In this tour, we will have a great opportunity for photography besides the Bhutan Cultural Tour. The changing of flora & fauna, style of farm houses, farm land, steep waterfall
turquoise & crystal rivers, high point passes, commanding dzongs, sacred monasteries, temples, chortens and smiles of the people from the land of Gross National Happiness.
The settlements in the East are hidden in the steep hillsides of remote and isolated villages. Eastern Bhutanese love their home-brewed Arra (rice whine) very much. We can still see the past in the present! It also provides good opportunity to explore the unexplored places in the unexplored country.
In the central Bhutan, there are a great variety of people; you will have a good collection of faces of Bhutan with architecture and sceneries.
Western Bhutan is the heartland of Drukpa People (Bhutanese People), home to the only International Airport, the capital, and the largest, oldest and most spectacular dzongs in the Kingdom.
Bhutan is true to its cultural, spiritual and social traditions. Your visit provides wonderful insight into life in the Himalayas as it was and continues to be. For this reason, the country is viewed as one of the last great travel destinations remaining in the world today.
Explore the pristine and untouched environment of Bhutan
Learn about the Kings of Bhutan.
Learn about the political Parties of Bhutan
Explore the unique culture of Bhutan
Be with the friendly people of Bhutan.
Find out how Bhutanese People are happy.
Explore about the Gross National Happiness.
Enjoy visiting all the sightseeing places in Bhutan.
Learn about the Bhutanese way of Life.
Learn about the Bhutanese Culture.
Explore Bhutan’s Buddhism.
Explore the central Bhutan.
Day 01. Arrival Gauwahati Internal Airport, India.
At Gauwahati International Airport, representative from Authentic Bhutan Tours – For Your Bhutan Experience! will meet you and will escort to Bhutan. Lunch will be served at one of the Indian Restaurant and we will continue our journey to Bhutan by Indian Car. Dinner and over night stay at Samdrup Jongkhar (Bhutan) hotel.
Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner Accommodation: Hotel
Day 02. Samdrup Jongkhar – Trashigang
After our early breakfast, we will drive to Trashigang. The drive will take about 7hrs 30minutes through the tropical and subtropical forest. You will also see the villages of eastern Bhutan are located at the hilltops and scattered. Lunch will be served as hot pack lunch. Then we will continue our journey to Trashigang. If we have time, we will visit Khaling Handloom Center and Kanglung Zangtopleri Lhakhang. Or we will visit on our way back from Trashigang. Dinner and over night stay at Trashigang Hotel.
Day 03: Trashigang Stay. (Day Excursion to Radhi & Phongmey Village)
We will visit Trashigang Dzong and drive to Radhi & Phongmey village. Radhi is known for the rice bowl of eastern Bhutan and is also famous for raw silk textile (bura) in Bhutan. On reaching Ranjung, we will visit Ranjung Yozerchholing Monastery and at Khardung, we will visit Khardung Anim Dratshang, where young girls and women perusing the religious life. We will have picturesque sceneries of eastern Bhutan. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Trashigang Hotel.
Day 04. Trashigang – Mongar via Trashiyangtshi
Before we drive to Mongar, we will visit Trashi Yangtshi district and visit Gomphu Kora, Chhorten Kora and Trashi Yangtshi town. Then we will drive to Mongar. Lunch will be hot pack lunch. On reaching Ngatshang, we will visit small temple, Tashichoepheling Lhakhang. Here we will spend about 1hour experiencing the life of monks and interacting with them. This will be a good opportunity to experience and learn about the monk’s life in Bhutan. Then we will continue our journey to Mongar over Korela pass. Evening stroll around the small town of Mongar. Dinner and over night stay at Mongar Hotel.
Day 05. Mongar – Bumthang
We will drive to Bumthang. Bumthang valley is home to some of the holiest pilgrimages and scared monasteries in the country. The drive will take about 6hrs. We will enjoy with the sceneries, steep water falls and the changing of vegetations as we drive to Bumthang. Lunch will be served as hot pack lunch. On reaching Tang, we will visit Mebar Tsho (burning lake) and then stroll around a typically Bhutanese town in Bumthang. Dinner and over night stay at Bumthang Hotel.
Day 06. Bumthang Stay
Full day sightseeing in Bumthang includes – Jakar Dzong, Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Lunch will be served at Bumthang Hotel. After lunch, we will visit Honey Production Center and then we will visit Farm House for dinner, locally-brewed ARRA (rice whine) and dhotsho (hot stone bath). We can also arrange over night stay in farm house, if our guests would like to do so.
Day 07. Bumthang – Phobjikha
Today we will drive to Phobjikha over Trongsa. Phobjikha valley is a glacial valley and is the winter home of the black necked cranes. On reaching Trongsa, we will visit Tower of Trongsa, is a museum in which aspects of Bhutanese culture and history are illustrated by means of art objects, and for others a scared place of encounter with their gods – or perhaps both at the same time for all visitors. Lunch we will have at ‘Tower of Trongsa’s café’.
Then we will continue our journey to Phobjikha. At the view point of Trongsa dzong, we will stop by for photography. On reaching Gangtey, we will visit Gangtey Goenpa. Then we will hike the Gangtey Natural Trail. The hike will take about 1hr 30minutes through the pine forest and we will see the Phobjikha valley so beautifully. Dinner and over night stay at Phobjikha Hotel.
Day 08. Phobjikha – Punakha
Drive to Punakha. On reaching Lobesa, we will make a short hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility. The temple is located a hilltop and we have to hike about 30minutes from the road end through farm fileds. Lunch will be served at Chhimi Lhakhang Cafteria. Then we will continue our journey to Punakha. At Punakha, we will visit the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong. Then we will drive to Kabesa village till the view point of Khamsum Yule Namgyel Chhorten. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Punakha Hotel.
Day 09. Punakha – Thimphu
We will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan over dochula pass (3150m). The dochula pass is adorned with 108 small stupas and many kinds’ prayer flags. On clear days we can see eastern Himalayan Mountain Ranges so beautifully. Lunch will be served at Thimphu. After lunch, we will drive BBS tower and on the way, we will visit Mothithang mini zoo, to see the national animal of Bhutan, Takin.
Then we will make Wangditse hike, which starts from BBS tower and then ends at Dechenphodrang. The hike will take about 1hr 30minutes, through pine forest. On the way we will visit Wangditshe Lhakhang and from this hike, we can see the whole Thimphu valley and town so beautifully. Evening we will stroll around Thimphu town, the capital town of Bhutan, visiting handicraft emporiums to buy authentic souvenirs from Bhutan for your loved ones. To this day, Thimphu remains the world’s only capital without traffic lights. Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu Hotel.
Day 10. Thimphu Stay
Full day sightseeing in Thimphu, Memorial Chhorten, Weaving center, Changangkha Lhakhang, Nunnery (Zilukha Anim Dratshang), Folk Heritage Museum. Lunch in Thimphu. After lunch Bhutanese paper factory and free time. Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu Hotel.
Day 11. Thimphu – Haa
Today we will drive to Haa- A valley yet discover. Lunch will be served at Haa hotel. After lunch, we will make a short hike, which starts above the hotel and ends at Khatsho village. Then we will visit Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang nagpo, white and black temple respectively. In the evening stroll around small Haa town. Dinner and over night stay at Haa Hotel.
Day 12. Haa – Paro
Today we will drive to Paro over Chelela Pass. This is the highest pass in Bhutan, where car can take us. You will see here many prayer flags and from this pass, we can see Mountain Jhomolhari and Jichu Drakey so clearly and beautifully on clear days. On reaching Paro, we will have our lunch in one of the restaurant. Then we will visit National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. Evening stroll around Paro town. Dinner and over night stay at Paro Hotel.
Day 13. Paro Stay
Today we will hike to Taktshang Monastery, which is the most important pilgrimage and scared sites in the Buddhism world. The hike will take about 2hours up steep and about 1hour 30 minutes on our way back. Lunch will be served at Taktshang Cafteria. On our way back to hotel, we will visit Drukgyel Dzong, which is ruin and the Kyichu Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temple in Bhutan. Dinner and over night stay in Paro Hotel.
Day 14. Paro – Paro Airport.
After our breakfast we will drive to Paro Internation Airport for your onward flight. We wish you a very safe journey back to your home country and at the same hope to see you again in Bhutan.
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 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.
Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)
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.
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.
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.
Horse Riding to Tiger’s 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.