9 Days Happiness Bhutan Tour5
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Duration
9 days

Max Group Size
20

Tour Code
105

Tour Type
Request as Regular

Departure Type

Age Requirement
6 - 70 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

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Bhutan

Pickup Time:

08:50

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Bhutan

Dropoff Time:

16:20

Tour Overview

Embark on a 9-day, 8-night journey to a land of dragons and kings. Bhutan, with its awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayan snow-capped mountains, alluring meadows, and hospitable people, will leave you with an unforgettable experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

The trip will take you to some of the most mesmerizing places in Bhutan, including the capital city of Thimphu, the picturesque valley of Paro, the hilarious phallus-filled city of Punakha, the valley of black-necked cranes in Phobjikha, and the kettle Switzerland in Bhutan - Bumthang.

Bumthang is the highlight of the trip, with lush green meadows and floras, especially the rhododendrons that symbolize beauty, energy, and love. It's a place where you can immerse yourself in nature's serenity and appreciate the beauty of life.

The breathtaking scenery and warm hospitality of the Bhutanese people will keep you smiling throughout your journey, and the memories will stay with you long after you return home.

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime journey into the land of dragons and kings, and experience the beauty and culture of Bhutan like never before. 

Highlights

  • Experience the vibrant capital city of Thimphu, where tradition meets modernity.
  • Explore the enchanting Paro Valley
  • Indulge in the allure of Bumthang, often referred to as "Little Switzerland," nestled in the heart of central Bhutan
  • home to majestic black-necked cranes
  • iconic Tiger's Nest – a truly unforgettable destination that will leave you breathless.

Itinerary

Fly into the breathtaking Paro Valley on one of our national carriers, and prepare to be amazed. From your window seat, you will have a glorious view of the snow-capped mountains that surround you. The remarkable and steep descent into the Paro Valley is an awe-inspiring beginning to what will be an adventure of a lifetime.

As the gateway to Bhutan and home to the country's only international airport, Paro is where your journey to the Land of Happiness truly begins. After completing your visa formalities and collecting your baggage, you will be warmly greeted by a representative from Lucky Dragon Tours and Treks.

On the first day of your journey, we will take you on a scenic drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Along the way, you will get a glimpse of the crystal clear rivers that flow through the valleys and take a brief stop at a temple, crossing an old cantilever bridge.

As you enter the city, you will be greeted by the gigantic 169 ft Buddha statue overlooking Thimphu. The panoramic view of the city and hills from this vantage point never fails to leave visitors in awe. 

Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, is a unique blend of tradition and modernity. The city exudes a natural small-town feel while embracing a new commercial exuberance that challenges the country's natural conservatism

and Shangri La image.

In addition to its rich cultural heritage, Thimphu offers a variety of modern amenities such as cafes, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Finding a balance between the esoteric and espresso, the old and the new, is the key to getting the most out of this charming city.  Hiking Cheri monastery

Enjoy a hike through the beautiful and beguiling Bhutanese countryside.

Visit the Cheri and Tango Goemba, two beautiful monasteries in the hills between which lies the Thimphu Chu River.

Begin the day with a drive to take a short hike to Cheri and Tango Goempa.

Located 18km north of Thimphu, it takes about 30 minutes to drive to get there, followed by an hour-long walk through shaded rhododendron forests.

Though steep, the trail is well pathed and you can take your time to enjoy the views here. Spot deer and mountain goats, known as jaru along the way.

After marveling at these impressive monasteries, we will be having a picnic lunch by the riverside taking some amazing pictures with the cantilever bridge & stupas by the side.

After reaching back to Thimphu town, we can explore the city & enjoy dinner at an authentic Bhutanese restaurant. 

After breakfast, you will be driving to Punakha - the old capital.

You will be greeted with glorious views of snow-capped mountains and the scenic beauty of Dochula Pass.

Dochula Pass lies mid-way to Punakha from Thimphu at an altitude of 3,100 meters above sea level. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range.

After reaching Punakha, you will visit the famous fertility temple walk around the rice fields, and giggle at the paintings of Phallus on the traditional Bhutanese houses. Your guide will share a lot of stories of the divine madman, who visited Bhutan in the 14th century from Tibet. 

After lunch, you will be visiting the magnificent and tranquil Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, which sits atop a hill and commands the view of the gorgeous Punakha Valley and Wangduephodrang Valley.

Standing amidst the lush pine trees, this structure is a beautiful

demonstration of the fine architecture and tradition of Bhutan.

Your guide will take you to visit Punakha Dzong (fort) also known as the Palace of bliss.

Before reaching there, you will find some fine spots, where you can take a panoramic picture of the fort for your #picoftheday collection 

We will be driving to Phobjikha today and the drive will be around 3 hours from Punakha.

As drive down the valley, you will see many yak herders camp and nomad

families at work. This place is also a paradise for bird lovers.

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The valley of Gangtey is truly magnificent and a peaceful place and many call it the Shangri la of Bhutan.

With a panoramic view of the valley and beautiful fauna especially during the spring, it’s a true Shangri la.

When winter starts, Rare species of Black Necked Crane fly from Tibet to Gangtey and they even have a black-necked crane festival that starts around mid-November.

You can also visit the Royal Society for Protection of Nature, also known as The Crane Centre, which displays material on the cranes.

Since Phobjikha is quite cold compared to other places, a herbal hot stone bath here will be a treat for you letting you soak in joy & be relieved of all the stress & aches in your body. 

Today we will be driving to Paro which is around 3 and half hours drive from Punakha.

Get ready to be transported back in time as your guide takes you on a journey to visit some of the most majestic and historically significant sites in Bhutan.

You will be stopping over at Lamperi botanical park, which has a huge collection of Rhododendron flowers, and stroll around the lake amid nature. 

After reaching Paro valley, you can stroll around the quaint town or visit Ta Dzong, a watchtower built in 1649 to protect the undefended Dzong, and later renovated in 1968 to house the National Museum.

Here, you will get a glimpse into Bhutan's rich cultural heritage as you browse through the fascinating collection of artifacts, paintings, and textiles. 

The historical town of Paro lies at the center of a valley rich in sacred sites and ancient buildings and forms part of the core of exceptional destinations in Bhutan.

Home to the only international airport in the country, this pretty destination is covered with terraced paddy fields and quaint farmhouses scattered throughout the valley in the lower areas.

In the upper reaches, coniferous forests look down onto the beautiful Paro Chhu River, which snakes its way below. 

Nestled in the western part of Bhutan, the Haa valley is a hidden gem known for its pristine natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The valley boasts several important monasteries and temples, including the Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple) and Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple), which were built in the 7th century and are considered among the most sacred sites in Bhutan. These sites offer a glimpse into the country's ancient history and culture.

As you journey towards the Haa valley, you will make a stop at the highest motorable road in Bhutan, the Chele La Pass, which sits at an altitude of 3,988 meters (13,084 feet) above sea level. Located on the border between the Paro and Haa valleys, the pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Along the way, you will pass through stunning forests and meadows, where you may even spot some of the rare wildlife that call this region home, such as the Himalayan black bear or the musk deer.

After reaching the Haa valley, you will have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the region. The valley is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and lush green forests, and it is home to several picturesque villages where you can interact with the friendly locals. You can immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions, and witness the daily life of the Bhutanese people. You can also embark on a hike through the valley, taking in the stunning scenery and breathing in the crisp mountain air.

The Haa valley is an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and a visit to this serene region is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired. It is a chance to connect with nature, history, and culture all at once, and to experience the magic of Bhutan in all its glory. 

Today is the big day, hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest.

No trip to Bhutan would be complete without the hike to Tigers Nest monastery.

Shrouded in mystery and myths with stories of numerous miracles associated with the monastery.

From great saints to famous Hollywood celebrities, not to forget the Prince of England to the Princess of Japan have hiked to witness the hidden beauty of this icon of Bhutan, which is perched at the edge of a cliff at 3120m above sea level.

The hike to the temple is an awe-inspiring journey that will amaze you with its beauty and charm.

With glorious views of Paro Valley amid the hike to the entrance of the monastery with alluring waterfalls is a treat for you and your camera for a #picoftheday Instagram post. 

Depart from Paro airport to your destination full of Bhutanese NOSTALGIA.

After breakfast, representatives from Lucky Dragon Tours and Treks will bid a fond farewell to you from the magical kingdom and wish you a happy journey back home. 

Trip includes

Included

3-star certified hotels and resorts

Professional English speaking guide

All meals

Veg & Nonveg

Travel Insurance form local Bhutan Company

Refreshments


Attraction fees such as a fortress, museums fees & so on

All Taxes & fees

Sim cards with 4 G Refreshments

Traditional Bhutanese costume photography

Learn Archery (Bhutanese national Game)

Bhutanese cuisine cooking session

Excluded

Excluded both international & domestic flight tickets from the package price

Imported luxury SUVs

Toyota Mini Bus


Alcohol

Tips

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