Exclusive Bhutan Tour


Our epic trip to Bhutan/India is the best and most flexible tour, including India. After many successful trips and happy clients, we organise a yearly trip to Bhutan the kingdom of happiness.

Exclusive Bhutan Tour – October 28 - November 12, 2024,

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Mix Group/ Dublin - Delhi flight tickets are not included in the price.
Exclusive Bhutan Tour – March 22 - April 8, 2025

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Mix Group/ No flights included.
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Exclusive Bhutan Tour

After Covid now Butan is open for international travellers again. In September 2022 Bhutan govt change the entry fees, now travelling to Bhutan involves a daily visa fee of US$200, it used to be 65 US DOllar only. Namaste Nomad is Preparing to visit Bhutan again with another small group of interested visitors from Ireland. On this trip, we have also kept 7 days for India, including the Taj Mahal, and beautiful Sikkim in east India. This time the total trip will be for 18 days Total. Limited places are available. The cost will be higher than before, although our price is cheaper than many international travel companies.

Bhutan is a small landlocked country in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, unique culture, and commitment to preserving its environment and traditional way of life. Bhutan is also famous for its Gross National Happiness Index, which measures the well-being of its citizens.

There are several reasons why one should visit Bhutan. Firstly, it offers a unique cultural experience that is unlike any other in the world. Bhutanese traditions and customs are deeply rooted in Buddhism, and visitors can witness colourful festivals, visit ancient monasteries and temples, and explore traditional villages.

Secondly, Bhutan’s natural beauty is breathtaking. The country has a diverse landscape ranging from snow-capped mountains to lush forests and fertile valleys. Visitors can go trekking, hiking, or simply enjoy the stunning views.

Finally, Bhutan is committed to sustainable tourism, and visitors can be assured that their trip will have a positive impact on the environment and local communities. The country has strict tourism regulations, which help preserve its unique culture and environment for future generations.

Bhutan offers limited visas for visitors so for that reason Namaste Nomad asks all interested candidates to book this trip in advance.

  1. The group size is a Maximum of 12 and a minimum of 6 people in the group.
  2. With the international flight from Dublin to Delhi, this trip cost 4800 euros.
  3. Without an international flight trip cost is 3800 Euro.

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi

We fly out from Dublin to Delhi ( If your flight fare is included in this price)

Arrive in Delhi and check in to the hotel and rest.

Day 2: Delhi to  Agra Taj Mahal

Today we take a 4-hour drive from Delhi to Agra.

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. To visit the Taj Mahal, you need to purchase an entry ticket and follow the dress code which requires visitors to cover their heads and remove their shoes. Photography is allowed but with certain restrictions. It is recommended to visit during the early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds and hot weather.

Day 3:  Agra to Delhi 

Today after breakfast we leave Agra and the Taj Mahal and return to Delhi, evening we will visit India Gate and Gandhi Memorial place.

Day 4: We take a Flight from Delhi to Paro Bhutan

Morning flight to Paro airport in Bhutan, 2-hour flight(or to an alternative airport in
Bhutan, if necessary). You will be picked up from the airport and driven to your hotel, where you will stay for one night. Relax for the rest of the day, and
try some traditional Bhutanese food.

Day 5: Paro- Thimphu

Morning trek to the famous Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) – this is a
prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located on
the cliffside of the upper Paro valley. The temple complex was first built-in
1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave where Guru Padmasambhava
is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three
days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with
introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the patron deity of the country.
Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen Taktsang or ‘tiger lair’
caves in which he meditated. The hike takes about four hours. Afternoon visit
to Rinpung Dzong the administrative seat of the district of Paro containing a
state monastic community of 200 monks. Then we travel to Thimpu, the
Bhutanese capital for a two-night stay.

Day 6: Thimphu

Enjoy a city highlights tour including the Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa)
built-in memory of the third King of Bhutan. Mainly by foot, we will explore the
City and discover its markets, its peoples, its culture and experience the
wonderful sense of happiness and contentment that seems to pervade all life
in Bhutan.

Day 7: Trongsa

Proceed on a picturesque drive to Trongsa via Wangdiphodrang Dzong, a
monastery at the meeting point of two rivers, then over the Pele-la pass.

Day 8: Bumthang

Morning visit to Trongsa museum, filled with Bhutanese architecture built-in
1647, and the Watch Tower is located on the top of a steep hill. Continue on to
Bumthang is one of the most spectacular valleys in Bhutan. Upon arrival, you
will check into your hotel for a two-night stay.

Day 9: Bumthang

Spend the day visiting several of the region’s ancient monasteries. Also visit
the historical Jakar Dzong, one of the largest museums in Bhutan. The
The Bumthang area is truly unspoilt and is famous for producing honey, as
well as cheese, apples, apricots and Red Panda beer. There are numerous day
walks and places to visit including Jakar Dzong (the Castle of the White Bird –
1646 AD), Lamey Goemba, Wangdichholing Palace and the impressive Kurjey
Lhakhang (temple) on the western side of Bumthang Chhu (river). On the last
day, you will head out to explore the Choskhor area, the easternmost and
highest valley in Bumthang, to Ura Village which is said to be home to some
of the earliest inhabitants of Bhutan. This traditional, picturesque medieval
village and its temple echo Bhutan’s past especially when one walks the
cobbled lanes and encounters locals who still wear sheepskins on their backs.,
Back in Jakar, you may wish to try the short hike to Thangbi Monastery.

Day 10: Punakha

Early morning visit the Bumthang market, following which you drive to
Punakha for a two-night stay.

Day 11: Punakha

Full-day tour of Punakha including a visit to the 17th-century fortress Punakha
Dzong lies between Phochu and Mochu Rivers. Here we visit Chimmi
Lhakhang hilltop, a fertility temple which was founded by the tantric
Buddhist master Drukpa Kuenley, one of Tibet’s foremost yogis and the
patron saint of Bhutan. A fantastic day covering the highlights of the valley
will include a visit to the Punakha Dzong, a hike to Talo Village and an
optional white-water rafting excursion on the Mo Chhu or Po Chhu rivers.

Day 12: Punakha To Pontchelling

Drive to Phonchelling the border town of Bhutan for the Last Night in Bhutan before we head back to east India to Sikkim

Day 13: Phonshelling to Gangtok Sikkim

Sikkim is a state located in the northeastern part of India, known for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and rich history. A tour of Sikkim offers visitors the opportunity to explore the Himalayan mountains, scenic lakes, and picturesque villages, as well as to experience the unique traditions and customs of the local people. Popular attractions in Sikkim include the stunning Tsomgo Lake, the ancient Rumtek Monastery, and the charming town of Gangtok. We spend the first night in Gangtok.

Day 14: Visit Rumtek monastery

Rumtek Monastery is a famous Buddhist monastery located in Sikkim, India, about 23 km from the capital city of Gangtok. It is one of the most important centres of Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet and is the seat of the Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery was originally built in the 16th century in Tibet but was destroyed during the Chinese Cultural Revolution in the 1950s. In 1959, the 16th Karmapa fled Tibet and established the monastery in its current location in Sikkim.

The Rumtek Monastery complex is a sprawling complex of buildings, including temples, shrines, and accommodations for monks and visitors. The main temple is adorned with intricate murals and statues and houses a golden stupa containing the relics of the 16th Karmapa. The monastery also has a large prayer hall, a library, and a museum that showcases Tibetan art and artefacts.

The monastery holds great significance for Tibetan Buddhists and is an important pilgrimage site for followers of the Karma Kagyu School of Buddhism. Visitors can witness the monks’ daily rituals and prayers and participate in meditation and other spiritual practices. Overall, a visit to Rumtek Monastery can be a deeply enriching and enlightening experience for anyone interested in Buddhism and Tibetan culture.

Day 15: Rest and explore Gangtok by Foot

Today we take a short drive to the hill called Ganesh Tok for a stunning view of Gangtok town and after that, we will walk back to the town on foot and experience the Himalayan town and culture.

Day 16: We take a short drive to Yangang

To experience local culture and village life we will take a short drive to the village called Yangang, afternoon we take the village hike and we will spend the night in a local house and experience the local food, tradition and village life in Sikkim.

Day 17: Drive to the Airport and fly to Delhi

Today we take a drive to Airport and take a 1-hour flight to Delhi, the capital of India.

Day 18: Explore Delhi and Depart Home.

Today is the departure day and our flight will be at night so during the day we have enough chance to buy some gifts from India for our family back home.

This itinerary can be customised and it can change if we required it for safety reason or any natural disaster that happen before or during the trip.

For this trip a 1000 Euro deposit is essential.

Price Includes
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Tour in Delhi
  • Hotel in Delhi, Agra, Gangtok.
  • Visa and permits for Bhutan
  • All food in Bhutan.
  • Complete English-speaking guide
  • All transportation in Bhutan, India
  • Paro Orientation tour.
  • Taktsang Monastery visits and hikes.
  • Folk Heritage Museum visit.
  • Institute of Traditional Medicine visit
  • Agra and Taj Mahal Tour.
  • International flight to Delhi and return(if it includes the price).
  • Domestic flights.
Price Excludes


  • Dinner and lunch in cities except for Bhutan
  • Indian Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips for drivers and guides


See what people are saying about us!


Incredible trip! My wife and I came from the states to join Mohan and a bunch of wonderful Irish people on an island peak expedition. This was our first exposure to trekking in Nepal and technical mountaineering in general. We are rock climbers and hikers, but we trained extra hard the few months before the trip to develop good fitness and strong legs for long walks uphill. We met Mohan briefly while visiting Ireland a year earlier and felt instantly that we could trust him. Mohan is extremely experienced with trekking in the Himalayas (18yrs I think). He has connections every step of the way from hotels in Kathmandu, to flights to lukla, and in even in tea houses all along the route. This allows him to offer his clients fantastic service at a great price. Nice accommodations and food the whole time - everything is included in the cost up front so the only thing we had to think about was water which we just treated with chlorine tabs. Mohan gives great guidance to help avoid getting sick either from altitude or food. He demands good hygiene from kitchen staff and always sends his Sherpas into the kitchen to help and make sure our food is clean. The whole experience felt like a private trip with friends and not commercially organized. And really that's what it is - no middle man. Mohan genuinely cares about his clients and you will quickly become his friend. He will do everything he can to keep you healthy and acclimatized so you can have the best shot possible at meeting your goal. You won't have to worry about being confused the whole time - he keeps you well informed and is always checking to make sure you are doing well. He even coordinates with a guy in Kathmandu so they can make changes for summit attempts based on weather. Because he did this, we ended up summiting a day earlier than planned which made all the difference - I think nearly everyone failed the day before and the day after us due to snowfall, but we had 5 out of 8 summit in our group thanks to Mohan's leadership. Also if you do island peak - he won't make you walk from base camp to Chukkung after a 12-15 hr summit push, we met several people who after making it back to base camp still had a few hours of walking to get to a lodge and we really felt for them. His Sherpa staff is awesome and Mohan ensures they are well taken care of in addition to the porters/yaks. These Sherpas have more than adequate experience and are some of the kindest people you will ever meet. They even threw me a birthday party with a homemade cake along the way. They are fun, happy, and incredibly humble - always working hard to support their families. They deserve a good tip when the trip is over. Whatever you're looking for in a trek/climb - Mohan is your man. He'll work with you to make it happen. He is a friend for life now and I seriously recommend his guide services. Namaste!

Todd B

Experience of a lifetime!


October 2016 Everest Base Camp... I went with Namaste Nomad having looked at other companies based in Ireland doing the same trek. Mohan was always available to answer questions. He himself has trekked to EBC lots of times which is reflected in his knowledge and experience. He employs Sherpa's (and pays them a fair wage !) whom are also very experienced trekkers and some have summited Everest !! they are very in-tuned into the needs (inc health needs, signs & symptoms of altitude sickness), informing us of the different peaks and opening to talking about their experiences summiting mount Everest. The weather was not in our favour for part of the trek. One morning...at 4am the cloud finally lifted; Mohan came and woke us all to share our first glance of mount Everest it was amazing. It is a well worn track to EBC and the key is to take it slowly and enjoy...live in the moment! Mohan always ensured we ate well, drank plenty of clean water & paid attention to everyone on the trek to ensure we remained healthy & safe in order to reach EBC. Mohan had arrange some touristy stuff in Kathmandu before our departure to Lukla...which was great and an opportunity to meet and get to know the group. I would recommend Mohan and his company Namaste Nomad !! I have subsequently booked a trip to Bhutan with Namaste Nomad :)


Trek to Everest Base Camp


Had an amazing trip. Was worth every penny. The sherpas and guides were very experienced and professional (two of them had summited Everest). The food was great too. Mohan knew what was best for the group, was great at leading us to Everest!

Kate F

Adventure of a lifetime


I have achieved my goals of adventure eye opening experience of pure amazing life's memories that were very special for me personally. Sometimes in life l realise ed to crab life opportunity with both hands life is short . Travelling is my passion and adventure is dream . Married to the mountains lol There is no other feeling to compare the sense of accomplishment where your own feet has taken yourself one step at a time to the summit and importantly back home safe again. Never give up on your dreams . I can't wait to begin my next adventure I have now travelled a few times with this group and will again travel to island peck 6000mtrs to see again some very good friends l have made from previous trips All ways felt very well looked after never had any worries at all . Safe and sound at all times . Food accommodation l never had any issues Enjoying the whole experience Can't wait For this adventure to start. Namaste Josephine


Island peck Nepal india


This was my first time on a hike abroad thumbs up to mohan for his attention to detail, the trip was well planned and organized the views where amazing . Thanks mohan for some great memories I can't wait for my next trip.


Trip to picos


I had the pleasure of recently being part of another wonderful trip to the Himalayas - Annapurna Base Camp - with Namaste Nomad - a wonderful small business. There are so many reasons I would always choose Namaste Nomad over any other company. Most importantly it is a true Eco friendly organisation, everything is accounted for along the treks - food, water and waste. They are also Animal friendly and only use porters for transport. This is better as it is providing more jobs for locals, and removes any animal cruelty that can occur only the trek due to pushing yaks or donkeys too hard, too far and without adequate food or water. The food during my trips was phenomenal! If you listen to Mohan and the rest of the guides you are guaranteed success at altitude. Vegetarian, local and fresh food are on the menu. Everyone can live without meat for a couple of weeks...you most definitely don't want to be eating meat in a country that doesn't do health and safety and the food has to be transported on some ones back and could be 4 or 5 days before reaching its end destination - your plate. I have never felt safer on a trip in a foreign country than with Namaste Nomad. The sherpas, porters and guides are all local and have been with the company for a long time. They are all courteous, respectful, friendly and extremely knowledgeable - many of them having submitted Everest and other Himalayan peaks many times over. Everything is taken care of from your first interaction with Mohan. Flights, hotels, transport food, etc. The cost is the best value I have seen - even better value than most as the experience you are getting is unbelievable. As if that wasnt enough, Namaste Nomad also helps out small, local people and communities around Nepal with fundraising and charity works. If you want to raise money to give back to some of the communities you know that it is going directly to where it is needed and not into the pockets of charity CEOs. Don't listen to me any more, just book a trip with Mohan and see for yourself!

Kate F

Another incredible trip with an amazing company


I have just returned from the most remarkable trip of a lifetime to Everest Basecamp. I don’t usually write reviews however on this occasion I feel the need to share my experiences which I hope will inspire others to travel and to book a trip with Namaste Nomad. I booked this trip in Jan 18 after meeting with Mohan. After my initial meeting I had no doubts in travelling with Mohan and his team. Mohan is an exceptional person who is so passionate about his business and works so hard to ensure everyone meets their goal and has an amazing trip. Everest Basecamp was everything I imagined and much more. The views are breathtaking and the sense of achievement on arriving at Basecamp is so hard to put into words. The trip is a life changing experience as you learn so much about yourself and indeed about others. It really was a journey from the time of booking until we returned home from the Himalayas. I found it very challenging physically, mentally and emotionally but that’s what made it so very special. Throughout the trek Mohan was so attentive to our every need, every decision he made was the right one and his motivation and encouragement ensured we all made it successfully to Basecamp. Mohan’s knowledge of Nepal and the Himalayas is exceptional. Everything from planning the food to gauging the weather to recognising signs when some of us weren’t too well was spot on If you are considering a trek then I can honestly say that you will not get anyone better to travel with than Namaste Nomad. The team of Sherpas and Porters are incredible and the bond made with the Sherpas is one I will never forget, it really was incredible. As for value for money you will not get a more competitive price as I priced several others which were significantly more costly than Namaste Nomad Overall if you want a challenging and life changing experience then I encourage you to make that adventure with Namaste Nomad and I guarantee you will not regret it Thanks to Mohan and his team for everything, I will never forget it. Xx


Everest Basecamp


Thank you, Namaste Nomad and Mohan, for an epic trekking experience of a lifetime to the Everest Base Camp (EBC). The planning process was straightforward with timely and accurate communication from Mohan. He was quick to answer our questions which inspired great confidence in the company. We knew that we were in good hands. Mohan and his team made every effort to ensure that we were all safe and that everyone achieved their goals of reaching EBC. He documented the trip along the way and posted photos and stories on social media, which was comforting, enjoyable, and informative for family and friends at home. The food is clean, healthy and delicious, and was carefully prepared to provide perfect fuel for our bodies throughout the trek. The company is also very eco-friendly as they bring all plastics and rubbish down the mountain for recycling. While we were enjoying the amazing Himalayas of Nepal, Mohan and his team expertly handled the daily logistics of travel and lodging. Mohan’s familiarity with the region and its ever-changing weather patterns paid off as he was able to adjust our daily treks to maximize the experience and breath-taking views of the Himalayas. He always had a Plan B! And, a big shout-out to the Sherpas who are all skillful climbers and very friendly. The company provides duffle bags for the trekkers which helps ensure that the Sherpas only carry up to 48.5 lbs. each! Namaste Nomad truly cares about their clients and ensures that they get the most out of world-class trek. Highly recommended!


Trek of a Lifetime


I had the most amazing experience walking up to EBC and Kala Pattar with Namaste Nomad. Words cannot describe the views and euphoria. The trip couldn't have been any better from beginning to end. We were thoroughly spoilt and taken care of to the highest standards by Dawa our guide and Sudip his assistant. They were both very accommodating, flexible, helpful, polite, knowledgeable and fun to be around. Our porters were efficient and helped ease our pain! The team offered us excellent advice at all times. In preparation for our trip Ashim and his team briefed us at our hotel and answered all of our questions. I would not hesitate in recommending your highly professional team to any friend or family member (RJ from Southampton UK)


Everest base camp


I love traveling with Nameste Nomad! This is my fourth trip with Mohan and Nameste Nomad, the reasons I keep coming back are; 1. Affordable- they are half price of most guide companies! 2. Ecologically friendly- when trekking in Nepal we take boiled water over plastic bottles, He asks that people think of their impact as travelers, leaving only footsteps not trash. 3. Quality- from transport to hotels we stayed in high quality hotels and comfortable transportation. 4. Personal touch- the guides where fantastic in looking after all sorts of details and needs. Each trip I have learned new words to use in the countries I’ve been in. 5. Humane travel- Nameste Nomad asks you to participate in the local culture by trying and eating the locally. As in Nepal you will be asked eat Vegetarian since that is the local norm. 6. As a small organization I have had the privilege to travel with the owner, Mohan on multiple trips. 7. Local impact- since I have traveled multiple times with Nameste Nomad, I have had the privilege to see Mohan do charity work while trekking. We have fed small children as we hiked and have stayed at off the beaten path locations to provide a more equitable impact in the mountains of Nepal. One group raised money to aid a village women’s group. Two years later I visited to see the final work that the money did. 8.safety- All guides with Nameste Nomad have had training in first-aid. In Nepal most of his guides have mountain rescue skills from working on Mt. Everest. 9.Multi-National groups. As an American, it is refreshing to travel with persons from all over Europe and Australia. Each time I’ve been on a trip I have met new friends. 10. Experience-each trip has been filled with wonder and delights; from my co-travelers to the knowledge of the guides. I have nothing but great memories and new friends!


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