5-day Private Bhutan Tour: Paro, Thimphu, And Punakha
OverviewBhutan awaits those seeking a pampered getaway with the promise of discoveryasthe country has had many cultural &religious wonders. Bhutan promises to charm you with an unspoiled ancient landscape and quietly challenge your view of the world. Join this private 5-day tour, led by a professional Bhutanese guide.
- All-inclusive tour
- Led by a local guide
- Multi-Day Trip
- Romantic experience, perfect for couples
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Day 01: Arrive Paro (L,D)
Arrive at Paro airport. Check in and enjoy lunch at hotel. After lunch, drive (2 hrs one-way) to Haa via Chelela Pass (3900m). Weather permitting, see Mt. Jumolhari (7314m) & Taktshang Goenpa (Tigers Nest Monastery). Haa valley is dotted with crop fields & quaint farmhouses. Also, visit a 100 year-old farmhouse to get insight into the life of locals. Enroute, stop at Haa Dzong. Later, visit the historic Chundu Lhakhang temple. Later return to Paro. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Paro Thimphu (B,L,D)
65kms / 2hrs
After breakfast, drive to the capital Thimphu. Upon arrival, see manuscripts, written in gold at the National Library. Also stop at a school where traditional style of Thangka painting is taught. Next, visit the Folk Heritage Museum. After lunch, visit Memorial Choeten - a stupa with detailed religious wall paintings & sculptures. Then visit the 14th century Changangkha Lhakhang, a popular worshipping spot for locals. Later drive to Sangaygang viewpoint, usually thronged by young couples. Then visit a nunnery. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Thimphu Punakha (B,L,D)
85kms / 3 hrs
After breakfast, drive to Punakha the ancient capital. The drive takes you across Dochula Pass (3100 m), marked by more than 100 choetens (Bhutanese style stupa) with prayer flags. Weather permitting, view lofty peaks of eastern Himalayan range. The road to Punakha passes through magnificent forests and a charming countryside. Check in and enjoy lunch at the hotel. Later, get blessed at a temple presided by a 96 year old lama. In the evening, try your hand at traditional archery the national sport. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Punakha Paro (B,L,D)
125kms / 4 hrs
After breakfast, hike (45 min one-way) to a choeten affording scenic views, that was built by the queen for the well-being of the country and its people. Its a moderate hike through rice paddies & pine forests. Then visit Punakha Dzong a magnificent structure built without iron nails. Also see paintings on the life of Buddha. After lunch, drive to Paro. Later visit National Museum, to admire collections of rare art, artifacts and traditional weavings. After the museum, visit the Paro Dzong. In the evening, explore Paro town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Paro Departure (B)
Morning breakfast and drive to the airport for departure.
Inclusions for 5-day Private Bhutan Tour: Paro, Thimphu, And Punakha
- 4 nights accommodationas per itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Route permit
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Visa fees
Exclusions for 5-day Private Bhutan Tour: Paro, Thimphu, And Punakha
- Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Passport details: name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants - scanned copy of first page also required for visa processing
A maximum of 8 people per booking
Accommodation at each location
Paro: Tashi Namgay/ Tenzinling Resort/ Hotel Zangdopelri or Similar
Thimpu: Druk/ Osel/ Khang residency or Similar
Punakha: Pema Karpo / Zimgkham Resort/ Drupchu Resort or Similar