Explore Bhutan in 11 Days

DAY 1: Get Acquainted

On arrival you will be received by your guide who will accompany you through your entire trip. Drive from Paro International Airport to Thimphu, the Capital city of Bhutan. Start your tour with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten to bless your trip. Then visit the Weaving Center with its exhibits of weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles. Spend time in Thimphu to get a feel of the country

Day 2: Tour of the Capital

For amazing view of the Capital City, you will be driven up to Kuenselphodrang where you will also see the largest sitting Buddha (42 meters tall). Then you will visit the Takin Preserve which houses the national animal of Bhutan. For nature lovers a two hour hike to Wangditse Monastery can be included. Enjoy traditional Bhutanese cuisine for lunch. Then visit the Taschichhodzong which houses office of His Majesty as well as the religious Abbot.

Day 3: Exploring by hiking

Start the day by taking a short drive to the base of the Tango Monastery and from there on hike for about 1hour to the Monastery. The hike itself is a wonderful experience with the fresh air, damp soil and trees and birds surrounding you as you walk to the Monastery. After lunch you can visit the paper making factory and the weekend market/Bhutan Post.

Day 4: Be in Tune with Nature

Drive to Phobjikha which is about 4 hours and en-route stop at Dochula Pass (3100 meters) to get a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains and the 108 stupas. Visit Gangtey Goenpa and the Crane center to learn about the Black Necked Cranes, a threatened bird species. Enjoy the tranquil valley of Phobjikha away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Day 5: Discover Central Bhutan

Drive to Bumthang from Phobjikha and en-route visit Trongsa Dzong. This Dzong is the ancestral home of the Royal Family and is considered one of the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan.

Day 6: Relive the Past

In the morning visit Jambay Lhakhang, one of the most sacred temple in Bhutan. Then hike to Kurje Lhakhang meaning “body imprint” as it is believed that the saint Guru Padmasambhava meditated there and left his body print in the cave., Continue walking to Tamshing Monastery, popularly known as the temple of Good Message. After lunch visit Jakar Dzong and the Swiss farm. Leisure in town

Day 7: Beautiful Valley

Enjoy a full day excursion to Ura valley and en route visit Membartsho (burning lake).

Day 8: Scenic Travel

Drive to Punakha.

Day 9: Historical Insights

Visit Punakha Dzong; one of the most magnificent of all the fortresses in Bhutan built on the confluence of two rivers. It was initially the Capital of Bhutan and the wedding of the 5th King of Bhutan was also at the Punakha Dzong in 2011. After lunch take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang; the fertility temple and dedicated to one of Bhutan’s saints (Divine Madman) famous for his unorthodox method of teaching. Drive to Paro.

Day 10: Must visit Landmark

Hike to Taktshang (Tiger’s nest); one of Bhutan’s most popular location. The monastery is built on the sides of a cliff 900 meters above the valley floor.

Day 11: Take a piece of Bhutan with you

Explore the National Museum followed by a visit Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and sacred shrine of the country. Have lunch at a traditional farmhouse to engage with the host family. Wear Traditional Bhutanese dress and take pictures in front of Paro Dzong. End your trip by shopping at various souvenir shops in Paro town.

Day 12: Departure

** Itineraries may be subject to change depending on weather, flight schedule and government holidays.

** We can also modify and customize the itinerary based on you needs. So please feel free to contact us.