Thimphu 4N
(with Day Trip to Paro and Punakha/Wangdue)
(NHB – 05)
(4 Nights / 5 Days) Fly In & Fly Out  

Package : (NHB – 05)

Itinerary:

(Distance: 65 km / Driving Time: 1.5 hr / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 m)

Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and then transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On the way, stop to view the Tamchog Lhakhang. You may also choose to walk through the Chuzom Bridge (subject to time permit). On arrival in Thimphu, check in at the hotel. In the evening walk around the Thimphu town. You may choose to relax in the hotel as well. Overnight in Thimphu.

(Distance: 76 km (One Way) / Driving Time: 2.5 hr (One Way) / Altitude of Punakha/Wangdue: 1310 m)

After breakfast drive to Punakha. On the way stop at Dochula Pass at 3150 m to view the higher Himalayas. The pass is approximately 25 kms away from Thimphu and is the highest point between the Thimphu and Punakha/Wangdue Valley. Another attraction is the 108 chorten/stupas (Druk Wangyel Chortens) built close to each other surrounded by numerous colorful prayer flags. Further, one the way to Punakha enjoy the winding roads and the nature at its best. While in Punakha, take a short and easy hike to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang which is also known as the “The Temple of Fertility” and was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Then, visit the Punakha Dzong. Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal the Dzong served as the seat of until the time of the Second King of Bhutan. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). It is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo. If time permits, visit the Suspension Bridge, which is one of the longest in Bhutan. In the evening, drive back to Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu.

After breakfast visit the Kuenselphodrang (Buddha Statue). Located at a short drive from Thimphu City Centre, Kuenselphodrang offers a good overview of the Thimphu valley. The largest statue of Buddha in the country sits here which houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues. Then visit the National Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the Third King of Bhutan. Finally visit the Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery and the Takin Preserve Centre. Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight in Thimphu.

(Distance: 65 km (One Way) / Driving Time: 1.5 hr (One Way) / Altitude of Paro: 2280 m)

After breakfast drive to Paro. While in Paro, visit the Ta Dzong which now houses the National Museum of Bhutan with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangka, etc. Then visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong which literally means the "fortress of the heap of jewels". The Dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro Dzongkhag. Then explore the Paro Town. Afternoon, visit the Kyichhu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan and then drive further to visit the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invasion. On the wayback take a photostop to catch the view of the Taktshang Monastery (Tiger Nest). Further ahead stop at the Paro Airport View Point to enjoy the view and the soothing breeze for a while. Drive back to Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu.

(Distance: 65 km / Driving Time: 1.5 hr)

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Paro Airport for your onward journey.
NO OF PAX(Cost Per Person) PREMIUM(MAP) CLASSY(MAP) LUXURY(MAP) SUPERIOR(MAP) DELUXE(MAP)
02 PAX 46600 31100 29800 26000 23300
04 PAX 41200 25800 24400 20600 17900
06 PAX 38300 22900 21500 17700 15000
08 PAX 37300 21800 20500 16700 14000
EPSR 28200 12500 17000 10300 6500
CNB 8700 8100 7300 5400 4900
About Vehicle:

All the vehicles provided, unless other wise specified will be Non-A/C Vehicles. Supplement Charges will be applicable for A/C vehicles.

VEHICLE CAPACITY & DETAILS
CAPACITY BHUTAN PART INDIA PART
1 – 2 Pax including Child SUV like Santa Fee / Tucson NA
3 – 6 Pax including Child Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H1 NA
7 – 8 Pax including Child Toyota High Roof Hiace NA
Note - In case the number of heads including child increases, then the guest will have to take bigger vehicle with an additional cost. For instance, for 3rd adult or child traveling together with 02 Pax, the guests would have to pay supplement charges for Toyota Hiace/ Hundai H1 instead of SUV. The details of supplement costs are given below:
SUPPLEMENT VEHICLE COSTS
VEHICLE PARTICLARS SUPPLEMENT AMOUNT
Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H1 Instead of SUV 5900
Toyoto High Roof Hiace Instead of Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H1 2600
Toyota Coaster Instead of Toyoto High Roof Hiace 12600
ACCOMMODATION
DESTINATIONS PREMIUM+(MAP) PREMIUM(MAP) CLASSY(MAP) LUXURY(MAP) SUPERIOR(MAP) DELUXE
Thimphu Le Meridien (Classic)/ Similar Le Meridien (Classic)/ Similar Hotel Ariya / Ramada / Hotel Osel / Similar Namgey Heritage / Tara Phendeyling (Veg) / City Hotel / Similar Dorjee Elements / Pedling /Migmar / Gakyil / Similar
Hotel Category Details:
Premium Packages : 5* Equivalent hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Classy Packages : 4* Prime hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Luxury Packages : 3* Prime hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Superior Packages : 3* Deluxe hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Deluxe Packages : 3* Equivalent hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Please note Elite & Premium packages with Hotels like Uma Group of Hotels, Taj Tashi, Amankora rates are also available on case to case basis.
Hotels serve both Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian food which would be basic & freshly prepared. Specific regional Indian cuisine will not be available. Only the basic Indian Vegetarian / Non – Vegetarian food can be arranged.
Cost Include: Cost Exclude:
Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis. o Air Fare/Train fare.
Meal Plan (as per mentioned above).
o Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porter age.
Exclusive Non-a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.
o Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
o Entrance Fees.
Guide charges (Only Bhutan Portion).
o Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
o Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
o GST & Travel Insurance.
o Anything which is not include in the inclusion.
Permit for Bhutan::
Indian nationals do not require any visa for Bhutan. A permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a passport or Voter ID and 04 passport size photographs.
NOTE:
The above-mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category.
The rates quoted in the packages are on per person basis & valid for Indian nationals only from 01st Sep 2018 to 5th Jan 2019 (High seasons surcharge will be applicable during the Festivals & Peak season). We believe in giving value for money and we believe that quality comes with a price tag. We at Neptune promise to provide the best of our services and keep by our commitments towards quality and the sensitivity of the services
DO'S:
Adults must carry original & valid Passport or original Voter ID card. Children must carry original & valid Passport or original birth certificate & school photo ID card.
Remember to carry and other packings as per seasons and personal requirements (including hiking shoes).
Please check with your mobile service provider for charges related to Bhutan.
DON'TS:
Tobacco & Tobacco products are banned in Bhutan.
Do not bring any plant or agricultural product out of Bhutan. It is illegal.
Credit cards are accepted in selected establishments in Bhutan.
Usage of Drones is strictly prohibited in Bhutan.
Photography is not allowed inside temples and Dzongs.
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