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Bhutan Cultural Tour with Day Hikes

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Day 1: Arrive Paro

After arrival visit: 
• Ta Dzong (National Museum) 
• Rinpung Dzong 
• Kyichu Lhakhang 
• Evening is free to stroll in Paro Town. Walking through the market and meeting with the people will be an enjoyable experience.

Day 2: Paro-Haa Valley | Hike to Chele La Pass

Today, drive to Haa Valley across Chelela Pass (3810m). Few miles before Chele La Pass, you will take a side road that takes you to Kila Goenpa Nunnery, which is nestled in a craggy patch on the mountain site. From here, you will hike to Chele La Pass. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the pass and continue drive to Haa. 

Day 3: Haa-Thimphu (115 Km/4 hours)

Following breakfast, drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. En route, stop at Chuzom to see local farmers sit by the side of the road selling vegetables. Check into your hotel on arrival. Afternoon, you can stroll freely in Thimphu city.

Day 4: Morning Tango Monastery hike | afternoon sightseeing

In the morning, hike to Tango Monastery. In the afternoon, visit King's Memorial Chorten, Takin Reserve, Folk Heritage Museum, the giant Buddha Statue and Tashichhodzong.

Day 5: Thimphu-Punakha | hike to Lungchutse Goempa

After breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at the Dochu La pass (10,170 feet), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, you will hike to Lungchuzekha Monastery through rhododendron forests. Hike offers us stunning views of Himalayas. Hike back to Dochula pass, enjoy your lunch and then drive downhill to Punakha. On arrival, visit the Punakha Dzong. 

Day 6: Punakha-Gangtey/Phobjikha Valley | hike through Nature Trail

Morning drive to Gangtey through dense forests of oak trees and rhododendrons. On arrival in Gangtey, visit Gangtey Goenpa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan. From here, you will hike to Phobjikha Valley through Gangtey Nature Trail. Today you will stay in local farmhouse to get first hand experience of Bhutanese farmers’ life.

Day 7: Gangtey-Paro

Morning, drive back to Paro. En route, stop at Metshina Village and take 20-minute walk through rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, the Divine Madman’s temple. After this, continue drive to Paro with stop in Thimphu for lunch.

Day 8: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Today hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery. Overnight in hotel.

Day 9: Depart Paro

After breakfast, you will drive to airport for departure.  Our representative will bid you farewell. 

 
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Important Information
Departure Point
From any hotel you stay
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
9 days
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
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We highly recommend Bhutan Travel Guru. Tseten, the manager, prepared a very nice trip for us. He was very fast and kind answering to our questions by email. Our guide, Sonam... was the best guide we've ever had and Yeshi, a great person and driver....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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We highly recommend Bhutan Travel Guru. From their exceptional communication, expertise and continual efforts to go above an beyond to make our stay enjoyable - we wouldn’t choose any other tour group to work with. We only wish we had more time in this amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2019

I had a wonderful 5 day trip to Bhutan with Bhutan Travel Guru. My guide Norbu was very friendly and knowledgable about Bhutan and made sure that I could see all the places that I wanted to within a limited time. Our driver Neten was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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A great trip in good company. Thanks to Sonam and Dawa for their great work. Bhutan has been a discovery.

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Reviewed 5 August 2019

From the moment we exchanged our first emails regarding a possible trip to Bhutan, Bhutan Travel Guru was a Five Star experience until out last moment in Bhutan. Bhutan Travel Guru organized a 5 day trip for me and my son and the team took...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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