Bhutan Trekking Tours

Many years ago, the country remained cut-off from the outside world and was too isolated. Yet, our ancestors maintained regular trade routes with neighbouring countries and regions. Bhutan Trekking Tours rediscovers these ancient trade routes and offers the valued clients the golden opportunity to explore the paths, passes and the place of shelter.

Even a common or a native Bhutanese does not have the privilege to cover all the routes or some have even not heard it about all. So, Bhutan Trekking Tour offers visitors those moments to walk through these routes. En-route to these trails one can see several types of landscapes and changing vegetation that illuminates one’s imagination and Bhutanese farmhouses.

Trekking in Bhutan is different from rest of the world besides the pristine environment and rugged mountainous terrain. Even if you are a solo travelers, you will be accompanied by guide, cooks, horseman and other trekking staff. You will be thrilled by undertaking the Bhutan Trekking Tours.

Soi Yaktsa Trek

The Soi Yaktsha trek is hard and demanding one. But it is truly rewarding and worth doing it. This trek will take you to the beautiful landscapes of Bhutan, unique and traditionally rich villages, passing through the nomadic yak herder’s campsites, the fantastic views of the Himalayan Mountains, memorable camping at the base of mountain Jhomolhari – the goddess of mountains. This trek is the most beautiful trek in Bhutan.

This trek is considered one of the best and beautiful treks of Bhutan especially for nature lovers, which offers stunning views of peaks and alpine pastureland. You will be in the wilderness and also you can see Takin, Bhutan’s national animal, blue sheep and other animals.

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 Paro Valley.

Explore the most remote kingdoms on Earth-Bhutan.

Hike up to the most sacred monastery in Bhutan – Tiger’s nest.

Enjoy the fresh air in the pristine environment of Bhutan.

Explore and rediscover the old trails of Bhutan.

Experience Bhutan’s Unique Culture.

Explore the pristine environment of Bhutan.

Explore the isolated semi-nomadic village Yaktsa and their pasturelands.

Enjoy the fantastic views of the Himalayan Mountains.

Enjoy the memorable camping at the base of mountain Jhomolhari – the goddess of mountains.

City tour of Paro and Thimphu valleys

Day 01. Bangkok – 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. On arrival at Paro international airport, you will be received by our representative and will escort you to hotel. In the afternoon we will do a short hike which starts from the above the National Museum, which ends at UmaParo. The hike will be trough the pine forest and we can see the Paro valley, other surrounding villages and Paro International Airport beautifully from this hike. The hike will take about 1hour 30minutes. Dinner and over night stay at Paro Hotel, Ugyen Phendeyling Resort or Similar standard.

Day 02. Paro – Shana (Start of Trek)

Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro river gently. We pass through the cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. Overnight at camp Shana.
Altitude 2,820 m; Distance 14 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.

Day 03. Shana – Thangthangka

We pass by a few isolated farmhouses, and deep forest area. We also pass a junction en-route, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet. Over night camp at Thangthangka.
Altitude 3610 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours.

Day 04. Thangthangka – Jangothang

En-route a small army post, beautifully valley of Tegethang, yaks, the stunning views of mountain Jhomolhari, Jichudrake and Tsherim Gang. The ruins of an old fortress used to guard Bhutan against Tibetan invasions with wind flags, backgrounds with mountain Jhomolhari is spectacular.
Altitude 4,115 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.

Day 05. Jangothang (Halt)

A rest day. A chance to acclimatize and walk up to the Jhomolhari glacier or to the lakes in the opposite direction.

Day 06. Jangothang- Dhumzo Chhu or Chorapang

On the way you will see the view of Jhomolhari,Jitchu Drake and the valley to Jhomolhari camp site. Your will also come across the several yak harder’s tent, Tsho Phu lakes and normally see a flock of Himalayan blue Sheep high up on the rocky slopes. If you are lucky enough you may see the footprint of Snow Leopard at the Bonte La pass. Then the trail winds up till Bonte La (16,040 ft/4890m) and is also highest pass of this trek. Take a time to enjoy the scenery, have a snack or put up some prayer flags. From here you can see Basingthang Peaks(5500m), Chatarake(Djo Drake, Jo Darkey (5570m) and Kanchenjunga,the third highest mountain in the world. The trail drops through a steep, narrow gully with gravel and loose rocks till you reached Dhmxo. The Soi yaksey Valley is a beautiful site with impressive rock cliffs, waterfalls, deep side valleys, and snow- covered peaks. Overnight at the camp.
Altitude 3800 m; Distance 16 Km; Time 5-6 hours.

Day 07. Dhumzo Chhu- ThongbueShong

You will have to climb from the camp through rhododendron, birch, oak forest draped in moss brings you to a meadow with huge Juniper tree and then lead s to Dhunge La (15,410ft/4700m) then to Tagulun La (14,880ft/4540m. You can also get a better view of Jhomolhari, Jitchu Drake and Teri Kang, and in the distance Kanchenjunga (28160ft/85840m) and even Makalu (27,760ft/8463m)blocking the view to Mount Everest. You can also see your tonight Thungbue camp. The Thangbue valley which has several stone huts-is busy in spring and autumn with number of families and hundreds of yaks, horses, dogs and goats. Thongbue camp is the second highest camp for the trek.
Altitude 4120mm; Distance 11 Km; Time 4 – 5 hours.

Day 08. Thongbue to Shana

Today you will cross the valley through a swampy area to a clear trail through rhododendron bushes climbing steeply to Thombu La (14,005ft/4270m). you can also see the several mountain peaks view from the pass. The ridge walk from the pass is one of the best parts of the trek: very high above the valleys on a good trail with a beautiful view. The trail descends steeply for 2 to 3 hours till you reach to the final night’s camp on a pleasant site by the Paro Chhu.
Altitude 2890 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.

Day 09. Shana to Drugyel Dzong. (Trek Ends)

A 4 hours hike through the lovely valley, finishing at Drugyel Dzong where your transport waiting to take you to your hotel in Paro. Overnight – hotel in Paro.
Altitude 2580m; Distance 10.5 Km; Time 4 hours.

Day 10. Departure from Paro international Airport

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch up your onward flight. Your escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours will bid you farewell and soon the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappears 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.

Trip Length: 09 Nights/10 days

Costs
1 pax = USD
2 Pax = USD per person
3 Pax & above = USD per person.

The above price is inclusive of the followings:

  1. Government Royalty USD 65/person/night
  2. All government Taxes.
  3. Lodging (3* hotel – Twin Sharing)
  4. Meals (Three Meals a day)
  5. Comfortable Land Transportation within Bhutan.
  6. Service of guides (English Speaking)
  7. Camping Equipment & Haulage of trekking tours.
  8. Visa Fee of USD 40/person
  9. Mineral Water
  10. Tea/coffee with snacks ever evening at hotel
  11. Trying and wearing of our Traditional Costumes and photo shoot.

The above price shall be exclusive of the following:

  1. Travel Insurance Coverage
  2. Medical Expenses
  3. Laundry
  4. Drinks
  5. Sleeping bags on treks.
  6. Tips to guide and driver, others
  7. Personal bills and others
  8. Airfare.

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.

Druk Path Trek

Trekking in Bhutan will take you to come of the most remote and breathtaking landscapes of the country. Drukpath Trek is short trek, relatively easy from Paro to Thimphu. The Druk Path goes as high as 3800m above the sea level. This trek is very wonderful and a very popular trek in Bhutan – as this trek requires a shorter duration. The trek is moderate and demanding one. En-route, on clear weather, views of the Himalayas is breathtaking. The sceneries are beautiful and fantastic, monasteries, lakes, the rhododendron and high altitude wild flowers and many more makes the trekking very interesting and memorable in one’s lifetime.

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 Paro Valley.

Explore the most remote kingdoms on Earth-Bhutan.

Hike up to the most sacred monastery in Bhutan – Tiger’s nest.

Enjoy the fresh air in the pristine environment of Bhutan.

Explore and rediscover the old trails of Bhutan.

Experience Bhutan’s Unique Culture.

Explore the pristine environment of Bhutan.

City tour of Paro and Thimphu valleys.

Day 01. Arrive to Paro

Arrive Paro. Afternoon visit National Museum & Paro Dzong. Evening stroll around the Paro town. Welcome dinner and over night at hotel.

Day 02. Paro Halt

Hike to Taktshang Goenpa (Taktshang Monastery). Afternoon visit Drukgyel dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Evening visit farmhouse for dinner, Suja (Butter Tea) and Ara (Local Alchol). . Over night stay at hotel.

Day 03. Paro – Jele dzong (Trek Starts)

The trek begins above from the National museum. On clear days, the snow-capped mountains can be seen. The camp site- near old Jele Dzong.
Altitude 3,350m; Distance 10 Km; Time 3 – 4 hours.

Day 04. Jele Dzong – Jangchuklhakha

The trek passes through the thick alpine forest of rhododendron; yaks and yak herders can be seen en route. Overnight at the camp, Jangchuklhakha.
Altitude 3,700m; Distance 12 Km; Time 4 – 5 hours.

Day 05. Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso

Mountains can be viewed on clear days and the lake-Jimilangtsho. Overnight at the camp, Jimilangtsho.
Altitude 3,800m; Distance 16 Km; Time 6/7 hours.

Day 06. Jimilangtso – Phajoding

The dwarf rhododendron trees, the lake of Janetso, the beautiful view of mountain Gangker Phuensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan. Phajoding monasteries and Thimphu town is visible at the valley floor. Overnight at camp, Phajoding
Altitude 3,250 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours.

Day 07. Phajoding – Thimphu (End of Trek)

The trek to Thimphu is down hill through blue pine forests. Afternoon at leisure/rest. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 08. Thimphu - Paro

Visit National Memorial Chorten, the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. Folk Heritage museum and handicraft emporium. In evening drive to Paro. Over night stay at Paro.

Day 09. Paro - Airport

Moring drive to Paro international airport for your onward flight to Bangkok

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.

Trip Length: 08Nights/09days

Costs
1pax = USD 2180
2 Pax = USD 2090 per person
3 Pax & above = USD 1845 per person.

The above price is inclusive of the followings:

  1. Government Royalty USD 65/person/night
  2. All government Taxes.
  3. Lodging (3* hotel – Twin Sharing)
  4. Meals (Three Meals a day)
  5. Comfortable Land Transportation within Bhutan.
  6. Service of guides (English Speaking)
  7. Camping Equipment & Haulage of trekking tours.
  8. Visa Fee of USD 40/person
  9. Mineral Water
  10. Tea/coffee with snacks ever evening at hotel
  11. Trying and wearing of our Traditional Costumes and photo shoot.

The above price shall be exclusive of the following:

  1. Travel Insurance Coverage
  2. Medical Expenses
  3. Laundry
  4. Drinks
  5. Sleeping bags on treks.
  6. Tips to guide and driver, others
  7. Personal bills and others
  8. Airfare.

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.

Nabji Khorphu Trek

Nabji Korphu trek falls under the Jime Singye Wangchuk National Park, a park with an ecological rich environment. So here is more chance to see Tigers, leopards and definitely monkeys and other animals.

This trek was established as a pilot project for community based tourism in Bhutan and it is very successful one. You will be passing by through villages and we can also stay over night in farmhouse. Most of your porters will be men and women. The following is the detailed itinerary for your kind reference

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.

Trekking provides the best opportunity to experience and explore the real heart of Bhutan.

  Discover a unique insight into the rural culture of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

  Close contact with the people living in the remote areas of Bhutan.

  Explore and appreciate the pristine environment of Bhutan.

  Enjoy with the wilderness experiences in Bhutan.

  Explore the adventure tours of Bhutan.

  Enjoy with majestic views of the country’s virgin landscapes and unclimbed mountains.

  Explore the routes taken by our ancestral.

  Trekking through the beautiful lakes of Bhutan.

Day 01.Arrive- Paro-Wangdi

Arrival to Paro International Airport and receive by the representative of Authentic Bhutan Tours – For Your Bhutan Experience! From the Airport we will directly drive to Wangdi over Dochula pass (3150m). The pass is adorned with 108 beautiful stupas and many kinds of prayer flags. From this pass, we can see the Himalayan Ranges so beautifully on clear days.Lunch will be served at Thimphu. Contin Restaurant at Chuniding Resort or Similar Restaurant. Then we will continue our journey to Wangdi.

Dinner and overnight stay at Wangdiphodrang Hotel, Drangon Nest Resort or similar standard.

  Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner   Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Wangdi –Trongsa

Today after our early breakfast, we will drive to Trongsa. The drive will be about 6 hours. Lunch will be served at Trongsa Chendebji Resturant. On reaching Trongsa, we will visit the ‘Tower of Trongsa’,Tea or coffee at Trower of Trongsa’s café’ Dinner and over night stay at Trongsa Hotel, Yangkhill Resort or Similar Standard.

Day 03. Trongsa – Ritola - Nimshong

After our breakfast, we will drive to Ritola, where our trek starts. During our drive there is chances of seeing the golden Languare and some other wild animals and birds. Starts our trek from Ritola. .En route we can see deers, macaques, Mangde valley and river, chorten and village. Over night camp at Nimshong village.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 1319m  Ascent: 480m.  Descent: Time: 3-4 hours.

Day 04. Nimshong – Nabji

Visit local temple, we will trekking through the broadleaf forest, with possible sightings of Golden Langur and Rufous-necked Hornbill. We also terraced fields of rice. The Temple of Nabji –which means ‘promising’ or ‘oath’-harbors the stone pillar to mark the peace between Bumthang and Assam Kings. In the village you can find rock remains of a blacksmith (one of the reincarnations of Pema Lingpa). Overnight at campsite surrounded by the rice fields of Nabji.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 1300m  Distance: 13 km.  Ascent: Descent: Time: 5-6 hours.

Day 05 Halt at Nabji

We will day hike to Korphu (1636m). The hike will take about 4hours. We will visit Korphu temple- which houses the sacred relics of Pema Lingpa. We can see the farmer’s life and their houses. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Nabji.

Day 06 Nabji – Kubdra

Todauy we will trek though the dense forest, big tree with clippers, orchid and small bamboos. We will come across an ethnic group-Monpa. Over night camp near their village. They are very happy to welcome us to the camp.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 1636m.  Distance: 15km  Time: 5-6hours

Day 07 Kubdra – Jangbi village

The traces of Guru Rimpoche can be found along the way (foot print, dragger and hat), temple and orchid garden. Over. We will find more information on the Monpas and their Cane and Bamboo Project. Over night camp at Jangbi village

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 1368m  Distance: 15km  Time: 5-6hours

Day 08.Jangbi – Tongtongfey-Trongsa. Trek Ends today.

Today we have to trek just about 4hours till Tongtongfey where our driver and car will wait form us to take to Trongsa. We will say goodbye to our trekking staff at Tonngtongfey. If time permits, you can visit the Kuenga Rabten Palace on the way back to Trongsa. Overnight in Trongsa hotel. Yangkhill Resort or similar standard.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 1061m  Distance: 10km  Time: 3-4hours

Day 09. Trongsa- Thimphu

Drive to Thimphu. Luch at Punakha.Visit the Punakha Dzong-the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. And we can also see the Jarkarlanda flower in bloom. Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu Hotel: Peaceful Resort or similar standard.

Day 10. Limithang – Laya

Today, we will walk downhill all the way along a narrow, winding river valley. After a long time, the trail takes us through densely forested region. The trail leads to the west side of Laya village. From the west of the village we will have spectacular views of Mt. Gangchhenta and catch Mt. Masagang. In the village center is a community school and a basic health unit with a telephone connection. The campsite is located below the school.

 Accommodation: Camping  Camp Site: Laya village  Altitude: 3840m.  Distance: 10 km.  Ascent: 60m.  Descent: 340m.  Time: 4-5hrs.

Day 11. Thimphu – Paro

After our breakfast, we will do some sightseeing in Thimphu like visit to Memorial Chhorten, Buudha Point, Changangkha Lhakhang, BBS tower, Mothithang Mini zoo to see the National animal of Bhutan (Takin) Stroll around the Thimphu town for about 45 minutes to buy the authentic souvenir from Bhutan. Drive to Paro for lunch. Eveing stroll around the Paro town. Dinner and over night stay at Paro Hotel.

Day 12. Paro Stay

Toady we will make a hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery, the most famous and scared monastery in Buddhism world. Taksang means “TigerNest” named after Guru Rinpoche reportedly flew to this site riding on the back of a flying tigress late in the 9th century. We have to walk about 2hours 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.

On our way back, drive to the village of Drukgyel and visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invasion and 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 over night stay at Paro Hotel

Day 12 Paro – Paro International Airport

Drive to Paro airport for your onward flight. We wish you a very safe and pleasant flight back to your home. Thank you very much for visiting Bhutan with our company and we always welcome you back to Bhutan in the future.

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)

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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

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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

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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.

Our company will provide the Trekking Equipment like Tents (Sleeping, Dinning, Toilet, Shower Tents), Mattress, Hot-Water bag, Cooking Utensils, Sleeping Bags. But we advise our clients to bring their own sleeping bags, if they can. However our guests have to bring some trekking gears by themselves. Therefore, everything mentioned below on the list are useful, and most of the things are important on trek.

Equipment for all the trekkers

foot-wear

Footwear

  trekking or running shoes
  camp shoes or thongs
  socks – polypropylene

clothing

Clothing

  down or fiber-filled jacket
  jumper or pile jacket
  hiking shorts (men) or skirt (opt)
  waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  hiking pants
  T- shirts or blouses
  underwear, sun hat
  swimwear (opt.)
  insulated paints
  nylon wind breaker
  nylon wind pants
  long underwear
  woolen hat
  gloves
  long gaiters

above-4000

Above 4000 m.

  mountain trekking boots
  socks, wool, to wear with boots
  socks, light cotton, for under wool socks

photography-tools

Photography Equipments
( Optional )

  camera and lenses
  lenses cleaning equipments
  film
  compass
  thermometer
  binoculars
  books for reading while waiting for plane

other-equipments

Other Equipments

  rucksack
  sleeping bag
  water bottle
  torch

miscellaneous-items

Miscellaneous Items

  toilet articles
  toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  small knife
  sun block
  towel
  laundry soap
  medical and frist aid kit
  pre-moistened towelettes
  sewing kit
  sunglasses
  sun block for lips

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Snowman Trek

Snowman Trek is the most difficult trek in Bhutan! The trek goes via Lingshi, Laya and to the remote Lunana district in northern Bhutan. The trekkers have to walk and camp at the high altitude for

nearly three weeks, crossing many passes in course of trek. But it however also offers some of the most magnificent views in the Himalayas, and traverses through some unforgettable landscapes.

The Snowman trek leads through the most remote areas up to very high altitudes. Trekkers have to camp in altitudes above 5,000m more than once, and depending on the seasonal temperatures, the camps are sometimes on snow.

Note: This so called ‘Snowman Trek’ is often closed because of snow covered on the passes and is impossible during the winter. The best season would be 1st week of September till Mid October.

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Trekking provides the best opportunity to experience and explore the real heart of Bhutan.

  Discover a unique insight into the rural culture of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

  Close contact with the people living in the remote areas of Bhutan.

  Explore and appreciate the pristine environment of Bhutan.

  Enjoy with the wilderness experiences in Bhutan.

  Explore the adventure tours of Bhutan.

  Enjoy with majestic views of the country’s virgin landscapes and unclimbed mountains.

  Explore the routes taken by our ancestral.

  Trekking through the beautiful lakes of Bhutan.

Day 01. Arrive to Paro International Airport.

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- Your Trip Organizer in Bhutan! 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.

Lunch will be served at Paro Restaurant. After lunch we will visit to Paro National Museum, it holds fascinating collections of art, relics, religious Thangka paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. Evening stroll around Paro town. Welcome dinner and over night stay at Paro hotel. Mandala Resort or similar standard.

  Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner   Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02. Sharna Zampa – Thangthangkha (Trek Starts)

At around 630am to 7am, we will start our journey to Sharna Zampa, where our trekking staff will be waiting for us.

At Gunitsawa Army post, our Army permit will be checked and endorsed. We will have breakfast and Sharna Zampa, where our trekking cook will prepare for us. After breakfast, we will start our trek. Today’s trek will be a long day trek with lots of small ups and downs.

After going uphill through the river valley the valley finally narrows gradually to a mere path, which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up. From here, if weather permits, we will have the first great view of Mt. Jomolhari.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 3610m.  Distance: 22km.  Ascent: 770m.  Descent: 10m.  Time: 7-8hrs.

Day 03. Thangthangkha – Jangothang

Today’s trek continues up the Paro Chhu which widens into patches of alpine meadow and scanty growths of forest. We will cross an army checkpoint along the way and enjoy a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. In this area yaks and their herder’s homes become a regular feature of the landscape. Passing the villages Soe, Takethang and Dangochang is another asset on this day. After reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, we will have a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 4080m.  Distance: 19km.  Ascent: 480m.  Descent: Time: 5-6 hrs.

Day 04. Jangothang Halt

Today will have a rest day and it provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. There are good chances to spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley. Jangothang is a perfect environment for your acclimatization. We will trek up to Tshophu Lake.

Day 05: Jangothang – Lingshi

A good day’s walk today with great views of the Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake and the Tserim Gang. We have to cross the Nyelela pass (4,700-m). We pass by the picturesque of Lingshi village and our first views of the truly mystical Lingshi Dzong atop a high hill. Overnight camp at Lingshi

 Accommodation: Camping  Camp Site: Lingshi  Altitude: 4150m  Distance: 19 km  Ascent: Descent: Time: 6 – 7 hours.

Day 06. Lingshi – Chibesa

Today is the shortest walking day, and we can really take it easy. Shortly after starting we will reach a chorten below Lingshi Dzong. Here, we have the choice of staying on the main trail or taking a detour up to the Lingshi Dzong (4,220m), which sits right atop a high ridge. This Dzong is under reconstruction from a 2011 earthquake, which damaged its central building. In addition to a very special atmosphere of mystic tranquility, Lingshi Dzong provides a great view over the valley.

After Lingshi Dzong, we will be passing the villages of Lingshi and Goyul. In Goyul, the stone houses are clustered together to form a small compact village that is unusual in Bhutan where settlements are usually scattered. On reaching the campsite at Chebisa, we will have plenty of time to visit the village houses if you feel up to it. There is also a beautiful waterfall located behind the village that is worth visiting.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 3880m.  Distance: 10km.  Ascent: 280m.  Descent: 410m.  Time: 5-6 hours.

Day 07. Chebisa – Shomuthang

The morning starts with a long ascent behind Chebisa Village (2-3 hours) through a wide pastureland towards Gobu La (pass). On the way, we will see a few people herding yaks. There is also a great chance to spot large herds of blue sheep above the trail. After crossing Gobu La (4,410m), we descend into the valley, then climb again a little bit, before descending again to Shakshepasa (3,980), a large U-shaped valley. Climbing from here we will finally reach the campsite at Shomuthang, above a river, which is a tributary of the Nochu river

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 4220m.  Distance: 17 km.  Ascent: 890m.  Descent: 540m.  Time: 6-7hrs.

Day 08. Shomuthang – Robluthang

Today’s trek will begin by climbing up the valley to view Kang Bum (6,526 m) and some edelweiss. After two hours of climbing we will reach Jhari La (4,750m), from where we catch the first glimpse of Sinche La, the pass we will have to cross the day after. The big snow peak in the north is Gangchhenta 6,840 m, better known as the Great Tiger Mountain. If weather is clear, Tserim Kang and the top of Jomolhari will be visible. The camp by the river is called Tsheri Jathang located in a beautiful wide and remote valley. Herds of takin, the Bhutanese National Animal, migrate to this valley in summer and remain for about four months. The valley has been declared as Takin sanctuary. Climb up a little bit and we will reach the campsite at Robluthang in a rocky meadow.

 Accommodation: Camping  Camp Site: Robluthang  Altitude: 4160m.  Distance: 18 km.  Ascent: 700m.  Descent: 760m.  Time: 6-7hrs.

Day 09. Robluthang – Limithang

The trek starts out with an initial 40-60mins ascent before gradually raising for another 1.5 hours through a boulder field. It is then a 1hour steep ascent before reaching Sinche La (5,005m) – the final and highest pass on the trek if we don’t intend to continue the Snowman trek from Laya onwards.

As we descend the far side of the pass, we will see an impressive terminal moraine and a glacial lake at the foot of the valley. We can see classic examples of lateral moraines where the glacier has pushed rocks up both sides of the valley. Below the moraine, we will cross the Kango Chhu and soon reach the Limithang campsite. The peak of Gangchhenta towers over the campsite even though it’s quite a distance away

 Accommodation: Camping  Camp Site: Limithang  Altitude: 4140m.  Distance: 19km.  Ascent: 850m.  Descent: 870m.  Time: 6-7hrs.

Day 10. Limithang – Laya

Today, we will walk downhill all the way along a narrow, winding river valley. After a long time, the trail takes us through densely forested region. The trail leads to the west side of Laya village. From the west of the village we will have spectacular views of Mt. Gangchhenta and catch Mt. Masagang. In the village center is a community school and a basic health unit with a telephone connection. The campsite is located below the school.

 Accommodation: Camping  Camp Site: Laya village  Altitude: 3840m.  Distance: 10 km.  Ascent: 60m.  Descent: 340m.  Time: 4-5hrs.

Day 11. Laya Stay

Explore the Laya village.

Day 12. Laya – Rhoduphu

From Laya we descend to an army camp and continue following the river till the turn off point to Rhoduphu. After lunch the climb continues through rhododendron bushes till you reach the camp at Roduphu just next to the Rhodu.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 4160m.  Distance: 19km.  Ascent: 1030m.  Descent: 750m.  Time: 6-8hrs.

Day 13. Rhodophu – Narethang

After following the river for about half an hour you will have a steady climb to a high open valley at 4,600m and then further up to Tsomo La (4,900m). Tsomo La offers a superb view of Lunana, Mount Jomolhari and Jichu Drake, and the Tibetan border. The route then crosses a flat, barren plateau at about 5,000m. The campsite at Narethang is towered by the peak of Gangla Karchung (6,395m).

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 4900m.  Distance: 17km.  Ascent: 740m.  Descent: Time: 5-6hrs.

Day 14. Narethang – Tarina.

From the camp you will climb for about an hour to Gangla Karchung La (5,120m). The view from the pass is breathtaking and the whole range of mountains including Jekangphu Gang (7,100m), Tsenda Kang and Teri Gang (7,300m) can be seen. The pass descends along a large moraine.

Again one has great views: a massive glacier descends from Teri Kang to a deep turquoise lake at its foot. Up here a glacial lake burst through its dam in the early 1960s, causing widespread damage and partially destroying Punakha Dzong. Finally, it is a very long descent through thick rhododendron to Tarina valley, where you will find several good campsites along the Tang Chhu.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 3970m.  Distance: 18km.  Ascent: 270m.  Descent: 1200m.  Time: 5-6hrs.

Day 15. Tarina – Woche

The walk leads down through conifer forests following the upper ridges of the Pho Chhu, passing some impressive waterfalls. The trail then climbs over a ridge and drops to Woche, a settlement of a few houses, the first village in the Lunana region.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 3910m.  Distance: 17km.  Ascent: 270m.  Descent: 330m.  Time: 6-7 hrs.

Day 16. Woche – Lhedi

The trek starts through juniper and fir forests, and further ahead, through rhododendron bushes. Climb up to Keche La pass (4,650m) where one can have the great view of surrounding mountains again. After the pass, descend to the riverside walking through a village with a stunning view of Table Mountain and others. Follow up the river till Lhedi Village. Lhedi has a basic health unit, a school and a wireless telephone connection.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 3700m.  Distance: 17km.  Ascent: 980m.  Descent: 1190m.  Time: 6-7 hrs.

Day 17. Lhedi – Thanza

In clear weather, you will have great views of Table Mountain (7,100m). Around lunchtime you will pass the small village of Chozo (4,090m), which has a dzong still in use. Reaching Thanza again you will have a great view of Table Mountain which forms a 3,000m high wall of snow and ice behind the village. Although there are possibilities to camp directly at Thanza, most groups prefer to camp in Thoencha.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 4150m.  Distance: 17km.  Ascent: 450m.  Descent: Time: 7-8hrs.

Day 18. Rest day at Thanza.

Today we will walk around and experience some village life or climp up to the ridge for fascination views of lakes and mountains.

Day 19. Thanza – Danji

From Thoencha, the trail climbs up to a large boulder from where you will have excellent views of Thanza, Toencha and Choso village and the surrounding mountains. After a few hours of relatively flat and easy walking, you will reach a yak meadow with some yak herders’ huts. An excellent campsite with a great chance to spot some blue sheep on the hills above.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 4230m.  Distance: 8km.  Ascent: 80m.  Descent: Time: 3-4hrs.

Day 20. Danji – Tshochena

Having chosen the route to Sephu, the trek crosses the creek and after a long climb, you will reach Jaze La (5,150m) with spectacular panoramic mountain views . The path then descends between snow covered peaks and a couple of small lakes to the campsite near the shore of Tshochena lake.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 4970m.  Distance: 12km.  Ascent: 980m.  Descent: 240m.  Time: 5-6 hrs.

Day 21: Tshochena – Jichu Dramo

You will follow the bank of the blue green lake before arriving at a ridge at 5,100m, where there is another spectacular view in all directions. After going up and down over small hills to reach a glacial lake, the route descends first before climbing again up the next pass, the Loju La (5,140m). Finally after crossing a small saddle (5,100m) you will enter a wide glacial valley from where the trail descends gradually to the campsite at Jichu Dramo.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 5050m.  Distance: 14km.  Ascent: 230m.  Descent: 150m.  Time: 4-5hrs.

Day 22. Jichu Dramo – Chukarpo

Right after leaving the camp you will climb through a moraine to Rinchen Zoe La (5,320m). Spectacular mountain scenery with Gangkhar Puensum amongst the impressive mountains is the reward for climbing the highest pass on this trek route. Rinchen Zoe Peak (5,650) towers above the pass the west.

Descending from the pass, the route leads into a wide valley with several lakes and goes steeply down along a moraine to the Thamphe Chhu. Here the vegetation begins to thicken again and you will see the first real trees since Lhedi. After a couple of hours you reach the campsite at Chukarpo.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 4600m.  Distance: 18km.  Ascent: 320m.  Descent: 730m.  Time: 5-6hrs.

Day 23. Chukarpo – Thampe Tsho

The descent continues along the river till you reach the yak herder huts at Gala Pang Chhu (4010m). From here the trail climbs steeply towards Thampe Tsho, a beautiful clear turquoise lake, with the campsite next to it.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 4300m.  Distance: 18km.  Ascent: 400m.  Descent: 700m.  Time: 5-6 hrs.

Day 24. Thampe Tsho – Maurothang

From the lake you climb steeply to the last pass on your trek, the Thampe La (4,600m) with a good chance to spot some blue sheep on the way. Then the path descends to the sacred lake Om Thso. Passing a waterfall you will reach another, smaller lake 100m below to descend steeply to the Nikka Chhu. The path finally leads through mixed forest to large clearing on the banks of the river with a few yak herder huts, Maurothang.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 3610m.  Distance: 14km.  Ascent: 330m.  Descent: 1020m.  Time: 5 hrs.

Day 25. Maurothang – Sephu

On the last day of this extraordinary trek your porters will have to change from yaks to horses as the yaks will not be willing to go further down. The path follows the Nikka Chhu to reach a large grassy area overlooking the road and the village of Sephu.

You finally reach the road at the Nikka Chhu bridge at Sephu where you will find several stores (mainly selling bamboo products) and small restaurants. We will say goodbye to our trekking staff and then drive to Gangtey. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel Gangtey. Gakingling Guest House or similar standard.

 Accommodation: Hotel  Distance: 18km.  Ascent: Descent: 990m.  Time: 5-6hrs.

Day 26. Gangtey – Thimphu.

After the breakfast, we will drive to Thimphu via Punakha. Before we drive, we will visit to Gangtey Goenpa Lhakhang. Then we drive, on reaching Lobesa, we will hike to Chhimi Lhkhang, the temple of fertility. Luch will be served at Chhimi Lhakhang Cafteria.

After lunch we will visit Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. 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 central monastic body. Lunch at Punakha. After lunch continue our journey to Thimphu over docula pass (3150m).

Evening stroll around Thimphu Valley. Dinner and over night stay at hotel Thmphu. Hotel Peaceful Resort or similar standard.

Day 27. Thimphu Stay

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 Authentic Bhutanese handicrafts.

Evening we will visit Bhutanese Farm House for dinner and Traditional Hot Stone bath. Over night stay at Thimphu Hotel or we can organize even in Bhutanese Farm House.

Day 28. Thimphu – Paro

Today we will drive to Paro and hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery, the most famous and sacred monastery in Bhutan. Taktshang means “Tiger’s Nest” named after Guru Rinpoche who 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 Avalokiteshvara, commonly known to Bhutanese as Chenrize).

Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight stay at Paro Hotel. Olathang Hotel or similar standard.

Day 29. Paro – Paro International Airport (Departure)

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.

Our company will provide the Trekking Equipment like Tents (Sleeping, Dinning, Toilet, Shower Tents), Mattress, Hot-Water bag, Cooking Utensils, Sleeping Bags. But we advise our clients to bring their own sleeping bags, if they can. However our guests have to bring some trekking gears by themselves. Therefore, everything mentioned below on the list are useful, and most of the things are important on trek.

Equipment for all the trekkers

foot-wear

Footwear

  trekking or running shoes
  camp shoes or thongs
  socks – polypropylene

clothing

Clothing

  down or fiber-filled jacket
  jumper or pile jacket
  hiking shorts (men) or skirt (opt)
  waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  hiking pants
  T- shirts or blouses
  underwear, sun hat
  swimwear (opt.)
  insulated paints
  nylon wind breaker
  nylon wind pants
  long underwear
  woolen hat
  gloves
  long gaiters

above-4000

Above 4000 m.

  mountain trekking boots
  socks, wool, to wear with boots
  socks, light cotton, for under wool socks

photography-tools

Photography Equipments
( Optional )

  camera and lenses
  lenses cleaning equipments
  film
  compass
  thermometer
  binoculars
  books for reading while waiting for plane

other-equipments

Other Equipments

  rucksack
  sleeping bag
  water bottle
  torch

miscellaneous-items

Miscellaneous Items

  toilet articles
  toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  small knife
  sun block
  towel
  laundry soap
  medical and frist aid kit
  pre-moistened towelettes
  sewing kit
  sunglasses
  sun block for lips

authentic-bhutan-travel

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.

Samtengang Trek

This Samtengang trek is a short and pleasant journey from Punakha to Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag. It is a fairly easy trek as the altitude only ranges between 1100-1900m and the climate is warm

throughout the hike. This trek also provides the glimpse of Bhutanese culture and the Bhutanese way of life.

The path takes you through forests of rhododendron and oak, through the villages of Sha and Chungsakha and across the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. While this trek is available throughout the winter the best times to embark on it are between March-April and September and October.

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.

Trekking provides the best opportunity to experience and explore the real heart of Bhutan.

  Discover a unique insight into the rural culture of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

  Close contact with the people living in the remote areas of Bhutan.

  Explore and appreciate the pristine environment of Bhutan.

  Enjoy with the wilderness experiences in Bhutan.

  Explore the adventure tours of Bhutan.

  Enjoy with majestic views of the country’s virgin landscapes and unclimbed mountains.

  Explore the routes taken by our ancestral.

  Trekking through the beautiful lakes of Bhutan.

Day 01. Arrive to Bhutan – Trsnafer to 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 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 a short hike, from Kuensel Phodrang to Depsi (South of Thimphu). Before we start the hike, we will visit to Tallest Buddha Statue in the world. Then we will start the hike. The hiking is more or less very easy and plain walk through the forest of Pine, Rhododendron and Oak trees.

The hike will take about 1-hour 30 mins. We can see Thimphu city, Thimphu River (Wangchhu) and other adjacent towns through this hike. We can also take some fluttering prayer flags (Lungta) and hang them between two to three trees that will bring fortune, happiness and good health to every one in this world including your enemy.

Evening 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) and stroll around Thimphu town. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel, Thimphu

  Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner   Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02. Thimphu stay

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 Authentic Bhutanese handicrafts. Evening we will visit Bhutanese Farm House for dinner and Traditional Hot Stone bath. Over night stay at Thimphu Hotel or we can organize even in Bhutanese Farm House.

Day 03. Thimphu Punakha.

After our breakfast, we will drive to Punakha/Wangdi. 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. On reaching Lobesa, we will visit Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. The temple is known as ‘the temple of fertility’.

At Punakha, visit the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong. After this, we will drive till the view point of Khamsum Yule Namgyle Chhorten, passing the beautiful rural landscape. Evening at leisure.

Dinner and over night stay at Hotel Punakha hotel. Hotel Zangtopleri or similar standard.

Day 04. Punakha – Limbukha

After passing majestic Punakha Dzong you cross a footbridge over the Pho Chhu and walk up to Changokha Village, where our trekking staff will be waiting for us. Handover our luggage to them and then start our trek. This is the longest bridge in Bhutan. You then climb gradually through the forest until you reach Limukha. Dinner and over night stay at Limbukha Camp.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 1980 m.  Distance: 12 km.  Ascent: 880m.  Descent: Time: 4 hours.

Day 05. Limbukha – Chungsakha.

The path leads through rhododendron and oak forests to Chhungsakha. Chungsakha is a small village of about 10 houses. You’ll find a holy stone and an impressive Cyprus tree here that are reminders of Drukpa Kuenley, the “divine madman”.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 1550m.  Distance: 14 km.  Ascent: 430m.  Descent: Time: 5 hours.

Day 06. Chungsakha – Samtengang

You walk downhill until you cross Pe Chhu before climbing again through the village of Sha on your way to Samtengang. Near the school in Samtengang you will see a small lake and your campsite is right next to it.

 Accommodation: Camping  Altitude: 1830m.  Distance: 13 km.  Ascent: 650m.  Descent: 270m.  Time: 5 hours.

Day 07. Samtengang – Tikizampa (Wangdi)

At Tikizampa, where our trek ends- we will bid goodbye to our cooks, horse men and other trekking staff. Our car with driver will meet again and then we drive to Paro. Dinner and over night stay at Paro Hotel. Hotel Dewachen or similar standard.

 Distance: 5km.  Time: 2 hours.

Day 08. Paro Stay.

Toady we will make a hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery, the most famous and scared monastery in Buddhism world. Taksang means “TigerNest” named after Guru Rinpoche reportedly flew to this site riding on the back of a flying tigress late in the 9th century. We have to walk about 2hours 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.

On our way back, drive to the village of Drukgyel and visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invasion and 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 over night stay at Paro Hotel

Day 09. Day 08. Paro – Paro International 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.

Thank You and Tashi Delek

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.

Our company will provide the Trekking Equipment like Tents (Sleeping, Dinning, Toilet, Shower Tents), Mattress, Hot-Water bag, Cooking Utensils, Sleeping Bags. But we advise our clients to bring their own sleeping bags, if they can. However our guests have to bring some trekking gears by themselves. Therefore, everything mentioned below on the list are useful, and most of the things are important on trek.

Equipment for all the trekkers

foot-wear

Footwear

  trekking or running shoes
  camp shoes or thongs
  socks – polypropylene

clothing

Clothing

  down or fiber-filled jacket
  jumper or pile jacket
  hiking shorts (men) or skirt (opt)
  waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  hiking pants
  T- shirts or blouses
  underwear, sun hat
  swimwear (opt.)
  insulated paints
  nylon wind breaker
  nylon wind pants
  long underwear
  woolen hat
  gloves
  long gaiters

above-4000

Above 4000 m.

  mountain trekking boots
  socks, wool, to wear with boots
  socks, light cotton, for under wool socks

photography-tools

Photography Equipments
( Optional )

  camera and lenses
  lenses cleaning equipments
  film
  compass
  thermometer
  binoculars
  books for reading while waiting for plane

other-equipments

Other Equipments

  rucksack
  sleeping bag
  water bottle
  torch

miscellaneous-items

Miscellaneous Items

  toilet articles
  toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  small knife
  sun block
  towel
  laundry soap
  medical and frist aid kit
  pre-moistened towelettes
  sewing kit
  sunglasses
  sun block for lips

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.