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Enchanting Bhutan: Land of Thunder Dragons


8 Nights / 9 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Explore the mystical realm of Bhutan on our “Enchanting Bhutan: Land of Thunder Dragons” tour. From the historic temples of Paro to the vibrant streets of Thimphu, delve into Bhutanese culture at Kyichu Lhakhang and the National Memorial Chorten. Journey through lush valleys to Punakha’s ancient dzong and onwards to Bumthang’s sacred monasteries. Discover the tranquility of Gangtey Valley and its renowned monastery before returning to Paro for a hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery. This journey offers a blend of spiritual discovery and natural beauty, ensuring an enriching experience in the Land of the Thunder Dragon.


  • 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: Paro - Thimphu (Approx. 55 km, 1.5 hours)

Arrive at Paro airport and meet your driver for a scenic drive to Thimphu, Bhutan's capital city nestled in the Himalayas. Check in at your hotel and relax before beginning your sightseeing. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples, known for its serene atmosphere and historical significance. Explore Rinpung Dzong, a stunning fortress-monastery that exemplifies Bhutanese architecture and serves as a religious and administrative center. Tour Ta Dzong, now the National Museum of Bhutan, housing a rich collection of Bhutanese art, relics, and cultural artifacts. Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2: Thimphu

After breakfast, start your day with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, a revered monument dedicated to world peace and a focal point for Bhutanese daily prayers. Explore Changangkha Lhakhang, an ancient temple perched on a hilltop offering panoramic views of Thimphu valley, known for its spiritual ambience. Visit Zorig Chusum, the Institute of Thirteen Arts and Crafts, where Bhutanese traditional arts such as painting, woodcarving, and sculpture are taught and preserved. Discover the Folk Heritage Museum, showcasing Bhutanese rural life through exhibits of traditional artifacts, tools, and household items. Tour Tashichho Dzong, a majestic fortress housing the throne room, offices of the king, and various government ministries, known for its intricate architecture and role as a political center. Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha (Approx. 76 km, 2.5 hours)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and embark on a scenic drive to Punakha, passing through picturesque landscapes and the Dochula Pass at 3,100 meters. Stop to visit Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple dedicated to the Divine Madman, known for its colorful murals and spiritual significance. Visit Punakha Dzong, an architectural marvel situated at the confluence of the Pho (Male) and Mo (Female) Chu rivers, serving as the winter residence of Bhutan's central monastic body and administrative center. Overnight at your hotel in Punakha.

Day 4: Punakha - Bumthang (Approx. 212 km, 7-8 hours)

After breakfast, drive towards Bumthang, a journey offering spectacular views of Bhutanese villages and the Pele La Pass. En route, visit the Chendebji Chorten, a stupa modeled after Kathmandu’s Swayambhunath Stupa, adorned with painted eyes symbolizing Buddha's all-seeing wisdom. Explore Trongsa Dzong, a fortress strategically located to control the east-west trade routes and once the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. Overnight at your hotel in Bumthang.

Day 5: Bumthang

Begin your day with a visit to Kurje Lhakhang, a complex of three temples built over the caves where Guru Rinpoche meditated and left his imprint. Explore Jampay Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, built by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet to subdue evil spirits in the region. Tour Tamshing Lhakhang, founded by Terton Pema Lingpa in the 16th century, known for its ancient religious paintings and role in Bhutanese Buddhist heritage. Overnight at your hotel in Bumthang.

Day 6: Bumthang - Gangtey (Approx. 188 km, 6-7 hours)

After breakfast, visit the Yathra Weaving Centre to witness traditional Bhutanese weaving techniques and shop for local handicrafts. Drive to Gangtey and visit Gangtey Gompa, an important monastery overlooking the picturesque Phobjikha Valley, renowned for its serene atmosphere and stunning views. Explore the Black-Necked Crane Information Centre, dedicated to preserving the natural habitat of endangered cranes and educating visitors about conservation efforts. Overnight at your hotel in Gangtey.

Day 7: Gangtey - Paro (Approx. 145 km, 5-6 hours)

Enjoy breakfast and drive back to Paro, stopping at the historic Semtokha Dzong, built in 1629 to protect against Tibetan invasions and now a center for religious and cultural studies. Visit Dungtse Lhakhang, a unique temple designed as a three-dimensional mandala, representing spiritual stages of initiation and adorned with intricate murals. Overnight at your hotel in Paro.

Day 8: Paro

After breakfast, embark on a hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery (Taktsang), Bhutan's most iconic landmark perched on a cliffside 900 meters above the Paro Valley. Visit Drugyel Dzong, a historic fortress built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders, offering panoramic views of Mount Jumolhari. Overnight at your hotel in Paro.

Day 9: Paro - Departure

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Paro airport for your departure flight, concluding your memorable journey through the cultural and natural wonders of Bhutan.


  • 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
  • Mineral drinking water ( Day Tour)
  • Visa fee of US$40/person (must be paid in advance with tour cost)
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • 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.
  • Or anything not mentioned above.

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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