Khoma Textile Tour will take about 11 nights and 12 days stay in Bhutan. Khoma village is one of the famous villages for the production of textile in Bhutan. In this tour we can also visit

Bhutan’s only textile museum where archaic and priceless dresses dating back to hundreds of years are on display.

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  Explore the rich culture of Bhutanese Textiles.

  Discover the Bhutanese Weaving Culture.

  Explore the popular villages famous for the textiles of Bhutan.

  Experience practically one of the handlooms in Bhutan.

  Appreciate and experience practically how the Bhutanese women are using natural coloring and dying.

  Learn how textiles play a very important role in all aspects of life in Bhutan.

  Explore how the Bhutanese textile reflects the country’s distinctive identity.

  Learn and talk with the girls and women in Bhutan, their way of life and how important they play in the society.

DAY 1. BKK/PBH – 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 Rinpung 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. Dinner and over night stay in the hotel, Thimphu.

  Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner   Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 2. THIMPHU – BUMTHANG

Today we will drive to Bumthang. The drive will take about 9hours drive, through the forest of rhododendron and semi tropical forest. We will be passing by the two pass dochula pass (3150m) and the Yutongla pass (3400m). At dochula we can see the eastern Himalayas mountain ranges on clear days. Lunch at Chendbji Restaurant.

After lunch we will continue our journey to Bumthang. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Bumthang.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 3. BUMTHANG HALT

Today we will experience the dying and the weaving of textile. Lunch in the hotel. After lunch we will continue with the weaving or sightseeing in Bumthang. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Bumthang.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 4. 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 driving 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 over night stay in hotel, Mongar.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 5. MONGAR – LHUENTSHI

Today we will drive to Lhuentshi. The drive will take about 3hours. on reaching Lhuentshi, we have our lunch at our camp. After lunch we will visit Khoma village, which is one of the famous village for the production of textile in Bhutan. We will experience the weaving in this village. Dinner and over night stay in camp, Lhuentshi.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 6. LHUENTSHI

Today whole day we will experience the dying and the weaving of textile. Dinner and over night stay in camp, Lhuentshi.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 7. LHUENTSHI – BUMTHANG

After our breakfast, we will drive to Bumthang. The drive will take about 8hours. Lunch picnic pack lunch. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Bumthang.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 8. BUMTHANG – PUNAKHA

We will drive to Punakha. The drive will take about 6hours and 30minutes. At Trongsa we will visit the magnificent dzong of Bhutan, Trongsa dzong.

Lunch we will have at Chendebji restaurant. After our lunch we will continue our journey. On reaching Wangduephodrang we will visit Wangduephodrang dzong. Dinner and over night stay Punakha.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 9. PUNAKHA – THIMPHU

Toady we will 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 and the Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. We have to walk almost 25minutes from the road point. The temple is also known as the temple of fertility. Then we will drive to Thimphu.

Lunch at dochula cafeteria. After lunch we will continue our journey to Thimphu.on reaching Thimphu if we have time we can do some sight seeing in Thimphu. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Thimphu.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 10. THIMPHU – PARO

Till lunch time we will do sightseeing in Thimphu. Lunch in the hotel, Thimphu. After lunch we will drive to Paro. On reaching Paro, we may visit the farm house to learn more about the life of farmers in Bhutan. Dinner and over night stay in Paro.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 11. PARO HALT

After early 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 visit National Museum of Bhutan and Kyichu Lhakhang. Evening stroll around Paro town Dinner will be served in the farm house. Over night stay in the hotel.

 Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 12. PARO –AIRPORT

Today we will drive to Paro international Airport to catch the flight to your next destination. Our guide and driver will bid you farewell and we wish you a safe and pleasant journey back home and hope to see you again in Bhutan

Thank You & Tashi Delek & Thank You.

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.

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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

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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.

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