Bhutan Kingdom Happiness TourBhutan Kingdom Happiness Tour

Bhutan Kingdom of Happiness Tour - 14 Days

  • 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

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

Bhutan, The  Kingdom of Happiness Tour, takes you around the former forbidden Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The land of ‘Thundering Dragon’, is located at the end of the Eastern Himalayan range in between India and Tibet / China.

As for a small country, treasures beautiful landscapes from low warm land to cooler hills and valleys with high snow mountains.

 Bhutan, The Kingdom of Happiness Tour leads you to exciting wonderful sites, steeped with history and colorful cultures.

Where visitors can observe the happy faces of Bhutanese people, the country is also known as the land of festivals. A fascinating country to experience various diversity of the country’s landscapes as well as the impressive age-old heritage.

The  Bhutan starts with a scenic sweeping flight from Kathmandu, flying across with unparalleled views of the Himalayas. You can enjoy the dramatic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu with Mt. Kanchenjunga.

On reaching Bhutan’s International Airport in Paro Town, where our exciting tour begins. Enjoy a scenic hike up to the hill where the famous Tasking Monastery is located, also known as Tiger’s Nest. The tour extends around the beautiful valley of Paro visiting its old Dzong or forts of historical background.

Enjoy the drive to Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, and visit lovely places of great cultural and historical interest. The journey extends towards Bhutan’s old capital of Punakha, which is the second and largest oldest Bhutan’s Fort / Dzong.

After a wonderful memorable experience, the journey slowly comes to an end reaching Paro. Then bidding farewell to Bhutan and its nice people for the scenic flight to Kathmandu. Where our great marvelous time on Experience Bhutan the Kingdom of Happiness Tour concludes.

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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.

    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.

      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.

        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.

          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 around 108 the 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.

            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.

              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 3423m 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.

                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.

                  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.

                    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.

                      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.

                        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 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.

                          Morning 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.

                            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.

                              Bhutan Kingdom of Happiness Tour - 14 Days FAQs

                              • Bhutan is famous for its immense cultures and colorful religious and social festivals. As well for ancient historical monuments and sites and country’s beautiful landscapes. Including its impressive handicrafts.


                              • Spring from March to May, and autumn / fall season starts from September to November. These are the high seasons for Bhutan tour as well as for hike and trekking around the Himalayan region of Bhutan.

                              • On this tour there is no age-bar, families with young children to elderly people of 70 years old can join. As the tour does not involve high altitude, except for short walks and hike. The only long climb is to Tasking Monastery or Tiger’s Nest, where young children and elderly people will be a problem. Can stay behind and wait for the others till others returns at car park, enjoying the surrounding views.

                              • Yes, certainly can be arranged instead of returning back to Kathmandu, as there are daily flights to other big cities in India. Like Delhi and Kolkata, they can fly to other Indian cities to catch connecting flight back to home countries.

                                But needs to inform the company ahead on booking, so that we can make necessary arrangement.

                              • For Bhutan visa one can get on booking with Explorer Adventurers, as we need to book the flight to Bhutan. Where the visa is included along with the flight tickets, client needs to send us passport details, PP size photos. As well paying the full amount of the Bhutan tour price.