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Best of Western Bhutan | 11 Days

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At a Glance:
Tour Code: BWB011
Style: Multi Country
Grading:
Maximum Altitude: 3100m
Transport: Private
Duration: 11 Days
Start in: Kathmandu |Airport
End in: Kathmandu |Airport
Price: US$ 2499 per person
Best Season: March-May, Sept-Nov
Trip Description

This 11 days Best of western Bhutan tour is designed to see most beautiful and famous monuments, experience the nature and see the village life of ordinary Bhutanese people. Tour will show you the best cultural and historical sights of western Bhutan like colorful Paro, booming capital Thimphu, tropical Wangdue, beautifully renovated castle Punakha dzong (castle monastery) and pristine Phobjika valley. Best of Western Bhutan tour is also ideal for combination with short trekking if you are interested.

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu /day at leisure/hotel
  • Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3: Fly to Paro and drive to Thimpu
  • Day 4: Full day at Thimpu
  • Day 5: Thimphu to Gangtey
  • Day 6: Gangtey to Punakha
  • Day 7: Punakha to Paro
  • Day 8: Paro
  • Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Rest day at leisure Time/hotel
  • Day 11: Departure
Highlights of the tour:
  • Short but very complete visit of Bhutan
  • Very diverse set of monuments and nature
  • Options for few easy to moderate hikes
  • All sights of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdue
  • Reaching till the pristine Phobjika valley
  • Explore heritage site of Kathmandu
What's Included:
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Flight to and from paro
  • All sightseeing trip in Kathmandu and Bhutan as on itinerary
  • All entry fees during sightseeing
  • All Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and fullboard in Bhutan
  • All Transport on Private Coach
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • English speaking guide
What's Not Included:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Drinks and bar bill
  • Tipping
  • Personal Insurance
  • Additional costs due to illness, force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Bhutan visa 40$
  • Other things not mentioned 
Dates & Price:

The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee whether you are booking for this year or the next, we have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday.

DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.


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  • Trip End Date Single Supplement Price
    Sunday 24 October 2021 Wednesday 03 November 2021 US$ 550 US$ 2499
    Saturday 16 October 2021 Tuesday 26 October 2021 US$ 550 US$ 2499

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  • Your Journey, Your Way -this itinerary can be tailored to your desire

    You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. Like your personal architect creating your one-of- a-kind home, our Travel Specialists will execute the trip of a lifetime. It's all up to you - logistics, pace, budget, dates, performances, visits, explorations, meals and lodging are hammered out down to the finest customized detail. Please fill in our tailor-made request form.

  • Private Journey - customize the departure dates suitable for you

    If you do not want to join a group then you can also make this a private trip with your friends and family one at your own schedule. Considering this, Trekking Team Group organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu /day at leisure/hotel

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Briefing Short brief from your guide about your further program. Rest time at Leisure. Evening typical Nepali dinner. 

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

Your first day will begin with breakfast at your Hotel. You will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley to explore color and contrast of the vibrant city. Drive to famous Buddhist Stupa "Swayambunath" or known as Monkey temple on the hill of Kathmandu Valley where you can see stunning view of mountains and Kathmandu. This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from round the world. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley.

Then you will be taken to pashupatinath Temple. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple dedicated to god Shiva. Every year this temple attracts hundreds of elderly followers of Hinduism. This is also the cremation center. After exploring this temple you will visit fascinating sights of Patan Durbar Square, one of the most glorious examples of traditional Nepalese architecture, full of century’s old temples and palaces

Day 3: Fly to Paro and drive to Thimpu

Arrival by plane to Paro airport and 1½ hour drive to Thimphu. On the way stop for TashogLhakhang to see traditional bridge built using ancient iron chains. Visit of Tashichodzong, the castle, which serves as seat of the king and government. If time permits, visit of the other sights.

Day 4: Full day at Thimpu

Early morning hike to Dodedrashedra. Start at Dechencholing part of Thimphu and gently climb some 500 meters up, with beautiful views of Thimphu town. Dodedra is monastery school set in pristine environment away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Visit main temple with original mural paintings and small museum. Enjoy the picnic style lunch in the monastery and listen to the lucture of accomplished master on the basics of Buddhism. Then descend back to Thimphu and drive to Buddha Dordenma, the gigantic statue of Buddha overlooking the valley. Walk in NorzinLam Street and see the traffic police signaling in junctions. Thimphu is only capital in the world without the traffic lights. Finish walk at handicraft market where many interesting Bhutanese souvenirs can be seen and bought for reasonable price. Evening in leisure exploring town on your own.

Day 5: Thimphu to Gangtey

Today you start your tour for Gangtey, about 150 kilometers far away from Thimphu. On the way you can stop at Dochula Pass where you will have a coffee break and appreciate the outstanding view of Mt. Himalaya. You will also visit the grand 108 stupas. After that, continue driving to Gangtey. It is a beautiful and tranquil place surrounded by lush forests. This evening remains free for you. If you are interested, you can stroll around the Gangtey Valley and pay a visit to the exquisite Gangtey Goempo.

Day 6: Gangtey to Punakha

Today you will head to the Punakha. Punakha use to be the capital of Bhutan but later it changed. Punakha is specially famous for Punakha Dzong located at the bank of Mo Chhu river. Here, different cultural dances and festivals are celebrated. If you are lucky enough, you will get that opportunity to experience that. Overnight at Punakha.

Day 7: Punakha to Paro

Early the  morning before driving to the Paro you will taken to climb Khamsum monastery where you can see the wonderful view of valley and its terraced paddy fields. As a same way Chhimmy Ihakhang Temple which is devoted to 15th century saint Drukpa Kunley. Evening drive to Paro. Overnight in Paro.

Day 8: Paro

Today is the last day tour at the BHutan. This beautiful valley of Paro covers within itself as a rich culture, breathtaking beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. Paro city is a home to many of Bhutan's oldest and ancient temples and monasteries, national museums and so on that makes it a perfect tourist destination. On the way to Paro you will visit Simtokha Dzong one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan.  Visit Rinphung Dzong at Paro which is regarded as one of the finest Bhutanese architecture with intricate wood work, large beams slotted into each other and held together without nails As a same way visit Kichu Monastery one of the oldest Temple in Bhutan and you will be taken to a scenic drive about 45 minute towards Drugyel Dzong for hike to Taksang Monastery. Taksang Monastery is the most famous of Bhutan's monasteries in perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley. It is said the Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigree, and meditated at this place, hence the monastery is also called “Tiger’s Nest”. It is place of pilgrimage which Bhutanese try to visit at least once in a lifetime. After lunch drive back to Paro. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu

Early the morning drive to Paro International airport. Fly to Kathmandu. Just like before enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and other mountain during the flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the rest of day visiting Kathmandu valley.

Day 10: Rest day at leisure Time/hotel

It’s a leisure time in Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing or relaxing. This is an extra day in case of bad weather. Free time to explore Kathmandu before transferring to the airport for flight back.

Day 11: Departure

Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day to you to do as you choose. Many people take the time to shop, others enjoy exploring the cultural side of the city. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area. Final Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport.

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William Antineo
Turkey

Feb 09 2021

I was just searching for a good agency to organize our Bhutan trip and I came through my friend that Trekking Team Group based on Nepal is really a nice company that he have been with. I did chose the company and I never regret it as the service of company was really good. Shree himself organised the trip and he was my main guide for my entire trip. I was wondering how could he have so much great knowledge as he is not Bhutanese citizen. overall i really enjoyed this experience and i can't recommend Trekking Team Group enough.

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Additional Information

This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US. This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.

What makes this trip different ?

Donation

Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)

The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.

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