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11 Nights 12 Days Bhutan Peaceful Tour

11 Nights 12 Days Bhutan Peaceful Tour

Highlights

  • Spend 3 days in Thimphu to learn more about the capital of Bhutan than most other tourists
  • Find the inner peace in the glacial valley of Phobjika
  • Admire exquisite Bhutanese handiworks in both museum and small villages
  • 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 Arrive and Transfer to Thimphu

Welcome to Bhutan, the Country of Thunder Dragon. You will take 1.5 hours to transfer to Thimphu from Paro International Airport. Your first tourist destination in Bhutan is the National Memorial Chorten, which was built in 1974 in memory of Bhutan’s third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.

Meals:  Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

National Memorial Chorten

National Memorial Chorten

Day2  Thimphu In-Depth Cultural and Historical Tour

After breakfast, you will see the largest statue of Buddha in Kuensel Phodrang, and then touch the wild world of Bhutan in the Takin Preserve. Continue your tour to Zilukha Anim Dratsang, the only nunnery in the capital of Bhutan.

After a delicious lunch, you will learn about local people’s lifestyle in the Institute for Zorig Chusum, a school for local handiwork and painting skills. And then learn more about ancient Bhutanese people’ daily life in the Folk Heritage Museum

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

Takin Preserve

Kuensel Phodrang

Day3  Thimphu Short Trekking to Tango Monastery

Today you will take 30 minutes’ drive and 1 hour’s walk to the through shaded rhododendron forests to reach the Tango Monastery, which was built in the 12th century. A picturesque three-storey tower in the monastery tells you more about Bhutan’s history and Buddhism.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

Day4  Transfer to Gangtey and Short Sightseeing

Today, you will be transferred to Gangtey, which is considered to be the most beautiful place in Bhutan. The drive takes around 6 hours. 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, you will have short sightseeing to Rinchengang Village and Gangtey Monastery.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Gangtey

Dochu-la pass

Gangtey Monastery

Day5  Admire Phobjikha Valley and Wildlife

You will start today’s tour with a hike in the U-shaped glacial valley of Phobjika, the most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trails in Bhutan. Have lunch after around 2 hours’ hike. Restart the tour in the Black Necked Crane Information Center, where you can observe the cranes with high-power telescope and spotting scopes.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Gangtey

Valley of Phobjika

Valley of Phobjika

Day6  Drive to Bumthang and See Exquisite Yathra

Drive through dense forests of oak and blue pine trees to Bhumthant from Gangtey, admiring and taking photo of the sceneries of rural Bhutan along the road. After lunch, you will visit the most impressive dzong in Bhutan – Trongsa Dzong. Continue your travel to Bumthang passing through Yotong La Pass. You will 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

Day7  Bumthang Local Culture and History 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

Mebartsho

Jakar Dzong

Day8  Long Drive to Punakha and Dzong Visit

It takes around 7 hours to drive to Punakha today. After checking in your hotel, you will visit the Punakha Dzong, where houses the highest-standard woodworks in Bhutan.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Punakha

Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

Day9  Punakha Hike and Village Sightseeing Tour

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.

Chimi Lhakhang is your first attraction after lunch. Local people usually pray for fertility and having children in the monastery.

Drive to the Limbukha Village after the sightseeing in Chimi Lhakhang 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

Chimi Lhakhang

Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten

Day10  Paro National Museum and Dzong Tour

Today you will go back to Paro, where you entered Bhutan 9 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

Day11  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

Day12  Goodbye, Best Wishes and See You Next Time

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:

Paro Airport

Paro Airport

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 $2570 $2020 N/A
February $2570 $2020 N/A
March $3120 $2130 N/A
April $3120 $2130 N/A
May $3120 $2130 N/A
June $2570 $2020 N/A
July $2570 $2020 N/A
August $2570 $2020 N/A
September $3120 $2130 N/A
October $3120 $2130 N/A
November $3120 $2130 N/A
December $2570 $2020 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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