Bhutan - Hidden Bhutan tour (8 days) Book Now

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Bhutan, mystic & diverse happy kingdom, that’s quite isolated from rest of the world. Moreover, this tiny kingdom is carbon negative country with lush forested valleys, fortified monasteries, sacred mountains, and art and architecture unique to the region. This journey lets you discover the history and heritage of this charming and serene kingdom with the visit to the beautiful hidden countryside.  Overall, this tour offers you the happiness to the fullest. Send us your tentative duration; let us know your interest and we will plan the best holiday for you. You can craft it as you like.

Included in the Cost

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in hotel
  • All necessary tickets/activity fees
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trip leader
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, travel fares, food, and accommodation.
  • First aid kit etc...

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extars cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Day 1

    Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (2400m)

  • On arrival in Paro, you will be welcomed and driven to Thimphu by private vehicle. Depending on arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. Visit interesting weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products. In the evening we will explore the city by walk or visit Tashichho Dzong, which houses throne room of His Majesty the King. Overnight in Thimphu

  • Day 2

    Thimphu sightseeing

  • In the morning, we will visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays). We will also visit to enjoy archery match and national library before lunch. After lunch, drive pass by memorial chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, an enclosure where a national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Overnight in Thimphu

  • Day 3

    Thimphu to Punakha (1350m)

  • After breakfast, we will prepare to drive to the warm valley of Punakha over the most beautiful pass in the country called Dochula pass at 3150m. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important and beautiful thus the pass is one of the must-visit passes in Bhutan. En-route we will take an awesome walk through the rice field of Mesina to Chimi Lhakhang, Temple of fertility. Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborate temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha

  • Day 4

    Punakha to Phobjikha (2900m)

  • We will enjoy the freshness of morning breeze from Punatsangchu river, morning walks are pleasant here. We will escape to the valley of black-necked cranes and rhododendron called Phobjikha, often called as Gantey as well. We will stop over at Wangdue to see ruins of Wangdue fortress which is under construction. Our scenic drive through the belt of Wangdue into Phobjikha is under the project of highway widening. We need to cross the beautiful Pelela pass range to enter into the valley. Visit between May to Jun is greeted with beautiful rhododendron and visit between Nov to Feb gives the chance to see the world rare bird black-necked cranes. On arrival, we will visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan. Later in the evening, we will take a beautiful gangtey trail which will take about 2 hours one way, walk not recommended for rainy days. Overnight in Phobjikha

  • Day 5

    Phobjikha to Paro (2200m)

  • In the morning we retrace the drive to Paro. On arrival in Paro, we will visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. An evening strolls old Paro town and peeps into some local handicraft stores or we will provide the options to enjoy other activities while in Paro. Overnight in Paro

  • Day 6

    Chelela Pass Excursion (3988m)

  • Visit the temples of Dzongdrakha on foot which studs the rock cliff. Continue driving to Chelela Pass, one of the highest road pass. During clear weather, we can enjoy the view of the most sacred mountain in the country Mt. Jomolhari 7314m. Overnight in Paro

  • Day 7

    Paro sightseeing

  • After breakfast, we drive to Ramthangka from where we will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth-century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 900m above the valley floor. For entire Buddhist around the world, it is a place of pilgrimage but for a tourist, it is one of the must visit the place before we die. The hike is almost 2 hours walk, uphill at 30 to 40-degree incline for an average hiker, however, we might take a full day depending on your pace. Overnight in Paro

  • Day 8

    Departure

  • In the morning after breakfast, you will set off for your onward destination

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