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Bhutan Luxury Tour

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AUSTRALIA

“Tsheten has arranged my previous three visits to Bhutan in a professional and stress free manner (and he is currently arranging my fourth). “

“Tsheten took very good care of me and introduced me at easy pace to Bhutan culture, customs, history and people. “

    OVERVIEW

    Bhutan Luxury Tour

    Embark on a transcendent odyssey through the enchanting landscapes of Bhutan, where our luxury tour unfolds as a tapestry of opulence woven into the very fabric of the Himalayan kingdom. In the embrace of mystical monasteries perched on precipitous cliffs, find resplendent tranquility. Traverse emerald valleys adorned with prayer flags that dance in harmony with the mountain breeze.

    Indulge in regal accommodations that blend seamlessly with the pristine surroundings, offering a sanctuary of serenity. From the vibrant markets of Thimphu to the sacred echoes of Punakha Dzong, our Bhutan luxury tour is an immersive symphony of culture and comfort, an exquisite sojourn where each moment is adorned with the grace of Bhutanese hospitality. Elevate your journey beyond the ordinary, where the allure of luxury converges with the spiritual mystique of the Last Shangri-La.

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    DAYS

    This travel package is designed to provide travel luxury services. The package includes stay and use of internationally acclaimed class of hotels such as the Aman, Uma and Taj. The services provided through this package aims at fulfilling the needs of high-class services seekers. Our package provides a perfect blend of top class services and natural environment through customized itinerary.
    WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?

    When to visit for Bhutan Luxury Tour

    Bhutan experiences distinct seasons, with a monsoon season bringing heavy rainfall from June to September, nourishing the lush green landscapes. Winters, from November to February, bring cooler temperatures and occasional snowfall in higher elevations. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, offer pleasant weather with clear skies and blooming flora.


    4-25
    °C
    20-50
    MM
    Spring
    MAR – MAY
    15-27
    °C
    90-120
    MM
    Monsoons
    JUN – AUG
    3-26
    °C
    0-70
    MM
    Autumn
    SEPT – NOV
    (-2)-17
    °C
    5-10
    MM
    Winter
    DEC – FEB

    Trip Highlights

    Aman Resorts

    The name is derived from two words, “Aman” from the Sanskrit for “peace” and Kora in Dzongkha, the Bhutanese language meaning “circular pilgrimage”. Aman Kora Resorts has several lodges mainly in western part of Bhutan and one in central part, which will be operational within the end of 2007. Every lodge has its own natural settings in harmony with Bhutan’s pristine environment, culture, ambience, excellent services and best views of the mountains, monasteries and valleys.

    UMA COMO

    In autumn 2004, COMO Hotels and Resorts opened Uma Paro, a 29-room hotel offering five-star comfort and singular style in the wildly beautiful Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. It is an inland retreat of quiet comfort in inspiring, culture-rich locations. It is also a place for adventure, where the landscape and people won’t fail to uplift you. Simply gaze across the valley the morning you awake.

    Uma provides a holistic, cultural adventure, complemented by the experience, featuring yoga and Asian-inspired therapies devoted not just to the body but to spiritual wellbeing. In design, each hotl reflects local aesthetics, combining indigenous detailing with a serene modernity, keeping the number of rooms deliberately limited.

    Zhiwaling

    ZhiwaLing provides the most authentic top-tier hospitality and accommodation experience in Bhutan and is Bhutan’s first locally owned, faithfully traditional hotel with 21st century conveniences. The hotel is internationally recognized for its unique blend of traditional Bhutanese style, modern facilities and impeccable customer service in all areas of its operation. The Zhiwa Ling brand is well known and respected in the industry for consistent, high quality experiences. The hotel forms an integral and supportive part of the Paro community.

    Tour Includes

    • Accommodation: Luxury Hotels

    • Meal Plan: All the meals

    • Transport: Very Comfortable Transport (SUV/Mini Bus/Coaster Bus)

    • Guide: Professional English Speaking

    • Visa / Permits: Bhutan Visa & All Permits

    • Sightseeing: Extensive Sightseeing & Touring

    • Entrance fees: All Historic Monuments

    • Tax: Government Royalties And Taxes

    Tour Excludes

    • Airfare

    • Laundry

    • Private Calls

    • Beverages or Drinks

    • Insurance for travel and other contingencies.

    • Bank Charges

    Single room supplement charges of US $ 40 per night halt per person will apply for any single room requirement.

    Itinerary

    DAY 01: Arrival at Paro
    As the plane banks over the mountain slopes, the Paro Valley greet you with luminous paddies rippling in the breeze and tiny houses sprinkled on the bank of the meandering river. The air is crystal clear, light translucent and on horizon, snowcapped mountains frame the idyllic like painting. It does not matter how many time you land in Paro, the bucolic valley unfolds like a dream. If you are lucky, you will have a glorious view of the Snowcapped Himalayas. After visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will meet our representative, who will drive through Paro town for lunch at one of the local restaurant.

    Afternoon:
    Visit Paro Dzong built in 1646, which houses the administrative center of the Paro district and religious institute for monks. The Paro Dzong may be familiar to people who watched Bertolucci’s film “The Little Buddha” Their after walk down to the coach crossing over the traditional wooden covered bridge called “Nymezampa” which spans over the Paro River. Drive to Visit Kichu Lkakhang 6th century old monastery.

    Evening leisure at Zhiwaling
    DAY 02: Paro – Thimphu
    You will take a 1½ -hour leisurely drive towards the Capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. Passing through hills and some astounding countryside. Thimphu is situated in a large valley traversed by the Wangchuk River and overshadowed by high peaks. Enroute you will view Tachogang monastery “the temple of excellent horse” built by Thangthong Gyalpo (Iron chain builder in Bhutan) before reaching to Chunzom (confluence of Paro – Thimphu River). At the confluence stop for vehicle registration, you will see three forms of Chortens in different styles i.e. Nepalese, Tibetan and Bhutanese. We drive following the Thimphu River upwards passing through several villages. This morning you will visit the following places of cultural interest.

    In the morning you will visit the National Memorial Chorten with its golden spines shining in the sun, its tinkling bells built in honour of third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insights into Buddhist Philosophy in all its complexity of tantric Buddhism. This Chorten is centrally located and you will see an endless procession of elderly people circling around it.

    • Industrial State: Afternoon visit the Industrial State, where you can see the weavers weaving different fabrics.
    • The Arts and Craft Institute: This is a vocational training institute, where traditional techniques of drawing, paintings, calligraphy, embroidery, weaving, wood carving and sculpturing are taught to students with the objective of preserving the rich and pristine heritage.
    • The Handicraft Emporium, and other local handicraft shops to experience the beauty of Bhutanese textiles.
    • Visit Changangkha Lhakhang Bulit in 13 century old monastery.

    Evening Visit Tashi Chodzong and their after drive to Buddha point for a bird view of Thimphu Valley.

    Overnight at Amankora
    DAY 03: Thimphu – Punakha
    Drive to Punakha over the Dochu La (3050 m) is one of the most beautiful drive in Bhutan. On a clear day you will be able to see a spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayas from this pass. The pass is also dotted by many colorful prayer flags and 108 chortens. We will have light refreshment at the Dochu-la cafeteria. Thereafter we descend through the forest of rhododendrons and magnolia. After several stops on the way, you pass the village of Lumitsawa; Thinleygang and reach the fertile valley of Lobesa. Enroute you will have a view Chimi Lhakhang, the “Temple of Fertility,” built in 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kuenley also popularly known as “Devine Mad Man.”

    Afternoon: Drive to visit Punakha Dzong, This dzong is one of the most beautiful and architecturally impressive Dzong in the country. It is ideally located between two rivers Pho Chu “Male River” and Mo Chu “Female River”. It was built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyel and it has served as the seats of the Government till 1953. The construction of the Dzong was foretold by Guru Rimpoche, who predicted, “a person named Namgyel will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. At the time there was a smaller Dzong “ Dzong Chung” that house a statute of Buddha. It has said that Shabdrung ordered the architect, Zowe Palep, to sleep in from of the statue. While Palep was sleeping in front the statue; the Shadrung took him in his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the palace of Guru Rimpoche. From this vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong, which in keeping with the tradition, was never committed to paper. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang, “Palace of Great Happiness.” Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo (Chief Abbot”) and central monk body. Take time to admire the impressive, colourful and detailed artistry of the surrounding, including the huge statues of Buddha, Guru Rinpoche and Zhabdung Nawany Namgyel.

    Afternoon drive back to Paro. Evening leisure at AMANKORA
    DAY 04: Punakha – Paro

    Hike to KhamsumYuelley Namgyel Chorten:
    30 m tall chorten can bee seen from the distance when driving. The three leveled chorten took eight and half year to built and was consecrated in 1999, dedicated to the Fith King of Bhutan, it was built to remove negative forces and to provide peace, stability and harmony in an ever changing world. It is therefore filled with every forms of colorful protector imaginable.

    Time: 1 Hrs hike from road side
    Lunch at Hotel.
    After lunch drive to Paro over a Dochu-La Pass.
    Evening leisure UMA Paro

    DAY 05: Punakha – Paro

    After breakfast we drive to the north of Paro valley to Ramthangkha, from where we start our hike to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest). Visitors are permitted to hike up to the viewpoint from where they can see the monastery hanging on a cliff. we will obtain the special permit to visit the monastery. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche flew from Eastern Bhutan on a tigress, bringing Buddhist teachings and meditated here in this cliff. This is one of the most venerated and sacred of all Buddhist sights around the world.

    Lunch will be served at Taktsang cafeteria. Walk downhill to the road and enroute visit Drukgyel Dzong (now in ruins), which reveals the reminiscence of ancient architecture and followed by visit to Kyichu Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by Songtsen Gompo, which denotes the spread and emergence of Buddhism in the country.

    Evening at leisure UMA Paro

    DAY 06: Departure

    Drive to Paro Airport for your onward flight.

    “The Last Shangri-la”.

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