- Incredible cultural experience in Bhutan ‘’The land of Thunder Dragon.
- Iconic landmarks and historical heritage sightseeing throughout the country.
- Exploration of the most sacred and holiest Lhakhang, Dzongs and Fortress.
- Extravagant natural beauty and glorious natural sites.
- Century-old heritage site visit along with peculiar history and folklore.
- Most rewarding hike to the Taktsang Lhakhang. (Tiger's Nest Monastery)
- New culture, tradition, country and relaxation.
This exclusive 10 days Bhutan tour is one of the best packages you can get as this tour allows you to explore the most prominent parts of Bhutan along with its mysterious stories and one-of-a-kind attractions. Bhutan, a mysterious country has another fascinating name ‘’The Land of Thunder Dragon’’. As unique as its name is, the land of the Thunder Dragon, the country itself is full of interesting folklore and stunning places that will make you question history. This tour is ideally designed to provide you with just enough time to explore the beauty and get along with the vibrant culture of Bhutan. The spirited culture, beautiful and sacred festivals, iconic monasteries and Buddhist landmarks, and importantly pristine nature of this country will win your hearts.
Your trip to Bhutan will open gateways to new experiences and exposure to new cultures and traditions. Learn about the new concept of hospitality which will overwhelm you and make you feel at home during your entire tour of Bhutan. Not just the people but natural as well as artificial attractions never fail to grab the attention of its visitors. Bhutan is home to some of the most iconic monasteries and marvelous natural sites where you will be engulfed by its beauty and never-ending peace. You will travel to prominent cities of Bhutan where you will find yourself surrounded by pure Bhutanese art and cultural practices that you cannot resist exploring. Bhutan proudly boasts its Buddhist culture and untamed nature which you will only find in Bhutan.
Asia proudly shows off their dramatic festivals and one-of-a-kind culture and Bhutan is no exception as they love festivals more than anything. Bhutanese celebrate throughout the year which is passed down from generation to generation. And each festival represents some history and significance of their religion and the same goes for the majestic monasteries, Dzongs, and Fortress that you see while your sightseeing programs. If you are looking for a spiritual awakening or relaxing time away from the same monotonous work schedule and concrete jungle then Bhutan is the best destination for you.
Not to forget that Bhutan is known as the happiest country so you have the chance to discover the secrets of being happy. The simplicity and warm-natured people will give you a unique experience that will satisfy your hunger for peace and refreshments. Although Bhutan is a small country it is packed with mystery and fascinating history that still amazes people.
Not forgetting you are on a vacation you will take advantage of all the excellent service while you are in Bhutan from Hotel rooms to every possible place. This trip will expose you to new ideas and a glimpse of the way of living here in Bhutan. The arts and history will let you know about the century-old culture, religion, and many more. While you are out sightseeing you will be accompanied by a local certified guide who will brief you on all the details regarding the historical sights and their history also the do’s and don'ts.
Charming Attractions of Bhutan
Bhutan is full of jaw-dropping places including natural and artificial places full of art and life. During your 10 days Bhutan tour, you will explore most of the prominent Buddhist religious sites and raw nature full of beauty and novelty. The lofty landmarks will intimate you with their majestic presence and divine vibe followed by the celestial valleys and mountain chain that never leaves your sight and will grace you with their boundless beauty.
Tachogang Lhakhang is a beautiful monastery overlooking the lofty mountain and peaceful river. Located in the Thimphu district across the Thimphu - Paro highway. The special thing about this monastery is the century-old iron chain bridge built by legendary architecture and the great saint Thangtong Gyalpo (1385-1464). As Bhutan is all about myths this place also has its own twisted story, it is said that the legendary saint had a vision of a spiritual horse, Balaha - an emanation of Chenrezig Avalokiteshvara which inspired him to build the temple. Thus the temple was named Tachogang Lhakhang - ‘’Temple of the Excellent Horse’’.
Tashichho Dzong also known as Thimphu Dzong is the majestic architecture located in Thimphu, Bhutan. Tashichho Dzong is also known as the ‘’Fortress of the glorious religion’’ or the ‘’Fortress of Auspicious Doctrines’’. This impressive structure currently houses the throne room of the king along with other important government personnel of the country. It's very easy to identify this attraction as this lofty building is all whitewashed with an iconic red roof followed by beautifully maintained gardens and green lawns inside its compound.
Kuensel Phodrang, which is the giant-sited Buddha statue on top of Thimphu hill, is also known as Kunzangphodrang. Kuensel means clarity and this place does provide a beautiful clear view of the entire valley view. The magnificent statue of Buddha is made of bronze which reflects the dominant Buddhist religion of the country. Inside the massive Buddha, there are 125000 miniature statues, 25,000 12-inch statues, and 1000,000 8-inches statues. Although the massive statue stands tall and might look intimidating it rather provides a calm and assuring look.
National Memorial Chorten also known as the Thimphu Chorten located in the heart of Thimphu and was built in 1974 in honor of the father of modern Bhutan, the third Dragon king of Bhutan (Jigme Dorji Wangchuk). The idea of building the Chorten of Thimphu was framed by Thinley Norbu (1904-1987). This site is considered a sacred place and people visit the Chorten to pay a visit daily. Unlike other memorials, Chorten does not contain human remains but only a picture of the late king in traditional attire. This beautiful Chorten represents the mind of Buddha and inside you will see mandalas, paintings, statues and shrines dedicated to the king.
Motithang Takin Preserve located in the Motithang district of Thimphu, Bhutan is a wildlife preserve for the national animals of Bhutan called Takins. Originally it was a mini zoo and later converted into a wildlife preserve when it was discovered that the animals still inhabited the area even when they were set free. Takins have interesting mythology related to them as it is believed that they were created by a great saint by merging two animals. The legends believe that the takins are created by fixing the goat's head to a cow’s body as they have a unique physics and abnormal appearance than other animals. People also describe these animals as bee-stung Moses for their peculiar facial structure.
Punakha Dzong formerly known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong locally translated to ‘’The palace of bliss or great happiness’’ built-in 1637. The beautiful location of this Dzong was chosen by the founder of Bhutan - Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Punakha Dzong takes pride in being the second largest and second oldest structure in Bhutan. This glorious building shows off world-class Bhutanese architecture and has inspired international building designs including the architecture on an entire university campus. Punakha Dzong is one of the most beautiful and most visited places in Bhutan.
Chendebji Chorten was built by Lama Tshering Wangchuk, a descendant of Bemji Choeje of Trongsa. It is located 14 km west of the center of Trongsa district. The Stupa is built in Nepalese stupa and is also compared to the Boudhanath Stupa located in Kathmandu, Nepal which is the neighboring country of Bhutan. According to Bhutanese Mythology, it is said that this Chorten covers the body of the evil spirit. The eyes painted on the stupa make it similar to the Stupa present in Nepal. The peaceful eyes gaze upon you blessing you with peace while you circumambulate around the sacred stupa.
Trongsa Dzong which means the Fortress on the tip of a Dungkhar (Conch) of the never-changing country of Druk and the everlasting Dharma. It was built in 1647 during the time of Trongsa Penlop Chogyal Minjur Tenpa. It is located around the Mangde Chhu river overlooking the river and the surrounding area. It's the largest fortress in Bhutan due to its massive structure. Trongsa is undoubtedly one of the greatest dzongs which demonstrates the breathtaking Bhutanese craftsmanship and unique and authentic architecture. Here you can see Bhutanese art engraved all over the fortress making it the most historic place.
Jambay Lhakhang locally known as Jampa temple or temple of Maitreya in Bumthang is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibaten king overnight. This temple was built to pin down the demon who was obstructing the spread of Buddhism. This is the very temple where the sacred dance or festivals are performed called Mewang which means the Fire dance and another one called Tercham which is the Nacked dance. These two dances are performed by masked people. The fire dance is done to purify the sins of the people while the Naked dance is done to bless infertile women so they can conceive a child.
Kurjey Lhakhang translates to body imprint is considered to be the holiest temple in Bhutan. It is located in the Bumthang valley of Bhutan. It is nestled on the side of the hill and is surrounded by 108 Chorten walls surrounding the complex of the three most revered temples. These three temples are complex namely Guru Lakhang, Sampa Lhundrup Lakhang and lastly Ka Gon Phor Sum Lhakhang. This iconic temple is no less than the majestic Dzongs of Bhutan as it has whitewashed walls with delicate woodwork done all over the temple with beautiful hand paintings.
Namkhai Nyingpo Goemba is a Buddhist monastery located on a hill just east of the town of Jakar. Namkhai Nyingpo Goemba is the administrative center of Bumthang. The monastery was established in 1970 and is home to around 600 monks who devote their lives to learning about Nyingma Buddhism and devote their life to Buddhism. The word Nyingma translates to old school, the oldest of four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Gangtey Monastery is one of the most important monasteries associated with the Nyingma school of Buddhism built in 1613. The glorious monastery hosts beautiful festivals in front of the architecture. It is located in the Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag in central Bhutan. Gangtey monastery is a 4 storey complex with five temples surrounded by the main central tower. The main hall in the monastery is called Tshokhang and is built in Tibetan style architecture. You can witness the beautiful work done all over the building such as wood carving, paintings and overall the structure of the building. Now the monastery has been taken care of by around 100 lay monks, locally known as Gomchen.
Phobjikha Valley is a wide glacial valley located close to the Gangtey monastery and is quite popular for beautiful birds called the Black Necked cranes. Phobjikha valley is the winter home of these amazing birds as they migrate to Bhutan from the harsh climate of Tibet. The valley itself is an attraction as this place looks dreamy with greenery and plenty of space for you to wander around and have a peaceful time.
Simtokha Dzong is a serene temple located 5 km south of Thimphu along the road to Phuentsholing. The ancient fortress was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Officially Simtokha Dzong is known as the ‘’Palace of the profound meaning of secret Mantras’’. It is the first building to be built in the 17th century. Once you go inside the building you will be amazed by all the religious murals drawn all over the walls of the monastery. It is also one of the buildings to have its old parts still intact in one piece, making it a historical building in Bhutan.
Paro - the sacred valley!
Taktsang Lhakhang, internationally known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery is one of the most iconic monasteries in the world. It is located o a hill in the Paro district perfectly nestled on the cliff overlooking the entire Paro valley with mesmerizing panoramic vista. Like other sites, you cannot access this beautiful location just by a drive but one has to hike for around 2-3 hours through a dense peaceful forest. Once you are on top of the monastery the dazzling monastery and the most beautiful valley view will overwhelm you.
Kyichu Lhakhang is considered the sacred jewel of Bhutan and is located in the north of Paro town. Kyichu Lhakhang also goes by the name Lho Kyerchu or Kyerchu. The main temple roots as far as the 7th century. It is one of the 108 temples established by the Tibaten king Songstsen Gampo. When it was first built there was just one religious structure but over time they built another identical temple and now there is a twin temple. This is the place where you see the elderly people doing Kora and paying visits daily.
Dungtse Lhakhang is located between the valley of Dopshari and Paro in the form of Chorten which is different from Bhutanese Chorten and is quite exceptional. The temple was built in 1443 by Thangtong Gyalpo, also known as the great architect who built the iron chain bridge. The Dungtse Lhakhang represents three spiritual realms i.e Heaven, Earth and Hell. The walls of the Lhakhang are beautifully decorated with hand-painted murals related to religious ideas. Nonetheless it is by far one of the rarest Lhakhnags in Bhutan.
Rinpung Dzong commonly known as Paro Dzong is the administrative seat of the Paro district. The translation of Rinpung Dzong is ‘’Fortress of Heap of Jewel ’’ due to its large collection of treasured buildings. The ancient fortress in traditional Bhutanese architecture with a complex of courtyards, temples, administrative offices, and an open space surrounded by lofty walls. Rinpung Dzong is the first thing you see as you land at Paro airport and the beauty of the historic building dominates the entire Paro alley. The whitewashed walls with iconic red traditional roofs make it one of the most distinguished landmarks in Paro.
What to expect from the All Bhutan Tour package?
Bhutan is full of surprises if you are new to its culture, hundreds of years old history, and amazing people. You will experience new and interesting things starting with the environment. As soon as you land in Bhutan you will notice a change in the atmosphere where you inhale the fresh and crisp air. As you get ready to land at the Paro International airport you will see the lush green hills under the thin layer of cloud. As the pilot turns the aircraft left and right around the hills you will see the giant white architecture dominating the entire valley. That's how you know you are in Bhutan. After you land at the most dangerous airport, finish with your airport formality and all the necessary paperwork.
As soon as you get out of the airport gate you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and driver who will accompany you throughout your adventurous journey to Bhutan for the next 10 days. Bhutanese are very proud of their culture and you will know why, you will notice your guide gracefully wearing a traditional garment male (Gho) and female (Kira). As you head to your hotel you will not see any traffic lights yet with no traffic jams which is a great sign of the country's management system. On the way to your respective hotel, you will see the killer valley view as the buildings are not taller than the 6th floor. After reaching the hotel you get a taste of Bhutanese cuisine and get ready for sightseeing around Thimphu. The monasteries and other attractions will put an impression on you that will last for a long time.
Start exploring Bhutan through its rare and majestic architecture located almost everywhere. To see the true beauty and art of Bhutan through its century-old monasteries and heritage sites as they are packed with rustic and authentic arts and crafts embellished all over the buildings. Bhutanese architecture is very unique and can be easily identified as most of them have similar exteriors with white-washed lofty walls and iconic Bhutanese roofs (either red or blue). Along with vivid and vibrant carvings of mythical creatures, mandalas and unique patterns. Throughout your Bhutan tour, you will not miss the immaculate nature as 70% of the country is forest and protected areas. There are many things to experience which are through eyes, ears, tongue and soul.
A customized Bhutan trip
This trip is a feast for all of your senses as you see the beauty through your eyes and capture them in your memories. Bhutan is a Buddhist country and Buddhism has daily rituals where they chant mantras and play instruments. The sound of the instrument and calm voice will hypnotize you and capture your attention. Next is the fiery food of Bhutan, Bhutanese love spicy food and do try their delicious national dish called Ema Datshi. And last but not least the soul, people visit Bhutan not just for its beautiful culture and nature but also for spiritual awakening. You will find numerous places with such stories and history related to great saints and the most revered people. You can do peaceful activities such as meditation to relax your mind and soul.
Lastly, Bhutan is known for its adrenaline-rushing hike and trekking trails, and the Bhutan trip is not complete with a short hike towards the most iconic monastery the Taktsang Lhakhang. It is one of a kind experience to get and it is the most rewarding hike of all. Every country has something special and Bhutan is no exception. You can try the hot stone bath which is very relaxing and soothing. To end your journey, have a traditional dinner with your guide as a farewell. Carry loads of memories and souvenirs along with kind experiences through this trip.
Arrival in Paro, Drive to Thimphu.
Jen Pa Ley Sho (welcome) to the land of Thunder Dragon. After landing in this mysterious country known as the land of Thunder Dragon, finish with your airport formality and baggage collection. Bhutan is one of the few countries that was never colonized and is successful in preserving its culture. (Paro to Thimphu 1 hr 20 mins/50km) After you land, Welcome! To one of the happiest countries in the world. Drive to your respective hotel and check in after that pay a short visit to Tachogang Lhakhang (3810m) which is a beautiful landmark located along the Thimphu-Paro Highway. Explore the century-old iron chain bridge covered in colorful prayer flags. Take some pictures and get fascinated looking at the landscape seen from there.
To end your day visit the most admired Tashichho Dzong. This building is not only an attraction site but also serves as one of the important political capital buildings. In the evening the whole building is lit with beautiful lights. The base of the building shines like snow and the top of the building is lit with an iconic red color. You will see the true beauty of the building along with the pretty ambience.
After breakfast, you will depart from your hotel and drive toward the Kuensel Phodrang (2655m) also known as the Buddha's point. Overlooking the celestial backdrop of Thimphu valley which is one of the iconic valleys of this country Bhutan. The giant figure of the Great Buddha Dordenma is one of the biggest statues of a sitting Buddha in the world. Explore the National Memorial Chorten (2334m) built in the loving memory of the third Dragon king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Here you get to see a beautiful ritual which is circumambulation around the Chorten. The warmth from all the butter lamps lit in honor of the deceased will melt your heart.
The next stop is Motithang Takin Preserve (3700m). The area is the forested preserve area that mimics the Takin’s natural habitat. Here you will see the national animal of Bhutan free in its natural habitat. (If you want to watch Takin up close, visit the preserve at the feeding time when the takings are close to the fence.) The preserve allows you to see these animals with your own eyes and also get a panoramic view of the nearby valley. Stop by a restaurant and have lunch before you go any further sightseeing.
Drive to Punakha.
After you have your warm breakfast at your respective hotel get ready to blow your mind with the beauty, bizarre history and glorious views (Thimphu to Punakha by drive approximately 2 hr 30 mins/74 Km). Punakha Dzong (3900 m), is the second largest and oldest landmark in Bhutan. It takes around 3 hours to drive from Thimphu city. This majestic building lies between two main rivers Mo Chhu (Female) and Pho Chhu (Male). In the spring season, this place looks out of the world with all the flowering trees around the landmark. After finishing sightseeing, return to your respective hotel and fill your tummy with delicious food and rest well for tomorrow.
Drive to Trongas.
Today you will explore some breathtaking landmarks of Bhutan and soak in their beauty and rich history. Before you start your day, have a delicious breakfast at your hotel and get ready to be stunned. The distance between Trongas and Chendebji Chorten is just 40km which will take around 1 hour to reach by drive.
Explore the Chendebji Chorten (2430m), a beautiful stupa similar to one of Nepal’s prominent Buddhist monuments. If you've been to Nepal you will notice that Chendeji Choten kinda looks like a miniature of Boudhanath Stupa. Your guide will explain the historical and religious importance of the monuments which will draw your attention. Have pictures with historic dropbacks for memories for the days to come. After witnessing the beauty, have lunch at the restaurant chosen by your guide and relax a bit before you visit Trongsa Dzong.
Later visit Trongsa Dzong (2180m) which is one of the most glorious landmarks of Bhutan. The architect will make you fall in love with Bhutan and its culture. You will see small details once you enter the Dzong. Not only beauty but also you will get the stunning valley view. If you visit this place during the festive season you will get to see the true culture and amazing festival rituals while at the premises. Return to your hotel just in time for dinner and get refreshed and rest for yet another exciting day in Bhutan.
Drive to Bumthang.
Today you will drive to Bumthang to unravel the mystery of the land of thunder dragon-Bhutan. But first breakfast, have your morning meal at your respective hotel and get ready to be amazed. The distance between Trongas and Bumthang is around 63 km which you can easily cover in approximately 2 hours. And explore Jambay Lhakhang which was built in honor of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). This is the place where the famous festival held each year is called Mewang (Fire Dance) and Tercham (Naked dance). Next is Kurjey Lhakhang (2834m) where you will explore and witness the beauty of true Bhutanese art in the form of delicate wood carvings and fortress-like monasteries.
Last but not least Namkhai Nyingpo Goemba is located across the Bumthang Chhu river. It will take around 20 mins to reach Goemba. This is the place where you can hear the spellbinding chanting of the monks who devote their life to learning the teaching of Nyingma Buddhism. Soak in the tranquility of the place while standing in front of the majestic buildings and have as many snaps as you want for the coming days. Drive towards your hotel and have a mouth-watering meal and get plenty of rest.
Drive to Gangtey.
Today you will visit the enthralling valley of Bhutan which will blow your mind. The pristine nature will refresh you with its evergreen ambiance and the wild habitat of this valley. Before you start your journey, have breakfast and get ready to be bewildered Gangtey Monastery.
It will take around 5 hours to reach your today's destination. Phobjikha Valley (3000m) is a vast U-shaped valley in the center of Bhutan. The valley houses one of the most impressive monasteries as well which you just visited. The green valley will place your heart and eyes in its pristine environment. You can even meditate at a tranquil place and end your day with loads of memories and a lifetime experience. Also, you might get to see Black Necked Crane if you are lucky and visit the crane information center. If you visit Bhutan in November you will see these beautiful creatures right in front of your eyes.
Drive to Paro.
Wake up and refresh yourself with a cup of tea and a delicious breakfast and get ready to explore yet another magnificent landmark of Paro, Bhutan. (Distance between Gangtey to Paro 167 km/around 5 hours) once you reach Paro have Lunch and visit Simtokha Dzong (3100m) and soak in your first culturally immersive day in Bhutan. This Dzong mainly serves as an institute of language and culture studies and houses several sculptures and traditional paintings of various religious figures and deities. Relax and learn about the history and culture related to it and go back to your hotel for some rest.
A trip to Bhutan is incomplete without a visit to the most iconic monastery in the world, Taktsang Monastery (3120m) most commonly known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. You will take an early morning breakfast and stretch your legs, and get ready for a rewarding short hike. This hike is challenging and is the main reason that protects this unbelievable attraction from being congested. Once you've passed the dense forest you will get a fantastic glimpse of the shiny monastery, somehow aggressively pressed on the wall over the valley floor. Take a tour of the building inside out along with a panoramic view of the Paro valley. This quiet spot was used as a meditation cave in the 8th century and later as a monastery in the 17th century. Thrilling! How cool is that!
And how can someone miss the famous monastery Kyichu Lhakhang (900m) which is a twin temple and also one of the oldest temples built in the 7th century. This place is also known for its mysterious orange tree that bears oranges throughout the year. This evening, savor your free time at the pub and local markets of Bhutan and enjoy your time collecting souvenirs and memories in the hypnotic streets of Bhutan. Or just relax and enjoy the hot stone bath as it is the most popular and admired thing to do before you leave this mysterious country.
Today you will visit two beautiful landmarks and be amazed by their beauty. But before you go out, have delicious warm breakfasts with a cup of hot tea at your hotel. Your driver and guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to the monasteries.
Jangtse Dumgtseg Lhakhang which is a temple across the Paro bridge. This old site is full of fascinating mythology so make sure you listen to your guide. This three-story building represents three realms of life which are Heaven, Earth and Hell. Jangtse Dumgtseg Lhakhang is rare architecture and has very different architectural designs than other landmarks of Bhutan. So take your time and explore the story and its strange mythology.
Next is the popular Dzong Rinpung Dzong also known as the ‘’Fortress on the heap of jewels’’. This majestic landmark dominates the valley with its glamor. This building is considered to be the most beautifully designed Dzong when it comes to Dzong. Have some pictures while at this awe-inspiring location for memories.
Today is the final day of your trip to Bhutan. If you have extra time we (Altitude Himalaya) would be more than happy to suggest how to make the most out of it. On the other hand, if you are going home then Farewell! On your way home today. This trip will send you refreshed from all the cultural sightseeing and remarkable hiking.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to reach Bhutan?
The best way to reach Bhutan is by air and this country has only one international airport in Paro which is just 7 km away from the city. It has a direct flight from Nepal (Kathmandu), India (New Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Guwahati, and Gaya), Bangladesh ( Dhaka), Thailand (Bangkok), and Singapore (Changi). We Altitude Himalaya are more than happy to arrange a flight for your amazing trip to Bhutan.
Can we visit Bhutan except for Nepal?
Yes, there are direct flights to Bhutan from Singapore (Changi) on Sunday at 06:30 AM and Thursday at 10: 30 AM. Bangladesh (Dhaka) Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 09:20 AM and 10:20 AM. Thailand (Bangkok) daily flight from 05:15 AM, 06:30 AM, and 01:10 PM with half an hour layover in India (Kolkata). And from major cities of India (New Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Guwahati, and Gaya). Which might change according to weather conditions.
Do we need a visa to visit Bhutan?
Yes, on arrival in Bhutan, the traveler must present their passport, 2 photographs, and the fee of USD 50 to receive the original visa sticker. A visitor's visa can only be approved through a licensed tour operator in Bhutan. However, you can also get the visa by filling up an online form. However, if you are an Indian citizen you don't require Visa to visit Bhutan instead of a Visa one should have two valid travel documents (A) a Valid Indian passport having a validity of a minimum of 6 months (B) A Voter identity card, issued by the election commission of India.
Can we visit Bhutan from Nepal?
Yes, you can visit Bhutan from Nepal and we have a perfect itinerary for that Nepal-Bhutan tour. This will allow you to get the best of both rich countries. You can explore these two amazing countries both with a lot to offer to their visitors and with both your money and precious time. Also, the flight time is short from Kathmandu, Nepal which is just 40 mins and you can fly throughout the week as they have regular flights from Nepal.
Where should I visit after Bhutan?
There are many places that you can visit besides Bhutan that have similar yet vast cultures and unmatched beauty and are within a short distance as well. You can visit the neighboring countries of Bhutan that is Nepal, the land of great mountains and Tibet where the great religion began, Buddhism. The culture and beauty will fascinate and enchant you, so if you are planning to visit we (Altitude Himalaya) are more than happy to arrange trips for you.
How to get a Bhutan Visa?
To get the Bhutan Visa one must forward a letter to the head of the department addressed to Dy. Chief of Protocol. Get a note sheet from the concerned ministry, fill up the visa form application, and also need a copy of your original passport. After you get the visa it's valid for 6 months. Also, you are required to pay 200 USD per day as a tourist fee.
How to reach the Tiger's nest monastery?
To reach the famous monastery one has to reach the start point first. One has to cover around 12 km from the center of Paro city which takes around 30 mins. After you reach the start point of the hike it takes around 2 hours on average to get to the top of the hill and the iconic monastery. Halfway through the hiking trail, you can rest at a cafe from where you get another point of view of the Tiger’s Nest monastery.
What is not allowed in Bhutan?
Wearing hats, and sunglasses inside religious sites and places is not allowed. While going around the temples, monasteries, Chotens or any other religious structures only pass clockwise. Smoking in public is strictly prohibited and misbehaving within the premises of monasteries, temples, and Dzongs is discouraged. Taking pictures and videos inside religious places is also banned.
Where will we have lunch during the sightseeing program?
You will have most of your meals at your respective hotels according to your stay and besides that, you will have other meals at certified restaurants listed by the government of Bhutan, especially for the tourist chosen by your guide to maintain the standard set by the government.
Airport pick up and drop off on a private basis.
A private A/C vehicle for all the mentioned transportation and sightseeing.
All (9 Nights) 3 star hotel accommodations are based on double-sharing deluxe rooms (4 and 5-star hotels may require a premium payment).
All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees.
All meals are specified in the itinerary.
Lunch at the government allowed tourist restaurant. (as mentioned)
All Bhutan government fees, royalties and taxes.
A local tour guide throughout the trip.
Driver and guide’s allowance, salary, fuel cost, and toll/taxes.
Bhutan sustainable development fee USD 200/night effective from 20 June 2022.
International flights to reach Bhutan.
Bhutan visa fee. (USD 50 per person)
Tips to driver and tour guide. (Not required but recommended)
Services that aren’t mentioned above.
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