Get glimpses of Bhutan in 15 days as you journey across the country exploring places of interest and getting connected to its way of life. We start from the west towards central and eastwards and back, driving across spectacular scenery and views. It also exposes you to the traditional arts and crafts and textiles of Bhutan.
Day 1: Land at Paro Airport
The flight from Druk Airlines to Bhutan on a clear day is one of the most spectacular flights in the entire Himalayas. Whether flying over the Himalayas from Kathmandu or over the hills of Kolkata, every flight is a fascinating experience . Bhutan Travel provides the beautiful view of snow-capped Mount Everest, Makalu and other peaks of Bhutan such as jomolhari and jichu drake. Once descending at the Paro airport and completing all the immigration and customs formalities, our representative will welcome you and take you to the hotel in Paro. in the evening, take a stroll around Paro’s market and town. Stay the night at the hotel in Paro.
Day 2: Dive into Paro Town
After enjoying breakfast, on the journey of Bhutan Travel, visit Ta Dzong which once served as a watch tower of the historical and charming Rinpung Dzong and hike to the Rinpung Dzong. After lunch, visit Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress from which the Bhutanese resisted various invasions of the Tibetan army. Then to the traditional farmhouses that preserves and showcases the rustic lifestyle of Bhutan with a unique concept. Then stop by the oldest and holiest shrines called Kichu Lhakhang in the evening. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 3: Serene journey to Thimphu from Paro
Take a drive towards Bhutan’s modern capital city: Thimphu, which is one and a half hour away from Paro. stop for a break at Chuzom, a place where the Paro and Thimphu river connect. On the way to Bhutan. visit the oldest Simtokha dzong which houses the school for Buddhist studies. Then explore the magnificent memorial Chorten and tashichodzong, a beautiful medieval fortress on your trip to Bhutan Travel. Lastly, visit the handicraft Emporium & textile and folk Heritage Museum. Hold a night at thimphu hotel.
Day 4: Traverse Punakha from Thimphu City
Sightseeing of Thimphu city including the visitation of National library, painting school and traditional medicine institute. After lunch, steer away towards the old capital of Bhutan, Punakha through Dochula pass that provides an enchanting view with 108 chortens. Upon arriving, check into the hotel and take a break. In the evening, take a tour to the 17th century fortress Punakha Dzong and then to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel chorten. Hold a night at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 5: Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Gangtey (70 km, 3 hours)
After breakfast, take a journey to Gangtey through Wangduephodrang. Tour the magnificent Wangdue Dzong and explore the town’s local market when on your journey to Bhutan Travel. Passing through dense forest of Oak and rhododendron trees lies Gangtey(Phobjikha). Go for a stroll around beautiful Gangtey village and pay a visit to Gangtey Gompa that is believed to be the only Nyingmapa monastery. Spend a night at camp or guest house.
Day 6: Gangtey towards Trongsa (120 km, 4 and half hours)
In the morning, explore the Phobjikha Valley, famous for its black cranes on your vacation to Bhutan Travel. These cranes migrated here from the Central Asian plateau, fleeing the harsh winter. After lunch, drive across the 3,300-meter-high Pelela Pass to Trongsa and visit the market in the evening. Hold a night at a hotel in Trongsa.
Day 7: Trongsa – Bumthang (68 km, 3 hours)
In the prime of day, visit Trongsa Dzong- largest masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture along with Ta Dzong built by 3rd Druk Desi to safeguard the dzong and its surrounding. After lunch, continue the journey on to Bumthang, the heartland of a religious site. Have dinner and spend the night at a hotel.
Day 8: Bumthang-heartland of Religious places
Bumthang is a common name for four valleys such as Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura with an altitude ranging from 2600m to 4000m. It houses many eminent budhhist temples and monasteries. Get to see Tamshing Lhakhang which is known as a treasure house of fascinating Buddhist religious paintings. After that, take a safari to Jakar Dzong where all the administrative work is done . After lunchtime, visit Kurje lhakhang, one of the holy and sacred sites in Bumthang. Next, include a trip to Jambay Lhakhang in your Bhutan Travel plan, an ancient temple built during the spread of Buddhism in the country. Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.
Day 9: Excursion from Bumthang (west) to Mongar (East)-198 km, 7 hours
The journey continues to the east, over rugged terrain. The journey to enjoy the magnificent scenery takes about 7 hours. Drive through the village of Ura in Bumthang before climbing the Thrumshingla Pass (4,000 meters), the highest road in the kingdom. Go to Sengor to see the waterfalls along the way. The descent to 700 m ends on the bridge on Kurichu. Climb the pine forest, cornfields and eastern villages again to reach the city of Mongar. Visit Mongar Dzong, this is a very new building that still retains the old architectural traditions. Check into the hotel in Mongar.
Day 10: Mongar-Trashigang
This journey of 96km takes 3 hours crossing Korila Pass (), is characterized by a beautiful chorten and a stone wall passing through a lush forest full of ferns. Then, the road goes down quickly, entering corn fields and banana trees to reach the famous zigzag of Yadi (new settlement). Follow the Gamri River that leads to Dametsi. This is a place where a temple alighted on top of the steep hill founded by Cheten Zangmo is considered as a most important monastery in eastern part. A famous Naga chham originated from this region. About 30 km further lies Trashigang, the largest and most populous district in the country and serves as the administrative center for the region. A part of the dzong is a space for the Drukpa Monastery community. Spent a night at a hotel in Trashigang.
Day 11: Trashigang (Excursion to Trashiyangtse)
Go for a quick tour to Trashiyangtse to see the Gom Kora temple set on a small alluvial plateau overlooking the river. Guru Rinpoche subdued a demon in this very place. Then arrive at Dosum Village, where you can see busy women weaving traditional Bhutanese products and witness a chain bridge of the 15th century. Visit Trashiyangtse Dzong at an altitude of 1850 meters. Trashiyangtse used to be an important center because it is located on one of the sculpture routes from the west to central Bhutan. The art school and the famous Chorten Cora are both new and nearby. Return to Trashigang in the evening. Overnight in a hotel in Trachgang.
Day 12: Return to Bumthang (289 km, 10 hours)
After the morning meal, proceed back to Bumthang and lunch will be served on the way. Overnight at the hotel in Bumthang.
Day 13: Bumthang-Punakha (205 km, 6 hours)
After strolling through Bumthang market, start the journey to punakha where lunch would be served on the way at the one of the famous restaurants in Trongsa town. Short break at Wangduephodrang for tea and snacks, and then continue the journey to Punakha. Stay there for a night. Then after arriving in Thimphu, check into the hotel. Stay for a night.
Day 14: Punakha-Paro (125km, 4 and ½ hours)
Enjoy a leisure time in Punakha in the morning. After lunch, drive to Paro and spend a night there.
Day 15: Departure from Paro
After breakfast, drive to Paro airport for a flight back to your respective country.
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The Village lodge Bumthang
Bumthang is a religious central hub, and one of the most desired tourist destinations in Bhutan.
The Valley Camp Phobjikha
The valley camp is a one of a kind retreat that offers cozy rooms and amenities.
The Village Lodge Paro
Paro is home to many fascinating things. Experience the relaxing lifestyle in the village.
Taktsang Village Resort
Paro has many highlights for tourists. One of the most beautiful of Bhutan’s valleys.
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Things you should know
The daily $250 tariff
Foreign travelers to Bhutan have to pay an all inclusive daily Tariff of $ 250. This pays for all their expenses during their stay.
Mandatory travel guide
All tourists must be accompanied by a guide assigned to them by their travel agent. The guide fee is paid from their daily tariff.
Which season to visit?
The best time to visit the country is during the Spring and Autumn seasons. There are many festivals and sights to see during these times of the year.
How to get here?
There is one international airport in the country. Regular flights are conducted by the two airlines; Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. Contact us for more information on availability of flights to our country.
Preparing for the weather
Bhutan is a country that enjoys all four season of the year. Be sure to pack according to the season in which you intend to make your travel plans.
Embrace the culture
Prepare to embrace our culture while remembering to respect the way of life. Temples and Dzongs (Fortresses) require etiquette and proper dress codes.