You can find a variety of offers on Bhutan tour package from Kathmandu, Nepal. Starting from Kathmandu, you will land at Bhutan Airport and get to explore the beautiful kingdom.
Bhutan is a beautiful country rich in natural as well as cultural heritage. During the Bhutan tour, you will observe the fabulous views of snow-capped mountains, gorges and the dense forests of Bhutan.
You can definitely choose to travel to Bhutan from your home country. But if want to arrange the itinerary from Nepal and want to travel with us we can do that for you.
There are a lot of Bhutan tour packages from Kathmandu. If you are looking to continue your travel to Bhutan right here from Nepal, allow us to take care of that for you.
- Different Options on Bhutan Tour Packages From Nepal
- Festival Tour Packages in Bhutan
- Trekking in Bhutan
- Some of The Highlights of Bhutan Tour Package from Kathmandu, Nepal
- Some Tips for Bhutan Tour Package from Kathmandu, Nepal
- Final Say,
Different Options on Bhutan Tour Packages From Nepal
3 days Bhutan Tour Package from Nepal
The 3 days tour packages of Bhutan give you the best of Bhutan in the limited time. This is ideal for people short on time. It is also perfect for those looking forward to a long weekend in the Himalaya wonderland of Bhutan.
In this short Bhutan tour, you get a glimpse of the rich and unique culture of Bhutan. You will explore ancient monasteries and unique architecture of the monasteries and houses. You will also get to view the impressive high hill valley and Himalayan landscapes.
This short and amazing Bhutan tour will take you to the capital city of Thimpu and the hidden treasure of Paro.
Bhutan Tour Packages from Nepal- 5 days
The 5 days Bhutan tour covers the two most popular tourist destinations of Bhutan. These being the capital city of Bhutan, ‘Thimphu’ and the beautiful ‘Paro’.
These places are a must visit in Bhutan. This includes visits to some of the most beautiful monasteries, dzongs, museums, school of art and craft.
A visit to these places will give you a comprehensive understanding of Bhutan’s rich culture and traditions.
Bhutan Tour Packages from Nepal-8 days
The 8 days journey to Bhutan is a professionally designed tour. It is specifically designed to cover almost all the must-visit places of Bhutan.
This week-long journey through Bhutan offers you all highlights of this culturally rich kingdom. From time spent in Paro visiting the famous museum and Taktsang Monastery to exploring the capital of Thimphu, this package has it all.
A drive across the Dochula to discover the beautiful Punakha Dzong and the isolated Gangtey Valley is spectacular. This Valley is one of the last wintering grounds for the endangered black-necked cranes.
Festival Tour Packages in Bhutan
One of the best ways to enjoy the rich culture of Bhutan is to witness one of the many festivals of Bhutan.
There are tour packages designed around some of the biggest festivals in Bhutan. Some great examples include Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdue and Bumthang Tsechu/Festival.
‘Tsechu’ literally means Buddhist religious festival. These are week-long festivals. During these festivals, masked dancers impart the teachings of Padmasambhava in form of dances.
Paro Tsechu Festival Tour
The Paro Tsechu Tour is a short tour centered around the Paro Tsechu. You can see different masked dances performed by trained monks. And the laymen wear colorful costumes. Each day, the performance tells a different story.
The essence of the tsechu bases on the life of Padmasambhava and other saints. On the last day, the main attraction of the Paro Tsechu takes place. It is the unfurling of the silk Thangka.
The thangka shown during this Tsechu is ‘Paro Thongdrel’. It is a religious picture scroll and is only exhibited for a few hours at daybreak on the final day of the festival. As per folklore, the festival offers the mere sight of the holy scroll “confers liberation”.
The dances take place in the courtyards of the Dzongs. During this tour, you get the unique opportunity to witness the rich Paro Tsechu. Also, you have the opportunity to visit and explore different places in Paro and Thimphu.
Thimphu Tsechu Festival Tour
The Thimphu Tsechu takes place in September in Thimphu. Bhutan has a 3-day national holiday for this festival.
Bhutanese people from all over the country visit Tashichho Dzong to witness the festival. Stunning religious dances are gracefully performed on this three-day festival. The performers wear glamorous and colorful costumes and masks.
Trekking in Bhutan
Besides Bhutan tours packages, you can also opt for Bhutan trekking packages. Mosts treks to Bhutan include trekking to the Hidden Himalaya and exploring the silence of nature.
Bhutan offers a wide range of trekking options. There are easy to strenuous treks in Bhutan. Some of the popular ones to book from Kathmandu, Nepal are Bumthang-Ura Trek, Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek, Snowmen Trek.
Some of The Highlights of Bhutan Tour Package from Kathmandu, Nepal
Ta Dzong Museum
Ta Dzong is the National Museum of Bhutan. You can find the ancient Bhutanese Chronology here. Knowing the histor of the place you are traveling to is the most amazing feeling you will get in this visit.
Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest Monastery
The Legendary Taktshang Goemba or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is atop a vertical hill. Perched at a height of 3000 m, it is enchanting and a site to visit.
According to the traditional beliefs, Guru Rinpoche flew to this cliff on a flaming tigress and meditated here. This spectacular monastery is a sacred site. Bhutanese make it a point to visit this monastery at least once in their lifetime.
Festive celebrations are one of the best ways to understand and witness the traditions, culture of a place. You have a lot of choices when it comes to festivals in Bhutan.
During the festivals, you can witness the traditional Bhutanese style masquerade dance. These dances are either the re-enactments of the Bhutanese victory over invading Tibet. Or, stories of the life of Padmasambhava.
The battle scenes of the dances take place in one of the most beautiful buildings of Bhutan – Punakha Dzong. The Bhutanese believe witnessing the mask dances receive blessings and have their sins washed away.
Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan. It is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. You can explore the colorful weekend markets and quirky shops.
Thimphu is also home to traditional Bhutanese art, culture, and tradition. The wooden houses and concrete buildings constructed in traditional Bhutanese style are amazing.
There is a concentration of 108 chortens (Stupas) near the Pass. It was built in memory of the Bhutanese soldiers killed in 2003.
Enjoy the spectacular 360 panoramic views of the valleys overlooking the snow-capped mountains.
Chimi Lhakhang is one of the most honored temples in Bhutan. It is also known as the Temple of Fertility dedicated to the ‘Divine Madman’, Lama Drukpa Kunley.
The local Bhutanese couples visit the temples to seek special blessings to beget a child.
The temple has decorations of many colorful phalli. As per belief, the colorful phalli drive malicious gossip and evil eye away.
Phobjikha Valley is near the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. It is a stunning wildlife preserve famous for its scenic splendor and cultural uniqueness.
The park is a hotbed for wildlife activity and a paradise for birdwatchers. During winters, you can spot the black neck cranes that migrate to the valley.
Red Panda Brewery
For those who have queer interest in a brewery, should visit the Red Panda Brewery.
It is the country’s first established brewery.
Established in 2006 by Fritz Maurer, the local beer brewed from wheat is pretty strong.
The Gangtey Valley is highly considered to be a Shangri La on earth. It leads you to Gangtey monastery.
You pass through dense forests of magnolia, rhododendrons, and juniper. You can also see ferns & dwarf bamboo on the way.
You can also visit or explore the villages of Gogona & Khotokha. This is a must visit the place during spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The colorful blooms of pink, yellow, white and red flowers blanket the forests of the region.
Arts & Crafts of Bhutan
The Zorig Chusum or the 13 Bhutanese arts finds its roots in the Buddhist philosophy.
Pema Lingpa, a treasure discoverer introduced 13 arts and crafts in Bhutan in the 15th century.
These include woodwork, stonework, paper making, carving, painting, sculptures. It also includes wood turning, blacksmith, ornament making, bamboo work, weaving, and tailoring.
These works of art are a great way to discover the history and culture of Bhutan. You can buy some of these as souvenirs and memorabilia to take back home.
Mongar and Lhuntse
This dramatic trip takes you alongside cliffs high above the river valley. From these points, you can get the most stunning sceneries of the valleys lying downhill.
Punakha Dzong is arguably the most beautiful monastery in Bhutan.
To enjoy the full glory of the place is best to visit it in spring. During this season the jacaranda trees that surround the monastery are in full bloom.
You can find the forests of the area covered with beautiful lilac blossoms.
Punakha Dzong is the second dzong built in Bhutan. It was once the seat of government and was capital of Bhutan until 1955. The crowning ceremony takes place here, till today.
This valley is one of the richest areas of pastureland in Asia. It lies at the confluence of the Punakha Chhu and Tang Chhu Rivers.
The valley is well known for its unique and decorative stone carvings and its bamboo products.
These are popular in Bhutan as well as for export.
Some Tips for Bhutan Tour Package from Kathmandu, Nepal
Opt for a homestay instead of the usual 3-star hotel at least one day of your visit. It gives an in-depth look into the lifestyle and tradition of the local Bhutanese people.
The Bhutanese generally use a lot of chilies in their cooking. So, if you don’t like them, let your tour operator know in advance.
Try the local Bhutanese dishes. Some of the popular ones include Ema Datse, Dumplings, Hogay, Nosha paa. You can also try the local butter tea.
If you are into hard drinks, you can try the local ‘ara’. Ara is a spirit made from distilled rice.
Solo tours to Bhutan are not possible for citizens from any country besides citizens of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives.
You are free to roam around on your own within the city you are in. You are not allowed to go from one city to another on your own. There are checkpoints where you need to verify your visa and travel permits.
The Government of Bhutan does not check for vaccinations upon entry into Bhutan. Yet to be safe and secure, make sure you are up to date with the usual Asian vaccinations.
ATM and cards are not reliable nor widely used in Bhutan. Make sure you have enough local currency to cover your expenses for the duration of your stay.
Ask your local guide if you can take photos in the different dzongs, monasteries, stupas you visit. Some of them have strict restrictions on photographs.
Dress modestly and respectfully especially while visiting religious places. Make sure you remove your hat, shoes, cap before entering them.
Tours to Bhutan are possible throughout the year. Yet, the best seasons to do these tours are the local Spring and Autumn season.
If you book the famous Paro and Thimphu Tsechu Tours, make sure you advance book them at least 2-3 months. There are waiting lists for these.
If you smoke, ask your local guide where you can light up. Bhutan has a ban on Tobacco products. Hence lighting up in public is not acceptable.
There is a wide range of tour packages for Bhutan that you can take from Kathmandu, Nepal.
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