● Scenic flight to Paro.
● Drive to Thimphu crossing Dochula Pass from where you will see wonderful views of the Himalayan mountains.
● Visit Punakha Dzong built by Shabdrung in 1637.
● Hike to Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility built-in 1499.
● Visit Trongsa Dzong built-in 1648.
● Visit Chendebji Chorten built in the 18th century.
● Explore Phobjikha, a stunning glacial valley.
● Visit Memorial Chorten.
● Explore National Library, Handicrafts Emporium, and Painting School.
● Hike to Taktsang, Tiger's nest monastery.
Bhutan, the land of Thunder Dragons is a small Himalayan nation. Nestled in the lap of divine Himalayas, Bhutan is the country where you will see centuries-old architecture. Traveling to Bhutan is like traveling back in the time where you will be welcomed by the unspoiled nature and culture. From a stunning landscape to its rich religious beliefs, Bhutan is the place to visit if you want to experience the warmest welcome and listen to unbelievable stories. Bhutan is a landlocked country bordered by India and China. This country holds numerous unclimbed mountains ranging from 3,000 meters to 7,000+ meters on its northern ridge.
We, Peak Explorer have been organizing several adventurous trips to Bhutan for years now. Our Bhutan Tour 7 Nights 8 Days is a professionally designed package made with the incorporation of our experienced guides. We want you to experience all of Bhutan during your Bhutan Tour. With a motto of unlocking hidden and cultural wonders of Bhutan, we are glad to present you our 7 Night 8 Days Bhutan Tour itinerary. Along with this, we are also open to make a tailor-made Bhutan Tour itinerary for you to fit your needs and requirements.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
Bhutan is a culturally rich nation that boasts centuries of old religious beliefs and architecture. Just to protect is culture, independence, and heritage Bhutan was closed to outsiders until the last decades of the 20th century and still has a limitation on the number of tourists that travel to Bhutan. The culture and tradition of Bhutan dates back to the mid 17th century.
Bhutan is home to numerous ethnic groups who practices culture, tradition, and norms distinctly from one another. However, Ngalop, Sharchop, and Lhotshampa are the main four ethnic groups whereas Bhutanese tribals live in villages throughout Bhutan.
During Bhutan Tour 7 Nights 8 Days, you will be travelling to major attractions of these places Paro, Thimphu, Trongsa, and Punakha. Likewise, as you will drive to different cities, you will cross two passes DochuLa Pass (3,080 m) and Pelela Pass (3,140 m). From the top of these two passes, you will witness breath-taking views of the Himalayan mountains. Similarly, you will be coming across cultivated land, lush green forests, rivers, exotic landmarks, monasteries, ancient fortresses, and cultural hamlets.
Bhutan Tour difficulty
Tour to Bhutan involves no difficulties. You will be driving from one place to another. Even though, you will cross passes that are also done by driving means none walking effort is required. Other than this, if you have motion sickness that can be problematic for you because driving is the only way to move around Bhutan as there is only one airport in Bhutan, no domestic airports.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
There is no chance of altitude sickness during the Bhuta Tour. You will be touching high points, but it will only for a short time, and that does not make you prone to high altitude sickness.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Bhutan Tour 7 Nights 8 Days begins with a flight to Paro. From here, you will drive to Thimphu. Bhutan Tour is like any other cultural tour where you do not have to carry things that you usually take on treks. You can pack your clothes as per your itinerary. Include your essentials, toiletries, and medical kits.
Food and Accommodation during Bhutan Tour 7 Nights 8 Days
You will stay overnight in a 3-star hotel/resort or above as per your budget. The rooms will be spacious with private washrooms and modern amenities. All meals are included in the package. You will have a wide variety of food available here. We advise you to do try Bhutanese dishes as well.
Best time to go on Bhutan Tour
You can go to Bhutan Tour throughout the year. Spring and Autumn are the most preferable time to go on tour to Bhutan whereas winter also sees many visitors. In winter, you have to carry extra clothes and exploration may get slow down because of the cold.
7 Nights 8 Days Bhutan Tour Cost
7 Nights 8 Days Bhutan Tour entirely depends on the travel company you are traveling with, facilities you are looking to have, and time of the year. With us, you will get the most genuine 7 Nights 8 Days Bhutan Tour cost. The best thing is that we also design Bhutan Tour as per your budget. So, contact us with any queries.
● Collect adequate information on the weather and temperature of the country.
● Get yourself a good guide book.
● Pack light.
● Maintain body hydration, you don't want to get sick and lazy.
● Walk slow.
● Carry hand cash.
● Do not get obsessed over network and internet.
● Respect culture and tradition.
Day 1: Arrival in Paro – Thimphu; 1 hr
Fly from Kathmandu to Paro International Airport where you will be welcomed by one of our representatives. He will take you to Thimphu on a private bus/car. Upon aching Thimphu, you will move to the hotel and rest for a few hours. In the late afternoon, you will visit the fortress of the Glorious Religion. Built-in 1641 AD, this fortress was later renovated in 1965 by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. This is where the King of Bhutan, his majesty lives. On the other side of the river, you will see a modern building where the National Assembly Hall is situated.
Day 2: Thimphu to Punakha; 2 ½ hrs
Today, you will drive to Punakha which used to be the capital of Bhutan until 1955. This place is the winter seat of the chief abbot. The temperate climate and the rich fertile valley are supplied by Pho Chu and Mo chu river. On the way to Punakha, you will cross Dochula Pass from where you will see wonderful views of the Himalayan mountains. You will see Druk Wangyal Chortens, which adds more beauty to the pass. Altogether 180 stupas were built here by eldest Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk.
After reaching Punakha, you will get refreshed and visit Punakha Dzong built by Shabdrung in 1637. This dzong is located at the junction of two rivers Pho Chu and Mo Chu. You will then visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten built by her Majesty the Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk. It is one of the splendid works that shows impressive Bhutanese architecture.
Day 3: Punakha to Trongsa; 4 hrs
After a quick breakfast, you will walk to Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility built-in 1499. You will then continue driving towards Trongsa crossing Pelela Pass (3,140 m). This makes black mountains that divide the country into east and west. You will be taken to a hotel in Trongsa. In the late afternoon, you will explore the watchtower where a museum is made. You will have the whole evening to relax and move around.
Day 4: Trongsa to Gangtey; 2 ½ hrs
Today, you will visit Trongsa Dzong built-in 1648. This is used to be the ancestral home of the Royals. The country's first and second king ruled the nation from this ancient seat. Before crowned as the king, all rulers have held the post of Trongsa Penlop. You will then visit Chendebji Chorten built in the 18th century by a Tibetan Lama. It is said this chorten was made to cover an evil spirit. This chorten is made in Nepali style with painted eyes at four cardinal points. Further, you will explore Phobjikha, a glacial valley. It is the home for black-naked cranes who migrates from Tibetan plateau here in winter. Here, you will visit Gangtey Gonpa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan.
Day 5: Gangtey to Thimphu via Wangdue; 4 ½ hrs
You will walk through the snake-shaped river trail and then drive to Wangduephodrang. You will visit a dzong situated on a spur at the confluence of two rivers. From here, you will get to see amazing views both up and down the valley. Wangdue is famous for its stone carving, excellent bamboo work, and slate that gets mined from a valley. You will have lunch in Wangdue and head back to Thimphu. In the evening, you will visit Tashichho Dzong where the throne room of his majesty is situated.
Day 6: Thimphu sightseeing
This day is set apart so that you can enjoy all the wonders of Thimphu. Located on the west bank of Thimphu Chhu, Thimphu is a beautiful wooded valley. The city is old and peaceful. It is the only capital in the world where there are no traffic lights as this place never gets traffic jams. You can buy things like basketwork, weaves in wool, silk & cotton, thangkas, silver jewelry, and other traditional crafts.
After having breakfast, you will visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the third king. You will then visit Buddha's point from where you can see an aerial view of Thimphu city. From here, you will head to the National Library and Painting School. Both of these places are preserving ancient manuscripts and traditional art. If you want to buy Bhutanese textiles and other crafts, you can visit Handicrafts Emporium.
There are more places to visit. After having lunch, you will explore Handmade Paper Mill, Changangkha monastery, and if the possible Weekend market (happens on Sunday).
Day 7: Thimphu to Paro; 1 hr
You will wake up early, have breakfast, and drive back to Paro. Upon reaching Paro, you will head to the hotel and relax for a bit and go on Paro excursion. You will hike to Taktsang (Tiger's nest monastery), one of the most significant monuments of Bhutan. This monastery hangs off the cliff 900 meters above the valley floor. As per the legend, Guru Rinpoche flew on a mythical tigress and meditated in a cave in Bhutan before bringing Buddhism here. After that, you will have a short lunch break and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge. You will have a free evening to enjoy your time in Paro. Later, you will enjoy a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Day 8: Departure
You will fly back to your next destination today. Our tour guide will drop you at the airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye and good wishes.
● Overnight in 3-star hotel/resort or above as per your budget.
● Three meals a day- breakfast, lunch & dinner.
● All ground transportation as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned private vehicle.
● Experience English speaking guide.
● Entrance to the monuments (one visit).
● Arrival and departure assistance.
● Can tailor the itinerary depending on your interest and requirement.
● Travel insurance.
● Camera fee at the monuments.
● Personal expenses.
● Tips for guides.
● Warm jacket ● Good leather or waterproof fabric boots or shoes with good soles, ● Waterproof jacket ● Sunglasses ● Warm hat ● sunhat and sunscreen
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Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Spring and Autumn
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