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Friday, April 20, 2012


Bhutan


INTRODUCTION

The kingdom of Bhutan is sandwiched in the Himalayas between India and the Tibetan region of China. It is situated in the eastern Himalayan region, bordered by Tibet in the North, Sikkim in the west, Indian states of Arunanchal Pradesh in the east and Bengal and Assam, the famous lands of tea, in the south. Cut off for centuries from its neighbors due to its inaccessibility, a visit to Bhutan is much like a journey backwards through time, to a mystical place untouched by the ravages of mankind’s progress… the Last Shangri – La.
CULTURAL TOURS

Bhutan is locally known as Drukyul - the Land of Thunder Dragon. Trips in Bhutan includes visit to old forts, palaces, monasteries, farm house and National museum sightseeing of Satsam Chorten, Taktsang Monastery, Memorial Chorten, National Library, Handicrafts emporium and Tashichho Dzong. Drive to Punakha, across the Dochula Pass and visit. Punaka Dzong. Visit a typical farmhouse where traditional buttered tea with "Zaw" (puffed rice) will be served. See our sponsor's website for more details about Bhutan trip. They will give you a reason to get up early. Check out their programs to find out how.

Enter the Thunder Dragon                          

Day 01: Paro arrival
Day 02: Paro sightseeing – Thimphu
Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing – Paro
Day 04: Paro departure

For cost and detail itinerary please contact info@clubhimalayaholidays.com
Druk Yul Tour
Day 01: Paro arrival
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing – Thimphu
Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing – Wangduephodrang
Day 04: Wangduephodrang – Punakha – Paro                            
Day 05: Paro departure 
 For cost and detail itinerary please contact info@clubhimalayaholidays.com
05 nights 06 days
Day 01: Paro arrival
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing
Day 03: Paro – Thimphu
Day 04: Thimphu sightseeing – Wangduephodrang
Day 05: Wangduephodrang sightseeing – Punakha – Paro
Day 06: Paro departure
For cost and detail itinerary please contact info@clubhimalayaholidays.com
06 nights 07 days
Day 01: Paro arrival
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing
Day 03: Paro – Thimphu
Day 04: Thimphu sightseeing – Wangduephodrang
Day 05: Wangduephodrang sightseeing
Day 06: Wangduephodrang – Punakha – Paro
Day 07: Paro departure
For cost and detail itinerary please contact info@clubhimalayaholidays.com

Gangtey Valley Tour
Day 01: Paro arrival
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing
Day 03: Paro – Thimphu
Day 04: Thimphu sightseeing – Wangduephodrang
Day 05: Wangduephodrang sightseeing
Day 06: Wangduephodrang – Punakha – Paro
Day 07: Paro sightseeing
Day 08: Paro departure
For cost and detail itinerary please contact info@clubhimalayaholidays.com
Heart of Dragon
Day 01: Paro arrival
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing – Thimphu
Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing
Day 04: Thimphu – Punakha – Wangduephodrang
Day 05: Wangduephodrang sightseeing
Day 06: Wangduephodrang – Bumthang
Day 07: Bumthang sightseeing
Day 08: Bumthang – Uram Monastery – Bumthang
Day 09: Bumthang – Wangduephodrang
Day 10: Wangduephodrang – Lobesa – Paro
Day 11: Paro – Taktsang Monastery – Paro
Day 12: Paro departure
For cost and detail itinerary please contact info@clubhimalayaholidays.com
TREKKING:

Classic Laya Trek

Highlights: This is one of the treks that will always rank as one of Bhutan 's finest treks. The route offers fantastic mountain views at close range including Mt. Gangchey Ta (tiger mountain), mother of the female river flowing through Punakha valley. Renowned for its diversity in Himalayan flora and Fauna. Numerous isolated dzongs and scattered settlements including the outlandish village of Laya, a unique culture of its own provide a great deal of cultural interest. Though remote, the Laya region is known for its hospitality and your time here will be delightful. The trek will end with a dip at the Gasa Tshachu (hot spring) relaxing every bone in your body, and the memories of the special trek will stay with you for a lifetime.
Day 01: Paro arrival
Day 02: Paro – Taktsang monastery – Paro
Day 03: Paro – Drugyel Dzong, drive – Shana camp (2800 m)
Day 04: Shana camp – Soi Thangthangkha (3800 m)
Day 05: Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang (4050 m)
Day 06: Rest day at Jangothang. Explore the surroundings.
Day 07: Jangothang – Nyle la pass (4700 m) – Lingshi (4100 m)
Day 08: Lingshi – Chebisa (3900 m)
Day 09: Chebisa – Gobu la pass (4600 m) – Shomuthang (4250 m)
Day 10: Shomuthang – Jari la pass (4650 m) – Robluthang (4300 m)
Day 11: Robluthang – Shinie la pass (4950 m) – Limithang (4100 m)
Day 12: Limithang – Laya (3850 m)
Day 13: Rest day at Laya. Explore the surroundings.
Day 14: Laya – Koina (3400 m)
Day 15: Koina – Bamela pass (3750 m) – Gasa Hot spring (2200 m)
Day 16: Gasa Hot Spring – Goen Damji (1850 m)
Day 17: Goen Damji – Tashithang (1550 m) – Punakha – Wangduephodrang, drive
Day 18: Wangduephodrang – Thimphu – Paro
Day 19: Paro departure
For cost and detail itinerary please contact info@clubhimalayaholidays.com
Chomolhari Trek
Highlights: This trek gifts you with great variety of Bhutanese landscapes and is without doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoiled trekking areas in the entire Himalayas. The trek begins at Drugyal dzong passing through beautiful villages, scattered hamlets and farmland. Different vegetation from richly forested valley to high alpine pastureland where Yak herders graze their animals. Trout fishing in the sky blue lake with magnificent view of three majestic peaks are some activities, which can be done on a rest day. You will also encounter rare species like the blue sheep & snow leopard.

Day 01: Paro arrival
Day 02: Paro – Taktsang Monastery – Paro
Day 03: Paro – Drugyel Dzong, drive – Shana camp (2800 m)
Day 04: Shana camp – Soi Thangthangkha (3800 m)
Day 05: Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang (4050 m)
Day 06: Rest day at Jangothang. Explore the surroundings.
Day 07: Jangothang – Nyle la pass (4700 m) – Lingshi (4100 m)
Day 08: Lingshi – Shodu (4950 m)
Day 09: Shodu – Barshong (3500 m)
Day 10: Barshong – Dodina – Thimphu, drive
Day 11: Thimphu – Paro
Day 12: Paro departure
For cost and detail itinerary please contact info@clubhimalayaholidays.com
Druk Trail Trek
Highlights: This is an excellent choice for those with a tight schedule. A short 4 days trek crossing the chain of mountains which separates two district, Paro & Thimphu or vice versa. This is a classic walk along high, windy ridges, past ruined forts, which long ago guarded against Tibetan invasion. Although the route is sparsely inhabited there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish and the area is famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests, which bloom in spring. The views of the Himalayas can be seen in late autumn and winter.
Day 01: Paro arrival
Day 02: Paro sightseeing
Day 03: Paro – Taktsang monastery – Paro
Day 04: Paro – Jele Dzong, trek (3100 m)
Day 05: Jele dzong – Jangchulakha (3650 m)
Day 06: Jangchulakha – Jigmelangtsho (3600 m)
Day 07: Jigmelangtsho – Phajoding (3500 m)
Day 08: Phajoding – Thimphu
Day 09: Thimphu – Wangduephodrang, drive
Day 10: Wangduephodrang – Punakha – Paro
Day 11: Paro departure
For cost and detail itinerary please contact info@clubhimalayaholidays.com
Other Itineraries
1.      Gangtey Valley Tour – 7 nights / 8 days  (these are the links to be made)
2.      5 nights 6 days program
3.      3 nights 4 days program
VISA INFORMATION:

Visa application procedure is required to done in advance through tour operator and receive advance approval before you travel to Bhutan but actual visa are issued only when you arrive in the country. A three copies passport sized photograph is required on arrival.

Visa fee:
Entries
Fee
Single Entry
US$ 20 for 14 days.

US $10 as tourism development fee must be paid on arrival.

1 comment:

  1. I am confused. I thought Bhutan had expensive tourist visa fees of more than $100 per day. Here you show $20 for 14 days. Can you please clarify this?

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