Splendid Bhutan with Tigers Nest Trek
Experience Leh Ladakh to the full. The land of mystical gompas and blue lakes has never failed to mesmerize. With camel rides, sand dunes and some of the highest passes in the world with picturesque landscapes – Leh Ladakh has always been a Travellers delight.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Snow & Ice
- Activity Level Leisurely
- Group Size Small Group
No Of Days: 12 Days / 11 Nights Visiting Months: Starts April and can visit till Mid October
Circuit: Leh – Pangong – Nubra Valley – Khardung La – Leh
A complete tour of the mystical land of Leh Ladakh. A home to the world’s highest passes and turquoise blue lakes caressed with some of nature’s weirdest compositions of sand dunes, double humped camels, and optical illusions, all this at a height of 4000 mt from the sea.
This Tour starts from Leh with a visit to the Sham Valley and magnetic hill further taking you to the colorful confluence of Zanskar and Indus rivers. Visit some of the most popular attractions of Leh like the Hall of Fame and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, before you head to experience the nature’s extravagant creation – The Pangong Lake. A brackish (Salt Water) lake 4000 mt above the sea, 120 km in length and 7 km broad. Spend your night at our camp gazing the clear skies with millions of stars feeling so close. On day 4 say good bye to the blue waters of Pangong lake to visit the richest monasteries of Leh at Hemis and shop for memoirs in the Leh market.
And the mystical visit doesn’t end here. Head on to the Nubra valley via Khardung la, the highest motorable in the world at 18360ft. Experience the sand dunes of Nubra Valley and the Bactrian Double humped Camels at Hunder. Enjoy your time with Camel rides and ATV drives before you head to the famous Diskit Monastery while driving along the Shyok river back to Leh. On the seventh day while we wish you to come back soon, take with you lots of beautiful memories to cherish and stories to tell.
Customization and Group Booking
This Tour can be customized to suit your Travel need and requirements. If youre a Group of more than 6 Travellers – we can offer you a Discounted price.
- Accommodation for 07 Nights at Specified Hotels on double/twin sharing basis [Options available on Booking page]
- Return airport transfers in Leh by NonAC Scorpio /Xylo
- Transport services for full day Excursion to Pangong by NonAC Scorpio /Xylo
- Transport services for Leh – Nubra – Leh by NonAC Scorpio /Xylo
- Sightseeing Tours/Transfers/Excursions as per the itineraryReturn airport transfers in Leh by NonAC Scorpio /Xylo
- Meeting and Assistance at Leh airport by our Rep/Driver
- All Toll Taxes, Parking Charges, Driver Allowance are included
- Inner Line Permits for Pangong Lake & Nubra
- Wild Life Fees & Environmental Fees
- Breakfast and Dinner included in the package cost
- All Local Taxes included
- International and Internal Airfare
- Alcoholic/Aerated beverages, bottled water
- Camera and Entrance fees at all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary
- Any Medical and travel insurance
- All personal expenses, optional tours, Tips and extra meals
- Guide Services @ 1500/- Per day for Domestic Clients , @ 1800/- Per day for Foreigners
- Any kind of Insurance
- Oxygen Cylinder
- Any joy ride (Water Rafting, Camel Safari)
- Day1 IXB/NJP to Phuentsholing, 165kms in 4.5 Hrs.
We shall receive you on your arrival and drive to Phuentsholing, the gateway to Bhutan. Check in at Hotel. Free Evening Overnight at Phuentsholing.
- Day2 Phuentsholing to Thimphu, 176Kms in 7hrs.
After breakfast and entry formalities drive to Thimphu (Alt 8979Ft / 2736M) the modern capital town of Bhutan. Check in at Hotel. Free Evening Overnight at Thimphu.
- Day3 Full Day city tour of Thimphu.
Visit Tashichhodzong, BBS Tower, Government Run Handicraft Emporium, National Memorial Chorten, Buddha View Point, Folk heritage, National Textile Museums, National Institute of Traditional Medicine (out side view) and Zoo. Free Evening Overnight at Thimphu.
- Day4 Thimphu to Trongsa, 250Kms in 8 hrs.
After breakfast drive over Dochu-la Pass (Alt 10130ft/3088M) and continue to drive till Wangduephodrang town and take a break for Lunch then continue on to Trongsa across Pele-la pass (3,300m/10,830ft), the traditional boundary between east and west. The pass is marked by a large white chorten and prayer flags. Reach Trongsa late afternoon. Over Night at Trongsa.
- Day 5 Post breakfast sightseeing of Tsongsa.
After breakfast, walk by Trongsa Dzong (built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1647) and climb up a steep path to visit the Ta Dzong (watchtower), dedicated to the epic hero, King Gesar of Ling.
Tsongsa to Bumthang, 68 Kms in 3Hrs.After lunch checkout and drive over Yutong-la pass (3,400m/11,155ft) and reach Bumthang.Over night at Bumthang
- Day 6 Bumthang full day sightseeing.
After breakfast visit the village and explore the beautiful valley of Bumthang. Drive through the picturesque valley of Bumthang and visit Jambay Lhakhang Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, and Kuenshusum Lhakhang.
Post lunch sightseeing, Visit Jakar Dzong, built by Minjur Tempa, the 3rd Desi in 1646 AD (Desi means temporary ruler appointed by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal) and drive to Member (Tsho) the burning.Over Night at Bumthang
- Day 7 Bumthang to Punakha, 212Kms in 8hrs.
After breakfast checkout and drive to Punakha(Alt 4300Ft ft/1310M).free evening.Overnight at Punakha.
- Day 8 Punakha Sightseeing.
After Breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, was strategically built at the confluence of the Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers by the first Shabdrung of Bhutan, Ngawang Namgyel in 1637.
Punakha to Paro, 120Kms in 4 Hrs.Checkout and drive to Paro(Alt 7300 ft/2230M) En-route visit Simtokha Dzong, This dzong, built in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. Evening at Leisure. Over Night at Paro.
- Day9 Full day city tour of Paro
Visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, 18 km. from Paro town on the north side of the valley, Also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the kingdom.
Post lunch Paro sightseeing. After Lunch visit National Museum which used to be a watch tower for Paro Rimpong Dzong (Fortress). It was converted into Museum in 1968. Visit Paro Rimpong Dzong, the Dzong was built in 1646 AD. Overnight at Paro.
- Day10 Taksang Monastery (Taktsang Lhakang/Tiger Nest) excursion
After breakfast drive to Satsam Chorten (10 Km from Paro) and from there walk or take a pony ride (4.5 hrs Round hike) to reach the Monastery. Walkers can enjoy a rest at the Taktsang Teahouse situated at a wonderful vantage point overlooking the monastery. On clear days you can get a clear view of mount Chomolhari the sacred peak of Bhutan. Return back to Paro. Over Night at Paro.
- Day11 Paro to Phuentsholing, 174Kms in 7 hrs.
After breakfast drive to Phuentsholing.Checkinn to hotel and have leisure evening. Over Night at Phuentsholing.
- Day12 Phuentsholing to IXB/NJP, 165Kms in 4.5hrs.
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to IXB/NJP. Farewell and tour ends.
Choose from the different Accommodation options to suit your budget. This tour offers Hotel and Houseboat accommodation for you to choose from. We have categorized our Hotel in four distinct categories to help you decide the that best suits your needs and budget.
Hotels on this Tour
Tour pricing mentioned above includes Economy Accommodation as the base package. Select your choice of Hotel Category from ADD-ONs after adding the Tour to your Shopping Cart
|City||Standard Hotels||Deluxe Hotels||Nights|
|Leh||Hotel Abu Palace/Hotel Layul Palace |
|Hotel City Palace/Hotel Ladakh Palace Royal Holiday Leh||05|
|Nubra Valley||Sand Dune Leisure Camps/Hotel Oltang |
Royal Explorer Camps
|Nubra Apple Cottages |
Himalayan Eco Resort/Nubra Ethnic
|Pangong||Pangong Delight / Wonderland Camp |
|Pangong Retreat/Martsemik Camps/ |
Red Start Camp
On this Tour, breakfast and dinner are included on all days as specified in the Whats Included section. The menu for Breakfast and Dinner is regular Indian Cuisine in veg and addition of a local specialty on select days. We also add a Non-veg Dish to the menu on one of the days depending on availability.
Though not prohibited, we would advise NO.
Once registered we will send you a detailed list of Things to Carry which includes minute details from Toiletries to essential Medicines.
The vehicle used on Tour depends on the number of Persons traveling together and also on availability. Generally we use Tata Indigo, Honda Amaze or Swift Desire for groups of 4 persons traveling together. For bigger groups, Scorpio/ Innova/Traveller are used according to the seating capacity.
High Season (Mar–May, Sep–Nov)
- The weather is ideal in spring and autumn. Book flights well in advance; accommodation options can fill up.
- Himalayan views are best in October, while rhododendron blooms peak in March and April.
Shoulder Season (Dec–Feb)
- Bhutan has seasonal tariffs so there’ll be fewer tourists and good savings to be made by traveling outside the high season.
- The weather is still pleasant, though it can be cold in December and January.
Low Season (Jun–Aug)
- Monsoon rains and leeches put an end to most treks, although high-altitude flowers are at their peak.
Bhutan has a fairly formal dress code for both Bhutanese and visitors. A shirt with a collar, preferably long sleeves, and long trousers are required to enter a temple or monastery. For women. a skirt or trousers are fine. One set of slightly smart clothes is good for hotel dinners and during festivals when everyone wears their finest threads. Remember to dress in layers as temperatures vary a lot during the day, especially in spring and autumn. A swimming costume is useful for hot-stone baths and hot springs. A compact umbrella or rain jacket is useful any time of the year. Bring slip-on shoes, as you’ll need to take them off at every temple or monastery.
Children aged under five are exempt from Tour charges and five-to-12-year-olds get a 50% discount, so it needn’t break the bank if you bring kids along. Kids may become bored with long, monotonous drives, limited availability of TV and the internet, and little other entertainment available. On the other hand, they will be immediately accepted by local kids and their families, and they could make many new friends.