Bhutan Tour (15 Days)
These Bhutan Tours can be done through-out the year.
Cultural, Spiritual, and Nature Hike
USD 2965 PP
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang, Haa
Available as small group/join-in or Independent.
|Day01-Arrival Paro airport||Paro-Cultural Tour||Rema Resort.
Tashi Namgay Resort.
|Day 02-Paro Tour||Paro-Taktsang Hike||Rema Resort.
Tashi Namgay Resort.
|Day 03-Thimphu Tour||Thimphu-cultural Tour||Peacefull Resort.
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri
|Day 04-Thimphu Tour||Thimphu sightseeing||Peacefull Resort.
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri
|Day 05-Thimphu to Old capital Tour||Thimphu-Punakha||Hotel Meri Puensum.
Hotel Pema Karpo
|Day 06-Punakha to Gangtey Tour||Punakha-Gangtey cultural Tour|
|Day 07-Gangtey to central Bhutan Tour||Gangtey-Trongsa-Bumthnag||Kaila Guest House.
Hotel Swiss Guest House
|Day 08-Bumthang tour||Bumthang sightseeing||Kaila Guest House.
Hotel Swiss Guest House.
|Day 09-Bumthang to wangdi Tour||Bumthang-Wangdiphodrang cultural sightseeing with Hotstonebath in the evening.||Hotel Lobesa
Hotel Meri Puensum
Hotel Punatsangchu Cottage.
|Day 10-Wangdi to Thimphu||Wangdi- excursion to Khamsum Yulley namyel and river rafting.||Hotel Migmar
Hotel Peacefull Resort
|Day 11-Thimphu Tour||Wangdi-Thimphu.
Tango monastery Excursion
|Day 12-Thimphu to haa valley excursion||Thimphu to Haa Valley Excursion||Farm House Stay|
|Day13-Haa to Paro Tour||Haa to Paro Excursion via Chelela Pass(4800m) highest road point in Bhutan Road||Hotel Rema Resort.
Hotel Tashi Namgay
|Day14- Departure||Paro and See off|
Day 01. Arrival Paro by Flights:
Paro is the only district in Bhutan with an International airport. All flights to Bhutan lands at Paro and your Bhutan Tours will begin from Paro. A guide from Excursion to Himalayas TEAM will receive you at the airport and brief you about the Bhutan Tour program.
Visit Kichu Lhakhang, built-in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. The Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demoness that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 02. Paro, Trek to Taktsang Monastery:
Tiger Nest Hike is one of the most hiked places in Bhutan. The temple is very secret to Bhutanese people and during auspicious day local visit the temple to light the butter lamp and pray to the deity for prosperity. The hike is 3 hours uphill hike through the pine forest. If you prefer to ride the horse, we have plenty of it at the base camp of the monastery.
This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favorite consort.
If we finish the hike by lunchtime we shall visit the only museum at Paro built-in 1656 also the ancient watchtower. In the evening visit the Rimpung Dzong the fortress used to protect the people of Paro from Tibetan invasion.
Day 03 Paro – Thimphu Sightseeing:
Thimphu is the smallest capital city in the world and in fact, it is the only capital in the world without a traffic light. The city holds approximately 60000 people. During the Thimphu, the visit does not forget to drive Kuenselphodrang where the largest statue of Buddha stands overlooking Thimphu valley. While driving down towards the town visit a memorial Chorten built in honor of the 3rd King.
After lunch visits, the national library stocked with ancient manuscripts followed by panting School where live work by the student is been carried out.
Day 04. Thimphu Tour:
The second day of the Thimphu tour includes a visit to Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, and simply Bhutan where you can see the live demonstration of woodcarving.
After lunch, visit Silver smith at work and Hand made paper factory. Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, the seat of the national government, and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). We finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05. Thimphu – Punakha Tour-(70 Km and 2 hours drive)
Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan and the village of 4 queens of Bhutan. Punakha is worth the visit because the route offers the best view of Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. Punakha Dzong is the largest and most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan and it’s open till 6 PM in the evening.
On the way, stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in the 15th century. He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”.
Day 06. Punakha – Gangtey Tour(3 hours driver):
Gangtey is the best place to explore in Bhutan Tours. Gangtey is one of the most beautiful glacial valleys untouched by modern development. There are few luxury hotels and 3-star. Gangtey is the protective habitat for rare Black Necked Crane and therefore the place is hugely undisturbed by modern construction.
Visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery, from outside. Gyaltsen Pema Thinley, the grandson and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa founded the Temple in 1613, and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup, the second re-incarnation, built the temple. The present Abbot, Kunzang Pema Namgyal is the ninth re-incarnation. It is a Nyingmapa monastery and is affiliated with other Nyingmapa monasteries including Tamshing in Bumthang. Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter.
Day 07. Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang Tour:
Upon reaching Trongsa Visit Trongsa Dzong, the most impressive Dzong of Bhutan, built in its present form in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, the official who was sent by Shabdrung to unify eastern Bhutan and enlarged at the end of the 17th century by Desi Tenzin Rabgay.
Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral home of the present Royal Family and the first two hereditary kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong. Then Visit Ta Dzong an ancient watchtower. The chapel inside the Ta Dzong is said to be dedicated to the Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal. After Lunch, drive to Bumthang. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08. Bumthang Sightseeing(Central Bhutan Tours):
Visit Jakar Dzong, which literally means “The Castle of White Bird”. The current structure was built in 1667 and then visit Lamey Goemba, a large palace, and monastery built in the 18th century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi. Visit Jambay Lhakhang, built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet in the year 659 on the same day as Kichu Lhakhang in Paro. The temple was visited by Guru Rimpoche during his visit to Bumthang and was renovated by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rimpoche restored his life force. Under the temple is said to be a lake in which Guru Rimpoche hid several Terma.
In October one of the most spectacular festival, “Jambay Lhakhang Drup” is staged here. After lunch, Visit Chakhar (Iron Castle) Lhakhang, it is the site of the palace of the Indian King, the Sindhu Raja who invited Guru Rimpoche to Bumthang. The Original palace was made of Iron and hence the name Chakhar. The saint Dorji Lingpa built the Current building in the 14th century. Its correct name is Dechen Phodrang.
We then visit Kurjey Lhakhang that is named after the body print of Guru Rimpoche, built-in 1652 by Minjur Tempa. Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa and is the most important Nyingmapa temple in the kingdom. In the evening, visit Membarstho which literally means, “The burning Lake”. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 09. Excursion to Ura valley & back to Bumthang:
After breakfast, Excursion to the beautiful valley of Ura. This will give you leisure time to spend walking around the villages interacting with locals. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 10. Bumthang –Wangdiphodrang:
Early morning breakfast, drive to Wangdiphodrang. Picnic lunch will be served on the way. In the evening, visit a Farm House, and here you can also experience the Hotstone bath believed to have medicinal values to relieve body aches, back pain, and any skin problem. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 11. Wangdiphodrang Tour :
Excursion to Khamsumyulley Namgyel village. After lunch white river rafting in the female river.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 Wangdiphodrang-Thimphu (79 km):
Today is a short drive to Thimphu. After lunch, excursion to Tango Monastery. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 13. Thimphu-Haa (Western Bhutan Tours):
Haa is recently open for tourism. It is a small district situated at an altitude of 2670m above sea level. It is a quiet and peaceful paradise of Bhutan with a limited number of Hotels. There is a number of trekking and hiking routes in the district and we recommend to halt at least 2 days to explore the place. Explore the valley and overnight at Farmhouse.
Day 14 Haa to Paro Trip:
Drive to Paro via Chelela Pass highest road point in Bhutan road(4800m)to view the scenery. After lunch drive to Paro and visits a handicraft shop to buy souvenirs. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 15. Departure from Paro:
The airport is just 20 minutes drive from your hotel. Our guide and driver will be waiting outside to drop you at the airport. Today is the last day and we may ask you to fill up the feedback form to improve our services in the future. We take any kind of critics or praise to improve.
Please keep in mind that before you take this trip. 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.
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What to Wear during this Tour of Bhutan?
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.
Tour Program Change during the Journey.
Generally, we adhere to the original itinerary that we described but sometimes little alterations can be born due to situations that are beyond our control. On the other hand, in order to make your Bhutan Tours flexible we allow 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.
Hotels and Meals during Bhutan Tours
Meals are usually provided in the buffet system and most of the tourist food is blend and if you need to change the food varieties we are very open to change and you need to discuss with a guide. We have Indian, Chinese, and authentic Bhutanese restaurants where you can have very spicy food. Hotels will be of 3-star standard and all approved by TCB. Check Bhutan Hotels.
Bhutan Tour Guide
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