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|Trip Length||5 days||Activities||Culture Tours, Sightseeing|
|Difficulty||Leisurely||Max Elevation||2,300m/7,544ft at Thimpu|
|Trek/Tour Style||Hotel/Lodge||Meal||Full board in Bhutan|
|Accommodation||Hotel to hotel||Transportation||Flight & private vehicle|
|Best Month||March to June & Sep to Dec||Group Size||2 to10 Persons (Max. on request)|
Druk Yul Trek is a short trip that starts with a splendid view of the pristine beauty of the Dragon kingdom of Bhutan. Your journey takes you to traditional villages, through stunning woodlands, past imposing fortresses, serene monasteries and bustling markets, into the heartland of the Drukpa (Bhutanese) people.
During the trip, one can have utmost opportunity to explore the spectacular mountain scenery, remote and dramatic monasteries and pristine Himalayan culture of the region.
We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
We provide a series of fixed departure trek, tour and expeditions in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. If you are single and wishing to be with a group, you can join our fixed departure schedule. If the schedule dates are not convenient for you, contact us & let us know; we are more than happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals or group doesn’t want to join with our other group, we can operate as per your wish and requirement. We are ground operator of these Himalayan destination and able to arrange your trip as per your interested date and choice.
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In our tour group the minimum number will be 2 persons and the maximum number will be 10 persons. For single also we can accommodate on our group with single supplement (most require minimum 2 persons to travel in Bhutan), also you may join with our group in Kathmandu but make sure before you book the trip and concerning about more than 11 persons it doesn't mean we are not operating, we do on request. To keep the limit group size which means we can provide a best services and personal take care to our valuable clients.
Travellers who are making their plan to travel in the Himalaya, this most require a good health condition and physically fitness with mentally refreshed. You are reaching in the high Himalaya and depends on your trip you are starting your tour from 1000m/3280 feet to 5550m/18204 feet approx. So, health is a most essential part for your adventure travel. Nepal Vision treks most require your medical fitness certificate prior to your booking. Before the trip booking with us we suggest to consult with your Medical Doctor and in his/her references go for your trip booking process with us.
Our Tour Staffs
For our tour group, there will be one Tour guide & driver in Kathmandu sight seeing and in Bhutan their will be one local Guide, if necessary helper and driver during the visit. In fact during the Kathmandu visit our guide will be fluent English speaking as well treated you as a well coming good hospitality and even in Bhutan there is standard tourism and respect to the tourist. Our all guide is very good and well treat during the journey.
Meals and Accommodation
During the Visit in Kathmandu we provide you breakfast and while visiting in Bhutan meal on full board basis including breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide twin sharing accommodation with private bathroom on the trekkers style hotel during the stay in Kathmandu. While visiting in Bhutan we provide the twin sharing accommodation on Tourist standard hotel or similar (Single occupancy available on request on additional cost).
Clothing and Equipment
While you traveling Himalayan country this is most essential to know what to bring with you and what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travel. Basically, we suggest bringing based on season and altitude. During the trip you'll needed down, medium fabrics and good hiking boot. Generally find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel with us,
A pair of light hiking/trekking boots depend on your season and altitude, a pair of sandals, 2 pairs of woolen socks and some pair of hiking socks, 1 medium poly pro shirt, 1 pile jacket, 1 down jacket, 1 woolen hat , a pair of sunglasses, a pair of glove with liner, a pair of woolen gloves, 1 trekking pack 3000 cubic inches capacity, sunscreen lotion SPF 10 to 25 and sunscreen stick SPF 10 to 30, some reading books (optional), 1 walkman (optional) and music tapes (optional), a one liter water bottle, a pair of trekking poles as per your physical condition , 1 flash light with few sets of batteries, 1 sleeping bag (-5 to -20) depends on your season and altitude, 2 t-shirts and one long sleeve t-shirt, 1 trekking baggy pant, rain poncho, nail cutter, Swiss knives etc. are the recommendable to bring with you. Also most of the equipments can buy or hire in Kathmandu.
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.
Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff.
Travel insurance is most essential if you are going to travel in the Himalaya; which protect your financial securities and compensate your lost property as well as life security. We are requesting to bring your travel insurance with you. Travel insurance should cover helicopter evacuation to be required and in case of any emergency, we talking with your insurance company then provide the evacuation for your life safety. Unless here in Kathmandu available on request.
Climate and Weather
In fact, Nepal and Bhutan is best time to travel in autumn and spring season. It is suitable for travel to Bhutan from mid September to beginning of December and March to May. The sunlight in Bhutan is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City. The thin air can neither block off nor retain heat so that the temperature extremes can be met in daytime and the same night respectively in Bhutan. Most annual rainfall comes in the rainy season that starts from June to September.
Passport and Visa Requirements
Before you traveling check your passport and validity date. You most require a valid passport to visit out of country. Passports most have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trip. We most require your copy of full passport details with correct spelling written in your passport or scan copy is most preferable.
In Nepal you will require a visa which can be obtained in advance from the Nepalese Embassy from your country or you can get on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu with a cost of US$30 which is single-entry tourist visas and valid for up to 60 days and can be extended to a maximum of three months for an additional charge. But on arrival please get a multiple entry visa. Please visit for more information; www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
During the Visit in Bhutan to obtain your paper visa require at passport copy and require original passport while traveling in advance of a week before.
Permits and fees
In Nepal, you most require a permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. Incase of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.
During the Visit in Bhutan, they require the visa fees US$ 20.00 recently (subject to change) on arrival at Paro airport and you need to pay this directly, and require each monastery while you enter. This major fee includes in our package tour.
Health and Medical Information
Our all staffs are well experienced travelers and sharing since 1 ½ decade to achieve the traveler's ambition. In fact, we specialized in the Himalayan travel and we all are from Himalayan region with plenty of local knowledge, which is a key factor to provide the standard service to our clients. Our all services based on client's safety and satisfaction. We provide the high range of quality services and personally taking care during the trip. Each of our guides carries medical kit bag for occurring incidents during the travel. As a result we have best recommendation from our previous clients.
We are highly sensible to protect our natural environment and participating with many environmental clean up campaigns. Our responsible tourism carries good message to the locals and we insists and train them do's and don't, how to keep good environment etc. Besides this tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve the natural environment for future generations as well.
To find out more about the clean-up campaigns and environmental awareness events we've run with KEEP, please click here for more information.
Nepal vision trek has been stabilized in 1992 with Govt. registered company based in Kathmandu, Nepal and we are working in adventure travel in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India carries long experience and built up own history in tourism. Our long experience in adventure travel, we are even more dedicated to fulfill our clients' requirement and always sincere with clients gratification. We are also delighted to say that many of our clients return again and again to travel with us and many of our new clients are through recommendations and word of mouth from happy and satisfied clients who have previously traveled with us.
How to Book
While you have chosen your trip, contact our head office by mail or phone to check the availability dates, groups or any remaining question you may have. We are happy to help and reply responsively as soon as possible. We'll hold your booking with us before your final decision. Please read properly our trip booking terms & conditions before your booking and fill up the booking form (download from our website) along with the appropriate deposit of 20 % per person in advance and payment made through the bank transfer or submit your credit card (visa/master card) details with booking form. When you choose the method of advance payment in an appropriate way, a signed and completed booking form will still be required for confirmation of booking. Bookings will only be confirmed once we receive a completed and signed booking form along with appropriate payment.
The final balance for your booking will be on arrival in Kathmandu. We will invoicing you after your arrival for the final balance along with other final pre departure details as appropriate. Your final invoice will show the price based on the previous quote at the time of invoicing.
We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!
The packing gear list has been created with the objective of getting maximum comfort with minimum weight. Our intention is to help you choose your clothing and gear for this trip. Please remember to bring only what is necessary, this will be helpful to you and also to the field staff.
Packing List for Cultural Tours
3 pair’s light weight long pants, 2 pairs dress pants / dresses for evening, 4 short-sleeved shirts/blouses, and 1 long-sleeved shirt for sun protection (also while visiting dzongs, temples & monasteries). Underwear, Socks, Sleepers, Warm jackets (if trip falls in Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb), 1 sweater or light weight jacket, 1 windbreaker, 1 pair comfortable walking shoes, 1 pair of sandals, 1 pair of dress shoes, Personal toiletries , Insect repellent, Spare nylon duffel for purchases, SPF 20 + more sunscreen, Lip Balm, Sunglasses, Prescription glasses, 1 visor/sun hat, Flashlight, Daypack/Hip pack for day trips, Beach Towel, First-Aid kit with pain medications, antiseptic/anesthetic for sunburn and the prescribed medications.
Packing List for Trek
Warm Sleeping bag (approx -10 degrees centigrade), Duffel for gear (if not weatherproof, bring lg. plastic bags), SM first aid kit (blister kit with specifically 2nd skin, aspirin &/or ibu, cough drops, tape),Headlamp, 2-liter water bottles (if you bring a camelback, bring a nalgene, also), Water purification (iodine or chlorine to carry in daypack), Insulated drinking mug, Lightweight toilet articles (shampoo, soap-travel size is best for trekking!), Sunscreen & lip screen, Small towel
Suggested Clothing List
Down parka, Gore-Tex shell & pants, Warm fleece jacket , Comfy trekking boots, Lightweight shoes , 4 pr trekking socks ,2 long sleeve capilene shirts, 2 capilene bottoms (mid & heavy wt), 2 trekking shirts (non-cotton is best!) , Trekking pants (zip off shorts are nice!), 1 pr shorts, 1 bandana , 1 pr winter gloves (i.e. ski), 1 pr lightweight gloves (i.e. fleece), Flip flops (or similar around camp shoes), Warm hat, Sun hat, 2 pair sunglasses
Toilet Kit: Bring your own "toilet kit," and a bottle of hand sanitizer. Always remember to discard the toilet tissue, a waste basket and not along a trail or in the toilet.
For women: Women are advised to bring their necessary health supplies with them, as such items might not be available in Bhutan.
Luggage Weight Restrictions
The gear and clothing items are divided into "trek" and "non-trek" items beginning of the trek. Non-trek items are left at the staff office in a locked room.
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