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8 nights and 9 days
21 -30 May 2021
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Khatmandhu
Tour Quota : 16
Age Quota : 70
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Rates

Per person in twin-sharing 3050 USD
Single Supplement 375 USD

Included Services

  • Kathmandu/Paro/Bangkok international flights by Durik Air
  • 9 nights accommodation in hotels as per the itinerary
  • All airport/hotel transfers and ground trasnporation by private coach
  • All entrance fees to the museums and visit sights
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • Local through tour guide
  • Oasis Tour leader

Excluded Costs

  • Bhutan entry visa ( Online visa fee 50 USD)
  • Any meal not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenditures
  • Bevereages during the meals

Suggestions

  • Casual dressing
  • Warm clothes
  • Trek-sport shoes
  • Hat, sun glasses, sunblock
  • No external food allowed into the country
  • Binoculars
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Electricity adapters
Tour Program

1. Day Arrival - Kathmandu

Arrival Kathmandu. Meet your local guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

2. Day Kathmandu-Paro-Timphu (55 Km, 1 ½ hours drive)

After breakfast in the hotel check out and transfer to the airport for flight to Paro. Upon Arrival Paro from Kathmandu by Druk Air at 1050 hrs. & transfer to Thimphu 55 Km, 1 ½ hours drive)

    • Visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum in 1968.
  • Rinpung Dzong, built-in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. Later transfer to Thimphu & overnight at hotel in Thimphu. 

 

3. Day Timphu-Punakha (75 Km, 3 hours drive)

  • After breakfast, visit the weekend Market occupies stalls on both banks of the Wang Chhu, just north of Changlimithang Stadium. Vendors from throughout the region start arriving on Thursday and Friday and remain until Sunday night. Wander around and you'll find a pungent collection of dried fish, strips of fatty pork and balls of dates (homemade soft cheese). The incense area is one of the more interesting sections, full of deliciously aromatic raw ingredients, as well as pink cubes of saffron that look like dice but are used to flavor the holy water given to pilgrims in Lhakhang. The bags of mixed grains and grasses are for throwing in the air during religious rituals.
  • Drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the Chorten, mani wall. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), and finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.
  • Visit to Punakha Dzong, a fortress built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve 
  • as the religious and administrative center of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan's history. 
  • A short Chimi Lhakhang, situated on a hillock in the center of the valley. It is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humor, songs, and outrageous behavior to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as 'Divine Madman'. This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. It is about a 30-minute walk across the field from the road to the temple. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning 'field'. It then follows a tiny stream downhill to Yoaka and across more fields before making a short climb to Chimi Lhakhang. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha/Wangdue.

4. Day Punakha/Thimphu.

  • The Memorial Chorten (stupa) where people continuesly circumambulate, murmuring mantras and spining their prayer wheels. The 3rd King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“father of modern Bhutan”) has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. The chorten was completed in 1974 after his untimely death. It serves both as a memorial to the late King and as a monument of peace.       
  •  The Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and traditons.
  • The Zorig Chusum the institute of Bhutan’s thirteen traditonal arts & crafts where students undergo training course ranging from 2-6 years. 
  • Tashichodzong (“fortress of the glorious religion”). This is the center of government and the religion. It is also the site of the King’s throne room and the seat of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot). The fortress was built in 1641 and reconstructed in the 1960s in the traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails and architectural plans. O/n Thimphu.

 

5. Day Timphu-Paro

  • Visit Kuensel Phodrang, the largest seated Buddha. The huge 51m tall steel statue of Buddha Dordenma commands the entry to the Thimphu valley. The drive up the paved road to the Changri Kuensel Phodrang site is worth it to gauge the immense size of the statue as well as for the great views of Thimphu.

  • Visit Post Office to postcards colorful stamps. The government-run Handicraft Emporium and local craft shops. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangka painting, mask, slate/wood carvings, jewelry, and other interesting items and free time. Afternoon transfer to Paro & witness colorful Mask/Folk Dance show at the hotel. O/n Paro. 

6. Day Taktsang monastery (5 hrs. round trip)

  •  the hike is a vigorous climb to one of the sacred pilgrimages sites in Bhutan. Taktsang which translates to “Tiger’s Nest” is perched on a steep cliff about 500 mt above Paro valley where legend says that Guru Padmasambhava flew here on a tigress. Guru Padmasambhava is also known as Guru Rimpoche is a prominent spiritual leader who introduced Vajrayana Buddhism and spread Buddhism to all the corners of Bhutan. On the way back visit 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Later visit a traditional Bhutanese house and try out butter tea with puffed rice.O/n Paro.  

7. Day Departure to Bangkok

Transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok by Druk Air at 11.00.
15.50 arrival Bangkok, transfer to the hotel. Evening free at leisure.

8. Day Bangkok

Morning half-day tour of Bangkok city and the temples. During the orientation tour see the royal palace then visit the temples with Reclining Budha, Sitting Budha statutes. Then cruise along the river observing the people living on boat houses.  

Afternoon free at leisure. Evening farewell dinner at a seafood restaurant

9. Day Bangkok-İstanbul

Check out, transfer to the airport for flight back home.

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