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Marvellous Bhutan

DURATION : 8 Nights / 9 Days

DESTINATIONS : Destination -Thimphu - Punakha -Jakar - Phobjikha - Paro

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Thimphu Memorial Chorten and Buddha Viewpoint
Punakha Punakha Dzong, Mochu and Khuruthang valley
Jakar Jampay Lakhang, Kurjey Temple and Village of Parar
Phobjikha Gangtey Gonpa and Phobjikha Valley
Paro National Museum, Paro Valley, Tiger Nest Temple and Drukgyal Dzong

Short Description

Bhutan is a country that is home to one of the oldest cultures and civilisations in the world, with a history can be traced to as far back as 2000BC. Making it a country that is rich in heritage, customs and culture. However, this ancient land is also currently adapting itself to the modern ways of the world without giving up on its roots, which makes this country with an identity and character of its own. A bike trip along the magnificent routes of Bhutan will introduce you to a land of rich diversities. From food to culture to people, every element contributes in making this country a splendid one. ​

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Paro - Thimphu

Upon arrival in Paro International airport you will be received by Monks & Monkeys representative and drive to Thimphu by private vehicle. Depending on arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. Visit interesting 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 stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, In the morning we will visit Handmade Paper Factor, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. We will also visit nearby Folk Heritage Museum and National library before lunch. After lunch, drive pass by Memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery.
Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha

Breakfast at hotel, today’s drive passes through Dochula pass at 3150 m making the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive to warm valley of Punakha. On arrival, check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the Youth Funded Souvenir Making Center and the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Evening back to the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

Day 4: Punakha - Jakar

Breakfast at hotel and check out of the hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. Drive over Pelela Pass at 3300 m which forms the part of Black Mountain Range that divides the country into east and west. Drive through Trongsa and pass by Yotongla pass at 3425 m. En route stop at the weaving place where “Yatha” (wool weaving) is made which Bumthang is famous for.
Overnight stay at hotel in Jakar.

Day 5: Jakar sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel later we will visit Jampay Lakhang, the one of the first 2 Buddhist temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performed annually. Visit Kurjey temple, the site where the royals are cremated. One can either walk cross the suspension bridge and visit the village of Parar and Tamshing on foot or drive there. End your day with a walk passing by the Swiss farm. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles.
Overnight stay at hotel in Jakar.

Day 6: Jakar - Phobjikha

Morning breakfast at hotel retrace and enjoy the drive to Phobjikha, the valley of black necked cranes.  En route stop to visit the majestic Trongsa Dzong (fortress), home of the royals and the watch tower which house a museum now. We will visit Gangtey Gonpa and take 2 hours natural trail walk down hill before us drive to our hotel.
​Overnight stay at hotel in Phobjikha.

Day 7: Phobjikha - Paro

Morning breakfast at hotel and start early retracing the drive to Paro. Afternoon we will visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the two oldest temples built in 7th century. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores.
Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

Day 8: Paro sightseeing

Morning breakfast at hotel, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Temple, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900 m above the valley floor. The temple is associated with Guru Rimpoche who visited in 8th century and believed to have meditated three months in this cave and converted entire valley into Buddhism. It is 2 hours walk up hill for an average hiker; however it can take our almost entire day too. Evening back to the hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

Day 9: Paro - Departure

Morning breakfast at hotel and check out. Later proceed to Paro airport to board your flight to your onward journey.

Here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation Double Room Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver Assistance Of Our Local Offices During Arrival & Departure.
  4. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  5. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  6. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  7. Govt. Service Tax 4.5%.

The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Visa Fees For India: Compulsory ; To Be Obtained From The Indian Consulate Of Your Country Of Residence ; Passport Valid 6 Months After Return Date)
  3. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  4. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  5. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government.

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Customer's Feedback View All

  • William Ivan Rhodes
    Mobile : +44-7963325396
    Email Id : ivanrhodes@hotmail.com
    City : England
    Country : United Kingdom
    Just returned from 18 great and interesting days in India The trip was orchestrated for us and to our specification not an off the shelf tried and tested golden triangle jaunt, by Anu from Monks & Monkeys Travels. Not only did they deliver on every level, Transport, Hotels Agents on the ground meeting and greeting us at every new destination, after we had suffered the worst experience possible in an overnight sleeper, which we had stipulated 1st class it may have said 1st class it was not in our eyes or nose. I contacted them on arrival in Varanasi and within an hour they had organised and paid on our behalf for flights and a hotel back in Delhi to avoid the indignity of another night on the train.(a local business man I spoke to put it that' the clientele in overnight sleepers are only the top class of those who travel by train. We had changed two of the hotels Anu had suggested before we went and interestingly our choices turned out to be the two worst hotels we stayed at. We had paid approx. a third of the cost as a deposit and were only expected to pay the balance on arrival in Delhi. Can't think of any British agents who work that way. All our drivers were excellent as were our internal flights. Guides were always prompt, knowledgeable and willing to tell touts and others we were not interested. probably the equivalent of our own phrase which encourages an individual to urinate elsewhere! So 100% satisfaction from us I will be recommending them unreservedly to my friends who are interested in India trips.
  • Rafiq Hajee
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    City : Johannesburg
    Country : South Africa
    I know I am pretty late after my holidays in submitting my feedback, maybe I need another holiday. Just to say that we had a great time in Kerala in visiting the various places. The arrangements made through your company with Anju Malavia were excellent and were as promised. Just a few pointers in that care should be taken when arranging visits on places of interest in that for us as muslims to have seen more of islamic history with other sites as optional. Also for the driver to be aware of where the mosques for prayer time are as well halaal eating places. Also experiencing the windy roads and travel time a +-70km per day should be considered from destination to destination in order for it not to be so hectic. Overall I would not hessitate to book another holiday through Anju nor have any problems referring others through you.
  • SC Chin
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    Email Id : siewchichin@gmail.com
    City : KualaLumpur
    Country : Malaysia
    We used Monks and Monkeys Travels for a trip to Kolkata and Odisha in Jan 2014 and everything went without a hitch, although we travelled to several destinations, used trains and had different tour guides for different places. The tour went off pretty much as per the itinerary with the proposed hotels and program. Team was very responsive and reply quickly to emails. We'd use them again if we travelled to India.

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