Central Bhutan Tour

Central Bhutan Tour - 10 Days

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Central Bhutan Tours are quite popular and many visitors travel every year to the central bhutan. Our Central bhutan tour take you deep into the heart of the beautiful Bumthang Valley, considered to be the Switzarland of Bhutan. Central Bhutan is separated from the western region by the black mountain Range. The route crosses high mountain passes such as Dochula, Pelela, Yotongla and so on. Bumthang Valley is considered to be the spiritual home of the Bhutanese people and their culture. The entire Bumthang area is dotted with some of the oldest historical monuments and sacred places in all of Bhutan. Our tour also include Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue and Trongsa. Trongsa Dzongkhag is perched on a hill, and consists of a charming little town hidden behind the longest and perhaps the most majestic of all Bhutanese Dzongs (fortresses). The Trongsa Dzong is an important historical and cultural structure. High on a hill, with the backdrop of the Black Mountains to the right, the Dzong appears to be floating on mist.

Trip Facts:

Country: Nepal
Activities: Bhutan Tour and Holidays
Max Altitude: 3425 m
Group Size: 01 - 12
Trip Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Best Season: Jan - Dec ( Any Season )
Trip Grade: Moderate
Transport: Drive in - Drive Out

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Paro International airport. O/n at hotel, BB
  • Day 02: Paro to Thimphu, O/n at Hotel, BB
  • Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha, O/n at Hotel,BLD
  • Day 04: Punakha to Gangtey, O/n at Hotel, BLD
  • Day 05: Gangtey to Trongsa, O/n at Hotel, BLD
  • Day 06 Trongsa to Bumthang, O/n at Hotel, BLD
  • Day 07: Exploring day at Bumthang, O/n at Hotel, BLD
  • Day 08: Bumthang to Punakha, O/n at Hotel, BLD
  • Day 09: Punakha to Paro, O/n at Hotel, BB
  • Day 10: Paro Sightseeing, O/n at Hotel, BB
  • Day 11: Final Departure transfer to airport.
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Paro International airport.
    When you you will be arrive at paro our representative will receive you then you will be transfer to Thimpu an hour’s drive, the capital city of Bhutan. Aftermoon you can visit local market of thimpu. O/n at hotel, BB
  • Day 02: Paro to Thimphu
    In the morning drive to Drugyal Dzong (a ruin of a Dzong) which is situated at the end of Paro valley about 16 kilometers outside town. This Fortress is of great historical importance as it was here that the Bhutanese defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. After that visit one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, the Kyichu Lhakhang. After lunch in Paro town drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
  • Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha
    In the morning visit Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in memory of the third King of Bhutan. After that you have the chance to experience Bhutanese arts and crafts being taught at Zorig Chusum, the school of 13 Holy Arts. After lunch drive to Dochu La, a 3140m high street pass. After having cup of tea on the way continuous drive to Punakha and check in at the hotel.
  • Day 04: Punakha to Gangtey
    After breakfast you visit Punakha Dzong. Punakha was the former capital of Bhutan, and the Dzong (fortress) lies between two rivers known as Pochu and Mochu which means “Male River and Female River.” After visiting the Dzong you drive to the beautiful Phobjika valley, where you will reach in the afternoon. You have the option to explore this peaceful valley, which is also home to the endangered Black Necked Cranes in winter times, by going for a two hours hike up to the village of Gangtey, where you can visit Gangtey Goempa. This monastery is the biggest Nyingma Monastery in Bhutan and follows the teachings of Tertoen Pema Lingpa. O/n at hotel, BLD.
  • Day 05: Gangtey to Trongsa
    We leave the peaceful Phobjika valley and continue the drive towards central Bhutan. After crossing the 3420m high Pele La you enter the broad heavily cultivated Mangde Chhu valley. Stop for tea at the Chendibji cafetaria, just around the Chendibji Chorten, built in the 19th century by Lama Shida from Tibet to cover the remains of an evil spirit that was killed here. Still one hour before actually reaching Trongsa you will reach the viewpoint from which you have a stunning view over Trongsa Dzong and the village. You reach your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit Trongsa Dzong. Then continue to the newly opened Museum in the Ta Dzong, dedicated to the reign of the Wangchuck family. O/n at hotel, BLD.
  • Day 06 Trongsa to Bumthang
    Early morning you start the drive to Bumthang, crossing Jotong La 3425m and entering the region of Bumthang. The descent from the pass is through firs, then blue pines and amboo. You will reach Bumthang for lunch. In the afternoon you will then start exploring the culturally reach and sacred Bumthang valley: drive up to Jakar Dzong and visit it inside. Then you drive to Membar Tsho, also known as “Burning Lake". Return to Bumthang. O/n at hotel, BLD.
  • Day 07: Bumthang
    This day is dedicated to the famous monasteries of the Bumthang area. First in the morning visit Jambay Lhakhang, which dates back to the reign of Tibetan King Songtsen Ganpo, who built this temple to subdue an ogress that was lying across the Himalayan region. When the great saint Guru Rinpoche arrived to Bhutan in the late 7th century, he gave his first buddhist teachings from the roof-top of this temple. After visiting the temple you continue to Kurjey Lhakhang which is nearby. Kurjey consists of three temples, with the oldest one dating back to the 1652 when it was built by Minjur Tenpa. Inside the temple the cave in which Guru Rinpoche meditated can be seen. The next temple you reach by walking across the river as it is located right opposite Kurjey Lhakhang. Tamshing Lhakhang is a private monastery that was established in 1501 by treasure revealer Pema Lingpa. Inside, some of the probably oldest paintings in the entire country can be seen, painted by Pema Lingpa himself. Also you will find the famous iron chain, made by Pema Lingpa who was a blacksmith until he started discovering the sacred Buddhist treasures, hidden by Guru Rinpoche and his disciples many centuries ago. Return to hotel for lunch and enjoy a free afternoon during which you can walk through the Bumthang valley or visit Jakar town. O/n at hotel, BLD.
  • Day 08: Bumthang to Punakha
    Today you drive back towards the west and return to the National Highway and drive 190 km back to Punakha. On the way you will stop in Chendibji for Lunch. You reach Punakha in the late afternoon. O/n at hotel, BLD.
  • Day 09: Punakha to Paro
    Drive back to Paro by crossing Dochu La. Stop in Thimphu for lunch and then continue towards Paro. At Chuzom, where the rivers Paro Chhu and Wang Chuu meet, you can see three different types of Chorten (Tibetan, Nepali, Bhutanese). Reach Paro in the late afternoon and take a walk through the village. O/n at hotel, BB
  • Day 10: Paro Sightseeing
    Today’s programme includes a hike to one of the most sacred places in entire Bhutan: after driving to the road end you start the climb to the picturesque Taktsang Monastery, also known as “Tigers Nest”. Perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 800 ft, Taktsang was built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup (stag tshang seng ge bsam grub) cave where Guru Rinpoche has meditated for three months in the 8th century. Padmasambhava has introduced Buddhism to Bhutan. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or “tiger lair” caves in which he meditated. O/n at hotel, BB
  • Day 11: Final departure
    Our representative will transfer you to airport for your final departure.
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]
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Cost Include

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel in Thimpu and Paro with BB Plan.
  • Internal transport by private vehicle and flight within your Nepal staying as per the itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Necessary Permit fees.
  • Temple and monasteries Entry Permit Fees.
  • All Government Taxes

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Lunch and Dinner in Paro and Thimpu, Pokhara.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
  • Bar bills and Personal Expenses.

Q. What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?
A. This trip is suitable for any kind of people from child to Old people. Not any pre- experience is necessary.

Q. Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
A. Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure sign with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

Q. What sort of accommodation can I expect in this tour?
A. Here are so many different catagories hotel. Its up your demand. In our package ,We provide two or three star hotel accommodation for entire trip. The hotels have all the facilities of 24 hours hot and cold-water, attached bathrooms, dining rooms, bar, internet facilities, etc.

Q. What sort of food can I expect in the tour?
A. All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

Q. What sort of transportation you use?
A. Depending on the group size we use Private cars, minibus, van, land cruiser. These small light vehicles are more maneuverable and flexible enabling us to take you through the Narrow roads of Nepal.

Q. What is the best season for this trip?
A. Any time between Octobers to Sep.

Q. What is the weather & temperature like?
A. It is all depending on what time of year you are traveling; during winter (Mid December to February), it gets colder at night and warmer during the day. The temperature could be as high as 22 deg C during day and 4 deg C low early in the morning and at night.

From March to May it is warm and sometimes a bit hot and weather stay perfect. The average temperature during this time of year is 25 deg C.

During the months of September to early December it is always warmer providing the perfect time to travel. The average temperature during this time of year is 20 deg C.

You will be in air-conditioned vehicles during the tour and all hotels are fully air conditioned.

Q. Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
A. Yes, of course but remember to bring your adapters!

Q. Is there any communication while we are on tour?
A. There are telephones and internet facilities available so you can always stay in contract with your family.

Q. Can I use credit cards and ATM in the places visit?
A. ATM are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara, major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy so cash is always recommend.

Q. How much additional money do I need per day?
A. It all depends on your spending habits for Lunch, Dinner, Drink and Bar Expenses.

Q. Do I need to tip my guide and driver? How much would that be?
A. Tips are always expected, it is good to tip your tour staff at the end of tour.

Q. Is the water OK to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?
A. Bottled water is available in all the places.Bottled water is safe for drinking. You don't need to carry any purifying tablets.

Q. What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour?
A. *Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.

  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy

  • Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate

  • Flight tickets

  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.


Q. Can I add extra days to my trip?
A. A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your tour we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, Hotel and Transportation.

Q. What immunizations will I need?
A. No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.

We also recommend:

  • A dental check-up prior to travelling.
  • That you know your blood group in case of emergency.

That if you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Ace the Himalaya at the time of your booking.

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