10 Days Private Tour in Central Bhutan

10 Days Private Tour in Central Bhutan

In this tour you will explore central Bhutan which is rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the unique culture, try Bhutanese cuisine, and enjoy the serene landscapes. Bhutan is a country with a strong emphasis on Gross National Happiness, so take the time to connect with the locals and experience the joyous atmosphere! also visit most highlighted places like Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Paro International Airport

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
Once you arrive at the Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by our English speaking guide and drive to Thimphu, the capital city.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, Paro-Thimphu Highway, Paro 12001 Bhutan
On the way visit Tamchog Lhakhang, which is located on the ridge with beautiful view. Walk through the bridge with picturesque landscape.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
The National Memorial was built in 1974 by Her Majesty Ashi Phuntsho in the memorial of the third King. The national Memorial Chorten is located in the center of the capital city, and the
interior of the Chorten has a large number of paintings of Tantric deities, in explicit sexual poses
that sometimes can be a little disconcerting to visitors.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu Handicrafts Market, Nordzin Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
Authentic Craft Bazaar; This is the craft market located at the center of Thimphu. Here you can get authentic Bhutanese arts and crafts handmade locally.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
Walk around Thimphu downtown and visit archery ground to see the archery match
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Tashiyeodling/Thimphu Tower 3-star or similar standard hotel

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing

Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang The Kuensel Phodrang or the Buddha is situated on
top of a hill overlooking the city of Thimphu where you can enjoy a great view of the Thimphu
Valley on both sides. It can be accessed by road and is about 15 minutes away from the city’s
center
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu Bhutan
Motithang Takin Preserve
The Motithang Takin Preserve also known as the Mini Zoo by many is a small natural preserve
for the Takin - Bhutan’s national animal. This is a rare animal of the goat antelope family and a
particular species is only found in Bhutan. The preserve is a forested preserve that mimics the
Takin’s natural habitat, in addition to the Takin there are a few musk deer and barking deer that
live inside the preserve.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: National Folk Heritage Museum, Pedzoe Lam, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
The museum houses a rich collection of equipment, tools, household objects and artefacts from rural households, all of which offer a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle. Apart from showcasing these objects, the museum is also involved in organising regular demonstrations of rural traditions, skills, customs and habits of the local people. Educational programs for children are also held in the museum.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu Bhutan
National Institute for Zorig Chusum or the School of Arts and Crafts is an Institute where
students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts & crafts.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
The original Thimphu Dzong (the Dho-Ngyen Dzong) is said to have been constructed in 1216
by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa. And later the Dzong was conquered by Shabdrung Ngawang
Namgyal, who found the Dzong to be too small and expanded it to what is now known as
theTashichho dzong is also called the "fortress of glorious religion." It was erected in 1641 and
was subsequently rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Now it houses the
secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the King and central monk body.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Tashiyeodling/Thimphu Tower or similar standard

Day 3: Thimphu to Trongsa

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
Dochu-La Pass
The Dochu La Pass located at an altitude of 3150 meter above sea level is probably the best
known mountain pass in Bhutan. On a clear day it offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks.
Another striking feature at the pass is the 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens.
Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Wangdue Dzong, Wangdue Bhutan
We will drive by Wangdue Dzong

Stop At: Tongsa Dzong, Trongsa Bhutan
Trongsa Dzong, the largest dzong situated on a spur, a wild rocky area, with the scenic backdrop of the Mountains provides a strategic location to control Bhutan for centuries and it was the seat of the Wangchuck dynasty who effectively ruled over much of eastern and central Bhutan.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Yangkhil Resort 3-star or similar standard

Day 4: Trongsa - Bumthang

Stop At: Ta Dzong Museum, Above the Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa Bhutan
Overlooking the magnificent Trongsa Dzong, the Ta Dzong is a majestic circular five story tower flanked by two lower towers. With its magnificent design and impressive aesthetic, the Ta Dzong is an awe-striking marvel of traditional Buddhist architecture and a popular tourist attraction. Built by Choeje Minjur Tenpa, the first governor of Trongsa, in 1652, the tower served as a watchtower and protected the Trongsa Dzong, which was the main stronghold of the town during that time, against external threats. Now the building has been serving mainly as a museum since 2008.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Jamphel Lhakhang བྱམས་་པ་ལྷ་ཁང་།, HPGM+4CR, Jakar, Bhutan
Jambay Lhakhang is a 7th-century Buddhist temple located in Bumthang, Bhutan. The temple is one of the oldest and most important religious sites in Bhutan
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kurje Lhakhang, Bumthang Bhutan
Kurjey Lhakhang, which translates as 'Temple of the Sacred Body Imprint,' is one of the holiest sites and an important place of pilgrimage
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tamshing Lhakhang གཏམ་ཞིང་ལྷ་ཁང་།, HPQQ+246, Jakar, Bhutan
Tamshing monastery originally known as Tamshing Lhendup Chholing (monastery of good message), is located in Chokhor valley at 5km distance from Jakar town.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Jakar Village Lodge 3 star hotel

Day 5: Bumthanhg

Stop At: Kungzandra Monastery, Tang Gewog, HRH7+942, Tang Valley, Bhutan
Kunzangdrak is a Buddhist sacred site in the Tang Valley of central Bhutan. It lies at an altitude of 3,350 metres (10,990 feet) in the hollow of a cliff.
Best way to enjoy the place is to take hike through the villages and see beautiful view of the village.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Burning Lake, Bumthang Bhutan
The Burning Lake is a 30-minute drive from Chamkhar Town, located along the road to Ura or the Tang village in central Bhutan's Tang Valley.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Jakar Village Lodge or similar standard

Day 6: Bumthang to Gangtey/Phobjikha

Stop At: Phobji Nature Trail, Gangtey, Gangtey Bhutan
The hike takes about 1hr 30 minutes through the pine forest and small bamboo plants. You can see
the Phobjikha valley so beautifully from this hike. It is one of the best hiking places for the Nature
lovers. During the winter months, we can see the endangered species of birds – Black Neck Cranes.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Black Necked Crane Center, Bhutan
The Royal Society for Protection of Nature, also known as The Crane Centre, displays material on the
cranes and their environment, as well as guiding conservation awareness operations on this
threatened bird.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gangtey Monastery, Gangtey Bhutan
The Gangteng Monastery generally known as Gangtey Gonpa or Gangtey Monastery, is an important monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism. It was built in 1613 by the first Peling Gyalsé Rinpoche
or Gangteng Tulku, Rigdzin Pema Tinley, who was the grandson of the great Bhutanese “treasure
revealer”.

Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Dewachen Resort or similar standard

Day 7: Gangtey - Punakha

Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
Chimi Lhakhang is a temple of Drukpa Kuenley, who is known as the Divine Madman for his eccentric
behaviors. He is also considered a symbol of fertility and many childless couples go to his temple for
blessing. It is about a 30-minute hike across the fields where you would find paintings of phalluses on
the houses.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
The Dzong was built in 1637 and it was named as Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great
Happiness). The Dzong is beautifully located in between the two rivers called Pho (male) and Mo
(female) chhu (river). Punakha was the capital of Bhutan till 1955. The establishment of the
Wangchuck Dynasty on 17th December, 1907 took place here and the first National Assembly was
also held in the Dzong in 1953.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
Suspension Bridge, which is always adorned with colorful prayer flags, is one of the longest
suspension bridges in Bhutan.The bridge offers a spectacular view of the river and valley.

Duration: 50 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Drubchu Resort or similar

Day 8: Punakha - Paro

Stop At: Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha Bhutan
It is 45 minutes hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel chorten with the picturesque view of the rice terraces along the river.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
Visit to Paro Rinpung Dzong
Duration: 50 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Metta Resort or similar

Day 9: Paro

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail, Paro Bhutan
The wooden structure built amazingly, stands bravely on a cliff. It is said that the great Guru
Rinpoche flew here on the back of a tigress and set up this monastery when he brought the
teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. The monastery was built in
1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgaye who is said to be one of the reincarnations of Guru
Rinpoche. From the road, the hike toward Taktshang follows an uphill route and takes
approximately 2-3 hours at an average walking pace on a clear, sunny day.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Metta or similar

Day 10: Departure

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
Drive to the airport for departure
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duración: 10 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Paro International Airport - departure terminal, Airport Road Paro, Paro 12001, Bhutan
Traveler pickup is offered
Once your arrival at Paro Airport, our guide will meet you at the airport.

Airports

  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • A minimum of 3 star accommodation certified by the Department of Tourism
  • Monument Fees (Dzongs & Temples) and Museum Fees
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay.
  • All transport (transfer & sightseeing)
  • Bottle of water in the car
  • Travel Insurance
  • All Meals
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 9x Dinner
  • 9x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Burning Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
  • Entry/Admission - Motithang Takin Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Jamphel Lhakhang བྱམས་་པ་ལྷ་ཁང་།
  • Entry/Admission - Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Suspension Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Entry/Admission - Ta Dzong Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kungzandra Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Rinpung Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Tongsa Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
  • Entry/Admission - Gangtey Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Kurje Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - National Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Entry/Admission - Tamshing Lhakhang གཏམ་ཞིང་ལྷ་ཁང་།
  • Entry/Admission - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Entry/Admission - National Folk Heritage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Black Necked Crane Center

No Incluye

  • Air Transport/Flight
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Tips, etc.
  • Drinks & beverages
  • Visa Fees
  • Sustainable Development Fee

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