Bhutan: From East To West 14 Days Tour



Tour Code 05
Duration 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination Covered Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Trongsa, Mongar, Bumthang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Trashigang
Price (Starting From) USD 3195 Per Person
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL - WELCOME TO KINGDOM OF BHUTAN

Upon arrival at Gauwahati Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and transferred to Samdrup Jongkhar. You will drive by small villages, past bicycle paths through the famous Assam Tea garden. In the evening free for a leisure walk to explore Samdrup Jongkhar town. Overnight at Samdrup Jongkhar.

Day 2: SAMDRUP JONGKHAR - TRASHIGANG

Today after early breakfast, you will drive a distance of 180-km for about 6 hours to Trashigang. Admire the diverse flora and fauna and stops for photo session along the highway. Your today's lunch will be at Warmrong. After Lunch you will continue to drive through Kharung La pass to khaling. Visit the khaling Handloom supported by the National Women's Association of Bhutan, where you will witness the traditional style of weaving. En route you will see the Bhutan's first and premier Sherubtse College in Kanglung. Descending down the road will take you to Trashigang. Overnight in Trashigang.

Day 3: TRASHIGANG SIGHTSEEING

Drive for an hour to the Monastic School, which is the biggest Nyimapa school in the east. En route, you will stop off to take some photos in front of rice fields, colourful houses, picturesque villages, prayer flags, chortens and prayer wheels.

Visit Radhi Village and get a tip or two about how to weave like a local! These villagers are known for their beautiful textiles, woven out of raw silks. Then, feel spiritual at the nunnery in Radhi, before you continue on to Phogme. You might even meet some of the fascinating Sakten community. They're known to venture down to trade their yak products for daily necessities.

In the evening drive back to Tashigang, stopping off en route at Ranjung Village. Overnight at Trashigang.

Day 4: TRASHIGANG - MONGAR

The road ascends towards the Kori La Pass 23900 M (Gradient 4-6%), opening out onto breath-taking mountains and villages. On arrival at Mongar you will visit Mongar Dzong which is built in 1970s and it houses about 200 monks. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: MONGAR - BUMTHANG

Prepare for the journey towards the cultural heartland of Bumthang. You will be driving through dense forest, past waterfalls, remote villages and high passes. This area is a paradise for bird watchers. You can make numerous stops on the way for pictures, and stretch your legs in the beautiful nature. Head to Ura village before continuing towards Bumthang for an overnight stay.

Day 6: BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING

In Bumthang you can visit many sacred temples and monasteries. Today you'll be visiting Kurje Lhakhang where legend tells that the Great Indian Saint Guru Padsambhava subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock.

The second site on the agenda is Jamphel lhakhang, which was built in the 7th Century by Songsten Goembo, the Tibetan Buddhist King. Jakar Dzong, (the fortress of the White Bird), is another must-see landmark. Next stop: Tamshing Ihakhang built in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa (the founder of religious treasures); followed by Kunchosum lhakhang and Membertsho (the Flaming Lake). Legend has it that Pema Lingpa discovered several religious texts by the Lake. Overnight at Bumthang.

Day 7: BUMTHANG - TRONGSA

Transfer to Trongsa to visit Trongsa Dzong, yet another majestic architectural masterpiece and once Ancient Bhutan's capital. Its historic significance is such that every King, before ascending the Throne, must serve as the Penlop (Governor) of Trongsa.

The Ta-Dzong or Watch Tower of Trongsa was converted to a museum in 2008. The museum hosts about 244 items used over the years by the Wangchuck dynasty. It also displays the famous Raven Crown used by the first King. Overnight at Trongsa.

Day 8: TRONGSA - PHOBJIKHA

En route to Phobjikha, stop off at Chendipji Stupa. It resembles the Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal, with eyes painted on at four cardinal points.

Next, you will drive further south to Phobjikha Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan and home to the rare black-necked crane, who migrate from Tibet to Bhutan for the winter (from November-March). You'll also visit Gangtey Gompa, one of the oldest Nyingmapa monasteries. Hike down to the valley to take in a stunning view of the surrounding villages. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: PHOBJIKHA - PUNAKHA

The journey to Punakha takes about 3 hours and consists of a scenic drive through beautiful forests of rhododendron, fields of dwarf bamboo, green meadows, wildflowers, waterfalls and ever changing vegetation. Your journey descends further south into the low-lying sub tropical valley of Punakha, which served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955.

On arrival at Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong, the "Palace of Great Happiness" built in 1637 by the Shabdrung, the 'Unifier of Bhutan'. It was here in 1907 that Bhutan's first king was crowned. After lunch, enjoy a walk to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of the Drukpa Kuenly who is also known as the Divine Madman. He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time. He taught the people that religion is an inner feeling and it's not necessary that one should be an ordained monk. Overnight at Punakha.

Day 10: PUNAKHA - THIMPHU

Today you drive to Thimphu (capital of Bhutan). Two hours later, you will drive at Dochula Pass (3,100 meters), which offers a spectacular view over the snow-capped eastern Himalayan Ranges, consisting of peaks averaging massive heights of 6,000m to 7,554m! The Pass is decorated with 108 stupas (chortens) built around a mound.

Upon arrival at Thimphu you will start sightseeing tour visiting Memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972. Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Further, we will visit the Zorig Chusum - 13 Arts & Crafts Institute where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive. The visitors can see students of different trades at work like: Sculpting, Thanka Painting, Wood Carving and other skills. In the evening free for a leisure walk to explore Thimphu city. Overnight at Thimphu.

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Tour Detail

Inclusions :

  • 2 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transport
  • Transfers
  • Airport Pickup-Drop
  • Private Cab
  • Private Guides
  • Entry Tickets
  • Sim Card
  • Bus Transfer
  • Cab Transfer
  • Stay Included
  • Non Veg Meals
  • Veg Meals
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals

Exclusions :

  • Air Tickets,Guide and Driver tips and personal expenses

Specific Departure Dates :

All Seasons Awaits

Terms & Conditions :

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Cancellation Policy

Tour programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

1 Within 45 days of the start of the tour program 15% of the total tour cost
2 Within 30 days 25% of the total tour cost
3 Within 21 days 30% of the total tour cost
4 Within 15 days 50% of the total tour cost
5 Less than 7 days 100% of the total tour cost
* DELAYED ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE
  • There shall be no fixed charge for the number of days of delay in arrival of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk-air problems or road blocks except for minimum charge on hotel cancellation, transport and guide.
  • There shall be no charge for the number of days of delay in departure of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk-Air problems or roadblocks. They will be charged only the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transport, guide and any other services required.

DRUK AIR CANCELLATION POLICY:

Tickets issued and cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

  • Within 45 days of the start of travel: no charges except documentation fees
  • Within 30 days of the start of travel: 50% of the fare
  • Within 15 days of the start of travel: 100% (No refund)
  • Name Change: USD 25 per ticket