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Bhutan Cultural Tour with Day Hikes provided by Bhutan Travel Guru

Bhutan Cultural Tour with Day Hikes

Bhutan Cultural Tour with Day Hikes
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
This tour combines cultural highlights with some of the good day hikes in Bhutan. Exploring on foot is more magical than skimming over the places from your car. As you walk through the villages, villagers will invite you to their homes for a tea or hearty conversation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 106228P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Government approved 3 star hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation by private car (including airport drop and pick up)
  • Entry/Admission - Haa Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
Exclusions
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry
  • Other bills of personal nature
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratitude
Duration
9 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Government approved 3 star hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation by private car (including airport drop and pick up)
  • Entry/Admission - Haa Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
Exclusions
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry
  • Other bills of personal nature
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratitude
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
10 stops
Day 1
Day 1: Arrive Paro
Day 2
Paro-Haa Valley | Hike to Chele...
Day 3
Haa-Thimphu (115 Km/4 Hours)
Day 4
Morning Tango Monastery hike |...
Day 5
Thimphu-Punakha | hike to...
Day 6
Punakha-Gangtey/Phobjikha Valley...
Day 7
Gangtey-Paro
Day 8
Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Day 9
Depart Paro
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brendalah
London, UK151 contributions
Dec 2019
We just completed a 9 day trip to Thimpu, Punakha and Paro with Bhutan Travel Guru. From the time I reached out to Tsheten for an enquiry to the end of our tour, everything was hassle free and seamless.

Tsheten was very responsive to all my queries and helped us make the bookings very quickly. Once we got to Bhutan, we were picked up by Sonam, our guide, and Pema, our driver. Both were wonderful and took excellent care of us during our trip. Sonam took us on some wonderful hikes - some of which were so quiet that we did not pass a single person on the trail! He also took us to some wonderful monasteries and patiently explained the historical and religious significance of the sites. He also gave us very good insight into the culture of Bhutan.

Pema was an excellent and careful driver. We did a few tricky drives, including on icy roads and we always felt very safe in Pema's hands

Overall, we would not hesitate to recommend Bhutan Travel Guru - an excellent company to choose for your trip to Bhutan!
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Corriene v
Berlin, Germany8 contributions
Jan 2020
Wauw, what an amazing and personalized experience with Bhutan travel guru! We did quite some research beforehand to find the right travel agency, and we definitely made the right choice!

From planning the itinerary to the week itself: everything was great and so well executed!

The email correspondence with mr. Tsheten went very smoothly and his responses were extremely fast. We changed our itinerary last minute and that also was no problem at all. The dinner with him in Thimphu was also very nice and pleasant.

Our guide Sonam was a very nice guy who took us on (unexpected) nice hikes and patiently explained us so much about the history, culture, religion etc. He went out of his way to make us comfortable (e.g. getting nice breakfast in stead of the hotel breakfast that we didnt really like. Also we could have lunch at a place we suggested ourselves, because we were craving for some western food after months in India. Don't do this too often though, because in general the restaurants the'll take you are great. :)

Our drives Nathan was a super nice and funny guy and an excellent driver, we felt very safe all the time.

The hotels were super nice, comfortable and luxurious. What a treat!

Some highlights: the Bumdra trek with camping on a elevation of 3800m (SO cold, but SO great!), the hot stone bath, the beautiful Punakha fort and the trek at chele la pass
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MillerThomas
10 contributions
Feb 2020
This service offered very good, fast and reliable logistics planning. The driver and guide were both very nice, friendly and flexible. It was a bit difficult to understand our guide's heavy accent and fast speech but overall, we had a great time and would recommend the company.
Written 25 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BrittB
3 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Firstly, a big thank you to Tsheten for helping me plan a phenomenal 17 day Bhutan itinerary that combined trekking and cultural activities. Leading up to my trip, I really appreciated how promptly he responded to the many emails I was sending from New York and how flexible he was with the planning. Yeshi was my main guide for the trip and great company for solo trekking - incredibly knowledgeable - and was able to make last minute adjustments to the itinerary (e.g., switching from river rafting to kayaking).

I definitely want to return to do more trekking in the future. Bhutan Travel Guru was a fantastic tour operator that I would recommend to anyone planning a trip to Bhutan, whether solo or in a group.
Written 27 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

aysem duygu t
Dubai, United Arab Emirates123 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
I was checking the alternatives for our long dreamed Bhutan holiday, browsing websites and I came across Bhutan Travel Guru. It was late at night and a chat window popped up. I wrote down a few questions, the answers seemed so smart to be coming from a chatbot. Because it was not a chatbot. Though it was after midnight, Tsheten was replying my never ending stupid questions with patience.
It all started like that. Yes, I do love prompt replies.
The following day we started exchanging emails, After tens of emails, we customised the itinerary just as I wanted. Tsheten was amazing, he was patient, understanding, and always prompt. And meanwhile I understood I was in good hands and relaxed.
Finally the day came and we landed in Bhutan. Our team, Sonam and Tshewang were ready to pick us up. These guys were amazing, always smiling, patiently responding our never ending questions, enduring our brutal jokes. We spent several days together and they were never ever one minute late. Incredible punctuality!
A special shout-out to Sonam...On the way to Tiger's Nest, we had an incident with galloping horses and I will never forget how Sonam acted to help/save my husband. And right after that my husband managed to drop his phone off the cliff and again Sonam was the super hero. I am not sure he remembers us fondly though. :)
Tshewong is very remarkable as well, in our previous experiences the drivers usually just drive, leaves everything to the guide. Tshewong acts like a host. He is indeed a gentleman!
Anyways...it was a packed itinerary, there was no single hiccup. Everything was well planned, professionally arranged. We also had the opportunity to meet Tsheten in person, it was a privilege and a night to remember.
Promise these are the final words...Go to Bhutan, it is beautiful. Bear in mind, you will walk and climb a lot. Tiger's Nest is a long climb but breathtaking, you have to see it. And don't look any further, get in touch with Bhutan Travel Guru, they are the best.
Written 20 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LaurenZee
5 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
From the beginning to the end, my experience with Travel Guru was fabulous. The tour operator Tsheten was very accesible and was able to help me tailor make my 9 day Bhutan adventure. He was even kind enough to take me out to a traditional Bhutanese dinner in Thimpu when I arrived. I feel very lucky that my guide Sonam and driver Dawa were both kind, professional and very knowledgable people. I spent 9 days with Sonam and Dawa and now consider them friends for life.
Thanks Travel Guru for this once in a lifetime trip!
Written 6 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Relinagrg
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
This was my first solo travel, and offcourse, safety was my main concern. After few google searches, I stumbled across Bhutan Travel Guru, the 100% positive review on trip advisor, followed by the choice of services they provide, and the uniquess of their website (packed with all details a tourist expects) were some major elements that attracted me the most.

Was I satisfied with the service? - 100%

1) I always received prompt reply from Mr. Chophel (The Director), answering all my questions and concerns. Also, sending me reminders on Facebook, incase I have forgotten to check my e-mail. I was lucky enough to have had dinner with him on my first day, it’s visible that he genuinely cares about his guests, and he wants to provide the best service to us all, he made sure to check up on how I was doing at all times , to even ensuring my worried parents that I was going to be just fine!

2) I was accompanied by Mr. Rinzin and Mr. Tshewang throughout the trip! Both of them were professional and knowledgeable at their field. Mr. Rinzin had answers to all my questions, ensured that I was safe, cared and rested well at all times. He is filled with so much knowledge and wisdom, I felt deeply inspired by him, and how he is as a person.

3) Mr. Tshewang, called me his little sister, and I even had the chance to talk to his family. He was so kind and so positive! Always greeting me with a warmest smile. An excellent car operator, clean car, and ensured that the speed of the car was ok for me!

I must say, Bhutan Travel Guru must be everyone’s first choice of travel agency , because they truly are everything they state on their website - UNIQUE, NICE & RELIABLE! Upon meeting the staff of Bhutan Travel Guru, you will realise that it’s the people of Bhutan that makes the country so special. We sang together, we laughed together, we helped each other learn languages, it honestly felt like home here!

My sincere gratitude to the team of Bhutan Travel Guru! Looking forward to making more visits to Bhutan through your agency & wishing you all the best!
Written 22 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John H
3 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
I booked Bhutan tour with only one-week notice and Bhutan Travel Guru took care of everything from beginning to end. My trip was well managed without a hitch leaving the rest for me to enjoy the beauties of the trails, the forest, the rivers, the nature and the stunning landscape of Bhutan and Himalayas.

Tsheten, a man at the helm of management really cares for his clients. He was following-up closely with us during the trip. My guide and driver worked tirelessly to ensure that I had a good time. The hotels that they booked were also excellent. All in all, Bhutan Travel Guru very much exceeded my expectation.

I am not paid to say this but from the quality of service I got, I can really recommend this company.
Written 4 April 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear John H, We are very grateful for the time taken to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trip with us. We look forward to welcoming you again. With kind regards, Tsheten Chophel
Written 10 April 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

VLtraveller
2 contributions
Jan 2020
I visited Bhutan in January and stayed 5 nights in the country. I had no idea where to start when it came to selecting a travel agent (i.e. having a guide is mandatory in Bhutan) and so I checked some TripAdvisor posts and opted for Bhutan Travel Guru. I was NOT disappointed! :) They have been fantastic from beginning to end. We received prompt answers to all our email inquiries before the trip and they really took charge of our entire experience whilst we were in the country. Our guide, Solam, was great, upbeat and knowledgeable which of course we enjoyed and appreciated. Our driver Dawa was also excellent and the owner of the Travel Agency, Tsheten, also took the time to meet us during the week and his hospitable manners made a big difference to our week. I also used the assistance of Bhutan Travel Guru to do the visa application and everything went smoothly. All in all, I highly recommend!
Written 13 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Deborah Moolman
1 contribution
Nov 2019
Bhutan Travel Guru has been the most professional tour agency we have ever met. Our guide and driver were very nice, always on time, full of life and always made us feel so safe.
The activities and the full itinerary suggested were perfect! The hiking days were amazing and we would not change anything to the trip!
It was our honeymoon so we decided to spoil ourselves with luxury hotels - highly recommended is the Gangtey Lodge and the Six Senses hotels.
Highly recommend Bhutan Travel Guru! Do not worry about anything - they are extremely reliable and you can have full confidence in them!
Written 17 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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