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Botanical Tour in Bhutan: Rhodrodendron Flower Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 16 people
Destination(s): Bhutan  
Specialty Categories: Garden Tours  
Season: March - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 240 US Dollar (USD)

This tour visits some of the prime rhododendron and other flowering sites in Bhutan. There are some 4500 species of flowering plants documented in the country. You'll see a good number of them!

Day 1: BKK - PBH - Paro.

Arrival to Paro International Airport and received by our representative. We will do some sight seeing in Paro. Evening at leisure. Welcome dinner and over night stay in hotel, Paro.

Day 2: Paro Halt.

In the morning we will drive via Chele-la 3800 m. Chele-la that connects Haa to Paro valleys has been one of the important routes in old day for any travelers that would visit Bhutan from Northwestern India. Chele-la harbors one of the most exciting sites for Bhutanese flora. Many species of Primulas, Rhododendron and many more. Lunch will be pack lunch and whole day we will explore here at Chele-la. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Paro.

Day 3: Paro - Thimphu.

We will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 2 hours. On reaching Thimphu, we will do some sight seeing in Thimphu. Lunch in hotel, Thimphu. Afternoon we will continue with the sight seeing. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Thimphu.

Day 4: Thimphu – Wangduephodrang.

Drive to Punakha over Dochula pass. Dochula is home to 16 species of Bhutanese Rhododendrons. It also harbors different species of Primula, Lauraceae such as Litsea, Cinnamomum, Neolitsea etc., oaks, Viburnum, Magnolia, Daphne, and many others. Recently, on the pass of Dochula, 108 small chortens were erected which add beauty to the natural setting of the area. On clear days, we can see in the distant, the beautiful eastern Himalayan mountain ranges bordering in the north. From the pass, we will trek downwards, about 1 hour to have better idea of natural forest and other biota. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Wangduephodrang.

Day 5: Wangdue to Phobjikha.

We will drive to Phobjikha. At first we will drive to Pelela Pass and we will walk around the old road side and to the Telecome tower. Here you will see the Rhododendrons in full bloom We have pack lunch here. On the way to Phobjikha, we will again stop where ever necessary. Evening walk around the Phobjikha valley. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Phobjikha.

Day 6: Phobjikha – Sengor.

We will drive to Sengor. Lunch in Bumthang. Dinner and over night stay in Camp, sengor.

Day 7: Sengor Halt.

Botanization in Sengor and Thrumshingla National Park. A special Botanization will be done in recently declared Royal Rhododendron garden. Thrumshingla La National Park, established in 1998 covering Bumthang, Lhuentse, Zhemgang, and Mongar districts. In 2001, Royal Government of Bhutan designated one of the areas close to the pass as insitu-Rhododendron garden. Thrumshingla La National Park is home to many endemic species viz. Daphne ludlowii, Lobelia nubigena, Vanda griffithii, Rubus sengorensis, and Pedicularis spp. It is also home to some of the fauna species such as Red Panda, reptiles, amphibians and one can watch different avian fauna. Night halt in Sengor.

Day 8: Sengor – Trongsa.

We will drive to Trongsa. In olden days, Trongsa is home to Royal family and seat of power. The dzong at Trongsa is the magnificent dzong in Bhutan. On the way will stop where ever necessary. Dinner an over night stay in hotel, Trongsa.

Day 9: Trongsa – Paro.

Today we will drive to Paro. We will be stopping in many places to see what have left out, for new blossom, reconfirmation etc. Lunch will be served at Wangdue. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Paro

Day 10: Thimphu – Paro. Transfer to Paro Airport for your departure. Tashi Delek and Thank You.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price is USD 200/person/night and includes:
- Government royalty and taxes.
- Food (three meals a day).
- Transportation within Bhutan.
- Lodging (twin sharing in standard hotel).
- Guide service (English-speaking).
- Mineral water.
- Entrance fees to museums.
- Visa fee.
- Tourism development fund.

About This Supplier
Location: Bhutan
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2010

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