Western Bhutan Tour

8 days.

Day 1 | Paro – Thimphu

The flight into Bhutan is one of a kind giving you a taste of the adventurous Bhutanese people taking you as close as u can ever get to the Himalayan mountain ranges. On arrival, you will be received by our guide from Wangchuk Tours and Treks and will head to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Evening tea in a local restaurant and free time to walk around Thimphu town. Dinner at hotel.

Overnight at Thimphu | Altitude: 2400m

Day 2 | Thimphu Sightseeing

Visit National Library,  Arts and crafts school, National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only), National Memorial Chorten which is both a memorial to the Late King (“the father of modern Bhutan”) and a monument to world peace, Tashichhodzong, Folk Heritage, National Textile Museums and Handicrafts Emporium. Dinner at hotel.

Overnight at Thimphu | Altitude: 2400m

Day 3 | Thimphu – Punakha

Morning hike to Chery Monastery built in 17th century.
After lunch head for Punakha Drive to Punakha, the drive to will take us about 3 hours. we will be crossing the Dochula pass. If we are lucky with the weather, we can see the entire Bhutanese Himalayas; east of Chomolhari to Gangkhar Puensum.

Overnight in punakha | Altitude: 1300m

Day 4 | Punakha – Thimphu

Morning visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong Fortress, the winter seat of the Head Abbot built at the confluence of the two rivers pho chu n mochu. Drive to Wangdi town. Explore Wangdi town and visit Wangdi Dzong (fortress). Afternoon drive back to Paro.

Overnight in Thimphu | Altitude: 2400m

Day 5 | Thimphu – Paro

Visit the colorful weekend market n head to Paro.
After lunch drive to Drukgyel Dzong, enroute visit to Kyichu Lhakhang (built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo in the 7th century). Evening tea at a local farm house and walk around Paro town.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Overnight in Paro | Altitude: 2200m

Day 6 | Paro sightseeing

Morning hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest temple. Lunch in the cafeteria on the way back. After lunch hike back till the road and drive back to the hotel. On the way back to the hotel visit the national museum and the fortress of Paro. Evening back to hotel.

Overnight in Paro | Altitude: 2200m

Day 7 | Paro – Haa – Paro

Morning drive to Haa town which was recently opened to foreigners. Enjoy the uniqueness of the recently opened town. After lunch drive back to Paro.

Overnight in Paro | Altitude: 2200m

Day 8 | Departure

Early morning flight from the Paro International Airport to Bangkok.

 

CLIENT SAYS:



" Bhutan is one of the most attractive destinations worldwide, not only for all nature lovers, but also for people interested in cultural and historical trips. While organizing next groups in the future, we are going to cooperate closely with our exclusive partner – Wangchuk Tours and Treks.
Thank you very much."


Dr. Michal Kohn
Albatros Travel and Expeditions – Czech Republic
General Manager