Bhutan Cultural Tour with Three days Bimthang Trek

Duration: 12 Days

Bhutan Cultural Tour with Three days Bimthang Trek combines sightseeing and trekking effortlessly in one package. Bhutan often called the Land of Happiness is a small landlocked country bordered by India and China. The unexploited ancient culture and traditions including the practice of strict Buddhism make this country so unique. The country's extreme measure to protect the nature has resulted in making it one of the few countries in the world with most protected areas in the world and the only carbon-negative nation in the world. This 12 day Bhutan trip starts at an altitude of 2,195m and reaches up to 3,360m.

The trip starts at Paro where we visit KichuLhakhang, Ta Dzong, and RinpungDzong. Also, we hike to one of the most famous landmarks of the country, Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). While in the capital Thimphu, we’ll visit Memorial Chorten, National Institute of Traditional Medicine and TashichhoDzong where we will get to know more about the Bhutanese history. Next, we drive to Punakha where PunakhaDzong sits in all its glory; it is the oldest and second largest Dzong in Bhutan.

Our trek begins from Bimthang; we get familiar with the rural Bhutanese culture in the trek. Climbing high passes, passing through picturesque forested valleys, camping at beautiful places and many other wonders make this three-day-long trek a truly fascinating ride.Interested in visiting Bhutan but this 12-day-long itinerary is not for you? Well, Adventure Club Trek has shorter Bhutan travel packages like Glimpses of Bhutan Tour- 4 Days, and Journey to Druk Yul Tour- 5 Days.

Trip Highlights:

  • Hiking up to Taktsang Monastery.
  • Visiting KichuLhakhang, the oldest temple in Bhutan.
  • Exploring the capital city of Thimphu.
  • One of the main highlights is also the PunakhaDzong, the oldest and second largest Dzong in Bhutan that is located at the confluence of two rivers.
  • Visiting TrongsaDzong, it is a masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture.
  • Exploring the mystic Buddhist monastery called gang Lhakhang.
  • Delving deep into Bhutan’s culture and traditions.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Flight to Paro and Cultural Sightseeing Tour (2250m)
  • Day 02: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m): 50 km, 1 hour, excursion to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m)
  • Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimphu
  • Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m): 76 km, 2 -3 hours
  • Day 05: Punakha to Bumthang (2,850m): 214 km, 7 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Bumthang to NgangLhakhang (2,895m):10Km, 2 - 3 hour
  • Day 07: Trek NgangLhakhang to UgyenCholing (2,895m)-18Km, 6 -7 hours
  • Day 08: Trek UgyenCholing to Jakar/Bumthang (2,745m)-2Km, 1.5 hours
  • Day 09: Sightseeing in Jakar/Bumthang
  • Day 10: Bumthang to Wangdue (1,240m)-197 km, 6 hours
  • Day 11: Wangdue to Paro (2,320m)-124 km, 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 12: Flight from Paro to Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer in a private tourist vehicle.
  • Full board meals with tea and snacks - for the duration of your stay.
  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
  • Government approved A and B category hotels on twin- shared basis.
  • Tented camp during trekking on twin- shared basis.
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s).
  • Experienced English speaking guides and local staff.
  • Trekking equipment like sleeping bag, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses, etc.
  • Trekking cooks and trek assistant.
  • Porter services for trekking.
  • All city tour with permits, entrance fees for museums and monuments.
  • All applicable Bhutanese government taxes/royalties and Company services charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Bhutan
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry)
  • Travel and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Any services in Kathmandu/Nepal (hotels, transport, etc)

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Popular
  • Accomodation Standard hotels and camps
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