• Traveling-to-Bhutan

9 DAYS BHUTAN TOUR.

(Mosaic of Bhutan)

The 9 days Bhutan tour covers western and central Bhutan region of Trongsa and Bumthang. Four small beautiful valleys of Tang, Ura, Chumey and Choekhor constitute Bumthang. It is the spiritual heartland of Bhutan being the birthplace of much revered saint, Pema Lingpa. There are many important landmarks and pilgrimage sites scattered across the valley.

On your 9 days Bhutan tour, you can visit majestic Dzongs (Forts), ancient temples and more. The hike to Tiger’s nest monastery and visit to the Devine Madman’s Temple in Punakha are simply amazing.

9 Days Bhutan Tour Highlights:

  • Magnificent Dzongs (Forts).
  • Ancient temples and monasteries.
  • Museums and Government Institutions.
  • Scenic landscapes.
  • Archery matches.
  • Meet local people.
  • Pristine Bhutanese villages and Farm house visit.
  • Mountain flight.

9 Days Bhutan Tour Itinerary (Outline):

  • Day 01. Arrive Paro – Thimphu sightseeing (Altitude, 2334 m, 54 km, 1 hour drive).
  • Day 02. Thimphu sightseeing.
  • Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha sightseeing (Altitude 1242 m, 76 km, 2 hour drive).
  • Day 04. Punakha – Wangdiphodrang – Gangtey sightseeing (Altitude 3200 m, 75 km, 2 hour drive).
  • Day 05. Gangtey – Trongsa sightseeing – Bumthang (Altitude 2600 m, 156 km, 5 hour drive).
  • Day 06. Bumthang sightseeing.
  • Day 07. Bumthang – Paro sightseeing (Altitude 2200 m, Flight to Paro, 25 minutes).
  • Day 08. Paro Sightseeing – Hike to the Tiger’s nest monastery.
  • Day 09. Departure.

9 Days Bhutan Tour cost:

PEAK SEASON: March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.

  • 1 Pax: USD 2160 per person.
  • 2 Pax: USD 2080 per person.
  • 3 Pax and Above: USD 1840 per person.

LEAN SEASON: Dec, Jan, Feb, June, July & Aug.

  • 1 Pax: USD 1960 per person.
  • 2 Pax: USD 1880 per person.
  • 3 Pax and Above: USD 1640 per person.

9 DAYS BHUTAN TOUR (Detail Itinerary):

Day 01. Arrive Paro – Thimphu sightseeing (54 km, 1 hour drive):

Meet and greet at the Airport and drive to Thimphu.

On the way, a short stop to view Tamchog Monastery built in the 15th century by Thang Thong Gyalpo.

Afternoon – visit to Memorial chorten, Tallest Statue of Buddha, Changangkha Lhakhang, Takin Preserve center and Sangaygang view point.

In the evening, visit Dupthop nunnery. Then free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02. Thimphu Sightseeing:

In the Morning, visit to National Postal Museum, Craft Bazaar, Textile Museum, School of 13 Arts and Crafts (Painting school).

Lunch at Simply Bhutan Museum restaurant.

Afternoon – witness the Archery match at Changlimithang stadium.

In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong, the Royal Secretariat.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha sightseeing (76 Km, 2 hour drive):

In the morning, drive to Punakha. On the way, visit to Dochu La Pass (3140 m).

Then visit Chimi Lhakhang built in 1499 to honor Drukpa Kuenley or “The Divine Madman”. This temple is also popularly called The Temple of Fertility.

Afternoon – Visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the First National Assembly here in 1952.

Then hike to the beautiful Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery.

In the evening, walk the Longest Suspension Bridge in Bhutan (160 meters).

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 04. Punakha –Wangdiphodrang – Gangtey sightseeing (75 km, 2 hour drive):

In the Morning, drive to Gangtey.

A short stop on the way to view Wangdiphodrang Dzong.

Note: Upper part of the valley is called Gangtey and lower part is called Phobjikha.

Afternoon – Visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery built in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley. Then visit the Crane Information center.

In the evening, explore the beautiful glacial valley of Phobjikha (Altitude 3000 m). This valley is the roosting ground of the Rare Black- necked Cranes in winter.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 05. Gangtey – Trongsa sightseeing – Bumthang (156 km, 5 hour drive):

In the Morning, drive to Bumthang.

On the way, visit Trongsa Dzong built in 1648 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa.  Then visit Ta Dzong was built in 1652 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa. It is now converted to the Royal Heritage Museum.

In the Afternoon, drive further to Bumthang.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 06. Bumthang sightseeing:

Bumthnag is one of the most scenic valleys and  the spiritual heartland of Bhutan. It is also the birth place of Bhutanese Patron saint, Pema Lingpa. There are many sacred temples and pilgrimage sites scattered across the valley.

In the morning, visit Jakar Dzong “The Castle of White Bird”,  Jambay Lhakhang, Chakhar Lhakhang and Kenchosum Monastery.

Afternoon – visit to Mebar Tsho or “The Burning Lake”, Tamshing Lhakhang and Kurjey Lhakhang.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 07. Bumthang – Paro sightseeing (Flight to Paro, 25 minutes):

In the Morning, drive to the Airport and fly to Paro.

Your guide will receive you at the Airport and drive to the Hotel.

Afternoon – visit Ta Dzong (National Museum).

Then visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is the finest illustration of Bhutanese architecture and craftsmanship you’ll see. So impressive it is that even scenes of 1995 film, Little Buddha were filmed here.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Overnight in hotel.

Day 08. Paro Sightseeing – Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery:

In the Morning, drive to Satsam Chorten and 2 hour hike till the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang).

Afternoon – visit to Drugyal Dzong built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646. It was built to commemorate his victory over raiding and pillaging Tibetan armies. The Dzong was raged by the fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight still. It is under repair now.

Then visit Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan built it in 659 AD by Srongtsen Gampo.

In the evening, visit to a Bhutanese Farm house. Then free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 09. Departure (End of 9 Days Bhutan Tour):

After breakfast, drive to the Airport and farewell.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner and evening tea].
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  • Visa Fee.
  • English speaking Local guide.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Bottled water.

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Drukair fares.
  • Insurance Premiums.
  • Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.