7 Nights 8 Days Tour

Day 1: Bangkok to Paro Airport Arrival and Drive to Thimphu

  • Upon arrival at Paro airport, your Vacation Bhutan representative will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Thimphu, which is about a 1-hour drive away.
  • In Thimphu, you can visit the Giant Buddha, Memorial Chorten, Centenary Farmer Market (only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), and the zoo.

Day 2: Thimphu to Punakha

  • After breakfast, visit the Painting School (National Institute of Zorig Chusum), where students learn traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts, such as painting, weaving, and sculpture.
  • Then, drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan and the winter residence of the monastic body.
  • After lunch, hike to Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple dedicated to the divine madman, Lama Drukpa Kuenley.
  • Visit the hilltop nunnery, Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang, which offers stunning views of the Punakha valley.

Day 3: Punakha Halt

  • After breakfast, visit the Punakha Dzong, one of the most impressive fortresses in Bhutan and the site of many royal weddings and coronations.
  • In the afternoon, hike to Khamsum Yuelay Namgay Chorten, a beautiful temple located on a hill overlooking the Punakha valley.
  • Enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside and take in the serene atmosphere of this peaceful place.

Day 4: Punakha to Gangtey

  • After breakfast, take a 4-hour drive to the Gangtey Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan.
  • En route, visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong, a fortress overlooking the convergence of two rivers.
  • In Gangtey, visit one of the biggest Nyagmapas schools in the west, the Gangtey Shedra, and take a nature trail hike that takes less than 2 hours.

Day 5: Gangtey to Haa

  • After breakfast, drive to Haa, which takes about 3 hours.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive through the mountains and valleys of Bhutan and take in the beautiful views.

Day 6: Haa to Paro

  • In the morning, visit the White Temple (Lhakhang Karpo) and the Black Temple (Lhakhang Nagpo), two temples located in Haa that represent the two brother kings who built them.
  • After lunch, drive to Paro, which takes about 3 hours.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive and take in the beautiful views along the way.

Day 7: Paro Tiger Nest Hike

  • Today, take a day excursion to Taksang (Tiger Nest), one of Bhutan’s most iconic landmarks and a must-visit destination for any traveler to Bhutan.
  • The hike to Tiger Nest takes around 2-3 hours, depending on your fitness level, and leads you through lush forests and scenic landscapes.
  • The monastery itself is perched on a cliff 900 meters above the Paro valley and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  • On the way back, visit Kichu Monastery, which is the oldest monastery in Bhutan and dates back to the 7th century.

Day 8: Departure from Paro to Bangkok

  • After breakfast, drive to the airport in Paro for your departure flight.
  • Bid farewell to Bhutan and its friendly people, and take with you