Blissful Land of Bhutan 2023
No Quarantine required to travel to Bhutan from Sept 2022.
Experience the Gross National Happiness
Bhutan is a tiny landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas known as the land of the thunder dragon, 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.
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 traditional reverence for nature has led to Bhutan imposing some of the strictest standards of environmental preservation in the world.
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu, go through immigration, collect luggage and look for a co. signage Last Frontiers at the exit gate. Rest and explore Kathmandu.Overnight at a hotel. Welcome Dinner
Day 02 Tour Kathmandu (4600 ft)
Explore Kathmandu.Overnight at a hotel.
Day 03 Flight to 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 04 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 05 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 Hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 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 07 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 08 Drive to Thimphu (7656 ft)
Start early driving out from Phobjikha crossing Dochu La Pass. Later 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 09: In Thimphu (7656 ft)
Guided excursions introduce you to a handicrafts school, a nunnery, and archers in action.Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: 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 11: 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 12: Flight to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive to the Paro International Airport.Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, Lunch included.
Day 13: Rest day Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive to the Paro International Airport.Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 14: Depart home
After breakfast, we drive to the International Airport.Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
Bhutan happiest kingdom
Special Booking Request (Inquiry)
- Deposit USD$ 2000 should be done 90 days prior to the trip start date
- Final Payment to be made 60 days prior to arrival date
- USD$2000 retention if cancelled between 90 days to 60 days prior to the trip start date
- USD$3000 retention if cancelled between 60 days to 30 days prior to the trip start date
- 100% retention, if cancelled less than 30 days prior to the trip start date
I have read all the information, and this trip sounds interesting, i want to join the 14th May, 2023 group.
- Deposit USD$2000 before 14th Feb, 2023
- Final payment before 15th March, 2023
- If cancelled between 14th Feb – 15th March, 2023, retention amount USD$2000
- If cancelled between 17th March – 15th April, 2023, retention amount USD$3000
- If cancelled after 14th April, 2023 – NO REFUND
I have read all the information, and this trip sounds interesting, i want to join the 05th Nov, 2023 group.
- Deposit USD$2000 before 07th Aug, 2023
- Final payment before 06th Sept, 2023
- If cancelled between 07th Aug – 06th Sept, 2023, retention amount USD$2000
- If cancelled between 06th Sept – 06th Oct, 2023, retention amount USD$3000
- If cancelled after 06th Oct, 2023 – NO REFUND
- Bhutan Sustainable Fee USD$200 per night for 9 nights
- All Hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu and Bhutan
- Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu
- Naksel Resort in Paro
- Kunzanghing Resort or similar in Punakha
- Dewachen Hotel & Spa or similar in Phobjikha Valley
- Norkhil Boutique Hotel & Spa in Thimphu
- Transfer within the country on a private vehicle
- All meals included from Day 03 lunch until Day 12 breakfast
- Lunch on Day 12 in Kathmandu
- Entrance Fee & Guide Fee for Tours in the cities
- Local tour guide
- International round trip flight from Kathmandu to Paro ($970 – $1100)
- Visa Fee
- Royalty Fee
- Hiking Tiger’s nest (Taktshang Monastery)
- International flights to Nepal
- 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
4. 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 Thimphu, also spelled Thumbu located in the west-center part of Bhutan.
5. 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.
We also planned this trip from Kathmandu, because there is frequent flights out to kathmandu. Also, one of the highlight of this flight is that, it flies over Everest and Makalu.
6. What is the FREE checked baggage allowance allowed on Druk Air flights between Bangkok and Paro?
Druk Air allows up to 20 kilos (44 pounds) of checked baggage. As these planes are very small, only one piece of hand baggage – such as a purse, a coat or a camera – will be allowed on board. All other baggage will be added to your checked baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges will apply if weight exceeds 20 kilos. Baggage restrictions can be found here.
7. Does the FREE baggage allowance differ on Bhutan Airlines?
Passengers traveling on Bhutan Airlines are allowed checked baggage with a combined maximum weight of 30 kilos or 66 pounds. Carry-on baggage can’t exceed 7 kilos (15 pounds). Dimensions can be found here.
Get immersed in the beauty of Langtang. Walk among the mountains and the Glaciers of the Langtang region, while getting the local experience.