Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a mesmerizing country in the Himalayas that has preserved its ancient traditions and culture, while embracing modern development.Your 8 nights, 9 days itinerary to Bhutan is a perfect way to explore the beautiful ancient monasteries, temples, and fortresses that are spread throughout the country. Along with its rich cultural heritage, Bhutan is also famous for its arts, crafts, fabrics, and textiles that reflect the country’s vibrant and colorful traditions. The serene nature and environment of Bhutan add to the country’s charm, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers. Throughout your journey, you will also have the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Bhutan, who are proud of their unique traditions and always eager to share them with visitors. Embark on a journey to Bhutan, and discover the perfect blend of ancient culture, stunning nature, and warm hospitality.

Highlight of this trip is Tang Valley, located in the district of Bumthang is a serene and picturesque region known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Surrounded by lush green forests, majestic mountains, and dotted with ancient temples and monasteries, Tang Valley offers a tranquil retreat for visitors seeking a deeper connection with Bhutan’s spiritual and natural treasures.

Day 1 – Arrive Paro Valley and Transfer to Capital Thimphu

Welcome to Bhutan! Your journey begins on as you arrive at the picturesque Paro Valley, where you will be greeted by your guide and go through immigration and welcome formalities. The stunning natural beauty of the valley is sure to captivate you, with its lush green hills and crystal-clear rivers.

After completing the necessary procedures, you will be driven to the charming capital city of Thimphu, which is just an hour’s drive away. En route, you will be able to take in the breathtaking landscapes of Bhutan, which will be a feast for your eyes.

As you arrive in Thimphu, you will check in at a City Hotel, where you will be greeted with warm Bhutanese hospitality.

The capital city of Thimphu is a unique blend of tradition and modernity, with its bustling streets, vibrant markets, contemporary infrastructure, ancient beautiful monasteries and temples.

You will have the evening at your leisure to explore the town and experience the local culture. You may choose to visit the local handicraft shops and markets, where you can purchase beautiful souvenirs and traditional Bhutanese handicrafts.

Alternatively, you can simply relax and take in the beautiful surroundings of the town or visit a small temple right next to your hotel.

As the night falls, dinner will be planned for you at the hotel, where you will be treated to a delectable spread of Bhutanese cuisine. You can savor the flavors of the region and enjoy a cozy evening in the hotel.

After a day full of adventure and discovery, you can retire to your room in the City Hotel for a peaceful and restful night’s sleep, as you gear up for the exciting days ahead in Bhutan.

Day 2 – Capital Thimphu & Journey to Punakha Valley

Welcome to the second day of your Bhutanese adventure! You will be experiencing the best of the capital city of Thimphu.

You will begin your day with a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, after which you will be taken on a tour of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

The first stop on your itinerary is the Memorial Chorten, which is a stupa that was built in memory of Bhutan’s third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The stupa is adorned with intricate carvings and vibrant colors, making it a visual treat for all visitors.

Next up, you will visit the Big Buddha, which is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world.

This magnificent bronze statue stands at a height of 169 feet and is situated on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.

Following that, you will visit Changangkha Lhakhang, which is an ancient temple that dates back to the 12th century.

The temple is dedicated to the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and is a popular destination for locals and guests alike.

Lunch will be planned for you at Dochula Pass. Dochula Pass—a beautiful mountain pass, which is about 20 km from Thimphu, is a concentration of 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens.”

It’s not just a place of historical and religious importance, but also a popular attraction that any traveler would want to witness on their journey through Bhutan.

Here, we will visit the Druk Wangyel Temple, a beautiful temple built to honor the fourth king of Bhutan.

After this visit, we will continue towards Punakha Valley. 

Beautiful Punakha has been inextricably linked with momentous occasions in Bhutanese history. Two of Bhutan’s most prized rivers, the Pho and Mo Chhu, also converge in the city where at their confluence stands the mighty Punakha Dzong. These rivers are also home to one of the last surviving populations of the critically endangered white-bellied herons. Further recognised as one of the warmest valleys in Bhutan, Punakha too offers explorers spectacular Himalayan views, exhilarating treks and serene temples.

Upon arrival, we will take you to visit the Sangchen Nunnery, a beautiful nunnery situated in the heart of Punakha Valley. Here, you will get to witness the daily life of the nuns and learn about their Buddhist practices.

We will then check you into the Zhingkham Resort, a beautiful resort located in Punakha Valley. You will get to relax and unwind in the serene surroundings of the resort before enjoying a delicious dinner.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Punakha Valley and have a memorable experience exploring the beauty and culture of Bhutan.

Day 3 – Punakha Valley to Trongsa District

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, your first stop will be the Punakha Dzong. Built in 1637, this stunning fortress is situated at the confluence of two rivers, Pho Chu and Mo Chu. It is considered one of the most beautiful and historically significant dzongs in Bhutan and is known for its impressive architecture and intricate woodwork.

Before we journey to Trongsa we will take you to visit Chhimi Lhakhang, a temple also known as the “Temple of Fertility.” This temple is dedicated to the divine madman, Drukpa Kunley, who is said to have used unorthodox methods to teach Buddhism. The temple is known for its phallus-shaped structures, and it is believed that couples who visit the temple will be blessed with fertility.

On the way we will come across a small town called Nobding – we can explore here for a bit and have lunch here with a nice view.

After a hearty meal, we will continue our journey and we will come to Pelela Pass. Pelela Pass is the gateway to Central Bhutan. Pele La pass has a chorten and prayer flags fluttering across the hills. It is one of the highest mountain passes at an elevation of 3423m. The pass takes over Black Mountain, the boundary between Western and Central Bhutan.

 If the weather is clear, one can see the view of Jomolhari, Jichu Drakey, and Kang Bum to the West from the road. It is a good stop for taking pictures.

Next along the way, we halt at Chendebji Stupa. Sitting in a verdant valley, Chendebji Chorten was built in the 18th century by the Buddhist Lama Ngesup Tshering Wangchuk to ward off evil spirits and demons.

Unusually for Bhutan, this chorten—a shrine to an important Buddhist monk—is styled after Bouddhanath Stupa in Nepal, including the signature eyes looking at the four cardinal points.

We arrive Trongsa in the evening. Check into Yangkhil Resort. Dinner planned at the hotel. Overnight in Trongsa.

This commanding dzong, high above the roaring Mangde Chhu, is perhaps the most spectacularly sited dzong in Bhutan, with a sheer drop to the south that often just disappears into cloud and mist. The rambling assemblage of buildings that comprises the dzong trails down the ridge and is connected by a succession of alley-like corridors, wide stone stairs and beautiful paved courtyards. The southernmost part of the dzong, Chorten Lhakhang, is the location of the first hermitage, built in 1543.

Day 4 – Trongsa District to Bumthang Tang Valley

Begin the day with a delicious breakfast. We check out and journey to Tang Valley, Bumthang. Along the way we come across Yotongla Pass. Yotong La Pass mountain is between Trongsa and Bumthang Rode elevation of 3.420m above the sea level, located in the Bumthang District.

We then journey through Chumey Valley. Chumey Valley lies at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level. It is the first valley located 32km before reaching Jakar from western Bhutan. Some households are scattered and some are clustered.

Now with the development and the global warming, people mainly depend on agriculture for income and Women of the valley are expert in weaving Yathra (deep coloured wool textile). One could still see the women at work. People also grow wheat, barley, potatoes and buckwheat. Chumey Valley is also known for its famous wool weaving called “Yathra”, a unique textile in Bhutan.

At Chumey we will halt at the Weaving Center. Yathra is a colorful wool weaving, a pattern native to central Bhutan with deep colors. In this village you can see local weavers at work. People may be able to see the dying using natural dyes and other processes. This is where you buy woven yathra.

We will halt for lunch at Chamkhar Valley. Chamkhar valley is dominated by the presence of Jakar Dzong or the “Castle of the white bird”. It is believed that a big white bird suddenly rose in the air and settled on a part of the hill when the lamas gathered to select a site for the monastery.

The Dzong has played an important role as the fortress of defense for the whole eastern Dzongkhags which also became the seat of the first King.

After a hearty meal. We will visit Jambay Lhakhang. Jambay Lhakhang is considered to be one of the oldest and the most sacred temples in Bhutan.

It was constructed in the 7th century by King Songsten Gampo and is one of the 108 that he built and contains relics and statues of deities. Marvel at wonderful carvings and architecture.

After this visit, we then journey to Tang Valley. Tang Valley is one of the best-kept secrets of Bhutan. Perhaps, the least accessible of the Bumthang valleys, Tang beckons with its pristine highland beauty. Explore windswept peaks where yaks roam and ramble down verdant slopes dotted with grazing sheep.

Home to the revered saint Terton Pema Lingpa, who discovered many treasures as prophesized by Guru Rimpoche, Tang is proud of its sacred shrines and spiritual heritage. Culture aficionados will love roaming through the Ogyen Chholing Museum, former residence of the local rulers, and now the keepers of precious artifacts that showcase the traditional way of life here. Perched on a hill, the museum also affords breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountainscapes. 

Upon arrival check into Ogyen Choling Lodge followed by dinner and later soak in the serenity of mist-laden dusk from the cozy warmth of your hotel room. Overnight at Tang Valley.

Day 5 – Tang Valley

Indulge in a serene and rejuvenating morning in the enchanting Tang Valley, where the beauty of Ogyen Choling awaits your exploration. Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of Ogyen Choling Museum, delving into its rich history and cultural artifacts.

As the morning unfolds, seize the opportunity to bask in the gracious presence of Ashi Kunzang Choden, spending cherished moments in the regal palace. Enhancing the experience further, relish a delectable lunch amidst the exquisite gardens, savoring both the flavors and the tranquility that Tang Valley graciously offers.

Ashi Kunzang Choden, a distinguished figure of Ogyen Choling, is renowned for her grace, wisdom, and contributions to Bhutan’s cultural heritage.

As a revered member of the royal family, she has played a pivotal role in preserving and promoting Bhutanese traditions, literature, and the arts.

Her presence in Ogyen Choling adds an aura of elegance and deepens the spiritual essence of this enchanting place.

After lunch we will explore Tang Valley and make a visit to Rimochen Lhakhang. Ta Rimochen (An Impression of tiger’s stripes on rock) popularly known as Tang Rimochen Lhakhang is magnificently located under hugh rock.

The Lhakhang was originally called as Ta Rimochen & the name was derived from the marks of black & yellow tiger strips clearly visible on the hugh rock behind the temple. The Lhakhang is located on the left side of Tang Chhu near Mesithang village.

Evening at your leisure with dinner at Ogyen Choling. Overnight at Tang Valley.

Day 6 – Journey to Phobjikha Valley

Embarking on day 6 of your itinerary, the journey takes you from Ogyencholing to the captivating Phobjikha Valley. Begin the day with a delightful breakfast at Ogyen Choling, savoring a final taste of the serene surroundings and bidding farewell to the gracious hosts.

With renewed energy, you set off on a picturesque drive towards Phobjikha Valley, known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich wildlife.

As lunchtime approaches, a planned stop awaits you at the charming Willing Waterfall cafe, where you can relish a delectable meal amidst the soothing sounds of cascading water.

The combination of scrumptious food and the picturesque setting provides a truly memorable experience.

After the satisfying lunch, the journey continues towards Phobjikha Valley, where you will be captivated by the majestic Gangtey Monastery.

Explore the monastery’s intricate architecture, serene courtyards, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the resident monks immersed in their daily rituals. The spiritual ambience of the monastery adds a sense of tranquility to the journey.

As the day progresses, you arrive at Dewachen Resort, a cozy retreat nestled in the heart of Phobjikha Valley.

Check into your comfortable accommodations and take some time to soak in the natural beauty surrounding the resort.

For a delightful dining experience, indulge in a scrumptious dinner at the resort, savoring the flavors of Bhutanese cuisine.

The peaceful atmosphere of the valley enhances the culinary journey, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the unique charm of Phobjikha Valley. After a fulfilling day of exploration, retire for the night at Dewachen Resort, where you can unwind and reflect upon the enchanting experiences of the day. The tranquil surroundings and comfortable amenities ensure a restful night’s sleep, preparing you for the adventures that await in the coming days of your journey through Bhutan.

Day 7 – Phobjikha Valley to Paro Valley

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, energizing yourself for the journey ahead. Today’s destination is the enchanting Paro Valley, but before reaching there, an exciting visit awaits at the Crane Information Center. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of these majestic birds – the Black Necked Crane. learning about their behavior, habitat, and the conservation efforts dedicated to their preservation.

After the visit, the drive to Paro Valley unfolds, taking you through the scenic landscapes of Wangdue district and the picturesque Punakha Valley.

As you traverse the winding roads, indulge in the beauty of the surrounding mountains, lush valleys, and glistening rivers that accompany you on the journey.

After the visit, the drive to Paro Valley unfolds, taking you through the scenic landscapes of Wangdue district and the picturesque Punakha Valley.

As you traverse the winding roads, indulge in the beauty of the surrounding mountains, lush valleys, and glistening rivers that accompany you on the journey.

A memorable halt awaits at Dochula Pass, where you can pause for a tea or coffee break. The pass, located at an altitude of 3,100 meters, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including majestic peaks like Gangkar Puensum.

Take in the awe-inspiring vistas, capturing the beauty of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, and the tranquility of the natural surroundings.

As the day progresses, you arrive in the quaint little town of Paro. Immerse yourself in its charming ambiance as you explore its traditional architecture, local shops, and cultural attractions.

The town encapsulates the essence of Bhutanese heritage, with its winding streets, colorful buildings, and a sense of timelessness.

Check into the inviting Tashi Namgay Resort, where you will find comfortable accommodations and warm Bhutanese hospitality.

Take a moment to settle in and relax before embarking on further adventures in Paro Valley.

Indulge in a delightful dinner at the hotel, savoring a blend of Bhutanese and international flavors that tantalize your taste buds.

The peaceful surroundings of Paro Valley create a serene backdrop for your evening meal, allowing you to unwind and reflect on the experiences of the day.

As the night falls, retire to your cozy accommodations, situated amidst the tranquility of Paro Valley. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep, rejuvenating your senses for the upcoming explorations and adventures that await in the captivating surroundings of Paro.

Day 8 – Paro Valley

Taktsang Lhakhang is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 hundred meters above the Paro Valley. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site. There is a cafeteria/ viewpoint halfway to the Tigers Nest. On the way up, you can halt for a coffee/tea break and on the way down have lunch at the same cafeteria. You will spend the most of the day hiking to the temple at your own pace while your trip leader entertains you about the history and legend of this place. It is a wonderful hike and you can take unique pictures of the Tigers Nest through your lens. It will be one of your unforgettable experiences of a lifetime and a one to cherish.

National Museum – Originally built as a watch tower above the Paro Rinpung Dzong, it is now a national museum housing many antique and precious objects.The national museum structure was originally as a watch tower above the Paro Dzong. Unlike other Dzongs in the country, the Ta Dzong has a circular shape built with two and a half meter thick wall adorned with traditional windows spread sporadically. The structure is completely built of stones and wood, without the use of nails.

Paro Dzong – Paro Dzong ranks as a high point of Bhutanese architecture. The massive buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley, especially when floodlit at night.

It was formerly the meeting hall for the National Assembly and now, like most dzongs, houses both the monastic body and district government offices, including the local courts. It’s worth a visit for its stunning architecture and views.

Kyichu Lhakhang – is located in the north of Paro town. It is the oldest and one of the most beautiful temples in Bhutan. It is considered to be the sacred Jewel of Bhutan. The main temple of Jowo Lhakhang has roots as far back as the 7th century.

Lunch at Mountain Cafe is a delightful retreat. This charming cafe offers a cozy and rustic ambiance, with wooden interiors and large windows that frame panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Serving up a range of delectable treats,warm beverages, and indulge in their mouthwatering homemade pastries. 

After lunch take a short drive North of Paro to Drugyel Village. Nestled in the picturesque Paro Valley, Drugyel village offers a delightful escape where visitors can take leisurely walks and immerse themselves in the rural charm of Bhutan. Embrace the local culture by trying your hand at traditional archery and dart games, immersing yourself in the region’s rich sporting heritage.

Afterward, unwind with a cup of traditional milk tea and savor local snacks, while soaking in the serene and inviting environment that Drugyel village has to offer.

As the evening sets in, we have arranged a memorable experience for you at a traditional farm house—a soothing hot stone bath, providing relaxation and rejuvenation. Following this serene immersion, you will be treated to a captivating cultural show, featuring vibrant dances that showcase the rich diversity of Bhutan’s festivals and regions, including the enchanting Yak dance. To culminate the evening, a heartfelt farewell dinner will be served, celebrating the time spent together with the family and creating lasting memories.

Day 9 – Farewell Bhutan

Breakfast at the resort and you will leave for the airport for your onward destination. You can bid farewell to your new friends in Bhutan.

What’s Included:

1. 3/4 Star Bhutanese Hotels and Resorts – well located, scenic views, spacious rooms and great service.

  • Thimphu – Osel Hotel- Deluxe Room with View*** or similar hotels
  • Punakha Valley – Eco Lodge – Best Room with View*** or similar hotels
  • Bumthang Valley – Ogyencholing – Best Room with View*** or similar hotels
  • Phobjikha Valley – Dewachen Hotel – Deluxe Room with View*** or similar hotels
  • Paro Valley – Tigers Nest Camp – Deluxe Room with View****or similar hotels

2. All meals included – Breakfast at hotel/ Lunch,Dinner – Your guide will take you to local popular places to eat. Recommend local cuisines, plan as per your diet requirements.

3. Professional English speaking guide entire trip

4. Personal suv car entire trip with chauffeur

5. Daily sightseeings & activities planned as per guest interest ( organize extra activities during your trip )( arrange things you don’t know you can ask for )

6. Daily standard sustainable development fees ( all guests to Bhutan pay this fee, it keeps mass tourism at bay )

7. Daily refreshments & snacks served during your journeys

8. All fees to monuments, monasteries and temples

9. All internal taxes

10. Visa to Bhutan

11. Complimentary cultural show

12. Complimentary hot stone bath at a farmhouse

The offer all inclusive of the above for 9 days to Bhutan will be: USD 3247 per person.

What’s Excluded:

  • 1. Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
  • 2. Expenditure of personal nature
  • 3. Travel Insurance
  • 4. Gratuity for the guide and driver





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