10 days Bhutan Tour is the last Shangri La tour in the Himalayas.This is a comprehensive tour to Bhutan to experience nature and culture of Bhutan, the Thunder Dragon. Bhutan Sightseeing tour will give you an amazing travel experience of stunning mountains, architecture and colorful countryside with distinctly preserved culture of Bhutan.You will walk from peaceful streets of Thimphu to a day hiking to Tiger Nest monastery in Paro. For booking enquire, regarding Western and central Bhutan Tour price with departure dates, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.
Trek Name: Bhutan Sightseeing Tour
Trek Duration: 10 Days
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Trek Season: Sep to Dec, Mar to June
Trek Altitude: 1200m- 3120m
Trek Cost: USD 1760
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trek Package: Standard
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trek: Paro/Paro
Bhutan Package Tour 9 Days.
Bhutan 10 days tour takes you to Bhutan's fascinating landscapes from rolling Himalaya mountains to verdant valleys and admire the brilliant cultural wonders across the western and central Bhutan. During Bhutan 10 days holidays, you will visit important landmarks in Paro, Punakha and Thimphu including Paro Rinpung Dzong, Chhimi Lhakhang, National Memorial Chorten and Tango Monastery. Explore the green meadows with yaks and rhododendrons ridden valleys, dense forests and Black Necked Crane Center while touring central Bhutan. Also, while driving from Haa valley to Paro, you will get stunning views of the Bhutan Himalayas along the way. Last but not the least, you will experience the holy hiking to Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the awesome temple standing 3750 meters high clinging to the vertical cliff.
The 10 days Bhutan tourcovers the major tourism destination of Bhutan like Paro, Thimphu, Trongsa, Bumthang, Gangtey, Phobjikha and Punakha.Through tour, you will see some of the highest freezing peaks of the world. The Paro River known as Pa Chu, the famous fortress of Paro- Paro Dzong and the watch tower- Ta Dzong will be the attractions included during your tour to Paro. In Thimphu tour, you will go for sightseeing of National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten and Trashichhodzong,an impressive fortress or monastery.
Visiting the Trongsa Dzong and Bumthang, houses several major Buddhist temples and monasteries. The amazing valleys of Bumthang like Chumey, Tang, Choekhor and Ura are the highlights of Bhumthang adding colors to 10 days Bhutan Tour. A pleasant drive to Gangtey and Phobjikha and leisure walk through the bridge called Nemi Zam. You can enjoy the architectural beauty of the Dzong during your walk. We create 10 days Bhutan itinerary in such a way that you can enjoy the beauty of Bhutan in the fullest.
Day 1: Arrival in Paro
Upon your arrival in Paro, you will be picked up by your tour guide at the airport and then escorted to the hotel. After a short rest, you will go to tour the Paro city.This first landmark in Paro you will visit is the Ta Dzong Museum, the national museum located on the hill behind the Paro Dzong. It houses many fine arts, religious relics, handicrafts, as well as textiles, jewelry etc., offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Then head to visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, which is one of 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. Built in a manner similar to the Jokhang in Lhasa, Tibet, the temple has the great golden image of Buddha Shakyamuni. After that, you will go to explore the famous Paro Rinpung Dzong. It is a large Dzong, Buddhist monastery and fortress built in 17th Century to protect Paro valley. Rinpung Dzong houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. Stay overnight in Paro.
Day 2: Paro to Punakha
n the morning, you will drive to Punakha and Wangdue. The route will first take you to Chunzom, the confluence of Pachu and Wangchu Rivers. Both two rivers are the cradle of Bhutan’s civilizations and flow through Paro and Thimphu valley respectively. On the way, you will visit to Tachog Lhakhang called Tachong Temple, the 14th-century temple built by the great master level architect Thangtong Gyalpo and houses some of the unique and precious statues. You will also stop for a rest at scenic Dochu La Pass (3,100m). The pass is a perfect vintage point where you can have an unobstructed vista of the mighty Himalayas. After lunch, you will keep driving to Punakha. In Punakha, you will visit the celebrated Punakha Dzong, the second largest Dzong in Bhutan, built in 1657 at the onflunence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu Rivers. After that, you will go to visit Chimi Lhakhang, also known as Chime Lhakhang. Located near Lobesa, it stands on a round hillock and was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel. Stay overnight in Punakha.
Day 3: Punakha to Bumthang via Trongsa(2700m, 197km, 7 hours)
Today, we will set out in the early morning after breakfast and travel to Bumthang (2700m).On-the-route scenery is amazing, the bus will take you to lush forests of oaks and pine trees and you can see view changes as you ascend the mountain. Get a fantastic panoramic view from the Pele La Pass (3300 m). Meanwhile, the open green meadows with rhododendron ridden valleys will lead you to visit Chendebji Chorten, a large Nepalese style chorten sits quietly by the side of the road. The chorten is modeled after the Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. It is said that Chendebji Chorten was built in the 19th century by Lama Zhida to cover the remains of an evil spirit who was killed at this spot. Continue your drive to Bumthang by passing through Yotong La Pass (3400 m). The route during this section takes you to the Yathra Waving Center at Zugney village where you can witness the locals waving Yathra, a name that refers to the colorful and woolen cloth with geometric design in Bhutanese. Then the bus takes you further to Bumthang Valley. Stay overnight in Bumthang.
Day 4: Bumthang Sightseeing Tour.
Today, you will enjoy a sightseeing in Bumthang. Deep in the central regions of the country, Bumthang valley is broad and presents a different landscape you may not see in west Bhutan. You will first visit Tamshing Lhakhang, which famous for its collections of printings exemplifying the region’s style. Then crossing the suspension bridge to the Kurjey Lhakhang. Not far from Kurjey Lhakhang sits the Jambay Lhakhang, a temple built by the King Songtsen Goempo of Tibet in the 7th century. Next, you will continue to visit Jakar Dzong, a wonderful architecture in Bhutan, with a circumference of more than 1500 meters. Stay overnight in Bumthang.
Day 5: Bumthang to Wangdue via Phobjikha Valley(197km, 6 hours)
After breakfast, you will start your journey to Wangdue. On the way, the bus will first make a temporary stop at Gangtey Monastery, a can’t-miss monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism. Then drive towards the Phobjikha valley which is one part of the beautiful Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. During the winter, a large flock of black-necked cranes, the endangered species, gather there to escape from the chilly weather. Besides, the forest covered mountains around the valley have been widely accepted as the most remote areas where only the rarely seen nomadic shepherds and yak herders can find the trails. In the afternoon, you will have plenty of time exploring the Phobjikha valley and visiting the Black Necked Crane Center. Then continue your travel to Wangdue Phodrang, the capital of Wangdue Phodrang District. Stay overnight in Wangdue / Gangtey.
Day 6: Wangdue to Thimphu
In early morning after the breakfast we will head straight forward for Thimphu. Upon arrival, you will visit some of the landmarks in this city. First visit the National Memorial Chorten, constructed in memorial of the third King of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, in 1974. The King was generally regarded as the father of modern Bhutan and widely esteemed by the Bhutanese. Then head to National Textile Museum, which keeps the traditional art of waving preserved and exhibits a good collection of ancient colored textile in various forms. keeps the traditional art of waving preserved and exhibits a good collection of ancient colored textile in various forms. Next, go to Traditional Paper Making Factory, which originated from the old tradition in the 8th century, Bhutan papermaking has been well preserved and listed as the valuable national heritage of Bhutanese culture. Stay overnight in Thimphu.
Day 7: Thimphu sightseeing; Short Hike to Tango Monastery
In the morning, we will first enjoy a half day tour around Thimphu. You will visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, to see the productive process of Bhutan’s traditional medicine, herbs mostly, and watch the medical practitioner training. Visit the Takin Preserve and get a closer look at the housed national animal Takin that is only find in Bhutan. Also explore the Craft Bazaar, which is a unique shopping site to get an in-depth knowledge of Bhutan cultures. You can buy the handcrafts with Bhutan characteristics that you are interested in. After lunch, we will drive to the base camp of Tango Monastery which lies north of the Thimphu city. Starting from the base camp you follow the route in dense oak and pine tree dominated forest to the monastery, along which the red rhododendron flowers are in their full blossom and the fresh air drives away all the tiredness you suffer. Tango Monastery is eminent for its home of the highly revered Buddhist monks who once brought the Drukpa Kagyupa school of Buddhism to Bhutan. Here you can enjoy a spectacular view from it. After that, we will return to Thimphu. Stay overnight in Thimphu.
Day 8: Thimphu to Haa valley and back to Paro
Today, we will first head to Haa valley, a steep north-south valley with a narrow floor in Haa District. Along the route, distinguished Bhutanese farmhouses can be sighted and you will be treated with local wines and butter teas with kinds of Bhutanese snacks. Then continue your journey to Haa valley and before heading either to Lhakhang Karpo (The white temple) or Lhakhang Nagpo (The black temple) or both depending on the time and your interests. Then drive to Paro along the mountainside road winding up to the Chele La Pass (3822 m), and you can take in spectacular views of Bhutan Himalayas all the way. After passing a few of wild farmlands and scattered hamlets, we will finally reach Paro. Stay overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 9: Trek to Taksang Lhakhang/Tiger’s Nest
Today, we will leave for Paro to enjoy the exciting trek to the Taktshang Goemba, also known as Tiger's Nest. Standing incredibly on the side of a sheer cliff 900m above the Paro Valley, Taktshang Goemba (3210m) is the landmark of Bhutan and also the holiest temple of the country. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) had flied here on the back of a tigress and meditated in the caves on the cliffside for three months. The temple has therefore become the holy site worshipped by all Bhutanese devotees, and known as one of the world’s top ten temples. After the trek, we will head back to Paro. Stay overnight in Paro.
Day 10: Paro Airport
Your tour guide will transfer you to Paro International Airport for your next destination. Tour service end.