11 days 10 nights

Day 01: Kathmandu to Paro.

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu.

Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha to Wangdi.

Day 05: Day Excursion to Gangtey Monastery.

Day 06: Wangdi to Trongsa to Bumthang.

Day 07: Bumthang.

Day 08: Excursion to Ura Valley.

Day 09: Bumthang to Wangdi.

Day 10: Wangdi to Lobesa to Thimphu to Paro.

Day 11: Day hike to Taktsang monastery.

Day 12: Paro to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Paro.
After arrive Paro airport, Get Bhutan visa on passport upon showing visa approval letter plus 2 pp size picture. Meet/greet by our guide and drive to Hotel. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu.
Paro Sightseeing – visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the  Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.  A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks, Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.  Evening drive 2 hours to Thimphu (65km), (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 03: Thimphu.
AM sightseeing –  visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers.
PM visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha to Wangdi.
Drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang via Punakha crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters, On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa. Visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Proceed 45 minutes to Wangduephodrang and view the Dzong from outside and stroll around the market area. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 05: Day Excurssion to Gangtey Monastery.
Day excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Currently there are 200 to 300 cranes residing in this valley and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) is taking every measure to ensure the safety of the Cranes. While the cranes reside in the winter valley for 4/5 months the village folks are not allowed to make loud noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. Explore the fascinating glacier valley and return for Overnight in Hotel. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 06: Wangdi to Trongsa to Bumthang.
Today will be a long drive almost 6 / 7 hours crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters. The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine. Picnic lunch will be served at the 18 century Chendebji Chorten, after one and half hour arrive at a small town known as Trongsa meaning new village. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but the most impressive of all is the Trongsa Dzong. The whole of eastern Bhutan was controlled from this fortress during the mid 17th century. Visitors are not allowed inside the building. Proceed another 2 hours to Bumthang visiting the Chume weaving center. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 07: Bumthang.
Bumthang altitude 2600m has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (Yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing – Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery. This sightseeing is a round trip so it is more interesting done on foot. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 08: Excurssion to Ura Valley.
Excursion 2 hours to Ura village and visit the new Ura monastery. On the way visit the Mebartso meaning burning lake. Stroll around the village and return back to Guest house. Evening walk to the Swiss farm where apple juice, cider, cheese etc… Are made, (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 09: Bumthang to Wangdi.
Drive back to Wangduephodrang. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 10: Wangdi to Lobesa to Thimphu to Paro.
Drive 3/4 hours to Paro via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples.  Lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan,Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university, (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 11: Day hike to Taktsang Monastery.
Horses can be arranged with an extra cost. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. Stroll back to Resort. Evening at leisure, (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 12: Transfer to airport for departure.
The Final day, you will have departure from Paro to your destination area (You could go back to Nepal or any other countries). The hotel staffs will drop you to the Paro airport by Private Car / Van / Hiace.

Cost of booking is as follows:

  • Single Traveler : $3345
  • Dual/ 2 Travelers : $2640 Per Person
  • 3 Travelers : $2385 Per Person
  • 4 Travelers : $2130 Per Person
  • 5-6 Travelers : $2105 Per Person
  • 7 and above Travelers : $2000 Per Person

The above mentioned price covers the following:

  • Tour vehicles with experienced driver – (SUV cars for single and dual travelers, Toyota Mini buses for group of 3 – 9 travelers and Toyota coaster buses for group consisting 10 or more travelers).
  • All meals – (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All accommodations in 3 star hotels/ guest houses in twin sharing basis – (Up gradation to 4 stars and 5 stars available on paying the extra premium).
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide – (Language speaking guides for French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai are available on paying extra premium of $60 – $100).
  • Sustainable Development fee of US $65 per person per night spent in Bhutan – (This money goes for a very good cause of reducing poverty, rural development, free medical services and free education for Bhutanese people).
  • Entrance fees to all tourist sites
  • Tea and snacks during the day
  • Bottled water during the day
  • Bhutan Visa Fee of US $40
  • Trekking Equipments as follows:
    1. Horses/ potters and ponies
    2. Toilet tents with toilet pots and toilet papers.
    3. Sleeping tents (A-shaped) with pillows and mattress
    4. Dinning tents with tables and chairs
    5. Kitchen tents with whole set of kitchen items to prepare meals.
    6. Trekking/camping cooks
    7. Trekking/camping staffs
    8. Hot water bags in bed.

The above mentioned price does not cover the following:

  • Airfare (both international and domestic)
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, Beverages and tips
  • Any cost incurred due to flight cancellation, delayed flight or road blockage