8 Nights Bhutan Tour with Bumthang Valley Extension with Private Guide
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8 Nights Bhutan Tour with Bumthang Valley Extension with Private Guide

9 days
Private
With guide
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Day 01: Arrive Paro & transfer to Thimphu
Arrive in Paro and meet our representative. Take a break for lunch and then carry out sightseeing program at Paro visiting the famous places like Rinpung Dzong and Ta Dzong. Later drive towards Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha
Early in the morning after breakfast, sightseeing around Thimphu and drive towards the Punakha crossing the famous Dochula Pass (3050m) which provides the spectacular view of majestic mountains. On way also pay visit to Chimmi Lhakhang.
Day 03: Punakha to Gangtey 
Today drive to Gangtey via Wangdue. After Wangdue is a drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, and over a high pass down into the Phobjikha valley, surely one of the loveliest high altitude valleys in Bhutan. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau.
Day 04: Gangtey - Bumthang
Today, we drive 5 hours to Bumthang valley. The road climbs rapidly through a series of hairpins out of Trongsa and there are great views back to the Dzong and out across the valley. After passing through cultivated fields for a while, the trail re-enters the forest and reach the Yotong La (3400m). Descending to a low point of 2650m at a village called Chumey; the scenery is once again totally different as the route enters the wide-open Bumthang valleys. It takes about an hour to get to the roadside at Chumey, the first of the four valleys in Bumthang. 
Day 06: In Bumthang - Sightseeing
After breakfast visit Jambay Lhakang along with Kurjey Lhakang. Later cross the suspension bridge and visit the Tamshing Lhakang. Afterwards, visit Swiss farm along with homeopathic hospital, the cheese factory and the castle of "White Bird".
Day 06: Bumthang – Gangtey 
After breakfast, re-trace the same route back towards Gangtey and the road journey today is bit longer with 8 hours of drive. Upon arrival at Gangtey, check-in hotel. 
Day 07: Gangtey - Paro 
After breakfast, drive back to Paro cross Dochula pass which is about 5 hours drive. PM: Stroll around the streets of Paro. 
Day 08: In Paro - Hike to Taktsang Monastery 'Tiger's Nest'
After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger's Nest which takes about two hours. The Monastery offers the spectacular view of Paro valley. While returning back visit the Kyichu Lhakhang.
Day 09: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.
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Included
  • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
  • Route Permit
  • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
Not included
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We would require at least 10 days to process your Bhutan visa. You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. We process your visa after receiving required document.
  • Passport copy and Flight details should be send at the time of the booking by Email.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Tourism
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Cultural
35%
Aquatic
30%
Original
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