Bhutan is a tiny and remote kingdom nestling in the Himalayas between India and China. Almost completely cut off for centuries, it has tried to let in some aspects of the outside world while fiercely guarding its ancient traditions. Bhutan was inhabited 4000 years ago; there were archeological evident indicating settlements in Bhutan dating back to 2000-1500 BC.
Bonism was the main religion in Bhutan before the arrival of Buddhism. The Bhutanese name for Bhutan, Druk Yul, means Land of the Thunder Dragon and it only began to open up to outsiders in the 1970s.
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas eastern edge, is a land of monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are a destination for serious trekkers. Taktsang Palphug (Tigers Nest) monastery, a sacred site, clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley. please check out the itnerary detaild for nepal bhutan tour provided below.
It has a rich culture that has remained intact because of its self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world until five decades ago. Dzongkha, meaning the language of the fort, is the national language of Bhutan. Small though it is, Bhutan has a rich variety of culture. The difficult topography of the country succeeded in keeping each ethnic group separate and vibrant.
With 72 percent of Bhutan under forest cover Bhutan has a rich variety of plants and animals. Bhutan has three different zones, the alpine zone (4000m and above) above the tree line, temperate zone (2000 to 4000m) and subtropical zone (150m to 2000m).
|Fitness Level||: Easy|
|Duration||: 4||Group Size||:Minimum 2 and more.|
|Best Season||: Oct-Nov-Dec, March-April-May Recommended|
Day 1 :Kathmandu – Fly to Paro – Transfer to Thimphu.
Day 2 :Thimphu valley sightseeing -Paro.
Day 3 :Paro Sightseeing.
Day 4 :Paro – Departure
The Accommodations in Bhutan are approved by Tourism council ob Bhutan. Most of the hotel has attached Bathroom with weatren style toile with hot and cold shower. All hotel offers the necessery facilities.
Most of the places has Restaurent menu with Indian, Chinese and continential food. The choice of your to eat hygenic and testy food.
Day 1 : Kathmandu – Fly to Paro – Transfer to Thimphu.
Transfer to airport and fly to Paro. A spectacular descent through mountainous valleys brings you into the Kingdom of Bhutan. The beautiful airport is your first glimpse of what's ahead. After clearing customs and visa control you are met by your driver and guide. A short drive along the valley brings you to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. 1.5 hours drive passes rural homes, monasteries and chortens. Settle into your hotel and after lunch at a local restaurant start your sightseeing, visiting the Textile Museum, a traditional paper making factory and the Post office to see Bhutan's beautiful stamps which also depicts about Bhutanese myths, traditions etc. Alternatively, you can walk around the town with your guide.
Day 2 : Thimphu valley sightseeing -Paro.
Drive to Sangaygang, a field of Bhutanese prayer flags perched high above the city. Colored flags send prayers to the heavens and white flags honor the dead. Visit the Motithang Mini Zoo where you can see the National animal Takin research centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. Walk to the Zilukha Nunnery, visit memorial Chorten, National library and Folk heritage mesum. Lunch and afternoon drive to Paro.
Day 3 : Paro Sightseeing.
Drive to Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions. Mount Jhomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the dzong. This can be viewed on a clear day. Drive to Satsam Chorten to hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). At the view point, you will enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. We then walk back to the road point and visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built in 7th century. Drive to visit Ta Dzong, built in the 17th century as a watch tower for the Paro Dzong. This dzong was converted into the National Museum in 1967. The museum boasts antique thangka, textiles, weapons and armour, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Below the museum is the Rinpung Dzong, built in 17th century to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The dzong is now used as an administration centre and school for monks. A short walk below the dzong takes you across a traditional cantilevered to one of the innumerable archery grounds. (Archery is the national sport of Bhutan). The evening ends with a walk through Paro’s main shopping district.
Day 4 : Paro – Departure
You will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination.
Bhutan Permit and Travel fees
Kathmandu-Paro-Kathamndu Flight Tickets
A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
All meals (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) Full Board
A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
All internal transport by private car
Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
Monastery/sightseeing entrance fees
A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65
All internal taxes and charges
Travel Insurance of any kind
Additional cost due to the natural climate, condition
All kinds of drinks/Bar bills
Tip for the driver and Guide