Bhutan Trekking Hiking & Rafting

Highlights of Tour

Paro,Punakaha
Thimphu,Phajoding

8 Day Packages

Day by Day Program to Fort
& Places Tour of Bhutan

Bhutan Travel Destination

Thimphu,Punakha,Bumthang,
Gangtey,Paro

  • Day: 1

    Arrival in Paro  

    Upon arrival meet By Our Company Guide and transfer to the hotel. This afternoon, as per available time, visit National Museum and Rinphung Dzong. In the evening, wander in the small, but charming Paro town. Overnight in hotel

  • Day: 2

    Paro – Punakha 

    After breakfast drive for about 4-5hrs to Punakha/Wangdue valley. The first 1hr drive follows the Pachu river downstream and then north following the bends of Thimphu river towards Thimphu. Next, the road climbs up for about 45 minutes to Dochu-la pass (3100m). The pass provides spectacular mountain vista on a clear day and even on a misty day it is quite beautiful with 108 chortens, a beautiful temple and prayer flags fluttering across the pass. Short distance below the pass is Lamperi Natural Park. Descend downhill  through ever changing vegetation for 2hrs or so to arrive in sub-tropical Punakha-Wangdue valley. Visit Chimi Lhakhang temple dedicated to 15 century saint Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as ‘the divine madman, a folk hero and a cultural icon around whom countless yarns of facts and fiction, stories and legends have been spun. Visit Punakha Dzong, an elaborate fortress/monastery straddling at the confluence of the Pho (male) and Mo (female) Riverthe architectural wonders of the 17th century Punakha Dzong, straddling at the confluence of Pho and Mo rivers (male & female). Its proper name is Punthang Dechenphodrang meaning ‘Palace of Great Happiness’. This Dzong was once Bhutan’s winter capital, the tradition that is still followed by the head monk and the monks of central monastic body.

  • Day:3

    Punakha -Thimphu (Hike along the way & One Hrs White Water Rafting )

    Morning drive to north of Punakha and do white water rafting  for an hours later in afternoon drive to thimphu from the sub-tropica Punakha valley to 10,500ft at Dochula pass in about 2.5hrs. After enjoying the spectacular panoramic views of Bhutan’s snow capped peaks along the Tibet border over cuppa and snacks at Dochula, begin 2hr ridge top walk to Lungchuzekha temple/ retreat center. The trail is through rich vegetation of moss laden birch, hemlock and rhododendrons trees, with excellent views of peaks and the valleys.  Picnic at the monastery. Instead of returning to Dochula, walk 1hr downhill to another retreat and monastic center of Trashigang located on a hilltop, from where we meet our vehicle and drive short distance to Thimphu. Towards evening, visit the great Tashicho Dzong, and the giant Buddha statue as the sunsets in the valley. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

  • Day:4

    In Capital Thimphu

    We have a full day to tour and visit the capital of Bhutan as per interests. You can visit Memorial Chorten, Takin Preserve, Zilukha nunnery, Traditional Art School, Hospital for traditional medicine, National Library, Textile Academy and Museum, Changlimithang ground where you may see Archery, Centennial farmers’ market, which is more vibrant over the weekend (Fri-Sun) or you can spend half day hiking to Cheri or Tango Monastery north of Thimphu. You can decide these activities with you guide when you are here. Overnight hotel in Thimphu

  • Day:5

    Trek to Phajoding and cross Pumola into Tsaluna 

    (Approx. 15km/6-7 hrs ).  Start your trek above Takin Preserve (2700m) near Motithang. The trail climbs up steeply for about 6km to Phajoding group of monasteries (3640m).  Phajoding is associated with 13th Century  Lama, Phajo Drugom Zhigpo who spread the Drukpa Kagyu teachings of Buddhism in Bhutan. Although most of the buildings were built later in 18th century, these group of temples, monastery and meditation houses hold some of the important Buddhist relics, such as the statues and paintings. The view from Phajoding is amazing as you look down into Thimphu valley, surrounded by mountains. The trails cuts across with short ascends and descends for about 2.5km (40min) to Pumo-la pass (3750m). After crossing Pumola, it is a long descend through Pine and Rhododendron forests into Tsaluna village (6km/2hrs). Your campsite is short distance above the village in a quiet meadows at 2900m.

  • Day:6

    Trek Jay-dikha -Jele Dzong-Paro   

    After about an hour gradual climb you will arrive at a small village of Jaydelkha. Continuing the gradual climb uphill for about 2.5hrs through spruce, hemlock, fir and giant rhododendron forests, arrive at Jili Dzong, atop a promontory at 3570m, that gives sweeping views of both Paro valley and Tsaluna valley. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Chomolhari, Mt. Jichu Drake and other snow-capped peaks in the distance. Jele Dzong is a small monastery with impressive tall Buddha statue. It was a small fortress built strategically on a ridge early in the 16th century to cater for the travellers who journey between Paro & Thimphu, actively used before the road was built in 1960s. Descend downhill for about 2hrs (4kms) through the cedar forests and through pine trees to arrive in apple orchards and farmland near Damchoe Gongma (2900m), where the vehicle meets you and drive downhill for another half hours to arrive in Paro. (Total Approx. 11Km/6hrs). In the evening, visit beautiful 7th century Kichu lhakhang temple complex. Overnight Stay at Hotela

  • Day:7

    Taktsang Hike

    Finally your journey culminate into a hike to iconic Taktsang (tiger’s nest) monastery located some 600m above the valley. It is one of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan, along with being one of the most sacred. The hike to the first view point or cafeteria (at 2940m) takes between 1-2hrs (about 300m ascent). From here it is another half hour or so to higher spectacular lookout point after ascending another 250m that puts you eyeball to eyeball with the monastery. From this vantage point, Takstang seems close enough to touch but in fact it on other side of deep chasm, which takes another 40 minutes or so to the monastery.  As you have trekked, you should be able to make it easily and have more time to visit some of temples higher up atop promontory, which provides spectacular view. Return to Paro, where you can have  for Overnight Stay at Hotel

  • Day:8

    Departure  

    If you flight departs late, we will cover any remaining sights in Paro. Transfer to the airport, in time for departure flight out of Paro.

Tour cost Per Person Based 01 Dbl Roon

No Of Person Option-1 Option-2 Option-3

( Ultra Luxury)

02 Minimum USD 2739 Per Person USD 3562 USD 5699

 

Destination Option-1 Option-2 Option-3 ( Ultra Luxury)
Thimphu Le Meridian

( Breakfast)

Taj Tashi ( Breakfast) Aman Lodge

(all Meals at Hotel)

Punakha Dhensa Suite

(Breakfast)

Uma Como Punakha(Breakfast & Dinner) Aman Lodge

(all Meals at Hotel)

Tsaluna Camp Site Deluxe Camp Deluxe Camp Deluxe Camp
Paro Le Meridian

(Breakfast & Dinner)

Uma Como Paro (Breakfast & Dinner) Aman Lodge

(all Meals at Hotel)

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Bhutan govt, tourists fees ($ 65 per night per person)
  • Visa  & sustainable tourism fees
  • Accommodations in choice of hotel
  • All meals in Bhutan with evening tea/coffee and in house as per hotel meal policy( Paro le Meridien-Breakfast and Dinner. Thimphu Le Meridien on Breakfast . Densa suite on Breakfast. Taj Taj Tashi  on Breakfast . UMA on Breakfast and Dinner. Aman on full bard)
  • All private transfers  and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • Local English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All permits for Bhutan
  • One Hrs Rafting Included in the above cost
  • All Bhutan taxes and service charges
  • Bottled water on drives as complementary

Tour Cost does not includes:

  • Visa other then Bhutan
  • Airfare
  • Travel / Medical Insurance (recommended).
  • All personal expenses including optional tips/gratuities, bar/beverages, telephone, laundry, gifts and other personal expenses.
  • Any additional cost of changing a confirmed itinerary by our own choice or due to your own health/medical reasons, or forced upon by Inclement weather, flight delays, political situation or other conditions beyond our control.
  • All other cost not listed in “included” section.

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  • Day: 1

    Arrival in Paro  

    Upon arrival meet By Our Company Guide and transfer to the hotel. This afternoon, as per available time, visit National Museum and Rinphung Dzong. In the evening, wander in the small, but charming Paro town. Overnight in hotel

  • Day: 2

    Paro – Punakha 

    After breakfast drive for about 4-5hrs to Punakha/Wangdue valley. The first 1hr drive follows the Pachu river downstream and then north following the bends of Thimphu river towards Thimphu. Next, the road climbs up for about 45 minutes to Dochu-la pass (3100m). The pass provides spectacular mountain vista on a clear day and even on a misty day it is quite beautiful with 108 chortens, a beautiful temple and prayer flags fluttering across the pass. Short distance below the pass is Lamperi Natural Park. Descend downhill  through ever changing vegetation for 2hrs or so to arrive in sub-tropical Punakha-Wangdue valley. Visit Chimi Lhakhang temple dedicated to 15 century saint Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as ‘the divine madman, a folk hero and a cultural icon around whom countless yarns of facts and fiction, stories and legends have been spun. Visit Punakha Dzong, an elaborate fortress/monastery straddling at the confluence of the Pho (male) and Mo (female) Riverthe architectural wonders of the 17th century Punakha Dzong, straddling at the confluence of Pho and Mo rivers (male & female). Its proper name is Punthang Dechenphodrang meaning ‘Palace of Great Happiness’. This Dzong was once Bhutan’s winter capital, the tradition that is still followed by the head monk and the monks of central monastic body.

  • Day:3

    Punakha -Thimphu (Hike along the way & One Hrs White Water Rafting )

    Morning drive to north of Punakha and do white water rafting  for an hours later in afternoon drive to thimphu from the sub-tropica Punakha valley to 10,500ft at Dochula pass in about 2.5hrs. After enjoying the spectacular panoramic views of Bhutan’s snow capped peaks along the Tibet border over cuppa and snacks at Dochula, begin 2hr ridge top walk to Lungchuzekha temple/ retreat center. The trail is through rich vegetation of moss laden birch, hemlock and rhododendrons trees, with excellent views of peaks and the valleys.  Picnic at the monastery. Instead of returning to Dochula, walk 1hr downhill to another retreat and monastic center of Trashigang located on a hilltop, from where we meet our vehicle and drive short distance to Thimphu. Towards evening, visit the great Tashicho Dzong, and the giant Buddha statue as the sunsets in the valley. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

  • Day:4

    In Capital Thimphu

    We have a full day to tour and visit the capital of Bhutan as per interests. You can visit Memorial Chorten, Takin Preserve, Zilukha nunnery, Traditional Art School, Hospital for traditional medicine, National Library, Textile Academy and Museum, Changlimithang ground where you may see Archery, Centennial farmers’ market, which is more vibrant over the weekend (Fri-Sun) or you can spend half day hiking to Cheri or Tango Monastery north of Thimphu. You can decide these activities with you guide when you are here. Overnight hotel in Thimphu

  • Day:5

    Trek to Phajoding and cross Pumola into Tsaluna 

    (Approx. 15km/6-7 hrs ).  Start your trek above Takin Preserve (2700m) near Motithang. The trail climbs up steeply for about 6km to Phajoding group of monasteries (3640m).  Phajoding is associated with 13th Century  Lama, Phajo Drugom Zhigpo who spread the Drukpa Kagyu teachings of Buddhism in Bhutan. Although most of the buildings were built later in 18th century, these group of temples, monastery and meditation houses hold some of the important Buddhist relics, such as the statues and paintings. The view from Phajoding is amazing as you look down into Thimphu valley, surrounded by mountains. The trails cuts across with short ascends and descends for about 2.5km (40min) to Pumo-la pass (3750m). After crossing Pumola, it is a long descend through Pine and Rhododendron forests into Tsaluna village (6km/2hrs). Your campsite is short distance above the village in a quiet meadows at 2900m.

  • Day:6

    Trek Jay-dikha -Jele Dzong-Paro   

    After about an hour gradual climb you will arrive at a small village of Jaydelkha. Continuing the gradual climb uphill for about 2.5hrs through spruce, hemlock, fir and giant rhododendron forests, arrive at Jili Dzong, atop a promontory at 3570m, that gives sweeping views of both Paro valley and Tsaluna valley. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Chomolhari, Mt. Jichu Drake and other snow-capped peaks in the distance. Jele Dzong is a small monastery with impressive tall Buddha statue. It was a small fortress built strategically on a ridge early in the 16th century to cater for the travellers who journey between Paro & Thimphu, actively used before the road was built in 1960s. Descend downhill for about 2hrs (4kms) through the cedar forests and through pine trees to arrive in apple orchards and farmland near Damchoe Gongma (2900m), where the vehicle meets you and drive downhill for another half hours to arrive in Paro. (Total Approx. 11Km/6hrs). In the evening, visit beautiful 7th century Kichu lhakhang temple complex. Overnight Stay at Hotela

  • Day:7

    Taktsang Hike

    Finally your journey culminate into a hike to iconic Taktsang (tiger’s nest) monastery located some 600m above the valley. It is one of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan, along with being one of the most sacred. The hike to the first view point or cafeteria (at 2940m) takes between 1-2hrs (about 300m ascent). From here it is another half hour or so to higher spectacular lookout point after ascending another 250m that puts you eyeball to eyeball with the monastery. From this vantage point, Takstang seems close enough to touch but in fact it on other side of deep chasm, which takes another 40 minutes or so to the monastery.  As you have trekked, you should be able to make it easily and have more time to visit some of temples higher up atop promontory, which provides spectacular view. Return to Paro, where you can have  for Overnight Stay at Hotel

  • Day:8

    Departure  

    If you flight departs late, we will cover any remaining sights in Paro. Transfer to the airport, in time for departure flight out of Paro.

+ Price

Tour cost Per Person Based 01 Dbl Roon

No Of Person Option-1 Option-2 Option-3

( Ultra Luxury)

02 Minimum USD 2739 Per Person USD 3562 USD 5699

 

+ Hotel
Destination Option-1 Option-2 Option-3 ( Ultra Luxury)
Thimphu Le Meridian

( Breakfast)

Taj Tashi ( Breakfast) Aman Lodge

(all Meals at Hotel)

Punakha Dhensa Suite

(Breakfast)

Uma Como Punakha(Breakfast & Dinner) Aman Lodge

(all Meals at Hotel)

Tsaluna Camp Site Deluxe Camp Deluxe Camp Deluxe Camp
Paro Le Meridian

(Breakfast & Dinner)

Uma Como Paro (Breakfast & Dinner) Aman Lodge

(all Meals at Hotel)

+ Included or not included

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Bhutan govt, tourists fees ($ 65 per night per person)
  • Visa  & sustainable tourism fees
  • Accommodations in choice of hotel
  • All meals in Bhutan with evening tea/coffee and in house as per hotel meal policy( Paro le Meridien-Breakfast and Dinner. Thimphu Le Meridien on Breakfast . Densa suite on Breakfast. Taj Taj Tashi  on Breakfast . UMA on Breakfast and Dinner. Aman on full bard)
  • All private transfers  and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • Local English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All permits for Bhutan
  • One Hrs Rafting Included in the above cost
  • All Bhutan taxes and service charges
  • Bottled water on drives as complementary

Tour Cost does not includes:

  • Visa other then Bhutan
  • Airfare
  • Travel / Medical Insurance (recommended).
  • All personal expenses including optional tips/gratuities, bar/beverages, telephone, laundry, gifts and other personal expenses.
  • Any additional cost of changing a confirmed itinerary by our own choice or due to your own health/medical reasons, or forced upon by Inclement weather, flight delays, political situation or other conditions beyond our control.
  • All other cost not listed in “included” section.
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