Our All Bhutan tour packages include the major cities of Bhutan. The major cities are Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang and Gangtey. This 10 days Bhutan trip offers you vast knowledge about ancient and modern Buddhism. Meditating in and exploring the dzong and monasteries are a significant part of the tour. The major highlights are Paro valley, Gangtey valley, Tiger’s Nest Monastery and many more.
The all Bhutan tour package is one of the most ideal choices for travellers who are willing to explore almost all the places of Bhutan. During the 9 days and 10 days period, you will get to explore some of the best places. Besides the astonishing views of the landscape and the mountain ranges, you can also experience the warm hospitality as well as the delicious cuisines.
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Highlights of All Bhutan Tour Package
- Visit a Swiss farm, Trongsa Dzong Fortress.
- Chimi Lhakhang Temple and Gangtey Valley.
- Sightseeing in and around Paro and Thimphu valley.
- Panoramic views of mountains, high altitude trekking trails.
- Dazzling archery competitions, shopping in Bumthang Village.
- The Tiger’s Nest Monastery (also known as Taktsang Monastery).
The Explore Bhutan tour starts after your arrival in Paro, the only city in Bhutan with an international airport. Paro is the gateway to Bhutan. Once you arrive in Paro, you will traverse to Thimpu (the capital city), Punakha, Bumthang, Gangte. There you will travel through different valleys and visit Dzongs and Monasteries.
All Bhutan Tour Package Facts
9 Nights and 10 Days
Trip Starting Point
Trip Ending Point
Culture, Nature and Historical Tours
Places to Visit
Bhutan, known as the “Land of Thunder Dragon” ranges from 180 m to 7800 m of Himalayan plateau. It is the most beautiful, yet mysterious place. The last great Himalayan kingdom covers the areas of green valleys, deep mountains and different landscapes. The main religion here is Buddhism.
About 7,00,000 inhabitants follow Buddhism. The mixture of ancient and modern Buddhists traditions make the entire country a great place. To promote and preserve this religion, residence support by conducting different rituals. The country enriches textiles and handicrafts. Himalayan landscapes, snow-capped peaks, shadowy gorges, and different Dzongs and monasteries are the major attractions of Bhutan.
Similarly, You can customize the package upon your choice and preference. During your trip, A private service will be given. A guide will be along with you during the trip. In short, The mentioned sightseeing entrance fees have been included.
All Bhutan Tour Package
The Bhutan tour package is one of the most popular packages to witness the land of thunder dragons. Situated between the two big countries India and China it is recently opened for foreigners. Our 9 nights and 10 days all Bhutan tour package starts from Paro and ends at the same point. Upon arriving at the Paro International Airport you can meet our office representative who will guide you throughout the trip.
During the first two days in Bhutan you will explore the capital city Thimphu. Situated at an elevation of 2,334 meters above sea level, you can explore some of the vintage dzongs as well as the palace. Punakha is another great place to explore in Bhutan, Besides that during your drive to Punakha you will also stop over at Dochula pass which is the highest motorable road of Bhutan.
During your visit to Trongas you can also explore the Chimi Lhakhang monastery which was built in 1499 by 14th Drukpa Ngawang Chogyel. The next day we will drive towards Bumthang to witness the Jakar Dzong along with other historical places. Talking about Gangtey, it is one of the most amazing places to visit in Bhutan and where the Gangtey monastery is situated.
During your three nights in Paro, you will explore almost all the touristic places of this beautiful city. Besides that, the only international airport of Bhutan lies in this city and you can take a flight back to your home country from here.
Best Time for All Bhutan Tour Package
You can explore any part of Bhutan throughout the year. But you will need to prepare well as the Monsoon season of the year as well as the Winter season of the year is tough in Bhutan. The best time for all Bhutan tour packages is during the months of March, April and July. The weather is clear and the day time is warm. Meanwhile, this time of the year is hot in Bhutan.
Another best time to visit Bhutan is during the months of September, October and November. This time of the year is also known as the pre winter season in Bhutan. The mornings and the evenings are chilly. However the day time is warm. Besides that due to the clear visibility, you can also witness the marvellous views of the landscape as well as the mountain ranges during these months of the year.
Arrival in Paro, Drive to Thimphu
After arriving & visa formalities and collecting baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan.
Check into your hotel in Thimphu. Free until lunchtime for some rest from early morning flight, refreshment and lunch.
Afternoon, you can choose to visit any or all of the following places:-
Tachogang Lhakhang is located in Paro district, on the way to Thimphu. It was founded by ThankthongGyelpo after he experienced a vision of Guru Rinpoche, Amitabha and Avalokiteshvara near the site. The caretakers today are said to be descendants of Thangtong Gyalpo. Inside the temple, one can see the master's relics, including his walking stick.
The Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of capital Thimphu. The Dzong was built on the western bank of the river Wang Chu. This has historically served as the seat of the DrukDesi or the Dharma Raja of Bhutan’s government. After the king assumed power in 1907, this post was combined with that of the king and Thimphu served as the summer capital of the kingdom onwards.
After breakfast, we will drive to the following places:
The Kuensel Phodrang or the Buddha point is the world’s largest sitting Buddha statue. The statue is 167 feet high. The statue is situated on top of a hill. About 15 minutes away from the city’s center, it is accessible by road. The word “Kuensel” means “everything is clear”. This place surely provides you a great view of the Thimphu Valley on both sides. The statue will house a temple inside it, the statue and its adjoining car park and recreational center.
The statue is constructed out of bronze and is studded with many semi-precious stones. Since there were no factories in the country to make such a large bronze cast structure, the statue was manufactured in China. The pieces were brought to Bhutan and assembled here.
National Memorial Chorten
The National Memorial was built by Bhutan’s third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. He is also known as the “Father of Modern Bhutan.” He wanted to erect a monument carrying the message of world peace and prosperity. However, he was unable to give shape to his idea in his lifetime due to pressures of state and other legal responsibilities.
Motithang Takin Preserve
The Motithang Takin Preserve is also known as the Thimphu Zoo. It is a small natural preserve for the Takin, Bhutan’s national animal. It was originally a mini zoo, but later on, it was converted into the preservation of the Takin. The mini zoo contained a small number of Takin but the King of Bhutan later decreed that it was improper for a Buddhist nation to keep an animal in captivity.
The preserve is a forested preserve area that mimics the Takin’s natural habitat. In addition, there are a few musk deer and barking deer that live inside the preserve. There are plans to expand the preserve collection to include other rarely seen animals that live in Bhutan. Currently, the preserve plans to add the Red Panda and the Himalayan Serow.
Drive to Punakha
Post early breakfast, you will drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass. We will stopover for tea at Dochula (3,100 m). From here, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges on a sunny day. The Dochula Pass is probably the best-known mountain pass in Bhutan. It is located at an altitude of 3150 meters above sea level. The Dochula Pass is about 30 kilometres away from the capital city Thimphu and the road to Punakha. On a clear day, the pass offers visitors a spectacular view of the majestic eastern Himalayan Ranges. Then we will drive towards Punakha.
The Dzong was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal Wangchuck in 1638. It is the second-largest and second oldest Dzong in Bhutan. It is the most majestic and gorgeous Dzong, also considered as the place of great happiness. a 3 hours drive from the country’s capital Thimphu takes you here. It lies between two rivers; Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu, a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The climate here is temperate. During the spring season, lovely Jacaranda trees grow and bloom around the Dzong.
Drive to Trongas
After an early breakfast, we will be driving down to Trongsa. Admire the view en route to the valley of Wangdiphodrang. We will drive to Chimi Lhakhang. The Chimi Lhakhang or the Chimel Lhakhang is a Buddhist monastery located in the Punakha District of Bhutan. The monastery stands on a small hill close to the village of Lobesa and was constructed in 1499 by Ngawang Chogyel, the 14th Drukpa hierarchy.
Located 2 kilometers away from Chendebji village, a large Buddhist Stupa Chendebji Chorten lies. It is a large white structure built in likeness to the famous Boudhanath Stupa located in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Chorten was constructed by Lama Shinda from Tibet in the 19th century AD. As per beliefs, the Stupa was constructed at a spot where an evil spirit was subdued by the Lama.
The Trongsa Dzong or the Choekhor Rabdentse is one of the largest and most impressive Dzongs in Bhutan. The Dzong is located on a cliff overlooking the Mangde Chhu river gorge. It was built at the site of a temple that was constructed in 1543, by a Drukpa Lama. This huge multi-level fortress comprises a series of courtyards and passageways that are built along with the topography of the ridge.
Drive to Bumthang
After breakfast, we will drive towards Bumthang and visit Jakar Dzong. The Jakar Dzong is situated above the Jakar village. The Jakar Village lies in the Chamkhar valley of Bumthang. The Dzhong was originally a site of a monastery constructed during the time of Lama Ngaji Wangchuck’s visit to Bhutan. According to legend, during the construction of the Dzong, a white bird emerged from the structure and perched itself on the site. In Bhutanese culture, a white bird is considered to be auspicious.
Jambay Lhakhang was built by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet in 659 AD. The temple was blessed by Guru Rinpoche during his visit to Bumthang. Guru Rinpoche brought Buddhism to Bhutan. It was renovated by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rinpoche restored his life with his magical powers. Many believe that there is a natural lake under the temple in which Guru Rinpoche took refuge on several occasions.
The Kurjey Lhakhang is a monastery located in the Bumthang Valley. It is a 30 minute hike from the Jambay Lhakhang temple. According to legend Sendhu Raja, the King of Bumthang was very ill and invited Guru Rinpoche to give him a cure for his ailment.
Namkhai Nyingpo Goemba
Namkhai Nyingpo Goemba is located on a hill just east of the town of Jakar, the administrative centre of the Bumthang. The monastery was established in 1970 and is home to about 300 monks who are learning about Nyingma Buddhism.
Drive to Gangtey
After breakfast, you will drive to Gangtey and visit Gangtey Goemba
The Gangtey Monastery is an important monastery associated with the Nyingma School of Buddhism. It is located in the Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag in Central Bhutan. The Monastery sits in the picturesque Phobjikha Valley, which is also renowned as the winter home of the rare Tibetan Black Necked Cranes. The monastery was established in 1613 by Peling Gyalse Rinpoche, the grandson of Trenton Pema Lingpa the great treasure discoverer.
The Phobjikha is a wide glacial valley located close to the Gangtey Monastery. It is winter home of the rare Black Necked Cranes that migrate from arid plains of Tibet to roost in the more comfortable climate of the Phobjikha Valley. The valley is at an altitude of 2900 meters above sea level. It experiences a much lighter winter as compared to the harsh extremes of Tibet.
Drive to Paro
After early morning breakfast, you will drive to Paro and on the way, we will visit:
The Simtokha Dzong is a small Dzong located approximately 5 kilometres south of Thimphu. The Dzong is officially called the Sangak Zambon Phodrang. It is “Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras”. It is said to be the first fortress built in Bhutan by the legendary Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
After an early breakfast, you will be driven towards Paro and later when we will take you for a morning hike up to:
It is also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest Monastery’. Taktsang Monastery is widely regarded as one of the most important monuments of spiritual significance in Bhutan. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defines architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold.
Built in 659 by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, Kyichu Lhakhang is the oldest surviving temple of Bhutan. It is located on the north of Paro. Ornamented temples reflect 7th-century architecture and decoration. The temple’s construction was done overnight. This was initially small in size but after multiple visits over the years by the Buddhist saints, the temple expanded both in grandeur and size. The prominent Buddhist saints Phajo Drugom Zhigpo, Lam Kha Nga and Guru Rinpoche and much more aid in the expansion of the temple.
After breakfast, we will visit the following places:
The Dumtse Lhakhang Temple is located just north of the city of Paro. The Dumtse Lhakhang temple is very unique and designed like a Chorten (Stupa), the Temple was built in 1443 AD by Thangtong Gyalpo. He is known as the iron bridge builder in Bhutanese legend. The Dumtse Lhakhang is built over 3 levels that represent the 3 spiritual realms of earth i.e. Hell, Earth and Heaven. The walls of the Dumtse Lhakhang are decorated in beautiful hand-painted murals that depict these 3 realms of earth.
To visit the Dungtse Lhakhang tourists require a special permit that has to be obtained in advance. We recommend you to ask your Bhutan Travel Agent to apply for the same. Another thing that BhutanTravelAgency.com recommends is that you must carry a flashlight with you while visiting the temple. The inner reaches of the temple are very dark and only illuminated by a few butter lamps and the odd small window.
The Paro Dzong is probably Bhutan’s best known and most iconic Dzong. This is probably the first building you will notice when you land at Paro International Airport and will probably be your first memory of Bhutan. The imposing Dzong is perhaps the finest example of Dzong architecture existing in the world today. The massive buttered walls of the fortress dominate the valley. The Rinpung Dzong names translate to the ” Fortress on a heap of Jewels “.
In the evening, we will visit the local market of Paro.
In the morning after an early breakfast, we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.
- Airport pick-up and drop-off on a private basis.
- Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned transportation and sightseeing.
- All hotel accommodation is based on double sharing deluxe rooms.
- Sightseeing entrance fees.
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.
- All government and local tourism taxes.
- Driver’s allowance, salary, fuel cost and toll taxes.
- Nature of personal expenses.
- Tips (not required but recommended).
- Bhutan Visa fee. (USD 50)
- Flight from Kathmandu/ Delhi/ Calcutta / Bangkok.