Bhutan Trip for 11 Days
Taking Bhutan Trip is one of the best ways to get away from hustle and bustle of city life. Book this trip to Bhutan to enjoy the best of the Bhutan Holidays.
Bhutan Trip Overview.
- 11 days Journey into Bhutan will take you to witness the rich culture and heritage of Bhutan providing the best of Bhutan with diverse communities.
- This off-the-beaten tour offers some of the century-old secret monastery and amazing views of the world’s highest glacial peaks and famous Bumthang valley.
BHUTAN TRIP ITINERARY.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL PARO Bhutan.
As you land at Paro International Airport you will pass through the beautiful village of Shaba and the meandering rivers of Paro. The landing at a small strip of Paro airport is mesmerizing. Upon landing, you shall walk to immigration for a Visa stamp. Your guide will be outside waiting for you with white khaddar to welcome you.
We will drive you to Hotel for a quick freshen-up moment and if time permits then we visit Taa Dzong the only museum in Bhutan overlooking Paro valley. The museum holds many arts and artifacts which date back to the beginning of the 19th century. After the Museum half, an hour downhill hike will lead you to Paro Dzong. This Dzong is a most popular and iconic fortress in Bhutan.
DAY 02. PARO to THIMPHU Tour.
After breakfast, we shall drive to Kyichu Monastery one of the oldest Monasteries built by the Tibetan King in the 7th century. This monastery is one of the 108th monasteries built all over the Himalayan region. This monastery holds many important relics where your guide will explain its importance for Bhutan. Drive to Thimphu the capital of Bhutan. On the way visit the beautiful Tamchog Lhakhang crossing the Iron bridge built by Phajo the saint. Drive to Thimphu upon arrival check into the hotel and the rest of the time will be in leisure. Overnight at Thimphu in the hotel.
DAY 03: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING.
Your Thimphu tour will begin by visiting the memorial Chorten built by the 3rd King of Bhutan. You will see many locals circumambulating around the temple. The best place to visit while in Thimphu is the Folk heritage museum opened in 2001. The museum gives the first-hand experience of Bhutan Rich culture and deeply rooted heritage. The tour around the heritage also throws light on the Bhutanese way of life.
After lunch visits the National Textile Museum which showcases the living art of weaving by locals and the opportunity to see the dressing of Men and Women from different parts of Bhutan.
Tashichho Dzong (‘’Fortress of Glorious Religion’’ 1641). The Fortress is also a Buddhist monastery located at the northern edge of Thimphu. It has historically served as the seat of Druk Desi and had been the seat for the Royal government since 1952 but presently houses the Throne room and the His Majesties’ secretariat. The monument welcomes visitors during Thimphu Tshechu which is held during autumn every year.
Drive back to the hotel and dinner and overnight in the hotel at
DAY 04: THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA.
Thimphu to Punakha is beautiful to drive of about 2 hours. On the way stop at Dochula pass which offers the best view of the Himalayas. There is also a hiking trail starting from Dochula pass and ending near the road point. Further down visit Chimi Lhakhang the fertility temple built by famous Lama Drukpa Kuenley.
After lunch drive to Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Zhabdrung located between two rivers. In the evening stroll the small town of Punakha and overnight at Punakha.
DAY 05: PUNAKHA – BUMTHANG.
Today the drive is quite long and in order to make your tour exciting, we shall to a few places like Chelela Pass for tea and Coffee. You can also buy a local handmade scarf during your stoppage at Chelela pass. Further drive will take you to Trongsa. The Dzong is one of the largest of its kind in Bhutan. Visit the Trongsa Museum. After that drive to Bumthang the religious heartland of Bhutan which received the teaching of many religious figures and was blessed by them.
After the sightseeing, drive back to the hotel and rest of the time in leisure. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
DAY 06: BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING.
Bumthang is considered the mini Switzerland of Bhutan because of its plain land structure. In Bumthang visit Jakar Town which is located in the second valley and is said to be the commercial hub of Bumthang.
Visit Jambhay Lhakhang the oldest monastery and the annual festival of Naked dance performed by monks takes place in this monastery.
After lunch visit, the 17th century Jakar Dzong also called “White Bird Fortress” which houses the district headquarters with 60 monks. Lastly visit the beer brewery to taste the local wine and beer, night halt at Bumthang.
DAY 07: DRIVE TO TANG, WALK TO THE BURNING LAKE – URA – EVENING DRIVE BACK TO JAKAR.
Your tour starts with a visit to Burning lake. History has it that treasure hunter saint Pema Lingpa found much treasures left by Guru Rinpoche many centuries ago inside the lake.
After lunch drive to URA valley, this valley is believed to be the earliest inhabited place in Bhutan. The road to Ura climbs to amazingly open countryside. Sightseeing in ura valley, evening drive back to Jakar.
DAY 08: BUMTHANG – PHOBJIKHA.
Drive to Phobjikha Valley, a glacial valley on the periphery of the northwest tip of the Black Mountain, a National Park at the altitude of 9,840 feet. Phobjikha valley is a wide, beautiful alpine wetland valley and is a conservation area, lying on the northern boundary of the Jowo During range. The hillside vegetation is mostly pine forests, interspersed with Rhododendron trees. Phobjikha valley is also one of the roosting grounds for the Black-necked cranes that migrate each year during winter from the northern habitats of Tibet. These elegant and shy birds can be observed from early November till the end of March. Night halt at Phobjikha.
Day 9: PHOBJIKHA – PARO.
After breakfast drive back to Paro. On a clear day, experience the breathtaking view of the eastern Himalayas from Dochula Pass. Do not forget to experience the medicinal hot stone bath in the farmhouse. Locals believe that the mineral from the stones also helps to cure joint pains and other related body aches. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
DAY 10: PARO. (HIKE TO TAKTSANG MONASTERY/ TIGERS NEST MONASTERY)
Your Bhutan Trip will not be complete without visiting Tiger nest Temple. Today, we hike up to the famous cliff-hermitage called Taktsang, the “Tiger’s Nest.” This day hike is not only historically and culturally interesting, but also incredibly scenic. It takes about two hours to reach the cafeteria, which gives a breathtaking view of the Tiger’s Nest, and from the Cafeteria, it takes 1 hour to reach the main temple. This is the popular monastery in Bhutan.
In the afternoon leisure time at Paro town. You can visit the Cafe. Heritage cafe offers you the best coffee in town. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: DEPARTURE.
Your Bhutan Trip ends here. Drive to the airport to your onward destination.
Tashi Delek! Best wishes!
BHUTAN TRIP COST
The cost for this trip will be based on Bhutan Tourism Policy. Below trip, cost is for 2pax and above in a group. The trip cost may change depending on the group size.
USD 2590.00 per person.
If you have less budget you can always check on our Bhutan Tour Packages which are Budget-friendly.
How to Plan Bhutan Trip?
It’s very important to understand how to plan the trip to Bhutan. Bhutan is a unique destination and we have different Bhutan Tourism Policy for travelers. While planning a trip to Bhutan the most important thing to remember here is Bhutan Visa, Documents required, and Bhutan Flights.
All must need Bhutan Visa to travel to Bhutan. No embassy or Visa agent can apply for your Bhutan Visa except by a Tour operator like ourselves. Excursion to the Himalayas has a licensed tour operator and authorized agent to process your Visa. Once you confirm the tour with us we shall advise you on the procedure on How to apply for Bhutan Visa?
Documents required for Bhutan Visa: It is mandatory to have a valid passport, confirmed return flight tickets, and finalized Bhutan Tour itinerary to apply for Visa.
Bhutan Trip from India:
If you are planning your trip to Bhutan from India then you need to know that there are two ways to enter Bhutan. You can either travel by road from West Bengal or directly take flights to Bhutan. Many major cities like Delhi, Kolkatta, Bangdugra, and Guwahati operate daily flights to Bhutan from India.
Best time for Bhutan Trip
The best season to take this trip is Spring and Autumn. We can also combine this tour with festivals or nature hike because spring and Autumn is the festive season in Bhutan and we can combine your trip to Bhutan to witness the unique festival. Spring month starts from March to May and Autumn from September to November. You can also plan your trip in other months as Bhutan is considered all year-round destination
Flights to Bhutan:
Planning a Bhutan Trip can be confusing if you don’t know which airlines operate Bhutan flights. No international airline operates flights to Bhutan. Bhutan has two local airlines Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. Drukair is partially owned by Government and is the oldest airline in Bhutan with the best flying reviews. Bhutanairlines is a privately owned airline recently introduced and operates from Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, and Kolkatta. Drukair operates an extra destination like Bagdogra and Singapore besides the normal destination.
The Bhutan Trip Cost Includes:
- Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
- Accommodation [Twin Sharing] or double sharing
- All applicable Transfers & Sightseeing which will not be at disposal and will be exclusively used for the guest as per the itinerary only (on point to point basis) with the driver.
- Vehicle Type will be Toyota Hiace Bus, Hyundai Tucson or Santa Fee or Creta.
- Royalty & Govt. Taxes
- Airport tax
- Professional English speaking Guide.
- All Sightseeing mentioned
- Time from morning till 5 in the evening.
- Any entry Fees
The Bhutan Trip Cost Does Not Include:
- Druk Airfare.
- Insurance Premiums,
- Payments for service provided on a personal basis
- Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”
- The cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest, etc.
- Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips, or any other services.
- The vehicle was used after the tour.