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BEAUTIFUL BHUTAN

Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, learn about local culture and take in the epic scenery of the Himalayas.
Starts AtParo
Ends AtParo
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Starts AtParo
Ends AtParo
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

Few tourists make it to Bhutan – which makes our eight-day trip to this ancient Himalayan kingdom even more special. After flying into Paro airport, you’ll explore the cultural and historical sights around Thimphu, the capital city – including one of the largest Buddha statues in the world. Head through the magnificent Dochula Pass to Punakha, where you’ll hike to Chimi Lhakhang – a monastery associated with fertility. Cross a swinging footbridge to see the fortress of Punakha Dzong, then head to Paro for an evening at the only craft brewery in the country. Ascend Chelela Pass, and learn about Bhutanese farming before an authentic traditional meal with a local family. On your last full day, hike to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest monastery – a true icon of Bhutan, and the perfect way to round off an unforgettable trip. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

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Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest monastery
  • 2
    Explore Dochula Pass, with its 108 stupas
  • 3
    Visit Punakha Dzong and the swinging footbridge
  • 4
    Soak up the stunning natural scenery of the Himalayas
  • 5
    Learn about the rich Buddhist culture and history
  • 6
    Experience the warm hospitality of the Bhutanese people

Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Seven nights hotel accommodation
  • Seven breakfasts
  • Six lunches
  • Seven dinners
  • Driver and Local Insider throughout
  • Local transportation
  • Visas (if required)
  • Evening walk around Thimphu
  • Insider-led cultural tour of Thimphu
  • Buddha Point (Buddha Dordenma) visit
  • Chimi Lhakhang walk
  • Punakha footbridge walk
  • Punakha Dzong visit
  • Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Chorten hike
  • Bike ride into Paro
  • Explore Chelela Pass
  • Local farm visit
  • Hike to Tiger’s Nest
  • Return airport transfers to Paro (PBO)

What's Not Included

  • Visas (unless otherwise stated in the What's Included section)
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination

        Accommodation

        Thimphu Towers (or similar)

        Thimphu Towers is one of the tallest buildings in the capital, with seven storeys. The location is ideal, in Clock Tower Square in the heart of the city – and comfortable rooms have windows overlooking the bustling streets below. The traditional Bhutanese hospitality is apparent in the friendly staff who will make your stay a special one.

        The Four Boutique (or similar)

        A mixture of Bhutanese traditions and modern comforts, the Four Boutique hotel in Punakha welcomes guests like family. Rooms are spacious and feature Bhutanese paintings, while the restaurant patio boasts a phenomenal view over the valley.

        Gangtey Palace (or similar)

        Fancy sleeping in a historic palace? You can do just that at Gangety Palace – which still retains many of its original features, and is decorated with Bhutanese antiquities and traditional paintings. Staff can arrange a hot stone bath for you, if you’re in the mood for serious relaxation.

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com