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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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 recently traveled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad to climb Mera Peak. This trip was an absolute amazing life experience for me. Mohan arranged everything from flights to accommodation to food and everything in between. His local knowledge was invaluable especially in Kathmandu where he even got our money changed to ensure we received the best rate. The trek itself could not have been better for acclimatisation. It’s a slightly longer route than some but gives you the best chance of summiting. Our 2 Sherpas could not have done more. They treated us like family and not just clients. They did everything they could to give us the best chance at summiting .. which the whole group did. I would definitely use NN for an future treks in the Himalayas. 10 out of 10!!

Cathy Reavy

Mera Peak

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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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Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or just first time adventurer you'll notice when you search on line for somewhere to visit that there are plenty of web sites and travel companies that seem to offer very similar packages, similar routes, similar landscapes all promising the same experience.This is my second time to Himalayas, first time to Everest base camp (with a different Irish Company). I recently travelled to Island Peak with Mohan and Namaste Nomad team. No matter how much research you do regarding a trek the experience will be a unique and personal journey for you, there are a lot of variables to consider. I enjoyed my first experience, however when I compare both treks covering similar routes albeit different destinations I cannot stress how impressed I am with the leadership, professionalism, sincerity, and uniqueness that is offered by Namaste Nomad.From the outset there is trust, honesty, and a deep motivation by Mohan and his team to understand and satisfy your reason for joining an adventure with them. Whether you travel alone (like me), as a couple, or a group of friends you will soon feel part of a wonderful group with the necessary time to oneself and others yet the room to feel like you’re on holiday although you have a mission. They offer great advice from well seasoned experienced staff, your safety and well being are always monitored and cared for, food and accommodation is lovely and varied. The people you meet, the guides and helpers, and the places you visit and stay along the way are easily passed by other tour companies.With our 2018 trek to Island Peak plans had to change due to weather conditions and our itinerary was altered and managed seamlessly by Mohan and his team with coordination with Kathmandu. This unplanned adjustment offered a window to a successful summit for the majority of our party, although we met groups who failed either side of our new summit day including a group of 19 who were left so disappointed. I am a seasoned hiker but this was my first time using ropes and having to complete some technical mountaineering, the training and equipment was provided by Mohan and his team including Dawa J Sherpa (5 time Everest summiteer) all helping to micro manage each group member on the day.The uniqueness offered by Namaste Nomad is that they genuinely care that you get the most from the adventure you choose. Other companies testify to the same but sometimes really it is left up to you to make the most of what they offer, they're running a business however to Mohan and Namaste Nomad it is more than just a business, one experience and you'll understand what I mean. They have set a real benchmark for me.

ronandelaney

Whatever your reason for adventure Namaste Nomad holds it

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I went to India and Ladakh with Namaste Nomad two years ago. I absolutely loved it, particularly the Himalayas. I therefore challenged myself to trek to Everest Base Camp with them. I did this last year and I can truthfully say that it was one of the most wonderful things I have ever done in my life. I am in my sixties, but the care and attention given me made everything not only manageable but immensely enjoyable. I've now signed up to climb Island Peak with Mohan and the team - my first serious Himalayan mountain. It's a prospect that fills me with a mixture of great excitement and a healthy dose of fear - but I know that I am in the safest of hands. Mohan and the team are watching you every step of the way. Safety is their number one priority, but they manage to make every trek great fun too. Bring it on!

Malachy D

Truly a high-point of my life

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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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I first heard of Mohan and Namaste Nomad 2 years ago and since then I have been on 3 amazing trips with them. The first one was in March 2018 when I went to Langtang in Nepal. My first time there I was excited but more than a little apprehensive. I needn’t have worried. Mohan and his team of sherpas were absolutely wonderful. Everything was taken care of, tickets, transfers, all accommodation, most meals, money exchange and advice on where and what to eat and drink. We had been told that it would be completely vegetarian and dairy free on the trek. I had no problem at all with the vegetarian part of it but thought the dairy free might be tough. It wasn’t at all. We ate the most delicious food all prepared by our sherpas using fresh mostly locally sourced ingredients. The dal boat was to die for. We were constantly reminded to drink water, use sunscreen, wear a hat etc. The scenery in langtang was spectacular, towering snow capped mountains and deep valleys with raging rivers. It was an area which had been badly hit by the recent earthquake and there were sad reminders of the damage which had been done. Overall a very good and memorable experience. June 2018 I headed off to the Picos in Spain with Mohan again. For anyone who might be reluctant to travel too far , but wants amazing scenery I would totally recommend the Picos. Somewhat similar to the Himalayas I thought, one area known as the gorge stood out for me anyway. It was breathtaking. We stayed in the most beautiful little villages, ate delicious food and drank lovely local wine. Just a little as we had to remember we were walking in the morning! In April of this year I went back again to Nepal this time to do Annapurna base camp ( usually just known as ABC). A totally different area but no less lovely. It had a lot of forest and was very fertile. As well as being our guide Mohan was a great source of information about the local people and their way of life. I never stopped asking questions!. Again great walking , lots of steps this time but we kept going and finally on Easter Sunday morning at around 8 local time we arrived into ABC. We were told that the morning was the time to see it at its best . The rising sun in such a blue sky , the snow capped Annapurna range all combined to made it such a highlight. It was so well worth it. I think the fact that I did 3 trips with mohan and his team in such a short space of time says it all and I’m certainly not finished yet. For anyone who wants a trek with a difference but at a good price I don’t think you could do much better.

Roisin McDaid

My treks with Namaste Nomad

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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.

BBeno

Trip to picos

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Namaste NOMAD organise the epic trip to Everest Base Camp from Ireland. One of the best service with very experiance guide, sherpa and rest of the team is so friendly. Price is so much reasonable then many company. In service is even better then price. Koi g another tour in 2018 with Namaste Nomad to Island Peak in Nepal.

Trek H

Epic trip to Everest Base Camp.

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I am a professor at George Mason University. Namaste Nomad arranged our study abroad trip to Nepal (Conservation Storytelling). We had used another company the year before and have spent many years in Nepal. This company out performs anyone else in Nepal and anywhere globally. Mohan (the CEO) is extraordinarily knowledgable and works very hard to make sure everything is exactly as you need. The people that work for him are the absolute best available in country. Our guide had led multiple tours up Everest and I 100% trusted him with our lives. Our drivers were the same. In addition, Mohan cares very much about the world, the environment and the ability to share cultures and beliefs. And this is how his company is run. With responsibility and heart.

JennLewDC

Great for Student Learning Trip!

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The trip with namaste nomad to Everest Base Camp was truly amazing. The group I was with were also a great bunch of people and it made the trip a lot more enjoyable. The professionalism that mohan and his team of Sherpas provide is exceptional. We did see some other groups on the trip and unfortunately we could clearly see that a lot of things were not provided for them. Travelling with mohan, everything is taken care of from food to the bed you sleep in. It’s almost like you have a group of babysitters because the only thing you have to worry about is the walking !. Mohan and his team provide a safe friendly and thoroughly enjoyable journey even when you hit some hard points. I would highly recommend Namaste nomad for any trip you might want to do. From start to finish the trip was amazing !

Stephen D

Life changing !


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