Bhutan: 8 Days Tour in Western and Central Bhutan

(7 Reviews)
  • Trip Duration: 8 Nights 9 Days
  • Trip Type: Cultural Tours
  • Seasons: Throughout the year
  • Elevation: 1200m (3937 ft) - 3450m (11319 ft)


An unforgettable 8-nights, 9-days cultural tour begins with a majestic flight that offers breathtaking views of towering peaks like Mt. Everest, and Jumolhari. This tour package is carefully designed to immerse you in the unique culture and discover the secrets that keep the Buddhist religion alive and vibrant in Bhutan. On the journey, discover the tales surrounding Lam Drukpa Kuenley, also known as “the Divine Madman,” one of Bhutan’s most unusual saints. 

During the tour, you can anticipate to  discover and acknowledge: 

  • The habitat of the endangered Black Necked Cranes in the Phobjikha valley.
  • Trip to the Old capital of Bhutan 
  • The scenic Paro valley (Rice Bowl of Bhutan)
  • Visit to the Tigers’ lair for its majestic and unique architecture. 

Trip Cost for 8 Nights & 9 Days

The minimum daily tour package covers the following services.

$ 3150 (Single Traveler)
$ 2866 (Couple – Per person)
$ 2677 (3 – 6 Travelers -per person)
$ 2488 (7- 9 Travelers- per person)
$ 2299 ( 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.


Day 01: Arrival – Paro- Thimphu

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

Drive on to Thimphu, Thimphu sightseeing

– National Memorial Chorten
– Tashichho Dzong

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu - Cultural Sightseeing

Elevation:  2200m/ 7218ft

Cultural sightseeing in Thimphu

– Buddha Point
– Takin Preservation Center
– 13 Traditional Art Forms (Zorig Chusum)
– Zilukha Nunnery
– Centenary Farmers’ Market

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha

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

Drive on to Punakha, Punakha sightseeing

– Dochula Pass
– Chimmi Lhakhang
– Punakha Dzong
– Punakha Suspension Bridge

Overnight in Punakha

Day 04: Punakha - Bumthang

Driving Duration: 6 hrs/ 197 km
Elevation: 2800m / 9185ft

Drive on to Bumthang via Trongsa Dzongkhag

– Glimpse of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong
– Pele la Pass (3,300m)
– Chendebji Chorten
– Trongsa Dzong
– Chumey weaving Centre in Bumthang

Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang

Day 05; Bumthang - Sightseeing

Elevation: 2800m / 9185ft

After breakfast proceed with the sightseeing in Bumthang Valley

– Jambey Lhakhang
– Kurje Lhakhang
– Tamshing Lhakhang
– Jakar Dzong
– Bumthang Domestic Airport

Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang

Day 06: Bumthang – Gangtey/Phobjikha

Driving Duration: 4hrs/ 130km
Elevation: 2900m / 9510ft

Drive on to Phobjikha/ Gangtey for sightseeing

– Pele la Pass
– Gangtey Monastery
– Gangtey Nature Trail
– Phobjikha Valley
– Black Necked Crane information Center

Overnight halt in Gangtey

Day 07: Gangtey – Paro

Driving Duration: 4hrs/ 195km
Elevation: 2250m / 7382ft

After having breakfast, drive on to Paro

– Simtokha Dzong
– Ta Dzong ( National Museum)
– Paro Dzong/ Fortress
– Explore Paro Town

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 08: Paro- Hike to the Tiger's Nest

Duration: 5-6hrs/ 6-7km
Elevation: 2,950m /9,678ft

A day hike to the Tiger’s Nest, Paro Sightseeing

– Paro Taktsang
– Visit traditional Homestay

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 09: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel, then our representatives will escort you to the airport where exit formalities will be completed for your departure and bid you farewell.

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Jenny Dunbar & Julie Canning

Couple Traveller

Breathtaking experience!

Congratulations on providing a world class tourism experience. You have a great future ahead at Little Bhutan.
Sonam was an amazing guide. His knowledge & depth of expertise added immeasurably to the trip. Sunny was a very capable driver and the two of them made a very good team.

We would definitely recommend Little Bhutan. Thank you for the breathtaking experience.

Jenny Dunbar & Julie Canning

February 4, 2016

Mrs. Rita & Mr. Christopher Fung

Couple Traveller

We very much appreciate the services provided by Little Bhutan. Tshering did an excellent job in arranging the itinerary to cater for our stay in Bhutan. She patiently answered all questions we had in our email conversations.

Kinley and Kezang provided excellent service to us. Patiently walked up to the Tiger’s Nest with us. Kezang completed a tough job to drive us to Punakha since the road is now under construction.

We enjoyed every minute we stayed in Bhutan and will strongly recommend our friends to come visit. All the restaurants had good view to the country and were very impressive. It would have been perfect if the buffet lunch/dinner had more variety and selection.

All in all, a very big thank you to all the staffs.

May 8, 2015

Mr. Mark Helland & Ms. Jackielou Jasareno

Couple Traveller

Sangay and Kezang were both consummate professionals. Sangay very articulate and knowledgeable about the history and culture of Bhutan as well as being very proficient and helpful.

Kezang was safe, courteous and professional as well as being friendly patient and always prompt and helpful in conducting our affairs and his smile always put us in a happy mood.

Thanks once again to all the team for showing us not only the major tourist attractions but taking the time to show and explain the intricacies of normal Bhutanese culture. We really enjoyed it all.

March 1, 2015

Dr. Christian Schaeffer

Solo Traveller

I really appreciate the attitude and friendliness of the team, including the guide & the driver. They did everything to make the tour enjoyable.

Food is fine, but the quality of hotels is not convincing, nevertheless Bhutan is a fantastic destination and I will come back again.

March 1, 2015

Carlos Carvalhal & Chung Au

Couple Traveller

The experience provided by “Little Bhutan” has been extraordinary!

We had a great time; we learned about the local culture, religion & the people of Bhutan. FANTASTIC Experience!

And lastly, we had a wonderful tour guide and driver who patiently, and with a lot of heart, showed us around life in Bhutan.

Thank you!

September 30, 2014
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