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Bhutan Tours

a fabulous tour with interesting and exciting country walks

Trip Highlights

country of Thunder Dragon and the only Buddhist Kingdom around Himalaya, sightseeing tour around best of Bhutan with marvelous mountains views, a scenic hike to famous Taksang Monastery ‘The Tigers Nest’, enjoy the fascinating culture and custom of Bhutanese people.

Trip Summary

Trip Duration :8 days
Tour Accommodation : Hotels / Guest-House on full board
Tour grade : Leisure to Moderate
Bhutan tour : 04 nights & 05 days.
Activities : fly in and fly out with cultural tour and scenic drives.
Total Trip : 07 nights & 08 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Season : March to November.

Trip Introduction

Bhutan Tours with View Nepal Treks a combination of cultural, historical tour with scenic drives and short hikes, an opportunity to observe Bhutan’s country life as it was many past centuries.

Bhutan Tours includes visiting various interesting monasteries and villages similar to Tibetan Buddhism culture, but Bhutan has more of unique Tantrisim religion which is Bhutan’s famous for with its own special identity as practiced through ancient time to present.

This fabulous short leads to impressive historical monuments, monasteries, Dzong (fort) and enjoy special Bhutanese cuisines.

Bhutan Tours starts right on your arrival at Paro airport with interesting visits at places of interest, includes overnights in Bhutan capital city Thimphu with exciting and on the outskirt of the city leading to beautiful countryside at Punakha with nice pleasant walks.

At Paro a scenic hike to famous Taksang Monastery Tiger’s Nest and tour of 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, and Druk Gyaldzong.Our fabulous short Bhutan Tours concludes in Paro for the flight back to Kathmandu or to respective countries.

Bhutan Tours: Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trip preparations.
Day 03: Fly to Paro 2,280 / 7,524 ft drive to Thimphu 2,320m / 7,656ft (54 k.m.) 02 hrs.
Day 04: From Thimphu drive to Punakha 1,350 m- 03 hrs.
Day 05: Drive back to Paro - 04hrs.
Day 06: In Paro 2,280m / 7,524 ft for sightseeing tour.
Day 07: Morning drive to Paro airport for respective destinations.
Day 08: International departure for home ward bound.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by View Nepal staff and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After rest orientation / briefing regarding your trip to Bhutan and in Nepal with welcome dinner.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trip preparations.

In Kathmandu after breakfast join in our interesting tour at places of interest, as Kathmandu is full of historical and cultural places, with many World Heritage Sites which includes ancient temples, monasteries, royal palace and courtyards, afternoon free for individual activities and preparations for Bhutan.

Day 03: Fly to Paro 2,280 / 7,524 ft drive to Thimphu 2,320m / 7,656ft (54 k.m.) 02 hrs.

As per Bhutan flight time informed on briefing, transfer to Kathmandu international airport for an hour flight to Paro in Bhutan, in Paro airport after immigration and visa formalities received by our Bhutanese guide for the drive to Thimphu Bhutan capital, an interesting ride of two hours through lovely countryside dotted with farm villages of typical Buddhist cultured villages. On reaching Thimphu transfer to respective hotels, a modern city of Bhutan the one and only city in this world without traffic lights, all the traffic controlled by traffic police with a whistle. After lunch our guide will take you around Thimphu’s memorial stupas, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and traditional painting school. Afternoon visit includes Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple of valley with short scenic drive to large and recently built Buddha statue, with wonderful view of entire Thimphu valley, after an interesting tour return back to hotel with afternoon free for individual activities.

Day 04: From Thimphu drive to Punakha 1,350 m- 03 hrs.

Our second day in Bhutan begins with morning visit to traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learns 13 different ways of arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Here visit Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery where you can interact with nuns. After lunch a short and wonderful drive to Punakha via Dochu-la pass at 3,200 m, with wonderful views of Bhutan’s highest mountains Chomolhari / Jumolhari including other peaks. Walk around 108 stupas then continue drive to warm semi tropical valley at Punakha, on arrival hike to the temple of Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.

Day 05: Drive back to Paro - 04hrs.

Morning starts with short drive to visit Punakha Dzong a fortress with interesting temple which is a fine example of Bhutanese rich art and architecture. After a nice morning tour of Punakha, afternoon drive back to Paro with few intervals and stops visiting 1927-29 AD fort built by King Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified the Kingdom of Bhutan. After a pleasant drive and interesting tour reaching at Paro, with time for short visit of Paro Fort ‘Simtokh Dzong’.

Day 06: In Paro 2,280m / 7,524 ft for sightseeing tour.

Morning after breakfast, a pleasant short drive with an hour climb to Bhutan’s most famous landmark to old Taksang Monastery famous as “Tiger's Nest”. This is place for retreats and meditation of Buddhist monks and high priests, the monastery perched in an overhanging rock cliff with views of Paro town and distance peaks, from here after descend a short drive to 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted as the National Museum in 1967, afternoon at leisure for walks around Paro shops and markets.

Day 07: Morning drive to Paro airport for respective destinations.

Depending upon flight time to Kathmandu or connecting with other Indian cities, our guide transfer you to Paro international airport for the flight back to Kathmandu, or flight to Delhi and respective destinations. For those flying back to Nepal on reaching Kathmandu airport View Nepal Treks staff transfer you back to hotel.

Day 08: International departure for home ward bound.

As per the flight for home countries with memorable time of Bhutan Tour, our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.

Cost Includes And Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Sight seeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and private car.
  3. Bhutan Visa & Applicable Travel Permit.
  4. Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast.(Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  5. Twin sharing accommodation in Bhutan at tourist standard hotels full board (B-L-D).
  6. Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  7. All transportation by a private vehicle entire tour in Bhutan.
  8. Service of Bhutanese guide with daily wages-medical insurance, meals allowance.
  9. Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  10. Airfare Kathmandu / Paro / Kathmandu (if flying back to Nepal after Bhutan trip)

Cost Exlcude

  • Nepal Visa and International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks.
  • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude(tips) hard / soft drinks.
  • Personal travel gear or equipment.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / hers owns expenses.
  • Other services not mentioned above in itinerary and in include part.

Note on Bhutan

All Bhutan are endorsed on arrival at Paro / Bhutan airport requires proper documentation and visa approval letter from Bhutan Tourism Board through our local agents in Bhutan.