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Masutaki Festival Tour 2018- Mushroom Festival

MASUTAKI FESTIVAL - 23rd –24th August, 2018 [If you want to join this festival, Contact us for customize or book this trip]

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 | Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1 Hr)
Upon your arrival, our staff will receive you and drive to Thimphu. After lunch Thimphu sightseeing. One can either wander on your own to stroll Thimphu streets or relax in your hotel.
Overnight: Thimphu | Altitude: 2300m

Day 02 | Thimphu – Punakha (3 Hrs)
Morning visit the School of Arts and Crafts. Folk Heritage museum and the National Library. Later visit the Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley and Zilukha Nunnery. After lunch drive past Dochula pass over 3010m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan with a view that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue drive to the sub tropical valley of Punakha.
Overnight: Punakha | Altitude: 1350m

Day 03 | Punakha – Jakar tour (7 Hrs)
Visit Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. One can also visit Souvenir making center. Drive over Pelela Pass at 3300m which forms the part of Black Mountain Range that divides the country into east and west. Drive through Trongsa and pass by the highest road pass in your trip at 3425m (Yotong La). En route stop at the weaving place where “Yatha” (wool weaving) is made which Bumthang is famous for.  
Overnight: Jakar | Altitude: 2650m

Day 04 | Jakar - Ura (2 Hrs)
Morning Jakar sightseeing on foot. Afternoon drive to Ura, a village made of cluster of large stone houses. Experience the village home stay with the locals of Ura.  
Overnight: Farm House | Altitude: 3100m

Day 05 | Matsutake Festival
Morning join the locals and the staff of the Thrumshingla National Park, Ministry of Agriculture to be part of the 2nd Matsutake festival held in Ura. Whole day mushroom haunting in the forest. Enjoy the picnic lunch. Evening back to the village. Traditional hot stone bath. Fresh matsutake for dinner. 
Overnight: Farm House

Day 06 | Ura – Jakar (2 Hrs)
Morning bid farewell to your local host and drive back to Jakar. Afternoon sightseeing in Jakar and eveing back to the hotel.
Overnight: Jakar

Day 07 | Jakar – Phobjikha (5 Hrs)
Retrace and enjoy the drive back to the wide valley of Phobjikha.  En route stop to visit the majestic Trongsa Dzong (fortress), home of the royals and the watch tower which house a museum now. Continue to Phobjikha. Farm House stay.
Overnight: Phobjikha| Altitude: 2900m

Day 08 | Phobjikha – Paro (8 Hrs)
Morning walk around the wide valley of Phobjikha meeting with students who all walk for hours to reach their closest school in the valley. Take a short break in Wangdi town and view Wangdi Dzong the only fortress in the country that has the original roof. Continue to Paro over the Dochula. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner.
Overnight: Paro | Altitude: 2200m

Day 09 | Paro sightseeing
Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest Buddhist temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley.
Overnight: Paro

Day 10 | Departure:
Transfer to the airport (15 mins) for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.

Transportation and Travel situation in Bhutan
Ground transportation is by private  vehicles based on number of travelers. we provide clean Air conditioning  and  heat in vehicles . expect bad roads with uphill and narrow tracks too, travel time might delay due to weather too.

please consult your doctor before you come to travel. in Bhutan we have local doctors to assist incase if needed.

Hotels / Resorts / Tents
We choose nice and best available hotels based on your budget. you will have private rooms with hot and cold showers

Guide, Driver and helpers
local expert guides and drivers.
this program can be customized based on your time and interest

Service Includes during Bhutan Tour

  • Bhutan Visa arrangement service
  • Government royalty and all the taxes
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons
  • Accommodations in A grade hotels
  • Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Full time English speaking Bhutanese guide
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

 Excludes in the package / supplement during Bhutan Tour

  • Flight fares from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Mumbai, Guwahati, Gaya to Bhutan- please choose the route and let us know we book for you
  • Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
  • Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
  • Travel / Medical Insurance

Visa processing

  • Bhutan visa is pre-process by our company we need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. we will send you electronic visa on your mail. you need to print and carry to fly to Bhutan. at immigration authorities will stamp on your passport.
  • your passport must be valid more than 6 months at the time  of travel in Bhutan
* Notes: There are regular flights from Kathmandu Nepal, Bangkok Thailand, Delhi India to Bhutan . for flights and package please contact us now

Some useful Bhutanese phrases during tours
Hello :              Ku-zu-zam-po-la (meaning good health)
Thank You :     Ka din chey la
See you :          Lok jey gay
Good bye :       Lus la “or” Laso la

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Dear Rajan,
Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

We spent one night in Thimphu, two nights in Phunakha, and two nights in Paro. Phunaka's Lobesa hotel became one of the most impressive splendid hotels we have ever stayed! Its view from the window was just gorgeous and took our breath away.

Nawang was a knowledgeable, kind and caring guide and we learned a lot about your beautiful country from him. Ugay was a safe driver and we felt so comfortable in the lovely Nissan four wheels.

The tour was both very informative and fun. In addition, Nawang accommodated many of our requests and re-arranged the original schedule to our satisfaction. Going to the weekend market in Thimphu became one of the highlights of this tour for us !

We'd like to visit Bhutan again in the future and we will definitely ask you again to organize tour for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Rajan for being such a friendly coordinator. Your responses were always so prompt!!

Yours sincerely,
Nory and Mayuri from Tokyo, Japan

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