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Wonders of Bhutan

Starts: Paro, Bhutan
Finishes: Paro, Bhutan

Visit: Paro, Thimphu, Punākha, Gangtey Gonpa, Thimphu, Haa Dzongkhag, Paro

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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Find out what lights up the faces of the residents of Bhutan, the only country in the world that measures its well-being in GNH — Gross National Happiness. On a 10-day adventure across this bastion of Buddhist culture, explore remote mountain villages and shrines and climb magnificent heights to the cliff-side Taktsang Monastery, 900 metres (2,953 feet) above the valley floor. Amid the soaring peaks and cultural delights of this ancient place, discover your own capacity for happiness.

Highlights

    • Visit one of the most remote countries in the world
    • Enjoy a meeting and lecture with a monk about Buddhist culture in Bhutan
    • Learn how to cook ema datshi (chili cheese) with a local farm family
    • Hike along peaceful nature trails and thrilling cliffs
    • Experience the pristine and peaceful nature of the "Dragon Kingdom"

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 155165
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private vehicle, walking, hiking.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: National Geographic Journey

Starts: Paro, Bhutan
Finishes: Paro, Bhutan
Duration: 10 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Meet a Buddhist Monk, Thimphu Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Family Farm Meal, Gangtey Gonpa Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lecture on Gross National Happiness, Thimphu
    • Arrival and departure transfer
    • Visit the Rimpung Dzong
    • Hike to Punakha Dzong monastery and fertility shrine
    • Visit the town of Wangdue and walk to Khamsum Yueley Chorten shrine
    • Visit the village of Khewa
    • Black-Necked Crane Centre visit
    • Hike to the monastery of Gangtey Goempa
    • Walk across Phobjikha and Khewa valleys
    • Visit the National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (arts and crafts) and the Thimphu Chorten
    • Hike to Kila Goempa nunnery
    • Explore shrines and temples of the Haa Valley
    • Visit the fortress of Drukgyal Dzong and hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)
    • Visit Kyichu Lhakhang Temple
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotel/lodges (9 nts).
    • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking, hiking.
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,799 ($380/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Bhutan Paro, Thimphu, Punākha, Gangtey Gonpa, Haa Dzongkhag

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Tour Operator

G Adventures

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In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Over 26 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.

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