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Explore Bhutan

  • Best time
  • Late September to Late November for trekking March to May for touring and trekking
  • Total Duration
  • 18 Days
  • Destinations Covered
  • Delhi – Paro – Thimphu – Punakha – Trongsa – Bumthang – Mongar – Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar – Guwahati – Delhi
  • Hotel Category
  • Luxury, Mid Budget and Budget

Detailed Itinerary

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  • Days
  • Events
  • Day 01
  • Arrival Delhi
    Meet on arrival and transfer to Hotel.
    Overnight in Delhi
  • Day 02
  • Delhi
    After breakfast, proceed for city sightseeing- visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Parliament House and President’s House.
    Also experience the rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Chandani Chowk.
    Overnight in Delhi
  • Day 03
  • Delhi- Paro
    After breakfast, departure transfer to the Airport.
    Fly to Paro by Druk Air.
    Arrive in Paro. One can see the silvery Pa Chu (Paro River) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watch tower) while entering in the Paro Valley. Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
    Overnight in Paro
  • Day 04
  • Paro
    After breakfast, proceed for city sightseeing. Visit Ta Dzong- once a watchtower, now a National Museum exhibits fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps; Dungtse Lhakhang, a chorten like temple with three floors representing hell, earth and heaven.
    Post lunch, visit Rinpung Dzong- the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (Judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam, which offers a good view of architectural wonder of the Dzong.
    Overnight in Paro
  • Day 05
  • Paro
    After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Taktsang Monastery view point. It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro Valley floor. A sacred place visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime.
    After lunch, we also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo.
    Overnight in Paro
  • Day 06
  • Paro - Thimphu
    After breakfast, drive to Thimpu. Arrive and check in to the hotel.
    After getting fresh, proceed for the sightseeing- visit National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts; Textile and Folk Heritage Museum; Handicrafts Emporium-the government-run enterprise displays a wide range of beautifully hand-woven textiles and craft products; National Memorial Chorten- a memorial to the Late King (“the Father of modern Bhutan”) and a monument to world peace and prosperity; and Trashichhodzong- a fortress/monastery which houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. 
    Overnight in Thimphu
  • Day 07
  • Thimphu
    After breakfast, proceed to visit Changangkha Lhakhang- a fortress like temple and monastic school; Takin Preserve and Zulekha Nunnery Post lunch, proceed for an excursion to Tango Gompa- monastery founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa in the 12th century and the present building was built in the 15th century by the ‘Divine Madman’, Lama Drukpa Kunley. 
    Overnight in Thimphu
  • Day 08
  • Thimphu – Punakha
    After breakfast, drive to Dochu –la Pass (3,088m) stopping briefly here to take in the view of chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. Peaks visible from here: Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m) Arrive Punakha and check in to the hotel.
    After getting fresh, visit Punakha Dzong- a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. Once the capital of Bhutan, it now serves as the winter residence of the monk body. 
    Later visit the local market.
    Overnight in Punakha
  • Day 09
  • Punakha – Trongsa
    After breakfast, drive to Trongsa across Pele-la pass (3,300m), the traditional boundary between east and west. The pass is marked by a large white chorten prayer flags. Stop en route at Chendbji Chorten, patterned on Kathmandu’s Swayambhunath Stupa.
    Post lunch, visit Trongsa Dzong. Built in 1648, it was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. 
    Protected from invaders by an impenetrable valley, Trongsa Dzong is an impregnable fortress. 
    Overnight in Trongsa
  • Day 10
  • Trongsa – Bumthang
    After breakfast, Ta Dzong- a cylindrical stone structure rising five storeys, was built in 1652 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa. After more than 350 years, it has been resurrected into a classy museum. There are 224 items on display including a sacred image of Sung Joenma Dorji Chang (self-spoken Vajradharna), a bronze statue of Pema Lingpa, made by himself, and a number of centuries-old treasures like dance and ritual costumes and objects, ancient prayer books, paintings and scrolls, and textiles.
    Later drive to Bumthang. Arrive and check in to the hotel.
    Post lunch, visit Jakar Dzong, founded by great grand-father of the first Shabdrung. Formerly a Monastery, it is now used as administrative center for Bumthang valley, and houses the regional monk body.
    Evening is at leisure.
    Overnight in Bumthang
  • Day 11
  • Bumthang
    After breakfast, visit Jambay Lhakhang Drup (festival). During festival, the dances are performed by monks as well as laymen. The festival dances are known as Cham and are performed to bless onlookers, to teach them the Buddhist dharma, to protect them from misfortune and to exorcise all evil. A group of ladies perform traditional Bhutanese dances during the intervals between mask dances. 
    Overnight in Bumthang
  • Day 12
  • Bumthang - Ura Valley – Bumthang
    After breakfast, proceed for day excursion to Ura Valley. The route crosses Ura la pass (3,600m) with a magnificent view of Mount Gangkhar Puensum. Villages in Ura have clustered houses, which is quite unusual in Bhutan. Above Ura village (3,100m) is a new temple dedicated to Guru Rinpoche. Inaugurated in 1986, it contains a huge statue of the master and remarkable paintings of the cycle of his teachings. 
    Overnight in Bumthang
  • Day 13
  • Bumthang - Mongar
    After breakfast, drive through rugged terrains to Mongar. The drive passes through the highest motorable pass in the Kingdom, the Thrumshingla pass (4000m). Traversing through cascading waterfalls, pine forests, maize fields and eastern hamlets, reach Mongar town. 
    Arrive and check in to the hotel.
    After getting fresh visit Mongar Dzong- built albeit quite recently, the dzong still maintains the architectural traditions of old dzongs. 
    Overnight in Mongar
  • Day 14
  • Mongar – Trashigang
    After breakfast, drive to Trashigang through Kori la pass (2,450m). En route stop to visit Dametsi, a temple perched on top of steep hill. This place is also famous for origination of famous Naga Chham, masks dance with drums. Drive continues to Trashigang. Trashigang is the centre of the biggest and most populated district in the country.
    Arrive at Trashigang and check in to the hotel.
    After getting fresh, visit Trashigang Dzong. It serves as the administrative seat for the district and part of the dzong is occupied by the Drukpa monastic community.
    Overnight in Trashigang
  • Day 15
  • Trashigang (Excursion to Trashiyangtse)
    After breakfast, visit the temple of Gom Kora, set on a small alluvial plateau, overlooking the river. Gom Kora is a famous place where Guru Rinpoche subdued a demon. Further ahead reach to Doksum village where you can see women busy in weaving traditional Bhutanese fabric and a chain bridge dating of the 15th century. 
    Visit Trashiyangtse Dzong, situated at the altitude of 1,850 m.The dzong is new and nearby are the Art school and the famous chorten Kora. 
    Evening, drive back to Trashigang.
    Overnight in Trashigang
  • Day 16
  • Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar
    After breakfast, drive to Samdrup Jongkhar. Along the way, pass by Sherubtse College, the only college in country founded in 1978. Also visit the Zangtho Pelri temple built in 1978 by the late Minister of Home Affairs. It represents Guru Rinpoche's paradise. Driving ahead, reach Khaling to visit the Blind School and Weaving Centre. 
    Arrive at Samdrup Jongkhar and check in to the hotel.
    Overnight in Samdrup Jongkhar
  • Day 17
  • Samdrup Jongkhar – Guwahati - Delhi
    After breakfast, drive to Bhutan Border. Here the Indian driver and will take over to drive to Guwahati.
    Arrive and transfer to Guwahati Airport.
    Fly to Delhi.
    Arrive and check in to the hotel. 
    Dinner with a local family.
    Overnight in Delhi
  • Day 18
  • Delhi – Home
    After leisurely breakfast, departure transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport
    Fly back home.
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  • Suggestions:
  • ✔ Trekking excursions can be planned in bhutan
    ✔ Stay in Guwahati can be extended
    ✔ From Delhi- An extended trip to Agra and Jaipur (03-04 Days)
    ✔ Agra is famous for Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to immortalize the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
    ✔ Jaipur, also known as Pink city of India is famous for Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and other monumentsA day trek to Triund from Dharamsala can be done
    ✔ In Delhi, Indian dance class for a day can be arranged subjected to the availability of time.