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Bhutan Photography Tour

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Day 1: Fly into Paro- Paro Sightseeing

Stop At: National Museum, Tag-Dzong Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001 Bhutan
The National Museum, housed in an old watchtower above the Paro Dzong.
The museum's collections include displays of spectacular Thangkas (religious scroll paintings), bronze statues, Bhutan's beautiful stamps, and the Tshog-shing Lhakhang ("Temple of the Tree of Wisdom"), with its carvings depicting the history of Buddhism.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
Time permitting you will also visit the Paro Dzong itself, built in 1644 by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Drive to visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong ( Fortress on the Heap of Jewels).
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Paro

Day 2: PARO TAKTSHANG HIKE (4-6 HOURS)- THIMPHU

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
Today you have the hike of taking a steep, 1½-hour hike to a teahouse, where you can enjoy a great view of Taktsang Monastery (its name means "tiger's nest"), perched on a cliff 2,700 feet above the floor of the Paro Valley. The hike follows a steep switchback trail through the forest, and after a break with tea and cookies, you have the option to sit outside the cafe and admire the monastery and its beautiful surroundings or, if you feel energetic, to continue another thirty minutes to a closer viewpoint. Much of Taktsang was destroyed by a fire in April 1998, but it is now completely rebuilt. The sight never ceases to amaze the visitors as we get closer.
Have lunch on your way back at the Cafeteria. Descend down towards the parking lot where your driver will be waiting for you.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Kyichu Lhakhang, Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001 Bhutan
Later drive towards Kichu Lhakhang. It is the oldest monastery built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo in his mission to build 108 temples over the Himalayan region in one day to suppress the giant demoness and to spread the Buddha Dharma.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel at Paro

Day 3: TREK BEGINS ( 3 NIGHTS/ 4 DAYS) CHELE LA PASS- PANGKALA PASS

Stop At: Chele La, Bhutan
Your trek begins from today. Your guide and Driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive for 1 hour to Chele La; pass.
On a clear days you will get a chance see the beautiful Mount Jumolhari and Mount Kanchenjunga of Sikkim. Trekking on top of the mountain ridge. Here you will get the magnificent view of the Paro valley to the left and Haa valley to the right.

Trek through the Forest of Rhododendron flowers in the full bloom, rare Blue Poppy with the trees of Junipers and Firs. Pass through Yak herders camp and descend to an elevation of 3,765 meters. A meadow filled with blooming Rhododendron gives way to the camp site in Pangka la pass (4,062 meters).
Your camp will be pitched amidst the Blue Poppy flowers which is our National Flower.
Walking Distance- 4-5 Hours
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Camp at Pangka La Pass

Day 4: PANGKALA PASS - TSENDULA PASS

Stop At: Paro District, Paro District
Begin your day by exploring the beautiful landscape of Pangka La Pass. Rise early to enjoy the magnificent sunrise.

Your camp site here is the highest of your trek. Many Himalayan species of Birds are also found here. Endangered Himalayan Monsoon Pheasants are seen around your camp site.
Follow the trail to Dzonglela pass (3,565 meters) This was once the major trade route for the people of Paro and Haa valley in the olden days when there were no motor-able roads. Hike until you reach the Tsendu La Pass (3,775 meters).

Walking time taken is 4-5 hours
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Camp at Tsendu La Pass

Day 5: TREK ENDS ( TSHENDU LA PASS- DAWAKHA VILLAGE - PARO)

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
This will be the last day of your trek. As you will descend down you will notice the dramatic change in the vegetation. From the shrubs to Thick Firs and Juniper tree.
Meet your driver at the Dawakha village and drive towards Paro.

Walking Distance: 4 – 5 hours.

You can ask your guide to make a appointment for the Spa and Massage or a Traditional hot stone bath is highly recommended.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Paro

Day 6: Departure

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
Our team will drop you to Paro International Airport and bid you farewell
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
On Arrival to Bhutan- our representative will pick you up from the Paro Airport ( the only International Airport of Bhutan)



Airports

  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
Departure Time
10/25/2019 - 2/10/2021Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • 3-star hotel accommodation ( can be upgraded by paying an additional premium)
  • Trekking Equipment-Camping Equipment- Sleeping tents- dinning tents- toilet tents- ponies for luggage- all the necessary food items
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Certified Guide
  • Private transportation
  • Visa and Trekking Permits
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Rinpung Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Entry/Admission - Kyichu Lhakhang
Exclusions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Alcohol and beverages
  • Airfare ( International)
  • Optional Tipping To Guide & Driver
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • The rate given is starting from the lowest end (For Indian, Bangladeshi & Maldivians) as there are no royalties, visa fee and Surcharges applicable for them as per Tourism Council of Bhutan. For other nationalities other than the mentioned one, the Government royalties (Sustainable Development Fund) of USD 65 per person per night is applicable and also the one time Visa Fee of USD40 per person and if travelling in a group of one or two then the additional Government Supplement of USD 40 & USD 30 per person per night is applicable respectively. This is the minimum daily package requirement for visa approval.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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By: Bhutan Best Inbound Tour
137 reviews
wxl2010
San Francisco, California
20
Thanks for an amazing trip to Bhutan!
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10
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10
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Singapore, Singapore
10
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Mumbai, India
1239
An amazing trip of a beautiful country well organized by Bhutan Best Inbound Tours
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20
Best ever experience in Bhutan with Thinley, Namgye and Pema
Extraordinary planning by Thinley, Namgye (tour guide) and Pema (driver). They were super flexible to accommodate
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Hong Kong, China
178
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10
Best of Bhutan Tour
The Tour was beyond my expectation. We we met on arrival by our very friendly tour guide and excellent driver, who
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20
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
9166
Exceptional!
I've been wanting to visit Bhutan ever since I spied it in my mini atlas when I was at school. It always seemed
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Hong Kong, China
7917
Amazing experience
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Seattle, Washington
10
memorable experience, great company!
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Dublin, Ireland
97
First class company with attention to detail
I was contact person for organising our trip. The company always gave clear and prompt response to all my ems.
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10
Invaluable Support in Bhutan
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Dili, East Timor
10
Beyond expectation!
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