Land of Myths & Mysteries

14 Nights & 15 Days








Bhutan is situated in the Eastern Himalayas, on the Indian Subcontinent and is bound on the North by the Tibet Region of China, and to the South, East, and West by India

Capital City



Dzongkha (National Language), English (Widely Spoken)


Bhutanese ngultrum


March to May & Sep to Nov


Paro International Airport and Yongphulla

Time Zone

(GMT + 6:00)

Dial Code

+975 2

Tour Type

Family / Adventure / Rural / Heritage

Package Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Paro

On arrival at Paro Airport and after clearing custom and immigration, you will be transferred to the hotel. Evening, take a stroll around Paro market and town. Over Night stay in Paro.

Day 02Paro

After B/F, visit Ta Dzong (National Museum – Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery). Return back to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. One can go for shopping in the market. Over Night stay in Paro.

Day 03Paro - Thimphu

After early B/F, (Refer To General Points on Bhutan Operation For Pink Permit). After B/F, go for a day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) (Closed on every Tuesday) – The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2/3 hours through pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 m. from the Paro Valley. It is one of the most famous of Bhutan's monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900 m. above the Paro Valley floor. Rest of the day is at leisure. One can go for shopping in the market. Over Night stay in Paro.

Afterward, drive to the capital, Thimphu. En-route, visit the Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest fortresses of the country which now houses the School for religious and cultural studies. Over Night stay in Thimphu.

Day 04Thimphu

After B/F, visit Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong, Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodong), Changangkha Lhakhang (Monastery), Drupthob Goemba | Zilukha Nunnery, National Library (Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Institute of Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School – Closed on Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday & During Summer & Winter Vacations), Textiles Museum (Handicrafts Shops – Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Zangthopelri Lhakhang (Monastery). Over Night stay in Thimphu.

Day 05Thimphu - Punakha

(Refer to General Points on Bhutan Operation for Pink Permit.) After B/F, drive to Punakha | Wangdi. Punakha / Wangdi is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan. The drive is over Dochu La pass, which is very scenic with the fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the Chorten, Mani Wall, and Prayer Flags which decorate the highest point on the road. Visit Punakha Dzong. If time permits, visit the Suspension Bridge and then proceed to Chimi Lhakhang (Monastery). Over Night stay in Punakha.

Day 06Punakha - Gangtey Excursion - Punakha

Today the day starts early, for the full day excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha Valley. The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. A few kilometers beyond the Gangtey Monastery, on the valley floor lie,’s the village of Phobjikha. This place is the winter home of black necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter in milder and lower climate. Phobjikha, at an altitude of 2900 m, falls under the district of Wangdiphodrang and lies on the periphery of the Black Mountain National Park. Return back to the hotel. Over Night stay in Punakha.

Day 07Gangtey (Phobjikha) - Tongsa

After B/F, explore Phobjikha Valley for Black Neck Cranes and later drive to Tongsa across Pelela pass (3,300m). En-route, visit the beautiful 18th Century Chendebji. The landscape around Tongsa is spectacular and for miles on end, the dzong seems to tease you so that you wonder if you will ever reach it. On arrival, check into the lodge. Over Night stay in Tongsa.

Day 08Tongsa - Bumthang (Jakar)

After B/F, visit Tongsa Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan and the Ta Dzong (museum housing a collection of historical artifacts of the Royal Family). Post Lunch, drive to Bumthang via Yongtala Pass and Kilakha Pass. Over Night stay in Bumthang.

Day 09Bumthang

After B/F, visit Kurjey Lhakhang, one of the most sacred places in the kingdom where Bhutan’s patron saint Guru Rinpoche meditated and also visit 7th Century Jambay Lhakhang. Like Kyichu Lhakhang in the Paro Valley, this temple is said to be the first that King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet constructed in 7th Century. Afternoon visit Tamshing Lhakhang, founded in 1501 by Pema Lingpa. It contains interesting and ancient Buddhist paintings. Later see the Jakar Dzong, "the dzong of the white bird". The evening takes a stroll through Bumthang Market area. Over Night stay in Bumthang.

Day 10Bumthang - Mongar

After B/F, check out from the hotel and proceed on a drive to Mongar. The drive takes about 6 hours and the views en-route is spectacular. You will get to see interesting village sights and panoramic views of the valley of Sengor. Afternoon, visit Mongar Dzong, built albeit quite recently, the dzong still maintains the architectural traditions of old dzongs. Over Night stay in Mongar.

Day 11Mongar - Trashigang

After B/F, the first part of the journey is through the leafy forest filled with ferns. After driving through the Kori-la pass (2,450m/8,040ft), marked by a pretty chorten and a Mani wall, descend rapidly through corn fields and banana groves to reach the famous zigzag road just below Yadi. After that follows the Gamri river until the bifurcation to Dametsi, this temple perched on top of the steep hill was founded by Choeden Zangmp and is the most important monastery of eastern Bhutan. Post Lunch, visit Trashigang Dzong, standing at the extreme end of the spur, overhanging the Gamri river. It serves as the administrative seat for the district and part of the Dzong is occupied by the Drukpa monastic community. Over Night stay in Trashigang.

Day 12Excursion to Trashiyangtse

After B/F, visit the temple of Gom Kora, set on a small alluvial plateau, overlooking the river. Gom Kora is a famous place where Guru Rinpoche subdued a demon. Further ahead reach to Doksum village where you can see women busy in weaving traditional Bhutanese fabric and a chain bridge dating of the 15th Century. Visit Trashiyangtse Dzong, which overlooks the town and was built in the late 1990’s when the new district was created. If time permits, visit the dazzling white stupa of Chorten Kora on the riverbank below the town and Art School. In the evening, returns back to Trashigang. Over Night stay in Trashigang.

Day 13Trashigang - Samdrup Jongkhar

After B/F, drive to Samdrup Jongkhar. En-route, see Sherubtse College, the only college in the country founded in 1978. Also, visit the Zangtho Pelri temple built in 1978 by the late Minister of Home Affairs. It represents Guru Rinpoche's paradise. Stop at Khaling to visit the Blind School and Weaving Centre. From here the road descends fairly rapidly to the plain through a dense tropical forest with an abundance of teak, bamboo, and ferns. Over Night stay in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Day 14Samdrup Jongkhar - Paro

After B/F, check out from Samdrup Jongkhar and depart to Paro. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel. Over Night stay in Paro.

Day 15Paro - Onward Destination Journey

After B/F, check out from Paro Hotel and transfer to Paro Airport to board flight departing for onward destination journey.