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6-Day Scenic Bhutan Tour

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Trip Overview

Drive over high mountain passes and through rapidly changing vegetation from pine forests to hills covered in rhododendrons, magnolias and dwarf bamboo – abundant with birds and wildlife. The highlight of your trip will be the amazing flight from Bumthang to Paro before your hike up to Tiger's Nest!

This tour visits ancient fortresses, temples, monasteries, markets, farmhouses and museums from Thimphu to Paro.
Sightseeing
Hiking & Trekking
Outdoors & Nature
Culture & Arts
Food & Drink

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Itinerary

Day 1

Thimphu Sightseeing

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Thimphu Sightseeing

Arrive in Paro and transfer to Thimphu to immediately start sightseeing. Start with Bhutan’s largest Buddha statue perched on the hill overlooking the entire Thimphu Valley below with magnificent views. Visit markets, the National Textile Museum, a popular temple, perched like a fortress on a ridge above central Thimphu humming with pilgrims and a one of the country's most famous fortresses.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Tashi Yoedling3 star

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    Activities

    Kuensel Phodrang

    Bhutanese Crafts Bazaar

    Motithang Takin Preserve

    Centenary Farmers Market

    Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

    Changangkha Lhakhang

    Tashichho Dzong

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Paro to Thimphu

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    Meals

    Lunch and dinner

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    Destinations

    Thimphu

    Motithang

Day 2

Drive to Punakha and Sightseeing

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Drive to Punakha and Sightseeing

After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass where you will stop to see the Himalayas for the very first time. Before arriving in Punakha you'll hike for 30 minutes to reach the fertility temple of the Divine Madman. When in Punakha, you'll visit the most important temples, a suspension bridge and have a relaxing picnic lunch in the park.

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    Accommodation

    Meri Puensum Resort3 star

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    Activities

    Dochula Pass

    Chimi Lhakhang

    Punakha Dzong

    Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

    Punakha Suspension Bridge

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    Transportations

    Minivan from Hotel Tashi Yoedling to Punakha

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    Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Destinations

    Thimphu

    Dochula

    Punakha

    Walakha

Day 3

Phobjikha Valley Sightseeing

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Phobjikha Valley Sightseeing

Phobjikha sits at an average altitude of 3000 metres and is a wide and beautiful valley, designated as conservation zone within the Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park. The valley is a natural habitat for wildlife, including nesting grounds for endangered black-necked cranes that migrate from Central Asia in the winter (late October and stay till March). Today, you'll take a leisurely walk on the Gangtey nature trail to learn more about the wildlife here.

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    Accommodation

    Dewachen Hotel & Spa3 star

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    Activities

    Gangtey Monastery

    Black-Necked Crane Information Centre

    Gangtey Nature Trail

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    Transportations

    Minivan from Meri Puensum Resort to Gangtey Monastery

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    Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Destinations

    Walakha

    Wangdue Phodrang

Day 4

Bumthang Sightseeing

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Bumthang Sightseeing

This region is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest and most sacred Buddhist temples and monasteries. Tales of Guru Padmasambhava and the tertons (“religious treasure-discoverers”) still linger in this sacred region. You'll visit some of these temples, and go to The Burning Lake, considered by all Bhutanese as one of the most important sites in the country. Last, but certainly not least - cheese!

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    Accommodation

    Kaila Guesthouse3 star

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    Activities

    Jakar Dzong

    Kurjey Lhakhang

    Mebar Tsho

    Bumthang Swiss Cheese And Wine Shop

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    Transportations

    Minivan from Gangtey Monastery to Bumthang

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    Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Destinations

    Wangdue Phodrang

    Jakar

    Bumthang

Day 5

Mountain Flight to Paro and Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

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Mountain Flight to Paro and Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Enjoy a stunning mountain flight with incredible views over Bhutan from Bumthang back to the Paro Valley. After lunch hike up to Taktshang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, arguably the most iconic site in Bhutan with a stop in the cafeteria half-way. Enjoy a free afternoon with shopping for jewellery or enjoy an optional luxurious spa treatment.

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    Accommodation

    Tashi Namgay Resort4 star

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    Activities

    Hike to Tiger's Nest

    Free Time in ParoOptional Activity

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    Restaurants

    Taktsang Cafeteria

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    Transportations

    Plane from Bumthang to ParoOptional Activity: AU$ 387 per person

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    Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Destinations

    Jakar

    Paro

Day 6

Departure

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Departure

Today you bid a fond farewell to this beautiful tour from Thimphu to Paro and take an early flight back to your onward destination. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless enchantments!

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Tashi Namgay Resort to Paro International Airport

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Paro

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What’s included?

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 20 activities
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

What’s not included?

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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