Bhutan festival tour – Itinerary

Bhutan festival tour – itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Paro airport, transfer to Paro valley

Day 2: Walk/hike to Tiger's Nest, Taktshang Monastery

Day 3: Drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan

Day 4: Explore Thimphu

Day 5: Day excursion to the 13th century Phadoding Monastery

Day 6: Drive to Punakha,

Day 7: Punakha Dromchoe Festival

Day 8: Drive to Trongsa

Day 9: Rest day in Trongsa

Day 10: Drive back to Wangdi.

Day 11: Punakha Dromchoe Festival - closing day

Day 12: Drive back to Paro from Punahkha.

Day 13: Final departure

  • Day 01 Arrive at Paro, clear immigration and customs. We will meet as you exit the airport and take you to the hotel. Orientation. Visit the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. Overnight at hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Paro
  • Day 02 Walk/hike to Tiger's Nest, Taktshang Monastery. Lunch at Taktshang teahouse with its spectacular view of the famous monastery. Overnight at hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Paro
  • Day 03 In the morning, hike to the Kila Goenpa nunnery for superb views in all directions - the Haa Valley, Taktshang Goenpa, the Paro valley. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Thimphu
  • Day 04 After breakfast, visit the National Library to see some unique and historic books. The books are not hardbound in the typical manner. Next the traditional Painting School and then the Traditional Paper Factory. After lunch, souvenir shopping or more touring, as you wish. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Thimphu
  • Day 05 Day excursion to the 13th century Phadoding Monastery/ Overnight at hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Thimphu
  • Day 06 After breakfast, drive to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan Punakha via Dochu Pass (3100m). On clear days there are excellent views of the Himalayas. Afternoon sightseeing of the Punakha and Wangdi valleys. Overnight at hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Wangdi
  • Day 07 PUNAKHA DROMCHOE FESTIVAL, Full day at the opening of the Punakha Dromchoe festival; enjoy festivities in the main courtyard of the spectacular Punakha Dzong. Overnight in hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Punakha Dzong
  • Day 08 Drive to Trongsa with a stop for lunch at Chendebji Chorten. In the afternoon, make an excursion to Kuenga Rabten, an ancestral home of the Royal Family. Overnight at hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Trongsa
  • Day 09 In the morning visit the Dzong. After lunch, free time to explore the town, to hike, or enjoy the views from the hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Dzong
  • Day 10 after breakfast, we begin our return and the destination will be Wangdi. This is a slightly is a shorter drive.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Wangdi
  • Day 11 PUNAKHA DROMCHOE FESTIVAL - closing day, In the morning we depart Wangdi to go back to the Phunakha Dzong for the last day of the festival. This day includes some very unusual events. You have to be there! Overnight at hotel.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Phunakha Dzong
  • Day 12 Drive back to Paro from Punahkha. We will stop in Thimphu for lunch, before continuing to Paro. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel in Paro.
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Paro
  • Day 13 Final departure, transfers to airport fly to Kathmandu or onward destination.