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Wonderful Bhutan Tour

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Introduction

This is the tour that will make you feel like you’ve traveled all around Bhutan. You’ll visit the legendary Bhutanese film set in Punakha, witness the Golden Throne in Thimpu, ride an ancient royal barge in Paro, learn about Buddhism’s history & rituals at Trongsa Dzong, and see many other cool sites. The 9-day tour will take you through unique parts of this amazing country.

Bhutan 8 Night 9 Day Tour is perfect for those who would like to visit places of interest that they can’t find in other countries. You will explore the different places that you wouldn’t be able to see in just a couple of days. It’s a great way to see as much as possible in just one trip. The tour connects Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Bumthang, and Gantey. It’s an amazing journey to explore the whole country.

Tour Highlights

  • Explores almost all major sightseeing places of Bhutan
  • The famous hike to Tiger's Nest monastery (སྤ་རོ་སྟག་ཚང་། Paro Taktsang)
  • 8 night 9 days fully guided exploration tour of Bhutan

Tour Price Based on Group Size

(Smaller the group higher the price. The price displayed here is without any discounts or coupons if exists / if available)
No of People Price
01 Person USD 1886 / per person
02 – 05 Person USD 1771 / per person
06 + Person USD 1575 / per person
Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Paro (2200M / 7217FT), drive to Thimpu

Welcome to the land of happiness. Upon arrival, our airport representative will receive you and drive to Thimpu for overnight. It’s a beautiful drive through Bhutanese countrysides.

Day 02Full day sightseeing in Thimpu

The School of Thankha Painting and Tashi Nincha, a folk studio will be visited. The traditional mask dance is learned there as well as practiced. In the afternoon we will be visiting Zelukha Nunnery, TashiChho Dzong and Handicraft Emporium.If time permits, you can walk around Thimpu before we conclude our tour today.

Day 03Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (3,100M / 10,170FT)

In the morning, we will the memorial Chhortens and witness some goldsmith and silversmith works. Then once we have our lunch we will drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (3100M / 10,170FT). We will have some time to explore Punakha valley.

Day 04Drive to Trongsa

We will explore Wangdue town before we have our lunch. Then we will drive to Trongsa over Pelela Pass which is above 3400 meters and the highest place of this journey. This place is one of the beautiful places that we will be visiting.

Day 05Drive to Bumthang

In the morning, we will visit outer premises of Trongsa Dzong. This is one of the largest Dzongs in the country. Trongsa represents new village. We will be around Trongsa until we finish our lunch and start our journey to Bumthang.

Day 06Drive to Gangtey

We will explore different valleys of Bumthang such as Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang and Kuenshusum Lhakhang. Once we visit those places we will start our drive to Gangtey for overnight.

Day 07Drive to Paro

We will visit Rukhubji village and then drive to Paro for overnight. Explore Paro in the evening if time permits.

Day 08Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery, return to Paro

A magnificent and picturesque day of the journey, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (སྤ་རོ་སྟག་ཚང་། Paro Taktsang or Taktsang Palphug Monastery at 3,120M / 10,236FT) today. This hike is a famous hike in Bhutan that is done by a number of people everyday. This monastery was burnt in 1998 in an unfortunate accident however it’s restored back to original state at this time.

Day 09Departure from Paro, end of our services

We will drive you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your flight time. The airport is small and has only 1 terminal. You can fly back to Nepal or any other countries as you wish. It’s time to say goodbye until we meet again!

Costing

What is included in the tour price?

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the tour(2 airport transfers for international arrival and departure in Paro, 2 complementary airport transfer in Kathmandu if required)
  • 8 Night accommodation in respective cities as per the itinerary(3 star category hotels)
  • Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the tour(8 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 8 Dinner)
  • All required permits and entry fees as per the itinerary
  • All ground transfers with driver as per the itinerary
  • English speaking, government licensed guide in Bhutan
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, company service charges(No hidden fees, no surprising prices)
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant (if possible)(In case you fly out or fly in to Kathmandu after the tour, we will coordinate a culture dinner for you)

What is not included in the tour price?

  • International airfares, Nepal visa fees (if required), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation(Nepal via fees; 15 days - USD 30, 30 Days - USD 50, 90 Days - USD 125 | Visa extension - USD 3 per day, Late fine - USD 5 per day)
  • Kathmandu - Paro - Kathmandu or any other flights to enter Bhutan are not includedRegular fare of Kathmandu - Paro - Kathmandu is USD 450 / per person
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control (weather problems, airline issues, unforseen circumstances)(Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the tour voluntarily and want to return from the tour earlier than scheduled)
  • Tipping / gratis for guides / drivers / support staffs(Tipping is expected at the end of the tour)
  • Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section(Such as porters, pony services, personal shopping, internet, phone bills etc. Please ask us if you are confused about any services)
ALTITUDE CHART
119 days bhutan tour
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Meals and Accommodation: The whole tour is based on 3-star category hotels. We will provide your meals as per the itinerary. The meals will be usually locally prepared foods. The tour is based on full board service hence all your meals are included (refer to day-to-day itinerary).

Best Season for the Tour: March to May and September to November is considered the best season to travel Bhutan. The days between December to February and June to August are known as the low season. Not to forget, Bhutan is a year-round destination hence visitors go there throughout the year.

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

The prices are different based on the number of people traveling together. The larger the group size, the lower the price will be. For example, the price for 1 person will be higher than the price per person based on 2 people. Similarly, comparing to the prices per person for 2 – 5 people traveling together will be higher than the prices per person for 6 – 9 people traveling together. However, the prices you will see at the time of the booking will be final regardless of price changes in the future.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

We accept all major currencies such as USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, MYR, GBP, THB, CHF, JPY, HKD, etc. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.

When is the best time to travel? What is the best season?

March to May and September to November are considered the best months to visit Bhutan. December to February and June to August are considered low season months.

What is the cancellation policy?

The trek has free cancellation 60 days before departure. Any cancellations received within 60 days of departure will incur 15% cancellation fees of the total tour price.

How are the meals and accommodation on the tour?

This is a full board tour hence all meals as referred to in the itinerary will be provided accordingly. Vegetarian and nonvegetarian meals are available in the hotels. The hotels serve Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Bhutanese foods.

We provide 3-star category hotels throughout the tour. All hotels will be government-approved hotels. Please let us know if you want to know the hotels in advance.

Do I need to be physically fit?

This is an overland tour hence there is no question about fitness. Anyone can join this tour however the hike to Tiger’s Nest monastery needs a great fitness level which can be withdrawn from the tour if you are unable to hike there.

Can I / we do this tour with kids?

Absolutely, you are welcome to join the tour with your kids. In fact, Bhutan is a great family destination.

Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?

Yes, we only hire Government licensed guides with great experience.

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Mohammad Alam

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Himalayan Leisure is an amazing company. Upendra makes sure everything is on the track. A great company to travel with.

6 March, 2019
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