Bhutan: 7 Days Tour in Western Bhutan

(7 Reviews)
  • Trip Duration: 7 Nights 8 Days
  • Trip Type: Cultural Tours
  • Seasons: Throughout the year
  • Elevation: 1200m (3937 ft)- 3980m (13058 ft)

Detail

This quest takes you through the mountain passes of Dochula (3,140m) and Chelela (3,810m), offering panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. Along the Chelela pass, explore the ridges for some of Bhutan’s exotic wildflowers. Once at Punakha, you will enjoy the very authentic sense of community which is everywhere among the locals within Bhutan. Enjoy traditional cuisine and warm hospitality at a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse in Paro.

During the trip, you can look forward to: 

  • Discover Bhutan’s eternal Culture, Heritage, and Tradition
  • Enjoy the aesthetic architectural fortresses and monasteries
  • Explore the ancient living culture of Bhutan
  • Learn more about the tribes of people, ecology, and religion.

Trip Cost for 7 Nights & 8 Days

The minimum daily tour package covers the following services.

$ 2765 (Single Traveler)
$ 2516 (Couple – Per person)
$ 2350 (3 – 6 Travelers -per person)
$ 2184 (7- 9 Travelers- per person)
$ 2046 (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 – Thimphu

Driving duration: 1.5 hrs/ 65 km
Elevation: 2350m / 7710ft

Drive on to Thimphu, Thimphu sightseeing

Attractions
– Memorial Chorten
– Tashichhodzong
– Explore Thimphu Town

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu – Cultural Sightseeing

Elevation:  2350m / 7710ft

Thimphu sightseeing

Attractions:
– Buddha Point
– Takin Preservation Center
– The National Library
– Centenary Farmers Markets
– Authentic Bhutanese Crafts street
– Zilukha Nunnery

Overnight in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu – Phobjikha

Driving duration: 135 km /3hrs
Elevation:  3,000 m /9,800ft

Drive to Phobjikha, Phobjikha sightseeing

Attractions
– Dochula Pass
– Gangtey Monastery
– Gangtey Nature Trial (Hike through Phobjikha Valley)
– Black Necked Crane Information Centre

Overnight in Phobjikha

Day 04: Phobjikha – Punakha

Driving duration: 2 hrs/78 km
Elevation: 1310m / 4300ft

Drive to Punakha, Punakha sightseeing

Attractions
– Chimmi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple)
– Punakha Dzong
– Suspension Bridge

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha

Day 05: Punakha – Haa

Driving duration: 180km/ 7hrs
Elevation:  2670m /8758ft

Drive to Haa, Haa sightseeing

Attractions
– Lhakhang Karpo ( White Temple)
– Juneydrak Hermitage
– Explore Haa Town

Overnight at the hotel in Haa

Day 06: Haa – Paro

Driving duration:  2 hrs/ 65 km
Elevation: 2250m / 7382ft

Drive on to Paro, Paro sightseeing

Attractions
-Chelela Pass( 3,988 meters /13,083 ft. )
-Paro National Museum (Ta Dzong)
-Paro Dzong

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 07: Paro - “Hike to Tiger’s Nest”

Driving duration: 30 Minutes/ 15km
Elevation: 2250m / 7382ft

Day Hike to Tiger-nest(5-6 hrs round trip)

Attractions
– Tigers-nest Hike ( Paro Taktsang)
– Explore Paro Town
– Paro Homestay (Traditional Village House)

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 08: Departure

After breakfast you will be accompanied to the Airport for departure. 

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Angela & Cynthia Totanes

Family Traveller

Bhutan is one of the best country I’ve visited in my life! I first heard about this beautiful country 3 years ago when I was in Nepal for vacation. They recommended that after Nepal, I should proceed to Bhutan. It took 3 years to finally make this happen and I feel fortunate that Little Bhutan was the agency that arranged everything for my mom and I.

We also enjoyed the pace of the tour itinerary. It also helped that we had an excellent guides – Sonam and Deepak. Sonam was very generous with his anecdotes, sharing the history of Bhutan and Buddhism while Deepak assured us a safe trip wherever we went.

Overall, I would recommend Bhutan and Little Bhutan to all my friends and family. They just have to see it to understand and appreciate the beauty of this country and it’s people.

August 16, 2016

Karen Ter & Kiat Tan

Couple Traveller

Hi Little Bhutan,

Just wanna to drop a note to thank you plus both your wonderful guide and driver (Phuntsho & Karma) for giving us an amazing experience in Bhutan.

Though the bumpy road trip was challenging, both my hubby and I enjoyed the overall trip very much.

Phunsho and Karma were great. They took care of us very well. Phuntsho has great knowledge of Bhutan and gave us clear explanation of the site while Karma has fantastic driving skill. We were so impressed by both of them.

A lot of my friends like the pictures we had posted on Facebook and express interest of coming to Bhutan. We will definitely recommend Little Bhutan to them.

Please convey my message to both Phuntsho & Karma.

Meanwhile take care and all the best.

Regards,
Karen Ter & Kiat Tan

November 30, 2015

Sue Wesson,

Solo Traveller

I would like to thank all of you from those in the office to those involved in the trek and the current tour. Nima has been without exception a marvelous guide. He is knowledgeable, considerate, thoughtful and at all times professional. I have enjoyed every minute of being in Bhutan and have had a unusual opportunities to learn about Bhutanese culture and spirituality.

I did not know what to expect from the trek and was pleasantly surprised by the care and consideration taken for my comfort throughout. The cook Namgay and his assistant Rinchen did a wonderful job creating dishes that I enjoyed despite experiencing some sickness at high altitudes. The two pony men were also very helpful with camp tasks apart from the big job of looking after their ponies with loading, unloading and carrying the equipment up and down the trails.

Nima was able to explain the cultural features we saw as well as the natural features. I was lucky enough to meet with Jigme Dorji park rangers who know the wildlife and plants. I cannot imagine a richer or more interesting travel experience for my time in Bhutan.

July 4, 2015

Sandy & Larry Fassett

Couple Traveller

The traditional dress (Gho/Kira) that the Bhutanese people wear everyday was a wonderful part of learning abut Bhutan’s culture.

The birthday celebration was a wonderful surprise for Sandy and was very much appreciated.

However dogs barking at night seems to be a bit of problem as it affects one’s ability to get a good night’s sleep to start the day early to explore your beautiful country.

April 15, 2015

Mr. Greg Sahagian & Ms. Ann Marie Sahagian

Solo Traveller

Little Bhutan provided ongoing assistance which made the planning of the tour incredibly smooth. Their efficiency and professional understanding of travel and visa requirements streamlines all documentation need for travel to Bhutan.

The tour guide, Mr. Sonam, who was responsible for the daily trips provided professional support which resulted in a concise and clear understanding of all sites. Sonam is an excellent representative of the Bhutanese culture. His in depth understanding of religious Buddhist history combined with his very pleasant personality provides any visitor with a wealth of information.

Yonten, our driver, made all the trips and excursions as enjoyable & safe. The combination of Sonam and Yonten made the visit to Bhutan one of the best tours/holidays that I have ever had.

Thank you.

February 24, 2015
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