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15 Days Tour in Bhutan

Trip Seasons
This trip can be done through-out the year.

Trip Type
Cultural and spiritual tour in Bhutan

Trip Length
15Days/14Nights

Places Covered
Paro, Thimphu,Punakha,Gangtey,Trongsa and Bumthang

Tour Cost: USD 3190.00 per person

Group Size
Available as small group/join-in or Independent.

Be ready to explore the deep cultural heritage of central Bhutan. This Bhutan Tour is unexplored and rarely visited by tourist due to cost factor. The real beauty of this tour is the opportunity to experience the aerial view of these valleys on the domestic flight from Bumthang to Paro. Bumthang is a beautiful valley with so many histories hidden from burning lake, secret monastery to subdued spirits and demons. There is also secret naked dance festival celebrated once in a year and if your date coincides, we shall include in your Tour packages to witness this festival.

Duration: 14nights/15 days tour

Start and end at Paro: Your tour starts from Paro and ends at Paro

Highlights of the tour: Tiger Nest Hike, Burning lake in Bumthang, Gangtey village Tour,Trongsa Museam Tour and Chelela Excursion.

Day 01 : Paro Sightseeing tour

Day 02: Paro Taktsang Day Hike

Day03: Thimphu capital Tour

Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha sightseeing

Day 05: Punakha to Gangtey and Phobjikha Valley Excursion

Day 06: Gangtey to Trongsa Old Palace

Day 07: Trongsa to Bumthnag

Day 08: Bumthang sightseeing and explore burning lake

Day 09: Bumthang Ura Valley Excursion

Day 10: Bumthang to Wangdiphodrang valley Excursion

Day 11: Wangdi to Thimphu,Tango monastery Excursion

Day 12: Thimphu Sightseeing and meeting the Monk for blessing

Day 13: Thimphu to Chelela Excursion

Day 14: Relaxing at Paro

Day 15 Drop to Paro airport and see off.

Detail Tour Program

Day 01. Arrive Paro (By flight): Enjoy the spectacular and one of the most dangerous airports to land and experience the adventure and thrill as you begin your journey right from the BhutanAirline. Kichu Lhakhang, is one religious sight you should probably visit which was built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. Dinner and over night in Hotel.

Day 02. Paro, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery: After breakfast, explore the morning chill with the pure essence of natural cool air. Hiking to Taktshang, the most notable monastery in Bhutan is the snapshot of Tours in Bhutan. Its is 900 meters above the ground level and takes 2 and a half hours to reach the monastery.

After lunch, explore the ancient watch Tower named as Ta Dzong, which now houses the National Museum. Just Below the museum is the Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious administration in this valley. Before sunset drive to the Capital city of Bhutan that is Thimphu. Rest, Dinner and halt at the hotel.

Day 03 Paro – Thimphu Sightseeing: Traveling to the capital of Bhutan, small and beautiful city and a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, Dupthop Lhakhang, the National Library and the Painting School makes it worthwhile visit in Thimphu.

Other highlight includes the Traditional Medicine Institute, Lungtenzampa, Tashichho Dzong and Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. And this is all for today and therefore capture each and everyessence of Travelling to Bhutan as spend the night at the hotel.

Day 04. Thimphu Tour: Thimphu Bhutan tours lets you explore Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, experiencing different cultural heritage and unique textile of this small beautiful country.

Changangkha Lhakhang one important sights in Bhutan Tours as it Serves as the important and oldest structure as the protector and the Guardian Deity and visit to the Philatelic office to Observe the collection of stamps .

Day 05. Thimphu – Punakha Tour: Drive to Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters), enjoying the cool breeze and a magnificent view of the Himalayan peaks before descending down. Upon reaching Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong, the “Palace of Great Happiness” built in 1637 which is the winter residence of the Je Khanpo (chief abbot).

Tour in Punakha offers a memorable experience at Yabesa village and hike through the rice fields and up to Khamsum Yueley Namgyal Chorten. Afterwards drive back to Punakha valley for a short walk to Chimi Lhakhang, to visit the temple of fertility. Overnight at the hotel. It is the Bhutanese religious devotion and faith that keep us moving in the day to day life and this is all explored by the Bhutan travel Experts.

Day 06. Punakha – Gangtey Tour: Bhutan Tour is less credible if there no visit to the beautiful valley of Gangtey and Phobjikha. Explore the Wangduephodrang Dzong built in 1639.

Drive to Phobjikha Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Country to witness the roosting grounds for the Black-necked cranes that migrate each year during winter from the northern habitats from Tibet. Check in to Gangtey Gompa House. Visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery. This is an out of this world experience as you Travel to Bhutan. Dinner and overnight at the Guest House.

Day 07. Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang Tour: Driving through the spectacular landscapes and hilly roads to Trongsa. We explore, the most impressive dzong of Bhutan, Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral home of the present Royal Family and first two hereditary kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong.

After the short sightseeing, rest of the time in leisure so that you can enjoy around the small town of BumthangOvernight in the hotel.

This makes Bhutan Tour more significant as history, monarchs and modernisation are co-related and we understand it better as you Travel Bhutan with the best Tour operators of Bhutan.

Day 08. Bumthang Tour: Bumthang has one of the most beautiful landscapes in and around the country and with establishment of Jakar Dzong makes it even more better. Other historical and religious sites to be explored are  Lamey Goemba, Jambay Lhakhang, Chakhar Lhakhang (Iron Castle),  Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), and ofcourse the devine Membarstho which literally means, “The burning Lake” are well planned in the Bhutan Tour Pakages. Dinner will be served and overnight at the hotel. The most miraculous event occurred was in these sights and we as one of the best tour operations in Bhutan will indulge you in its essence as you proceed with Bumthang Cultural Tour. 

Day 09. Excursion to Ura valley & back to Bumthang: Fresh feeling and pure air in the morning, Exc Ura valley gives the exotic and renewed feeling with its environment, locals and its atmosphere. And we as a Bhutan Travel Guide know that these are experiences you have been craving for a long time when you made the Travelling to Bhutan possible and you are now fulfilled and satisfied.

Day 10. Bumthang –Wangdiphodrang: Nature Drive to Wangdiphodrang with mesmerizing natural landscapes and sceneries while not realizing that we have stopped for a picnic lunch. Later in the evening, visit a Farm House or we customize according to your taste and preferences for your Bhutan Tour Program.

Day 11. Wangdiphodrang -Thimphu Journey (212 kms):It is a 2hours drive to Thimphu will give enough time to visit places we haven’t visited earlier. An Excursion to Tango Monastery will take you for a short hike, talk to the monks,the locals and enjoy the elevation and experience.

Later in the evening you can visit some coffee houses or bars, as you like and have a good time.

Day 12. Thimphu Tour: Here the Thimphu tour program for today are all the popular places where even the locals love to visit and hangout. Those highlights are excursion to Cheri Monastery, meet Rinpochhe, Visit Mini Zoo and Sangay Gang view point. Travelling Bhutan without visiting these places will be incomplete Bhutan Tour program.

 

Day 13 Paro to Chelela Excursion: Cool Air, warm clothes, high elevation, pure air and a hot coffee makes Chelila Pass makes one of the most beautiful hikes, landscape and an unforgettable experience you ever had.

On the way back, one hour hike to Kuenley Goenba will give you one of the most amazing feeling ever which gives the “Travelling to Bhutan was Worth it” kinda feeling.

After lunch visit to a Bhutanese Farm House.

Day 14. Paro Leisure: Rest and leisure time at Paro. Enjoy the view from your hotel rooms, talk to the locals and stroll in and around Paro.

Day 15: Now the time has come when you finally have to bid farewell to Bhutan and take with you all those beautiful small and big memories of Bhutan Visit.

Thank you Trashi Delek.

Bhutan Tour Guide: We carefully pick our trained guide who is the native of that particular place and has a enormous field experience and knowledge of our culture and traditions and about the history of this tour. Our guide Yeshey Tharchen was born and brought up in Bumthang and have good knowledge of the place. Usually he takes his clients to taste the butter tea to his home once in Bumthang.

Accommodation in Bhutan: We use hotels that have very good reviews from our past clients. Based on your priority we give properties of 3stars, 4 stars and 5 stars. All hotels are certified by the government and have to meet that standard set by the government covering all the necessary facilities to the clients.

Transportation: We use good SUV cars, busses and other vehicles that have to meet the demand and priorities of the client. We make sure about you are comfortable and feel really good once you are in the car. The roads are maintained well and all of our driver are competent and certified by the relevant authority. We give you the best experience possible.

Bhutan Visa: Once your visa is processed, it is important for you to print it hard copy and cross check you details in the Visa with your passport before boarding the plane for Bhutan, even a single spelling mistake can be disastrous. Note your visa will be stamped upon arrival.

Flights to Bhutan: Check the flight timing with us at least 24 hours ahead of your journey. We are available 24/7 and you can also send us quick message to check flight timing. Your baggage allowance is 25 kg in economic class and 45kg in business class. Make your camera ready upon landing as many prefer to take the picture which offers beautiful airport scene. You just walk to immigration office and no shuttle bus will be there.

Emergency contacts

Being a responsible company, we are always available for 24 hours a day, in case if you need any emergency help. It is best to first call your designated travel coordinator or sales person (whose contact numbers are will be listed on your tour agreement), for any reason if you are not able to reach to him/her then please ring us on the below numbers:
Thimphu Head Office: (00975)-331423
Mobile number: (00975)-17140505(Available 24/7)
Note: office working time is 9am – 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Mr. Mindu Dorji (Sales Manager) +975 17140505 (Available for 24 hours a day)

Etiquette and Taboos

Cultural Considerations: Be aware that your cultural values may differ from those of locals. These may include different concepts of time, personal space, communication, etc., which are not wrong or inferior, just different. Making the extra effort to respect local customs and cultural differences will enhance your interactions with locals during your time in Bhutan and contribute to building mutual respect between locals and tourists.

Appropriate attire: Most Bhutanese are pretty conservative from our western perspective so it is always polite to wear long pants at all times (Man and Women). Women should wear long pants or skirts. Shirts should not be revealing and bras should be worn. Unfortunately, many tourists ignore these cultural norms and can be seen in towns and villages wearing shorts and revealing summer attire; while it may be comfortable, it is not appropriate, especially when visiting monasteries and Dzongs.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Generally we adhere to the original itinerary that we described but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. On the other hand, in order to make our trip for your personal experiences and flexible, we allowed our clients to make minor changes by discussing with us (office staff) and guide (field staff). The trip detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to sudden change in time and the local circumstances and climate.

Keeping in touch with your beloved at home

If your family members or colleagues or friends want to talk to you during your Bhutan Tour or Trek, then you can either provide your guide mobile number to reach you during the trip or you can directly give the company phone number. We will make the arrangement to reach you with guide.

Meals

Meals are usually provided in buffet system and most of tourist food are blend and if you need to change the foods varieties we are very open to change and you need to discuss with guide. We have Indian, Chinese and authentic Bhutanese restaurant where you can have very spicy food.

Destination Guide

Bhutan is a unique travel destination with some special considerations. It is highly recommended that you undertake some background reading before travel to Bhutan. The more you learn about your destination, the more rewarding your travel experience will be.

FAQ about Bhutan tour of 15 Days

How do i book this tour of Bhutan?

Ans: Once you mail us the confirmation we shall ask you your confirmed date of travel and book the flight tickets. Once the ticket is booked you need to transfer the Bhutan Tour payment. Once we receive the payment we shall process your Visa for this tour.

Is our tour payment safe?

Yes your payment is completely safe to transfer. The government have very strict rule that all payment made for tour of Bhutan should be deposited into Tourism council of Bhutan. The payment will be released only after the tour gets over.

What kind of accommodation is available in this Tour of Bhutan?

Ans: We give 3 star hotel accommodation which comes with attached toilet and bathrooms with 24 hours hot and cold shower. The rooms size are big enough.

What is the weather like in spring?

Ans: Weather in spring is very beautiful with clear blue sky and temperature ranging from 10 to 15 degree during day time. Its the flowering season at this time of the year and you have ample opportunity to explore the mountains to see the wild flowers while on this trip to Bhutan.

Can i travel without using Tour operator of Bhutan?

Ans: No backpackers allowed and all our tour are pre purchased and guided tour.

Can i upgrade my hotel if i don’t like the hotel i am provided with?

Ans: Yes you can upgrade hotel upon paying the extra cost or we can change to similar property.

What mobile network works in Bhutan?

Ans: We have two network and that is operated by Bhutan telecom and Tashi cell. Both have good network in all parts of Bhutan. They will also provide you with 4G internet services with reasonable price.

What is the best time to take this Bhutan Tour?

Ans: You can book this trip of Bhutan in any time of the year unless you have particular interest like festivals, or else this tour can be done all year round.

What is the cancellation policy if i happen to cancel due to unavoidable circumstances?

Ans: Any tour or flights cancellation will be chargeable. Please check our policy here.

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