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 tour 6 nights 7 days is a journey merging sightseeing tours in Paro, Punakha, and Thimphu with one-day homestay experience and a short Bumdra Trek. The 7-day trip begins with sightseeing of famous Paro and Punakha landmarks. At Punakha, we witness first-hand the rich Bhutanese community through a homestay. This should open up a new environment for us. Instead, we’ll fly to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, and visit many magnificent sights like numerous dzongs (fortresses), a traditional school of painting and others. The final aspect of the trip is about familiarizing us with the stunning Bhutanese countryside. Even during the trek, we visit the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) which is undoubtedly Bhutan’s most famous landmark.
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Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro
Our driver will pick us up from the airport after we arrive at the Paro International Airport and drop us off at our hotel. Instead, we freshen up and grab lunch at the restaurant. Subsequently, we tour Rinpung Dzong accompanied by Kichu Lhakhang, the country’s oldest monastery. Through here we will go to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), established in 1646 to celebrate the triumph of Bhutan over the Tibetan invaders in the 1600s. In a bright day, at 7,314 meters, we will see Mount Chomolhari, the second highest peak in Bhutan. Overnight in Paro
Day 02: Today drive from Paro to Punakha
We drive through Dochu La Pass to Punakha. From the road, on a clear day, we have spectacular views of the Himalayas. Then, we go downhill through woods of rhododendron, pine, and hemlock. On the way, we visit Chimi Lhakhang, a temple devoted to the Holy Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley, which is fertility. After entering Punakha we visit the local architectural style designed by Punakha Dzong. Though we enjoy a selection of Buddhist things here too after the trip, we also visit the nearby suspension bridge which is reportedly Bhutan’s longest bridge. Today we live at a nearby resident’s house. This will encourage us to experience the everyday lives of the citizens of Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha Home stay
Day 03: Today drive from Punakha to Thimphu
After breakfast, we continue our scenic drive to Thimphu and travel through Aberu La travel and the forests. After reaching Thimphu, we visit the headquarters of the ‘Bhutan Post Office’ which showcases the postal history of Bhutan and houses a museum. And we can make our own custom stamp! Next, we should visit the Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point), which has the world’s tallest Buddha statue at 51 meters. The statue’s pure elegance and the place are breathtaking. Before we return to our hotel we will pass some time here in calm solitude. Overnight in Thimphu
Day 04: Today Explore around Thimphu
Today we visit several of the icons of Thimphu starting with the Chorten Memorial. Today we’re also visiting Buddhist monks’ nunnery monastery, the mini-zoo to see Bhutan’s national animal Takin. We also visit the Monastery of Changangkha and the Dzong of Thimphu. After lunch, we will visit the National College of Traditional Medicine, a traditional Bhutanese painting clinic, a museum of folk heritage, Tashichho Dzong and the local paper mill. Any of the attractions would nevertheless be unavailable on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). But if we’re in Thimphu over the days, then we test the Weekend Business.Overnight in Thimphu
Day 05: Today drive to Sang Choekor Buddhist University then hike to Bumdra
We drive through Paro to Sang Choekor Buddhist University. We reach our ponies here before hiking on a forested ridge for around two hours that will lead us to a clearing. From here we get clear views of the valleys below both Paro and Do Chhu. We carry on our path and enter Chhoe Tse Lhakhang (temple), which boasts commanding Himalayan views. Next, we ascend through rocks, flags of prayer and woodland until we enter a meadow filled with holy chortens and flags of prayer. We set up our camp on a site just below the Bumdra Monastery (Thousand Prayers Cave) and enjoy unrestricted views of the Himalayan peak. Overnight in Bumdra in camp
Day 06: Today hike Bumdra to Paro via Tiger’s Nest Monastery (3180m/10433ft)
After breakfast we continue our trek on a winding path that will lead us to an ancient forest of pine and rhododendron. As we descend for some time, we see the golden roofs of the monasteries below starting to be revealed. Our track twists along the mountainside between these monasteries until entering the Zangto Pelri (Heaven on Earth) gardens. From here we can look over the bottom, straight down into Taktsang Monastery’s ornate rooftops situated well below the cliff wall. We descend to a waterfall on a steep trail then climb to the most venerated monastery in Bhutan, the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). We fall to the floor of Paro Valley after a tour of the monastery. Overnight in Paro
Day 07: Final departure
Our ‘Bhutan Tours 6nights 7 days ends today. A Mountain Hike Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport after breakfast for our early morning flight out of Bhutan as Druk Air generally departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions.
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.
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