Historical Bhutan Tour - 18 Days

Places Covered :  
  • Paro
  • Thimphu
  • Punakha
  • Bumthang 
  • Trashigang 
  • Mongar
  • Phobjikha Valley

17 Nights/18 Days

This in-depth cultural tour offers a rare opportunity to savor the different customs and cultures of the western and central valleys of Bhutan at a leisurely pace. Highlights include Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong and the infamous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) in the beautiful Paro Valley, The National Memorial Chorten, 12th century Changangkha Temple and the National Library exhibiting ancient scriptures in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, and after crossing the 3050m Dochula Pass with spectacular Himalayan views, a journey into the sub-tropical Punakha Valley featuring the incredible the Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang, temple of the ‘Divine Madman’.
Continue onto the central districts of Trongsa, the birthplace of monarchy, and the Bumthang Valley, Bhutan’s spiritual heartland featuring 7th-century Jambay Lhakhang and Kurje Lhakhang with its rock imprint of Guru Rimpoche. The tour then returns westward to the glacial valley of Gangtey/Phobjikha, the winter home to the rare black-necked cranes.

  • Sustainable Development Fee (SDF)
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels/resorts (twin / double sharing basis). Extra premiums for 4 and 5-star hotels.
  • Bhutan tour e-visa.
  • It is a private tour; you will be accompanied by your guide and your driver with the vehicle.
  • All Buffet meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner & evening tea).
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers (SUV, minibus, or larger bus depending on the group size).
  • Local sightseeing with entrance fees where applicable as per the itinerary.
  • All hotel tax & service charges.
  • Bottled water throughout the tour.
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
  • DrukAir / Bhutan Airfares (International or domestic).
  • Travel Insurance: (We encourage you to get your travel insurance / medical Insurance done from your home country )
  • Cost of any domestic airfare for the guide/driver.
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost includes head”.
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • Refreshments, any alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages, and any other personal expenses.
  • Gratuities to guide, driver, trekking staff, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, incidentals, portage tips, or any other services

Day 1: Arrive Paro, Paro-Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu Tour and Sightseeing.
Day 3: Thimphu Short hike to Tango Monastery.
Day 4: Thimphu-Punakha-Wangdue.
Day 5: Wangdue – Trongsa -Bumthang.
Day 6: Bumthang Tour and Sightseeing.
Day 7: Bumthang – Mongar.
Day 8: Mongar - Lhuentse - Mongar.
Day 9: Mongar - Trashigang.
Day 10: Trashigang – Mongar.
Day 11: Mongar – Bumthang.
Day 12: Bumthang (hike to Tharpaling Monastery)
Day 13: Bumthang -Trongsa with a Short excursion to Kuenga Rabten.
Day 14: Trongsa to Punakha via Phobjikha Valley.
Day 15: Punakha-Thimphu.
Day 16: Thimphu to Haa valley to Paro.
Day 17: Paro Excursion to Taktsang Monastery.
Day 18: Paro Departure.

Note: For detailed itinerary do contact us.

In addition to above itinerary , World Tour Plan can also arrange a variety of “add on” options to provide a more in-depth experience of Bhutan. These include:

  • Walking Tour.
  • Cycling / Biking.
  • Wellbeing and spa retreats offering yoga, pilates, meditation, healing bodywork, hot stone baths and massage.
  • Rafting / Kayaking.
  • Photography.
  • Farmhouse stay.
  • Cultural Show.

These activities can easily be incorporated into any itinerary. Please note that some activities may attract additional fees.

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