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Enchanting Bhutan: Cultural Capitals and Scenic Splendors


4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on the “Enchanting Bhutan: Cultural Capitals and Scenic Splendors” tour to delve into the heart of Bhutan’s rich heritage and natural beauty. Begin in Thimphu, exploring its bustling markets and ancient monasteries, including the majestic Tashichho Dzong. Journey to Punakha through the breathtaking Dochula Pass, where panoramic views of the Himalayas await, and visit the iconic Punakha Dzong nestled between rivers. Discover Paro’s cultural gems, from the fertility shrine at Chhimi Lhakhang to the awe-inspiring Taktsang Monastery perched on a cliff. This journey promises an immersive experience into Bhutanese traditions, spiritual landmarks, and serene landscapes, offering a glimpse into the kingdom’s timeless allure.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %
9 Discount on 9-person group 9 9 %
10 Discount on 10-person group 10 10 %


Day 1: Arrive Paro - Thimphu (55kms)

Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Thimphu for check-in. Begin your exploration with a visit to the Memorial Chorten, a large stupa built in memory of Bhutan's third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. This iconic landmark is an important religious site and a hub for local worship. Next, visit Tashichho Dzong, a grand fortress that houses the throne room and offices of the King, as well as various government ministries. It is a prominent example of Bhutanese architecture and serves as a center for religious and administrative activities. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Thimphu - Punakha (76kms)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Punakha, passing through the Dochula Pass at 3100 meters altitude. On clear days, enjoy panoramic views of the eastern Himalayan mountain ranges, including Bhutan's highest peak, Mt. Gangkar Puensum. In the afternoon, hike up to Khamsum Yuley Namgyal Chorten, a stunning temple nestled amidst lush rice fields. The uphill hike takes approximately 45 minutes, offering serene views of the Punakha valley. The return downhill journey takes about 30 minutes. Visit Punakha Dzong, an architectural masterpiece situated at the confluence of the Pho-Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers. This fortress-monastery is renowned for its strategic location and intricate woodwork, making it one of Bhutan's most beautiful dzongs. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Punakha - Paro (135kms)

After breakfast, visit Chhimi Lhakhang, also known as the Divine Madman's Monastery. This revered temple is famous for its fertility shrine, where couples seeking children come to receive blessings. Drive back to Thimphu and visit Kuenselphodrang, where you can marvel at the largest Buddha statue in Bhutan. The statue overlooks the Thimphu valley and is a symbol of peace and prosperity. Optionally, take a leisurely walk through Kuenselphodrang Nature Park, enjoying panoramic views of the Thimphu valley and the surrounding mountains. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Paro

Today, embark on a memorable day hike to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest. The hike, which takes about 2-3 hours uphill through pine forests and traditional villages, leads you to this iconic monastery perched on a cliff 800 meters above the Paro valley floor. Taktsang Monastery is believed to be where Guru Padmasambhava (Buddhist master) meditated in the 8th century. It is a sacred site for Bhutanese Buddhists and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valley. After exploring Taktsang, return to Paro for relaxation and reflection on your journey through Bhutan's spiritual heritage. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching exploration of Bhutan's valleys and cultural treasures. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. Meal plan: Breakfast.


  • 4 Nights' accommodation with all meals in tourist class hotels.
  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double.
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner &; light refreshments) with standard menu at 3 star hotels.
  • English speaking tour guide service.
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles.
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments.
  • All internal taxes and fees.
  • Mineral water during the day tour.
  • Any air fare
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals (optional)
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4 Star hotels

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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