Blissful Land of Bhutan

Blissful Land of Bhutan

Experience the Rich Culture of Bhutan

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 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.

Rich Culture

A country rich in culture and history has many exciting locations like the Tiger's Nest, one of the most known location of Bhutan. Get in touch with the locals and experience the culture here!

Wonderful and different Eateries

Every country has their own cuisine, special and different with different history. With staple cuisines like the Cheese Curry, you will want to try out all these dishes.

Local Guide

With many years of experience and the knowledge of the location, our guides will provide you with the best experience to this amazing location.

Best hotels

Hotels are something travelers don't spend much time in. However the hotels in Bhutan are filled with so much culture that you will feel emerged in the local culture.

Trip 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.
Booking Request
Bhutan
Bhutan Trek Booking
Date
Up Coming Dates

Nov 6th, 2022 - Nov 16th, 2022 Interest level high

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Tour Pricing

Shared Room
$4,690/person
Single Room
$5,240/person
Cancellation Policy
  • Deposit should be done between Sept 7th – Oct 7th, 2022 (for the November 2022 Trip)
  • Deposit total is USD $250 + full cost of Paro round-trip flight which is USD$1090 = USD$1340
  • Final Payment to be made 30 days prior to arrival date (October 7th, 2022)
  • 50% retention if cancelled between (Sept 7th – Oct 7th, 2022)
  • 100% retention, if cancelled between (Oct 7th – Nov 6th, 2022)

Price includes

  • All Hotels within Bhutan with breakfast
  • Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro
  • Zhimkhang Resort or similar in Punakha
  • Dewachen Hotel & Spa or similar in Phobjikha Valley
  • Eco Resort in Dochu La Pass
  • Namgay Heritage Hotel in Thimphu
  • Transfer within the country on private vehicle
  • All meals included from Day 1 lunch until Day 11 breakfast
  • Entrance Fee & Guide Fee for Tours in the cities
  • Local tour guide
  • International round trip flight from Bangkok to Paro ($1090)
  • Flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Paro and back
  • Visa Fee to Bhutan
  • Bhutan Royalty Fee
  • Hiking Tiger nest (Taktshang Monastery)

Price excludes

  • International flight until Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • Hotel in Bangkok
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Bottled liquid like water, Juice,
  • Any soda or alcoholic drinks
  • Any Meals not mentioned
  • Gifts, Souvenirs, Donations
  • Gratitude to tour guide & driver

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.

Bhutan Fog
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. 

Bhutan Horse
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!

Bhutan Tiger's Nest

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.

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.

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.

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!

Want to experience the Land of the Bhutan? Book now today!
Frequently asked questions

1. What travel insurance do I require?
– You will require Travel Insurance. If you need any clarification, do not hesitate to contact us.

2. I am traveling alone, can I still book the trip?
– 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.

3. Which currency does Bhutan use?
– The currency used in Bhutan is Ngultrum (Nu). This is further divided in to 100 chhertum.

2. What is the symbol of Bhutan and what does the Flag of Bhutan signify?
– The main symbol of Bhutan is a Dragon. This is also represented in the flag of Bhutan with a upper yellow half and lower saffron-orange background signifying secular power and the practice of religion and the power of Buddhism respectively. The Dragon represents the name and the purity of the country and the jewels in the claws stand for the wealth and perfection of Bhutan.

4. What are the people of Bhutan called?
– Bhutanese are the people from Bhutan, they are also called Drukpas. This term originates from the term “Druk Yul” in Dzongkha, which is the language spoken in Bhutan. Druk here refers to Dragon and Yul refers to place.

5. Where is Bhutan located?
– Bhutan is located between China and India. It is a landlocked country which is surrounded by China in the North, and Indian South. The capital city of Bhutan is Thimpu, also spelled Thumbu located in the west-center part of Bhutan.

6. What are the Flights to Bhutan? How can I get to Bhutan?
– There are only two flights/airlines that certified to land in Bhutan as of right now, Drukair and Bhutan airways. These flights and in the International airport of Bhutan located in Paro. This is also considered one of the most dangerous airports to land on. Because of this there are only few pilots who are certified to land at this airport making it much safer.

Drukair flies from and to:
• Bangkok (BKK – Thailand)
• Delhi (DEL – India)
• Mumbai (BOM – India)
• Kolkata (CCU – India)
• Bagdogra (IXB – India)
• Gaya (GAY – India)
• Guwahati (GAU – India)
• Kathmandu (KTM – Nepal)
• Dhaka (DAC – Bangladesh)
• Changi (SIN – Singapore)

Bhutan airways flies from and to:
• Bangkok (BKK – Thailand)
• Delhi (DEL – India)
• Kolkata (CCU – India)
• Kathmandu (KTM – Nepal)

7. Can I travel to Bhutan alone? Do I need a Tour Guide when traveling to Bhutan?
– Yes, you are required by law to have a travel guide with you when traveling to Bhutan.

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