Best of the Bhutan tour -8 Nights 9 Days displays the varied Bhutanese scenery and the rich culture of the Himalayan Kingdom that represents itself the Land of the Thunder Dragon. This Best of the Bhutan tour unites exploring renowned cultural and heritage landmarks across Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and experiencing some hikes by walking around the countryside’s most stunning landscapes including the well-known Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery).
During the journey of Best of the Bhutan tour, you will visit several Dzongs and Temples spotted throughout the country. You will also hike to the popular Haa Valley which is located in the north-west of the bordering to Tibet. Haa Valley is said to have been named Haa means “Mystical” by Guru Padma Sambabha. We help you explore the beauty of Bhutan on this 9D/8N Best Bhutan Small Tour Package. You can visit Bhutan from different airport destinations such as Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Dhaka, Delhi, Kolkota (Calcutta) or can also enter via Bhutan’s border towns like Phuentsholing, Gelephu, Samdrup Jongkhar. Also, check Bhutan Travel Information to get more info about traveling to Bhutan.
You will be landing in Bhutan enjoying amazing views of the Himalayas including the Jhomolhori and Jichu Drake Peaks. You will be welcomed by our guide and driver at the airport outside of the terminal. After lunch, you will be taken to visit Rinpung Dzong (Fortress of the heap of jewels) and nest you will visit to Kychu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Bhutan. Next, you will drive to Drugyal Dzong (Victory fort of Bhutan) which was built in 1646. If the day is clear, you will see Mt. Jhomolhori, also spelled as Mt. Chomolhori, Bhutan’s second-highest mountain towing at 7314m. Overnight in Paro.
After the breakfast, you will drive to Haa Valley crossing Chele – La Pass at 3810m. The pass is decorated with a colorful Buddhist Prayer Flag and offers wonderful views of Mt. Jhomolhori and the valley below. You will hike further to Kila Gompa Nunnery which is balanced precariously along the rock face. Then drive to Haa Valley. Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast, you will drive back to Thimpu from Haa Valley through scenic villages and pine forests. You can stop on the route to enjoy watching local farmers sitting by the roadside and selling apples, dried cheese and vegetables. Overnight in Thimpu
After the breakfast in the morning, drive to Memorial Chorten, the nunnery temple, the Zoo where you encounter with national animal ‘Takin’ and the radio tower for the great view of Thimpu Valley, you can also observe the great view of Thimpu valley the Buddha Point (Recently build). After the Lunch, you will explore the landmarks of Thimpu valley including Thimpu Dzong, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Bhutanese traditional painting school, paper factory. Overnight in Thimpu.
Early in the morning drive to Punakha passing over Dochu-La Pass (3100m), from where you can have a stunning view of the Himalayans. You will drive down through rhododendron, hemlock forests. You will stop at Lobesa and hike through rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility. After you reach Punakha, drive to Punakha Dzong located between Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu. Overnight at Punakha.
In the morning after breakfast, we start the hike to a village connected by the longest bridge of Bhutan. We walk on the plane trail along the Mo Chhu River and reach a local village where we meet families and farmhouses who offer you local drinks or butter tea or local wine made of rice or wheat. Next, you will hike further to Khamsum Valley Namgyel Chorten, a wonderful 3 storied Chorten that looks down on the upper Punakha. Overnight at Punakha.
You will be back to Paro via the same route of Dochu-La Pass. It is about 4 to 5 hours of drive to Paro. Overnight at Paro.
In the morning hike to Taktsang Monastery. Also knows as “Tiger’s Nest”, is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth-century monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 9678 feet above the valley floor.
After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.
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