This small, Buddhist Kingdom in the Himalayas was voted one of the Lonely Planets “Best in Travel: Top 10 Countries – 2012”. Bhutan is famous for its well preserved Tibetan style culture, mountain views, amazing trekking and harmonious society.
Sitting high in the Himalayas, the country is ruled by Buddhist philosophy and values ‘Gross National Happiness’ over financial wealth. Famously rejecting modernity and outside influences, it’ is one of Asia’s last monarchies. Technology has been speedily embraced since the introduction of TV and internet in 1999. Finding a fellow traveller who has visited the Bhutan is a rare occurrence. You need to pay US$200 a day to stay in the country and trips must be organiszed through government recognised agencies. However, the rewards for navigating these restrictions are large. The Bhutanese are very warm, hospitable people and their culture and environment remain incredibly unspoiled. You will also be one of the few travellers who can claim to have visited this elusive destination.
L.N. Treks offers the following package deals to Bhutan:.
Bhutan 4 Day Tour
Day 1: fly into Paro, airport pick-up, arrival at hotel and short walk around town.
Day 2: sightseeing in Paro including: Ta Dzong Tower, Drugyal Dzong ruins, the Natural History Museum and Kyichu Temple. Drive to Thimpu for two hours for sightseeing and overnight hotel stay.
Day 3: sightseeing in Thiumpu including: Memorial Chorten and the National Library, see handicrafts and thanka art being produced. Evening drive for overnight stay in Paro.
Day 4: morning breakfast, airport transfer and departure.
Glimpse of Bhutan 6 Day Tour
Day 1: arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel, pre-tour briefing, free time.
Day 2: Swayambhunath Temple and Patan in morning; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Old Kathmandu in afternoon. Free evening and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3: fly from Kathmandu to Paro taking in Himalayan views and transfer to hotel, free time in evening, dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 4: sightseeing in Paro including: Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, the National Museum and a monastic school, Rinpung Dzong. Drive to Thimphu for free time, dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 5: sightseeing in Thimpu Valley including: the National Library, Institute of Medicine, Memorial Chorten, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, handicrafts and thangpka art shops. Drive to Paro for overnight stay in hotel.
Day 6: morning breakfast, airport transfer and departure.