Bhutan Kingdom Happiness Tour   |  14 Days

in the country of fascinating ancient culture with scenic tour around kingdom of happiness

Bhutan Kingdom Happiness Tour or Tour of Happiness Kingdom, which is the same due to technical difference on web-sites which happens to be the Bhutan Kingdom Happiness Tour, one of the very best trip within Bhutan presented by Explorer Adventurer.

This is fabulous Bhutan Kingdom Happiness Tour of more than a week trip in the land of Thundering Dragon where you will be absorbed within its beautiful scenic location of green hills, valley covered within alpine forest with view of snowcapped peaks in the harmony of local Bhutanese culture and interesting traditional life.

A trip of great enjoyment leading you to inner side of Bhutan with fantastic time visiting its semi-modern town and city to rural farm villages of great interest along with incredible scenery of mountains that lines the higher hills of Bhutan.

Bhutan Kingdom Happiness Tour begins first with tour of interesting heritage sites within Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal, and then taking a swift scenic flight over Himalayan range of mountains to land at small and hidden kingdom of Bhutan, where tour leads to fascinating areas visiting its famous monasteries, markets and farm areas from Thimphuto PunakhawithTrongsaand Jakarincludes tour of
Paro with famous Tiger Nest at Taksing Monastery.

After a wonderful tour and enjoyable time in Bhutan at places of great interest, where our Bhutan Kingdom Happiness Tour completes with a flight to Kathmandu or to your connecting flight from Delhi towards your respective countries and homeward bound.

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning and scenic flight to Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan with interesting tour
  • Small and beautiful of varied landscapes with views of mountains and local village life
  • Tour of famous Taksing Monastery Tiger Nest the land famed landmark of Bhutan
  • Visiting important historical and religious impressive sites and monuments
  • Best of Bhutan within the valley of happiness around Punakha,Trongsaand Jakar

 

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Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: 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 Happiness Tour with welcome dinner.
  • 2 Day 2: 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 Happiness Tour.
  • 3 Day 3: 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 Destination Holidays native guide of Bhutan and 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.
  • 4 Day 4: 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 ChangangkhaLhakhang, 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.
  • 5 Day 5: Drive to Punakha 1,350 m- 03 hrs driving journey.After a great time in Thimphu, morning scenic drive to Punakha for few hours as ride leads over 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 around108 stupa and continue drive to sub- tropical valley of Punakha, on arrival, if time permits hike to the temple of ChimiLakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.
  • 6 Day 6: At Punakha with interesting tour.At Punkakha a short hike for less than 2 hours to TashigangHongtso 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 GangkharPuensum, 7570 m (24,836 feet). Then back to Punakha Valley, a subtropical Shangri La carved by the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu (Mother and Father River), arriving at the lodge with another short hike through the Royal Botanical Forest.
  • 7 Day 7: Drive to Trongsa 2,200 m - 05hrs.Morning starting with an interesting drive to Trongsa leading past Wangdi province and short tour around the ruins of WangdiDzong (Fortress), which has been destroyed by fire recently. From here continue drive to Trongsa over Pelela Pass at 3m300 m which forms the part of Black Mountain range that divides the country from east and west. On route this picturesque journey with short break for a hike to remote village of Rujubji. On reaching at Trongsa after a good drive of 5 hours or more with tours in between drive relax and refresh in the local nice hotel.
  • 8 Day 8: Drive to Jakar 2,650 m - 04 hrs.Morning after breakfast tour around Trongsa town visit of majestic TrongsaDzong (Fortress), an earlier royal resident and the unique watchtower which houses a newly converted museum after a nice tour drive towards Yotong La pass at 3,425m and on route stop over the weaving place, beside the road where "Yatha" (wool weaving) is done which the valley of Bumthang is famous for and then continue drive to Jakar on arrival transfer into a nice local lodge / guesthouse.
  • 9 Day 9: Around Jakar tour of places of interest.Starting the morning with a visit of JampayLakhang, one of the first two Buddhist temples built in the country. Tour of Kurjeylakhang Temple, the site where royals are cremated, from here walk across the suspension bridge visit the village of Parar and Tamshing or drive there and then concluding the day with a walk passing by the Swiss farm. Most of the activities can be done on foot. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles.
  • 10 Day 10: Drive to Phobjikha 2,900 m - 04 hrs.After a great wonderful time around Punakha, drive to the isolated valley of Phobjikha. The valley protected for endangered and rare Black Necked Cranes visits Bhutan every winter (early Nov to end of February). The drive is very scenic and exciting with everlasting views, on reaching at Gangtery visit the famous old Gompa (monastery), the only Ningma-pa sect of Buddhism monastery and largest around western Bhutan. Phobjikha valley is a paradise for trekkers and hikers with afternoon at leisure for short walks.
  • 11 Day 11: Drive to Paro - 08 hrs.Today a long and interesting overland drive to Paro an opportunity to marvel the countryside and rural farm villages, after a great drive reaching Paro with a stroll around the old Paro town with local handicrafts stores. Here an opportunity to watch traditional game of archery the national sports of Bhutan.
  • 12 Day 12: Sightseeing around Paro at places of interestMorning 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 snowcapped peaks towards north, from here with steep downhill a short drive to visit 17th century Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967, afternoon free at leisure for stroll around Paro shops and markets.

  • 13 Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotelsMorning transfer to Paro airport for the flight to Kathmandu or to your next respective destination with connecting flight from Delhi-India or back to Kathmandu, during air scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as flight lands back at Kathmandu and then drive within hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. On reaching your hotel with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
  • 14 Day 14: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Bhutan Happiness Kingdom Tour with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

Guide and Porters: 

On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
    Information of AMS and Precation Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

 

  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Bhutan
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