Tsaluna Trek (9 Nights / 10 Days) Tour



Tour Code 04
Duration 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered Thimphu, Paro, Punakha
Price (Starting From) USD 3810 Per Person
Special Offer Special discount for direct client( Those who directly contact) from above rate.

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DAY 01: Arrive Paro
DAY 02: Paro
DAY 03: Paro – Jele Dzong (trek)
DAY 04: Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha (trek)
DAY 05: Jangchulakha – Tsaluna (trek)
DAY 06: Tsaluna – Thimphu
DAY 07: Thimphu Sightseeing
DAY 08: Thimphu – Punakha
DAY 09: Punakha – Thimphu
DAY 10: Thimphu – Depart ParoSpecial discount for direct client( Those who directly contact) from above rate.Air Tickets
Guide
Driver Tips
Personal Expenses.02-1231-12

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Arrive Paro: Your Bhutanese escort from Exotic vacation Bhutan will greet you on arrival, and then drive you the short distance to the Hotel.

After lunch, visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the center of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge. A short distance further is one of the innumerable archery grounds (Archery is the national sport of Bhutan). If we are lucky, we may catch a match in action. Dinner and over night in Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort or similar.

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 2: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Paro- 2280 meters: Excursion to Taktsang Monastery: A very special day, with an excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery – After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, from there a 2 hour horse ride till the viewpoint point of the monastery. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. Built in the 1600s, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, landed here on the back of a flying tiger. Lunch will be served at the cafeteria, followed by a short walk to Satsam Chorten.

On the way back, visit Dungtse Lhakhang followed by a visit to a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. Dinner and over night in Tashi Namgay Resort or similar

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 3: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Paro – Jele Dzong (Start of the trek)
8km, 4-5 hours. 1090m ascent
Today is a short trekking day. The journey starts with a climb up to Jele Dzong. The trek trail ascends gradually up to the camp, and if the weather is clear Paro valley can be seen surrounded by snow capped mountains. Above the camp is Jele La (3400m) and Jele Dzong. There is also a Lhakhang containing a statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. Overnight at campsite. Altitude 3480m

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 4: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha: 10km, 3 – 4hours. 310m ascent, 50m descent
Begin with a one and a half hour climb and then ascend more gradually upwards. The trail takes us through thick alpine forests of rhododendrons. We will have fine views of Mt. Chomolhari and other snow capped peaks if the weather is right. We may hear some pheasants calling during the day. We may also see yak herders around your campsite. Overnight at campsite. Altitude 3770m.

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 5: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Jangchulakha – Tsaluna Today we ascend 330m and descend 310m. The trail begins with a short climb and follows a ridge. From the top on a clear day, we get amazing views of the beautiful Mt. Jumolhari and other Himalayan ranges. After a short descent, we arrive at Jimilangtsho Lake (3,700m) and take lunch. Then, the trail descends further down towards Langrithang through fir forests. Overnight at Tsaluna campsite.

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 6: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Tsaluna – Thimphu
Your vehicle will drive you to Thimphu after breakfast and transfer you to Thimphu. Relax in the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Migmar or similar.

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 7: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Thimphu sightseeing: The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls).

After lunch, visit to the Tallest Statue of Buddha in the world, witness Archery Match. Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). The Tashichho Dzong is open to visitors only in winter when the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body move to Punakha the ancient winter capital of Bhutan and finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Migmar or similar.

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 8: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Thimphu – Punakha: (Altitude 1310 m) (76 Km, 3 hrs drive). After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. We stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. Drive further down and visit the Royal Botanical Garden at Lamperi.

The Royal Botanical park, also known as the Rhododendron Garden at Lamperi is about half and hour drive towards Punakha/Wangdue. With your spirits still high from the visit to the awesome sites of Dochula Pass with its 108 stupas and the beautifully arranged Himalayan mountain ranges, you will descend down to Rhododendron Botanical Garden, a nature reserve rich in flora and fauna and beautiful in itself. The recorded species are the monal pheasants, blood pheasants, musk deer, tiger, leopard, red panda and the leopard cat. A Rhododendron garden with 46 species of the plant is the theme of the botanical garden. Located 30 KMS from capital, the park has numerous view points, a lake and a canteen. At this park, you can indulge yourself amongst these rich biodiversity.
Drive further to Punakha. On the way, view Chimi Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley (Popularly known as “The Divine Madman”, in the year 1499. He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt” and built the temple on top of a hillock. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”.

Lama Drukpa Kuenley (1455 – 1529) was one of the Bhutan’s Favourite Saints who was born in Tibet, trained at Ralung Monastery and was a contemporary and a disciple of Pema Lingpa. He Travelled throughout Bhutan and Tibet as a “Neljorpa” (Yogi) using songs, humour and outrageous behavior to dramatise his teachings of Salvation through sex.
After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The construction of the Dzong was foretold by Guru Rimpoche, who predicted, “…a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. There was a smaller building here called Dzong Chu (Small Dzong) that housed a statue of Buddha. It is said that Shabdrung ordered the architect, Zowe Palep, to sleep in front of the statue, while Palep was sleeping; the Shabdrung took him in his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the palace of Guru Rimpoche. From his vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong, which in keeping with the tradition, was never committed to paper. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the First National Assembly here in 1952.

Dinner and overnight in Punatshangchhu Cottages or similar.

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 9: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Punakha Sightseeing – Thimphu: In the morning drive to Yabesa village and hike to through rice fields and up to Khamsum Yueley Namgyal Chorten, built by her majesty the queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk. Perched high on a hill on the bank of the river, the Chorten houses paintings belonging to Nyingmapa Traditions. Take a picnic lunch on a picturesque riverside.In the afternoon, drive to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight in hotel Migmar or similar.

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 10: TSALUNA TREK (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Thimphu – Paro: Depart – Breakfast in the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.

Meals : AP(Break fast, Lunch,Dinner)


Hotel Detail :

Hotel Migmar

Address : Thimphu, Bhutan

Facility : Bar/Lounge, 24-Hour Front Desk, Banquet, Conference Facilities, Currency Exchange, Cyber Cafe, Faxing Facilities, Gym & Health Club, Laundry Services, Live Entertainment, Lobby, Medical Facility, Parking, Pets Welcome, STD / ISD Facility, Restaurant, Sauna & Spa, Self-Catering, Security Guard, Translation Services, Wakeup Services

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Tour Detail

Inclusions :

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transport
  • Airport Pickup-Drop
  • Private Cab
  • Private Guides
  • Non Veg Meals
  • Veg Meals
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals

Exclusions :

  • Air Tickets
  • Guide
  • Driver Tips
  • Personal Expenses.

Specific Departure Dates :

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Departure Cities with rates :

Best Months to do this Trek: March – May, September – 2nd week of December. Off season: January,February, June, July,August

Terms & Conditions :

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BHUTAN TRAVEL INFO BOOKING THE BHUTAN TOUR / TREKKING

  • All Foreign National Tourists visiting Bhutan must travel through all-inclusive package Tours, for which there is a fixed tariff set by the Royal Government of Bhutan. This Tariff includes the services of accommodation, Meals, Transportation within the country, Guides services, sightseeing and entrance fees for the museums and monuments.
  • All Tours must be booked through a Local Tour Operator/ Travel Agent such as Yak Holidays Int’l and entire Land arrangements will be made by the same Agent.
  • For Clients traveling in peak seasons and Festival time, it is necessary to book the Tour at least 2 ½ months in advance. Festivals held in autumn and spring are peak time for tourists and without early reservation it can be difficult to confirm flights and hotels.

Bhutan Visa formalities:

  • With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa.
  • Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a visa at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 month validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC)).
  • All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
  • You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.
  • At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport. Courtesy: Tourism Council of Bhutan
  • Minimum Daily Package

The minimum daily package covers the following services:

  • A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
  • All meals.
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay.
  • All internal transport (excluding internal flights).
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.

It also includes:

  • All internal taxes and charges.
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.

The minimum daily package for tourists travelling in a group of 3 persons or more is as follows:

  • USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August & December.
  • USD $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October & November.
  • These rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.
  • On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on usage basis.
  • The list of hotels and lodges approved to provide accommodations all listed on this website. If you accommodation is not listed on this website then it is not licensed cater for international tourists.
  • The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan. These must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan.

FIT Surcharges:

Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than three persons shall be subject to surcharge, over and above the minimum daily rates applicable, as follows:

  • Single Person: US$ 40 per night
  • Group of 2 persons: US$ 30 per person per night
  • The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.
  • The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.
  • There shall be no charge for CHILDREN up to the age of 5 years. However, those between the ages of 6-12 years accompanied by elders/ guardians shall be given 50% discount on daily rates and 100% discount on Royalty.
  • Full time STUDENTS below the age of 25 years holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions shall be given a 25% discount on daily rates.
  • A discount of 50% on daily rates shall be given to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
  • 50% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 8th night and 100% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 14th
  • Visitors availing discounts under Sections A, B & C shall not be eligible for discount under E.
  • Detailed information on flights, tour and trekking programmers, festivals, places of interest, hotels, etc can be obtained from us.

Bhutan Tour Cancellation Policy:

  • Tour Programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
  • Within 16 - 30 days of start of programme - 50% of rate
  • Within 15 days - 100% of rate
  • After arrival in Bhutan- 100% of rate

Delayed Arrival & Departure:

  • There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.

Note:

  • INR (Indian Rupees) denominations of 500 and 1,000 are not accepted in Bhutan.
  • (Information courtesy: Tourism Council of Bhutan)