Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days) Tour



Tour Code 04
Duration 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination Covered Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Bumthang, Wangdi
Price (Starting From) USD 3520 Per Person
Special Offer Special discount is offered to direct client(those who contact directly) from above rate.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Arrive Paro. (Altitude 2280 m) (By Druk Air flight):

Your Guide from Bhutan exotic Vacations Bhutan will receive you at the airport and drive you the short distance to the hotel.

Drukgyal Dzong built in 1647, by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D.
Dinner and overnight in Tashi Namgay Resort or similar.

***NOTE: You also have an option for accommodation up gradation in Paro. Please contact us for the up gradation cost.

Nak-Sel Resort Boutique Hotel (4 star hotel)
Hotel Zhiwa Ling (5 star hotel)
Hotel UMA Paro (5 star hotel)
Aman Resort (5 star hotel)

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 2: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Day 02. Paro – Thimphu, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery: After breakfast,

Hike to Taktsang Monastery.
Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum
Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”).
In the evening, drive to Thimphu. On the way, view Tamchog Lhakhang. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Migmar or similar.

***NOTE: You also have an option for accommodation up gradation in Thimphu. Please contact us for the up gradation cost.

Druk Hotel (4 star hotel)
Le Meridien (5 star hotel)
Hotel Taj Tashi (5 star hotel)
Aman Resort (5 star)

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 3: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Thimphu Sightseeing: (Altitude 2320 m): After breakfast, visit

National Memorial Chorten (1974)
Dupthop Lhakhang – one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan.
National Library
Painting School.
After lunch, visit

Traditional Medicine Institute.
Tashichho Dzong.
Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Migmar or similar.

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 4: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Thimphu Sightseeing (Altitude 2320 m).After breakfast, visit

Folk Heritage Museum
Textile Museum
Changangkha Lhakhang
Philatelic office.
After lunch, visit

Silver smith at work
Hand-made paper factory.
Dinner and overnight in Hotel Migmar or similar.

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 5: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Thimphu – Punakha: (Altitude 1310 m) (76 Km, 3 hours drive). After breakfast,

Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass – You can see the higher Himalayas, if the weather permits
Royal Botanical Park at Lam Pelri.
Chime Lhakhang.
After lunch,

Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
Dinner and overnight in Hotel Punatshangchhu Cottages or similar.

Optional activities you can choose:

Drive to Talo Goenpa
Khamsum Yulley Lhakhang
White water rafting in Mo Chhu/ Pho Chhu
Camping in Jomlinthang.
***NOTE: You also have an option for accommodation up gradation in Punakha. Please contact us for the up gradation cost.

Punakha:

Kunzang Zhing Resort (4 star Resort)
Dhensa Boutique Resorts (4 star Resorts)
UMA (5 Star property)
Aman Resort (5 star)

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 6: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Punakha – Gangtey (Altitude 3120 m) (Distance: 65 km, 3 hrs): After breakfast

Drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey. Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang includes: visit the ruins of Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638, razed by fire in 2012, and under construction now.
Gangtey Gompa Monastery from outside built in 1613, and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup.
Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter.
Dinner and overnight in Theckchen Phodrang Guest House or similar.

***NOTE: You also have an option for accommodation up gradation in Gangtey. Please contact us for the up gradation cost.

Aman Resort (5 star)

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 7: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang: (Altitude 2800 m, Distance 188 km, Drive Time 6 hour drives). After breakfast,

Drive to Trongsa and visit Trongsa Dzong
Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower.
After Lunch, drive to Bumthang. Dinner and overnight in Swiss Guest House or similar.

***NOTE: You also have an option for accommodation up gradation in Bumthang. Please contact us for the up gradation cost.

Aman Resorts (5 star)
Jakar Village Lodge (4 star Lodge)
Yu Gharling Resort (4 star)

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 8: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Bumthang Sightseeing: (Altitude 2800 m.) After breakfast, visit

Jakar Dzong built in 1667.
Jambay Lhakhang, built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet in the year 659.
After lunch,

Kurjey Lhakhang built in 1652 by Minjur Tempa.
Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa.
Dinner and overnight in Swiss Guest House or similar.

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 9: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Bumthang – Ura Yakchoe Festival: (Altitude 3100 m, Distance 51 km, Drive Time 1 hour drive):After breakfast,

Drive to Ura and witness the festival.
Visit Membarstho which literally means, “The burning Lake” on your way back to Bumthang.
Dinner and overnight in Swiss Guest House or similar.

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 10: Ura Yakchoe Festival (13 Nights/14 Days)

Bumthang – Wangdiphodrang (Altitude 1310 m) (Distance: 197 km, 5 hrs): After breakfast, drive to Wangdiphodrang. Picnic lunch will be served on the way.

In the evening, visit

Farm House.
Dinner and overnight in Punatshangchhu Cottages or similar.

Meals : AP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

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Tour Detail

Inclusions :

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

Exclusions :

  • Air Tickets,guide and driver tips,personal expenses

Specific Departure Dates :

Date: 27th -29th April, 2018.

Departure Cities with rates :

Date: 27th -29th April, 2018.

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.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.

  1. 50% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 8th night and 100% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 14th
  2. 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)