Discover Bhutan
Best of Bhutan

From $2485.00
6 day adventure
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Bhutan is a land of long history and rich culture, deep valleys and beautiful peaks, and fascinating wildlife. In this once-in-a-lifetime trip we take you to see world-famous highlights such as Tiger Monastery, Punakha Dzong and Buddha Point, as well as visit home farms and small traditional craft workshops. You really do see an amazing breadth of Bhutanese life in just a few days!

Highlights

Hike to Tiger's Nest

Hike to Tiger's Nest

An absolute must for any visitor to Bhutan is hiking through forest to visit the impossibly placed Tiger's Nest Monastery!

Explore Thimphu

Explore Thimphu

Bhutan's capital city and surrounds is a treasure trove of historic temples, magnificent monuments and beautiful views.

Paddle in Punakha

Paddle in Punakha

Go on an epic white-rafting adventure that takes you past phenomenal sights like beautiful Punakha Dzong.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival day

    Arrival day

    We fetch you in the morning from Paro Airport and, after a traditional Bhutanese lunch, drive to Thimphu, Bhutan's pretty capital city. We stop en route to enjoy the breathtaking view of Thimphu valley from Buddha Point. Later we visit the National Memorial Chorten, a stupa meant to ward off negative influences. In the evening we visit Tashicho Dzong.

  • Day 2 | Explore Thimphu

    Explore Thimphu

    This morning we visit Motithang Mini Zoo to watch takins (gnu goats) graze peacefully in a small protected park. Then we visit the Zorig Chusum to learn about Bhutanese traditional arts and crafts. In the afternoon we drive to Punakha, with a short stop on the way at Dochula Pass (3,050 m) to enjoy spectacular views of the mountains!

  • Day 3 | Rafting on Mo Chhu

    Rafting on Mo Chhu

    This morning we visit Punakha Dzong, a massive fortress built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the local monks. In the afternoon we go rafting on the Mo Chhu River, following a 10 km course comprising around 10 rapids. The views are sensational!

  • Day 4 | Bike to Paro

    Bike to Paro

    We transfer back to Thimphu and take a great bike ride to Paro. The ride takes about three hours one way over smooth, paved roads, with slight undulations here and there. We cycle through lush paddy fields, virgin forests and sleepy traditional houses and villages. Later you can visit the resort's spa facility if the ride took a toll!

  • Day 5 | Hike to Tiger's Nest

    Hike to Tiger's Nest

    After breakfast we hike uphill for two hours to reach the famous Tiger's Nest monastery perched 800 m above the valley floor! After lunch we visit the seventh-century temple of Kyichu Lhakhang. We also visit a traditional working farmhouse and are served a delicious homecooked meal. In the evening there's the chance to join in a Bhutanese Cultural Programme, which includes donning a traditional outfit!

  • Day 6 | Departure day

    Departure day

    There aren't any planned activities today, so we just relax in Paro until it's time to drive you to the airport and wish you a safe journey home!

Meet our Local Leaders

Sonam Sherpa

Sonam Sherpa

Sonam, who grew up in the Annapurna region of Nepal, is a mountain man through and through. He's a highly experienced and knowledgeable trek guide, and someone you can trust to lead you safely through the formidable Himalayas!

Passang Sherpa

Passang Sherpa

Passang is our loveable Bhutanese local leader. He enjoys being a tour guide as he enjoys meeting new faces and making friends with people from around the world. You're in good hands and will have a great Bhutan adventure with Passang as your guide!

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