Harness Tours and Travels


Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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  • Bhutan Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro – Thimphu (2Nights) (Approx 65kms, 2 hrs drive)

Welcome to Bhutan. On arrival at Paro Airport proceed by road to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at Thimphu
Note: Get in touch with us for special airfare on selected dates. Note: Indian nationals do not require any visa for Bhutan. A permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a passport or Voter ID and 04 passport size photographs.
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Day 2: Thimphu – City Tour

After breakfast proceed to enjoy a city tour of Thimphu visiting the National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue, Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan the Takin, National Library and Folk Heritage Museum. In the afternoon take a short walk to Handicraft Bazaar to view the traditional. Later spend some time at the Clock tower square for shopping. Overnight at Thimphu.
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Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha via Dochula Pass (2Nights) (Approx 77kms, 3 hrs)

This morning drive to low lands of Punakha valley touching Dochula pass 10,000 ft and on the stop at Hongtsho village. Stop at the immigration check point to stamp in your permit. You will be driving through the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan. You will find the 108 Druk Wangyal chortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags greet you. Stop at Lamperi and visit the Royal Botanical Park for 30 minutes. Proceed down towards Punakha. On the way stop and take a short walk through the villages to Chimmi Lhakhang - The divine madman also known, as Drukpa Kinley is a famous teacher with whom the phallic symbol is associated. Tales told by your guide would have excited you to visit Chimmi Lhakhang. Japanese and several American couples visited this temple and were blessed miraculously with children. Check in the hotel. Afternoon visit majestic Punakha Dzong placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. It was here that the dual system of government was introduced in the 17th century and in 1907, enthroned the first King Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuk. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Punakha.
Note: Restricted Area Permit is required to visit Punakha / Wangdue from Home Ministry of Bhutan. No charge will be applicable for this permit. Please bring 02 passport size photographs and Voter ID card or Passport of each person including child. This special permit will be given only after guest has entered Bhutan. Permits are not issued on Saturday, Sunday & Govt. holidays.
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Day 4: Punakha - Gangtey Valley – Punakha ( Approximate 92 kms, 3 hrs 20 mins)

This morning drive to beautiful Gangtey valley via Wangdiphodrang Dzong strategically located on a ridge 4,430 ft that overlooks the highway that fork to the east and south of the country. This is an old town with Narrow Street with single storied shops and also the gateway to central and eastern Bhutan. The Gangtey valley is one of the most beautiful open valleys in Bhutan and is the winter home to the endangered black necked cranes (Grus Nigricllis) which migrate to this valley around mid November from Tibet. The Gangtey village is small dominated by the yellow roofed Gangtey monastery .Late noon return to Punakha. Overnight at Punakha.
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Day 5: Punakha –Paro (2 Nights) (Approx 140 kms, 5 hrs)

Today drive to Paro via Semtokha entering the Babesa express highway. Upon reaching Chuzom check post, stop for a while at the bridge, stretch your legs and walk through the bridge. Proceed towards Paro and check in the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Paro.
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Day 6: Paro – City Sightseeing

Visit Paro Dzong, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts, Paro Penlop Heritage Farm house, Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred. Afternoon visit ruins of Drukgyel Dzong and drive till the base of Tigers Nest. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Paro. In the evening visit the town for shopping. Overnight at Paro.

Day 7: Paro -Hometown

After breakfast proceed to Paro Airport to board flight to your hometown.Holiday Concludes. Lets stay in touch on Facebook\email and meet again on another memorable Holiday. See you soon!
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Inclusions

  • EP (No Meal)
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare as per current availability .
  • 06 Nights Hotel accommodation at suggested or similar category hotels
  • Transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary by non-air conditioned vehicle (Hyundai Tucson / Santa fe SUV or similar)
  • All internal permits and taxes (Note: If you are entering Bhutan via land, it is to be noted that the permits are issued only during working days and hours. Monday to Friday between 9 am to 4 pm during winters and 5 pm during summers). No permits are issued on Saturday, Sunday and Bhutan government holidays.
  • Meals – Breakfast (except day 1) and Dinner (except last day) as specified in the itinerary above
  • Daily 1 litre mineral water bottle per person

Exclusions

  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of any individual due to illness, accident ,hospitalization or any personal emergency
  • Any up gradation in airline class or hotel room category
  • GST 5% (Govermant Tax) on total package price
  • Airfare/ Railway Fare
  • English speaking guide
  • Any other meals than those mentioned above,Entry fee to sightseeing in itinerary is not included
  • Any items of personal nature like tips to guides, drivers ,laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines & alcoholic beverages, mineral water (unless specified), and food and drink which is not part of set group menu
  • entry fee to museums
  • Any optional tours, excursions, supplement costs, services and activities not mentioned in the itinerary inclusions

Payments Terms

  • * Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
  • * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
  • * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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