Bumthang Culture Tour

Trip Duration 11 nights/12 days
Trip Code NAP-BHU - 521
Trip Cost On Request
Trip Grade Sightseeing/Hiking/Driving.
Best Time Sept – Nov/March - April

Overview

Bumthang culture tour is located in the heart of Bhutan and is one of the kingdom’s most attractive destinations for hiking, visiting interesting places or just relaxing. It is also the center of religion and many monasteries are here in this valley. This tour will bring you to the centre of Bhutan through the deep into the heart of the beautiful Bumthang valley. It provides you with a thoroughly enjoyable cultural tour of the spiritual heartland of Bhutan. Our route crosses three high mountains passes: Dochu-La at 3100m, Pele-La at 3300m and Yotongla, the highest at 3400m. Bumthang is considered to be the spiritual home of the Bhutanese people. The entire Bumthang valley is dotted with some of the oldest historical monuments and Nyes (sacred places) in all of Bhutan, some dating back to the 7th century A.D., a period of which there is little modern knowledge

Highlights

⚝ Picturesque Paro valley
⚝ Monuments of the capital Thimphu
⚝ Easy to moderate trek
⚝  Pristine alpine nature and number of ice lakes
⚝ Buddhist monasteries and beautiful villages on the way
⚝ Conclude trek at the Tiger's Nest monastery
⚝ Magical landscape with hundreds of lakes

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Sightseeing/Hiking/Driving.
Trip Duration 11 nights/12 days
Trip code NAP-BHU - 521
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Paro/Paro-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Taktshang Monastery (3050m)
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity Schedule flight from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Delhi and Kolkatta to Paro or land entry through Phuentsholing on the southwestern border with India.
The Route Kathmandu fly to Paro airport to reach Bhutan, after completing Bhutan tour, fly back to Kathmandu or onward destination.
Season Sept – Nov/March - April
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel/Lodge both part of Bhutan and Nepal,

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. Generally there will not any tour activities today unless requested. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore the touristy area “Thamel”. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.

Cost Included

⚝ Fee: Bhutan entrance visa, permit & entrance tickets to all attractions
⚝  Activities: Driving, sightseeing, hiking and trekking trip as per the itinerary.
⚝  Accommodation: 8 night hotel/Tented accommodation on twin sharing bedroom in city and mountain.
⚝  Equipments’:  Tents and other camping equipment
⚝  Food: Full board [Breakfast, lunch and dinner]
⚝  Staffs: A licensed English speaking local guide, cook, kitchen staffs, horses or Yak for carrying all the trekking materials during the entire trekking.
⚝  Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and all internal road transportation by private veichle with excellent driver
⚝  Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government fee, royalty, taxes and surcharges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

⚝  Travel insurance
⚝  Airfare from Delhi to Paro and return flight USD 570 Kathmandu to Paro and return flight USD 410 Delhi to Paro and Kathmandu flight USD.510 by Druk air
⚝  Personal travel and hiking equipments
⚝  Bar bills & Beverages
⚝  Tips/Gratuities for guide and driver
⚝  Optional activities
⚝  And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Note: Travellers shuold has to bring their own trekking gears like sleeping bags, rainproof, trekking boots and enough warm clothes.

Trip Notes

Package includes: Accommodation in 3* hotels on double sharing basis, transportation in comfortable private vehicle with experienced driver, licensed English speaking guide, all entrance fees, full board, visa and permit fee.

On trekking: Accommodation in tents on double sharing basis, baggage hauling on mules, dining tent, latrine tent, chairs and tables, cook, helper staff.

Not included: International flight tickets, drinks except tea and coffee, any insurance, tips, personal expenses and any extra expenses caused by climatic conditions, late flight arrivals, natural causes, health condition etc., bank account transfer fees, optional bike rent.

The list of trekking gear we recommend you to bring along:
* Mountain trekking shoes
* sports shoes
* Sandals or slippers (useful at camp site)
* Few pairs of socks
* Light warm jacket and/or fleece / down jacket
* Enough spares T-shirt and inner wear
* Rain and wind proof gear – pants/jackets/ponchos/gaiters
* Gloves, scarves, other clothing
* Water bottle
* Cap/hat to prevent sun exposure
* Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip protection, sun burn relief cream
* Insect repellent
* Tooth paste, tooth brush and other sanitary items
* Camera with extra charger (no facility to charge battery during trek)
* Small sewing kit and safety pins, pocket knife, scissors
* Flash light with spare batteries
* Your favorite sweets and/or snacks for energy
* Personal medicines and/or medical kit
* Water proof bags/pouches to protect your clothes, electronics and personal items
* Backpack and  waterproof backpack cover in case of rain
* Duffel bags or bags without wheels (easier for ponies to carry) to pack your belongings
Tour payment and cancellations: Full payment for tour has to be credited prior to arrival in order to arrange visas. Possible modes of payments are bank account transfer (SWIFT) or credit/debit card (Visa or Master). For cancellation conditions please inquire.

Payment and visa issuing process: Payment for the package tour has to be wired to travel agency bank account ideally 1 month before the trip, so all the formalities can be arranged safely. After we receive you payment, we will apply for visa on your behalf. After the visas are granted, we will send you Visa approval letter. You will need this visa confirmation while checking into the flight to Bhutan. Visa stamp into your passport will be only given at the immigration after arrival to Bhutan.

More information: We will be happy to provide all necessary information to make your trip to Bhutan reasonable and successful. Please do contact us at: nap@wlink.com.np

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