7 days in bhutan

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Great opportunity to see Bhutan, the two main towns and many surprises.

Plan

BHUTAN COMPLETE HOLIDAY PACKAGE

with English Speaking Professional Guide

TOUR 6 NIGHTS AND 7 DAYS

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Tour departure date: all months of the year

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas, is a closed sovereign state between the eastern Himalayas and southern Asia. Bhutan borders China to the north and India to the south, east and west. To the west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim; and further south is separated from Bangladesh by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal.

Thimphu is the capital and also the largest city of Bhutan.

Bhutan is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or Dzong) and dramatic landscapes ranging from subtropical plains to mountains and steep valleys.

For the high Himalayas, the 7.326 m peak of Jomolhari is a very popular trekking destination.

The Paro Taktshang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to the cliffs above the wooded Paro valley.

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BHUTAN TODAY

Population: 742.737 inhabitants

Area: 38,000 Kq.

Capital: Thimphu

Religion: Buddhism

Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy Re:

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk

Prime Minister:

Tshering Tobgay

Official language: Dzongkha

Currency: Ngultrum (Nu)

Time zone zone: BTT (UTC + 6)

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CLIMATE AND SEASONS

The climate in Bhutan varies with altitude, subtropical to the south and temperate in the highlands and polar climate, with snow, throughout the year in the north.

Temperatures can range from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius in the southern part of Bhutan.

Bhutan lives four distinct seasons: autumn, spring, summer and winter.

Western Bhutan has the heaviest monsoon rains; the south of Bhutan has hot and humid summers and cold winters; Central and eastern Bhutan is temperate and drier than the west, with hot summers and cold winter. Visitors should note the following TWO main seasons, Spring and Autumn, which both offer the opportunity to visit festivals and adventures. Spring lasts from March to May. The other excellent moment is autumn, between September and November.

Summer (June to August) is the monsoon season, which means that sometimes there will be heavy rain and high humidity, especially in the southern region. The winter season (December, January and February) is extremely cold, but visitors are advised to go to Bhutan to visit the center, the south and some parts of western Bhutan.

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival from Paro to Thimphu

(Height: 2.320m, Distance: 65km, Time: 1.2 hours)

The tour guide and the representatives of Amici Miei will welcome you on arrival from the airport. Then the guide will always be with you until the end of the holiday package. Thimphu direction. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in at the hotel. You can relax for a moment and then your guide will coordinate you for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the Tashichhoe Dzong in the city.

– Visit Tashichhoe Dzong

Tashichhoe Dzong is a religious fortress. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was rebuilt in the current structure by the late king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the building of the secretariat, the throne room and the king’s office, and the body of the central monk. In the evening free time in the city. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu (city tour)

– Visit the largest statue of the Buddha.

Visit the statue of the Buddha Dordenma. It is a bronze statue in gold. It is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world, has a height of 51.5 meters. The statue alone was built at a cost of US $ 47 million from the Aero sun Corporation of Nanjing, China, while the total cost of the Buddha Dordenma project is over $ 100 million.

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– Visit Changangkha Lhakhang.

The Lhakhang was built in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lam Phajo Drugom Zhigpo, originally from Ralung, in Tibet. It is an ancient temple similar to a fortress perched on a ridge above Thimphu and has a beautiful view of Thimphu from the back garden of the building.

The main chapel houses a unique statue of seated Avoloketeshvaras, the Buddha of Compassion.

-The school of traditional arts and crafts painting in which students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.

-Takin Preserve

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It houses the national animal, the Takin, which is only found in Bhutan. This is an extremely rare animal of the goat family. Found in herds at high altitudes, (4000 meters and above), they live on a grass and bamboo diet. It can weigh up to 250 Kg.

– Laboratory for the manufacture of traditional Bhutanese paper

The manufacture of handmade paper in Bhutan was derived from the centuries-old tradition that originated in the eighth century in the history of Bhutan. Handmade paper is a precious national heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved throughout the ages. Traditional paper is recognized and held in high regard both in the home country and outside the world. The Jungshi Paper Factory was founded in November 1990 as an enterprise of the Bhutan royal government. The unit now boasts an important and unique retailer of handmade paper and its products.

– Simply in Bhutan

A living museum of rural life that offers visitors and tourists fascinating insights into Bhutan’s material culture and way of life.

– Visit to Memorial Chorten

This stupa was built in 1974 by His Majesty Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck in the memory of his third king, His Majesty Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is popularly considered the father of modern Bhutan.

-Visit Semtokha Dzong.

It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is the oldest fortress in the Kingdom and now houses the School for Buddhist Studies. It is said that the site was chosen to guard a demon that had vanished in the meaning of “demoness” and “to do” in the meaning of stone). Overnight at the Thimphu hotel.

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Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha

(Height: 1.350m, Distance: 174km, Time: 3 hours)

After breakfast departure for Punakha. On the way visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang and 108 stupas. The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang, a temple in Dochula, offers an interesting example of traditional Buddhist culture that meets the 21st century. Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck completed the construction of this temple in 2008, in commemoration of the causal causes of Bhutan in the 2003 conflict with the Assamese militants.

After refreshments at the Dochula Pass Resort (tea and snacks) you will continue your journey to Punakha. Punakha has been inextricably linked to some of the most important events in the history of Bhutan and deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and significant regions in the heart of Bhutan culture. Punakha had been the capital of Bhutan from 1637 to 1907 and here was held the first national assembly. Stop Enroute and take a short hike to Chime Lhakhang. Chime Lhakhang is a small 15th century temple famous for its qualities or fertility rites thanks to the blessings of Lam Drukpa Kuenley. The temple is on a hill, as only Drukpa Kuenley could describe “like a woman’s breasts”. You will have lunch at the Lobesa Village. After lunch we will visit Punakha Dzong.

-Visit Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong (fortress) is historically important and represents the symbol of a unified Bhutan.

Punakha Dzong (the Palace of Great Happiness) built in 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The Dzong is located beautifully between the two rivers called Pho (male) and Mo (female) Chhu (river). It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955. The settlement of the Wangchuck dynasty on 17 December 1907 took place here and in 1953 the first national assembly was held in Dzong. Punakha Dzong continues to be the winter residence of Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and the body of the central monk. Visit Wangdue Valley and Dzong. Overnight at Punakha hotel.

Day 04: One-day excursion to the Phobjikha valley

Distance: 95 km, estimated travel time: 3 hours

After breakfast, drive from Punakha to the Phobjikha valley. Driving through the dense forests of the Phobjikha valley you arrive at the village of Gantey where you see the Gangtey monastery and visit the monastery. The Phobjikha Valley is part of the beautiful Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (formerly known as the Black Mountains National Park), one of the most important natural sanctuaries in Bhutan. Each winter is home to a group of 300 rare and endangered cranes with a black collar. The surrounding hills and mountains are home to nomadic shepherds and shepherds of yaks.

This is one of the most remote and pristine regions of Bhutan and is just opening its doors to the outside world. After lunch in the Phobjikha valley and explore the valley and visit the Black Necked Crane Center. So come back to Punakha / Wangdue. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Punakha / Wangdue.

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Day 05: from Punakha to Paro

After breakfast we will return to Paro. During the trip you can also stop at the Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri for a short period of time. After that we will go to Paro, we will stop on the side of the Paro chu river, where we will make the frames. Upon arrival Paro we will visit the following places:

– Visit the National Museum.

The National Museum was built as a watchtower. Unlike the rectangular shape of the Dzong, Ta Dzong is conical, more like that of a European castle. Since 1967 the Dzong is

It has been re-established as a National Museum and houses a fascinating collection of works of art, relics, thangkha religious paintings and fine Bhutanese stamps.

-Visita Paro Dzong.

This is also known as the “jewelry pile fortress”. It was built during the period of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 after the small fortress Hungrel built by Lam Drung Drung was offered to Zhabdrung. The approach to Dzong takes place through a traditional cantilever bridge.

– Visit Kyichu Lhakhang.

This is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century to suppress the bear that extends over the whole Himalayas. Overnight at the Paro hotel.

Day 06: Paro (Excursion) to Thimphu

After breakfast in the morning we will go to a point where the excursion to Paro Taktshang begins.

– Excursion to Tiger’s Nest.

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Built incredibly on a cliff, it brings pride to the Bhutanese at the work of their ancestors. It is said that Guru Rimpoche arrived here on the back of a tiger and meditated in this monastery and then called ‘Tiger’s Nest’.

– Visit Drugyal Dzong

This Dzong, with a pretty village located at its feet, was built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory, the land of the thunder dragon or the land of Dr caught fire in 1951 and now remains only as a ruin. Shopping (if desired) or free time in the city in the evening.

You will have a dinner with the president / representative of Tours & Treks and greeting the guests Have a night at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280 m).

Day 07: departure

After breakfast, we will drive to Paro International Airport for the outward flight. Our guide and driver will greet you here at the airport.

We wish you a very safe and pleasant flight for your next destinations.

TASHI DELEK!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• Double rooms in a 3-star hotel

• All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and light snacks) with standard menu in 3-star hotels

• Local professional speaking tour guide service.

• All transfers and excursions with private vehicles (Toyota SUV for couples or small groups and Toyota Bus for Group with driver)

• All entrance tickets for museums and monuments

• All taxes

• Potable mineral water

• All guided tours, walks and excursions

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WHAT DO NOT INCLUDE RATES

• Single room supplement of US $ 50 / room / night

• VISA Bhutan, US $ 40 / person (must be paid in advance with the cost of the tour)

• Flights and travel insurance

• 4-star and / or 5-star accommodations and meals

• Other personal expenses such as calls abroad, laundry, etc.

• Gifts and souvenirs

• Alcohol and drinks

• Tips for driving, driver and other staff

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TERMS OF PAYMENT

Before your trip to Bhutan you will be asked to make the full payment (US $), in fact, Amici Miei will have to deliver the money to the Bhutan National Bank.

It is necessary to pay the tour more than 40 USD / person for the visa fee (one-time visa fee).

We must therefore receive a copy of the bank transfer made after payment has been made.

All payments must be made at least 8 weeks prior to your arrival in Bhutan to allow time for processing the Visa.

Your money will be held in the government bank account and will not be released to My Friends until your tour takes place.

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METHODS FOR THE ENTRANCE VISA

Your visa in Bhutan will be taken over by us and all we need is that you will need to fill out a form for us with some personal information and send us a scanned copy of your passport identity page.

Once these details come to us, we will ask for your visa as soon as your bank transfer arrives in Bhutan.

Visas are usually authorized in the month prior to travel, provided that the funds have been wholly received at that time.

A visa authorization letter will be issued after the actual visa and will be stamped on the passport upon arrival at Paro airport or at one of the border crossings (Phuentsholing or Samdrup Jongkhar or Gelephu).

If you enter Bhutan through a land border, two passport photos are required.

Thank you & Tashi Delek (Good luck)!

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