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7 NIGHTS & 8 DAYS HAA SUMMER FESTIVAL

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BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 01 – ARRIVE PARO AIRPORT
• You will be received at the Paro airport
• You will be engaged in sightseeing around Paro after lunch wherein you will get to visit Taa Dzong (Museum)-Paro Rinpung Dzong ,Drugyal Dzong & Kicchu Lhakhang

 DAY 02 – ARRIVE PARO AIRPORT

You will have a smooth drive towards Thimphu which would approximately take 45 minutes from Paro. On reaching Thimphu, you will get to explore the place. 
• Visit Buddha Dordenma Statue
• Bhutan Post Office
• Museum 
• Royal Textile Academy

Simply Bhutan Museum

National Folk Heritage

National Textile Museum

 DAY-03 THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA

 Travel to Punakha (2 hours’ drive)
• Visit Dochula Pass
• Visit Punakha Dzong
• Visit Chimi Lhakhang

 Overnight stay at Punakha

 DAY 04-PUNAKHA TO THIMPHU

On the next day, we will drive back to the capital city and  visit the following places
• Visit Tashi Chhoe Dzong.
• Visit Bhutanese Craft Bazaar
• Witness Archery game
• Visit centenary market

DAY 05-THIMPHU TO HAA
• Next day, we will head towards HAA which will take 3 to 4 hours. In the afternoon, we will explore Haa valley and other sightseeing.Overnight stay at Haa

 DAY 06-HAA-(ATTEND THE FESTIVAL)
• You will spend the whole day witnessing the festival. In the evening, we will drive towards paro. Before dinner at the hotel we would orient on Bhutanese etiquette to you. Overnight at your hotel in Haa.

 DAY 07- PARO (HIKE TO PARO TAKTSHNG)
• After the breakfast, there will be a hike to Taktshang Monastery. Paro Taktshang is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of the country and your trip would be tedious without visiting this most important Buddhist temple. Taktshang which mean “Tiger’s nest” was built around 1692 on a cliff which is about 3120 meters above the sea level. It is located 10 km away from Paro town and will take at least 2-4 hours for trekkers to reach the spot. . 
• In the evening, we will accompany you to a farm house in Paro for a hot stone bath. This traditional bath uses fresh water from the river mixed with Artemisia leaves. The water is then heated by dipping hot stones in the water tub. 
• Overnight stay at Paro

 DAY 08-DEPARTURE FROM PARO AIRPORT
• After the breakfast, we will drop you to the Paro International Airport from where you will fly back home
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Important Information
Departure Point
Paro
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Paro
Inclusions
  • All internal taxes and service charge
  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$65 per night per person
  • Visa Fee $40
  • Twin sharing hotel Rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All Meals (breakfast ,lunch and dinner) at 3 star hotels
  • Service of a professional and a licensed Bhutanese speaking English Guide
  • Refreshments (tea, coffee and snacks)
  • All transfers and sightseeing/treks/tours within Bhutan
  • Riding ponies and pack animals on treks
  • Trekking equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Airfare
  • SURCHARGES For Solo Traveler: $ 40 per night. For Two Person Traveler: $ 30 per person per night. No Surcharge Applicable for Group of 3 and More.
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Wire transfer fee for transferring money to Bhutan
  • Bar bills
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other Personal Expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Once you have transferred your funds, we will transfer your money to Tourism council of Bhutan's account and will not be released to Yahweh Tours and treks until your tour have taken place. So your money stays safe in the Government's account and once your tour gets over, the government will release all the funds to our company’s account.
  • You will be received at the Paro airport
  • You will be engaged in sightseeing around Paro after lunch wherein you will get to visit Taa Dzong (Museum)-Paro Rinpung Dzong and Drugyal Dzong-Kicchu Lhakhang
  • lies on the hill located above the Paro Dzong. It is an ancient watch tower which is now used as the National Museum. The building has a unique design with the shape of a conch shell. The museum has different galleries which provide better display and various categorizations such as anthropology, arms and armor, pre-history, manuscript, paintings, textiles, bronzes, decorative arts, philatelic items, epigraphic items and numismatics.
  • Next visit will be to
  • Rinpung means, “Heaps of jewels” and it is a fortress monastery possessing a long history. Inside the Dzong, there are fourteen shrines and chapels.
  • After exploring Paro Rinpung Dzong, you will get to visit
  • Drugyal Dzong is Dzong is one of the oldest Dzong in the country which was built to commemorate the victory over an invasion from Tibet. This Dzong now lies in ruins. Right after the visit to Drugyal Dzong, you would enjoy the visit to Kicchu Lhakhang on the way back to the Paro town. This temple is one of the oldest temple built by a Tibetan Emperor, Songtsan Gampo. It is believed that this temple is filled with various hidden treasures.
  • You will have a smooth drive towards Thimphu which would approximately take 45minutes from Paro. On reaching Thimphu, you will get to explore the place. Thimphu is the Capital city of Bhutan which is situated in the western part of the country. The place is rich in culture and tradition amidst the fast development occurring every day. It is also known for its Buddhist sites. The Bhutanese culture is fully reflected in the capital city in respect of literature, religion, customs, and national dress code, the monastic practices, music, dance, literature and in the media. Modernity has been blended without sacrificing on the traditional Buddhist ethos. You will get to visit:
  • Visit Buddha Dordenma Statue
  • It is a massive Shakyamuni statue built on the hill top of Kuenselphodrang which is 51.5 meters in height and is made up of bronze and gold. It is one of the largest statue in the world. This great statue also houses over one hundred thousand small Buddha statues. I bet that you will be startled to gaze at this gigantic statue right in front of you.
  • Visit Bhutan Post Office
  • Bhutan post office is located in the heart of Thimphu city. This is one exciting place to visit as there is unique collection of Bhutanese stamps and you will get to explore about Bhutan’s history from these stamps as well.
  • Visit Museum
  • Thimphu has Many Museums. Each artifact in the museum has its own stories to tell which you would love to listen to.
  • Visit Royal Textile Academy
  • Simply Bhutan Museum
  • National Folk Heritage
  • National Textile Museum
  • Travel to Punakha (2 hours’ drive)
  • Visit Dochula Pass
  • On the way to Punakha you will come across Do Chula pass which is placed 3100 meters above the sea level. There are about 108 sacred stupas or temples being build out there. Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan is seen from the Dochula Pass.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong
  • Punakha Dzong is the second largest and one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan. It was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel as prophesied by Guru Rinpochhe.This Dzong is built at the confluence of Po Chhu and Mo chhu.
  • Visit Chimi Lhakhang
  • Is a popular Buddhist monastery built around 1499 by Ngawang Chogyal in honor of Lama Drukpa Kuenley who is also known as a “divine madman” after he subdued the demon of the Dochula with his “magic thunderbolt of wisdom”. He is called a “Divine madman because of his unusual ways of teaching Buddhism by means of singing, humor and outrageous behavior, which amounted to being bizarre, awful and with sexual overtones.
  • Overnight stay at Punakha
  • On the next day, we will drive back to the capital city and visit the following places
  • Visit Tashi Chhoe Dzong.
  • This marvelous fortress was built by Lama Gyalwa Lhanapa. The Dzong houses the office of the King, the cabined secretariat, ministry of home affairs and finance and also other government departments.
  • Visit Bhutanese Craft Bazaar
  • It is a handicraft market in Thimphu which is acquainted with unique arts and crafts of the country. It will indeed take you to the different world exhibiting its own beauty and charm.
  • Witness Archery game
  • Visit the changlimithang ground to witness the Archery match. Archery is the national sport of Bhutan and the sports is played by the Bhutanese on several occasions. Archery is played differently in Bhutan as compared with the internal standards where the two targets are placed 100 meters apart from each other
  • Visit centenary market in the evening where many local produces foods stuffs as well as arts and crafts are sold in the market. Thus, this provide great opportunities for interacting with the local and photography session.
  • Overnight stay at Thimphu
  • Next day, we will head towards HAA which will take 3 to 4 hours. In the afternoon, we will explore Haa valley and other sightseeing.Overnight stay at Haa
  • You will spend the whole day witnessing the festival. In the evening, we will drive towards paro. Before dinner at the hotel we would orient on Bhutanese etiquette to you. Overnight at your hotel in Haa.
  • After the breakfast, there will be a hike to Taktshang Monastery. Paro Taktshang is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of the country and your trip would be tedious without visiting this most important Buddhist temple. Taktshang which mean “Tiger’s nest” was built around 1692 on a cliff which is about 3120 meters above the sea level. It is located 10 km away from Paro town and will take at least 2-4 hours for trekkers to reach the spot. You can even have an exhilarating uphill ride on a rented horse. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Buddhist saint) came riding on a tigress to this site and meditated in the cave for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours so as to subdue evil spirits dwelling in that region. He was indeed victorious which is why Taktshang was built to signify the victory over the evil spirit. There is a Taktshang cafeteria which serves tea, lunch, snacks and fruit drinks at a reasonable price as well
  • In the evening, we will accompany you to a farm house in Paro for a hot stone bath. This traditional bath uses fresh water from the river mixed with Artemisia leaves. The water is then heated by dipping hot stones in the water tub. This hot stone bath is a traditional method of healing diseases. In additional, you would feel relax while taking hot stone bath. So, if you are tired, a hot stone bath is all you need!
  • Overnight stay at Paro
  • After the breakfast, we will drop you to the Paro International Airport from where you will fly back home
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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