All holidays to Bhutan need to take in another country as well, and this Nepal & Bhutan tour starts and finishes with some time in the Kathmandu Valley. Extensions to the time in Nepal are possible to visit one of the wildlife parks, do some trekking, rafting, or further cultural sightseeing.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Paro To Thimpu
Pick-up from Paro airport & transfer (65 kms – 1.15 hrs drive) to Thimphu. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast visit Takin Zoo, BBS Tower, Chang Gangkha Monastery, Buddha Point, Changlimthang Stadium & Archery ground. Afternoon visit Tashichho dzong (Outside view), National Memorial Chorten, Government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
BBS tower is located 5 km car drive near Takin Reserve center. It is also called Sangaygang. The place is ideally located uphills with good motor road to access across the ...
Day 3: Thimphu To Punakha Via Dochula Pass
After permit (Permit is not issued on Saturdays, Sundays & Govt holidays) drive (70 kms / 2.30 hrs) to Punakha/Wangdue, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. En route you can visit Mehsina Village & Chime Lhakhang. Visit Punakha Dzong & Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery in Punakha. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.
The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st ...
Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
Travel from Thimphu to Punakha
Day Excursion To Phobjikha Valley
After breakfast excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha- [alt. 3000m] : The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space. On the valley floor lays the village of Phobjikha which is famous for Black Necked Cranes. The cranes migrate here from Central Asiatic plateau to escape its harsh winters. Return at Punakha/Wangdue. Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.
Gangtey Gompa / Phobjikha (9,845ft) In the mountains east of Wangduephodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of ...
Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan
Day 5: Punakha To Paro
Morning transfer (160 kms / 4 hrs) to Paro. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Paro.
Travel from Punakha to Paro
Day 6: Excursion To Haa Valley Via Chelela Pass
Early morning drive to Haa via Chele-la pass. After driving through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km, reach Chele-la pass (4200 meters). From this point one can have a superb views of Mount-Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey. This is a very good place to walk around for few minutes enjoying the view. Drive on to Haa, descending all the way for another 22 km (Approx 01 hr drive)), finally reaching Haa. Explore the sightseeing at Haa. Later in the afternoon drive to Paro same way back. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
A 2-hour drive from Paro takes you to one of the highest vantage points, Chele La Pass. In winters, you will encounter frozen rivers, waterfalls, alpine flowers and snow on ...
Day 7: Paro Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Return at hotel. Overnight stay at Paro.