Join our 7-days Bhutan Tour with 4 days Trek. Discover why Bhutan is famous as one of the most exotic places on earth in the midst of the Himalaya mountains and Buddhist tradition. The country is also famous as the 'Dragon Kingdom', and the last remaining Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom in the world. Moreover, Bhutan is also recognized by UNESCO as one of 10 centers for bio-diversity, all within a distance of 150 kilometers resulting in sub-tropical climate to Arctic-like climate. Bhutan is the only last remaining country which follows the Vajrayana Buddhism as the country's state religion.
The Bhutan Tour with 4 days Trek package covers both the tour and trek activities in Bhutan. The country retains the religious tradition of Tantric Mahayana Buddhism, the only country in the world following that variety of Tibetan Buddhism.
The 7-days Bhutan Tour with 4 days trek package starts from the Paro Valley. Then we make an acclimatization hike to Tiger's Nest. From Paro, trek to Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha, Jimilangtsho, Langrithang and Tsaluna. From Tsaluna, back to Thimphu and Paro.
Important Note and Optional Activities
Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Mountain Goal Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day01: KLIA to Kathmandu Airport
Depart from KLIA at 8.30am arrive Kathmandu at 11.00am, pick up from airport and to Tibet Guest house.
Free and easy
Day 02: Arrive Paro(2250m / 7382ft):
The flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. If you arrive via Kathmandu, which offers the most breathtaking view of the range, it's possible to see Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga as well. On arrival you will be greeted by the representative of Bhutan Travelers and transfer to the hotel. After lunch, you will see the ongoing Paro Festival. Festival is an annual religious ceremony to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche (8th century Buddhist master). Overnight in Paro.
Day 03: Paro- acclimatization Hike to Tiger's Nest :
After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. Explore the monastery and if you wish, you can sit for a short meditation. Then hike back to Paro in the evening. Overnight in Paro.
Day 04: Paro-Jele Dzong (10 km, 4-5 hours, ascent 1090m):
Today is a short trekking day. The day starts with a short climb to Jele Dzong. The trek trail is rather gradual up till the camp and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen with snow-capped mountains behind. Above the camp is Jele La Dzong (3,400m) and Jele Dzong is mostly in ruins and there is a Lhakhang with the statute of Buddha Sakyamuni. Overnight camp at 3300m.
Day 05: Jele Dzong- Jangchulakha (10 km, 4 hours, ascent 310m, descent 50m)
Begin with an hour and half climb and then ascend gradually up. The trail takes you through thick alpine forests and rhododendrons and arrive at the Jangchulakha After some time, you will arrive at the campsite, which offers scenic views beneath. You can also see yak herders around your campsite (3600m)
Day 06: Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho - Langrithang (15 km, 4-5 hours, ascent 330m, descent 310m) :
After a short climb trail follows a ridge, which on a clear day you can have sensational views of Mont Jumolhari and other Himalayan ranges. After a short descent, you will arrive at Jimilangtsho lake (3700m) where you will be served your lunch. Then the trail descends further down to Langrithang through fir forests. Overnight camp at 3500m.
Day 07: Langrithang-Tsaluna (11 km, 4 hours, descent 800m) :
The trail takes you through forests of fir and rhododendrons following the stream and arrive at Tsaluna Monastery (sacred site of Guru Rinpoche from 8th century). Further down, you will reach Tsaluna Village, were you can see beautiful farms. In the evening, you will explore nearby villages to experience the lifestyle of rural farmers. Your car will be here to transfer you to Thimphu. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.
Day 08: Departure Thimphu-Paro:
Today we bid farewell to the tiny Himalayan Kingdom and her friendly people. After early breakfast, drive to Paro airport for departure. Druk Air generally departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions. Therefore, after taking breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in the morning depending on the flight schedule and your destination.
Day 9: Nepal Day tour
After having breakfast in Kathmandu, you will prepare for a guided tour of the amazing sights in the Kathmandu Valley. You can visit Durbar Square, Swayambhunath ‘Monkey' Temple, the famous Hindu temple – Pashupatinath and the largest Stupa in Nepal – Boudha. Conclude the trip.
Transfer to airport.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: - Is on of the popular place visited due to its exquisite architecture and artistic embellishment. Kathmandu Durbar Square is retaining its individuality since 723 AD which was led by Gunakam Dev. The complex of palaces, courtyards & temples, built in 1200-1768 AD used be the seat of ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu which epitomizes the religious and Cultural life of the people.
Monkey Temple (Syambunath): - which is on of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaitya. It is believed that the disciple of Manjushri built the Stupa of Swayambunath with the overseeing eyes on the summit of the lotus hill more than2000 years ago. The top of the hill chock (about 77m above the level of Kathmandu) provides a terrific view of the city of Kathmandu. The chaityas form the main structure, which is made up of solid brick & clay supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. The Hill of Swayambhu is a mosaic of Chaityas & pagoda temples and is a popular tourist attraction.
Pashupatinath temple: - Which is a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva, one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 KM east from the city on the bank of Bagmati River. The Temple of Pashupatinath with its two tiered golden roof houses sacred linga or Phallic symbols of lord Shiva and the silver doors are famous for their superb architecture. The entrance the Temple precinct is permitted to Hindu only. However, visitors can clearly see the Temple and the activities performed in the Temple premises from the eastern bank of Bagmati River. The Temple is believed to be built before 400 AD. Bank every day having Cremation at the bank of Bagmati River.
Buddhanath stupa : - Is on of the biggest stupas in the world, which was built by Lichchhavi king Mana Dev in the 5th Century AD. It is situated 8 KM east of Kathmandu. The colossal and ancient Stupa of buddhanath is 36 meters high and is a world heritage site. It is also known as “Khasti” or “dew drops” as it is said that the builders had to use dew drops to mix the mortar because Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during its construction.
Trip Cost Includes
- All meals, tea & snacks
- Government approved A & B category hotels on twin sharing basis
- All airport pickups and drops
- Ground transport in comfortable private vehicle
- Experienced English speaking guides and local staff
- All city tour with permits and entrance fees for museums and monuments
- All government taxes
- Bhutan Visa fee
- Airfare to/from Paro, Bhutan
- All meals not included except breakfast.
Entrance fee for all temple
Trip Cost Does Not Include
Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet , laundry etc.)
Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
Tips for Staff ( guide and driver )
- Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet , laundry etc.)
- Tips for Staff (guide and driver)
Every effort will be made to keep to the above schedule, but as this is Adventure expedition in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, natural changes of walking track, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to schedule. Accommodations
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 your booking, we provide grade A hotels and B category hotels in Bhutan Cultural Tour-7 days. We use A category hotel in Paro and Thimpu. We use Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort or similar in Paro and Hotel Migmar or similar in Thimpu. Since the trip is designed on twin sharing basis, you share room with your fellow traveler but in case you prefer single rooms we charge USD 150 as single supplement.
All your meals 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.