Tour in Bhutan

Trip Duration

15 Nights/16 Days

Fixed Departure

On Request

Best Season in Bhutan

March - April - May
September - October - November

Bhutan, known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” is an enchanting Himalayan landlocked country in South Asia. The Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world’s most beautiful and mysterious places where you can explore ancient culture and traditions, majestic monasteries, beautiful landscapes, magnificent architecture, snow-capped mountains, diverse ecosystem of Floras and Faunas and so on. Bhutan stretches from subtropical valleys and plains to snow-capped mountain ranges which make it the best place to trek through valleys, steep mountains to visit ancient architecture, monasteries, and Buddhists temple. Bhutan is rich in culture where a maximum number of people follow the Buddhist religion. Hinduism is the second dominant religion of Bhutan.

Bhutan has now become one of the ultimate tourist destination. Taktshang Goemba, a temple built on the edge of a cliff in Paro, is one of the ten famous temples all over the world, a holy place for Buddhist people from where tourists can see a spectacular scene of the Paro Valley. Trashi Chhoe Dzong, a famous Buddhism temple, is the administrative center of Thimphu built in the 13th century. Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan, where numerous Buddhist manuscripts, religious paintings and colorful portraits of famous religious celebrities are collected here. Many festivals are held in several dzongs and goombas throughout the year. Punakha Tshechu and Drubchen, one of the most popular festivals in Bhutan, which is the only festival that reenacts the 1634 Battle of the Five Lamas. Black-Necked Crane is an endangered species that come to the Phobjikha Valley every winter, is celebrated by the Bhutanese annually with the Black-Necked Crane Festival which is intended to bring awareness to the bird’s importance. The Gom Kora is a beautifully constructed temple covered with Buddhist carvings. Besides these you can enjoy golfing, biking, river rafting and kayaking in Bhutan.

USD3580 / Person

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PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu Nepal (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to Hotel then Alliance Adventure will brief about your Bhutan Trip. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast & Dinner

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Paro

The flight Paro by Druk Air, introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country and magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks Mt. Everest, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Bhutan agency will welcome you on arrival and after lunch drive to the sightseeing in Paro Rimpung Dzong, Ta Dzong Museum, the center of civil and religious authority in this region. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Explore in Paro

Today the trail leads to Chelila Pass (3,900m/12,792ft) and day hiking in Haa Valley, which one is most picturesque Districts in Bhutan, from the pass surrounding of Himalayan ranges and unique architecture of Haa Valley. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Explore in Paro

After Breakfast Hike to Taktsang Monastery which is the most important pilgrim site for Buddhists. The Guru Rimpoche said back of a tigress when he brought the teachings of  Buddhist Dharma at Bhutan in the 8th Century. Afterwards drive to the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong, and 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Paro to Thimphu

Today the journey through to capital city in Bhutan Thimphu. National Memorial Chorten, completed by Royal Queen Mother as a memorial stupa for the Third King and continue in 12th-century Changangkha Temple and Zilukha Nunnery. If your visit coincides with the weekend, you can walk through the Thimphu Market. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Explore in Thimphu

Today visit to one of the eight largest Buddha statue in the world and Drupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. The tours through to viewpoint of Tashichho Dzong, a seat of the national government and Central Monastic Body, including summer residence of Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan), for your photograph and Folk Heritage Museum. After lunch, you will visit to Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast drive to Punakha via Wangdue Phodrang around 3 hours. from the Dochula pass (3,150m/10,332ft) you can catch eastern Himalayan ranges of spectacular view on the clear day then Wangduephodrang valley (1,300m/4,264ft) sea level. The Wangdue Dzong was founded by Lama Zhamdrung in 1638. After lunch drive to Punakha and along the drive visit Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at hilltop as you have to walk 25 minutes from the road. This temple is known as fertility temple. After that continue your journey to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong, it was the winter capital of Bhutan until 1955 when was permanently shifted to Thimphu. It still served as the winter residence for the monk body. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Punakha to Phobjikha Valley

The journey goes into the bustling market town of Wangdue Phodrang and drives to winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forests and over a high pass down into the picturesque Phobjikha Valley. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black necked cranes (November – March) migrating from the Tibetan plateau. After lunch visit the Phobjikha Sanctuary to view the majestic black-necked cranes (Nov-Mar only) and Gangtey Gompa (Monastery), dating back to the 16th century. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Phobjika Valley to Trongsa

The journey through Pele La pass (3,420m/11,217ft) the Black Mountain range toward of Trongsa. On the way visit to beautiful 18th-century Chendebji Chorten. Trongsa is the ancestral home of Bhutan’s ruling dynasty. Visit Trongsa Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan and Ta Dzong museum housing a collection of historical artifacts of Royal Family. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Trongsa to Bumthang

Bumthang is the spiritual heart of the kingdom. Bumthang is home to some of Bhutan’s oldest Palaces, Buddhist temples, and monasteries. After that visit Jakar Dzong (Dzong is the White Bird) and 16th-century Tamshing Lhakhang containing ancient Buddhist wall paintings. After lunch visit Kurje Lhakhang, one of the most sacred places in the kingdom and 7th-century Jambay Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Explore in Bumthang

After breakfast explore the 16th century Tang Ugyen Chholing Palace museum containing an overview of traditional rural life in Bhutan and pool of Mebartso (The Lake of Fire) where Pemalingpa (founder of the Nyingmapa sect) is said to have found a treasure hidden by Guru Rinpoche. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Bumthang to Mongar

The journey catching spectacular views during your journey, through Ura village before climbing sharply to the highest point in Bhutan’s road of  Thrumsing-La Pass (4,000m/13,120ft). after pass gradually passes through picturesque Alpine valleys, pine forests, maize fields and hamlets to reach Mongar town, Visit Mongar Dzong, built in the 1930′s using the traditional process without either plans or the use of nails. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Mongar to Trashigang

The journey through Kori-La Pass (2,450m/8,036ft) before descending through cornfields and banana groves to reach the famous road zigzag just below Yadi. Trashigang is the main township of the largest district in the country. After lunch visit Trashigang Dzong. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Explore in Trashigang

Today exploring the Gom Kora and Doksum Village where you can see women busily weaving traditional Bhutanese fabric before reaching Tashiyangtse, the administrative centre for this district and famous of wooden crafts, Tashiyangtse Dzong, white stupa of Chorten Kora and nearby institute of Zorig Chusum, where students are trained in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar

After breakfast the journey through Samdrup Jongkhar of the gateway to eastern Bhutan and  Assam India. The journey will be 9 hours and during the journey, you will see many beautiful villages and landscapes. Overnight at Hotel – Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati

After breakfast guide will arrange Indian vehicle for transfer to Guwahati,  the capital town of the Indian north-eastern state of Assam, for your onward flight.

  • Arrival Pick-Up and Departure transportation
  • All necessary Bhutan travel permits and visa fee.
  • English speaking Bhutan local guide.
  • Accommodation twin sharing room during your Bhutan Tour.
  • Sightseeing monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea, Coffee.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Personal Insurance during your trip.
  • Tip for Guide and Driver.
  • International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Personal drinks mineral water, cold drink, juice and Bar bills.
  • Guwahati to Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Keep all receipts that you have until you back to your home.
  • No flashy stuff-jewelry, valuables etc.
  • Strongly advised not to go wandering unless in large group (the “poor” men would have to suffer at the hands of the ladies who would want to shop), Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not / not give money to street children/beggars.
  • Entrance to some temples may be prohibited for non-Hindus and Leather articles are prohibited inside temple precinct.
  • Windproof outer jacket and warm down-filled jacket good if afraid of cold.
  • Comfortable trousers for men and loose skirts for women during the day.
  • Gloves, hat or cap, sunglasses, sunblock, lip balm, etc, to avoid sunburn as the sun in high altitude can be quite intense.
  • Lightweight trekking shoes, warm woolen/ thermal socks. (If one is afraid of cold, otherwise, plain ol’ ordinary socks will suffice.
  • Thermal undergarments this is for the night which might be a bit cold, otherwise, tracksuit should suffice.
  • Flashlight and spare batteries.
  • We need your flight detail and your passport photocopy and passport size photo for the Bhutan travel permit and visa.
  • 100% deposit to company account because we need full payment to Bhutan agency. as soon as we receive your money we will forward to you the payment slip.
  • Nepal visa can apply on arrival gate in Kathmandu airport immigration. Nepal visa charge for 15 Days USD25 and for 30 Days USD 40.

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