Spring Festival in Paro

Tour Highlights:

             •   Attend colorful festival in Paro

             •   Explore Paro Valley and Thimpu in Bhutan

             •   Punakha Dzong, King's Memorial Chhorten, National Library, School of Arts and Crafts

             •  Tiger's Nest Monastery, Kichu Lakhang, Drugyal Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong


 

Trip Cost Includes:

              •   All ground transportation in private vehicles.
              •   Twin sharing Government approved accommodation  11 Nights in Bhutan 

              •   11 Breakfast, 11 Lunch and 11 Dinner

              •   Government Royalty (35% of 200 USD), which goes to country's health and education projects
              •   Guided city tour with all entrance fees in sightseeing places.
              •   Licensed English speaking Bhutansese tour guide 
              •   Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
              •   City Map and T Shirt

Day 1: Arrive Paro
On arrival at Paro airport you will be received by our representative and escorted to your pre booked hotel after immigration formalities After lunch, visit the Ta Dzong, once a fortified lookout tower that is now the National Museum. Then walk down the trail to visit the Rinpung Dzong (fortress of the heap of jewels). Visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country and from there you will be taken to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. On a clear day you can see Mount Jumolhari, Bhutan's second-highest mountain at 7,314meters.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 2: Acclimatization hike to Tiger’s Nest

After breakfast, hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3180 meters. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery stands now. Lunch will be served in a restaurant located about halfway up on the mountain. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. You will hike down to Paro for overnight stay

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 3: Attend festival in Paro

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 4: Drive from Paro to Thimpu

Overnight: Hotel in Thimpu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 5: Explore Thimpu

After breakfast you will visit the King's Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts), and the School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school). You will also visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, the traditional paper factory and the majestic Tashichhodzong.

Overnight: Hotel in Thimpu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 6: Drive from Thimpu to Punakha

Enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, drive downhill through the forests of rhododendron, fir and hemlock. You will arrive at Punakha after traversing through rice field and along the bank of Punakha River.

Overnight: Hotel in Punakha

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 7: Explore Punakha and Wangdue

After breakfast, you will visit the Punakha Dzong, which is stunningly situated in between the male and female rivers like an anchored ship.

Overnight: Hotel in Paunakha

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 8: Punakha to Bhumthang via Trongsa

Overnight: Hotel in Bhumthang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 9: Explore Bhumthang

Overnight: Hotel in Bhumthang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 10: Bhumthang to Wangdue

Overnight: Hotel in Wangdue

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 11: Wangdue to Paro

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 12: Departure flight home

Meals: Breakfast

The best season for this tour is any time of the year except for the rainy months of July and August. Please contact us for your desired dates

Accommodation

All Government approved hotels we provide are clean and well maintained with hot and cold water, telephones with international dialing and fax facilities. All the meals and hot drinks are included in the trip price.


 

Food

Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine always plenty to choose from. Local Bhutanese food are spicy like the Indian food.


 

Transportation

We use comfortable and reliable vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups; whereas we use the best 4WD SUVs as our support vehicle. These vehicles are extremely sturdy, spacious and reliable assuring comfortable journey. For larger groups, we also use supported trucks to carry your luggage. You will have a vehicle, an English speaking Bhutanese guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times.


 

Best Season

The best season for this tour is any time of the year except for the rainy months of July and August.


 

Nepal Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD


 

Bhutan Visa
We handle the visa procedures for you. The Bhutanese government sanction visa only after the receipt of full payment in advance. The visa fee is included in our tour price. You need to email us the copy of your passport for visa procedures. Actual Bhutan VISA is stamped in your passport on arrival to Paro airport. Without visa clearance number, tourists cannot board the flight or enter the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs forwards a copy of this visa clearance to the concerned Druk Air stations and other entry points; we also fax a copy of the visa clearance document to our clients for their reference. While the actual visa is stamped on arrival, the initial visa clearance is also required at the time of issuing Druk Air Tickets.2 copies of original passport-sized photographs are required on arrival in the country.


 

Communication

Telephones and Internet and international calls are readily available in most of the town in Bhutan


 

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 25°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

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Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform to us


 

Tour Guides

All our tour guides have received 45 days training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides also take first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).


 

Documents for tour

  • Passport that has to be valid for 6 months after you return from your tour (keep a separate photocopy)
  • Flight Tickets
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
  • Cash and Traveller’s Cheques (Keep numbers and proof of purchase separately)
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.


 

Credit Cards
Only few establishments in Bhutan accept credit card payments . In Bhutan there are only few ATM's for credit card (Master card / Maestro) . US Dollars (cash or Amex travelers cheques) or Euro Cash is suggested and convenient to cover any personal expenses. 1US$ is equivalent to Nu. 55 and 1 Euro is equivalent to Nu.69 as of today  NU= Ngultrum, the Bhutanese currency


 

Insurance Coverage

A travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses, evacuation, theft and loss is recommended.


 

Departure Dates

The tour will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


 

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at 977 1 6915029

We use comfortable and reliable vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups; whereas we use the best 4WD SUVs as our support vehicle. These vehicles are extremely sturdy, spacious and reliable assuring comfortable journey. For larger groups, we also use supported trucks to carry your luggage. You will have a vehicle, an English speaking Bhutanese guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times.