8 Day Bhutan Culture Tour





The 8-day Bhutan tour itinerary provides a comprehensive exploration of five districts in western Bhutan, encompassing the enchanting destinations of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, Gangtey, and the stunning Phobjikha Valley. Along this journey, you’ll traverse some of the most picturesque mountain passes, adorned with colorful prayer flags that flutter in the breeze. The excursion to the breathtaking Cheli La Pass at an elevation of 3,988 meters and the visit to the captivating Phobjikha Valley stand out as the prime highlights of this remarkable trip.



Your guide and driver will meet you at the Paro airport and drive to Thimphu. A short stop to view Tamchog monastery built in the 15th century by Thang Tong Gyalpo.

Afternoon – visit to memorial chorten, tallest statue of Buddha, Changangkha lhakhang, Takin preserve center and Sangaygang view point.

In the evening, visit Dupthop lhakhang and free to stroll in the town.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

In the morning, visit to National postal museum, craft bazaar, textile museum, school of 13 arts and crafts (Painting school).

After lunch, visit Simply Bhutan museum.

Afternoon – witness the archery match at Changlimithang stadium.

In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong, the Royal secretariat.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

In The Morning, Drive To The Beautiful Punakha Valley.

Punakha is the ancient capital of Bhutan. On the way, visit the beautiful Dochu La Pass (Altitude 3140 m). Then visit Chimi Lhakhang built in 1499 to honor of Drukpa Kuenley. This temple is also called the Temple of Fertility. Drukpa Kuenley is also called the Devine Madman of Bhutan for his unorthodox way of teaching Buddhism.

In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

In the evening, hike to the beautiful Khamsum Yulley monastery.

Then walk across the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan (160 meters) built across Pho chu river. It is the longest of its kind in Bhutan.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Begin your day with a morning drive to the enchanting Gangtey region. Along the way, make a brief stop to admire the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, a remarkable fortress. The valley is divided into two parts: Gangtey in the upper region and Phobjikha in the lower region. This glacial valley, resembling a cup, is renowned as one of the most beautiful in the entire Himalayan region. It serves as the winter roosting habitat for the rare Black-necked Cranes.

Once in Gangtey, pay a visit to the historic Gangtey Gompa Monastery, which was constructed in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley. This monastery is not only a place of spiritual significance but also the venue for the annual Gangtey Festival and the Crane Information Center.

In the evening, take the opportunity to explore the picturesque Phobjikha Valley, nestled at an altitude of 3000 meters, allowing you to immerse yourself in its natural beauty.

Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay at your hotel.”

In The Morning, Drive To Thimphu.

We occasionally stop on the way to take pictures.

In the afternoon, visit to textile museum, witness archery match at Changlimithang stadium and free for shopping.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

In The Morning, Drive To Paro And Visit To Ta Dzong, The National Museum Of Bhutan.

Then visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is the finest illustration of Bhutanese architecture and craftsmanship you’ll see. So impressive it is that even scenes of 1995 film, Little Buddha were filmed here.

In the afternoon, excursion to the beautiful Cheli La pass (3988 meters). You can enjoy the beautiful view of the Himalayas. The Cheli la pass divides Paro and Haa valley and boasts of the highest motorable road in Bhutan.

Drive back to Paro. On the way, visit to the Kila Gompa nunnery which houses around 90 nuns. It was initially started as a meditation center in the 9th century.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

In the morning, drive to Satsam Chorten and 2 hour hike till the Tiger’s nest monastery (Paro Taktsang – Highlight of 8 days Bhutan tour itinerary).

– Probably the most photographed monument in Bhutan – it is a world heritage site. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew here on a back of a tigress.

Afternoon – visit to Drugyel Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

– Then visit Kichu lhakhang, the oldest monasteries in Bhutan built in 659 AD by the Tibetan king Srongtsen Gampo. He built 108 temples in a single day across the Himalayan region to subdue an ogress. Six of them are in Bhutan and most prominent of them are Kichu in Paro and Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang.

In the evening, visit to a typical Bhutanese farm house.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell (End of 8 days Bhutan tour itinerary).

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