( 9 nights/10 days )
Distance & Driving time:
Paro to Thimphu – 54 Km – 1 Hrs
Thimphu to Punakha – 76 Km – 3 Hrs
Punakha to Wangdue – 17 Km – 40 Mins
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 and drive you to the Hotel.
After lunch, visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”). In the evening, visit a farm house. Dinner and overnight in Hotel. (L, D)
Day 02. Paro – Thimphu (Altitude 2320 m, 54 km, 1 hr drive) Excursion to Taktsang Monastery: After early breakfast visit to the ruins of the Drukgyal, Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659, and visit Taktsang Monastery.
In the evening, drive to Thimphu. On the way, visit Tamchog Monastery, Dinner and overnight in Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 03. Thimphu Sightseeing: (Altitude 2320 m). After breakfast, visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974), Dupthop Lhakhang, National Library, Painting School.
After lunch we drive to the Traditional Medicine Institute, Royal silver smiths and Bhutanese paper factory at work. Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Dinner and overnight in Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 04. Thimphu Sightseeing: (Altitude 2320 m). After breakfast, visit Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, Changgangkha Lhakhang and Philatelic office.
After lunch, hike to Cheri Monastery and to the Largest statue of Buddha in the world. Dinner and overnight in Hotel. (B, L, D).
Day 05. Thimphu – Punakha: (Altitude 1310 m) (76 Km, 3 hrs drive). After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. On the way, stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang,
After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637. Dinner and overnight in Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 06. Punakha – Gangtey: (Altitude 3120 m). After breakfast drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey. Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang includes: visit to Wangdiphodrang Dzong razed by fire in 2012 now under construction. Drive further to Gangtey.
After lunch visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery, explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter. Dinner and overnight at the Guest House. (B, L, D).
Day 07. Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang: (Altitude 2800 m, Distance 188 km, Drive Time 6 hour drives.) After breakfast, drive to Trongsa. Visit Trongsa Dzong, Ta Dzong.
After Lunch, drive to Bumthang. Dinner and overnight in Hotel. (B, L, D).
Day 08. Bumthang Sightseeing: (Altitude 2800 m.) After breakfast, visit Jakar Dzong, Jambay Lhakhang.
After lunch, we visit Kurjey, Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message).
In the evening, visit Membarstho which literally means, “The burning Lake”. Dinner and overnight in Hotel. (B, L, D).
Day 09. Bumthang – Thimphu (212 km): (Altitude 2320 m) Early breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight in Hotel. (B, L, D).
Day 10. Departure: (Altitude 2280 m) Early morning, drive to Airport and Farewell.(B)