Bhutan Odyssey Tour
Fixed Departure for Fall:
29th June, 13th July, 7th ,19th August, 03rd , 07th 25th September, 5th , 25th October, 4th ,November 2013 / 2014 .
Fixed Departure for Spring:
10th , 28th March, 14th ,27th April, 11th ,27th May 2013 / 2014
(12 nights 13 days)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Check into Hotel
Day 02: Explore Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu/Bangkok/Calcutta to Paro.
Upon arrival at Paro airport, meet with our tour coordinator
ands transfer to the hotel. Afternoon
visit to Ta- Dzong, built in 17th century as a watchtower for Paro
Dzong. This Dzong was later converted into the National Museum in 1967,
and is filled with antiques like thanka paintings, textiles, weapons
and armor. Also visit the Rinpung Dzong, built in 17th century, which
now houses Paro monastic school and an office for civil administration. Overnight
stay at hotel in Paro.
Day 04: PARO
Early morning visit Taktsang temple. The walk uphill will
be not more than two hours. The trail is broad. At the view point
there is a cafeteria. Have a cup a tea or some juice here and then
take a walk little higher to the closer view point of Taktsang. Then
walk back for lunch in Paro town. Afternoon drive to Drukgyel Dzong,
10 miles drive from Paro town built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal
to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Kyichu Lhakhang,
the oldest monastery of the Kingdom. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05: After breakfast drive from Paro to Thimpu.
Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. Enroute
stop at Chuzom (confluence) where Paro River joins Thimphu River.
Nearby Thimpu, visit to Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the
Kingdom. Afternoon, in Thimpu, visit to Memorial Chorten built in
the memory of His Majesty the third King, Tashichho dzong, interesting
Handicrafts Emporium and market. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 06: After breakfast drive from Thimpu to Punakha.
After breakfast sightseeing on Thimpu includes visiting
National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute.
After lunch drive to Punakha, the old capital town of Bhutan. Stop
for tea / coffee at Dochula pass (3050m) and enjoy mountain scenery.
On arrival, check into the hotel. Evening visit Punakha Dzong, the
fortress of 17th century. And later take a stroll around market area. Overnight
stay at hotel in Punakha.
Day 07: After breakfast drive from Punakha to Wangdiphodrang-Gangtey
Drive to Gangtey via Wangdiphodrang. Visit remarkable Wangdi
Dzong and a local village house offering good insight into lifestyle
of people. Further ahead pass through dense forests of Oak and Rhododendron
trees, reaching at Gangtey (Phobjikha) Evening take a walk around
Gangtey village and visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa monastery
in the Kingdom. Overnight stay at Camp / Guest House.
Day 08: After lunch drive from Gangtey to Trongsa.
After breakfast, explore Phobjikha valley, which is famous
for Black Necked Cranes. These cranes migrate from Tibetan Plateau
to escape its harsh winters. After lunch drive to Trongsa crossing
3300 m high Pele la pass. Evening visit to Trongsa market. Overnight
stay at lodge in Trongsa
Day 09: After lunch drive from Trongsa to Bumthang.
After breakfasts visit to Trongsa Dzong, the masterpiece
of Bhutanese architecture and see Taa Dzong, the watch tower built
to defend this dzong. After lunch, proceed to Bumthang, the religious
heartland of the nation. Overnight stay at lodge in Bumthang.
Day 10: Explore BUMTHANG.
Bumthang is the general name given to complex of four valleys
- Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura with altitude varying from 2600m
to 4000m. It is a home of many prominent Buddhist temples and monasteries.
Visit to Tamshing Lhakhang, the treasure house of interesting religious
Buddhist paintings. Then visit to Jakar Dzong, the administrative
center of the valley. Afternoon visit Kurje Lhakhang, one of the
most sacred places of the country. Later visit Jambey Lhakhang, one
of the oldest monasteries dating from introduction of Buddhism in
Bhutan. Evening walk to the downtown. Overnight stay at lodge
Day 11: Drive from Bumthang to Thimpu.
After breakfast, visit Bumthang market, then drive to Thimpu for
about 7 hours. Lunch would be served at one of the famous restaurant
in Tongsa town. Enroute at Wangdiphodrang take a short break
for tea / coffee and then proceed to Thimpu. Arrive Thimpu and
check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimpu.
Day 12: Drive from Thimpu to Paro.
Morning free time in Thimpu for individual activities and
leisure. After lunch drive to Paro. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 13: Departs from hotel to Paro airport for the
flight to onward destination.
Tour cost: GB POUND 1825+GB 287 air fare of Bhutan, per Person.
- · Twin-sharing
accommodation in the best tourist standard hotel/Lodge as per
- · Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Diner).
- · Monuments entrance fees.
- · Private land transport
as per itinerary.
- · English speaking tour guide.
- · Air fare from CCU/Paro/CCU.
- · Culture Show.
All kind of personal nature expenses such as liquors,
tips, telephone calls, laundry charges, airport taxes, insurance,
excess baggage charges, $ 20Bhutan visa fees. Any loss arising and
expenses due to unforeseen circumstances etc.