Homestays provide our guests with unique opportunity to experience the life away from the bustling towns and get yourself immersed with the nature….
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Homestays provide our guests with unique opportunity to experience the life away from the bustling towns and get yourself immersed with the nature. In turn it will promote environmental conservation, economic empowerment of local people and cultural preservation. such as homestays.
Among the many community based conservation activities, we specifically focus on homestays where our guests will get unique opportunity to experience the rural farming life by having meals with local people, engaging in daily chores to spending nights far from the bustling towns. The experience of course worth to cherish for a life time.
Through this you will be directly benefiting the local community and our local community will get encouraged to protect the environment where they live.
Paro Arrival and travel to HaaAfter receiving you at the Paro International Airport, our team will take you to Haa. En route you’ll have lunch in a local restaurant in Paro and there will be a stoppage at Chele La pass between Haa and Paro. Continuing on your journey you’ll reach Haa where the beautiful Haa valley awaits you. You will visit another enchanting mountain pass, before finally reaching your Bhutanese family homestay. Overnight at homestay in Haa.
Haa to ThimphuAfter breakfast, you will travel to Thimphu through the picturesque villages of Jabana, Susuna, and Dogakha with a stoppage at Dogakha to pay a visit to the Dobji Dzong. In Thimphu, you will visit some places of historical, cultural and social importance including the Simtokha Dzong, Centenary Farmers Market, and Tashichho Dzong. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu
Sightseeing in ThimphuYou’ll visit various historical, traditional, and natural sites in Thimphu including the Royal Textile Academy, the National Library, and Folk Heritage Museum, where you’ll also stop for lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll visit Changangkha Lhakhang, Memorial Chorten, Royal Takin Preserve, and Buddha Point, which boasts the largest Buddha Statue of Bhutan. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
Thimphu to PunakhaAfter breakfast embark on an adventurous journey to Punakha, where history was created and re-enacted. En-route visit Dochula pass to view the sites of Himalaya Mountain Ranges as well as to visit 108 beautiful Druk Wangyal Chortens (stupas) built on a mound. Little further down, a stoppage will be made to visit Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri. After arriving in Punakha, a visit to Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility temple founded by divine madman - Drukpa Kinley) will be made. Overnight at homestay in Punakha
Punakha to PhobjikhaAfter breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan, built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyel (the Founding Father of Bhutan) at the confluence of two rivers. This majestic Dzong served as both the religious and the administrative centre of Bhutan in the past. It is still being used as winter residence for the Central Monastic Body, headed by the Chief Abode (The Jekhenpo) and still all the Kings of Bhutan are crowned here. Drive to Phobjikha valley which is home to Gangtey Goempa (Monastery) and the winter habitat for Black Necked Cranes coming from China. Overnight at home-stays in Phobjikha.
Phobjikha SIghtseeingYour PlanPhobjikha is a perfect place for a taking a nature hike through conifer forests and vast grass land while enjoying the panoramic views of Phobjikha valley. The walk will provide you a chance to see Black Necked Cranes coming from China (if you happen to visit during Oct - March), you will see traditional farming activities and interact with the locals. Towards evening you can have a relaxing traditional hot stone bath to rest. Overnight at home-stays in Phobjikha
Phobjikha to ParoEn-route to Paro you will visit Tachog Lhakhang founded by Tibetan Saint Thangtong Gyalpo, famous for being the iron chain bridge builder. Later visit National Museum and Paro Rinpung Dzong (Fortress), followed by free time in Paro which could be used to explore the local arts and crafts shops. Overnight at hotel in Paro
Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) HikeVisit Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery , built on a steep cliff is one of the most iconic place where Guru Rinpochhe is believed to have flown here on the back of a tigress to spread Buddhism in 746 A.D. The round trip takes about 4 hour hike. Later visit Drugyel Dzong (Castle of the Victorious Drukpa) and Kyichu Monastery (one of the oldest Moastery built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo). Overnight at hotel in Paro.
DepartureAfter breakfast, our team will drop you to the airport for your onward journey.
- Twin share/double in Bhutanese 3-star hotel accommodation (4/5 star entails extra charge).
- All meals, tea, snacks and bottled water.
- A licensed professional tour guide.
- All internal transport (excluding internal flights).
- Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
- All entrance fees and visa fees (USD40/-).
- A Sustainable Development Fee (SDF of USD 65 per person per night included within the costs except for Eastern Bhutan).
- On the day of departure, the local agents shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on usage basis.
- International flights, stopover accommodation or domestic.
- Items of a personal nature, phone calls, laundry, hard drinks, etc.
- Tipping for guide & driver.
- Wire transfer fee for transferring tour payment from your bank to Bhutan.
- Travel Insurance.
- The price quoted is for twin/double share in 3 star hotel and for single room supplement it is USD 25/night
- The price quoted is for minimum of 3 pax and above. If the pax is 2 and below surcharges is applicable as; for 2 pax = USD30/day/person and for 1 pax =USD40/day
- There are various discounts for children, students and depending upon the number of days ((refer to FAQs No.6).
- There are group discounts as well if you come in a group (refer to FAQs No.6).
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Bhutan (Druk - a dragon Kingdom) with approximate size of Switzerland is a Buddhist Kingdom located between China and India, and is known for its peace loving people. It has been increasingly seen as tourist hotspots due its Dzongs (fortress), snow capped mountains, valleys, rivers, good forest cover and many historical and natural heritage sites that were preserved as Bhutan remained in self imposed isolation until 1960s.
Our Government regulation mandates that all tourists have to arrange the visit through the registered tour operator of Bhutan. All International tourists visiting to Bhutan (except Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian who need to obtain permit at entry port) must obtain a visa clearance. Visas are processed online by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, upon receiving full tour costs.
According to the suitability of season there are two seasons with different rates to visit Bhutan. The rate is inclusive of Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) of $65 per person per day, accommodation, food, English speaking guide services and land transportation within Bhutan.
i. Peak or high season months are March, April, May, September, October and November = USD250/person/day
ii. Low season months are December, January, February, June, July and August = USD200/person/day
There are two ways
1. You can use your Master and Visa Card to directly send the tour costs. Online card payment will charge you 3.5% on the total payment, (2% will charge by the Card Company, 1% by your bank, 0.5% by the bank in Bhutan).
2. You can directly wire the money using the banks in your corresponding countries (the list will be provided based on your country). After remitting the payment to Bhutan in our account, we have to request our bank in Bhutan to transfer it to the Tourism Council of Bhutan Account. The transfer fee vary according to the bank which you have to bear it.
- SDF is Sustainable Development Fee and amounts to USD65/day/person that is deducted from the daily rate (say USD 250/- during peak and USD 200/- during low season). SDF is paid directly to government and are used for providing free health care, education and infrastructure development.
- The daily rate is the amount inclusive of SDF.
Yes, there are discount as listed below; Individual and Group discount.
- Children between 0-5 years old, no charge
- Children between 6-12 years old, no SDF charge and 50% discount on daily remaining rate
- Full time student under 25 years old with valid student card gets 25% discount on daily rate
- 50% discount on SDF after the 8th nights
- 100% discount on SDF after 14th nights
- 50% discount on daily rate is given to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people.
- 100% discount on daily rate is given to one member in a group exceeding 16 people.
Surcharge apply if the group size is 2 pax and below
- Single (individual) – US$ 40 per night
– Group of 2 person – US$ 30/person/night
Surcharges are determined by Government and is directly deducted from the tour costs.
Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum and has same value as the Indian currency of Rupee. As such Indian currency note is also used widely in Bhutan. But the international tourists must make payment in the dollar.
ATMs are located through out the country and you can easily withdraw the amount in Bhutanese currency.
Bhutan has been gaining popularity as a peace loving nation and is everyone’s dream to visit Bhutan. The slogan of Tourism Council of Bhutan is "Bhutan-a happiness is a place?"
No, there won't be any language barrier as lmost all the Bhutanese can speak English. Moreover English is used as a medium of learning and is also used for communication purpose.
No, there are SDF (Sustainable Development Fee of USD65/day/person) waiver if you visit Eastern parts of Bhutan comprising of Samdrupjongkhar, Trashigang, Pemagatshel, Trashiyangtse, Mongar and Lhuntse). That waiver is until December 2020 only.
We will be glad to provide answers on any front to enable you to enjoy your visit to Bhutan,