Bhutan Cultural Tour with Day Hikes

Bhutan Cultural Tour with Day Hikes

This tour combines cultural highlights with some of the good day hikes in Bhutan. Exploring on foot is more magical than skimming over the places from your car. As you walk through the villages, villagers will invite you to their homes for a tea or hearty conversation.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Arrive Paro

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
After arrival visit: 
• Ta Dzong (National Museum) 
• Rinpung Dzong 
• Kyichu Lhakhang 
• Evening is free to stroll in Paro Town. Walking through the market and meeting with the people will be an enjoyable experience.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 2: Paro-Haa Valley | Hike to Chele La Pass

Stop At: Haa Valley, Ha Bhutan
Today, drive to Haa Valley across Chelela Pass (3810m). Few miles before Chele La Pass, you will take a side road that takes you to Kila Goenpa Nunnery, which is nestled in a craggy patch on the mountain site. From here, you will hike to Chele La Pass. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the pass and continue drive to Haa. 
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star Hotel

Day 3: Haa-Thimphu (115 Km/4 Hours)

Stop At: Thimphu, Bhutan
Following breakfast, drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. En route, stop at Chuzom to see local farmers sit by the side of the road selling vegetables. Check into your hotel on arrival. Afternoon, you can stroll freely in Thimphu city.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 4: Morning Tango Monastery hike | afternoon sightseeing

Stop At: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
In the morning, hike to Tango Monastery. In the afternoon, visit King's Memorial Chorten, Takin Reserve, Folk Heritage Museum, the giant Buddha Statue and Tashichhodzong.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 5: Thimphu-Punakha | hike to Lungchutse Goempa

Stop At: Punakha District, Punakha District
After breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at the Dochu La pass (10,170 feet), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, you will hike to Lungchuzekha Monastery through rhododendron forests. Hike offers us stunning views of Himalayas. Hike back to Dochula pass, enjoy your lunch and then drive downhill to Punakha. On arrival, visit the Punakha Dzong. 
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 6: Punakha-Gangtey/Phobjikha Valley | hike through Nature Trail

Stop At: Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang District
Morning drive to Gangtey through dense forests of oak trees and rhododendrons. On arrival in Gangtey, visit Gangtey Goenpa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan. From here, you will hike to Phobjikha Valley through Gangtey Nature Trail. Today you will stay in local farmhouse to get first hand experience of Bhutanese farmers’ life.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Village Homestay

Day 7: Gangtey-Paro

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
Morning, drive back to Paro. En route, stop at Metshina Village and take 20-minute walk through rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, the Divine Madman’s temple. After this, continue drive to Paro with stop in Thimphu for lunch.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 8: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
Today hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery. Overnight in hotel.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 9: Depart Paro

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
After breakfast, you will drive to airport for departure.  Our representative will bid you farewell. 
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: NA

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Infant seats available"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"



Hora de Inicio: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/22/2018 - 3/31/2025
Monday:08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Tuesday:08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Wednesday:08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Thursday:08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Friday:08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Saturday:08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Sunday:08:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Duración: 9 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan



Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Incluye

  • 8x Breakfast
  • 8x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Government approved 3 star hotels
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Food and water (all three meals, tea & snacks and bottled water in car)
  • Transportation by private car (including airport drop and pick up)
  • Entry/Admission - Haa Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang

No Incluye

  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry
  • Other bills of personal nature
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratitude

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