Govt. Regd. No: 69767-2066/67

6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour

Duration: 7 days      (Based On review(s))

6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour is visiting the Land of Thunder Dragon. Explore Bhutan’s unique culture and traditions during the tour to Bhutan. Important places are covered during the tour. These include the colorful – Paro, the tiny capital – Thimphu, and Punakha – the old capital. Further up to Punakha and explore the beautiful Phobijikha Valley in Gangtey. From Gangtey trace the same route back to Paro visiting once again Dochula pass. The pass commands a spectacular Himalayan view of the eastern mountains on a clear day. Not to be missed activity in Bhutan tour is the hike to the Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’. It’s believed Guru Padmasambhava flew on a back of a flying tigress and meditated here in the 8th century. Sightseeing in Thimphu includes Buddha point Thimphu, Thimphu king’s Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong Thimphu, etc. Paro sightseeing covers Rinpung dzong monastery and Kyichu Lhakhang. Visit the Gangtey Monastery in Gangtey and one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan, the Phobijikha Valley. Explore the beautiful Haa Valley closer to Paro. 6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour is exploring places high up in the Himalayas and witness its culture and traditions with amazing Himalayan views.

Trip Highlights: 

  • Witness spectacular bird’s eye view of the Himalayas while flying in/out from Paro.
  • Paro exploding with colors and traditions.
  • Explore the tiny capital Thimphu.
  • Visit Dochula pass (3,140m) en-route Thimphu to Punakha with spectacular Himalayan views.
  • Take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang ‘the fertility temple’ dedicated to Drukpa Kunley – the divine madman.
  • Discover one of the beautiful valleys on Bhutan ‘Phobijikha Valley’ in Gangtey.
  • Punakha Dzong arguably the most impressive monastery in Bhutan.
  • Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most important monasteries in Bhutan.
  • Visit Kyichu Lhakhang – the oldest & most sacred shrines in Bhutan.
  • Witness culture, traditions & daily lifestyles of Bhutan.

ITENERARY

Your 6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour starts with the flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. First gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you will be brief by our guide and transferred to Paro town for lunch drive to visit Rimpung Dzong, built in 17th century to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The dzong is now used as an administration centre and school for monks. Later depart to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 1.5hours. Thimphu has a population of about 100,000. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. Check in at hotel. In the evening visit Handicrafts Emporium, this has all types of Bhutanese handicrafts for sale. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour encompasses various sites such as National Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum and many more. After breakfast drive to visit National Memorial Chorten with its golden spines shining in the sun, its tinkling bells built in honor of third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Institute of Traditional Medicine, where old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies are still practiced. Also visit the Folk Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artifacts used in rural households, Textile Museum, where the art of traditional weaving is still kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its color and design. Later in the afternoon depart to Punakha, an ancient capital of Bhutan. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Continuing 6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour, after breakfast walk across the bridge and visit Punakha Dzong, an ancient capital of Bhutan, spanning the MoChu and Pho Chu rivers. It is also the winter capital for the monks and the Je Khenpo (chief abbot) and after the visit drive to Lobeysa for lunch. After lunch hike another 20 minutes to Chime Lhakhang, temple of the “Divine Madman” built in 1499 and today it is mostly visited by the women who couldn’t bear Children. Also it is known as temple of fertility. After the visit walk back to the road point and then drive Gangtey. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast a short drive will take you to the monastery of Gangtey Goempo, which was built in the 16th century and renovated and consecrated in 2008. The monastery holds the most scared relics of all the monasteries throughout Bhutan and its architectural design is amazing. After the visit drive back to Paro via Wangude. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Enjoying the 6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour, after breakfast drive the winding road to Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions. Mount Jhomolhari, can be seen them on a clear day from Drukgyal village. Then drive back to Ramthangkha to hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). The hike to the cafeteria will take around one and half hour. At the view point enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. Walk back to the road point and then visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temple in Bhutan and also one can visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower that is known as the National Museum (converted in 1968). The museum boasts antique thangkha, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast drive over the Chelela pass (3899 m). From the pass one can get a good view of the Himalayan Ranges and the valley beyond. After having a good view contunine your drive to Haa. Haa is made up of five counties and is closed to outside world until 2002. There is a military camp by the Indian Army. In Haa valley visit Wangchucklo Dzong which dates back to 1915 and visit Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple) is said to have been built by pigeon emanation of King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and Lhakhang Karpo (white temple). After the visit drive back to Paro. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Your 6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour terminates today so after breakfast your representative will help you with the exit formalities and bid you farewell and wish you happy journey back home.

WHAT'S INCLUDED ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium).
  • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing.
  • Route Permit.
  • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan.
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide.
  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Monuments entrance fees where applicable.
  • Drinking water.
  • All internal taxes and charges.
  • A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)

WHAT'S EXCLUDED ?

  • Airfare & Travel Insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

COST AND DATES

NOTE

  • The above quotation is for private tour.
  • On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on a usage basis.

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