8 Nights 9 Days Bhutan Tour

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Trip Grade: Leisurely Plus
  • Trip Start and End: Paro to Paro
  • Trip Area: Paro, Punakha, Bumthang, Gantey
  • Trip Style: Active/ Cultural Tour
  • Age Group: 10 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Best Season: All Season
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8 Nights 9 Days Bhutan Tour starts with a magical flight and takes you to amazing destinations full of cultural, historical, and architectural brilliance. Explore the natural beauty of Bhutan as you walk past rivers, forests full of wildlife, scenic valleys, and mountain views. 8 Nights 9 Days Bhutan Tour package is designed to bring you into the unique nature and culture of this small Himalayan kingdom.

During this tour, you will get to stay in 5 major cities in Bhutan, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang, Gangtey, and Paro. You will also get to spend some time in Trongsa, the ancestral home of the Wangchuck family - the royal family of Bhutan. This Bhutan Tour is a perfect vacation exploring the mystical Bhutanese culture and beautiful architecture while spending some quality time in nature away from the hustle-bustle and everyday life.

The Bhutan Tour is an easy trip. You will be taken everywhere in a private vehicle, though some places are only accessible by foot like Khamsum Yuley temple and Tiger’s Nest Monastery. If you prefer, we can skip these places and find other activities instead. Major places to visit during this trip are the various dzongs, chhortens, viewpoints, monasteries, temples, museums, and wildlife preserves that showcase Bhutanese art, architecture, craft, history, and culture.

When you book the 8 Nights 9 Days Bhutan Tour with us, you will not have to worry about anything, food, accommodation, land transportation, or tour guides -  everything will be set up for you once you land in Paro. After a full day of touring, you will get to spend your leisure time at a beautiful 3-star hotel with awesome hospitality, food, and comfort.

Bhutan is isolated from modernization and globalization, you will see that the lifestyle of people here is unlike anywhere else. Since there are no major factories and industries, you will be completely away from pollution. They have traditionally built small houses, farmlands, schools, monasteries, and temples that blend perfectly with nature. Staying multiple days in Bhutan can give you a different insight into life and help you grow spiritually.

8 Nights 9 Days Bhutan Tour Highlights

  • Experience a breathtaking scenic flight towards Paro airport with panoramic views of Bhutan's majestic mountains.
  • Visit iconic landmarks such as Motithang Takin Preserve, Kunselcholing Viewpoint, Tashichho Dzong, and Memorial Chorten, delving into Bhutan's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.
  • Embark on a spiritual journey by visiting revered sites like Dochula Pass, Punakha Dzong, Bumthang Valley, Trongsa Dzong, Gangtey Goemba, Paro Dzong, and Taktshang Monastery, immersing yourself in Bhutan's religious traditions amidst stunning landscapes.

8 Nights 9 Days Bhutan Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in Paro, Bhutan
  • Day 2:Thimphu to Punakha
  • Day 3:Punakha to Bumthang
  • Day 4:A Day at Bumthang
  • Day 5:Bumthang to Gangtey
  • Day 6:A Day at Gangtey
  • Day 7:Gangtey to Paro
  • Day 8:Sightseeing in Paro
  • Day 9:Departure

Day 1:Arrival in Paro, Bhutan

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

After a scenic mountain flight, you will arrive at Paro International Airport. Our representatives will be already there to pick you up with your name on a board. You will then have one and a half hours of drive to Thimphu. The driving will give you the time to acclimatize in the Bhutanese environment and you will also get the amazing views of the landscapes along the way.

Once you reach Thimphu, you will check into a hotel and set out to explore the city. You will first have a 15 minutes drive to Kunesel Phodrang which is a famous viewpoint in Thimphu. Enjoy the amazing view of the city and surrounding landscapes. You will also get to see a large statue of Gautam Buddha. The viewpoint is also known as Buddha's point.

You will then visit Memorial Chorten which showcases the brilliant Bhutanese architecture and the Buddhist artifacts like prayer wheels, mani walls, images, statues, flags, etc. After that, you will visit Tashichho Dzong/Fortress which is another prominent heritage site in Thimphu. The fortress works both as a monastery and administration. The throne room and the office of the King are also here. Later, you can either rest or stroll around the city.

Day 2:Thimphu to Punakha

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

You will head towards Punakha after the early morning breakfast in Thimphu. It takes about 3 hours of drive to get to Punakha. Stop by Dochula Pass to get the stunning view of the Himalayas and Landscapes. There are 108 Chortens in the Pass, built in the memory of the departed soldiers, which look amazing against the mountains.

Once you reach Punakha, you will check into a hotel, rest for a while. For the rest of the day, you will spend sightseeing Punakha. You will first visit Punakha Dzong situated at the confluence of Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. It is a beautiful fortress, the summer residence of the monks and the administration office of the Punakha district. Then you will go to the suspension bridge over Pho Chu river which is the longest suspension bridge and  a beautiful viewpoint., After that, you will hike for an hour to visit Khamsum Yuley temple. You will get a spectacular view of the Punakha and the surrounding landscapes from there.

Day 3:Punakha to Bumthang

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

On the third day of the Bhutan tour, you will have a long drive to Bumthang. It takes about 10 hours to reach your destination. There is another option of domestic flight to reach Bumthang. The road trip offers some of the wonderful views of the mountains, river valleys, forests, etc. However, the road may get tough sometimes. Check into a hotel and take a rest once you reach Bumthang.

Day 4:A Day at Bumthang

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

Today, you will explore the Bumthang valley. You will first hike to Tamshing Goemba in the morning. The monastery has a lot of religious significance due to its connection with saint Pema Lingpa. You will then visit Kurjey Lhakhang, where the imprint of Guru Rinpoche said to have preserved in rock.

Later visit JambayLhakhang which is said to be built by King Sontsen Gampo along with other 107 temples to defeat his demons. At last in the evening, you will hike up to Thangbihakhang in Thangbi valley.

Day 5:Bumthang to Gangtey

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

Leaving Bumthang, enjoying a ride showcasing the beautiful landscape of Bhutan for about 6 hours takes you to Gangtey. On the way, you will reach Trongsa which lies in the geographic center of Bhutan. The ancestral home of the Wangchuck family lies here. You can also visit Taa Dzong also known as Trongsa Dzong which is the Royal Heritage Museum preserving various royal artifacts and a handwritten biography of Guru Rinpoche. After reaching Gangtey, you can either rest or just stroll around the valley and visit a few more places.

Day 6:A Day at Gangtey

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

You will wake up at the Gangtey Valley also known as Phobjikha Valley surrounded by the outstanding beauty of nature. This valley also serves as a wildlife preserve where exotic animals like black-necked cranes, sambar, yak, serow, etc, live. After taking your time here, you can now head towards Gangtey Goemba. Gangtey Goemba sits at the top of a hill which also lets you catch an overall view of Gangtey Valley. If you aren’t tired or have some time left, you can stroll around the valley or communicate with local people with the help of your guide.

Day 7:Gangtey to Paro

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

You will enjoy your scenic ride from Gangtey as you head towards Paro. It takes about 4 and a half hours to complete this ride. After that, you will rest for a while and relieve the fatigue of the long drive. Then, you will get to Paro Dzong also known as Rinpung Dzong. You can spend some time here admiring the stone-made architecture and art outside and inside the dzong. Later, you can visit Ta Dzong, a watchtower used as the National Museum of Bhutan. This place is full of items like weapons, statues, and paintings related to the culture and history of Bhutan.

Day 8:Sightseeing in Paro

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

Today, you will get to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan’s most popular destination. It is also known as Paro Taktsang or just Taktsang Monastery. There are three major temples here and a cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated. It is located on a cliff that is only accessible by foot. If you want, you can get up to the cafe on a horse but after that, you have to hike. It takes about 5 hours to get to the top and return with some gentle and steep slopes.

After reaching the top, you can get an amazing view of the whole Paro valley and beautiful landscape. You may take your time to explore the monastery, its beautiful architecture, Tibetan Buddhist art, and craft. After that, you can visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong located on a scenic spot. You can also visit the Kyichu Lhakhang temple built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo pin down a demoness.

Day 9:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

After spending 8 nights in Bhutan, your trip concludes on the 9th day. You will wake up in a hotel in Paro, have your breakfast and head towards the airport. We will guide you through the procedure and wish you farewell.

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Cost Details


  • Meals: 
    8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 8 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


  • 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.

8 Nights 9 Days Bhutan Tour Reviews

5.0based on 5 reviews
  • Sophia Gagon
    Sophia GagonAugust 11, 2019

    Best Company for Bhutan Tour

    I have always been fascinated by mountains and often wondered how people in countries far away lived their life. After my friend said she was going for a Bhutan Tour, I would not let her go without me. We together did our research about lots of things, especially tour companies because you can go by yourself. Thank God! we found Sublime Trails. We contacted many tour companies but, I couldn't trust them but Ram was friendly, trustable and proved that they were the best. We had lots of fun during these 10 days. By the end of the tour, my love for Bhutan and mountains increased even more and I would definitely travel there once again. If you want to have the best time in Bhutan, go with Sublime Trails. Don't think further and book your trip to Bhutan this holiday and have fun.

  • Andrew Smith
    Andrew SmithAugust 08, 2019

    A Short and Sweet Tour in Bhutan

    I had just finished my tour in Nepal and I had heard about Bhutan from so many people. Because I had only few days left, I didn't think I could go to Bhutan Tour this time but Ram said that it was possible even if I had just 3 days left.  He managed to plan my short trip to Bhutan the same day and prepared everything for us. That way I flew to Bhutan unexpectedly. I had the best time during this holiday spending it in two beautiful Himalayan countries. If you want to spend your holidays in Nepal or Bhutan, I recommend Sublime Trails.

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