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Gate Way to Bhutan

This tour is guided by a master botanist. The tour is kept broadly and depending on the season there could be changes to this itinerary.

An astonishing array of plants grow in Bhutan: over 5,400 species, including 500 species of medicinal plants, some hardy species thriving even at 3,700m above. It has also 82 unique orchids and 48 unique rhododendrons species.

The tropical vegetation below 800m has forests of oak, birch, maple, magnolia and laurel. Above 2,400m altitude home to spruce, yew, and weeping cypress. Higher still grows the east Himalayan fir. At about 5,500m are low shrubs, rhododendrons, Himalayan grasses and flowering herbs.

per adult from

$365

AUD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Driver/guide
    • Afternoon tea
    • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Private tour
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Dinner - Buffet dinner
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Snacks
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
    • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang

  • Day 1: Arrival At Phuntsholing or Paro Airport

    Pass By: Simtokha Dzong, 5 Kms South of Thimphu, Thimphu Bhutan
    after you were received from the airport, your guide will talk about the whole history regarding your tour. After receiving from the airport you will be going to Thimphu via chuzoom( Meeting point of the river) and to simtokha dzong.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Amodhara Hotel - 3star

    Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing | Thimphu

    Pass By: Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
    Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and the most happening place in the country. Following breakfast in the hotel visit the Jungshi paper factory, National Memorial Stupa, the site of the tallest Lord Buddha statue at Kuenselphodrang and Institute of traditional Art. After lunch visits the historic Changangkha temple, Mini Takin Zoo, Sangaygang viewpoint and weekend local market. In the evening visit the impressive TashiChhoe Dzong, office of the king of Bhutan and monastic residence.

    Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan
    biggest buddha
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
    build in the memory of 3rd king of Bhutan
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Thimphu | Haa Excursion | Paro

    Stop At: Chele La Pass, Paro Bhutan
    After lunch enjoy your drive to Paro via Chele La Mountain Pass
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lhakhang Karpo, Bondey-Haa Hwy, Ha Bhutan
    While in Haa visit the prominent Lhakhang Karpo and Nagpo followed by picnic lunch at a scenic spot.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Haa Valley, Ha Bhutan
    After an early breakfast venture on a four-hour drive excursion to Haa valley in the westernmost corner of Bhutan. Haa is a small yet fascinating place with a rich historical and cultural past. The drive will cut through the scenic hilly landscape, rural settlements and dense mix forest of pine and oak trees.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Tiger Nest Hike | Paro

    Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
    Today you will visit the iconic site of Tiger Nest temple clinging on a vertical rocky cliff, 1000 meters above the valley. Following early breakfast in the hotel, you will take a short drive to the base of Taktshang. From the base, point starts hiking on a prominent trail leading through pine forest all the way up to Tiger Nest. At the midway cafeteria, you will be treated hot tea and coffee. Once inside the temple, get mesmerised by the wonders of this 8th-century landmark.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Morning Photography | Airport Drop

    Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan
    Early in the morning move to Phuntsholing from Paro or to Paro Airport
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Paro Taktsang, Taktsang trail BT, Taktsang trail, Bhutan
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
    Departure Time :
    12:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Bhutan Monyul Travel (Hotel booking and Transportation )

Activity ID: V-134861P8

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