6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour

Trip Facts

  • Duration 7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Transportation Private Comfortable Transportation
  • Activity Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Best Season Feb - May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 2, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Paro Bhutan
  • Max Altitude 3,180m/10,434ft

Highlights

  • Perfect combination of a cultural tour and a natural trip, including a visit to some of the most famous landmarks in Bhutan.
  • Sightseeing tour of the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu, and Bhutan’s two other most important cities, Paro and Punakha.
  • A short hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) in Paro.
  • Strolling the local markets for handicrafts and unique souvenirs
  •  Visiting Punakha Dzong, Ta Dzong, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Chagri Monastery, Rinpung Dzong, Drugyel Dzong, and Kichu Lhakhang among other historically important landmarks in Bhutan.

6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour Overview

The Bhutan Tour, 6- nights/7 days, will introduce you to this small Himalayan kingdom, also known as Last Shangri-La. We begin our week-long trip in Bhutan with sightseeing in Thimphu. We will visit the Memorial Chhorten (memorial temple), mini-zoo, and National Institute of Traditional Medicine here. We'll also see the Folk Heritage Museum, the Tashichho Dzong Fortress, and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. We then travel to Punakha via Dochu La (3,100m) and visit the Chimi Lhakhang Temple. We also explore Gangtey and the Punakha Dzong before heading to Paro. In the Paro Valley, we visit Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang Temple. The tour concludes with a trek to the Tiger's Nest Monastery. It's the perfect way to finish your journey in this last Shangri La.

The tour begins with a flight to Paro and a drive from Thimphu. Thimphu is Bhutan's capital, and it is unique. In this small, traditional town that is centuries old, the rise of modernization and technology creates a beautiful contrast. Thimphu, with its smartphone-toting Buddhist monks and giant penis symbols hanging outside houses as a sign of good luck, is an intriguing destination. This is one of the few places in Bhutan with Western-style bars, restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs.

In Thimphu, we visit, among other places, the Chagrin Monastery and National Memorial Chorten. We also see the Mini Zoo, National Library, and Sangaygang View Point. Punakha Valley is next on the list. The drive to Punakha Valley from Thimphu is an experience in itself. The drive from Thimphu to Punakha Valley is a delight in itself. We pass through the Dochu La, drive across the lush Himalayan valleys, and visit a famed fertility temple. The Chorten is on a hillock, and the Dzong is between two rivers.

Our final hiking/sightseeing adventure takes us back to Paro Valley. We hike to Taktsang Monastery or the Tiger's Nest. We visit several beautiful Dzongs in the late afternoon to conclude the day. If we're there at the weekend, we will see the weekend markets in Thimphu or Paro. We will also visit local markets and souvenir shops for handicrafts.

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Bhutan has different rulesand regulations than Nepal. Sometimes, Bhutan's government changes the rules for visiting, like flight schedules to Nepal or other countries, visa fees, and tour costs. If this happens, the planned trip might not work as expected. So, contact us before booking your trip to ensure everything is all right.

Itinerary

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As your flight nears Bhutan, you can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will take you to your hotel in Thimphu for a good night's sleep. However, if your flight arrives early and you want to visit a few places in Thimphu then it can be arranged too.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsLunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,320m/7,612ft

After Breakfast, we visit Memorial Chorten (built-in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-to 1972), nunnery temple, and mini zoo to see Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Today, we also visit other landmarks of Thimphu including the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Bhutanese traditional painting school, folk heritage museum, the majestic Tashichho Dzong, and the traditional paper factory. However, some of the landmarks are closed on the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). Therefore, if we are in Thimphu during the weekends, we explore the Weekend Market instead.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Luncha and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,320m/7,612ft

After breakfast we drive to Punakha via Dochu La (Pass), a vantage point to catch the panoramic views of the snow-clad Himalayas. Then, we hike up to Lungchutse Monastery which takes around 2 hours. It is a beautiful trail to the monastery as we walk amidst lush green forest dotted with rhododendrons, crossing a few high ridges decorated with colored prayer flags. The views of the Himalayas make the hike more interesting. After exploring the monastery, we head back to Dochu La. Driving through hemlock, fir, and rhododendron forest, we head towards Punakha. On the way, we stop at Metshina Village which houses Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple dedicated to ‘’Divine Madman’’ or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. The path to the temple is through a rice field and it takes around 20 minutes to reach there.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Luncha and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,250m/4,100ft

After breakfast drive to Gangtey. En route sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang, which includes: visiting Wangdiphodrang Dzong (from outside) built-in 1638. Legend relates that as the people were searching for the site of the Dzong, four ravens were seen flying away in four directions. This was considered an auspicious sign, representing the spread of the Buddhist religion to the four points of the compass. The Dzong is situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers. Drive further to Gangtey. While in Gangtey, visit Gangtey Gompa. Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grandson and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa founded the Temple in 1613, and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup, the second re-incarnation, built the temple. The present Abbot, Kunzang Pema Namgyal is the ninth re-incarnation. It is a Nyingmapa monastery and is affiliated with other Nyingmapa monasteries including Tamshing in Bumthang. Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter. After lunch, explore the valley. After sightseeing drive back towards Punakha

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Luncha and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,250m/4,101ft

After breakfast, we begin our drive to the Paro valley. In Paro, we visit Rinpung Dzong which means “fortress made from a heap of jewels."We will also visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country, and Drugyal Dzong, built-in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Luncha and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,250m/7,382ft

After breakfast, we hike for 4 to 5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where the Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Luncha and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,180m/10,434ft

Today concludes your 6 nights 7 days Bhutan Tour. Bid farewell to your guide and other tour mates. A representative from Adventure Club Trek for Bhutan will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule.

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Government-approved A and B-category hotels on a twin-shared basis
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the tour
  • Safe drinking water will be supplied during the tour
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English-speaking, trained, and experienced local guide and staff
  • Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties

Price Excludes

  • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Bhutan
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry)
  • Travel and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SundayApril 21, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayApril 27, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2658
Start DateStart: SundayApril 28, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayMay 04, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2658

We guarantee departure on all of our published dates! However, if they don't match your travel plans, we will gladly help you set your date! Whether you're looking for private trips as a solo traveler, a couple, a family, or a group, you can plan your tailor-made trips now! Please get in touch with us for price details and any other queries.

Useful Info

Visa Information

Indian citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Bhutan. They can also freely move around the country. Citizens of Bangladesh and Maldives do not require a visa if they hold a valid passport for at least 6 months after the date of entry. Holders of official or diplomatic passports issued by Switzerland and Thai nationals are exempt from visa requirements for up to 90-day visits to Bhutan.

Bhutan does not offer a Visa on Arrival. Getting a Visa is not difficult for foreigners. It is, however, the most strict process on earth. It is important to know that the Bhutan Embassy doesn't offer travel visa services. You cannot apply for a visa on your own. Booking a trip through an international tour operator or a local agent registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and the Bhutan Foreign Ministry is the only way to get into Bhutan. Your tour operator will apply on your behalf through an online system after you book a trip.

You must send your tour operator a photocopy of your passport and an electronic version. The Tourism Council of Bhutan will process your visa using the information on your passport. This can be done as soon as 72 hours. Once the visa application has been approved, a visa clearance number is provided in a letter. The tour operator will receive this number, along with the immigration terminals of Paro International Airport and the border checkpoints at Phuentsholing, Gelephu, or Samdrup Jongkhar. It will also be forwarded to national airlines, Druk Air, and Bhutan Airlines. Your visa will be stamped in your passport at the entry point, depending on whether you entered Bhutan via the road border, the airport, or the airline.

The Tourism Council of Bhutan will process your Bhutan visa once the tour operator has paid the cost of the tour package. Your visa clearance number will be sent as a letter as soon as three days after your application. It will then be forwarded to your tour operator, airport immigration terminals, and airlines. Your agency will usually receive your visa clearance 1 to 2 weeks before you arrive in Bhutan. This clearance number will determine the visa stamping on your passport when you enter Bhutan.

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) usually sets a daily minimum fee for foreigners visiting Bhutan. Depending on the traveler's comfort level and time of year, a trip package per person can range from US$ 200 to US$ 290. The visa cost is included in this package, but the price for a Bhutan visa alone is US$40 per person. The cost will increase if you want to upgrade your accommodation, transportation, or food options. The package cost will rise per day if you upgrade your hotel accommodation, food, and transportation options.

Accommodation On The Bhutan Cultural Tour 

The government approved and classified hotels in Bhutan as grades A, B, and C. These government-approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4-star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of booking, we will be accommodated in A-grade hotels in Paro and Thimpu and B-grade hotels in Punakha, Wangdue, and Bumthang. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request. 

Meals On The Bhutan Cultural Tour 

All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) will be made available on the trip. A variety of meals are available in most hotels, the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.

Weather Information

There is no appropriate season which is to say that Bhutan's warm and temperate climate, never-ending festivals, and rich and abundant heritage sites provide visitors with a wide array of experiences throughout the year across the country. Bhutan has all four seasons, and the climate varies widely depending on the altitude.

Spring (March, April & May)

This is considered the most beautiful time of the year, radiant and ablaze with a spectacular array of bright colors. This is when the valleys are green with fresh vegetation, fruit trees are blossoming, and locals are naturally mirthful and cheery when visitors are most welcome. Also, you can witness the famous Paro tsechu festival.

Autumn (September, October & November)

Autumn is lovely, with clear and crisp blue skies providing a grand view of some of the tallest unclimbed mountains in the world. It is the best time for trekking and traveling. The climate is cool and temperate. You can get lovely photography opportunities of willows shedding their golden brown leaves, the solitude of parks, and somber views of dzongs and monasteries.

Monsoon (June, July & August)

During these months, Bhutan receives more rainfall than any other region in the Himalayas. Glorious sapphire skies and warm weather are a pleasant time to spend visiting places of cultural and historical interest though this season is not the best time for trekking. Enjoy a warm, aromatic tea while watching the rainfall from your hotel window. Or, if you possess an adventurous spirit, grab an umbrella/raincoat while it is raining and take a day tour through the town.

Winter (December, January & February)

Winter in Bhutan is sunny, calm, and agreeable. Much of the east-west highway remains snowbound during winter. It is the best time to tour the western districts of Paro, Wangdue, Punakha, Thimphu, and Haa. One of the chief attractions in winter is the beautiful Gangtey (Phobjikha) valley, where you can expect to see a vast expanse of rolling plains with bamboo shrubs.

Safety Guidelines, ATM, Currency & Other General Info

Credit cards are not a convenient payment source in Bhutan, as only a handful of hotels in a few places provide this facility. Also, only MasterCard and Visa. US dollars are the most convenient currency and are cashed by most banks.

You should avoid drinking tap water altogether, but it is okay to use it for brushing your teeth. Bottled water is widely available and is best for drinking. It is also wise to carry water purification tablets when trekking in remote locations of Bhutan.

The local currency is the Ngultrum, pegged to the Indian Rupee. Note: The Indian Rupee in 500 and 1000 is no longer accepted in Bhutan.

Bhutan is the only country in the world that has banned the consumption and sale of tobacco, resulting in smoking being disallowed mainly in public places. Consumption is not entirely prohibited in Bhutan so if you want to smoke, bring your cigarettes and ask your guide where you can light up. (seal opened pack only)

Tuesdays are considered the national 'dry day,' with the sale of alcohol prohibited.

When taking photos/filming inside Dzongs, monasteries, temples, or any religious institutions, check with your guide whether it is permitted, as some areas do not

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