Bhutan : The Land of Serenity

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Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas between China and India, the small Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan opened itself to the outside world only in 1960s. Hithertho, it had been largely mysterious even to its neighbors but abandoning its self-imposed policy of isolation had it grappling to find a precarious balance between modernization and the preservation of its culture and traditions. However, it does seem that Bhutan has found the perfect balance between the two and now though it is making tremendous developments in all sectors, it also manages to hold onto its unique identity that makes it unlike any other country in the world with a population of just over 0.7 million.

Holiday Activities

Thimphu

Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point, Takin Zoo (National Animal of Bhutan)

The Memorial Stupa, Thimphu, also known as the Thimphu Chorten, is a stupa (Dzongkha chöten, cheten) in Thimphu, Bhutan, located on Doeboom Lam in the southern-central part of the city near the main roundabout and Indian military hospital. The stupa, built in 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–1972), is a prominent landmark in the city with its golden spires and bells. In 2008, it underwent extensive renovation. It is popularly known as "the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan". Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Great Buddha Dordenma itself, are made of bronze and gilded in gold. The Great Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Construction began in 2006 and was planned to finish in October 2010, however construction did not conclude until 25 September 2015. The completed work is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at 169 feet (52 m) and contains 100,000 8-inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall gilded bronze Buddhas. Takin zoo basically houses the National Animal of Bhutan Called Takin. This animal is a little strange, basically it has the head of a Goat and the body of a Cow.

Punakha

Punakha Full Day Tour & Dochula Pass

Morning we will visit beautiful nunnery built on the hill top of Walakha, join the nuns for morning prayer and later on drive further north of Punakha to visit one of the beautiful Stupa or Temple built on ridge near the Punakha river known as Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten which will take around 30 minutes to reach from the town. It was built in honour for then Crown Prince Jigme Kheser Namgyel Wangchuk which was built in 1990s and took period of nearly 10 years. From the parking, it will take another 45 minutes uphill hike to reach crossing through rice suspension bridge and rice field and return portion downhill takes around 30 minutes. After Lunch take a walk in Punakha town and also visit some local shop to see the local product in Punakha valley. The Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimpu to Punakha where 108 memorial chortens or stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. Apart from the chortens there is a monastery called the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple), built in honour of the fourth Druk Gyalpo (head of the state of Bhutan), Jigme Singye Wangchuck; the open grounds in its front yard is a venue for the annual Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival. The pass with 108 memorial chortens is adjacent to the country's first Royal Botanical Park.

Paro

Takshang Monastery, Drukyal Dzong, Kichu Monastery & Paro Dzong

Paro Taktsang (also known as the Taktsang Palphug Monastery and the Tiger's Nest), is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex is located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan. Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo. It is considered to be one of the 108 border taming temples he built. In the 8th century the temple was visited by Padmasambhava and it is believed he concealed many spiritual treasures here. Je Khenpo Sherab Gyaltshen wrote that during the 12th century the temple was looked after by the Lhapa Kagyu tradition and that during the 13th century it was handed over to a descendant of Phajo Drugom Zhigpo's son Nyima.

Paro

Chelela Pass to see Beautiful Mountain Peak

Bhutan is a mountainous country linked with series of passes. Located at 3810m (13,000ft), between the valley of Paro and Haa is Chele La, the highest road pass in the country. Popular for short excursion (2 and half hours), many tourists are seen visiting the vantage point. Some prefer driving, some hiking and many wheels down either to Haa or Paro valley in their mountain bikes. The drive to Chele La is through dense spruce and larch forests. Depending on season you will encounter various sights such as frozen river, waterfall, rhododendron forest and yaks grazing peacefully. On a clear day, you can view Mt. Jumolhari(Bhutan's most sacred peak at over 22,000 ft) along with Jichu Drake and adjoining peaks to the North West, as well as the view of both the valley (Paro and Haa).

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
Thimphu

The journey will be started from Dhaka International Airport by Drukair. Pick up from Paro airport and drop off to hotel in Thimphu. (It’s an hour scenic drive. Check in the Hotel). Afternoon visit to Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point, Takin Zoo (Nationa Animal of Bhutan). You will have an evening visit to Tashicho Dzong then after leisure walk in market/ Shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel in Thimphu

Activities

Thimphu

Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point, Takin Zoo (National Animal of Bhutan)

The Memorial Stupa, Thimphu, also known as the Thimphu Chorten, is a stupa (Dzongkha chöten, cheten) in Thimphu, Bhutan, located on Doeboom Lam in the southern-central part of the city near the main roundabout and Indian military hospital. The stupa, built in 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–1972), is a prominent landmark in the city with its golden spires and bells. In 2008, it underwent extensive renovation. It is popularly known as "the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan". Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Great Buddha Dordenma itself, are made of bronze and gilded in gold. The Great Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Construction began in 2006 and was planned to finish in October 2010, however construction did not conclude until 25 September 2015. The completed work is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at 169 feet (52 m) and contains 100,000 8-inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall gilded bronze Buddhas. Takin zoo basically houses the National Animal of Bhutan Called Takin. This animal is a little strange, basically it has the head of a Goat and the body of a Cow.

Meals Included

Day 2 - Sightseeing
Punakha

Breakfast at the hotel. Go to Punakha for a day tour. On the way, we will visit Dochula Pass. Overnight stay at your hotel in Punakha

Activities

Punakha

Punakha Full Day Tour & Dochula Pass

Morning we will visit beautiful nunnery built on the hill top of Walakha, join the nuns for morning prayer and later on drive further north of Punakha to visit one of the beautiful Stupa or Temple built on ridge near the Punakha river known as Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten which will take around 30 minutes to reach from the town. It was built in honour for then Crown Prince Jigme Kheser Namgyel Wangchuk which was built in 1990s and took period of nearly 10 years. From the parking, it will take another 45 minutes uphill hike to reach crossing through rice suspension bridge and rice field and return portion downhill takes around 30 minutes. After Lunch take a walk in Punakha town and also visit some local shop to see the local product in Punakha valley. The Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimpu to Punakha where 108 memorial chortens or stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. Apart from the chortens there is a monastery called the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple), built in honour of the fourth Druk Gyalpo (head of the state of Bhutan), Jigme Singye Wangchuck; the open grounds in its front yard is a venue for the annual Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival. The pass with 108 memorial chortens is adjacent to the country's first Royal Botanical Park.

Meals Included

Day 3 - Sightseeing
Paro

Breakfast. Drive back to Paro and on the way, you will able to visit airport viewpoint. Check in the Hotel & you will visit Takshang Monastery from valley floor, Drukyal Dzong & Kichu Monastery. After lunch visits Paro Dzong and walks down via wooden bridge. You can go shopping in the evening. Overnight stay at your hotel in Paro

Activities

Paro

Takshang Monastery, Drukyal Dzong, Kichu Monastery & Paro Dzong

Paro Taktsang (also known as the Taktsang Palphug Monastery and the Tiger's Nest), is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex is located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan. Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo. It is considered to be one of the 108 border taming temples he built. In the 8th century the temple was visited by Padmasambhava and it is believed he concealed many spiritual treasures here. Je Khenpo Sherab Gyaltshen wrote that during the 12th century the temple was looked after by the Lhapa Kagyu tradition and that during the 13th century it was handed over to a descendant of Phajo Drugom Zhigpo's son Nyima.

Meals Included

Day 4 - Sightseeing
Paro

Breakfast. Drive to Chele La Pass where you can see beautiful mountain peak with pack lunch. Overnight stay at your hotel in Paro

Activities

Paro

Chelela Pass to see Beautiful Mountain Peak

Bhutan is a mountainous country linked with series of passes. Located at 3810m (13,000ft), between the valley of Paro and Haa is Chele La, the highest road pass in the country. Popular for short excursion (2 and half hours), many tourists are seen visiting the vantage point. Some prefer driving, some hiking and many wheels down either to Haa or Paro valley in their mountain bikes. The drive to Chele La is through dense spruce and larch forests. Depending on season you will encounter various sights such as frozen river, waterfall, rhododendron forest and yaks grazing peacefully. On a clear day, you can view Mt. Jumolhari(Bhutan's most sacred peak at over 22,000 ft) along with Jichu Drake and adjoining peaks to the North West, as well as the view of both the valley (Paro and Haa).

Meals Included

Day 5 - Departure
Paro

Breakfast. Transfer to Paro airport to catch your flight.

Activities

N/A

Meals Included

Holiday Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin/double sharing basis (01 night in Thimphu, 1 night in Punakha & 2 nights in Paro)
  • All Airport Transfers
  • Sightseeing
  • Land transportation with private vehicle
  • Guide
  • Return Air ticket by Druk Air
  • All Meals

Holiday Exclusions

  • Any kinds of personal expenses/ optional tours/ extra meal ordered
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head ‘Inclusions’
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone calls
  • Any kinds of drink (hard or soft)
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Additional cost due to flight cancellation
  • The services of vehicle are not included on leisure days or after finishing the sightseeing tour as per itinerary
Hotel Type Adult Child Child - without bed Solo Traveler
Standard ৳46500 ৳31500 ৳31500 N/A
Deluxe ৳49500 ৳33000 ৳31500 N/A
Premium ৳56500 ৳36500 ৳35000 N/A
Remarks:

NB: Child below 5 years just need an air ticket (No package cost) and they will share food and bed with parents. Airfare will be 20,500/-

Refund/Return policy


Most of our holiday packages are non refundable but in some cases we may allow the cancellation and do the refund:

If you cancel the holiday then the refund criteria will be:
You, or any member of your party, may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our offices. The applicable cancellation charges are as per the published refund policy below:

Refund charges:

  • Prior to 45 days or more: Booking Fee
  • Between 44-31 days ahead of departure: 50% of tour cost
  • Between 30-16 days of departure: 75% of tour cost
  • 15 days to date of departure: 100%
  • In case of no show: 100%

You will get the refund after deducting the stated percentage.