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14 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour With 2-Day Trek in Bumthang Valley provided by Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel

14 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour With 2-Day Trek in Bumthang Valley

14 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour With 2-Day Trek in Bumthang Valley
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Duration:
14 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Travel to five western districts of Bhutan and delve in to discover why this tiny Kingdom chose to remain secluded for centuries. Visit magnificent fortresses and temples that dot hilltops and strategic locations against the backdrop of soaring mountains adorned with snows and forests. Marvel at the pristine environment and age-old traditions of the magical Kingdom of Bhutan so well preserved that the outside world calls it ‘Last Shangri-La’. This 14 Days and 13 Nights trip include a 2-Day trek in the central Bhutan district of Bumthang known as the ‘cultural heartland of Bhutan’. The 2-Day trek is fairly easy that takes you through rich forests, beautiful valleys and along crystal-clear rivers filled with trouts. There are plenty of ancient temples to visit and pass through a number of typical Bhutanese villages where you can stop and rest offering you an opportunity to understand the culture and traditions of Bhutan.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 71355P12
Important information
Inclusions
  • Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive e-Visa in PDF format within 4-5 business days.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and light snacks
  • 11 nights twin-sharing accommodation at 3-star hotels certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • 1 night homestay with the local family (optional)
  • 1 night full-service outdoor camping in the pristine wilderness
  • Sleeping bag liner (not sleeping bag)
  • All ground transportation including round trip airport transfers
  • Porters & Ponies
  • Experienced English-speaking licensed tour guide.
  • All entry fees and trekking permit
  • Medical treatment at a hospital in Bhutan if you sustain injuries while on the tour within Bhutan
  • All internal taxes for the services listed above
  • Entry/Admission - Paro
  • Entry/Admission - Bhutan Postal Museum
  • Entry/Admission - National Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Entry/Admission - Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
  • Entry/Admission - Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - Centenary Farmers Market
  • Entry/Admission - Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground
  • Entry/Admission - Dochula Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Phobjikha Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Wangdue
  • Entry/Admission - Gangtey Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Bumthang Swiss Cheese and Wine Shop
  • Entry/Admission - Bumthang
  • Entry/Admission - Kurje Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - Bumthang
  • Entry/Admission - Ngang Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - Burning Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Ogyen Choling Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ta Dzong Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Trongsa
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Suspension Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for trekking adventures.
  • International flights. Let us know if you need help with arranging flights to and from Bhutan.
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Sleeping bag & travel pillow (you need for camping during trekking)
  • Guide speaking other major languages can be arranged for an additional fee.
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Any other expenses of personal nature
Duration
14 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our guide and driver will receive you at Paro International Airport.
  • Airports:
  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour can be customized and run on a private basis just for you and your group.
  • We highly recommend booking at least a few months before the departure date so that we have enough time to ensure the flights are available. If you already have flight tickets to and from Bhutan, we can take bookings up to a week before the departure date. To process visa, it only takes 4-5 business days.
  • There are only two airlines that connect Bhutan with the outside world and so securing air tickets can be difficult especially during the months of high season. Currently, Bhutan is connected with these cities - Bagdogra, Bangkok, Delhi, Dhaka, Guwahati, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Singapore. We recommend you book your international flights a few months in advance especially if you plan to visit during the high season months of March to May and September to November. If you need help in arranging flights to/from Bhutan, please let us know much in advance.
  • After you book the tour, kindly send us clear passports copies of all the participants. A biodata page including the machine-readable zone must be seen clearly. Passports should have a minimum of 6 MONTHS validity from the day you depart from Bhutan. You may also want to check the passport requirements by your next destination country after Bhutan. A copy of your e-Visa will be emailed to you once it is approved. It only takes 4-5 business days to get visa approval and it is 100 percent guaranteed as long as we receive clear passport copies of all the participants. Actual visa will be stamped on your passport upon arrival. Send the passport copies to the Local Supplier E-mail address.
  • Youth between the ages of 16-18 MUST send us a copy of their valid Student Photo ID Card/Document to keep the discounted price. Without a copy of valid Student Photo ID Card/document, the full adult price will apply. Youth MUST also be accompanied by at least one full-paying adult.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive e-Visa in PDF format within 4-5 business days.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and light snacks
  • 11 nights twin-sharing accommodation at 3-star hotels certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • 1 night homestay with the local family (optional)
  • 1 night full-service outdoor camping in the pristine wilderness
  • Sleeping bag liner (not sleeping bag)
  • All ground transportation including round trip airport transfers
  • Porters & Ponies
  • Experienced English-speaking licensed tour guide.
  • All entry fees and trekking permit
  • Medical treatment at a hospital in Bhutan if you sustain injuries while on the tour within Bhutan
  • All internal taxes for the services listed above
  • Entry/Admission - Paro
  • Entry/Admission - Bhutan Postal Museum
  • Entry/Admission - National Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Entry/Admission - Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
  • Entry/Admission - Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - Centenary Farmers Market
  • Entry/Admission - Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground
  • Entry/Admission - Dochula Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Phobjikha Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Wangdue
  • Entry/Admission - Gangtey Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Bumthang Swiss Cheese and Wine Shop
  • Entry/Admission - Bumthang
  • Entry/Admission - Kurje Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - Bumthang
  • Entry/Admission - Ngang Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - Burning Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Ogyen Choling Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ta Dzong Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Trongsa
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Suspension Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for trekking adventures.
  • International flights. Let us know if you need help with arranging flights to and from Bhutan.
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Sleeping bag & travel pillow (you need for camping during trekking)
  • Guide speaking other major languages can be arranged for an additional fee.
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Any other expenses of personal nature
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our guide and driver will receive you at Paro International Airport.
  • Airports:
  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
Duration
14 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour can be customized and run on a private basis just for you and your group.
  • We highly recommend booking at least a few months before the departure date so that we have enough time to ensure the flights are available. If you already have flight tickets to and from Bhutan, we can take bookings up to a week before the departure date. To process visa, it only takes 4-5 business days.
  • There are only two airlines that connect Bhutan with the outside world and so securing air tickets can be difficult especially during the months of high season. Currently, Bhutan is connected with these cities - Bagdogra, Bangkok, Delhi, Dhaka, Guwahati, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Singapore. We recommend you book your international flights a few months in advance especially if you plan to visit during the high season months of March to May and September to November. If you need help in arranging flights to/from Bhutan, please let us know much in advance.
  • After you book the tour, kindly send us clear passports copies of all the participants. A biodata page including the machine-readable zone must be seen clearly. Passports should have a minimum of 6 MONTHS validity from the day you depart from Bhutan. You may also want to check the passport requirements by your next destination country after Bhutan. A copy of your e-Visa will be emailed to you once it is approved. It only takes 4-5 business days to get visa approval and it is 100 percent guaranteed as long as we receive clear passport copies of all the participants. Actual visa will be stamped on your passport upon arrival. Send the passport copies to the Local Supplier E-mail address.
  • Youth between the ages of 16-18 MUST send us a copy of their valid Student Photo ID Card/Document to keep the discounted price. Without a copy of valid Student Photo ID Card/document, the full adult price will apply. Youth MUST also be accompanied by at least one full-paying adult.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 Mar 2022
A note from 14 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour With 2-Day Trek in Bumthang Valley
All tourists are required to provide a COVID vaccine certificate and negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the date of entry.
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
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
31 stops
Day 1
Arrive Paro International...
Day 2
Paro / Transfer to the capital...
Day 3
Short hike with overlooking view...
Day 4
Thimphu / Transfer to Phobjikha...
Day 5
Phobjikha valley / Transfer to...
Day 6
Full day exploring Bumthang...
Day 7
Bumthang /Ngang Lhakhang (2600m)
Day 8
Ngang Lhakhang / Camp at Tahung...
Day 9
Tahung / Tang Valley (2750m)
Day 10
Tang Valley / Transfer to...
Day 11
Trongsa / Transfer to Punakha...
Day 12
Punakha / Transfer to Paro...
Day 13
Hike to the famous Taktsang...
Day 14
Transfer to Paro International...
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Tom M
Marina, CA65 contributions
Nov 2019
We started in Paro, flying in from Kathmandu. We did not realize that you ought to sit on the correct side of the plane to see the Himalayas, a little hiccup we corrected on the way out. We started out in Paro with a substitute guide and driver, but they were both excellent. However, had quite a bit of trouble getting our atm cards to work while shopping in Paro, we should have brought more cash and converted it at the airport.

The next day we flew to Bumthang Valley and met up the Llendrup, our guide the new driver. We quickly found out that our guide knew everyone and was constantly on his cellphone updating our arrangements and we think some work for his other clients. At the Jakar Tsechu Festival we found that the activities were there for the locals and they were kind enough to share them with us. This was true for all of our trip, we did not see any "staged" performances just for the tourist trade. Again the guide surpassed our expectations by getting us comfortable seats overlooking the event, VIP seating for sure, with the head monk (the guides uncle), the governor and head judge of the area making room for us. They fed us lunch, butter tea and coffee as well.

Over the next few days we drove over bumpy roads and visited more monasteries and museums and of course shopping for local handicrafts. Ask you guide to help identify the local from the imported stuff, but after a few shop you will see the difference. We did get to the main post office in Thimpu? which was excellent if you love stamps.

We shifted the trip a bit to try and include things of nature, and this was probably the one big disappointment of the trip, we had hoped to see local birds and animals but had limited success. I think a guide who is focused on nature and knows where to find local species would be needed to make this happen.

We did get tired of the buffet breakfast and dinner routine and decided to buy meals ala carte.

We did try the hot stone bath and I would take a hard pass on that, the water was not refreshed between customers and I felt quite ill afterwards, the tubs are not large enough for a 6' 2" 240lb man. We did have a nice local meal after and a bit of impromptu karaoke when one of the guide fired up his guitar.

My thoughts: 2 temples and 2-3 museums are enough, it gets repetitive after that. More nature would have been great, easy hikes with wildlife were in short supply.

The guide could not have been better and the driver was careful and all the mountain roads. I would go back in a minute and use Acorn again.

But never through Kathmandu again, the clean air and scenery of Bhutan is sorely missing.
Written 3 December 2019
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