PERSONAL & PRIVATE TOURS| BHUTAN

EJIG's Magical Bhutan - 6 Days

Thimphu Punakha Paro Wangdue

Bhutan is a tiny remote kingdom nestled in the Himalayas between India and China. The Bhutanese name for Bhutan, Druk Yul, means "Land of the Thunder Dragon". It started welcoming tourists only in the 1970s. This kingdom, often referred to as the last Shangri-La, is a land of happiness and happy people, natural remarkable sceneries and a vibrant culture. It is a unique and rare place that few have had the privilege of visiting.

DAY 1 - Paro- Thimphu (65 kms / 1 - 2 hrs / Alt: 2350 Meters)

Arrive Paro, Bhutan from Delhi or Kolkata or Kathmandu or Bangkok.
A representative from Exotic Journeys will meet you in the arrival lounge and escort you to your hotel at Thimpu.

Balance of the day at leisure.

Overnight at:
Premium Luxury Hotel: Taj Tashi ******
Luxury Hotel: Termalinca Resort *****
Deluxe Hotel: Druk ****

DAY 2 - Thimphu

In the morning visit the Kuenselphodrang, National Memorial Chhorten (built in memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck), the Zorig Chusum (School of thirteen Arts) and the Folk Heritage Museum. A typical Bhutanese lunch in the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant. In the afternoon visit the Sangaygang view point (for a great view of the Thimphu valley), Takin Preserve center (Takin is the national animal of Bhutan), Changangkha Monastery and the Tashichhodzong, a beautiful medieval fortress / monastery that houses Government offices and the King's Throne room.

Overnight at:
Premium Luxury Hotel: Taj Tashi ******
Luxury Hotel: Termalinca Resort *****
Deluxe Hotel: Druk ****

DAY 3 - Thimphu – Punakha (76 kms / 2.5 – 3 hrs / Alt: 1310 Meters)

Transfer to Punakha. Stop at Dochula Pass (3150 m.) to view higher Himalayas. In the afternoon visit the Punakha Dzong (which served as the seat of the Government till the time of the Second King) and the Chhimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility. Explore Punakha valley and town in the evening.

Overnight at:
Premium Luxury Hotel: Uma by COMO ******
Luxury Hotel: Dhensa Boutique Resort *****
Deluxe Hotel: Drubchhu Resort ****

DAY 4 - Punakha – Paro (135 kms / 5 hrs / Alt: 2280 Meters)

Transfer to Paro. Stop at Royal Botanical Park which contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. In the afternoon, visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong (Fortress of the heap of jewels) and the Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower which is now the national museum of Bhutan. Explore the Paro town and valley.

Overnight at:
Premium Luxury Hotel: Uma by COMO ******
Luxury Hotel: Zhiwaling *****
Deluxe Hotel: Naksel Boutique Resort ****

DAY 5 - Paro

In the morning hike to the Taktshang Monastery (Tiger's nest) at an altitude of 3100m. This may be one of the highlights of your Bhutan trip. The climb up to the view point will take around 2 hours. Here one can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, and the surrounding temples built in 1692. Afternoon, visit the Kyichhu Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan and the drive to a village house for a real village experience. Experience a traditional hot stone bath and taste the traditional local alcohol (Arra). You may choose to have your dinner in the village house with the family.

Overnight at:
Premium Luxury Hotel: Uma by COMO ******
Luxury Hotel: Zhiwaling *****
Deluxe Hotel: Naksel Boutique Resort ****

DAY 6 - Departure:

Transfer to airport. Depart on your onward journey.

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Itineraries are designed with current flight schedules and remain subject to adjustment / change.

HIGHLIGHTES

Departure Dates - 2018
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March 1 8 15 22 29
April 5 12 19 26
May 3 10 17 24 31
June 7 14 21 28 -
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August - - - - -
September 6 - 20 27
October 4 11 18 25
November 1 8 15 22 29
December - - - -
Departure Dates - 2019
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March 7 14 21 28
April 4 11 18 25
May 2 9 16 23 30
June 7 14 21 28 -
July - - - - -
August - - - - -
September . - 19 26
October 3 10 17 24 31
November - 7 14 21 28
December - - - -

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