Bhutan Cultural Tours

In Bhutan Cultural Tours, each and every component has vivid history against its cultural existence with interesting purpose and reason. Bhutan’s cultural identity is old enough to maintain its original form since its inception long time ago. They are still to date visible and practised despite modern development and interference. Every Bhutanese feels that it is their sacred obligation to uphold and preserve the values of our culture and tradition. Our culture is the unique selling point for our tourism in Bhutan.

In Bhutan, you will see its unique cultural wealthThe country’s rich cultural heritage has remained remarkably unblemished. One can experience the unique aspects of Bhutanese culture through the visits to the impressive dzongs and monasteries, sacred festivals & pilgrimage sites, excursions to remote Bhutanese villages and close interaction with the Bhutanese people.

Therefore, Bhutan Cultural Tours offers our valued clients an exclusive journey into the realms of rich cultural ethics of the country.

Bhutan Mystical Tour (11Days Bhutan Tour)

In this, 11day tour in Bhutan will take you to see the part of eastern Bhutan, besides Central and Western Bhutan and also to get off the beaten track in Lhuentse valley, which is

famous for Bhutanese textile (Kushuthara). In doing it you will experience all its culture richness and natural splendor, besides understanding the life of happiest people on this earth.

Tour Highlights of Bhutan Mystical Tour

  • Explore the Pristine and Untouched Environment of Bhutan.
  • Explore the Unique Culture of Bhutan.
  • Be with the friendly people of Bhutan.
  • Find out how Bhutanese People are Happy.
  • Explore about the Gross National Happiness.
  • Explore the Bhutanese Buddhism.
  • Explore the central Bhutan.

Our expert specialists are ready to help you plan your next trip. You can call us on 00975-2-335423 (Call us today from 9am )

or complete the this form and we’ll contact you to begin planning your tailor-made trip.

Day 01. Paro – Thimphu

The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks like Gangkar Puensum, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours- For Your Bhutan Experience! will warmly welcome & greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the center of civil and religious authority in this region. After this we will have lunch in the Paro town.

Then we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes along a river valley, past small villages and traditional farmhouses, through peaceful countryside. It’s a small & charming capital city located in the heart of the Himalayas. On reaching Thimphu, we will do (Sangaygang Cross Country) Wangditse Hike. The hike starts from BBS tower till Dechenphodrang, through pine forest. From this hike we can see the Thimphu town (Capital City) beautifully. The hike will take about 1hr 30mins. Then visit Tashi Chho Dzong, seat of the National Government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). Evening stroll around Thimphu town. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel, Thimphu.

  Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner   Accommodation: Hotel Thimphu

Day 02. Thimphu Halt

Sightseein in Thimphu – visit to Memorial Chhorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Sightseeing in Thimphu, visit to Memorial Chhorten, built in 1974 in the memory of third king late Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, and the temple inside gives good examples of tantric Buddhist and its philosophy. Mothithang minizoo to see the National Animal of Bhutan (Takin), Zulikha Nunnery, the Thangtong Dewachen nunnery was founded in 1976 by Rikey Jadrel and today it houses the sixty nuns engaged in Buddhist study and practices. Folk Heritage Museum, this Folk Heritage Museum is a showcase, the 19-century farmhouse and the living style of the Bhutanese family. National Library, the National Library was established in 1967 to preserve many ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts. Lunch in Thimphu town.

After lunch, visit Paper Factory, were Bhutanese Traditional Papers & paper products are made. Weaving Center produces hand-woven textiles on site and has a selection of cloth and ready-made garments for sale. This is one of the few places where you can watch weavers at work, and then Buddha Point, the tallest Buddha in the world and Walk around the Kuensel Phodrang park. Then stroll around the town visiting to Authentic Bhutanese handicrafts. Dinner and over night stay.

 Accommodation: Thimphu Hotel

Day 03. Thimphu – Phobjikha

After our early breakfast, we will drive to Phobjikha. The road climbs steeply through forests of pine, hemlock spruce and rhododendrons. At Dochula Pass (3150m) you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges. The pass is adorned with 108 small stupas and many kinds of prayer flags. Then the road descends through lush forests to the fertile valley of Punakha & Wangdi Pghodrang. Again the road will slowly ascend until Lawala pass. You may spot a yaks grazing along the roadside by Lawala Pass. The road descends through semi-tropical vegetation and alpine environment, with rhododendron trees and dark green dwarf bamboo. On reaching Gangtey, we will have our lunch.

Then visit Gangtey Goenpa Monaestry, is an important monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism, the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition. Then we will do Gangtey Natural Trail Hike, the most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trails in Bhutan. We can see the valley so panoramically. Visit Black Neck Crane Information Center. Evening stroll around the Phobjikha Valley. Dinner and over night stay.

 Accommodation: Phobjikha Valley hotel

Day 04. Phobjikha – Bumthang

and then descends through semi-tropical vegetation and alpine environment, with rhododendron trees and dark green dwarf bamboo. You will stop by at Chendebji Chhorten, the chorten is patterned after Swayambhunath in Kathmandu and was built in 19th century to cover the remains of an evil spirit that was killed at this spot. As you enter Trongsa valley, the huge fortress of Trongsa Dzong, the most impressive dzong in Bhutan appears on the far side of a deep valley and visit this Dzon on arrival. Then we will visit Tower of Trongsa-Religion and Power in Bhutan. The Tower of Trongsa is a museum in which aspects of Bhutanese culture and history are explained by beautifully objects, while for others it is as scared place of encounter with the gods. Lunch will served at the Tower of Trongsa’s café .

Then drive to Bumthang through the hairpin bends with the dense forest of rhododendron, conifers, alder and oak crossing Yotong La, 3425m. The road then comes out into a wide-open cultivated valley – which is the Chumey Valley, the first of Bumthnag’s four valleys. From here the road goes on straight until we see Jakar Dzong and then drops into bends before straightening out again in the main valley at Chamkhar. The drive will take about 2hours and 30minutes.Lunch will be served at Hotel Bumthang. After lunch we will visit Jakar Dzong and stroll around Chamkhar town.Dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation: Bumthang Hotel

Day 05. Bumthang – Mongar

After our early breakfast, we will drive to Mongar. The drive will take about 6 hours. After 2hrs drive we will reach to Ura Valley and then the road ascends till the Thrumsing L pass (3800m) through the forest of Rhododendrons, which blooms in the month of April & May and other sub alpine forest. Then the road descends passing my rural villages. The drive is truly fantastic witnessing the extraordinary ecological contrast. An hour drive from the pass, we will reach to Sengor Villagehuddles in a large meadow, a good stopping place for picnic lunch.

After linch we will continue our journey through the semi tropical forest. We will also see the settlements here are scattered in semi hilly areas. On reaching Mongar, we will visit Mongar Dzong, which houses the district headquarters and monastic community. Then stroll around the small town of Mongar. Dinner and over night stay.

 Accommodation: Mongar Hotel

Day 06. Mongar – Lhuentshi (Day Excursion)

Today we will make a day excursion to Lhuentshi with picnic lunch. As you drive, the scenery is quite dramatic. It seems deserted by any human inhabitations as all the villages are hidden high up in the mountains. As we reach to Tangmachu were you cross to the right bank of the river and continues upstream. Suddenly the Lhuentshi Dzong appears, as if blocking the horizon.

After visiting the Dzong, then drive back until the bridge, and turn left to Khoma Viallage. We will have picnic lunch here near the riverbank. Visit Khoma Village, famous for brocade fabric called kishuthara. Then drive back to Mongar. The dinner and over night stay.

 Accommodation: Mongar Hotel

Day 07. Mongar – Bumthang

After our breakfast, drive to Mongar, drive back to Bumthang with picnic lunch. On reaching Tang, we will Mebar Tsho, (Burning Lake) This is a very scared lake for Bhutanese people. Terton Pema Lingpa discovered several of Guru Rinpoche’s hidden religious treasures from this lake.

Dinner and over night stay.

 Accommodation: Bumthang Hotel

Day 08. Bumthang Halt

Today’s day begins with visit to Jambay Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century, Kurjey Lhakhang, is named after the body print of Guru Rinpoche which is preserved in a cave inside the oldest of the three buildings, Tamshing Lhakhang – which was established by Terton Pema Lingpa in 1501 and is the most important Nyingma Goenba in the country. Lunch in the Bumthang hotel.

After lunch, visit to Jakar Dzong, (the Castle of white bird). Evening we will visit to Farmer’s House for Bhutanese Tea, Alcohol and Traditional Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho). We can also organize over night stay in Farm House. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel, Bumthang or Farmer’s House

 Accommodation: Hotel Bumthang / Farmer’s House

Day 09. Bumthang – Punakha

Early in the morning drive to Punakha.Lunch will be served at Nobding or Wangdi. We will hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hill top. The temple is also known as ‘the temple of fertility. The hike will take about 30minutes from the road end then continue the journey to Punakha. At Punakha we will viist the most magnificent Punakha Dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Punakha.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 10. Punakha – Paro.

Drive to Paro. On reaching Paro, we will make a hike to Taktshang, Tiger’s Nest. We have to walk about 2hours 30minutes upsteep. On our way back, it will just take about 1hour 30 minutes, downstream. Lunch we will have at Taktshang cafeteria. On our way back to hotel, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang and we will stroll around the Paro town. Dinner and overnight stay at Paro, Hotel

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 11. Paro – Paro Airport.

Drive to Paro International Airport for your return flight. Your Bhutanese Guide and Driver will bid you fare well here at the Airport. We wish you a very safe and pleasant journey back to your country. We will hope to see you again.

This is a sample itinerary, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, tour conditions, group options and the physical condition of participants, may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of our guests, safety, comfort and general well being.

Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!

In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.

The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.

1. When and how to visit Bhutan?

Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.

By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.

Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.

By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/

2. What are your itineraries?

All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.

Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.

After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.

Please be reminded:

1. To carry the passport that matches the passport details indicated in the visa application.

2. The passport should have their validity more than 6months from the date of your travel.

3. For all travelers flying via India to/from the kingdom of Bhutan, to have the Indian Visa prior to their departure from their country.

Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.

We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.

Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.

NOTE:

For most tours the booking must be completed 8 weeks in advance, but during the festivals booking must be completed at least 12 weeks in advance. Especially during the festivals, it can be very difficult to get the accommodation and flight seats without advance bookings, as it is a peak season for the tourist visiting Bhutan.

Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)

hot-stone-bath

Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).

I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.

The cost for experiencing this will be USD 20 per person.

Weaving in Bhutan

weaving-in-bhutan

The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.

We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.

So to arrange this you need to pay extra payment of USD 50 per person.

Cultural program

cultural-program

Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.

The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.

The program will be about 1hr program and the cost will be USD 100/program. Usually we organize this in the evening before your dinner. But any time of the day can be organized.

 

Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest

hourse-riding-to-tigers-nest

Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.

It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.

The price will be approximately USD 12-15. So we can arrange the horses and let us know.

 

The above activities can be incorporated easily into your travel itinerary. However some activities need to pay some additional fees. So let us know which activities you would like to experiences so that we will include in your invoice.

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Wonderful Bhutan Tour (12N/13D Bhutan Tour)

This tour will enable you to explore and experience Bhutan completely. Besides experiencing about Bhutan and you will feel that the ‘past is still there in present’ as we the move towards

eastern Bhutan. We will be visiting and exploring the major dzongs, monasteries, short hiking, visiting the farm houses, which will make you to feel the Bhutan, extraordinary travel destination in the world.

Our expert specialists are ready to help you plan your next trip. You can call us on 00975-2-335423 (Call us today from 9am )

or complete the this form and we’ll contact you to begin planning your tailor-made trip.

Explore the pristine and untouched environment of Bhutan

  Learn about the Kings of Bhutan.

  Learn about the political Parties of Bhutan

  Explore the unique culture of Bhutan

  Be with the friendly people of Bhutan.

  Find out how Bhutanese People are happy.

  Explore about the Gross National Happiness.

  Enjoy visiting all the sightseeing places in Bhutan.

  Learn about the Bhutanese way of Life.

  Learn about the Bhutanese Culture.

  Explore Bhutan’s Buddhism.

  Explore the central Bhutan.

DAY 01. BKK/PBH-PARO

The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours will greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro National Museum.

Lunch in the town. After lunch we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this region

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Paro

  Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner   Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 02. PARO-THIMPHU

After the breakfast, hike to the view point of Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery. We have to walk about 1hours & 30minutes up steep from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. After enjoying the view & photographs, and refreshment at the viewpoint (Taktshang Cafeteria) we will walk back. Lunch will be served in the town. After lunch we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1hour and 30minutes. Evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Thimphu.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 03. THIMPHU HALT

The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and the Drupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then drive to the view point of Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan), for your photograph and Folk Heritage museum.

Lunch will be served in the town. After lunch we will be visiting the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive and finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium and shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Evening at leisure. Diner and overnight stay at hotel, Thimphu.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 04. THIMPHU – WANGDUE/Punakha

After the breakfast, we will drive to Wangdue via Punakha. The drive will take about 3hours. At Dochula pass (3150m) we can see the eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges on the clear days. The view is so great and spectacular. Then the road will descend to 1300m above sea level, Wangduephodrang valley. The vegetation is made up of rhododendron, magnolia bloom in early spring and through the subtropical forest. At Punakha visit Punakha Dzong, it was the winter capital of Bhutan until 1955 when the capital was permanently shifted to Thimphu. It still served as the winter resident for the monk body. Lunch at Punakha.

After lunch we will drive to Wangdue. On the way we will visit Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. We have to walk about 25minutes from the road point. This temple is also known as temple of fertility. Dinner and over night stay at hotel, Wangdue/Punakha.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 05. PUNAKHA – GANGTAY

After breakfast, we will drive to Gangtay, Phobjikha. But before we proceed, we will visit Wangdue Dzong, was founded by the Lama Zhamdrung in 1638. The drive will take about 3hours.

Lunch will be at Gangtay. After lunch we will stroll around the Phobjikha valley, it is a glacial valley and is the winter home of the black necked cranes. This valley is a designated conservation area and borders Black Mountain National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel, Phobjikha.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 06. GANGTAY – BUMTHANG

After the breakfast, we will drive to Bumthang. The drive will take about 4 hours. On reaching Trongsa we will visit the Trongsa Dzong-It is the most impressive Dzong in the country. It shows one of the most artistic and magnificent works of traditional Bhutanese architecture.

Lunch we will have at Trongsa. After lunch we will continue our journey to Bumthang, through the Yutongla pass (3400m) At Chhumey, we will visit ‘Tower of Trongsa’- which is a museum now. Dinner and overnight stay at Bumthang.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 07. BUMTHANG HALT

Today’s day begins with visit to Jambay Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century, Kurjey Lhakhang, is named after the body print of Guru Rinpoche which is preserved in a cave inside the oldest of the three buildings, Tamshing Lhakhang – which was established by Terton Pema Lingpa in 1501 and is the most important Nyingma Goenba in the country. Lunch in the Bumthang hotel.

After lunch we will visit Jakar Dzong, castle of the white bird, Mebertsho (Burning Lake) – This is a very scared lake for Bhutanese people. Terton Pema Lingpa discovered several of Guru Rinpoche’s hidden religious treasures from this lake. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel, Bumthang.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 08. BUMTHANG – MONGAR

After our breakfast, we will drive to Mongar, over Thrumshingla pass (3800m). The drive will take about 7hours.On the clear days we will the white summit of the highest peak in Bhutan, Gangkar Puensum at 7545m. Today we will drive through the forest of rhododendron, conifer and the forest of semi-tropical and subtropical. The Mongar marks the beginning of our eastern Bhutan experience. The towns in eastern Bhutan are built on the sides of the hills, in contrast to western Bhutan where the towns develop on the valley floor.

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Mongar.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 09. MONGAR – TRASHIGANG

After visiting Mongar Dzong we will drive to Trashigang. The drive will take about 4hours. Today we will drive through the leafy forest with ferns and the Korila Pass (2333m). We will also pass through the scattered villages and cornfields and banana groves and the eight zigzags of Yadi.

Lunch will be served at hotel Trashigang. After lunch we will be visiting the Trashigang Dzong, and stroll around the Trashigang town. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Trashigang.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 10 TRASHIGANG – TRASHI YANGTSHI (DAY EXCURSION)

We will make a day excursion to Trashi Yangtshi. The drive to Trashi Yangtshi will take about 1hour 30minutes. At Gomphu Kora, we will visit Gomphu Kora Lhakhang, a sacred meditation site of Guru Rinpoche and then continue the journey to Trashi Yangtshi.

On reaching Trashi Yangtshi, we will visit Chorten Kora, is one of the stupa with styles similar to those found in Nepal. We will have picnic lunch here. After lunch we will stroll around the Trashi Yangtshi town and drive back to Trashigang. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Trashigang.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 11. TRASHIGANG – RADHI (DAY EXCURSION)

Today we will make another day excursion to Radhi village, which is famous for textile especially the raw silk. In winter we can see young and old women weaving the textiles. At Radhi we will visit the Radhi Lhakhang and we can the villages in harmony with the nature.

Lunch we will have picnic pack lunch. After lunch we will drive back to Trashigang.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Trashigang.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 12. TRASHIGANG – SAMDRUPJONGKHAR

After our breakfast, we will drive to Samdrup Jongkhar. The drive will take about 6hours and 30minutes. On reaching Khaling, we will visit the Khaling handloom, where young women are weaving and keeping our textile in alive in this modern world. Then we will continue the journey to Samdrup Jongkhar through the thick forest and scattered villages of the east. Lunch we will have at local restaurant or pack lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Samdrup Jongkhar.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 13. SAMDRUPJONGKHAR – GUWAHATI (INDIA)

All the clients have to have their Indian visa. They have to get the Indian visa prior to their visit to Bhutan from the Indian embassies abroad. After the completion of the immigration formalities you will drive to Guwahati(India) by the Indian car. Our guide and driver will bid you fare well and we hope to see you again in Bhutan.

This is a sample itinerary, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, tour conditions, group options and the physical condition of participants, may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of our guests, safety, comfort and general well being.

Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!

In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.

The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.

1. When and how to visit Bhutan?

Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.

By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.

Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.

By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/

2. What are your itineraries?

All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.

Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.

After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.

Please be reminded:

1. To carry the passport that matches the passport details indicated in the visa application.

2. The passport should have their validity more than 6months from the date of your travel.

3. For all travelers flying via India to/from the kingdom of Bhutan, to have the Indian Visa prior to their departure from their country.

Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.

We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.

Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.

NOTE:

For most tours the booking must be completed 8 weeks in advance, but during the festivals booking must be completed at least 12 weeks in advance. Especially during the festivals, it can be very difficult to get the accommodation and flight seats without advance bookings, as it is a peak season for the tourist visiting Bhutan.

Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)

hot-stone-bath

Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).

I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.

The cost for experiencing this will be USD 20 per person.

Weaving in Bhutan

weaving-in-bhutan

The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.

We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.

So to arrange this you need to pay extra payment of USD 50 per person.

Cultural program

cultural-program

Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.

The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.

The program will be about 1hr program and the cost will be USD 100/program. Usually we organize this in the evening before your dinner. But any time of the day can be organized.

 

Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest

hourse-riding-to-tigers-nest

Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.

It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.

The price will be approximately USD 12-15. So we can arrange the horses and let us know.

 

The above activities can be incorporated easily into your travel itinerary. However some activities need to pay some additional fees. So let us know which activities you would like to experiences so that we will include in your invoice.

authentic-bhutan-travelSpeak to a specialist

Email: info@authenticbhutantours.com

Cell: 00975-17343434

Get inspired by the trip ideas on our website and in our brochures. Then speak to us for first-hand expert advice and if you’re ready, start planning your trip in detail.

Journey Across Bhutan Tour (14Days Bhutan Tour)

In this tour, we will have a great opportunity for photography besides the Bhutan Cultural Tour. The changing of flora & fauna, style of farm houses, farm land, steep waterfall

turquoise & crystal rivers, high point passes, commanding dzongs, sacred monasteries, temples, chortens and smiles of the people from the land of Gross National Happiness.

The settlements in the East are hidden in the steep hillsides of remote and isolated villages. Eastern Bhutanese love their home-brewed Arra (rice whine) very much. We can still see the past in the present! It also provides good opportunity to explore the unexplored places in the unexplored country.

In the central Bhutan, there are a great variety of people; you will have a good collection of faces of Bhutan with architecture and sceneries.

Western Bhutan is the heartland of Drukpa People (Bhutanese People), home to the only International Airport, the capital, and the largest, oldest and most spectacular dzongs in the Kingdom.

Bhutan is true to its cultural, spiritual and social traditions. Your visit provides wonderful insight into life in the Himalayas as it was and continues to be. For this reason, the country is viewed as one of the last great travel destinations remaining in the world today.

Our expert specialists are ready to help you plan your next trip. You can call us on 00975-2-335423 (Call us today from 9am )

or complete the this form and we’ll contact you to begin planning your tailor-made trip.

Explore the pristine and untouched environment of Bhutan

  Learn about the Kings of Bhutan.

  Learn about the political Parties of Bhutan

  Explore the unique culture of Bhutan

  Be with the friendly people of Bhutan.

  Find out how Bhutanese People are happy.

  Explore about the Gross National Happiness.

  Enjoy visiting all the sightseeing places in Bhutan.

  Learn about the Bhutanese way of Life.

  Learn about the Bhutanese Culture.

  Explore Bhutan’s Buddhism.

  Explore the central Bhutan.

Day 01. Arrival Gauwahati Internal Airport, India.

At Gauwahati International Airport, representative from Authentic Bhutan Tours – For Your Bhutan Experience! will meet you and will escort to Bhutan. Lunch will be served at one of the Indian Restaurant and we will continue our journey to Bhutan by Indian Car. Dinner and over night stay at Samdrup Jongkhar (Bhutan) hotel.

  Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner   Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02. Samdrup Jongkhar – Trashigang

After our early breakfast, we will drive to Trashigang. The drive will take about 7hrs 30minutes through the tropical and subtropical forest. You will also see the villages of eastern Bhutan are located at the hilltops and scattered. Lunch will be served as hot pack lunch. Then we will continue our journey to Trashigang. If we have time, we will visit Khaling Handloom Center and Kanglung Zangtopleri Lhakhang. Or we will visit on our way back from Trashigang. Dinner and over night stay at Trashigang Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 03: Trashigang Stay. (Day Excursion to Radhi & Phongmey Village)

We will visit Trashigang Dzong and drive to Radhi & Phongmey village. Radhi is known for the rice bowl of eastern Bhutan and is also famous for raw silk textile (bura) in Bhutan. On reaching Ranjung, we will visit Ranjung Yozerchholing Monastery and at Khardung, we will visit Khardung Anim Dratshang, where young girls and women perusing the religious life. We will have picturesque sceneries of eastern Bhutan. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Trashigang Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 04. Trashigang – Mongar via Trashiyangtshi

Before we drive to Mongar, we will visit Trashi Yangtshi district and visit Gomphu Kora, Chhorten Kora and Trashi Yangtshi town. Then we will drive to Mongar. Lunch will be hot pack lunch. On reaching Ngatshang, we will visit small temple, Tashichoepheling Lhakhang. Here we will spend about 1hour experiencing the life of monks and interacting with them. This will be a good opportunity to experience and learn about the monk’s life in Bhutan. Then we will continue our journey to Mongar over Korela pass. Evening stroll around the small town of Mongar. Dinner and over night stay at Mongar Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 05. Mongar – Bumthang

We will drive to Bumthang. Bumthang valley is home to some of the holiest pilgrimages and scared monasteries in the country. The drive will take about 6hrs. We will enjoy with the sceneries, steep water falls and the changing of vegetations as we drive to Bumthang. Lunch will be served as hot pack lunch. On reaching Tang, we will visit Mebar Tsho (burning lake) and then stroll around a typically Bhutanese town in Bumthang. Dinner and over night stay at Bumthang Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 06. Bumthang Stay

Full day sightseeing in Bumthang includes – Jakar Dzong, Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Lunch will be served at Bumthang Hotel. After lunch, we will visit Honey Production Center and then we will visit Farm House for dinner, locally-brewed ARRA (rice whine) and dhotsho (hot stone bath). We can also arrange over night stay in farm house, if our guests would like to do so.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 07. Bumthang – Phobjikha

Today we will drive to Phobjikha over Trongsa. Phobjikha valley is a glacial valley and is the winter home of the black necked cranes. On reaching Trongsa, we will visit Tower of Trongsa, is a museum in which aspects of Bhutanese culture and history are illustrated by means of art objects, and for others a scared place of encounter with their gods – or perhaps both at the same time for all visitors. Lunch we will have at ‘Tower of Trongsa’s café’.

Then we will continue our journey to Phobjikha. At the view point of Trongsa dzong, we will stop by for photography. On reaching Gangtey, we will visit Gangtey Goenpa. Then we will hike the Gangtey Natural Trail. The hike will take about 1hr 30minutes through the pine forest and we will see the Phobjikha valley so beautifully. Dinner and over night stay at Phobjikha Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 08. Phobjikha – Punakha

Drive to Punakha. On reaching Lobesa, we will make a short hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility. The temple is located a hilltop and we have to hike about 30minutes from the road end through farm fileds. Lunch will be served at Chhimi Lhakhang Cafteria. Then we will continue our journey to Punakha. At Punakha, we will visit the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong. Then we will drive to Kabesa village till the view point of Khamsum Yule Namgyel Chhorten. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Punakha Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 09. Punakha – Thimphu

We will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan over dochula pass (3150m). The dochula pass is adorned with 108 small stupas and many kinds’ prayer flags. On clear days we can see eastern Himalayan Mountain Ranges so beautifully. Lunch will be served at Thimphu. After lunch, we will drive BBS tower and on the way, we will visit Mothithang mini zoo, to see the national animal of Bhutan, Takin.

Then we will make Wangditse hike, which starts from BBS tower and then ends at Dechenphodrang. The hike will take about 1hr 30minutes, through pine forest. On the way we will visit Wangditshe Lhakhang and from this hike, we can see the whole Thimphu valley and town so beautifully. Evening we will stroll around Thimphu town, the capital town of Bhutan, visiting handicraft emporiums to buy authentic souvenirs from Bhutan for your loved ones. To this day, Thimphu remains the world’s only capital without traffic lights. Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 10. Thimphu Stay

Full day sightseeing in Thimphu, Memorial Chhorten, Weaving center, Changangkha Lhakhang, Nunnery (Zilukha Anim Dratshang), Folk Heritage Museum. Lunch in Thimphu. After lunch Bhutanese paper factory and free time. Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 11. Thimphu – Haa

Today we will drive to Haa- A valley yet discover. Lunch will be served at Haa hotel. After lunch, we will make a short hike, which starts above the hotel and ends at Khatsho village. Then we will visit Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang nagpo, white and black temple respectively. In the evening stroll around small Haa town. Dinner and over night stay at Haa Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 12. Haa – Paro

Today we will drive to Paro over Chelela Pass. This is the highest pass in Bhutan, where car can take us. You will see here many prayer flags and from this pass, we can see Mountain Jhomolhari and Jichu Drakey so clearly and beautifully on clear days. On reaching Paro, we will have our lunch in one of the restaurant. Then we will visit National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. Evening stroll around Paro town. Dinner and over night stay at Paro Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 13. Paro Stay

Today we will hike to Taktshang Monastery, which is the most important pilgrimage and scared sites in the Buddhism world. The hike will take about 2hours up steep and about 1hour 30 minutes on our way back. Lunch will be served at Taktshang Cafteria. On our way back to hotel, we will visit Drukgyel Dzong, which is ruin and the Kyichu Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temple in Bhutan. Dinner and over night stay in Paro Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 14. Paro – Paro Airport.

After our breakfast we will drive to Paro Internation Airport for your onward flight. We wish you a very safe journey back to your home country and at the same hope to see you again in Bhutan.

This is a sample itinerary, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, tour conditions, group options and the physical condition of participants, may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of our guests, safety, comfort and general well being.

Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!

In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.

The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.

1. When and how to visit Bhutan?

Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.

By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.

Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.

By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/

2. What are your itineraries?

All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.

Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.

After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.

Please be reminded:

1. To carry the passport that matches the passport details indicated in the visa application.

2. The passport should have their validity more than 6months from the date of your travel.

3. For all travelers flying via India to/from the kingdom of Bhutan, to have the Indian Visa prior to their departure from their country.

Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.

We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.

Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.

NOTE:

For most tours the booking must be completed 8 weeks in advance, but during the festivals booking must be completed at least 12 weeks in advance. Especially during the festivals, it can be very difficult to get the accommodation and flight seats without advance bookings, as it is a peak season for the tourist visiting Bhutan.

Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)

hot-stone-bath

Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).

I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.

The cost for experiencing this will be USD 20 per person.

Weaving in Bhutan

weaving-in-bhutan

The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.

We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.

So to arrange this you need to pay extra payment of USD 50 per person.

Cultural program

cultural-program

Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.

The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.

The program will be about 1hr program and the cost will be USD 100/program. Usually we organize this in the evening before your dinner. But any time of the day can be organized.

 

Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest

hourse-riding-to-tigers-nest

Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.

It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.

The price will be approximately USD 12-15. So we can arrange the horses and let us know.

 

The above activities can be incorporated easily into your travel itinerary. However some activities need to pay some additional fees. So let us know which activities you would like to experiences so that we will include in your invoice.

authentic-bhutan-travelSpeak to a specialist

Email: info@authenticbhutantours.com

Cell: 00975-17343434

Get inspired by the trip ideas on our website and in our brochures. Then speak to us for first-hand expert advice and if you’re ready, start planning your trip in detail.

Bhutan Complete Tour (12Days Bhutan Tour)

This 11nights and 12days tour (Discover Bhutan Tour) in Bhutan will take you through Bumthang, which are the religious heart land, holiest valley and home to some of the oldest monasteries

in Bhutan. In this tour, we can do the complete sightseeing in western, central Bhutan and part of eastern Bhutan.

Our expert specialists are ready to help you plan your next trip. You can call us on 00975-2-335423 (Call us today from 9am )

or complete the this form and we’ll contact you to begin planning your tailor-made trip.

Explore the pristine and untouched environment of Bhutan

  Learn about the Kings of Bhutan.

  Learn about the political Parties of Bhutan

  Explore the unique culture of Bhutan

  Be with the friendly people of Bhutan.

  Find out how Bhutanese People are happy.

  Explore about the Gross National Happiness.

  Enjoy visiting all the sightseeing places in Bhutan.

  Learn about the Bhutanese way of Life.

  Learn about the Bhutanese Culture.

  Explore Bhutan’s Buddhism.

  Explore the central Bhutan.

Day 01. Paro – Thimphu

The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours will greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this region.

After this we will have lunch in the Paro town. Then we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes. On reaching Thimphu, we will do a short hike, (Sangaygang Cross Country) Wangditse Hike. The hike starts from BBS tower till Dechenphodrang, through pine forest. From this hike we can see the Thimphu town (Capital City) beautifully. The hike will take about 1hour 30minutes. Eveing stroll around Thimphu town. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel, Thimphu.

  Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner   Accommodation: Hotel Peaceful Resort or similar standard

Day 02. Thimphu Halt

Sightseein in Thimphu – visit to Memorial Chhorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Mothithang minizoo to see the National Animal of Bhutan (Takin), Zulikha Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum and National Library. Lunch in Thimphu town.

After lunch, we will visit Paper Factory, Weaving Center and then Handicraft Emporium. Evening at Leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu, Hotel

 Accommodation: Thimphu Hotel

Day 03. Thimphu – Trongsa

Drive to Trongsa over dochula pass and via Phobjikha valley. On reaching Gangtey, we will visit Gangtey Goenpa. Lunch will be served at Nobding. On reaching Gangtey, we will visit the Gangtey Goenpa and then we will hike the Gangtey Natural Trail. The hike will take about 1hour 20 minutes through the pine forest. From this hike we can see the Phobjikha valley which the home to the endangered bird Black-necked Cranes in winter, so beautifully. Dinner and overnight stay at Phobjikha.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 04. Phobjikha – Bumthang

Drive to Bumthang over Yongtongla pass and Trongsa. On reaching Trongsa, we will visit the impressive Trongsa Dzong. Lunch at Trongsa. After lunch, we will drive to Bumthang. On reaching Bumthang, we will visit Bumthang Farm House for Hot Stone Bath (We Bhutanese people believe that the hot stone bath has medicinal values) and farm house dinner. We can also arrange a night halt in Farm House if your guests are interested to do so.

 Accommodation: Hotel / Farm House

Day 05. Bumthang – Mongar

We will drive to Mongar. The drive will take about 6 hours. We will take hot pack lunch. We will see the scattered settlements of eastern Bhutan. Dinner and overnight stay at Mongar.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 06. Mongar – Lhuentshi (Day Excursion).

Today we will make a day excursion to Lhuentshi. We will pass by the villages. Lunch we will take hot pack lunch. At Lhuentshi, we will visit Lhuentshi dzong. Then we will drive back to Mongar. Dinner and over night stay at Mongar.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 07. Mongar – Bumthang

Visit Mongar Dzong and then drive to Bumthang. Lunch – hot pack lunch. On reaching at Tang, we will visit Mebar Tsho, the burning lake. Evening stroll around the Bumthang town. Dinner and over night stay at Bumthang.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 08. Bumthang Halt

Sightseeing in Bumthang – Visit to Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, then walk over the Chamkhar chhu till Tamshing Monastery. Lunch will be served at Bumthang. Visit to Jakar dzong, Cheese and honey factory. Evening we can visit the farm house for dinner and local drinks like suja (butter tea) and Ara. Overnight stay can be arranged in the Farm House, if the clients are interested.

 Accommodation: Hotel / Farmer’s House

Day 09. Bumthang – Gangtey

Early in the morning drive to Punakha.Lunch will be served at Nobding or Wangdi. We will hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hill top. The temple is also known as ‘the temple of fertility.The hike will take about 30minutes from the road end then continue the journey to Punakha. At Punakha we will visit the most magnificent Punakha Dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Punakha.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 10. Punakha – Paro

Drive to Paro. On reaching Paro, we will make a hike to Taktshang, Tiger’s Nest. We have to walk about 2hours 30minutes upsteep. On our way back, it will just take about 1hour 30 minutes, downstream. Lunch we will have at Taktshang cafteria. On our way back to hotel, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang and we will stroll around the Paro town. Dinner and overnight stay at Paro, Hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 11. Paro – Haa (Day Excursion)

Drive to Haa over Chelela Pass. The pass is about 3800m. At Haa we willvisit Lhakhang Karpo and the small town of Haa. Lunch will be served at Haa resturant or we will take hot pack lunch. Drive back to Paro on our way back we will visit Dzongdrakha Lhakhang. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Paro.

 Accommodation: Hotel

Day 12. Paro – Paro Airport.

Drive to Paro International Drive to Paro International Airport for your return flight. Your Bhutanese Guide and Driver will bid you fare well here at the Airport. We wish you a very safe and pleasant journey back to your country. We will hope to see you again.

This is a sample itinerary, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, tour conditions, group options and the physical condition of participants, may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of our guests, safety, comfort and general well being.

Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!

In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.

The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.

1. When and how to visit Bhutan?

Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.

By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.

Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.

By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/

2. What are your itineraries?

All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.

Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.

After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.

Please be reminded:

1. To carry the passport that matches the passport details indicated in the visa application.

2. The passport should have their validity more than 6months from the date of your travel.

3. For all travelers flying via India to/from the kingdom of Bhutan, to have the Indian Visa prior to their departure from their country.

Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.

We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.

Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.

NOTE:

For most tours the booking must be completed 8 weeks in advance, but during the festivals booking must be completed at least 12 weeks in advance. Especially during the festivals, it can be very difficult to get the accommodation and flight seats without advance bookings, as it is a peak season for the tourist visiting Bhutan.

Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)

hot-stone-bath

Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).

I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.

The cost for experiencing this will be USD 20 per person.

Weaving in Bhutan

weaving-in-bhutan

The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.

We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.

So to arrange this you need to pay extra payment of USD 50 per person.

Cultural program

cultural-program

Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.

The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.

The program will be about 1hr program and the cost will be USD 100/program. Usually we organize this in the evening before your dinner. But any time of the day can be organized.

 

Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest

hourse-riding-to-tigers-nest

Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.

It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.

The price will be approximately USD 12-15. So we can arrange the horses and let us know.

 

The above activities can be incorporated easily into your travel itinerary. However some activities need to pay some additional fees. So let us know which activities you would like to experiences so that we will include in your invoice.

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Bhutan Discover Tours (10 Days Bhutan Tour)

This tour will be an exciting destination for all visitors. It includes some of the most significant historical and religious sites in the country. The district Bumthang has

some of the most ancient and important oldest temples and monasteries in Bhutan. Along with this, Bumthang district is a place to get the good amount of chugo, a hard, chewy dried cheese snack popular among the Bhutanese. Also you will be able to see the finest Bhutanese textile, the ‘Yathra’ which is being woven from the wools of animals like the sheep and yaks.

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Explore the pristine and untouched environment of Bhutan

  Learn about the Kings of Bhutan.

  Learn about the political Parties of Bhutan

  Explore the unique culture of Bhutan

  Be with the friendly people of Bhutan.

  Find out how Bhutanese People are happy.

  Explore about the Gross National Happiness.

  Enjoy visiting all the sightseeing places in Bhutan.

  Learn about the Bhutanese way of Life.

  Learn about the Bhutanese Culture.

  Explore Bhutan’s Buddhism.

  Explore the central Bhutan.

Day 01. Arrive to Paro –Thimphu

On the arrival at Paro International Airport, the representative from Authentic Bhutan Tour will warmly welcome & greet you and we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes along a river valley, past small villages and traditional farmhouses, through the sound of peaceful river flowing of Paa-chu and Thim-chu. It’s a small & charming capital city located in the heart of the Himalayas.

On reaching at Thimphu, we can have a lunch in one of the restaurant. After lunch, visit Memorial Chorten, built in 1974 in the memory of third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the temple inside gives good examples of tantric Buddhist and its philosophy. Big Buddha Point is a gigantic ShakyamuniBuddha statueunder construction in the mountains of Thimphu valley. The Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Druk Desi. Upon completion, it will be one of the largest Buddha in the world, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters). Evening, stroll around Thimphu city, visit to Tashichho Dzong, seat of the National Government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). Dinner and overnight stay at Thimphu hotel.

  Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner   Accommodation: Hotel Thimphu

Day 02. Thimphu Halt

After having breakfast, visit to Paper Factory, the Bhutanese Desho paper factory in Bhutan, weaving center, the hand woven clothes. Then, visit to Changgangkha temple, founded in 12th century by great Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhipo and visit to Drupthop nunnery, the place founded in the 15th century and later built in the year 1976 by Rikey Jigdrel. Lunch will be serv

ing in one of the restaurants in Thimphu. After having lunch, drive to Mothithang mini-zoo to see the National Animal of Bhutan (Takin). The Takin(Budorcas Taxicolor) as a National Animal of Bhutan is attributed to a legend of the animal’s creation in Bhutan in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley. Then hike to Sangyegang Cross hike; the hike will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes through the beautiful pine forest. Through this hike, we can see the beautiful valley Thimphu city. Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation: Thimphu Hotel

Day 03. Thimphu – Wangdi Phodrang/Punakha

After having breakfast, we will drive to Wangdi/Punakha, over Dochula, 3150m above the sea level. While reaching at Dochula, if the weather is clear you can see the Himalayan Mountains of Bhutan including the highest mountain of Bhutan, the Gankar Puensum (7554m), which is the unclimbed mountain in the world. The drive will take around 3hours and 30minutes and lunch will be serving on the way to Wangdi Phodrang.

On reaching at Lobesa, hike to Chimme Lhakhang, which was founded in 15th century by Devin madman Drukpa Kuenley. The hike will take around 1hour and 30minutes for too and forth. Then, we will continue our journey to Punakha, on reaching at Punakha, visit to Punakha Dzong, the seat of the administrative system and the Central Monastic Body, including the winter residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation: Paro Hotel

Day 04. Wangdi Phodrang/Punakha - Bumthang

After having breakfast, we will drive to Bumthang over Pelela(3420m) and Yotongla(3425m) above the sea level and passes through Trongsa valley. Trongsa is a town and capital of Trongsa District in central Bhutan. The name means “new village” in Dzongkha. The drive will take around 9hours to reach at Bumthang. Lunch will be on the way to Bumthang. On reaching at Trongsa, visit to Trongsa Ta-Dzong, the national museum of Bhutan, which means “watchtower”, built by Choeje Minjur Tenpa, the first governor of Trongsa, in the year 1652. The tower stood guard over the Trongsa Dzong to protect the main stronghold of the town from any external threats.

The museum was opened in 2008, in celebration of three auspicious occasions: enthronement of the fifth King, recognition of 100 years of Monarchy and introduction of democracy in the country. The museum showcases some of the rare and priceless artifacts belonging to the monarchy. Then we will continue our drive to Bumthang and on reaching at Chumey, visit to Chumey Yathra factory, the woolen cloth production in Bhutan. Again we will continue our drive to Bumthang through Korela Pass 3280m, above the sea level. Dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation: Bumthang Hotel

Day 05. Bumthang Halt

Today, morning drive to Burning Lake (Membar Tsho), which was founded by great treasure Pema Lingpa in 15th century. The drive will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes for too and forth. On reaching back, visit to Jakar Dzong, the administrative and religious site of Bumthang district. The Jakar Dzong or the “Castle of the White Bird” dominates the Chamkhar valley and overlooks the town. Constructed in 1549, by the Tibetan Lam Nagi Wangchuk, the Dzong played an important role as the fortress of defense of the whole eastern Dzongkhags. Lunch will be one of the restaurants in Bumthang.

After lunch, visit to Tamshing Monastery, built in 15th century by a great treasure Pema Lingpa and it is the most important Nyingmapa temple in central part of the Bhutan, Kurjey Temple, the place founded by Guru Rinpochhe in 8th century and it consists of three temples. The one on the right was built in 1652 on the rack face where Guru meditated in the 8th century. Second temple is built on the site of a cave containing a rock with the imprint of Guru’s body and is therefore considered the most holy. The third temple was built in 1990s by Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother. These three temples are surrounded by a 108 chorten wall then visit to Jambay Lhakhang,this monastery was built in the 7th century by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. It is one of the 108 monasteries built by him to subdue evil spirits n the Himalayan region, therefore this is the oldest temple in Bhutan. Dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation: Bumthang Hotel

Day 06. Bumthang – Wangdi/Punakha

Today, after having breakfast, drive back to Punakha over Yotongla(3425m) and Pelela(3420m) passes through Trongsa valley. The drive will take around 9hours to reach back to Punakha. Lunch will be on the way to Punakha. On reaching at Trongsa, visit to Trongsa Dzong, built on a spur overlooking the gorge of the Mangde River, a temple was first established at the location in 1543 by the lama, Ngagi Wangchuk son of Ngawang Chhojey. In 1647, his great-grandson Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal constructed the first dzong to replace it, called Chökhor Rabtentse Dzong with a shorter version of Choetse Dzong. Then, we will continue our drive to Punakha via Pelela Pass. Dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation: Punakha Hotel

Day 07. Wangdi Phodrang/Punakha - Paro

After having breakfast, we will drive back to Paro over Dochula passes, 3150m above the sea level. When the weather is clear, we can see the Himalayan Mountains of Bhutan and the highest mountain of Bhutan Gangkar Puensum (7554m), above the sea level. The unclimbed mountain in the world. The drive will take around 4hours to reach at Paro and lunch will be on the way to Paro.

On reaching at Paro, visit to Paro Rimpung Dzong, the center of civil and religious authority in this region. The original structure was built in the year 1646 by the great unifier of Bhutan Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Evening stroll around Paro town.Dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation: Paro Hotel

Day 08. Paro –Haa (Day Excursion)

After having breakfast, we will drive to Haa through the Chelela pass, 3880m above the sea level. From these pass also, if the weather is clear we can see the second highest mountain of Bhutan the Jhomolhari, 7454m above the sea level. The drive will take around 3hours and 30 minutes and lunch will be serving at Haa.

On reaching at Haa, visit to Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang Nagkpo founded in 7th century by 33th king of Tibet, Songtsen Gampo. After this we will make round of Haa town and we will drive back to Paro. Dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation: Paro hotel

Day 09. Paro Halt

Today after having breakfast, we will make a hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery, the most famous and sacred monastery in Bhutan. Taktshang means “TigerNest” named after Guru Rinpoche reportedly flew to this site riding on the back of a flying tigress in the 8th century. We have to walk about 2hours and 30minutes up steep from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. Lunch will be served at Taktshang cafeteria.

While coming back, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, it is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo (the 33rd Tibetan king, who is also the manifestation of avoloketeshivara, commonly known to Bhutanese as Chenrize). Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation: Paro hotel

Day 10. Paro - Airport

After our breakfast, we will drive to Paro International Airport for your onward flight. Our guide and driver will bid you farewell here at the airport. We wish you a very safe and pleasant flight for your onward destinations.

This is a sample itinerary, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, tour conditions, group options and the physical condition of participants, may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of our guests, safety, comfort and general well being.

Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!

In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.

The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.

1. When and how to visit Bhutan?

Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.

By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.

Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.

By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/

2. What are your itineraries?

All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.

Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.

After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.

Please be reminded:

1. To carry the passport that matches the passport details indicated in the visa application.

2. The passport should have their validity more than 6months from the date of your travel.

3. For all travelers flying via India to/from the kingdom of Bhutan, to have the Indian Visa prior to their departure from their country.

Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.

We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.

Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.

NOTE:

For most tours the booking must be completed 8 weeks in advance, but during the festivals booking must be completed at least 12 weeks in advance. Especially during the festivals, it can be very difficult to get the accommodation and flight seats without advance bookings, as it is a peak season for the tourist visiting Bhutan.

Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)

hot-stone-bath

Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).

I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.

The cost for experiencing this will be USD 20 per person.

Weaving in Bhutan

weaving-in-bhutan

The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.

We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.

So to arrange this you need to pay extra payment of USD 50 per person.

Cultural program

cultural-program

Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.

The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.

The program will be about 1hr program and the cost will be USD 100/program. Usually we organize this in the evening before your dinner. But any time of the day can be organized.

 

Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest

hourse-riding-to-tigers-nest

Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.

It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.

The price will be approximately USD 12-15. So we can arrange the horses and let us know.

 

The above activities can be incorporated easily into your travel itinerary. However some activities need to pay some additional fees. So let us know which activities you would like to experiences so that we will include in your invoice.

authentic-bhutan-travelSpeak to a specialist

Email: info@authenticbhutantours.com

Cell: 00975-17343434

Get inspired by the trip ideas on our website and in our brochures. Then speak to us for first-hand expert advice and if you’re ready, start planning your trip in detail.