Bhutan - 10 Days Discover Bhutan

Description :

Apart from Bhutan’s unique culture, flora, fauna, architecture and the people, this package will take you to the spiritual heart land of Bhutan- Bumthang district. This trip is remarkable in that you will be able to visit dozens of Bhutan’s most secret temples, monasteries and religious sites. Each of these places has its own unique history. Equally fascinating is the culture that evolved from these places of worship which has its origins in the 7th century when the tantric master, Guru Padmasambhava, first visted Bhutan. 

Bhutan - 10 Days Discover Bhutan

Bhutan - 10 Days Discover Bhutan
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Pricing :
Low season (January, February, June, July, August and December) 2018
Minimum 02 persons travel : RM 12,150 per person 
Minimum 04 persons travel : RM 10,950 per person 

High Season (March, April, May, September, October and November) 2018    
Minimum 02 persons travel : RM 12,880 per person 
Minimum 04 persons travel : RM 11,680 per person 

Package Price inclusion :
- Return air tickets (Ex-KUL), airport taxes (subject to available upon request)
- Accommodation in 3 star hotel on twin sharing basis. 
- One (01) night hotel accommodation at Bangkok airport due to flight connection. 
- All transportations and sightseeing within Bhutan.
- Services of accompanied English speaking guide.
- Visa fee.
- 3 meals a day in Bhutan.
- Bottled water.
- Entrance fees to the monuments.
Package Price not included :
- Drinks
- Travel Insurance
- Excess baggage charges
- Telephone calls and any personal expenses

* prices subject to change due to currency fluctuation

Itinerary :

Day 01. Arrive – Paro- Thimphu: (Total km 65 Approx/ Alt 2,350m):

During this flight one will enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan Mountains including the sacred Mt. Jhomolhari & Mt. Jichu Drake in Bhutan on clear weather. On arrival at Paro Airport our representative will receive you and drive to Thimphu which will take 1 hr. After lunch visit:

  • Memorial Chorten- built in the year 1974 in the memory of our third king of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.  And
  • TashichhoDzong - The “fortress of the glorious religion” was initially erected in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. TashichhoDzong houses The Throne room, some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02.  Thimphu – Sightseeing:

  • Buddha Point/ Kuensel Phodrang-Is the largest Buddha statue in the country. From there one can get a good view of the Thimphu valley. Plant sapling at Happiness Garden, Kuensel Phodrang
  • Motithang Takin Preserve – houses the rare national animal of Bhutan. Takin is listed by international   conservation agencies as a vulnerable species and it is a rare animal found only in Bhutan, Nepal and Burma.
  • Traditional Medicine Institute - In Bhutan, equal emphasis is given to both allopathic and traditional medicines. The rich herbal medicines made up from medicinal plants are prepared and dispensed here.
  • Folk Heritage Museum - the house replicates a traditional farmhouse and is furnished, as it would have been about a century ago.
  • National Institute for Zorig Chusum – or the school of Arts and crafts is an institute where student undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.
    Overnight stay at hotel.  

Day 03. Thimphu – Phobjikha (Total km 155 approx/ Altitude 2,900m):
After breakfast, drive to Phobjikha – approximately 6 hours drive through picturesque valleys and mountain slopes dotted with typical Bhutanese villages. From the Dochula pass, at over 10,000ft, vast panoramic views of the high snowcapped peaks of the Bhutanese Himalaya can be enjoyed on a clear day. Tea/coffee and snack at the cafeteria.  Continue drive to Phobjikha. Visit Gantey Goenpa as it is a major attraction with an old monastery dated back to the 16 century. Later, walk around the valley which is also the winter home to the rare black-necked cranes.  Which migrate from remote parts of Tibet, China and Siberia during winter to this valley.  Overnight at hotel

Day 04.Phobjikkha-Bumthang (Total km 170 km approx / altitude 2,800m)
After breakfast drive to Bumthang. On the way visit Chendebji Chorten- built in the style of the great Bodhanath Chorten of Nepal, was constructed by Tshering Wangchuk son of Yon-Say and the Mahasiddha Zhidag in accordance with the prophecy of the Second Gangteng Tulku Tenzin Lekpai Dhundrup in order to subdue harmful, anti religious demons.  Continue drive to Bumthang. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05. Bumthang-Halt:
Visit Following Places.
- Jambay Lhakhang. Is a sacred monastery built in the 7th century by the Tibetan king, SongtsenGampo. It is one of   the 108 monasteries built by him to subdue evil spirits in the Himalayan region.
-Chakhar Lhakhang. Besides the main road, a short distance beyond Jambay Temple is Chamkhar (Iron Castle)

-Kurjey Lhakhang (Kurjey means, "Body imprint"). The temple to the right was built by MinjurTempa in 1652. It was built around the cave in which Guru Rinpoche meditated and left his body imprint.
-Tamshing Lhakhang. This temple is also known as TamshingLhendrupChholing (Temple of the Good Message).

Overnight  stay at  hotel.

Day 06. Bumthang-Trongsa: (Total km 68 Km approx/ Altitude 2200m) 

After breakfast drive to Trongsa. En route stop tovisit Tharpaling monastery. Continue drive to to Trongsa. Visit Trongsa Dzong – seat of the district administration, built in 1648. And visit Tower of Trongsa, which has been converted into a museum from a watchtower that once guarded Trongsa Dzong.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07. Trongsa-Punakha: (Total km 146 km approx/Altitude 1,013m)
After breakfast, drive down into the Punakha valley. On the way visit Chhimi Lhakhang. This was built in 15 Century (dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley also known as divine mad man). It is half hour walk across a local village and rice field. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong (old capital of Bhutan) built in 1637 by Zhabdrung. It is one of the most beautiful Dzong in the country.
Overnight stay at  hotel.

Day 08. Punakha-Paro (Total km 142 km Approx / Alt 2,250):
After breakfast, drive to Paro which is about 4 and half hours approx.  Afternoon visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred temple in the kingdom, dated back to the 7th century.  Visit Ta Dzong former Watch Tower which now houses the National Museum and then visit Rinpung Dzong which houses the monastic school, monk’s residence and the office of the civil administration. Walk down and cross the Bhutanese typical wooden roofed bridge.
Overnight stay  at hotel.

Day 09. Paro - Excursion to Taktsang (Tiger nest)
After early breakfast drive up to the Ramthangka, base camp of Taktsang and then hike up to the most famous monastery Taktsang, the Tiger’s nest. Tea/coffee at the cafeteria. Continue walk to Taktsang Monastery. This magical monastery clings to the vertical granite cliff of 3,000 above the valley floor. It is believed that Guru meditated here in the 8th century. The disciples of Guru built the temple, which was later enlarged by Zhabdrung in the 17th century. After lunch walk down to the base.
Overnight stay  at hotel.

Day 10.  Paro-Departure:
After breakfast, drive to Paro international airport for your onward flight. Our representative will see off and bid farewell.


Please Note :
This itinerary is intended as a guide only. Weather and routes conditions may mean variations to the itinerary, which may affect the availability of views and panoramas described. Be aware that all times stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness and interest levels.
We provides complimentary drinking water throughout the trip. If one have any special dietary requirements, do advise us in advance.

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