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Discovering Bhutan 7N8D Tour

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Bhutan Tour cost during Peak Seasons. (March, April, May, June) Tourists travelling in a group of two (2) persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates. (That is $225 - $250 per day, per person) Surcharges are as follows: Single individual... More

Bhutan Tour cost during Peak Seasons. (March, April, May, June)

Tourists travelling in a group of two (2) persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates. (That is $225 – $250 per day, per person)

Surcharges are as follows:

  • Single individual – US$ 40 per night.
  • Group of 2 persons only – US$ 30 per person per night.

The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.

The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.

Note: In a group of three persons, if one member is a child of 5 years and below, the group shall be treated as a FIT group of two persons and surcharge will be applicable.

1 Pax – $1855: For 7 Nights Bhutan tour. $40 surcharge per night + $225 per day

2 Pax – $1785: For 7 Nights Bhutan tour. $30 surcharge per night + $225 per day

3 Pax and more – $1575: For 7 Nights Bhutan tour. No surcharges applicable. $225 per day per person

16 Pax and more – $1477: For 7 Nights Bhutan tour. No surcharges applicable. $225 per day per person. If the group has more than 16 people, 1 individual gets FOC. Which is divided among the group.

Bhutan Tour cost during lean/off Seasons. (September,November, December)

1 Pax – $1540: For 7 Nights Bhutan tour. $40 surcharge per night + $180 per day

2 Pax – $1470: For 7 Nights Bhutan tour. $30 surcharge per night + $180 per day

3 Pax and more – $1260: For 7 Nights Bhutan tour. No surcharges applicable. $180 per day per person

16 Pax and more – $1182: For 7 Nights Bhutan tour. No surcharges applicable. $180 per day per person. If the group has more than 16 people, 1 individual gets FOC. Which is divided among the group.

Child Cost during peak & lean seasons.

  • There shall be no charge other than visa fee of USD 40 for children below the age of 5 years.
  • Children between the ages of 5-12 years shall be given 50% discount on minimum daily package rate.
  • Full time students below the age of 25 years, holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions, shall be given 25% discount on minimum daily package rate.

Discount Policies:

  • A GROUP SIZE DISCOUNT of 50% on minimum daily package shall be given to one person in a group of 11 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
  • A 50% DURATION DISCOUNT on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FEE shall be provided after the 8th night and 100% discount on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FEE shall be provided after 14th night.
  • 100% SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FEE FREE ZONE DISCOUNT shall be provided on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FEE on first and/or last night for groups with night halt in Phuntsholing, Sarpang and Samdrup Jongkhar on arrival and/or departure

Please Note: Children below 5 years will not be eligible for GROUP SIZE DISCOUNTS, DURATION DISCOUNTS and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FEE FREE ZONE DISCOUNT and All Children and Students will not be eligible for DURATION DISCOUNTS


Tour Cost Includes Tour Cost Excludes
1. All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 1. Flight Fare to Bhutan
2. All entrance fee to visit special sights and heritages 2. Tips & gratuity for guide & drivers
3. All accommodations in Bhutan 3. Sim-card & internet connection for your phone
4. All Transportation within Bhutan 4. Fare for Domestic Flights
5. Professional English speaking guide  
6. Complementary supply of Mineral Water  
7. Complementary Hot stone bath  

 Hotels used:

Thimphu – Hotel Thimphu Tower/ Hotel Puentsho Pelri/ Hotel Jumolhari/ Similar

Paro – Metta Resort/ Shambala Resort/ Hotel Tashi Namgay/ Simialr

Punakha – The Four Boutique/ Zhingkham Resort/ Drubchhu Resort/ Similar

Trongsa – Yangkhil Resort/ Puenzhi Resort/ Chendebji resort/ similar

Bumthang – Chumey Nature Resort/ Gongkhar Guest House/ Rinchenling Lodge/ Similar

Note: Hotels will be booked upon availability. But if the recommended hotels are not available, we will try our best to book similar type of hotels in the region.

Guide & Driver used:

Guide – Mr. Bikash Subba            Contact Number –

Driver – Mr. Yeshey Tarchen       Contact Number –

Vehicle used:

1 Pax – 3 Pax: SUV: Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Santa Fee, Toyota Prado/ Similar

4 Pax – 8 Pax: Mini Bus: Hyundai H1/ Toyota Hiace Bus/ Similar

10 Pax – 21 Pax:  Tour Bus: Toyota Coaster Bus/ Similar

Shopping in Bhutan:

Once we are at Bhutan, we obviously would want to take something back as a souvenir. Something to remind us about our amazing adventures in the happiest country in the world.

Best places to shop:

  1. Authentic Bhutanese Crafts Bazaar
  2. National Handicrafts Emporium (Thimphu)
  3. Bumthang Swiss and Wine Shop
  4. Cordyceps Tasting House
  5. Norzin Lam Craft Stalls
  6. Centenary Farmers Market

Bhutan Visa:

Your visa must be processed by a licensed Bhutanese tour operator as it will be verified by the Tourism council of Bhutan (TCB) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • You have to provide your passport copy, proof of occupation and address to your respective tour operator who will process your visa online directly when the full portion of your tour payment is wire transferred and deposited in the TCB account along with a visa fee of USD 40 apart from the fee mentioned above to Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • Then your visa approval letter will be sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs which takes 72 hours to process the visa.
  • And after the approval, you will be provided with a visa clearance letter which has to be shown at the port of entry. Then the visa will be stamped on your passport.
  • Your visa will be provided as per your exact number of days in Bhutan and if you want to extend your stay, you can ask you tour operator to do so with extra tariff.

Flights to Bhutan:

Bhutan does not have any direct flights from USA, Canada and European nations. In the event that you wish to venture out to Bhutan from USA, Canada or any European countries, you need to travel to Delhi/Kolkotta in India or Kathmandu in Nepal or Singapore or Bangkok to interface your trip into Bhutan.

Direct flights to Bhutan:

  1. Flights to Bhutan from Delhi.

On a direct flight, it takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to reach Bhutan from Delhi.

  1. Flights to Bhutan from Kolkata.

It takes about an hour to reach Paro airport from Kolkata.

  1. Flights to Bhutan from Guwahati.

It takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Bhutan from Guwahati including transfers. But the quickest flight to Bhutan from Guwahati is the direct flight which takes about 50 minutes to reach the Paro Airport.

  1. Flights to Bhutan from Bagdogra.

It takes just 1 hour to fly to Paro from Bagdogra by flight. You can take a direct flight to Paro from Bagdogra airport.

  1. Flights to Bhutan from Singapore.
  1. Flights to Bhutan from Bangkok.
  1. Flights to Bhutan from Kathmandu.


Day 1: Arrival Paro.

Traveling to Bhutan is an exceptionally entrancing outing as all the encompassing perspectives of the Himalayas including the Mt. Everest are electrifying. However, landing at Paro Airport through the foothills and landscapes of Bhutan is substantially more amazing. After we land at the air port, we'll be received by our tour guide and driver. Following all the customs at the air terminal we can head to our respective hotel, spruce up and start our sightseeing at Paro valley.

Our 1st visit will be at the National Museum of Bhutan. It was established in 1968 as a renovation of the old Ta Dzong under the command of His Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk the third King of Bhutan. It is situated above Paro Rinpung Dzong and houses the finest piece of Bhutanese traditional arts and crafts including collections of antique textiles, costumes, weapons, armors and jewelries.

Next we will visit Rinchen Pung/Paro Rinpung Dzong just below the Museum. It was built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyal. It houses the district monastic body and government administrative offices of Paro district. The valleys annual springtime festival (Paro Tshechu) is organized each year in the courtyard of this Fortress and is attended by travelers from all over the world.

After visiting the sights we will drive back to our hotel. In the evening we will go for a walk around Paro town. Dinner will be served at our respective hotels. Overnight at Paro.

Day 2: Paro – Thimphu.

Today we will drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. The drive takes approximately an hour. Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside with ancient tradition. The city has many places and sights to visit, in addition to several day excursion possibilities. And in terms of choosing accommodation, it has relatively more options. Once we reach Thimphu, we will check in to our hotel, relax for a while and begin our tour at Thimphu.

First of all we will drive to Mothithang Takin Preserve, located at Mothithang, Thimphu. it is a wildlife reserve area for Takin’s, the national animal of Bhutan. The Takin has been chosen as the national animal of Bhutan based both on its uniqueness and its association with country's history and mythology.
After visiting the preserve a short drive will take us to Sangaygang View Point. There's a brilliant view point underneath the telecommunications tower, where the perspective on Thimphu valley is mesmerizing.

Next we will drive to Tashichho Dzong. The fortress serves as the office of the King, ministers and various government organizations. It is also the headquarters for central monastic body of Bhutan. Bhutan's spiritual leader Je-Khenpo and the monks of both Thimphu and Punakha districts reside here during summer. It is also the venue for Thimphu Tshechu in the fall season. A small disclaimer here, we are not allowed to enter the fortress but we can witness it from the outside.

After that we will drive to Simply Bhutan. It is a museum resembling a Bhutanese village, traditional cuisine, demonstrations and performances. Enjoy the dance performance and try on the Bhutanese traditional clothing. (Gho & Kira).

During the evening we’ll drive to Buddha Dordenma Statue. It is a gigantic statue of Buddha in the mountains of Thimphu, Bhutan built in honor to celebrate the 60th Birth anniversary of king Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th king of Bhutan.

Our sightseeing for the day ends here. Rest of our time will be in leisure.
Dinner will be served at our respective hotels. Overnight at Paro.

Day 3: Thimphu - Trongsa.

In the morning we will drive to Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan. En-route stop at Dochula Pass at 10,000ft/3,048m to view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan's highest mountain range, GangkarPunsum at 24,770ft/7,550m. The road then drops down through varied – ever changing forest, finally emerging into the highly cultivated Punakha valley.

We will continue our drive to wangdiphodrang. On the way we willl explore a very large fortress built in the shape of a sleeping bull. Our road gradually winds up towards the Pele La Pass at 11,152ft, where we stop to view the snow clad peaks, including Bhutan’s sacred peak Mt. Jhomolhari. It is a popular site for pilgrimage.
On arrival in Trongsa, we may visit the inner courtyard of the historical Trongsa Dzong. Trongsa is a very popular region due to the largest Dzongs constructed of Bhutan and certainly one of the most impressive ones. It was from here that the present royal family emerged as the most powerful force at the beginning of this century.

Overnight Yangkhil Resort, Trongsa

Day 4: Trongsa – Bumthang.

Today we will move towards Bumthang. We will drive across the Yotong La and descend eventually into the valley of Chumey, the first of four Bumthang valleys. Here we will visit the Palace, used primary by the second King of Bhutan as his summer residence, and hike for about 15 minutes that brings us to the Prakar monastery, followed by visit to Yathra Weaving centers (a Colourful wool weaving). Then we’ll drive to Jakar the center of Bumthang valley.

Bumthang is the most sacred region in the kingdom and innumerable legends surround the area. It is here that the kings were cremated and the present royal families trace their ancestry back to a famous saint called Pemalingpa, who was also a smith in Jakar Town.

If time permits we will visit the Jambaylhakhang, kurjey temple, tamshing, the Swiss farm area and beer factory.
Dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight at Bumthang.

Day 5: Bumthang – Punakha.

After breakfast we will retrieve back to Punakha, warm place at 1400 m. Upon arrival we will visit the amazing and most impressive Punakha Dzong and hike to chimilhakhang – the temple of divine madman or the fertility temple.

Chimi Lhakhang was built by Lama Drukpa Kunley in 1499. He subdued the demons at Dochu la with his ‘magic thunderbolt of wisdom.’ A wooden effigy of the Lama’s thunderbolt is preserved in the Lhakhang. Childless women and couples go to the temple to receive a wang (blessing) from the saint.

It’s a 20-minute walk across the rice fields from the road at Sopsokha to the temple. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana. There are very few monks at the temple, which is surrounded by a row of prayer wheels and some very beautiful slate carvings.

After the sightseeing, we will drive to our respective hotels for dinner. Overnight in the hotel at Bumthang.

Day 6: Punakha – Paro. (Tigers Nest Hike)

We will be driving to Paro today via Dochula pass at 3080 m. Kindly note that we have to move early in the morning as we will be hiking to the Tigers Nest at Paro. If the weather permits, enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Himalayan peaks above 7000 m at Dochula. After the short halt, we will Continue driving towards Paro for another 2 hours.

Upon arrival we will drive towards north of the Paro valley to start our Tigers nest hike. For Buddhists, it is a holy pilgrimage, but for tourists, a hike up to the viewpoint opposite to the monastery is exhausting but thrilling and a mystical feeling. The Taktsang monastery or the tigers nest clings, on seemingly impossible sheer, vertical cliff at 9680ft.
The steep uphill hike up to the Tea house opposite of Takstang, takes between 1 to 2 hours. (Optional charges - Ponies are provided on request to ride up till the tea house.)

You can get a good view from the Tea house or hike further uphill for 1 to 2 hours to the temple itself. Lunch is served at the tea house with the majestic views of the Taktsang above and the Paro valley at the bottom. The return trek to the road is downhill and takes about half the time it took to reach up.

After the exhausting day, we will drive back to our hotel. For me I like taking long showers after a tiring day so refresh yourself and dinner will be served.
Overnight at Paro.

Day 7: Paro Sightseeing.

Today we will be driving to Chele La Pass, the highest motorable point in Bhutan at 3,988 m between Paro and Haa valley. The pass is located 35km away from Paro and 26 Km from Haa. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Bhutan and tourists all over the world come here while in Bhtan.

After that we will drive back to Paro town. We will take a walk around the town visiting some handicrafts shop and coffee houses. You can buy souvenirs at the handicrafts store to take it back home as a memory for your Bhutan tour.
After the stroll, we will drive back to our hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Halt at Paro for the night.

Day 8: Drive to Paro airport for Departure.

Today we will be leaving Bhutan. Breakfast will be served at the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.

Tashi Delek! Best wishes!


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