BHUTAN 7D

Code: NB1-07
Min 2 To Go, Depart Every Thursday, Sunday
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Thimphu
Motithang Takin Preserve Tashichhodzong
Largest Grand Dordenma Statue Changangkha temple
Simply Bhutan Museum
Punakha
ChimiLakhang Punakha Dzong (Fortress)
Walk on the suspension bridge across Mochu river and start an hour of gradual hike through cultivated rice & wheat fields up to KhamsumYueleyNamgyalChorten
Phobjikha Valley
2 hours valley hike to the Gompa on the Phobjikha Natural Trail Gantey Monastery
Haa Valley
Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang Nagpo (White and Black) Temples RimpungDzong
Paro
Hike up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery Kyichu Temple

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Day 1: Singapore – Paro – Thimphu (2,300m) (L/D)

KB 541                      SIN/GAU              0630/0820
KB 541                      GAU/PBH              0900/1040
Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Paro on Druk Air via Guwahati. On arrival, warm welcome by our Bhutanese representatives and proceed for an hour ride to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan for lunch and rest. In the late afternoon, visit Motithang Takin Preserve, an enclosure where the takins, Bhutan’s national animal, are kept. From there, drive to Tashichhodzong, which houses the throne of the king.

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Day 2: Thimphu – Punakha (1,350m) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit largest grand Dodenma statue, offering magnificent view of the entire Thimphu valley follow by visit to Changangkha temple built in the 15th century AD. Also visit Simply Bhutan Museum, an interactive ‘living’ museum that gives a good guided introduction into various aspects of Bhutanese traditional life. After lunch, drive to Punakha (2.5 hrs), crossing Dochu La pass (3,200m) where if the weather permits, one can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the snowcap Eastern Himalayan and the highest mountains of Bhutan. Walk around the 108 stupas before continuing to the subtropical valley of Punakha. On arrival, take a brisk 30 minutes’ walk through the village of Sosokha to visit the ChimiLakhang, also known as the temple of fertility.

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Day 3: Punakha – Phobjikha Valley (2,900m) (B/L/D)

This morning visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), reputedly the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan built in the 17th century at the confluence of Pho Chu (Male) and Mo Chu (Female) rivers, a fine example of Bhutanese Art and Architecture and was the second dzong to be built in Bhutan. From there, take a short drive and walk on the suspension bridge across Mochu river and start an hour of gradual hike through cultivated rice & wheat fields up to KhamsumYueleyNamgyalChorten dedicated to His Majesty the fifth King which is perched on a hill with a commanding view of the Punakha valley. After lunch, drive 2.5 hours to Phobjikha valley, located at 2,900m above sea level. (Traditional hot stone bath can be arranged in a local family)

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Day 4: Phobjikha – Paro (2,200m) (B/L/D)

Take an easy 2 hours valley hike to the Gompa on the Phobjikha Natural Trail, a winter retreat for the migrating Black Necked Cranes which migrates from the Tibetan plateau to Bhutan in winters. Visit Gantey monastery where the old school of Mahayana Buddhism is practiced. After lunch, drive back to Paro for dinner and overnight.

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Day 5: Day Excursion to Haa Valley (B/L/D)

After breakfast, proceed for drive to Chele La Pass. At 3,800m, it is one of the highest motorable roads in Bhutan. If the weather permits, one can view the most sacred and the second highest mountain in the country, Mt. Jomolhari (7,314m). Walk around the pass enjoying the fresh air and the view of colourful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Thereafter, drive to Haa Valley to visit Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang Nagpo (White and Black) temples. In the evening return to Paro and visit the impressive 17th century RimpungDzong on foot. Continue walking through the oldest wooden covered bridge still in use.

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Day 6: Paro (B/L/D)

Early morning drive to the base for the hike up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the most revered temple in the country. The monastery literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley. It is said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padmasambhava, flew from eastern Bhutan on the back of a tiger to overcome the demons of Paro region. Rest and have lunch in the cafeteria. Most of the day will go on the hike as you ascend gradually, taking in the breathtaking views along the way. Thereafter, drive to Kyichu Temple built in the year 659 by the Tibetan King SongtsenGampo.

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Day 7: Paro – Singapore (B)

KB 540                  PBH/GAU            0805/0855
KB 540                  GAU/SIN            0935/1625
After breakfast, proceed for short drive to airport for your departure flight back to Singapore, with wonderful memories from Land of the Dragon.

Tours Info

Airline Druk Air (KB)
Flying hours (Approx)
Singapore-Guwahati – 4 hour 20 minutes
Guwahati-Paro – 1 hour 10 minutes
Paro-Guwahati – 1 hour 10 minutes
Guwahati-Singapore – 4 hour 20 minutes
Time Difference Guwahati is 2.5 hours behind Singapore
Bhutan is 2 hours behind Singapore.
Passport An international passport with a minimum validity of six (06) months from the date of departure from each country is required.
VISAS Visa is required for entry to Bhutan. Visa clearance will be done prior to your departure by us and a visa will be stamped on your passport upon arrival.
Travel Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.
Itinerary subject to changes Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances

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