7Nights 8Days Inspiring Bhutan Tour Package


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWB092
Trip Duration
8 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Paro
End Point
Paro
Max Altitude
3180m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
March-May, Sep–Dec
Difficulty Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2N 3-Star Hotels in Thimphu
  • 2N 3-Star Hotels in Punakha
  • 1N 3-Star Hotel in Gangtey
  • 2N 3-Star Hotel in Paro
  • 7 Breakfasts, bottled water
  • 7 Lunches and Dinners
Locations Covered

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular Himalayan flight over the majestic mountains
  • Visit of Dzongs (Fortress), Memorial Chortens, and beautiful architectural temples
  • Hike to stunning Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery) – 2.5 hrs hike – 3180m
  • Drive through high mountain passes with amazing Himalayan views
  • Warm welcoming Bhutanese people and their delicious local food

Overview


HimalayanWindows has been operating 7Nights 8Days Inspiring Bhutan Tour Package which covers most of the best places of Bhutan and it can be one of the memorable trips of a lifetime. You will also have an opportunity to visiting the farmhouse and interact with the locals and experience the rural Bhutanese life. 7Night 8Days Inspiring Bhutan Tour Package is the best Bhutan trip itinerary to explore this beautiful Himalayan nation. On this one-week trip of 7Night 8Days Inspiring Bhutan Tour Package, we will explore the most popular cities of Bhutan such as Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdi, Phobjikha, and Gangtey. This is a kind of enriching week tour to discover the cultural, historical, and natural beauty of Bhutan. A week trip to Bhutan offers plenty of time to learn Bhutan country in different aspects. Highlights: 7Night 8Days Inspiring Bhutan Tour Package Spectacular Himalayan flight over the majestic mountains Visit of…

HimalayanWindows has been operating 7Nights 8Days Inspiring Bhutan Tour Package which covers most of the best places of Bhutan and it can be one of the memorable trips of a lifetime. You will also have an opportunity to visiting the farmhouse and interact with the locals and experience the rural Bhutanese life.

7Night 8Days Inspiring Bhutan Tour Package is the best Bhutan trip itinerary to explore this beautiful Himalayan nation. On this one-week trip of 7Night 8Days Inspiring Bhutan Tour Package, we will explore the most popular cities of Bhutan such as Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdi, Phobjikha, and Gangtey. This is a kind of enriching week tour to discover the cultural, historical, and natural beauty of Bhutan. A week trip to Bhutan offers plenty of time to learn Bhutan country in different aspects.

Highlights: 7Night 8Days Inspiring Bhutan Tour Package

  • Spectacular Himalayan flight over the majestic mountains
  • Visit of Dzongs (Fortress), Memorial Chortens, and beautiful architectural temples
  • Hike to stunning Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery) – 2.5 hrs hike – 3180m
  • Drive through high mountain passes with amazing Himalayan views
  • Warm welcoming Bhutanese people and their delicious local food

 


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Let’s join HimalayanWindows Tours and explore this beautiful Himalayan nation within a week of  08 Days 07 nights Bhutan memorable inspiring trip. If the given itinerary does not satisfy you, please free to send us an email to customize an itinerary as per your need.

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The most spectacular mountain flights you will ever experience in a lifetime. Flying in from the heat of the plains of India one can witness from the left side of the aircraft window a series of the world’s highest peaks. Your pilot will announce the names of the peaks if the weather is clear. You will descend into the high mountains and as the plane lowers you will not find any airstrip or any city but instead you will enjoy the view of the approaching valley of Paro, the alpine forests, little monasteries, temples, and farmhouses. Before the plane touches the runaway you will get a glimpse of the fertile valley of Paro, the Paro Dzong (Fortress) and Paro Chu (river). Our representative from HW Tours will be at the airport to assist and meet you. And transfer to Thimphu. visit Tashichoe Dzong (Fortress of Glorious Religion) if time permits. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Thimphu sightseeing includes the following:

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the following places. And lunch will be served.

Visit King’s Memorial Chorten (Stupa): This Stupa was built in the memory of our Third King of Bhutan.

Buddha Point: There is a statue of Buddha which is 169 feet

National Library: There are lots of Bhutanese scripts and also we have the biggest book in the world.

Handmade Paper Factory: The Jungshi handmade paper factory uses traditional methods to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho. It is located approximately 1 km from Thimphu City.  The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne tree and the Dhekap tree in the manufacture of traditional paper. Visitors can observe the entire process of producing handmade paper using ancient traditional methods that have been practiced for generations. You can even try your hand at this ancient craft and make some paper of your very own as a souvenir. Deh-sho paper was originally used by monasteries for woodblock and manuscript books and also for writing prayer books.

Takin Preservation Centre: contains national animal Takin

Evening at leisure or take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square for shopping. It provides an excellent opportunity to mingle with local people. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu

Morning drive to low lands of Punakha valley touching Dochula pass 3,100 m and on the stop at Hongtsho village. Stop at the immigration checkpoint to stamp in your permit. Next to the checkpoint, you will find small local stalls selling fresh juicy local apples available for sale in plastic bags you could try some. You will be driving through the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan. You will find the 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colourful prayer flags greet you. You could take three rounds and offer prayers, take some best photo shots. On the way visit Lampari Botanical park. There is a lake and talk a walk in that park.

If the weather is clear you will be able to see the highest peaks towards the north, Gangar Punsum among others is the highest unclimbed peak (24,000 ft) in the world. If you are lucky you could see red pandas, different species of birds, you can take some photos shot close to the natural lake. Proceed down towards Punakha through Thinleygang village and upon reaching Lobesa turn left and enter Punakha valley.

On the way have lunch at Lobesa and take a hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple).  This monastery is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley” Divine Madman” known for his outrageous behavior. It was built in 1499 by Ngawang Chogyal the, 14th Drukpa Hierarch. Many childless women visit this Lhakhang (Temple) and seek blessings for a child.

The existing footpath to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple) passes through beautiful terraces of paddy field after crossing the paddy field. You will come across a Lobesa Village with lots of traditional houses. Lobesa Village is situated in the valley, surrounded by paddy fields on the way to important Buddhist Shrine “Chimi Lhakhang” in Punakha.

You can very well interact with local people and here also, you can visit some village houses to understand their lifestyle and proceed towards Chimi Lhakhang (Temple). Drive to Punakha. Overnight at a hotel in Punakha

Morning we will visit beautiful nunnery built on the hilltop of Walakha, join the nuns for morning prayer and later on drive further north of Punakha to visit one of the beautiful Stupa or Temple built on ridge near the Punakha river known as Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten which will take around 30 minutes to reach from the town. It was built in honor for then Crown Prince Jigme Kheser Namgyel Wangchuk which was built in the 1990s and took a period of nearly 10 years. From the parking, it will take another 45 minutes uphill hike to reach crossing through the rice suspension bridge and rice field and the return portion downhill takes around 30 minutes.

The next visit is Punakha Dzong, Built tactically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored. Then drive to Wangdiphodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.

Overnight at a hotel in Punakha

Morning transfer to Phobjikha (Altitude 3,000m); an important site for visit at Phobjikha is Gangtey Gonpa (Temple), the seat of Ngyingmapa Buddhism, one of the religious sects in Bhutan. It was built by Pema Thinley, the first Gangtey Trulku (reincarnation) grandson of Pema Lingpa in the year 1613.  After the visit of the Lhakhang (temple) stroll around the beautiful valley of Phobjikha. This place serves as the winter habitat for endangered black-necked cranes migrating from Tibet from November to February to escape harsh winter there. The road to Gangtey passes through dense forests of oak, rhododendron trees with beautiful scenery.

Overnight stay in Phobjikha/Gangtey

After breakfast drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass. En-route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Hike to Tiger’s Nest

Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) falls in the top 20 places to visit in the world.  Paro is a valley of religion and myth. The most famous landmark, Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), stands on a granite cliff about 1000 m above the valley.

It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, a famous Buddhist saint, flew to Paro on a tigress and meditated at Taktsang. The monastery is considered a national treasure of Bhutan.

The hike to Taktsang would take us around 2 ½ hrs to reach a cafeteria, a point from where one can enjoy a great view of the monastery. Those interested can walk further 45 minutes uphill to get a closer view of the monastery. Walk down back to the road. The journey downward to the road would take us less 1 ½ hrs. Have lunch in the Hotel. After lunch takes a walk in Paro Bazar for shopping.

Overnight at the Hotel in Paro.

After Breakfast drives back to Paro International Airport. Our team will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary, you can still customize it as per your requirement.

What's Included


  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation on twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis

What's Excluded


  • Insurance of any kind
  • Flights  (to/fro Paro) - Check Druk Air or Bhutan airlines for price and destinations
  • Single Supplement (if require)
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips &, etc.

Customer Reviews


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Andi C. . Oct 22, 2018
Amazing Trip to Nepal and Bhutan

Our group spent 12 days in Nepal and 8 days in Bhutan. Anup and the local guides he paired us within Nepal -- Anish and Ajit -- were friendly, great communicators, and detail-oriented. They made sure we were comfortable throughout the trip and took care of any little itinerary change quickly and professionally. The Bhutan segment was great as well. It was a different local guide. There was some miscommunication…

Our group spent 12 days in Nepal and 8 days in Bhutan. Anup and the local guides he paired us within Nepal — Anish and Ajit — were friendly, great communicators, and detail-oriented. They made sure we were comfortable throughout the trip and took care of any little itinerary change quickly and professionally.

The Bhutan segment was great as well. It was a different local guide. There was some miscommunication at the beginning, but once that was sorted out, everything went smoothly. It was not as good as the Nepal portion of the trip only because our experience in Nepal was above excellent. Overall, I would say it was still above average.

I can whole heartily recommend these guys for anyone wanting stress free travel in the region. I felt like I made some new friends in Nepal and will be in touch again the next I visit.

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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Check the latest update and requirements to enter Nepal post-COVID-19

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel? Yes, it… Read More »

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