After arriving in Paro and check-in at your hotel in Thimphu, we’ll visit the Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Takin Zoo, stopping at Sangaygang for a panoramic view of Thimphu, and proceed to the Kuenselphodrang (Buddha Point) and then to Tashichho Dzong.
Today, we’ll visit the tradition handmade paper mill, the Cen- tenary Farmenr’s Market, the National Institute for Zorig Chu- sum, followed by a visit to the Folk Heritage Museum. After lunch, we will visit the Dechhen Phodrang Monastic School, the Zilukha Nunnery National and end the day with a visit to the Simtokha Dzong.
After an early breakfast, we drive via the Dochula Pass, con- tinuing nowards to Wangdue Phodrang in time for lunch. We will then continue to Tongsa via Pelela Pass enjoying the sce- nic change in vegetation across the way. En-route, we’ll visit the Chendebji Chorten and as we arrives at Trongsa in the late afternoon, we check-in to our hotel for the night.
We’ll visit Trongsa Dzong, the ancient seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan where the Kings of Bhutan were invested as Trongsa Penlop (Governer) before enthroing as the king. We’ll then proceed to Bumthang over the Yotong-la Pass, through the coniferous forest and into the wide, open cultivated valley of Chumay, arriving in Bumthang in about 3 hours.
In Bumthang, home to many prominent temples and monas- tries, we’ll visit Kujey Lhakhang, Jambey Lhakhang, Tamsh- ing Lhakhang, and Jakar Dzong. In the evening, we will stroll the Bumthang town, perhaps have a coffee at a local cafe.
After breakfast, we’ll today drive to Gantey, the winter home for Black Necked Cranes. In Gangtey, we will first vist the Gangtey Goenpa before proceeding to explore Gangtey Vil- lage and Phobjikha Valley.
From Gangtey, we will proceed to visit the magnificent Puna- kha Dzong, visit Chimi Lhakhang en-route and proceed to Khamsum Yulley Namgeyl Chorten after lunch, exploring the beautiful Punakha valley.
Prepare for a scenic drive from Punakha to the Paro valley. Look out for Jomolhari, the third tallest mountain peak which can be seen on a sunny day. We’ll visit Kichu Lhakhang be- fore driving to Paro Dzong.
Today we drive to Haa through Chele La (3,988m). From here, you can see Paro valley on one side and Haa valley on the other. Expect to do some sightseeing in Haa, visiting the Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang Nagpo. In the evening, we return to Paro for the night.
This is the day we take an exhilarating hike to Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). After the hike is done, you have the rest of the day to enjoy a walk around Paro town or buy some souvenirs before you return.
After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport for your return flight home.
SPRING / FALL (Mar – May & Sep – Nov)
USD 2,940 for single traveller
USD 2,840 per pax for group of 2
USD 2,540 per pax for group of 3 or more
SUMMER / WINTER (Jun – Aug & Dec – Feb)
USD 2,440 for single traveller
USD 2,340 per pax for group of 2
USD 2,040 per pax for group of 3 or more
Yes, all of our tours are on private basis (unless specified otherwise) and you do not have to join another group.
Yes, we can customize the itineray for you to get the best of Bhutan during your trip. You can add a short trek, upgrade your hotel stays, coincide your travel to witness a festival, or even add a cooking class.
It is a government regulation that you must use a licensed Bhutanese tour operator to book your travel to Bhutan.
All International tourists wishing to enter Bhutan require a visa which must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutanese Tour Operator such as Drukair Holidays prior to travel. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives may obtain a visa on entry.
We will be applying for your Visa on your behalf if you are purchasing the tour package from us.
Bhutan has four distinct seasons and each season has its own beauty and charm. Bhutan is an year-round destination. So, it is entirely up to you to decide your travel period.
Spring (March, April and May) is a botanist’s delight as various flowers start to bloom.and plants start budding after their long dormancy in winter.Flowers such as rhododendron, wild azaleas, and edelweiss cover the meadows like carpet and add a new sense of wonder.to the Bhutan’s landscape.
Summer (June, July and August) is an abundant time of the year as flowers are in full bloom and valleys are covered in green, weeping willows sweep the banks of many of the river and pine cone glisten in the sun, so full with risen they are ready to plummet to the ground.
Autumn (September, October and November) is the time when the entire landscape turns into golden color. The farmers harvesting their crops in the golden colored paddy fields under the crisp blue skies is just an amazing view of Bhutan’s landscape in the Autumn season.
Winter (December, January & February) has its moments. The days are full of sunshine while evenings can turn chilly. Soft turfs of clouds drape lazily over mountain tops as if waiting for new life to blow it across the landscape. The winter season in Bhutan gives one a clear view of the world’s highest Himalayan mountain ranges covered in snow.
The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillies are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that is not spicy.
Rice forms staple Bhutanese diet. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Pork, beef and chicken are consumed most often. A wide selection of western and Indian food is also available in many of the restaurants around the country.
Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is tied to the Indian Rupee which is widely accepted in the country. Some of the banks that you can use to change currencies to local local currency while in Bhutan are the Bank of Bhutan Limited, the Bhutan National Bank, the Druk PNB and the Tashi Bank.
In addition, POS (Point of Sale) services are available nationwide, meaning visitors can pay by credit card at most handicrafts stores (for your souvenir shopping) and other shops frequented by tourists.