Explore Bhutan with Treks, hikes and cultural visits
  • Explore Bhutan with Treks, hikes and cultural visits

    This trip is the one to take if you want to truly experience the raw essence of Bhutan. You will forget the rest of the world on this one-of-a-kind tour that will surely leave you profoundly changed and enlightened by the end. Bhutan is much more than a scenically beautiful land. The culture, tradition, and spiritual magic is woven deeply into Bhutan. The Bhutanese Escape is the trip that will help you uncover and experience this magic to the fullest.  

    DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU

    You will be received at Paro International Airport by one of our company representatives.

    After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the Ta Dzong Museum housing many religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Next, visit the Rimpong Dzong. Afterwards, drive to the capital, Thimphu (1.5 hours).

    DAY 02: THIMPHU

    Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, completed by the Royal Queen Mother as a memorial stupa for the Third King who passed away in 1972. Continue on to 12th century Changangkha Temple and Zilukha Nunnery. If there is time, you may visit Tashichhodzong, ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’ housing ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.

    DAY 03: THIMPHU – PHOBJIKHA VALLEY

    Transfer to Phobjikha Valley (5.5-6 hrs). Drive  over the Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters) which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley (about 3 hrs total driving time).

    DAY 04: PHOBJIKHA VALLEY – BUMTHANG

    Following breakfast visit the Phobjikha Sanctuary to view the majestic black necked cranes (Nov-Mar only) and Gangtey Gompa (Monastery), dating back to the 16th century. Continue driving towards Bumthang (2.5 hrs), the spiritual of the kingdom. Bumthang is home to some of Bhutan’s oldest Palaces, Buddhist temples and monasteries.

    DAY 05: BUMTHANG

    In the morning visit Kurjey Lhakhang, one of the most sacred places in the kingdom where Bhutan’s patron saint Guru Rimpoche meditated and 7th century Jambay Lhakhang. It dates back to the origins of Buddhism in Bhutan and is one of the Kingdoms oldest temples. After lunch continue sightseeing.

    DAY 06: BUMTHANG – PUNAKHA

    Depart for Punakha stopping along the way at Trongsa for lunch.

    DAY 07: PUNAKHA

    After lunch enjoy a hike to  Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten through the rice fields. In the afternoon you have an option of returning to

    your  hotel for time at leisure, or a short excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of Drukpa Kuenly. He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time.

    DAY 08: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU – PARO

    Drive back to Thimphu  where you will have an opportunity to visit handicraft and souvenir stores, and enjoy lunch. Afterwards proceed to Paro and check into your  hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore the Paro township.

    DAY 09: PARO

    After breakfast hike to Taktsang Monastery. 

    DAY 10: DEPART PARO

    After breakfast we drive to the Paro airport.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Wheelchair accessible"
    "This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



    • Hora de Inicio8:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Paro Airport
    • Duración: 10 days
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Bhutan Tourism Royalty & Visa fees.
    • First Class airconditioned vehicles with experienced drivers
    • Experienced local English speaking guide.
    • Tourist standard government approved hotels & guesthouses.
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water

    No Incluye

    • Airfares
    • Personal expenses like as beverages, telephone, laundry and tips.
    • Travel and medical insurance.
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