6-Day Scenic Bhutan Tour

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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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Destination:

Bhutan

Start:

Thimphu, Bhutan

Finish:

Paro, Bhutan

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

Included in Price

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

Not Included in Price

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