Bhutan Tour With Day Hiking 6 Days

$1850 USD
- 6 Days
- Easy
1-10 Pax

Bhutan Tour With Day Hiking Overview

Bhutan Tour with Day Hikes combines the cultural and natural grandeur of Bhutan, so that you will be able to make the most out of your Bhutan Tour within a short timeframe. For this purpose we have included both cultural tours as well as day hikes to the monasteries. The tour begins with a scenic flight to Paro Valley from Kathmandu, then with a hike to the famous Tiger's Nest (Taktsang) monastery.  After visiting Thimphu, a unique capital city that has a blend of traditional and modern touches, we will drive across the picturesque Dochu La Pass into the subtropical valleys of Punakha, were we will hike to abeautiful view point of the valley. Bhutan tour also covers two major hikes: to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel and to Lungchutse/Trashigang Goenpa.  During the journey, you will experience breath-taking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan,all including the cultural and historical sites of the kingdom of Bhutan.

Outline Itinerary

01: Arrive Paro - (2250m/7382ft)

02: Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery, Drive: Paro-Thimphu (2320m/7610 ft)

03: Thimphu Sightseeing

04: Hike to Lungchutse/Trashigang Goenpa, Drive to Punakha (1250m/4100 ft): 2-3 hrs/76 km

05: Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel, drive to Paro: 4 hr/140 km

06: Depart Paro

Bhutan Tour With Day Hiking Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro - (2250m/7382ft)

Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, we will greet you and take you to the hotel. We then visit to Rinpung Dzong (built in 1646), buildings of government offices and religious institutions including Dzongs (Fort).  Then cross a traditional wooden bridge on the way to the Dzong. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, which is the oldest temple of Bhutan. Visit Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), built in 1646. You will enjoy the views of mountains on a clear day. Overnight at Paro.
 

Day 2: Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery, Drive: Paro-Thimphu (2320m/7610 ft): 1 hr/54 km

After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery - Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3180 meters above sea level. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands.  The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. After the monastery, hike down to the valley and drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan for overnight stay.
 

Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing

In the morning we visit the King's Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo. Then we visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts) and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. After a relaxing lunch, you will visit the Textile Museum, the Handicraft Emporium, the traditional paper factory and the majestic Tashichhodzong. In the evening, enjoy strolling through Thimphu town and absorb the life style of the people at Thimpu. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 4: Hike to Lungchutse/Trashigang Goenpa, Drive to Punakha (1250m/4100 ft): 2-3 hrs/76 km

After breakfast, scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can enjoy  spectacular views of the Himalayas. From 108 chortens the trail gradually climbs into red, white and pink rhododendron forest with some steep sections before branching left to Lungchutse Monastery.  From the pass, drive downhill through the forests of rhododendron, fir and hemlock. Drive along the bank of the Punakha River and rice filed, we arrive at Punakha. On the way, stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple dedicated to the Divine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. If you wish, receive the blessing from the Lama`s wooden phallus!  Overnight at hotel in Punakha.
 

Day 5: Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel, drive to Paro: 4 hr/140 km

Morning drive to north of Punakha for about 12 km. You then hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which is located on a beautiful hillock called Ngezergang. It contains elaborate paintings dedicated to old sect of Buddhism. Hike back to Punakha. On the way back, visit the Punakha Dzong, stunningly situated between the male and female rivers like an anchored ship. Drive back to Paro for overnight stay.

Day 6: Depart from Paro

After breakfast , proceed to airport for final departure. Flights from Paro especially Druk Air departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions.

Bhutan Tour With Day Hiking Cost :- US$1850

Include

All meals, Tea\Coffee and snacks
Government approved A category hotels on twin sharing basis
Airport transfer (Pick up and drop)
Land transportation with comfortable vehicle
An experienced English speaking guide and other staff if required
Monument entrance fees and museum entrance fees
Visa and all government taxes.

Exclude

Airfare (to Paro and return)
Personal nature expenses ( personal equipment, phone calls, internet, laundry, hard drinks etc)
Insurance (Trip cancellation, medical and rescue evacuation)
Tips

Bhutan Tour With Day Hiking Information

Important Trip Notes & Activities
You are joining us for an adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our level best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Our Guides, trip and safety
This trip takes you to the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified leader for the safe and successful trip. We have local guide working with us who is trained and qualified on the trip. At this trip, there would be one Bhutan Guide. Also we would have helpers to upload bags.
Accommodation
All hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified from the Government. These hotels are equivalent to 3\4 star basis. So as per availability at the time of booking, we will provide you a grade hotel in Paro and Thimpu. In Paro, hotel TASHI NAMGAY RESORT or similar and in Thimpu hotel MIGMAR or similar and Meri Puensum Resort or similar in Punakha. Note that, accommodation which we provide you is on twin sharing basis but if you prefer having single room, single supplement is chargeable.
Meals
All meals are included during your trip. There are variety of foods are available which you can pick up from the menu as per you interest. Our advice is to ask hotel or restaurant that they can suggest fresh food.
Pack list
You can carry maximum of 20kg while you fly to Paro by Druk Air. You can carry aprox 5\6 kg on your hand. Your carry-on bags are restricted to one piece, and the size should not exceed 17" x 13" x 8". The packing items are divided in to two different items. One if Trek items and another is non trek items. Your trek items will be locked at our office if you carry them.
Here under tour list items
A pair of lightweight long pants
Pair of dress pants / dresses for evening
pairs shorts
short-sleeved shirts/blouses
long-sleeved shirt for sun protection (also while visiting dzongs, temples & monasteries).
Underwear
Socks
Sleepers
Warm jackets (if trip falls in Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb)
sweater or light weight jacket
windbreaker
pair comfortable walking shoes
pair of sandals
pair of dress shoes
Personal toiletries
Insect repellent
Spare nylon duffel for purchases
Sunscreen rated 20 SPF or higher
Lip Balm
Sunglasses
Prescription glasses
visor/sun hat
Flashlight
Daypack/Hip pack for day trips
Beach Towel
First-Aid kit with pain medications, antiseptic/anesthetic for sunburn, prescription medications
Other optional gears
Camera, memory cards and spare batteries
Electronics/battery charger
Spare contact lenses or glasses
Reading and writing materials
Passport pouch or money pouch
Motion sickness remedies
 Necessary official documents
Passport with minimum validity of 6 months
Copy of first page of passport
Airline tickets
Visa approval for Bhutan (bring with you)
Some essential issues
Always check that your pack contains essential items such as your passport, money, eyewear, a change of clothing, hiking boots and medications in your carry-on baggage. 
Gifts: Please don't bring extra gifts which might be a burden to you. If you wish to show your appreciation to the staff, the best gift would be through conversation or tips where appropriate.
Cultural Sensitivity: It`s better for women to wear pants (or Capri length pants) and/or a skirt (mid-calf or longer. Tights, hiking shorts and sports tops are not advisable. For men, pants are best. Men may wear longer hiking shorts that come near the knees. Never go shirtless.
For women: Women are advised to bring their necessary health supplies with them, as such items might not be available in Bhutan.
Boots: Wear boots that are broken-in. To minimize the risk of blister, wearing thin liner socks under regular hiking socks may help. 
Clothing: Cotton is the most favorable in warm weather. Once wet, cotton also drains body heat. Better to bring wool or synthetics such as Capilene, MTS and Thermax. 
Layers: Always test your layers before a trip. See if the outer layer fits easily over the inside ones. 
Toilet Kit: For trekking & sightseeing, bring your own "toilet kit," and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Always remember to discard the toilet tissue a waste basket and not along a trail or in the toilet. 
Heating: In Bhutan, portable electric heaters are generally provided for heating in rooms. Blankets are also provided. Bring an extra set of long underwear for extra warmth.