Bhutan culture Tour

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Duration

5 Days

DIFFICULTY

Easy

GROUP SIZE

2-10

MAX. ALTUITUDE

-

Overview


Bhutan culture tour is the paradise tour  to explore the Buddhist religion, culture, tradition, Monastries with spectacular views of the mountains.  Only limited tourist  could visit this beautiful country. Bhutan is very  rich in  culture.

Main touristic sites in Thimphu

Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 by his late majesty, King Jigme Dorge Wangchuk. This stupa provides a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.

Simtokha Dzong was built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, is situated on a low valley, 8 km down from Thimphu. The series of over 300 finely worked slate carvings behind the prayer wheels in the courtyard is the most noteworthy artistic features of this Dzong.

National Library: Bhutan’s histories imprinted in a number of archaic texts are preserved at the national library that also has modern academic books and printed blocks for prayer flags.

Institute for Zoring Chusum is commonly known as arts and Crafts School or Painting School that officers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.

Traditional Medicine Institute is also a training centre for traditional medicine practitioners. The rich herbal medicine produced from medical plants abundant in the kingdom are prepared in this institution. It does not allow the entrance for visitors due to hygiene concern but one can view it from outside.

The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim) exhibits the rural past of Bhutan. The main display in the museum is a restored three storey traditional rammed mud and timber house that dates back to the mid 19th century. Some of the native trees and plants that were used in the rural households for various domestic purposes have been planted in this museum.

National Textile Museum opens its exhibition on sis major themes, wrap pattern weaves, weft pattern weaves, role of textiles in religion, achievements in textile arts, textiles from indigenous fibers and the royal collection. The accessories used by the members of Royal family can be found in this museum.

The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim) exhibits the rural past of Bhutan. The main display in the museum is a restored three storey traditional rammed mud and timber house that dates back to the mid 19th century. Some of the native trees and plants that were used in the rural households for various domestic purposes have been planted in this museum.

Trashichhoedzong was built in 164. Its present form was rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1965. His Holiness, the Je Khenpo, makes its home in the Dzong in the warmer summer months.

Changangkha is a fortress like temple and monastic school, established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo who came from Tibet. Thimphu valley looks fantastic from the courtyard of temple.

Craft Bazar gets organized on Tuesday and Wednesday that offers genuine Bhutanese arts and craft.

Zangthopelri Lhakhang was built, the present structure, in 1960 possesses some impressive murals and art treasures. The site of the temple was a former battle ground. The construction of the temple was meant to pacify energies.

Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) offers a fantastic view of Thimphu valley. The country’s largest Buddha statue and great glimpse of the valley are the significant attractions of this point.

Weekend Market provides an opportunity to the visitors to join the local people and the culture. Every Saturday and Sunday the city and village dwellers assemble in this market on the bank of the river.

Junghi Handmade Paper Factory in Thimphu unit produces traditional handmade paper made of natural plant which is widely used from for religious script, packing materials, hand-carry bags etc. Another unit of this factory, 22 km from Thimphu town, recycles waster paper.

Itinerary


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Cost Includes


  • Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and three meals per day in Kathmandu and during the trekking
  • Trekking guide and porters (Cook and sardar in the case of camping trek)
  • National parks’ fees and government royalties
  • Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance of our trekking staff members
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley or other parts of Nepal as mentioned in the itinerary

Cost Excludes


  • International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
  • All kinds of drink during trekking and travel stay with us
  • Travel insurance and cost of medical services of tourists
  • All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
  • Other personal expenses and tips
  • Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency
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Gear List


  • Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
  • Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
  • Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, wind proof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants and underwear
  • Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
  • Hat with wide brim and sun lotion cream
  • One liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
  • Repair and medical kit
  • Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
  • Handkerchief and toiletries
  • Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate ,trekking agency and private phone number of your  director
  • Pen, pencils and letterhead to write an emergency message
  • Pocket knife with opener and scissors
  • Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
  • Umbrella and rain coat
  • Camera

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Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal

Payment:  Down payment: 15% of total payment  is required to confirm the reservation.

Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.

Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.

Booking  Air Ticket:  If you don’t have regular travel agent, please visit    makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They  offer you very good price.

Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.

Trekking Leading Person:  Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.

Currencies:  USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.

Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.

Drinking Water:  We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote trekking sites.

Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area but not during the trekking.

Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD  for  15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.

Orientation Program: Before starting trekking, trekkers are provided with an  orientation by our office representative or trekking guide about the necessary trekking information.

Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.

Accommodation: You will stay in a nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas.  Normal hotels or tents are available during the trekking.

Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and trekking places. Food during the trekking might not meet the standard of your country.

View of Mount Everest: Trekkers to Everest region  will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.

Travel Insurance:  It is compulsory to have travel insurance.

Personal Expenses:  It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.

Luggage: We take only about 10kg per person in trekking. Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.

Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.

Rules and Regulation

Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.

1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trekking, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.

2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the trekking, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.

3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.

4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.

5. If you have any complain with regards to trekking and tour please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.

6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents  are with you during the entire trip.

 

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