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Bhutan Central Tour

10 Days / 9 Nights of Bhutan Cultural Tour.

Central Bhutan is an exciting destination for all visitors. It includes some of the most significant historical and religious sites in the country. This trip takes you around the district of Trongsa, which has always been of great political importance to the leaders of Bhutan due to its commanding location in the center of the nation while Bumthang district has some of the most ancient and important temples and monasteries in Bhutan and is known as the “Land of Gods” in Bhutan. Bumthang is the cultural heartland of Bhutan, attracting tourists all over the world for its natural beauty and pristine natural environment.



Day From To Distance Time Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in Paro  Airport 2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Paro Thimphu 54km 1 hr 2400m Hotel in Thimphu
3 Thimphu sightseeing 2400m Hotel in Thimphu
4 Thimphu Punakha 72km 3 hrs 1350m Hotel in Punakha
5 Punakha   Phobjikha 88km 4hrs 2900m Hotel in Gangtey
6 Phobjikha Bumthang 188km 6.5hrs 2800m Hotel in Bumthang
7 Bumthang sightseeing 2800m Hotel in Bumthang
8 Bumthang Thimphu 268km 11hrs 2400m Hotel in Thimphu
9 Thimphu Paro 54km 1hr 2200m Hotel in Paro
10 Departures from Paro


Day 1:  Arrival in Paro (Paro sightseeing)

  • Our Representative from Bhutanitis Travels will receive you at the airport and drive you to the Hotel.

After lunch

  • visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968) and Rinpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”).
  • Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Paro.
  • Food and accommodation will be arranged as per your reservations.

Optional activities you can choose:

  • Hike to Dzongdrakha Monastery.
  • Hike to Nunnery.
  • Village walk.
  • Mountain biking around Paro valley.

Day 2:  Paro (sightseeing) to Thimphu

After breakfast,

  • take an Excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest).
  • In the evening, drive to Thimphu.
  • On the way, view Tamchog Monastery built by Thangthong Gyalpo.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3:  Thimphu Sightseeing:

After breakfast,

  • visit KuenselPhodrang, where the largest statue of Sitting Buddha is located.
  • National Memorial Chorten.
  • Takin Preservation center in Motithang and Changgangkha Lhakhang.

After lunch visit to

  • TashichhDzong(the administrative headquarters of Bhutan).

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.

Optional Activities you can choose:

  • Centenary farmer’s Market, attend a talk on Gross National Happiness / Buddhism.
  • Hike to Cheri Monastery / Tango Monastery / Phajoding Monastery.
  • Villages walk at Kabisa.
  • Mountain biking around Thimphu.

Day 4:  Thimphu to Punakha:

After breakfast, drive to Punakha.

  •  On the way to Punakha, halt in Dochu-La Pass (3140 m) for photography.
  • Visit Royal Botanical Park at LamPelri.
  • We halt in Lobesa town for Lunch.
  • Upon crossing Lobesa, visit Chimi Lhakhang – dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley also known as “Divine Madman”.

Dinner and overnight halt in a hotel in Punakha.

Optional activities you can choose:

  • Drive to Talo Goenpa
  • Visit to Khamsum Yulley Lhakhang
  • White water rafting in Mo Chhu/ Pho Chhu
  • Camping in Jomlingthang.

Day 5:  Punakha to Phobjikha

After breakfast, start your journey towards Phobjikha.

  • Visit to Punakha Dzong – Built in 1637, by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region.
  • On the way visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong razed by fire in 2012(now under reconstruction).
  • Upon arrival in Phobjikha, lunch will be served.

After lunch,

  • Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter. You can also opt for photography while you are in Phobjikha valley.
  • Visit Gangtey Gompa, in Gangtey village.

Dinner and overnight halt in hotel in Phobjikha.

Optional activities you can choose:

Gangtey Natural Trail (Gangtey). Take a hike around the Gangtey Trails.

Day 6:  Phobjikha to Bumthang via Trongsa  

After breakfast, drive to Bumthang.

  • On the way, visit Trongsa Dzong- built in its present form in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa and Ta Dzong – an ancient watch tower.

After lunch, continue your journey towards Bumthang.

  • Halt in Pele-La pass for photography.

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Bumthang.

Day 7 : Bumthang Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit

  • Jakar Dzong – Founded by great grand-father of the first Zhabdrung, the Dzong was initially built as a monastery in 1549.
  • Visit Jambay Lhakhang – built in the 7th century by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo and Kujee Lhakhang. Kujee Lhakhang consists of three temples. These three temples are surrounded by a 108 chorten wall

After lunch,

  • drive towards Tang and visit Membarstho (The Burning Lake). Tang valley is a wide land on the Tang Chhu considered to be one of the greatest pilgrimage sites of Bhutan.

After lunch, drive back to Bumthang hotel. Dinner and overnight halt in hotel in Bumthang.

Optional activities you can choose:

  • Tharpaling Monastery: This excursion begins with 30 minute drive to Lamigompa. The hike will take about 5 hours for average walkers.
  • Pasaling Gompa: This hike will take about 3hours.
  • Kunzang Drak: It is two hours walk above Drangchel, Tang Valley.
  • Ngang Lhakhang: It is three hours walk from Thangbi Goenpa.
  • Walk to Bathpalathang and visit the Red Panda Beer factory/ Swiss cheese factory.

Day 8:   Bumthang to Thimphu

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Lunch will be served on the way.

  • After the day long journey, check into a hotel and retreat for the night.

Dinner and overnight halt in hotel in Thimphu.

Day 9:  Thimphu to Paro

After breakfast, Free for shopping and photography in the town.

  • Visit the Handicraft emporium.

After Lunch, drive to Paro. Dinner and overnight halt in Hotel in Paro.

Day 10:  Departure from Paro Airport

Early morning, drive to Airport and Farewell.


Package Includes

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. English speaking Local guide.
  7. Sightseeing.

Package Does Not Include

  1. Druk Air fares.
  2. Insurance Premiums.
  3. Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  4. Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  5. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  6. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
  7. Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  8. Visa Fees


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