7 Days Splendid Bhutan Exploring Tour

Haa Valley, Thimphu, Paro

Tour Code: TCT-Bhutan-02

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: The best seasons to visit Bhutan is autumn and spring, i.e from March to May, September to November

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Tour Feature

Take a light trekking trip to visit the Tiger's Nest, a monastery with spectacular views

Engage in an early morning meditation class, get a deep look into the belief of Bhutanese

Explore the therapeutic properties of a traditional hot stone bath and enjoy the stunning natural view of Paro Valley
 

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Paro Airport pick-up service
02 ParoHaa Valley Haa Valley, Chele La Pass
03 Haa ValleyThimphu National Texitile Museum, the Memorial Chorten
04 Thimphu National Library, The Institute for Zorig Chusum, the Simply Bhutan, Changangkha Lhakhang, Kuensel Phodrang (Bhuddha Point), Simtokha Dzong, Tashichho Dzong
05 ThimphuParo Trek to Taktsang Monastery, Drive to Paro
06 Paro Paro Dzong, National Museum (Ta Dzong), Kyichu Monastery, Drugyel Dzong
07 Departure Paro Transfer to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Paro

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Paro

Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted warmly and picked up by our experienced local tour guide. Our guide will transfer you to check in your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Bhutan Landscape
Bhutan Landscape
 

Day 2Paro Haa Valley(70km, 2hrs driving)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Haa Valley

After breakfast, drive from Paro for about 2 hours to Haa Valley, which is a picturesque hamlet located in the southwestern region of Paro. It is really a heaven for nature enthusiasts and trekkers. We will have a great view of the temples and Lhakhang dotted throughout the valley. Then we will go and up to the Chele La Pass at 3990 meters, where we will enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Jhomolhari and Haa Valley. Overnight in Haa Valley tonight. There is an optional mountain bike ride recommended to you if you are interested in it.

Bhutan Landscape
Bhutan Landscape
 

Day 3Haa Valley Thimphu (125km, 3-4hrs driving)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Thimphu

In the morning, we will set off for the capital city Thimphu via the Chele La Pass again. We will drive through the traditional settlements and the rice terraces on the way. In Thimphu, we will find it a center of commerce with bustling and hustling streets. In the afternoon, we will visit the National Textile Museum and the Memorial Chorten.

Thimphu Night View
Thimphu Night View
 

Day 4Thimphu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Thimphu

Today we will explore the Thimphu Valley. Firstly, we will visit the National Library. It collects a lot of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. The Institute for Zorig Chusum also named the Painting School is our next stop, where the students will learn the courses about 13 Bhutanese traditional arts and crafts for 6 years. Then continue our trip to the Simply Bhutan, which is a place you can experience the Bhutanese culture and heritage, such as tasting the local wine and butter tea, practicing the traditional sport, etc.

Lunch is arranged at a local restaurant to savor the authentic Bhutanese food. Then keep visiting Changangkha Lhakhang, Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point), and Simtokha Dzong. You will have a good insight into the belief of Bhutanese by visiting these three religious stops. In the evening, take a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which hosts the biggest annual bash, Tsechu festivals as well as many national events of the city.

Buddha Dordenma Statue
Buddha Dordenma Statue
 

Day 5Thimphu Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Paro

Today we will have a light hiking tour to the magnificent Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger's Nest). In the morning, the local guide picks you up from the hotel and start a hike to the Taktsang Monastery, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site at 3140 meters in the Himalayas. This temple is the meditation site of Guru Rinpoche. Enjoy the stunning landscape and spectacular architecture. Picnic lunch is offered today at the Paro Valley. Overnight in Paro tonight.

Paro Taktsang
Paro Taktsang
 

Day 6Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Paro

With a guide's escort, enjoy an enchanting Paro Valley trip today. The first stop is Paro Dzong, which is towering over the valley. Then visit the National Museum also called Ta Dzong, which displays collections of Bhutanese treasures, artworks, etc. Move to Kyichu Monastery and drive out to the ruins of Drugyel Dzong, which is situated at the northern end of the valley. This Dzong was originally constructed to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan army. Back to Paro, you will enjoy leisure in the town after lunch.

Kyichu Lhakhang
Kyichu Lhakhang
 

Day 7Departure Paro

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your last morning in Bhutan. Picked up and transferred to airport to catch your departure flight. Time to say goodbye Bhutan.
 

Service ends

Day 1Arrival Paro

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Paro

Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted warmly and picked up by our experienced local tour guide. Our guide will transfer you to check in your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Bhutan Landscape
Bhutan Landscape
 

Day 2Paro Haa Valley(70km, 2hrs driving)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Haa Valley

After breakfast, drive from Paro for about 2 hours to Haa Valley, which is a picturesque hamlet located in the southwestern region of Paro. It is really a heaven for nature enthusiasts and trekkers. We will have a great view of the temples and Lhakhang dotted throughout the valley. Then we will go and up to the Chele La Pass at 3990 meters, where we will enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Jhomolhari and Haa Valley. Overnight in Haa Valley tonight. There is an optional mountain bike ride recommended to you if you are interested in it.

Bhutan Landscape
Bhutan Landscape
 

Day 3Haa Valley Thimphu (125km, 3-4hrs driving)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Thimphu

In the morning, we will set off for the capital city Thimphu via the Chele La Pass again. We will drive through the traditional settlements and the rice terraces on the way. In Thimphu, we will find it a center of commerce with bustling and hustling streets. In the afternoon, we will visit the National Textile Museum and the Memorial Chorten.

Thimphu Night View
Thimphu Night View
 

Day 4Thimphu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Thimphu

Today we will explore the Thimphu Valley. Firstly, we will visit the National Library. It collects a lot of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. The Institute for Zorig Chusum also named the Painting School is our next stop, where the students will learn the courses about 13 Bhutanese traditional arts and crafts for 6 years. Then continue our trip to the Simply Bhutan, which is a place you can experience the Bhutanese culture and heritage, such as tasting the local wine and butter tea, practicing the traditional sport, etc.

Lunch is arranged at a local restaurant to savor the authentic Bhutanese food. Then keep visiting Changangkha Lhakhang, Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point), and Simtokha Dzong. You will have a good insight into the belief of Bhutanese by visiting these three religious stops. In the evening, take a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which hosts the biggest annual bash, Tsechu festivals as well as many national events of the city.

Buddha Dordenma Statue
Buddha Dordenma Statue
 

Day 5Thimphu Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Paro

Today we will have a light hiking tour to the magnificent Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger's Nest). In the morning, the local guide picks you up from the hotel and start a hike to the Taktsang Monastery, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site at 3140 meters in the Himalayas. This temple is the meditation site of Guru Rinpoche. Enjoy the stunning landscape and spectacular architecture. Picnic lunch is offered today at the Paro Valley. Overnight in Paro tonight.

Paro Taktsang
Paro Taktsang
 

Day 6Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Paro

With a guide's escort, enjoy an enchanting Paro Valley trip today. The first stop is Paro Dzong, which is towering over the valley. Then visit the National Museum also called Ta Dzong, which displays collections of Bhutanese treasures, artworks, etc. Move to Kyichu Monastery and drive out to the ruins of Drugyel Dzong, which is situated at the northern end of the valley. This Dzong was originally constructed to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan army. Back to Paro, you will enjoy leisure in the town after lunch.

Kyichu Lhakhang
Kyichu Lhakhang
 

Day 7Departure Paro

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your last morning in Bhutan. Picked up and transferred to airport to catch your departure flight. Time to say goodbye Bhutan.
 

Service ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Oct 1st – Apr 30th May 1st –Sep 30th
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-

Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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