Immerse In Adventure And History With Our 10-Day Bhutan Tour

Author: Shubhankar Sen on Jan 31,2023

Bhutan is not a conventional country. It is the last major monarchy in the Himalayas, wrapped in mystique and mystery, where a traditional Buddhist culture cautiously accepts modern advancements. This 10-day custom-tailored luxury tour takes you sightseeing around Paro and Thimphu. Witness panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain and explore historical and cultural places like the Chimi Lhakhang Temple, the Trongsa Dzong fortress, and the Taktsang monastery.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival at Paro Airport

Meet your private guide at the airport, and transfer to your hotel. Once you have arrived and settled in, enjoy an exotic 'Welcome' dinner consisting of exquisite local delicacies. Rest up at your hotel and set off on a guided tour to stretch your legs post-flight and get acquainted with the city. Our travel guide will take you through every nook and cranny of the city. Take a short drive to Paro town to stroll through Bazaar. 

Day 2 - Sightseeing around Paro

Visit Paro Rinpung Dzong and the Ta Dzong, which is home to the National Museum. Cross the 16th-century cantilever bridge on the way down. Explore the Drugyel Dzong victory fortress built in 1647. See the impressive ramparts of the former fortress, which protected the nation from numerous assaults. From the northern battlements, one can see the holy Mount Jomolhari. Visit a farmhouse and observe the traditional Bhutanese way of life & living

Day 3-Sightseeing in and around Thimphu

The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu, is about 90 minutes of scenic drive away from Paro. Visit the National Library, which houses a collection of historic Buddhist scriptures and manuscripts, and take in the sights of the Thimphu valley. Additionally, go to the National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho dzong, a magnificent monastery that showcases a vast array of exquisitely hand-woven fabrics and craft items. Investigate the bustling Thimphu Bazaar in the evening.

Day 4-A long drive from Thimphu to Gangtey/Phobjikha

Drive through Dochula to reach the Phobjikha glacial valley. The Himalayan Ranges of Bhutan can be seen in all their glory from this pass. The enormous Gangtey monastery, founded in the 17th century, is located along the slopes. The black-necked cranes spend their winters in this serene and far-off valley. Investigate Phobjikha valley and Gangtey village. On the valley level in November, a special celebration honoring black-necked cranes is celebrated.

Day 5-Drive from Gangtey to Bumthang

Drive via Pele-la pass to Trongsa after an early breakfast. A white chorten and several prayer flags mark the pass. Mountain forests are abruptly replaced by high-altitude dwarf bamboo, causing an abrupt change in vegetation. Visit Chendebji Chorten first. At the four cardinal points, observe the chorten with painted eyes. In the 18th century, Tibetan Lama Shida constructed it. When you finally arrive in Trongsa, take a look at the magnificent Trongsa Dzong. Stop in Chumey village where there are numerous stores selling the woolen fabric called yathra.

Day 6-Sightseeing in and around Bumthang

Bumthang valley comprises a combination of four valleys Choekhor, Chumey, Tang, and Ura with altitudes ranging from 2,600m to 4,000m. They are home to many prominent Buddhist temples and monasteries. Visit the Jakar Dzong, built in 1667; it's the seat of district administration and the regional monastic body of Bumthang. Jambay Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan, was founded in the 7th century by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. Visit a farmer's house for refreshments and also visit a Swiss farm that produces cottage, honey, swiss cheese, a large variety of fruit juice, and spirits. Explore the Brewery that manufactures the famous Red Panda Beer. Take a leisurely walk in Chamkhar town. 

Day 7-Leaving Bumthang driving through Trongsa to Punakha

Leave Bumthang and travel to Trongsa to see the Trongsa Dzong. Of all the strongholds in the nation, it is the largest. Take a stroll through the Wangdi market before continuing on to Punakha via Wangdiphodrang.

Day 8-Sightseeing in Punakha with overnight accommodation in Paro

Drive north to see the magnificent Punakha Dzong, which was constructed in 1637 and is strategically located between the Phochu and Mochu rivers. You continue on to Lobesa and then trek a little distance to Chimi Lhakhang Temple. This temple, which is located on a hilltop, is devoted to the renowned Yogi known as Drukpa Kuenley, also called the "Divine Madman of the 14th Century" in popular culture. This temple is said to provide fertility blessings to ladies. 

Day 9-Sightseeing in and around Paro

Trek to the Tiger's Nest (Taktsang) Monastery. Traverse through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests on the trail that leads to the monastery. Visit a neighborhood tea shop for rest and refreshments. The tiger's nest may be seen up close and in magnificence from the tea house. This amazing monastery, which dates back to the 1600s, clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that drops 900 meters into a valley below. On their way to Bhutan for pilgrimage, people frequently stop here from all across the Himalayan Diaspora.

Day 10-Departure

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the Paro airport for your international departure.

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