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Bhutan Cultural Tour with 3 Days Sagala Trek

TRIP OVERVIEW

If you are looking for the best tour packages of Bhutan with culture and trekking, then Bhutan Cultural Tours with 3 days Sagala trek is the best choice for you. Bhutan Cultural Tour with 3 days Sagala Trek helps you get acquainted with the Dragon Kingdom’s unique culture while also exposing you to its beautiful landscape with 3 days of amazing trekking experience. Therefore, best tour packages of Bhutan begins in Paro with visits to the town’s landmarks like Kichu Lhakhang temple and the Drugyel Dzong. Next, you will hike to the highly venerated Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery which will also help with acclimatization. indeed, the three days trek begins in Sagala and ends in Chele La pass. Drive to Thimphu and Punakha and visit several significant religious and cultural landmarks. The Bhutan Cultural Tour with 3 Days Chelela Trek finally ends in Paro where it began.

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Tour Type Trekking
  • Destination Paro - Sagala Trek - Thimphu - Punakha

As our flight nears Bhutan we can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Jhomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, we will be greeted by a representative from Rabsel Nima Bhutan Adventure who will take us to our hotel. After lunch, we visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’. Next, visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. From here we will be taken to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. On a clear day we can see Mount Jhomolhari, Bhutan’s second-highest mountain, at 7,314meters.

Overnight: Paro (Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast we hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor and return to Paro.

 

Overnight: Paro (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

In the morning we drive to Haa valley across Chele La pass at 3810m. We meet our trekking staff and trek through an unpaved motor road for less than an hour. The trail on the right side of the village will take us to a yak herder’s camp. And from the end of this camp, we traverse through two different trails. We take the trail on our right and climb towards our camp which is located just below Saga La pass at 3150 meters.

Overnight: Camping at Sagala pass (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

From the camp we start climbing for 30 minutes to reach the Sagala pass (3550m). If the weather is clear we will get excellent view of Mt. Jumolhari and Jitchu Drake Peak. From the pass, we walk on the right side of the trail. After making several ascents and descents, walking through rhododendron tress and meadows, we will finally be on the top of the ridge which provides great views of Haa Valley. We make occasional ascents and descents through Hemlock and Juniper forests until we reach our camp.

 

Overnight: Camping at Ningula (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

We descend for a few minutes on a ridge through meadows which are also yak herder’s camps.  We will then climb uphill through the forest of tall rhododendron trees, meadows adorned with stone cairns to Kung Karpo Pass.  The view of Haa valley is spectacular as you climb up through these cairns. After hiking on the ridges we reach Kung Karpo. From here we will be walking up and down enjoying great vies of the Paro and Haa valleys and Kila Gompa Nunnery.  We walk down along the ridge with the company of dwarf rhododendron plants and colorful Buddhist prayer flags untill we reach Chelela pass at 3990m, which is one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan.  Our car will be waiting for us here and we drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. In the evening, we can stroll freely in streets of the city and absorb local lifestyle.

Overnight: Thimphu (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

After breakfast, we set out to explore Thimphu by firstly visiting National memorial stupa which was built in 1974 for honor or late third King of Bhutan. After that we will visit Buddha Dordenma (169ft) located on the hilltop of Kuenselphodrang overlooking the Thimphu valley. From there you will visit the Folk heritage museum and the Weaving center at Changzamtok and the see the archery game at Changlingmithang. Towards evening you will visit the Trashichoedzong – which houses the office for King of Bhutan and also it is capital fortress of Bhutan.

Overnight: Thimphu (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast, we set out on a scenic drive to Punakha with a stop at Dochu La pass (3,100m), where on a clear day we can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, we drive downhill through rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests. We stop at Lobesa and hike through rice paddies to Chimi Lhakhang temple. This temple is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, or the ‘Divine Madman’, who is believed to bless women who seek fertility.

 

Overnight: Punakha (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast, we visit the Punakha Dzong, which is situated between the male and female rivers like an anchored ship. Next, we drive to Paro via Dochu La pass. There, we visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery. With elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works, the Druk Wangyal Monastery is the only one of its kind in the country. After the tour of the monastery, we continue our drive with a stop in Thimphu for lunch.

 

Overnight: Paro (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast you shall be transferred to the airport for your flight to onward destination.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Bhutan VISA fee @ US$ 40 per person onetime.
  • 6 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis in 3 star hotels and 2 nights in camping
  • Meals Inclusive (8 x Breakfast, 8 x Lunch, 8 x Dinner)
  • Airport Transfers, sightseeing and drives shall be included throughout the tour with comfortable vehicle as per the group size.
  • Service of an accompanying English speaking guide-cum-escort for the complete tour
  • FIT surcharge on 2 pax group size only.
  • All currently applicable government royalty & taxes.
  • Entry fees to parks and monuments are all inclusive
  • All trekking and camping

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Any international air fare to and from Bhutan.
  • 4 or 5 star accommodation (extra charges will apply)
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages (alcohol)
  • Gratuities to the chauffeur, helper in case of coach and guide to be paid directly as per the level of services imparted.
  • Any other thing not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Sleeping bags for trekking

Tashi Namgay Resort

This resort is located conveniently opposite to the Paro airport away from the fuss of urban life. Boasting tradition and modern design ideas, this perfect blend offers you all the opulent amenities of modern life. The open field layout of the resort with lush green lawn provides yet another spiritual experience.

  • FREE WIFI FREE WIFI
  • TV TV
  • RESTURANT RESTURANT
  • SPA SPA
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City Hotel Thimphu

This hotel is another example of tranquil get away from the midst of everyday life yet in the heart of a town. It features modern furnishings to offer you an unbeatable comfort with modern amenities as well.

  • FREE WIFI FREE WIFI
  • TV TV
  • RESTURANT RESTURANT
  • SPA SPA
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Dhensa Boutique Resort

Dhensa Boutique Resort at Punakha is a mix of modern and traditional design ideas crafted for the peace of mind for any visitor. It boasts ideas and amenities that specifically deliver the essence Bhutanese hospitality and unforgettable comfort. Located at the heart warm Punakha valley, it sits among a vast field of paddy giving guests a rusty feel.

  • TV TV
  • FREE WIFI FREE WIFI
  • RESTURANT RESTURANT
  • SPA SPA
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Terms & Conditions

Reservations and Payments: 

  • Reservations will be confirmed, based upon availability, upon receipt of the Booking Form and 100% payment to the Tour Operator.

Tour cancellation policy:

The tour cancellation policy is as follow:

  • 90 days+           100% refund of trip cost
  • 30-89 days        75% refund of trip cost
  • 15-29 days         50% refund of trip cost
  • 00-14 days        100% cancellation fee

Flight cancellation policy:

The flight cancellation policy is as follow:

  • 30 days+ 90%         refund of ticket cost
  • 10-29 days       75% refund of ticket cost
  • 04-09 days      50% refund of ticket cost
  • 00-03 days      100% cancellation fee

Note: Fee applicable for date change and passenger name change.

Insurance:

  • Client is responsible for travel insurance, including health and accident insurance coverage and medical evacuation.

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