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Bhutan 7 Days Tour

Duration :   7 Days 6 Nights
The Price :   $2,145.00
Max People :    35
Start Location:   Paro International Airport

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Bhutan 7 Days Tour is a week-long holiday package into the Kingdom of Bhutan, a landlocked country in South Asia. It is situated in the Eastern Himalayas between China in the north and India in the south. A mountainous country, Bhutan is known locally as Druk Yul or Land of the Thunder Dragon. The country has a population of over 777,486 and territory of 38,394 square kilometers. It thus ranks 133rd in terms of land area and 160th in population. Bhutan is a constitutional monarchy with a king (Druk Gyalpo) as the head of state and a prime minister as the head of government. Vajrayana Buddhism is the state religion and Je Khenpo is the head of state religion.

 

What to expect from this tour ?

The current itinerary is planned to include as many aspects of this mysterious nation. During your visit you will be exploring the city of Paro, Thimphu, Bumthang, Gangteng Valley and Punakha. Moreover, the attractions here include Buddha Dordenma, Jakar Dzong, Burning Lake, Punakha Dzong, the Tiger’s Nest and Kyichu Temple among others.

 

Additionally, with an east to west tour, it combines opportunities to explore its people, nature, religious communities and historical monuments. Professional guides here will introduce you to the popular and high cultures. Your accommodations have also been selected to help you enjoy the country with included delicious full board meals. We expect this to complete your experience in Bhutan, the country of happiness.

 

History of Bhutan

Civilization in Bhutan has been recorded with archeological evidence indicating settlements as early as 2000 BC. Bhutan in ancient times had many different names; it was later known as Druk Yul or the Land of Thunder Dragon from the 17th century. The outside world however called it Bhutan, derived from a Sanskrit word Bhu-Uttan meaning High Land.

 

Religion in Bhutan

Bonism was the main religion in Bhutan before the arrival of Buddhism. It was only in the 8th century that an Indian saint Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rinpoche brought Buddhism to Bhutan.

 

Monarchy in Bhutan

Warlords battling constantly with one another ruled Bhutan until Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal from Tibet unified the county in 1616 AD. Namgyal then established a dual system of governance – the Choe Sid (Spiritual and Religious tradition). After the long period of civil strife that followed the death of Zhabdrung in 1651, power was finally consolidated with the crowning of Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck as the first hereditary monarch in 1907.

 

Modern Bhutan

The monarchical system continued till 2008 before the fourth King stepped down and introduced democracy in Bhutan. Today, Bhutan is a Democratic Constitutional Monarchy.

 

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Additional Information on Bhutan 7 Days Tour:

 

Booking Your Bhutan 7 Days Tour:

We are now offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trips to Bhutan for 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 200 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip. Or, you may as well pay the full amount of USD 1999 per person to confirm your trip. If you want to go for the booking option, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We also accept all convertible currencies including USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.

 

Booking Your International Flight:

For your 7 Days Bhutan Tour, you should plan to arrive in Paro, Bhutan on Day 1 and depart on Day 7. However, international flights to and from Bhutan are available from selective airports only.

 

Available transit points for flying to Bhutan:

 

a. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal

b. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India

c. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, India

d. Hong Kong International Airport

e. Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

f. Changi Airport, Singapore

g. Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

If you want us to book your international flight tickets to Bhutan from any of your preferred destinations, you may request us as well. However, you must arrive in Kathmandu a day before your departure to Bhutan if you wish to fly to Bhutan from Nepal. Or you may book them by yourselves and arrive at Paro Airport on Day 1 of your tour.

 

Arrival at the Paro International Airport:

One of our representatives will be waiting for you at the Paro International Airport in Bhutan. He/She will be carrying your namecard to meet and greet you with warm hospitality. You will then be transferred to a hotel in Thimphu.

 

Bhutan Visa

The travelers must pre acquire their Bhutan Visa (e-Visa) before flying into the country. It will be stamped upon travelers arrival at Paro International Airport. We will process and issue the visas for all of our travelers. The travelers must however provide us with the necessary documents beforehand. It includes the following:

 

a. Color scanned copy of your valid passport,

b. One passport size photograph (digital),

c. International flight tickets (to and from Bhutan)

d. Travel insurance

e. At least 2 weeks for normal processing the visa application

f. At least 3-4 working days during urgency for processing visa applications

 

Packing for Bhutan 7 Days Tour:

Bhutan has changing weather conditions as per your season of visit. You may want to pack some warm clothes if you are traveling during the winter. Or else summer is the best time to explore the country light and zippy. So plan to pack accordingly.

 

Tour Starting and Ending Days:

The tour begins with a flight to Paro, Bhutan on Day 1. Here you will again be greeted and received by our representative. The trip then proceeds as per the itinerary planned. You will then spend your 6 Nights in Bhutan and depart on Day 7.

 

Accommodation in Bhutan:

In Bhutan, you’ll stay in 3 Star Category Hotels with twin / double sharing beds. You may also choose to upgrade the accommodations as per your need and comfort.

 

Note: Solo travelers or private single rooms will be incurred with a surcharge of USD 300.

 

Food during the trip:

Your trip includes full board meals with tea/coffee throughout the tour. You may thus choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.

 

Baggage and Weight Limit:

On your international flight to Bhutan, the total baggage weight allowance is 35 kgs, combining both checked and carry-on baggage. Ensure you pack approximately 25-30 kilos in your checked bag and 5-10 kilos in your carry-on to stay within the 35-kilo limit.

 

Highlights of Bhutan 7 Days Tour:

 

1. Explore Bhutan, the country of happiness

2. Visit all the main cities like Paro, Thimphu, Punakha & Bumthang

3. Hike to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest

4. Experience Buddhist culture & traditions

5. Enjoy the most loved Bhutanese hospitality

6. Guided tour to historical temples and monuments

7. Travel via Dochula high pass

8. Scenic jungle drive to experience local flora and fauna

9. Explore Gangteng valley

Places You’ll See :

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Paro (Max Altitude: 2334 m / 7657 ft)

On the first day of your trip, you will be arriving in Paro via Paro International Airport. After your immigration formalities you will be received by your guide and driver. You will then be escorted on a two hours drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. On your way you will visit the memorial Stupa built in the memory of the third King of Bhutan. A hotel in Thimphu will be your night halt.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 : Travel from Thimphu to Trongsa (Max Altitude: 3420 m / 11220 ft)

Your day two in Bhutan begins with an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Thimphu. You will then be on a 6-7 hours drive to Trongsa (Phobjikha) enroute visiting Dochula Pass (3100 m). In Bhutan, the passes are marked by a large Bhutanese Chorten and prayer flag. Dochula pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas on a clear day. After a quality time at this enchanting pass you will continue your drive towards Trongsa where you will come across another pass known as the Pelela Pass (3420 m). Enroute, you can visit the Chendebji Chorten, the stupa patterned on Swayambhunath in Kathmandu with eyes painted at four cardinal points. It was built in the 18th century by Lama Shida from Tibet, to cover the remains of an evil spirit that was subdued at this spot.

 

Upon arrival at Trongsa, the travelers will check into their hotel and later visit the striking Trongsa Dzong, an ancestral abode of Bhutan’s royal family. It was built in 1648 as the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. The Dzong is a massive structure with many levels, sloping down the contours of the ridge on which it is built. The travelers will then visit the Ta Dzong, standing on the side of the mountain built to guard Trongsa. The travelers will then take a night halt in a hotel at Trongsa.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Travel to Bumthang via Yutong La Pass (Max Altitude: 3425 m / 11237 ft)

Day three of your tour begins with breakfast at your hotel in Trongsa. The travelers will then be driven to Bumthang across Yutong La pass (3425 m). Upon arrival at Bumthang, the travelers will first check in to their hotel before exploring Bumthang. Bumthang is one of the most spectacular valleys in Bhutan and also the heartland of Buddhism. Enroute to Bumthang, the travelers will be passing through dense forests of conifer stretches.

 

At Bumthang valley, the travelers will visit Kurje Lhakhang, where the saint Padma Sambhava subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock, the Jambay Lhakhang (a 7th century temple), Tamshing Lhakhang (that houses some of the oldest wall paintings in Bhutan) and Jakar Dzong (administrative center of the region). Later in the evening, you may stroll in the village, visit the little handicrafts shop at the entrance to the town, and perhaps take refreshments at a local restaurant. The travelers will then have a halt for the night at a hotel in Bumthang.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Travel to and explore Gangteng Valley (Min Altitude: 3000 m / 9800 ft)

Day four of your tour begins with a trip from Bumthang Valley to Gangteng Valley on a four hour drive. Enroute you will be visiting Chumey valley, Yathra (woolen fabric) weaving center and villages. At Gangteng the tour begins with a visit to Gangteng Monastery Nyingma and a hike along the Gangtey Nature Trail. The tour ends in the late afternoon with a visit to the flocks of Black Necked Cranes, a ‘Near Threatened’ bird on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Drive back to Thimphu via Punakha (Max Altitude: 2334 m / 7657 ft)

Your day five begins with a 4-5 hours drive from Gangteng to Thimphu via Punakha, the capital of Bhutan until 1955. On your way you will be visiting Chimi Lhakhang Temple of Fertility and the Punakha Dzong, a beautiful fortress built by Zhandrung in 1637. In Thimphu the tour continues with a visit to Buddha Dordenma, a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck built in 2005 and completed in 2015. It is a 52-meter-high statue built with 125000 smaller buddha statues. You will then visit the Hand Made Paper Factory and School of 13 Arts & Crafts before your halt for the night.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Drive back to Paro and visit Paro Taktsang (Max Altitude: 3120 m / 10236 ft)

Day six of your tour begins with a 1-2 hour drive back from Thimphu to Paro. At Paro you will drive up to the base camp of Taktsang and then hike up to the most famous monastery in all of Bhutan, the Tiger’s Nest. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The Temple was blessed by Guru Rinpoche in the 8th Century after he meditated there for 3 years, 3 months and 3 days.

 

On your way back you will be exploring the Kyichu Temple, one of the oldest (c. 7th Century) in Paro. In the evening, you will also be visiting one of the farm houses in Paro to experience Bhutanese life-style with organic Bhutanese Dinner before your night halt.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Final Departure

On day seven you will be bidded a final farewell. We will then drop you back to the Paro International Airport two hours before your final departure. Optional: You might also book any other new trips with us.

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

F.A.Q

How can I get my Bhutan visa and travel permits?

You need not worry about getting your Bhutan visa nor any of your travel permits. We will arrange all your travel permits as well as Bhutan visa for you before your arrival. A copy of your visa and necessary travel permits will be emailed to you before your arrival in Bhutan. 

 

Note: We will however require a colored scanned copy of your passport, one passport size photograph (a digital image may suffice) and a copy of your international flight tickets to Paro International airport in Bhutan. 

Where are the available transits for arriving at Paro International Airport in Bhutan?

The available transit points to arrive in Bhutan include Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, Hong Kong International Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok.

Will I be ‘Received’ upon my arrival at the Airport?

Yes, you will be received by our Airport Representative with your ‘Name Sign’ on a placard upon your arrival at Paro International Airport in Paro, Bhutan

Are there any other hidden costs?

No, there are no hidden costs in this travel package. All the costs are included in your pay for this package. However a single traveler surcharge of USD 300 may be applicable for a solo traveler.

 

Note: Any personal expenses and additional beverages will be incurred upon the traveler.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Bhutan
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bhutan Visa
  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Private Vehicle
  • Sightseeing Tour
  • Specially Abled Friendly
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Permits

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • International Flight Tickets

Activities

  • City Tours
  • Hiking

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