Bhutan Tour (14 Days)

Trip Seasons
This Bhutan Tours can be done through-out the year.

Trip Type
Cultural,Spiritual and Nature Hike

Trip Length
14Days/13Nights

Trip Cost
USD 2965 PP

Places Covered
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang, Haa

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

Day Trip Outline Accommodation
Day01-Arrival Paro airport Paro-Cultural Tour Rema Resort.
Tashi Namgay Resort.
Nivanna Lodge
Day 02-Paro Tour Paro-Taktsang Hike Rema Resort.
Tashi Namgay Resort.
Nivanna Lodge
Day 03-Thimphu Tour Thimphu-cultural Tour Peacefull Resort.
Hotel Migmar
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri
Day 04-Thimphu Tour Thimphu sightseeing Peacefull Resort.
Hotel Migmar
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri
Day 05-Thimphu to Old capital Tour Thimphu-Punakha Hotel Meri Puensum.
Hotel Pema Karpo
Hotel Lobesa.
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 Phuntshopelri
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 roadpoint in Bhutan Road Hotel Rema Resort.
Hotel Tashi Namgay
Hotel Galing
Day14- Departure Paro and See off

Day 01. Arrive Paro (By Druk Air flight):

Your Bhutan Tours will begin from Paro the only international airport in Bhutan.Guide from Excursion to Himalayas TEAM will receive you at the airport and drive you the short distance to the hotel.

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. Rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries. Dinner and over night in Hotel.

Day 02. Paro, Trek to Taktsang Monastery:

Today is a great day because we will be hiking to the famous Tiger Nest temple. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang 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 favourite consort.

After lunch, visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”), the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Over night in Hotel.

Day 03 ParoThimphu Sightseeing:

In Thimphu visit to the largest Bhudha Statue overlooking the Thimphu valley. The best shot of Thimphu can be captured from this view point. After that visit National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls).

Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, 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. Over night in Hotel.

Day 04. Thimphu Tour:

Second day Thimphu tour includes 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. Over night in Hotel.

Day 05. Thimphu – Punakha Tour

(72 Kms, 3 hours drive).  Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. On the way, stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century. He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”.

Visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.It is situated between Pho Chu (Male river) and Mo Chu (Female river). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government.

The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here.

Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952.Overnight in Hotel. 

Day 06. Punakha – Gangtey Tour:

Gangtey is the best place to explore during your tour of Bhutan. Drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey. Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang includes, visit to ruins of Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638. The Dzong is situated at the confluence of Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers.

Drive further to Gangtey. Visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery, from outside. Gyaltse 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 to other Nyingmapa monasteries including Tamshing in Bumthang. Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

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 first two hereditary kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong. Then Visit Ta Dzong an ancient watch tower. The chapel inside the Ta Dzong is said to be dedicated to the Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal. After Lunch, drive to Bumthang. Over night 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 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 14th century. Its correct name is Dechen Phodrang.

We then visit Kurjey Lhakhang that is named after 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”. Over night 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 over night 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 bodyache,backpain and any skin problem. Over night in Hotel.

Day 11. Wangdiphodrang Tour :

Excursion to Khamsumyulley Namgyel village. After lunch white river rafting in female river.Over night at Hotel.

Day 12 Wangdiphodrang-Thimphu (79 kms):

Today is a short drive to Thimphu. After lunch, excursion to Tango Monastery. Over night in Hotel.

Day 12. Thimphu-Haa (Western Bhutan Tours):

After breakfast, drive to Haa valley one of the remote valley of western district. Explore the valley and overnight at Farmhouse.

Day 13 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 visit handicraft shop to buy souvenirs. Dinner and over night in Hotel.

Day 14. Departure from Paro:

Early morning, drive to Airport and Farewell.

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 condition please make sure your health insurance covers all.

Emergency contacts

Being a responsible company, we are always available for 24 hours a day, in case if you need any emergency help during Bhutan Tours. It is best to first call your designated tour coordinator or sales person (whose contact numbers are will be listed on your tour agreement), for any reason if you are not able to reach to him/her then please ring us on the below numbers:
Thimphu Head Office: (00975)-331423
Mobile number: (00975)-17140505(Available 24/7)
Note: office working time is 9am – 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Mr. Sagar (Sales Manager) 00975 02331423 (Available for 24 hours a day)

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.

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 the 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.

Keeping in touch with your beloved at home

If your family members or colleagues or friends want to talk to you during your Bhutan Tour or Trek, then you can either provide your guide mobile number to reach you during the trip or you can directly give the company phone number. We will make the arrangement to reach you with guide.

Hotels and Meals during Bhutan Tours

Meals are usually provided in buffet system and most of 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 restaurant where you can have very spicy food. Hotels will be of 3 star standard and all approved by TCB. Check Bhutan Hotels.

Bhutan Tours Guide

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

We have a team of specialized Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan and will be allocating the Guide from this group only. If you have any Guide preference and need guide from your friend reference do let us know. For any other information like Bhutan Tours Information or Bhutan Visa and Tarriff please click the link. Wish you the best Journey.