- 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
- 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
- 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
- 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
- 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.
You will travel through Thimphu, Punakha and Paro to explore their prominent landmarks. To ensure that you know the significance of all the attractions, a professional guide has been appointed for you. Among the oldest monasteries of Bhutan, Tiger’s Nest Temple, will fascinate you with its cliff-side location, while the Textile Museum gives an idea of the national art of weaving.
Daywise Tour Itinerary
Day 1 :Bhutan Welcomes You (Arrival in Paro | Paro to Thimphu)
The 6-day venture through the cultural and natural splendors of Bhutan begins with your arrival at Paro Airport, where you meet ourrepresentative, who will assist in your transfer to the national capital - Thimphu.
On reaching the city, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Later, follow delicious dinner with a good night’s sleep in the plush room.
Day 2 :A Day in Thimpu (Sightseeing in Thimphu)
Begin the day with a gorgeous breakfast spread, and then head out on a treasure hunt to get a glimpse into the cultural and natural wealth of Bhutan.
Visit Motithang Takin Preserve, named after the national animal of Bhutan, the Takin.
The excursion will also take you to Tashichhodzong, the seat of the government. This historic building, which has withstood the test of time, showcases the traditional Bhutanese architecture.
The trip to BBS Tower offers you the best photography opportunities for the day as this point commands panoramic vistas of the Thimphu city.
We cannot let you go without a visit to Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, which has one of the largest statues of Shakyamuni in the world – Buddha Dordenma.
The Folk Heritage Museum, which is housed in a 3-storey building, exhibits a vast collection of old tools and household items used by the locals.
End your day with a scrumptious evening meal and good night’s sleep at the luxurious hotel.
Day 3 :Hello, Punakha! (Thimphu to Punakha via Dochu La | Sightseeing)
Following a delectable breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Punakha.
Punakha is known for the historical Punakha Dzong – one of the oldest and largest dzongs in Bhutan; it is also the erstwhile seat of the government. It has seen numerous significant events in the history of Bhutan like the wedding of Bhutan’s king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and the first national assembly.
The exciting road trip becomes more fun as you cross the Dochu La Pass, which offers mesmerizing vistas of the Himalayan Kingdom. It is also known for the 108 Buddhist shrines built here by the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.
During your time at Punakha Dzong, you can also witness the union of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu Rivers.
We also take you to Chimi Lhakhang, built by Ngawang Choegyel, the 14th Drukpa head, in reverence to Drukpa Kunley. The unconventional Drukpa Kunley was known for his unusual way of life; hence, was often referred to as The Saint of 5000 Women.
After the road journey and sightseeing, relish a delectable dinner at the hotel and then rest in your cozy room.
Day 4 :Paro Calling (Punakha to Paro | Sightseeing)
Post an appetizing meal in the morning, check-out from the hotel and head back to Paro.
The realm of a peaceful river, towering hills and monasteries, the Paro Valley welcomes you again with all its heart. This day involves plenty of sightseeing as we take you to some of the most popular points of interest here.
During the day, you will spend moments of peace at the 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang. It is said to be one of the 108 Buddhist temples, built by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo, to defeat a demoness, which created obstacles in the spreading of Buddhism in the region.
The visit to Ta Dzong – home to the National Museum of Bhutan – will bring you one step closer to the culture and people of the kingdom. Fascinatingly, some of the artifacts housed in the museum date back to 4000 BC!
Also, explore the Drukgyel Dzong! What is an archaeological site today used to be a significant defense base until a few decades ago! Constructed in 1649, the building was abandoned in 1951 after a fire left it in ruins.
When you are done exploring these amazing places, move to the hotel, and sleep after a hearty dinner.
Day 5 :Local Sightseeing in Paro
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, get into your private transport and reach to the entry point of ""Paro Taktsang"" well known as Tiger’s nest temple. The Temple or Taksang Monastery is the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at the monastery. Perched precariously on the edge of a 1200m cliff, this monastery is an impressive sight and the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. The up-hill hike would take around 2 hours. You could also choose to ride a horse from the parking lot to the monastery. If the full hike sounds a bit tough, you can hike for 1 hour to the cafeteria - a wooden tea-house restaurant which offers a good view of the monastery.
In the evening, you would be dropped off at the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 6 :Goodbye, Bhutan (Departure from Paro)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Paro Airport to board your flight back home.
- Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
- Meals : breakfast at all places
- Transfers from one place to another
- Sightseeing in private cars
- Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
- All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes
- Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
- Meals not mentioned in inclusions
- Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
- Any kind of insurance
- Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Booking & Cancellation Policy
Your contract is with Bhutan Packages. A contract exists between us when we have confirmed you on our tour / hotel booking / or any other travel related services of your choice and we have received your booking request and deposits. All correspondence/s in respect of Tours / Travel Service bookings should be addressed to Bhutan Packages.
For the services contracted, 40 % advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount should be paid before commencement of your tour. We hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.
Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.
Rights to amend the itinerary if required
Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.
Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
In regard to refund of unused / unutilized services (which are paid for and cancelled in advance) the refund amount would be worked out on the basis of cancellation policy as described above and the money would be accordingly refunded to the person who has made the payment to us. Please note that the refund process may take 2 – 4 weeks due to banking procedures. If the refund is made to the credit card account OR to Bank account, the bank charges would be debited from the refund amount.