 PARO DAY EXCURSION TO TAKTSHANG

DAY 08 PARO - DEPARTURE

DAY 01 ARRIVE PARO - THIMPHU

The flight into Bhutan will give you a spectacular view of the Himalayan mountain ranges. On a clear day you may be able to see Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

Your tour representative will receive you upon arrival. The drive from Paro to Thimphu (capital city) will take you through beautiful rice terraced fields, and alongside the gushing Pho Chu and Wang Chu rivers.

Afternoon visit Kuenselphodrang where a 169-feet statue of Buddha Dordenma, one of the largest statues in the world, has been built and overlooks the Thimphu valley. Evening visit the Memorial Chorten built in memory of the third King of Bhutan.

DAY 02 THIMPHU

Morning visit the weekend vegetable market where people come from various places to buy & sell their goods. Visit the Folk Heritage Museum and the Institute of Zorig Chusum (13 traditional crafts).

Afternoon visit the town and Crafts bazaar where different types of handicrafts are sold. Evening visit Tashichho Dzong which houses the King’s Throne Room, monastic body & Government offices.

DAY 03 THIMPHU - PUNAKHA

After breakfast drive to Punakha over Dochula Pass (2.5 hours). On a clear day, one can get a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain ranges and also see the Gasa Dzong at a distance. One can also visit the Druk Wangyel Chortens (108 stupas) on the Pass.

Enroute to Punakha, visit Chimi Lhakhang, a picturesque temple located on a small hillock and well-known for fertility. It is often frequented by people seeking blessing for parenthood.

Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong, built at the junction of the two rivers Pho Chu (male river) and Mo Chu (female river). It is one of the most spectacular dzongs in the country. The Dzong serves as the winter residence for Central Monastic Body.

DAY 04 PUNAKHA – PHOBJIKHA

Drive to Phobjikha valley in Wangdue Dzongkhag. The valley is the home of the Black Necked Cranes, an endangered species. In winter, they fly south from Central Asia to Bhutan and make Phobjikha their winter home. One can see their roosting place in the marshy land. Evening at leisure.

DAY 05 PHOBJIKHA - PARO

Morning explore the beautiful valley of Phobjikha. Afternoon drive to Paro. Enroute to Paro, if time permits, visit Tamchog Lhakhang, a temple built by Thangtong Gyalpo who is known for having introduced the construction of suspension bridges into Bhutan and Tibet (many of the bridges are still in use today).

DAY 06 PARO

After breakfast drive to Drugyel Dzong, 18 kilometers away from Paro town. The Dzong, now in ruins, is a place of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese once repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, one can view the sacred Mount Chhomolari, Mountain of Goddess (24,000 ft). Visit also Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in the country built in the 7th century AD.

After lunch visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangka paintings, textiles, weapons and artifacts. Visit also Paro Rimpung Dzong as well as a traditional wooden cantilever bridge. Evening visit Paro town.

DAY 07 PARO DAY EXCURSION TO TAKTSHANG

After breakfast drive to Ramthongkha. Hike uphill for about 2-3 hours to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). This magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 3,000 ft above the valley floor. It is a sacred monastery for the Bhutanese people who believe that it must be visited at least once in their life time.

Evening experience a unique hot stone bath which will relieve all aches & pains followed by typical Bhutanese dinner in an old traditional Bhutanese house.

DAY 08 PARO - DEPARTURE

Early morning drive to Paro for departure. Your tour representative will see you off at the airport.

The best and more convenient way to transfer your Bhutan tour payment is to wire through bank transaction. Bhutan Lhayul Tours & Travels will provide the detail of the bank once you are fully confirmed your trip.

One Pax: Rs. 75,200/-
Group of 2 or more Members: Rs. 43,200/- per person

Inclusive
• Rate inclusive of breakfast
• Rate inclusive of all accommodation [three star hotels with double/twin sharing basis]
• Rate inclusive of air-conditioned tourist standard transportation
• Rate inclusive of local tour English-speaking licensed guide on all your sightseeing tours
• Rate inclusive of extensive choices of flexible comprehensive tour itineraries
• Rate inclusive of all entry fees, museum fees and historical attraction fees
• Rate inclusive of all applicable taxes – BST 10%, Service Charge 10% for services provided
• Rate inclusive of airport arrival and departure transfer in Bhutan

Exclusive
• Rate does not include incoming & outgoing Bhutan airfares and airport taxes
• Rate does not include drinks and alcohols and non- alcoholic beverage
• Rate does not include guides speaking language other than English
• Rate does not include expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, potter, telephone/fax calls, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any insurance etc
• Rate does not include extra expenses or loss due to nature and un-foreseen events beyond the control of our management
• Rate does not include any service outside Bhutan
• Rate does not include bank transfer charge
• Rate does not include tipping to guide, driver etc.


Luxury Hotel & Resort Package
Escape to an oasis and savor a relaxing moments with choices of excellent luxurious accommodation and dining options and superb Bhutanese hospitality wherever you go. We have vast network of selected and preferred style of luxury hotels and resorts for the discerning travelers. Escape and enjoy special treatment the moment you walk through the door and enjoy that extra special touch.

  Eco Friendly Deluxe Camping
Experience and immerse yourself in the great outdoors by staying and spending one –two nights with deluxe camping trip soaking deep into the heart of the most breath taking natural scenery with the sights and sounds of nature. Having your own dome tent set-up and relaxing yourself away from the crowded city. With numerous hiking options and exploring village farms, there is simply too many ways you can come close with nature in Bhutan.

Yoga & Meditation
Bhutan in the Himalaya is one of the most remote and secluded kingdom. It offers an ideal environment to enjoy an intoxicating yoga, meditation and other practices for inner wellbeing. As Buddha explained, human problem and suffering arise from confusion and negative states of mind and that can be removed by our positive state of mind. Unwind a daily yoga and meditation retreat and enjoy your Bhutan holiday with maximum day opportunity in exploring the charm of Bhutan.

White River Rafting
The glacier fed fast flowing untamed rivers of Bhutan provides one of a kind of adventure experience for travelers seeking water sports in an unspoiled and unexplored environment. Whether you are looking for easy rafts or large and powerful heave curved-out narrow valley rafts, we can arrange a rafting & kayaking trip for you regardless of age and experiences. Our scenic white river rafting and kayaking water sport are perfect for anyone looking for an ideal challenge for their trip in the pristine natural setting.

Hot Spring Therapy
There are numerous hot spring found in Bhutan and has been used by the Bhutanese people for centuries with a belief that water has miraculous healing power and medicinal properties to cure certain diseases. We see less tourist giving values in discovering the naturally hot spring, though it is common among the local people. Come and admire the natural splendor, dip into the pristine natural hot springs and enjoy the great countryside with scenic and beautiful hiking trails through rich forest with sights and sounds of nature.

Hot Stone Bath and Home Stay Program
Unwind the traditional practice of hot stone bath therapy by spending a night in a typical Bhutanese farmland. It is a ritual in itself and is one of the favorite activities for the local Bhutanese people as a method to overcome various complications and illnesses. Along with hot stone bath an overnight experience of home stay offers an opportunity to experience the complete lifestyle, culture and day-to-day activities of the host family. Visitors will enjoy home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host.