Bhutan opened up to limited tourism in 1974, and stands out as one of the most exotic destinations of Asia. Bhutan throughout the centuries remained hidden by choice.

Bhutan regulates the number of tourists visiting it's rich monasteries, museums and natural beauty. The system has reduced the number of visitors at about 5000 per year. The Bhutanese monks who have a lot of political influence in the country do not want the country westernized. Everyone visiting this country is completely overwhelmed by the beauty and the charm of this tiny Himalayan Country and its population.

Bhutan, a purely Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom, is unsurpassed in its scenic majesty and vibrant culture. The Kingdom shares with Nepal, the world's greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. The 50 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a first hand close-up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kangchendzonga and other famous peaks become reality. Bi-weekly flights between these two Kingdoms have made travel easier to the long isolated Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan.

Cultural Tours 4 days | 8 days | 12 days | Bicycle Tour | Chomolhari Trekking
Day
1. Transfer to Kathmandu Airport and fly with Druk Air to Paro. Your guide will welcome you at the airport. An evening cocktail and orientation talk program.
2. Drive to the old ruins of Drungyel Dzong and visit the National Museum, Ta Dzong. After lunch a two hours drive to Thimphu. Along the way to Thimphu, visit of Simthokha Dzong, built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
3. Sightseeing tour to Memorial Shorten, Handicraft emporium and Tashichho Dzong.
4. Early morning drive to Paro for departure to Kathmandu.

Cultural Tour - 8 days

1. Transfer to Kathmandu Airport and fly by Druk Air to Paro.
2. Drive to Drungyel Dzong and visit from a typical Bhutanese farmhouse along with a sightseeing tour of Paro Bazar. After lunch drive to Ta Dzong with a short walk to Paro Rimpung Dzong.
3. Short drive to Satsam Chorten followed by a two hour walk to Thaksang lodge and return walk to Satsam Chorten for a drive to Thimphu.
4. Thimphu. Sightseeing tour to Memorial Chorten, Handicraft Emporium, Tashichho Dzong and the National Library
5. 3 Hours drive to Punakha across the Dochula pass. Light refreshments served at Khuru camp
6. Morning visit of some typical Bhutanese houses, where traditional buttered tea with zaw can be tested. Visit of Wangdi Phodrang Dzong and return to Khuru camp
7. Drive to Dochula for lunch and then drive to Paro. Activities in and round Paro
8. Transfer to Paro airport for return flight to Kathmandu

Cultural Tour - 12 days

1. Transfer to Kathmandu Airport and fly by Druk Air to Paro. Your guide will welcome you at the airport. Evening cocktail and familiarization talk program
2. Drive to Drugyel Dzong and visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse along with a sightseeing tour of Paro Bazar. After lunch drive to Ta Dzong with a short walk to Paro Rimpung Dzong
3. Short drive to Satsam Chorten, after drive to Thimphu
4. Thimphu. Sightseeing tour to Memorial Chorten, Handicraft Emporium, Tashichho Dzong and the National Library
5. 3 Hours drive to Punakha across the Dochu la pass. Light refreshments served at Khuru camp. Overnight at Wangdi Guest House
6. Morning visit of some typical Bhutanese houses, where traditional buttered tea with zaw can be tasted. Visit of Wangdi Phodrang Dzong and return to Khuru camp
7. Visit the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan, Tongsa Dzong with its major temples. Drive via Chumi Valley to have a close look of the daily live of the native people. Arrive at Jakar and overnight at the Guest House
8. A full day to explore the Bhumthang Chhokhor Valley with its Dzongs, temples and monuments. Overnight at the Guest House
9. Visit Chume Tragar Naktsang and Domkhar Tashichholing Palace before driving to Thongsa. Afternoon sightseeing of Thongsa and Ta Dzong. Overnight at the Guest House
10. Morning drive to Thimphu enjoying the unique landscape of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu
11. A full day to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Thimphu. Witness the mask dance and cultural performance of the Royal Dance Group. Visit the Memorial Chorten, the local market and the handicraft center. Late afternoon drive to Paro
12. Transfer to the Paro airport for the return flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

Bicycle Tour - 18 days

Bhutan's mountainous terrain's offer a fascinating adventures for bicycling enthusiasts. The route along Bhutan's West-East Highways, 580 km long, is an exciting route with challenges of surmounting a new pass, over 3,000 m every day.
The highways winding up and down mountains with drops of thousands of feet keep one too high on adrenaline to feel the slightest pinch of monotony.
As one progresses along the route, there is an discernible change in the flora and temperature when one gradually descends from the alpine heights into the temperate regions of the far east. All along the route the interruption by picturesque and almost medieval villages and towns rich in cultural spots, make a welcome diversion.
The accommodation is in the best available hotels and guest houses in your cycling itinerary.
The cycling program starts in Khuruthang, over Gantey Gompa, Tongsa Dzong, Bumthang, Sengor, Khuru Zam, Mongar Dzong, Tashigang, Kanglung and returns driving to Thimphu.
Sightseeing in Thimphu and driving back to Paro.
Jhomolhari Trekking - 11 days
There is very little tourist traffic on the prestige trekking routes in Bhutan. One has a very pleasant sensation of breathing fresh ground on treks in Bhutan.
The Chomolhari trek follows the crystal clear trout rich upstream trail of Paro Chu, along the verdant rhododendron canopied forests and salubrious green alpine meadows. Mt. Chomolhari stands at a magnificent 7,314 m, with age old frontier forts and sprawling yak pastures in its foreground.

1. Fly by Druk Air to Paro and transfer to your hotel.
2. Sightseeing in Paro
3. Today begins your trek at Drukgyel Dzong, 2580m to the rustic village of Shana Zampa, 2850m. Your trek accommodations are from the finest quality. Packhorses will carry all supplies, food and your necessities
4. Trek over Thombu La, 4380m to Thombu Shong, 4150m
5. Trek over Bhon te La, 4890m to Jangothang, 4080m
6. Trek to Lingshi, 4010m. A 7 to 8 journey trough yak pastures and two high passes. You come down into the Lingshi basin where you get a wonderful view of Lingshi Dzong. Watch for blue sheep and musk deer
7. Trek to Shodu, 4080m, an 8 hour journey. Climb up to Yeli Pass, 4930m. From the pass you get a clear view from Jhomolhari, 7314m. The descent from the pass to Shodu is steep down hill
8. Trek to Dolam Kencho, 3430m by Barshong, 3710m. This is a 9 to 10 hour trek. The trail follows the Thim Chu trough rhododendron forest. You will pass the ruins of Barshong Dzong
9. Trek to Thimphu
10. Return drive to Paro
11. Return flight to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel

Program Includes

• Airport Transfer in Bhutan 
• Twin sharing accommodation on full board basis 
• All transfers and sightseeing with English speaking guide

Does not include
• Airfare from / to your country. 
• Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival) 
• Accommodation and food in Nepal 
• Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation 
• Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc. 
• International airport departure tax, tourist tax. 
• Tips and bonuses
Extra
• US $ 20 per person for Bhutan Visa Fee. Payable to immigration in Paro Airport 
• US $ 400 per person for the flight Kathmandu / Paro / Kathmandu.

Optional

* Cultural program is US $ 150 per group
Accommodation
* During high season and festival period, accommodation will be provided on availability of rooms in categorized hotels and tented camps

Cancellation Policy
• Within 30 days of start of the program - free of charge 
• Within 21 days - 15% of the total rate will be charged 
• Within 14 days - 20% of the total rate will be charged 
• Within 7 days - 40% of the total rate will be charged 
• Within less than 7 days - 60% of the rate will be charged 
• After arrival in Bhutan 100% of the rate will be charged
Druk Air Policy
* Once the ticket is issued, it is non refundable

 9 Night 10Days Bhutan Meditation Tours

Meditation is an awareness to connect with inner happiness. Bhutan's scenic, serene surroundings makes perfect environment for mediation, Bhutan is home to some of the most revered Buddhist sites in the Himalayas and it's the meditation ground of lamas from all over the world. 

Day1Paro-Thimphu

You will be receive by Bhutan Dynasty Travel 

Drive to Thimphu, stop at 15th century temple for short walk through the Iron chain bridge. 

Stop at the confluence of the two river

Welcome tea

Check into the hotel 

After lunch 

Visit memorial chorten built in 1974 by Late Her Majesty Ashi kezang choden wangchuk

Visit Buddha point to enjoy whole Thimphu valley, as we believe biggest Buddha 

Leisure walk around the capital city 

Evening tea 

Dinner at hotel 

Day2 Thimphu sightseeing

Visit 13 traditional art and craft school, established in 1968 by late His Majesty 

Folk Heritage Museum 

Visit National Textile Museum 

Post office and Bank for exchange 

After Lunch 

Visit Takin, the national rare animal in Bhutan 

Hike  to Tango Monastery through the beautiful  forest ( takes 1 hours)

Meditation inside a main tower with monks, if lucky we could see monks debating class 

Dinner at Bhutanese Restaurant 

Taste homemade alcohol popularly known as Ara

Overningt at the hotel 

Day3Thimphu – Punakha/wangdue(3 hours drive)

Drive to Punakha with beautiful forest and mountains 

Dochula pass, 3050m from sea-level, one of the most beautiful pass in the country.  

In a clear day you will see all the Himalaya from the pass 

Visit Druk wangyel temple and walk around the 108 stupa 

Tea /coffee /lunch at the cafeteria on the pass

Continue your journey to Punakha, the subtropical vegetation. 

Enjoy beautiful village view and enjoy the farm land of the local people 

Photo Stop for the beautiful rice field 

Evening Tea

Check in the hotel 

Overnight at hotel 

Day4. Punakha Magnificent valley sightseeing

Punakha Dzong is one of the most magnificent and scenic fortress in Bhutan, it’s a second oldest Dzong. 

Meditation with monks 

Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten/temple. Hike through the rice field and farm houses, be prepare with your camera for amazing views.(1.5hours) 

Hike to Chimi lhakhang or temple of fertility: Another beautiful hike through farm houses and rice field.  This popular hike is mostly made by many young couples who don’t conceive baby after long marriage. 

Evening Tea

Overnight at same hotel  

Day5. Punakha:  Day excursion to beautiful Phobjikha valley( 2.5 hours)

Wangdue phodrang Dzong third oldest fortress 

Drive through the scenic forest over the black mountain ranges 

Gangtey Goemba built in 17thcentury 

Hike through the nature trail of the beautiful valley 

Black necked crane roosting valley in winter

Lunch 

Return to punakha 

Evening Tea at same hotel 

Day6.Punakha – Paro via Dochula pass and Thimphu(5hours) 

Stop at Dochula for tea break and enjoy Himalaya views 

Druk wangyel lhakhang dedicated to His Majesty the forth King of Bhutan

Lunch at Thimphu/Paro

Evening Tea

Check in the hotel 

Overnight at hotel 

Day7. Paro valley sightseeing

Paro Dzong built in 17thcentury 

Walk down to bridge 

Stop at archery ground, national sport of Bhutan 

Leisure walk around town 

lunch

Kychu lhakhang built in 7th century

Meditation inside the oldest monastery 

Visit farm house 

Evening Tea 

Overnight at hotel

Day8. Paro Sightseeing: Beautiful woodland hike to Zhurig Dzong and National Museum (1hours)

Drive to the Dry lake near Uma paro

Treasure discovered rock, try getting into amazing underground rock. 

Visit Zhurig Dzong located at hilltop, used by ancient warrior

Meditation inside a main building with a view of Paro valley

Hike towards  National Museum of Bhutan built in 17thcentury 

Picnic lunch at the best spot 

Visit National Museum (2 hours) 

Evening Tea 

Overnight at  same hotel 

Day9. Paro valley: spiritual day excursion to Tiger Nest. (Hike takes 7hours total round trip) 

Hike toTaktsang Goemba-Tiger’s Nest  take 7hours including photo stop and lunch at Cafeteria 

800m climb from valley floor 

Moderate-hard, drink lots of water carry enough water 

Riding ponies are available at their own cost

1 hour to first view point, where there is cafeteria, you will be serve tea/coffee with a view of the monastery 

Reach to second view point, be careful with steep steps 

Beautiful photo stop 

No camera, mobile and bags are allowed inside monastery 

Meditation  inside a main temple 

walk back for lunch to cafeteria 

Return to Hotel 

Evening Tea 

Overnight at same hotel

Day10. Paro – ktm 

DrukAir departs early, after breakfast, your guide and driver will see you off at the airport. You need to check in two hours before departure.

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