Bhutan Experience Tour - 10 Days

Bhutan Experience Tour
At a Glance
  • Duration10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy

Many travelers dream of their destination Bhutan, a sacred and exalted mystical country that wonders you with spectacular landscapes, staggering Himalayas, traditional architecture and unique Buddhist culture. Be awe-inspired by Bhutan's cultural and religious value which is beyond our imagination. No words will be enough to describe the beauty of Bhutan. So, in order to experience the allurement of Bhutan, one has to visit the place. 

Bhutan Experience Tour lets you admire the architectural wonders of the Bhutanese people in the monasteries of Paro and Thimphu. Relish the spectacular and pristine natural glory of Bumthang and Punakha. The colorful cultural dresses, the myth of flying tigers/ cruel demons and the spiritual journeys of various saints to the mountains will make the whole environment bewitching.  Bhutan, known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon", remained in isolation for many years.  Experience this perfect place to define the beauty of lush landscapes, spectacular views of the Himalayan range, art and culture. Explore all the spectacular sites that the Bhutan Experience Tour has to offer; the temple, dzongs, stupas and monasteries make Bhutan even more distinctive. The mountainous terrain makes the journey to the rocky and serene Himalayan trail even more amazing. On the way, you will see the splendid views of snow-clad mountains, mesmerizingly beautiful. These mountains dominate the skyline of Bhutan which makes it more beautiful and the views of the mountains are just amazing.

The Paro and Thimpu are the major pinnacles of the Bhutan Experience Tour of 10 days. Here you can explore the culturally rich Bhutan. The beautifully built dzongs, monasteries, temples and stupas are the glories these cities behold. Similarly, the craftworks in these monuments reflect the rich Bhutanese culture which is quite unique and interesting.  Another pinnacle of this odyssey is the School of Thanka Painting and Natural History Museum. Then there is Punakha and Bumthang, another charming hamlet. Relish the places where you will be truly blessed by the natural beauty of Bhutan. Only 10 days of the Bhutan Experience Tour lets you experience the pristine and appealing nature of this mountainous country.


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    Arrive in Paro by Bhutan’s national carrier, and it’s a scenic flight as the plane touches down the lush green Paro Valley flying past the world’s highest mountains. Stepping down from the plane, cool, clean and fresh air welcomes you, the first highlights of Bhutan. After clearing the customs and visa formalities met by the representatives and transfer to Paro for lunch. Afterward, you will be visiting Paro Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan; the Dzong continues its age-old function as the seat of the district administration, district court and the monastic body. The southern approach to the Dzong has a traditional roofed cantilever bridge called Nemi Zam. Afterwards, drive to Thimphu which is an hour's drive. Overnight at the Hotel.

      The day for the sightseeing in Thimphu is today so, you will be visiting the King's Memorial Chorten (built-in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), the Nunnery Temple, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School), the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts), the Folk Heritage Museum, which depicts the life of a rural Bhutanese and the Textile Museum which is a repository of archaic Bhutanese textiles. After a relaxing lunch, you will visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichhodzong and the giant Buddha statue on a hill overlooking Thimphu which is reputed to be the largest Buddha Shakyamuni in the world. In the evening, you can visit some handicraft shops. Overnight at Hotel.

        After breakfast in the hotel, take a drive towards the wonderful village of Punakha. The drive today is full of lush scenery as we move along the sheer glory of nature. Stop at a tea house in Dochu La Pass which offers the best views of the mountains. Visit Druk Wangyal Monastery which is a masterpiece. With the unique art, crafts and architecture, this monastery depicts the fine works of art and crafts. After our visit to the monastery enjoy a scenic drive downhill through the rhododendron, fir and oak forests to Lobesa. Have lunch and hike through rice fields up to Chimi Langkhang temple. It is believed that any infertile woman would be blessed with a child if she visits this holy temple. From the temple, you have to further drive ahead to Punakha. Overnight at Hotel.

          This day is specially dedicated to the splendor of Punakha village as you hike up to witness the valley. After breakfast, begin the hike up to the village. Then, you will cross a suspension bridge over the Mo Chu River and continue the well-leveled trail along the river to the village. In the village get to meet the locals and walk through the farmhouses and farmlands. Continue our hike to Khamsum Yulley Chorten which was built for World Peace. The view of the valley from up here is phenomenal. After admiring the beauty of the mountains and lush landscape, we slowly descended down to our hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

            After breakfast, you will drive to Bumthang, the cultural heartland of the country. The route is along a spectacular winding road that crosses the 3,300-meter-high Pele La Pass and sometimes is dotted with yaks. You will stop in Trongsa for lunch. After lunch, you'll visit the Trongsa Dzong, a masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture. Then you'll proceed to Bumthang where valleys lush and hilly forests reign. Along the way, you will stop at a yathra (textile weaving) factory, where the yathras are designed with patterns unique to Bumthang; and you can even watch some of the weavers at their looms. Check into the hotel on arrival. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

              Explore Bumthang has an altitude (2600m.), has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his reincarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woollen material (yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing - Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7th-century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery. This sightseeing is a round trip so it is more interesting done on foot. Overnight at Hotel.

                Begin the day at the Bumthang market, and then drive to Punakha. Stop at Chendebji Chorten for your lunch. Chendebji Chorten was built in the 18th century by a Lama named Shida in a Nepalese style with eyes painted at four cardinal points. After a long exhilarating drive passing through two spectacular high passes, you will arrive at Punakha. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

                  In the morning, stroll around the Bumthang market and shop in case we find anything alluring or necessary. Then, head towards Punakha. Take a drive along the road to Punakha and stop at Chendebji Chorten (Stupa) for lunch. This Chorten stands majestically along the highway and connects west to east. The ground by the side serves as a famous site for picnic lunch. This monument was believed to have been built to defeat demons dwelling around the area. It architecturally resembles the Boudhanath stupa in Nepal. After visiting the stupa,  drive forward and cross two passes on our way to Punakha. Overnight at Hotel.

                    Have your breakfast, then the short and sweet adventure begins about 4 -5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Allying blue pines and blue air, the religious residence perches miraculously on a drop-off nearly a pair of,700 feet higher than Paro’s depression floor. Take some breaks for tea and snacks in a tiny tea house, and therefore the read of each Taktsang religious residence and Paro depression is monumental. After having explored the monastery, hike down to the valley floor and return to Paro. Overnight at Hotel.

                      After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.

                      Cost Details

                      Cost Includes
                      • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
                      • Assistance in acquiring Bhutan visa and visa fee
                      • Accommodation at a 3-star category hotel approved by Bhutanese Government
                      • Single room surcharge when travelling 1-2 people in a group
                      • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
                      • Mineral water will be supplied during the tour
                      • Highly experienced local tour guide and all entry/permit fees during the tour
                      • All applicable government taxes and tourist service charges
                      • Our office expenses and service charge
                      Cost Excludes
                      • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary”
                      • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
                      • Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
                      • Pony service and porters
                      • Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated)
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