The 8 nights 9 days Bhutan package tour to Phobjika & Bumthang valley is a wonderful tour in Bhutan. The 9 day trip to Bhutan is an ideal option for a peaceful & spiritual tour in the Himalayas. The Bhutan overland tour drives through silent valleys of Paro, Thimphu, Trongsa and Punakha, enjoying scenic views of glacial peaks, lush greenery hills and crystal clear river. The ultimate Bhutan experience 9 days tour is for nature lovers and culture explorers who want to enjoy Bhutan tour in a limited time.
Name: Bhutan Tour
Duration: 9 Days
Season: Sep to Dec, Jan to June
Altitude: 1200m- 3120m
Cost: USD 1710-USD 2220
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu /Kathmandu
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9 days Bhutan tour package goes through the largest city of Thimpu to natural green valleys and quaint villages. The tour gives truly a unique experience, and get in depth look at a number of local crafts, embark on a hike and take in the view of the Himalaya. In 9 days Bhutan tour package, it includes transport, food and accommodation are covered during 9 days Bhutan tour.
Actually, the 8 nights 9 days Bhutan package tour is suitable for those visitors who want to explore Bhutan more deeply. The tour involves most of the highlights of western and central Bhutan including Bhutan National Museum, Paro Dzong, Bhutan Textile Museum, King's Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Trongsa Dzong. Besides, it allows you to admire the beautiful valleys of the mysterious land. Stopping by any one of these valleys can be an unforgettable memory in your life. Moreover, you will embark on a hike to the well-known Tiger's Nest Monastery to take in the eye-catching view of Paro valley.
Day 1: Arrive in Paro(2250m), and drive to Thimpu(2,350m,54 kilometers, 1 hour)
Upon your arrival at Paro Airport, your guide and driver will meet you and drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, on the way, a short stop at Chuzom, a confluence where the Paro Chhu and Wong Chhu. It is decorated with three different styles of stupas, namely Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese.Check in hotel after arriving in Thimphu and have a brief rest at your hotel if you need. Later, tour to visit Tashichho Dzong, the eminent fortress where the national government and central monastic body are located. Besides, here sits the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of Bhutan. After that, head to visit the King's Memorial Chorten called National Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in memory of the third king in 1974. The display inside shows good statues of tantric Buddhist and its philosophy.Stay overnight in Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu to Punakha(1,242m, 71 kilometers, 3 hours) Tour.
One the way, you will have an excellent opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the solemn Bhutan Himalaya Ranges and even take photos at the impressive collection of 108 chortens at Dochula Pass (3,140m). After arriving at Punakha, we go to visit the Punakha Dzong. Standing by the riverside of Pho Chu and Mo Chu, Punakha Dzong is one of the most impressive buildings and one of the top favorite attractions in Bhutan. More importantly, the rectangular shape fortress is also an honorable treasury where preserves numerous Buddhist relics and historical legacies. After witnessing the superb Punakha Dzong, you will continue to visit Chimi Lhakhang, also known as Chime Monastery, is a beautiful Buddhist monastery located in the Punakha District of Bhutan. It stands on a small round hillock close to the village of Lobesa and was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel.Stay overnight in Punakha.
Day 3: Punakha to Phobjikha / Gangtey(3,000m,80km, 3 hours)
After breakfast, you will drive to Phobjikha valley. On the way to Phobjikha, you will get amazed by the beauty and serenity of the rich flora and fauna. And you may see some Yaks grazing in high altitude bamboo shrub along the road when you arrive at Lawala Pass (3,300m). After crossing the pass, you will head to visit Gangtey Monastery, generally known as Gangtey Goempa. It is a very important monastery of Nyingmapa school. Thereafter, you will pay a visit to the Black-Necked Crane Information Center. The center is situated on the edge of the forest and wetland along the main road of Phobjikha valley. It has an observation room equipped with high power telescope and spotting scopes for catching the best view of the cranes. If you travel to Phobjikha in November to January, you can have a chance to view many black-necked cranes here. Stay overnight in Phobjikha / Gangtey.
Day 4: Phobjikha to Trongsa(2,220m,84 kilometers,3.20 hours)
Today, you will continue to drive to Trongsa,the center of Bhutan historically and geographically from Phobjikha. On arrival at Trongsa, your guide will lead you to visit Trongsa Dzong, the largest dzong fortress in Bhutan and built on a spur overlooking the gorge of the Mangde River. Then, you will head to visit the old tower of Trongsa (also called Royal Heritage Museum), a brilliant historical center of Bhutan. The five stories of showcases center around Buddhist workmanship and imperial memorabilia, including such fluctuated treasures as the 500-year-old coat of Ngagi Wangchuk and the football boots utilized by the teenaged fourth king. Stay overnight in Trongsa.
Day 5: Trongsa to Bumthang(2,700m,56 kilometers, 2 hours 40 minutes)
Today tour continues to go eastwardly to Bumthang. Firstly, the zigzag road will bring you to Yotong La Pass (3,425m). Here, you can view a Buddhist Stupa with Tibetan style and countless colorful prayer flags. Driving downhill, you will head to the Yathra Weaving Center at Zugney village where you can witness the locals waving Yathra.After that, keep driving to Bumthang. On arrival at Bumthang, you are going to worship the Jambay Lhakhang, a temple built by the King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet in 659 AD. It is said that Guru Rinpoche was the one who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. It was renovated by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rinpoche restored his life with his magical powers. If you visit Bumthang in October or November, you may have a chance to join in the highly popular Jambay Tsechu Festival here. Stay overnight in Bumthang.
Day 6: Bumthang to Wangdue Phodrang / Gangtey(1,273m, 190 kilometers,7 hour)
Today, you will set out in the early morning after breakfast and travel to Wangdue Phodrang through Pele La Pass (3,300m). After arriving at Pele La Pass, you can see a brilliant stupa with colorful prayer flags in front of you. Besides, if weather permits, you will get a fantastic view of Mt.Jomolhari and Jichu Drake on the way. You will arrive at Wangdue Phodrang in the late afternoon. Your guide will help you check in the hotel. Stay overnight in Wangdue Phodrang/Gangtey.
Day 7: Wangdue Phodrang to Paro(2250m,90km, 3 hours)
n the morning after breakfast, you will move to visit Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. It was founded by the Zhabdrung in 1638 atop a high ridge between the Puna Tsang Chhu and the Dang Chhu. In the evening, you can freely explore Paro to experience its unique lifestyle here. Stay overnight in Paro.
Day 8: Paro-Taktsang Monastery Hike.
After breakfast, you will start your hike to Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. You will spend 5 to 6 hours for the hike. Perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley, Taktsang Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan. The principal monastery of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former glory. After exploring the monastery, you will begin your return tour to Paro. Stay overnight in Paro.
Day 9: Paro Airport
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Paro Airport for your next destination. The tour service end.