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                   Inside Bhutan

Overview of the trip

Bhutan is a tiny landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas, with a progressive young king, and a beautiful queen who promotes Gross National Happiness.  It is also the country that has some hidden Himalayas peaks. Bordering on the north with China, and India on the south, the rugged country has over 70% of its country with forest.

This trip will take you into the journey to see Bhutan at its best.  The Bhutanese have safeguarded their Buddhist culture and ancient way of life, and it’s the traditional aspects that lend great charm and value to the country. We will visit most of the highlights of Bhutan, from the 108 Stupa at the Dochu La Pass, the fertility temple of Punakha, ancient dzongs, and finally take a hike to see “Tiger Nest” Taktshang.

As we travel, the lush paddies in the valleys, and the hills covered with thick forests will amaze you. Buddhist teachings and philosophy are influential throughout the kingdom, as they have been since the 7th century and a traditional reverence for nature has led to Bhutan imposing some of the strictest standards of environmental preservation in the world.  Lets go and explore the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Trip Highlights

  • Hike the Tiger Nest, Taktshang Monastery
  • All inclusive trip except from Day 1 until Day 11
  • Stay at some of the best hotels of Bhutanese character
  • Dive deep into seeing ancient Dzong's that are used as the administrative centre
  • Dine in at local Bhutanese eatery for staple Cheese Curry of different kinds
  • Crossing over the famous photographic location of Dochu La Pass

Itinerary

Day 01   Arrive in Paro (7332 ft)

Arrival in Paro, go through immigration, collect luggage and look for a co. signage Last Frontiers at the exit gate. Rest and explore Paro.

Overnight at a hotel. Welcome Dinner

Day 02   Drive Punakha

Drive on the Bhutanese highway, over the Dochu La Pass and into Punakha for 2 nights.  Take a short walk to the Fertility Temple and visit the Punakha Dzong on the confluence of 2 rivers.

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 03   In Punakha (4075 ft)

Drive out for a hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Choeten at 1800 mtr (5905 ft) from Mochu river base is a popular excursion while in Punakha.  Our hike goes through the village of Yebisa.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04   Drive to Phobjikha Valley (9800 ft)

Today we’ll drive about 4 hours to Phobjikha Valley, one of the most beautiful and remote spots in all of Bhutan and home of the rare black-necked cranes that arrive every year from the Tibetan plateau. We will also visit the Gangtey Monastery, is an important monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05   In Phobjikha Valley (9800 ft)

Today, we take a hike around the Phobjikha Valley, and visit the Gangtey Monastery.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06   Drive back to Dochu La Pass (10,171 ft)

We back trace our drive towards Thimphu, but we will spend the night at the Dochu La Pass.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07   Drive to Thimphu (7656 ft)

Start early driving out from Dochu La Pass, we will first visit the Buddha Statue. This massive statue of Shakyamuni measures in at a height of 51.5 meters, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. Afternoon walk into the town, watch the only traffic person in entire Bhutan, visit the local farmers market, and enjoy rest of the day.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08:   In Thimphu (7656 ft)

Guided excursions introduce you to a handicrafts school, a nunnery, and archers in action.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09:   Drive back to Paro

Explore Thimphu until lunch, then drive back to Paro.  Catch up with few more Dzongs, and be ready for next day hike to Tiger Nest.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10:   In Paro

Hike to the fabled Tiger’s Nest (10,000 ft), full day activity.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11:   Transfer to International Airport

After breakfast, we drive to the Paro International Airport.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, Lunch included.


UPCOMING TRIP DATES

  • Nov 01st - Nov 13th, 2021


10 Nights / 11 Days     
From: $ 2,690

Min travelers for the trip: 4
Max travelers for the trip: 10


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Why take this trip with us?

Happiness is the key to Bhutan’s Tourism

Bhutan prides itself on its sustainable approach to tourism. Bhutan is the only country to measure GNH or Gross National Happiness as an indicator of its prosperity.

Traditional.Authentic.Pure.Divine

Imagine what it is traveling in a country where the natives live by their traditions and values, the environment, legacy, and future are of utmost importance to the government and everyone looks forward to development-the cultural way? That’s Bhutan!

Off the Beaten Path as You Can Go

With less than 70,000 international tourists each year, Bhutan is one of the least visited countries in the world. Bhutan is the only country in the world that is not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative. This means that the Bhutanese offset more carbon dioxide than they actually create. 

What To Expect

Note on Itinerary

Although we generally stick to the schedule date, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, lodging availability, and the group's general timing.


Weather

The two best seasons for visiting Bhutan are spring (March to May) and autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec). The winter months are also possible, however, you will have to prepare yourself with some cold nights!


Qualifications

This trip is considered easy - moderate. It’s a great introduction to Bhutan, particularly if you curious to explore Bhutan before jumping into a high altitude trek. This trip do have couple of days with some good hours of walking/hiking at elevation.  However, you will have the option to opt out if you wish.


Single Travelers

For any single room travelers, we suggest you to email us, and provide us your request. If you wish to room single, you will be asked to pay the full single supplement noted on the trip itinerary.

Air Travel

Flying into Bhutan is little tricky, as you will have to board on a Bhutan based flight from cities like Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Singapore.  The best route is to fly into Bangkok, and then we will take care of the flight from Bangkok to Paro.  Please check with your travel agent for a better route to fly into Bangkok. We advise you to check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate.


What travel insurance do I require?

You will require Travel Insurance. If you need any clarification, do not hesitate to contact us.


Cancellation policy

  • Deadline for deposit payment to book is 60 days prior to arrival date
  • Final Payment to be made 30 days prior to arrival date
  • 50% retention if cancelled between deposit to final payment days
  • 100% retention, if cancelled between final payment to arrival date

Payment Structure

  • Deposit payment USD$900
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Pricing

Price 2021 & 2022

Twin share basis
$2,690/person

Single Room basis
$2,690 plus $550/person

Price Includes

  • 4 nights at Hotel Marshyangdi Deluxe Room with breakfast
  • Transfer within the country on private vehicle
  • Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with drinks
  • Entrance Fee & Guide Fee for Tours in the city
  • Good Condition Tea Houses/Lodges for accommodation on trek
  • Guest orders all 3 meals from lodge menu (no restrictions)
  • Lunch from Day 03 - until Day 11 lunch
  • Boiled Water, Tea, Coffee, Hot Lemon, Ginger Tea included
  • Trekking Guide and Porters fee, accommodation and meals
  • Last Frontiers duffel bag for trek portion & give away as well
  • Trekking Permit and National Park Fee
  • Trekking Guide/Porter insurance covered
  • Free 1 night Hotel Marshyangdi, if your flight does not match the arrival date

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Tips to city Guide & Drivers
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Bottled liquid like water, Juice,
  • Any soda or alcoholic drinks
  • Any Meals not mentioned
  • Gifts, Souvenirs, Donations
  • Gratitude to trek guide & porter

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