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13 Days Jomolhari Trek From Paro To Thimphu Via Lingzhi

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13 Days 12 Nights
Availability : April, May, June, September, October, November
Paro International Airport
Paro International Airport
Min Age : 16+
Tour Details

Journeys that spark the imagination can lead you to a realm of happiness and often change your life. Lace up your boots and venture beyond traditional trekking into Bhutan’s iconic Jomolhari Trek through scenic Himalayan mountains, stunning landscapes, pristine forests and mirror lakes.

This 12 Nights 13 Days journey includes full day excursion in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan and a hike to the famous Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) precariously perched on the face of a rock cliff. The actual trekking is for 9 Days (Day 3-11) which starts from Paro valley and ends in Thimphu. Jomolhari Trek is longer than the Jomolhari Loop – the most popular trekking routes in Bhutan. With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang).

Trip Highlights
  • Travel to Paro and Thimphu, the two most developed towns in Bhutan and immerse yourself into the mindful Buddhist way of life, away from the materialistic world, and discover why Bhutan has earned its nickname the ‘Kingdom of Happiness’.
  • Hike to 8th century sacred site where Bhutan’s iconic landmark, 17th century Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest is located, perched on the face of a precarious 800m rock cliff.
  • Visit ancient temples and magnificent Dzongs (fortresses) and marvel at the fine wall paintings, exquisite architecture and craftsmanship that still continues to influence the Bhutanese architecture today.
  • 9 Days of trekking through the majestic mountains of Bhutan, glistening glacial lakes and pristine forests inhabited by some of world’s endangered species of flora and fauna.
  • Interact and experience the life of yak herders who lives semi-nomadic lifestyles at altitude over 4,000 meters above sea level.

Departure & Return Location

Paro International Airport, Bhutan

Season

April to June and September to November. July & August are rainy season, December to March are winter.

Difficulty

Moderate to Difficult – very good level of fitness is required for this trekking. Trail crosses altitude of 4,900 meters above sea level. You should be able to walk/trek 20+ km in 8-9 hours through rough terrains. You are strongly recommended to undergo training to get fit and healthy before undertaking this trek.

Trip Cost

During Low Season

During the month of June
US$2790 – for single person traveller
US$2670 per person – for a couple or group of 2 people
US$2310 per person – for a group of 3 people or more

Trip Cost

During High Season

During the months of April, May, September, October & November
US$3390 – for single person traveller
US$3270 per person – for a couple or group of 2 people
US$2910 per person – for a group of 3 people or more

Price Includes

  • Visa Fee of US$40
  • Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of US$65 per person per night to the Royal Government of Bhutan
  • Surcharge of U$40 per night for a single person traveller
  • Surcharge of US$30 per night per person for a couple/two person travellers
  • All meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 4 Nights 3-star hotel accommodation on a twin sharing basis (double occupancy)
  • 8 Nights at a camping tent in the wilderness
  • Trekking equipment and haulage
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Dedicated land transport with driver for the entire duration of your trip within Bhutan
  • English speaking Licensed Tour Guide. Guides speaking other languages can be arranged at additional fee.
  • All internal taxes

Price Excludes

  • All Airfares - Both domestic and international. We can arrange domestic airfare and international airfare to and from Bhutan at no additional cost. You just have to take care of the connecting flights.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry services, telephone call charges
  • Supplemental charges of US$30 per night if you opt for a single room occupancy
  • Premium accommodation in a 4-Star hotel and above
  • Cultural shows that require advance arrangement
  • Tips to Guides and Drivers
  • Any other personal expenses

Complementaries

  • Entrance Fees to parks, museums and other national monuments
  • Mineral water
  • Light snacks between meals
Itinerary - 13 Days 12 Nights
All tour services we provide are independent with flexible itineraries which can be customized to suit your interest and requirement.

Day 1Arrive Paro International Airport - Sightseeing Paro valley

Paro Altitude 2,195m/7,200ft

Arrive Paro International airport by either of only two airlines operating in and out of Bhutan; Drukair, the national flag carrier or Bhutan Airlines, a private airline which was started in 2011. After arrival, your visa will be stamped on your passport at the immigration counter. You will be received by our guide and driver at the exit gate and then transfer you to the hotel. After checking in and settling yourself in the new surroundings, you will be taken on your first adventure into the ‘Kingdom of Thunder Dragon’. We will visit an auspicious 7th century monastery Kichu Lhakhang, the National Museum of Bhutan, an impressive Paro Dzong and later in the afternoon, if time permits, visit Sangchoekhor Monastery on the hilltop overlooking paro valley.

Note: The coverage of excursion on the first day depends on your flight arrival time. If you arrive in the morning, you should be able to visit all of the sites listed below. If it is in the afternoon, we might be able to visit few only. Whatever it is, we’ll ensure that you are given personal care every step of this short trip so that you go back with an enriched heart and full of memories that will last a lifetime.

Visit 7th century Buddhist monastery – Kichu Lhakhang

Paro Kichu Lhakhang is located just a few minutes drive from the main town of Paro and is one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan. It is believed to have been built in 659 A.D. by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet in his effort to built 108 such temples across the Himalayan region to subdue the spirit of a demoness who was causing obstruction to the spread of Buddhism. Bhutan is blessed with two of these temples, one being Jampa Lhakhang in Bumthang, central Bhutan. Both Kichu Lhakhang and Jampa Lhakhang are believed to have been built on the same day.

Visit National Museum of Bhutan – Ta Dzong

The National Museum of Bhutan is located in Paro just above the Rinpung Dzong (administrative headquarter of Paro district) was established in 1968. It is housed in an ancient watch tower called Paro Ta Dzong (Ta Dzong means “watch tower fortress”) built in 1649. It displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artifacts and artworks including traditional costumes, armour, weaponry and handcrafted implements for daily life. The collection at the National Museum preserves a snap-shot of the rich cultural traditions of the country. After this, we will visit Paro Dzong.

Visit Paro Rinpung Dzong – The Fortress of the Heap of Jewels

Paro Rinpung Dzong (Rinpung Dzong means “fortress of the heap of jewels”) was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1646 and established as the administrative and monastic centre of the western region. Today, the Dzong serves as the office of the governor of Paro district and head of the district monk body in Paro. A great annual festival known as Paro Tsechu is held in Rinpung Dzong from the eleventh to the fifteenth day of the second month of the traditional Bhutanese lunar calendar (usually in March or April of the Western calendar). On this occasion, holy images are taken in a procession followed by a series of traditional mask dances conveying religious stories which are performed by monks for five days.

After visiting the dzong we take a short walk to the traditional wooden cantilever bridge built across Paro river (Pa Chhu) just below the Dzong. The roofed wooden cantilever bridge is built in a traditional style and this type of bridges are called Bazam.

Sangchoekhor Monastery (if time permits)

Sangchoekhor monastery is located on a hilltop ridge overlooking the Paro Valley and presents grand panoramic views. It takes about 30 mins drive from the main Paro town to reach the monastery. Sangchoekhor monastery is also known as Sangchoekhor Dzong because of its past connection with the reincarnations of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, a Tibetan Buddhist master who came to Bhutan in 1616 and unified Bhutan as one nation-state. Dzong means ‘Fortress’ and is the main establishment of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The original Dzong was burnt down by a fire in 1932. It was later reconstructed at the initiative of the Chamberlain of Paro Penlop (governor of Paro). Today the monastery is turned into a Buddhist college with more than 100 monks studying Buddhist philosophy.

Free time to explore Paro town and get to know the people of the Thunder Dragon Kingdom.

Overnight at a hotel in Paro. (Lunch, Dinner)

Accommodation will be provided at one of these 3-Star hotels or similar one:
Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Tashi Namgay Resort
Olathang Hotel in Paro - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Olathang Hotel
Khangku Resort in Paro - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Khangku Resort

Day 2Full Day in Paro - Hike to Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest)

Today, you will spend the day acclimatizing by hiking to the famous Tiger’s Nest and in the afternoon, drive to the highest motorable road in Bhutan, Chele La Pass at an altitude of 3,800m/12,470ft.

Taktsang Altitude 3,120m/10,235ft

After breakfast, drive to Ramthangka, the base of the Taktsang monastery. Taktsang monastery is located on the face of a sheer 800-meter rock cliff in Paro. It normally takes about 2 hours to reach the monastery from the road head. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Bhutan.

Taktsang Monastery – The Tiger’s Nest

Taktsang which literally translates to ‘Tiger’s Nest’, is regarded as one of the most important monasteries in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava (known as Guru Rinpoche), the Indian saint who came to Bhutan and introduced Tantric Buddhism in the mid-eighth century AD. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava flew to Taktsang from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan, riding on a tigress. Taktsang monastery was originally built in 1692 on the sacred cave where Guru Padmasambhava meditated.

The trail takes you through the ancient path shaded by pine trees. After an hour of steep uphill hiking, you will reach a nice cafeteria from where you can see spectacular views of Taktsang monastery perched on the face of a steep rock cliff and beautiful valley below. Hot tea and snacks will be served here. For those who are still energetic, can hike further up for 1 hour and visit the monastery, receive blessings from many sacred relics and artifacts and enjoy grand views of the Paro valley below.

Chelela Pass at 3,800m/12,470ft above sea level

Distance 40 km
Time 1.5 hours
Chele La Pass Altitude 3,800m/12,470ft

After lunch at the cafeteria, we retrace our steps back to the base where our driver will be waiting. From there we drive to Chele La Pass which is the highest motorable road in Bhutan at an altitude of about 3,800m/12,465ft above sea level. The air is thin and fresh at this altitude. On a clear day, the mountain pass offers grand view of surrounding Himalayan peaks including Mt. Jomolhari, Paro valley and Haa valley. We can spend sometime walking along the pass among the colourful prayer flags and enjoying the beautiful views around and appreciate the pristine environment. If you are interested, with a small fund, we can arrange prayer flag hoisting activity for you. The prayer flags we would be hoisting are traditionally hoisted to bring peace, harmony, ward off bad luck and clear obstacles on your path.

Overnight in a hotel in Paro. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Accommodation will be provided at one of these 3-Star hotels or similar one:
Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Tashi Namgay Resort
Olathang Hotel in Paro - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Olathang Hotel
Khangku Resort in Paro - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Khangku Resort

Day 3Trek Starts: Paro Drukgyal Dzong / Sharna Zampa

Distance 17km
Time 5-6 hours
Descent 80m
Camp Altitude 2,850m/9,350ft

The trek begins from Drukgyal Dzong

After breakfast, we drive to wards the Drukgyal Dzong from where the trek begins. If you are interested, we could spend about 30mins visiting the Drukgyal Dzong, a 17th century ruined fortress which is undergoing complete renovation since 2016 and is expected to take few years to bring to its former glory.

The trek begins from Drukgyal Dzong with a short walk downhill and then ascends gently through the beautiful terraced rice fields leading to apple orchards and pine forests. We reach the village of Gunitsawa and pass the army post. At the army checkpost your trekking permit will be checked and endorsed. We cross the Sharna Zampa and soon reach our campsite on the meadows surrounded by trees.

Alternatively, we can drive to the village of Gunitsawa where the road ends and hike for 1 hour until we reach the campsite.

Overnight at a campsite. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4Sharna Zampa / Thangthangka

Distance 22km
Time 7-8 hours
Ascent 770m
Descent 10m
Camp Altitude 3,610m/11,845ft

On this long day, the trail continues with lots of small ups and downs. After going uphill through the river valley the valley finally narrows gradually to a mere path which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up. From here, if weather permits, you will have the first great view of Mt. Jomolhari.

Overnight at a campsite. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5Thangthangka / Jangothang

Distance 19km
Time 5-6 hours
Ascent 480m
Camp Altitude 4,080m/13,385ft

If you did not see Mt. Jomolhari the previous evening, you will still have a chance to get a great view early this morning. This morning the trek continues up the Paro Chhu valley which widens into patches of alpine meadow and scanty growths of forest. You will cross an army checkpoint along the way and enjoy a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. In this area yaks and their herder’s homes become a regular feature of the landscape. Passing the villages Soe, Takethang and Dangochang is another asset on this day. After reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, you will again have a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Overnight in a campsite:
Jomolhari Base Camp at Jangothang (4080m) - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Jomolhari Base Camp (Jangothang) at 4080m above sea level
Jomolhari Base Camp at Jangothang (4080m) - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Arial View of Jomolhari Base Camp

Day 6Halt at Jangothang

Camp Altitude 4,080m/13,385ft

The rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. There are good chances to spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley. Jangothang is a perfect environment for your acclimatization. There are good short hiking trails in three directions. Jomolhari and its subsidiary mountain chains lie directly west, Jichu Drake to the north and there are a number of unclimbed peaks to the east.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Overnight in a campsite:
Jomolhari Base Camp at Jangothang (4080m) - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Jomolhari Base Camp (Jangothang) at 4080m above sea level
Jomolhari Base Camp at Jangothang (4080m) - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Arial View of Jomolhari Base Camp

Day 7Jangothang / Lingzhi

Distance 16km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent 810m
Descent 1,090m
Camp Altitude 3,800m/12,470ft

The trail leads to a last settlement in the valley and drops to the Paro Chhu. Passing the lake of Tshophu (4,380m/14,370ft) you will climb up steeply to Bhonte La pass at 4,890m/16,045ft, the highest point of this trek route. Reaching the Dhumzo Chhu river, you trek downstream passing the few houses of Soi Yaktsa (Dhumzo) to arrive at your camp soon after.

Overnight at a campsite. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8Lingzhi / Shodu

Distance 22km
Time 8-9 hours
Ascent 940m
Descent 920m
Camp Altitude 4,080m/13,385ft

The trail climbs up to the Yelila pass at an altitude of 4,930m/16,175ft. From the pass, on a clear day you will get an excellent view of Jumolhari, Tserimgang and Masanggang. The trek from the pass to the campsite at Shodu is a steep downhill.

Overnight at a campsite. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9Shodu / Barshong

Distance 16km
Time 5-6 hours
Ascent 250m
Descent 670m
Camp Altitude 3,710m/12,170ft

The trail follows the Thimphu Chhu through rhododendron forests, past beautiful waterfalls along the way. The valley narrows till the path takes to the slopes and gradually ascends to the ruins of Barshong Dzong.

Overnight at a campsite. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10Barshong / Dolam Kencho

Distance 15km
Time 4-6 hours
Ascent 290m
Descent 640m
Camp Altitude 3,320m/10,890ft

The trail descends down to the Thimphu Chhu river valley, through dense forests of rhododendron, birch, conifer, maples and bamboos and then ascends to pasture lands. The camp is in a meadow.

Overnight at a campsite. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11Dolam Kencho / Dodena (Thimphu) : Trek Finishes

Distance 8km
Time 3-4 hours
Ascent 500m
Descent 930m
Thimphu Altitude 2,334m/7,655ft

The trail continues through forested areas winding up and down and through a small pass. Langurs (monkeys) can be seen along the way. In Dodena, you will exit the Jigme Dorji National Park and reach the road head next to a impressive wooden cantilever bridge. This is the point where our trekking staff will bid you farewell.

From here, we will drive to Thimphu. Check into the hotel and rest for a while. You can venture out to explore Thimphu town and gather at 5PM to visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and it is home to approximately 100,000 residents. This bustling little city is the main centre of commerce, religion and government in the country.

Visit Tashichho Dzong – Open to visitors only after 5PM

Tashichho Dzong, which means “Fortress of the Glorious Religion” is opened to visitors only after 5PM during working days and from 9AM to 5PM on weekends. The original Dzong was built in 1216 AD on a location where Dechen Phodrang monastery stands today. Following a fire disaster which destroyed the original dzong in 1771, it was relocated to the present location. The Dzong suffered several earthquakes and fires and was subsequently renovated and new structures added by successive rulers.

It was late His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third hereditary King of Bhutan, who renovated and enlarged the entire Dzong to its present form in 1962 over the period of six years. The magnificent architectural feat was achieved using traditional method without any blueprint plans or nails. It houses the Secretariat and office of the King, the Throne Room, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Central Monastic Body. It is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot (Je Khenpo) of the Central Monastic Body of Bhutan.

Back to the hotel and gather for dinner.

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Hotels:
Hotel Amodhara in Thimphu - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Hotel Amodhara
City Hotel in Thimphu - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
City Hotel
Tara Phendeyling Hotel in Thimphu - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Tara Phendeyling Hotel

Day 12Full Day Excursion in Thimphu

Today we spend the whole day exploring Thimphu city and visit some of the popular tourist attractions in the capital. After breakfast, we begin the excursion by first visiting Buddha Dordenma statue followed by few other places of interest.

Buddha Dordenma Statue – Buddha Point

The marvelous 169 feet tall bronze statue of Lord Buddha is located on a hilltop, Kuensel Phodrang, overlooking the Thimphu valley presenting you with a beautiful view of Thimphu valley. It was built in 2015 to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth King His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and also as a monument for world peace. The giant Buddha statue houses more than 100,000 8-inch tall Buddha statues of the same type.

Bhutan Postal Museum

Bhutan Postal Museum is located in the heart of the city in the same building as Bhutan National Bank so you can also exchange your money into local currency if you wish. The Postal Museum was opened in 2015 to exhibit the story of Bhutan’s progress and development of communications and postal system in the country. If you are interested in philatelic products and stamp collection, they have a good collection of stamps, First Day Covers and stamp albums. In October of 2017, His Majesty graciously granted several rare collections of philatelic and communications products giving additional insights into the history of Bhutan’s philatelic and communications systems. The Postal Service in Bhutan was first launched in 1962 with the opening of a post office in Phuentsholing, a town in the south bordering with India.

Visit Royal Textile Academy & Museum

Weaving is an integral component of the culture and tradition of Bhutan. With rapid development and exposure to the western culture, the art of weaving and production of its own handwoven textile is declining fast. To preserve and promote this living art, Her Majesty Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wanchuck established the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan in 2005 as a non-profit organization. The Textile Museum showcases collection of artifacts to impart understanding of Bhutan’s rich textile traditions and way of life.

Visit The Folk Heritage Museum

Located in the capital city of Thimphu, this museum was established in 2001 and provides visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk Heritage Museum is set inside a three storied, 19th century traditional house. The museum gives you a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle, in addition to artifacts from rural households, it also displays an impressive collection of typical household objects, tools and equipment.

The museum also has a restaurant with traditional setting and ambience where a buffet lunch or dinner consisting of traditional dishes are offered. However, lunch and dinner arrangement is only available for a group of five or more people.

Lunch at the Folk Heritage Museum if your group size is five or more people. Otherwise, it will be arranged at one of the fine restaurants in the town.

Note: The Folk Heritage Museum is closed on government holidays. Hours of operation are from 10am to 4:30pm on weekdays; from 10:30am to 1pm on Saturdays and 11:30am to 3:30pm on Sundays.

National Institute of Zorig Chusum

The National Institute of Zorig Chusum (Zorig Chusum means ’13 Traditional Arts & Crafts’) was established to promote and preserve the thirteen traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan and to facilitate increased access in learning Zorig skills by Bhutanese youths. Many of these traditional arts and crafts are declining with the advent of modern technologies and therefore, the government is putting in lot of effort to train youths to keep the traditions alive. The thirteen arts and crafts are categorized as Shing Zo (woodwork), Dho Zo (stonework), Par Zo (carving), Lha Zo (painting), Jim Zo (sculpting), Lug Zo (casting), Shag Zo (wood turning), Gar Zo (blacksmith), Troe Zo (ornament making), Tsa Zo (bamboo work), De Zo (paper making), Tsem Zo (tailoring, embroidery and applique) and Thag Zo (weaving). These thirteen arts and crafts are an essential part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage that have been practiced from time immemorial.

National Handicraft Emporium

If you are interested to do souvenir shopping, buy Bhutanese attires and handicrafts, there are many shops in the town. Handicraft Emporium is located in the main town which is run by the National Women’s Association of Bhutan. It is a one-stop souvenir shop where you will find wide range of Bhutanese Handicrafts and handwoven Bhutanese attires. This souvenir emporium is one of the few shops accepting major credit cards.

Free time to explore Thimphu town.

Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Hotels:
Hotel Amodhara in Thimphu - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Hotel Amodhara
City Hotel in Thimphu - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
City Hotel
Tara Phendeyling Hotel in Thimphu - Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Tara Phendeyling Hotel

Day 13Drive to Paro for Departure

Distance 50 km
Transportation Private SUV/Minivan/Bus
Time 1 hour
Paro Altitude 2,195m/7,200ft

After breakfast, drive to Paro and transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward journey. Your guide will assist you to complete all exit formalities before you check-in.

(Breakfast)

Add-on Options

All tour services we provide are independent with flexible itineraries which can be customized to suit your interest and requirement. You can form a group to get discounts. Apart from the predesigned packages which have proven successful, Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel can also arrange the following add-on activities to enrich your experiences in Bhutan. These activities can be fitted into any tour itineraries.

  • A short discourse on Gross National Happiness (GNH) by a renowned scholar
  • Astrology chart by qualified Buddhist Astrologer
  • Recitation of prayers by monks/nuns at a monastery/temple to remove obstacles and clear path (Barched Lamsel)
  • Wedding ceremony in traditional Bhutanese style
  • Dinner and cultural show (Folk dances and Sacred mask dances)
  • Archery – the national sports of Bhutan
  • Massage and Spa/Hot stone bath
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Cooking lessons

Please note that some of the activities may involve extra fees.

Cancellaton & Refund Policy

All your deposits and any payment less administrative fees of US$100 per person will be refunded if you notify us at least 30 days prior to your arrival date. Refer the cancellation fee schedule below to determine the applicable charges:

DAYS TO ARRIVAL CANCELLATION CHARGES PER PERSON
30+ US$100 administrative fee per person
16-29 20% of the total cost
8-15 50% of the total cost
0-7 days No refund is available
Curtailment

In case the trip is cut short or duration lost due to unforeseen reasons after arrival in Bhutan, no refund is available as the payment would have been already made to hotels and other logistics.

Delayed arrival or departure

There shall be no charges for the number of days of delay either during arrivals or departures or both, due to weather conditions, communication problems, cancellation or delay in Bhutanese airline flights, sickness or any other legitimate reason as Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) may deem reasonable. However, the Tourist will be charged on the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transport and any other services provided.

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