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TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Seasons
This Trip can be booked through out the year.

Trip Type
Wilderness Tour of Bhutan

Trip Length

22Days/21Nights

Places Covered
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Tsirang Zhemgang, Trongsa, Bumthang, Mongar, Trashigang, Trashi Yangtse, and Samdrup Jongkhar

Tour Cost for Wilderness tour of Bhutan:

Tour Cost Starts from US$ 4765pp

Group Size
Available as small group/join-in or Independent.

This Tour of Bhutan covers 70% of the Country and many places not visited by tourists. This is a very new tour program. The highlight of this trip is new places like Tsirang and Gaylegphu sightseeing is introduced in the itinerary.

Day 01: Receive at Paro International Airport:

The altitude of Paro 2200M|Accomodation: Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort|Meals: L/D

DAY 02: Paro – Thimphu Tour.

Distance 60Km|altitude 2200M|Accomodation: Hotel Namgya Heritage|Meals: B/L/D

DAY 03: Thimphu Tour

Tour Starts-10am to 3pm|altitude 2200M|Accomodation: Hotel Namgay Heritage|Meals: B/L/D

Day 04: Thimphu to Tsirang:

Distance 166Km|altitude 1436M|Accomodation: Hotel Damphu|Meals: B/L/D

Day 05 Tsirang to Gaylegphu:

Distance 98Km-3 Hours|altitude 210M|Accomodation: Hotel Gaylegphu|Meals: B/L/D

Day 06 Gaylegphu to Zhemgang

Distance 47Km-1 Hours|altitude 260M|Accomodation: Hotel Panbang|Meals: B/L/D

Day 7 Zhemgang Sightseeing

Tour Starts-10am to 4pm|altitude 260M|Accomodation: Hotel Panbang/Camping|Meals: B/L/D

Day 08 Zhemgang to Trongsa

Distance 118Km-3 Hours|altitude 2200M|Accomodation: Hotel Yangkhil Resort|Meals: B/L/D

Day 09 Trongsa to Bumthang

Distance 80Km-3 Hours|altitude 2800M|Accomodation: Hotel Swiss Guest House|Meals: B/L/D

Day 10 Bumthang Tour

Tour Starts-10am to 4pm|altitude 2800M|Accomodation: Hotel Swiss Guest House|Meals: B/L/D

Day 11 Bumthang to Mongar

Distance 181Km-7 Hours|altitude 1600M|Accomodation: Hotel  Norling|Meals: B/L/D

Day 12 Mongar to Trashigang

Distance 80Km-3 Hours|altitude 1126M|Accomodation: Hotel|Meals: B/L/D

Day 13 Trashigang to Trashi Yangtse

Distance 56Km-1.5 Hours|altitude 1880M|Accomodation: Hotel|Meals: B/L/D

Day 14 Trashi Yangtse Sightseeing

Tour Starts-10am to 4pm|altitude 2800M|Accomodation: Hotel Swiss Guest House|Meals: B/L/D

Day 15 Trashi Yangtse to Samdrupjongkhar

Distance 114Km-5 Hours|altitude 280M|Accomodation: Hotel|Meals: B/L/D

Day 16 Samdrupjongkhar to Yonphula Domestic Airport

Distance 147Km-6 Hours|altitude 2539M|Accomodation: Hotel|Meals: B/L/D

Day 17 Yonphula to Paro by Flight

Flight time 45 Minutes|Accomodation: Hotel Trashi Namgay Resort|Meals: B/L/D

Day 18 Paro to Haa.

Distance 65Km-2 Hours| altitude 2670 M| Accommodation: Farm House| Haa District Temperature Max-25 degree to 27 degrees and Min-12 degree to 17 degree

Meals: B/L/D

Day 19 Haa to Paro

Distance 65Km-2Hours|altitude 2200M|Accomodation: Hotel|Meals: B/L/D

Day 20 Paro Tour

Tour Starts-10am to 4pm|altitude 2200M|Accomodation: Hotel Trashi Namgay Resort|Meals: B/L/D

Day 21 Paro Tour

Tour Starts-10am to 4pm|altitude 2200M|Accomodation: Hotel Trashi Namgay Resort|Meals: B/L/D

Day 22 Departure from Paro International Airport

Drive to the airport, farewell, and see off.

Tashi Delek! Best wishes!

Day 01: Receive at Paro International Airport:

The altitude of Paro 2200M|Accomodation: Hotel Trashi Namgay Resort|Meals: L/D

Your flight to Bhutan is one of the most amazing flights to this wonderful country. The view of Mt. Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga is the highlight of your flights before landing at Paro Airport. After completion of Visa formalities, you will be greeted by our Team and escort to Hotel for refreshment. If time permits we will visit Paro town to get a glimpse of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 02: Paro – Thimphu Tour.

Your Thimphu tour begins with a visit to the Folk heritage museam where you see the unique rural life of Bhutanese daily living. You shall be provided with a guide from the museum to explain the details.

Also, visit the 13 arts and crafts School just nearby the Folk heritage museam. You shall witness the live performance of student practicing their skills. You can watch the students work but not allowed to disturb them. In the evening stroll the capital town of Thimphu.

Distance 60Km|altitude 2200M|Accomodation: Hotel Namgya Heritage|Meals: B/L/D

DAY 03: Thimphu Tour

Your tour begins with a visit to the Tango monastery. The monastery is 15 km away from the city. From the road point, the hike takes you 1 hour towards the secret monastery of Tango. If you are lucky you get the opportunity to talk with the reincarnation of the lama. Afternoon visits the Trashichhodzong the seat of the present King of Bhutan. The dzong is just 10 minutes drive from the main city. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Thimphu to Tsirang:

Distance 166Km|altitude 1436M|Accomodation: Hotel Damphu|Meals: B/L/D

Tsirang District is located in the south-central part of Bhutan. It covers an area of 638.3 SqKm with an altitude ranging from 400M to 2000M. 58% of the land is under forest coverage mainly of broadleaf and 42% is under agriculture cultivation. Tsirang is vegetable producing hub of Bhutan. Ethnically the people of Tsirang are primarily Lhotsampa Settlers and practice Hinduism with some Buddhist tribes like Tamang and Sherpa. The landscape is very scenic and climatic condition is very favorable.

Day 05 Tsirang to Gaylegphu:

Distance 98Km-3 Hours|altitude 210M|Accomodation: Hotel Gaylegphu|Meals: B/L/D

Gaylegphu is another city in the making. Gaylegphu lies at a very low altitude of 210M. Government is in process of developing the district into the second International airport in Bhutan. Gaylegphu borders Assam India.

Day 06 Gaylegphu to Zhemgang

Distance 131Km-5 Hours|altitude 572M|Accomodation: Hotel Panbang|Meals: B/L/D

After leaving Zhemgang the highway quickly swings into a side valley, passing the Dueduel Namgyel Chorten to the turnoff at Dakpa, which leads to the remote but historically important Lhakhang of Buli and Dali. Look for golden langurs along this stretch.

Day 7 Zhemgang Sightseeing:

Zhemgang covers an area of 2126 Square kilometers. The climatic condition of Zhemgang is warm and humid in the south and moderate in the north. About 86% of the place is covered with forest because of which the district is blessed with rich biodiversity including no less than 22 endangered animal species among which we find golden Langur. If you are lucky you shall get the opportunity to see this animal during the sightseeing. The sightseeing also includes a visit to Buli Lhakhang built in the 15th century by Pema Lingpa(treasure hunter. Zhemgang is also very famous for artistic bamboo and metalwork.

Day 08 Zhemgang to Trongsa.

The drive from Zhemgang to Trongsa takes about 3.5 hours via Gaylegphu. Trongsa is another place that has a history connected with the lineage of Bhutan’s Kings. The future King of Bhutan must first be instituted as a Trongsa Penlop before assuming the Throne. The ceremony takes place at Majestic Trongsa Dzong where you will spend some time. The tour also includes the visit to Trongsa Museam where you witness the script written in gold. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09 Trongsa to Bumthang

Trongsa to Bumthang is just 2 and half hours drive. The roads are pretty good comparing 5 to 10 years ago. The broad and impressive valley is situated at the height of 2750m. Bumthang is very close to Bhutanese people as in Kurje in Bumthang that Guru performed its miracle feats. We shall also visit Kurje Lhakhang.

Other sight includes a visit to the amazing Jakar Dzong or Castle of white Bird built-in 1677. After the visit, you shall have your leisure time in the evening. You can visit the small town of Bumthang and taste the Red panda beer locally brewed in Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 Bumthang Tour:

The morning starts with a visit to 6th-century Jambay Lhakhang built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gyembo to pin down the left knee of giant ogres whose bodies lay across the Himalayas. One of the secret Naked dance festivals takes place on this Temple every year during the autumn season. In the afternoon visit the burning lake where Pema Lingpa (treasure hunter) discovered the treasure from this lake. In the evening visit the Beer factory and cheese factory. Your tour gets over for Bumthang.

Day 11 Bumthang to Mongar:

Bumthang to Mongar is 7 hours drive covering 181KM. Mongar is the eastern Business HUB of Bhutan. People living in eastern Bhutan visit Mongar for the shopping of essential goods. 5 places you can visit in Mongar is Mongar Dzong, Yagang Lhakhang, Phurimsimla National Pari, Aja ney and Ruins of Zhongra Dzong. It will not be possible to visit all these places but we will visit only Mongar Dzong and Yagang Lhakhang. In the evening leisure time.

Day 12 Mongar to Trashigang

Trashigang is a small district in eastern Bhutan where the famous trek Merak and Sakteng Trek route is located. Trashigang uses to be a trade route for the easterner and connects with Assam to Tibet. Visit the Trashigang Dzong built-in 1659 by Druk Desi followed by the popular Secret Rock Garden where it contains the footprint of Guru Rinpoche or that of Angel. Evening at Hotel.

Day 13 Trashigang to Trashi Yangtse

The small village of Bumdeling in Trashi Yangtse is famous for an endangered bird, Black Necked Crane. Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary covers 1520 SqKm and contains various Flora, Fauna, and scenery including alpine lakes and the Bumdeling Valley. You can visit one of the centers. Evening and overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 Trashi Yangtse Sightseeing

The village offers a diverse cultural heritage. 18th-century Chortenkora is very important for locals living in the village. The yearly Chortenkora festival is celebrated in the temple. People from all walks of life visit to witness this festival. The festival also attracts people from across the border of Arunachal Pradesh India, who comes to witness the celebration every year. The celebration takes place in the fall. If you are entering Bhutan from the east it is just 2 hours drive from Samdrupjongkhar to Trashi Yangtse.

Day 15 Trashi Yangtse to Samdrupjongkhar

After breakfast drive to Samdrupjongkhar the only entry point to Bhutan from Guwahati. The highlight of this visit to Samdrupjongkhar is the Mithun breeding center and Samdrupjongkhar Dzong. Leisure time in the evening.

Day 16 Samdrupjongkhar to Yonphula:

In the afternoon we shall drive to Yonphula. There is not much to see in Yonphula as the district only has a domestic airport. If time permits you can also visit the Yonphula monastery founded by Tantric Master Lama Karpo Rinpoche alias Lama Tshewang Penjor. The valley is approximately 2700 meters above sea level. It is a few km away from the yonphula domestic airport where you will be flying to Paro the next day

Today we shall have a small gathering of drinks offered by the company.

Day 17 Yonphula to Paro by Flight

The flight takes approximately 30 minutes from Yonphula to Paro International airport. Upon arrival, our team will receive you at the airport and drive you to Hotel. We shall keep the day for leisure tour at Paro town.

Day 18 Paro to Haa.

Haa is a small district in western Bhutan bordered by Tibet in the North. Haa dzongkhag had 13,655 in population with 2,952 households making it the second least populated in the country. Places not to miss during this visit Lhakhang Karpo ( white temple) located centrally in town. In the evening visit Trout farming center. Leisure time.

Day 19 Haa to Paro

Visit farmhouse in the morning at Haa and drive towards Paro via Chelela Pass(4900M). Hike up to Sky burial place at Chelela pass. Upon reaching Paro visit the Paro Dzong followed by a cantilever bridge. Overnight at Hotel

Day 20 Paro Tiger Nest Hike:

Hike the popular Tiger nest Temple. This is the only temple that offers the experience of Trek and Pilgrimage tour to this secret temple. The temple is located on a sheer rock 900m above Paro valley. The trek takes about 3 hours uphill hike and 2 hours while returning. In the afternoon you shall be kept free for shopping and visiting places. In the evening we will go to Hotstone bath to relieve our body pain by soaking in a medicinal hot bath at Farmhouse.

Day 21 Paro Tour:

The day begins with a visit to Duntse Lhakhang, Drugyel Dzong, and the 6th-century Kichu temple.

Day 22 Paro to Homewards

Drive to the airport, farewell, and see off.

Tashi Delek! Best wishes!

Please keep in mind that before you take this Helicopter tour of Bhutan, few things to remember are your visa acceptance letter, your air tickets. Passport validity should be 6 months and more. If you have any health conditions please make sure your health insurance covers all.

Accommodation during this Tour of Bhutan

All accommodation is carefully selected by our past traveler with the best review. Hotels may not be in good condition in eastern Bhutan because the place is still underdeveloped but all hotels are clean and approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan fit to stay. Hotels in Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, and Wangdi have varieties of selection starting from Budget to 5-star Hotels. We can also upgrade your hotel upon your request.

Etiquette and Taboos

Cultural Considerations: Be aware that your cultural values may differ from those of locals. These may include different concepts of time, personal space, communication, etc., which are not wrong or inferior, just different. Making the extra effort to respect local customs and cultural differences will enhance your interactions with locals during your time in Bhutan and contribute to building mutual respect between locals and tourists.

Appropriate attire: Most Bhutanese are pretty conservative from our western perspective so it is always polite to wear long pants at all times (Man and Women). Women should wear long pants or skirts. Shirts should not be revealing and bras should be worn. Unfortunately, many tourists ignore these cultural norms and can be seen in towns and villages wearing shorts and revealing summer attire; while it may be comfortable, it is not appropriate, especially when visiting monasteries and Dzongs.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Generally we adhere to the original itinerary that we described but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. On the other hand, in order to make our trip for your personal experiences and flexible, we allowed our clients to make minor changes by discussing with us (office staff) and guide (field staff). The trip detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to sudden change in time and the local circumstances and climate.

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Meals

Meals are usually provided in buffet system and most of the tourist food are blend and if you need to change the foods varieties we are very open to change and you need to discuss with guide. We have Indian, Chinese and authentic Bhutanese restaurants where you can have very spicy food.

Destination Guide

Bhutan is a unique travel destination with some special considerations. It is highly recommended that you undertake some background reading before travel to Bhutan. The more you learn about your destination, the more rewarding your travel experience will be.

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