The Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan offers unique experiences at every turn of your journey. This tailor-made tour is specifically designed for those travelers looking for once in a lifetime experience of long stay holiday to Bhutan. The 2-week long journey enters from the east overland and exits by Paro International Airport covering Samdrupjongkhar, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Mongar, Lhuentse, Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangdue Phodrang, Punakha, Thimphu and Paro. You’ll experience everything Bhutan has to offer – the splendid and famous sights of the Buddhist Kingdom, majestic mountain views, untouched wilderness, stunning flora and fauna, interesting villages and meeting the most friendly, hospitable and welcoming Bhutanese people! Better get to packin' !See more
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• Transfer from airport to hotel, driving through the flat plains and famous Assam tea garden, crossing the mighty Brahmaputra River.
• The rest of the day is free to explore this fantastic town and all of the fun attractions, sightseeing and shopping.
• Tonight, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner
• Accommodation in Samdrup Jongkhar.
• After breakfast, travel to Trashigang. Admire the diverse flora and fauna along the highway and often see Langur monkeys, kingfishers, eagles and other birds by the roadside.
• Afterwards, you’ll encounter a stretch of road called Melong Bra, where the highway is cut through sheer cliffs after crossing Narphung. You may like to stop at Narphung to see some local products including the famous homemade butter tea.
• Continue to Khaling via Kharungla Pass. We will visit the National Handloom Development Centre at Khaling, where you will witness the traditional style of weaving in the eastern region of Bhutan.
• Continuing down the road will reach you to Trashigang.
• Accommodation in Trashigang.
• Today we will be traversing through the breathtaking Bartsham village.
• Discover the Chador Lhakhang Monastery, built in the 12th century. The monastery runs a Buddhist College (Shedra) offering 12-year courses in liturgical studies, rigney, Buddhist philosophy, astrology, rituals and other Buddhist practices.
• Later, travel to Radhi via Bidung village for about one and a half hours. The journey passes through several villages and you will have the opportunity to meet the locals.
•If time permets, explore the exciting countryside tour towards Radhi village, which is known as the “Rice Bowl of the East” and famous for the raw silk textiles.
• Accommodation in Trashigang
• Leaving Trashigang after breakfast, you’ll head to Trashiyangtse. On the way you visit the little temple of Gomkora Lhakhang, a sacred meditation site of Guru Rinpoche.
• Continue your journey to Trashiyangtse where you visit the old dzong.
• Next, discover the new Trashiyangtse Dzong and the College of Rigney in Trashiyangtse where students learn the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.
• In the evening, enjoy some leisure time exploring a picturesque city!
• Accommodation in Trashiyangtse.
• This morning you will return from Trashiyangtse and head to Mongar.
• This is the place of origin of the famous Drametse Nga Chham, a masked dance with drums. The dance is ubiquitous feature of many festivals and is included to the UNESCO list of oral and intangible heritage.
• Stop at places to view scenery, observe local people, villages, and farm for photography.
• Accommodation in Mongar.
• Leave Mongar behind and drive to Khoma where we will explore the famous and expensive hand woven Bhutanese textile called ‘kishuthara’ worn by ladies in Bhutan during special occasions.
• Later, we visit the temple Lhuentse Dzong. Monks residing in the dzong are friendly and welcoming to tourists.
• We drive back to Phayul Resort at Autsho for overnight by the riverside with a delightful garden, offering a relaxed vibe and fine rural atmosphere.
• Accommodation in Phayul Resort
• After early breakfast, drive to Bumthang.
• From here we will walk to Namling where you can view a breathtaking landscape of the cascading waterfalls followed by a small village called Sengor, a tiny settlement of shingle roofs and lush fields in the remote outpost in eastern Bhutan.
• Stop off at the Ura valley where you’ll see spectacular views of countryside, forests and large sheep pastures.
• Accommodation in Bumthang.
• Today enjoy a sightseeing tour in one of the most beautiful and rich spiritual valleys of Bhutan.
• Later we visit the Lhodrak Kharchhu Monastery, perched on the hill just above the town of Bumthang. Here the monks are busy with their prayers, chantings and the drums in the backdrop.
• We’ll have delicious Bhutanese feast at Aum Sherab Dema Farmhouse for dinner.
• Afterwards you can try your hand at archery and relax in stone bath.
• Accommodation in Bumthang.
• Today our journey takes us to Trongsa. You’ll be awestruck by the majestic architectural masterpiece of Trongsa Dzong with a distinctive yellow roof.
• After visiting the Dzong, we'll drive to Kinga Rabten, the old winter palace of the second King Jigme Wangchuk.
• The evening is at leisure to relax and enjoy, we have allowed some time for this and also to explore the idyllic Trongsa town and its surroundings.
• Accommodation in Trongsa.
• Today we head to Punakha via Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha. The journey passes through the awe-inspiring mountains and lush vegetation along the highway and will photo stops during the journey.
• Continue to Wangdue Phodrang. En route you will see the fortress-like Wangdue Phodrang Dzong.
• The evening is at leisure to relax – so why not take a walk to the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan built over the Phochhu River?
• Accomodation in Punakha.
• Begin the day with a short hike to the fascinating temple Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten.
• We will walk through rice fields before climbing a moderately inclined trail surrounded by pine trees for about 1 hour.
• The afternoon and evening is at leisure to relax in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Why not stroll in the great atmospheric Thimphu town?
• Accommodation in Thimphu.
• Let leave the city life for a while to somthing more calm. Among sacred sites, we will hike to Cheri Monastery.
• Here, you will also have the opportunity to interact with Buddhist monks including retreat, meditations, mindfulness movement experiences, teachings, dialogue, transmissions, and a religious ceremony.
• Another must see place to tick off on your list is Kuenselphodrang, the largest Buddha Dordenma statue in the world.
• Afterwards, relax or explore the Centenary Farmers Market selling farm produces, local arts and crafts, etc.
• Accomodation in Thimphu.
• This morning you’ll take a short hike to the beautiful Paro Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest).
• Afterwards, why not relax rest of the day with a hot stone bath in a farmhouse in Paro?
• Accommodation in Paro.
• Transfer to the airport.
We hope you liked your stay! Tashi Delek!
The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|Season||Price Per Adult|
Average trip price
|From January to February||$2,850|
|From March to May||$3,550|
|From June to August||$2,850|
|From September to November||$3,550|