9 Days Bhutan Group Tour
9 Days Bhutan Group Tour. Experience the Dragon Kingdom in 9 Days with the group. After opening up for tourism in 1970 Bhutan has followed the “High Value” and “Low Volume” strategy making this Himalayan Kingdom a highly regarded destination. This move has worked well for Bhutan in protecting its unique culture and rich natural beauty. It has also helped the Country serve its visitr best, offering them a very personal experience. Bhutan has been the most politically stable Country among major tourism destination making the Kingdom one of the safest countries to visit as a Group Tours.
Trip Facts for 9 Days Bhutan Group Tour
- Trip Name: 9 Days Bhutan Group Tour.
- Max Altitude: 3200M at Dochula Pass
- Best Season: All year round
- Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel approved by TCB
- Transportation: Private Cars depending upon the Group size.
- Trip Type: Private
- Route: 2Nights Haa | 2Nights Paro| 2Night Thimphu|1Night Punakha|1Night Gangtey
Outline Tour Itinerary
- Day 01 Paro Arrival and drive to Thimphu
- Day 02 Thimphu Sightseeing
- Day 03 Thimphu to Punakha Tour
- Day 04 Punakha to Gangtey
- Day 05 Gangtey to Paro
- Day 06 Paro to Haa
- Day 07 Haa to Paro
- Day 08 Paro
- Day 09 Airport Drop
Detail Tour Program
Day 01 Arrival Paro Airport
Arrival at Paro Airport. Visit the tamchog temple on the way towards Thimphu. Spend some time at Chuzom confluence and witness the locals doing business at the bridge. Further drive towards Thimphu. Upon checking into Hotel you will be given some time for relaxation. In the evning stroll Thimphu town. You will come across Cafe, Night Club and shopping centre. Over night at Hotel.
Day 02 Thimphu Tour
Thimphu Tour begins with a visit to the 13th arts and crafts school where 13th skills of crafting is being practised. When you visit the student will be working on their skills and you are not allowed to disturb them. After that visit folk heritage museam just 5 minutes walk from the School. The local guide at museam will assist you and explian the existence of museam. In the afternoon visit Textile museam and Trashichhodzong. Over night at Hotel.
Day 03 Thimphu to Punakha (72 Kms, 3 hours drive).
Punakha Tour. Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. On the way, stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in the the15th century. He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”.
Day 04 Punakha to Gangtey
Gangtey Tour. While in Gangtey, visit Gangtey Gompa. Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grandson and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa founded the Temple in 1613, and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup, the second re-incarnation, built the temple. The present Abbot, Kunzang Pema Namgyal is the ninth re-incarnation. It is a Nyingmapa monastery and is affiliated with other Nyingmapa monasteries including Tamshing in Bumthang. Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter. Packed lunch will be served at Gangtey. Over Night at Hotel Dewachen.
Day 05 Gangtey to Paro
Start the Journey early and proceed to Gangtey.
After Lunch, visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge. Dinner and over night in Hotel.
Day 06 Paro to Haa
After early breakfats drive to Haa. Haa is 2.5 hours drive from Paro via Chelela pass(4200M). On the way visit chelela pass and upon reaching haa, explore the town of Haa. In the evening at Uguen Farm house with Hotstone bath and local wine tasting.
Day 07 Haa to Paro
Drive to Paro and after lunch drive to Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). On the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, built-in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demoness that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 08 Paro Tour
Tiger Nest Temple Hike. A very special day, with an excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery – After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, from there a 2 hour horse ride till the viewpoint point of the monastery. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in 1684by the Penlop of Paro Gyaltsen Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favorite consort. In the afternoon enjoy your remianing day at Farm House with Hotstone bath and local wine.
Day 09 See off from Bhutan
9 Days Bhutan Group Tour ends here with seeing you off from airport. Our team from Tour Bhutan will assist you to see you off at the airport.
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Hotels, Resorts & Farm House used for the Tour
Hotel in Paro
Hotel in Punakha
Hotel Lobesa, is a three stars hotel situated in Punakha with a commanding view. Immerse yourself in with beautiful view over the surrounding countryside.
Resorts in Gangtey
Dewachen resort. Dewachen Hotel in Gangtey, Encircled by pine forests in the hidden valley of Phobjikha – Gantey Gompa, home to the very rare Black Necked Cranes, the Dewachen Hotel features sixteen rooms
Farm House in Haa
Ugyen Farm House. The farmhouses of Ugyen and Chimmi are located in the beautiful traditional village of Dumchoe in the heart of the Haa Valley, at the base of 3 sacred hills. Explore the local tradition in Haa.
Hotel in Thimphu
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri Situated in Thimphu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Textile Museum and Clock Tower Square. Changlimithang Stadium and Memorial Chorten are also in the center of the city.