Our Simply Bhutan itinerary focuses on the west of this small Himalayan Kingdom, visiting the capital, Thimphu; the picturesque Punakha valley; and the charming town of Paro. In just over one week you’ll get a real feel for Bhutanese culture and visit western Bhutan’s major dzongs and monasteries including the iconic Tiger’s Nest.
We’ve combined Bhutan with a stopover in Kathmandu: an easy and popular country combo. However, this is not set in stone and other routings (via Delhi or Bangkok for example) are possible.
Day 1 - arrive Kathmandu, Orientation Tour
Day 2 - Kathmandu Sightseeing: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur
Day 3 - Kathmandu, Bhutan: Paro, Thimphu
Day 4 - Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 5 - Thimphu, Changangkha Lhakhang Monastery, Dochu La Pass, Punakha, Punakha Dzong
Day 6 - Punakha: Chime Lhakhang, Farm house lunch, Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang
Day 7 - Punakha, Dochu La Pass, Paro, Rimpong Dzong, Farm house cooking lesson
Day 8 - Paro: Chele La Pass, Kila Gompa Nunnery Trek, Kyichu Lhakhang
Day 9 - Paro: Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) Trek
Day 10 - depart Paro
As with all our holidays, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please. If you would prefer a more ‘complete’ travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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