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Land of Thunder dragon(7/8 days Paro,Thimpu, Bum,Punakha)

Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon Tour gives its guests an opportunity to get to know Bhutan's rich culture and landscape. On this 7 nights and 8 Days -road trip we visit significant Bhutanese municipalities of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and investigate its delightful landmarks. Land of Thunder Dragon tour is focused mainly on Culture and History at Paro, Thimpu, Bumthang and Punakha cities. For easy remembering Satori Adventures also call it 7/8 days Bhutan overland tour.

The last remaining examples of an ancient living architecture from the mighty ancient for tresses to the humble farm houses - the stunning and strategic locations of the grand for tresses housing both monks and civil administrations are the major attractions of trip. We have created a variety of cultural and natural destinations to enable you to explore and understand Bhutan in deep.

Why is Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon? 

Why bhutan is called as land of thunder dragon :> A druk shows up on the banner of Bhutan, holding gems to speak to riches. In Dzongkha, Bhutan is called Druk Yul "Land of Druk", and Bhutanese pioneers are called Druk Gyalpo, "Thunder Dragon Lords". ... Concluding this was a sign, he named the religious community Medication Ralung, including "thunder dragon" to the name.

In Bhutan Land of Thunder Dragon Tour we have included Paro traditional architecture city tour, Thimbu sightseeing, Bumthang heritage site tour and Punakha natural site trip. The highlight of the trip is historical and cultural Paro including Tiger's Nest monastery, Magnificent view of Nepal and Bhutan Himalayas by scenic flight to and from Paro, Unforgettable view of Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugan Mountain, Dochu-la pass (3,088m), Abundant flora and fauna and the National Library in Thimphu. Thimpu is the current capital city of Bhutan and Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, which is the winter residence of the chief abbot and monks.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: (2195m/7200ft)

Duration: 08 Days

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Co-ordinates: 27.4333° N, 89.4167° E

Location: Bhutan

Country: Bhutan

Airport: KTM (TIA)/Paro

Departure From: KTM

Grade: Easy

Accommodation: Three star to five star as request

Meals: Full Board Service

Transportation: Private car,Flights

Best season: March/April

Major Activity: Tour

Include Activity: Sights trips of Kathmandu

Culture: Buddhist

Mode of Travel: Tea House

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Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu (TIA) to Paro Airport (2195m/7200ft)

Fly from Kathmandu International Airport to Paro with Druk Air, Bhutan's National Airline. Our representative will welcome you in the Paro airport. Drive from paro to Thimphu which is the capital of Bhutan and the modern town of Bhutan it has about 90 thousands inhabitants.Today you will see the National animal, Golden Takin, Zulekha nunnery, National Handicraft Emporium and in the evening walk to Thimphu city. Dinner and overnight Stay at Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing tour

After breakfast, You will have full day sightseeing, you will visits to Memorial Chorten(stupa), the most impressive stupa built in 1974 by the Grand Queen Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden in the memory of the Third King of Bhutan; National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts and also modern academic books; Handicrafts Emporiums that displays wide range of beautifully woven fabrics for man and women, crafted products and other decorative items; Painting School,famous for traditional thangka paintings from where you can also buy if u like them; Institute of Traditional Medicine where rich herbal medicines abundant in the kingdom are prepared Tashichhodzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 03: Drive from THIMPHU to PUNAKHA 1,310m/4,300ft)

After breakfast you will proceed to Punakha which is acroos Dochula pass (3,100m). The pass offers the most spectacular view over the greater eastern Himalays including the highest peak of Bhutan. En route you will make short excursion about an hour to the temple of divine. You will visit Punakha which was the previous capital city of Bhutan till 1955.Dinner and overnight at Punkha.

Day 04: Drive from PUNAKHA to TRONGSA (2,180m7,150ft

Today we will drive early to Trongsa which is about 4-5 hours journey which is located in central part of Bhutan. Check into hotel and after some rest, visit to Ta Dzong(Musuem) and Trongsa Dzong(Fortress) Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Drive from TRONGSA to PUNAKHA (1,310m/4,300ft)

Today we will drive back to Punakha valley for overnight, crossing Chendebji Stupa. If we find any interesting scene we will stop for a photo. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Drive from PUNAKHA to PARO

Early in the Morning after breakfast you will have short excursion to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten. This Chorten is dedicated to our present crown prince and for the world peace. Which has fascinating paintings and statues of tantric teachings then Hike will take you around 45 minutes each way. Later drive to Paro via Thimphu. Free walk in Thimphu City, the best place to buy souvenir from Bhutan and then drive to Paro.Dinner and Overnight at Punkha.


Today you have challenging hike to Tiger’s nest which is almost 3 hours hike also you can take a horse ride. Taktshang which means the Tiger’s air, a Buddhist Monastery perched on a steep cliff is another awe striking place. After lunch you will take to visit  Ta Dzong built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, currently the National Museum that once served as the watchtower for Paro Dzong; Drukgyel Dzong built in 1647 by Zhabdrung to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in1644 which is now in ruins; Kyichu lhakhang, one of the most sacred temples in Bhutan built in 636 AD by a Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo. It houses the Crowned Buddha (Jowo) and Padmasambhava.Dinner and overnight stay at Paro.

Day 08: Final Departures

Fly from Paro to Kathmandu or alternatively join the next program

Price For the Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The cost can affect the numbers of Guides and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in KTM & Bhutan
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Car, flight or tourist bus)
  • The Itinerary can be change on your desires.
  • The Itinerary mentioned above is from Airport to Airport Service.
  • The Itinerary can design according to your Budget and time.
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Package trip Cost Includes:

  • Assistance at the International airport by Satori Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  • 08/07 nights full board package in Tourist standard Hotel in Bhutan
  • All land transportation by luxury vehicle, depending upon group size
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the tour.
  • All kind of Permit, National Park entry fee, and movement charge
  • Private Vehicle Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary
  • Guide and Private vehicles will be available for Paro and Thimpu Sightseeing as per above Itinerary
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid kit )
  • Escorted English speaking tour guide during the tour period as per Itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees to museum and monuments during festival.
  • Bottle of mineral water during long road drive.
  • complete pr-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Evening tea with snacks
  • All hotel taxes/ service charges FITS surcharge
  • Farewell Dinner in before departure.
  • Our service charges
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • complete pr-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Satori Adventures  Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )

Package trip Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights except KTM - Paro -KTM.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, (we have on arrival service  except 15 nationality )
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff .
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control.

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the client’s desire (budget)
  • The included itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which Satori Adventures advises you. This tour itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The itinerary shall be changed after an understanding between both Satori Adventures and the client. Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • Price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding, that is, if the client intends to add some services we shall charge him/her for those additional services and if he/she intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for the clear understanding of the client. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Tibet, the client can make his/her own choice.
  • The cost is also affected by the number of; employees‒ guides and porters.

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

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Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.  Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number (PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).  Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.  Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

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  • Please select the package itinerary and details from our website, that is make sure which package you want to book with us.
  • At the bottom of the itinerary (end of the page of the package) you have the following options: Book now, ask expert, write a review and print. Once you click book now bottom it will l take you to booking page; ask expert will allow you to e-mail us in case of any query related to the package.
  • Our typical itinerary includes transfer from and to the airport. We can provide you with any type of accommodation‒from budget to 5 Stars. So please indicate class of hotel you wish us to book or alternatively name your preferred hotel. You can also state all additional services apart from those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • The web page itinerary is a guideline and a standard pattern which helps you plan your trip. It can be changed or modified according to your time & requirements.
  • If you wish to expand the itinerary with additional activities, please let us know by mail. Satori Adventures builds your customized itinerary with the adjusted price.
  • There are many fixed departure dates and itinerary packages in Trekking and Mountaineering in our package. If you wish to join with our fixed departure with group, please contact us. The cost in this option is always pretty low compared to a private trip.
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  • You have to read our Terms and Conditions before you book the trip; it explains to you the booking timing, the deposit and advance payment requirements, policies, procedures for cancellation, refund and the payment classification.
  • Once we have agreed mutually on itinerary you required and the price for the trip, you have to send us the deposit to confirm the booking as specified in our quotation according to our Terms and Conditions.
  • Once we receive the advance payment from you, we will process to confirm your trip.
  • Without conformation and advance received we may not  process for  Permits, TIMS, Flight Tickets, Trekking and climbing Guide, Porters and other necessary Staff for trekking and expedition along with  food, transportation, etc.
  • With your conformation of the trip and advance payments we require copy of your travel document (passport), passport size photo, and your flight reservation details.
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Please kindly submit Trip Booking Form when you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process for your trip conformation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any query, always feel free to contact us at any time.  We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.


  • Explore historical and cultural Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang City
  • Magnificent view of Nepal and Bhutan Himalayas
  • Scenic flight to Paro airport
  • Unforgettable view of Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugan Mountain
  • Dochu-la pass (3,088m)
  • Abundant flora and fauna
  • National Library in Thimphu

Unforgettable trip to Bhutan!

This was my third time travelling with Satori Adventures. This time we spent just a few days in Kathmandu and almost two weeks in the magnificent Land of The Thunder Dragon, Bhutan. Mr. Rishi Bhandari organised this amazing trip for us, and as usual, it was a fantastic and flawless experience. I love Nepal and this part of the world and I will continue to go back there. Every time I will go I will travel with Satori, they are a wonderful group of people who I consider to be my friends.

Thank you, Rishi, and all my Nepali friends, for once again making us feel at home in your country!

Best wishes from Canada,



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