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Bhutan's Phobjikha Valley

  • Buddha Point

  • Tiger's Nest

  • Black Necked Crane

  • Kuensel Phodrang

Bhutan's Phobjikha Valley

Located deep in the eastern Himalayas, this ‘Land of the Dragon’ is a small, landlocked nation that has a mantle of mysticism about it. Traditionally a Buddhist nation, Bhutan has been wary in adopting global developments.They focussed instead on cultural preservation and environmental protection. The month of November is the best time to spot the black-necked crane. For wanderers, this means a true experience in sustainable tourism, an opportunity to enjoy the storybook landscapes, towering fortresses and unspoilt pockets of the Himalayas. A visit to this country that uniquely focuses on Gross National Happiness, brings about understanding as to why it’s also called the ‘Last Shangri-La’.

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TRIP LENGTH

8 days, 7 nights

PRICE

₹65,000

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Inclusions

  • Twin sharing accommodation as specified in program
  • Two way flight from Delhi and comfortable coach from Day 1 till Day 8
  • All meals as per the itinerary : Breakfast 7, Lunch 2 & Dinner 6
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Insurance upto age the of 59 years (extra supplement will be levied above this age)
  • Inclusive of GST
  • An English speaking guide during the entire trip
  • Visit to the Tiger’s Nest Temple OR Chalela Pass on Day 7
  • Entrance fees Included as per the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, mineral water bottle and beverages ordered, laundry, phone calls and medical expenses
  • Domestics flights to and fro from your respective cities
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as roadblocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Any train delays, or re scheduling etc.
  • Meals and all other services which are not mentioned in the aforementioned itinerary.
  • Tiger’s Nest entry fee of Rs.500 to be paid on the spot
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation or arriving by flight that does not match with the majority of the group
  • Porter fees in Hotels and Airports
  • The displayed rates are for Indian citizens only. The travelers other than Indian nationals may get in touch with us for their applicable rate
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The Plan

  • Day 1 Paro to Thimphu
  • Day 2 Thimpu
  • Day 3 Thimphu to Phobjikha
  • Day 4 Phobjikha to Punakha
  • Day 5 Punakha
  • Day 6 Punakha to Paro
  • Day 7 Tiger’s Nest Temple or Chelela
  • Day 8 Departure
  • Day 1

    Paro to Thimphu

    We touch down at Paro International Airport and begin our journey to Thimphu We’ll stop en route at the Tachogang Lhakhang, a 17 th century iron bridge Our next stop along the way is Chuzom, where the Paro Chhu the Wong Chhu rivers meet.After check in at the hotel the remainder of the day can be spent leisurely.

    3*
  • Day 2

    Thimpu

    We’ll head out after breakfast and start with Changangkha Monastery and Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) one of the oldest temples in the valley The Zilukha nunnery and the Textile Museum, which we will visit next, have a lasting historic feel Our stop at the oldest post office will be a treat in creating your own personalised stamp! We’ll end our day by stopping over at the market before returning to the hotel

    3*
  • Day 3

    Thimphu to Phobjikha

    Our journey to Phobjikha which will take aproximately 5 hours, begin after breakfast. Our first stop will be at Dochula Pass, about an hour into the drive. Our next stop will be to see the ruins of the Wangdue fortress This scenic belt leads to the Lawala Pass, the entry into the Phobjikha Valley.After arrival, we’ll visit Gangte Gompa In the evening we’ll walk along the Gangte trail, which is about 2 hours one way .

    3*
  • Day 4

    Phobjikha to Punakha

    In the morning, we’ll begin our exploration of the Phobjikha Valley on foot, after which we will drive for around 2 and a half hours to Punakha After arrival here, we’ll treat our outdoorsy selves to a short, easy trek to Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the fertility temple. Later we return to the hotel

    3*
  • Day 5

    Punakha

    After breakfast we’ll trek to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, a classic example of enduring traditions and architecture. Post the hike you can take the optional activity of Rafting available on the spot on extra charges or if you’d rather spend the day relaxing, you can lounge around the hotel before joining the others for Lunch to visit the Punakha Dzong and the iron suspension bridge post rafting

    3*
  • Day 6

    Punakha to Paro

    We’ll check out from the resort and head towards Paro, located on the banks of the river by the same name which approximately takes 3 and a half hours Paro. Our first stop though, will be the Rinpung Dzong, one of the high points of Bhutanese architecture. We’ll also stop by the local museum, a lesson in Bhutanese history. The town is best explored on foot as the views are stunning and doing this will also allow you to stop by at the many local cafes to get some food drink.

    3*
  • Day 7

    Tiger’s Nest Temple or Chelela

    In preparation for our trek to the Paro Taktsang, we’ll head out early.Though the trail is slightly steep, the ascend can be made in 2 3 hours and is along a well maintained trail that takes you through a pine forest. Multiple prayer wheel and flags are seen along the way. Those not interested in the long climb up can drive to the picturesque Chelela Pass for more scenic photos. We return to the resort for the night.

    3*
  • Day 8

    Departure

    You’ve experienced the best of Bhutan traditions, culture and history and are sure to have had your fill of happiness! We head to the airport and travel on to our respective homes.

Add-on services

  • Tiger's Nest Entrance fee INR 500
  • Rafting- INR 2000 (approx.)
  • The displayed rates are for Indian citizens only. The travelers other than Indian nationals may get in touch with us for their applicable rate

What to Pack

  • Use packing cubes & try to use only one suitcase, remember its always better to travel light and mix-and-match your clothes.
  • Keep some essentials in your bag at all times.
  • Lay things out first, Roll the clothes. Don't fold.
  • Have a Ready-to-go Health kit
  • Pack Sample-sized toiletries
  • Pack 3 footwear at most (walking shoes, comfortable flats & heels for the night outs)
  • Right from the word go it was an amazing trip. The very first sight of Bhutan after getting off the plane was a visual treat.The shimmering waters all along our trip from paro to thimpu and the mountains to add to the charm. Bhutan received us with mountains all around , this neat and beautiful country with the lovely people was truly a great visit. The painted houses and the monastery was a perfect back drop for travellers, we visited monastery, trekked through the mountains to reach the tigers nest. I am very impressed that we had trekking for three days, Amid paddy fields enroute to Chimi Lhakhang temple, the divine symbols every where. All the three days trekking was great fun. The last day trek to tigers nest called the Taktsang was I could say a feat of achievement for me. The river rafting was definitely a surprise and we were absolutely thrilled doing it. Words fail when I speak about our dear Kushika so charming and friendly and helpful throughout. The group was absolute fun coming from various places it was magical bonding on the mountains of Bhutan. I should conclude the scenic place, with all the adventures, wonderful group and with our dear wow buddy kushika you can't ask for more. My first trip with wow and it was truly a beautiful experience.

    Rajashree Radhakrishnan

    Director at Wales and Co.

  • Amazing experience in Bhutan, simply out of the world. Meeting new people, seeing new places and yummy food. This time I went with 2 of my friends but came back with 20 friends. WOW ,buddy Kanika was a sweetheart. Managing everything meticulously at the same time keeping us entertained. Getting packed breakfast ready early morning at 5 am to catch the 7 am flight was very touching . No hiccups in the trip. Not to forget Dhana, our guide and Tek, our driver was part of the WOW family. This was my fourth trip with WOW and looking forward to many more. Long live WOW, our best wishes are always with you.

    Lovely Mukherjee

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  • Punakha suspension bridge- Bhutan
  • Sometimes it is loads of fun to just chill out and wear a Kira. This is us, on a Bhutan trip last year, just having a blast!

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