Wonder of Bhutan

 

 

01Day

flight to Paro, drive from Paro to Thimpu (54 km, 1-hour duration)

Upon your arrival at Paro, you will meet our tour guide who will assist you in the entire trip. Then, we will drive to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. Upon arriving at Thimpu, we will check into the hotel, have lunch and go for sightseeing. Today we will be visiting Kuenselphodrang (Buddha Point), Trashi Chhoe Dzong, and National Memorial Chorten.

Overnight: Hotel, Full Board 

02Day

thimpu to punakha and wangdue (71 km, 2 1/2 hour duration)

Today, after having breakfast, we will travel to Punakha and Wangdue. We will be visiting Divine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, Lobesa village, Punakha Dzong, and Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendup Lhakhang Nunnery.

Overnight: Hotel, Full Board.  

03Day

punakha/wangdue to trongsa to bumthang (197 km, 7 hours)

Today after breakfast, we will be traveling to Bumthang through Trongsa. We will be visiting Trongsa Dzong and continue traveling to Bumthang.

Overnight: Hotel, Full Board 

04Day

bumthang tour and sightseeing

After breakfast, we will be visiting Tamshing Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, jambay Lakhang, Jakar Dzong, Dorjibi weaving center and a farmhouse to enjoy authentic traditional dinner of Bumthang valley.

Overnight: Hotel in Bumthang 

05Day

bumthang valley excursion

After breakfast, we will travel for an hour to the beautiful but remote Tang valley. We will also be visiting the century-old Ugyencholing Heritage Museum, which once belonged to the Royal Family of Tang valley. In afternoon, we will travel back to Bumthang. In evening, you may visit local handicraft stores.

Overnight: Hotel in Bumthang

06Day

bumthang to wangdue via phobjikha valley

After breakfast, we will drive to Wangdue/Punakha via Phobjikha valley. We will arrive at Gangtey village, where we can visit the Gangtey Monastery. After having lunch at Gangtey, 
we will explore Phobjikha valley and also visit the Black Necked Crane Center. Then, we will continue traveling to Wangdue Phodrang.

Overnight: Hotel in Wangdue/Punakha Region.  
 

07Day

punakha short hike and punakha to paro (125 km, 3 1/2 hours duration)

After having breakfast, we will travel through the upper Punakha valley and hike for about an hour through farmland to the beautiful Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Lhakhang Temple. We will be visiting the temple and also enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful view from there. Then, we will travel to Paro. On arrival at Paro, we will check into the hotel and after refreshment, we will be visiting the Paro town and also some local handicraft stores.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro.

08Day

Sightseeing in paro

After breakfast, we will be driving up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. 18 km from Paro town on the north side of the valley. Then, we will visit Kyichu temple, National Museum and Dzongdrakha temple. In the evening, we will visit Paro downtown where we can visit local stores and also have free interaction with local people. 

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

09Day

a day hike to Taktsang gompa (tiger's nest monastery)

After having breakfast, we will drive for about 20 minutes to the base of the Taktsang monastery and then hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as “Tigers Nest”. The walk up to the viewpoint will take about 1-1 ½ hours depending on your fitness. After visiting the monastery, we will walk downhill back to the road, then walk further downhill to the road point. Then, we will drive back to the hotel. In the evening, we will visit a farmhouse that offers a good glimpse of the lifestyle of a farmer. You will also be seeing the traditional Bhutanese house where you can have authentic traditional Bhutanese dinner with the family members of the house. 

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

10Day

paro - departure

Transfer to the Paro Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu or onward destination. 

Overnight: Hotel 

Enquiry About This Trip

Trip Facts

  • Duration10 Days
  • Tour GradeModerate
  • Trip CostAsk
  • Trip Discount No
  • Max Elevation
  • Best Month:March - June, Sept - Nov
  • Trip start/End:Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Trip Maps

  • Accommodation
  • Local guide, Sightseeing, and Entrance in Bhutan
  • Private Transportation
  • Bhutan Visa
  • All Meals, Full Board
  • Flight: Kathmandu - Paro - Kathmandu
  • Beverages
  • Tips for guide