QUINTESSENTIAL BHUTAN : THIMPHU - PUNAKHA - GASA - PHOBJIKHA - PARO
9 Nights 10 Days
Day 1 Paro - Thimphu
Day 2 Thimphu - Thimphu
Day 3 Thimphu - Punakha
Day 4 Punakha - Punakha
Day 5 Punakha - Gasa/Damji
Day 6 Gasa/Damji - Gasa/Damji
Day 7 Gasa/Damji - Gangtey/Phobjikha
Day 8 Gangtey/Phobjikha - Paro
Day 9 Paro - Paro (Tigers Nest)
Day 10 Paro - Departure
Day 1: After arriving in Bhutan, your Tour team will greet you with a traditional scarf for you to keep and then take you to the first of your tour destinations Thimphu. You will check into your hotel and later have time to explore the city and visit the National Memorial Chorten.
Day 2-3: Thimphu will delight you with places such as Sematokha Monastery, Simply Bhutan (a living museum), Cheri Monastery Hike, Tango Monastery Hike, Buddha Dordenma and hike and many more options to suit your travel desires. Drive to Punakha via the beautiful Dochula Pass and later make a short easy hike through a small village to a special temple that sits on a small hill overlooking the valley.
Day 4-5: You will visit the famous Punakha Dzong followed by the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. You will also have the opportunity to make a hike up to a temple and enjoy views over Punakha Valley. After lunch visit with local Nunnery where you will have time to mingle and get to know the local Nuns. Following this you will make the drive to Gasa in the highland region of Bhutan. This drive takes you along the MoChhu (female river) to Gathana where you will hike to the village of Damji (option to drive also possible) for your stay in a local farmhouse to experience local life.
Day 6-7: Make the short drive to Gasa town to explore the village in the morning and see the local surrounds. Take lunch at a local restaurant and then make a downhill hike to the Gasa Hot Springs, a favourite of local and visitors alike. Enjoy the hot springs for a hours before returning to Damji farmhouse for the evening. The next day you will make the drive to the far western part of Bhutan to Phobjikha Valley, spend some time exploring Gangtey Gompa (monastery) and a wander through the village before relaxing for the evening at your accommodation.
Day 8-9: The next day you will make your way back west to Paro via Dochula Pass, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and have some time in the afternoon to explore the town. Day 9 is a special day where you will make the 7km hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest), it is truly a highlight of any tour to Bhutan, if hiking isn’t your thing, we have many other wonderful places for you to experience.
Day 10: Our team will transfer you to the International airport to bid you farewell and safe journey to your next destination.
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