The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
The Bhutan Tour 4 nights 5 days gives its tourists a chance to get to know the vibrant culture and scenery of Bhutan. We visit major Bhutanese townships of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha on this 5-day tour, and explore its beautiful landmarks. Visit Rinpung Dzong (the fortress), Kichu Lhakhang and Drugyal Dzong at Paro. Then visit the famed monastery of Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), and travel to Thimphu. While there we’ll visit the Chorten Shrine, the nunnery chapel, the museum of folk heritage and others. We then drive to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong, a magnificent location. We end our trip to Paro but not before visiting the famous Bhutanese fertility temple, Chimi Lhakhang. We also travel on the ‘Bhutan Tour 4 nights 5 Days’ pass the Dochu La Pass and appreciate the constant company of the beautiful Bhutanese landscape.
Also check our short itinerary of bhutan tour 3 days.
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro, arrival in Paro then transfer to Thimphu
When your flight reaches Bhutan, you will catch breathtaking views of the Himalayas like the holy peaks of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake. At the airport, you’ll be welcomed by a Mountain Hike Nepal official who will drive you to your Thimphu hotel for a decent night’s sleep. When your flight arrives early and you want to visit a couple of locations in Thimphu, it can be planned too. Overnight in Thimphu
Day 02: Drive from Thimphu to Punakha
In the morning we visit Memorial Chorten (built in remembrance of the Third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), the traditional Bhutanese school of art, and the museum of folk heritage. After lunch, we travel through Aberu La Pass (3,100 m) to Punakha. We travel downhill from the peak, through the woods of rhododendron, fir, and hemlock. We then enter rice fields along the banks of the river and get to Punakha. In Punakha, we visit Punakha Dzong, the second oldest and second-largest dzong in Bhutan, which was established between 1637-1638.Overnight in Punakha
Day 03: Drive from Punakha to Paro
We continue our drive into the Paro Valley after breakfast. We will also visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the world, and Drugyal Dzong, established in 1646 to celebrate the triumph of Bhutan over the Tibetan invaders in the 1600s.Overnight in Paro
Day 04: Today Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
After breakfast, we travel for 4 to 5 hours to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), which is the most prominent monastery in Bhutan located at 3,180 meters. It is claimed that Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) rode on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cellar where the Taktsang Monastery now sits. Lunch will be eaten at the restaurant Cafeteria, situated around halfway up the mountain. We walk back to the valley floor after visiting the monastery. Overnight in Paro
Day 05: Departure to Kathmandu by flight
We are biding goodbye to the small Himalayan Kingdom and its welcoming citizens today. In general, Druk Air departs early in the morning to prevent adverse conditions. Therefore, we’ll be brought to the airport in the morning for a final departure after getting breakfast.
You have to follow the mentioned terms and conditions before you should confirm your booking with our Mountain Hike Nepal team. You should read them in a careful way to stay aware with respective rights as well as obligations.
Note: For Bhutan and Tibet tours, if you intend to travel directly to those countries, you will pay the balance sum 20 days before your departure date. We reserve the right to cancel your trip if you cannot pay within our agreed period.
We also consider last-minute reservations. You can book a trip to Nepal 7 days before departure. However, last-minute bookings may not be eligible for Bhutan or Tibet.
A written letter will be submitted to us, for whatever cause, you cannot travel on the assigned days.
If the Nepal tour is postponed, a minimum of US$ 100.00 is compensated as a cancelation fee, and hence the remaining balance is allocated for the postponed trip.
You have to cancel your confirmed trek/tour booking with our Mountain Hike Nepal team in writing minimum 2 weeks before your scheduled trip. You may provide this in writing document or email.
However, even though you may cancel your trip, your down payment amount i.e. 20% of the total price is non-refundable.
But if you have paid more than just the deposit, we would then 20% deduction from the sum and the remainder will be refunded from the initial payment system.
And this policy is valid right after registering your reservation with us. If you intend to cancel your travel within 30 days or fewer than 30 days within your departure date, 20 % deposit is non-refundable.
The Total deposit you made for every Bhutan and Tibet tour would be called cancelation charge. We cannot postpone any trip to Bhutan and Tibet after booked for particular dates.
We are not responsible for any refunds for any incomplete trip, trek or expedition, whatever the reasons from customer’s side.
If your tour is canceled due to unexpected events such as natural disasters, battle or adverse climatic conditions, we will arrange another tour. And that even if your trip isn’t your preference, your money won’t go in waste.
We reserve our right to change prices under various situations. While our actions must be appropriate, just like in situations such as dramatic exchange rate fluctuations, inflation or government acts, we are not liable to answer for our actions.
To attend all of our trips, all our customers should have a full travel insurance policy. Insurance must cover all medical costs, personal injuries, emergency evacuations, travel cancellations, loss of gears and natural calamity, luggage theft or injury and personal belongings.
Flight delays and cancellations are likely to occur frequently in remote areas, especially in the Everest region, jomsom, Dolpo, Simikot and Jumla. Therefore, in case of delays, it is best to bring some extra money to purchase food and lodging. Mountain Hike Nepal won’t be responsible for any extra expenses. Please, prepare accordingly.
If you perform any illegal act during your trip and you are forced to leave Nepal, Mountain Hike Nepal is not responsible for any refunds.
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