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11-Day Bhutan Heritage and Culture Expedition

11 Days
  • Bus, Airlines
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • 5,416 metres
  • Delhi
  • Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March
  • Festival Tour
  • All meals during the trip
  • English
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-25
  • 1
  • 75
  • 2 - 25

Overview

Bhutan is an isolated and mysterious kingdom hidden amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas. This exciting private tour of Bhutan includes some of the kingdom’s most intriguing sites for an in-depth exploration of the country’s history, traditions, and unique natural features.

11-Day Bhutan Heritage and Culture Expedition
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The recommended dates for the private Bhutan tour are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Winter is less popular with travelers, but temperatures are surprisingly pleasant. The chances to see the Himalayas, forests and huge historic structures in the snow make it worth it. Summer is the monsoon season and should be avoided.

Highlights

  • Go to the National Museum, Rinpung Dzong Traditional Farmhouse in Paro
  • Cultural, historical, and UNESCO world heritage sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley
  • Welcome dinner featuring a variety of Nepalese cuisines with an engaging live cultural program
  • Visit the Folk Heritage Museum, King's Memorial Chorten in Thimpu
  • Explore Punakha Dzong, Khamsum Yulley and Namgyal Chorten, Punakha
  • Visit Gangtey Village and Gangtey Gompa
  • Spot Black-necked Cranes in the Phobjikha Valley
  • Visit Tamshing Lhakhang, Chumey, Ura, Choekhor, Tang valleys in Bumthang
  • Visit Taktsang Monastery in Paro

Itinerary

  • Land at Paro International Airport, offering stunning views of the Himalayas
  • Explore the National Museum and Paro Dzong
  • Enjoy a traditional Bhutanese dinner at a local farm
  • Overnight stay in Paro

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3 Stars Hotel

  • Take a scenic flight to Bumthang Valley, known as the “pantry of Bhutan”
  • Visit Jakar Dzong and Drastang Kharchu Monastery
  • Overnight stay in Bumthang

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Discover Jambay Lhakhang and Kurjey Lakhang
  • Visit Tamshing Monastery and Dorjibi village
  • Overnight stay in Jakar

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Drive to Trongsa via Youtung La Pass
  • Explore Trongsa Dzong and its beautiful architecture
  • Overnight stay in Trongsa

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Enjoy a scenic drive to Phobjikha Valley
  • Visit Gangtey Monastery and explore the valley
  • Overnight stay in Phobjikha

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Visit Gangtey Monastery and experience local life
  • Travel to Punakha and check into the hotel
  • Overnight stay in Punakha

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Explore Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Punakha Valley
  • Overnight stay in Punakha

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Drive to Thimphu via Dochula Pass
  • Hike to Lungchuzekha Lhakhang for stunning views
  • Check into the hotel in Thimphu

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 :
Thimphu

  • Visit the local market and vocational school
  • Explore the Dordenma Buddha statue and Thimphu Dzong
  • Overnight stay in Thimphu

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Drive back to Paro and hike to Taktsang Monastery
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the monastery
  • Explore Paro town and relax
  • Overnight stay in Paro

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • After breakfast, transfer to Paro International Airport for your departure flight.
  • Bid farewell to the beautiful kingdom of Bhutan, taking with you cherished memories of your adventures.
  • End of Travedatour’s Bhutan adventure. Safe travels!

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Accommodation at 4/5-star hotels with all meals and taxes
  • Ac transport as per seating capacity
  • Tour guide and language expert
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing
  • Sanitary essentials
  • All taxes related to hotels and transport
  • Entrance fee for monuments

The Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fee
  • Airport taxes
  • Porter charges at airport/railway
  • Any tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations

FAQs

What documents do I need for the trip?

You will typically need a valid passport with at least six months’ validity beyond your intended return date. Some countries may require a visa, so check the visa requirements for your destination and ensure you have obtained the necessary visas before traveling.

What should I pack for the trip?

It’s important to pack according to the climate and activities of your destination. Essentials include clothing appropriate for the weather, comfortable footwear, toiletries, medications, travel adapters, and important documents such as passports, visas, and travel insurance information.

Is travel insurance necessary?

While travel insurance is not mandatory for all trips, it is highly recommended. Travel insurance provides coverage for unforeseen events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost luggage, and other unexpected expenses. It offers peace of mind and financial protection during your travels.

How do I handle currency and payments while traveling?

It’s advisable to carry a combination of cash and cards. Research the currency used in your destination and exchange currency before your trip or withdraw cash from ATMs upon arrival. Notify your bank of your travel plans to avoid card issues abroad. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but it’s wise to carry some cash for smaller purchases and emergencies.

What safety precautions should I take during the trip?

Prioritize your safety by being aware of your surroundings, avoiding risky areas, and staying vigilant against scams and theft. Keep your valuables secure, use reputable transportation services, and follow local laws and customs. Stay updated on travel advisories and register with your embassy or consulate in case of emergencies.

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11-Day Bhutan Heritage and Culture Expedition
From $1,100
/ Adult
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Bus, Airlines
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • 5,416 metres
  • Delhi
  • Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March
  • Festival Tour
  • All meals during the trip
  • English
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-25
  • 1
  • 75
  • 2 - 25