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7 Nights 8 Days Bhutan Highlights Tour

Bhutan Highlights Tour, in which you get to traverse for eight days through well-known places in Bhutan, such as the Gangtey Valley and the town of Trongsa. The tour starts in the colorful city of Paro and moves to the tiny capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. From here, it proceeds to the fertile valley of Punakha and then onto the lovely glacial valley of Phobijikha in Gangtey. The tour moves further still to the eastern side of Bhutan to Trongsa, from where you retrace your footsteps back to Paro while visiting the Haa Valley on the way. The best part of the tour is in the finale, when you get to visit the spectacular Taktsang Monastery, translates to meaning the Tiger's Nest, as is believed that the Guru Padmasambhava, is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress to meditate for three months somewhere in the 8th century AD. Overall, this tour enables one to get a better perspective of the culture, tradition, religion & historical aspects, along with the exploration of rural Bhutan.

per adult from

$2,548

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
    • 3-star accommodation on twin sharing
    • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
    • Route Permit
    • A licensed Private Bhutanese tour guide
    • All land transportation by private vehicle
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary
    • Bottled mineral water
    • All internal taxes and charges
    • Government royalty, surcharges, government taxes etc.
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
    • Entry/Admission - Thimphu’s Weekend Market
    • Entry/Admission - Dochula Pass
    • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
    • Entry/Admission - Motithang Takin Preserve
    • Entry/Admission - National Folk Heritage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
    • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
    • Entry/Admission - Punakha Suspension Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Gangtey Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Tongsa Dzong
    • Entry/Admission - Haa Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Chele La Pass
    • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
    • Entry/Admission - Kyichu Lhakhang
    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.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m) and sightseeing

    Pass By: Happiness Drukyul Holiday, Thimphu Bhutan
    Welcome to Bhutan with Happiness Drukyul Holiday! Pick up from airport and transfer to Thimphu. Sightseeing in the afternoon

    Stop At: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
    Stay overnight in Thimphu
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel

    Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing to Punakha (1310m)

    Stop At: Thimphu District, Thimphu District
    After breakfast visit National Memorial Chorten Institute of Traditional Medicine, Folk heritage Museum, Textile Museum, Takin Zoo and Buddha Point. Later drive towards Punakha for about 1 and half hour passing across Dochula Pass (3,050m). Overnight at Hotel.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
    The Memorial Stupa, Thimphu, also known as the Thimphu Chorten, is a stupa (Dzongkha chöten, cheten) in Thimphu, Bhutan, located on Doeboom Lam in the southern-central part of the city near the main roundabout and Indian military hospital. The stupa, built in 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–1972), is a prominent landmark in the city with its golden spires and bells. In 2008, it underwent extensive renovation. It is popularly known as "the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan". It was consecrated by Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Thimphu’s Weekend Market, Chhogyal Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
    Visit weekend market, if the tour is in weekend.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
    Stop at Dochula Pass on the way from Thimphu to Punakha
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
    Visit Buddha Point
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu Bhutan
    Visit Takin Preserve
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Centenary Farmers Market, Main Town, Near the Wangchhu River, Thimphu Bhutan
    Centenary Farmers Market in Thimphu is best for local fresh farm products.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: National Folk Heritage Museum, Pedzoe Lam, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
    Folk Heritage Museum highlights the culture and traditions of Bhutan.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
    Tashichoe Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress in Thimphu.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
    Chimi Lhakhang is the temple dedicated to Drukpa Kunley and also known as the 'fertility temple'.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel.

    Day 3: Punakha sightseeing and travel to Gangtey (2320m)

    Stop At: Punakha, Punakha, Punakha District
    After breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge and drive to Gangtey via Wangdue. Drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, over a high pass down into the Phobjikha Valley. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau. Visit Gangtey Monastery. Later, drive for an hour through the jungle before emerging to the valley floor. Overnight at Hotel.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
    The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungthang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang (meaning "the palace of great happiness or bliss", is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, in 1637–38, it is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures. The dzong houses the sacred relics of the southern Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, including the Rangjung Kharsapani and the sacred remains of Ngawang Namgyal and the tertön Pema Lingpa.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
    A short hike to Punakha Suspension Bridge.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Wangdue, Wangdue, Wangdue Phodrang District
    Drive to Gangtey via Wangdue

    Pass By: Gangtey, Gangtey, Wangdue Phodrang District
    A scenic drive to Gangtey valley

    Stop At: Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang District
    A beautiful valley also known as winter home of black-necked cranes.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Gangtey Monastery, Gangtey Bhutan
    Short visit to Gangtey Monastery
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel.

    Day 4: Gangtey sightseeing and travel to Trongsa(2200m)

    Stop At: Trongsa, Trongsa, Trongsa District
    Drive to the Pele la Pass and enter the traditional eastern region. Then the road gradually drops passing through Kgebji village, Sephu village, Chendebji village followed by large Chendebji Chorten. Now the road passes through farms, villages and reaches the Trongsa Dzong. Visit Trongsa Dzong which is the largest and most impressive Dzong in Bhutan built in 1644 by the Shabdrung. Overnight at Hotel.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Trongsa District, Trongsa District
    Visit Trongsa Dzong
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tongsa Dzong, Trongsa Bhutan
    Trongsa Dzong is the largest dzong fortress in Bhutan
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel

    Day 5: Trongsa sightseeing and travel to Wangdue (1310m)

    Pass By: Wangdue Phodrang District, Wangdue Phodrang District
    Early in the morning after breakfast, drive for about 6 hours re-tracing the same route back to Trongsa. Overnight at Hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel

    Day 6: Wangdue to Haa Valley(3050m) and return to Paro (2250m)

    Stop At: Haa Valley, Ha Bhutan
    After breakfast, drive over Chele La Pass (3899m) and then continue the drive towards Haa. Visit Wangchuckli Dzong, Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple), and Lhakhang Karpo in Haa. Afterwards, drive back to Paro. Overnight at Hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Chele La Pass, Paro Bhutan
    Drive to Haa Valley via Chele La Pass
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Haa District, Haa District
    A visit to Haa Valley.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel

    Day 7: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery, and sightseeing

    Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
    Early in the morning after breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang and then commence the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. Afterwards, hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Also visit Rinpung Dzong. Later drive back to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro, Bhutan
    Visit Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
    Tasktsang Monastery also knonw as 'Tiger's Nest' is the prime attraction of Bhutan.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
    Hike to Paro Taktsang monastery.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel

    Day 8: After breakfast, drive to airport and fly to your onward journey

    Pass By: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    Your 7 Nights Bhutan Tour end today, after breakfast, drive towards the Paro international airport, board the flight and bid farewell to remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Once you arrive at Paro International Airport, Bhutan we will pick up from the airport and start the tour.Airports
    • Paro International Airport, Airport Road Paro, Paro 12001, Bhutan
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • All tourists must obtain a visa clearance before traveling to Bhutan.  We process visas once you book the trip. We only need passport copy and flight details to obtain a visa and you can send the passport copy by email at: info(at)tourinbhutan(dot)com
    • You must book a trip at least two weeks before you visit Bhutan.
    • For any questions, you can visit our website or you can send us an email.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Happiness Drukyul Holiday

Activity ID: V-71247P17

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