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Bhutan is an unexplainable paradise. It has greenery, wildlife, monasteries, fortress and what not. The Kingdom of Thunder Dragon is surprisingly very peaceful as it got that name due to the frequent thunderstorm occurring in the Himalayans. This is also the result of Bhutanese myths and beliefs. The local name for Bhutan is Druk Yul. Thus, the Kings are called Druk Gyalpo (Thunder Dragon King). It is headed by the King along with the constitutional monarchy. This country stayed away from the rest of the world and its influence till mid-20th century. Bhutan is the last country to legalize television and internet. It welcomed its first foreign visitors in 1974. Till date, the highest number of visitors to Bhutan belongs to India, Bangladesh, and Maldives.

Bhutan tour itinerary helps you to prepare for, know and research about the places you are about to visit with other necessary info. In the case of Bhutan, there are a lot of such places that you will sure regret to miss. The Tourism Council has set a minimum daily package for visitors which should be bought prior to arriving Bhutan from a certified tour operator. The Council or government won’t be responsible if the package is bought from an uncertified tour operator. The major destinations where tourists flock to are Paro, Bumthang, Phobjika, Wangdue Phodrang, Haa valley, Trongsa, Gasa and the capital city Thimphu itself. There are lots of packages targeting many of these destinations. Bhutan has its unique monasteries and fortresses remained unharmed. This is the specialty of Bhutan that takes it to a next level. However, there are many packages sold for traveling to Bhutan. Some of them are:

  • Cultural tour package
  • Trekking package
  • Festival tour package
  • Luxury Tour Package
  • Adventure package
  • Rafting package
  • Cycling package
  • Walking/Hiking package
  • Photography tour package
  • Bird watching tour package
  • Spiritual Package

Bhutan tour itinerary are below:

Bhutan Itinerary 03 days

Here’s a 3 days Bhutan itinerary that will help you enjoy most of the wonders of Bhutan.
A country of Happy People where development is not just limited to materialistic growth but the curve of smile every citizen has on their faces, Bhutan is indeed a happy place. It has unique cultural heritages and pristine nature within its boundary. Nature blessed this small country with a lot of its valuables and unlike the rest of the world; Bhutan retained its true charm. It is a quiet and peaceful country. However, during festivals, the streets become vibrant with the excitement of people and decoration with prayer flags around the streets. Majority of festivals celebrated in Bhutan include mask dance performed by monks. Therefore, Bhutan is also called the country of dancing monks. Walking through the dense forest of oak and rhododendron, one can experience the inner peace. A paradise for peace seekers and perfect for birdwatchers is also renowned for its tourism policy of ‘High Value, Low Impact’. Let us help you to take pleasure in Bhutan with Bhutan Itinerary 03 days.

Places to be visited: Thimphu, Paro & the Tiger’s Nest

2 Nights 3 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Paro & transfer to Thimphu.
You’ll be visiting the Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue there. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu – Paro,
Visit the Paro Dzong and hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Overnight at Paro.

Day 03: Paro – Depart

Bhutan Itinerary 4 days

Itinerary for Bhutan is simplified with this blog. Bhutan is a landlocked country in the lap of Himalayas surrounded by graceful nature and adorned by dzongs of fantastic Bhutanese architecture. Bhutan is a country whose national development philosophy is above economy. Bhutan coined the term ‘Gross National Happiness’ in order to sum up development of the country. The perfect get away from your hectic life and busy schedules, Bhutan is somewhere you can relax and fill new energy to your body, mind and soul. To make it memorable along with peaceful, we can help you with Bhutan itinerary for 4 days.

Places to be visited: Paro, Thimphu

3 Nights 4 Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Paro
Visit the Paro Dzong. Overnight at Paro.

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu
Drive from Paro to Thimphu and Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue and Motithang Takin Preserve. Hike to Cheri monastery if time permits. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu to Paro
Challenge yourself with hike to Tiger’s Nest. Overnight at Paro.

Day 04: Departure

Bhutan Itinerary 5 days

Bhutan, the Kingdom of Thunder Dragon, is a small country covered with lush greenery as 72% of its total land is forests. Soaked in its traditions and cultures handed over by the ancestors from a very long time, Bhutan is the country of happy people where happiness is more valuable than money. Tourism policy that is designed to maintain and preserve their culture along with the nature is exemplary to the world. It is also the only carbon negative country. This beautiful country has so much to offer you within the Bhutan itinerary for 5 days.

Places to be visited: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

4 Nights 5 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Paro, transfer to Thimphu.
Visit the Memorial Chorten and Tashicho Dzong. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing
Visit Buddha Dordenma Statue and Motithang Takin Preserve. Drive to Punakha through beautiful Dochu La Pass. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 03: Punakha, drive back to Paro
Visit the Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang Overnight at Paro.

Day 04: Hike to Tiger’s nest monastery Overnight at Paro.
Hike to Taktsang monastery (tiger’s Nest). Overnight at Paro.

Day 05: Departure

Bhutan Itinerary 6 days

Bhutan, where belief and traditions are followed not by force but by will. This small landlocked country has so many tempting landscapes one cannot grasp its view in one blink. Along with natural sceneries, Bhutan is also beautifully adorned by regal fortresses and Buddhist monasteries. A country known as totally ancient now has modern facilities like 5 star hotels, internet cafes and many more. This country is also safe for solo female travelers and perfect for all kinds of tours. Bhutan is somewhere on earth where you can let go all of your stress and feel the inner peace. So, don’t have a second though on this beautiful yet majestic country and follow this Bhutan tour itinerary for 6 days.

Places to be visited: Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Paro

5 Nights 6 Days Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
Visit the Memorial Chorten and Thimphu Dzong. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha
Drive to Punakha through Dochu La Pass. Visit Chimi Lhakhang and Punakha Dzong. Overnight at Punakha

Day 03: Punakha to Gangtey
Visit Gangtey monastery and Phobjikha Valley. Overnight at Gangtey

Day 04: Gangtey to Paro
Visit Buddha Point of Thimphu on your way back to Paro. Visit Paro Dzong and National Museum. Overnight at Paro

Day 05: Paro sightseeing
Hike to Tiger’s Nest. Overnight at Paro

Day 06: Departure

Bhutan Itinerary 7 days

A country where the 72% of land is covered by forests, lush valleys; where people are actually happy and where Buddhism is not just a religion but the way of living. Bhutan is recently the most talked about travel destination. This country boasts its ancient fortress, temples and shrines unharmed till date and being the only carbon negative country in the world. Home to rare black necked cranes and strange looking animal declared as national animal, Takin; Bhutan is an absolute paradise to relax at Buddhist monasteries and enjoy the wildlife. This itinerary in Bhutan for 7 days will help you while visiting Bhutan.

Places to be visited: Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

6 Nights 7 days Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
Visit the Memorial Chorten and Thimphu Dzong. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing
Visit Buddha Dordenma Statue and Motithang Takin Preserve. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha
Drive to Punakha through Dochu La Pass and visit Punakha Dzong in Punakha. Overnight at Punakha

Day 4: Punakha Sightseeing ()
Short hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten and Chimi Lhakhang. Overnight at Punakha

Day 5: Punakha to Paro
Visit the Paro Dzong and National Museum. Overnight at Paro

Day 6: Paro sightseeing
Hike to Tiger’s Nest. Overnight at Paro

Day 7: Departure

Bhutan Itinerary 8 days

Bhutan is one of the most popular travel destination recently, which has followed the policy of ‘High value, Low impact’ for proper regulation of tourists avoiding mass tourism. Ancient fortress and monasteries have adorned this country so well that you cannot get your eyes off it. Bhutan has one of the fewest cities to not have traffic light so that the feeling of brotherhood and communication prevail in the community. Smiling faces of people, fresh breeze and clear environment are the best gifts Bhutan delivers. So pack your bag, book your tour with us and set off to one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Places to be visited: Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Paro

7 Nights 8 Days Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
Visit Memorial Chorten and Thimphu Dzong after getting fresh in your hotel. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
Thimphu sightseeing includes the Buddha Dordenma Statue and Motithang Takin Preserve. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha, Punakha Sightseeing
Drive to Punakha through beautiful Dochu La Pass and visit Chimi Lhakhang once you reach Punakha. Overnight at Punakha

Day 4: Punakha to Gangtey
After visiting the Punakha Dzong, you’ll head for Gangtey on the same day. Overnight at Gangtey

Day 5: Gangtey sightseeing
Gangtey sightseeing includes the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong and Gangtey monastery itself. Overnight at Gangtey

Day 6: Gangtey to Paro
Head to Paro after breakfast and visit Paro Dzong and National Museum till evening. Overnight at Paro

Day 7: Paro sightseeing
One to three hours hike to Tiger’s nest. Overnight at Paro

Day 8: Departure

Bhutan Itinerary 9 days

A country soaked in Buddhist traditions, cultures and beliefs; Bhutan is a country where mountains are banned for mountaineering because they have their spiritual value attached to them. Nowhere else than Bhutan, chilly is not a just a seasoning but an ingredient and rice is red here. The national dish called Ema Datshi is a must try and it is spicy enough to make you sweat. Thus, Bhutan deserves to be in your bucket list very soon. We are always ready to help you throughout your journey in Bhutan and for the preparations too. So, here’s a 9 days itinerary in Bhutan.

Places to be visited: Paro, Thimphu, Wangdue, Gangtey, Trongsa

8 Nights 9 days Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
After getting fresh, you’ll be visiting Memorial Chorten and Thimphu Dzong. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
This day includes sightseeing at Buddha Dordenma Statue and Motithang Takin Preserve. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu to Wangdue to Punakha
Drive to Punakha and stop at Dochu La Pass for some time. Chimi Lhakhang will be the last site you visit on this day. Overnight at Punakha

Day 4: Punakha to Wangdue to Gangtey
Wangdue Phodrang Dzong and Gangtey monastery are the sites to be visited on this day. Overnight at Gangtey

Day 5: Gangtey to Trongsa
A hike to Trongsa Dzong will delight you. Overnight at Trongsa

Day 6: Trongsa homestay
A homestay in Trongsa will take you closer to the Bhutanese lifestyle. Overnight at Trongsa

Day 7: Trongsa to Thimphu to Paro
Visit Paro Dzong and the National Museum. Overnight at Paro

Day 8: Paro Sightseeing
A short hike to the clinging monastery, Tiger’s Nest. Overnight at Paro

Day 9: Departure

Bhutan Itinerary 10 days

A country isolated from western modernization, Bhutan is a beautiful destination not to be left while preparing your to-do list. With population of less than a million people, this place is close to heaven for people living in a crowded city with noises. People here will teach you that happiness is more valuable than money and other materialistic needs. Simple life with fewer roads but more smiles; no internet but more communication and less facilities but more brotherhood is seen in Bhutan. Forget all your stress and schedules to relax on your vacation here in Bhutan. You can enjoy most of Bhutan in just 10 days. So here’s the itinerary for 10 days in Bhutan.

Places to be visited: Paro, Thimphu, Wangdue, Bumthang Gangtey

9 Nights 10 Days Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
You start your sightseeing with Memorial Chorten and Thimphu Dzong. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
Thimphu sightseeing includes the Buddha Dordenma Statue and Motithang Takin Preserve. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha
Drive to Punakha and stop at Dochu La Pass for some time. Visit Chimi Lhakhang and Simtokha Dzong in Punakha. Overnight at Punakha

Day 4: Punakha sightseeing
Punakha sightseeing includes Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Then, you head towards Bumthang. Overnight at Bumthang

Day 5: Bumthang to Gangtey
Watch some very rare birds in Phobjikha valley and enjoy the sceneries. Overnight at Bumthang

Day 6: Gangtey Sightseeing
You’ll be hiking to Gangtey monastery on this day. Overnight at Gangtey

Day 7: Gangtey to Punakha
Early morning, you’ll be heading towards Punakha. Upon reaching, Jakar Dzong and Jambay Lhakhang will be your today’s destinations. Overnight at Gangtey

Day 8: Gangtey to Paro
After driving to Paro, Paro Dzong and the National Museum will be visited. Overnight at Paro

Day 9: Paro Sightseeing
Hike to Tiger’s nest. Overnight at Paro

Day 10: Departure

Bhutan Itinerary 11 Days

Bhutan is the country of Himalayas where Buddhist traditions brought by Guru Rinpoche are still followed with equal faith. Lakes and mountains are said to be inhabitant by their guardian deities. However, without the influence of western culture till 2000s, they have strong brotherhood. Prayer flags and prayer wheels are seen all over the country signifying peace, prosperity and happiness. A country still headed by the king along with the constitutional monarchy, Bhutan has a very good government according to her people. This country is heaven itself on earth which is peaceful and lovely. This Bhutan itinerary for 11 days will enrage your will to visit this amazing country.

Places to be visited: Paro, Thimphu, Trongsa, Wangdue, Bumthang, Phobjikha, Gangtey

10 Nights 11 Days Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
After getting transferred to the hotel, you’ll visit Memorial Chorten and Thimphu Dzong as your first day.

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Thimphu includes Buddha Dordenma Statue and Motithang Takin Preserve. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha
Drive to Punakha after breakfast. Stop on the way at Dochu La Pass. Upon reaching Punakha, visit Simtokha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang. Overnight at Punakha

Day 4: Punakha Sightseeing
You’ll be visiting the highlights of Punakha on this day namely Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Overnight at Punakha

Day 5: Punakha to Trongsa
Drive to Trongsa through beautiful Pele La Pass. Visit the Trongsa Dzong. Overnight at Trongsa

Day 6: Trongsa to Bumthang (Overnight at Bumthang)

Day 7: Bumthang Sightseeing
The sites to be visited on this day are Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang and Tamshing Lhakhang. Also visit Membar Tsho, the burning Lake if time permits. Overnight at Bumthang

Day 8: Bumthang to Phobjikha Valley
Heading to Phobjikha valley, witness some rare wildlife at Phobjikha valley. Overnight at Phobjikha

Day 9: Phobjikha Valley to Thimphu
Before you drive back to thimphu, step your foot on the land of Wangdue Dzong. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 10: Paro Sightseeing
A hike to Tiger’s Nest. Overnight at Paro

Day 11: Departure

Bhutan Itinerary 12 days

Bhutan is a blessed country as nature has awarded this small country with so many valuables. The major religion followed by the people here is Buddhism which also contributes in Bhutan being extremely peaceful. Unlike other countries, people of Bhutan have stuck to their ancient cultures. They stayed isolated from the modern world which helped them to retain their monasteries known as ‘dzong’. Bhutan is also the first country to ban consumption and sale of tobacco in public while it is the last country to get connected by television. However, the richness of Bhutan is something you’ll never get tired of watching and experiencing. Bhutan itinerary for 12 days will help you with it.

Places to be visited: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang, Wangdue Phodrang

11 Nights 12 Days Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
Your 12 days in Bhutan starts with visit to Memorial Chorten and Thimphu Dzong. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing
Buddha Dordenma Statue and Motithang Takin Preserve are your destinations on this day. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha
Drive to Punakha and stop at Dochu La Pass for some time. Visit Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten after reaching Punakha. Overnight at Punakha

Day 4: Punakha to Bumthang
Drive to Bumthang Valley after breakfast through beautiful Pele La Pass. Also visit the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. Overnight at Bumthang

Day 5: Bumthang sightseeing
Jambay Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong should not be missed while you’re in Bumthang. Also visit Membar Tsho, the burning Lake if time permits. Overnight at Bumthang

Day 6: Bumthang to Wangdue (Overnight at Wangdue Phodrang)

Day 7: Wangdue to Gangtey
Today’s day will be spent at Gangtey Gompa. Head to Bumthang. Overnight at Bumthang

Day 8: Gangtey to Thimphu
Visit Chimi Lhakhang on your way this day. Overnight at Thimphu

Day 9: Hike to Tango monastery
Hike to Tango monastery and reach Sangaygang View Point. Overnight at Sangaygang

Day 10: Drive to Paro, sightseeing at Paro
Today you’ll be visiting Rinpung Dzong and National Museum. Overnight at Paro

Day 11: Hike to Tiger’s nest
Hike to Tiger’s Nest, the best way to terminate your Bhutan tour. Overnight at Paro

Day 12: Departure

Top 10 highlights of Bhutan tour which are not meant to be missed are:

1. Buddha Dordenma Statue, Thimphu

A 51 m tall idol of Buddha with 1, 25,000 small chortens around the main statue is visible from anywhere in Bhutan. This statue signifies the dominant religion of Bhutan, Buddhism.

2. Memorial Chorten, Thimphu

It is a stupa dedicated to world peace and prosperity built in 1974. It is said to be the most visible religious landmark of Bhutan. It showcases one of the finest architecture of Bhutan.

3. Dochu La Pass, on the way from Thimphu to Punakha

This is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic or at least a cup of coffee keeping an eye on the majestic mountains. This pass lies on the way from Thimphu to Punakha.

4. Taktsang monastery, Paro

Also called as ‘Tiger’s nest’, this monastery is a hike of nearly 2 to 3 hours. Guru Rinpoche is said to come here sitting on a tigress’s back which relates to the name.

5. Paro Dzong, Paro

Commonly known as Rinpung Dzong, this fortress is the site where Paro tshechu is hosted in the months of March. This fort is both afort and a monastery too.

6. National Museum, Paro

The National Museum was designed to exhibit the contemporary paintings, shrines and statues and has more than 3000 masterpiece. It also gives you brief knowledge about the history of Bhutan.

7. Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang

Winter home to the black necked cranes, Phobjikha valley is best known for panoramic scenery and cultural sites. A special variety of dwarf bamboo is found here which the rare cranes feed on.

8. Punakha Dzong, Punakha

This Palace of Great Bliss is beautifully located at the confluence of MO Chhu and Pho Chhu. Punakha Dzong looks prettier than ever when the purple Jacaranda grows around it and the flowers bloom.

9. Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha

One of the most unique monasteries where you’ll be blessed with a wooden phallus, Chimi Lhakhang is also called Fertility Temple where couple pilgrimage in the hope of begetting a child.

10. Jakar Dzong

This dzong is a strong candidate of the largest dzong in Bhutan. Translating to white bird which is an auspicious sign, this dzong is surrounded by lush greenery.

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