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Bhutan- The happiest land on earth

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Places Covered
Thimpu – Punakha - Paro Memorial Chorten Folk Heritage Museum Anim Dratshang (Nunnery) Royal Textile Academy & Museum Dochu La Suspension Bridge Punakha Dzong Kyichu Lakhang Ta Dzong – National Museum of Bhutan Tiger Nest Tashichho Dzong -
Days
5N 6D
Adult Rate
Adult Rate: Rs.49750 /- (per person on twin sharing basis) / Single supplement: Rs. 59750 /- (We provide a Single Room)
Child Rate
Child Rate (0years -04years)- Air Fare Only Child Rate (5years -11years)- Rs.42900 /- (without Extra Mattress) Child Rate above 5years- Rs. 46900 /- (we provide an Extra Mattress)
Next Package Dates
April 22,May 13,June 08

Day01 

Arrival at Paro – Thimphu (Approx. 65 kms/ 2 hours) Meal Plan – Lunch – Dinner

Welcome to Bhutan. Our representative will receive guests at Paro airport. After completing your custom formalities Transfer to Thimpu

Thimphu - is the capital and the largest city of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Thimphu is the political and economic hub of Bhutan. The city is located on the bank of River Wang Chuu. Thimphu contains most of the important political buildings in Bhutan, including the National Assembly of the newly formed parliamentary democracy and the residence of the King. Thimphu holds a fascinating four-day festival, held every year during autumn (September/ October). Arrive at Thimphu and check-in to your hotel. Later proceed sightseeing.

Overnight Stay at Thimpu

Memorial Chorten - On the western side of Thimphu's Memorial Chorten, a row of wooden platforms sits in the long grass. Each has been polished smooth by the prostrations of faithful worshippers who gather here in sun, rain or snow, to pay their respects to His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–1972), the Third King of Bhutan. The Chorten, with its elaborate golden peak representing the crescent moon and sun, is one of Thimphu's most striking religious landmarks. Constructed in 1974, the Tibetan-style chorten's whitewashed exterior boasts richly decorated chapels - one facing each of the cardinal directions. Overnight stay in Thimphu.

 

Day 2: Thimpu

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Thimphu.

Meal Plan – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Kuensel Phodrang – The statue was cast in bronze in China and transported by sea and road to this site once occupied by the palace of Druk Desi, a secular ruler of Bhutan in the eighteenth-century. At its completion, the statue will contain 125,000 gilded Buddha statues and a wealth of other statuary.

Takin Reserve & Mini Zoo - Add to Wish List Hidden in a fold of the forest-draped hills high above Thimphu, a herd of takin make their home in the Mothithang Takin Preserve. Formerly a small zoo, the king decreed that the animals should be freed rather than kept in captivity. However, instead of wandering deeper into the hills, the tame takin took to the streets of Thimphu, where they became a traffic hazard as they foraged for food.

Anim Dratshang (Nunnery) - On a hillside above Thimphu's Tashichho Dzong, just off Gaden Lam, stands Thangtong Dewachen Dupthop Nunnery. Home to around 60 nuns, the modest structure was built in 1976 by the 16th incarnation of ThangtongGyelpo, the famed fifteenth-century "Iron Bridge Monk" who forged chain-link bridges that still span several of Bhutan's fast-flowing rivers. The road to the nunnery offers magnificent views of Tashichho Dzong, while the small complex houses a covered chorten and an unusual pillar topped with two carved deer (symbolic of the Deer Park at Sarnath, where Buddha first taught after his enlightenment) and a wheel of law.

Folk Heritage Museum - The Folk Heritage Museum, located on the outskirts of Thimphu, recreates a traditional Bhutanese family home inside a beautiful 19th century rammed earth and timber building. Here, the family's prized possessions are on display: shiny wooden bowls line the kitchen shelves, richly patterned fabrics hang alongside aged leopard fur bags in the room next door, and gold glints from thangkas hung in the family's altar room.

Royal Textile Academy & Museum - Intricately patterned wild silk kiras from Lhuentse hang alongside rough nettle fiber cloth from Zhemgang in Bhutan's excellent Royal Textile Academy. The museum, housed in an impressive modern building, celebrates the country's vibrant and varied tradition of hand weaving. From the towering applique thangka that overlooks the entrance hall and the sumptuous garments on display in the Royal Gallery to mannequins dressed in simple herders' clothing from Laya, the museum offers an unparalleled chance to learn about and appreciate this unique aspect of Bhutanese culture. 

Handicrafts Market – An interesting market with local items and bargain price handicraft goods.

Tashichho Dzong - Standing proudly on the western bank of the Wang Chhu a few kilometres north of central Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong looks every inch the seat of government. While the National Assembly no longer convenes inside the fortress's whitewashed walls, today the dzong still houses the throne room and the king's offices as well as the ministries of home affairs and finance. Overnight stay in Thimphu.

 

Day 3:

After breakfast - Thimphu – Punakha (Approx.120 kms/ 4 hours with)

Meal Plan – Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

En-route visit Dochu La - A mountain pass leading further into the Punakha Valley. It offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Eastern Himalayan mountain ranges. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snow-capped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquillity of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass.

Chimi LhaKhang- Built in 1499, Chimi Lhakhang is dedicated to the "Divine Madman," Drukpa Kunley, a sage revered in Bhutan for his unorthodox teachings and his use of a "flaming thunderbolt" to fight evil. While Chimi Lhakhang marks the spot where Drukpa Kunley defeated and buried a much-feared demoness, today the hilltop lhakhang is visited by expectant mothers and families with newborns to pray for their children's health. Kindly note that a walking of good 45 minutes has to be undertaken.

Suspension Bridge - Behind Punakha Dzong stretches the Punakha Suspension Bridge, the longest of its kind in Bhutan. The bridge connects the dzong with the villages on the other bank of the Po Chhu river -- Shengana, Samdingkha, and Wangkha -- where traces of the Divine Madman Drukpa Kuenley can still be found, in the form of local stories, monasteries and markings on rocks.

Punakha Dzong - Visitors approach the dzong over a long cantilever bridge that spans the Mo Chhu and up a steep flight of wooden steps. The first dochey or courtyard houses Punakha dzongkhag's government offices, with darkened passages leading south around the six-story utse to the monastic quarters that line the second courtyard. The utse contains Bhutan's holiest relic, an image of Chenrezig (the bodhisattva of compassion) that the Zhabdrung brought to Bhutan from Tibet — although this is not on public display. Overnight stay in Punakha

 

Day 4: Punakha – Paro (Approx. 150 kms/ 4.5 hours)

Meal Plan Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro. Afternoon and proceed for a sightseeing of Paro.

Paro – The valley extends from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu rivers at Chuzom upto Mt. Jomolhari at the Tibetan border to the North. This picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the kingdom and is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley.

Kyichu Lakhang– When it was divined that she was preventing the spread of Buddhism, the great seventh- century Tibetan king SongtsenGampo pinned her in place with 108 magically constructed temples -- allowing Buddhism to flourish above her restrained body. One of Bhutan's two ancient demoness-pinning temples, Paro's Kyichu Lhakhang is believed to hold the demoness's left foot in place. With its tiered roof and luminous white walls, the lhakhang's age is not immediately apparent. It is only inside the monasteries ancient heart, the Jowo Lhakhang, that the sanctuary's long history is palpable. Golden murals shine faintly from smoke- darkened walls, and the floor has been polished smooth by the feet of countless faithful practitioners. The holiest part of the chapel surrounds the revered seventh-century statue of Jowo Sakyamuni, visible through a gilded door.

Rinpung  Dzong  -  is  a  large  dzong, buddhist monastry and fortress of the drupka Lineage of the Kagyu school in Paro disctrict , Bhutan .It houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO Inclusion.

Ta Dzong – National Museum of Bhutan - Overnight stay in Paro.

 

Day 5: Paro

After breakfast, proceed to visit one of the famous sites in Paro.

Meal Plan Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

Tiger Nest - From a distance, Bhutan's most iconic building seems to float, weightless, halfway up a sheer cliff-face, 900 meters (3,000 feet) above the floor of the Paro Valley. As you wind your way breathlessly up the long, steep path towards Taktsang Lhakhang, the monastery periodically reveals itself, rising out of the forest, closer and more solid with each re-appearance. 

Overnight stay in Paro.

 

Day 6: Departure Breakfast at the hotel. 

Meal Plan Breakfast

(For early flights, packed breakfast will be served during transfer)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight back to home.

  • To and fro Economy class Flight Ticket
  • Entry fees to local sight spots
  • Meet and greet service at Airports
  • Pushback AC Deluxe Bus
  • 5 Night’s Accommodation as per the Itinerary
  • AC Deluxe Rooms in Thimpu, Punakho and Paro on twin sharing basis
  • Veg and Non Veg Meals as per the itinerary
  • 1 Liter drinking water per person per day
  • Service of Tour Escort from Fortune
  • Service Taxes
  • Food in Flights / Trains
  • All personal expenses such as Tips, Phone, Laundry, Porterage (Coolie charges)
  • Cost of Insurance
  • Food and drink not forming the part of group Menus
  • Cost of Airport / Railway station transfers of tour participants travelling by Air/Rail tickets not arranged by the Company.
  • Any Increase in the fuel surcharge or any kind of taxes levied by the respective government or statutory bodies.
  • Extra stay pre/post tour.
  • Any extra expenses incurred for changing the route due to any unforeseen circumstances, forced majeure instances, natural calamities, political disturbances, flight or train delays, strikes etc.
  • Extra cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any Individual unforeseen cost incurring incidence.
  • Cost of horseback, Doli, Helicopter (unless specifically mentioned), chopper etc.
  • Any private transfers taken to move from one place to another instead of coach.
  • Any add-on sightseeing/ sightseeing done twice /activities along with transfers if done other than mentioned in the tour program.
  • Fur coats/Jackets to visit snow point or any special attire required to visit any particular sightseeing place.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in 'Your Tour Cost Includes Column'
  • The company reserves the right to postpone or cancel any of the tours advertised, without assigning any reason. In that case, money paid by the tour participant will be fully refunded but no compensation claim will be entertained.
  • Due to certain unavoidable circumstances, the Company reserves the right to change / modify / vary and alter the tour itinerary if it becomes necessary. In such changes, compensations or claiming of refunds by the tourist will not be entertained by the Company for limitation and also for the non- availability of certain services including museums, restaurants, sightseeing shopping etc. even though included in tour itinerary.
  • For Single passenger, without family, you will share a room either on twin or triple sharing basis (Roll away bed) depending on the booking. If we do not have a single person like you, then you will have to take the single supplement with an additional cost.
  • The tariff of the tour quoted is calculated as per the rates prevailing at the time of quoting it. The Company reserves the right to change the tariff in the event of modification / alteration / change Variation in the said rates before the date of departure.
  • Tour tariff is based on departure from Cochin, unless specifically mentioned. Tourists boarding flights at places other than Cochin have to pay the entire airfare difference and bear and pay any other additional expenses including airport transfers, hotel stay etc. on that account.
  • Tour cost is based on minimum 30 passengers travelling together in the group. If there is a drastic fall in the number, then the offered meal plan, vehicle and other services may change accordingly.
  • Company takes care to select hotels and book the same on behalf of tourists at convenient locations subject to availability. In case of non-availability of rooms in same hotel, Company has the right to split the accommodation in different hotels. Hotel accommodation is generally provided on Twin sharing basis in standard rooms and the third bed is often a roll-away mattress put in a twin bedded room. Air-conditioning, central heating and other facilities are provided by the hotels depending upon various factors including weather / climatic conditions, local systems, tour type, etc.
  • As a Travel House / Tour Operators, the company does not have any control over Airlines, Railways, Coach Companies, Shipping Companies, Hotels, Local Transport or any other facilities, provided by the third parties. The company is not responsible for the delays or deficiencies in the services provided by outside agencies. Also please note that the company does not have any control on schedules of opening and closing timings of the tourist attractions.
  • In computerized reservation system of Indian Railways/Airlines, the berths / seats once reserved cannot be changed. Tour participants will have to travel by the same berth/seat as mentioned in the ticket, issued by Indian Railways/Airline.
  • Tour participants are requested to collect their Railway / Air tickets from the respective offices of Fortune Destination Management, only after making the full payment, from where they have booked their tour. No tickets will be sent by courier.
  • Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Ernakulum Jurisdiction 

Reservation could be made through mail, fax or phone clearly stating the services required. We take the undertaking process of these reservations and duly confirm the arrangements.

50% of total tour cost on booking, full payment before 10 days of commencement of the journey.

Adult Rate- Rs.49750 /- (per person on twin sharing basis) / Single supplement- Rs. 59750 /- (We provide a Single Room) Child Rate (0years -04years)- Air Fare Only Child Rate (5years -11years)- Rs.42900 /- (without Extra Mattress) Child Rate above 5years- Rs. 46900 /- (we provide an Extra Mattress)