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Travel to Bhutan and experience this remote country among the Himalayas. Visit Bhutan and travel to Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Gangte on this incredible adventure tour.

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2014-04-27

Travel to Bhutan and experience this remote Himalayan country

Travel to Bhutan and visit this distinctive and remote pocket between India and China. Bhutan offers beauty, history and adventure by the bucketload. Travel to Bhutan's delightful Thimphu - the world’s only capital city without traffic lights. Head out into Bhutan's countryside and marvel at the spectacular Himalayan scenery, visit imposing dzongs and learn the Buddhist traditions of the 'Land of the Thunder Dragon'. Meet the relaxed local people, see the extraordinary 'Tiger's Nest' monastery and soak up this unique travel experience.

  • Explore the picturesque Gangte region
  • Shop for Bhutanese handicrafts
  • Join a pilgrim trek to Taktsang Monastery
  • Feast on red rice in charming Paro
  • Experience peaceful Thimphu - the world's only capital city without traffic lights
  • Visit Bhutan's quirky 'Temple of the Divine Madman'

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Finish:

    Paro, Bhutan
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus
  • Included activities:

    Bumthang Valley - Kyichu Lhakhang, Chimmi Lhakhang, Dzong tour, Explore Phobjikha Valley region, Folk and Heritage Museum, Gangte - Gangtey Goemba Monastery, Paro - Tadzong Museum & Trongsa Dzong, Paro - Tiger's Nest Monastery, Punakha - Punakha Dzong, Thimpu - National Library

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    260kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 3. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking. 4. Please be aware that Bhutan's national carrier Druk Air is renowned for last minute changes to its flights timetable in and out of Bhutan. Druk Air is the only airline allowed to fly into Bhutan (Paro) so it is important to book your flights in / out of Bhutan as soon as possible as we cannot refund this trip if you are unable to obtain flights. Intrepid hold no responsibility for delay, cancellation or unavailability of flight or missed connections. Timetables are available on the Druk Airlines website: drukair.com.bt 5. Any additional accommodation must be booked with Intrepid to ensure the validity of your Bhutan group visa issued by Intrepid. Please note that the pre/post accommodation is also subject to the daily Bhutan tourist visa tariff. 6. Please note the 27 April 2014 departure will run on the 2013 itinerary (8 days).

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Days 1-2 Thimphu

Thimphu is like no other capital city in the world - it's a town without traffic lights (no cars existed there until 1962), dominated by the majestic fortress of Tashichhodzong.

Days 3-4 Punakha

As a former capital and religious centre, Punakha has played a central role in Bhutan's history and today its ancient dzong (fortress) is still the winter home for the central clergy.

Day 5 Gangte

Set in the remote Phobjikha Valley, the 450-year-old Gangte Goemba has been beautifully restored. Rare black-necked cranes are said to circle the monastery as they migrate to the valley each winter.

Days 6-8 Paro

Home to Bhutan's unusual red rice, the Paro Valley is also famous for its fruit - strawberries, apples, pears, plums and peaches - and a wealth of historic sights.
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