7 Days Bhutan Tour Itinerary

7 Days Bhutan Tour
Trashichhodzong in Thimphu

Trip Over View: 7 Days Bhutan Tour well crafted Bhutan Tour itinerary that offers the clients the opportunity to visit Farm House, Taste local food, and experience a hot stone bath. This tour takes in all the best sights and culture of Bhutan, it visits some stunning valleys and small villages allowing you to get up close and personal with the friendly and welcoming Bhutanese people and the stunning natural beauty of this country. 

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 6Nights and 7 Days Bhutan Tour
  • Tour Start and End: Paro Airport to Paro Airport.
  • Trip Cost: US$ 1390 Per Person.
  • Meals: All Inclusive
  • Tour Guide: Licensed Tour Guide.
  • Flights: Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines
  • Accommodation: 3-star Hotel Approved by TCB.

Trip Highlight

  • Visit the stunning Tiger Nest Monastery.
  • Visit the Architectural Dzongs and Monastery.
  • Experience the Farm House and Hot Stone Bath.
  • Visit the Fertility temple at Punakha.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival at Paro International Airport at 2200m.
  • Day 02 Thimphu City Tour at 2300m
  • Day 03 Thimphu to Punakha at temperate zone  1242m.
  • Day 04 Punakha to Phobjikha 3000m
  • Day 05 Phobjikha to Paro- 6 Hour drive.
  • Day 06 Paro Hike to Stunning Tiger Nest
  • Day 07 Airport Drop

Day 01 Paro Arrival and drive to Thimphu

Today we will move to Thimphu. After an early breakfast drive towards Thimphu. On the way you can visit the famous Bridge of“TachogLhakhang” (oldest bridge in Bhutan). The bridge was built by “Thangtong Gyalpo” the Tibetan Architect. The bridge is as old as 600 years crossing the Paro River and was traditionally rebuilt in 2005 after it was washed away by a flood during 1969.

Upon arrival at Thimphu, firstly check into your hotel/resort. Relax for a while and start your sightseeing in Thimphu. The highlights covering the sightseeing for the day are:

Kuensel Phodrang/Buddha Dordenma Statue: popularly known as Buddha point among the locals. Here you will find one of the largest sitting statues in the world, standing 167 feet high from the ground. The statue is located on top of a hill overlooking Thimphu city.

Simply Bhutan (A living Museum): This is a unique project aiming to conserve our culture and tradition. The uniqueness of this place is the structure. Built entirely reusing antique timbers, window frames, door frames, and other items from old traditional houses. Try out the Bhutanese national dress (Gho and kira) and also enjoy the traditional cultural dance of Bhutan. OverNight at Hotel.

Day 02 Thimphu Tour

Today we will visit other places in Thimphu. Starting from National Memorial Chorten: Built during 1974 in honor of our Late third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk who passed away on July 21, 1972. National Library: Stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts. You can look around and check out the books and scripts that have been preserved for more than a hundred years and If you are interested or unclear about anything, your guide will be always there to help you out. Royal Textile Academy & Museum: The academy was founded mainly to preserve and promote the living art of weaving, a significant part of our culture and tradition. Under the patronage of Her Majesty Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck, it is a non-government, non-profit organization mainly established as an educational center. TashichhoDzong (‘’Fortress of Glorious Religion’’ 1641): The fortress is a Buddhist monastery located at the northern edge of Thimphu and has been the seat for the Royal Government of Bhutan since 1952 and houses the Throne Room. And it is also the summer residence for the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 03 Thimphu to Punakha

After an early breakfast, we will head towards Punakha via the famous Dochula pass. We stop for a while at Dochula. Enjoy the scenic views of Mount Jumolhari and other higher mountain ranges. After the break, we continue towards Punakha.

Upon arrival check into your hotel, relax, and plan your day. Highlights covering the sightseeing for the day are Chimi Lhakhang (The Temple of Fertility) Built by “Lama DrukpaKuenley”, the Devine mad man (Lama – Monk). Legend has it that the lama subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. Inside the temple, the paintings are dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley.  Punakha Dzong: Built in 1637 by the famous Saint “Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal”. Before Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, this was the seat for the government of Bhutan until 1952. The war materials captured during the war with the Tibetans are kept and preserved in this place and it is still the winter residence for the Je Kenpo. While traveling to Bhutan what you can expect is full of Mystic surprises. Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 04 Punakha to Phobjikha

Today the journey won’t be long. After a healthy breakfast, we will drive to the “Beautiful Valley of Phobjikha”. On the way, you can visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong (From the outside). Built in 1613, this beauty was destroyed in 2011 due to an unexpected fire. The Dzong is still under renovation. The structure is located at the confluence of Mo Chhu & Tang Chhu. (Chhu – River).

Drive to the Gangtay Gompa Monastery. Founded in 1613 by Prince “Pema Thinley”, the grandson of “PemaLingpa” (Greatest Treasure Hunter in the history of Bhutan). (Locals believe him to be the reincarnation of Pema Lingpa as well)

Rest of your day in leisure; explore the breathtaking valley of Phobjikha, home & famous for Black Necked Cranes during harsh winters. Some travelers just visit Bhutan to witness the cranes as it is very rare to spot the birds in other places. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 Phobjikha to Paro (200Km and takes about 5 hours)

Today we will continue our sightseeing around Paro. After a good breakfast, we will drive to Ta Dzong. Ta Dzong presently is the National Museum housing the religious relics, traditional arts, and handicrafts portraying the historical, cultural & religious past of Bhutan.

And just below Ta Dzong is the Rimpong Dzong. Housing the ancient paintings of “Milarepa”

Saint Milarepa was considered the master of meditation and believed to have attained enlightenment by the locals. After sightseeing drives back to your respective hotel/resort. Dinner and overnight at Paro.

Day 06 Paro Tiger Nest Hike

After early breakfast we will directly drive to Satsam Chorten, to hike the Tiger’s Nest. While hiking you will experience the beautiful pine forest of Paro, the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags along the way.

We take a break along the way at Taktsang Jakhang (Jakhang – Cafeteria) and continue hiking until we reach The Taktsang Monastery. This incredible structure clutches to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that dives down 900 meters into the valley below. The views are overwhelming and breathtaking for the first-timers. Legend has it that “Guru Padma Sambhava”, the mystic tantric who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew at this exact location on the back of a flying tiger. Dorji Drolo is said to be his favorite consort. (Dorji Dolo – The flying Tiger)

After the hike, we will take you to the farmhouse for a hot stone bath. Here you will experience the local lifestyle of Bhutanese people, enjoy the locally prepared meals, and opportunity to interact with the host. Dinner and overnight at Farmhouse.

 

Day 07 Paro to Airport and see off.

Your 7 Days Bhutan tour ends here. Our host will prepare the breakfast with butter tea and see you off. Our guide and driver will reach you to airport and fare you well.

Tour Cost US$ 1390.00

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