Family holidays in Bhutan

Family holidays in Bhutan Short itinerary

Day 1. Arrive at Paro / Thimpu:

Day 2. Thimpu / Punakha (77 kms, 3 hours):

Day 3. Punakha / Wangdi:

Day 4. Wangdi / Gangtey / Wangdi:

Day 5. Wangdi / Paro:

Day 6. Paro Sightseeing:

Day 7. Paro Departure:

  • Day 01 Arrive at Paro / Thimpu

    upon arrival at Paro airport, depart straight for Thimpu through winding and gentle uphill till we reach Chapchhal Pass. The road descends from the pass till Chuzomsa (meeting point of two rivers) and enroute we can see Chhuka Hydel Project which is the biggest hydro power plant in Bhutan. Packed lunch will be served half the way to Thimpu, just above Chhuka Hydel colony.

    On arrival at Thimpu, check in at hotel for overnight. Evening visit Handicrafts Emporium Later take a stroll through Thimpu's main market.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Thimpu
  • Day 02 Thimpu / Punakha (77 kms, 3 hours)

    Morning visit Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, National Library, Painting School and Traditional Medicine Institute. In the evening drive to Punakha across Dochula Pass (3,100 m) and check in at hotel for overnight.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Punakha
  • Day 03 Punakha / Wangdi

    (Until 1955 Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan and still is the winter seat of the chief monk body).

    Morning visit Punakha Dzong and visit the local market and town. Then drive towards the south to reach Wangdiphodrang and visit Wangdi Dzong and the market. Overnight at hotel in Wangdi.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Wangdi
  • Day 04 Wangdi / Gangtey / Wangdi

    Morning leave for Gangtey. Explore Gangtey Gompa and Phobjikha valley. Spotting black necked cranes in the meadows next to Gangtey is an ornithologist's delight. The cranes migrate here from the high plains of the Tibetan plateau in winter to milder climate of Phobjikha valley. Also visit Gangtey Gompa monastery, the only Niyingmapa monastery in this region. Evening return to Wangdi for overnight.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Wangdi
  • Day 05 Wangdi / Paro

    Morning drive to Paro enroute visiting Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest fortress of the Kingdom, built in 1629. It now houses the school for Buddhist studies. On arrival at Paro, check in at hotel. Rest of the evening free. Overnight hotel.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Paro
  • Day 06 Paro

    Full day guided tour of Paro visiting Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fortress from where you can see the peak of Mt. Chomolhari. On the way back, visit the Zkyichu Lhakhang, the oldest and sacred temple of Paro Valley. After lunch visit the Ta Dzong (watch tower) which has now become the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro. Overnight hotel.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Hotel
  • Day 07 Paro Departure

    After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport for your onward destination.