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8 Nights 9 Days Bhutan Dragon Tour

8 Nights 9 Days Bhutan Dragon Tour

Highlights

  • Discover Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha, and Bumthang
  • Be motivated with wonderful opportunity to explore urban and rural Bhutan
  • Visit the Dzongs, religious communities, Thangka painting schools, and handiwork centers
  • 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

Paro airport runway

Snow-capped Mountain around Paro Airport

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  Observe Black Necked Cranes in Gangtey

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

Gangtey Valley

Gangtey Monastery

Day4  Drive to Punakha and Visit Chimi Lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who taught Buddhism in a humorous and dramatic way. He was nicknamed “Divine Madman” due to his behaviors. Local people pray for children in this monastery.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Punakha

Chimi Lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang

Day5  Leisure Hike and Sightseeing in Punakha

Hike 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.

After lunch, visit the Punakha Dzong, a historical site survived 4 fires and 1 earthquake. The Dzong is open for visitors during Punakha festival and in summer months when the monk body moves to Thimphu.

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

Punakha Dzong

Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten

Day6  Paro Historical Dzong and Museum Tour

Today you will go back to Paro, where you entered Bhutan 5 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

National Museum

Paro Dzong

Day7  Hike on Mountain Path to Taktsang Monastery

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. You could also visit Kyichu Temple during the hike. The sceneries will not let you down.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Taktsang Monastery

Kyichu Temple

Day8  Excursion to Chele La Pass and Kila Gompa

Drive to the 3800-meter-high Chele La pass where you will have a splendid view of the Himalaya range. You can hike to a view point with an altitude of 4500 meters for an even better view of Mount Jomolhari. At last, hike through rhododendron and hemlock forest towards Kila Gompa to catch your car back to Paro.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Chele La pass

Chele La pass

Day9  Best Wishes and Hope to See You Again

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

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 $1880 $1560 N/A
February $1880 $1560 N/A
March $2280 $1650 N/A
April $2280 $1650 N/A
May $2280 $1650 N/A
June $1880 $1560 N/A
July $1880 $1560 N/A
August $1880 $1560 N/A
September $2280 $1650 N/A
October $2280 $1650 N/A
November $2280 $1650 N/A
December $1880 $1560 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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