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Bhutan Highlight Tour

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    Trip Highlights

  • View of world greatest Himalayas onboard flying in/out from Paro.
  • Visit the tiny capital of Thimphu.
  • Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong – the most beautiful monastery in Bhutan.
  • Visit Kyichu Lhakhang - the oldest & most sacred shrines in Bhutan.

    At a glance

  • 04 - 07 days Bhutan tour.
  • Flight from Kathmandu.
  • Budget/Standard and Deluxe tour.
  • Possible to extend the trekking days.
  • Guided tour.
  • All night at city.

Diffculties and Safety

Bhutan Highlight Tour is a medium thing with some of small uphill and downhill. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain. Make sure you have an average walking experience to enjoy the tour. Altitude will not be the major problem still drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness. Your safety is of our major concern.

Your Tour guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in some remote regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )

  • Day 01:

    Arrive Paro airport, drive to Kichu Resort. Briefing by guide.

    Day 02:

    Half day sightseeing in Paro. Visit the old fort ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, which offers a very scenic drive of a typical Bhutanese landscape. On a clear day the Mt. Jhomolhari (7314metres, 24000 feet),the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong. Afterwards visit the Ta Dzong the national museum housed in the ancient watch tower built around 1651, situated a little above the Paro Rinpung Dzong . From here you will have a very good panoramic view of the Paro valley. After lunch visit the near by Kichu Lhakhang (the oldest monastery in Bhutan) and walk to the near by the village of Lango. Return to the hotel and rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    Day 03:

    After breakfast drive to Thimphu(65km/2 hrs drive) the modern day capital of Bhutan. Visit places of interest like the Memorial chorten, painting and medicine school. The National Library and Handicraft Centre. Return to Paro late afternoon. Over night.

    Day 04:

    Transfer to Paro Airport for departure.

  • Day 01:

    Arrive Paro airport, drive to Kichu Resort. Briefing by guide.

    Day 02:

    Morning sightseeing in Paro, visit the Drukgyal Dzong, a very scenic drive into a typical Bhutanese countryside. Continue on to Ta Dzong , which house National museum, on the way down visit the Rinpung Dzong, administrative centre of Paro, which houses the monk body. Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch drive to Thimphu (65 Kms/2 hrs ). In Thimphu visit places of interest like the Memorial Chorten, the National Library and Painting school. In the evening visit the town. O/n at hotel either Hotel River View/ Hotel Druk.

    Day 03:

    Drive Thimphu – Punakha ( 77 Kms / 3 hrs ) the olden day capital of Bhutan, via Dochu La pass (3050 m). From here on a very clear day one can have a superb view of some of the highest peaks of Bhutan like Ganger Puensum(7497 meters), Zongaphugang(7060 meters) a table mountain, Jeje Khang (7158 meters), Masa Khang ( 7194 meters ), and Gangcheyta ( 6794 meters ). Drive on to Punakha ( altitude 4430 feet ) for lunch. The road is all down hill and you will notice the change in vegetation and weather getting warmer as Punakha is at a much lower elevation. Punakha is basically an agricultural valley known as the orchard of Western Bhutan. Visit the Punakha Dzong when the monks are in Thimphu. Later drive to Wangdi Dzong(18Kms/ 30 min) Over night Kichu Resort (Wangdi).

    Day 04:

    Retrace drive back to Paro via Simtokha Dzong. Check into the Kichu Resort. Afternoon at leisure in Paro for boating, swimming and fishing activities.

    Day 05:

    Transfer to Paro Airport for departure.

  • Day 01:

    Arrive Paro (By Druk Air flight): (Paro Sightseeing).

    Day 02.

    Paro (Sightseeing) – Thimphu (Sighseeing).

    Day 03.

    Thimphu (Sightseeing).

    Day 04.

    Thimphu – Punakha Sightseeing.

    Day 05.

    Punakha – Wangduephodrang(Sightseeing) – Paro.

    Day 06.

    Departure.

What's included

  • Transportation.
  • Bhutan travel permit & visa
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Paro and Kathmandu.

What's not included

  • Client and travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner while not in the tour.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, bar bills, laundry, phone calls, wi-fi etc.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tips for the guide, porters.
  • Flights To/From Nepal.
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Trip Extention

Western Bhutan Walking Holiday.
Buddsism Culture Holiday in Bhutan.
Bhutan History Tour.
Bhutan Walking Tour.

Accommodation & Food details

We will provide accommodations in Kathmandu and Bhutan on your choice. All the accommodation in the city and tour will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.

During Bhutan highlight tour, we can enjoy Bhutanese food, vegetables and beverages as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian etc.). Breakfast, Lunch and dinner will be served during tour, only breakfast include at Kathmandu Hotel.

Best Time To Visit

We recommend to visit Bhutan October- December, as the fresh air and sunny skies make more fruitful to your tour. Afterwards the weather becomes colder, but till April climate remains dry and pleasant.

While spring starts, the bloom rhododendron add more color and charm to the valley.Heat and humidity goes high in May. Instantly the monsoon rules from June till September. Although there are some specific time to see some wildlife and culture, moreover according to the different festival, every places has offer an excellent chance to participate in the folk activities with locals.

Equipment Details

    You are advised to consider the required equipment as essentials while packing. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to your requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.

     

    We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.

Questions about your trip

We Mountain World Treks would like to assist you in making your Bhutan tour an adventure of a lifetime as well as trouble free. Therefore, please visit our site or reach via email for information on Bhutan entry procedures and other things you should know about before travelling to Bhutan.
We suggest our guests to carry casual attire and layered cloths as packing list. Long sleeved cotton shirts or T-shirts are enough for the day time. But it’s wise to take coat or some jackets as temperature decrease at night time.Sun glasses, moisture cream, thermal underwear, warm woolen hat, gloves, sandals, rain jacket, camera, towel, sun blocking cream are other important things to take along.
October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder, but from then until April the climate remains dry and pleasant and in late spring the famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with colour.
It’s not possible to visit on your own as Lhasa has strict tourism policy. We can help to manage everything for your Bhutan tour.
You need to follow some safety measures while you are travelling to any foreign destination. We recommended you to go with seal bottled water, besides if you want to drink boiled water than remember to instruct the service man to boil it for at least 15 minutes.
Yes, we provide these facilities for our guests. But who are not in package they have to pay extra charge if they want us to manage the pick-up and drop services.
No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.
It is better to travel only after making sure everything is fine with safety measures.
Yes. Most trips run smoothly, but once in a while something unexpected can happen, that’s why we highly recommend and to join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. Please see our travel insurance section for more information.

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