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12 days starting at USD $3,500 per person*

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This tour is an exciting mix of sightseeing, with an experiential feeling of the day to day life of Bhutanese culture and traditions. You will see 6 major cities of Bhutan, moving from West to Central Bhutan, visit major temples, get your astrology reading at the Monastic Astrology College in Thimphu, take a medicinal hot stone bath at a farmhouse, and enjoy the simple beauty, and extraordinary lifestyle in the Kingdom. The tour culminates with a beautiful domestic fight over the pristine forests into Paro Valley, and a day hike up to Tiger’s Nest, surely a once in a lifetime journey.

Duration: 12 days
Group Size: 1 – 16
Tour Grading: Easy to Moderate
Key Words: Bhutan Cultural Tour, Mountain Flight, Tiger’s Nest

Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, November

Trip Route: Thimphu, Dochu la Pass (3,050m/10,006ft), Punakha, Phobjikha, Pele la Pass (3,300m/10,989ft), Trongsa, Bumthang and Paro

Sights: Cheri Goemba (National Retreat Center), Pangri Zampa (Monastic Astrology College), Jamba Lhakhang (7th century temple), Kurjey Lhakhang (body imprint temple) Tamshing Lhakhang (15 century temple), Ogyen Choling Museum, Punakha Dzong, Trongsa Dzong, Watch Tower Museum

Highlights: Hike to Tiger’s Nest, see the second-largest seated Buddha, visit the traditional art school, visit the temple of fertility, get an astrology reading from an astrologer, visit a farm house, enjoy the traditional hot stone bath

Trip at a Glance:

Day 01: Arrive Paro – Thimphu (55km/34mile approx)
Day02 – 03: Thimphu (Sightseeing)
Day 04: Drive to Punakha (approx 77 kms/47 miles)
Day 05: Punakha sightseeing
Day 06: Drive to Phobjikha (78kms/48miles)
Day 07: Drive to Trongsa (approx 125kms/78miles)
Day 08: Drive to Bumthang (approx 68kms/42miles)
Day 09: Bumthang (Sightseeing)
Day 10: Day Trip to Tang Valley (1 ½ hr drive)
Day 11: Bumthang – Paro (Mountain Flight)
Day 12: Hike Tiger’s Nest
Day 13: Depart to Bangkok/Delhi/Kathmandu

We use the best 3 star hotels and resorts for our tours and retreats. For 4-5 star luxury hotels, please email us your interest, we will send you a PDF from the hotel with the additional charges.

Hotels in Bhutan, are very charming and smaller with approx. 15-20 rooms with larger hotels have 35-50 rooms.

What’s included

  • All ground transportation

  • Guide for entire tour

  • 3 star hotels, single bed, shared rooms

  • All meals:  breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options

  • $65 daily royalty, which is paid to the government of Bhutan which provides free healthcare and education to its citizens.

What’s not included

  • International fights into Bhutan

  • 4 – 5 stars hotel (Can add for extra charge)

  • Travel insurance

  • Excess luggage

  • Visa fee ($40), passport and taxes fee

  • Laundry service

  • Staff tips

  • Alcoholic Beverages (may be purchased separately)