This 11nights and 12days tour (Discover Bhutan Tour) in Bhutan will take you through Bumthang, which are the religious heart land, holiest valley and home to some of the oldest monasteries
in Bhutan. In this tour, we can do the complete sightseeing in western, central Bhutan and part of eastern Bhutan.
Explore the pristine and untouched environment of Bhutan
Learn about the Kings of Bhutan.
Learn about the political Parties of Bhutan
Explore the unique culture of Bhutan
Be with the friendly people of Bhutan.
Find out how Bhutanese People are happy.
Explore about the Gross National Happiness.
Enjoy visiting all the sightseeing places in Bhutan.
Learn about the Bhutanese way of Life.
Learn about the Bhutanese Culture.
Explore Bhutan’s Buddhism.
Explore the central Bhutan.
Day 01. Paro – Thimphu
The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours will greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this region.
After this we will have lunch in the Paro town. Then we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes. On reaching Thimphu, we will do a short hike, (Sangaygang Cross Country) Wangditse Hike. The hike starts from BBS tower till Dechenphodrang, through pine forest. From this hike we can see the Thimphu town (Capital City) beautifully. The hike will take about 1hour 30minutes. Eveing stroll around Thimphu town. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel, Thimphu.
Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Peaceful Resort or similar standard
Day 02. Thimphu Halt
Sightseein in Thimphu – visit to Memorial Chhorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Mothithang minizoo to see the National Animal of Bhutan (Takin), Zulikha Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum and National Library. Lunch in Thimphu town.
After lunch, we will visit Paper Factory, Weaving Center and then Handicraft Emporium. Evening at Leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu, Hotel
Accommodation: Thimphu Hotel
Day 03. Thimphu – Trongsa
Drive to Trongsa over dochula pass and via Phobjikha valley. On reaching Gangtey, we will visit Gangtey Goenpa. Lunch will be served at Nobding. On reaching Gangtey, we will visit the Gangtey Goenpa and then we will hike the Gangtey Natural Trail. The hike will take about 1hour 20 minutes through the pine forest. From this hike we can see the Phobjikha valley which the home to the endangered bird Black-necked Cranes in winter, so beautifully. Dinner and overnight stay at Phobjikha.
Day 04. Phobjikha – Bumthang
Drive to Bumthang over Yongtongla pass and Trongsa. On reaching Trongsa, we will visit the impressive Trongsa Dzong. Lunch at Trongsa. After lunch, we will drive to Bumthang. On reaching Bumthang, we will visit Bumthang Farm House for Hot Stone Bath (We Bhutanese people believe that the hot stone bath has medicinal values) and farm house dinner. We can also arrange a night halt in Farm House if your guests are interested to do so.
Accommodation: Hotel / Farm House
Day 05. Bumthang – Mongar
We will drive to Mongar. The drive will take about 6 hours. We will take hot pack lunch. We will see the scattered settlements of eastern Bhutan. Dinner and overnight stay at Mongar.
Day 06. Mongar – Lhuentshi (Day Excursion).
Today we will make a day excursion to Lhuentshi. We will pass by the villages. Lunch we will take hot pack lunch. At Lhuentshi, we will visit Lhuentshi dzong. Then we will drive back to Mongar. Dinner and over night stay at Mongar.
Day 07. Mongar – Bumthang
Visit Mongar Dzong and then drive to Bumthang. Lunch – hot pack lunch. On reaching at Tang, we will visit Mebar Tsho, the burning lake. Evening stroll around the Bumthang town. Dinner and over night stay at Bumthang.
Day 08. Bumthang Halt
Sightseeing in Bumthang – Visit to Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, then walk over the Chamkhar chhu till Tamshing Monastery. Lunch will be served at Bumthang. Visit to Jakar dzong, Cheese and honey factory. Evening we can visit the farm house for dinner and local drinks like suja (butter tea) and Ara. Overnight stay can be arranged in the Farm House, if the clients are interested.
Accommodation: Hotel / Farmer’s House
Day 09. Bumthang – Gangtey
Early in the morning drive to Punakha.Lunch will be served at Nobding or Wangdi. We will hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hill top. The temple is also known as ‘the temple of fertility.The hike will take about 30minutes from the road end then continue the journey to Punakha. At Punakha we will visit the most magnificent Punakha Dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Punakha.
Day 10. Punakha – Paro
Drive to Paro. On reaching Paro, we will make a hike to Taktshang, Tiger’s Nest. We have to walk about 2hours 30minutes upsteep. On our way back, it will just take about 1hour 30 minutes, downstream. Lunch we will have at Taktshang cafteria. On our way back to hotel, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang and we will stroll around the Paro town. Dinner and overnight stay at Paro, Hotel.
Day 11. Paro – Haa (Day Excursion)
Drive to Haa over Chelela Pass. The pass is about 3800m. At Haa we willvisit Lhakhang Karpo and the small town of Haa. Lunch will be served at Haa resturant or we will take hot pack lunch. Drive back to Paro on our way back we will visit Dzongdrakha Lhakhang. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Paro.
Day 12. Paro – Paro Airport.
Drive to Paro International Drive to Paro International Airport for your return flight. Your Bhutanese Guide and Driver will bid you fare well here at the Airport. We wish you a very safe and pleasant journey back to your country. We will hope to see you again.
Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!
In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.
The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.
1. When and how to visit Bhutan?
Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.
By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.
Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.
By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/
2. What are your itineraries?
All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.
Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.
After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.
Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.
We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.
Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.
Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)
Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).
I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.
Weaving in Bhutan
The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.
We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.
Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.
The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.
Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest
Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.
It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.