4 Cities | Paro, Haa, Thimphu & Punakha | 5 Star Accomodation | Minimum 2 persons
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Day 1: Arrive in Paro
Day 2: Sightseeing in Paro
Day 3: Paro Chonana [Start of Trek]
Day 4: Chonana Jebkarpo
Day 5: Jebkarpo Lower Mingula
Day 6: Mingula Thong
Day 7: Thong Thimphu [End of Trek]
Day 8: Sightseeing in Thimphu
Day 9: Thimphu Punakha Thimphu
Day 10: Thimpu to Paro
Day 11: Hike to Paro Taktshang
Day 12: Depart from Paro
Arrival at ParoYour journey into Bhutan starts with your Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines flight into Paro International airport. As the flight approaches Bhutan, enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges, including the Jhomolhari (7314m) and Jichu Drake (6794m) the loftiest peaks of Bhutan. On arrival, you will be received by your Mezmer Journeys guide who will be with you throughout the rest of your stay in Bhutan. Then check into your hotel in Paro. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax and stroll around Paro town, taking in the sights and sounds and getting acclimatised. Stay overnight in the hotel at Paro.
Sightseeing in ParoBegin the day with a sightseeing tour of the Paro valley. Visit the Ta Dzong (ancient watch tower) which now houses the National Museum of Bhutan and continue to the Paro Dzong (also known as the Rinpung Dzong), built in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Later, visit the ruined Drugyal Dzong (fortress); built in 1649 to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders, then visit the Kichu Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest 7thÂ century temples in Bhutan. Stay overnight in the hotel at Paro.
Paro Chonana [Start of Trek]Start the trek for a distance of 14-km for about 4-5 hours at an altitude of 3500m from Olathang in Paro town. Today's trail is a gradual climb through the pine forests and passes through some beautiful farmhouses built in typical Bhutanese architecture. Enjory a scenic view of the Paro valley from the trail. Stay overnight in a camp.
Chonana JebkarpoFollow a stunning trekking route for a distance of 16-km for about 5-6 hours at an altitude of 3500m. Take an uphill walk leading to Chele La Pass at an atltiude of 3700m and enjoy the trail through forest filled with primula, rhododendron and many other species of flora and fauna. After crossing the pass, takes you along the ridge of Chele La with clear view of the Himalayan mountain ranges. You will stay overnight in a camp.
Jebkarpo Lower MingulaRise early to take in breathtaking views of Mt Jomolhari, Tserim Gang and the famous mountain Jichu Drake. Today's trail, of 15-km for 5-6 hours at an altitude of 3850m, follows the ridge above the Ha valley. Stay overnight in a camp.
Mingula ThongEnjoy another round of panoramic views of the mountains and valleys. Todayâ€™s trek distance is 16-km for 5-6 hours at an altitude of 3950m, where you will see a lot of yaks along the route. Stay overnight in a camp.
Thong Thimphu [End of Trek]Descend into the Paro valley and your trek ends at the Drukgyal Dzong. From this road head, drive to Paro for lunch and contine your journey for a distance of 65-km for about one hour to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Stay overnight in a hotel in Thimphu.
Sightseeing in ThimphuExplore a fascinating full day tour to see the best of Thimphu city at an altitude of 2,300m. First stop is at the National Memorial Chorten, built in memory of the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Next, drive up to the Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point) offering a panoramic view overlooking the Thimphu valley and Mini Zoo for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. After lunch, visit the Folk Heritage Museum, a showcase of the Bhutanese artefacts used in rural households and the Painting School to discover a glimpse of novices learning 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. Continue to the Tashichhodzong, which houses some ministries, the office and throne room of His Majesty the King and the Central Monk Body and then head to the Centenary Farmer's Market on the banks of the Wangchhu River selling farm produces, local arts and crafts, etc. Stay overnight in a hotel in Thimphu.
Thimphu Punakha ThimphuEnjoy a full day excursion to Punakha for a distance of 77-km for about 3 hours journey and stop off at Dochu La Pass at an altitude of 3,050 m. On a clear day, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the snow capped eastern Himalaya ranges and also a magnificent distant view of the Gasa Dzong from this spot. Punakha, at an altitude of 1,300m, was once the old capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955. Visit the Punakha Dzong (also known as the Pungthang Dechen Phodrang Dzong) was built in 1637 and is strategically located at the confluence of the Phochhu (male) and Mochhu (female) rivers. Now the dzong serves as the administrative centre of Punakha district and the central monastic body. Travel back to Thimphu this evening. Stay overnight in a hotel in Thimphu.
Thimpu to ParoThis morning is yours to discover more about Thimphu town at your leisure, allowing you to do some shopping, perhaps to the Bhutan Post Office for philatelic purchases. In the afternoon, we head to Paro for a distance of 65-km for 1 hour journey and en route stop off at the Simtokha Dzong, which is the oldest fortress in Bhutan. Afterwards, there may also be time to visit a traditional farm house which offers an opportunity for you to relax and mingle with the local. Stay overnight in a hotel in Paro.
Hike to Paro TaktshangTravel to Satsam Chorten for a distance of 10-km from Paro town to take a short hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), a highlight to any visit in Bhutan. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900m above the Paro valley and takes about a 2-hour climb on a well-maintained trail through beautiful pine forest, trees festooned with Spanish Moss and fluttering prayer flags. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche flew to Paro Taktshang cliff in the form of Guru Dorji Drolo, mounted on a flaming tigress in the 8th century. Later, return to Paro town and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. Stay overnight in a hotel in Paro.
Depart from ParoAfter breakfast drive to Paro International Aiport to depart Bhutan.
- 5 Star Accommodation on twin sharing basis
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- Tour Guide (Multi-lingual)
- Government Fees : Government Royalty Fees + Visa Fees + Sightseeing Fees
- Tipping to guides and drivers
- Tshechu surcharge
- Compulsory surcharge for Christmas and New Year’s eve.
- Any Insurance and rescue of any form.
- Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides/riots and events beyond our control.
- Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost.
- Any international air fare/airport taxes not mentioned above.
- Hotel surcharges during festival period.
- Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.
- Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls etc.
- Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit.
- Any other item not explicitly mentioned under price includes.
- Any airfare for domestic flights other than the quoted details.
- Any cost of the meals other than the one indicated in room meal plan.
- Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified.
Payment & Cancellation Policy
- In order to confirm a reservation please make a 25% non-refundable deposit immediately on confirmation of all services and balance of payment 60 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation outside 60 days will result in loss of deposit.
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Important General Notes
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- Hotel Check-In 1400 hrs Check-out time 1200 hrs (noon).
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ENTRY / VISA REQUIREMENTS
- As is the case for all international travel, the visitor to Bhutan is required to be in possession of a valid passport and visa. Travelers from all countries need a visa. Visa for Bhutan will be arranged on receipt of the full payment for the tour. At the time of travel the passport on basis of which the Bhutan visa has been issued has to present at the time of boarding check in and at the emigration/immigration checkpoints. Boarding or immigration can be denied if there is a mismatch of passport details mentioned on the visa letter and the passport presented at these checks.
- The passport has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months AFTER the departure date from Bhutan and at least 2 (two) clear pages available in the passport for immigration stamping.