(8 nights / 9 Days)
Distance & Driving time:
Paro to Thimphu – 54 Km – 1 Hr.
Thimphu to Punakha – 76 Km – 3 Hrs
Punakha to Wangdue – 17 Km – 40 Min.
Wangdue to Gangtey – 66 Km – 2.5 Hrs
Wangdue to Trongsa – 129 Km – 5 Hrs
Trongsa to Bumthang – 68 Km – 3 Hrs
Highest altitude: Yotong La Pass (3425m)
Day 01. Arrive Paro (Altitude 2280 m) (By Druk Air flight): You will be received by the Representative from Make My Holidays in Bhutan, at the airport and transfer you to Hotel. After lunch, visit Drukgyal Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang. In the evening, visit to traditional Bhutanese farm house.
Dinner and O/N in Hotel (L, D)
Day 02. Paro – Thimphu, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery: (Altitude 2320 m, 54 km, 1 hr drive). Excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery, Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968, Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646, Tamchog Monastery built by Thangthong Gyalpo (Popularly known as Lama Chazampa, which literally means, the Iron Bridge builder) in the 15th century.
Drive to Thimphu. Dinner and O/N in Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 03. Thimphu Sightseeing: (Altitude 2320 m). National Memorial Chorten (1974), Dupthop Lhakhang, National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute, Royal silver smiths and Bhutanese paper factory, Tashichho Dzong, Central Monastic Body, Handicrafts Emporium.
Dinner and O/N in Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 04. Thimphu – Punakha: (Altitude 1310 m) (72 Km, 3 hrs drive). Drive to Punakha. On the way, stop a while in Dochula pass (3160 m) and view Higher Himalayas if nthe weather permits, 20 min hike to Chime Lhakhang followed by visit to Punakha Dzong built in 1637. Dinner and O/N in Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 05. Punakha – Gangtey – Trongsa: (Altitude 2800 m, 157 km): Wangdiphodrang Dzong razed by fire in 2012, (from outside) built in 1638, Gangtey Gompa, Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter and drive to Trongsa & visit Trongsa Dzong & Ta Dzong. Dinner and O/N in Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 06. Trongsa – Bumthang: (Altitude 2800 m, 68 km): Drive to Bumthang and visit Jakar Dzong, built in 1667, Jambay. Dinner and overnight in Dinner and O/N in Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 07. Bumthang Sightseeing (Altitude 2800 m): Today’ visit includes Kurjey Lhakhang built in 1652, Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), Membartsho (Literally means “The Burning Lake”), Mathra Weaving factory & Cheese Factory, Bhutanese Farm House. Dinner and O/N in Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 08. Bumthang – Thimphu: (Altitude 2320 m) Early breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Packed lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and O/N in Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 09. Thimphu – Paro Airport: (Altitude 2320 m, 54 km): Early Morning, drive to the airport and Farewell.