MATTA Offer: 6D/5N Bhutan Cultural Tour
Highlights: Tiger's Nest The Punakha Dzong
What you get
- Stay: 3* Hotel 5 Nights
- Transport: Airport transfer
Bhutan officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south.Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefdoms until the early 17th century. Later, in the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire and retained strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence.
The northern region of the country consists of an arc of Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows reaching up to glaciated mountain peaks with an extremely cold climate at the highest elevations. The highest point in Bhutan is Gangkhar Puensum at 7,570 metres, which has the distinction of being the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.The lowest point, at 98 m, is in the valley of Drangme Chhu, where the river crosses the border with India. Watered by snow-fed rivers, alpine valleys in this region provide pasture for livestock, tended by a sparse population of migratory shepherds.
Arrival Paro to Thimphu (L/D) <-----Tour depart from Bangkok
After arriving & visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan.
Check into your hotel in Thimphu. Free until lunch time for some rest from early morning flight, refreshment and lunch. Afternoon, you will have a choice to visit The Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. The original Thimphu Dzong (the Dho-Ngyen Dzong) is said to have been constructed in 1216 by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa. The National Memorial was built by Bhutan's third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who is also known as the "father of modern Bhutan." The National Memorial Chorten was gifted to the nation on 28 July, 1974.
Overnight in a hotel in Thimphu
Thimphu to Punakha (B/L/D)
Post early breakfast, you will drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass. We will stop over for tea at Dochula (3,100 m), where on a sunny day; you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges.
The Chimi Lhakang or the Chimel Lhakang is a Bhuddhist monastery located in the Punakha District of Bhutan. The monastery stands on a small hill close to the village of Lobesa and was constructed in 1499 by Ngawang Choegyel, the 14th Drukpaheirarch
Overnight in a hotel in Punakha
Post early breakfast, we will go for a hike towards Khamsum Yuley Namgyel Chhorten. The Yulley Namgual Chorten, lies approximate 7 kilometer north of Punakha. The Chorten is situated along a hill up the valley and can be reached after a leisurely hike through the woods and rice paddies The Punakha Dzong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzong is located at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu River, combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu which in turn is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The Dzong was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal Wangchuck in 1638. Later in the evening you will visit local market. Later we will drive to Thimphu.
overnight in a hotel in Thimphu.
Thimphu to Paro (B/L/D)
After early morning breakfast, we will be driven towards Paro and before that we will visit, Visit another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town.
You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.
The Paro Dzong is probably Bhutan's best known and most iconic Dzong.. The Rinpung Dzong's names translate to the “Fortress on a heap of Jewels ". The fortress was constructed in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal on the foundations of an ancient monastery.
The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the six storied circular Ta Dzong. The Ta Dzong is a medieval watch tower situated above the Rimpung Dzong. The Ta Dzong was constructed in 1656.
In evening we will visit local market of Paro an overnight in a hotel in Paro
Paro (Day Excursion) (B/L/D)
After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the Taktshang monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold. Later after the hike, we will visit; The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The temple was built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th Century AD.
The National Handcrafts Emporium is a state run Handicrafts showroom in 4 different cities of Bhutan. The emporium is run by the National Woman’s Association of Bhutan as a Non-Government Organization that is run under the royal supervision of Her Royal Highness Azhi Sonam Choden Wangchuk.
Overnight in a hotel in Paro
Paro to Onwards Destinations (B)
In the morning after early breakfast we will see you off at the Paro International Airport for your onward destinations.
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|LOW SEASON (DEC16, JAN 17, FEB 17,JUN17, JUL17, AUG17,DEC17)|
|3 -6 Pax||
|7 – 11 Pax||
Per person rate in RM$
|PEAK SEASON (SEP16, OCT16, NOV16 & MAR17,APR17,MAY17,SEP17,OCT17 & NOV17)|
|3 -6 Pax||
|7 – 11 Pax||
- 5 night’s 3* accommodation.
- English speaking tour guide
- All monuments fee, daily royalties and other tax
- Bhutan Visa fee & TDF
- Economy Airfare (Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok) - Price quote as USD 700 for return (Price may increase and subject to change)
- International air ticket to Bangkok
- Travel insurance
- Tipping USD 8/per pax per day
Peak season and public holiday surcharge may apply for certain dates.
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