Add a little bit of indulgence to your exploration of Bhutan’s western valleys. Spend your days exploring the historical, cultural and scenic splendours of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha by luxury 4WD in the capable hands of our most experienced guide and driver. We can organise a range of add-on experiences to really create a tour to remember such as a private dinner and culture show, a tradtional private tented lunch, and an audience with a Rinpoche (if available).
All of our Bhutan tours are private, tailor-made journeys for independent travel on dates of your choosing. We can easily customize your Bhutan tour to spend more in the places doing the activities that you are interested in.
Arrive Paro - Transfer to Thimphu
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
Visit Bhutan’s Iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery pinned on the mountain cliff.
After a long day’s hike, head for a traditional hot stone bath.
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.
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.
- Gangtey Goenpa. A 17th century temple that carries the Peling Tradition of the Buddhist school.
- Visit The Black Necked Crane center.
- Chendibji Chorten, built in the style of the Boudanath Stupa of Nepal.
- Trongsa Taa-Dzong Museum
- Trongsa Dzong, a main seat for the Powerful Chieftain back in the days.
The heartland of the the nation and the sacred sites, where Guru Padmasambhava first arrived to rescue the local King Sendu in the 8th century.
- Jambay Lhakhang, a 7th century temple.
- Kurjey Lhakhang, where the body imprint of Guru Peme Jungney is seen.
- Jakar Dzong, the fortress of the white bird.
- The Burning Lake
- Pema Choling Nunnery
- Tang Rimochen Lhakhang.
- Ogyen Choling Museum at Tang
Enter “Terra Incognito”, Mongar and the eastern parts are visited by few tourists.
A long 6 hour drive, but the scenes you will witness are one of the most beautiful, from the spiraling roads to the water cascading cliffs, misty roads to sudden thick jungles. Lend your ears to the sounds of the birds of the wilds. You will be witnessing the rural and real Bhutan.
Drive towards the Kings’ ancestral District.
- Dzong of Lhuntse.
- Guru Rinpoche of Takila, a 154 ft / 47 m tall statue.
- Khoma Village, where the silk woven textiles are renowned with beautiful intricate designs. The Bhutanese women are head over heels for these textiles known as Kishuthara. A visual treat to all!
Stay Overnight./ Head back to Mongar.
- Tashigang Dzong
- Rangjung Monastery
Promenade at the Little Town of Tashigang.
- Gom Kora, a sacred site where Guru Rinpoche having chased down the demon- serpent from Tibet, meditated and subdued the demon at this very place.
- Chorten Kora, a beautiful stupa based on the Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal. There is a movie based on the legend of the Princess who came from Tawang, a valley on the other side of the mountain, now in India. She sacrifices herself for the wellbeing of the people and restores peace in the valley. To this day, the people from Tawang make annual visits in honor of her.
En route towards the Southern Part district known as Samdrup Jongkhar.
Farewell dinner with the Team and recollect memoirs of the trip.
Exit and Drop at the Indian border. Receive by the Indian agents to be dropped at the Guwahti Airport.
Lekjum bey joen mey….shulay jewo la.