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Journey to Druk Yul

Journey to Druk Yul

Bhutan tour

Overview

Trip Highlights:

  •  Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley
  • Sightseeing of crucial places in Bhutan – Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and Wangduephodrang.
  • Explore and experience the Nepalese and Bhutanese culture & tradition comparatively  

Trip Introduction:
The tour offers you an insightful cultural immersion in Bhutan. An incredible journey to Druk Yul is a complete tour experience of historical and cultural significant of central Bhutan. Short tour of Bhutan covers cultural, religious, and spiritual experience by exploring and visiting the several heritage sites monasteries, monuments, museum & beautiful valleys. Journey to Druk Yul offers you lifetime achievement Bhutanese hospitality along with rich Buddhist cultures. 

Awesome Journey to Druk Yul with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with Paro flight from Kathmandu. We travel and explore Paro and Thimpu then to wangduephodrang. Along with cultural sightseeing tour, we can have amazing views of snow-capped mountains. In Paro, we will visit Ta Dzong Museum, Rimppong Dzong and Taktsang Monastery. In Thimpu we visit National Chhorten, Changangkha temple and ancient scriptures. Our journey leads to visit Wangduephodrang and then to Punakha. Beautiful Punakha valley provides to explore Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang. Wangduephodrang and Punakaha Dzong reflects wide range of cultural values preserved in Bhutan since hundreds years. After there, we back to Paro for international departure. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around World Heritage Site of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro and transfer to Hotel
Day 04: Paro Sightseeing and Drive to Thimpu
Day 05: Drive to Wangduephodrang. Visit Wangduephodrang Dzong
Day 06: Drive to Punakha – sightseeing around Punakha. Evening drive to Paro
Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 08: Leisure day at Kathmandu
Day 09: Transfer to Airport for international departure 

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel. Our representative will assist you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for brief discussion about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort 
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sites at Kathmandu 
Click here for detailed information about World's Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro [2200m/7216ft]
Today you will be transferred to International Airport for a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu towards Bhutan's only International airport at Paro. You will be greeted by Nepal Guide Trek's representative at your arrival schedule at Paro Airport. We will then drive towards Paro City for having Lunch. After lunch we will visit Ta Dzongs which is an ancient watch tower that was converted to National Museum of Bhutan in 1968. We will get a brief glimpse of Bhutanese history, culture and tradition at the Museum. Then, we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong which is located below the National Museum. A short distance of walking will lead us through are several number of archery grounds where we might get lucky to catch an archery match in action. As a matter of fact, Archery is the national sport of Bhutan. We will spend our overnight at Paro.    
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Drive from Paro to Thimpu [2300m/7544ft] [1 hr Drive]. Sightseeing tour at Thimpu. 
After breakfast we will take an hour's drive towards the modern capital city of Bhutan - Thimpu. At Thimpu we will make visits to National Memorial Chorten, National Library - for witnessing piles of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, Bhutan Folk Heritage Museum - where we can learn about Bhutanese household and lifestyle as the museum exhibits items and artifacts used in rural household. After lunch we will visit Textile Museum - where traditional art of weaving is still preserved. There is a fine collection of old textiles with fascinating mixture of colors and designs. We will also visit the Handicraft Emporium that has impressive Bhutanese handicrafts for sale. In the evening , walking the streets of Thimpu is a good idea. We will spend our overnight at Thimpu.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Drive from Thimpu to Wangduephodrang [3-4 hrs Drive] visit Wangduephodrang Dzong
After breakfast we will take a drive from Thimpu to Wangduephodrang. Along our drive route we will make a stop at a teashop on the top of Dochula Pass at 3050 meters. From the top of the pass we will have magnificent views of Himalayan Ranges of Bhutan including the highest mountain in Bhutan - Mt. Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. Our drive journey descends into the lower valley of Wangdue. We will visit Wangduephodrang Dzong which was founded by Zhabdrung in 1638 on top of a high ridge between Punak Tsang Chu and Dang Chu. Accidently the dzong caught fire on 2012 and was virtually destroyed. Funds were raised and immediate process of reconstruction and restoration has undergone for re-generation of the Dzong's image. The famous Tsechu festival is held here at the final days of the autumn every year. However, during the construction the festival is held on a field at the nearby Army Training Centre. In the evening feel free to stroll around the town of Wangduephodrang and spend the overnight here.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Drive to Punakha [1350m/4428ft] [1 hr Drive]. Sightseeing at Punakha. Evening drive to Paro [2200m/7216ft] [4 hrs Drive]
After breakfast we will take a drive towards Punakha which is about an hour's drive from Wangduephodrang. At Punakha, we will visit Punakha Dzong (second oldest and second largest Dzong of Bhutan) - fortress that was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Rinpoche. Punakha Dzong is remarkably located between the two rivers of Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu and houses the most elaborated temple in Bhutan. It is the ancient capital of Bhutan and served as the winter capital (settlement) for more than 300 years. Then we will make a hike through pleasant paddy fields and farm houses to arrive at the temple of Chimi Lhakhang. Chimi Lhakhang is the famous fertility monastery that was built in 1456. The temple is significantly associated with the religious arts of Bhutan. We will spend some time exploring around Chimi Lhakhang before heading back to our hotel at Punakha. In the evening we will take a short drive from Punakha to reach Paro for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu 
After the wonderful experience of learning the Bhutanese history, culture, tradition and lifestyle you will take a flight from Paro back to Kathmandu. Nepal Guide Trek's airport representative will pick you up at the airport in Kathmandu. Then a drive to the hotel in Kathmandu City. You will be spending one more additional day for exploring Kathmandu Valley. Nepal's largest city and capital - Kathmandu is a fascinating city where pagoda styled temples crowd the traffic into narrow paved lanes and where myth, religion and history intertwine at every corner. Remaining sites of world heritage within Kathmandu those wasn't possible on the second day can be visited on the leisure day at Kathmandu.     
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Leisure day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. In the evening walk around the souvenirs shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening after the completion of the wonderful Glimpse of Bhutan Tour with Nepal Guide Treks.
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort
Meals: 
BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 09: Transfer to Airport for international departure 
Our airport representative will drop you at the airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
October 2, 2017 October 9, 2017 $ 1755 OPEN Book Now !
October 21, 2017 October 28, 2017 $ 1755 OPEN Book Now !
November 3, 2017 November 10, 2017 $ 1755 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 8 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 
  • Experienced city tour guide in Kathmandu including all entry fees 
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing tour 
  • Visa Process to Bhutan including Visa fees
  • flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu - Round Trip 
  • All required ground transportation as per itinerary [in Bhutan & Nepal]
  • English Speaking tour guide during your tour to Bhutan
  • All meals includes during Bhutan Stay
  • Hotel/Resort accommodation in Bhutan
  • All government taxes and necessary paper-work

Service does not includes

  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Evacuation cost.
  • Personal nature expances 

Useful Info

Reviews

Amazing Tour - Journey to Druk Yul

A great tour !! Thanks NGT for organizing our tour !! We had great sightseeing time at Kathmandu, Nepal as well as Paro and Thimpu of Bhutan.
Guided tour in Thimpu was exceptionally outstanding. Moreover, our hike upto Tiger's Nest from Paro was truly inspiring. We feel very happy that we spent our holiday in a wise way with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions.
All the members of the company bear polite and welcoming nature with high level of service in mind. It is a perfect company for reliable and promising tours and other activities. 
Strongly recommended !!    
G. Kallis & group - South Africa


Great Tour @ Druk Yul - BHUTAN

We are a group of 4 persons from Italy. Last year we did Annapurna Circuit Trek with Nepal Guide Treks. We were very satisfied with the service we got at that time. This is our second time with NGT and we booked the tour - Journey to Druk Yul. We must admit that the team's performance has totally exceeded our expectation. Sightseeing in Kathmandu was just wonderful. At Thimpu and Paro we witnessed the serene Buddhist culture and traditions. It was a perfect destination for spending quality time. We are very thankful to Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions for providing such a great tour.
Wishing Luck !!
Bruno+Alessandro+Antonio+Roberto


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