8 Days Gangtey Bhutan Tour

Price: 180 BTN/Day/Night
Area/Neighbourhood: Taba T Hanku Lam
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Tentative day by day itinerary: 
Day 1 Arrival to Paro 
Activities for today: Representatives from Amedewa Tours & Trek will receive you with “Tashi Khada”, traditional way of receiving our guest.) 
Transfer to Thimphu by private tour SUV 
En route pass by Tamchog Lhakhang iron bridge. 
Visit Rows of Traditional Handicraft market in Thimphu. 
Halt at the Hotel or Resort 
Day 2 
Thimphu sightseeing 
Activities for today: Centenary Farmers’ Market is where most of the locals gather on the banks of the river every weekend. Villagers from the nearby valley come here to sell agricultural products and handmade crafts. 
Today we visit the National Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connecting Bhutan to its past with exhibitions, demonstrations, and artifacts. Designed to resemble a rural home, this 19th-century building houses three stories of art, culture, and relics and Buddha point. 
The National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honor the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. A chorten is a hemispherical shaped memorial stupa. Known as the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan, it is used as a place of meditation. 
Outside Thimphu is Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in Bhutan. Legend says it was built to imprison a demon that was terrorizing the area. The first fortress of its kind, it features beautiful Buddhist paintings and carvings. 
Visit Simply Bhutan Museum where giving good guided introduction to Bhutanese traditional life. 
Thimphu Tashichho Dzong, a traditional fortress and Buddhist Monastery, is the largest in the city. Featuring distinctive Bhutanese architecture, using neither nails nor written plans, the structure serves as the current seat of the King of Bhutan 
In the evening you are free to stroll Thimphu town and if interested visit farmhouse for dinner and mingle with the locals 
Halt at the Hotel or Resort 
Day 3 Thimphu / Punakha 
Activities for today: Transfer to Punakha (3 hours drive ) 
On your way to Punakha, stop at Dochula Pass to have a coffee break and admire the grand 108 
stupas. If in good weather, take in the enchanting views of Mt. Himalaya. 
Next – visit Punakha Dzong, You will also visit Suspension Bridge nearby (the longest bridge in Bhutan). 
Halt at the Hotel or Resort 
Day 4 Punakha / Gangtey 
Activities for today: 
Chimi Lhakhang - A 20 minutes hike across terraced fields through the village of Sopsokha from the roadside to the small temple located on a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina, also known as the fertility temple. 
Passing Wangdue, one of the major towns and district capital of Western Bhutan. Located south of Punakha, Wangdue is the last town before central Bhutan. The district is famous for its fine bamboo work and its slate and stone carving. 
We will pause to view the Wangdue dzong built in 1638, Wangdue Dzong is dramatically perched on the spur of a hill and overlooks the confluence of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers. 
Halt at the Hotel or Resort 
Day 5 Gangtey 
Activities for today: 
The valley of Phobjikha is well known as the winter home of the Black necked crane (Grus Nigricollis). Bhutan is home to around six hundred black-necked cranes with Phobjikha being one of the popular places that the birds migrate to in the winter months from the Tibetan plateau. The elegant and shy birds can be observed from early November to end of March. Overlooking the Phobjikha valley is the Gangtey Goempa which is the old monastery that dates back to 17th century. 
Halt at the Hotel or Resort 
Day 6 Gangtey/Paro 
Activities for today: 
Paro Valley - The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan’s old monasteries and temples. The country’s only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7, 300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro. 
Paro Ringpung Dzong - this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag. 
Ta Dzong- Built as a watch tower the Ta Dzong, it was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique Thangka, textiles, weapons and armour, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. 
Halt at the Hotel or Resort 
Day 7 
Taktsang Monastery 
This morning, hike to visit Taktsang (Tiger's Nest), be amazed by the view of this sacred temple 
hanging on the rocky cliff, and take in the beauty of Paro valley. After that, move to the ruins of 
Drukgyel Dzong, built to commemorate Bhutan's victory over the Tibetan invaders. If in good 
weather, you'll see a great distant view of Mt. Chomolhari. After, if time permits, stroll Paro town. 
After the hike we will visit Hotstone Bath to get relaxed. 
Complimentary hotstone bath and playing archery at simply Bhutan Bhutan museum. 
Halt at the Hotel or Resort 
Day 8 
Paro / Exit 
Activities for today: Transfer to airport (Paro) 
Today we bid farewell to our valued clients. 
Hotels: 
Hotel Thimphu Tower or Jambhayang Resort or hotel Amodara or any equivalent 3 star in Thimphu 
Drubchu resort or Zangdopelri resort or any equivalent 3 star in Punakha 
Dewachen Resort or equivalent 3 star in Gangtey 
Mandala Resort or Janka resort or Tenzingling resort or any equivalent 3 star in Paro 
• What's Included? 
• Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees, museum/monument fees and all taxes. 
• Accommodations in minimum 3 star Hotel/Resort 
• All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the tour in Bhutan. 
• All land transfers, sightseeing with entrance fees. 
• Experienced English Speaking Bhutanese Tour Guide. 
• Bottled water in the vehicle 
• Private Tour SUV like Kia Seltos or Hyundai creta / H1 or Toyota Haice bus with well experienced driver with pick and drop to Paro airport 
• Return souvenir gift from Bhutan 
EXCLUSIONS: 
o Hotel outside Bhutan 
o Flights to Bhutan 
o Tips to driver or Guide. 
o River Rafting expenses in punakha 
o Expenses for night outs 
o Mountain Biking 
o Flight to Bhutan and outbound flight 
o Alcoholic drink 
 

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