Essence of Bhutan

Overview of the tour

Western Bhutan Discovery

Explore Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Wangdue in just 7 days.

Leisurely Pace

Enjoy captivating sights and invigorating hikes at a relaxed tempo.

Highlights Include

Sacred sites, picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and imposing fortresses.

Local Interactions

Engage meaningfully with locals, enriching your experience of Bhutan's culture and heritage.

Itinerary and Tour Cost

  • Arrive at Paro International Airport
  • Meet the representatives from Bhutan Journeys
  • Shuttle to Thimphu (The Capital of Bhutan), 2 hours drive
  • Visit Iron chain bridge
  • Leisure Time in Thimphu city
  • Overnight: Hotel

Visit following places of cultural interest:

  • National Memorial Chorten (Stupa)
  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) 169ft
  • Institute of Arts & Crafts
  • Takin Enclosure
  • Tashi Cho Dzong- (Fortress of Glorious Religion)
  • Changangkha monastery
  • Handicrafts
  • Overnight Hotel
  • Drive to Punakha (an ancient Capital of Bhutan) via Dochula pass (3050m / 10,000ft).
  • Descend to Lobesa
  • Hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of fertility- Drukpa Kunley, Divine Madman)
  • Visit Lobesa Village.
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • White water Eafting
  • Visit Punakha Dzong “Palace of Great Happiness”
  • Suspension bridge
  • Punakha Kaja Throm and weekend market
  • Drive to your hotel
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Transfer to Paro over Dochula pass
  • Descend to Thimphu
  • Drive to Paro 2 hours
  • Paro Ta Dzong, National Museum
  • Visit Paro Dzong (Heap of Jewels)
  • Traditional Bhutan Bridge
  • Paro town
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Drive through Paro Valley to Ramthangkha
  • Hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest) monastery, most sacred site in Bhutan
  • Kyichu Monastery
  • Visit Farmhouse
  • Experience hot stone bath
  • Dinner farmhouse
  • Overnight: Hotel 
  • Drive to airport for your destination flight
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