Bhutan , officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in the eastern end of Himalayas, between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India. Bhutan’s landscape ranges from heavily forested foothills and subtropical plains in the south and a rugged and mountainous landscape with snow-capped peaks and glacier covered terrain in the north, where some peaks exceed 7,000.

Besides the stunning natural scenery, Bhutan is known for her strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom. Perched high in the Himalayas, it is the world’s last remaining Buddhist Kingdom and the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world. The profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called “The Last Shangrila.”

It has developed the philosophy of Gross National Happiness, where development is measured using a holistic approach of well-being, not just based on gross domestic product. The Government of Bhutan provides free education and, though rudimentary, free medical care to its citizen. The sale of tobacco products is banned and smoking in public areas is a fineable offense.

In 2008, Bhutan made the transition from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy and held its first general election.

Major sources of income are tourism, hydroelectric power and agriculture.
Bhutan has long maintained a policy of strict isolationism and only a limited number of tourists are allowed each year.

Bhutan at a glance:

Area: 38,394 km2
Population: 742,737
Capital: Thimphu
Currencies: Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee
Official language: Dzongkha Language
Government: Unitary state, Constitutional monarchy, Parliamentary system

This trip gives you an opportunity to explore the rural lifestyle and architecture of Bhutan providing a true insight of the country. From its lush forested valleys, monasteries, sacred mountains, art and architecture- this trip provide it all. The capital Thimphu, and Paro are charming and serene small cities, a delight to explore and visiting the Tiger’s Nest monastery is truly awe inspiring.

Highlights:

  • Explore Bhutan, the most mysterious and diverse of all the Himalayan kingdoms
  • Experience Bhutanese art and culture in the museums of Thimphu
  • Trek to ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery
  • Explore Bhutan’s remote valleys, towns and villages of Punakha and Bumthang valley
  • Panoramic views of the beautiful mounatins of Bhutan Himalaya
  • Sightseeing of the peaceful and beautiful city of Paro
  • Travel back in time while visiting the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong

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Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, evening welcome dinner. O/n hotel
Day 2. Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu, lunch, trek briefing. O/n hotel
Day 3. Fly Kathmandu / Paro Airport (2,280m) and drive to Thimpu. O/n hotel
Day 4. Sightseeing around Thimpu O/n hotel
Day 5. Drive from Thimpu to Punakha O/n hotel
Day 6. Drive from Punakha to Gangtey O/n hotel
Day 7. Drive from Gangtey to Bumthang Valley O/n hotel
Day 8. Sightseeing around Bumthang Valley O/n hotel
Day 9. Drive from Bumthang Valley to Paro O/n hotel
Day 10. Sightseeing around Paro- Tiger’s Nest monastery O/n hotel
Day 11. Fly Paro to Kathmandu O/n hotel
Day 12. Free day O/n hotel
Day 13. Departure.

Buddhist mask dance
Buddhist mask dance

Price includes:

In Kathmandu-

  • Airport arrivals and departures and all internal transportation in Kathmandu as per program in private tourist vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation on twin share in Kathmandu in tourist class hotel.
  • ½ day guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle including lunch.
  • Return Airfares Kathmandu/ Paro/ Kathmandu with international terminal taxes.

In Bhutan-

  • All internal transportation in Bhutan in private tourist vehicle
  • Standard government-approved hotel on twin share while in Thimpu and Paro.
  • Use of a personal trek pack, consisting of: Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag with an inner-liner.
  • Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks – for the duration of your trip in Bhutan.
  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
  • Monument and museums entrance fees for all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.
  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.
  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
  • Government royalty (35% of $200), which goes to the country’s health and education projects.
  • All trekking, route and monument access permits and fees.
  • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.

Price excludes:

  • Personal accident and rescue insurance. You must provide your own rescue insurance
  • Mineral water, beer, soft drinks and extra tea/coffee outside of normal meal times.
  • Private room accommodation in Kathmandu, Thimpu and Paro unless a single supplement is paid.
  • Optional tips to guides and porters.
  • International airport departure taxes.
  • Visa costs.
  • Helicopter evacuation in the unlikely situation, although we do arrange for it and make
  • the necessary documents so that you can claim from your insurance.

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Grading

Our grading system for trekking:

There are many different factors that contribute to the difficulty of a particular trip
Our grading are based on various factors such as length of trek and walking day, trail conditions, maximum altitude and average altitude, elevation gain/loss per day, prevailing weather conditions, temperature range, remoteness and general level of comfort.
Although we have tried to make our grading system as clear as possible, it cannot take into account your personal interests, abilities or experience. If you have any questions about the nature of a particular trip or its suitability for you, please contact us at info@hionlifeadventures.com

Grade A: Leisure

These adventure tours are our least demanding trips suitable for people with a basic level of fitness and good health. These trips may involve long drives usually on private transport. Sightseeing trips are conducted on foot. The itinerary may also take you to remote places with basic lodging facilities and may also involve a day or two of hiking. We expect you to carry a small back pack weighing about 4 to 5 kgs.
Recommended preparation: Walking on undulating terrain for an hour, for at least 2-3 months prior to departure.

Grade B: Easy to moderate

These adventures involve trekking between 7 to 10 days in remote areas where facilities are often basic. These trips involve some camping or basic lodging. The trekking days are often between 3 to 6 hours of walking each day on good trails with plenty of time for sightseeing. The itineraries often include 1 or 2 rest days. The trails are generally well defined and relatively easy, but it doesn’t mean it will be a walk in the park. In the Himalayas, flat trail are extremely rare sights, so there will be plenty of ascents and descents on rocky terrains and often on stony steps. The altitudes are moderate and rarely go above 3800m. The average daily ascents and descents will be about 300m to 400m with perhaps an odd day ascending/ descending about 800m. There are no extremes of weather and the daytime temperatures generally do not get lower than 5C with exceptional cases during bad weather when it can get down to 0C.

Recommended preparation: Walking or jogging 45 mins to 1 hour for at least two times a week on undulating terrain or on a tread mill with inclined angle for at least 3 months prior to departure.

Grade C: Moderate

These treks are slightly more difficult. Our moderate treks are between 11 to 15 days in remote areas with camping or basic lodging. The trekking days are often between 4 to 7 hours of walking each day on good trails with plenty of time for sightseeing. The itineraries often include 1 or 2 rest days. The trails are generally well defined but with plenty of ascents and descents on rocky terrains and often on stony steps. The altitudes are moderate and rarely go above 4500m. The average daily ascents and descents will be about 300m to 500m with occasional harder days ascending/ descending about 800m. There are no extremes of weather and the daytime temperatures generally do not get lower than 5C with exceptional cases during bad weather when it can get down to -5C.

Recommended preparation: Walking or jogging 45 mins to 1 hour for at least two times a week on undulating terrain or on a tread mill with inclined angle for at least 3 months prior to departure.

Grade D: Challenging

These adventures are more challenging and remote and with altitudes up to 5600m. Our challenging treks are between 13 to 24 days in remote areas with camping or basic lodging. The trekking days are often between 5 to 7 hours of walking each day with some days involving crossing a pass with up to 10 hours walking. Generally the trails are well defined, but there will be days which involve climbing steep rocky terrains at high altitudes and crossing icy and rocky glaciers in harsh weather conditions.
The average daily ascents and descents will be about 300m to 500m with a few harder days ascending/ descending about 1000m. The itineraries often include rest days after such big ascents.
Temperatures can get below Zero in the daytime at high altitudes and can fall down to -10C at night.

Recommended preparation: Stamina is essential, as walking days are long. We recommend previous trekking experience, preferably at altitude. Walking or jogging 45 mins to 1 hour for at least two times a week on undulating terrain or on a tread mill with inclined angle for at least 3 months prior to departure. Cycling is recommended. Long day hikes on weekends with a daypack in variable weather conditions is also recommended.

 

 

Booking terms and conditions

What are the booking procedures, terms and conditions?

The following procedures, terms and conditions apply if you are joining one of our trip.

Booking:

At the bottom of each tour/trek/ expedition page that you wish to participate, you can click the link to book that trip and you will come to a page with instructions on how to book a trip with us. We will then send you an invoice for deposit payment of 250 USD, which is non-refundable. Once we receive this payment we will send you a confirmation on your reservation of the trip.

Balance Payments:

The balance payment is to be made at least 45 days prior to departure, payable by bank account transfer. If the balance is not paid when due, Hi On Life Adventures reserves the right to regard the reservation as canceled.

Cancellations & Refunds:

In case you should cancel your reservation, the following cancellation charges apply:

Days prior to trip Start date                      Cancellation Fee

31-45 days                                                              50% of trip price
16-30 days                                                              75% of trip price
0-15 days                                                                 100% of trip price

Exceptions to these policies cannot be made for any reason. However, if you wish to transfer from one trip to another, we are happy to assist you at no extra charge, provided that it is done before 60 days prior to the trip start date. Thereafter, our cancellation policy applies. Hi On Life Adventures reserves the right to cancel a trip for any reason. In such an instance, we will refund all payments received, which will be regarded as full settlement.

 

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Quick Facts

Destination:
 Bhutan
Trip Code:
 HBTR-BLS
Trip Grade:
 Leisure
Duration:
 13
Trek Distance:
 --
Starting Elevation:
 2250m
Peak Elevation:
 3700m
Accommodations:
 Hotels
Best Season:
 Mar/ Apr & Oct/ Nov

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If you have extra days in Nepal, you can book an extension.

Available Extensions

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Grade: A- Leisure

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Pokhara & Bandipur

Grade: A- Leisure

Duration: As per package

Chitwan Jungle Safari

Grade: A- Leisure

Duration: According to package

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