BHUTAN TRIP

TRIP FACTS

  • Trip Starts / EndsKathmandu/ Kathmandu
  • Total Duration3 Days 2 Night

Trekking Grade

Challenging/ Grade E

Trekking Category

Lodge cum camping Trek

  • Max. Altitude3280m
  • Best MonthMarch- June/ mid. September-November
  • Transportationlocal hire Private vehicle/ flight
  • Group SizeMin.1 Max.10
  • GuideLocal guide
  • Accommodation3 nights 2/4**** room
  • Meals4 Breakfast, 4 lunch & 3 dinner
  • Departure Fixed/On request
Tour Highlights
  • One of the moderate to challenging treks but scenically it’s awesome
  • Comparatively it is in the remote and off the beaten track
  • Explore mid-hills and higher mountainous terrain in western Nepal
  • Experience diverse ethnic cultures and traditional lifestyle of the people in the remote region in Nepal
  • Cross the Larkya La Pass (5,135m) and enjoy the striking views of several mountain peaks from the top

Tour Details

Embarking on a tour of Bhutan promises a captivating journey through a realm where rich cultural heritage harmoniously intertwines with breathtaking natural landscapes. The capital city, Thimphu, beckons with the grandeur of Tashichho Dzong and the serenity of the National Memorial Chorten. In Paro, the iconic Taktsang Monastery, perched precipitously on a cliff, stands as a testament to Bhutan’s spiritual allure. Punakha’s majestic Dzong, nestled at the confluence of rivers, exudes historical significance, while the cultural heartland of Bumthang Valley enchants with sacred sites like Jambay Lhakhang. Beyond these, Trongsa’s formidable dzong, the tranquil Haa Valley, and the picturesque Phobjikha Valley add layers to the Bhutanese odyssey. A journey through this kingdom includes immersing in traditional festivals, savoring Bhutanese cuisine, and embracing the unique philosophy of Gross National Happiness, creating an unforgettable exploration of Bhutan’s enchanting allure.

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Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival - Paro – Thimphu

After arriving & visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan. Check into your hotel in Thimphu. Free until lunch time for some rest from early morning flight, refreshment and lunch. Afternoon, you will have a choice to visit The Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan.  The original Thimphu Dzong (the Dho-Ngyen Dzong) is said to have been constructed in 1216 by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa. The National Memorial was built by Bhutan’s third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who is also known as the “father of modern Bhutan.” The National Memorial Chorten was gifted to the nation on 28 July, 1974. Overnight in a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2:Thimphu to Paro

After early morning breakfast, we will be driven towards Paro and before that we will visit another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town.

You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. After that, continue to 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. visit the National Post Office, where you can spend only USD 3, to have your own photo for a set of stamps. After lunch, you will be driven towards Paro and visit The Paro Dzong is probably Bhutan’s best known and most iconic Dzong.. The Rinpung Dzong’s names translate to the “Fortress on a heap of Jewels “. The fortress was constructed in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal on the foundations of an ancient monastery. The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the six storied circular Ta Dzong. The Ta Dzong is a medieval watch tower situated above the Rimpung Dzong. The Ta Dzong was constructed in 1656. In evening we will visit local market of Paro an overnight in a hotel in Paro

Day 3: Paro (Day Excursion)

After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’.  Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the Taktshang monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold. Later after the hike, we will visit; The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The temple was built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th Century AD. Overnight in a hotel in Paro

Day 4: Paro to Onwards Destinations

In the morning after early breakfast we will see you off at the Paro International Airport for your onward destinations.

Include / Excludes

Complementary

  • Nepal Fair Step Trekking printed T-Shirt

Price Includes

  • To be able to submit a cost estimate, we need to know the number of persons in your group, the required hotel category, the favored mode of transportation (by flight, by local or private transport) and any alternations to your itinerary.
  • All meals [breakfast / lunch / dinner & evening tea].
  • Sustainable development charge
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotels / resorts. Single room supplement US $: 40 per room per night. Extra premiums for 4 and 5 star hotels.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers (SUV, mini bus or larger bus depending on the group size).
  • Bottled water through out the tour.
  • English speaking local guide.

Price Excludes

  • International airfare from and to your country
  • Museum / monument and festival fees.
  • Travel insurance premiums.
  • Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost include head”.
  • • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, camera charges, incidentals, portage, tips or any other services.
  • Any meals (lunch &dinner) in Kathmandu - $ 10 to 15 for per meal in tourist restaurant (except welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Any kinds of drinks (alcohol &non-alcoholic beverage) neither during the trek nor in Kathmandu
  • Tips for staff (not mandatory but expected)
  • Hot shower, recharging of batteries (available during the trek with extra cost or free on spot)
  • The cost which is not mentioned above.
  • (If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact on: krishna@fairsteptrekking.com)
Equipments
Nepal Fair Step Trekking - Sleeping Bag

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Nepal Fair Step Trekking - Trekking Bag

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Nepal Fair Step Trekking - Trekking Shoes

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