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Get enthralled by the picturesque beauty of Bhutan, the truly fantastic hamlet with splendid mountain vistas and radical culture. Bhutan called itself the land of the thunder dragon, the most mysterious and diverse of all Himalayan kingdoms since the centuries a traditional Buddhist culture has thrived and isolated from the rest of the earth. Don't miss this stunning opportunity that Bhutan Highlights Tours has to offer such amazing places where green forests, valleys, exhilarated monasteries, arts and architectures, and holy mountains unique in the nation can be captured from Paro, Thimphu and Punakha in western Bhutan to Phobjikha in central Bhutan.
Discover the magic and mystery of Bhutan on this shortest Bhutan Highlights Tour of only 6 days. It will be the moment to be remembered for a lifetime surely. Spectator the local culture and tradition while visiting age-old monasteries and temples that dates back to as early as the 10th century. Fly over the tallest mountains of the world onboard flight to the green valley of Paro. Traverse around Thimphu, the tiny capital of Bhutan and the city renowned in the world as a city with no traffic lights. Visit the old capital- Punakha, the city of monastic bodies and for Buddhism enthusiasts, the place to inquire about ancient Buddhist sacred relics. Another interesting feature of the tour is a visit to the Taktsang Monastery popularly known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’, which is flumped on a vertical cliff. The tour covers visits to Ta-Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Chime Lhakhang, Kyichu Lhakang, Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong and many other historical and religious sites. Bhutan Highlights Tour is designed in such a way to cover the important aspects of Bhutan and to untether the timeless wonder of the Dragon Kingdom.
With unblemished natural beauty, ancient social structures and cultural identity, Asian country gets the name of the Last Shangri-La and becomes a solenoid for travellers. If you are looking for a short trip with the superlative blend of nature, culture, arts, greenery then, Bhutan Highlights Tour is one of the best tour packages. Come and join us for amazing experiences!!!
Narayan Baniya (nature pathfinder) and Sumir Gyawali (yoga teacher) guide me in
this adventure. Actually they manage perfectly my short time and all the noisy
burocratic thinks like documents or Covid control. They makes me feel safely and
had care of me since the moment I reserved .. now I’m at home and still feel the
power of their experience, friendship and good nature. They makes me “enter” in
the Nepali lifestyle, from metropolitan Kathmandu until the top of the mountain
were the vibes are soo deep. Their good vibes are compatible with all, Sumir had a
clinical yogi eye and Narayan the calm you need to arrive over the clouds.. it was
like a day dreaming and I never forget this experience out of time. Thank you
A great & well organised experience. I highly recommend Himalayan
recreation to anyone planning to trek to the Annapurna Basecamp. Everything from
start to finish was all taken care of, taking away all of the stress of
organisation so that I could focus on enjoying the trek.
Ashok was very responsive on whatsapp at all times and was able to adapt the tour
when circumstances changed. For example, when my flight to Pokhara was cancelled,
Ashok arranged for a friendly driver to take me all the way there by private car
instead (I did have to wait 1.5 hours for the driver, but traffic in Kathmandu is
difficult). My guide Santosh and porter Bal were very friendly and accommodating
and were good company during the trek. They have the English skills required to
answer the majority of questions, particularly relating to the trek. Overall, a
very good experience.
The trek itself is very beautiful. It has everything, including rural villages
with rice terraces, bamboo forests, and epic mountains. The accommodation is basic
but everything you need for a trek (much better than camping). The weather
forecast is inaccurate - I enjoyed decent weather despite the forecast being
constant rain/thunder. I found the difficulty to be much easier than others state,
and could have completed the trek in 5-6 days. Almost anyone with a decent level
of fitness would be able to complete this trek (adjusting the duration to
The Annupurna Poon Hill Trip is a lovely trek through the lower elevations of the
Annupurna range of the Himalayas. Starting from Pokhara, a 90 minute drive in a
taxi drops us off at the beginning of the trek and then goes up from there. My
guide, Raj, was absolutely awesome and provided a lot of great information about
the area during our trek over the several days that this trek takes place. The
second day of the climb takes us to the small town of Ghorepani, and then an early
climb the next morning to Poon Hill.
I went on this trip in the 2nd year of the virus. According to my guide, the
number of travelers was still way down from pre-pandemic years. So, in one way, it
is a great time to travel since you will have most of the trails to yourself. The
tea houses are also pretty empty. The negative side to this is that there are
limited menu items and several places didn't have WiFi.
There are a few recommendations I would make about this trip. The first is the
ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. I took the bus and regretted it about halfway
there. While the distance is only 200 km, it took about 8 hours on the bus. If I
were to do this again, I would have opted for a 30 minute flight. It costs more,
but is so worth it.
Second, make sure you bring toilet paper with you on the trek. The tea houses I
stayed in during my trek didn't have any. So, bringing a roll of your own is a
huge help. And speaking of bathrooms, most of the toilets along the route are not
the western style sit-down toilets. Rather they are the hole in the grounds. So,
make sure to use the bathroom before leaving the tea house since the next
western-style toilet isn't until the next guest house, which could be a half day
Finally, if you have time after the trek, spend an extra day in Pokhara. It is
much more interesting than Kathmandu.
Otherwise, the trek was wonderful and the folks at Himalayan Recreation did a
great job in staying in touch, picking me up at the airport when I arrived in
Nepal, and provided excellent service all the way through.
This trip was the first we took with those guys. It was very nice, guide was
interesting and gave us a lot information about Bhaktapur and Nepal itself.
After they arranged few more trips for us. First was Chitwan national park and
jeep safari. After Pokhara and paragliding. And then return to Kathmandu. It was
very helpful to have someone local there who can arrange flights, pick ups, all
the activities and return wherever needed.
We didn't have more time, but all the time we had, they managed to organize for
us, without stressing or worrying.
I truly recommend them, because they are very responsible and helpful for any
situation. I firstly met them in Kathmandu for our first trip and they helped us
with all the others.
Arrive Paro by Bhutan’s national carrier, and it’s a scenic flight as the plane touch down the lush green Paro Valley flying past the world’s highest mountains. Steeping down from the plane, cool, clean and fresh air welcomes you, the first highlights of Bhutan. After clearing the customs and visa formalities met by the representatives and transfer to Paro for lunch. Afterwards, you will be visiting Paro Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan; the Dzong continues its age-old function as the seat of the district administration, district court and the monastic body. The southern approach to the Dzong has a traditional roofed cantilever bridge called Nemi Zam. Afterwards, drive to Thimphu which is an hour's drive. Overnight at Hotel.
Get up and be ready to have breakfast then after, your tour begins with a visit to National Memorial Chorten, the golden spines shining in the sun. See the chiming bells built in honour of the third king of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Explore the folk heritage museum, the Bhutanese rural past with its exhibition items and artefacts used for rural households, textile museum. Get a complete glimpse into Bhutan’s rural modus vivendi of Bhutanese villages and rural households by organizing demonstrations of rural traditions, skills, habits and customs, instructional programs, analysis and documentation. Then attend visit Traditional Painting faculty, a college wherever students are tutored to create Bhutan’s thirteen ancient arts and crafts, like painting, carving, embroidery, statue-making so on. Lastly visit will be at the national animal – goat antelope in Motithang Takin Preserve, a singular trying animal with the top of sheep and body of cows. After exploration, you will be heading for Punakha through a forest of pine and hemlock, up to cross over the Dochu La Pass (Alt: 10142ft/ three,050 m). From the place, you’ll get pleasure from the astonishing views of the majestic range. Enjoy driving on the winding road to the fertile vale of Punakha. Overnight at Hotel.
Proceed for a full-day tour to Punakha (Approx 85km/ 3 Hours From Thimphu). Today, you will make your way to Punakha Dzong, sitting in an exceedingly sultry, fertile and exquisite natural depression between Pho Chhu ( Male River) and Mo Chhu (female river). With white-brilliant walls, red roofs and therefore the close charming nature, Punakha Dzong is praised because of the most stunning one in Bhutan’s twenty-one Dzong. once the spring comes, the encircling lilac rosewood tree trees in blossom build Punakha Dzong additional beautiful. Punakha is the capital of the Punakha Dzongkhag district of Bhutan. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan till 1955. Wangdue Phodrang is a town and capital (dzongkhag thromde) of Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. Enroute Dochu la Pass. The pass is popular among tourists because of its 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan range. The place is worth going on clear winter days with a magnificent view of snowcapped mountains and mountain passes.
Later on, heading towards Phobjikha with a scenic drive on reaching you'll get chance to observe lush forest, stunning meadows and crystalline streams encounter with some peaceful native villages and farms, that could be a nice chance to induce getting ready to our Mother Nature and perceive ancient livelihood of the folks living there. Overnight at Hotel.
The journey again takes place back to Paro after breakfast with a striking drive. Upon reaching, you will have to visit two popular sites Rinpung Dzong and Bhutan National Museum. Rinpung Dzong is known as Paro Dzong because of the finest example of Bhutanese dzong. Perching on the aspect of the Paro depression Wall, Explore a vital bastion for the dominion of Bhutan nation against invasion from the north. At present, it homes the Monastic Body and government offices and is the spiritual, military, body, and social centres of their district. Bhutan National Museum is housed in Rinpung Dzong’s tower, keeping the made culture and history of Bhutan nation. Witness the splendid collections displayed in its 5 galleries, together with ancient thangkas, pageant masks, spiritual statues, fascinating carvings, etc. The day will surely be amazing by the fascinating architecture, arts, cultures, monasteries. Overnight at Hotel.
Have your breakfast, then the short and sweet adventure begins about 2 -3 hours to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Allying blue pines and blue air, the religious residence perches miraculously on a drop-off nearly a pair of,700 feet higher than Paro’s depression floor. Take some breaks for tea and snacks in a tiny tea house, and therefore the read of each Taktsang religious residence and Paro depression is monumental. After having explored the monastery, hike down to the valley floor and return to Paro. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.
All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
Assistance in acquiring Bhutan visa and visa fee
Accommodation at a 3-star category hotel approved by Bhutanese Government
Single room surcharge when travelling 1-2 people in a group
Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
Mineral water will be supplied during the tour
Highly experienced local tour guide and all entry/permit fees during the tour
All applicable government taxes and tourist service charges
Our office expenses and service charge
Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary”
International flights to/from Bhutan
Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
Pony service and porter for Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery
Tips for tour guide and driver