7 Days Bhutan Tour

The land of Thunder Dragons Bhutan is the only nation in the world that gives more priority to the happiness of its citizens more than the economy.

The 7 days Bhutan tour package offers you to travel to different parts of Bhutan. This 7 days Bhutan tour offers you to traverse different museums, Dzongs and Monasteries in the country. Significantly, you will have knowledge about Buddhists cultures and traditions. The major highlights are the Paro valley, Gangtey valley, and many more. 

This is one of the most popular tour packages while visiting Bhutan. During the 6 days and 7 nights Bhutan package, you can witness some of the most vintage monasteries as well as the dzongs. Besides that, you will also get to experience the warm hospitality, culture and traditions of the locals.

Also, you can customize the package upon your choice and preference. A private service will be given throughout the trip. A guide will be along with you during the trip. The mentioned sightseeing entrance fees have been included.

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Trip Facts

duration Duration 7 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty ? Easy
trip-difficulty Highest Point 3100m
Average Group Size 2-10
trip-code Trip Code 7DBT
trip-code Start Point Paro
trip-start-point Trip End Point Paro
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Highlights of 7 Days Bhutan Tour

    •  National Memorial Chorten. 
    • Sightseeing around Paro and Thimphu valley.
    • Various Dzongs like Trongsa Dzong Fortress, Simtokha Dzong. 
    • The Tiger’s Nest Monastery (also known as Taktsang Monastery).
    • Tachogang Lhakhang, Changangkha Lhakhang, Kyichu Lhakhang, Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

Trip Overview

The pristine and untouched surroundings of Bhutan is another important factor to travel here. One traverses to different valleys. You will travel beautiful landscapes from the lush valley to dense forests.  Along with them, one will visit famous dzongs, monasteries, and explore the unique Buddhist culture. 

The 7 days Bhutan tour presents you with the exploration of the country of happiness. Visiting museums, the magic of temples, mountains and Buddhist artworks add more beauty to the trip. Dochula pass is the highest point of the 7 days Bhutan tour. Situated at an elevation of 3,100 meters above sea level, you can have marvellous views of the high mountain ranges. 

Trip Facts

Duration

6 Nights and 7 Days

Country

Bhutan

Trip Starting and Ending Point

Paro

Activity

Culture, Nature and Historical Tours

Accomodation

Hotels

Highest Altitude

3,100 Meters

Highest Point

Dochula Pass

Places to Visit

  • Paro

  • Thimphu

  • Punakha

Best Time

  • May

  • June

  • October 

  • November

Major Attractions

  • Punakha Dzong

  • National Memorial Chorten

  • Chimi Lhakhang

  • Rinpung Dzong

  • Paro Taktsang

  • Kyichu Lhakhang

 

Bhutan

Bhutan, known as the “Dragon Kingdom” lies in the Himalayan plateau. One can be familiar with its rich Buddhist culture. Also, Exploring Bhutan helps you experience great hospitality, admire ever-changing landscapes. Moreover, The sub-tropical valleys to the plains and snow-capped mountains add more elegance to your trip. 

70% of the land is the forest so that it helps in making the country free from carbon. Certainly,  the distinct way of living, their valuable culture and traditions make Bhutan a beautiful destination to travel to. Visit Bhutan for amazing insights into cultural and natural beauty and learn about the lifestyle. 

The land of Thunder Dragons Bhutan is the only nation in the world that gives more priority to the happiness of its citizens more than the economy. Meanwhile, free education and healthcare are also provided to every citizen of Bhutan. Similarly, they also provide free health care services to their visitors. 

7 Days Bhutan Tour Package

One of the most ideal choices to explore Bhutan, the 7 days Bhutan tour package is an excellent choice for all age groups. During a week in Bhutan, you will be exploring 3 of the major cities of Bhutan. Paro, Thimphu and Punakha are the major cities that you will be exploring during the 7 days Bhutan tour package. Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, our office representative will pick you. He will be at the arrival gate waiting for you holding your name card. After that, you will take a drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

During your two days in Bhutan, you will be exploring some of the magnificent dzongs as well as the historical sites. Tashigang Lhakhang, Tashichho Dzong, National Memorial Chorten are a few of the popular places that you will be exploring at Thimphu including others. 

While on the way to Punakha, you will also stop over at Dochula pass. It is the highest motorable road in Bhutan. Situated at an elevation of 3,100 meters above sea level, you can have marvellous views of the mountain ranges from here. Punakha Dzong is the main highlight of Punakha city which you will be visiting during your stay at Punakha along with other historical sites. 

Paro is one of the major places in Bhutan. There are many popular places to explore around Paro. Some of the major places of Paro include Paro Taktsang also known by the name Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong and many more. Besides that Paro International Airport is the only International airport in Bhutan.

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Paro, Drive to Thimphu

After arriving & visa formalities and collecting baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan.

Check into your hotel in Thimphu. Free until lunchtime for some rest from early morning flight, refreshment and lunch.

Afternoon, you can choose to visit any or all of the following places:-

Tachogang Lhakhang

Tachogang Lhakhang is located in Paro district, on the way to Thimphu. It was founded by ThankthongGyelpo after he experienced a vision of Guru Rinpoche, Amitabha and Avalokiteshvara near the site. The caretakers today are said to be descendants of Thangtong Gyalpo. Inside the temple, one can see the master's relics, including his walking stick.

Tashichho Dzong

The Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of capital Thimphu. The Dzong was built on the western bank of the river Wang Chu. This has historically served as the seat of the DrukDesi or the Dharma Raja of Bhutan’s government. After the kings assumed power in 1907, this post was combined with that of the king and Thimphu served as the summer capital of the kingdom onwards.

Overnight stay in Thimphu.


 

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Day 02

Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast, we will drive to the following places:

Kuensel Phodrang

The Kuensel Phodrang or the Buddha point is the world’s largest sitting Buddha statue, the statue is 167 feet high. The statue is situated on top of a hill overlooking the city of Thimphu, it can be accessed by road and is about 15 minutes away from the city’s centre. The word Kuensel means everything is clear and from this place, you will surely enjoy a great view of the Thimphu Valley on both sides. The statute will house a temple inside it, the statue and its adjoining car park and recreational centre.

National Memorial Chorten

The National Memorial was built by Bhutan’s third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. He is also known as the “Father of Modern Bhutan.” He wanted to erect a monument carrying the message of world peace and prosperity. However, he was unable to give shape to his idea in his lifetime due to the pressures of the state and other legal responsibilities.

After his untimely demise in 1972, the Royal Family and Cabinet resolved to fulfil his wishes and erect a memorial that would perpetuate his memory and also serve as a monument to eternal peace, harmony and tranquillity.

Motithang Takin Preserve

The Motithang Takin Preserve is also known as the Thimphu Zoo. It is a small natural preserve for the Takin, Bhutan’s national animal. It was originally a mini zoo, but later on, it was converted into the preservation of the Takin. The mini zoo contained a small number of Takin but the King of Bhutan later decreed that it was improper for the Buddhist nation to keep an animal in captivity. 

The preserve is a forested preserve area that mimics the Takin’s natural habitat. In addition, there are a few musk deer and barking deer that live inside the preserve. There are plans to expand the preserve collection to include other rarely seen animals that live in Bhutan. Currently, the preserve plans to add the Red Panda and the Himalayan Serow.

Simtokha Dzong

Simtokha Dzong, also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang (Bhutanese language meaning: “Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras”) is a small dzong. It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. It is the first of its kind built in Bhutan. An important historical monument and former Buddhist monastery, today it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes. 

Zilukha Nunnery

Thangtong Dewachen Nunnery is a Buddhist Monastery in the small Himalayan country of Bhutan. The nunnery is located in Zilukha, Thimphu overlooking Tashichho dzong. It is a few minutes drive from the town. It is popularly known as the Zilukha Anim Dratshang. It was built in 1976 by the 16th emanation of Thangtong Gyalpo, Drubthob Riley Jadrel. Currently, the nunnery is home to about 60 nuns.

The Centenary Farmers Market

Located below the main town, near the Wangchhu River, the Thimphu weekend market is by far the largest domestic market for farmers in Bhutan. Farmers come from all over the country to sell their farm products in the market. With its wide assortment of fresh, organic products, The Farmer’s Market has become a favourite spot for tourists and a recreational place for people from all walks of life. Nearby, across a cantilever footbridge, Kuendeyling Bazaam, to the west bank is a collection of stalls selling clothing, textiles and handicrafts. 

In the evening, we will visit the weekend market of Thimphu.

Thimphu ‘Weekend Market’ occupies the west bank of the Wang Chhu, just north of Changlimithang Stadium. Vendors from throughout the region start arriving on Thursday and remain until Sunday night. Most people combine a visit here with some souvenir shopping in the nearby Handicrafts Market. The incense area is one of the more interesting sections, full of deliciously aromatic raw ingredients and pink cubes of camphor and saffron that are used to flavour the holy water given to pilgrims in Lhakhang.

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Day 03

Drive to Punakha

Post early breakfast, you will drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass. We will stopover for tea at Dochula (3,100 m). From here, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges on a sunny day. The Dochula Pass is probably the best-known mountain pass in Bhutan. It is located at an altitude of 3150 meters above sea level. The Dochula Pass is about 30 kilometres away from the capital city Thimphu and the road to Punakha. On a clear day, the pass offers visitors a spectacular view of the majestic eastern Himalayan Ranges. 

Punakha Dzong

The Dzong was constructed by Zhabdrung  Ngawang Namgyal Wangchuck in 1638. It is the second-largest and second oldest Dzong in Bhutan. It is the most majestic and gorgeous Dzong, also considered as the place of great happiness. A 3 hour drive from the country’s capital Thimphu takes you here. It lies between two rivers; Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu, a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The climate here is temperate. During the spring season, lovely Jacaranda trees grow and bloom around the Dzong.

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Day 04

Punakha Sightseeing

After an early breakfast, we will be driving down to Trongsa. Admire the view en route to the valley of Wangdiphodrang. We will drive to:

Chimi Lhakhang

The Chimi Lhakhang or the Chimel Lhakhang is a Buddhist monastery located in the Punakha District of Bhutan. The monastery stands on a small hill close to the village of Lobesa and was constructed in 1499 by Ngawang Chogyel, the 14th Drukpa Hierarch. 

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

A beautiful hike takes one to the regal Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. It was built to remove negative forces and promote peace, stability and harmony in a changing world. The Chorten dominates the upper Punakha Valley with commanding views across the Mo Chu and up towards the mountainous peaks of Gasa and beyond.

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery

Perched on a ridge amid pine trees and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangduephodrang, gleams the magnificent structures of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang(Temple). The temple houses a 14-foot main bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig Chagtong Chentong). Other statutes include those of Guru Padmasambhava, Gautama Buddha, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, Tselha Namsum, the 21 Taras and Tsepamay (Buddha of longevity).

The Avalokiteshvara statue is one of the biggest statues in the country. It was the handiwork of entirely local Bhutanese artisans.   The temple complex also houses a permanent higher learning and meditation centre for nuns. Apart from religious training, it provides life skill training such as tailoring, embroidery, statue making and thangka painting.

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Day 05

Drive to Paro

After breakfast, you will drive to Paro.

The Jungshi Paper Factory

The Jungshi handmade paper factory is located approximately 1 km from Thimphu City. It uses traditional methods to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho. The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne tree and Dekap tree in the manufacture of traditional paper. Visitors can observe the entire process of producing handmade paper using ancient traditional methods that have been practised for generations. You can even try your hand at this ancient craft and make some paper of your very own as a souvenir. Deh-sho paper was originally used by monasteries for woodblock and manuscript books and also for writing prayer books. The Jungshi paper factory continues to preserve and promote this age-old Bhutanese tradition. It also produces various other products, such as stationery and greeting cards.

National Post Office

Bhutan has good and reliable postal services. However, delivery services in Bhutan tend to be concentrated in urban areas. So, people in rural areas tend to visit post offices to check for and collect their mail. Recently, telecentres have been established in some of the post offices, where people can check for their emails too. The average distance of the post office from a Bhutanese home was found to be 11.2 km. More than half of the postal correspondence in Bhutan is in English and about one-fourth Bhutanese postal clients use both English and Dzongkha for their correspondences. Along with the post office at Thimphu, there are agency mail offices and community mail offices that are scattered in remote and isolated areas across the country. 

Changlimithang Archery Ground

On weekends, it’s worth checking to see if there’s an archery tournament going on at this ground near the Changlimithang Stadium. It may be traditional bamboo or high-tech carbon-fibre bows, the skill, camaraderie and good-humoured ribbing. They are always entertaining. Traditional songs and victory dances are all part of the fun. Archers often practise here in the mornings.

Rinpung Dzong

The Paro Dzong is probably Bhutan’s best known and most iconic Dzong. This is probably the first building you will notice when you land at Paro International Airport and will probably be your first memory of Bhutan.

The imposing Dzong is perhaps the finest example of Dzong architecture existing in the world today, the massive buttered walls of the fortress dominate over the valley. The Rinpung Dzong names translate to the ” Fortress on a heap of Jewels “.

Jangtsa Dumgtseg Lhakhang  

It is a Buddhist temple in western Bhutan. The temple is notable as it is in the form of a chorten, very rare in Bhutan. It is located on the edge of a hill between the Paro valley and the Dopchari valley, across the bridge from Paro. The Buddhist iconography depicted in the Chorten is considered a unique repository of the Drukpa Kagyu school.

In the evening we will visit the local market of Paro and overnight in a hotel in Paro.

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Day 06

Paro Sightseeing

After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as “Tiger’s Nest Monastery”. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defines architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold. 

Taktshang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is widely regarded as one of the most important monuments of spiritual significance in Bhutan. Its history is deeply associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the revered Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD.  

Kyichu Lhakhang

Built in 659 by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, Kyichu Lhakhang is the oldest surviving temple of Bhutan. It is located on the north of Paro. Ornamented temples reflect the 7th-century architecture and decoration. The temple’s construction was done overnight. This was initially small in size but after multiple visits over the years by the Buddhist saints, the temple expanded both in grandeur and size. The prominent Buddhist saints Phajo Drugom Zhigpo, Lam Kha Nga and Guru Rinpoche and much more aid in the expansion of the temple

Kyichu Lhakhang

The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The temple was built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th Century AD. The Kyichu Lhakhang was one of the 108 temples constructed by him to subdue a demon that was terrorizing the people of the Himalayas.

The Lhakhang underwent many extensions during the ages with the last one being carried out in 1965 by the Queen Mother Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck. She added another new structure to the temple called the Guru Lhakhang. As one of the oldest Lhakhang, it houses many important relics. One of the most important relics of the temple is a 7th-century statue of Jowo Shakyamuni which is believed to have been cast at the same time as its famous counterpart in Lhasa Tibet.

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Day 07

Departure

In the morning after an early breakfast, we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.

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Trip Guide

SERVICES INCLUDES

    •  Airport pick-up and drop-off on a private basis.
    • Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned transportation and sightseeing.
    • All hotel accommodation is based on double sharing deluxe rooms.
    • Sightseeing entrance fees. 
    • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.
    • All government and local tourism taxes.
    • Driver’s allowance, salary, fuel cost and toll taxes.

SERVICES EXCLUDES

    •  Nature of personal expenses.
    • Tips (not required but recommended).
    • Bhutan Visa fee. (USD 50)
    • Flight from Kathmandu/ Delhi/ Calcutta / Bangkok.

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