Luxury Travel to Bhutan – Uma By Como
04 Nights / 05 Days
Stay at the most luxurious retreats UMA by Como & enjoy the highest level of luxury amidst nature.
Discover an out of the world experience while staying at Uma Paro & Uma, Punakha flagship properties by Como group, followed with signature spa by Sambhala & many more guided trips to pristine green valley of Paro & Punakha the Kingdom.
Highlights of tour program includes:
- Stay at one of the finest valley facing guest room at Uma Paro & Uma Punakha.
- Rejuvenate yourself with Massage & relaxation season at Signature Spa by Sambhala.
- Private dining experience on terrace of Uma, Punakha with panoramic view of punakha valley.
- Guided walks to nearby villages and various untouched nature trails.
- Privately guided trip includes visit to iconic Dzongs, monasteries and various sites of Punakha & Paro.
Arrival Paro (PBH) - Punakha
- On arrival, guests will be received at the airport by ZiniGo Guest Experience Executive who will be your tour guide and companion for the whole duration of your tour in Bhutan.
- Upon arrival drive to Thimphu (02 Hrs) capital city of Bhutan, check-in at hotel. Evening free for relaxation.
- Dinner & Overnight Stay at Uma by Como, Punakha.
- Post breakfast, drive toward Punakha, stop at Dochula Pass (3,100 m), where on a sunny day, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. The Dochu La Pass is probably the best known mountain pass in Bhutan. Located at an altitude of 3150 meter above sea level, the Dochu La Pass is about 30 kilometer away from the capital city Thimphu, Another striking feature at the pass are the 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chortens, that were built for the well-being of all sentiment beings on earth.
- Continue drive towards Punakha and stop at Lobesa village and have lunch before going for a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility), it is dedicated to Lam Drukpa Kuenley (Divine Mad Man) and is the place from where Phalluses originated as the symbol of fertility and protection and can be seen everywhere in Bhutan, on house walls and roofs and altars. Childless couples usually go to this temple to get blessings so that they conceive and are blessed with a child.
- (NOTE: The temple and has some sexual depictions. You may want to reconsider visiting this place if you are not comfortable with children seeing these)
- Then drive to Punakha Dzong: The Punakha Dzong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzong is located at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu River, combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu which in turn is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The Dzong was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1638 on the exact spot as prophesized by the Guru Rinpoche some 800 years ago. According to the prophecy of Guru Rinpoche “a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. Another legend associated with the Dzong is that of Zowe Palep, the architect of the Dzong received vision of the Dzong in his sleep.
- Overnight Stay at our preferred property in Punakha.
Punakha - Paro
- After breakfast, drive to Paro and on the way visit Tamchog Lhakhang: Tachog lhakhang is temple that is dedicated to the 13th century saint Thangthong Gyalpo, the iron bridge builder. This temple is located across the river about 15kms from the Paro towards Thimphu.
- Afternoon visit Ta Dzong (National Museum): The name Ta Dzong translates to ‘watch tower’ and it served the function of watch tower for the Paro Rinpung Dzong. Back in the day, similar look-out points were built for other dzongs (fortresses) to counter any approaching hostilities, for those were the days of frequent strife & Paro Rinpung Dzong: ('fortress of a heap of jewels'). It was built in the mid-17th century to protect and to gain control over the region, many invasions were averted from this dzong. It now serves as seat of the Paro district administration and residence for the monastic school.
- Evening enjoy a spa season at Uma Paro sambhala spa and enjoy the evening at your disposal.
- Dinner & Overnight Stay at Uma by Como, Paro.
- Have early breakfast and drive up to the base of Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest): the most famous and sacred site among all the places in Bhutan. Guru Padmasambhava is said to have come riding on a flying tigress to this place and meditated in a cave for 3 months, it wasn’t until Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal came to this place and meditated that it gained the popularity that it has now. The present structure is said to be built in the 15th century but was destroyed by fire in 1998 and has been restored.
- The walk is about 2 hours till the top through wide pathways which was built during the restoration works. One hour into the climb there is a tea point from where you get a very good view of the monastery, they also serve lunch here. From there it’s about another 45 minutes climb to the 2nd view point and the highest point in the hike.
- Kyichu Lhakhang: Considered the oldest temple along with Jampa and Kenchosum Lhakhang in Bumthang, it dates back to the 7th century when a Tibetan King ordered 108 temples to be built in a single night to subdue a huge ogress. It was later renovated in the mid 19th century and in the late 1960's by the Grand Queen Mother. It is also considered by many to be one of the holiest places in the country. Inside the compound is an orange tree which always has oranges no matter what the season.
- Overnight Stay at our preferred hotel in Paro Valley.
- After breakfast drive to Paro (PBH) Airport (30 Minuts) to board your connecting flights.
- Stay at TCB rated hotels / resorts at Destination
- Privately guided tour by a licensed English speaking Bhutanese guide.
- Visa to visit Bhutan
- SDF – Sustainable development fees.
- Exclusive chauffeur drive private vehicles for all transfer & sightseeing
- Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
- Entry fees & road permits
- Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
- Mineral bottled water
- Monuments Entry fees.
- Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharge
- Full support & services by our local office.
- Cost for add on services, optional tours & Porters.
- Cost for Airfare, Train fare, rafting, medial urgency, insurance, additional meal / tea snacks.
- Travel insurance or any kind of insurance related to booked trip.
- Cost of personal nature expenses such as laundry, incidentals, porter, tips etc.
- Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of additional services, changes in taxes by Government or political unrest, natural calamities (Land slide/ road blockage) etc. in such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by guest.
- Cost for anything which is not mentioned under “COST INCLUDES” Coolum.
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