6 Days Explore the Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan

6 Days Explore the Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan

On this 6 Days 5 Nights adventure through the hearts of 4 western districts of Bhutan, you’ll go on nature hikes and appreciate the pristine natural environment, explore and ramble through rural villages and gain firsthand experience on its culture and people. Come visit Bhutan with us and explore one of the most unique and extraordinary countries in the world.

Bhutan has both natural beauty and cultural wealth so carefully preserved and passed down from generation to generation, that visitors are not surprised to hear its nickname ‘Kingdom of Happiness’.

Tucked away deep in the eastern Himalayas between the mighty neighbours – China to the north and India to the south, Bhutan remained isolated for centuries from the rest of the world until it opened its door to the outside world in the 1960s. Bhutan is one of the most beautiful and least travelled countries in the world and the last Vajrayana Buddhist Kingdom.


Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport / Transfer to Thimphu (2334M)

Stop At: National Museum of Bhutan འབྲུག་གི་འགྲེམས་སྟོན་ཁང་།, CCHG+F5G, Paro, Bhutan
Our guide and the driver will receive you at the Paro International Airport and escort you to visit the National Museum and then transfer to Thimphu.

The National Museum of Bhutan is located in Paro just above the Rinpung Dzong (administrative headquarter of Paro district) was established in 1968. It is housed in an ancient watch tower called Paro Ta Dzong (Ta Dzong means “watch tower fortress”) built in 1649. It displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artifacts and artworks including traditional costumes, armour, weaponry and handcrafted implements for daily life. The collection at the National Museum preserves a snapshot of the rich cultural traditions of the country.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and it is 55km away from the main Paro town. The drive should not take more than 2 hours including stop overs on the way. Thimphu is home to approximately 115,000 residents. This bustling little city is the main center of commerce, religion and government. Arriving in Thimphu, our guide will assist you to check into the hotel so that you can relax for a while. Lunch will be served either in Paro or on arrival in Thimphu depending on your flight arrival time.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
On arrival in Thimphu, visit the National Memorial Chorten is the most frequented religious site and obviously an important landmark in Thimphu. The National Memorial Chorten is a Buddhist Stupa built in 1974 in memory of the Late Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who passed away in 1972. People from all walks of life come here to pray and circumambulate offering you a good opportunity to observe how Bhutanese people devote themselves to daily prayers and take refuge in the teachings of the Lord Buddha.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
The magnificent 169 feet tall bronze statue of Lord Buddha is located on a hilltop overlooking the Thimphu valley. It was built to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth King His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and also for the purpose of bringing peace in the world. The giant Buddha statue houses more than 100,000 8-inch-tall Buddha statues of the same type. The construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2015 after almost 10 years.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Kuenphen Rabten Resort or Hotel Amodhara

Day 2: Hike to Tango Monastery / Transfer to Punakha valley (1200m)

Stop At: Tango Buddhist Institute, Thimphu Bhutan
After breakfast, drive about 14km towards the north of Thimphu city and hike to the 12th century religious site called Tango Monastery. There is also a monastery called Cheri located on a mountain in the neighbourhood. Hiking to Tango is much easier as most part of the footpath is paved and the uphill ascent is not as steep. It is roughly 14km from the main Thimphu town. Following the trail through the forests, the walk uphill takes about 1.5 hours at a slow pace. Tango Monastery was founded in 1222 by the Tibetan scholar Phajo Drugom Zhigpo, who first established the Drukpa Kagyu School of Buddhism in Bhutan and subsequently became the state religion. The present form of the monastery was built later in 1689 by the Tenzin Rabgye, the 4th Temporal ruler of Bhutan.

After the hike, drive back to the town where traditional lunch will be served at one of the traditional restaurants.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu Bhutan
After lunch at the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant or at a similar one, visit the National Institute of Zorig Chusum (Zorig Chusum means 13 Traditional Arts & Crafts) located nearby the Folk Heritage Museum. The National Institute of Zorig Chuzum was established to promote and preserve the thirteen traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan and to facilitate increased access in learning Zorig skills by Bhutanese youths. Many of these traditional arts and crafts are declining with the advent of modern technologies and therefore, the government is putting in lot of effort to train youths to keep the traditions alive. The thirteen arts and crafts are categorized as Shing Zo (woodwork), Dho Zo (stonework), Par Zo (carving), Lha Zo (painting), Jim Zo (sculpting), Lug Zo (casting), Shag Zo (woodturning), Gar Zo (blacksmith), Troe Zo (ornament making), Tsa Zo (bamboo work), De Zo (paper making), Tsem Zo (tailoring, embroidery and applique) and Thag Zo (weaving). We then drive to Punakha valley.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
About 45 min drive from Thimphu towards Punakha is a mountain pass at an altitude of 3,150 meters above sea level from where you can see, on a clear day, some of the highest peaks of Bhutan. Before the construction of these beautiful 108 Druk Wangyal Choetens (stupas) in 2004, this mountain pass remained only as a sacred place blessed by a famous Buddhist saint, Lam Drukpa Kunley in the late 15th century. From Dochu La Pass, we will continue driving towards Punakha, passing through some villages, the elevation drops gradually and the road winds through the pine trees. You will feel the drastic change in altitude from 3,150m just an hour and a half ago to a warmer subtropical valley at 1,200m.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
Just about 11km before reaching the proper Punakha town, you will visit a famous Chimi Lhakhang popularly known as the "Temple of Fertility".

A 20 – 30 minutes walk through beautiful terraced paddy fields and traditional farmhouses will bring you to the Temple of Fertility. The history of Chimi Lhakhang is associated with 15th-century Tibetan Lama Drukpa Kunley who was affectionately known as “Divine Madman” for his unorthodox ways of teaching Buddhism. He would often use phallus as a tool to subdue malevolent spirits. Using the phallus was also intended to free up the social inhibitions enforced by the socially established values. Today, one of the relics of Chime Lhakhang is a phallus. The blessing of the phallus is considered sacred particularly to couples who are unable to have children as it brings fertility giving them the ability to bear offspring. Because of this belief, people like to call Chimi Lhakhang as “Temple of Fertility”.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Namgay Zam Homestay at the village of Yusakha with the local family for a unique experience.

Day 3: Sightseeing Punakha / Transfer to Phobjikha valley (3000m)

Stop At: Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha Bhutan
After breakfast, you will go for a 2.5-hour return hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten. Located on a mountain ridge overlooking the picturesque Punakha valley, this wonderful Buddhist structure is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture used in building temples, monasteries and Zangdogpelri (copper coloured mountains). It was built over a period of almost 10 years under the command of Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck, one of the Grand Queen Mothers of Bhutan and was consecrated in 1999.

After the hike, return to the road head and drive to visit Punakha Dzong.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
The historic Punakha Dzong was originally known as Pungthang Dewa Chenpoi Phodrang, meaning the “Palace of Great Bliss”. It was built in 1637 AD by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (Tibetan Buddhist master who came to Bhutan in 1616 and founded the nation-state of Bhutan) on a small stretch of land where the rivers Phochu and Mochu converge. Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second-largest Dzong in Bhutan. The sacred wall paintings and main artifacts inside the dzong, the intricate woodworks and the architectural structure of the dzong display fine examples of Bhutanese arts and craftsmanship which continues to influence Bhutanese architecture even today.

After lunch, you will be transferred to Phobjikha valley. The road distance is 80km and takes approximately 3-hours.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan
Phobjikha is a vast U-shaped glacial valley at an elevation of about 3,000m/9,840ft and it is a winter home for endangered Black Necked Crane from November to March and migrates back to Tibetan Plateau by the beginning of the spring season. Every year on the 11th of November, Black Necked Crane Festival is held in this valley to celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird which becomes an inseparable part in the lives of the local people during the winter months. As part of the conservation effort, Phobjikha valley has been declared a protected area.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Yue-Loki Guest House or Dewachen Hotel & Spa

Day 4: Gangtey Nature Hike / Transfer back to Paro valley (2200m)

Stop At: Gangtey Monastery, Gangtey Bhutan
After breakfast, visit Gangtey Monastery, an important landmark of the valley and venture out on an exhilarating Gangtey Nature Trail Hike. After lunch, transfer back to Paro valley.

Founded in 1613, Gangtey Monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Bhutan and an important landmark in the valley. The monastery is popularly known as Gangtey Gonpa (gonpa literally means “remote place” and is usually a place of religious significance. The monastery also has a monastic college where hundreds of monks study Buddhist philosophy for 9 years. An annual religious festival, Gangtey Tshechu, is held at this majestic monastery during autumn when the harvest season is just over. A series of dazzling sacred mask dances interspersed by Bhutanese folk dances are performed during this festival.

From here, the beautiful Gangtey Nature Hike begins.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gangtey nature trail, Unnamed Road, F5FH+QQ6, Nubding, Bhutan
The Gangtey Nature Trail is about 5km and takes approximately 2.5 hours through the woods surrounded by splendid nature all around, wonderful meadows, beautiful traditional village houses, farmlands and crystalline streams. This short nature trail gives you a great feeling of the valley and an understanding of the local inhabitant's livelihood. Lots of opportunities to take beautiful pictures!

After lunch, you will be transferred back to Paro valley. The road distance is 175km and takes about 5-hours.
Duration: 7 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Khangkhu Resort or Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 5: Hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery & later visit a beautiful farmhouse for home-cooked local cuisine

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
After early breakfast, you'll hike to the famous Paro Taktsang popularly known as Tiger's Nest.

Taktsang monastery is located on the face of a sheer 800-meter rock cliff in Paro. The round-trip hike normally takes about 4-5 hours from the road head. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who came to Bhutan and introduced Tantric Buddhism in the mid-eighth century A.D. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava flew to Taktsang from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan, riding on a tigress. Taktsang Monastery was originally built in 1692 on the sacred cave where Guru Padmasambhava meditated.

One-way horse riding is available for about USD20 up to the midpoint (Taktsang Viewpoint Cafeteria).

Lunch will be served at the Taktsang cafeteria and then we retrace our steps back to the base where our driver will be waiting.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Aum Choden Homestay, Nemjo Paro Paro Bhutan, Paro, Bhutan
Towards the late afternoon, visit Aum Choden Homestay or a similar one for authentic home-cooked local cuisine. If you are interested, you can soak in a traditional hot stone bath believed to have a therapeutic and revitalizing effect for an additional fee of about US$15 per person. Specially selected stones containing minerals are heated in a wood-fired fireplace and dropped into a chamber of wooden tub releasing minerals. You can also take part in preparing your dinner and learn how to cook some of the popular dishes of Bhutan.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Khangkhu Resort or Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 6: Transfer to Paro International Airport

Pass By: Paro International Airport, Airport Road Paro, Paro 12001, Bhutan
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro International Airport for your onward journey depending on your departure time. Our guide and drive will bid you farewell.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"This tour can be customized and run on a private basis just for you and your group."
"We highly recommend booking at least a few months before the departure date so that we have enough time to ensure the flights are available. If you already have flight tickets to and from Bhutan, we can take bookings up to a week before the departure date. To process visa, it only takes 4-5 business days."
"There are only two airlines that connect Bhutan with the outside world and so securing air tickets can be difficult especially during the months of high season. Currently, Bhutan is connected with these cities - Bagdogra, Bangkok, Delhi, Dhaka, Guwahati, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Singapore. We recommend you book your international flights a few months in advance especially if you plan to visit during the high season months of March to May and September to November. If you need help in arranging flights to/from Bhutan, please let us know much in advance."
"After you book the tour, kindly send us clear passports copies of all the participants. A biodata page including the machine-readable zone must be seen clearly. Passports should have a minimum of 6 MONTHS validity from the day you depart from Bhutan. You may also want to check the passport requirements by your next destination country after Bhutan. A copy of your e-Visa will be emailed to you once it is approved. It only takes 4-5 business days to get visa approval and it is 100 percent guaranteed as long as we receive clear passport copies of all the participants. The actual visa will be stamped on your passport upon arrival. Send the passport copies to the Local Supplier E-mail address."
"Youth between the ages of 13-18 MUST send us a copy of their valid Student Photo ID Card/Document to keep the discounted price. Without a copy of valid Student Photo ID Card/document, the full adult price will apply."
"Most travelers can participate"
"Participants below the age of 18 years old MUST be accompanied by at least one full-paying adult."
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"All tourists are required to provide a full COVID-19 vaccine certificate and a negative RT-PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before the date of entry."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
6 Days Explore the Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan
3/1/2023 - 5/31/2023
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
6/1/2023 - 8/27/2023
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
9/1/2023 - 11/30/2023
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Duración: 6 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Our guide and driver will receive you at Paro International Airport


  • 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.


  • Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive your e-Visa within 4-5 business days.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and light snacks
  • Twin-sharing accommodations at 3-star hotels certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • All ground transportation including round trip airport transfers
  • Experienced English-speaking licensed tour guide.
  • Entry fee to National Museum
  • Medical treatment at a hospital in Bhutan if you sustain injuries while in Bhutan
  • All internal taxes for the services listed above
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Phobjikha Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Gangtey nature trail
  • Entry/Admission - Aum Choden Homestay
  • Entry/Admission - Tango Buddhist Institute
  • Entry/Admission - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Entry/Admission - Dochula Pass

No Incluye

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.
  • International flights. Let us know if you need help with arranging flights to and from Bhutan.
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges
  • Gratuity to guide and driver
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Guide speaking other major languages can be arranged for an additional fee.
  • Any other expenses of personal nature
  • All Entry fees except for National Museum


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