Best of Bhutan 6 days

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Short itinerary

Day 01: Arrival, drive to Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu – Wangdue

Day 03: Wangdue, excursion to Gangtey  (Phobjikha)

Day 04: Wangdue – Paro

Day 05: Paro

Day 06: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival, drive to Thimphu
Arrival by plane to Paro airport and drive to Thimphu or in case of arrival by land, crossing border from India in Phuntsholing/Jaigon and full day drive to Thimphu. Stop at Tachog lhakhang to see traditional bridge made using ancient iron chains. Depending on arrival time visit of Tashicho dzong, the castle, which serves as seat of the king and government. If time permits, visit of the other sights.

Day 02: Thimphu to Wangdue
Early morning drive to Buddha Dordenma, the gigantic statue of Buddha overlooking the valley and walk to striking city viewpoint. See Memorial Chorten, always busy with devotees. Walk in Norzin lam street and see the traffic police signaling in junctions. Thimphu is only capital in the world without the traffic lights. Finish walk at handicraft market where many interesting Bhutanese souvenirs can be seen and bought for reasonable price. Drive to Changlimithang stadium to see archery match, traditional sport of Bhutan (depends on luck if the game is going on). From Friday to Sunday you can also visit to Centenary market where local people go to shop for food supplies. Market also has interesting handicraft section. Otherwise, you can enjoy some free time in the town, exploring it on your own. Afternoon transfer to Wangdue or Punakha over Dochu-la pass (3010 m) and stop to enjoy mountain scenery (weather permitting) and admire unique 108 chorten sutpa.

Day 03: Wangdue, excursion to Gangtey  (Phobjikha)
Early morning drive to Gangtey. Visit of Gangtgey gompa, which belong to old sect of Tibetan Buddhism and walk in beautiful Phobjika valley. 2½ hour walking tour through the valley is one of the most beautiful and easy hikes in Bhutan. You will go through the buckwheat and potato fields to the mixed forest with trees decorated with old men's beard lichen and finally you will get a view of marshland. Here, in late autumn and winter, rare black neck crane, elusive and holy bird, can be seen. Visit of old local farmhouse for typical Bhutanese lunch and for tasting the local spirit and salty butter tea. Evening drive back to Wangdue.

Day 04: Wangdue – Paro
Short morning hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten with wonderful view of the valley and it‘s terraced paddy fields. See the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan stretching the length of 350m over Pho Chhu river. Visit of Punakha dzong, which counts as the most intricately decorated castle in the kingdom. Short walk to Chhimmy lhakhang temple, devoted to 15th century saint Drukpa Kunley, known as “Divine madman”, who taught Buddhism by singing, drinking and scandalous sexual exploits. If time permits, also visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang nunnery with Bhutanese and Nepali style stupa, overlooking the valley from the high hill. Evening drive to Paro.

Day 05: Paro
Visit of the National Museum and Paro dzong (Rinpung dzong), the castle-monastery where Bernardo Bertolucci’s Little Buddha film was shot. Pristine Kyichu lhakhang is one of the two oldest temples built in Bhutan. Climb to Taktsang gomba (Tiger’s Nest) is the highlight of the tour. While the hike seems to be hard, it’s very rewarding. If you don’t feel so strong, you can climb just halfway to cafeteria with nice view of the place.

Day 06: Departure
If time permits, you can make visit to Drukyel dzong, the castle ruins from where you can see the summit of holy Jomolhari mountain in clear weather. After that you depart from Paro by flight or take 6 hours drive to land border in Phuntsholing.



Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation in 3* hotels on double sharing basis
  • Transportation in comfortable vehicle with driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • One bank transfer fee
  • Full board
  • Visa fee



Cost Exclude:

  • International flight tickets,
  • Drinks other than tea and coffee,
  • Any insurance,
  • Tips,
  • Personal expenses
  • Other unexpected expenses,
  • Additional bank transfer fees.

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Trip Facts

  • Grade: Easy to Moderate 
  • Best season: All Season
  • Per day walking: 6 hours in average
  • Type of trek: Hotel and Lodge
  • General Duration: 6 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4470m

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