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Bhutan Travel Information

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked Himalayan country like Nepal. The nickname given to Bhutan as 'The Land of Thunder Dragon' is popular all over. One of the research said that Bhutanese people are the happiest country in Asia and eight-happiest country in the world. Some regions of Bhutan is not easy to travel because of the Government restriction. Some routes operated by Himalayan Leisure still needs special permit to enter. Though the first travelers in Bhutan was allowed only in 1974 and Bhutan stills remains one of the least accessed country in the world. The Television was introduced in 1999. Our country guide to Bhutan will give you all information about traveling in Bhutan. People come to explore Bhutan to have opportunities to visit remote monasteries and spiritual temples.

Bhutanese culture is also one of the oldest cultures in the world. Bhutanese people has maintained and well preserved their traditional culture, norms, values and traditions in well manner. There are mainly three ethnic groups in Bhutan; Drukpas, Sharchops and Lhotshampas. All these tribes have their own history of migration into Bhutan. The land of Bhutan varies from subtropical land in the south to sub-alpine Himalayas to the north with some peaks exceeding 7,000M / 22,965FT. Paro, Thimpu, Punakha are mostly visited places in Bhutan.

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Bhutan instant tour is for people bounded with limited days to travel. This tour is a short tour that will explore around Paro and Thimpu to give you introductory glimpse of Bhutan. You can discover the attractions of the Paro such as ancient Kyichu Temple, Drukgyel Dzong, and the inspiring "Tigers Nest" Monastery. This magnificent journey will also include some memorable activities in the capital of Bhutan; Thimpu. Come and join with Himalayan Leisure for this memorable journey in the Himalayas.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro, explore some highlights of Paro

Day 02: Paro Exploration including the visit of Ta Dzong and Taktsang Monastery

Day 03: Drive from Paro to Thimpu, visit Memorial Chhorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Mothithang mini zoo etc.

Day 04: Exploration in Thimpu and and return to Paro, visit Tiger's Nest Monastery

Day 05: Departure back to home

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Bhutan Luxury Tour is the luxurious way to explore this country of dragons. The tour is a comfortable journey where we will accommodate you at the best available places. Explore this fascinating country staying at the best places with us. This tour is the highest quality luxury tour of Bhutan with private dedicated, professional and smiling guides. As the part of Himalayas the luxury tour of Bhutan will give you seamless opportunity to explore this hidden land. It is an amazing journey in the Himalayas with awe-inspiring views of snow capped peaks, thundering rivers, dense green forests and traditional Buddhist cultures.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro, transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Drive to Thimpu, exploration around Thimpu

Day 03: Sightseeing around Thimpu

Day 04: Visit to Ta Dzong and Trongsa Dzong, drive to Bumthang

Day 05: Sightseeing around Bumthang

Day 06: Drive to Punakha

Day 07: Sightseeing around Punakha

Day 08: Drive back to Paro

Day 09: Sightseeing around Paro

Day 10: Departure from Paro

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Bhutan Classic Tour is a depth tour to explore the land of 'Thunder Dragon'. This tour is for exploring all the major sites in Bhutan and will surely make your holiday memorable. Throughout the tour you will have time to visit Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang, Gangtey, Phobjikha Valley etc. It is a tour of lifetime for people wishing to visit Bhutan. The itinerary below is started from Paro but can be started from Kathmandu too. Staying at the mid ranged hotels and exploring the best of the country is simply amazing. This comprehensive tour will give you opportunities to taste the inspiring cultures and traditions of this Buddhist kingdom.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro, drive to Thimphu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Thimphu

Day 03: Drive to Punakha

Day 04: Sightseeing in Punakha

Day 05: Drive to Trongsa

Day 06: Drive to Bumthang

Day 07: Sightseeing in Bumthang

Day 08: Drive to Gangtey Valley and Phobjikha Valley

Day 09: Day walk in Phobjikha Valley

Day 10: Drive to Paro

Day 11: Sightseeing in Paro

Day 12: Departure from Paro

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Bhutan Highlights Tour is explore main sights of Paro, Thimpu and Punakha. It is about a week tour of Bhutan to explore the majestic land of 'Thunder Dragons'. We will accommodate you at mid ranged hotels / mainly three stars for the comfortable accommodation. The tour also includes private departures, private guides and popular heritages in the list. It is an easy tour that includes no serious trekking however has optional hikes in Paro. It is a tour that will give you stunning Himalayan views, dense forests of Rhododendrons, inspiring religious creations like stupas and monasteries etc. Come and join with us for this memorable holiday in the land of dragons.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Paro, transfer to Hotel, visit some sites if time is available

Day 02: Visit Tiger’s Nest and surroundings

Day 03: Drive to Paro, transfer to Hotel

Day 04: Full day cultural tour in Thimpu

Day 05: Drive from Thimpu to Punakha

Day 06: Gentle hikes and cultural tours in Punakha

Day 07: Drive back to Paro, transfer to Hotel

Day 08: Departure from Paro

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Merak Sakteng Trek is one of the beautiful treks in Bhutan will surely give you memorable experiences. The Merak and Sakteng region is a semi nomadic region in east Bhutan situated over 3,500 meters / 11,482 feet inhabited by Brokpas people; a nomadic tribe. The region of Merak and Sakteng is a lot rich in terms on natural diversity and magnificent scenery. The Brokpas people of the region are believed to came from Tsona; a village in southern Tibet. These people move to low land valleys in the winter and rejoin higher pastures during summer. Brokpas communities still follows the barter system plus cow / yak cheese, butter and dried meat trading. The Merak and Sakteng region was opened for tourists only after 2010AD so the region is still virgin. This adventure will give you opportunity to visit both Merak and Sakteng region and gives you ample chances to enjoy the interesting cultures of this traditional ethnic tribes. The Merak and Sakteng village is known as 'twins of the east Bhutan'.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro [2,280M], sightseeing around the town in the afternoon

Day 02: Morning walk to Taktsang monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, in Paro

Day 03: Drive to Gangtey valley [3,000M / 9,843FT]

Day 04: Drive to Bumthang [2,600M / 8,530FT]

Day 05: Drive to Tashigang [1,100M / 3,608FT]

Day 06: Drive to Chaling [2,150M / 7,053FT], trek to Damnongchu [3,090M / 10,137FT]

Day 07: Trek to Merak [3,500M / 11,482FT]

Day 08: Cross Nagchungla Pass [4,100M / 13,451FT] and trek to Miksa Teng [2,860M / 9,383FT]

Day 09: Trek to Sakteng [3,000M / 9,842FT]

Day 10: Exploration day at Sakteng village

Day 11: Trek to Jyonkhar Teng [1,860M / 6,102FT]

Day 12: Trek to Phongmay [1,980M / 6,496FT], drive to Tashigang [1,100M / 3,608FT]

Day 13: Drive to Bumthang [2,600M / 8,530FT]

Day 14: Drive to Punakha [1,200M / 3,937FT]

Day 15: Drive back to Paro [2,280M], visit around if time permits

Day 16: Rest day in Paro, visit around the town, shopping etc.

Day 17: Departure back to home

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Laya Gasa Trek in Bhutan is popular for stunning farmland and dense alpine forests to yak pastureland and adventurous high passes. You will have opportunities to camp below the most stunning peaks of Bhutan on Laya Gasa Trek. The trekking is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled trekking routes in Bhutanese Himalayas with rare chances to encounter with blue sheep, takins, and possibly even with the snow leopard. The friendliness of Layap people; a tribe with unique cultures, traditions and appearance will add more fun to your adventure. Laya Gasa Trek is also considered as one of the difficult treks in Bhutan due to high altitude passes plus steep ascending and descending.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro [2,280M / 7,840FT], sightseeing around the town in the afternoon

Day 02: Morning walk to Taktsang monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, in Paro

Day 03: Drive up to Drukgyal Dzong [2,590M / 8,497FT], trek to Shana [2,850M / 9,350FT]

Day 04: Trek to Soi Thangthangkha [3,750M / 12,303FT]

Day 05: Trek to Jangothang [4,000M / 13,123FT]

Day 06: Cross the Nyele La Pas [4,700M / 15,419FT], trek to Lingshi [4,000M / 13,123FT]

Day 07: Trek to Chebisa [3,850M / 12,631FT]

Day 08: Cross Gomby La [4,450M / 14,599FT], trek to Somuthang [4,260M / 13,976FT]

Day 09: Cross Jari La Pass [4,700M / 15,419FT], trek to Robluthang [4190M / 13,746FT]

Day 10: Cross Shinje La Pass [4,900M / 16,076FT], trek to Limithang [4,150M / 13,615FT]

Day 11: Trek to Laya [3,800M / 12,467FT]

Day 12: Rest and exploration day in Laya, visit around

Day 13: Trek to Chamsa [3,500M / 11,482FT]

Day 14: Cross Bari La [3,900M / 12,759FT], Trek to Gasa Tsachu

Day 15: Trek to Damji [2,400M / 7,874FT]

Day 16: Trek to Tashithang [1,600M / 5,249FT], drive to Punakha [1,200M / 3,937

Day 17: Drive back to Paro [2,280M / 7,840FT]

Day 18: Rest day in Paro, visit around the town, shopping etc.

Day 19: Departure from Paro

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Druk Path Trek is one of the popular treks in the land of thunder dragon; Bhutan. This trek is also a spectacular short trekking takes you though beautiful valleys, high altitude lakes, rhododendron and pine forests and as usual snowy Himalayan peaks. Druk Path Trekking connects you between two major city of Bhutan; Thimpu and Paro. This route was popular was trading route between these two biggest cities of Bhutan. Each day camps are shorter in this trek so it is not too difficult to walk. One a clear day the panoramic views on the trek are stunning. Come and enjoy this beautiful trekking in the small and finest country.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro [2,280M / 7,840FT], afternoon sightseeing if time permits

Day 02: Morning walk to Taktsang monastery [Tiger’s Nest], stay in Paro

Day 03: Trek to Jele Dzong [3,350M / 10,990FT]

Day 04: Trek to Jangchu Lakha [3,700M / 12,139FT]

Day 05: Trek to Jimilang Tsho [3,800M / 12,467FT]

Day 06: Trek to Simkota Tsho [4,050M / 13,287FT]

Day 07: Cross Phume La Pass [4,210M / 13,812FT], trek to Phajoding Gompa [3,870M / 12,696FT]

Day 08: Trek to Thimpu [2,330M / 7,644FT]

Day 09: Drive to Punakha [1,200M / 3,937FT], explore the town including Punakha Dzon

Day 10: Drive to Paro [2,280M / 7,840FT], transfer to Hotel

Day 11: Departure back to home

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Chomolhari is one of the most popular and second highest peak of Bhutan attached with Tibetan Border. This peak is also known as Jomolhari by local and Tibetan people. This beautiful trek will lead you to Chomolhari Base Camp where you can enjoy varied landscapes, floras and faunas. The biggest highlight of the trek is spectacular views of mount Chomolhari from Chomolhari Base Camp. The trek passes though Yak herders small settlements in the Himalayas and will take you via small villages. Chomolhari Trekking is a genuine Himalayan experience will lead you to high alpine Himalayas with the help of local guides. This is an adventure of lifetime that only few people will ever see. Spend some days in the Himalayas to enjoy splendid moments of your life around small and beautiful valleys in front of snowy peaks.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Paro [2,280M / 7,840FT], afternoon sightseeing

Day 02: Morning walk to Taktsang monastery [Tiger’s Nest)

Day 03: Trek to Shana [2,800M / 9,186FT]

Day 04: Trek to Soi Thangthanka [3,500M / 11,482FT]

Day 05: Trek to Jangothang [4,080M / 13,385FT]

Day 06: Acclimatisation day at Jangothang [4,080M / 13,385FT]

Day 07: Trek to Lingshi [4,150M] crossing Nyile La [4,890M / 16,043FT]

Day 08: Trek to Sho-Du [3,950M / 12,959FT]

Day 09: Trek to Barshon [3,680M / 12,073FT]

Day 10: Trek to Dolam Kencho [3,430M / 11,253FT]

Day 11: Trek to Dodena [2,600M / 8,530FT], drive to Thimphu [2,330M / 7,644FT]

Day 12: Sightseeing in Thimphu if time permits then drive to Paro [2,280M / 7,840FT]

Day 13: Rest day in Paro, visit around the town, shopping etc.

Day 14: Departure back to home

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