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Conquest of the Rivers
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Tour duration: 7 days 6 nights
Tour types: White water rafting and Cultural Sightseeing
Departs: Everyday
Destination: Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.
Accommodations: 3 star hotels / Guest houses
Transport: SUV cars, Toyota mini bus, Toyota coaster bus
Entry/ Start: Paro
Exit/ End: Paro
Day 01: Arrival at Paro - Thimphu (65 km, 1 hour 20 minutes)
Fly into Paro either from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Delhi or Kolkata. Representatives (guide and driver) from See Bhutan Travels will receive you from Paro international airport. Drive to Thimphu for the night.

Day 02: Thimphu Vicinity tour
Spend your day exploring Thimphu valley:
Tourist sites to explore in Thimphu: World’s Largest Buddha statue, Memorial stupa, Takin reserve, Tashichhoe Dzong, Tango, Textile museum and Thimphu city.

Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha (77 km, 2 hours 20 minutes via Dochula pass)
Things to do in Punakha: Visit to Punakha Dzong and Khemae Lhakhang, Hiking to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal choeten.

Day 04: White water rafting (River excursion)
Upper Pho Chhu (Wangthangkha - Samdingkha)
Length: 12 km, 5 -7 hours with scouting
Difficulty: Class V
Flow: 1000 cfs
Season: February/December. (Caution: higher than medium flows makes this run dangerous. High water runs not recommended for amateurs)
Craft: Kayaks only (too steep for rafts)

This is perhaps one of the most exciting places to kayak, and also a dangerous one. We begin this expedition early morning, after which we stop for lunch, for the next part.

Lower Mo Chhu (Khamsum Yuling Namgyal Chhorten - Below Punakha Dzong)
Length: 6 km (1 hour) (Note: In Spring, high winds and small currents makes this stretch longer and harder)
Difficulty: Class I - II
Flow: 800 -1000 cfs
Season: March - April, November - December (Tips: with good scouting, runs at higher flows possible)
Craft: Kayaks and Rafts

Day 05: Punakha – Paro (142 km, 3 and half hours drive)
Tourist sites to visit in Paro: Paro Rinpung Dzong, National Museum, Drugyal Dzong and Paro Kichu Lhakhang

Day 06: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (8 hours roundtrip hike)
Today we will spend our day hiking to Taktsang Monastery popularly known as Tigers nest monastery located on a cliff 1000 m above Paro valley.

Day 07: Departure
Your wonderful tour of Bhutan comes to end today. After breakfast, your guide and driver will see you off at Paro international airport for you onward destination.
Fly out either to Bangkok, Singapore, Katmandu, Dhaka, Delhi or Kolkata

Cost of booking Conquest of the river is as follows:

Peak tourist season (March, April, May, September, October & November)
Single Traveler : $1980
Dual/ 2 Travelers : $1820 Per Person
3 and above : $1620 Per Person

Lean tourist season (December, January, February, June, July & August)
Single Traveler : $1680
Dual/ 2 Travelers : $1520 Per Person
3 and above : $1320 Per Person

The above mentioned price covers the following:

  • Tour vehicles with experienced driver – (SUV cars for single and dual travelers, Toyota Mini buses for group of 3 – 9 travelers and Toyota coaster buses for group consisting 10 or more travelers).
  • All meals – (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All accommodations in 3 star hotels/ guest houses in twin sharing basis – (Up gradation to 4 stars and 5 stars available on paying the extra premium).
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide – (Language speaking guides for French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai are available on paying extra premium of $60 - $100).
  • Sustainable Development fee of US $65 per person per night spent in Bhutan – (This money goes for a very good cause of reducing poverty, rural development, free medical services and free education for Bhutanese people).
  • Entrance fees to all tourist sites
  • Tea and snacks during the day
  • Bottled water during the day
  • Bhutan Visa Fee of US $40
The above mentioned price does not cover the following:

  • Airfare (both international and domestic)
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, Beverages and tips
  • Any cost incurred due to flight cancellation, delayed flight or road blockage