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).
Bhutan is a pure region with natural factors. Bhutanese is kind, polite and accepting. Bhutan Tour will drive you to the breathtaking attractions of Bhutan. You’ll get a stunning view of Thimphu, Paro, Mongar, and many other locations on this trip. You will be aware of Buddhist and Hindu culture during this trip. Bhutan is a rare combination of monasteries, mountains, and Buddhism. Bhutan Tour can be many’s first choice when it comes to going away from the chaos and witnessing nature’s calmness. You will come across a very distinct cultural and classical blend that Bhutan has something to deliver to tourists of all kinds. You will also get the chance to know Bhutanese nature and history attentively in this Bhutan tour. You will get Bhutanese hospitality which is hygienic and tongue-smacking. You’ll get an opportunity to interact with Bhutanese people all the way thru this tour, which can be the most enjoyable part of the tour. This 5 nights and 6 day journey is famous for the discovery of Bhutan’s rural back road.
A kind of culture experience in its own right
Visit to Thimpu city
Tour to heritage museum , traditional arts and gallery , National Library
Glimpse of Tibetan Ancient Buddhist Culture
Pleasant beauty of country and explore local lifestyle
Accommodation in Bhutan (5 nights) on twin sharing basis
English speaking Bhutanese licensed holder Tour Guide
Entrance fees to all sightseeing monuments/museum
All fixed meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) provided during your stay in Bhutan
Government Royalty fees
Private transportation during the tour in Bhutan
Bhutanese visa fee
Flight Tickets (Kathmandu to Paro to Kathmandu)
Any kind of drinks such as Mineral water, soft drink, hot drinks and Alcohol
Items of personal nature like phone call, laundry
Excess baggage charge
Any other expenses which are not mention in cost includes section
Day 01: Arrival in Paro-Heading to Thimpu
Get on Druk Air in Paro. For any Bhutan visitor, the vision of the Himalayas while on board is breathtaking. Our Bhutan member will meet you at the airport and escort you to Thimpu, Bhutan’s capital city. We’ll walk along Thimpu’s streets and admire Bhutan’s breathtaking views and sculpture. We should sleep in a Thimpu hotel
Day 02: Exploring Thimpu City
Sightseeing around the Thimpu Valley is the first focus of our journey. We’re visiting Trashichhoedzong. It is a magnificent medieval-style castle and monastery. Most of the Government’s departments are located here. King’s throne room can also be seen here.
Our next site to visit is National Library. The library amasses countless books and manuscripts on Buddhist texts. Likewise, we visit the Traditional School of Arts and Crafts where the students are busy painting classical Thanka paints. Our next stop is The Textile & Heritage Center.
In the midday we should visit the Emporium of Handicrafts where hand crafted cloths are uniquely presented for sale. Another item to find whilst in Thimpu, is the Memorial Chorten. It is designed in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is called father of Modern Bhutan.
Day 03: Visiting Punakha
We travel on to Punakaha after breakfast. This is a nice ride. We drop by Dochula Pass on the road. The view from here is excellent. On the perfect day we get the sight of some peaks including Masagang (7,158 m), Tsendagang (6,960 m), Terigang (7,060 m), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m), Kangphugang (7,170 m), Zongphugang (7,060 m), a table mountain which dominates the isolated area of Lunana-finally Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497 m. Here the chorten, maiwalls, flags of prayer and wheels of prayer drive you spiritually. Wangduephodrang is our next stop, visiting Dzong and strolling through the local market. It’s famous with products from bamboo. In Punakha we’re going to spend the night.
Day 04: Drive to Paro
Our next stop is Paro. On the road we see Dzong Simtokha. Simtokha Dzong is Bhutan’s largest Fortress. It was erected in 1627. We are going to spend the night in Paro.
Day 05: Paro Sightseeing
Paro, is the country’s visitor city. We explore the Monastery of Taktsang which means Tiger’s Nest in English. It is constructed around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated. He is the same person who attended Muktinath in Nepal and spent a long time meditating in here. In the eighth century the Monastery was founded. The monastery is a rugged perch. It is a pilgrimage site for the inhabitants of Bhutan and, at the same moment, it is a stunning tourist point of view. History has it that Guru Rimpoche flew back here from Tibet and meditated for three months on Tigeress.
We will tour to temple in Kinchu. It is one of 108 temples founded in the seventh century by the Tibetan King Shrongchong Gampo. It is said that the path of expanding Buddhism in this region of the Himalayas was obstructed by a demon and the King decided to create 108 temples on all of her body’s 108 points.
A further location of our tour is the National Museum. In the evening, we’ll wander around Paro lane. We are going to spend the night in a hotel.
Day 06: Departure
Our Bhutan Tour ends here today. Our agent from Bhutan will drop you off at the Paro Airport.
Bhutan Visa information and Formalities
All tourists visiting Bhutan, excluding Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian Passport holders countries require a visa and though at their though a government licensed holder travel company. No foreign missions or embassies abroad sanction tourists` visas. As per the Government regulations, travel to Bhutan require full tour payment of minimum tariff set the government of Bhutan that includes visa fees, accommodation, meals, Guide, Transportation, tourist taxes through the tour operator. It will take 2-3 working days to clear your visas with the Government of Bhutan. Once cleared, visa clearance letter will be to you in advance and your actual visa is then stamped on your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. You will have to carry this copy along with you always otherwise you will not allow to board flight. You need to provide your passport copy to your tour operator. Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond the travel dates.
When to Visit Bhutan and Cost info
It is possible to travel Bhutan all the year round except in the months of June, July and August because of monsoon season. Spring (Months of March, April & May) and Autumn (Months of September , October & November ) are the best seasons for the travel to Bhutan as there are festivals fall in the different places in these months. Spring seasons are a wonderful time to see Bhutan with flowers blooming around and warmers. Temperatures are pleasant and the valley is bursting with nature. Autumn although is colder in morning and evening, days are warmer with clear blue sky for great views of mountains.
The government set tariff is USD 250 per night per person for high seasons of March, April, May, September, October and November and USD 200 per night per person for low seasons of January, February, June, July, August and December. The Bhutanese visa fee is USD 40. The above cost includes meals, Government taxes, 3-4 star hotels, Guide Service, Land transport within Bhutan, permits, entrance fees and sightseeing. Does not include personal nature of expenses such as drinks and beverages, laundry, Phone calls, internet, tips and any kind of insurance
Guide Services and Accommodations
Bhutan will have licensed local guides which will introduce you to many facets to this wonderful country. All guides are trained and certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and training is given frequently to update knowledge and skills. Guides are knowledgeable, Friendly, Helpful, supportive and can speak fluent English.
We take the greatest care in selecting your hotels during your visit to Bhutan. We provide the 3 or 4 star hotels. Whenever 4 stars are not available then we provide 3 star hotel. All the hotels are approved and classified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and they are clean and well maintained. You will have a choice of Bhutanese, Indian, Chinese and Continental choice of foods. Besides package rates hotel if you wish to stay in luxury hotels such as Uma, Amankora, Taj Tashi, Zhiwaling and Le Maridien then you will have to pay a supplement. These hotels don’t fall under the government categorized hotels and they have their own rates.
Transport and Meals
The national Highway is the only main road that travels from west to east of country. Bhutan`s main highway is about 1.5 or 2 lanes wide, with lots of beds and bumps. There are comfortable vehicle available such 4 WD SUVs, Spacious Toyota land Cruiser, Toyota Coaster and Hiace buses depending on the size of group. These vehicles are perfectly suitable for covering long distances and winding roads.
For those travelers who may be prone to motion sickness, we recommend them bringing medication as a precaution.
Bhutanese meals are rich with spicy chilies, cheese and consume large quantities of the grain. There are restaurants that serve the choice of Chinese, Continental, Bhutanese and Indians to the travelers. There are vegetarian meals also available in Bhutan. Bhutan is a landlocked country so seafood is generally not common but tourist hotels and restaurants do keep the imported stock that feature on their menu. While on trek, seasoned and trained cooks will prepare dishes suitable to western taste and food is better than in cities.
Health and Safety
There are no vaccination requirements for entering the country. Visitors are therefore advised to be up to date with the standard vaccination when visiting Asia. However, if you wish you may talk to your doctor about receiving immunizations against certain preventable diseases. Bhutan is safe to travel for solo travelers and women travelers as there is very little crime in the country. There is no sexual harassment as Bhutanese women generally enjoy a good standing in society. Since all tourists have a travel guide, there is little chance of coming across unpleasant occurrences. It is advised to take the same universal precautions in crowded entertainment places at night, Particularly when in discos or bars, or walking back to the hotel in the late evening.
Bhutan Festival Dates
Bhutan festival dates listed is provided by the Bhutan Tourism Council and Tour operators Association of Bhutan. As some of the festivals are small village events, the dates may be tentative and change without notice. Besides the locals, many tourists from different countries are attracted to these unique, colorful and exciting displays of traditional culture.