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8N South Africa Delight

Amount: 173999/- Per Person

Package - Description:   
Bhutan is the last of the Himalayan kingdoms. Nestling in the mountainous regions of Eastern Himalayas, it offers pristine views of craggy mountains and verdant valleys. Beauty and spirituality are two elements without which Bhutan tourism is incomplete. Through this amazing 6N 7D - Best of Bhutan Package explore the rich culture, friendly locales and gifted natural wonders that make Bhutan one of the blessed holiday spots in the world to watch out for.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1:- Arrive Paro from New Delhi / Kolkata / Guwahati / Mumbai / Bagdogra

The most spectacular mountain flights you will ever experience in a lifetime. Flying in from the heat of the plains of India one can witness from the left side of the window of the aircraft a series of the worlds highest peaks. Your pilot will announce the names of the peaks if the weather is clear. You will descend into the high mountains and as the plane lowers you will not find any airstrip or any city but instead you will enjoy the view of the approaching valley of Paro, the alpine forests, little monasteries, temples and farmhouses. Before the plane touches the runaway you will get a glimpse of the fertile valley of Paro, the Paro Dzong and Paro chu (river). Our representative will be at the airport to assist you, meet and greet and transfer to the capital city Thimphu and the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Thimphu.



Day 2:- Thimphu the capital city

When in Thimphu you got to prepare for surprises where this unique capital has no traffic lights but adopted its own version of the British Indian colonial times traffic policemen who can startle you and memorize others with his elaborate hand gestures, sometimes he may be signaling stop when it looks like go but dont worry you can observe the flow and notice his smile as you stare at him. Sightseeing includes a visit to 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 and drive downhill stop at the junction to take a glimpse of Trashichho Dzong. Proceed towards National Library and Folk Heritage Museum. In the afternoon take a short walk to Handicraft Bazaar to view the traditional arts. Afternoon at leisure or take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square for shopping. Overnight at Thimphu.



Day 3:- Thimphu to Punakha via Dochula pass

In the Morning drive to the low lands of Punakha valley touching Dochula pass 10,000 ft and on the stop at Hongtsho village. Stop at the immigration checkpoint to stamp in your permit. Next to the checkpoint, you will find small local stalls selling fresh juicy local apples available for sale in plastic bags you could try some. You will be driving through the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan. You will find the 108 DrukWangyal chortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags greet you. You could take three rounds and offer prayers, take some best photo shots. If the weather is clear you will be able to see the highest peaks towards the north, GangarPunsum among others is the highest unclimbed peak (24,000 ft) in the world. Stop at Lamperi and visit the Royal Botanical Park for 30 minutes. If you are lucky you could see red pandas, different species of birds, you can take some photos shot close to the natural lake. Proceed down towards Punakha through Thinleygang village and upon reaching Lobesa turn left and enter Punakha valley. 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. Do not miss the masters deeds painted on the walls. 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 ZhabdrungNgawang 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 GongsarUgyen Wangchuk. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Punakha.


Day 4:- Punakha Gangtey Valley day excursion

In the Morning drive to the 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 legend Mahakala, the protective deity of Bhutan appeared to tell Zhabdrung of prediction, saying at top of the rocky spur where two rivers meet, at the place where a flock of raven will fly off in four directions, you will build the Dzong. The Zhabdrung built the Dzong in 1638 and Punakha/Wangdi valleys are also the winter home for many of the high altitude farmers who migrate with their cattle to the warm climate. 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. These cranes have for centuries captured the human imagination with their intelligence, poise, sociality, beauty and freedom which have given rise to several myths, legends, folktales and songs. The birds fly back across the Himalayas to their summer home towards Tibet and China. The Gangtey village is small dominated by the yellow roofed Gangtey monastery. In the late noon return to Punakha. Overnight at Punakha / Wangdi.



Day 5:- Punakha to Paro

In the morning drive to Paro the same road via Semtokha entering the Babesa express highway. Upon reaching Chunzom 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.



Day 6:- Paro sightseeing

Morning 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 Farmhouse, 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 drives till the base of Tigers Nest. Spend the evening at leisure and visit the town for shopping. Overnight at Paro.



Day 7:- Departure

Morning transfer to Paro International Airport for your next destination. The tour comes to an end!
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Package - Inclusion:   
- 02 Nights accommodation in Thimpu at Hotel Sambhav or similar

- 02 Nights accommodation in Punakha at Hotel Lobesa or similar

- 02 Nights accommodation in Paro at Taktsang Paradise or similar

- Meals on breakfast basis at the hotel

- All transfers included

- Sightseeing as per the below itinerary.
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