Best of Bhutan

Kingdom in the sky

​Bhutan is a Himalayan Kingdom that had been blissfully untouched for centuries. With a small population of warm and hospitable people, it is one of the most peaceful and well-preserved regions of the world. Beautiful landscapes, lush forests, gushing rivers, stunning view of the mountains and unique architecture make it a great escape into an almost surreal place. This tour is a perfect combination of Bhutan’s culture and religion, its temples and monasteries, as well as its outdoors with a bit of adventure.

Mount Jomolhari in Bhutan
Archery competition
Masked Cham dancers in Bhutan
Tigers Nest Monastery Paro
Punakha Valley in Bhutan
Trashigang Dzong Monastery in Bhutan
Portrait of a Bhutanese Girl
Trongsa Monastry in Bhutan

Tour Snapshot

6 nights tour
Best time to visit: March-May and September-November
Routing: Thimphu-Punakha-Paro
Tour reference number: BH-001

Tour highlights

  • Hike to Tiger’s Nest
  • Rafting in the Mo Chu river
  • An exclusive picnic lunch at the lovely location
  • Cooking demonstration and dinner with a local family at their farmhouse
  • Archery competition and participation
  • Visit to the most famous Dzongs and temples
Bhutan Travel Destinations Map by Jasmine Trails

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Brief Programme

After arriving in Paro, take a beautiful drive to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu (55 km, 1 hour). Visit Taschidzong, the Buddhist monastery and fortress.

Today you will explore the main attractions of Thimphu including a Budhha Statue on a hill top and the zoo to see the unusual creature, the Taikin, Bhutan’s national animal. Try on the local dress of the Bhutanese and explore the market.

Today is another lovely drive, to Punakha (75 kms, 3 hours), through the Dochu-La Pass  (3,088m/10,130ft). On arrival, visit Chhimi Lhakhang (temple), walk through a village and paddy fields. Later visit the recently restored Punbakha Dzong.

After a visit to the Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, indulge in some exciting rafting in the Punakha Mo Chu river. You may even spot the Gangetic Dolphin!

Crossing the Dochu La again, drive to Paro (130 ms, 4 hours). Visit the National Museum and then try your hand at archery, Bhutan’s national sport.

Spend some time with a farmer family at their home where you learn about Bhutanese cooking and eat dinner.

Challenging and exciting day with a hike to Tiger’s Nest, through fragrant pine forests. Visit Kichu Lhakhang to offer butter lamps on return.

Flight back to Delhi for your onward journey

Departure to the airport for your flight home.

This tour is a sample of one of the popular routings and experiences. We will be delighted to customize it to your interests and budget.

What can we add on to this programme?

  • Easy to challenging trekking tours in Bhutan take place all year round. This can be a separate tour or can be an add-on to this one.
  • Kayaking and rafting on Bhutan’s six major glacier fed rivers is another amazing activity. This can be a separate tour or can be an add-on to this one.
  • Birdwatchers, you will absolutely love birding in Bhutan. Colourful and rare birds can be spotted here. Entire birding photography tours can be arranged, or a birding can be included in this tour.
  • Bhutanese festivals are incredible experiences and with planning we can build an itinerary around some of these for you.
  • This tour can be combined with other tours in India.

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The tour price will depend on many factors such as time of travel, hotel selection, and add-on experiences and services.

Write to us now  to get this tour customized for you with a price proposal.