This cultural tour through the mystical Western valleys of Bhutan is an ideal introduction to the Dragon Kingdom. Experience Bhutanese hospitality, admire the ever-changing landscapes, and immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich buddhist culture. Highlights include Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong with its wooden cantilevered bridge and the infamous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) in the beautiful Paro Valley, The National Memorial Chorten, 12th century Changangkha Temple and the National Library exhibiting ancient scriptures in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, and after crossing the 3050m Dochula Pass with spectacular Himalayan views, a journey into the sub-tropical Punakha Valley featuring the incredible the Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang, temple of the ‘Divine Madman’.
All of our Bhutan trekking tours are private, tailor-made journeys for independent travel on dates of your choice. We can easily customize your Bhutan tour to spend more in the places doing the activities that you are interested in.
Welcome reception from the Team.
- Kichu Lhakhang -7th century Temple, one of the oldest in the Country.
- Dzong or the Fortress, 17th century built structures for both secular and monastic purposes.
- Dungtse Lhakang – 15th century temple. A very unique temple that packs a surprise to many guests.
Free time / Promenade at Town
Paro - Thimphu
En route to Thimphu, the Capital City of the Nation.
- Buddha Dordema, a 177 ft / 54 m tall statue, sits atop the hill blessing the view of the valley.
- Visit the Memorial Chorten, dedicated in honor of the Third King.
- Visit the Takin Preserve, takin is the national animal of Bhutan.
Free Time / Promenade at Town.
Thimphu - Punakha
Excursion to Punakha via Dochula ( Mountain Pass at 3100 m / 10000 ft )
- Chimi Lhakhang, temple dedicated to the “Divine Madman”, known for his alternative teachings of the dharma, or the unconventional ways.
- Visit Punakha Dzong, where most of the historical occasions took place. Also known as the Blissful Palace.
Punakha - Paro
- Lamperi Botanical Park.
- Semtokha Dzong ( If you aren’t dzonged-out, we could visit another dzong.) It’s the first dzong built by the Founder in the 17th century.
Completes the circuit.
Farewell Dinner with the Team and recollecting memories of the trip.