• Duration7 Days
  • DestinationBhutan
  • Group Size1-20
  • Age range2-80

Overview

The homeland of the thunder dragon, Bhutan, locally known as the Druk Yul, is the perfect destination for a peaceful time in the Himalayas. The small kingdom settled at the eastern Himalayas is getting popularity all around the world for its ancient and beautiful heritages; monasteries or Gumpa, locally known as Dzong, temples, fortresses, and palaces, and the elite beauty of the Himalayas. Bhutan is popular among the tourist and travelers for its culture, the behaviors of the locals towards the strangers, the costumes and tradition they practicing, the silence street and peaceful environment, green vegetation and hills, snow-capped mountains and peaks of the Himalayas, and several streams flowing rapidly to join the rivers leaving the beautiful waterfalls, ad many other things. Bhutan is not just for tours or any particular trekking, the versatile Bhutan offers lots of things to do in the top destinations. You can hike near the town, enjoy the long trekking towards the Himalayas, adventure the water sports, explore the marvelous places and heritage sites, experience the diverse wildlife and core wilderness, and do many other best things.

Highlights of Bhutan Tour

Paro and Tiger Nest
The town presiding at the edge of River Paro, Paro is the small town and the only getaway to the flyers to enter Bhutan as the only international airport of the nation is located at Paro. Paro is popular for the beautiful river and the urban settlement full of beautiful traditions and cultural values. The Taktsang Monastery, more popular as the tiger’ Nest, is the beautiful monastery built up at the cliff of the mountainside of Paro. The monastery is believed to be the holiest one Bhutan and is associated with Padmasambhava. The beautiful views of the Paro valley and the peaceful environment at the peak of the hill will be an amazing experience for everyone.

Thimphu
The capital city of Bhutan namely Thimphu is the largest in the entire nation. The Wang Chu River widely spread the entire valley of Thimphu and also the source of the irrigation in the farms of Thimpu. The town is popular for the beautiful and colorful landscapes and the misty hills. The silent nightlife will give you a peaceful sleep and the early morning shine and reflection of the ancient Tashichho Dzong/ Monastery will be more wandering. 

Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong is another most popular place to visit while in Bhutan and the great place for happiness and bliss. The locals call the monastery “ Pungthang Dewa Chhenbi Phodrang” which gives the meaning as the palace of great happiness and bliss. It is the second oldest and second-largest monastery or dzong in Bhutan. The district headquarters of the Punakha is the center of attraction for the number of tourists visiting Punakha Bhutan.

Buddha Dordenma Statue
At the front of the snowy mountain, the fifty-two meters height statue of Sakyamuni Buddha is surrounded by the more than a hundred thousand small statues of the different faces/ states of Lord Buddha. This location is the most popular destination in Bhutan and will be an outstanding experience for you.

More than spring and autumn, the place is more beautiful at the very first beginning of the snow falls, as the early morning shine reflection in this place gives a supernatural gorgeousness.

More highlights of the Bhutan Tour

  • Paro Sightseeing and Hike to Taktsang Monastery( Tiger Nest Hiking)
  • Thimphu city tour
  • Punakha drive and exploration of Punakha Dzong
  • Bhutanese Cultural exploration and experience of the traditional Bhutanese Foods
  • Bhutan Road trip within the beautiful landscapes and terrain, and many more.

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Itinerary

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Welcome to only and only the kingdom of South Asia!

On arrival at Paro airport, you will meet your guide and transfer to your luxury hotel located in the heart Thimphu city. It is a unique city with a fusion of modern development and ancient traditions which is the center for government offices, religion, and commerce.

Later you can take an exploratory walk around the local marketplace near the hotel which is a few minutes’ walks. The market place includes craft bazaar offering genuine Bhutanese arts & crafts.

  • 4 Star Deluxe: Hotel Ramada /5 Star Luxury: Le-meridian Thimpu
  • Dinner
  • 2,320 m (7,656 ft)
  • Thimpu

After enjoying the first breakfast in the happiest country of the world, you will take a drive to visit the oldest monastery in Bhutan. Pangri Zampa-built in 16th century, is now a school for Buddhist student monks where they learn Lamaism and astrology based on Buddhist philosophy

Then, visit Bhutan Heritage Museum, offering an exceptional demonstration of ancient Bhutanese architecture which is slowly being shadowed due to modernization. The other highlight is a visit to the Institute for Zorig Chusum- Arts & Crafts School or Painting School. The Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.

You will continue the sightseeing tour after lunch in one of Thimphu’s local eateries. You will visit to Buddha Point – the largest statue of Buddha in the country and have breathtaking views of the Thimphu Valley.

Later, visit Tashichho Dzong: “Fortress of the Glorious Religion”. It is center of government and religion, and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king. Built-in 1641 by the unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, which was reconstructed in the 1960s in a traditional Bhutanese manner – without nails or architectural plans.

  • 4 Star Deluxe: Hotel Ramada /5 Star Luxury: Le-meridian Thimpu
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2,320 m (7,656 ft)
  • Thimpu

Eat the delicious breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a dramatic drive (few scenic stops) over the mountain pass of Dochu La (3,080m) to Punakha passing through lush forests of oak and rhododendron trees. The towering Himalayan peaks are clearly visible from the window of the coach.

The highway trails the scenic Dang Chhu before driving through forests where you will stop briefly at Dochula Pass to take in the grand outlook of eastern Himalayan Range.

On arrival in Punakha, have rest for short period before visiting Punakha Dzong, built at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637, by unifier Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It serves as the historical and administrative center of the region.

Following this, you will visit the Rinchengang Village nearby, one of the oldest villages in Bhutan. Experience the traditional culture, architecture, and cheerful local people in a sleepy Punakha Valley, where an ancient way of life has unchanged for generations. 

  • 4 Star Deluxe: Hotel Zhingkham/5 Star Luxury: Dhensa Boutique Resort
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • ‎1,242 m (4,075 ft)
  • Punakha

Early morning, hike up through fields of vegetables and crops to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, built to take away negative forces and promote peace, stability, and harmony in the moving world. With the commanding views across the Mo Chhu river, Chorten rule the upper Punakha Valley.

After lunch, start an outing to the village of Talo- above Punakha Valley which is built on a plateau with majestic views across the valley. Village houses beautiful farmhouses where flowers, corn, and sweet peas are grown in abundance.

Then visit Nalanda Buddhist College – locally famous as‘Dalayna’ while the monks call it ‘Nalanda Buddhist College’. Devote the afternoon enjoying buttered tea with a spectacular view and interactions with monks.

At last, you will take a short drive to the hilltop passing the huge terrace farm and vibrant orchards, to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang nunnery. Standing on a ridge around the pine trees and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangduephodrang, shines of the magnificent structures of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang (Temple) that houses a 14-foot bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrigzig Chagtong chentong) and other statues made entirely by local Bhutanese artisans.

  • 4 Star Deluxe: Hotel Zhingkham/5 Star Luxury: Dhensa Boutique Resort
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • ‎1,242 m (4,075 ft)
  • Punakha

After breakfast, proceed for hiking to Chimi Lakhang- a temple located at the center of the valley which is known as the temple of fertility where locals pray to be blessed with children.

After this back to Paro, drive down from Dochula, and follow the dramatic road around Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu river valleys. En route, you will visit Simtokha Dzong, the place of profound tantric teaching.

Upon arrival at Paro, check into the hotel. Paro is the home of many Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries and rich in culture and scenic beauty with century’s long myths and legends.

Then, visit Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower, which now converted to the National Museum. The collection includes antique Thangka paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects, and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.

Following this you will take a short walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, directly translating to “Fortress of the Heap of Jewels”, which has a long and fascinating history. 

  • 4 Star Deluxe: Hotel Tashi Namgay/5 Star Luxury: Le-meridian Paro
  • Breakfast lunch and Dinner
  • ‎2,200 m (7,200 ft)
  • Paro, Bhutan

After leisurely breakfast at the hotel, drive to Satsam Chorten, stopping en route at the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. It signifies the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan.

On arrival at the trail-head point, start walking excursion to Taktshang Monastery – one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, rested on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The place is recognized as a most sacred place and visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime.

Enjoy lunch at the base of Tiger’s Nest before back to the hotel.

Note: Due to its location, the only way to get to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is by hiking. On average it takes between four to five hours to do the round-trip hike, a reasonable level of fitness is required.

  • 4 Star Deluxe: Hotel Tashi Namgay/5 Star Luxury: Le-meridian Paro
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • ‎2,200 m (7,200 ft)
  • Paro, Bhutan

After an exciting time with you for a couple of weeks, its a time to bid a farewell. Our representatives will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu as per your flight time.

  • Breakfast

What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off to the airport by private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing
  • Full board meals - standard breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & snacks.
  • Licensed English-speaking private Bhutanese tour guides.
  • All ground transfers as per the itinerary by Private Luxurious vehicle.
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments / A Bhutan Tourist Visa fee 
  • Mineral drinking water
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Note- Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.

What's Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Package Option

  • 4 Star
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • US$2200
  • 5 Star
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • US$2800

Age limit

For Majestic Bhutan: A Seven Day Luxury Bhutan Tour, there is no age limit. However, for the minor, at least one guardian is required and in the case of senior citizens over 75 years must have at least one care person.

Health

Anyone with general health conditions can do this tour. If you have any long disease or health problems, inform Relax Getaways. Any health expenses incurred during this tour are the traveler’s sole responsibility.

Application for the Tour

Anyone desiring to do this tour can apply for booking. However, Relax Getaways reserves the right to accept or reject your application on the ground of justifiable cause.

Relax Getaways also holds the rights to remove you at any time if you seem to hazard for yourself or the group members, impacting the enjoyment of others, or involving in any illegal activity.

Payment 

Relax Getaways accepts payments through Credit Cards and an invoice will be sent to you. You can also pay through direct bank transfer/ Deposit at the bank details provided by Relax Getaways.

Deposit /Advance

To reserve this tour, you have to make full payment at the time of booking. The booking procedure is complete only after the full payment.

Price Changes

Dates, schedules and itinerary, costs, and trip details are given in good faith, based on the information available and in the effect at the time. They are subject to changes and Relax Getaways can revise the events of the changes of circumstances. As per the effect of the changes, Relax Getaways reserves the right to revise the fees and prices of the trip without any notice. No retrospective effects are made in the price for the booked trip.

Travelers Insurance

Insurance is subject to the responsibility of the trekkers. For any medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, and/ or repatriation, incurred costs are subject to the trekker's expenses, and Relax Getaways don’t bear any. Relax Getaways don’t compulsory the Insurance but suggest to get for the trekker's safety.

Visa and Legal Entrance

Obtaining visa(s), and legal entrance to Bhutan is the service provider’s responsibility. Relax Getaway is a merchant selling the product on behalf of the service providers and doesn’t do any visa work for you. Check with the respective consulate or embassy for the latest visa requirements. Refunds are not made if you are unable to join the trip because of visa issues.

Flights and Transportations

This tour doesn’t include international flights and airfares.

Transportation in Bhutan is made in a private luxury car. However, the means of transportation will be subject to change as the size of the group. Transportation is arranged as comfortably as to make an easy transfer.

Single Traveler Surcharge

The cost published in the package is calculated as a twin sharing basis. For the single booking not agreeing to share the accommodations and other facilities have to pay additional charges in the form of single supplementary cost or surcharge. The surcharge is not applicable if the trekkers agree to share the accommodations and other facilities with another trekker.

Cancellation/ Postpone and Refund

       Cancellation or postpone by Relax Getaways

Relax Getaways reserves the right to cancel or postpone the trip with justifiable cause(s). If Relax Getaways is forced to cancel or modify/postpone your trip due to the factors beyond it or any other cases, Deposit(s) is subject to fully refundable.

       Cancellation or postpone by the Trekker

To cancel the trip, the trekker must have to cancel at least 2 weeks before the trip starts to get the refund( applicable charges are applied). If the cancellation is done by the trekkers after the deadline, the deposit shall be subject to non-refundable. Some conditions like Novel Corona, Ebola, etc. are as per prescribed.

If the trekker wants to postpone the booked date and schedules, the trekker must have to inform at least 25 days before the trip starting date otherwise the trip will not postpone and deposits are not subject to refund. Additional charges are subject to applied for postponing.

Claiming for Refund

Anyone eligible to get a refund can apply for the refund within 30 days after the cancellation or postpone (postpone by Relax Getaways) through the Email. Any claims after the deadline are not actionable and claims are invalid for the refund.

Note: In Case of a trip postponed by Relax Getaways, if the postponement is for less than 35 days, the deadline for claims is as prescribed by Relax Getaways which will be sent to you through the email.

Optional Activities/ Add-on Things to Do

If you like to add other activities during the trip or after the trip, Relax Getaway can arrange for you. If the schedule is tight and making additional activities is not possible, no add-ons are done. The cost of the trip doesn’t include the cost of those optional activities and add-ons. If the optional activities are done by yourself, any damages incurred or issues are your sole responsibilities, no Relax Getaways participate in this.

Risks and Hazards

  • Risks and hazards are not limited and we can’t ignore it at all. Due to any risks, hazards, or factors beyond the control of Relax Getaways, if the ongoing trip is postponed or modified, no refund is done. 
  • If an ongoing trip is canceled due to the negligence of service providers, the service provider is responsible for refund. 
  • A refund of ongoing trip cancellation due to the factors beyond the control is subject to the condition.
  • Ongoing trip cancellation by the tourist is subject to non-refundable.

Local Laws

Everyone is assumed to have a general knowledge of the laws and rules of the country they are visiting and destination(s) they are approaching. If anything unethical and/ or illegal acts are done by the tourist(s), Relax Getaways doesn’t take any responsibilities.

Photography

Relax Getaways hold the right to take photos, images, and videos at any time during the trip for promotional purposes( no vulgar or any uncomfortable images/ videos are taken). By agreeing “Terms and Conditions”, you are automatically agreeing to this term as well.

Without the permission of the persons, their images are not used other than the Relax Getaways and its platforms.

Good to Know

1. Booking Procedure
Single traveler Surcharge/ Single Supplementary Charge
Relax Getaways offers this tour package with the hotel and accommodation service on a twin sharing basis. Travelers have to share their hotel rooms, however, single travelers can go for a single supplement with an additional charge.
Looking for a group or private trip
Private booking or group trips required at least 4 pax. Any odd pax has to pay a single supplementary charge.
Contact us if your group size is less than 4 and want a private group trip.
Advance
Relax Getaways use to collect full payment as advance for booking Bhutan Tour Packages.
Payment Procedure
Go through Book Now and select your preferred departure schedule and book through an online payment. The booking of the package of Relax Getaways is done through an online payment. We accept visa debits/ credits, Mastercard, American Express, and bank transfer as well. For private trip booking, go through a private trip booking
Price Changes
The prices published on the page are subject to change. The changed price doesn’t apply to the already booked voucher/ pax, but the new pax and addition of travelers have to stick with the new price.
2. Postpone Cancellation and refund
For any reason, if the clients who booked the trip want to postpone, or cancel the trip Standard Policy for Postpone, Cancellation, and Refund implied.
Note: Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, Refund, and cancellation, and postpone policy of Relax Getaways has been temporarily amended. Any booking made in the year 2020 AD is allowed to claim a full refund. Refunds are not provided to any claims after the date of departure.
3. Travellers Insurance
Travel Insurance is moreover than medical insurance. Travel insurance is the complete assurance for the travelers, so please get the proper travel insurance before the departure. The cost does not include travel insurance, so, do it yourself.
4. Visa and Legal Entrance
The package does not include the visa service. You have to get the visa yourself. Visit the official website of Nepal Immigration for more information.
5. Termination of Contract due to Situation Beyond Control
The contract between the traveler and Getaway Deals is subject to termination if the possibility of performance is null due to the situation beyond control. A refund has been paid if the package is revoked due to a situation beyond control.

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