Nepal Bhutan Cultural and Heritage Tour - 10 Days

Bhutan Cultural and Heritage Tour

Highlights

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's major UNESCO World Heritage Sites Enjoy Paro city's major attractions like the Rinpung Dzong, the Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang Temple, and the Bhutanese National Museum Enjoy Thimpu city's major attractions like the Tashichho Dzong, the Memorial Chorten, and the Folk Heritage Museum Visit major architectural sites like Gangtey Gumba, the Kumbha Lhakhang and the Nyelung Dechenling Hike to the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Duration10 Days
  • Max. Altitude3120m
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Group Size2 - 10
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • AccommodationHotel

Overview

Nepal Bhutan Cultural and Heritage Tour is among the most amazing Bhutan Tours in the world. It is a package carefully crafted to presents visitors with the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon’s best traditional and cultural treasures. Amalgamated with Bhutan’s prominent architectural facets and artistic beauties, the Best Tour in Bhutan is an adventure that lives up to its name.

Nepal Bhutan Cultural and Heritage Tour begins with a sightseeing tour in the beautiful Kathmandu valley. The short tour in Kathmandu city includes visiting its major UNESCO World Heritage Sites tour. Then the tour commences with a flight to Paro in Bhutan. Extending from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu Rivers, the Paro valley is one of Bhutan’s widest valleys, covered in fertile rice fields and crystalline rivers meandering through the valley hills.

Likewise, the tour includes Paro’s many Buddhist-inspired forts and Dzongs that define the Bhutanese architectural scene, like the National Museum of Bhutan, the Drukgyel Dzong, and the Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang among others.

Bhutan Cultural Tour

Bhutan Cultural Tour then takes you to Thimpu, Bhutan’s capital city and the kingdom’s main center of commerce, religion and government. Here, the trip presents a guided sightseeing tour of Thimpu’s major attractions, including the famous Tashichho Dzong, the National Memorial Chorten, and the Semtokha Dzong among others.

Similarly, the trip also includes visiting Bhutan’s other famous cities, like Punakha and Gangtey, both featuring the epitome of Bhutanese architectural styles in the likes of the Punakha Dzong and Gangtey Monastery. Furthermore, the trip also includes hiking to the popular Bhutanese national treasure- the Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

The trip is a grand mix of Bhutan’s major architectural and cultural cove in a relatively short amount of time. It is a journey crafted with the utmost care and includes the best facets of traveling to the culturally rich Kingdom of Bhutan.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

    You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnights stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Tour Preparation

    This day is reserved for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu city. You will visit the city's major UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They include the Pashupatinath Temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa, the Kathmandu Durbar Square and the Boudhanath Temple. Each of the sites presents an insight into Nepal's cultural and historical beauty. We shall also be preparing all of your necessary documentation for your Paro flight. Overnights stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 3: Arrive in Paro/Sightseeing in Paro

    Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your Paro flight. It is a relatively short flight from Kathmandu to Paro. Upon arriving in Paro, you will be greeted by one of our Paro's airport representative and guide, and transferred to your Hotel. After checking in, you will have a sightseeing tour of Paro's major attractions, like the Rinpung Dzong, the Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang Temple, and the Bhutanese National Museum. After the tour, you will be dropped back to your Hotel. Overnights stay at the hotel in Paro.

  • Day 4: Drive to Thimpu and Sightseeing

    From Paro, you will then have a drive to Thimpu. Upon arriving in Thimpu, you will have a beautiful sightseeing tour of the capital of Bhutan. Places of interest around Thimpu include the Memorial Chorten, the Simtokha Dzong, the Folk Heritage Museum, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong and the Changangkha Lhakhang. After the sightseeing tour, you will be dropped back to the Hotel. Overnights stay at the Hotel.

  • Day 5: Thimpu –Punakha

    Today, you will have a drive from Thimpu to Punakha, one of Bhutan's most scenic destinations. At Punakha, the guided sightseeing tour includes visiting places like the Punakha Dzong, the Chimi Lhakhang, the Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, and the Talo Monastery. After the tour, you will be dropped back to your Hotel. Overnights stay at the Hotel.

  • Day 6: Punakha-Gangtey/Phobjikha

    From Punakha, you will drive to Gangtey today. The Phobjikha Valley is the winter home to a group of globally endangered black-necked cranes that arrive every year from the Tibetan Plateau. Here, you can visit Gangteng's major attractions like the Gangtey Gumba, the Kumbha Lhakhang and the Nyelung Dechenling. You can also visit its Crane Information Center. Overnights stay at the hotel.

  • Day 7: Gangtey – Paro

    From Gangtey, you will then travel back to Paro city. It takes about 4 and a half hours to reach Paro from Gangtey. The drive is riddled with vast fields of rice and grasslands. It is a relaxing drive through the river valley back to the city. Upon reaching Paro, you will be transferred to your Hotel. Overnights stay at the Hotel.

  • Day 8: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

    Today, you will visit Bhutan's most recognizable forts- the Paro Taktshang, also known as the Tiger's Nest Monastery. The temple is located about 900 meters off the ground, perched on a cliff. The hike to the monastery and back takes about a full day. After enjoying the views from the monastery complex and taking in the religious ambiance of the temple, you will be dropped back at the Hotel. Overnights stay at the hotel.

  • Day 9: Departure Paro to Kathmandu

    Today, you will bid Bhutan goodbye for the last time and make your way back to Kathmandu via a flight. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel, and you can spend the rest of the day as you please. Overnights stay at the hotel.

  • Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

    Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped at the airport for your departure.

Tailor Made Holiday

You can change the itinerary, services, accommodation, and duration of this trip to suit your needs, budget. The choice is your.  Let us help you tailor-make your precious Vacation.

Inclusion

What's included ?

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private transport
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Stay in the city at Hotel shankar or similar hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • All meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner ) in Bhutan
  • Bhutan visa fee and permits
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking tour guides
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation during the tour in Bhutan
  • All local and Government taxes

What's not included ?

  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Monument entry fees during Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bills, snacks, phone calls, internet etc.)
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • International flight

Notes

 Best time to visit Bhutan

Bhutan has four seasons: spring (March-May), summer (June-August), autumn (September- November), and winter (December- February). Each of these seasons is special in their ways. If you are planning to trek, the best time to visit Bhutan would be in the spring and autumn seasons. The weather is perfect with beautiful flowers decorating the trails. There are not many travelers in the summer season, so if you do not mind the rain, summer is the best time for a leisure travel experience. On the other hand, if you want to experience celebrations like Losar, you should visit Bhutan around the winter months.

FAQs of Nepal Bhutan Cultural and Heritage Tour

  • Where is Bhutan? What is Bhutan known for? How to enter Bhutan?

    Bhutan is a landlocked country lying in the eastern Himalayas, bordered by China and India. The small country is famous for its significant forest conservation, natural beauty, biodiversity, rich culture, and many heritage sites. Forests cover 71 % of the country. The country is also known for its unique measure of development based on Gross National Happiness (GNP) in place of the standard measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Visitors can enter Bhutan by flight to Paro International Airport. It is also possible to enter Bhutan by land from Nepal through India.
  • Do I need a visa for Bhutan? How can I obtain a visa for Bhutan?

    Travelers from Bangladesh, Maldives, and India do not require a visa to enter Bhutan. Also, Thai and Swiss nationals holding official and diplomatic passports do not require a visa to enter Bhutan. Other citizens need to obtain a visa from a licensed tour operator from Bhutan. They have to contact the licensed tour operators/agents registered at the Tourism Council of Bhutan four to six weeks before their departure to Bhutan. For more information, visit the link provided: https://www.mfa.gov.bt/?page_id=220.
  • What documents will you provide that I have to take with me to Bhutan?

    You should make sure that you take your valid passport, photocopy of passport, driver's license (in case of emergencies), and visa clearance with you to Bhutan. There are HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors in the country. So, visitors are required to present the results of the HIV/AIDS test that was done within six months before the visit for long term stat (more than 2 weeks).
  • Can I customize my itinerary/tour? What are the accommodations like?

    Yes, you can customize your itinerary/tour for your travel in Bhutan. For accommodations, a wide variety of options are available in Bhutan. These options range from 5-star hotels in the cities like Thimpu to homestays in a traditional Bhutanese home in Paro. Having a homestay experience will allow travelers to get the taste of home-cooked meals and also provides exposure to the lifestyle of Bhutanese people. Travelers can also choose to spend a night in a Bhutanese farmhouse, where they will get to experience the gorgeous countryside and traditional life.
  • How far in advance do I have to book for the tour?

    Licensed tour operators operate all tours in Bhutan, and the official procedures to obtain the visa is also facilitated by these tour operators. During peak seasons, the tour operators are quite busy.So, to book your trip, you should contact them and start the procedures for booking airline tickets and hotel rooms 3 to 4 months before your planned date of travel
  • What will be the food? Is it safe to drink tap water in Bhutan?

    Bhutanese cuisine mostly consists of red rice along with fresh vegetables and other side dishes. Theirdishes are spicy as chilies are an essential part of Bhutanese cuisine. Bhutanese prefer pork, beef, or chicken. Bhutan also has a national dish named Ema Datshi, which is a stew made of chilies and local cheese known as Datshi. As for hygiene, it is recommended that you do not drink tap water in Bhutan. Tap water may consist of diarrhea-causing bacteria. So, you should buy bottled mineral water while in Bhutan.
  • Do I have to worry about altitude sickness in Bhutan?

    Most of the valleys in Bhutan are under 2500 meters. So, altitude sickness is rare. On the other hand, if you are trekking in the higher regions, altitude sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness) can be common.Before starting your trekking journey, make sure that your itinerary has additional days for acclimatization. You will need to stop for acclimatization at various places. Another critical point to remember is to get your travel insurance that covers costs for evacuation services as well as hospitals.
  • What is the currency in Bhutan? Can I use my credit cards in Bhutan? Are there ATMs counter in Bhutan?

    The official currency of Bhutan is Bhutanese Ngultrum (Nu). Most shops in Bhutan accept Indian currencies except denomination notes of INR 500, INR 1000, and INR 2000. Only some foreign credit cards are accepted in bank ATMs of Bank of Bhutan, Bhutan National bank, and Druk PNB bank. However, as ATMs in Bhutan use a magnetic strip instead of digital chips, withdrawing cash can be a problem. So, it is advised that you carry Indian rupees or American dollars when you travel to Bhutan. Also, you can exchange foreign currency (US, Australian, Canadian dollar, UK pounds, Japanese yen, and few other Asian and Scandinavian currencies) through banks.
  • Is the country safe to travel to?

    Yes, Bhutan is perfectly safe to travel. The country is one of the safestdestinations, free from scams, robbery, and thefts. However, there are a few things to remember to ensure a secure traveling experience in Bhutan. These include staying away from street dogs, bad weather (especially during summer and winter seasons), and altitude sickness (while trekking). Bhutanese people are incredibly welcoming and friendly. So, there won't be any problem even if you are traveling solo.

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