Discover the quintessence of western Bhutan – a beautiful landlocked kingdom shrouded in magic and mythology. With over 70% area covered by vegetation, the Thunder Dragon country offers myriads of exotic surprises. From the stunning mystery of the Tiger Nest to the majestic panoramic view on the peak of Dochula Pass, and the variety of flora and fauna in the National Park, upon here, you will have a chance to behold the most sacred monastery of Bhutan perched on a sheer rock cliff, walk on the country’s longest suspension bridge, and indulge in the peaceful ambiance of the beautiful Haa valley. Come to join with us to achieve unrivaled experiences of Bhutan Tour.
 

Start/End: Thimphu/Paro
Tour Route: Thimphu – Punakha – Paro
Duration: 6 Days/5Nights
Tour Highlights:
• Marvel at the Tiger Nest Monastery perched cliffside at 3140 meters dating back to the 17th century
• Visit the “Great Happiness Palace” of Bhutan in Punakha Dzong
• Attending a local cooking class to learn the Bhutanese cuisine
• Get the authentic insight into the long-lasting culture in the Folk Heritage Museum

Tour Category: Bhutan Tour Itinerary
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: Arrival in Thimphu (D)
Day 2: Thimphu city day tour (B)
Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha (B)
Day 4:  Paro valley (B, D)
Day 5: Half-day trekking to Tiger Nest (B)
Day 6: Departure

 
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Day 1: Paro Arrival – Transfer to Thimphu (D)

Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, meet your private guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Then free time lets you glimpse at the city’s streets and corners. Dinner rounds off in the evening.
Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 2: Thimphu City Day Tour (B)

Leave early in the morning after breakfast to head for a full day trip to explore the outstanding destinations of the capital city. Today’s first stopover in Tashi Cho Dzong – a Buddhist monastery dating back to the 13th century holding the essence of the country’s history through the ups and downs of time. Afterward, move to the Folk Heritage Museum to get the first-hand experience of Bhutan’s tradition and culture. The museum displays a wide range of traditional patterns of Bhutanese rural life, as well as living methods including 3 story of the 19th century, rammed mud and timber houses aged over 150 years.

Folk Heritage Museum - majestic bhutan tours

Afternoon sightseeing with Changangkha Lhakhang, the far-famed temple located in the center of Thimphu. Perched high in the peak of a promontory, it offers an excellent view over the tranquil Thimphu valley. Later, visit the National Memorial Stupa, it is considered as the heart of the capital city designed to be one of the most visible religious architecture of Thimphu.

Changangkha Lhakhang

Day 3: Transfer from Thimphu to Punakha (B)

The morning of day 3 transfer to Punakha via Dochula Pass. Located on the 3100 meters height holding a spectacular view to the valley, Dochula Pass housing 108 national stupas which are constructed under the commission of Her Majesty The Queen Mother Ashi Doji Wangmmo Wangchuck to commemorate the Bhutanese soldiers in the war against India insurgents.

Punakha Dzong

Afterward, travel for a stop at Punakha Dzong – this trip will take you deep into the heart of the most beautiful fortress of the country features with unique architecture dating back to hundreds of years ago. It is nested in the confluence of two peaceful Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers offering a wonderful destination to stroll around and capture the impressive giant cherry trees. Additionally, here you have an opportunity to get an insight into Monk’s daily life. Overnight in Punakha.

DochuLa-pass

Day 4: Transfer from Punakha to Paro (B, D)

After breakfast, quickly transfer to Paro to visit Paro town. A short visit introduces you to the beautiful town of Bhutan. This morning, get the authentic insight into the Bhutanese culture in the National Museum of Bhutan where possesses more than 3,000 works of Bhutanese art, over 1,500 years of Bhutan’s cultural heritage making is as the major attraction for tourists visiting the town. Afterward, move to Digo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House for a short visit to a small sacred monastery. This temple does not witness many tourists and thus you will have a peaceful space for yourself.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House

Afternoon activities might include a visit to Paro Dzong – one of the most dramatic dzong shrouded with the history dating back to the 15th history. If you find yourself here in the late of March to the early of April, you will have an opportunity to witness the country’s biggest festival Tsechu in which the unique Cham dance conveying meaningful stories and blessing for the audience who witness it. Later, do not miss the chance to join in the exciting cooking class to learn the Bhutanese cuisine and get a fantastic dinner in the evening.
Overnight in Paro.
Paro Dzong - majestic bhutan vacation packages

Day 5: Trekking to Tiger Nest (B)

Today’s morning head for the most expected trip to the magical Tiger Nest – the magnificent monastery perched on the sheer rock cliff on over 900 meters height where is believed the meditated location of saint Guru Rinpoche for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours. Find yourself here in autumn to be mesmerized by the blue sky blends with drifting clouds. Overnight in Paro.

Tiger Nest - majestic western bhutan 6 days

Day 6: Paro Departure (B)

After breakfast in the morning, free time lets you wander around the town’s main street until the driver picks you up to transfer to the airport. Your Bhutan tour ends.

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)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in 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