thimpu valley in bhutan Experience a natural haven in its most undisturbed form - one of Asia's best-kept secrets. This landlocked country, with Tibet to the north, is one of unsurpassed beauty, a spiritual land with a unique culture and ancient mythology. A kaleidoscope of changing landscapes, a riot of color in spring and autumn with blood-red blooming rhododendrons, fields carpeted in wildflowers and the golden hues of terraced rice crops. An unforgettable journey awaits in the hidden Kingdom of Bhutan.

Start/End: Paro/Paro
Duration: 6 days/5 nights
Tour route: Paro – Haa Valley – Thimphu – Taktsang Goemba – Paro
Tour Highlights: 

  • Hike to the Taktsang the Tiger Nest Monastery, a 17th-century monastery built cliffside with spectacular views.
  • Engage in an early morning meditation class in the Thimphu valley
  • Lunch in the picturesque valley of Paro in a traditional farmhouse surrounded by rice fields
  • Explore the therapeutic properties of a traditional hot stone bath

Tour Category: Bhutan Tour Itineraries
Tour Customizable: Definitely! ( Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide ( English Speaking Guide, Other Languages depends on your Request )
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Paro Arrival
Day 2: Paro – Thimphu Valley
Day 3: Thimphu Valley – Paro
Day 4: Taktsang Goemba Hike
Day 5: Discover Paro
Day 6: Paro Departure

  • Full Itinerary
  • Inclusion & Exclusion

Day 1: Arrive Paro

Upon arrival, our representative will be waiting to warmly greet you and escort you to the hotel. Once you’ve settled in the hotel, relax at leisure as the rest of the day will be yours.
Overnight in Paro.

Day 2: Paro – Haa Valley, 62 km, 2 hours

This morning, we commence our road trip to Haa Valley and Chele La pass. The road to the Haa Valley is a scenic drive through small and hamlets, winding through these side valleys we make our way into the Haa Valley, the road cut into the hillsides above the Haa river.

chelela pass

Exploration of this isolated traditional settlement, situated south of Paro and only recently opened to tourism, take in the sights of the many temples and Lhakhang dotted throughout the valley. Winding back out of the Haa Valley, ascending to Chele La Pass at 3990 meters offers views of the magnificent Mount Jhomolhari and Haa Valley. Taking in the scenery with an offering of prayer flags, a Buddhist ritual to gain merit for the next life. Descending through oak and pine forests from the pass drive to Haa Valley. There is an option for a mountain bike ride.

haa valley - bhutan vacation

Day 3: Haa – Thimphu, 124 km, 3-4 hours

Drive to the capital Thimphu via Chele La Pass again and through traditional settlements and terraces of rice fields. The capital lies in a steep valley with alpine forests and golden topped monasteries scattered throughout. Thimphu with its bustling and colorful main street, a meeting place for many and the center of commerce for most.

A leisurely walking tour in the main center of this sprawling city at 2350 meters, through alleys and laneways with its tiny shops, teahouses and handicraft emporiums. Exploring the handcrafted artisan produce at the local farmers market with freshly churned butter, forest mushrooms and a vast array of chilies both fresh and dried. This afternoon is full of opportunities including the National Textile Museum, the Memorial Chorten with locals engaged in “Kora” – a circular pilgrimage with offerings of butter lamps.

National Memorial Chorten Bhutan

Day 4: Thimphu – Paro, Taktsang Monastery Hike

Day 4 begins with a hike to the magnificent Taktsang Monastery at 3140 meters. Perched cliffside, it is believed this is the meditation site of Guru Rinpoche, who flew on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. An important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Himalayas, with its stunning vistas and spectacular architecture against a backdrop of sheer granite cliff faces. After descending from Taktsang, enjoy a picnic lunch in the Paro Valle or in the Taktsang Cafeteria. After lunch, the descent back to Paro.

bhutan tour packages - tiger nest

Day 5: Paro Explore and Guided Walking Tour

A guided tour of the enchanting Paro Valley with the 17th century Paro Dzong towering over the valley below. The National Museum housing collections of Bhutanese treasures, colorful Buddhist artworks, and weapons from centuries gone by. Next visit Kyichu Monastery, this 7th-century temple is highly revered not only for its antiquity but its religious importance. Later drive out to the northern end of the valley to the ruins of the 17th century Drugyel Dzong. With background views of the great Jhomolhari peak, this Dzong was originally constructed to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan army.

national museum

After lunch walks through Paro, the township is lined with willow trees, a large white monument tower over the town local archery field, over a beautiful traditional bridge and into the heart of the valley. Leisure time, perhaps indulge in a traditional Bhutanese Hot Stone bath, partake in Bhutan’s national sport ‘Da’ – archery or a scenic mountain bike ride.

bhutan tours - paro dzong

Day 6: Paro Departure

Time to say goodbye Bhutan. Enjoy your last moment with breakfast at the hotel and then, relax at leisure until our representative come and escort you to the Paro International Airport for a flight coming home. The trip ends. Hope you had a beautiful time and wish that we can serve you next time in Bhutan.

What’s Included?

  • Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by the private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide
  • English speaking tour guide will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (upon request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Domestic air tickets
  • English speaking local tour guide in each city
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for places mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car

What’s excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes (Visa)
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.