Festivals of Bhutan

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Punakha The ancient capital of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong and hike in the Punakha Valley
  • Phobjika Valley Look out for the rare blacknecked crane
  • Paro Climb up to the 'tiger's Nest\ Monastery, perched high on the cliff side
  • Thimpu Walk through the most relaxed capital in the world
The Festivals Of Bhutan tour starts and ends in Kathmandu. The Festivals Of Bhutan tour is an active and outdoor tour that takes 12 days taking you through Kathmandu, Gangtey Gonpa, Thimphu and Paro in Bhutan and Nepal. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Peaceful monasteries, Himalayan mountain peak backdrops and deep, green valleys characterise this journey through the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. Experience colourful and traditional festivals with welcoming locals and return via Kathmandu for a flavour of this chaotic yet captivating city.

Punakha - Marvel at the majestic Punakha Dzong and hike through the nearby valley
Paro - Climb up to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched high on the cliff side
Kathmandu - Explore the old city including Durbar Square before visiting the Pashupatinath temple complex.
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Fly to Bhutan and explore the peaceful city of Paro
  • Day 3 : Cross the Dochu La Pass en route to Punakha
  • Day 4 : Explore Punakha's dramatically located Dzong
  • Day 5 : Drive to the beautiful farming valley of Gangtey
  • Day 6 : Watch the dances at the Black Necked Crane Festival
  • Day 7 : Travel to Thimpu, Bhutan's relaxed capital city
  • Day 8 : Visit Tashicho Dzong and Thimpu's memorial chorten
  • Day 9 : Return to Paro and hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Day 10 : Fly to Kathmandu. Walk through the Durbar Square
  • Day 11 : Free time to explore Kathmandu's temples and bazaars
  • Day 12 : Tour ends in Kathmandu
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  • 11 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 8 Dinner
  • 11 nights comfortable hotel
  • Bus, Flight
  • Explore Tour Leader, Driver(s), Explore Representative, Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Kathmandu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Festivals of Bhutan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Festivals of Bhutan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


A deposit of 440 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 24 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Festivals of Bhutan tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Festivals of Bhutan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.