Essential Bhutan

9 Days 8 Nights
Starting at US$ 1,850 per person
From the wonders of the Tiger's Nest to the quaint Gangtey village, take a journey filled with culture, history and breath-taking landscapes. Get a glimpse into Bhutan's religion while visiting the centuries old monasteries then venture through the captivating Punakha and Phobjikha valleys. Experience the slow pace of the village life, and join the locals for a traditional lunch in a farm house.


The tour in pictures

  • Arrival in Paro, transfer to Thimphu
  • This afternoon, visit the National Memorial Chorten
  • and the Tashichhodzong
  • On the second day, we'll continue our visit of Thimphu with The Art School of Bhutan, the National library and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine
  • This afternoon, after a visit to the emporium, we'll take a short hike to the Buddha Dordenma
  • The morning of the third day, we'll take the road to Gangtey. We'll stop on the way at the Dochu La Pass
  • This afternoon we'll take a stroll across the quaint village of Gangtey until the Gangtey Goemba
  • on the fourth day, we'll visit the Black Necked Crane Center before heading off the Phobjikha Nature Trail
  • We'll finish the trail at the Khewa Lhakhang where we will join the Monks for the evening prayer
  • The fifth day, we'll take the road to Punakha where we'll visit the famous Punakha Dzong
  • Before crossing the Punakha Suspension Bridge taking us to small authentic villages
  • On the six day, we'll head to the Khamsum Yuelley Temple, before joining the 1 hour butterfly trail
  • We'll slowly raft our way back to Punakha
  • We'll start the seventh day, with the last leg of our journey taking us to Paro. We'll stop on the way to print our own prayer flag.
  • This afternoon, we will visit the city of Paro
  • The 8th day, we'll climb to the Tiger's Nest monastery where we'll have a chance to hang our prayer flags
  • In the late afternoon, we'll join the locals for a game of archery
  • The 9th day is your last day, wake up early for a last stroll in Paro city before heading off to the Airport

Highlights of the tour

∴ Set-off a 2 hours hike to Bhutan most iconic site, the Tiger's Nest Monastery

∴ Listen to the monks chanting as you join them for the evening prayers

∴ Learn Bhutan fascinating history as you visit ancients fortresses and temples

∴ Visit the Chimmi Lhakhang, the fertility temple, housing the oldest wall painting of the country

Day by day itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Paro - Transfer to Thimphu
Day 2 : Visit Thimphu and its surrounding
Day 3 : Drive from Thimphu to Gangtey 
Day 4 : Visit of Gangtey and its surrounding
Day 5 : Gangtey to Punakha 
Day 6 : Visit Punakha and its surrounding
Day 7 : Punakha to Paro
Day 8 :  visit Paro and its surrounding
Day 9 : Departure from Paro

Included in this tour

Accommodation with full board
An exclusive private car and driver throughout, giving you complete flexibility
An English speaking guide for the length of your trip
All experiences, day walk and visit included in the itinerary
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned 

Not included in this tour

Domestic and international flights
Departure taxes if applicable
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance

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