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Tour Overview

Experience the enchanting allure of Bhutan during this 7-day journey. Delve into Bhutanese heritage, visiting ancient fortresses, museums, and traditional arts schools. Encounter spiritual tranquility at Punakha's serene nunnery and the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched dramatically on a cliff. Thrilling adventures await with river rafting and scenic hikes to Khamsum Yuelley Monastery.

Engage intimately with locals through village strolls and heartfelt ceremonies, fostering deep connections. Behold the grandeur of the Himalayas at Dochula Pass and relish the excitement of crossing a suspension bridge, making this tour a vibrant tapestry of cultural exploration and natural wonders.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Discover Bhutan's Heritage:Immerse in Bhutanese culture, exploring ancient fortresses, museums, and traditional arts schools, gaining deep insights into the nation's rich heritage.
  • Spiritual Sanctuaries Await:Experience spiritual bliss at Punakha's serene nunnery, engaging in prayer ceremonies, and trek to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched dramatically on a cliff.
  • Thrilling Adventures Beckon:Brave the rapids of Punakha River during an exhilarating rafting adventure and hike to Khamsum Yuelley Monastery, revealing Bhutan's breathtaking natural beauty.
  • Intimate Cultural Encounters:Engage with locals, partaking in heartfelt welcome ceremonies, village strolls, and glimpses of daily life, fostering deep connections with Bhutanese traditions and hospitality.
  • Spectacular Himalayan Vistas:Stand in awe at Dochula Pass, gazing upon the majestic Himalayan range, an awe-inspiring panorama of snow-capped peaks, offering a true sense of Bhutan's natural grandeur.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon arrival in Paro, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. They will welcome you to Bhutan and assist you with the immigration process.

    Start your Bhutanese adventure by visiting the National Museum. Located in an ancient watchtower, the museum offers a glimpse into Bhutan's rich cultural heritage, showcasing artifacts, textiles, and art pieces.

    Bhutan Ta Dzong
    National Museum

    Explore Rinpung Dzong, a stunning fortress-monastery overlooking the Paro valley. Admire the traditional Bhutanese architecture and learn about the religious and historical significance of this fortress.

    Experience a warm welcome ceremony at a local Bhutanese family's home. This intimate cultural experience allows you to participate in traditional rituals and gain insights into the daily life of Bhutanese people.

    After the ceremony, drive to Thimphu, Bhutan's capital city. Enjoy the scenic journey, surrounded by lush greenery and pristine landscapes.

    Meal: Dinner

    Accommodation: in Thimphu

  2. Begin your day by visiting Tashichho Dzong, a majestic fortress that houses the throne room of the King of Bhutan. Marvel at the intricate architecture and learn about the political and religious importance of this landmark.

    Bhutan Tashichho Dzong
    Tashichho Dzong

    Visit the Traditional Arts School, where Bhutanese crafts, including painting, woodwork, and sculpture, are preserved and taught. Engage with local artisans and learn about Bhutan's traditional handicrafts.

    Explore the Motithang Takin Preserve, home to the unique Takin, Bhutan's national animal. Learn about the conservation efforts and observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Thimphu

    Bhutan Motithang Takin Preserve
    Motithang Takin Preserve

  3. Set off early for Punakha, a picturesque valley known for its historic sites and natural beauty. En route, stop at Dochula Pass, a high mountain pass offering panoramic views of the Himalayas.

    Bhutan Dochula Pass
    Dochula Pass

    Visit the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Punakha valley. Participate in a prayer ceremony and experience the serene atmosphere of this spiritual place.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Punakha

  4. Embark on a short hike to Khamsum Yuelley Monastery, an architectural marvel nestled in the Punakha hills. Enjoy the scenic hike and explore the monastery's intricate artwork and religious significance.

    Experience the thrill of river rafting on the Punakha River. Navigate through exciting rapids and enjoy the pristine beauty of the river valley.

    Bhutan River Rafting
    Experience the thrill of river rafting

    Visit Punakha Dzong, a grand fortress located at the confluence of two rivers. Afterward, stop at the suspension bridge viewpoint, walk across the bridge, and savor the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Punakha

  5. Visit Chimi Lhakhang, a charming temple dedicated to the Divine Madman. Explore the temple and then take a leisurely walk through the nearby village, interacting with the locals and observing their way of life. After lunch, drive back to Paro, enjoying the scenic beauty of the Bhutanese countryside.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Paro

    Bhutan Chimi Lhakhang
    Chimi Lhakhang

  6. Embark on a memorable trek to Paro Taktsang, Bhutan's iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery. Enjoy the challenging hike and explore the monastery perched on a cliff, capturing stunning views of the valley below.

    Bhutan Tiger's Nest
    Tiger's Nest

    In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Paro at your own pace. Visit local markets, interact with artisans, or simply relax and absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the town.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Paro

  7. Spend your morning at leisure, exploring Paro further or indulging in some last-minute souvenir shopping. Your driver will escort you to Paro Airport for your onward flight to your next destination or back home, marking the end of your memorable journey through Bhutan.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

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

  • 6 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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