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Bhutan - Land of Thunder Dragons

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Bhutan - Land of Thunder Dragons 12 Days / 10 Nights

On the tour, explore some of the most fascinating facets of “Land of the Thunder Dragon” Bhutan and Nepal! From historical attractions at Kathmandu and abundant natural beauty in Thimpu valley to timeless religious charm of the Taktsang Monastery and exotic views in Bhadgaon – many delightful experiences await you on this meticulously designed trip. Delicious food and warm hospitality will impress you further.

 

Tour Nights

  • Kathmandu: 3 nights
  • Thimpu: 2 nights
  • Punakha: 2 nights
  • Trongsa: 1 nights
  • Paro: 2 nights
  • Tour code: AWI48
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Enjoy a short stroll through the city of Kathmandu
  • Reach Thimpu via Paro, one of the most beautiful towns in Bhutan
  • Enjoy your time in Thimpu valley by visiting the famous National Library, National Textile Museum and other attractions
  • Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass
  • Make a stop at Punakha Dzong, a meeting point two rivers - Phochu (Male River) and Mochu (Female River)
  • Reach Trongsa and check out one of the largest Dzongs of the country, Trongsa Dzong
  • En route to Paro, visit Simtokha Dzong
  • Enjoy an excursion to the Taktsang Monastery
  • Explore the city of Kathmandu
  • Marvel at the Kathmandu Durbar Square and the many temples in the area
  • Make a visit to the Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO declared world heritage site
  • Enjoy an excursion to the medieval city of Bhadgaon as well as Nagarkot, known to offer splendid views of the mighty Himalayas

Itinerary details

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  • Day 01 UK - Kathmandu
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    UK - Kathmandu

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Kathmandu via Delhi.

  • Day 02 Arrival Kathmandu
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    Arrival Kathmandu

    After reaching Delhi, proceed to Kathmandu through a connecting flight. Our company representatives will escort you from Kathmandu airport to your hotel. You may relax during your overnight stay or opt to take a brief stroll through the city.

  • Day 03 Kathmandu - Paro - Thimpu
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    Kathmandu - Paro - Thimpu

    Post breakfast transfer to airport towards your onward journey to the Paro, one of the most beautiful towns in Bhutan. After reaching Paro, carry out your remaining journey to Thimpu valley by car. Check in at your hotel in Thimpu and relax. Proceed towards National Memorial Chorten and Tasicho Dzong, the secretariat of the national monk body in the afternoon time. Overnight stay at your hotel in Thimpu.

  • Day 04 Thimpu
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    Thimpu

    Enjoy your hot breakfast served onboard and then leave for the full day sightseeing of Thimpu valley. Visit the famous National Library which houses an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, the painting school of Buddhist art and then move towards the native Hospital where centuries of healing arts are still practiced. Also visit the National Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum and Motithang National zoo to witness the rare “Takin”, national animal of Bhutan. Overnight stay at your hotel in Thimpu.

  • Day 05 Thimpu - Punakha
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    Thimpu - Punakha

    After breakfast, drive to Punakha through Dochula pass, one of the most fascinating sites of Bhutan, which will never let any passer by proceed without having a brief pause here. This site offers phenomenal views of Himalayan ranges. Then further, stop at Punakha Dzong which is a meeting point two river Phochu (Male River) and Mochu (Female River) Check in at your hotel in Punakha and relax.

  • Day 06 Punakha - Trongsa
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    Punakha - Trongsa

    Begin your journey to Trongsa via Pelela pass, after having a healthy breakfast. At Trongsa, you’ll get a chance to witness one of the largest Dzongs of the country, Trongsa Dzong. Also visit Ta Dzong Museum which is not just enlightening but scenic too and Chendebji, an eighteenth century chorten built by Lama Zhida, patterned on Swoyambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu. Relax during your overnight stay in Trongsa.

  • Day 07 Trongsa - Punakha
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    Trongsa - Punakha

    After breakfast drive back to Punakha via Gangtey Valley. On route, visit Wangdi Dzong at Wangdue Phodrang. Upon arrival at Punakha, check-in at your hotel and relax.

  • Day 08 Punakha - Paro
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    Punakha - Paro

    Proceed with your road journey to Paro. On route, visit Simtokha Dzong, built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. Later, take a hillside walk to visit Rimpung Dzong, which houses the monastic body of Paro, the administrative office of Dzongda and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. Afterwards, visit Ta Dzong, a watchtower turned museum where you can shop fine collection of ancient Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and other art crafts. Overnight stay at your hotel in Paro.

  • Day 09 Paro -Taktsang
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    Paro -Taktsang

    This morning, take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche mediated for three months. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and that is why this monastery was named Taktsang which means ‘Tiger’s nest’. Get back to your hotel in Paro and relax during your overnight stay.

  • Day 10 Paro - Kathmandu
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    Paro - Kathmandu

    Post breakfast transfer to airport towards your journey to Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and later proceed for a day excursion of the city. Explore the historical royal palace of Kathmandu Durbar Square, having around 50 temples in its vicinity and the legendary Swayambhunath Stupa which is said to be one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa of the world. Afterwards, move towards Patan Durbar Square, situated at the centre of Lalitpur city, which is the oldest city in the valley. Both, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square are UNESCO declar ed world heritage sites. Relax at your hotel in Kathmandu during your overnight stay. Read More

  • Day 11 Kathmandu - Nagarkote
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    Kathmandu - Nagarkote

    Post breakfast, drive towards an excursion trip of the medieval city of Bhadgaon, noted for its wooden carved buildings including the five-storey Nyatapole Pagoda and Golden Gate. Bodhnath is one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Changunarayan, a lavishly decorated two-tiered temple dating back to 467 A.D. Continue on to Nagarkot (7200ft), offering a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas from Mount Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. Get back to your hotel in Kathmandu and relax during your overnight stay. Read More

  • Day 12 Kathmandu - UK Departure
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    Kathmandu - UK Departure

    Transfer to the International airport in Kathmandu towards your onward journey to UK via Delhi with sweet memories.

Dates and Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPP (PP)
  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPP (PP)

Extension

Delhi - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 12 to Day 15)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Mar - 15 Apr

    £329*

    £229*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Mar - 15 Apr

    £369*

    £269*

Sometimes chaotic, sometimes quiet, somewhere rustic and somewhere urban, Delhi, the capital of India, is a city of contrasts ready to treat your senses to a wondrous milieu of cuisine, culture, heritage and novelty.

Delhi-01

Day 1

To Delhi Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Delhi and upon arrival, transfer to hotel 3 nights stay in Delhi. Read More

Delhi-02

Day 2

Delhi Explore city tour of Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi built by the Emperor Shahjahan is a bustling city of crowded bazaars and winding alleys teeming with life. New Delhi, designed by British architects Lutyens and Herbert Baker, with wide avenues, landscaped gardens and stately monuments. Visit the Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni chowk bazaar. India Gate, Humayun’s tomb, Qutb Minar and drive past the President’s Palace and the diplomatic enclave. Read More

Delhi-03

Day 3

Delhi

Full Day at leisure. Read More

Delhi-04

Day 4

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • Hotel Himalaya
    Hotel Himalaya
    Kathmandu
  • Bhutan Suites
    Bhutan Suites
    Thimpu
  • Meri Puensum Resort
    Meri Puensum Resort
    Punakha
  • Tashi Namgay Resort
    Tashi Namgay Resort
    Paro
  • Hotel Radission
    Hotel Radission
    Kathmandu
  • Bhutan Suites
    Bhutan Suites
    Thimpu
  • Meri Puensum Resort
    Meri Puensum Resort
    Punakha
  • Tashi Namgay Resort
    Tashi Namgay Resort
    Paro

Hotel Himalaya

Kathmandu
  • Hotel Himalaya

Hotel Himalaya is located 8 kilometers away from Tribhuwan International Airport and just 2 kilometer from the main city centre. The hotel is tucked away in the quiet green suburbs of the city, spread over a well manicured lu

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Bhutan Suites

Thimpu
  • Bhutan Suites

The Bhutan suite is located in Changangkha, which is primarily Thimphu’s residential area. It is very close to Changangkha Lhakang, away from the main street. The town center is like 10 minutes driving from the area yet away

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Meri Puensum Resort

Punakha
  • Meri Puensum Resort

The Meri Puensum is situated high on a hillside with panoramic views of the fields, terraces and river below, approximately 5 kilometres outside Punakha.

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Tashi Namgay Resort

Paro
  • Tashi Namgay Resort

Located on a rocky hill overlooking the Drukair airport and the pa chu river below, the resort would be one of the first glimpses of Bhutan for visitors to our small and beautiful kingdom.

More info

Hotel Radission

Kathmandu
  • Hotel Radission

Radisson Hotel Kathmandu your relaxation destination in Kathmandu, you benefit from this hotel's world-class amenities and its convenient location within walking distance of major businesses, diplomatic offices and popular to

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Bhutan Suites

Thimpu
  • Bhutan Suites

The Bhutan suite is located in Changangkha, which is primarily Thimphu’s residential area. It is very close to Changangkha Lhakang, away from the main street. The town center is like 10 minutes driving from the area yet away

More info

Meri Puensum Resort

Punakha
  • Meri Puensum Resort

The Meri Puensum is situated high on a hillside with panoramic views of the fields, terraces and river below, approximately 5 kilometres outside Punakha.

More info

Tashi Namgay Resort

Paro
  • Tashi Namgay Resort

Located on a rocky hill overlooking the Drukair airport and the pa chu river below, the resort would be one of the first glimpses of Bhutan for visitors to our small and beautiful kingdom.

More info

What's Included?

  • Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Economy class domestic flights within Nepal and Bhutan.
  • All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meals on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner) at Thimpu, Punakha , Trongsa , Paro and Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Bhutan government royalty and entry visa fee.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges. 

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India & Nepal.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

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