Western Delight Tour - 6 nights 7 days

Trip description

Western delight tour is a very exciting program that covers 3 different provinces of Bhutan, mainly in the western part of the country. You will have the privilege to visit monasteries, fortresses, museums, vegetable markets as well as snow-covered mountains cols and much more.

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Bhutan Soul Tour & Travel

7 days

From : €1,540*

Maximum recommended reservation date

Langa Dorji

My name is Langa Dorji, CEO and founder of the company. Bhutan is known as last Shangrila on the earth. Located in the Eastern Himalayas. Sandwiched between two giant countries in the world. China in the north and India to the South and East. Bhutan Soul Tour and Travel has very strong base with well experienced team members and has over 30 years of travel experiences. We provide very competitive price, prompt and reliable services through out ones stay in Bhutan.

Day 1: Arrival to Bhutan

Day 2: City tour of Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu - Phobjikha valley

Day 4: Phobjikha valley - Punakha

Day 5: Punakha - Paro

Day 6: Excursion Trip to Taktsang Monastery

Day 7: Departure

Day 1 : Arrival to Bhutan

Arrive at Paro International Airport and transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Depending on your arrival time, you will be able to discover some monuments and landscapes. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : City tour of Thimphu

Today, visit the following sites:

  • Changangkha Monastery
  • Takin Reserve
  • Institute of Traditional Medicine
  • Bhutan museum & Traditional Institute of Arts and Crafts.

Day 3 : Thimphu - Phobjikha valley

Today, after breakfast, departure for the Phobjikha valley. About 4 hours drive. On the way, stop at the Dochula pass (3100m) to visit the stupas and the Druk Wangyal monastery. On a clear day, it is possible to see the beautiful snow-covered mountains. The road continues to the Phobjikha valley. Lunch will be served either en route or at Phobjikha depending on the time. In the afternoon, visit Gangtey monastery and walk on the nature trail. The valley is famous for its very rare black-necked cranes, especially in winter. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Phobjikha valley - Punakha

Punakha valley ©ccad13

After breakfast, drive to Punakha district. Punakha was the former capital of Bhutan until the late 1990s. Then visit Chimi Lhakhang/monastery. It was founded by the popular figure Drukpa Kuenley or more commonly known as The Divine Madman. It takes about half an hour walk to cross the village and its rice fields. In the afternoon, visit the Punakha fortress, the most beautiful fortress in Bhutan. Late afternoon free. Night at the hotel.

Day 5 : Punakha - Paro

Today drive to Paro District takes about 5 hours. Afternoon visit national museum, Paro Rinpung fortress and Kyichu Monastery. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Excursion Trip to Taktsang Monastery

Le Monastere Taktsang (Le Nid du Tigre). ©Falkner / F1 Online / GraphicObsession

Day would start quite early. Drive till base of Taktsang Ramthangka and commence the hike to Taktsang. Hike would take about 4 - 5 hrs (round trip) depending on how fast one can walk. Enroute stop at Taktsang cafeteria for refreshment. Continue climb to Taktsang monastery. The most famous saint Guru Padmasambhava flew on the back of Tigress from Tibet to tame the demons who were opposing the spread of the Budhism in Bhutan in 746 A. D. Perched on 1000m, 3000ft overlooking the valley; it would justifiably qualify as one of the wonders. It is must visit for Bhutanese atleast once in their life time. Hence the name Taktsang or the Tiger's Lair. Descend to the base of the mountain and return to the hotel. You will have the opportunity to do some shopping in the city centre before dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 : Departure

Drive to Paro International Airport. The representative of Bhutan Soul shall see off and bid farewell.

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