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Festivals of Bhutan (Paro Festival)

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Festivals of Bhutan (Paro Festival) - Explore!
Festivals of Bhutan (Paro Festival) - Explore!
Starts
Kathmandu
+7 Destinations
Western Bhutan
Ends
Kathmandu
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Highlights

Start and end in Kathmandu! With the in-depth cultural tour Festivals of Bhutan (Paro Festival), you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Kathmandu, Nepal and 5 other destinations in Asia. Festivals of Bhutan (Paro Festival) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
14 to 79 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse, Resort
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Plane

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Join tour in Kathmandu
  2. Day 2: Fly to Bhutan and explore the peaceful city of Paro
  3. Day 3: Cross the Dochu La Pass en route to Punakha
  4. Day 4: Explore Punakha's dramatically located Dzong
  5. Day 5: Drive to the beautiful farming valley of Gangtey
  6. Day 6: Travel to Thimpu, Bhutan's relaxed capital city
  7. Day 7: Visit Tashicho Dzong and Thimpu's memorial chorten
  8. Day 8: Return to Paro and hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery
  9. Day 9: Share the celebrations at the annual Paro Festival
  10. Day 10: Watch the closing displays of the Paro Festival
  11. Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu. Walk through the Durbar Square
  12. Day 12: Free time to explore Kathmandu's temples and bazaars
  13. Day 13: Tour ends in Kathmandu

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  • Meals

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About the countries

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Currencies

Rupee
Nepal
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Ngultrum
Bhutan

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Visa

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Nepal and Bhutan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Nepal and Bhutan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Nepal and Bhutan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Nepal and Bhutan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Nepal and Bhutan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Nepal. Ideally 1 week before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Nepal. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Bhutan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Nepal and Bhutan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Kathmandu.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Explore! booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 October 2018 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Festivals of Bhutan (Paro Festival), but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 980 km.
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • 404 km
  • Paro (Bhutan)
  • 49 km
  • Punakha (Bhutan)
  • 31 km
  • Gangtey Monastery (Bhutan)
  • 52 km
  • Thimphu (Bhutan)
  • 23 km
  • Paro (Bhutan)
  • 404 km
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • 10 km
  • Bhaktapur (Nepal)
  • 10 km
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)

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