Bhutan: 14 Days Tour in Western, Central, and Eastern Bhutan

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  • Trip Duration: 14 Nights 15 Days
  • Trip Type: Cultural Tours
  • Seasons: Throughout the year
  • Elevation: 1100 m (3608 ft)- 3850 m (12632 ft)

Detail

Experience Bhutan’s rich culture and landscapes on a 15-day adventure to Bhutan’s west, central, and eastern regions. Your journey begins in Paro’s stunning valley, home to the renowned Tiger’s Nest. From there, visit Thimphu before heading towards the Eastern region, where you can explore ancient forts, sacred monasteries, remote temples, farmhouses, palaces, and monastic schools. Take time to soak in the unique lifestyle of the Bhutanese people in the Eastern region, which is unlike any other in Bhutan. It is an ideal tour for travelers seeking an extended vacation and a glimpse into Bhutan’s unique way of life.

 While exploring the East and West side of Bhutan, you can expect to: 

  • Stop by the alluring valley of Paro
  • Visit the longest suspension bridge
  • 2 hrs. hike through Gangtey Nature Trail
  • Explore unique monasteries, Dzongs, and palaces
  • Spend overnight in a traditional farmhouse
  • Learn the unique culture and customs of Merak community
  • Finish the trip by taking a hike towards the Tigers’ nest

Trip Cost

The minimum daily tour package covers the following services.

$ 5460 (Single Traveler)
$ 4969 (Couple-per person)
$ 4586 (3 – 6 Travelers-per person)
$ 4259 (7- 9 Travelers -per person)
$ 3986 ( 10 Travelers & above – per person)

Price Includes

  • A minimum of 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars can be upgraded at an additional fee)
  • All meals / Tea & snacks
  • All internal transport (excluding Domestic flights)
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees
  • An experienced English speaking tour leader
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • SDF (Sustainable Development Fees/Government Fees) & Visa Fees

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Additional personal expenses such as souvenirs, meals, snacks, alcohol, laundry, tips, and gratuities for the tour leader and staff.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival – Paro to Thimphu

Driving duration: 1.5hrs/65km
Elevation: 2200m/7218ft

Drive to Thimphu, Thimphu sightseeing

Attractions
– Memorial Chorten
– Tashichho Dzong

Overnight in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu - cultural Sightseeing

Elevation:  2350m/ 7710ft

After an early breakfast, begin your journey of sightseeing around Thimphu Valley

Attractions: 
– Buddha Point
– Zilukha Nunnery
– Motithang Takin Preserve
– Centenary Farmers’ Market
– 13 Traditional Art Forms (Zorig Chusum)

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha

Driving Duration: 2hrs/ 77 km
Elevation:  1310m / 4300ft

Having breakfast at the hotel, drive on to Punakha and enjoy the sightseeing

Attractions: 
– Dochula Pass ( Druk Wangyal Chorten)
– Chimmi Lhakhang
– Punakha Dzong
– Punakha suspension Bridge

Overnight at the Hotel in Punakha

Day 04: Punakha to Phobjikha (Gangtey)

Diving Distance: 2hrs/ 78 km
Elevation: 2900m / 9510ft

Drive on to Phobjikha/ Gangtey, Phobjikha sightseeing

Attractions: 
– Hike to the Gangtey Nature Trial
– Gangtey Gompa/Monastery
– Phobjikha Valley
– Black Necked Crane Information Center

Overnight in Phobjikha

Day 05; Phobjikha to Bumthang via Trongsa

Driving Duration: 5-6hrs/ 171km
Elevation: 2800m / 9185ft

After having early breakfast, drive on to Bumthang via Trongsa, Trongsa sightseeing

Attractions: 
– Chendebji Chorten
– Trongsa Dzong
– Chumey weaving Centre in Bumthang

Overnight at the hotel in Bumthang

Day 06: Bumthang Sightseeing

Elevation: 2800m / 9185ft

Early breakfast at the hotel, Bumthang local sightseeing

Attractions: 
– Jambey Lhakhang
– Kurje Lhakhang/temple
– Tamshing Lhakhang
– Jakar Dzong
– Bathpalathang Domestic Airport
– Lhodrak Kharchu Monastery

Overnight at the hotel in Bumthang

Day 07: Bumthang - Day excursion to Tang Ugyen Choling Palace

Driving Duration:  1.5hrs/  46km
Elevation: 2800- 4500m/ 9186-14763ft

Breakfast at the hotel, drive on to Tang Ugyen Choling Palace. Spend some quality time to explore and discover the religious significant of the palace.

Attractions: 
– Tang Valley
– Membartsho Lake
– Pema Choling Nunnery Monastery
– Tag Rimochen Temple
– Ogyen Choling Palace and Museum

Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang

Day 08: Bumthang to Mongar

Driving Duration: 7hrs/ 192Km
Elevation: 1600m/ 5249ft

Have breakfast at the hotel in Bumthang, drive on to Mongar Dzongkhag for sightseeing

Attractions: 
– Catch a glimpse of Gangkhar Puensum (7541m)
– Ura valley
– Thrumshing-La Pass
– Sengor valley
– Namling Waterfall
– Mongar Dzong

Overnight at the hotel in Mongar

Day0 9: Mongar to Lhuntse –Drive on to Mongar

Driving Distance: 2hrs/ 76Km
Elevation: 1815m / 5955ft

Drive on to Lhuntse Dzongkhag, Lhuntse sightseeing

Attractions:
– Lhuentse Dzong
– Khoma village (known for weaving brocade dress)
– Takila (Giant Guru statue)

Drive back to Mongar, overnight at the lodge in Mongar

Day 10: Mongar to Trashigang

Driving Duration: 4-5hrs/ 150Km
Elevation: 3773m / 12375ft

Drive on to Trashigang, Trashigang sightseeing

Attractions:
– Kori-la pass (2450m/8040ft)
– Trashigang Dzong Fortress
– Rangshikhar Goempa

Overnight at the lodge in Trashigang

Day 11: Trashigang – Day excursion to Trashiyangtse

Elevation: 3773m / 12375ft

Day excursion to Trashiyangtse

Attractions:
– Chorten Kora
– Trashiyangtse Town
– Wood Turnning ( Dapa and Phob)
– Gomphu Kora

Overnight at the lodge in Trashigang

Day 12: Trashigang –Day excursion to Merak Villages

Driving Duration: 2-3hrs/ 67km
Elevation: 3773m / 12375ft

Day excursion to Merak Villages

Attractions: 
– Ranjung Monastery
– Radhi Village ( Famous in Raw Silk Weaving)
– Brokpa people (Nomadic lifestyle)

Overnight at the lodge in Trashigang

Day 13: Trashigang to Paro (Domestic Flight)

Duration: 45 mins
Elevation: 2700m/ 9,000ft

Domestic Flight from Yonphula Domestic Airport

Attractions: 
– Sherubtse College
– Rinpung/Paro Dzong
– Ta Dzong ( National Museum)
– Explore Paro Town and Paro Weekend Market (traditional products)

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 14: Paro - Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Duration: 5-6hrs/ 6-7km
Elevation: 2950m /9678ft

Hike to Paro Taktsang, Paro sightseeing

Attraction:
– A day hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang) located 3100m
– Hot Stone Bath in Farm House(additional charge)

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 15: Departure

After breakfast, we drive on to the Paro airport, to catch your flight to your onward destination as you bid farewell to the beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan. 

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