Surcharges if group size is 2 pax and below:: For 1 pax = USD40/day,For 2 pax = USD30/day/person Single room supplement:: = USD 25/Night
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During the trip you will explore the endemic species such as Himalayan Yew, Bhutan Cypress as well as species such as Fir, Pines, Junipers, magnolias, orchids, blue poppy, primulas flooring, medicinal plants, oak, betulas, rhodofendrons will be observed. The primitive tree such as Tetracentron sinense can also be seen.

This botanical tours provides unique and exhilarating sights through beautiful forests to high mountains and across clean rivers.

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrive Paro

Arrive Paro International Airport and pick up by our team members and take you to hotel. Later visit some places of natural, cultural and historical importance such as Paro Rinpung Dzong, Drugyel Dzong and National Museum (to get orientation of Bhutan particularly on Bhutan’s natural world). Overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 2

Paro to Thimphu

Travel to Thimphu and do some sightseeing in Thimphu with a trek in the Kuensel Phodrang Recreational Park situated beside the Giant Buddha statue. Later visit Visit to Lhadrong Memorial Garden and Royal Botanical Garden to see the orchidarium and floral collections at Serbithang. Towards evening visit Tashi Chodzong ( the present day Head Quarters of the King and also summer residence of the Chief Abbot of the Central Monastic Body) and some Master weaver and Handicrafts shops, Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3

Thimphu Sightseeing

Hike to Tango and Cheri Monastery and en-route do some botanization of upper Thimphu's broad leaved forests. Later visit Folk Heritage Museum, Royal Takin Preserve and Paper making facory (Daphne species). Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4

Thimphu to Punakha

En-route stop at Dochula Pass where you will see wild ginseng along the old trading route, also see silk cotton trees and jacaranda. Later take a hike through Royal Botanical Park in Lampelri. Royal Botanical Park has more than 30 endemic species of wild Rhododendrons and the remaining are planted making it total 46 species. Features variety of alpine forests types: alpine, cool temperate broadleaf forest, old growth broadleaf and conifer forests. About 300 plant species are also found. Such as Himalayan yew (Taxus bacata), Panax pseudoginseng, Tetracentron sinensis (a tree without phylum – an ancient relic angiosperm with no vessel in its trunk)), native rhododendron, etc

Later to Chimi Lhakhang to visit the Fertility temple built after Lam Drukpa Kunley the devine mad man. Overnight at hotel in Punakha.

Day 5

Punakha Botanical Excursion

Morning visit the periphery of Jigme Dorji National Park for Botanical excursion. Species including Coelogyne corymbosa, Dendrobium nobile and D. perardi can be seen.
Later visit Punakha Dzong to see the Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa) planted inside the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan bearing historical, religious, cultural and political signifance. The Dzong was built by the Founding Father of Bhutan Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1637. Overnight at hotel in Punakha.

Day 6

Punakha – Phobjikha valley

En-route carry out botanical exploration as we crossing through different forest types and finally arrive into Phobjikha Glacial valley. Phobjikha is surrounded by pine, spruce and larch forests. This Glacial valley is a well-preserved valley with a huge reservoir of the greenery and some rare species of birds which are in danger of extinction and is winter home for Black Necked Crane. Overnight at homestays in Phobjikha.

Day 7

Phobjikha valley

After visiting Gangtey Monastery, you will take a Gangtey Nature trial walk which passes through scattered forests of red, pink and white rhododendrons (R.hodgnii, R.keysii,R.kesangiae,R.ciliatum) and also carpets of primulas.
Later visit some homestays and interact meeting the semi-nomadic community. Overnight at homestays in Phobjikha.

Day 8

Phobjikha to Paro:

Return back to Paro passing through Wangdue Phodrang, Punakah and Thimphu. You can further explore the change of vegetation from alpine to temperate subtropical and again going to temperate areas of conifer forest. Overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 9

Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Hike

Visit Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery , built on a steep cliff is one of the most iconic place where Guru Rinpochhe is believed to have flown here on the back of a tigress to spread Buddhism in 746 A.D. The round trip takes about 4 hour hike. Later visit Drugyel Dzong (Castle of the Victorious Drukpa) and Kyichu Monastery (one of the oldest Moastery built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo). Towards evening you can have a relaxing traditional hot stone bath to rest your tired body after the hike and all the trips. Overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 10

Departure

Departure After breakfast, our team will drop you to the airport for your onward journey.

  • Twin share/double in Bhutanese 3-star hotel accommodation (4/5 star entails extra charge).
  • All meals, tea, snacks and bottled water.
  • A licensed professional tour guide.
  • All internal transport (excluding internal flights).
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
  • All entrance fees and visa fees (USD40/-).
  • A Sustainable Development Fee (SDF of USD 65 per person per night included within the costs except for Eastern Bhutan).
  • On the day of departure, the local agents shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on usage basis.
  • International flights, stopover accommodation or domestic.
  • Items of a personal nature, phone calls, laundry, hard drinks, etc.
  • Tipping for guide & driver.
  • Wire transfer fee for transferring tour payment from your bank to Bhutan.
  • Travel Insurance.

Notes on price

  1. The price quoted is for twin/double share in 3 star hotel and for single room supplement it is USD 25/night
  2. The price quoted is for minimum of 3 pax and above. If the pax is 2 and below surcharges is applicable as; for 2 pax = USD30/day/person and for 1 pax =USD40/day
  3. There are various discounts for children, students and depending upon the number of days ((refer to FAQs No.6).
  4. There are group discounts as well if you come in a group (refer to FAQs No.6).
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Bhutan (Druk - a dragon Kingdom) with approximate size of Switzerland is a Buddhist Kingdom located between China and India, and is known for its peace loving people. It has been increasingly seen as tourist hotspots due its Dzongs (fortress), snow capped mountains, valleys, rivers, good forest cover and many historical and natural heritage sites that were preserved as Bhutan remained in self imposed isolation until 1960s.

Our Government regulation mandates that all tourists have to arrange the visit through the registered tour operator of Bhutan. All International tourists visiting to Bhutan (except Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian who need to obtain permit at entry port) must obtain a visa clearance. Visas are processed online by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, upon receiving full tour costs.

According to the suitability of season there are two seasons with different rates to visit Bhutan. The rate is inclusive of Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) of $65 per person per day, accommodation, food, English speaking guide services and land transportation within Bhutan.

i. Peak or high season months are March, April, May, September, October and November = USD250/person/day
ii. Low season months are December, January, February, June, July and August = USD200/person/day

There are two ways
1. You can use your Master and Visa Card to directly send the tour costs. Online card payment will charge you 3.5% on the total payment, (2% will charge by the Card Company, 1% by your bank, 0.5% by the bank in Bhutan).

2. You can directly wire the money using the banks in your corresponding countries (the list will be provided based on your country). After remitting the payment to Bhutan in our account, we have to request our bank in Bhutan to transfer it to the Tourism Council of Bhutan Account. The transfer fee vary according to the bank which you have to bear it.

- SDF is Sustainable Development Fee and amounts to USD65/day/person that is deducted from the daily rate (say USD 250/- during peak and USD 200/- during low season). SDF is paid directly to government and are used for providing free health care, education and infrastructure development.

- The daily rate is the amount inclusive of SDF.

Yes, there are discount as listed below; Individual and Group discount.

Individual discount
- Children between 0-5 years old, no charge
- Children between 6-12 years old, no SDF charge and 50% discount on daily remaining rate
- Full time student under 25 years old with valid student card gets 25% discount on daily rate
- 50% discount on SDF after the 8th nights
- 100% discount on SDF after 14th nights

Group Discount
- 50% discount on daily rate is given to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people.
- 100% discount on daily rate is given to one member in a group exceeding 16 people.

Surcharge apply if the group size is 2 pax and below
- Single (individual) – US$ 40 per night
– Group of 2 person – US$ 30/person/night
Surcharges are determined by Government and is directly deducted from the tour costs.

Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum and has same value as the Indian currency of Rupee. As such Indian currency note is also used widely in Bhutan. But the international tourists must make payment in the dollar.

ATMs are located through out the country and you can easily withdraw the amount in Bhutanese currency.

Bhutan has been gaining popularity as a peace loving nation and is everyone’s dream to visit Bhutan. The slogan of Tourism Council of Bhutan is "Bhutan-a happiness is a place?"

No, there won't be any language barrier as lmost all the Bhutanese can speak English. Moreover English is used as a medium of learning and is also used for communication purpose.

No, there are SDF (Sustainable Development Fee of USD65/day/person) waiver if you visit Eastern parts of Bhutan comprising of Samdrupjongkhar, Trashigang, Pemagatshel, Trashiyangtse, Mongar and Lhuntse). That waiver is until December 2020 only.

We will be glad to provide answers on any front to enable you to enjoy your visit to Bhutan,