Bhutan is the tiny Himalayan Kingdom in South Asia. It is also known as the Land of Thunder Dragon.


Highlights

  • Experience the Bhutanese Culture
  • Tiger Nest Monastery of Bhutan
  • Outstanding veiws of valleys, river of Bhutan
  • Exploring the Dzongs, monastery and meeting with monks
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8 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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1500

Highest Point
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Easy

Difficulty Level

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Overview

Bhutan is the tiny Himalayan Kingdom in South Asia. It is also known as the Land of Thunder Dragon. The Kingdom is satiated with myth and legends where traditional culture blowing as well as global development are enthusiastically embraced. Bhutan is decorated amazing mountain landscape, snow-capped peaks rise out of the primeval green forest, fantastic monasteries, and incredible fortresslike dzongs. In addition, the spectacular religious dance festivals, textile and handicraft, outrageous archery competitions, spectacular trekking trails, and flora and fauna are making Bhutan a popular destination to visit.

Bhutan holds many surprises, this is a country where smoking is prohibited, rice is red and chilies are the main ingredient. Bhutan is a Buddhist land, where school kids wear Gho and Kira, the painting of penises which is protected by the giant is at the entrance to many houses.

Itinerary

A scenic flight with Bhutanese national carrier, Druk Air is the befitting introduction of the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. The flight gives stupendous views of worlds highest peaks, and the green lush valley of Paro as you land. Cool and clean air is the first gift of Bhutan. Once you clear the customs you will meet the airport representative and drive to Thimpu. It takes about 1.5 hours. We check into the hotel, where a hot lunch is served.

In the afternoon visit the National Memorial Chorten – built in honor of the Bhutanese late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Folk Heritage Museum – it is dedicated to the Bhutanese rural people past through exhibition of artifacts and items used in rural households. Textile Museum, where you can see traditional weaving.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, we visit the Institution of Traditional Medicine, where still practicing the old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies. In the afternoon we visit Weekly Outdoor Market, where everyone goes to buy fruits, vegetable, grains, rice, and other fresh food. The busy market offers the colorful local products such as duster made by yak tail, butter teacup, turquoise from Nepal and Tibet, and musical instruments. Continuously we visit Bhutanese Handmade paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Motithang Mini Zoo etc.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today after breakfast at the hotel we depart to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. We leave the Thimpu road and climb up through pine and cedar forests with hanging lichen high up near Dochula Pass (3,050m). At the top, we stop for tea and view of Himalayan range. Then descend along a series of hairpin bends to the Punakha valley and drive to Punakha Dzong. The Dzong is located in between the rivers of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu. In the Afternoon hike up to Nyizeragang Chorten, the hike is around 2 hours up and down through terraced rice fields.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today after breakfast we start to drive the central valley of Bhutan via Wangdue and Pela La Pass (3,300m) to Trongsa. Wangdue is one of the major towns of western Bhutan, where we stop to visit the Wangdiphodrang Dzong. It is located at the confluence of Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers. After that, we steadily pass through semi-tropical vegetarian to get the Pele La Pass with an alpine environment of rhododendron and bamboo. The pass is also considering as the border of east and west Bhutan. En route we cross the Chendebji Chorten which was built centuries ago, after which we visit the Trongsa Dzong, the ancestral home of the ruling dynasty.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast we drive back over the Pela La Pass via Gantey, where we visit a gompa which was built centuries ago in the 17th century. Once we cross the Gompa we see the valley which is described as the “the most beautiful valley of Himalayas.” The valley is the homeland of black-necked cranes. The continued drive to Chhuzomasa thru the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, Cherries and Chir pine make a rewarding trip.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast depart to Paro via Thimphu and pay a visit to the Royal Botanical Garden, which has a good collection of different species of wildflowers and plants.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, we drive towards the north of Paro to visit the ruins Dzong Drukgyal Dzong, which was built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The dzong was destroyed by accidental fire. Explore the ramparts and collect gorgeous view of Mt. Jomalhari (7314m) and then drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up to the Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest. Reach the viewpoint after hiking efforts of one and half hour, then enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of tiger in the 8th century. After lunch visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The evening ends with the walk through the Paro.

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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