bhutan-tour

Bhutan Kingdom Tour

  • duration 5 days
  • usd 1,880 All inclusive
  • difficulty Easy
  • best season Aug-May

trip overview

Bhutan is said to be one of the most adventurous and mysterious countries in the world. The country is almost entirely located in the Himalayas and has traditional Buddhist culture. The forested valley and lush green pastures, sacred monasteries and unique mountains add an extra point in the beauty of Bhutan.

Detail itinerary

  • day 01
    Arrival in Paro then transfer to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft).

    We will pick you up as you land into Paro and take you straight to Thimphu. At Thimpu, we can explore the charming and serene capital before going to the hotel for rest.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • day 02
    Drive to Punakha (1,250m/4,100 ft).

    Punakha lies about 75 km away from Thimphu in the countryside.Here we can explore the real beauty of nature and also the rural lifestyle and architecture of Bhutan.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 03
    Drive to Paro (2,250m/7,382ft).

    We will drive back to Paro from Punakha valley. The journey takes four hours at most.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 04
    Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

    Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a sacred Buddhist site located in the cliff side of the upper Paro valley. This temple is said to be built in 8th century. We will hike to this place and stay there.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 05
    Final Departure.

    We will drop you the airport and bid you farewell.

    • Meal: Breakfast

Included in cost

  • Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
  • Stay at a three-star hotel on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
  • Local government-licensed guides.
  • Local support staff to help you.
  • All rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
  • A duffel bag, a sun hat and a t-shirt as a souvenir from us.
  • All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.

Not included in cost

  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare to and from Bhutan.
  • Visa fees for entering Bhutan.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.

faqs

  • How do I come to Bhutan?
    You have to book your own international flight from your country to Bhutan and back. Or we could book a flight for you for a separate fee.
  • Which is best time of the year to travel?
    Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
  • What travel documents do I need?
    As soon as you land into Paro, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
  • What happens after I land into Bhutan?
    A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
  • What will a tour with Mountain Kick involve?
    You will travel across Bhutan in a group of fellow travellers escorted by trained and friendly guides.Your guide will take you to all the points of interest mentioned in the itinerary in private vehicles. You will have plenty of time in all sites to wander around, take pictures, learn and rest. We also arrange for interaction with the locals and mixing in the local culture.
  • Where will I be staying during the trip?
    In cities, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay and your room will have an attached washroom. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. But you can choose to reserve a separate room for yourself for additional $250. Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
  • And food?
    All your major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your trekking package except in Paro (where only breakfast is provided for). You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. You will have a range of options so there won’t be a problem if you are a vegetarian or vegan. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
  • Do I need to carry anything?
    You need not carry anything besides, maybe, your camera or iPod and some money (see below). But you might like to carry light snacks or bottled juice if you get hungry or thirsty during your travel from one destination to another.
  • What clothing do I wear?
    The hilly regions of Bhutan have moderate weather and you will feel comfortable in casual outfit in summer andyou will need a jacket on top in winter. You might also want to wear a hat or a baseball cap. The mountains are always cool so bring warm clothes and during winter temperatures reach near zero so you would need thick windproof clothing.
  • What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
    We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customised trip for you.
  • Will I get to communicate with the outer world?
    There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook everyday.
  • What are the modes of transportation for travel mentioned in the itinerary?
    Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company.
  • Can I use my credit cards?
    Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
  • Are tips for my guides and porters expected? How much?
    Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
  • Where will I get a visa to come to Bhutan?
    The government will sanction a visa clearance number which can be used to get an actual Visa at the paro airport during your arrival. Without the visa clearance number one can not board the flight. The ministry forwards the visa clearance number to the druk air station and other check points. But you don't have to worry about it, cause the visa procedure will be handled by us. The visa procedure fee is included in your trip price.  All you need is two copies of your passport size photograph at the airport.
  • How do I book a tour?
    Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Trip notes

  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

Equipment List

All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Just make sure you have clothes according to the season you are arriving.

We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.

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As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.

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