Cultural Tour In Bhutan

Location: Bhutan, Asia
The kingdom of Bhutan is an exotic land of high mountains and fush ualleys, snow-clad peaks and clear running springs, a pristine ecology and an incredible wealth of wildlife. Hidden in the eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, this sparsely populated country of six hundred thousand people is the last surviving Mahayana Buddhist state.

Bhutan has remained a hidden secret by choice for many years. Today, it has explored the hidden kingdom. Fairsteps Adventure Holiday Treks a leaking tour operator for Bhutan, now makes your dream come true through its exciting programmes, specially made for you to one of the most fascinating and mysterious lands on Earth.

Butan Tour(The Kingdom Of Bhutan)

Where is Bhutan? Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas, between Tibet to the north, the Indian territories of Assam and West Bengal, to the south and east, and Sikkim to the west. Bhutan is a tiny country has a total area of about 47,00 square KM. Bhutan is located in the heart of the high Himalayan mountain range, Bhutan is a land-locked country like Nepal surrounded by mountains. The sparsely populated Greater Himalayas bounded to the north by the Tibetan plateau, reach heights of over 7,300 meters (23,950ft.), and extend southward losing height, to form the fertile valleys of the Lesser Himalayas divided by the Wang, Sunkosh, Trongsa and Manas Rivers. Monsoon influences promote dense forestation in this region and alpine growth at higher altitudes. The cultivated central uplands and Himalayan foothills support the majority of the population. In the south, the Duars (the gates or doors, the traditional 18 points of access into Bhutan from the Indian plain.) drop sharply away from the Himalayas into the large tracts of semi-tropical forest, savannah grassland and bamboo jungles. Bhutan has remained a hidden Kingdom by choice for many years. Today, it has opened its door to visitors, and a small number of people are welcome to explore the Kingdom.

Bhutan Visa Information

Visa Information Nationals from India and Maldives do not need a visa.
All others will need a visa before arriving.
To obtain a Bhutanese visa, you need the following:

    • Bhutan visa application form x 3 copies duly filled
    • 2 passport-size photographs
    • Photocopy of the passport
    • For private visitors, a sponsorship certificate form must be filled in by the sponsor.
    • A fee of US $70 a day should be paid directly to the Department of Tourism for private visitors, except for family members.
    • Visa processing time: 1 month.
    • When entering Bhutan, you receive a visa for only 2 weeks from Paro airport.
    • Visa extensions can be granted if you stay longer. Except for SNV employees, the visa extension fee of Nu. 510/- for each passport should be paid.

Bhutan Entry Procedure
Tourists visiting Bhutan must travel through an authorized local tour operator on a pre-planned, pre-paid, guided package tour. Independent travel is not permitted. The government stipulates an all-inclusive entry fee per day. Concerned local tour operator is responsible for all logistical arrangements during your stay in Bhutan.

Arriving / Departure by Land
The only land entry point for tourists is through the town of Phuentsholing, on the southwestern border with India. If prior arrangements are made it will be possible to exit through the town of Samdrup Jongkhar in the southeast region, which makes an easy entry point to northeastern India.

Getting Around the Country: There are two ways to travel within Bhutan, by car or on foot, if trekking. There is a basic, but usually well maintained, network of motorable roads across the country. Your tour operator is responsible for arranging all necessary modes of transportation. Tour vehicles are comfortable buses, vans and cars.

Day 01:

Arrive, Paro. Overnight at Gangtey Palace Hotel.

Day 02:

Morning free. Lunch at Gangtey Palace Hotel.

Day 03:

Visit the Memorial Chorten.

Day 04:

Drive to Mendaygang

Day 05:

Drive from Mendaygang to Trongsa.

Day 06:

Morning: Visit Trongsa Dzong.

Day 07:

A full day excursion of Bumthang Valley

Day 08:

More sightseeing in Bumthang. and drive to Trongsa. Overnight stay in Trongsa.

Day 09:

Drive to Gangtey Gompa. (174 km)Day 10: Begin the three-day trek.

Day 11:

Gogona - Khotokha A gentle climb leads to Shobjula pass

Day 12:

Khotokha - Chuzomsa A short ascent will bring you to the Tashila pass

Day 13:

Drive to Paro.

Day 14:

Drive up to Satsam Chorten

Day 15:

Depart for Paro Airport.

  • KTM-PARO-KTM Airfare by Druk Air (Economy class).
  • Bhutan visa fee,Tourism development fee.
  • Bhutan airport tax.
  • Airport pick up and drop-off.
  • Hotel accommodation as per the above itinerary.
  • Service of a licensed and trained guide.
  • All meals and hot beverages.
  • Local transportation as per the above itinerary.
  • National park/conservation area entry permits.
  • All necessary documents permit (where applicable).
  • Airfare to/from Paro, Bhutan (Tickets are arranged upon request).
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.).
  • Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Excess baggage charge if more then 20Kg and handbag more then 5kg.
  • Rescue charge (In case of emergency).
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Tipping for guide and driver.

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