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Essential Bhutan

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Paro. Bhutan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 35 34 39 44 50 54 55 55 53 47 42 38
Average Low 1 5 14 22 30 38 41 40 36 23 12 4
Average Rainfall 0.3 0.6 1 1.3 1.2 2.1 3.9 4.2 2.4 0.9 0.2 0.1
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+06:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Bhutanese Ngultrum
$1.00 USD = BTN63.45 BTN
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Thimphu Valley. Bhutan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 54.1 57.9 61.5 68 72.5 75.9 76.8 77 73.6 71.4 64.2 58.1
Average Low 27.3 33.1 39 44.8 55.6 59.4 59.7 60.4 59 50.7 41 30
Average Rainfall 0.59 1.61 0.91 2.28 4.8 9.69 14.69 13.58 6.1 1.5 0.31 0.12
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+06:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Bhutanese Ngultrum
$1.00 USD = BTN63.45 BTN
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Punakha. Bhutan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 35 34 39 44 50 54 55 55 53 47 42 38
Average Low 1 5 14 22 30 38 41 40 36 23 12 4
Average Rainfall 0.3 0.6 1 1.3 1.2 2.1 3.9 4.2 2.4 0.9 0.2 0.1
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+06:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Bhutanese Ngultrum
$1.00 USD = BTN63.45 BTN
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
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Essential Bhutan

5 days/4 nights - from $1,285 per person
Take a 4-night trip to visit the Kingdom of Bhutan. Arrive in the Paro Valley, where you visit the national museum and the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. Next, travel to Thimphu, the capital, and visit the Changgangkha Monastery and the School of Painting. Then, take a day excursion to Punakha to visit a Bhutanese house where traditional tea is served. Finally, transit through Paro on your way to your next destination. Starting from $1285 per person, land only, with daily departures.

Day 1 - Arrive Paro
Arrive in the Paro Valley. Transfer to your hotel. Tour of the town includes the National Museum and the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. (Olathang/Uma) (D)

Day 2 - Paro/Thimphu
Drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, National Library and Taschicho Dzong. Sightseeing includes Changgangkha Monastery, goldsmiths' workshops, School of Painting, and other dzongs (fortress/monasteries). (Kisa/Taj Tashi) (B/L/D)

Day 3 - Thimphu/Punakha/Thimphu
Full-day excursion to Punakha. Visit a Bhutanese house, where traditional tea is served. Return to Thimphu the same day. (B/L/D)

Day 4 - Thimphu/Paro
In the morning shop at the market. This afternoon return to Paro by road. (Olathang/Uma) (B/L/D)

Day 5 - Depart Paro
Depart Paro for your next destination (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement
March 1 - May 31
September 1 - November 30
$
$1415 FC
$3875 L
$215 FC
$2195 L
June 1 - August 31
December 1-31
$
$1285 FC
$3670 L
$190 FC
$1480 L
2020
January 1 - February 29
$
$1285 FC
$3670 L
$190 FC
$1480 L
  • Hotels are FC (first-class) and L (luxury), as indicated.

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Tour Features

  • Round trip hotel transfers
  • Private transfers from one city to another with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Olathang (FC) or Uma (D) in Paro
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Kisa (FC) or Taj Tashi (D) in Thimphu
  • Private sightseeing tours with English-speaking guide and entrance fees: half-day city tour of Paro, full-day excursion of Punakha, morning shopping opportunities in Paro
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Hotel taxes and service charge included

 Rates do not include:

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • If listed hotels are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available

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