Bhutan Cultural Trek

[ 13 days / 3 days easy trekking ]

This is a short and easy trek for those who want to experience the cultural aspects of Bhutan but also want to enjoy a little exercise in our beautiful natural environment

Day 1
Paro International Airport

Arrive at Paro, clear immigration and customs. I will meet as you exit the airport and take you to the hotel. hotel. Orientation. Visit the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Paro Valley

Sightseeing in Paro Valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Taktshang Monastery

Walk/hike to Tiger’s Nest, Taktshang Monastery. Lunch at Taktshang teahouse with its spectacular view of the famous monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4
Dochu Pass

Morning drive to Thimphu and then on to Punakha via Dochu Pass (3100m). On clear days there are excellent views of the Himalayas. Afternoon sightseeing of the Punakha and Wangdi valleys. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5
Chendebji Chorten

Early morning drive to Bumthang. Midway lunch at Chendebji Chorten. Overnight at lodge.

Day 6
Bumthang Valley

Bumthang valley sightseeing. Overnight at lodge.

Day 7
Ngang Lhakang

Trekking begins with 6 hour, 12 km walk between Bumthang and Ngang Lhakang, at a maximum altitude of about 2900m.

Day 8
Ugyen Choling

Nagang Lhakang to Ugyen Choling, 7-8hrs 16 km walk at about the same altitude.

Day 9
Jakar Dzong

Ugyen Choling to Jakar, our trek ends with a short 3 hour walk along the river. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10
Punakha

Bumthang to Punakha. Lunch again at Chendebji Chorten. On route visit the Trongsa Dzong. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11
Thimphu

Morning drive to Thimphu Time for curio and souvenir shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12
Thimphu Valley

Sightseeing in Thimphu valley area, including Dzongs, monasteries, and nunnery. Evening drive to Paro. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 13
Airport

Drive to airport in time to check in for your early morning departure.

Details

 START Paro
FINISH Punakha
DESTINATIONS Paro-Thimphu-Punakha
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Paro International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
WHAT’S INCLUDE
  • Private guided tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay)
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drink
  • Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight

 

Best Season

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September and October) are the best time for touring and trekking in Bhutan. The months of April and May offer the natural grandeur of rhododendron blooms whereas Bhutan observes its biggest festivals during spring.

Trip Start Dates

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please Contact Us  for your customized departure date.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.

Note: This itinerary is a sample itinerary to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. We have designed this itinerary including the best cultural and natural aspects of this country. We can further customize the itinerary to suit your specific interest and needs. Please Talk to Us for more details. Itinerary is subject to flight and hotel availability. 

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