The Kingdom of Bhutan is a visually stunning Himalayan country sitting in the Eastern Himalayan region, is bordered by Tibet and India. The mountain peaks here are over 7,000m, yet the nation also has lush subtropical plains. The pristine countryside is home to fabulous wildlife including tiger, red panda, Himalayan black bear, leopard, gray wolf, elephants, to name some of the more iconic animals. The people are Buddhist, and their culture is fascinating. Sitting at 2,350m, Thimphu is the capital city although we fly into the main airport at Paro, 1.5 hours drive away from the capital. Flights for Paro leaves Kathmandu in the early morning, so the rest of the day is free to acclimatize and enjoy.
We can offer you short tours of 3 nights, to more extended visits of 7 nights. On these tours, some of the places you may visit include the Tiger’s Next – a monastery built into a cliff (yes, we will hike up to it), and Trashi Chhoe Dzong, the seat of the government. There are many places of cultural value, museums, monasteries, and craft bazaars. You can try your hand at the national game, archery, hike through rice fields, green valleys, and fascinating villages. The countryside is so stunning. You will certainly not be disappointed by this Kingdom with its snow-capped mountains and crisp, clean air.
Please contact us for more information, stating the amount of time you have available.
The Cost Includes
- Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu both way flight ticket
- Bhutan entry visa fee
- Private transportation.
- All necessary travel permits
- English speaking local guide.
- Accommodation on a twin room basis. (3* hotel)
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Meal plan: Full Board Basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
The Cost Excludes
- Insurance of any kind.
- Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
- Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips &, etc.
Today we will fly to Paro airpot. When you are on the air, the scenic beauty of Himalaya, mountains will amaze you. If the weather favors, you can also view Mt Everest and other peaks. After arriving at Paro, we will drive to Thimpu and Check in to our hotel.
Today, we will go to Kuenselcholing viewpoint from where Thimphu is seen clearly. We can also go for the prayers to Buddha because there is the giant statue of Buddha in Thimpu. Similarly, memorial Chortens is the next attraction where the particular Chorten was made in the memory of 3rd King in 1974. The king was also popular as the father of modern Buddha. Likewise, 'Fortress of Glorious Region' Tashichho Dzong is another feature of this place which was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1641. In that place, there is the throne of the king, King's office, Secretariat building, and the central body of the monk. Overnight at Thimphu.
Early in the morning, we will drive to Punakha from Thimphu for the visit of second oldest of male and female river in Bhutan found by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. After that we will also Chime Lhakhang and stay overnight at Punakha
Today we will move to Paro. First, we will drive back to Thimpu and hike to the Tibetan refugee village called Hontsho village. After that we will drive to Paro. Stay overnight.
Early in the morning, after having breakfast, we will go for a sightseeing tour of Paro. There we will go for a hike to Taktshang Monastery, also called Tiger's nest. It is a remarkable thing in Bhutan, which is perched. The fire destroyed it in 1998 and rebuilt again. It is said that the Guru Rimpoche came to this site sitting in the back of Tigress. The trail during the hike is some gentle, steep to some stony. After that, we will visit the Farmhouse. Take rest, refresh, and stay overnight there.
Earlier today we will eat our breakfast and head back to our destination from Paro Airport.
Frequently asked QuestionExpand/Close
Bhutan is a South Asian country and a landlocked nation that is located in the eastern Himalayas between India and China.
People except for the resident of India, Bangladesh, Maldives needs a visa to enter Bhutan. Also, a tour operator is needed. The cost of a visa is 40 USD.
The best time to travel Bhutan is Autumn and Spring i.e September to November Autumn and March to May Spring. The festivals of Bhutan falls under this time and also the weather is warmer and perfect for the view.
You need to have the visa confirmation letter provided by your tour operator and a copy of an itinerary with you.
Bhutan is a Himalayan country. So altitude sickness is common and many travelers are affected. When you feel fatigued, edema, dehydrated, insomnia, shortness of breath and dizziness while traveling to Bhutan be sure that you are affected by altitude sickness. To prevent yourself from altitude sickness, make sure to stay hydrated, plan for the rest days, limit the intake of alcohol and prepare yourself with short hiking and exercises before the tour.
Bhutan is a safe country as it has a low crime rate. But is said that prevention is better than cure so take care of your bag pack and personal items. It is better to have a professional and mostly travel guide to Bhutan for safety.
In most of the places, the facilities and services are limited in Bhutan as the country is still in the developing process. However, hotels and resorts where you stay may have the facilities of wifi, electricity, hot water, etc. But you will be charged for using those facilities.
Ngultrum is the currency of Bhutan which is tied with the value of India currency. So India currency is accepted in Bhutan.
Western and Indian cuisine are found in most of the places in Bhutan. The main feature of the Bhutanese food is the sharp taste and chilly in every food. Accommodation can be from the homestay, small 3 star hotels to big 5 star hotels. It all depends on how much you can afford and the place you visit.