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Bhutan - Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

  • Thimphu

  • Buddha Point

  • Punakha

  • Paro

Love Thy Neighbour

A tiny country nestled deep within the high Himalayas, the “land of the Thunder Dragon” is a land where magic and myths are a part of history where there are more monks than soldiers, and where happiness output is measured and considered more important than GDP. Home to some of the best Himalayan hiking trails like the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, stunning landscapes, legendary ancient temples and fortresses, spicy yet delicious food, Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is an amply modern country yet medieval with one foot still rooted in its past. If you wish to slow down your fast paced city life and relish a moment or two in the lap of Himalayas, Bhutan is the place for you! A WOW trip is all about having fun and rejuvenation, being energetic and enjoying the me time. Its something every woman MUST do. Visiting Bhutan in this month are ideal for hiking, enjoying stunning views and the pleasant temperature. Join us on a journey across Bhutan's best places: Thimpu, Punakha and Paro to explore the treasure box of a traditional Himalayan Life.

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The Plan

  • Day 1 Best of Beginnings
  • Day 2 Tune into Thimpu
  • Day 3 Picture perfect Dochula Pass
  • Day 4 The lush green Punakha
  • Day 5 Paro – Gateway to Bhutan
  • Day 6 Breathtaking Tiger’s Nest
  • Day 7 Adios Bhutan!
  • Day 1

    Best of Beginnings

    After landing in picturesque Paro, make your way to Thimphu which is the capital of Bhutan and often referred to as its nerve centre. En route, stop and marvel at the Tachogang Lakhang which is one of the oldest iron bridges in all of Bhutan, located just off the Paro-Thimphu highway. You also stop at Chuzom which is the point of confluence of two key rivers of Bhutan. Overnight stay in Thimphu. (Altitude: 2334m)

    Amodhara or similar
  • Day 2

    Tune into Thimpu

    Visit the Chang Gangkha monastery and Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) are one of the oldest temples in the valley. The Zilukha nunnery and the textile museum are generous with their history. The oldest post office located here allows you to personalize your own stamp. Head to the market after a day of sightseeing. Overnight stay in Thimphu. (Altitude: 2334m)

    Amodhara or similar
  • Day 3

    Picture perfect Dochula Pass

    After the breakfast, drive to warm valley of Punakha over the most beautiful pass in the country called Dochula pass at 3150m. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important and beautiful thus the pass is one the must visit passes in Bhutan. En-route we will take awesome walk through the rice field of Mesina to Chimi Lhakhang-Temple of fertility. Overnight in Punakha. (Altitude 1242m)

    Punakha Pema Karpo or similar
  • Day 4

    The lush green Punakha

    After the breakfast, enjoy the beautiful Punakha valley. We will hike to Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Chorten, which will take about 45 mins to reach the top. Lunch will be served near the river. Then we will visit Punakha Suspension Bridge. Afternoon visit to Punakha Dzong. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo religious head of Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha. (Altitude 1242m)

    Punakha Pema Karpo or similar
  • Day 5

    Paro – Gateway to Bhutan

    Make your way to Paro today. This is one of Bhutan’s gateways to the master trek to Tiger’s nest and retains its age-old charm. Visit the imposing dzong or stupa built here which anchors the town and also the local museum which gives you a sense of Bhutanese history. Overnight stay in Paro. (Altitude 2200m)

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  • Day 6

    Breathtaking Tiger’s Nest

    Begin your day early as you get ready to trek up to Tiger’s Nest or Takshang Lakhang. The monastery located here is one of the oldest Bhutan. The roughly 2-3 hour trek takes you through the gorgeous smelling pine forest. Those who do not wish to trek the Tiger’s Nest can drive to the picturesque Chalela Pass and capture some stunning views. Overnight stay in Paro. (Altitude 2200m)

    Kichu Resort or similar
  • Day 7

    Adios Bhutan!

    Your quota of happiness seems up at this point as you make your way back home from the Paro airport. Bhutan is truly magical and you come away invigorated, humbled and most importantly happy! The perfect way to move forward in life.

  • "

    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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  • Dochula Pass - Bhutan
  • Punakha suspension bridge- Bhutan

Bookings Closed

Inclusions

  • Twin sharing accommodation as specified in program
  • Meals as per itinerary- Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 2 and Dinner: 5
  • English speaking guide as per itinerary
  • Two way flight from Delhi and comfortable coach from Day 1 till Day 7.
  • Airport Transfers (group transfers only)
  • Entry fee as mention in the itinerary
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Insurance (For Women over 59 years there will be an extra charge for insurance which will be subject to the duration of the trip and the destination country)
  • Inclusive of GST

Exclusions

  • Domestics flights to and fro from your respective cities to Delhi
  • Laundry/Medicines/Doctor/Telephone/Soft Drinks/mineral water.
  • Meals/tea/coffee other than stated/ tips/mini-bar and any other personal expenses, porter Charges
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions, private transfers etc.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, accidents & any medical evacuations
  • Any flight delays or re-scheduling etc.
  • Additional Fee to hike for Tiger’s Nest Temple (Rs. 500) to be paid on spot.
  • Additional Fee to be paid on spot for rafting (If weather permits).

Enquiry

  • Do you offer a travel protection / insurance plan for purchase? Is it included in the cost?

    Yes, we do offer a travel insurance which is included in the package cost. For travelers above 59 years and above, an additional amount will be charged.
  • How hectic is my vacation going to be?

    We do over 120 trips a year and while some are leisurely paced, others are of medium pace. Please check with the WOW Buddy of this trip for more details.
  • What size can my suitcase be?

    Generally, check in bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30″x 21″x11″ and weight not exceeding 22 kg. Carry-on luggage should not exceed the dimensions of 12″x11″ x6″ and weight not exceeding 7 kg. Though, because of differing terms of various airlines you must check your ticket copy and baggage allowance once your ticket is booked.
  • Can WOW book the flights for us?

    Definitely! We routinely book and manage flights for our Wanderers. We recommend that travelers get their flights booked through us as this comes in handy when there are issues to do with cancellations or re-routings.
  • Is Bhutan Visa required for Indian passport holders?

    Indian passport holders do not require a visa. They can travel using a Voter's ID card or Passport.

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