White water rafting

Day 01: Paro – Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha

Day 03: Punakha – Rafting & Sightseeing

Day 04: Drive to Paro Sightseeing

Day 05: Paro – Departure

Day 01: Paro – Thimphu

Fly onboard Druk Air to Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro.

On arrival, once you have cleared any airport formalities, you will be met and transferred to Thimphu (2 hrs).

Overnight at hotel, Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha

Morning drive to Punakha. The journey of some 70 km (around 40 miles) takes approximately 3 hours, crossing over the Dochu la (3100m) and Thinlegang. If the weather is clear there are wonderful Himalayan views from the pass.

Afternoon rafting on Mochu river. Class III & IV +. Duration- 2 hours. Overnight at the hotel,Punakha.

Day 03: Punakha – Rafting & Sightseeing

Rafting on Pho Chu river. Class II & III +. Duration-3 hours. Overnight at the hotel, Punakha

Day 04: Drive to Paro Sightseeing

The journey of some 135 km takes approximately 5 hours, passing the scenic Simtokha Dzong.

A half day tour of Paro will allow you to see the principal sites of the Paro Valley – Ta Dzong, and the ruined fort of Drukgyel Dzong.

Drukgyel Dzong is situated some 15 km, (10 miles) North of Paro (beyond the side valley where the Tigers Nest monastery is located).

It was built in 1649 to protect the country against threatening Tibetans. One feature of the fort is a false entry to lure invaders into an enclosed courtyard, which, along with other tactics helped the Bhutanese protect their country successfully through the 17th century.

Below the Dzong, the village of Drukgyel is home to a farming community and you may be able to visit one to see how the Bhutanese retain many of their traditional practices. The National Museum is housed in Ta Dzong, a circular building from the same period as the fort, and was originally a fort overseeing Paro itself.

The building was renovated in 1967 to house the country’s national museum, which comprises a host of religious and cultural artifacts, thangkas, carvings, weapons and other equipment captured from invading Tibetan armies. Overnight at the hotel, Paro.

Day 05: Paro – Departure

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Cost of booking is as follows:

  • Single Traveler : $3345
  • Dual/ 2 Travelers : $2640 Per Person
  • 3 Travelers : $2385 Per Person
  • 4 Travelers : $2130 Per Person
  • 5-6 Travelers : $2105 Per Person
  • 7 and above Travelers : $2000 Per Person

The above mentioned price covers the following:

  • Tour vehicles with experienced driver – (SUV cars for single and dual travelers, Toyota Mini buses for group of 3 – 9 travelers and Toyota coaster buses for group consisting 10 or more travelers).
  • All meals – (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All accommodations in 3 star hotels/ guest houses in twin sharing basis – (Up gradation to 4 stars and 5 stars available on paying the extra premium).
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide – (Language speaking guides for French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai are available on paying extra premium of $60 – $100).
  • Sustainable Development fee of US $65 per person per night spent in Bhutan – (This money goes for a very good cause of reducing poverty, rural development, free medical services and free education for Bhutanese people).
  • Entrance fees to all tourist sites
  • Tea and snacks during the day
  • Bottled water during the day
  • Bhutan Visa Fee of US $40
  • Trekking Equipments as follows:
    1. Horses/ potters and ponies
    2. Toilet tents with toilet pots and toilet papers.
    3. Sleeping tents (A-shaped) with pillows and mattress
    4. Dinning tents with tables and chairs
    5. Kitchen tents with whole set of kitchen items to prepare meals.
    6. Trekking/camping cooks
    7. Trekking/camping staffs
    8. Hot water bags in bed.

The above mentioned price does not cover the following:

  • Airfare (both international and domestic)
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, Beverages and tips
  • Any cost incurred due to flight cancellation, delayed flight or road blockage