Get connected to Bhutan as you visit many religious and historical places of interest. Visit Gantey and Phobijikha valley to witness the blacknecked cranes dance and enjoy the quietness of the mountains. Hike to the Taktsang, also known as Tigers Nest to end the tour of an enchanting realm.
An Enchanting Realm
Day 01 : Arrival at Paro valley by Druk Air
The Druk Air flight to the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most spectacular flights in the entire Himalayas. Every flight over the tiny himalayan region offers a mesmerizing aeronautical feat and a thrilling descent into the Kingdom. The immigration and customs formalities need to be clarified upon arrival at Paro. The respective guide will receive you and escort you to your hotels. You are in for an exciting holiday in Bhutan. You can take an evening stroll around the town and enjoy the beautiful night view of the Paro valley.
Day 02 :A tour around Paro
A visit to Ta Dzong(National Museum) and a tour around Rinzung dzong which has a fascinating history. This will keep you occupied for the morning. In the afternoon, a visit to the ruined fortress of Drukgyel Dzong where Bhutanese armies have successfully defeated several Tibetan invasions. Later afternoon, a visit to the traditional homes of the indigenious people to experience their lifestyle. Followed by a visit to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the most sacred and oldest monasteries in the country. And finally, a trip back to the hotel for a peaceful rest.
Day 03 : Paro – Thimphu (60 km, 2 hours)
After having breakfast, we will head to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. We will make a enroute stop at Chuzom(confluence), where the river from and Thimphu meets. Upon reaching Thimphu, a tour at Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in the country. At present, it houses the school for Bhutanese studies. Later in the afternoon, a visit to the King’s Memorial Chorten and the beautiful medieval fortress, Tashichhodzong. A tour around the Handicraft Emporium, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, followed by a visit to the local market. And a well deserved rest at a hotel to wrap it all up.
Day 04 : Thimphu – Punakha (75 km, 2&1/2 hours)
A visit to the National Library, Painting School and Traditional Medicine Institute in the morning. In the afternoon, we will be heading to Punakha, the old capital town of the country. We will be making enroute stop at Dochula pass(3,050m) which holds some of the most captivating sites of Bhutan. Upon reaching Punakha, a visit to the Punakha Dzong in the evening and Khamsm Yulley Namgyel Chhorte. And finally, a deserved rest at a luxurious hotel.
Day 05 : Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Gangtey (70 km, 3 hours)
A long trek to Gangtey via Wangduephodrang and the local market in the morning, followed by a tour around the majestic Wangdue Dzong. The Gangtey route involves rigorous terrain and dense vegetation. And later evening, a tour around the Gangtey village and Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa Monastery in the region. And spend your night at a guest house/camp.
Day 06 : Gangtey – Trongsa (120 km, 4 & 1/2 hours)
Explore the delightful Phobjikha Valley and the endangered Black Necked Cranes. Gangtey valley is the winter roosting ground for these migratory birds. who migrate from the Central Asiatic plateau during early winter. And a hard journey up the Pele la pass at Trongsa during the afternoon. Later on, a visit to the local market and finally, overnight at a lodge in Trongsa.
Day 07 : Trongsa – Bumthang (68 km, 3 hours)
In the early morning, a quick visit to the Trongsa Dzong(a masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture) and Ta Dzong(Watch tower). During mid-day, we will proceed to Bumthang(the religious heartland of the nation) and enjoy a leisure time in the evening, followed by dinner and rest at a lodge in Bumthang.
Day 08 : A tour around Bumthang
Bumthang is a name given for the combination of four valleys -Tang, Ura, Chumey & Choekhor with altitude varying from 2,600m to 4,000m. You can find many prominent Bhuddist temples and monasteries. A quick visit to Tamshing monastery (the treasure house of interesting religious Buddhist paintings) and Jakar Dzong(the administrative centre of the valley) in the morning. A visit to Kurje Lhakhang, a sacred place in the afternoon. And a visit to Jambay Lhakhang in the afternoon, an ancient monastery dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the country. A tour at the local market followed by a night halt at Bumthang.
Day 09 : Bumthang – Thimphu (268 km, 8 hours)
A quick tour at the local market, after that will head back to Thimphu. Lunch at the famous enroute stop at one of the famous restaurants in Trongsa town. A short coffee break at Wangduephodrang. Upon arrival at Thimphu, check into the hotel, dinner and a good night sleep.
Day 10 : Thimphu – Paro
After breakfast, we will be heading back to Paro. Later take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery. Legends say that the great tantric master, Guru Padsambhava came here flying on the back of tigress and meditated at the place where the monastery now stands. Taktsang or Tiger Nest was severely damaged by a fire in April 1998 and now it has been restored to its original splendor. After all that, night halt at a hotel in Paro. This will be the end of your Bhutan holiday and tour.
Day 11 : Paro
On the final day, drive to the airport for a flight to an onward destination.
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The Village lodge Bumthang
Bumthang is a religious central hub, and one of the most desired tourist destinations in Bhutan.
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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.