It is a short cultural tour of major Bhutanese cities, that house wonderful heritage sites and ancient monuments manifesting the rich Bhutanese culture and tradition. The tour allows you to peep into rich Bhutanese culture is short time period, where travelers get abundant opportunities to meet friendly Bhutanese people and sight the best of Bhutanese urban areas.
The ride from one town to the next is itself another delightful aspect of the tour catering the best of Bhutanese landscapes and rural culture as well.
Join our trip to Bhutan and witness the best of Bhutan in short time period where our trustworthy local partners are ready to cater you wonderfully hospitiable trip in Bhutan.
The major highlight of the trip includes the Bhutanese Capital, Thimpu. The Heritage Sites and the politically important monuments of Thimpu are worthwhile exploring to know about Bhutanese culture and lifestyle. Trashichhoedzong (the summer abode of Je Khenpo), National Library, Textile and Folk Heritage Museums and Stupa of Memorial Chorten are major monuments to explore in Thimpu.
The city housing only international airport in Bhutan, Paro highlights Taktshang Monastery, the cliff hanging sacred site also known as The Tiger's Nest. Ta Dzong and Ringpun Dzong are also the major highlights at Paro.
The Dzong that survived several earthquakes and fires lying at the confluence of Rivers Pho & Chu, Punakha Dzong is the major highlight at Punakha.
A local fortress and the local traditional market are the wonderful highlights at Wangduepodrang.
City to city ride
The ride from one city to another itself is an adventurous journey in Bhutan. Dochu La Pass and Simikhota Dzong are the major highlights during the ride along with the magnificent Bhutanese landscapes dominated by Himalayan Range, lush vegetation and farmlands.
Arrival to Paro with the Trans Himalayan Flight and drive to Thimpu 75 mins drive
Day Tour of Thimpu
Drive to Punakha across Dochu La Pass 3100m 75 km 3 hrs drive
Sightseeing tour of Punakha & Drive to Paro via Wangduepodrang 150km 5 hrs drive
Morning hike to Tigers Nest & afternoon sightseeing tour of Paro
Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.
Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.
Fly to Paro - Transfer to Thimphu
Altitude: At Paro 2250m/ 7321ft & Thimphu 2350m / 7710ft
1 hours flight to Paro
Distance of driving: 1.5 hours
The flight into Paro on Bhutan’s national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. First gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you will be brief by our guide and transferred to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. We then depart for Thimpu, the modern capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 1.5hours. Thimpu has a population of about 100,000. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. In the evening, we will visit the Handicrafts Emporium, where all types of Bhutanese handicrafts are made and sold, overnight at Hotel.
Thimphu valley sightseeing
Altitude: Thimphu 2350m / 7710ft
Day sightseeing program
After breakfast drive at Sangaygang, a field of Bhutanese prayer flags, perched high above the city. Colored flags send prayers to the heavens and white flags honor the dead. Visit the Motithang Mini Zoo where you can see the National animal Takin research centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. Walk to the Zilukha Nunnery. Thimphu sightseeing continues with the Folk Heritage Museum (a beautifully restored Bhutanse farmhouse from the last century) and the National Painting School. Visit the Weekend market where vendors from throughout the region arrive on Friday afternoon and remain till Sunday. Here you will find indigenous goods, handicrafts, locally produced goods, etc. In the evening visit the National Memorial Chorten built in honor of our 3rd king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (a wonderful opportunity to mix with the local population). All the buildings in Bhutan conform to national building principals and are beautifully carved and decorated. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Thimphu – Punakha: PM Hike to Khamsum Yueley Chorten
Distance of walking: 80km/ 3hrs
After breakfast depart to Punakha. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, then enjoy an hour’s downhill walk through magnolia, hydrangea, vibernam and evergreen oaks, and through blankets of the wild orchids before once again reaching the road, where we board our transport and drive into the Punakha Valley. Lunch served at your hotel. Then we drive the short distance to Punakha Dzong, the winter seat of the Je Khenpo and ancient capital of Bhutan, which is located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. The dzong is open to visitors only in summer when the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body are in Thimphu. Je Khenpo is the highest religious office in Bhutan, and the formal head of the Drukpa sect. The (Central) Monk Body is Bhutan’s main monastic body of Lamas (monks). The dual system of governmental power in Bhutan is divided between the religious branch led by the Je Khenpo and the administrative branch headed by DrukDesi. PM take a hike to Khamsum Yueley Chorten (45 minutes one way) through the terraced rice fields and overlooking the village to Kabina. Dinner and overnight at hotel
Punakha - Wangdue - Paro
Altitude: 2250m/ 7321ft
Distance of driving: 132km/4hrs
In the morning drive to Wandue and visit Wangdue Dzong. Then drive to Paro via Dochula Dochula pass (3,050 m), with a lunch stop at Thimphu. Dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Paro.
Paro sightseeing and hike to Taktsang
Altitude: 2250m/ 7321ft
Distance of walking: 4 hrs walk
After breakfast, we drive to the winding road to the Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions, and also visit a Bhutanese farm house of a local family at Drukgyal for a close up view of everyday Bhutanese life. We then drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up (or horse ride) to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). The horse ride up to the cafeteria will take around 1.5hrs. At the view point, you will enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. We then walk back to the road point and visit Kyichu Lhahang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we transfer you to airport for taking a flight to your onward destination.
Price: US $1630 per person
• 05 Nights/ 06 Days Full Board Tour to Bhutan with full of of Meals, B.L.D. tea coffe and snacks
• Gov. Approved Accommodation ( 3 Star Deluxe Hotels in Paro & Thimpu and Best avaiable en route)
• Bhutan Visa Fee and Bhutan Travel Permit
• English Speaking Tour Guide in Bhutan Tour, his entire expenses, insurance
• All the cost of sightseeing fees and monument entrance fees on the tour
• All required Gov and Local Taxes
• Departure trasnfer
• Cost of flight in/ out Bhutan ( You could fly to Bhutan from Bangkok, Kathmandu & Delhi)
• Expenses of personal nature, cost of coca cola, Alcoholic drinks, Laundry, phone calls etc
• Travel Insurance
• Tips to Guide & Driver
Please contact us for more details.
It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Thermarest sleeping pad
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel
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