Exclusive Bhutan Tour

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Our epic trip to Bhutan is the best and flexible tour, includes all type of adventure pithing 12 days. After many successful trips and happy clients we organise yearly trip to Bhutan the kingdom of happiness.

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October 28 - November 10, 2021
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Exclusive Bhutan Tour

Every year Namaste Nomad leads a group tour to the secret kingdom of
Bhutan. We are the only Irish company offering such a tour, at the best price,
without in any way compromising service.
The government of Bhutan are very strict on visitor numbers – another
reason why it it such a special place to go. However with Namaste Nomad
you are guaranteed not only all the visas and permits required for entry, but a
once-in-a-lifetime touring experience.
This sacred Himalayan kingdom is a dreamland for global travellers due to its
untouched scenery, deep-rooted Buddhist faith and a pure happiness
derived from a well-maintained traditional lifestyle.
Thimpu, its capital city, offers a combination of spectacular monasteries,
panoramic views and traditional Bhutanese markets. Visit the impressive
Thrashi Chhoe Dzong and the largest domestic market in the country, where
you can discover real Bhutanese culture. Trek to the famous Paro Taktsang
Monastery – also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’ – a sacred Buddhist site and temple
complex located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley.
This is a fixed departure group trip with limited places available. Don’t miss
your chance to visit this incredibly beautiful and sacred country. We only take
a maximum of 14 people, and just one group per year.

Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
We pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Welcome and
tour briefing in the evening. Relax and get used to the sights and sounds of
Kolkata (Calcutta).

Day 2: Kolkata
Enjoy a combined full-day guided sightseeing tour of Kolkata including The
Indian Museum – the largest and oldest museum in India, established in 1814.

Day 3: Kolkota to Paro
Morning flight to Paro airport in Bhutan (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 4: 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 in
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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Bumthang
Morning visit to Trongsa museum, filled with Bhutanese architecture built in
1647, and the Watch Tower located on the top of a steep hill. Continue on to
Bumthang, one of the most spectacular valleys in Bhutan. Upon arrival you
will check into your hotel for a two night stay.

Day 8: 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
Bumthang area is truly unspoilt and is famous for the production of 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 encountering locals who still wear sheepskins on their backs.
Back in Jakar you may wish to try the short hike to Thangbi Monastery.

Day 9: Punakha
Early morning visit the Bumthang market, following which you drive to
Punakha for a two night stay.
Day 10: Punakha
Full day tour of Punakha including a visit to the 17th century fortress Punakha
Dzong which lies between Phochu and Mochu River. 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 11: Paro
Drive to Paro for a last night stay. Enjoy Bhutanese cultural dancing and a
goodbye dinner with your guide and staff.

Day 12: Paro To Kolkota

Flight back to Kolkata. Rest, shop and explore the city by foot. Optional
charity visit to the Hope foundation – if you wish to visit, each person should
please raise / donate 200 euro for street children in the Hope Home.
Day 13: Depart back to Home
After experiencing an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime trip to Bhutan and
East India, we will transfer you back to the airport for your flight home, or on
to your next destination.

Day 14: Optional
If you’re not yet ready to head home, how about extending your trip, on to
Sikkim, Darjeeling or Nepal?

Price Includes
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Tour in Kolkota
  • Hotel in Kolkota
  • Visa and permits for Bhutan
  • All food in Bhutan
  • Complete English speaking guide
  • All transportation in Bhutan
  • Paro orientation tour
  • Taktsang Monastery visit and hike
  • Folk Heritage Museum visit
  • Institute of Traditional Medicine visit
  • (Optional) charity visit in kolkata.
Price Excludes
  • International Flights to Kolkata.
  • Dinner and lunch in Kolkata
  • Indian Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything which not menton in itinerary.

Testimonials

See what people are saying about us!

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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

Seoasimhin

Island peck Nepal india

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I took part in a trek to Annapurna Basecamp with Namaste Nomad in April 2019. I had trekked with Mohan and his team twice before- to Langtang Valley in Nepal in March 2018 and The Picos, in Northern Spain in June 2018. This was my third trip- so I wasn’t as anxious about what awaited me in Nepal! The route to Annapurna is very accessible, the walking was tough enough, I thought- a lot of steps, which are sore on the knees! We were well looked after my our guide, Mohan, and his Sherpa team, Dowa and Mingma, as well as the rest of the team. The food, as on all the trips I’ve been on, was really superb. I loved the rice, lentils, local vegetables and of course the ginger tea! The accommodation was basic but always clean and adequate. Reaching Annapurna Basecamp was the high point of the trip for me- I will never forget it! We were part of a small group, just four hikers. I was traveling with a friend. We had both been part of larger groups on our previous two trips.I think I would prefer to travel in a bigger group if/when I go on a trip like this again. It was a great experience and I recommend Namaste Nomad.

Grace M

Annapurna Basecamp trip

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This was the second trip I booked with Namaste Nomad. The first was hiking to Everest Base Camp which was a phenomenal trip! I placed a deposit on Bhutan before I left Nepal due to the shear genuineness of Mohan. He is very thorough in ensuring a safe and successful trip. In Bhutan he was open to group needs and used this information to organize alternative to the original plans. The group I was with had great communication between so that we could make choices that benefitted all of us. If you are thinking of traveling abroad and you love realism in your travels this is the company to book with. You will get the chance to see everyday life in your travels vs sitting on a tour bus skipping the realities of life outside.

N2tele

Traveling with your eyes open, Bhutan!

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Travelled to the north of Spain for a week with Mohan from Namaste Nomad - travelled with 2 friends - 12 in total in the group - 12 had such a laugh. Great bunch of people of all age groups. The holiday was fool proof with all activities and meals organised. We age local cuisine with the locals. Truly an amazing holiday and I would highly recommend it. I thought the holiday was so well organised I have decided to travel to Nepal with this company in 2018. Get booking - you wont regret it.

G-Barrett72

Picos De Europe Treking 2017

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It truly was the greatest experience I've ever had. Going into the Trip I Didn't known anyone, Leaving we were the best of friends. The Shepherds knew exactly what they were doing and Also Great fun. Accommodation was brilliant And the views breath taking. The Main man Mohan, Always with a smile on his face, Made sure that every one of us went up and came down safely. I'll be doing more treks with Namaste Nomad in the future for sure!!

Padraig B

Once in a Life Time Experience

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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

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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!

LARK131

Trek of a Lifetime

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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

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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

Nomad92320

Everest Basecamp

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I travelled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad in March 2018 to trek in Langtang Valley. There were eleven in the group, along with Mohan, our guide. We spent a few days in Kathmandu to acclimatise. We visited three Unesco Heritage sites in the city. Then the trek began- an eight hour bus journey to the start of our adventure.. We trekked for eight days in the are which had been devastated by the earthquake in 2015. The trek was exhilarating, sometimes challenging- Mohan reminded us that we were in the Himalayas- always an adventure! He knew what we needed/wanted before we did! The team of sherpas and trainees were really excellent- they sorted our luggage every day... even checking under the beds in case we left anything behind; they cooked our delicious meals & served us- some of us are still dreaming of Dhal Bhat😋! They were at our side before we knew we needed a hand up or down loose rock🙄! After seven days trekking we returned to Kathmandu to wind down. It was a great experience, made special by the attention to detail of Mohan- a birthday party 🎉, a St Patrick's Day celebration to name a few. What a trip! I recommend Namaste Nomad unreservedly & will travel with Mohan again!

Grace M

Langtang Valley Trek


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