Bhutan, the Druk Yul; the land of the Thunder Dragon, is the most fascinating and incredible tourist destination for its diverse natures and the cultural blessings. Bhutan is the small kingdom in the East Himalaya having the highest average elevation from sea level. The diversity of the nature of Bhutan is spread over the hilly and high Himalayan regions of the country. The less crowded nation with 20 people per square km emphasizes the Gross happiness of the citizens and that's a reason Bhutanese are often considered as the world's happiest people. Charming and peaceful nature and a clean and fresh environment, beautiful scenery and the culture of the country teach peace and to avoid wars, etc are the reason why Bhutanese peoples are so happy. Along with the happiness of the citizens, the country also focuses on sustainable activities and eco-friendly business conduction. Remember that, Bhutan is the country that has the least/ lowest carbon emission.
There are lots of best places to visit in Bhutan and the best things to do. Bhutan is the culturally blessed nation that is spread all over the Himalayan land and perfectly blended with beautiful nature. Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, etc. are some best places in Bhutan to visit in Bhutan where the beautiful cultural sites; temples, monasteries, monastic schools, dzongs, and the fortress, the palaces of the King, etc. The cultural sites of the nations are also associated with the ancient histories and myths of the Bhutanese.
A glimpse of Bhutan tour is the specially crafted exclusive pancake of luxury Holidays Nepal in which the expert holiday planner has added some best places and best things to do in Bhutan. The arrangements of the packages are very carefully managed, so everyone making this tour has the best experience of the Bhutan tour. The tour is started from the Paro which is the beautiful small town having the only international airport of Bhutan residing at the side of the Paro Chhu. From Paro, the private vehicle tourist vehicle picks up the tourist and takes to 52 km far in the hotel at Thimphu. After exploring Thimphu and having a sightseeing tour at Thimphu, we return to Paro. After returning to Paro, we explore the small town and hike to the Tiger Nest just 800m high from the city. Tiger Nest is the sacred place with the norms and values of the peoples joined with the very first beginning of Buddhism in Bhutan. The Tiger Nest is also known as the Taktsang Dzong. The legend says the cave at the cliff of the mountain is the shelter and nest of the Tigress of himself Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).
A glimpse of Bhutan Tour is the short Bhutan tour package which is crafted to provide a better experience of prosperous Bhutan. This package is the perfect deal for the best and life experience and admiration.
A glimpse of the Bhutan tour is one of the best and most popular Bhutan tour packages of Luxury Holidays Nepal. For more information on the package check out Package details. The Detailed itinerary of the Bhutan tour is published below to give you the complete details of the day by day activities during the package.
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Welcome to the mountain kingdom of Bhutan. On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel located in the heart Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. The center of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development fused with ancient traditions. With a population of about 90,000, it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light.
Later you’ll take an exploratory walk around the local market place located a few minutes’ walks from the hotel, where you’ll visit the local craft bazaar, offering up an abundance of genuine Bhutanese arts & crafts. Overnight in Thimpu.
After breakfast, you will drive to visit the oldest monastery in Bhutan. Built-in the 16th century, Pangri Zampa is now a monastic school where Buddhist student monks learn Lamaism and astrology based on Buddhist philosophy.
You will continue your sightseeing in Thimphu valley with a visit to the Simply Bhutan Heritage Museum, offering an excellent display of ancient Bhutanese architecture which is slowly being lost to modernization. Another highlight is a visit to the Institute for Zorig Chusum. Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School, the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan where you can see students learning the various skills.
After lunch in one of Thimphu’s local eateries, you will continue your drive to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) – home to the largest statue of Buddha in the country and offering breathtaking views of the Thimphu Valley. Later you will visit Tashichho Dzong: “Fortress of the Glorious Religion”. This is the center of government and religion, and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king. Built-in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in the 1960s in a traditional Bhutanese manner – without nails or architectural plans. Overnight in Thimpu.
Drive back to Paro. Overnight in Paro.
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will travel to Satsam Chorten, stopping en route at the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan.
On arrival at the trail-head point, embark on a walking excursion to Taktshang Monastery – one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place, visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime.
Enjoy lunch at the base of Tiger’s Nest before returning to the hotel for a well-earned rest.
Note: Due to its location, the only way to get to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is by hiking. There are no vehicles that make the drive up to the monastery. On average it takes between four and five hours to do the round-trip hike, a reasonable level of fitness is required. Overnight in Paro.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Paro International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
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We booked the 5 days Bhutan tour package with luxury Holidays Nepal in March 2019. LHN provided the services more than expected with Luxury hotels and rooms. Our guide was excellent with good English and great knowledge about the Bhutanese culture and tradition. The tour package which we took is a complete adventure and wonderful scene in Bhutan with a Cultural tour and short Hiking in Tiger Nest Monastery. In this monastery, we see the mask dance of mad people of its culture which was followed by ancient times of people and it was so memorable for me that I haven’t seen before in my life. Our guide made sure that we do not miss any activities we wanted to see and create a perfect itinerary. The tea house, the lodge was luxurious with the best service and food. We will be back soon to see more adventure life of Bhutanese and a stunning view of snow-covered mountains in this place. I would highly recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal and their group members.Published: Thursday, December 26, 2019
I recently visited the Bhutan which was above my expectations in a lifetime. Luxury Holidays Nepal offers the best package for the Bhutan site. They waited at the airport for me and took the best hotel in the luxurious van with the perfect accommodation, food, and dinner. The Guide was knowledgeable, helpful and answer all the question which I asked. We had an amazing experience in Bhutan that we ever imagined. LHN provides us the opportunity to mingle with the locals and to gain unique cultural insight into aspects of Bhutan culture and saw the performance of mask dance at a monastery in Paro. The experience was very intimate with the guide and their team. It was a happy moment to reconnect with such a great company again. Thank You!! I hope that we can visit Nepal again and highly recommend this company.Published: Sunday, December 22, 2019
We did the Bhutan tour with LHN and their team and it was a memorable experience in Nepal. The tour was organized by Luxury Holidays Nepal and well organized!! We were very lucky to have such a great guide for our trip. I learned so much in Kathmandu and experienced a unique culture and peoples. The Holidays were fairly relaxed and don’t need to worry about too much. I really like the way they treated and arrange the best hotel for our lunch and dinner with perfect accommodations. We went above and beyond of Punakha and visit the oldest temple of Nepal. Our guide explains the detail of the temple and rituals. In the trail of Bhutan, the view was so mesmerizing and unforgettable. We absolutely loved our time in Nepal with this company. I definitely recommend the LHN and their team and thank you for making this trip memorable.Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Luxury Holidays Nepal has been the best company since I travel with their team, this was my second trip with them. LHN brought me to the office and introduced everyone although I booked early online I was happy to trust them and their team. The guide was very professional and experienced in Bhutan places and many other lands. They had great management of luxury equipment and other necessities for us. I got the opportunity to visit the Taktsang Monastery of Tibetan people and it was perfect that is surrounded by a coniferous forest and snowcapped mountain which broke my heart after looking at that. From the first accommodation to last it was perfect in 3-star standard hotels on the way and food was very tasty of traditional Bhutanese. The guide handles all the requirements for us and what we expected from him. Thank you for your care and love toward us and felt wonderful to spend days in Bhutan. Highly recommended luxury holidays Nepal and their team.Published: Thursday, December 12, 2019
This was my first trip to Nepal and Bhutan. As I understood in this trip it is very important who will organize your stay in these countries. It was a group trip. And we were very pleased that the Luxury Holidays Nepal’s director personally took care of us in Nepal. We felt ourselves relaxed and safe. Also their partners in Bhutan were perfect. I want to express my gratitude to the Luxury Holidays Nepal Company and personally to their Director! Thank you so much for your care! I recommend this company for trips to Nepal and Bhutan!
Visited October 2016Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
1. Access to Travel Bhutan:
Bhutan’s national flag carrier Druk Air operates flights to Paro from Bangkok, Kolkata, Dhaka, Kathmandu and New Delhi. Travelers can fly to Bhutan International Airport in Paro as per their convenient destinations and departure tax will cost Ngultrum (Nu) 300 about US$ 7 for any destinations.
The overland entry and exit point is from the Indian state of West Bengal into Phuntsholing of southwest Bhutan. Phuntsholing is 4 hrs drive from Bagdogra, the nearest Indian airport, and 6-7 hrs drive from both Gangtok (Sikkim) and Darjeeling. The drive from Phuntsholing to Thimpu capital city of Bhutan takes about 6 hrs.
Note: Flight cost is not included in the trip price. Flights cost are different as per the flight's sectors that you are taking. Druk air offer flights from the following location. We recommend you to book your flight to Bangkok as they have an everyday flight to Paro and from Paro as well.
Please let us know which route is more convenient for you, the cost of the flights are as below.
Trip Extension/Add-on Trip (You can do before or after your Bhutan Tour)
For The Booking Please follow the link: https://www.luxuryholidaynepal.com/online-payment-form
Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of booking, you will be accommodated in A grade hotels in Paro and Thimpu and B grade hotel in the rest of the places we stay. We use Hotel Amodhara or Namseling Boutique Hotel in Thimphu and Mandala Resort or Tenzinling Resort in Paro. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. If you want the luxury accommodation of 5 star then contact us for cost detail.
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included during your stay in Bhutan. A variety of meals are available in most hotels the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in most parts of Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.
4. Water Facilities:
We will provide mineral water throughout your trip.
5. Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays will provide you private vehicle throughout your trip.
6. Trip Start Dates:
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
7. Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. The most significant thing that makes this tour enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader. Our trip will be led by only the best and most professional leaders. All of Luxury Holidays leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With the objective of sustaining local communities, Luxury Holidays only employ local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.
8. Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
10. Bhutan Passport and Visas:
All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from the return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Bhutan you need to send your passport details to Luxury Holidays Nepal for visa applications at least 30 days prior to the departure date. (For more information about Bhutan visas)
11. Bhutan Travel Group Size:
Luxury Holidays don’t require a minimum and maximum size of the group for any private tours to Bhutan. If travelers like to travel in Bhutan with friends, families, colleagues are welcome to choose any tour packages at your convenient time frame. We will be happy to organize a small group like-minded people to give them an unforgettable experience and opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment.
12. Personal Travel Insurance:
We highly recommend you secure personal travel insurance. Which should adequate to cover the loss of baggage or other personal belongings, medical expenses, cancellation, helicopter evacuation and other emergency costs, etc. If you do not have travel insurance you must have a credit card with at least a US$5000 balances. (See travel insurance page)
13. Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal and Bhutan like Everest Trek, Bhutan Trek, Annapurna Trek, Manaslu Trek, Peak Climbing, Nepal Tours, etc.
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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.