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Bhutan Happiness Tour

Overview

If there is any place in the world that, literally, is happy, then it is Bhutan. Thanks to Bhutan tourism as this mystical land is a place where everyone cares about the happiness and safety of the tourists. With one foot restored in the past and the other in the present, Bhutan is as amply modern as well as medieval. The "high value and low volume" policy of Bhutan tourism is an outstanding example of keeping foreign values at bay and nurturing the traditional values at home. The Bhutan Happiness tour is a marvelous way to challenge yourself on a journey that will help you discover yourself better, both physically as well as spiritually. From the majestic Tiger's Nest Bhutan to its vibrant Tshechus, Bhutan boasts a load of spiritual and visual feasts that you should not miss during your lifetime!



Trip Highlights

  • Explore the rich cultural and historical temples, fortresses, and monasteries
  • Hike uphill to Tiger's Nest Bhutan to see one of Bhutan's most sacred places
  • Get amazed by the beautiful architecture of Tashichho Dzong and Punakha Dzong fortresses
  • Experience the unreal beauty of the Himalayas from the magnificent Dochula Pass
  • Visit the winter home of the black-necked cranes in the stunning Phobjikha Valley
  • Interact and share the taste of authentic Bhutanese meals with the locals of Bhutan
  • Explore and shop the art and craft of Bhutan offered by Bhutan tourism
  • Take a stroll around the Bhutanese farmhouse and relax your senses with a hot medicinal bath




ITINERARY - 9 Days

Day 1

Day 1 : Arrive at Paro and Drive to Thimphu

After having a spectacular flight with the most stunning views, you will arrive at Paro International Airport. Your tour representative will welcome you and will guide you through a two-hour drive to Thimphu. The relaxing ride will take you through elegant rice terraced fields located alongside the Pho Chu and WangChu rivers. In the afternoon, you will see the biggest statue of Buddha in Kuensel Phodrang. Later in the evening, you will end your day in Thimphu by visiting the Memorial Chorten that was built in the memory of Bhutan's third king.

Day 2

Day 2 : Local Sightseeing around Thimphu

After breakfast, you will visit the Institute of Traditional Medicines & Folk Heritage Museum. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the National Institute of Zorig Chusum (13 traditional crafts), and you will also see the King's throne and government offices in Tashichho Dzong. You can stroll through the Thimphu town and shop in the crafts bazaar offered by Bhutan tourism in the evening.

Day 3

Day 3 : Drive from Thimphu to Phobjikha (Gangtey)

Your third day's morning visit will involve seeing the Takin, the Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan at the Motithang Takin Preserve. Then, you will drive to Sangaygang to get a view of the spectacular Thimphu valley. After gazing at the Thimphu valley, you will continue the drive to Phobjikha through the Dochula pass, from where you can have a clear view of Gasa Dzong and the Himalayas. Our tour guide will take you through the 108 stupas at Druk Wangyal Chortens. After reaching Phobjikha, you can relax in the warmth of the Bukhari at your hotel.

Day 4

Day 4 : Drive from Phobjikha to Punakha

In the morning, you will wander around the winter homes of the black-necked cranes in the beautiful Phobjikha valley. After exploring the Phobjikha valley, you will begin your drive to Punakha in the afternoon. Upon reaching Punakha, you can relax in the tender, peaceful, and green valley. Your evening will be at leisure.

Day 5

Day 5 : Punakha's Local Sightseeing

After having breakfast, you will drive to the Chazam valley, where you will walk through the rice fields and hike uphill to Khamsum Yulley Lhakhang. You will visit the monastery at Khamsum Yulley Lhakhang and can have a small picnic amidst the beautiful landscapes. In the afternoon, you will return to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong, the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan over the Phochu river.

Day 6

Day 6 : Drive from Punakha to Paro

In the morning, you shall have your breakfast at the hotel, and then you shall begin our exploration by visiting Chimi Lhakhang with our tour guide. The Chimi Lhakhang is a 15th-century temple built on a hillock upon the beautiful rice fields, villages, and Punatsangchhu river. Later, you will begin your drive towards Paro and take a halt at the Tamchog Lhakhang temple. After reaching Paro, you can relax for the rest of the day.

Day 7

Day 7 : Explore the beauty of Paro

After a relaxed morning, you shall begin your day by visiting Ta Dzong (National Museum), a traditional wooden cantilever bridge, and Paro Rinpung Dzong. Other places of sightseeing would include Kichu Lhakhang (one of the oldest temples in Bhutan) and Drugyel Dzong (a ruined fortress). After seeing these places, you are free to stroll around the Paro town.

Day 8

Day 8 : Hike to the Taktsang Monastery

After having a filling breakfast, our tour guide shall drive you to Ramthongka, where you will hike uphill for three hours to see the beautiful Taktsang monastery or Tiger's Nest Bhutan. You can see the monastery and experience its sacredness amongst the monks. After coming back in the evening, you will have a unique hot stone bath to relieve all the pain from the hike. Later, you will eat a traditional Bhutanese dinner in an ancient Bhutanese house.

Day 9

Day 9 : Departure

Your tour representative will conclude your pleasant trip by driving you to Paro International airport.

Take happiness to your home!

After spending nine spectacular days in this spiritual country, you will experience peace and happiness for the rest of your life. Since the happiness tour focuses on exploring happiness in Bhutan, your visit to the local shrines, villages, and fortresses and spending time with the locals will help you experience and share happiness. Visit Bhutan to encounter the happiest days of your life!



More Details

HOTELS: STANDARD (4 STAR)

DESTINATION AS MENTIONED OR SIMILAR NO OF NIGHTS
THIMPHU HOTEL PEDLING/ PHUNTSHO PELRI / THIMPU TOWER 02
GANGTEY DEWACHEN/ GAKILING / ODIYANA/ DHANGSAR 01
PUNAKHA DHUMRA FARM / ZANGTOPERLI / DAMCHEN / YT KHURU / PUNATSANGSHU 02
PARO EYE OF THE TIGER / OLATHANG / TENZINLING / NAMSAYCHOLING 03



Cost & Terms

DEPARTURE MONTH/YEAR TOUR START DATE TOUR END DATE PER PERSON ON TWIN/DOUBLE SINGLE OCCUPANCY
SEP 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 Sunday, September 27, 2020 $3,050.00 $4,350.00
OCT 2020 Saturday, October 3, 2020 Sunday, October 11, 2020 $3,050.00 $4,350.00
NOV 2020 Saturday, November 14, 2020 Sunday, November 22, 2020 $3,050.00 $4,350.00
MARCH 2021 Saturday, March 20, 2021 Sunday, March 28, 2021 $3,050.00 $4,350.00
APRIL 2021 Saturday, April 10, 2021 Sunday, April 18, 2021 $3,050.00 $4,350.00
MAY 2021 Saturday, May 8, 2021 Sunday, May 16, 2021 $3,050.00 $4,350.00

TOUR TO INCLUDE:

  • ACCOMMODATION AT MENTIONED HOTELS ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY AND/OR SINGLE OCCUPANCY,
  • DAILY BREAKFAST & DINNERS AT THE HOTELS,
  • ASSISTANCE AT AIRPORT ON ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE,
  • LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS/HOTELS,
  • PRIVATE CHAUFFER DRIVEN VEHICLE FOR ALL SIGHTSEEING TOURS AND TRANSFERS,
  • ALL SIGHTSEEING TOURS AS LISTED IN THE ITINERARY,
  • LOCAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDES FOR SIGHTSEEING,
  • ENTRANCE FEES WHEREVER APPLICABLE,
  • ONE HOT STONE BATH EXPERIENCE
  • SERVICE OF BHUTAN VISA PROCESSING,
  • ALL INLAND TRAVEL PERMITS,
  • RGOB ROYALTIES AND TAXES,
  • VISA FEES OF BHUTAN,
  • ALL APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT TAXES.

SPECIAL PRIVILEGES INCLUDED:

  • TWO BOTTLES (500 ml each) MINERAL WATER PER PERSON PER DAY IN THE VEHCILE, AND
  • DEDICATED 24/7 TOUR MANAGER / COORDINATOR FOR TOUR.

TOUR TO EXCLUDE:

  • TIPS AND GRATUITIES TO CHAUFFEUR AND GUIDE,
  • EXPENSES OF PERSONAL NATURE,
  • CAMERA FEES AT MONUMENTS AND MONASTERIES,
  • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO AND FROM THE US,
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE AND VISA CHARGES,
  • ANY OTHER SERVICES NOT MENTIONED IN INCLUSION LIST.
  • LUNCH ARE NOT INCLUDED (OTHER THAN MENTIONED IN THE INCLUSIONS)

NOTE:

THE HOTELS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS PER AVAILABILITY. INCASE OF HIGHER NUMBER OF ROOMS IN A GROUP, IT MIGHT BE SPLIT OVER MORE THAN ONE HOTEL.




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