Bhutan Tour-8 days is our best sellers Bhutan cultural tour to enjoy wonders of Bhutan visiting Thimpu, Bumthang, Gangtey and Paro. It is an overland tour from Paro to Gangtay and Bumthang via Punakha and Dochu La pass. A day hike to Taktsang(Tiger Nest) Monastery is also included in the tour. You will travel through beautiful villages and towns passing by rolling hills, enjoying towering mountain peaks and traditional Buddhist culture. The 8-day travel to Bhutan is full of breath-taking scenery and splendid architecture of various dzongs and monasteries of Bhutan. Please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at 977 9851023742 to book and confirm Bhutan Tour-7 days itinerary, cost and departures on your prefer dates in 2023/2024.
Trip Name: Bhutan Tour
Trip Duration: 8 Days
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Season: Sep to Mar, Jan to June
Trip Altitude: 1350m- 3950m
Trip Cost: USD1690-USD 2150
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trip Package: Standard
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trip: Paro/Paro
7 nights 8 days Bhutan tour package from Nepal.
8 days Bhutan tour package is a relaxing holidays discovering central Bhutan. Central Bhutan Tour is known for its stunning scenery with rice paddy and apple orchards with rivers flowing down the mountain valleys. Most of the houses are painted with traditional designs and offers visitors the opportunity to discover arts, architecture and the way of daily activities of the Bhutanese. The trip covers spectacular Dzongs/fortresses and Monasteries in Paro, Thimpu and Punakha.
Actually, we design 8 days itinerary for Bhutan cultural tour is to bring clients close contact with an unspoiled land that is home to a vibrant Buddhist way of life, and as close in spirit to Shambala means paradise –as an earthbound kingdom, Bhutan.
Day 1: Paro to Thimphu(2,350m,54km,1 hour)
Upon your arrival at Paro, your guide and driver will meet you at the arriving hall of the airport with a brief introduction drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. On the way, you will see Tschogang Lhakhang, the temple of the excellent horse. Keep driving to Thimphu, you will have a short stop at Chuzom, a confluence where the Paro Chhu and Wong Chhu meet. It is decorated with three different styles of stupas, namely Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese. Once arrive in Thimpu, check in the hotel and a brief rest at your hotel, tour to visit to Tashichho Dzong, the eminent fortress where the national government and central monastic body are located. In addition, here sits the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of Bhutan. After that, head to visit the King's Memorial Chorten known as National Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in memory of the third king in 1974. The display inside shows good statues of tantric Buddhist and its philosophy. Stay overnight in Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu to Punakha(1,242m, 71km, 3 hours)
Breakfast and we drive to Punakha, offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the solemn Bhutan Himalaya Ranges and even take photos at the impressive collection of 108 chortens at Dochula Pass (3,140m). Once arrive in Punakha,you will visit the Punakha Dzong. Standing by the riverside of Pho Chu and Mo Chu, Punakha Dzong is one of the most impressive buildings and one of the top favorite attractions in Bhutan. More importantly, the rectangular shape fortress is also an honorable treasury where preserves numerous Buddhist relics and historical legacies.After discovering the superb Punakha Dzong, continue to visit Chimi Lhakhang, also known as Chime Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist monastery located in the Punakha District of Bhutan. It stands on a small round hillock close to the village of Lobesa and was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel.
Day 3: Punakha to Bumthang(2,700m, 197km, 7 hours)
Early morning breakfast and travel to Bumthang.Today 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. 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.On arrival at Bumthang, check into the hotel. Stay overnight in Bumthang.
Day 4: Bumthang Sightseeing
Breakfast and your guide will lead you to visit Jakar Dzong in Bumthang valley. With a circumference of more than 1,500 meters, Jakar Dzong is one of the most majestic dzongs in Bhutan and widely accepted as a wonderful piece of architectural art all over the country. For a tour of Bhutan, pay a visit to this wonderful castle and feel the solemnness would be an excellent experience, and also worship the Jambay Lhakhang, a temple built by the King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet in 659 AD. It is said that Guru Rinpoche was the one who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. It was renovated by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rinpoche restored his life with his magical powers. If you visit Bumthang in October and November, you may have a chance to join in the highly popular Jambay Tsechu Festival.Not far from Jambay Lhakhang sits the Kurjey Lhakhang. It houses the imprint of Guru Rimpoche who meditated in a cave where the monastery was built. Finally, you will head to visit Namkhe Nyingpo Goemba. On the hill to the east of Jakar, the large Nyingmapa monastery was built in the 1970s by Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche. Stay overnight in Bumthang.
Day 5: Bumthang to Gangtey(2,890m, 163km,6 hours)
Breakfast, and we start drive to Gangtey. Gangtey, also called Phobjikha is one of the most beautiful destinations in Bhutan. It is also the winter home to a group of globally endangered black-necked cranes that arrive every year from the Tibetan Plateau. Upon your arrival, first visit Gangtey Monastery, generally known as Gangtey Goempa. Situated atop a hill at an altitude of 2800m, the monastery offers a stunning view of Phobjikha valley. Besides, it is the winter home to the rare Black Necked Cranes of Bhutan. Stay overnight in Gangtey.
Day 6: Gangtey to Paro(2300m, 160km, 5 hours)
Today, get up early and say farewell to the charming Gangtey valley. About a 5-hour drive will bring you back to Paro. You will encounter the Simtokha Dzong en route. Built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Simtokha Dzong is often said to be the first dzong in Bhutan. In the afternoon, you will visit the imposing Paro Rinpung Dzong also named as Paro Dzong, a fortress once built to defend the valley from invasions. However, it now serves as an administration center and school for monks. Stay overnight in Paro.
Day 7: Taktsang Monastery Hike in Paro
In the morning after breakfast, hike to Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. You will spend 5 to 6 hours for the hike. Perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley, Taktsang Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan. The principal monastery of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former glory. After exploring the monastery, we return tour to Paro. In the afternoon, you visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples built by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo in the 7th century. Stay overnight in Paro.
Day 8: Paro Departure
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Paro Airport for your next destination. The tour service end.