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Discover Bhutan Tour-10 days

It is an extensive cultural tour of major Bhutanese cities that house wonderful heritage sites and ancient monuments as well as the diverse floral and faunal lives demonstrating the rich Bhutanese culture, tradition and nature. The tour allows you to peep into the detail culture and lifestyle of Bhutan, which in itself is unique and fascinating experience for the western travelers.

The ride from one town to the next is itself another delightful aspect of the tour catering the best of Bhutanese landscapes and rural culture as well. Join our this trip to Bhutan and witness whole of the Land of Thunder Dragon


Trip Highlights

Thimpu

The major highlight of the trip includes the Bhutanese Capital, Thimpu. The Heritage Sites and the politically important monuments of Thimpu are worthwhile exploring to know about Bhutanese culture and lifestyle. Trashichhoedzong (the summer abode of Je Khenpo), National Library, Textile and Folk Heritage Museums and Stupa of Memorial Chorten are major monuments to explore in Thimpu.

Paro

The city housing only international airport in Bhutan, Paro highlights Taktshang Monastery, the cliff hanging sacred site also known as The Tiger's Nest. Ta Dzong and Ringpun Dzong are also the major highlights at Paro.

Punakha

The Dzong that survived several earthquakes and fires lying at the confluence of Rivers Pho & Chu, Punakha Dzong is the major highlight at Punakha.

Wangduepodrang

A local fortress and the local traditional market are the wonderful highlights at Wangduepodrang.

Trongsa,

The home to the present royals of Bhutan Trongsa houses heritage sites like Trongsa Dzong and Taa Dzong. It is the most sacred land in Bhutan housing numerous temples and monasteries.

Bumthang

The hub of Tibetan Buddhism in Bhutan Bumthang is one of the most beautiful valleys of Bhutan housing many sacred sites as well as floral and faunal biodiversity.

Gangtey

The amazing town in  Bhutan that houses more than six hundred species of black necked cranes in and around.

City to City Ride

The ride from one city to another itself is an adventurous journey in Bhutan. Dochu La Pass and Simikhota Dzong are the major highlights during the ride along with the magnificent Bhutanese landscapes dominated by Himalayan Range, lush vegetation and farmlands.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Paro 2280m with the Trans Himalayan Flight and drive to Thimpu 2320m 75 mins drive

Day 02: Day Tour of Thimpu

Day 03: Drive to Punakha 1300m across Dochu La Pass 3100m 75 km 3 hrs drive

Day 04: Drive to Bumthang 2600m 212km via Wangduepodrang

Day 05: Tour of Bumthang

Day 06: Drive to Gangtey 3000m 188km

Day 07: Tour of Gangtey

Day 08: Drive to Paro 2280m 65km and sightseeing tour of Paro

Day 09: Morning hike to Tigers Nest & afternoon sightseeing tour of Paro

Day 10: Depart Paro

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while traveling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- sales@advadventures.com

Day 01: Arrival to Paro 2280m with the Trans Himalayan Flight and drive to Thimpu 2320m 75 mins drive
The flight into Paro on Bhutan’s national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. First gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you will be brief by our guide and transferred to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. We then depart for Thimpu, the modern capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 1.5hours. Thimpu has a population of about 100,000. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. In the evening, we will visit the Handicrafts Emporium, where all types of Bhutanese handicrafts are made and sold, overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Day Tour of Thimpu
After breakfast drive at Sangaygang, a field of Bhutanese prayer flags, perched high above the city. Colored flags send prayers to the heavens and white flags honor the dead. Visit the Motithang Mini Zoo where you can see the National animal Takin research centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. Walk to the Zilukha Nunnery. Thimphu sightseeing continues with the Folk Heritage Museum (a beautifully restored Bhutanse farmhouse from the last century) and the National Painting School. Visit the Weekend market where vendors from throughout the region arrive on Friday afternoon and remain till Sunday. Here you will find indigenous goods, handicrafts, locally produced goods, etc. In the evening visit the National Memorial Chorten built in honor of our 3rd king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (a wonderful opportunity to mix with the local population). All the buildings in Bhutan conform to national building principals and are beautifully carved and decorated. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Punakha 1300m across Dochu La Pass 3100m 75 km 3 hrs drive
After breakfast depart to Punakha. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m).  This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, then enjoy an hour’s downhill walk through magnolia, hydrangea, vibernam and evergreen oaks, and through blankets of the wild orchids before once again reaching the road, where we board our transport and drive into the Punakha Valley. Lunch served at your hotel. Then we drive the short distance to Punakha Dzong, the winter seat of the Je Khenpo and ancient capital of Bhutan, which is located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. The dzong is open to visitors only in summer when the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body are in Thimphu. Je Khenpo is the highest religious office in Bhutan, and the formal head of the Drukpa sect. The (Central) Monk Body is Bhutan’s main monastic body of Lamas (monks). The dual system of governmental power in Bhutan is divided between the religious branch led by the Je Khenpo and the administrative branch headed by DrukDesi. PM take a hike to Khamsum Yueley Chorten (45 minutes one way) through the terraced rice fields and overlooking the village to Kabina. Dinner and overnight at hotel

Day 04: Drive to Bumthang 2600m 212km via Wangduepodrang
Today our Bhutan Tour enters Central Bhutan. However, prior to kick off to onwards destination we visit to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is a 20 minute walk across terraced paddy fields. The 15th century temple built by ’Divine Madman’ Drukpa Kuenlay has powers to bless childless women with babies as per the Bhutanese myth. Then our journey begins towards Central Bhutan via Wangduepodrang, which is headquarters of Western Bhutan. The town boasts on artistic bamboo and slate stone works. We will also savor the glimpses of Wangduepodrang Dzong, which was built in 1638 atop a spur overlooking the confluence of popular rivers Tsang Chu and Dang Chu. On our arrival at Punakha, we will be escorted to our designated hotel.

Day 05: Tour of Bumthang
Today, we will explore the beautiful valley and the hub of Buddhism in Bhutan, which is Bumthang. With more than 40 temples and monasteries built by Guru Rimpoche and his treasure finders Bumthang also houses wide biodiversity of floras and faunas. Our cultural tour of Bumthang kicks off with the morning hike to Tamshing Goemba, which was built in 1501. Likewise, the exploration of Kurjey Lhakhang that houses a rock with the body imprinted of Guru Rimpoche, is also the morning highlight in Bumthang.
Similarly, we explore Jambay Lhakhang, the temple that pinned down demoness in 659 is a sacred site that hosts colorful festival during October. Other highlights of Bumthang include Jakar Dzong, a hilltop monastery built in 1549 and Thangbi Lhakhang in Thangbi Valley that was built in 14th century.  

Day 06: Drive to Gangtey 3000m 188km
Today we drive towards Gangtey. En route to Gangtey lies Trongsa, which is the ancestral home of the ruling dynasty of Bhutan. In Trongsa, we explore Trongsa Dzong, which was built in 16th century by Pema Lingpa. As the dominating size of the Dzong loomed high above Mangde Chu Valley, it began to flourish during 17th century. We also explore Taa Dzong in Trongsa, which is now a Heritage Museum. On our arrival to Gangtey we transfer to our hotel.

Day 07: Tour of Gangtey
Today we set out to explore the valley of Phobjikha, which is Gangtey. The valley is the best suited winter abode of Black necked crane (Grus Nigricollis). As Bhutan is home to six hundred black-necked cranes Gangtey and the entire valley of Phobjikha is one of the most popular destinations for the migratory birds in winter from the Tibetan plateau. To observe the activities of these elegant and shy birds, we wake up early and go for the hike around the valley. During the hikes, we also explore an old monastery that was built in 17th century.

Day 08: Drive to Paro 2280m 65km and sightseeing tour of Paro
Today we drive back to Paro. The home to many of Bhutan’s old monasteries and temples, Paro houses only international Airport of Bhutan. On arriving at Paro, we set off to explore Paro Dzong, which was built in 15th century. The enormous fortress is the  administrative center of the dzonkhag.  

Day 09: Morning hike to Tigers Nest & afternoon sightseeing tour of Paro
After breakfast, we drive to the winding road to the Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions, and also visit a Bhutanese farm house of a local family at Drukgyal for a close up view of everyday Bhutanese life. We then drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up (or horse ride) to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest).  The horse ride up to the cafeteria will take around 1.5hrs. At the view point, you will enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. We then walk back to the road point and visit Kyichu Lhahang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Depart Paro
After breakfast, we transfer you to airport for taking a flight to your onward destination.

Price: US $2590 per person

What is Included?

  • Bhutan Visa Fee and Bhutan Travel Permit
  • 09 Nights/ 10 Days Full Board Tour to Bhutan with full of of Meals ( B, L, D, tea and snacks etc) 
  • 3 star deluxe accommodation in Bhutan Tour suggested in twin share
  • English Speaking Bhutanese Tour Guide in Bhutan Tour, his entire expenses, insurancce 
  • Cost of sightseeing entracne and monuments fees during the tour suggested
  • Bhutan Tour drive by private deluxe car/ Jeep as per group size
  • All required Gov and Local Taxes
  • Departure trasnfer

What is Excluded?

  • Flight in/ Out to Bhutan( You could fly in Bhutan from Bangkok, Kathmandu & Delhi)
  • Entire cold beverage & bar bills in Bhutan trip
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cost of Laundry, phone calls etc
  • Tips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Keshar Gurung

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Born and raised in Gorkha, Keshar Gurung has almost 15 years of experience in trekking. After completing his school in Gorkha, he came to Kathmandu and started studying in Kathmandu while continuing trekking as well. 

He was in search for a job to help him sustain in the capital when he got an opportunity to work as a porter for four German trekkers in Langang trek. The job was certainly not easy, provided him ample learning opportunities which he cherished.

His first trek as a guide was 30 days’ Annapurna Circuit Trek with a Spanish guest. He loves Everest Base Camp trek because showing Mt. Everest to his guests fills him with pride and happiness.

He lives with his wife and son in Kathmandu. He believes that tourists should come to Nepal because it offers diverse tourism opportunities. Mr. Gurung is serious on his assigned job, dedicated and ensure professonal services while he is in trekking with his clients. 

Kim Rana

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Born and raised in Gorkha, Kim Rana came into the tourism sector through his cousin Hom Rana. He started as a porter and fondly remembers his first every trip. He carried 45 kg weight all the way from Jomsom to the Annapurna Base camp as a porter for a group of 14 Hungarian trekkers.

The content faces of the trekkers after long and adventurous trek motivates him to become an even better guide. His first trip as a full time guide was a 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla with a group of Australian tourists.

Kim lives with his spouse with whom he has a son and daughter together. He has a metal workshop and works there when he is not trekking. He learned his trade as an apprentice under a friend who was a good metal worker.

Kim does not know how he has a seemingly Korean name. He asked his priest who gave him the name; he even doesn't have an answer. Kim speaks some Korean too. Once, a group of four Koreans started talking to him in Korean language. He knows some Korean too and started conversing to them. They ended up thinking he was a Korean too.

Lok Bhatta

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Mr. Lok Bhatta is one of our best and professional guide in the company. He has been guiding with us from last 12 years. He have trekked over to our major trekking region of- Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Mustang Region, Manalsu Region, Langtang Region etc. He is loyal, dedicated, honest and quiet person, but do guides his groups most carefully and ensure professional and personalized services.

He is licensed from Nepal Gov, Department of Tourism as professioanl trekking guide in Nepal. He loves meeting new peoples and guiding them to our Himalayas! 

 

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Activities Tours. Sightseeing, Cultural Visits
Meals Meals in Full Board
Difficulty Easy Tour
Room Deluxe Hotels
Max Elevation 3000m
Transport Private Vehicle
Group Size 2 Minimum
Best Month March- May & August -Dec

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