Hidden Treasure of Bhutan
  • Bhutan
  • CAD $3,055
  • 8 Days
  • 21
Tour Code: MBTPP8
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Tour Highlights:
  • Paro: Paro valley, National Museum, Paro town, Tamchoe Monastery
  • himphu: Buddha Point, Memorial chorten of Third king of Bhutan the Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Changangkha Temple, Takin Zoo, Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, Tashichho Dzong
  • Punakha/Wangdi: Dochula pass,Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Sangchen Lhendrup Nunnery monastery
  • Phobjikha valley: Gangtey Gompa, Phobjikha valley hike
  • Paro: Wanduephodrang, Paro Valley, Padmasambhava, Drugyel Dzong, Kyichu Temple
City Nights Accomodation
Prices & Dates
Daily Departure
Price CAD$ Per Person *
Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018 Twin Share Single Supplement
Apr -May, 2017 / Sep - Nov, 2017 $3,320 $415
June - Jul, 2017 / Dec 2017 - Feb 2018 $3,055 $415
Prices are based on minimum 2 persons
Prices Include:
  • All transportations, 3?hotel accommodations including breakfast daily, English speaking guide tours, all meals, 2 bottle water per person per day, Museum Fees, cultural show, Bhutan Entry Visa Fee.
Prices Exclude:
  • All airfare to/from Bhutan, taxes, seasonal/fuel surcharges, tipping, personal expenditures, baggage handling and shipping, and optional tours.
Rates for 4 and 5 Star hotels are available upon request.
Legend: B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner
D1 Arrive Paro car Thimphu
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. (Each Guest will receive traditional Bhutanese Dress to wear during the course of the tour). Devote the afternoon to sightseeing around the Paro valley famed for its natural beauty, historical monuments, agricultural farms, quintessentially Bhutanese village communities including visit to its National Museum. Drive to Thimphu, enroute stop at the Tamchoe Monastery view and chuzom the confluence of Paro and Thimphu River.
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D2 Thimphu
This morning, drive to Buddha Point, which provides a spectacular 360-degree close-quarter view of entire Thimphu and the adjoining areas. This is the site of the world’s tallest statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. Next destination is the Memorial Chorten of Third King of Bhutan the Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Changangkha Temple, Takin Zoo and the viewpoint at Sangaygang. Stopover at a nunnery, the Folk Heritage Museum and the Textile Museum when return. After lunch, proceed to Tashichho Dzong, a 17th century castle-fortress which today houses the offices of the King, Chief Abbot and government ministries. Take the opportunity to see the nearby parliament complex, the School of Arts and Crafts, local market, and spend the rest of the day watching an archery match and strolling around the town.
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D3 Thimphu car Punakha car Wangdi
Today, take a three to four hour scenic drive from Thimphu for Dochula pass (3,100m) where on a clear day we can see the entire eastern Himalayan range, teeming with 6,000m to 7,554m snow-capped mountains. The pass also known for its abundant species of extremely beautiful flowers has 108 Buddhist stupas exquisitely built around a mound, adding to the natural splendor of the place. After lunch, visit nearby village and the Temple of Fertility - Chimi Lhakhang. Than drive further to Punakha and stop at the views point the confluence of Male (Pho Chu) and female (Mo Chu) rivers and visit the Punakha Dzong, later visit the Sangchen Lhendrup Nunnery monastery.
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D4 Punakha car Gangtey car Phobjikha valley
Depart for Gangtey via Wangdue Phodrang, the road is gradually up to scenic Lawala pass (1100 feet) passing through Nobding village. Phobjikha valley is at 3,000m in the Black Mountains range. Phobjikha is one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan and is the home to the very rare black-necked crane. Visit Gangtey Gompa, one of the oldest Nyingmapa monasteries that look like a small Dzong. Overnight at the Farmhouse or hotel.
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D5 Gangtey car Phobjikha
Today hike around the Phobjikha beautiful valley which mostly covers with high altitude dwarf bamboo, pine trees and impress art and wood craving farmhouse. Overnight at the Farmhouse or hotel.
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D6 Gangtey car Paro
This morning drive 6 hours to Paro and on the way visit the Wanduephodrang it was built in 1638 by the Zhabdrung also visit Wangdue town. Lunch in Wangdi, stop at Dochula pass. Try to play the traditional sport archery for an hour on the archer ground. Evening visit local farmhouse and enjoy the local dinner with family.
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D7 Paro
After breakfast, start hiking up to the temple that is renowned in the Himalayan Buddhist world as one of the most popular sites of pilgrimage. The five-hour round trip follows an ancient but oft-trodden footpath flanked by water-driven prayer wheels. The temple, precariously perched on a hair-raising ravine about 1,000 meters above the valley floor, is considered sacrosanct as it was in a cave within this temple that the eight century tantric saint, Padmasambhava, subdued the evils who obstructed the teachings of the Buddha. The saint is believed to have come to Taktshang in a fiery wrathful form riding a tigress. Over the years, many Buddhist saints have meditated in and around the temple and discovered numerous hidden treasure teachings. Visit the ruins of Drugyel Dzong enroute. The fortress known as the “Castle of the Victorious Drukpa”, is a symbol of Bhutan’s victory over the Tibetan invasions in the 17th and 18th centuries. We can also get a view of the sacred mountain, Jumolhari, along the way. On the way back to our hotel, we will visit the 7th century Kyichu Temple, believed to have been built on a place that resembled a knee of a giant ogress. Evening walk around the town for shopping and enjoy cultural show at hotel.
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D8 Depart Paro
After breakfast drive to Paro international Airport and fly out.
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