Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour – 10 Days


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWB039
Trip Duration
10 Day(s)
Activities
Hiking, Culture
Start Point
Paro
End Point
Paro
Max Altitude
3180m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
All Year Round
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 3 Nights 3-Star Hotels in Paro
  • 2 Nights 3-Star Hotels in Thimphu
  • 1 Night 3-Star hotel in Wangdi
  • 1 Night 3-Star Hotel in Trongsa
  • 2  Nights Guesthouse in Bumthang
  • Daily Breakfast, Drinking water
  • Lunch and Dinner
Location Covered

Overview


Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour -10 Days helps explore major highlights of the country. Bhutan is a small landlocked country and one can discover its major attractions in 10 Day long trip of Bhutan.  We have put our efforts into keeping all the scenery and landmarks of the country as a Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour - 10 Days of Bhutan. This 10 days long trip of Bhutan stretches up to Bumthang to explore the wonderful Bumtang village and dzongs. During this 10 Day long trip of Bhutan’s cities and villages, we include the tour of well-known landmarks like Dzong and Temples in order to make visitors fully contented.  This Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour -10 Day concludes with a hike to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest). This is one of the most popular culturally highlighted tour plans in Bhutan in which you will travel the most popular towns with beautiful architectural…

Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour -10 Days helps explore major highlights of the country. Bhutan is a small landlocked country and one can discover its major attractions in 10 Day long trip of Bhutan.  We have put our efforts into keeping all the scenery and landmarks of the country as a Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour – 10 Days of Bhutan. This 10 days long trip of Bhutan stretches up to Bumthang to explore the wonderful Bumtang village and dzongs.

During this 10 Day long trip of Bhutan’s cities and villages, we include the tour of well-known landmarks like Dzong and Temples in order to make visitors fully contented.  This Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour -10 Day concludes with a hike to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest).

This is one of the most popular culturally highlighted tour plans in Bhutan in which you will travel the most popular towns with beautiful architectural houses, temples, Dzongs, monasteries and etc.

HimalayanWindows puts its every effort in making your journey smooth and pleasant by keeping all the possible attractions and providing quality of services throughout this 10 Day long trip of Bhutan.

Itineraries Expand All


Our airport representative receives you upon arrival at Paro Airport (7,000ft) and takes a drive through the valley of Paro to the hotel. As you having leisure time we take a walk around the town of Paro

Drive to the   Drugyel Dzong. This Dzong is of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, one can view the sacred Mount Chhomolari, Mountain of Goddess. After lunch visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangka painting, textiles, weapons, and artifacts. Walk to the traditional wooden bridge.

Drive to Ramthongkha and then hike to viewpoint of Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest. The monastery, unfortunately, got burnt in 1998 but it has recently been reconstructed.

Drive through the beautiful valleys of Paro and Thimphu to the capital of Bhutan – Thimphu. Visit the Zangthopelri Lhakhang, the School of Thangka Painting and the Tashi Nincha folk studio where the traditional folk and mask dance are learned and practiced. Afternoon, visit the Zelukha Nunnery, the TashiChho  Dzong, and the Handicraft Emporium.

We drive you to visit the Memorial Chorten early in the morning and see also some gold and silversmiths at work. After lunch drive to Punakha through Dochula Pass. Visit Punakha town and visit the Punakha Dzong if the monastic body has shifted to Thimphu for the summer. Drive to Wangdue town.

You will Visit Wangdue town. They provide you time to have lunch and drive to Trongsa over the Pelela Pass (3,400 m) in the Black Mountain ranges, which separates the western region from the other regions Bhutan.

Visit the outside premises of Trongsa Dzong one of the largest Dzongs in the country. Visit also the Ta Dzong to Watch Tower and stroll through the small Trongsa town. After lunch, drive to Bumthang Valley.

Drive to Ura – this is one of the four valleys of Bumthang. explore the beautiful valley. Visit Ura Lhakhang and drive through the picturesque valley of Bumthang to see Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, and Kuenshusum Lhakhang.

Drive to Thimphu. You will visit Rukhubji village. Overnight in Thimphu.

Drive to Paro airport for your final departure.

What's Included


  • Private transportation
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide
  • Accommodation Plan: 1 Pax - Single, 2 Pax - Twin & 3 Pax - Triple
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis

What's Excluded


  • Insurance of any kind
  • Single supplement ($35 per night)
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips &, etc.

Customer Reviews


JU
John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to 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 | TIBET | BHUTAN

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 prior to the travel 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.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to 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 prior to the travel date in order to 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.

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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