Bhutan Tour From Nepal: Everything you need to know!

Bhutan is the genuine spot to appreciate and enjoy the incredibly scenic and cultural beauty. From cities like Paro, Thimpu to Punakha, each has unique architectural and cultural aspect to them. With rhododendron forests on the full bloom (late April/early May), you pass through local villages and markets. Unspoiled nature of Bhutan definitely impresses every visitor. Bhutan offers a lot of monuments and sites to go sightseeing like Buddha Dordenma, Tashichho Dzong, Punakha Dzong, Semtokha Dzong, National Museum of Bhutan, Paro Taktshang and more. The modern capital of Bhutan, Thimpu has Tango Buddhist Institute which is perfect for experiencing the true Buddhist influence.

6 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour is ideal to enjoy sightseeing and observe the local lifestyle of Bhutan closely. Your Bhutan Tour from Nepal will begin with a flight from Kathmandu to Paro, Bhutan. It is followed by a drive to Thimpu where you spend overnight. For the second day of the tour, you will reach Punakha from Thimpu via driving. Although it is quite a remote area, passing through Dochu La with glimpses of Himalayas (peaks) and rhododendron forests along the way make it an incredible journey.

The third day of this tour takes you back to Paro from beautiful Punakha by driving for around three and half hours. The day will be spent sightseeing some major cultural attractions of Paro. The fourth day of the tour you will hike to the famous Paro Taktshang, also known as “The Tiger’s Nest”. Next morning, you will take a flight and return back from Paro to Kathmandu. Rest of this day will be spent exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu Valley.

Amble Himalaya Treks is proud of its years of experience and high-quality services. Amble Himalaya Treks is reliable with your needs as our priorities. We are happy to accompany you through this 6 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour and expect you to join us in any future tours and adventures.

Trip Fact

Geography Mountain/ Hill/ Village Level of Difficulty  Moderate
Duration of Trek 06 Days Max Altitude 2334m
Religions Buddhism/Tibetan Ethnic People Bhutanese
Accommodation Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Lodge Transportation Flight/ Tourist Bus/ Private Vehicle
Country Bhutan Group Size (2-10) People

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Paro (Bhutan) from Kathmandu, Drive to Thimpu
Day 02: Thimpu to Punakha
Day 03: Punakha to Paro
Day 04: Sightseeing in Paro
Day 05: Fly Back from Paro to Kathmandu
Day 06: Rest day/ Departure

Included on the Cost:

International flights transfer.
Bhutan entry visa fee
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Accommodation at twin sharing basis on hotel approved by the government in A & B category.
Daily breakfast.
Lunch and dinner on the trip (on deluxe tour only)
Transfer on private vehicle
Experience professional English-speaking tour guide
Tour permits and local taxes for the region
Group first Aid Kit.
Insurance for all our staff.
Amble Himalaya souvenirs on departure.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance
Tour map for each guest.

Departure Date
It is your time for departure. Our company’s representative will see you off. We hope you got to see the rich cultural side of both Bhutan and Nepal.

 

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Day 01: Fly to Paro (Bhutan) from Kathmandu, Drive to Thimpu


You need to catch an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Paro. Upon landing at Paro, you will drive for about an hour and twenty minutes to reach Thimpu, a modern capital city of Bhutan. You can visit Buddha Dordenma and Tashichho Dzong (fortress) throughout the day.
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Day 02: Thimpu to Punakha


Your destination for the day is Punakha which can be reached from Thimpu after driving for approximately two and half hours. Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan, has many salient features including Punakha Dzong which is also dubbed as “Palace of Great Happiness”.
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Day 03: Punakha to Paro


It takes you about three and half hours to reach Paro from Punakha via driving. Paro has the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, Semtokha Dzong which was built in 1627. Besides that, Paro has tons of places like National Museum of Bhutan, Paro Taktsang, Kyichu Lakhang and The Royal Botanical Park.
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Day 04: Sightseeing in Paro


One of the absolute important monuments of Paro is Paro Taktsang, a sacred Buddhist site located in the Cliffside of the upper valley of Paro. It is also known as “The Tiger’s Nest”. This much-recommended visit takes up a full day including three to four hours of a hike to reach the monastery.
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Day 05: Fly Back from Paro to Kathmandu


You will fly back to Kathmandu, Nepal from Paro. You can spend this day exploring local streets of Kathmandu on the way to UNESCO World Heritage Site like Pashupatinath Temple (sacred Hindu temple), Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa (the monkey temple).
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Day 06: Rest day/ Departure


It is your time for departure. Our company’s representative will see you off. We hope you got to see the rich cultural side of both Bhutan and Nepal.

Included 

International flights transfer.
Bhutan entry visa fee
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Accommodation at twin sharing basis on hotel approved by the government in A & B category.
Daily breakfast.
Lunch and dinner on the trip (on deluxe tour only)
Transfer on private vehicle
Experience professional English-speaking tour guide
Tour permits and local taxes for the region
Group first Aid Kit.
Insurance for all our staff.
Amble Himalaya souvenirs on departure.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance
Tour map for each guest.

Excluded

Lunch and dinner on the trip (on budget and guide service)
Personal travel and medical evacuation insurance.
Nepal entry visa fee US$60 for one month, US$ 30 for 15 days.
Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
Tips for tour guide & drivers which is expected,
International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

The Trekking Group

For Bhutan Cultural Tour we will have 2-10 people on each group and there will be one tour Guide on the tour package. On budget tour package and Guide service includes tour guide only.

Accommodations

Amble Himalaya use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar hotels in Kathmandu for your accommodation. During the tour we will be using the A and B grade hotels. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 340.

Meals

Depending in your chosen package, Deluxe Tour package includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner where you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food in Nepal and the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) in Bhutan. Budget tour package only include Breakfast and Guide Service package includes no meals. Breakfast and dinner will be served at same lodge you will stay and hot lunch will be served along the way. Farewell dinner will be provided to all packages at Kathmandu on your return from Tour.

It is your time for departure. Our company’s representative will see you off. We hope you got to see the rich cultural side of both Bhutan and Nepal.


You can visit Bhutan any time of the year. However, in autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons to visit Bhutan. During these times of the year, you can find clear warm weather with many important festivals of the country.

You must have a Bhutanese Visa to enter Bhutan. For visa application, you must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after you leave Bhutan. For further information follow the link http://www.mfa.gov.bt/?page_id=220

Yes, we will provide the following documents.
Visa confirmation letter: Your visa for Bhutan will be organized by us prior to the start of your trip. For this, you must send us a color copy of your passport and two passport size color photographs.
Itinerary: You must take a copy of your tour itinerary with you.

You can enter Bhutan by two ways:
By air: You can enter Bhutan only through a Tour Company. We will arrange your visa for your trip to Bhutan. You can book online tickets available for Druk Air for your trip to Bhutan. Please check http://www.drukair.com.bt/ for the status of your tickets.
By land: You can use two overland points to enter/exit Bhutan. You can enter Phuntsholing in southwest Bhutan from the Indian state of West Bengal. From Phuntsholing, you have to take a 6-hour drive to Thimphu. You can also enter Bhutan from Samdrup Jongkhar in the southeast which is 110 km from Guwahati, India.

Of course. We will arrange you a private tour as per your demands. We value the wish of our customer and will try to fulfill all of your demands.

Of course. You can customize your tour and schedule as per your convenience. We will try to assist you to plan your itinerary based on your interest, limited time, and your suitability. We will manage your itinerary as per your demand.

Well, you will get to select your arrival and departure dates if you book your tour in advance. Similarly, if you’re planning for holiday trips, you must reserve your hotels several months before to find the best selection. So, it’s more advantage if you book in advance.

Sure, you’ll be absolutely safe while traveling to Bhutan. The crime rate in Bhutan is very low.

Bhutanese government has classified hotels as grade A, B, and C. These hotels can be equated as 3-4 star hotels around the world. You can find the best hotels in Western Bhutan (Thimpu, Paro, Wangdue, and Punakha). The quality of hotels decreases as you head to eastern and central regions. You’ll have good access to electrical heating systems in every hotel in western Bhutan. However, you will find wood-stoves for heating at the hotels in the central and eastern part of Bhutan.
Bhutan tour from Nepal