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BT05: 10 Days Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Gangtey - Trongsa - Bumthang - Paro

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3-star hotels & Resorts
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Paro, Transfer to Thimphu for city exploration
Welcome to Bhutan! Our experienced guide will meet you at the Paro airport and then transfer you to the capital city Thimphu to start your Bhutan holiday packages. On the way, we will pass by the Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge. After arrival in Thimphu, we start this Bhutan trip package with the National Memorial Chorten and then the Buddha Dordenma Statue. Later, we head to the Motithang Takin Preserve to watch the Bhutan's national animal - Takin. Next, we will take you to the Zilukha Nunney and finally turn to Tashichho Dzong.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Tashi Yoedling (3 stars) or similar

  • Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge
    Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge in Thimphu
Day 2: Thimphu one day cultural tour with Tango Monastery
This morning, we will spend 1.5 hours hiking to the Tango Monastery, one of top institutes of Buddhist learning in Bhutan. In the afternoon, we pay a visit to Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts School, a place for youth to learn skills like Knitting and carving, and then proceed to the Folk Heritage Museum, which houses a lot of folk relics. Thereafter, we conclude today's Bhutan travel package at the National Library before visiting the Traditional Paper Making Factory.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Tashi Yoedling (3 stars) or similar

Day 3: Drive to Punakha, Punakha sightseeing with hiking to Chimmi Lhakang
In this morning, we will take you to Punakha by 2.5 hours drive. On the way, we have a short break at Dochula Pass and then admire the famous 108 stupas nearby. Later, we hike to Chimmi Lhakang with the history of over 600 years. Next we explore Punakha Dzong, the administrative center of Punakha and its nearby Suspension Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lobesa Lodge (3 stars) or similar

  • Dochula Pass
    108 famous stupas of Dochula Pass
  • Punakha Dzong Monastery
    Beautiful natural scenery of Punakha Dzong Monastery
Day 4: Travel to Gangtey by car, Sightseeing tour with Gangtey Monastery
Today, we will drive to Gangtey/Phobjikha to continue your 10 days Bhutan tour package. On the way, you will be guided to visit the Renchengang Village, which is famous for stone works. Upon arrival, we visit Gangtey Monastery with beautiful murals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Dewachen (3 stars) or similar

Day 5: Hiking across Gangtey Nature Trail, 5-6 hour's scenic drive to Trongsa
After a big breakfast, we will hike across the Gangtery Nature Trail. Then, we reach the Crane Information Center and visit the Gangtery primary school to meet up with children and teachers. Thereafter, we will take a 5-6 hour's scenic drive to Trongsa. On the road, we will cross Pele La Pass and make a short stop at the Chenbdji Chorten.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Yangkhil Resort or similar

Day 6: Trongsa exploration with Trongsa Dzong, Private transfer to Bumthang
Today's Bhutan tour package starts with a visit to Trongsa Dzong. After that, we will lead you to Bumthang through a 4 hours' drive. On the way, we will visit the weaving center and shops.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Valley Resort or similar

  • Trongsa Dzong
    Trongsa Dzong - famous as Palace of Great Happiness
Day 7: Bumthang full-day highlights tour
This morning, explore the charm of Bumthang valley by visiting the grand Kurje Lhakhang, Jambey Lhakang, and Tamshing Lhakhang that has a collection of oldest murals. Later, we turn to Jakar Dzong, the administrative center of Bumthang. Later, we stroll in the nearby village and have a leisure time at a local handicraft shop. In the afternoon, we continue to visit Lhodrak Kharchhu Monastery.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Valley Resort or similar

Day 8: Fly from Bumthang to Paro, Half-day Paro sightseeing
This morning our guide will see you off at the airport for a 25 minutes' flight to Paro. Upon arrival, our local guide will transfer you to the hotel. After a short break, you will be escorted to visit Ta Dzong, used as the National Museum at present. Later, turn to Paro Dzong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort (3 stars) or similar

Day 9: Paro one day tour with Taktsang
This morning, we will continue this best Bhutan tours through hiking to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest), the holiest Buddhist monastery in Bhutan and well known for the scaring location as well. After that, approach the Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest religious fortresses in Bhutan. Later, visit Aum Chencho Farm house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort (3 stars) or similar

  • Tiger's Nest
    Temples constructed on steep cliffs in Tiger's Nest
Day 10: Departure from Paro, Airport see-off
This Bhutan holiday packages ends today. Our guide will see you off at the airport. Wish you a nice trip!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month1 traveler2 travelers3-5 travelers
Mar-May, Sep-Nov$3349 $3014$3229 $2906$2879 $2591
Jun-Aug, Dec-Feb$2849 $2564$2719 $2447$2379 $2141
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfare of Bumthang - Paro.
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts.
  • Lunches and dinners per itinerary.
  • Service of professional English speaking guide.
  • Service of private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for all tourist sites.
  • Bottled water during the tour.
  • All Government Royalty and Taxes.
  • Bhutan Visa Fee.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Bhutan.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
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