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The Luxury Bhutan Tour

Package Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered
Punakha - Paro - Thimphu

  • Day 1 : Arrive Paro - Thimphu

    Description :

    You will arrive in Paro either by private jet or in Druk Air/ Bhutan Airlines Business Class. The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world, with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. This beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest monasteries and temples, and the country’s only International airport. After being welcomed with "Khadar" (traditional scarf), a Bhutan Aries representative will provide you with the necessary assistance for completion of all immigration and customs formalities. You will then be transferred by your deluxe to Uma Paro Resort for lunch at their Restaurant ‘Bukhara’.

    After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing around Paro transported by luxury 4WD, including a visit to the Ta Dzong Museum housing many religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Next, visit the Rimpong Dzong to see the painting of the great saint Milarepa, considered as the master of meditation by the Bhutanese and believed to have attained enlightenment in a lifetime. Dzong’s are large monasteries and district administrative centers, which were once strategic forts. Afterwards, drive to the capital, Thimphu (1.5 hours). On arrival check into Hotel Taj Tashi, situated in the center of the capital city. It adopts age-old Bhutanese traditions in its architecture, and offers panoramic views of neighboring mountain peaks. Inside, you will find every modern convenience including a spa, swimming pool and multi-cuisine dining. Before dinner at the hotel there will be an orientation on Bhutanese etiquette by your guide. Overnight at Taj Tashi in Thimphu.

    Day 2 : Thimphu

    Description :

    Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, completed by the Royal Queen Mother as a memorial Stupa for the Third King who passed away in 1972. Continue on to 12th century Changangkha Lhakhang and Zilukha Nunnery. If there is time, you may visit Tashichho Dzong, ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’ housing ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Return to Taj Tashi Thimphu for dinner and overnight.

    Day 3 : Thimphu - Phobjikha Valley

    Description :

    Transfer to Phobjikha Valley (5.5-6 hrs). Drive by luxury 4WD over the Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters) which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley (about 3 hrs total driving time). The drive through the countryside affords a glimpse of everyday life in this most remote of Himalayan kingdoms.
    Continue on through the bustling market town of Wangdue Phodrang, and up winding mountain roads through mixed forests and over high passes before descending down into the wide and picturesque Phobjikha Valley. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black necked cranes (November - March) migrating from the Tibetan plateau. On arrival check into Gangtey Gonepa Lodge.
    Dinner and overnight at Gangtey Gonepa Lodge.

    Day 4 : Phobjikha Valley - Bumthang

    Description :

    Following breakfast visit the Phobjikha Sanctuary to view the majestic black necked cranes (Nov-Mar only) and Gangtey Gompa (Monastery), dating back to the 16th century. Afterwards drive by luxury 4WD over the Pele La pass (3,420m) on the Black Mountain range towards Trongsa (4.5 hrs). Enroute visit the beautiful 18th century Chendebji Chorten. Trongsa is the ancestral home of Bhutan’s ruling dynasty. Visit Trongsa Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan and the Ta Dzong museum housing a collection of historical artifacts of the Royal Family.
    Continue driving towards Bumthang (2.5 hrs), the spiritual of the kingdom. Bumthang is home to some of Bhutan’s oldest Palaces, Buddhist temples and monasteries. On arrival transfer to the luxurious Amankora Bumthang. The Resort is located between the First and Second King’s palace amongst orchards of apples and pears and a glorious aged peach tree planted by the late Queen Mother. After checking in, you will be accompanied to your exquisite, wood Panelled guest suites. Enjoy an optional Spa Treatment before dinner. Overnight at Amankora Resort Bumthang.

    Day 5 : Bumthang

    Description :

    In the morning visit Kurjey Lhakhang, one of the most sacred places in the kingdom where Bhutan’s patron saint Guru Rimpoche meditated and 7th century Jambay Lhakhang. It dates back to the origins of Buddhism in Bhutan and is one of the Kingdoms oldest temples. Return to Amankora Resort for lunch before continuing sightseeing including Jakar Dzong and Tamzhing Lhakhang, founded in 1501 by Pema Lingpa and containing interesting and ancient Buddhist wall paintings. Overnight at Amankora Resort Bumthang.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • Airline Tickets.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Visa Fee.
    • Meals, other than Mentioned.
    • Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal
    • calls, souvenirs, etc.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :

    Cancellation of confirmed tour (applicable both for high and low seasons):

  • Before three months, the payment is refundable subject to administrative cost at 15% of the tour cost.
  • Between two months to three months in advance, is subject to deduction of 30% from the tour cost.
  • Between one month and two months in advance is subject to 50% deduction on the tour cost.
  • 20 days to one month in advance is subject to deduction of 75% on the tour cost.
  • In less than 20 days shall be liable to no refund of the tour cost, full amount shall be forfeited.

Contact Detail

Bhutan Aries Tours & Treks

Contact Person :-

Mr Mr. B. L. Gurung

Address :- Post Box # 238, Semtokha, Thimphu, Bhutan - 975

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