FOOT AND SHADOWS WALKING HOLIDAY TOURS

Nepal and Kingdom of Bhutan tours(8 Days)

“a cultural interesting tour of Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan”

Trip Outlook:

Trip Mode:                  Hotels / Guesthouse.

Tour grade:                 Leisure to Moderate

Activities:                    cultural, historical tour and day hike, overland drive.

Tour of Bhutan:           05 nights & 06 days Bhutan / Bhutan
Total Trip:                   07 nights and 08 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                        March to November.

 

Introduction:

Welcome to the country of fascinating Buddhist cultures and mind-blowing views of high Himalaya, on Kingdom of Bhutan Tour with Foot and Shadows Walking Holiday Tours. Kingdom of Bhutan Tour starts with a scenic flight over great chain of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest to reach at Paro Airport in Bhutan. Hidden Kingdom Bhutan Tour exciting visit of near a week holiday, includes beautiful areas of Bhutan covering isolated traditional villages and towns including Paro, Thimphu cities includes  Punakha and beautiful landscapes with mountain views. Kingdom of Bhutan tour offers interesting culture, historical monuments and grand sceneries during this fabulous trip. A small country but with dramatic landscapes with high snowcapped peaks where all types of vegetables, crops and fruits are grown in its varied climatic zones from sub-tropic, alpine to arctic temperatures in the midst of serene country with old traditional way of life. Beside wonderful tour of Thimphu and Punakha, Kingdom of Bhutan Tour includes a short hike to famous Taksang Monastery known as Tiger’s Nest, 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, and Druk Gyaldzong. Kingdom of Bhutan Tour completes at Paro for flight back to your respective countries or back to Kathmandu.

 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:            Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:            In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 03:            Fly to Paro airport 2,200 m and transfer to Thimphu by overland drive
Day 04:            At Thimphu 2,300 m with exciting cultural and historical tour.
Day 05:            Drive to Punakha 1,350 m via Dochu-La 3,200 m – 03 hrs.

Day 06:            At Punakha with interesting tour and drive to Paro -04 hrs.
Day 07:            Sightseeing around Paro at places of interest
Day 08:            International departure towards respective countries.

 

 

Trip detail:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines and countries, received by Foot and Shadow Walking Holiday staff and transfer to hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide will brief with information on hotel, culture, do’s and don’ts and Kingdom of Bhutan Tour with welcome dinner.

Day 02:  Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
After breakfast our city guide will take you on sightseeing tour at places of interest as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites with temples, monasteries, stupa’s and old king’s palace after an enjoyable interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Kingdom of Bhutan Tour.

Day 03:   Fly to Paro 2,280 m and drive to Thimphu 2,300 m – 02 hrs journey.
On arrival at Paro-Bhutan’s international airport after going through visa formalities our Bhutan Airport representative will receive you with warm welcome and then drive for two hours through countryside dotted with farm villages and terraces with typical Bhutanese landscapes and Buddhist culture architecture villages. On reaching Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan, interesting to know that Thimphu the only city in the whole world without traffic lights, all the traffic controlled by traffic police with their whistle. In Thimphu in the best hotels, afternoon at leisure with time for a walk around the market and observe the Bhutanese way of life.
Day 04: At Thimphu with exciting cultural and historical tour.
After refreshing breakfast our guide will take you on a tour of memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school. Tour of Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King of Bhutan. Visit of Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a nice view of the valley, a short scenic drive for a visit of the largest and recently built statue of Buddha with wonderful view of entire Thimphu valley. After an interesting tour around Thimphu return back to hotel, after lunch tour around traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and the Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them.

Day 05: Thimphu to Punakha 1,350 m- 03 hrs driving journey.

After a wonderful time at Thimphu a scenic short drive to Punakha through Dochu-la pass at 3,200 m, in fine clear weather a fantastic view of Bhutan’s highest mountains Chomolhari / Jumolhari can be seen with other snowcapped peaks extending almost 180 degrees. Walk around 108 stupas and continue drive to sub tropical valley of Punakha, on arrival, if time permits hike to the temple of Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.

Day 06:  At Punakha with interesting tour and drive to Paro.
At Punkakha a short hike for less than 2 hours to Tashigang Hongtso Monastery, located into a clearing at the edge of a serene forested area overlooking the town of Hongtso, Tashigang has been one of our favorite visits for well over a decade.  In the surrounding buildings are pilgrims practicing silent meditation, and a peaceful calm pervades the area. The monastery houses about 40 orphans, who receive language, religious and general education from the monks an interesting tour of the Gompa (monastery), observe a private ceremony with chanting using ceremonial instruments in the main temple room, here you can interact with head lama.  A nice drive at the top of Dochu-la for superb views of Himalaya peaks, including the unclimbed peak Gangkhar Puensum, 7570 m (24,836 feet). Then back to Punakha Valley for the drive to Paro with superb scenery of Bhutan countryside and villages. On reaching Paro transfer into a nice hotel for overnight with rest of the afternoon at leisure for short walks around the market.

Day 07:  Sightseeing around Paro at places of interest
Morning after breakfast, our expert guide will take you on a pleasant walk or short drive with an hour uphill hike to Bhutan’s famous landmark old Taksang Monastery known as Tiger’s Nest. A place for retreats and meditation of many Buddhist monks and high priest of Bhutan, the monastery located within the overhanging rock cliff with superb views of Paro town and snow capped peaks towards north, from here with steep downhill a short drive to visit 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967, afternoon free at leisure for stroll around Paro shops and markets.
Day 08: Morning drive to Paro airport for respective destinations.

As per the flight time to respective countries and destination after an amazing time in Bhutan with great service of Foot and Shadows Walking Holiday Tours, our Bhutanese guide will transfer you to Paro airport for the flight to connecting Kathmandu or  Indian cities or to other next countries.


Price Includes

  1. All pickup and drop from International airport.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation hotel in Kathmandu ( Breakfast included.)
  3. Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance performance in the evening before departure.
  4. All ground Transportation by Private Tourist Vehicle.
  5. English speaking government license holder tour guide in Kathmandu.
  6. All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
  7. Temple and monasteries entry Permit fees in Kathmandu.

The Tour Cost Includes in Bhutan :

  1. All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]
  2. Accommodation twin Sharing Basis .
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes in Bhutan.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. Visa Fee.
  7. English speaking Local guide.
  8.  Sightseeing.

Price Excludes

  1. International Airfare.
  2. Druk Air ticket price be not include this package sometimes change airfare so but we will arrange your Druk Air ticket you need to pay separately .
  3. Any others expenses which are not mentioned above Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  4. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu. ( you can eat verity Food in your choice)
  5. Travel Insurance.
  6. Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, Camera Chargers , Bottle water laundry, bar bills etc.)
  7. All alcoholic and cold drinks.
  8. Tips for guides and Staff.
  9. Single supplement fee USD.$350
  10. Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control anything not included in service includes column.

Please Note:

Foot and Shadows Walking Holiday Tours with extension trip in Kathmandu and beyond:
Para Gliding-Zip Flyer- Rafting Bhote Kosi River – Sun Kosi River- Trisuli River- (Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park and sightseeing tour in Pokhara  or short hike).


Bhutan has different climatic conditions so warm clothes are required during winter (pullovers or thick jackets) and in summer cotton clothes are preferably better and a light jacket.

NOTE  :-

Foot and Shadows Walking Holiday Tours with extension trip in Kathmandu and beyond:
Para Gliding-Zip Flyer- Rafting Bhote Kosi River – Sun Kosi River- Trisuli River- ( Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park and sightseeing tour in Pokhara  or short hike. )