Spirit of Bhutan

The 8-night Spirit of Bhutan itinerary takes you to the best of Western Bhutan at a leisurely pace. Really take the time to soak up the rich culture and stunning scenery. 

Spend your first night in the beautiful Paro Valley, waking up to breathtaking mountain views. Travel over the Cheli La Pass, one of the highest in Bhutan, into the lush hidden valley of Haa, where a rustic and spiritual village awaits you.

Spend two nights near Punakha, where the Kings of Bhutan have traditionally been crowned. Visit Thimpu, one of the world’s smallest capital cities, and the only one in the world without traffic lights! 

Before leaving Bhutan, climb to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched on a cliff overlooking a stunning valley. 


US$2,845*

8 NIGHT tour
DEPARTS: paro, bhutan

Availability:  All year - choose your own dates
Minimum group size: 1 (subject to surcharges)

* Price based on twin-share accommodation. Single-room supplement available for US$45 per night, subject to availability.  
Find out approximate trip price in your own currency here.


TRIP EXCLUSIONS

  • International airfare to Bhutan. (This can be arranged for you. Please contact us for details)

  • Stopover hotel if needed

  • Comprehensive travel insurance. Click here for an insurance quote

  • Additional activities (e.g. massage, hot stone bath)

  • Alcoholic or soft drinks

  • Laundry

  • Tips for guide or driver

Trip Inclusions

  • Transport by private mini bus

  • All meals, mineral water, tea and coffee

  • 8-nights handpicked hotel accommodation

  • All entrance fees at monasteries and museums

  • Bhutan visa, Bhutan government tourism royalties and local taxes

  • English-speaking Bhutanese guide

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1

Arrive in Paro, Bhutan: You will be met at the airport by your guide. Travel to your hotel just outside Paro. Visit Paro Dzong, the National Museum and the famous Nyamai Zam Bridge.  
Altitude: 2,195 m
Overnight: Paro

DAY 2

Paro to Haa: Drive to Haa via the Cheli La Pass at 3,810 metres. Visit the black and white temples.   
Driving time: 2 hrs                                                                                                                     Altitude: 3,056 m                                                                                                           Overnight: Haa

DAY 3

Haa:  Day hike in the picturesque Haa Valley. 
Altitude: 3,056 m
Overnight: Haa 

DAY 4 

Thimpu: Drive to Thimpu. Do a city walk, and visit the Tashi Choe Dzong and the School of Traditional Arts and Crafts.  
Driving time:  3 hrs
Altitude: 2,320 m
Overnight: Thimpu

DAY 5 

Wangdue Phodrang: Explore Thimpu and and after lunch drive via the Dochu La Pass (3,140 m) to the Punakha Valley. Visit the Temple of Fertility at Chimi Lhakhang        Driving time: 2 hrs                                                                                                                     Altitude: 1,310 m                                                                                                           Overnight: Wangdue Phodrang.

DAY 6

Wangdue Phodrang: Visit Punakha Dzong and the Nalanda Buddhist College.  Optional 1.5 hour hike to Nizergang village.
Altitude: 1,310 m
Overnight: Wangdue Phodrang 

DAY 7

Paro: Return to Paro and visit Kyichu Lhakhang temple.
Altitude: 2,195 m
Overnight: Paro

DAY 8

Paro: Tiger's Nest excursion.  
Altitude: 2,195 m
Overnight: Paro

DAY 9

Depart Paro