Bhutan travel package tour is for lovers of Asian culture wanting to dig deeper, this 12-day trip through Bhutan magnificent mountain terrain promises stunning photographs and encounters with a people who care more about GNP—Gross National Happines than GDP. As you explore tiny towns and remarkable monasteries, you will receive unparalleled opportunities for cultural interactions, photography, hiking and blessings from Buddhist monks. With the direction of an expert local guide, immerse yourself in a land that prides itself on its remote isolation.
Gaze up at mystical mountains, contemplating the meaning of it all at ancient temples and shrines, hiking along peaceful nature trails, experiencing the pristine and peaceful nature of the Dragon Kingdom.
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Day 1: Arrive in Paro
Enjoy magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks as they give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land in Bhutan in a clear weather days. After clearing customs and visa control you are met by your tour guide who will conduct your welcome meeting and orientation. Later visit the Rimpung Dzong, a school for monks, and take a walk through the shopping district.
Day 2: Paro to Haa Tour (65 km/2 hours)
Today we drive to one of the most remote and sacred valleys in Bhutan—via the Chelela Pass (3899 m). At the pass, we hike to Kila Goempa Nunnery clinging to a rocky cliff. In the valley, we visit Wangchuk Lo Dzong shrine and the Lhakhang Nagpo and Lhakhang Karpo which were built in the 7th century.
Haa valley was closed from the outside world until 2002. It is also the last valley of Bhutan adjoining with autonomous Tibet. From the pass one can get a good view of the Himalayan Ranges and the valley beyond. Hike through the deep forest of pine trees and rhododendron to Kila Goempa nunnery (approx 2 hours), clinging on a rocky cliff and is a house for around 60-70 nuns. After visiting the nunnery the trail descends through the forest of chirping, firs and spruce and then drives to Haa.
Day 3: Haa valley to Punakha valley (180 km/7 hours)
Continue on to Punakha, crossing the Dochula Pass, which offers stunning views of the Himalayan Ranges. The drive is through the dense forest of Blue pine, oak and rhododendrons and we enjoy the view of the Himalayan Ranges and the valley beyond. After a lunch stop in Thimphu, the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha.
Day 4: Punakha Hiking
We take a short hike to Punakha Dzong, a monastery and fertility shrine. Later, visit the town of Wangdue and walk through rice terraces and forest to Khamsum Yueley Chorten, a shrine built by the Queen of Bhutan.
Visit Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body, remarkably located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu and drive to Lobeysa and hike another 20 minutes to Chime Lhakhang, temple of the “Divine Madman” built in 1499 and today it is mostly visited by the women who couldn’t bear Children as it is known as temple of fertility. After the visit walk back to the road point and then drive a short distance to Wangdue, one of the major towns and district headquarters of Western Bhutan where we make a short stop and visit the Wangdue Phodrang. Continue to the suspension bridge and then hike to Khamsum Yueley Chorten, the walk is through the rice terraces fields and deep pine forest until you reach the stupa at the top which was consecrated in December 1999 and the view from here is superb. After the visit descend the trail till you reach the suspension bridge and return to the hotel.
Day 5: Punakha to Gangtey (78 km/3 hours).
Take a short drive to Gangtey via Wangdue. After lunch, we drive into the village of Khewa where their main production is potato farming and dairy products. En route to Gangtey, visit the village of Khewa.
Day 6: Gangtey
Walk to the monastery of Gangtey Goempa, which holds the most scared relics of Bhutan. After, visit the community school, and then walk across Phobjikha Valley and into the Khewa Valley to visit an old temple and offer a donation.
Day 7: Gangtey to Bumthang (188 km/6 hours)
Continue over the Chendebji Chorten and Pelela Pass to Trongsa and visit the impressive Trongsa Dzong situated on a spur overlooking the Mangde Chhu and then continue your drive to Bumthang. Here we hike to the Tamshing Monastery (one of the oldest monastic schools) and Kurjey Lhakhang. We also visit Jambay Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong. The evening ends with a walk through Chamkhar bazaar and a walk across the Chamkhar Bridge.
Drive to Trongsa via Chendebji Chorten and Pelela pass (3,300m). At Trongsa, visit the impressive Trongsa Dzong situated on a spur overlooking the Mangde Chhu. Ta Dzong holds the history and ornaments of the hereditary monarchs of Bhutan from 1907 to date. We then continue to Bumthang.
Day 8: Bhumthang.
Take a morning hike to visit Tamshing Monastery (one of the oldest monastic schools built by Terton Pema Lingpa) and Kurjey Lhakhang (where the Guru Rimpoche subdued a local demon and left his body imprinted on a rock). We also visit Jambay Lhakhang (one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built in 7th century) and Jakar Dzong (seat of the district administration). This evening ends with a walk through Chamkhar bazaar and across the Chamkhar Bridge to visit Nyingkhe Ningpo Lhakhang where you will see the yonge monks playing and studying in the courtyard. Later take a walk into the valley of Chamkhar town.
Day 9: Bumthang to Wangdue (197 km/8 hours)
Stunning views again as we travel over the Yotongla Pass onto Trongsa and continue via Pelela Pass to Wangdue.
Day 10: Wangdue to Paro (142 km/5 hours)
Drive to Paro via Thimphu over the Dochula pass (3100m). In Thimphu you will have an hour on your own for shopping before continuing to Paro via Chundzom.
Day 11: Paro Tour
Visit the ruined fortress of Drukgyal Dzong, then hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest), one of the most venerated pilgrim sites of the Himalayan world. The monastic complex clings to the rock towering 900 meters above the valley. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang Temple and the local archery grounds.
Day 12: Paro airport.
Transfer to Paro airport for flight to onward destination. Say goodbye to Paro, Bhutan. Thanks for joining us on Bhutan Culture tour
Note:The daily tarrif per night for both the high season and the low season is set by the government of Bhutan. In addition; there is a government surcharge per night for individual travelers and for groups of two. For group of three or more there is no government surcharge.
Tourist high season rate: March to May and Sep to Nov.
1 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
2 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
3 pax group and above: USD 250 per night per person, no surcharge.
Tourist low season rate: December to February and June to August.
1 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
2 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
3 pax group and above: USD 200 per night per person, no surcharge.