Bhutan is a fascinating and little-visited kingdom where the preservation of culture and traditions, as well as the stunning natural beauty of the Himalayas, has created a travel destination like no other. Touring Bhutan reveals an unforgettable landscape of forests, valleys, and snowy peaks where the last Tibetan Buddhist kingdom reveals its riches to the intrepid traveler.
Day 1-2 Paro | Thimpu
Start this Bhutan tour in Paro, with visits to Kyichu Temple, the National Museum and Drukgyal Dzong, a fortress near majestic Mt. Chomolhari. Travel onwards to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city.
Day 3-4 Thimphu | Punakha
Visit Bhutan’s Chorten Memorial and the Heritage Museum. Travel to Punakha the following day, where a fortress stands between Pho Chu and Mo Chu, the Male and Female Rivers.
Day 5-6 Wangdiphodrang | Phobjikha | Trongsa
Drive toward Gangtey via Wangdiphodrang, and spend the following day discovering the breathtaking Phobjikha Valley. Continue to Trongsa, passing forests, waterfalls and frolicking monkeys along the way.
Day 7-9 Trongsa | Bumthang | Jambay Lhakhang Festival
These three days will be spent exploring the incredible valleys of Bumthang, the holiest in Bhutan. Witness the Mewang fire blessing and attend the Jambay Lhakhang Festival.
Day 10-11 Bumthang | Paro | Taktsang Lhakhang
Return to Punakha from Bumthang. Journey to Paro, and the following day experience the incredible Taktsang Lhakhang, popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Hike to this exquisite granite cliff 3,000 feet above Paro Valley.