Explore Bhutan's unique landscape and culture on a 6 Nights, 7 Days Visit Bhutan tour! Visit Paro Dzong, Kichu Lakhang, National Museum, and the must-see Tiger's Nest. Experience the beauty of Thimphu Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point, Dochu-La Pass and 108 memorial Chortens. In Punakha, marvel at the massive Punakha Dzong and its picturesque rivers. Lastly, don't miss the remote and stunning Gangtey Valley, home to the rare black-necked cranes. The Visit Bhutan tour 6 Nights, 7 Days is an amazing opportunity to explore Bhutan's unique landscape and culture. During your stay, you will visit the major attractions of Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha, Gangtey, and discover their incredible landmarks. In Paro, you will explore the Paro Dzong, Kichu Lakhang, and National Museum. The highlight of your 6 nights 7 days Bhutan trip will be the amazing Tiger's Nest, or Takshang Monastery, which is a must-see for all visitors.…
Explore Bhutan’s unique landscape and culture on a 6 Nights, 7 Days Visit Bhutan tour! Visit Paro Dzong, Kichu Lakhang, National Museum, and the must-see Tiger’s Nest. Experience the beauty of Thimphu Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point, Dochu-La Pass and 108 memorial Chortens. In Punakha, marvel at the massive Punakha Dzong and its picturesque rivers. Lastly, don’t miss the remote and stunning Gangtey Valley, home to the rare black-necked cranes.
The Visit Bhutan tour 6 Nights, 7 Days is an amazing opportunity to explore Bhutan’s unique landscape and culture. During your stay, you will visit the major attractions of Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha, Gangtey, and discover their incredible landmarks. In Paro, you will explore the Paro Dzong, Kichu Lakhang, and National Museum.
The highlight of your 6 nights 7 days Bhutan trip will be the amazing Tiger’s Nest, or Takshang Monastery, which is a must-see for all visitors. This tour package is perfect for families and couples to experience the beauty of this majestic Himalayan nation.
Your 6 Nights, 7 Days Visit Bhutan tour is an adventure of a lifetime! From exploring Thimphu Dzong and the Memorial Chorten to the incredible Buddha Point, you will be left in awe of the beauty of Bhutan. On your way to Punakha, you will pass through the Dochu-La Pass and be mesmerized by the majestic views of the mountains and the 108 memorial Chortens.
On arrival in Punakha, you will be amazed by the massive Punakha Dzong, located between Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. And don’t miss the remote and stunning Gangtey Valley, which is one of the last wintering grounds of the rare and elegant black-necked cranes.
You can easily travel to Paro International Airport, the only international airport in Bhutan, from various destinations such as Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Dhaka, and several cities in India including Delhi, Kolkotta, Guwahati, and Bagdogra. Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines both operate flights to and from Paro, and you can book your seat through their official website. Alternatively, we can help you find the best deal for your flight.
Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimphu. Altitude: 2320m/ 7656ft above sea level. (1 hour 30 minutes drive)
The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges.
A representative from the agency will greet you on arrival and drive you to the capital city, Thimpu.
On the way to Thimpu visit, Tamchhog Lhakhang which is located on the opposite side of the river. This is a temple built by Thang Thong Gyalpo of Tibet, who was responsible for building numerous iron bridges throughout Bhutan.
Kuenselcholing View Point: A place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu Valley is from Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.
Memorial Chorten: This particular Chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan.
Tashichho Dzong: Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.
Later relax for the day and stroll around the city.
Overnight in Thimphu
In the morning take a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina and Jigme Dorji Wildlife Sanctuary): Hike about 1hrs (to and fro) leads to Cheri Goemba (Cheri Dorji Dhen). Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body here. A chance to spot birds such as Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Long-billed Thrush, and Ultramarine Flycatcher.
Paper factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age-old tradition that originated in the 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes a valuable National heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved through all the ages. Traditional paper is recognized and held in high esteem both at home and outside the world.
The weekend market: Held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in full color, and gathered to meet and barter, much like the street markets in London!
Bhutan Craft Bazaar: The private stalls had a variety of high-end quality products from places across the country such as wood-carved national symbols, bags, and western wear with a touch of traditional designs, wooden and clay utensils, Bangchung, Dhapa, key hanger of jewelry boxes, bookmarks and handmade packing papers (Deysho) in different patterns, antique items and etc. The stalls have a distinctly rich outlook with fine tones of elegance and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The craft bazaar is also an example of how bamboo can be used to construct houses in the country.
Later you can stroll around the city.
Overnight in Thimphu.
Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (5 hours drive)
Morning driving towards Gangtey, we come across a pass known as Dochula (3140m, 10362ft) from where a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range can be seen, especially on clear winter days. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens- 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.
In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black-necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate.
Overnight in Gangtey.
Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (2 hours drive)
Morning visit, Gangtey Goemba: In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black-necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate.
Hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of fertility): This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. It is about thirty minutes hike across fields from the road –Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also phalluses are painted on the walls of houses. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits. (30-minute hike to and fro, gently steep, good footpath across the valleys and villages)
Overnight in Punakha.
Altitude: 2280m/7524ft above sea level. (4 hours drive)
Morning visit, Punakha Dzong (fortress): Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of the second king, it served as a seat of the king.
Later drive to Paro and later visit Rimpung Dzong: The Bhutanese Dzongs are huge architectural structures constructed for a variety of functions throughout the country, from administrative buildings to monasteries and temples, yet they are carefully and thoughtfully designed and are strikingly beautiful. The Rimpung Dzong, known as the “fortress of the heap of jewels” in the picturesque setting of the Paro valley, is, of course, no exception, built in the time of the dynamic spiritual and political leader Zhabdrung in 1644. Once a year, as part of the Tsechu festival, one of the oldest Thongdol (gigantic scroll paintings) is ceremonially unfurled here.
Kichu Lhakhang(Monastery): It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo.
Overnight in Paro.
Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest): This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimpoche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. (Five hours hike to and fro, some gentle and some steep hikes, some stony footpaths, and some good ones) If you ride a horse upward it will cost an extra US$25 per person.
Visit Farmhouse: Picturesque farmhouses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Thrill yourself as the farmers welcome you to their homes with genuine smiles. The two to three-storied Bhutanese farmhouses are handsome in appearance, with colorfully decorated outer walls and lintels, and are traditionally built. A visit to a farmhouse gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family. (If you take a hot stone bath in the farmhouse it will cost an extra US$25 per person.)
Later stroll around the town and see how locals live.
Overnight in Paro.
Early breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the airport. Your escort will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.
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Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Bhutan tour Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country, and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a… Read More »