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Exotic Bhutan

02 to Go / Ground Only / English Speaking

from MYR5358 for 1 Pax

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ASPEN HOLIDAYS SDN. BHD.

No. 3A, Jalan Excella 1, Taman Ampang Hilir,

55100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

KKKP No. :  3779

MATTA Member No. :  MA1996

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Overview:
  •  Duration: 5D 4N

  •  Minimum Pax: 2

  •  Package Code: BTN5PBHEXOTIC180831

Travel Details:
  •  Destination: Bhutan

  •  Tour Start: , Bhutan

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Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.


It is every passenger’s responsibility to carry a valid passport and have obtained the appropriate visas when travelling. Please ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the duration of your holiday.



Travel period: 01MAR – 31DEC2018
 

Day 1 :   Arrival Kathmandu / Paro / Thimphu (Lunch Dinner)

The flight to Paro offers fascinating views of the eastern Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest. On arrival, proceed to Paro town for lunch. After lunch, drive to Capital City, Thimphu. Visit 【Tashicho Dzong】, is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimpu. It has traditionally been the seat of the Dharma Raja, the head of Bhutan's civil government, an office which has been combined with the kingship since the creation of the monarchy in 1907, and summer capital of the country. After dinner, transfer back to hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2 :   Thimphu / WangduePhodrang (Punakha) (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) 

After breakfast, visit 【Buddha Point】 (Kuensel Phodrang). 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. After that, visit the 【Motithang Takin Preserve (Mini Zoo) 】 where you can see the national animal - Takin research centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. Continue to visit 【National Memorial Chorten】, a stupa conceptualized by the Third King to ward off negative influences. It was later built in his memory by the present King and the Queen Mother. Then, visit 【National Post Office】 where you can spend only USD 3, to have your own photo for a set of stamps. Continue to visit 【National School of Traditional Arts】, where young monks learn the art of Buddhist Thangkha Painting; the workshops for mask making and fine metal craft, weaving, ceramics and paper. After lunch, proceed to WangduePhodrang. En-route visit 【Dochula pass】 (3,050m) where if the weather is good, enjoy spectacular view of mountains, you also can see "108 stupa", also known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens". After dinner, transfer back to hotel in Wangdue Phodrang.


**National School of Traditional Arts temporarily closed during the winter period of 15 Dec - 15 Feb **


 

Day 3 :    WangduePhodrang (Punakha) / Paro) (Breakfast Lunch Dinner)

After breakfast, visit 【Chimi lhakhang】, a temple built by Lam Drukpa Kuenley, the Divine Madman and renowned for blessing barren women with fertility. After that, visit the 【Punakha Dzong】, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned here in 1907. . After lunch, transfer back to Paro. Upon arrival, visit 【Paro Town】for souvenir. After dinner, transfer back to hotel in Paro.


 

Day 4 :   Paro (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) 

After breakfast, visit 【Taktsang】, also known as Tiger's Nest, a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley. The hikes up to the view point - monastery will take about 3 hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff.  (Pony ride can be arranged *Optional*). After that, visit one of the oldest landmarks in Bhutan, the 7th century 【Kyichu Lhakhang】 was one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gembo. It is revered as one of the most holy shrines in Bhutan and embodies the arrival of Buddhism here. Then, visit 【Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) 】 also known as “fortress of the heap of jewels' which is the seat of the district administration and the residence of the monastic school. The dzong is famous for its wall murals depicting Buddhist parables, symbols and the lives of prominent saints. After dinner, transfer back to hotel in Paro.


 

Day 5 :    Paro / Kathmandu Departure (Breakfast)

After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.


 


❖ Sightseeing, transfers, meals as per itinerary.    


❖ 4 nights hotel stay.


❖ English speaking tour.



❖ Air tickets and airport taxes.


❖ Travel insurance, relevant entry visa if any.


❖  Bhutan visa fee include TDF [Tourism Development Fee] is USD40 per person.


❖ Pre collected tipping of MYR200 per person per package for guide and driver.

❖ Minimum 2 adults travelling per booking.

❖ Package is valid for Malaysian, Singaporean, Brunei and Indonesian  passport holders only, and subject to re- quote for other nationalities.

❖Travelling must be completed by 31st December 2018

❖ We strongly recommend all passengers to purchase travel insurance for their holiday.

❖ All bookings are subject to availability.

❖ All rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice.

❖ Any unused services, unused tours and accommodations are non-refundable.

❖ Other terms & conditions apply.