Essence of Bhutan - Overland Tour

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5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-10282
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Paro, Bhutan
  • Ends Paro, Bhutan
  • +5
  • See the landscape on a short hike to Chimi La Khang
  • Immerse yourself in the local Bhutanese culture
  • Explore the monasteries and palaces of Paro, Thimpu and Punakha
  • Visit the amazing cliff-hanging monastery, Tiger’s Nest
Experience the peaceful Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on this trip of a lifetime and discover the Buthanese lifestyle, landscapes, and culture!

On this comprehensive tour, you will hike to the well-known Taktshang Monastery, also called Tiger’s Nest, on a trail through pine trees decorated with Spanish moss and the occasional fluttering prayer flags. Discover local history through the handicrafts, costumes and ancient weapons in the National Museum and around Paro. Visit Thimphu, the political and economic center of Bhutan and a living gallery of traditional Bhutanese culture. See panoramic views of the Himalayas from Dochula Pass on the way to Punakha, and take a short hike through scenic forests to Chimi La Khang, commonly known as the Fertility Temple.

Our itinerary also gives participants an opportunity to interact with the people of Druk Yul and experience the Bhutanese way of life in its undiminished natural form. See more details in the itinerary.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Paro –Thimphu
  • Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing – Punakha
  • Day 3: Punakha – Trongsa – Bumthang
  • Day 4: Bumthang sightseeing
  • Day 5: Bumthang – Gangtey – Wangdue
  • Day 6: Wangdue – Thimphu – Paro
  • Day 7: Paro sightseeing & hike to Takshang.
  • Day 8: Depart from Paro
  • Airport transfers Airport transfers A minimum of 3-star twin sharing accommodation (4/5 star may require an additional cost) and tented camp if/where necessary All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • A minimum of 3-star twin sharing accommodation (4/5 star may require an additional cost) and tented camp if/where necessary
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and tea/coffee with snacks
  • Mineral water during the tour and at meals
  • Services of a Government licensed & experienced English speaking Bhutanese tour guide
  • Tours / sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Temple, monastery and museum entrance fees
  • Medical facilities if necessary (consulting doctors & medicine)
  • International flight
  • Domestic flight within Bhutan
  • Your travel Insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Extra USD 200/person/night must be paid direct to the operator for Bhutan Sustainable Development Fee before trip commencement.
  • An extra US $ 40/person one time for Bhutan visa fee + USD 200/person/night must be paid directly to the operator for Bhutan Sustainable Development Fee before visa applying.
  • In the group, if any clients demand a single room then there will be a single supplement of an extra US $35 per night halt.
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Jiri Brodsky
  • From Czech Republic
  • On Feb 20 2023
5 - Excellent
One of the best holiday trips
Bhutan is an immensely beautiful country and this trip really does cover the essence of it. You will get to see beautiful views of Himalaya mountains, you will visit a number of unique monasteries, historical fortresses and... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From Switzerland
  • On Nov 18 2022
5 - Excellent
Great Tour through Bhutan
We had a very good time in Bhutan. From booking through organisation everything was well planned. We have seen a lot within this week travelling around. Thank you for everything!
  • Jamil Ghalayini
  • From Canada
  • On Oct 31 2018
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Italy
  • On Aug 28 2017
5 - Excellent
Bhutan August 2017
I did the 3 nights/2 days trip to Bhutan and I was very satisfied!The guide and the driver were excellent,really nice and professional.Hotels,food and transports were perfects!I strongly reccomend this local operator.
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