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Gross National Happiness Nature Wellness

US$ 2440
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Duration : 13 Days
This is GNH program of Bhutan, covers Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang, Ura, Phobjikha, Paro, Chelela, Haa with tiger nest trek. Take you so close to nature, people and beautiful landscape, easy for traveling and good for relaxation after your hectic works. Soak in the rich nature and do wellness. Amazing holiday guaranteed.

Places: 2N Thimphu, 1N Punakha, 1N Trongsa, 3N Bumthang, 2N Phobjikha, 3N Paro
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Day 01- Thimphu – Arrival, hotel check-in, Weekend Market, Tashichho Dzong, Explore City
Day 02- Thimphu – Art School, Folk Heritage, Memorial Chorten, Buddha Viewpoint, Takin Preserve, Textile Museum
Day 03- Punakha – Dochula, Lamperi Botanical Garden, Punakha Dzong, Suspension Bride, Nunnery
Day 04- Trongsa – Chimi Lhakhang, Pelela Pass, Trongsa view point, Trongsa Dzong,
Day 05- Bumthang – Ta Dzong , Yatha Factory, Jakar Dzong, Explore Jakar town
Day 06- Bumthang – Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang , Swiss Cheese & Beer Factory, Lhodra Karchung Monastery
Day 07- Bumthang – Ura Excrusion
Day 08- Phobjikha – Gangtey Gompa, Gangtey Natural Trail, Crane Center
Day 09- Phobjikha – Gangtey soak in the nature
Day 10- Paro – Paro Dzong, National Museum, Kyichu Lhakhang, Outdoor Activities
Day 11- Paro -Tiger Nest Temple hike, Hotstone bath
Day 12- Paro- Chelela/Haa Excursion
Day 13- Departure from Paro Airport

    Travel Between: June to August & December to February
    Single Person: US$ 2920, total net for this itinerary
    Two Persons: US$ 2800, per person, total net for this itinerary
    Three Persons or more: US$ 2440, per person, total net for this itinerary

    Travel Between: March to May & September to November
    Single Person: US$ 3520, total net for this itinerary
    Two Persons: US$ 3400, per person, total net for this itinerary
    Three Persons or more: US$ 3040, per person, total net for this itinerary

    Cost Inclusions
    – US$ 40 per person visa fees
    – Visa arrangement for your stay in Bhutan
    – Government SDF and all the taxes
    – Accommodations in best rated hotels on twin sharing
    – All meals (break, lunch & dinner), you can choose your restaurant
    – English speaking Heavenly Bhutan's licensed guide
    – Private transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary, imported vehicles only
    – Entrance, museums and park fees indicated in the itinerary
    – Bottled drinking water throughout the journey
    – Wearing traditional dress and playing archery in Paro
    – Farmhouse visit/meals with local family can be organized

    Cost Exclusions
    – Flight fares – available flights from Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Dhaka
    – Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, shopping, etc
    – Gratitude/Tipping
    – Single room supplement
    – Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
    – Language speaking guide available on additional cost
    – Travel and medical insurance, Heavenly Bhutan can help you
    – Extra Cost Activities (cycling, motor bike, river rafting, horse ride, hotstone bath etc)
    – Check out cancellation policy before booking the trip
    – Bank wire Incidental charges US$ 25

    Notes:
    The cost is valid for all nationals and booking open for any dates before 31-December, 2020

Day 01: Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1.5 Hr)
Fly on the wings of Dragon to international airport in Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day, the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Mt. Everest (if you are flying from Delhi and Kathmandu), but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. On arrival in Paro you will be received by Heavenly Bhutan team by offering welcome scarfs and transferred to Thimphu by private vehicle. Depending on your arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. If time permits, visit weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products. In the evening we will explore the city by walk or visit Tashichho Dzong, which houses throne room of His Majesty the King. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m

Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing
After the breakfast, visit folk heritage houses to understand the life style of Bhutanese at rural community, visit School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) students are taught 13 different arts that takes over 4 year to graduate from the training school. Drive pass by memorial chorten built in memory of late 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, world largest sitting Buddha. Visit Takin reserve national animal which has unique creation history behind, visit textile museum collection house of the expensive textile of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (2.5 Hr)
After the breakfast, drive to Punakha over the most beautiful Dochula pass 3150m. Candle like 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass gives amazing photo stop. On clear day, you can enjoy spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After the break, continue scenic downhill drive. Visit Lamperi Botanical Garden that gives wide knowledge of flora and fauna of Bhutan. Visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Enjoy the walks on the suspension bridge over Male River, said to be the longest of its kind in Bhutan. Join the nuns for evening prayer at Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup nunnery which ends the day. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m

Day 04: Punakha to Trongsa (5 Hr)
After our breakfast, take a hike to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of fertility. The rough journey to Trongsa, crosses Pelela pass called black mountain range. As the condition of the road after Pelela is not good, lots of car massage is expected which will continue tomorrow as well. Stop at Rukhubji village, Chendipji and Tshangkha before the final stop at Trongsa view point. Enjoy taking picture of longest Dzong in Bhutan. Visit historical Trongsa Dzong and explore the town in the evening. Overnight in Trongsa, altitude 2200m

Day 05: Trongsa to Jakar-Bumthang (3 Hr)
After breakfast; visit Ta Dzong which houses the ancient artifacts. Further continue the drive to Jakar over Yotongla pass, stop at yatha wool weaving center, well known for woolen products, cheaper and good place to buy woolen products. Check into the hotel and later in the evening visit Jakar Dzong meaning white bird fortress. Explore the Jakar town. Overnight in Jakar-Bumthang, altitude 2650m

Day 06: Jakar-Bumthang Sightseeing
Post breakfast, visit Jampay Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performed annually. Visit Kurjey temple, the site where Guru Pedmasambhava left the body imprint on the rock behind the temple. One can either walk cross the suspension bridge to visit Tamshing Lhakhang. Enjoy the visit to Swiss farm tasting red panda beer and Swiss cheese. Later join the monks of Kharchu Dratsang Monastery for the evening prayer. This is an amazing experience to see monks chanting the mantras. Stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles, special about the valley. Overnight in Jakar-Bumthang

Day 07: Jakar-Bumthang Ura Excursion
Make an excursion drive to the village of Ura. En-route visits the burning lake. The drive will pass over the Shertang La pass at 3573m. On clear weather we get to see Mt. Gangkar Puensum (7540m) can be seen dominating the northern valley. Visit the Ura village and return. Overnight in Jakar-Bumthang

Day 08: Jakar-Bumthang to Phobjikha (7 Hr)
After our breakfast, escape to valley of black necked cranes and rhododendron forest Phobjikha, often called as Gantey. The drive will retrace until Pelela pass through Trongsa before entering into Phobjikha. Visit between May to Jun is greeted with beautiful rhododendron and November to February gives the chance to see the world rare bird black necked cranes. On arrival, visit Gangtey Gompa, the oldest and largest monastery. From the temple, take beautiful downhill gangtey trail talk for two hours, walk not recommended for rainy days. Depending on time, visit crane center, house of information about world rare bird, black necked cranes. Overnight in Phobjikha, altitude 2900m

Day 09: Phobjikha, Soak in the Nature
After our breakfast, enjoy the day in the nature. Phobjikha is heavenly valley, where you can be so close to nature, you can simply switched off the phone for a day and enjoy the meditation and yoga with HBT guide, we will take you to best places. Overnight in Phobjikha

Day 10: Phobjikha to Paro (6 Hr)
After our breakfast, retrace the drive back to Paro via Dochula and Thimphu. In Paro, visit 17th century Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong unique national museum having master piece of various collections. Visit 8th century Kyichu Lhakhang and enjoy outdoor activities wearing Gho/kira, play archery at HBT outdoor center. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m

Day 11: Paro sightseeing
After our breakfast, drive to the base of trekking point, from here you will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple, which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff at 900m above the valley floor. Tiger Nest Temple is considered, one of the must visit places around the world before we die. The hike is almost 2 hours, uphill at 30 to 40 degree inclined for an average trekker however it might take full day for some depending on your pace. First of half of the hike pulls up to cafeteria feels never ending however from the half point due to magical structure at your close sight, you are energized to push further. You actually feel very near, push yourself little further you are at the feet of the Tiger Nest, filled with joys and happiness never like before. And on the way back, you can run down, its easy always. After the trek, since you will be totally exhausted you will end the day with perfect hot stone bath with dinner at the farmhouse. You will save for going expensive massage and enjoy the traditional therapy bath. Enjoy the heavenly services. Overnight in Paro

Day 12: Paro Chelela/Haa Excursion
Visit the temples of Dzongdrakha on foot which studs the rock cliff. Continue driving to Chelela Pass, one of the highest road pass at 3988m. During clear day, you can enjoy views of the most scared mountain Mt. Jomolhari 7314m. Picnic lunch at the pass, prayer flag hosting and mountain biking are some of the interesting activities that is possible to organize, on extra cost. If you wish we can further drive down to Haa valley to pick up few things depending on interest and time. The drive is most scenic. Overnight in Paro

Day 13: End of the tour in Kingdom of Happiness

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