Bhutan Tour

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromUS$ 1650 per person
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    No of people Price P.P
    2 - 6 Pax US$ 1550
    7-12 Pax US$ 1445
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Trip StyleSightseeing
  • DestinationNepal
  • Accommodation: 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Min. Age: 5
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About Trip

Bhutan Tour will take you to the mystical land of thunder dragons. It is an exotic tour to one of the hidden Himalayan nations where you will come across a rich culture and tradition. Tour to Bhutan is like traveling back in time where you will get to see people living their life as they used to live hundreds of years back, however with a touch of modern amenities. 

Imagine what it would be like sitting under a precisely designed stone house while using WiFi and Ipad or inhaling fresh air while enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee?

Something, we dream to have today. Anyways, Bhutan Tour is the best way to come across Tibetan Buddhism and thousands of years old monasteries. During Bhutan Tour, you will visit several monuments that will present you the Bhutanese heritage and history. The government of Bhutan is trying their best to preserve their centuries-old practices, beliefs, documents, arts, and antiques. While on the tour, you will be seeing the precise architecture of the country, craftsmanship incorporating both ancient & modern designs, and learn their magical history. 

Besides, the cultural heritage of Bhutan, this land is also famous for its heart-warming hospitality. The people here are super kind and generous. Along the tour to the historical places, you will get to see the ever-changing landscape of Bhutan. Here are some of the places you will be visiting during your to Bhutan; Paro Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, Drugyal Dzong, Taktsang Gompa, National Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, and School of Traditional Painting of Arts & Craft, etc. 

Talking about difficulty, Bhutan Tour is an easy journey. You will be crossing passes but in the car during your ride from one town to another. Likewise, there is no chance of any altitude sickness. Anyone with normal health can go on Bhutan Tour. This is a perfect journey for someone who loves cultural experiences and likes to discover new heritages. You can go on Bhutan Tour throughout the year. However, we highly suggest you travel during spring and autumn as these are the most beautiful time of the year to travel to Bhutan. We, Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition have specially designed our Bhutan Tour itinerary to present you an ultimate cultural experience in Bhutan. We also make a tailor-made itinerary for Bhutan to match your requirements. Feel free to contact us any time for further information or to know Bhutan Tour cost. 

 

When did Bhutan open to tourism?

In 1974, tourism in Bhutan began when the government was in an effort to raise revenue and promote their culture to the outside world. 

 

How can I go to Bhutan from Kathmandu?

Usually, travelers directly fly from Kathmandu to Paro where they will meet one of the representatives of the company and begin their tour.

 

Do I need to use a tour operator to book my trip to Bhutan?

Yes, you need to use a tour operator to book your trip to Bhutan. As per Bhutanese government regulations, you have to get licensed Bhutanese Tour operator or one of their international associates to book you a tour to Bhutan.

 

Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?

Yes, you need a visa to enter Bhutan. Visa must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutanese Tour Operator or any of their International associates. Also, visa clearance copy should have to obtain via tour operator to fly to Bhutan. However, Indians, Bangladeshi and Maldives nationals can get a visa upon arrival at Bhutan.

 

How much does the visa cost?

The cost of visas for foreign travelers is USD 40. However, for Indians, Bangladeshi and Maldives nationals there is no cost. 

 

Is there a limit of a number of tourists that can enter Bhutan every year?

No, there is no such limits like that. However, to protect the tradition, culture, and natural environment, the government of Bhutan has come up with their strict guidelines of “High Value, Low Impact Tourism”. As per the policy, Bhutan is open to discerning tourists who will respect their values and beliefs while enjoying their mystical land.

 

What’s the food like in Bhutan?

Bhutanese people love the rich and sharp taste in their food means their ingredients are very important to them. They love spicy food. Rice and curries (veg/non-veg) is the staple food of them. You can also find a wide range of western and Indian cuisine all over the country. 


 

Trip Highlights

  1. Royal Place 
  2. Punakha Jong
  3.  Place of happiness
  4. winter capital Punakha
  5. Tiger Nest
  6. Memorial Chorten 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (D)
  • Day 02: KATHMANDU- PARO-THIMPHU (B/L/D)
  • Day 03:THIMPHU- WANGDUE- PUNAKHA (B/L/D)
  • Day 04: PUNAKHA-PARO (B/L/D)
  • Day 05: PARO (B/L/D)
  • Day 06: PARO- KATHMANDU (B/L/D)
  • Day 07: Final Departure (B)

Cost Includes

  • Hotel Accommodation at selected Hotels or Similar as per above
  • Meals specified as per tour package.
  • 1 Largel Bottle of Mineral Water P.Person / P. Day
  • Fare Well Dinner & Nepalese Cultural Show
  • AC Transportation by Car or Coach for Sightseeing
  • Entrance Fee as per tour itinerary
  • Return Transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport by AC Car or Coach
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • For Nepal & Bhutan tour: Bhutan Tourist Visa Fee (Valid for 15 days) 

Cost Excludes

  • Tipping US$5/person/day (for local guide)
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  Compulsory Travel Insurance
  •  Extra Meals
  •  Tipping to Drivers/Guides/Restaurant Boys/Porters
  •  Nepal Tourist Visa
  •  Room service
  •  Air Ticket
  •  Expenses Personal nature

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (D) Depart by flight to Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. Arrival Tribhuwan International Airport, meet and greet by our airport representative. Proceed for tour of Swoyambhunath. The Buddhist Temple Swoyambhunath Stupa is one of Kathmandu’s most important tourist attractions. This temple stands on a hilltop west of Kathmandu, with great views over the city. Swoyambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple due to the large colony of lively resident monkeys, who like to run and play around the temple complex and are happy to eat any snacks offered by visitors. Next continue visit Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Continue visit Bodhnath is the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. This ancient site is surrounded by numerous monasteries. Proceed for Welcome Dinner with Nepalese Cultural Show in local restaurant. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
  • Day 02 KATHMANDU- PARO-THIMPHU (B/L/D)After Breakfast, transfer to Domestic Airport to board Druk Air, Bhutan's National Airline to Paro. The flight to Paro offers fascinating views of the eastern Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest. On arrival in Paro you will be received by our local representative and transfer to Thimpu, which takes a one and half hour drive. Check into Hotel Thimphu for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 03THIMPHU- WANGDUE- PUNAKHA (B/L/D)After Breakfast, tour in Thimpu covers National Memorial Chorten, Tashi Cho Dzong, Takin mini zoo, Post office for stamps and Traditional paper factory and Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point). Drive to Punakha for 2 and half hours. On the way stop at Do Chula pass (3050 m) for tea/coffee and enjoy our first view of the eastern Himalayan Mountains. Drive on to Wangduephodrang. Visit Chimi Lakhang, a temple dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley who as the famous saint of the Bhutanese people is known affectionately as “Divine Mad Monk”. Then continue with drive to Punakha, check into hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 04 PUNAKHA-PARO (B/L/D)After breakfast, visit to Punakha Dzong, which lies between two rivers known as Phochu and Mochu, symbolizing the masculine and the feminine co-existence their currents are of different colours and they unite at this point. Then drive to Thimphu for a brief stop to hunt for souvenirs. Then continue on to Paro for overnight stay.
  • Day 05 PARO (B/L/D)After early breakfast in hotel, start the excursion to Takshang Monastery perched giddily on a rocky ledge, with a waterfall cascading as if from the blue. Afternoon visit Kychu temple which dates back to the 7th century, Kyichu temple is one of the last three surviving temples. Visit a Bhutanese farm house to see how Bhutanese farmers live and get a taste of their hospitality and including a taste of the local rice wine “ara”. Evening cultural show at the hotel with options to dress up in Bhutanese traditional attire and join the fun and take pictures. Complimentary local whiskey will be served during the show.
  • Day 06 PARO- KATHMANDU (B/L/D)After breakfast, drive to the airport for flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, continue visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and pottery and handicraft. Actually Bhaktapur is really crucial for the Hindu temples, Museums, Newari People. It has own its features which attracts lots of tourists for the sightseeing, there is lots of Hindu philosophy. Bhaktapur's main square, Durbar Square, houses the 55-window Palace which was constructed by King Jitamitra Malla and was home to royalty until 1769. It is now a National Gallery. Close by is the Golden Gate which leads into Mulchok Court which is home to the Taleju Temple. This temple, like others in the main towns of the Kathmandu Valley, is dedicated to the goddess Taleju Bhawani and includes shrines to both the Taleju Bhawani and Kumari. Entrance to the temple is restricted to Hindus and the living goddess strictly cannot be photographed. Transfer to Thamel Street for last minute shopping. Proceed for Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant. Back to hotel for overnight stay.
  • Day 07 Final Departure (B) Breakfast in the Hotel. Free until (Check Out Hotel at 12Noon). Transfer to Airport for departure flight, with beautiful memories Bhutan & Nepal.

Trip Note

Bhutan is a landlocked country that has remained isolated from the rest of the world until 1960s. However, to visit the country and observe its prosperous culture which the government has carefully endeavored to preserve over the years, is quite rewarding.


The five day trip begins from arrival in Kathmandu. One of our representatives will welcome you and transfer you to Druk Airline check in counter to catch a flight to Paro. En-route, you can relish the mountain views. Once you reach Paro, a guide from Bhutan will welcome you to his kingdom and lead you to the hotel. After lunch, you will visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest monastery of Bhutan and have a glimpse of Paro town. The next day we hike to Taktsang Monastery view point. In the afternoon, you will make a visit to the National Museum and drive to Thimpu. The third day is spent on Thimpu sightseeing. The next morning is spent on leisure or wandering around Thimpu. In the afternoon, we return back to Paro and return back to Bangkok the next day.