ITINERARY OVERVIEW

 Day 1: Arrival in Paro – Thimphu    Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing  
 Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha    Day 4: Punakha Festival  
 Day 5: Punakha – Paro    Day 6: Paro sightseeing  
 Day 7: Departure.      

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

 

Witness the celebration of traditional Bhutanese culture and faith and Punakha Festival (Tsechu), held in the grounds of the magnificent Punakha Dzong. This Bhutan tour also explores all of the highlights of Bhutan’s western valleys, and visits Phobjikha Valley, winter home to the Black-Necked Cranes.

Witness sacred dances and rituals performed by monks and laymen in elaborate, colourful costumes.

  • Join in with locals in a special occasion of celebration, blessings and socialising.
  • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
  • Explore the stunning Phobjikha Valley, winter home to the Black-Necked Crane.
  • Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
  • Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
  • Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
  • Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests.
  • Incorporate a Value-Added Option such as a cooking lesson or meditation session with a monk.