Home Bhutan Tours 12 Days Bhutan In-depth Tour

Tour Overview

Discover Bhutan's soul in this immersive 12-day journey. From the tranquil monasteries of Paro to the bustling markets of Thimphu, delve into Bhutanese spirituality and heritage. Engage with artisans weaving yathra and explore ancient fortresses like Punakha Dzong. Trek through lush forests to Paro Taktsang and witness Black-Necked Cranes in Gangtey. Meet friendly locals, visit royal museums, and embrace the essence of Bhutan's culture, leaving with memories of deep cultural immersion.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Immerse in Spiritual Serenity: Explore ancient monasteries, from Paro's Taktsang to Punakha Dzong, embracing Bhutan's spiritual essence amid stunning landscapes.
  • Cultural Encounters: Engage with locals in Ura Village, weaving yathra in Gangtey, and royal heritage museums, unveiling Bhutan's rich cultural tapestry.
  • Scenic Marvels: Marvel at Dochula Pass's Himalayan panorama, trek through Tang Valley's lush forests, and hike to Paro Taktsang, discovering Bhutan's breathtaking natural beauty.
  • Historical Riches: Traverse historical fortresses like Trongsa Dzong and Jakar Dzong, delving into Bhutan's royal legacy and architectural brilliance spanning centuries.
  • Artisanal Experiences: Witness traditional craftsmanship at yathra workshops, gaining insights into Bhutanese textile traditions, adding depth to your cultural exploration.
  • Wildlife Wonders: Discover the Black-Necked Cranes at Gangtey and explore Bhutan's diverse flora and fauna, enhancing your appreciation for the country's natural heritage.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Paro Airport, your friendly guide and driver will warmly welcome you. They will accompany you on a picturesque journey to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Along the way, immerse yourself in the country's charm as you stop at Ta Chog Lhakhang, a historic temple nestled in the mountains. This sets the tone for your Bhutanese adventure, giving you a taste of the nation's rich cultural heritage.

    Meal: N/A

    Bhutan Ta Chog Lhakhang
    Ta Chog Lhakhang

  2. Begin your day with a visit to the awe-inspiring Buddha Dordenma, a colossal golden statue overlooking the valley. Continue your exploration by delving into the spiritual ambiance of the Memorial Chorten, a revered Buddhist stupa.

    Bhutan National Memorial Chorten
    National Memorial Chorten

    In the afternoon, enter the grandeur of Tashichho Dzong, an architectural marvel that houses government offices and religious chambers. Your day concludes with a visit to the Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, offering insight into the country's unique philatelic history.

    Meal: Breakfast

  3. Embark on a scenic drive to Punakha, traversing the enchanting Dochula Pass. Marvel at the panoramic views of the Himalayan range before reaching Punakha Dzong, a magnificent fortress nestled at the confluence of two rivers. Here, you'll soak in the serenity of the surroundings, appreciating the historical and cultural significance of this site.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Bhutan Dochula Pass
    Dochula Pass

  4. Travel to Trongsa, the geographical heart of Bhutan. Explore Trongsa Dzong, a majestic structure that offers a glimpse into Bhutan's royal legacy. Dive deeper into the country's history at the Royal Heritage Museum, where artifacts and exhibits provide a comprehensive understanding of Bhutanese culture and traditions.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Bhutan Trongsa Dzong
    Trongsa Dzong

  5. Embark on a scenic drive to Jakar, located in the picturesque Bumthang Valley. Explore Jakar Dzong, an architectural gem perched on a hilltop, offering stunning vistas of the surrounding landscapes. Delve into Bhutan's royal heritage at Wangduechhoeling Palace, an intriguing testament to the country's regal past.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Bhutan Wangduechhoeling Palace
    Wangduechhoeling Palace

  6. Discover the hidden treasures of Tang Valley on a day tour. En route, marvel at the mystical Mebar Tsho, known as the Burning Lake, a sacred site shrouded in legends. Continue your journey to the Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, a beautifully preserved historic residence offering insights into Bhutanese aristocracy and culture.

    Meal: Breakfast

  7. Embark on a scenic drive to Ura, immersing yourself in the breathtaking natural scenery. Wander through Ura Village, interacting with locals, visiting temples, and gaining firsthand experience of their traditional lifestyles. This immersive cultural encounter provides a unique perspective on Bhutanese village life.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Bhutan Ura Village
    Wander through Ura Village to enjoy breathtaking natural scenery

  8. Drive to Gangtey, a serene valley renowned for its natural beauty. Visit a traditional workshop where skilled artisans weave yathra, Bhutanese textiles known for their vibrant colors and intricate patterns. Immerse yourself in the rich textile heritage of Bhutan, learning about the craftsmanship behind these exquisite creations.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Bhutan Yathra Workshop
    The Traditional Yathra Workshop

  9. Visit the Black-Necked Crane Information Center, where you'll learn about the conservation efforts aimed at protecting these magnificent birds. Explore Gangteng Monastery, an important religious site surrounded by scenic beauty. Embark on a short hike along the Gangtey Nature Trail, immersing yourself in the pristine wilderness and enjoying the tranquility of the area.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Bhutan Black-Necked Crane Information Center
    Black-Necked Crane Information Center

  10. Journey to Paro, a town rich in history and natural splendor. Visit the National Museum, which houses a diverse collection of Bhutanese art, artifacts, and historical relics. Explore Paro Dzong, a magnificent fortress with a storied past, providing a captivating glimpse into Bhutan's architectural heritage and cultural traditions.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Bhutan Ta Dzong
    National Museum

  11. Embark on a memorable trek to Paro Taktsang, the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched on a cliffside. This challenging yet rewarding hike takes you through lush forests and offers breathtaking views of the valley below. After the trek, enjoy leisure time in the afternoon, allowing you to relax or explore the charming town of Paro at your own pace.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Bhutan Tiger's Nest
    Tiger's Nest

  12. Savor your last moments in Bhutan as you enjoy leisure time, reflecting on your incredible journey. Your driver will escort you to the airport, ensuring a smooth departure for your onward flight or journey back home. Depart with cherished memories of Bhutan, a land of captivating beauty and profound cultural heritage.

    Meal: Breakfast

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 11 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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