HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HEART OF BHUTAN TOUR
This trip encompasses the western and central region of Bhutan and you will experience differences in landscape, architecture, people and culture as you traverse through Bhutan. Explore further into Bhutanese land from Trongsa to the enticing valley of Bumthang popularly known as the spiritual heart of the Kingdom.
Start off your tour at Ta Dzong museum, formerly used as watch tower during the 17th century and Rinpung Dzong, which is an integral part of the district administration and where monks also reside and learn. While traveling to Bumthang, you will be crossing over mountain passes so many times that you might lose count, but the farmstay experience and local wine will more than make up for it. At Phobjikha valley, you will see beautiful valley and meadows and during winter the Crane roosts on the marshy plains.
HEART OF BHUTAN TOUR DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival in Paro
Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by your tour guide and driver who will accompany throughout your trip in Bhutan. You will proceed to see local sights and then drive to Thimphu and check in to the hotel.
Tara Phendeyling Hotel3 activities includedLunch and Dinner includedParo and Thimphu
Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing
After breakfast, you will visit Buddha’s statue, one of the famous landmarks in Thimphu, National Institute for Zorig Chusum and few other sights. Lunch will be served in the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant and later visit Tashichho Dzong.
Tara Phendeyling Hotel6 activities included Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Thimphu and Motithang
Day 3: Transfer to Punakha
Drive to Punakha and on the way, stop at Dochula Pass (3100 m) and later after lunch take a short hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten in Punakha.
Leki Wangmo Farmstay3 activities included Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Thimphu, Dochula, Punakha, Punakha and Bhutan
Day 4: Punakha Dzong and Trongsa
After visiting Punakha Dzong, you will be driven to Trongsa and on the way, have lunch at Chendebji Resort.
Yangkhil Resort1 activity included Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner includedBhutan, Punakha, Trashigang and Trongsa
Day 5: Chumey Weaving Center and Jakar Dzong
After breakfast, drive to Bumthang across Yotongla Pass (3425m) and down to Chumey Weaving Center and Jakar Dzong.
River Lodge2 activities includedBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner includedBhutan and Jakar
Day 6: Bumthang Sightseeing
Visit the Burning Lake, Kurjey Lhakhang and have a chilled Weiss Beer at the local brewery and visit one of the most exquisite temples in Bumthang, Kenchosum Lhakhang.
River Lodge5 activities includedBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner includedJakar, Bumthang and Bhutan
Day 7: Transfer to Phobjikha Valley
Drive to Phobjikha valley through the winding roads and visit Gangtey Goenpa Monastery at Phobjikha.
Dewachen Hotel & Spa1 activity included Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner includedJakar, Trashigang and Wangdue Phodrang
Day 8: Transfer to Paro
The road to Paro from Phobjikha takes approximately 6-7 hours and on the way have your lunch at Dochula Resort.
Tashi Namgay Resort-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Wangdue Phodrang, Semtokha and Paro
Day 9: Hike to Tiger’s Nest
Enjoy the hike to Tiger’s Nest through the forest along the natural path. It offers spectacular view and a rewarding experience after completion of the hike.
Tashi Namgay Resort3 activities included Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner includedParo
Day 10: Departure from Paro
After having your breakfast at the resort, your guide and driver will see you off at the Paro International Airport.
WHAT WE INCLUDE IN OUR TAILOR MADE BHUTAN TOURS:
Tea and snacks
Complementary bottled water in car
permits and sightseeing
NOT INCLUDED IN OUR TAILOR MADE BHUTAN TOURS:
Drinks and Beverages
Phone and other bills of personal nature