Bhutan Neykor Tour - 5 Days

Day 1
Guwahati – Samdrup Jongkhar – Tashigang

Early morning in 5 o’clock you will be picked-up in Guwahati, driving to Samdrup Jongkhar. Here you will meet your Bhutanese guide and driver, who will manage all immigration formalities. Then you will start all day drive ascending to the Himalayas. After few hours drive we will stop to get blessing from Hindu hermit for safety of our journey. Soon after you will have opportunity to visit first of many charming Bhutanese Buddhist temples, called Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, with detailed mural painting. During afternoon you will stop in Khaling village to visit National Handloom Development Project, which maintains rich tradition of local weaving. Also you will pay a visit to the National Institute for the Visually Impaired. One of the accomplishment of this progressive institution is the development of Bhutanese version of Braille’s script. Along the way, you’ll also pass by Karma Thegsum Dechenling Goemba, huge monastery school and Sherubtse College, first Bhutanese university campus established in 1978. Also we visit temple in nearby Kanglung village. Reach to Tashigang in the evening.

Day 2
Tashigang – Gomkora, start trek to Omba Nye

Start very early in the morning drive to Gom Kora temple, place where 8th century magician-saint Guru Padmasambhava left his body imprints. Continue drive to Tshengkharla dzong in altitude of 2040m. This is the ruins of the first castle to be ever built in Bhutan by exiled Tibetan king Lhasey Tsangma in 9th century. Here we start the trek. We will take the higher trail through Darchen gompa (you can also go easier direct way avoiding 250m climb up and down). On the way, we will take light pack lunch. The narrow trail will take you around several temples and through maize fields. On the way see Septshekhang Lhakahng on the rocky cliff. Finally descend down through fields and forest to Omba village. Here is the simple local homestay where you will spend the night. Visit neat village and enjoy the scenic surroundings.

Day 3
Trek Omba – Jangphu

Omba Nye is the monastery, which is called “Tiger’s Nest of the east” for it’s similar setting on the rocky cliff. This day you will start by hike up to there. It’s said that 8th century magician-saint Guru Rimpoche had meditated here for 2 months subduing the demon whose name was Phurba Trashi. Various imprints of Guru Rimpoche can be found on the way. After reaching to temple see the holy places and then continue slowly descending and finally reaching to village of Jangphu. Another farmhouse, where you will spend a night is available here. In case the farmhouse is not operational, you might need to camp.

Day 4
Trek Jangphu – Gongza, drive to Tashigang

Today will be long day walk reaching back to road. You will go around fields and forest, crossing Old Kheni village and continue to Gongza Gompa, another holy and very peaceful place built beside the mighty Gongri river. Many interesting relics are to be found here, such as demon’s heart, shoe of Guru Rimpoche and devil’s egg. Finally reach to road head at Doksum. The car will be waiting for you here and will drive you back to Trashigang.

Day 5
Tashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar and onward to Guwahati

This will be all day drive descend from the Himalayas southwards to Indian border. You will start early in the morning, going the same way you came here on the day one, going around Yongphula airport and Sherubtse university. Don’t forget to stop for another blessing at Damthang before reaching Smadrup Jongkhar. After immigration formalities, you will tell good bye to your Bhutanese guide and driver and Indian counterpart will drive you to Guwahati. This is the tour end.

No. of Travelers High season Low season
1 person US $ 1070 US $ 740
2 people US $ 1800 US $ 1400
3 or more people US $ 780 / person US $ 580 / person
  • High season – Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct & Nov
  • Low season – Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec

Cost Includes

  • All meals, tea and snacks (Full board meal).
  • Government approved required category hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • All airport pickups and drops in Kathmandu and Paro.
  • Ground transport in comfortable private vehicle.
  • Experienced English speaking guides and local staff.
  • All city tour with permits and entrance fees for museums and monuments.
  • All government taxes.
  • Bhutan Visa fee.
  • Our service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Airfare to/from Paro, Bhutan (Tickets are arranged upon request).
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.).
  • Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance.
  • Tips for Staff (guide and driver).

Frequently asked Questions

Where is Bhutan?

Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation located in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. Its landscape ranges from subtropical plains and forests in the South to subalpine forests and snowy mountains in the North. Bhutan is a predominantly Buddhist country and is known as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.  

Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel?

It is a government regulation that you must use a licensed Bhutanese tour operator to book your travel to Bhutan or one of their international partners.  

Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?

All International tourists wishing to enter Bhutan require a visa which must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutanese Tour Operator or one of their international partners. Visa clearance must be obtained through your tour operator prior to travel. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives may obtain a visa on entry.   

How much does the visa cost?

For International tourist visas, a cost of USD 40 is applicable. This can be paid in advance to your tour operator or travel agent. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives, there is no cost incurred.   

How do I get to Bhutan?

There are a number of airports where you can fly into Bhutan from (Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai.). At present two carriers operate to Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. Also, there are three land border crossings which you can travel into the kingdom overland. All crossings are along the Indian border only – Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar. All travel arrangements to Bhutan must be made through a local tour operator. A list of tour companies operating in Bhutan is available on this website. Your selected tour operator will make all the necessary arrangements.  

What currency is used in Bhutan?

Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is tied to the Indian Rupee which is widely accepted in the country. 

What’s the food like in Bhutan?

The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillies are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that is not spicy.  
Rice forms staple Bhutanese diet. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Pork, beef and chicken are consumed most often. A wide selection of western and Indian food is also available in many of the restaurants around the country. 

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Bhutan Neykor Tour
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Trip Facts

  • Medium
  • 5 Days
  • 1-12 People
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • SUV Car