Explore the main extractions of western Bhutan that starts at the capital city, Thimphu and takes on a number of historical and religious attractions. Drive across spectacular scenery. Excursion to the popular Taktsang Monastery is sure to be a highlight.
Journey to Drukyul
Day 1: Arrival
The flight to Paro is one of the most magnificent of all mountain flights. You can see Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Makalu, and other peaks in Bhutan such as Mount Jomolhari, Mount Jichu Drakay, and Mount Tsherimgang. The green hill wall known as the gateways to Bhutan Druk tour from the plains rises continuously higher than the forested slopes of the mountains and to the north, the great snow-capped peaks of the Inner Himalayas rise to the sky. Overnight in Paro.
Day 2: Paro to Thimphu
Drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Visit the National Library, a treasure trove of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. The National Folk Heritage Museum to learn more about the typical Bhutanese lifestyle. Drive to the BBS tower to get a good view of Thimphu valley. Visit the Bhutan Post known for its world-famous stamps. In the afternoon, visit Memorial Chorten and Trashichhodzong. Stay at Thimphu Hotel in the evening
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha
An hour’s drive from Thimphu will take you to this pass, a short stop at Dochula pass (3,080m) where you can enjoy the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Visit Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of the divine Madman Lama Drukpa Kuenley, where couples who cannot have children come to pray. In the afternoon visit Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Overnight at Punakha hotel.
Day 4: Punakha – Wangduephodrang
Morning drive to Wangdue Phodrang. Visit the magnificent Wangdue Dzong and in the evening, stroll around Bajo Town, visit shops, local markets that deal with local products. Later drive to Gangtey.
Day 5: Wangduephodrang to Gangtey
After breakfast, drive via Wangduephodrang to Gangtey. Later you will pass through thick forests and oaks, rhododendron trees until you reach Gangtey (Phobjikha). Accommodation in the camp/guest house. In the morning, explore the Phobjikha Valley, famous for black-necked cranes. After lunch, drive to Punakha.
Day 6: Punakha to Paro
Morning drive back to Paro. After breakfast, visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the path to visit Rinpung Dzong. Visit Drukgyel Dzong with its charming village at its feet. It was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan. You can hike up to Taktsang commonly referred to as the Tiger’s Nest. Afterward, visit a traditional farmhouse, which provides a good glimpse into the local way of life. In the evening you will visit Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest in the kingdom. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 7: Departure
In the morning your guide will accompany you on your flight to the airport.
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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.