Bhutan: 8 Days Tour in Western and Central Bhutan

  • 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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