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Bhutan Tour 11 Nights / 12 Days

Bhutan Tour 11 Nights / 12 Days

Bhutan Tour 11 Nights / 12 Days

Mountain Guide Trek has been organizing Bhutan tour 11 nights / 12 days program an adventurous journey which covers most of the best parts of Bhutan and it will be your good memorable trip covers the two major cities of Bhutan-Paro to Thimpu. Paro has the only airport of Bhutan and has a few famous Dzongs. You will have opportunity to visit some farm houses and interact with the local and experience the rural life.

Bhutan is an enchanting Kingdom of Bhutan that seems like a land that time has forgotten. Druk Yul, The Land of Thunder Bhutan Dragon, surrounded by pristine natural environment and breathtaking splendors, It is a kingdom vibrant with rich cultural heritage and traditions. The land which is covered by verdant forest, lush green valleys, sparkling streams, wonderful mountains covered with perennial snow. The land so enchanting that many have rightfully compared it to the "Hidden Shangri-la". The lost Paradise-That land of Thunder Dragon- Bhutan with the belief that has a great deal to offer to the rest of the world. The beauty of the snow- laden Himalayan Mountains, rising abruptly from the plains of the Indian sub continent is a sight beyond compare. The traveler's experience the awe- inspiring wonders of the beauty of nature in its own unspoiled form

Bhutan Tours and Treks package have one single uniform rate per person per day basis which is fixed by the Government of Bhutan, They do not have any Budget / Standard / Deluxe categories, using moderate hotel and all packages are on full board with sightseeing.

You can enjoy and capture the treasures of Bhutan for your lifetime in Bhutan tour.

Bhutan Tour 11 Nights / 12 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Paro.

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu.

Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha to Wangdi.

Day 05: Day Excursion to Gangtey Monastery.

Day 06: Wangdi to Trongsa to Bumthang.

Day 07: Bumthang.

Day 08: Excursion to Ura Valley.

Day 09: Bumthang to Wangdi.

Day 10: Wangdi to Lobesa to Thimphu to Paro.

Day 11: Day hike to Taktsang monastery.

Day 12: Paro to Kathmandu.

Bhutan Tour 11 Nights / 12 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Paro.
After arrive Paro airport, Get Bhutan visa on passport upon showing visa approval letter plus 2 pp size picture. Meet/greet by our guide and drive to Hotel. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu. 
Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the  Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.  A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks, Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.  Evening drive 2 hours to Thimphu (65km), (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 03: Thimphu.
AM sightseeing -  visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers.
PM visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha to Wangdi.
Drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang via Punakha crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters, On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa. Visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Proceed 45 minutes to Wangduephodrang and view the Dzong from outside and stroll around the market area. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 05: Day Excurssion to Gangtey Monastery.
Day excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Currently there are 200 to 300 cranes residing in this valley and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) is taking every measure to ensure the safety of the Cranes. While the cranes reside in the winter valley for 4/5 months the village folks are not allowed to make loud noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. Explore the fascinating glacier valley and return for Overnight in Hotel. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 06: Wangdi to Trongsa to Bumthang.
Today will be a long drive almost 6 / 7 hours crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters. The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine. Picnic lunch will be served at the 18 century Chendebji Chorten, after one and half hour arrive at a small town known as Trongsa meaning new village. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but the most impressive of all is the Trongsa Dzong. The whole of eastern Bhutan was controlled from this fortress during the mid 17th century. Visitors are not allowed inside the building. Proceed another 2 hours to Bumthang visiting the Chume weaving center. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 07: Bumthang.
Bumthang altitude 2600m has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (Yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing - Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery. This sightseeing is a round trip so it is more interesting done on foot. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 08: Excurssion to Ura Valley.
Excursion 2 hours to Ura village and visit the new Ura monastery. On the way visit the Mebartso meaning burning lake. Stroll around the village and return back to Guest house. Evening walk to the Swiss farm where apple juice, cider, cheese etc... Are made, (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 09: Bumthang to Wangdi.
Drive back to Wangduephodrang. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 10: Wangdi to Lobesa to Thimphu to Paro.
Drive 3/4 hours to Paro via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples.  Lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan,Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university, (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 11: Day hike to Taktsang Monastery.
Horses can be arranged with an extra cost. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. Stroll back to Resort. Evening at leisure, (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 12: Transfer to airport for departure.
The Final day, you will have departure from Paro to your destination area (You could go back to Nepal or any other countries). The hotel staffs will drop you to the Paro airport by Private Car / Van / Hiace.

Note: We could arrange you Druck air ticket (Kathmandu-Paro) on your request.

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus (all airport transfers).
  • Standard government approved accommodation (in twin share rooms) for the duration of tour.
  • Service of licensed English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guides.
  • All sightseeing tours, Monument /Museum entrance Fees as per itinerary.
  • All meals fixed breakfast, lunch & dinner with Tea and Coffee for whole duration of your stay in Bhutan.
  • Country Presentation & Tour Briefing on Day 1 evening with welcome drinks.
  • Mineral water supply for the trek or tour.
  • Government Royalty (which is 35% of $250) this goes to the country's health & education projects.
  • Private Transport & Driver within Bhutan. (Imported Prado's, Micro Buses & Toyota Coaster Buses)
  • Toyota 4 X 4 luggage vans & light trucks for group travel
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expense.
  • Bhutan Visa Fees and Visa Processing assistance
  • Flight ticket; Kathmandu-Paro, (on your request)

Cost Exclude

  • Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service and al a cart meals.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfares and airport departure tax.
  • Photography charges (if and when applicable).
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry.
  • Personal Equipment.
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, hotel lobby, porters and tour staff. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.

Equipment

Temperatures in Bhutan very according to weather, altitude, & time of the day. Carry all types of clothes. Except if you're traveling to Bhutan during the summers, it's advisable to carry warm clothes. Some of the items that you may consider carrying include: clothes as per season, sunglasses / spare glasses, pair of casual shoes, hat, umbrella, camera, films and accessories, insect repellent, hand cream, torch or flash light with spare batteries, mirror, scissor, sun cream, lip salve or soluble aspirin, antiseptic cream, anti-diarrhea pills, etc.

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