Bhutan is a country of bio-diversity, vivacious religion, magnificence culture, and unique arts. The excellent tourist infrastructures, bizarre sights, and outstanding festivals always mesmerize the visitors.


Highlights

  • Experice of Bhutanese lifestyle
  • Amazing cultural performance of Bhutanese
  • Tiger Nest Monastery of Bhutan
  • Outstanding historica Dzongs and monks
  • Beautiful landscapes, cultivated field
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10 Days

Total Duration
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100 km

Average Dist. per Day
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Paro

Starting Point
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Paro

Ending Point
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6hrs

Average Time per Day
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2PAX

Min. Group Size
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3100m (Dochu-La pass)

Highest Point
Apex Trip Gradeing System Easy

Easy

Difficulty Level

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Overview

Bhutan is a country of bio-diversity, vivacious religion, magnificence culture, and unique arts. The excellent tourist infrastructures, bizarre sights, and outstanding festivals always mesmerize the visitors. A quieter, dreamier collection of alpine valleys is the attraction of the trip. Bhutan is sheltering some mammals such as Takin (National Animal of Bhutan), Golden Langur (monkeys’ family) Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, and red pandas, and in the birds family: the black eagle, owl, tiny black-throated parrots.

During the tour, you will visit western part of Bhutan, where you can experience the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle.

Itinerary

Bhutanese national airlines Druk Air transfers you to the Paro, the first present of Paro is a neat, clean, cool and fresh air. After clearing the visa and custom our representative welcomes you and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, you will visit some attractions of Paro such as Ta Dzong (National Museum), Paro Rimpung Dzong on the way to cross the Cantilever Bridge (built in the 16th Century). After visiting Drugyel Dzong – a victory fortress, farmhouses observing the traditional Bhutanese way of life, we drive to Thimpu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Before starting the tour, you have to exchange the local currency so your guide will take you to the Bhutan National Bank, once you exchange the tour will be started. First, you will visit National Memorial Chorten that was built in 1974 on the memory of 3rd King. Next are the National Library and National Museum where you will explore the ancient manuscript, textile museum, and art-craft school.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today’s trip gives you perfect panoramic views of Bhutanese Himalayan ranges from the Pass Dochu La. After crossing the pass the Phobjikha Valley give you chance to see rare and endangered black-necked cranes, and also Gangtey Goemba, which was built in the 17th century. Explore the village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast drive to the Pele La (3300m) to get to Trongsa. At Trongsa, you visit superb dzongs and museums, en-route you will stop at Chendebji Chorten, which is made in Nepali style by Lama Shida from Tibet in the 18th century and the place is quite popular for picnics as well.

From Trongsa, the trail leads to Bumthang via Chumey village with shops, they sell Yathra- a woolen textile typically knitted woolen fabric in numerous colors and patterns. The town of Bumthang is also famous for Yathra. The trail follows the blue pine forest until crossing Kiki La and descend to Choekor Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


This town is made out of four valleys Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura in different altitude from 2,600 m to 4000 m. In Choekhor village you will be visiting Jampey Lhakhang instituted on the 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, Kurjey Lhakhang and another is Tamshing Goemba – founded in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa the reincarnation of Guru Rimpoche and in Tang valley, you will be visiting Burning Lake at Membarstsho and Ogyen Chholing Museum. After visiting the monasteries/ goombas you will take you the farmland of locals to explore the Bhutanese lifestyle and religions and also visit Swiss Farmland, which produces Swiss Cheese, honey etc.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today is the day drive to Punakha leaving Bumthang via Wangdiphodrang. En route again we see Trongsa Dzong built in 1648, which is the biggest fortresses of the country.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Punakha Dzong was built in 1637, which is situated inland between two rivers Phochu and Mochu. The Dzong is also district administrative and judiciary office as well as winter home for Je Khenpo- a spiritual leader and monks of Thimpu and Punakha. On the way, you will go to Lobesa, take a little hike to Chimi Lhakhang Temple, the temple of Drukpa Kuenley. It is believed that women will be blessed with fertility.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today you will hike up to the Taktsang Monastery, a dramatic Tiger’s Nest built in 1600; incredible monastery grips to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m. According to the history, a Guru called Padma Sambhava landed here on the back of flying tiger to meditate. He had meditated here for three months and established Buddhism.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, our airport representative will pick you up and drop off to the international airport.

Meals included: Breakfast


Price Details

Includes

  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staff.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking/tour gear
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Important Trip Info

In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

Most of the activities in Nepal is in the high Himalaya. Where you can to think about the very quality of accommodation. The mountain lodge/ tea houses are least facilitate with neat and clean. However, in the cities, there are multiple options to chose the hotel from general guesthouse to a five-star hotel.

In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

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