Highlights: National Library, Trashi Chhoe Dzong, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Dochula pass, Wangduephodrang Dzong, Chendbji Chorten, Trongsa Dzong, Punakha Dzong, Chumey Valley, Kurje Lhakhang, the Jambey Lhakhang (7th century temple), Tamshing Monastery, the Jakar Dzong, valley of Bumthang, Drukgyel Dzong, Taktsang Monastery, Swiss Farm House and much more…
Destinations Covered: Thimpu, Trongsa, Bumthang, Punakha and Paro.
Point of arrival & Departure: Paro (PBH)
Duration: 7 Nights &8 Days
Day 1: Arrive Paro and drive to Thimphu (55 k.ms, 1 ½ hrs drive)
The tour in Bhutan begins with the arrival at Paro airport (Bhutan’s only International Airport), where you get met and assisted by our Representative and you will be transferred to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. On arrival in Thimphu check in at the hotel. Stay overnight in Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu
Have your tasty breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a sightseeing tour of Thimphu, visiting the National Library housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) which conducts training courses in Bhutan’s traditional arts and crafts, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum. After lunch, visit Trashi Chhoe Dzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”, the centre of Bhutan’s government and religion, King’s Memorial Chorten and the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan’s fine traditional arts. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 3: Drive Thimphu – Trongsa (200 kms/approx 6 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Dochula pass (3,080m), from where enjoy the magnificent views of the high Himalayan peaks, that are over 7000 meters hike. Continue to Wangduephodrang Dzong, arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, continue towards Trongsa across Pelela pass (3,300 m ), the traditional boundary between eastern and western Bhutan, stopping enroute at the Chendbji Chorten, On arrival in Trongsa check in at the lodge. Overnight in Trongsa.
Day 4: Trongsa – Bumthang (68 k.ms, 3 hrs drive)
After the breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong, which was the seat of power, from where the first and second King of Bhutan ruled the kingdom. Continue onwards to Bumthang, via the Yutong La pass (3400 mtrs.) and the Chumey Valley. On arrival, check in at the lodge. After lunch, sightseeing in Bumthang visiting the Kurje Lhakhang, the Jambey Lhakhang (7th century temple), Tamshing Monastery, the Jakar Dzong (administrative centre of the region) and the Swiss Farm House. Overnight in Bumthang.
Day 5: Bumthang – Punakha (205 k.ms, 7 hrs drive)
After Breakfast spend some time at leisure to explore the valley of Bumthang. Later drive to Punakha, visiting the Wangduephodrang Dzong and town en route. On arrival in Punakha check in at the hotel. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 6: Punakha – Paro (125 k.ms, 4 hrs drive)
After an early breakfast, visit the Punakha Dzong, built at the junction of two rivers, this was the capital of Bhutan till about 50 years ago, and still serving as the winter headquarters of the Buddhist monks. Later drive to Paro, stopping enroute at a traditional Bhutanese farm house, offering an insight into the lifestyle of Bhutanese people and their culture. On arrival in Paro check in at the hotel. Later sightseeing tour visiting the Ta Dzong, with it’s fascinating collection of arts, paintings, exquisite postage stamps, coins and handicrafts. Also visit the Rinpung Dzong, known as ‘fortress of the heap of jewel’s. Overnight in Paro.
Day 7: Paro
Have your delicious breakfast from the hotel, go for an excursion to Taktsang Monastery. Perched on the side of a cliff 900 m above the Paro valley floor, according to the legend, Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress, and meditated at this place, hence the monastery is also called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. After lunch drive to Drukgyel Dzong. This dzong, with a picturesque village nestling below its ramparts, was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. Also visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, built in 7th century, it is one of the two oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Overnight in Paro.
Day 8: Departure transfer
Your tour of Bhutan comes to an end with a transfer to Paro airport.
- Accommodations with breakfast as per the itinerary,
- All transfers and land transportation as per itinerary,
- Sightseeing tours with an English Speaking Guide,
- All entrance fee to monuments in Bhutan as per the itinerary,
- And government royalty & taxes.
Price as per Itinerary