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Ura Yak Choe- 10 Nights 11 Days

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  • 10 Nights 11 Days
  • Max People : 200
  • Wifi Available
  • May 04’ - May 08'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Airpot

Bhutan legend has it say that Ura Yak Choe was celebrated to appease the gods through offerings and rituals. Presently, it’s celebrated in honour of the statue of Chador, and it is believed now that the statue is a gift from Guru Rinpoche to the people of Ura. The event is of 3 days, and many tourists attend this event as it brings a different aspect to the culture and traditions in the country.

Departure & Return Location

Paro International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

High Season

March-May & September-November

Low Season

December-February & June-August

Price Includes

  • 3 Star Hotel Accomodation
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation(SUVs) in destination location
  • Visa to Bhutan
  • Government fees, royalty charges and taxes
  • Mineral Water
  • All Meals (B/L/D) in restaurant or hotel.
  • Top notch service & assistance anytime, anywhere.

Price Excludes

  • Air Fare to Bhutan (We can arrange it for you)
  • Meals at 4-5 Star restaurants and hotels.
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Travel Insurance (We can arrange it for you)
  • Drinks
  • Tips for Guide and Driver
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Paro and travelling towards the capital

Bhutan has two airlines available which are Drukair and Tashi Airline respectively. While travelling towards Bhutan, the beautiful and scenic beauty of the Himalayas is an experience to be shared. Moreover, while landing to Paro, you get to experience one of the most challenging landings in the world. On arrival at Paro airport, you will be welcomed by our respective representatives in the best possible of ways. After the completion of formalities, you will be driven to Thimphu.
National Memorial Chorten: This landmark will let you experience the spiritual and religious practices evident in the country. The landmark serves as a monument for peace and as a memorial to the Late Third King of the country. The landmark also provides you with the opportunity to interact with local elderly and the opportunity to take pictures.

Day 2Thimphu

Buddha Point: It is located atop a hill overlooking the Thimphu valley. The attraction of the site is due to the colossal Buddha erected, which is glided in gold. You will get to experience the scenic beauty of Thimphu valley, as well as, see the gigantic Buddha statue overlooking the capital.
Visit centenary farmers market: The market is where you will get to see the local vendors selling their vegetables, rice, fruits and meats. The place will be crowded, and the goal of the visit is to let the traveller experience a different atmosphere.
Changangkha monastery was built in the 12th century filled with Buddhist paintings inside. The visit is to let the travellers experience the monks performing rituals and witness the devotion of the people.
In the evening, a visit to Tashichoe Dzong will be scheduled. You will get to see the beautiful monumental fortress which serves as the government’s office as well as His Majesty the King’s Throne room. The fort(Dzong) also serves as the summer residence of the chief abbot of the monastic body (Je Khenpo).
Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 3Thimphu - Punakha

After breakfast, guests will be driven to Punakha where a stop will be made at Dochula pass which stands at 3,050m to see the magnificent 108 stupas which were built accompanied by the scenic and majestic Himalayan mountains.
Punakha Dzong: a fortress built during the 17th century which stands between two rivers, Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female river). The Dzong serves as a winter residence for the central monk body.
Lunch
Later, the guest will be driven to Talo village. En-route visit Sangchen Dorji Lhendup Nunnery
Dinner and overnight stay at Punakha.

Day 4Punakha - Trongsa

Proceed towards Trongsa crossing Pelela pass which stands at 3.300m. The drive will be an experience to behold as you will see the beautiful and scenic beauty of nature ever-present in the country. Pelela pass might offer yaks grazing meadows with nomads selling their dairy products by the side of the road. Picture opportunities and talk with the nomads might be possible. Stop en-route at Chendbji Chorten which was built during 18th century by a Lama named Shida.

Day 5Trongsa/Bumthang

After breakfast, guests will be taken to Trongsa Dzong. It was built in 1648 and served as a seat of power of the central and eastern part of Bhutan. The Dzong is a massive fortress with many levels sloping down the contours at the ridge.
Visit Trongsa Museum, which is dedicated to an epic hero of the nation, King Gesar Ling.
Drive towards Bumthang as the next destination. Stop En-route Kiki la pass to take pictures and stop at Chumay Weaving Centre to see the textiles woven from sheep and yaks’ materials.
Recommended free time activity
Take a walk to Chamkhar town

Day 6Bumthang/Bumthang

Bumthang, as the name stands, is a meeting of the four valleys namely Chumey valley, Choekhor valley, Tang valley and Ura valley with altitudes varying from 2,600m to 4,000m. The beautiful landscapes are often compared with Switzerland by the locals and visitors around the world.
After breakfast, the guests will be driven to Petseling Monastery after that will be a trek downhill on the ancient pass which connects the Tang valley and Jakar. The hike will provide chances of seeing the high-altitude birds present in the valley.
Lunch
Visit Jambay Lhakhang, which is said to be built around the 7th century and the history and stories pertaining to it will be explained by the guide provided. Then a visit to Kuje and Tamshing Lhakhang will be scheduled where the latter is exclusive of oldest wall paintings in the country. The hike will also provide opportunities to take pictures of local farmers tending to their fields and the visual display of the ever-present Buddhist prayer flags hung on the bridge.

Day 7Bumthang - Ura Yak Choe

Ura Yak Choe is an opportunity to see and experience what Bhutan has to offer in terms of tradition and culture it still preserves. You shall witness different dances with people wearing a mask which is performed by trained monks. There will be folk dances and songs played, and it also presents you to take ample pictures as many people will be wearing colourful attires on such a special occasion.
Drive towards Mebar Tso or The Burning Lake where the famous treasure hunter of Bhutan discovered legendary treasures left behind by Guru Rinpoche. Visit Ura village where there are 50-60 clustered houses and intermingle with the locals and take pictures.
Urala Pass (3200m).

Day 8Bumthang - Gangtey

After breakfast, the guest will proceed towards Gangtey/Phobjikha, and lunch will be at a local restaurant well known for serving traditional Bhutanese cuisines. En-route will be three passes, namely, Yotongla pass (3400m), Pelela pass (3200m) and Lawa pass (3100m).
Visit Gangtey Buddhist University, which will provide the guest to see where the monk’s studies. Converse with the monks as they can speak English and experience how monks’ debate with each other in an open area.

Day 9Gangtey/Paro

After an early breakfast, the guests will be driven to Paro, and a short stop at Dochula pass will be made. Later, a walk of about 10 minutes will be made to visit the Meditation Centre and then we shall resume our journey to Paro.
Visit Rinpung Dzong and Sangachoekhor. The latter is a Buddhist institute where monks are trained and taught the philosophies related to Buddhism. You will get to see and interact with monks and how their lives are scheduled in the institute.

Day 10Tiger's Nest (Taktsang)

Visit Taktsang: An early start is recommended (Summer 7 am and Winter 8 am)
After an early breakfast, you will be driven towards the north of Paro Valley. Here you will have to hike towards your destination, which might take around 4-5 hours depending on the pace. The journey to the destination will let you experience the pristine environment and the scenic beauty of Paro valley. Taktsang Monastery became a holy site due to its history where Guru Rinpoche arrived at the landmark on the back of a tigress from Tibet.
After the visit to Taktsang, the next visit will be a Traditional farmhouse where the guest will get the opportunity to see the interior of a traditional Bhutanese house and get to interact with the local family. The goal of this visit is to let the traveller experience life of Bhutanese farmers and see the interiors of a traditional Bhutanese house.

Day 11Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to the airport for your departure. It is recommended that you are to check-in 3 hours before your flight.

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FAQ

How and where do I apply for Visa?

Your Visa to Bhutan can only be applied and processed by an authorized agent. The Visa is approved only when you have met the requirements set up by the Tourism Council of Bhutan when a travel package is picked. You can’t apply for Visa yourself, and Bhutan embassy does not have travel visa services.

How long does it take to get my Bhutan Visa?

Visa usually takes around a week or two before your arrival in the country.

Am I allowed to smoke in Bhutan?

Bhutan is the first country in the world to ban the sales of tobacco products. It is advised not to smoke in open public places to avoid drawing unnecessary attention.

What does my tariff pay for?

USD 65 per night (frequently termed as royalty) goes to a development fund for free health care, free education and road-building in Bhutan. The rest of the charge proceeds towards accommodation, meals, and services such as tour guides, transport, drivers and entrance fees to places of attractions

Am I allowed to bring cigarettes & alcohol into Bhutan?

Yes, all visitors are allowed to bring a litre of alcoholic spirit and up to 200 sticks of cigarettes OR 30 pieces of cigars. However, please be informed that you will have to pay duty taxes at the custom at Paro International Airport or any entry points in Bhutan.

My Bhutan travel visa is issued on my old passport, which was close to expiring. Will there be any problems when I reach immigration in Bhutan?

If your Visa to Bhutan is in your old passport, you will have to bring both your old and the new passport to be verified that you are approved to enter the country. Be noted that it is required that your passport has six months before its expiry.

Drukair departs early in the morning during my last day, and I won't be visiting any attractions, will I be exempted from the tariff on the last day?

Yes. Drukair generally departs Paro by 10 am every day. Travellers departing by Drukair will be exempted from the daily tariff on the last day when leaving Bhutan.

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