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9 Nights 10 Days Bhutan Himalayan Kingdom Tour

9 Nights 10 Days Bhutan Himalayan Kingdom Tour

Highlights

  • Discover the religious highlights in the monasteries in the Himalayan Kingdom
  • Learn about local people’s lifestyles in a Folk Museum and a farmhouse
  • Take photos of painting-like valleys in Bhutan
  • Relax yourself via a traditional hot stone bath
  • Drink traditional red rice beer with unique local taste
  • Dress in traditional National Attire to take a photo
  • Get 1 Bhutan sim card of 2GB internet access (to be returned)
  • Witness traditional Bhutan dance
  • Try local archery, which is not only Bhutan’s national sports, but also art
Itinerary
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Day1  Paro Arrival and Transfer to Thimphu

Fly to Pro International Airport and spend 1 hour transferring to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan with your tour guide. Visit Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten, Takin Preserve, Tashichhoe Dzong and a local craft bazaar after checking in your hotel.

Meals:  Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

Kuensel Phodrang

Takin Preserve

Day2  Folk Culture and History Discovery in Thimphu

You will visit 4 Thimphu city highlights today:

Institute for Zorig Chusum – See local students learning traditional handcrafting skills in this art school.

Coronation Park – Take a stroll in this serene and beautiful park to relax yourself.

The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim) – This museum houses the relics and documents related to the educational history and ancient Bhutanese people’ daily life. A restored three-storey traditional rammed mud and timber house is the highlights in the museum.

Changangkha Lhakhang – You can have a fascinating view of Thimphu Valley there.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

Institute for Zorig Chusum

Institute for Zorig Chusum

Day3  Gangtey Black Necked Cranes Observation

Today, you will be transferred to Gangtey, which is considered to be the most beautiful place in Bhutan. The sceneries along the road will not make you feel bored. The far views of 7 giant mountains (around 7000 meters high) and 108 chortens or stupas are the rewards while driving through the Dochu-la pass.

After lunch, visit the Gangtey Valley and Monastery before finally getting to the Black Necked Crane Information Center, where are equipped with high-power telescope and spotting scopes. These facilities allow you to catch every move of the Black Necked Cranes.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Gangtey

Dochu-la pass

Gangtey Phobjikha Valley

Day4  Drive to Bumthang and Sightseeing en Route

Drive through dense forests of oak and blue pine trees to Bumthang from Gangtey, admiring and taking photo of the sceneries of rural Bhutan along the road. After lunch visit the Trongsa Dzong, a masterpiece of ancient Bhutanese architecture. And then, see local people weaving Yathra, a kind of colorful, hand-woven woolen cloth before finally arriving in Bumthang, where you will stay overnight.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Bumthang

Trongsa Dzong

Trongsa Dzong

Day5  Bumthang Sacred Religious Relic Tour

Today you will learn about local history and religions in the Jambay Lhakhang and Kuraj Lhakhang first. They both have a history of over 1200 years. Continue your tour to the Burning Lake – Mebartsho, where local people float small butter lamps to makes wishes. Today’s last destination is the Jakar Dzong, a monastery with a history of 450 years.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Bumthang

Jakar Dzong

Jambay Lhakhang

Day6  Punakha Dzong and Lhakhang Sightseeing

Today, you need to spend 7 hours for a car ride to Punakha from Bumthang. After arrival in Punakha, you will admire the fertility shrine in Chimi Lhakhang and the highest-standard woodworks in the Punakha Dzong.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Punakha

Chimi Lhakhang

Punakha Dzong

Day7  Leisure Hike and Sightseeing in Punakha

Your first activity today is hiking to Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten, which was built in a painting-like Punakha Valley. Local people believe the Chorten can remove negative forces and promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing world.

Drive to the Limbukha Village after lunch to see the fields of red rice, which is of high medicinal values. You will feel the local people’s love towards peace and tranquility there.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Punakha

Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten

Village View

Day8  Paro Precious Dzong and Museum Tour

Today you will go back to Paro, where you entered Bhutan 7 days ago without taking any sightseeing activities. Explore the National Museum, where houses lots of exquisite local artworks and Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), where offers you beautiful river view.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Paro Dzong

National Museum

Day9  Taktsang Lhakhang Hike and Farmhouse Visit

Around 2.5 hours’ hiking are needed to reach Taktsang Monastery, the most famous religious relic in Bhutan. It is possible to take a rest at the view terrace, which is located on the half point of the hiking route.

Pay a visit to a local people’s farmhouse to continue your tour. It is incredible that there is not a single nail used to build a farmhouse, which offers a good glimpse into the lifestyle of a farmer.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Taktsang Monastery

Farmhouse

Day10  Glad to Travel With you and Good Luck to You

In the morning, after breakfast your tour guide will escort you to the Paro airport for your flight to your onward destinations. See you next time!

Meals:Breakfast     

Accommodation:

DEPARTURE DATE& PRICE

Season Price Per Adult
For 1-2 Adults
Private Tour
Price Per Adult
For more than 3 Adults
Private Tour
Join in Group Tour
(Fixed Departure Date)
January $2110 $1750 N/A
February $2110 $1750 N/A
March $2560 $1840 N/A
April $2560 $1840 N/A
May $2560 $1840 N/A
June $2110 $1750 N/A
July $2110 $1750 N/A
August $2110 $1750 N/A
September $2560 $1840 N/A
October $2560 $1840 N/A
November $2560 $1840 N/A
December $2110 $1750 N/A

Price Includes

    • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
    • Accommodation in 3 star hotel under twin/dbl bed sharing basis
    • All transportation within the country including airport transfers
    • Daily USD 65 per person/night Gov. Royalty
    • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments
    • USD 40 per person Visa Fee
    • English speaking Local guide
    • Sightseeing

Price Excludes

    • Single room supplement charges USD 30 per room/night
    • Payments for service provided on a personal basis and Insurance Premiums
    • Cost for any services not mentioned in the "PRICE INCLUDES"
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