Known as one of the Sangrila a land locked country. Bhutan is a Buddhist country on the Himalayas’ east of Nepal. It is a land of amazing culture, monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and unbelievable landscape ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. The highest mountain is Jomolhari, which rises to 7,326m from sea level. Bhutan is one of the best places for cultural exploration and tough adventure trips. The most famous Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery, a sacred site, clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
Bhutan is linguistically rich with over nineteen dialects spoken in the country. The richness of the linguistic diversity can be attributed to the geographical location of the country with its high mountain passes and deep valleys. These geographical features forced the inhabitants of the country to live in isolation but also contributed to their survival.
Though Bhutan is one of the smallest country it is also rich in cultural diversity and this richness is further enhanced by the wide variety of elaborate and colorful religious festivals that are celebrated throughout the country. Every village is known for their unique festival though the most widely known is the annual Tshechu, meaning a religious festival. Festivals like Lhuntse Tshechu and Punakha Tshechu and Paro Tshechu are just to name some of them.
Bhutan is truly an unbelivabe destination place for people who love to explore the nature, know the different culture.
Day 01: Arrival Day. Our representative will be in airport to receive you and after you get to hotel our tour and trek operator will give you information’s regarding your further activity during your stay in Nepal.Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing:
Today we take you for Sightseeing in Pashupatinath: A Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva where the shrine inside the main temple was found more than 1600 years ago, Bouddhanath largest stupa in Nepal, religious sight for Buddhist which is believed to be 1500 years old. Swyambhunath where Swyam means itself and bhu means earth, this Buddhist holy place is believed to be self – originated 2000 years ago on an Island when Kathmandu valley was a lake and Patan Durbar which used to be a capital for Kathmandu alley during Malla with rich culture, stone carving and wood carving all listed under world heritage site by UNESCO.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro 2 hrs. (L, D):
Please arrive at the Druk Airline check in counter, Katmandu International Airport, 2:30 hours prior to departure time. On this flight, you can see breathtaking views of the Great Himalayas as you start approaching Bhutan. Arrive Paro where you will be welcomed to the Kingdom by your guide from Shangri-La Bhutan.
After a 10-15 minutes’ drive from the airport you’ll reach the hotel. After check in, lunch served at the hotel. After lunch, Visit KichuLhakhang, one of the oldest Monastery in Bhutan and have a look around Paro town. Overnight Paro at Hote
Day 04: Thimpu (B/L/D)
Full day sightseeing in and around Thimphu Valley, The largest and Capital City of Bhutan. Some of the attractions include purchase of world’s most beautiful postage stamps, collector’s items and postcards at face value from general post office which is right next to Bhutan National Bank
Day 05: Thimpu to Punakha.
Day 06: Punkha to Paro (B/L/D).
Day 07: Paro to Haa–and back to Paro (B/L/D).
Day 08: Paro to Katmandu fly (B).
Day 09: Departure day. Fly to Kathmandu
Visa Information for Nepal
Visa can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on Nepal-India border and Kodari on Nepal-China border.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee. Please bring 6 Passport size Photos at least.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Info about Bhutan
We offer 3 tasty meals while on trek, on a mountain biking tour in Bhutan or on a cultural tour (break-fast, lunch and dinner). Extra drinks and beverages are your costs.
All the hotels we use are comfortable, clean and offer all the amenities required. We have carefully selected the best hotel in Paro, Tiumphu and major cities of Bhutan for you and your group.
We use comfortable and well-maintained 4WD Toyota land cruiser. We ensure before leaving on a trip that our vehicle is double-checked properly. Your security is our main concern and you can be sure to have a safe trip with us. Flight from Kathmandu to Paro and Paro to Kathmandu.
You can travel in Bhutan at any time of the year except during the winter which starts in December and ends in early March. During the summer, you should expect some light rainfall especially in the south of Bhutan. In the winter time, the temperature can drop down to -6 degrees Celsius while in the summer time the temperatures reach an average of 25 degrees Celsius.
The best time to travel in Bhutan is during the spring (March, April and May) as days are warm and clear.
Bhutan is accessible by air and by road.
All visitors must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Bhutanese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. Don’t forget to bring 4 ID pictures and USD 40 (payable in hard currency) for a tourist visa. It will allow you to stay 14 days in Bhutan. US 10$ should be paid for Tourism board
As vaccination requirements change frequently, we suggest you consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to the commencement of your trip. We recommend protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis and polio.
Before joining the tour we recommend you take out travel insurance. This should include adequate cover for baggage, medical expenses, cancellation, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. If you do not have travel insurance you must have a credit card with at least a US$5000 limit.
We don’t pay for your personal expenses and recommend you to bring extra money to cover meals not included in the tour, extra activities, souvenirs, tips etc.
Bhutan currency: Ngultrum (Nu)
there is no ATM machines in Bhutan and credit cards are usually not accepted.
Wonderful environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and number of travelers threatens to destroy the very beauty which attracts us in the first place. We are extremely environmentally conscious and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. Our staff members are well motivated towards Eco-friendly practices. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of travelers to enjoy.