Bhutan City Tour, 7 Days
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Bhutan City Tour, 7 Days

Days: 7 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 16

Experience the enchantment of Bhutan's cities on a captivating city tour that delves into the heart of this Himalayan kingdom. Wander through the ancient streets of Paro, where the legendary Tiger's Nest Monastery stands sentinel against dramatic cliffs. Explore Thimphu, the capital, where modernity meets tradition at the striking Tashichho Dzong and the peaceful National Memorial Chorten.

Journey to Gangtey, where the Phobjikha Valley unfolds in serene beauty, and the Gangtey Monastery adds spiritual depth to the landscape. Discover Punakha's historical significance at the Punakha Dzong, where rivers converge, and follow tales to Chimi Lhakhang, a temple of unique legend. Wangdue welcomes you with its tranquil aura, the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong offering panoramic vistas.

This tour weaves together Bhutan's cultural heritage and breathtaking scenery, leaving you with memories of a land where spirituality and nature harmoniously entwine. In each city, a tapestry of Bhutanese life, tradition, and wonder awaits. Join us to unveil the mystical realms of Bhutan through this unforgettable city exploration.

Embark on a captivating journey through the mystical landscapes of Bhutan, a kingdom nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. This city tour promises an unforgettable experience as you immerse yourself in the cultural, historical, and natural wonders of Paro, Thimphu, Gangtey, Punakha, and Wangdue.

Throughout this city tour, you'll witness the harmonious coexistence of Bhutan's rich culture and awe-inspiring natural beauty. The enchanting landscapes, vibrant festivals, and welcoming locals create an atmosphere that feels like stepping into a realm of magic. Every stop on this journey unveils a new layer of Bhutan's history and traditions, leaving you with memories to treasure for a lifetime. So, pack your bags and prepare to be swept away by the allure of Bhutan's cities and their unparalleled charm.

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Day 1: Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimphu. Altitude: 2320m/7656ft above sea level. (1 hour 30 minutes drive)

The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges. After checking into the hotel later visit, Your representative will greet you on arrival and drive you to the capital city, Thimphu.

Paper factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes as valuable National heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved through all the ages. The Traditional paper is recognized and held high esteem both in home and outside world.

Tashichho Dzong: The names means - Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.

Later you can just stroll around the city and see how locals live

Overnight at 3* hotel in Thimphu.


Morning take a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina and Jigme Dorji Wild life Sanctuary)

Hike about 1hrs(to and fro) leds to Cheri Goemba (Cheri Dorji Dhen). Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body here. A chance to spot birds such as Mrs Gould's Sunbird, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Long-billed Thrush, Ultramarine Flycatcher.

Memorial Chorten:  This particular chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan.

Mini zoo: Here you can see just one animal - Bhutan’s national animal- the Takin. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family. Found in herds in the very high altitudes (13,125ft and over). They live on a diet of grass and bamboo.

Sangaygang View Point:  The view point is also the perfect place to take in some truly breathtaking views of the entire city of Thimpu and also later visit Kuenselcholing hilltop where the largest Buddha in the world is being built.

Later visit the weekend market: Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in full colour and gathered to meet and to barter, much like the street markets in London!

Later just stroll around the city and see how local live and do some shopping.

Overnight at a 3* hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3: THIMPHU TO GANGTEY Gangtey Goenpa/Phobjikha: Altitude: 2800m/9240ft above sea level

Morning driving towards Punakha/Wangdue, we come across a pass known as Dochula (3140m, 10362ft) from where a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range can be seen, especially in clear winter days. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens- a 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.

Later you will hike across Gangtey Nature Trail: (Duration: Half day: two hours at a quicker pace): This is one of the most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trail. In this trail you have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Goemba (Monastery), it also leads to sloping area of green grass, flanked by pine trees on either side. You will even come across some villages, rivers, crane roosting ground.

Overnight at a 3* hotel in Gangtey.

Day 4: GANGTEY TO PUNAKHA / WANGDUE Altitude: 1350m/4455ft above sea level.

Morning visit Gangtey Monastery and visit the Black Necked Crane Observation center.

Later Drive to Punakha / Wangdue Valley

Later visit Punakha Dzong (fortress): Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of second king it served as a seat of the king.

Overnight at a 3* hotel in Punakha/Wangdue.

Day 5: PUNAKHA/WANGDUE TO PARO. Altitude: 2280m/7524ft (4 hours drive)

Hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of fertility): This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. It is about thirty minutes hike across fields from the road —Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also phalluses are painted on the walls of houses. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits. Later drive to Paro and visit, Kichu Lhakhang (Monastery): It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo.

Rimpung Dzong: Means fortress of the heap of jewels. It was built during the time of Zhabdrung (deeply revered to this day as dynamic political and spiritual leader) in 1644. It houses both administrative and monastic bodies.

Overnight at a 3* hotel in Paro.

Day 6: IN PARO

Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest): This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. Three hours hike(to and fro). (Please note that if you need a horse ride which is upward only it will cost extra US$ 20 per person)

Ta Dzong: This means - watch tower, which it served as during the 17th century to guard the region from the Tibetan invasion. It was converted to the National Museum in 1968

Visit Farmhouse: Experience the eating, taking hot stone bath and staying for a night at a local farmhouse gives a different variation, and a chance to see the inside of such a home, rather than just the brightly decorated exteriors. Please note that if you take hot stone bath and eat in the farm house it will cost you extra). Later stroll around the town and see how locals live.

Overnight at a 3* hotel in Paro.


Early breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the airport. Your escort will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.

Bhutan Trip Cost based on group size basis:
01Pax - USD 2010
02Pax - USD 1620 Per Person
03-08Pax - USD 1530 Per Person 
09-16Pax - USD 1500 Per Person
Single Supplement - USD 45 Per Night 

Additional Cost for Bhutan Visa Fee - USD 50.

Customize Your Tour: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at
Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 1,500
EUR 1.398
SFr 1.388
GBP 1.170
AUD 2.235
CAD 1.995
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Bhutan Tour Package Cost includes:
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* Guide - English speaking local Bhutanese guide throughout the tour from arrival to departure.
* Sightseeing - all sightseeing and entrance fees including any festival visits.
* Transport - meet on arrival, airport transfers on arrival and departure and all overland transport within Bhutan.
* Accommodation - deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis room at 3* hotel in Bhutan trip.
* Meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Bhutan tour.
* Agency Service charge.

Our Bhutan Tour Package Cost doesn't include:
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Bhutan.
* Bhutan Visa Fee and Fees for Tourism development Fund (USD 50).
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver..

Bhutan City Tour, 7 Days


* Your private information will be kept very confidential and will never be shared with anyone.

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