Journey Across Bhutan

Overview of the tour

Overland Journey Across Bhutan

Embark on a 15-day adventure seamlessly blending cultural and natural highlights across eastern, central, and western Bhutan.ence.

Starting Point

Begin from Guwahati Airport (Assam, India), journeying through the eastern gateway of Bhutan, Samdrup Jongkhar, and exploring lesser-known areas in the far east like Tashigang, Tashi Yangtsi, and Mongar.

Iconic Sights

Explore central and western Bhutan, visiting Trongsa, Bumthang, Wangdue, Punakha, Thimphu, and Paro, encompassing famous landmarks and cultural treasures.

Comprehensive Exploration:

Covering approximately 900 kilometers/535 miles and spanning six major passes, this journey offers a comprehensive exploration of Bhutan's diverse landscapes and cultural heritage.

Itinerary and Tour Cost

  • On arrival Guwahati Airport
  • Meet with Bhutan Journeys associate from Guwahati.
  • 3 hours’ drive through Assam to Samdrup Jongkhar (eastern gateway to Bhutan)
  • Leisure time
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Depart to Trashigang, drive takes about 7-8 hour
  • Pass through Deowathang, military base in eastern Bhutan
  • Enjoy the lush tropical vegetation Wamgrong to Kaling.
  • Visit Kaling weaving center started by Women Association of Bhutan.
  • Kaling Blind School and passes through Yonphula Domesstic Airport
  • Shebrutse or Kalung college, 1st university in Bhutan
  • Trashigang (3,375ft.), the biggest and most populated districts in the country.
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Morning: visit Trashigang Dzong
  • Depart to Tashiyangtsi and takes less than 3 hours
  • Visit Gomphu Kora, and Doksum village
  • Evening leisure.
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Visit Chorten Kora
  • Institute of Art and Craft
  • Afternoon visit Bumdeling National Park Information Center
  • Stroll through town.
  • Overnight: Hotel 
  • Depart to Mongar crossing Chazam Bridge and Kolung River.
  • Take a diversion road to visit Dametsi Monastery,
  • Founded by Chorten Zangmo, one of the most sacred monastery in eastern Bhutan.
  • Picnic lunch along the way.
  • Drive through Rahdi Loop and explore the Radhi village.
  • Drive to Mongar over Korila
  • Overnight: Hotel 
  • Depart to Lhuntsi to see the country side and rural life style
  • Spectacular landscape with cliffs
  • Coniferous forest, turpentine is extracted and lemon grass grown in abundance.
  • Pass through Autsho village
  • Drive to Khoma village to see the textile weaving “kushuthara” woven with the brocading techniques.
  • Drive to Takeila, to visit the statue to Guru Rimpoche
  • Evening at leisure walk around Guru Statue
  • Overnight: Hotel 
  • Transfer to Bumthang, “the spiritual heartland of the kingdom”.
  • Drive takes around 5-6 hours
  • Enjoying the most breathtaking drive with cascading waterfalls through lush forest to Singor.
  • Pass the highest motorable pass in the kingdom, the Thrumshingla pass (4000m/12, 465ft).
  • Botanical garden of Rhododendrons,23 types of Rhododendrons available
  • Descend to Ura village through a rugged terrain.
  • Leisure time to experience the local living.
  • Overnight: Homestay
  • Morning visit Ura Monastery, drive to visit Sombrong village
  • Depart to Jakar over Shetrangla pass(3590m)
  • Visit Mebartsho (flaming lake) where Guru Rinpoche revealed the hidden treasure
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • An ideal place for hiking easily accessible to visit some of most sacred sites in Bhutan.
  • Visit Jampay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing Monastery, Red Panda Brewery and Jakar town.
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Morning depart to Trongsa.
  • Visit Yathra/woolen weaving center
  • Drive through Chumey Valley over Yongtong lass pass (11,800ft).
  • Visit Ta Dzong “The Tower of Trongsa” represents a tasteful blend of tradition and modernity
  • Lunch at the Museum Cafeteria
  • Visit Trongsa Dzong, the most massive in structure and its architecture.
  • Trongsa town
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Depart to Punakha and drive take about 4-5 hours
  • Enjoy your journey through the stunning views of the amazing forest and villages.
  • Meadows of Yak herders over Pelela Pass (3350m 11000ft)
  • Descend to Punakha, and experience the beautiful sceneries of Bhutan.
  • Drive further to Punakha about 30 minutes from Wangdue.
  • Visit Wangdue Dzong
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Morning visit Punakha Dzong, architecturally impressive
  • Drive to Thimphu, over Dochula pass (350m, 10,000ft.)
  • Pass offers a magnificent view of eastern Himalayas.
  • Descend to Thimphu.
  • Leisure
  • Overnight: Hotel

Visit following places of cultural interest:

  • National Memorial Chorten (Stupa)
  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue, 169ft)
  • Takin Enclosure
  • Traditional Paper Factor
  • Handicrafts
  • Depart to Paro takes 2 hours drive
  • Visit Iron bridge, an ancient craftmanship
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Drive to Ramthangkha, base of Takstang Monastery
  • Start your day hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest) monastery
  • Visit Farmhouse
  • Hot stone bath experience.
  • Farewell dinner at Farmhouse
  • Transfer to airport for your international flight.
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