Highlights

  • A scenic flight covered with mountains towards the Paro airport
  • Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Tashichho Dzong
  • Explore the local market and reach Dochula pass at 3,080 meters and enjoy the majestic views mountains like Masagang, Tsendagang, Gangkar Puensum (the highest peak in Bhutan), etc.
  • Reach Kunselcholing Viewpoint with a large statue of Buddha to get amazing views of Thimphu valley
  • Visit Sangaygang (BBS Tower) another viewpoint to get an amazing scene of Thimphu valley
  • Visit Dechen Phodrang and Simtokha Dzong
  • Go to Simply Bhutan, a living museum and photo studio 
  • Visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang temple, Punakha Dzong and get to Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge
  • Explore the beauty of Khamsum Yuley Temple
  • Get to Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, the oldest temple in Bhutan and Dumtse Lhakhang
  • Hike up to Taktshang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest
  • Enjoy amazing natural beauty and picturesque landscapes throughout the tour 
  • Visit the Bhutanese families, have dinner with them and learn more about their culture and tradition

About 6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour

6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour is the perfect way to dive into the mystic culture and tradition of Bhutan while also enjoying the serene beauty of this Himalayan kingdom. Sublime Trails takes you on an immersive tour of the three major cities in Bhutan: Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. Thimphu is the capital city with many major tourist attractions like the National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong and Kunselcholing Viewpoint, which was built on a hilltop over the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang. Throughout the tour, you will see several dzongs, which is the centre of administrative and religious activities in each district. These dzongs were built as fortresses, but now they serve different purposes. Simtokha Dzong is now used as a school for religious and linguistic studies. 

Arriving in Bhutan gives a different feeling, that you've left your normal way of life and are on an exploration for a more simplistic and spiritual way of life. Discovering this unexploited and isolated culture makes one feel like travelling into the past when Buddhism thrived. People in Bhutan practice Vajrayana Buddhism in which several tantric deities are paid homage and mantras are chanted during festivals and rituals. One of the major festivals, Tsecho is celebrated in the dzongs of each district on the 10th day of the Lunar calendar. Paro and Thimphu hold the biggest Tshechu festivals. During this time, masked people dance, music is played and different games are playedduring social gatherings.

History, culture, and religion of Bhutan are all intertwined. Each historical place is also a cultural site decorated with prayer flags, prayer wheels, sculptures, paintings, scriptures and images of deities and bodhisattvas. The founder of the unified Bhutan, Ngawang Namgyal, and former kings of Bhutan, also known as Dragon King or Druk Gyalpo, are given utter respect and their images can be found in these historical sites.

This tour takes you to many major dzongs, temples, and chhortens with brilliant architecture draped in serene landscapes. This tour can also be an insight into the lifestyle of ‘dragon people’ of the country of the ‘thunder dragon’. Amazing views are something that doesn’t leave your sight throughout the tour. Tiger’s Nest Monastery is yet another viewpoint to watch beautiful landscapes. For many people, visiting Tiger's Nest Monastery is the favorite moment on the tour.

 

Amazing Views of the Himalayas

Touring in a Himalayan country brings you the delight of witnessing the majestic views of snow-covered peaks. The flight into Bhutan welcomes you with views of several mountains, including Mt. Everest on a clear day. Beside the plane flight, one can also view beautiful mountains including Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan, from vantage points like Dochula Pass, Buddha Point, and Tiger’s Nest. Not only mountains, but forests, rivers, temples, dzongs, prayer flags, and brightly colored houses equally decorate the cities of Bhutan.
 

Thimphu

The city of Thimphu offers many places to explore religion, culture, and history of Bhutan. One of them is Tashichho Dzong with its thirty temples and shrines. It serves similar to other dzongs by holding both religious and administrative activities. There is the throne room and office of the king, the secretariat building and the central monk body. Tsechu is a festival celebrated in the dzongs of each district and in Tashichho dzong, it is celebrated grandly. 

Memorial Chorten is another beautiful structure built in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. This place has several larger than live sized images and statues of tantric deities and mythical creatures. There are two famous spots to get an outstanding view of Thimphu and surrounding. One is the Kuenselcholing Viewpoint where you will also see the biggest seated statues of Buddha and next is Sangaygang (BBS Tower). 

The old site of Tashichho Dzong is Dechen Phodrang, where current monastic school lies. Simtokha Dzong is the first dzong serving as the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies featuring more than 300 finely-worked slate carvings.
 

Dochula Pass

One of the best vantage points during this tour is Dochula Pass at the height of 3080 meters. The highest point is decorated by chhortens, prayer flags, and mani walls. There are 108 chhortens known as Druk Wangyal Chhortens. Several mountains can be seen from here like Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ). A table mountain can also be seen along with Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. 
 

Punakha 

To start the tour in Punakha, we take you to Druk Wangyal Lhakhang Temple. This temple was built to celebrate 100 years of the monarchy of the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck.  Punakha Dzong is a beautiful fortress built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu river. This dzong was built to serve as the religious and administrative center of the Punakha district and is also the main tourist attraction. A suspension bridge over the same Pho Chhu River also serves as a viewpoint to watch Punakha and Pho Chhu. The outstanding beauty of Khamsum Yuley Temple built by Queen Mother of the 5th King stands for world peace. Several Buddhist teachings, paintings, and sculptures can be seen inside it.
 

Paro

This is the city to explore the best art pieces, statues, Thangka paintings, in Bhutan representing culture, history, and art of Bhutan. Kyichu Lhakhang is the oldest temple in Bhutan among 108 other built by Songtsen Gampo, where are believed to be built in a single night. This temple was built to help spread Buddhism by winning over evil. Dumtse Lhakhang is another temple built to win over a demon by chaining her down to the ground. With a special permit, one can explore this magnificent temple.
 

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

The main attraction of Paro and even Bhutan is the  Paro Taktsang also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Hiking to the sheer cliff for several hours takes you there, where Guru Padmasambhava is believed to have come on the back of a tigress. Also known as Guru Rinpoche, this person brought Buddhism into Bhutan. At the same location, there used to be a cave where he meditated. One can also get to the monastery on the back of a horse. Here, you will get some amazing views of the city. 
 

People and Culture 

The culture of Bhutanese people is exotic and beautiful. Vajrayana Buddhism is the most prevalent religion here. Arts and crafts inspired by mythologies and stories can be found everywhere, especially in monasteries, chhortens, and dzongs. It is common to see monks dressed in red robes and men and women in Gho and Kira. People of Bhutan are also known for warm hospitality and providing amazing service while you stay there. Staying with these people lets you peek into their livelihood and traditions.

Itinerary

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Completing a scenic flight, you will come to Paro airport. Our representative will be present there to pick you up already.  You will be then driven to Thimpu. You will enjoy the surrounding view while riding. One and a half hours of drive gives you the time to acclimatize to the environment. 

You will check into your hotel, rest for a while and set out to explore the Thimphu city. You will first visit Memorial Chorten which is Bhutan's most important sight. The architecture of the building and the fine design will surely amaze you. Then you will visit Thimphu Tashi Cho Dzong which is the head office of the current king. You can visit Centenary Farmers Market, where you can observe and shop the local products. 

You will have breakfast early in the morning and then have a 15 minutes drive to the hillock. There is a tower from where you can have an amazing view of the Thimphu city. Then you will go to Dechen Phodrang which is the state monastic school. You will then visit the national museum where you can find many paintings and statues that represent the history and culture of Bhutan. After spending some time at the museum, you will visit Simtokha Dzong which is the first dzong of Bhutan. You will get a better insight into the art and culture of Bhutan. 

You will have breakfast at Thimphu and head towards Punakha. Along the way, you will stop at Dochula Pass to get the stunning view of the Himalayas and the surrounding. 

Upon your arrival at Punakha, you will be transferred to a hotel. You will take a rest for a while there and set out to explore Punakha. Your first stop will be Druk Wangyal Lhakhang temple which was built to celebrate 100 years of the monarchy of Jigme Sungye Wangchuk. You will then visit Punakha Dzong which is situated at the confluence of two rivers, Pho Chu and Mo Chu. The architecture of the dzong is fascinating to observe. You can then go to the Pho Chhu suspension bridge which is the longest suspension bridge of Bhutan. You can get a beautiful view of the Pho Chhu valley and Punakha Dzong from the bridge. 

On the fourth day of your Bhutan Tour, you will have a full day sightseeing tour at Punakha. Khamsum Yuley Temple is your first stop which was built by the mother of 5th king to bring peace in the world. You can explore many spiritual and philosophical paintings painted on the wall. Then you can go to the riverside and have a picnic. The serene environment of the bank will keep you calm and refreshed. Then, later in the evening you can visit the home of Bhutanese people and have dinner with them. It is a great way to learn about their culture and tradition.

You will have breakfast at Punakha and will have a ride to Paro. You will enjoy the scenic view of the landscapes and forests along the way. When you arrive at Paro, you will check into a hotel and rest for a while. You will then visit the Dumtse Lhakhang temple.  You will need a special permit to visit the temple. The temple has a collection of different arts and statues representing the Vajrayana Buddhist Philosophy. Later you can stroll around the streets of Paro, visit local markets and shop the local bamboo product. You will stay overnight at the hotel. 

This will be your last day of your Bhutan Tour. You will trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery /Taktsang Monastery. It is the major place to visit while in Bhutan. It provides you with a spiritual retreat with tranquil surroundings and the design of the monastery. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche once came here riding a tiger and meditated in one of the caves. You can enjoy the chants and prayer while beholding the amazing landscapes of the surrounding. After visiting the monastery, you will return to your hotel and take a rest. 

Your Bhutan journey concludes here. Our representative will drop you to the airport for your connecting flight. You will then fly to your next destination or home from there. 

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What's included

  • Meals: 
    6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 6 nights
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
    An experienced driver and a private vehicle
  • Guides and Porters:
    A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Visas for Bhutan
    All entry fees and permits
    Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Mineral bottled water
    Set of traditional costume (to be returned at the end of your stay)
  • Flight to/from Bhutan (assistance can be provided)
  • Travel Insurance (assistance can be provided)
  • Meals at any other restaurants than the designated ones
  • Any upgrade in accommodation and services
  • Items of a personal nature (drinks, chocolates, desserts, etc.)
  • Tips for the guide and driver

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12 Jul, 202018 Jul, 20207 DaysAvailableUS$1420
19 Jul, 202025 Jul, 20207 DaysAvailableUS$1420
26 Jul, 202001 Aug, 20207 DaysAvailableUS$1420

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FAQs

No, according to the tourism policy of Bhutan independent travel is not allowed in Bhutan, You should go through the regestered tour agency with trek guide. 

No, the insurance will not be covered by the price you pay for the package. You will have to cover your insurance independently. 

Yes, you can customize the itinerary according to the duration of your stay in Bhutan and your preferences. Inform us before persuing the trip for tailor-made itinerary.

Bhutan is known as Last Shangri- La on earth. Being the happiest nation with least violence, it is the safest destination to travel. Apart from that, your safety is our first concern. So, you can be worry-free while travelling to Bhutan.

It depends upon how long you will stay in Bhutan. Your accommodation and the transportation will be covered by your package price. You need extra money to buy local handicrafts and souvenirs. So, you have to decide how much you are willing to spend on those things. As all the basic things are covered by the package, you can travel Bhutan even with a little extra money. We recommend you to bring money in USD to by the souvenirs. 

Customer Reviews

  • A beautiful tour to a beautiful country

    - Szigethy Franciska, Hungary

    Sudden plan to visit Bhutan was probably the best idea! The country was so amazingly colourful and vibrant. It gives you some good and spiritual vibes. The view of the mountains, forests and rivers were so heartwarming! We visited the dzongs and museums and monasteries. The architectures of the dzongs, paintings and wallpapers were just so profound and brilliant.I found thir colourful dress most fascinating and beautiful I had even brought one! Everything was so beautiful about the tour!