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8 Days Haa Summer Nomadic Festival & Western Bhutan Tour

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What to Expect
8 Days 7 Nights.  This tour programs and  itineraries are flexible which can be customized to suit your interest and needs. Mode of transportation is by Private SUV/Minivan/Bus depending on the size of your group.

Day 1 - Arrive Paro International Airport - Sightseeing in Paro: Paro Altitude: 2,195 meters. You'll be received at Paro International Airport. Transfer to hotel and after lunch, visit ancient watch tower called Ta Dzong now turned into National Museum, visit 17th century Paro Dzong or Fortress of the Heap of Jewels and get your first visual treat of fine Bhutanese architecture. L D 

Day 2 -  Paro / Haa Valley: Distance Via Chelela: 60km,  Driving Time: Normally 2 hours,  Haa Altitude: 2,670m. Drive to valley of Haa. En route, hike to Kila Gonpa Nunnery built on a steep cliff face and Chelela Pass, the highest motorable road in Bhutan at 3,800 meters (12,500 ft). At Haa Valley visit two 7th century temples. B L D 

Day 3 - Full Day in Haa - Witness Haa Summer Festival: Haa Altitude: 2,670m. Drive to Haa Summer Festival site, mingle among local people. This festival provides insight on traditional living-culture, lifestyles of nomadic yak herders and taste unique Bhutanese cuisines. B L D 

Day 4 - Haa / Thimphu: Distance: 112 km, Driving Time: Less than 4 hours, Thimphu Altitude: 2, 334m. Dive to Thimphu. Visit Bhutan Postal Museum - a great stop for philatelists, Royal Textile Museum to get understanding of Bhutan's rich textile traditions and way of life. After 5PM visit the majestic Tashichho Dzong. BLD 

Day 5 - Thimphu / Punakha: Distance: 74 km, Driving Time: 3 hours, Punakha Altitude: 1,200m. Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass at 3,150m. En route visit 15th century Fertility Temple and historic Punakha Fortress. B L D 

Day 6 - Punakha / Paro: Distance: Approx. 128km, Driving Time: 4 hours, Paro Altitude: 2,195m. Hike to the scenic Buddhist Stupa through paddy fields and rural houses. Then drive to Paro. B L D 

Day 7 - Full Day in Paro - Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest): Total Hiking Time: 4 hours, Taktsang Altitude: 3,120m. Go on an excursion to the famed Taktsang Monastery and later in the afternoon visit one of the farm houses in Paro and enjoy home cooked Bhutanese dinner. B L D 

Day 8 - Departure from Paro: After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Paro Int'l Airport for your onward journey. B
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Important Information
Departure Point
Paro International Airport
Departure Time
Depends on the landing time of your flight. If you arrive few hours before the hotel check-in time, you will be right on your way to see some of the places of interest within Paro town.
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Paro International Airport. After breakfast at the hotel in the morning of Day 8, check-out from the hotel and you will be transferred to Paro International Airport for your onward journey.
Inclusions
  • Visa Fee
  • Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) to the Royal Government of Bhutan
  • All meals - B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner (B L D)
  • 7 Nights 3 Star Hotel Accommodation on a twin sharing basis (double occupancy)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Dedicated land transport with driver for the entire duration of your trip within Bhutan
  • English speaking Licensed Tour Guide. Guides speaking other languages can be arranged at additional fee.
  • All internal taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Airfares - We can arrange tickets to and from Bhutan (we do not charge commission!). You just have to take care of the connecting flights.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry services, telephone call charges
  • Supplemental charges of US$30 per night if you opt for a single room occupancy
  • Premium accommodation in a 4-Star hotel and above
  • Cultural shows that require advance arrangement
  • Tips to Guides and Drivers
  • Any other personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • January, February, June, July, August & December are considered as Low Season
  • March, April, May, September, October & November are considered as High Season
  • Youth rate applies to students aged between 13-24 years old only upon submission of a valid student identification document.
  • Child rate applies only when accompanied by 2 paying adults
  • Visa is 100% guaranteed
  • There are only two airlines operating in and out of Bhutan and so securing air tickets can be difficult especially during the months of high season. We recommend you to book least a month in advance especially if you plan to visit during the high season. To ease your burden and take the stress out of trip planning we can take care of your air ticket bookings at no extra charge for the incoming and outgoing flights from Bhutan. You just have to take care of the connecting flights.
  • Accommodation will be provided at hotels approved and periodically inspected by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and those are the hotels we love to stay ourselves
  • Please let us know if you have any allergy, intolerance and dietary restrictions or any other special request at the time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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