Key Information

  • Destination:
    Bhutan
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel
  • Trip Style:
    Cultural Heritage Sightseeing Tour
  • Foods:
    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle
  • Min Person:
    1

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 to a detailed tour in three major cities of Bhutan Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan with many major tourist attractions like the National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong and Kunselcholing Viewpoint built on the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang on a hilltop. Chorten is a meditation and prayer place built in a stupa style architecture. A dzong is a center 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 as you leave your normal way of life and explore a more simplistic and spiritual way of life. Exploring this unexploited and isolated culture makes one feel like travelling into the past when Buddhism thrived. Religion in Bhutan in Vajrayana Buddhism where several tantric deities are paid homage and mantras are chanted during festivals and rituals. One of the major festivals, Tsecho is celebrated in dzongs of each district on the 10th day of the Lunar calendar. Paro and Thimphu hold the biggest Tshechu festivals involving masked dance, music in drums and several games during a social gathering.

History, culture, and religion of Bhutan are intertwined with each other. Each historical place is also a cultural site decorated with prayer flags, prayer wheels, sculptures, paintings, scriptures and imagery of deities and bodhisattvas. Founder of 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 on these historical sites.

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

 

6 NIGHTS 7 DAYS BHUTAN TOUR 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 know more about their culture and tradition

 

What to Expect

1. Amazing views of the Himalayas and landscapes

Touring in a Himalayan country brings you the delight of witnessing the majestic views of snowed peaks. A 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, Tiger’s Nest, etc.. Not only mountains, forests, rivers, temples, dzongs, prayer flags, brightly colored houses, etc. equally decorate the cities of Bhutan.
 

2. 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 are 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 of 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.
 

3. 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 Chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls. There are 108 Chortens known as Druk Wangyal Chortens. 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 be seen along with Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. 
 

4.  Punakha 

Starting a tour in Punakha takes 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 centre of Punakha district 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.
 

5. Paro

This is the city to explore 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 believed to be built in a single night. This temple was built by the Tibetan king to help spread Buddhism by winning over evil who obstructed to do so. 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.
 

6. Tiger’s Nest Monastery

The main attraction of Paro and even Bhutan is the  Paro Taktsang also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Hiking a 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, he brought Buddhism into Bhutan. On the same location, there used to be a cave where he meditated. One can also get there on the back of a horse. This monastery also serves as a place to get some amazing views of the city.
 

7. People and Culture 

Culture and tradition of Bhutanese people are exotic and beautiful. Vajrayana Buddhism is the most prevalent religion here arts and crafts inspired by mythologies and stories can be found everywhere including monasteries, Chortens, 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.

6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrival in Paro and Drive to Thimphu
  • Enjoy a scenic flight to reach the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Catch glimpses of mountains, including Mt. Everest in a clear day
  • Land in Paro Airport and drive to Thimphu
  • Visit Tashi Cho Dzong, Memorial Chorten, and Centenary Farmers Market

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. 

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Drive Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes approx.

 

DAY 02: Sightseeing in Thimphu
  • Visit Sangaygang  to get the beautiful scene of the Thimphu city 
  • Visit Tashichho Dzong and stroll around the city
  • Visit art Art and Craft school to explore traditional Thangka paintings 
  • Visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays many handwoven and crafted things

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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

DAY 03: Thimphu to Punakha
  • A scenic bus ride to Punakha from Thimpu
  • Stop at Dochula pass to admire the scenic view of the mountains and landscapes
  • Visit Punakha Dzong and visit local markets at Wangdue Phodrang 
  • Visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang Temple
  • Enjoy crossing the longest suspension bridge over the Pho Chu river

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 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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Drive Duration: 3 hours approx.
 

DAY 04: A Day in Punakha
  • Visit Khasum Yuli Temple
  • Visit the Bhutanese family and learn about their culture and tradition

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

DAY 05: Punakha to Paro
  • A scenic drive from Punakha to Paro
  • Visit Simtokha Dzong along the way
  • Visit Kyichu Lhakhang and Dumtse Lhakhang 
  • Encounter Kyichu Lhakhang shrine 

You will have breakfast at Punakha and will have a ride to Paro. You will enjoy the scenic view of the landscapes and forest along the way. When you arrive at Paro, you will check into a hotel and rest for a while. You will then visit 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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Drive Duration: 4 hours approx.

 

DAY 06: Sightseeing in Paro
  • Visit Drukgyel Dzong, and local farmhouses 
  • Trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery 

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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

DAY 07: Departure
  • Driving you to the airport and bidding you farewell

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. 

Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Full board meals and accommodation at 3-star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver and a private vehicle
  • All entry fees and permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • 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

Departure Dates

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09 Dec, 2019 - 15 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1420 USD
12 Dec, 2019 - 18 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1420 USD
15 Dec, 2019 - 21 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1420 USD
18 Dec, 2019 - 24 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1420 USD
21 Dec, 2019 - 27 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1420 USD
24 Dec, 2019 - 30 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1420 USD
27 Dec, 2019 - 02 Jan, 2020 Guaranteed $1420 USD
30 Dec, 2019 - 05 Jan, 2020 Guaranteed $1420 USD

6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour Reviews

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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! 

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