Overview

Experience the best of Bhutan while keeping yourself fit and active throughout the tour with our exclusive 10 days hiking and soft adventure package. Bhutan is best known for its beautiful panoramic and picturesque landscapes of the Himalayas as well as for being the last surviving Buddhist Kingdom in the world. Bhutan also takes great pride in associating itself with being the world’s happiest country amidst the least polluted natural environment. The trip, combining a cultural tour and a short trek, will open your eyes to a world lesser-known. From the sacred valley of Paro, the area first converted to Buddhism, through Punakha, seat of the Shabdrung, the unifier of the nation, to Thimphu, the modernizing capital.

You will undertake a charming winter trek from Trongsa, the birthplace of the Monarchy, to the scenic Gangtey valley. 

9 Nights 10 Days 16 Oct, 17 Oct, 18 Oct, and more Paro Airport
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Sightseeing tours to all the places mentioned 
  • Local guide to be by your side throughout 
  • Safety gears in case of an activity involving security measures
  • A transport vehicle for your convenience
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided
  • Baggage handling, room tax and service charge

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flight tickets, visas and travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure incurred in case of snacks or drinks other than those provided
  • Other sundry expenses arising outside of the tour package
  • No alcoholic beverages included in the package
  • Bottled water and drinks

 

Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • A surreal experience to capture the best of eastern Himalayas at Dochula
  • Learn about the Bhutanese way of life at the National Folk Heritage Museum
  • Short treks to different parts of the valley
  • Visit the beautiful 17th century Ta Dzong Monastery
  • Explore bhutanese markets and interact with the locals
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Paro
  • Paro is the city of arrival by flight and offers a magnificent view of the eas tern Himalayas before even landing in the dragon land. On arrival, our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for refreshments. After completing the check-in process followed by lunch, we set to explore Paro and drive around the valley for a leisurely first day. We visit one of the oldest and the most sacred shrines of the country, Kyichu Lhakhang.
  • Dinner and overnight in Paro.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Paro
  • We start our hiking tour by taking the first trip to Dzongdrakha temple in Paro shortly after breakfast. This will be your first of its kind experience hiking in the purest of the Himalayas. This is followed by a visit to the ruins of Drugyek Dzong. The trek promises to be a surreal experience as you walk through small Bhutanese villages and pine forests. From the site of the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong, on a clear day, you can see the peak of Jumolhari situated at an altitude of 7,314 m. Dinner and overnight in Paro.
Day 3 - Trip To Punakha
  • After a hike along the course in Paro yesterday, we set off to another location on Day 3. After breakfast, we head to Punakha via Dochula Pass to capture a magnificent view of different peaks of the eastern Himalayas. Some of the peaks seen on a clear day are:
  • Masang Gang 7165 m
  • Tsenda Gang 7100 m
  • Teri Gang 7300 m
  • Jejekangphu Gang 7100 m
  • Gangkhar Puensum 7541 m (Highest mt in Bhutan)
  • On reaching Dochula, we will also visit 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chortens which is famous for its spiritual powers and the good luck that it brings upon all sentient beings.
  • After a stunning view of the mountains and a short photography break, we head towards Chimi Lhakhang and Punakha Dzong. Here, we will cover most of our journey on foot. Dinner and overnight in Punakha.
Day 4 - Trip To Trongsa
  • The next three days we will be covering various short hikes in the valley. After breakfast, we will head towards Pele La Pass. During the trip, we will also visit the historic monuments of Chendebji Chorten and Rongsa Dzong. Dinner and Overnight in Punakha.
Day 5 - Start Trip to Gagar
  • Today after breakfast, we will embark on a trek towards the ‘Happy Village’. We will pass the Golaybji Chorten and cross over Phurtsi Gulung Pass trotting down through lush greens and farmlands. We will also get a chance to interact with the locals and understand more about the Bhutanese way of life. Dinner and overnight in Punakha.
Day 6 - Trip to Bji-Zam
  • Day 6 starts with meeting with village elders at Talung Chorte followed by a visit to Phobjika and Gangtey Valley to enjoy a spectacular view of the migratory black-necked cranes. They fly in to Bhutan during the winter months from remote parts of China and Siberia. Dinner and overnight in Punakha.
Day 7 - Sightseeing in Thimphu
  • After breakfast, today we will head to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. We will visit the  famous Zilukha Nunnery in Thimpu which is also known as Drubthob Goemba. It’s on the slopes looking down at the humongous golf course. You will get a chance to see Tashicho Dzong, which is a resident site of about 70 nuns. In the evening, we will visit the weekend market in Thimphu where vegetable vendors from all across the country come together to trade.
  • Dinner and overnight in Thimphu.
Day 8 - Sightseeing in Thimpu
  • Day 8 starts with a visit to the Traditional Painting School of Arts and Crafts where you can interact with children practising 13 different types of centuries old craft. Then we go on a tour to the traditional medicine center where old medicinal herbs and acupuncture still remain unchallenged. Shortly after, we head to the National Folk Heritage Museum and Textile Museum to learn about Bhutan’s rich heritage.
  • Shortly after lunch, we take a trip to the National Library that hosts a collection of timeless Buddhist manuscripts. We then drive to the Buddha Point, Changangkha temple, the oldest temple in the valley. The temple of Chenrigzig is known as Buddha of Compassion and we offer butter lamps here before driving off to explore the Takin Zoo, which houses Bhutan’s national animal the Takin. Dinner and overnight in Thimphu.
Day 9 - Thimphu- Paro
  • After breakfast, we leave behind a beautiful city of Thimphu to retrace our journey back to Paro. We take a short hike up the Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest. It is one of the most famous Monasteries of Bhutan situated at a height of 900 m above Paro Valley. Here you will learn about the cultural significance of Tiger’s nest in Bhutan’s history.
  • Dinner and overnight in Paro.
Day 10: Departure
  • After a blissful tour of the happiest kingdom in the world, it’s time for our representative to transfer you to Paro airport for your flight back home. We hope you had a wonderful time in Bhutan and remember the place and us with fond memories. 
Pickup point
Directions.
Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro, Bhutan View on Map