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12 days starting at USD $3,795 per person*

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This tour package visits 5 major cities in Bhutan, moving from the more populated Western Valley to Central Spiritual Valley in Bumthang. We will take the first few days to explore the capital, visiting the 2nd largest seated Buddha in the world. We will then move onto Central Bhutan to attend the Domkhar Lama Dancing festival in Chumey Valley of Bumthang district, which takes place around May depending on the lunar calendar of the year. This 3 day festival marks the birth of Guru Rinpoche who is considered the 2nd Buddha, the “lotus born” Padmasambhava. Experience the vivid colors and culture of the festival, performed by locals of the Domkhar village, a true highlight of the tour!We will then take a spectacular domestic mountain flight back to Paro and hike Tiger’s Nest, a once in a lifetime experience.

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

Best Season: April, May

Trip Route: Thimphu, Dochu la Pass (3,050m/10,006ft), Punakha, 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)

Highlights: Hike to Tiger’s Nest, see the second-largest seated Buddha, visit the traditional art school, visit the temple of fertility and visit the Domkhar Festival, 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 (Sightseeings)
Day 06: Drive to Trongsa (approx 143km/89miles)
Day 07: Drive to Bumthang (approx 68kms/42miles)
Day 08 – 09: Bumthang Sightseeing
Day 10: Bumthang – Paro (Mountain Flight)
Day 11: Paro Sightseeing
Day 12: Tiger’s Nest Hike
Day 13: Depart to Bangkok/Delhi

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)