8 Days Bhutan Tour.

This 8 days Bhutan tour itinerary is a combination of 5 western places to visit in Bhutan. The 8 days Bhutan tour combines visit to the beautiful glacial valley of Gangtey and Phobjikha. You can also visit the beautiful Chele La pass at an elevation of 3988 meters bordering Paro and Haa valley. The Chele La pass boasts of the highest motorable road in Bhutan. You can see beautiful view of the Himalayas Mountain ranges like Mt. Jumolhari bordering Tibet. You can also do a short hike at Dochula pass. There is a ancient nunnery just below this pass.

Sketch Itinerary for 8 Days Bhutan Tour:

Day 1. Arrival at Paro – Thimphu (Distance: 54 km, 1 hr drive):

Tamchog-Lhakhang

Tamchog Lhakhang.

Meet and Greet at the Airport and drive to Thimphu.

On the way, we stop to view Tamchog Lhakhang built in the fifteenth century by Thangthong Gyalpo.

  • Memorial Chorten built in honor of our 3rdKing, late His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and for the World peace.
  • Largest Statue of Buddha Dordenma in the world at Kuenselphodrang (51.5 m).

In the evening, visit to the Tashichho Dzong, the Royal Secretariat and the seat of Central Monastic Body.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 2. Thimphu Sightseeing:

Takin Preserve center

Takin, the National animal of Bhutan.

After breakfast, visit to:

  • Dupthop Nunnery, one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan.
  • Changangkha Monastery built in 13th century by Phajo Drugom Shigpo.
  • Takin Preserve center.
  • Sangaygang view point.

After lunch, visit to:

  • Postal Museum of Bhutan.
  • Folk Heritage museum.
  • Handicraft Bazaar.

In the evening, witness Archery match at Changlimithang stadium.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 3. Thimphu – Punakha (76 Km, 2 ½ hrs drive):

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Dochu La pass (3100 m).

In the morning, drive to the beautiful Punakha valley.

On the way, visit to:

  • The Dochula pass with its 108 chortens.
  • Botanical Garden at Lamperi.
  • Chimi Lhakhang or the Temple of Fertility built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, also called the Devine Madman.

After lunch, visit to:

  • The Magnificient Punakha Dzong built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

In the evening, hike to the Khamsung Yulley Monastery.

Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 4. Punakha – Gangtey (66 km, 1 ½ hrs):

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Gangtey Gompa Monastery.

After breakfast, drive to Gangtey.

On the way, visit to the Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

  • Gangtey Gompa Monastery founded in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley.

After lunch,

  • Explore Phobjikha valley, the roosting ground of the Rare Black necked Cranes in winter.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 5.Gangtey – Thimphu (143 km – 6 hrs.):

In the morning, drive to Thimphu. Lunch, will be served on the way.

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Dochu La Pass at 3100 m.

In the evening, free for photography in the town.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 6. Thimphu – Paro Sightseeing (54 km, 1 hour drive):

Chele-La-pass

The view from Chele La pass.

After breakfast, we drive to the beautiful Chele La pass that separates Paro valley from Haa valley.

After lunch, visit to:

  • The Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan.
  • Rinping Dzong built in the 17th
  • Visit to a Typical Bhutanese farm house.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 7. Paro sightseeing (Tiger’s Nest):

In the morning, 2 hours hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

Tiger’s-Nest-(Taktsang)-Monastery

Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.

NB: You can hoist prayer flags near the Tiger’s Nest, and offer prayers inside the monastery.

After lunch, visit to:

  • The Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo.
  • The Drugyal Dzong built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 8. Departure:

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell.