7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek

7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek

7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger's Nest Temple Trek
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Itinerary

Day 01: Home – Paro

 Welcome to Paro, Bhutan, the Kingdom of Happiness! This is the 1st day of your 7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek.

Our tour guide will warmly receive you at the Airport. You will be taken to your Paro hotel to check in, wash up and put down your travel luggage and belongings.

Once you’re ready, we will proceed to visit the prominent Buddhist Kyichu Lhakhang (Kyichu Temple). Built in the 7th century, it’s one of the oldest and most sacred temples in the country. Spend some time to stroll in its ancient garden and explore its inner temples.

After your dinner, have a good first night’s sleep in your Paro Hotel.

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Credit: David Broad – Wikimedia

 

Day 02: Paro – Thimphu

After your breakfast at the hotel, we will begin the 2nd day of your 7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek.

Our first stop will be the National Museum of Bhutan. Here, you can check out and examine the tons of arts and artefacts that have been kept for centuries.

From the museum, you can walk down to the huge Paro Rinpung Dzong below it. After which, you can make your way to the cantilever bridge that’s further down below the Dzong.

You’ll then have lunch in one of the local restaurants in Paro town. After lunch, you can pace leisurely in the town to rest and check out some of the unique shops.

Once you’re ready, we’ll drive for 30 minutes to our next destination, Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.

You’ll have the rest of the day free to explore Thimphu. You will spend the second night of your vacation in Thimphu.

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Credit: pixabay

 

Day 03: Thimphu Attractions & Activities

Have a full breakfast as this day 3 of our 7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek will be an action-packed day.

Your journey will start with a 10-minute car-ride to the huge Buddha Dordenma statue. At 52m (168 feet) high, it’s one of the largest and tallest Buddha statues in the world. You will also get a one-of-a-kind magnificent view of Thimphu city right from this point.

Next you will visit Thimphu’s School of Arts and Crafts where you can see students practising and preserving Bhutan’s unique form arts and crafts.

Your third day’s excursion continues to the Thimphu’s Folk Heritage Museum. This is a museum built to educate and inform tourists of Bhutanese culture and historic way of life (that’ still practised in many rural areas).

Later, you’ll drop by the Motithang Takin Preserve, a wildlife reserve enclosure for Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin. Here you can see the Takings roaming freely and safely in their natural habitat.

After lunch at a local Bhutanese restaurant, we’ll make a trip to the Thimphu’s Memorial Chorten (Stupa). Many tourists refer to this attraction as Bhutan’s most popular religious & holy landmark.

In the late afternoon / evening, you will have the chance to exercise your powerful bargaining and shopping skills at some of the city’s well-known outlets. At the same time, you can also take a relaxed walk around the city with your loved ones and enjoy it’s uniquely serene and simple atmosphere.

This 3rd night will be your last night in Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, so enjoy it while you can!

7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek_D3 Buddha Dordenma_own pic

Credit: bhutantraveloperator.com

 

Day 04: Thimphu – Punakha

The 4th day expedition of your 7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek will start right after breakfast with a drive to Punakha. It will be approximately 2.5 hours’ journey with a short stop at Dochula Pass. At an elevation of 3,100m, you could get unparalleled view of the surrounding snow-capped Himalayas on a clear day.

Once you arrive in Punakha, you will proceed for your hotel check-in and a local lunch in town. Right after lunch, you will go to see the stunning 17th-century Punakha Dzong. While Punakha was Bhutan’s old capital until 1955, it’s now the winter capital for the monk association.

Next on the programme will be a commute to a Punakha’s farm house in one of the many traditional villages. You will get to see first-hand how the Bhutanese live in the rural areas. Enjoy some Bhutanese distilled wine (Ara), tea and snacks while you take a break and rest at the farm house.

Tonight, you will be resting at a hotel in Punakha.

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Credit: Hotel Norbuling

Day 05: Punakha – Paro

The fifth day of your 7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek will begin with a 4-hour drive to Paro via Thimphu. En route you will stop by Chimi Lhakhang on top of a hill. This mystical “Temple of Fertility” is well-known for its many phallus wall paintings and the unique traditional practice of blessing tourists by hitting their head with a 25-cm phallus.

You will take a break from your fifth day voyage by spending the night in Paro.

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Credit: wikimedia

 

Day 06: Paro Tiger’s Nest Temple Hike

The sixth day of your 7 Days Bhutan Itinerary is the climax of your Bhutan expedition. THIS is the day you will spend trekking up the Tiger’s Nest trail to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Temple (Paro Taktsang).

Together with the lunch / break stop at the half-way cafeteria, the 2-way Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek could take between 4 – 6 hours. Although the first part of the trek is the most gruelling path, this hike is still manageable for most visitors with decent stamina and mobility. (Read our complete Tiger’s Nest Temple Hiking guide)

After your hike, you will be transported to Paro town for your last minute shopping of souvenirs. Enjoy your last night in Bhutan before your flight back on the next day.

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Credit: bhutantraveloperator.com

 

Day 07: Paro – Home (End of 7 Days Bhutan Itinerary with Tiger’s Nest Temple Trek)

Today is the 7th and last day of your magical Bhutan journey.

After breakfast, you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure before your transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination.

Although this is the end of your Bhutan holiday, we hope that the value and memories you’ve got from this trip would outweigh the package prices and fees you have paid.

 

See you again!

 

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Pricing

Cost for Spring (March, April & May) & Autumn (September, October & November)1 person, US $1590 each,

2 persons, US $1530 each,

3 persons & more, US $1350 each

Cost for Summer (June, July & August) & Winter (December, January & February)1 person, US $1320 each,

2 persons, US $1260 each,

3 persons & more, US $1080 each

Note: Same itinerary and flight applicable for all the 4 seasons

 

Surcharge per night per person for 5 Star/Luxury Hotel up grade in peak seasons

Hotels1 Pax 2 – 10 Pax11 Pax plus
Uma Resorts, Paro

*Valley View Room

 USD 768 USD 384USD 350
Taj Tashi Hotel, Thimphu

*Deluxe Room

USD 680USD 340USD 310
Termalinca Resort, Thimphu

*Deluxe Room

USD 280USD 140USD 120
Le Meridian, Thimphu

*Classic Room

USD 350USD 175USD 150
Zhiwaling Hotel, Paro

*Junior Suite Room

USD 270USD 140USD 100
Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel &  

Spa, Paro, *Deluxe Room

USD 240USD 120USD 100
Densa Boutique Hotel,

Punakha, *Deluxe Room

USD 350USD 175USD 125

Note: The above are the additional rates per person per night on twin-sharing basis (2 persons in a room) for upgrade to 5-star hotels. Rates are inclusive 20 % taxes with breakfast.

15% discount on regular seasons (June, July, August, December, January, February) will be given for the months of June, July, August, December, January and February.

 

Compliments for groups:

For a group of 6 pax and above, we offer complimentary Cultural Program or a free hot stone bath. We will also offer a farewell dinner with complimentary drinks.

 

Discounts we offer:

Group of 11 plus: 50 % discount on both Tour Cost and Air ticket for one person

Group of 15 plus: 100 % free on both Tour Cost and Air ticket for one person

Student below 25 years: 25 % discount on Tour Cost and 33 % discount on Air ticket

Child below 12 years: 50 % discount on Tour Cost and 35 % discount on Air ticket

Child below 5 years: 100 % discount on Tour Cost and 85 % discount Air ticket

Discount after 14 nights: No Royalty charges (US $65 per night for any group size)

Inclusions

  • 3-star Hotel on Twin-sharing room & all meals
  • Tea/Coffee with snacks
  • Knowledgeable English Speaking guide
  • Comfortable private car with driver
  • Museums/entry fees
  • Advance E-Visa & Visa fees $40
  • Bottled mineral water
  • All taxes & Govt. Royalty

 

Not Included in Package Price:

  • Bar bills like hard drinks, juices etc
  • Laundry bills
  • Tipping for guide & driver
  • Riding Ponies
  • Any personal expenses

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  1. David.D April 11, 2018

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