It is no exaggeration to call Bhutan, a well-known tourist destinations, which is visited by a large number of tourists every year. If you want to explore the Kingdom of Bhutan, then go for this 8 nights and 9 days tour of Kingdom of the Sky. This country is largely Buddhist and thus during the tour, you are going to explore a number of forts and Buddhist monasteries. You will destinations like Thimphu, Bumthang etc.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in standard rooms in a family-run guesthouse in Leh on single/double occupancy
- Daily Breakfast Lunch & Dinner at all places
- High Quality Camping Arrangements
- Toilet tent with portable toilet seats
- First Aid / Medical kit
- Charges of 2 guides (for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members)
- All meals starting from dinner on the Day 1 till breakfast on Day 9. (8 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches) We have a system of providing 6 small meals along with tea/coffee in between.
- Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
- Permits & camping fee (if any)
- First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
- Service Tax
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Transport from and back to Leh as per the itinerary in Tempo Traveller / Toyota Innova / Mahindra Scorpio (extra charges)
- Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag ( Rs. 1800)
- Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
- Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
- Explore the National Library, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu
- Enjoy lunch at Wangduephodrang, a popular Buddhist town
- Visit to explore Trongsa Dzong, a massive royal fortress
- Explore Jambey Lhakhang and Tamshing Lhakhang. Bhumthang
- Shop for handicrafts at the local market of Bhumthang
- Visit Wangduephodrang Dzong, a quaint beautiful town
- Explore Punakha Dzong, a popular Buddhist structure, on the way to Paro
- Visit Paro Dzong, a huge structure, built in 1646
ay 1: Arrival Paro
Arrive at Paro airport. Transfer to Bhutan's capital, Thimphu and check in at a hotel.
Thimphu offers an exciting blend of tradition and modernity. The Thimphu valley unfolds breathtaking images of natural splendor.
Overnight stay in a city hotel.
Day 2: Thimphu
After breakfast, entire Day 2 is booked for a tour of the well-known Thimphu Valley.
There's a lot to see in Thimphu. Visit National Memorial Chorten , the National Library, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Institute for Zorig Chusum, Trashichhodzong and Handicrafts Emporium.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3: Trongsa
Post breakfast, start your road journey towards Dochula Pass (10,130 feet) on the way to Trongsa. Enjoy lunch at Wangduephodrang. Also visit Pelela Pass and the 18th century Chendbji Chorten en route.
Stop briefly once you reach the Dochula Pass to admire the Chorten, the prayer flags as well as the Mani wall, decorating the road. Proceed onward towards Trongsa. You will cross Pelela Pass. An abrupt change in vegetation will be seen here, mountain forests are replaced by dwarf bamboo.
After reaching Trongsa late afternoon. Check- into the lodge for night halt.
Day 4: Trongsa - Bumthang
Today, explore Trongsa Dzong. Later Start your journey towards Bumthang over the Yutongla pass. Check into lodge after arrival.
Trongsa Dzong was constructed in 1648 and was the monarchical seat of the Bhutanese kingdom, spanning over the central and eastern region. This fortress is a massive structure with multi levels, sloping down the contours of the ridge on which it is built.
Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Bumthang
Spend the day exploring Bumthang.
Many important Buddhist monasteries as well as temples are situated in Bumthang. Visit Kurje Lhakhang, Jambey Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong. Stroll down the village and visit little handicraft shops at the entrance to the town.
Spend night at Bumthang’s lodge
Day 6: Bumthang - Punakha
After breakfast head to Punakha, stopping en route at Trongsa for lunch. Visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and the town along the way to Punakha.
This picturesque and sleepy town is the administrative center of a district by the same name. It is famous for rice farming.
On arrival at Punakha check into a hotel and stay overnight.
Day 7: Punakha - Paro
Visit Punakha Dzong in the morning. After lunch, drive to Paro. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, built in 1627. On arrival, check in at a hotel.
Punakha Dzong, a grand formation erected at the meeting point of the 2 rivers. Even today it is inhabited by monk’s body during winters. The fortress has withstood many damages from natural calamities over the centuries.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 8: Paro
Spend the day sightseeing in Paro valley. Visit the famous Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong. After lunch drive up the valley to Drukgyel Dzong. En route also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, which was erected in 7th century.
Ta Dzong served in the past as a watchtower for Paro Dzong and now houses the National Museum. Paro Dzong is an old massive building, erected in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.
Day 9: Depart Paro
After breakfast in the hotel, head back to the airport for return/onward flight.